New York Times publishes officer’s account on shooting of Michael Brown

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The New York Times published an account of the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. two months ago.

Officer Darren Wilson told civil rights investigators he was pinned in his vehicle and feared for his life as he struggled over his gun with Brown.

Two shots were fired in the car. One bullet his Brown in the arm; the second bullet missed.

Wilson also told investigators that Brown punched and scratched him repeatedly, which left swelling in his face and cuts on his neck.

This account contradicts some eye witness interviews and does not explain why Wilson shot Brown multiple times after emerging from the vehicle.

The missing piece of the timeline continues to fuel the anger of demonstrators.

According to KTVI, the New York Times sources say at this point there is not enough evidence to charge Wilson with violating brown’s civil rights, a charge where prosecutors have to meet a very high bar in court.

Read the full article from the New York Times here.

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8 comments

  • Maggie Lin

    The evidence clearly supports Officer Wilson. Shots were fired inside the car, because they were struggling over Wilson’s gun. Brown was shot in the car while fighting with Wilson. Who wouldn’t have a reasonable fear for his life with a 300 pound man attacking him?

    I thought Obama was supposed to bring our country together? I’ve never seen a country more divided. We all hate each other now.

    Under Obama, 76% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck and have no hopes for raises anytime in this Obama administration. They also just had their health insurance cancelled and are forced to sign up for a more expensive policy with higher deductibles and co-pays. They are also living in a country where racial relations are as tense as ever (see Ferguson, MO).

    I was laid off in 2010 shortly after the start of the recession. I’m highly skilled in my field, yet have been bouncing around from job to job all making starting salary numbers, despite being 36 years old. Paying my mortgage is a struggle. Paying my health insurance is worse ($375/month from Freelancer’s Union). My car insurance is cheap at $25/month (from Insurance Panda), but who knows when Obama will step in and socialize that too! My daughter is forced to attend a public school that is in increasingly worse condition thanks to illegal children and welfare leeches moving in. Yet here I am, unable to afford a quality education for her.

    The middle class is shrinking in Obama-America because Obama is taxing them to oblivion and not giving them any hand-me-outs. To be middle class in today’s America is to be poor.

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