First we know that saint Michael Brown's judgment was impaired before he died:
Brown tested positive for the presence of cannabinoids, the hallucinogenic substances associated with marijuana use. The SLU Toxicology Laboratory. The SLU Toxicology Laboratory found 12 nanograms per milliliter of Delta-9-THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, where AFMES found 11 nanograms per milliliter of Delta-9-THC in Brown’s blood. According to both laboratories, these levels of Delta-9-THCTestimony of the witnesses begins around page 27, much of which is very interesting. I actually spent hours reading the testimony; suffice it to say that numerous witnesses were willing to tell the truth, notwithstanding pressure from the FBI that often their testimonies were necessary (despite public pressure) and that forensic evidence verified Wilson's account.
are consistent with Brown having ingested THC within a few hours before his death. This concentration of THC would have rendered Brown impaired at the time of his death. As a general matter, this level of impairment can alter one’s perception of time and space, but the extent to which this was true in Brown’s case cannot be determined. THC affects individuals differently depending on unknown variables such as whether Brown was a chronic user and the concentration of the THC ingested.
Included in the report are the testimonies of many discredited witnesses, many of whom were willing to lie, exaggerate or completely fabricate their testimonies based on media reports.
I might add at this point that the witnesses in primarily black neighborhoods repeatedly expressed their fear that by telling the truth, they were worried that "snitches get stitches."
Imagine living in such a neighborhood, where telling the truth could get you killed.
It appears that immediately after the incident, people milling around the scene attempted to make trouble, to lie and turn the shooting into murder, plain and simple.
Several things are clear, not just from this report but through public knowledge.
Brown assaulted Wilson in his vehicle.
Brown ran away, turned and began to advance on Wilson in a threatening manner, as attested by many witnesses.
Brown did not try to surrender.
He did not throw his hands up.
He did not say, "Don't shoot."
In fact, he assaulted Officer Wilson, even attempting to shoot him.
Brown was physically huge, knew it and took advantage of it, repeating the phrase "What you gonna do about it"" at the Ferguson market and to Wilson, as if he understood that because of his size few could resist his movements.
Neighborhood "witnesses" were willing to lie based on stirring the racist pots, which were kept heated by outside entities, including the DOJ itself, the Sharpton types and Obama, who met with the agitators and encouraged them because he was"concerned about Ferguson staying on course in terms of pursuing what it was that he knew we were advocating."
My current favorite comedy duo is Key and Peele, who often skewer both political sides. They are also unafraid to address race issues.
I have to say this video pretty much addresses the Ferguson exaggerations and the gullibility of the populace; this video could apply to all races, btw, though Key and Peele direct it at the "hood."
The "pegasus," in the Ferguson situation, is the false "Hands up don't shoot" meme repeated by celebrities, athletes, politicians and agitators alike.
UPDATE from the WSJ.