Recently-released audio obtained by the St Louis Post-Dispatch reveals that the entire encounter between Officer Darren Wilson and Michael Brown, the unarmed African-American teen Wilson gunned down in the street, lasted a mere 90 seconds. The recordings also reveal that Wilson did not know that Brown was allegedly connected to what right-wing media calls a “strong-arm robbery” until after he had driven away.
“The audio clearly demonstrates that the initial interaction with the officer and Brown had nothing to do with the incident at the convenience store,” said a statement released by the Brown family.
After a call came across the radio that said police were searching for an African-American teen somewhat matching Brown’s description, Wilson Confronted Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson again. After Brown allegedly attacked the officer, and Wilson shot the teen once at close range, Officer Wilson gave chase on foot.
According to nearly all witness accounts, Wilson fired on Brown, then continued to shoot after the teenager had surrendered, ultimately killing him — all in about 90 seconds.
Obviously, this new information is not very friendly to Darren Wilson, or to Fox News’ audience, who went full-on racist after reading (yes, some of them can read) the news.
It seems that, though Wilson is, at minimum, guilty of poor judgment, the racist crowd at Fox only cares about the perceived value of an African-American teenager compared to a good, white cop — Well, good because he’s white.
Wilson was terminated from his first police job in Jennings, Missouri after his entire department was shuttered because of rampant corruption and racism. Video of Darren Wilson arresting a man for recording him has also recently surfaced, showing that the officer has a penchant for civil rights violations, as well.
In this incident, Wilson charged the man behind the camera with violating local put bull regulations, but the charges were dropped after it was revealed the man actually owned a bulldog, which looks nothing like a pit bull. The man was also charged with failure to comply, but this was dropped after it was discovered he had a recording of Wilson that directly contradicted the officer’s report.
With Darren Wilson’s history, can anything he has written in any report be believed? Can his testimony be trusted? Well…That’s up to the mostly white Grand Jury, isn’t it?