Skip to comments."This is Ground Zero": Ferguson Remembers Mike Brown on 3rd Anniversary of His Killing
Posted on 08/09/2017 6:13:24 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
On Tuesday night, more than two dozen people gathered near the spot where Michael Brown Jr. was gunned down three years ago on Aug. 9, 2014, to mourn and remember the 18-year-old whose life was taken from him and to reconstruct a makeshift memorial in the spot where he died.
We can never forget this, activist Meldon Moffitt told a group residents and other community activists as they stood on the site. This is ground zero.
Mikes death sparked months of protests and served as the catalyst to the Black Lives Matter movement.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that those who came out laid down teddy bears, lit candles and other tokens in the street where Mike was shot and killed by then-officer Darren Wilson, constructing a memorial to replace past makeshift memorials, not far from a bronze plaque was installed to mark the site in 2015.
Im really delighted to see people come out here, it shows they havent forgotten, Moffitt added, according to the Post-Dispatch. As long as we support each other, all these lives Mike Brown, Isaiah Hammett, Kajieme Powell, all of them will be remembered.
(Excerpt) Read more at theroot.com ...
TWENTY-FIVE TOP QUOTES FROM THE DOJ’S OFFICIAL REPORT ON THE MICHAEL BROWN SHOOOTING
(If above link does not work, Google “DOJ Report on Shooting of Michael Brown PDF.”)
 The evidence, when viewed as a whole, does not support the conclusion that Wilsons uses of deadly force were objectively unreasonable under the Supreme Courts definition. (Page 5)
 when the store clerk tried to stop Brown, Brown used his physical size to stand over him and forcefully shove him away. (Page 6)
 Wilson was aware of the theft and had a description of the suspects as he encountered Brown and Witness 101. (Page 6)
 Autopsy results and bullet trajectory, skin from Browns palm on the outside of the SUV door as well as Browns DNA on the inside of the drivers door corroborate Wilsons account that during the struggle, Brown used his right hand to grab and attempt to control Wilsons gun. (Page 6)
 there is no credible evidence to disprove Wilsons account of what occurred inside the SUV. (Page 7)
 autopsy results confirm that Wilson did not shoot Brown in the back as he was running away because there were no entrance wounds to Browns back. (Page 7)
 witnesses who originally stated Brown had his hands up in surrender recanted their original accounts (Page 8)
 several witnesses stated that Brown appeared to pose a physical threat to Wilson as he moved toward Wilson. (Page 8)
 The physical evidence also establishes that Brown moved forward toward Wilson after he turned around to face him. The physical evidence is corroborated by multiple eyewitnesses. (Page 10)
 evidence does not establish that it was unreasonable for Wilson to perceive Brown as a threat while Brown was punching and grabbing him in the SUV and attempting to take his gun. (Page 11)
 Wilsons account is corroborated by physical evidence and that his perception of a threat posed by Brown is corroborated by other eyewitnesses (Page 12)
 Wilsons account was consistent with those results, and consistent with the accounts of other independent eyewitnesses, whose accounts were also consistent with the physical evidence. Wilsons statements were consistent with each other in all material ways, and would not be subject to effective impeachment for inconsistencies or deviation from the physical evidence.8 Therefore, in analyzing all of the evidence, federal prosecutors found Wilsons account to be credible. (Page 16)
 Witness accounts suggesting that Brown was standing still with his hands raised in an unambiguous signal of surrender when Wilson shot Brown are inconsistent with the physical evidence, are otherwise not credible because of internal inconsistencies, or are not credible because of inconsistencies with other credible evidence. (Page 78)
 Multiple credible witnesses corroborate virtually every material aspect of Wilsons account and are consistent with the physical evidence. (Page 78)
 several of these witnesses stated that they would have felt threatened by Brown and would have responded in the same way Wilson did. (Page 82)
 there are no witnesses who could testify credibly that Wilson shot Brown while Brown was clearly attempting to surrender. (Page 83)
 There is no witness who has stated that Brown had his hands up in surrender whose statement is otherwise consistent with the physical evidence. (Page 83)
 The media has widely reported that there is witness testimony that Brown said dont shoot as he held his hands above his head. In fact, our investigation did not reveal any eyewitness who stated that Brown said dont shoot. (Page 83)
 Wilson did not know that Brown was not armed at the time he shot him, and had reason to suspect that he might be when Brown reached into the waistband of his pants as he advanced toward Wilson. (Page 84)
 Wilson did not have time to determine whether Brown had a gun and was not required to risk being shot himself in order to make a more definitive assessment.
 In addition, even assuming that Wilson definitively knew that Brown was not armed, Wilson was aware that Brown had already assaulted him once and attempted to gain control of his gun. (Page 85)
 Wilson has a strong argument that he was justified in firing his weapon at Brown as he continued to advance toward him and refuse commands to stop, and the law does not require Wilson to wait until Brown was close enough to physically assault Wilson. (Page 85)
 we must avoid substituting our personal notions of proper police procedure for the instantaneous decision of the officer at the scene. We must never allow the theoretical, sanitized world of our imagination to replace the dangerous and complex world that policemen face every day. (Page 85)
 It may appear, in the calm aftermath, that an officer could have taken a different course, but we do not hold the police to such a demanding standard. (citing Gardner v. Buerger, 82 F.3d 248, 251 (8th Cir. 1996) (same))). Rather, where, as here, an officer points his gun at a suspect to halt his advance, that suspect should be on notice that escalation of the situation would result in the use of the firearm. Estate of Morgan at 498. An officer is permitted to continue firing until the threat is neutralized. See Plumhoff v. Rickard, 134 S.Ct. 2012, 2022 (2014) (Officers need not stop shooting until the threat has ended). For all of the reasons stated, Wilsons conduct in shooting Brown as he advanced on Wilson, and until he fell to the ground, was not objectively unreasonable and thus not a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 242. (Page 85)
 Given that Wilsons account is corroborated by physical evidence and that his perception of a threat posed by Brown is corroborated by other eyewitnesses, to include aspects of the testimony of Witness 101, there is no credible evidence that Wilson willfully shot Brown as he was attempting to surrender or was otherwise not posing a threat. (Page 86)
For the reasons set forth above, this matter lacks prosecutive merit and should be closed.
Only a truly foolish and marginally evil community would lionize a simple and brutal street thug.
I’ll bet his 8th grade graduation picture of him in a gown and mortarboard are plastered up all over the place. What a joke.
“life taken from him”???
That might be the Euphemism Of The Day.
... don’t rob stores or attack a cop sitting in his car.
Idiots who do either run a higher risk of getting shot and it’s on them if they do.
But remember, if you are of the Left you just say the DOJ is making all of that up because they hate black people and you have no trouble keeping the issue alive.
Yes: never forget that a thug got killed while engaged in felonious assault.
So that clearly means that he *did* have a police record...probably in juvenile court.IIRC it's illegal for the courts to release juvenile court records.
Democrats find a way to make idols out of common criminals. Prominent examples are the Clintons and most recently Debbie Wasserman-Shultz. Never trust anyone with a hyphenated name.
One of the biggest mistakes these people make is picking the wrong heroes.
Moreover, we will never forget that this was the day forever was dashed any hope of reconciling black Americans with the rest of us. This was the day that forever ended any hope of going back to a possibility of ending racial problems in the US. This was the day that ended the denial of any thinking white person in regard to hoping a peaceful resolution was possible.
What a pack of liars.
Brown attacked a cop, tried to take his gun, tried to shoot the cop, ran a short distance then turned and charged the cop.
What do you think is going to happen?
That plaque would look a lot better with a big, steaming pile right in the middle of it.
In the valley of the jolly...Ho Ho Ho...Teen Giant!
They are trying to make a hero out of him but of course that has been happening since MLK.
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