August 20, 2014

“Report: More than a dozen witnesses say Brown attacked officer”

Time for Jesse and Al to tuck their shameless tails between their legs and scuttle off back to nicely-appointed race hustling headquarters. But maybe they can grab a free big screen first. FOR JUSTICE!

Powerline:

Yesterday, after reciting what appears to the Darren Wilson’s account of his shooting of Michael Brown, I wondered whether any witnesses would back Wilson’s version which, I imagined, would be contradicted by Brown’s friends. Now comes a tweet from Christine Byers of the St. Louis Post Dispatch that “more than a dozen witnesses have corroborated cop’s version of events in shooting.” [Edit: she now says the Tweet doesn't meet publication standards; but that's a walkback, not an admission of poor sourcing]

I don’t know whether that’s true, but it would help explain why Wilson has not been charged, as the mob is demanding.

If Byers is correct, some interesting questions arise. Assuming that the “white cop killed innocent black for no reason” narrative implodes, will the angry mob go home? Or will it become even more incensed, as seemed to happen when the video of Brown’s robbery was released? Or will the facts make no difference at all, such that the protesting and looting continue until the mob gets tired or is forcibly halted.

I’m betting on choice number three.

Of course. Because the brutal truth is the majority of those “protesting” don’t give a good goddamn about Michael Brown.  They’re there to break shit, steal stuff, and take it to “the Man.”  The fact that the “politically active” “social justice crowd” is so tied to progressivism — as is a media that has helped fuel what was a tragedy into its current state of travesty –  and so are themselves The Man, and not the counterculture warriors they so desperately want to be, is lost on these ideologically blinded dullards.

Want to be really edgy?  Pretend the cop may have actually been justified in the shooting, especially given his broken orbital socket and the fact that the “unarmed teen” appeared, by many accounts, to be charging at him like a 300 lb bull elk.

Because that’s like, Hunter Thompson-type stuff right there — not the easy task of siding with the race baiters and the perpetual grievance groups that can’t seem to go a day without looking for some high profile victimization to exploit. And failing miserably most of the time.

Posted by Jeff G. @ 10:07am
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Comments (28)

  1. Did not meet standards

    Example of the Dispatch covering up for their narrative, or did a reporter just report 2nd hand what she heard from someone else? (The latter is what the naysayers are already saying).

    I’m still betting on the former.

  2. My take on the Byers Tweet is that as their police reporter, but on leave since March, she learned from a trusted source that a dozen witnesses corroborated the cop’s version but that she has not gotten another source to say so. Probably because she is on leave, not actively researching the story and just got a tip from a source.

  3. geoffb,

    I believe you’re right. But the propaganda mill is now attacking her story. Narratives must not change, you see.

  4. Ferguson is super-close to wheres the mighty Missouri River flows into the mighty mighty Mississippi River

    this symbolizes the power of unity!

    there’s a park there where you can go and stand amongst the confluence

    someday if i become a midwestern pikachu i shall go stand there, and it will be a very moving experience

  5. Holder’s Statement on Ferguson.

  6. There’s a place of common flooding come the springtime. Mostly on account of the rivers are clogged with the decaying corpses of the black peoples the local police murder and toss into the flow for to disappear the bodies. Thing is, the local police are so stupid they forget to attach the concrete boots.

  7. Away down yonder to N’walins.

    And beyond, even.

    Bon voyage, bigmuddyfoot!

  8. Loan us a tonsil, Johnny!

  9. Give’m a break, sdferr — that much concrete gets expensive.

  10. We fired our cannon ’til the barrel melted down
    Then we grabbed an alligator and we fought another round
    We filled his head with cannonballs and powdered his behind
    And when we lit the powder off the gator lost his mind

  11. Thank God Jackson didn’t order turtle grabbing.

  12. In defense of the ethnic cleansing police in the states upstream the Missouri and Mississippi rivers’ confluence who’ve very nearly completed their tasks ridding their locales of the negro — yes, we’re looking at you Montana, N. Dakota, S. Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa — they suffer shortages of the concretes for sinking purposes, using the bulk of what little concretes they’ve got building their bunkers against the coming racial wars and zombie apocalypsifications.

  13. In S.D. a lot of that concrete went into building dams for to make sure the waters rolled deeply enough for the ethnic cleansing to procede unnoticed.

  14. It’s the Foold of the Century all over again.

  15. Around here, we have another name for “ethnic cleansing police.” We call it “February.”

  16. Missouri cop was badly beaten before shooting Michael Brown, says source

  17. Holder and senior Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett briefed 1,000 African American leaders, community organizers and civil rights groups in private conference calls this week, White House aides said. The strategy was aimed at enlisting the groups to “help keep the situation calm and focused,” said a senior administration official, speaking on the condition of anonymity to describe the conversations.

    Getting the troops in line.

  18. speaking on the condition of anonymity to describe the conversations.

    Interpolating this self-serving piece of information thus:

    *** “. . . speaking on condition of anonymity . . .” [in order] ” . . . to describe . . . ” [those portions of] “. . . the conversations . . . ” [deemed useful to reveal, while withholding other scheming from the view of the public, for fear of being discovered in conspiracy against the safety and prosperity of the United States]. ***

  19. ValJar wants to be sure everybody’s Civil Rights Meal Ticket gets punched properly, and that the Unicorn Prince receives his due.

  20. Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in Ferguson, Missouri, Wednesday and made a pledge to the community that the federal investigation into the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager would be “fair and independent.”

    Holder will meet with the family of 18-year-old Michael Brown to hear their concerns about how this investigation might play out.

    “At a minimum, I think they want to be assured that the process will be fair, that it will be transparent which is what they’ve been calling for from the very beginning. So they’re hopeful that this meeting will add that reassurance that they’ve been looking for since day one,” said Anthony Gray, co-counsel for the Brown Family.

    To be “fair,” “independent,” and “transparent” he will meet privately with them just as he had a private phone conference with various activists.

    Also from the link.

    Is it ever possible, since he lost weight, for Al Sharpton to not look like someone did a bad Photoshop of his face on his body?

  21. Is Holder going to meet privately with the officer involved?

    Any guesses?

  22. I’m sure your guess is as good as mine, and that they are both, “No.”

  23. If you were the officer, would you meet with Holder?

  24. Yes. i would.

  25. They won’t let you bring your service weapon, baton or taser into the meeting, Carin.

  26. on the other hand, you can bring along your driver’s license as a form of identification to get in the building

  27. Fair, independent, and transparently partisan press.

    [I]n an act of disgusting yellow journalism, the local St. Louis paper thought it would be a good idea to dig back three decades into the family history of Officer Wilson, making sure to name names. Great stuff, folks. Now if only they’d look into the history of Brown and his family. You know, out of justice and fairness and all that.

    Gotta make sure that all the actual targets of this whole affair get the message and learn to behave appropriately from now on.

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