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Autopsy Shows Michael Brown Was Struck at Least 6 Times (all in front)
The New York Times ^ | Sunday, August 17, 2014 | Frances Robles and Julie Bosman

Posted on 08/17/2014 8:20:29 PM PDT by kristinn

Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager who was killed by a police officer, sparking protests around the nation, was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, a preliminary private autopsy performed on Sunday found.

One of the bullets entered the top of Mr. Brown’s skull, suggesting his head was bent forward when it struck him and caused a fatal injury, according to Dr. Michael M. Baden, the former chief medical examiner for the City of New York, who flew to Missouri on Sunday at the family’s request to conduct the separate autopsy. It was likely the last of bullets to hit him, he said.

Mr. Brown, 18, was also shot four times in the right arm, he said, adding that all the bullets were fired into his front.

The bullets did not appear to have been shot from very close range because no gunpowder was present on his body. However, that determination could change if it turns out that there is gunshot residue on Mr. Brown’s clothing, to which Dr. Baden did not have access.

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Dr. Baden provided a diagram of the entry wounds, and noted that the six shots produced numerous wounds. Some of the bullets entered and exited several times, including one that left at least five different wounds.

“This one here looks like his head was bent downward,” he said, indicating the wound at the very top of Mr. Brown’s head. “It can be because he’s giving up, or because he’s charging forward at the officer.”

He stressed that his information does not assign blame or justify the shooting.

“We need more information; for example, the police should be examining the automobile to see if there is gunshot residue in the police car,”...

(Excerpt) Read more at mobile.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: autopsy; baden; blackkk; brownautopsy; familyautopsy; ferguson; michaelbrown; missouri; privateautopsy
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1 posted on 08/17/2014 8:20:29 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

And this is why Sharpton was at the memorial today telling the crowd that many “lies” would be told about Brown in the coming days.

He knew the whole story on the street was going to collapse and he’s just trying to stay ahead of it.


2 posted on 08/17/2014 8:24:18 PM PDT by cripplecreek ("Moderates" are lying manipulative bottom feeding scum.)
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To: kristinn

but the eyewitnesses all said he was shot in the back while running away.......facts are stubborn things.


3 posted on 08/17/2014 8:25:19 PM PDT by one Lord one faith one baptism
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To: kristinn

Well, that seems to create as many questions as it answers. Anyone know how many total shots were fired?


4 posted on 08/17/2014 8:26:13 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: kristinn

Hey Man, Nice Shot!


5 posted on 08/17/2014 8:26:59 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: cripplecreek
Exactly. All of the info coming from radical, criminal side are all lies. He charged the officer. Brown had to be high on something to do that and keep coming after being shot.

We have enough information. Give the protesters a time limit to clear the streets, then shoot to kill.

6 posted on 08/17/2014 8:27:13 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: smokingfrog

I don’t know. But I heard that there were two shots fired while he was running away. Those didn’t hit him.


7 posted on 08/17/2014 8:27:36 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: kristinn

BTTT


8 posted on 08/17/2014 8:27:46 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: kristinn

are the arm wounds consistent with ‘hands up’ on a large-build man? it doesn’t seem so?


9 posted on 08/17/2014 8:27:52 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: one Lord one faith one baptism

They also said he had his hands in the air. I wonder if the autopsy can shed any light on that?


10 posted on 08/17/2014 8:29:23 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

The national guard and curfew should have been there tuesday


11 posted on 08/17/2014 8:29:39 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: kristinn

Gee what oh what will Holder do now since he wants his own Autopsy expert to do one................. How will he change the facts???


12 posted on 08/17/2014 8:32:37 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: kristinn

Well, I really can’t see the GJ indicting on this since all the “witnesses” lied.


13 posted on 08/17/2014 8:32:56 PM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: kristinn

Of course the toxicology report was as clean as the driven snow...cough,cough.


14 posted on 08/17/2014 8:33:09 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party policy;Lie,deny,refuse to comply)
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To: kristinn; icwhatudo; Spokane

How do you, icwhatudo, and Spokane ALL manage to post at the same time? Almost to the SECOND?


15 posted on 08/17/2014 8:33:11 PM PDT by Captainpaintball (Immigration without assimilation is the death of a nation)
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To: blueyon
How will he change the facts???

Toxicology,for starters.

16 posted on 08/17/2014 8:34:14 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party policy;Lie,deny,refuse to comply)
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To: kristinn

Bet the DOJ ME will have it he was shot in the back.


17 posted on 08/17/2014 8:34:16 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Was Told Nobody Is Perfect But Yet, Here I Am)
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To: smokingfrog
They also said he had his hands in the air

Was he waving them like he just don't care?

18 posted on 08/17/2014 8:35:08 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: smokingfrog
I think it would be nearly impossible to hit arms extended above that many times, intentionally or not, but the arms are often hit by misses aimed at center mass, especially when the target is moving.

Unless I see compelling contradictory evidence, I am convinced by the locations of the wounds that he didn't have his hands up.

19 posted on 08/17/2014 8:35:40 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (There should be a whole lot more going on than throwing bleach, said one woman.)
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To: kristinn

“Mr. Brown was a big man at 6-foot-4 and 292 pounds, “

Even unarmed, he is a powerful man — at 18 he is an adult, they keep referring to him as a “teenager”.


20 posted on 08/17/2014 8:35:47 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: kristinn

>> “In my capacity as the forensic examiner for the New York State Police, I would say, ‘You’re not supposed to shoot so many times,’ ” said Dr. Baden

Thomas Sowell had an excellent essay on “The Bullet Counters” some years ago.

OK, Doc - someone who is 100# heavier has a bead on you. How many rounds are OK? 1? 2? (Hint: STFU.)


21 posted on 08/17/2014 8:36:52 PM PDT by QBFimi (/...o.o/.o...ooo/...o.o...o/ooo/...o.o/.o/ooo.//o..o./. o.)
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To: kristinn

If the nipple injury and the bicep injury are associated, then we know his arms were down.

Seems very unlikely that you’d get 4 right arm hits with the arms raised.

Seems much more likely that they were down or in the running position, and the officer’s aim was poor while trying for center mass.

Fits firing at a charging suspect, with the last shot hitting the top of the head as he fell.


22 posted on 08/17/2014 8:37:49 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: SkyDancer
Bet the DOJ ME will have it he was shot in the back.

That's almost a certainty.

23 posted on 08/17/2014 8:39:33 PM PDT by wastedyears (Everything Obama does wrong is Bush's fault.)
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To: BunnySlippers

Two shots at a charging suspect, he keeps coming, fire some more.


24 posted on 08/17/2014 8:39:51 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: Trailerpark Badass
From the article...

“The sheer number of bullets and the way they were scattered all over his body showed this police officer had a brazen disregard for the very people he was supposed to protect in that community,” Mr. Crump said. “We want to make sure people understand what this case is about: This case is about a police officer executing a young unarmed man in broad daylight.”

25 posted on 08/17/2014 8:39:59 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: blueplum

The wounds look consistent with arms at the side. However, the fatal wound - the one to the head - could have come after he gave up or not. One cannot tell.


26 posted on 08/17/2014 8:40:28 PM PDT by Mr Rogers
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To: kristinn

No shot in the back and he wasn’t holding his arms up in the air either. His partner in crime (witness) is a liar.


27 posted on 08/17/2014 8:41:07 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: blueplum

Good catch, doesn’t look like “hands up”.


28 posted on 08/17/2014 8:41:32 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: QBFimi

Baden and his wife condemned, tried and convicted George Zimmerman from day 1. His wife was on that filthy HLN nightly prior and during trial.

He has an agenda here


29 posted on 08/17/2014 8:42:24 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (Sarah Palin 2016 OR BUST)
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To: Innovative

What you said.

And I’ll add that if the police tell me to stop and hit the ground... I may not like it...but I will. But that’s just me.


30 posted on 08/17/2014 8:42:33 PM PDT by berdie
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To: BunnySlippers

From what I read, there was a shot (don’t know if Brown was hit) in or near the police car and then Brown started running off and the cop got out of the car and yelled to freeze and Brown turned around and charged the cop and the cop fired several shots as Brown charged him until Brown was stopped. Apparently it took several hits before Brown actually stopped.


31 posted on 08/17/2014 8:42:41 PM PDT by DB
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To: Mr Rogers

It was the last shot, fired as he fell. One can tell by the trajectory through the body.

Fits the accounts of a charging suspect.


32 posted on 08/17/2014 8:42:44 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: QBFimi
‘You’re not supposed to shoot so many times,’ said Dr. Baden

Only the two head shots might have stopped him. That's the general idea, isn't it?

33 posted on 08/17/2014 8:43:46 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: smokingfrog

If real life is anything like TV, they should be able to.


34 posted on 08/17/2014 8:44:23 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Innovative

Old enough to vote you’re an adult.


35 posted on 08/17/2014 8:44:34 PM PDT by ealgeone (obama, borderof)
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To: dfwgator

Good song!


36 posted on 08/17/2014 8:46:30 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: kristinn

Watch Live: Tear Gas Fills Streets as Ferguson Braces for Second Midnight Curfew

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/08/17/watch-live-ferguson-braces-for-second-midnight-curfew/


37 posted on 08/17/2014 8:47:42 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("The Border Is On Fire & Washington Is Sending Us Gasoline" AZ Ranchers John Ladd & Fred Davis 7/14)
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To: BeadCounter

It would seem they were down as the ME said that several bullets entered and exited and entered again, that seems almost impossible if the arms were up.


38 posted on 08/17/2014 8:47:58 PM PDT by tiki
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To: Innovative
at 18 he is an adult, they keep referring to him as a “teenager”.

Details, details.

39 posted on 08/17/2014 8:49:07 PM PDT by wastedyears (Everything Obama does wrong is Bush's fault.)
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To: ltc8k6

You may know that, but the guy doing the autopsy apparently does not.


40 posted on 08/17/2014 8:50:53 PM PDT by Mr Rogers
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To: DB

You are correct.


41 posted on 08/17/2014 8:59:15 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: QBFimi
>> “In my capacity as the forensic examiner for the New York State Police, I would say, ‘You’re not supposed to shoot so many times,’ ” said Dr. Baden

So now he's an expert on Police work? He needs to STFU and stick to what he does best.

42 posted on 08/17/2014 9:00:38 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: All

Scanner reporting many shots fired call, looting, fires, and a Ferguson PD car was just rammed.


43 posted on 08/17/2014 9:06:38 PM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: kristinn

That may be in part why he kept coming, only one immediately lethal looking wound.

(of course toxicology may reveal more reasons)


44 posted on 08/17/2014 9:07:55 PM PDT by Cubs Fan (If you're on the same side of Ferguson as Al and Jesse, then you F-ed up somewhere. Rethink it dummy)
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To: Molon Labbie

You shall do unto them as they thought to do.

(It’s a bitch when the penalty is death.)


45 posted on 08/17/2014 9:09:20 PM PDT by conserv8 ((Not one jot . . . .))
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To: All

Source.
46 posted on 08/17/2014 9:09:33 PM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: kristinn
It would appear the officer is pulling his shots to the left. That could mean any number of things: not enough trigger finger, jerking the trigger, or even anticipation flinch.

I'd recommend extensive dry firing, followed up by some range time.


47 posted on 08/17/2014 9:11:30 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: kristinn

Nice shooting!

A great win all the way around - banger pushing up daisies and overdue public questions about militarized cops with too much kook gear.


48 posted on 08/17/2014 9:12:58 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: BeadCounter

Thanks Mr. Rogers and Beadcounter.

The torso shots are only to the right marginal side of the body.

Might that be indicative the officer may have primarily intended a drop shot and not a lethal (center mass) shot?


49 posted on 08/17/2014 9:13:45 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: smokingfrog

Article says six shots, some of which exited and entered again. Four of the six shots hit Brown’s right arm.

Seems to me that Wilson was trying hard to wound but not kill Brown, aiming at his arm at first.


50 posted on 08/17/2014 9:14:55 PM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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