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1 posted on 08/09/2017 6:13:24 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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TWENTY-FIVE TOP QUOTES FROM THE DOJ’S OFFICIAL REPORT ON THE MICHAEL BROWN SHOOOTING

Official DOJ report: http://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/opa/press-releases/attachments/2015/03/04/doj_report_on_shooting_of_michael_brown_1.pdf

(If above link does not work, Google “DOJ Report on Shooting of Michael Brown PDF.”)

[01] The evidence, when viewed as a whole, does not support the conclusion that Wilson’s uses of deadly force were “objectively unreasonable” under the Supreme Court’s definition. (Page 5)

[02] when the store clerk tried to stop Brown, Brown used his physical size to stand over him and forcefully shove him away. (Page 6)

[03] Wilson was aware of the theft and had a description of the suspects as he encountered Brown and Witness 101. (Page 6)

[04] Autopsy results and bullet trajectory, skin from Brown’s palm on the outside of the SUV door as well as Brown’s DNA on the inside of the driver’s door corroborate Wilson’s account that during the struggle, Brown used his right hand to grab and attempt to control Wilson’s gun. (Page 6)

[05] there is no credible evidence to disprove Wilson’s account of what occurred inside the SUV. (Page 7)

[06] autopsy results confirm that Wilson did not shoot Brown in the back as he was running away because there were no entrance wounds to Brown’s back. (Page 7)

[07] witnesses who originally stated Brown had his hands up in surrender recanted their original accounts (Page 8)

[08] several witnesses stated that Brown appeared to pose a physical threat to Wilson as he moved toward Wilson. (Page 8)

[09] 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)

[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)

[11] Wilson’s account is corroborated by physical evidence and that his perception of a threat posed by Brown is corroborated by other eyewitnesses (Page 12)

[12] Wilson’s account was consistent with those results, and consistent with the accounts of other independent eyewitnesses, whose accounts were also consistent with the physical evidence. Wilson’s 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 Wilson’s account to be credible. (Page 16)

[13] 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)

[14] Multiple credible witnesses corroborate virtually every material aspect of Wilson’s account and are consistent with the physical evidence. (Page 78)

[15] 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)

[16] there are no witnesses who could testify credibly that Wilson shot Brown while Brown was clearly attempting to surrender. (Page 83)

[17] 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)

[18] The media has widely reported that there is witness testimony that Brown said “don’t shoot” as he held his hands above his head. In fact, our investigation did not reveal any eyewitness who stated that Brown said “don’t shoot.” (Page 83)

[19] 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)

[20] 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.

[21] 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)

[22] 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)

[23] 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)

[24] “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, Wilson’s 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)

[25] Given that Wilson’s 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.


2 posted on 08/09/2017 6:17:56 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("It's too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards." --Claire Booth)
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Only a truly foolish and marginally evil community would lionize a simple and brutal street thug.


3 posted on 08/09/2017 6:18:41 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (The UK has no death penalty, unless you are an 11 month old infant with no arrest history)
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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.


4 posted on 08/09/2017 6:19:01 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Good morning FR! Is Ruth Buzzi Ginsberg still breathing?)
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“life taken from him”???

That might be the Euphemism Of The Day.


5 posted on 08/09/2017 6:19:07 AM PDT by Quality_Not_Quantity (If we're going to look at nature to justify our actions, then I say let's start flinging poop around)
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... 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.


6 posted on 08/09/2017 6:20:18 AM PDT by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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“We can never forget this,”

Yes: never forget that a thug got killed while engaged in felonious assault.

8 posted on 08/09/2017 6:23:02 AM PDT by NorthMountain (The Democrats ... have lost their grip on reality -DJT)
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Brown=black trash


11 posted on 08/09/2017 6:25:33 AM PDT by bert (K.E.; N.P.; GOPc;WASP .... The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column)
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We've never heard a word from his supporters claiming that he had a clean police record before he died.We all know that if he had such a record it would be part of their chant..."oh.he lived such a clean life only to be gunned down".

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.

12 posted on 08/09/2017 6:26:52 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (ObamaCare Works For Those Who Don't.)
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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.


13 posted on 08/09/2017 6:28:02 AM PDT by Saltmeat
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I'll bet that little guy got a certain satisfaction in learning that that punk was dead.Of course that satisfaction would have disappeared when the filthy scum of Ferguson burned down his shop.
14 posted on 08/09/2017 6:28:29 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (ObamaCare Works For Those Who Don't.)
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One of the biggest mistakes these people make is picking the wrong heroes.


15 posted on 08/09/2017 6:28:40 AM PDT by robroys woman
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“gunned down”

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?


17 posted on 08/09/2017 6:30:51 AM PDT by Ray76 (The Republican party must die.)
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In the valley of the jolly...Ho Ho Ho...Teen Giant!


19 posted on 08/09/2017 6:33:25 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Wake up and smell the Covfefe.)
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They are trying to make a hero out of him but of course that has been happening since MLK.


20 posted on 08/09/2017 6:33:56 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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....”This is Ground Zero”
For the continuing lie of the “gentle giant” currently and deservedly pushing daisies.


22 posted on 08/09/2017 6:44:11 AM PDT by Sasparilla ( I'm Not Tired of Winning.)
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Showing their true colors by celebrating a dead thug.


24 posted on 08/09/2017 6:50:21 AM PDT by JimRed ( TERM LIMITS, NOW!¬ďAt 9 a.m. this morning a shipbo Building the Wall! TRUTH is the new HATE SPEECH)
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Nobody got killed there that didnt deserve it.


26 posted on 08/09/2017 6:54:45 AM PDT by crz
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Mike’s death sparked months of protests and served as the catalyst to the Black Lives Matter movement.

The BLM motto, "Hands up don't shoot" is based on a lie. They are Marxists, stirring up class warfare!

27 posted on 08/09/2017 6:57:14 AM PDT by rochester_veteran (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.)
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Ode to Michael Brown.

"There once was a thug named Brown, who bum-rushed a cop with a frown. Six bullets later, he met his creator then his homies burnt down the town."

29 posted on 08/09/2017 7:00:45 AM PDT by Envisioning (Carry safe, always carry, everyday, everywhere.)
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Here’s a clue for you, Meldon, bad things are likely to happen to you if you try to grab a cop’s gun. You might even die.


30 posted on 08/09/2017 7:03:17 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Hillary: Go to jail. Go directly to jail. Do not pass GO. Do not collect 2 billion dollars.)
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