New Eyewitnesses to Michael Brown Killing


Well, they’re not new to investigators, but they are new to us:

As you can hear, a construction worker yells, “He has his fucking hands up!” And one (or maybe that’s the same dude that said it?) demonstrates with his arms up. More detail:



Which, by the way, this accounting confirms the other eyewitness accounts have stated. Those accounts I detailed here. It’s damn compelling.

Also, while I’m thinking about it, read this detailed piece by Radley Balko that demonstrates why Brown’s death was a mere trigger point of a much larger issue — an issue that isn’t so much about the killing of unarmed black teens, although it’s about that, too, but about the daily harassment from the police of black, particularly poor, people.

Try this out for size:

In 2013, the municipal court in Ferguson — a city of 21,135 people — issued 32,975 arrest warrants for nonviolent offenses, mostly driving violations.

Seriously, read Balko’s article for more context. You won’t regret it. It’s an eye-opener.

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