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November 25th, 2014
08:49 PM ET

Dorian Johnson, Michael Brown’s friend who witnessed shooting, says he's 'hurt' by lack of indictment

Dorian Johnson, in his first live interview since the grand jury decided that it won't indict Officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown told CNN's Erin Burnett that he's hurt by the decision.

Ferguson braces for more unrest: 'We must do better and we will'

Johnson was Brown's friend and was there the day Brown died.


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  1. SelaJoy

    I support all police officers...Can you imagine a city without them? Complete Chaos ! ....I have no sympathy for Mike Brown or his Family....The whole family appears dysfunctional...Everyone has a different last name...The Mother is under investigation for assault on some former family members who were selling T-shirts...I guess she wanted in on the action and money involved...
    Shameful....Even the UN dismissed her case and said it was a waste of their Time....I wonder who paid for the Parents to go to Geneva, Switzerland?? ......Officer Wilson was doing his job and I commend him for that....I am sure it is no easy task when you have to make split second decisions when on the job.....You couldn't pay me to patrol in High Crime areas...

    December 12, 2014 at 7:32 pm | Reply
  2. Ed

    I see a bunch of sheeple on this site. Brown was a thieving thug with no respect for anyone other then himself. With his disrespect for people and the law, he would have met his demise sooner or later. Justice was served for Brown and also for Officer Wilson. Officer Wilson did his job but will live with his actions the rest of his life thanks to the racist and biased people out there.

    December 6, 2014 at 10:52 am | Reply
  3. Bobby

    Everybody is up in arms about these "black" kids dying at the hands of "white" officers. Begs the question, why are so many "black" kids coming in to contact with ANY police officers at all? Are all of these police officers "white" because they can actually pass the background checks? Or, maybe the "Black" kids, even though they have clean records, don't grow up wanting to be a cop because all they want to be is what they grew up idolizing...Rappers, hard neighborhood thugs and drug dealers! Where getting killed or locked up is worn as a badge of honor! Police are out there to do that...POLICE (have the duty of maintaining law and order). You try policing an area that is overran with these like-minded individuals.

    December 5, 2014 at 3:34 pm | Reply
  4. WJ

    Seriously?

    December 5, 2014 at 12:48 pm | Reply
  5. WJ

    CNN asked for moderation from my original comment so let's try this: Black people, white people can only coexist in America if we ignore how we really feel.
    Why? Just read today's comments

    December 5, 2014 at 12:47 pm | Reply
  6. WJ

    And there you have it. Herein lies sample evidence o why there will NEVER be trust between white people and black people in america

    December 5, 2014 at 12:24 pm | Reply
  7. mk-

    If my brother, son or daughter, sister, or wife commit a crime, so be it. They took it upon themselves to abandon the cohesion of our family unit the second they took action. I will not double the damage by wasting a second of my life over their poor decision-making. If their actions get them shot and killed by police or a private citizen–justly or not–during the course of their idiocy, they knew the risk and failed to calculate it correctly. The only unfortunate part of this scenario is that this family member wasn't who I thought they were. I thought my relationship with them mattered enough to steer them toward better decisions. That's my mistake and it won't be happening again.
    I reject the ignorance that breeds crime. On the whole, most people do. Nobody rallied behind Timothy McVeigh or held protests or vigils on behalf of the Unabomber. As a general principle, when bad actions catch up with the person who committed them, a normal response is to say "Well, what did you think was going to happen?!" There is no clearer evidence of this than the fact that we have a penal system, marginally effective though it may be. Even privately, parents have been known to force shoplifting children to wear sandwich board signs, outing them for their crime on street corners and use public humiliation to teach them a lesson. Best parenting ever? Unlikely. But in principle it illustrates a fundamental social concept of rejecting those who act out against others. Somehow nobody addresses this in the Brown/Wilson case.
    'Should' Brown have been shot? I don't know. I wasn't there and I certainly won't presume to fully understand the dynamics of such a heated situation–whatever the catalyst. I DO know that it is the height of ignorance to try to draw fully-informed, accurate conclusions from incomplete data, OR to expect anybody else to do so. I also know that ALL the data will never be available to anyone but Brown and Wilson. I know that emotional reasoning is a logical fallacy always, and I certainly know better than to believe what I hear on the news as being 'the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth'. But I also know that none of that really matters. What matters is that he WAS shot. The REAL question is 'Was this preventable?' It’s easy to point a finger at Wilson and say that he shouldn’t have pulled the trigger. But that action is in no way indicative of police officers or departments as a whole—in exactly the same way that a black person robbing a store is NOT indicative of black people as a whole.
    Police are generally good people (the statistically inevitable bad egg notwithstanding) who largely just want to go home at the end of their shift like anybody does. But with their sworn duties and responsibilities come risks unseen and unknown to most people. Being in harm's way is what they do. Logic dictates that the longer I am in close proximity to law enforcement, the greater the odds of finding myself caught in the crossfire of some of that trouble. They will err on the side of caution—in favor of themselves!!—every single time, as anybody acting as a police officer probably would. Those who don’t often end up killed in the line of duty.
    Anybody can take basic preventative measures to avoid being shot by the police, and it is NOT difficult to do so. Foremost among these: don’t break the law. In fact, simple self-preservation makes it obvious that it is best to stay completely clear of ALL law enforcement, at ALL times, day or night. This is not because I think they're 'out to get me', rather because I know that every now and again, however unlikely, somebody does actually win the lottery. And in this context, I don't want it to be me. To facilitate that, I know that I should never do anything that will draw the attention of law enforcement to me. I also know that if I DO have an encounter with police–whatever the location or context–it is in my best interest to go out of my way to be as cooperative as possible, and endeavor to bring the encounter to a swift conclusion so that both myself and the officer can be on our way. If I do not adhere to this simple formula of self-preservation, I do so on peril of my head.

    December 5, 2014 at 12:04 pm | Reply
  8. Jack Tee

    Let's establish the FIRST thing...these "boys" (Michael and Dorion – – grown men, +250 lbs) were thugs who just robbed a store and assaulted the clerk (the media and protesters conveniently forget those facts).
    Secondly, amongst all the "witnesses," their stories contradict each other, and have changed to what the mob wants to hear i.e. "he had his hands up running away saying 'don't shoot.'" Funny how there's NOT ONE shred of evidence of that. In this day and age of ubiquitous cameras and smart phones with cameras, don't you think it's a little odd that the shooting wasn't captured? Lastly, the forensic evidence clearly points to the fact that Michael Brown attacked Officer Wilson in his car and tried to grab is firearm.
    What's also odd is how the protesters are silent and not angry about 'black on black' killings which statistics show is the overwhelming cause of deaths and murders amongst blacks. I guess it's ok for blacks to kill blacks, but not for a white officer to defend himself against an attacking black person. How about addressing where the MAJORITY of the problems lie...in african american communities themselves. Look at statistics...they don't take sides. They just show the raw truth that blacks have MAJOR issues amongst their own communities which they don't want to fix.
    "Race Baiters" like obama, holder, sharpton and jackson are also only adding gas to the fire.

    December 5, 2014 at 8:22 am | Reply
  9. John

    P.S. Once we finally got a sketch and approximation of the location and distances concerning the shooting, it was interesting to note the location of the officer's spent bullet shells. Many rely on this to support the testimony of the witnesses they believe say Mike Brown was charging the officer. This completely ignores the fact that during the course of the shots fired at Brown, several hit him, including one through the eye and exiting the face. Brown was no doubt disabled by this shot and stumbling back towards the officer while falling.

    And why was Brown headed back towards the officer anyway? Remember, from the officer's own grand jury testimony, he was attempting to get Michael Brown back to the car because he knew back-up was coming. Oh no, could Big Mike have simply been obeying the officer's command to "come back"!

    December 4, 2014 at 9:41 pm | Reply
  10. John

    Third. In many arrest situations officer's do pull their guns to make arrests when the subjects are unarmed. However, proper training dictates that you would never pull your weapon in a fight with the suspect having not produced a weapon, where it is anywhere near where the suspect you are fighting with can grab it. But more importantly, do not forget that a suspect (from his perspective) possibly facing being shot by a police officer may feel compelled to defend his life by deflecting away the gun or even taking it from the officer. (Review the California Black Panther shooting cases and San Diego Sagon Penn case where deadly force by the SUSPECT was justified).

    December 4, 2014 at 9:17 pm | Reply
  11. Dave A.

    Too bad Wilson didn't pop this little criminal as well.

    December 4, 2014 at 9:10 pm | Reply
  12. John

    Let me finally, summarize the reasons I believe the officer should have suffered criminal liability for the shooting.

    Even assuming a crime had been committed by Michael Brown, that crime would be nothing more than the strong-arm robbery. While many jurisdictions characterize these types of crimes as felonies, they are usually plea-bargained to a misdemeanor when charges are brought, if not ultimately charged as misdemeanors by the prosecution. They rarely result in more than a couple of days in jail (usually as credit for time served since being arrested). No matter how bad the crime sounds or how bad people want to say the tape looks, those crimes are quite frequent and really on the low end of violence that was perpetrated against the store clerk.

    Nevertheless, if you assume the officer knew of that type of call and suspect description, all would probably agree the officer had probable cause to stop, detain and even arrest Michael Brown. The problem, however, arises in the manner in which the officer attempted to effect such arrest, if indeed he made such an attempt.

    First, it is without dispute that the officer did not believe or "fear" that Brown was armed with a weapon. The size alone of a suspect, can not and should not in a civilized society be enough for an officer to draw his weapon to take an unarmed suspect into custody. Yet, in this case, the officer admits drawing his gun in the car. While we don't yet have a clear indication of the holster used by the officer, modern-day holsters are designed to prevent suspects from merely pulling the gun out of the officer's holster to use it against him. I would submit that the officer and his department was negligent there, if such a holster was not provided and used.

    December 4, 2014 at 8:53 pm | Reply
  13. John

    To be absolved from any criminal liability for his conduct, the Ferguson officer told a story of a "demon" "hulk-Hogan" figure hitting him twice in the face with force that was going to knock him out or "worse," kill him. Many are ready to believe this story on its face, while others look to the "forensic evidence" (the photos and medical reports) and say this is pure b-s. The redness on his face and neck are no more than the inflammation many caucasions receive shaving!

    This same demon turned on him, after already being shot and finally got in a football stance to attack leaving no other option than the officer to empty his gun into the demon, with the exception of one saved bullet.

    Again, this story seems like a fairy tale to many, except those looking for a reason to absolve the officer of any wrongdoing in killing the demon.

    December 4, 2014 at 8:40 pm | Reply
  14. John

    Well, as apparent from the many stories regarding the Ferguson community and the police dept., the system is not fixed now. Many seem to endorse the proposition that anyone who disobeys the orders (lawful or unlawful) of a police officer can be shot on the spot with no repercussion to the officer.

    Is that the society you REALLY want to live in? Or do you think that will just apply to the African American community?

    December 4, 2014 at 8:32 pm | Reply
  15. John

    The present day African American community feels; my great-grandfather, my grandfather, my father and now me have been kicked around by this justice system.

    It seems many of the present-day caucasion community feels; the system is all fixed now and you people simply need to get a job, quit relying on the government and quit committing crimes and you won't have any problem from the system.

    December 4, 2014 at 8:26 pm | Reply
  16. Deserttrek

    attack a cop and get shot ....... makes sense

    December 4, 2014 at 7:00 pm | Reply
    • karchm

      Dorian Johnson looks absolutely honest and credible #sarcasm

      December 5, 2014 at 7:55 am | Reply
    • Charles

      Dorian Johnston is a criminal who should be tried for lying to police and causing the whole hands up lie.

      December 6, 2014 at 6:52 pm | Reply
  17. SelaJoy

    I am kinda understanding why so many Blacks won't accept the Grand Jury Decision....They are relying on "Ghetto Logic"
    It is always the cops fault no matter if the evidence, the facts of the case, and the Truth comes out they will never believe it...I am not saying all Blacks go by that Logic but you can Tell Dorian does...Actually Dorian witnessed his buddy commit a strong armed robbery so he knew Mike Brown was acting in a criminal manner...Anyone and I mean ANYONE who assaults a Police Officer and then scuffles with said Officer to obtain his weapon is asking for a Bad outcome...Mike Brown got what his actions deserved on that fateful day...Just think in the last moments of Browns life he committs strong armed robbery, assaults a Police Officer, tries to disarm a Police Officer and instead of obeying the cops demands to stop he continues to go after the cop...So therefore Mike Brown was a thug and died A Thug...He was No Gentle Giant...If he had been handcuffed and taken to jail ...I can tell you he would not be attending college...He would be facing hard Time....

    December 4, 2014 at 6:50 pm | Reply
  18. c l smith

    Another hoodlum heard from.

    December 4, 2014 at 6:06 pm | Reply
  19. devonthomlinson

    MBrowns death was caused by himself. But all blacks will say its the white mans fault. Bill cosby raped these women, but what they will find out is again its the white mans fault. blacks will always claim its the white mans fault. if a black man is killed anywhere, its the white mans fault. it will never change. so how do you think they would even believe a white man in this MB case.

    December 4, 2014 at 4:31 pm | Reply
  20. Big_D

    Before you go too far on this I suggest watching the unedited security footage that shows Brown putting the cigars back and taking the one he paid for. The neatly edited police video was the reason I stopped trusting the Ferguson police side on this.

    December 4, 2014 at 4:00 pm | Reply
  21. Big_D

    An officer killing an unarmed person should always be investigated by an outside source. It is just too sensitive to let the local jurisdiction to deal with. That is what I have learned from Ferguson. Now on to the two other bad police killings in the news. At least the 12 year old appeared to be armed.

    December 4, 2014 at 3:55 pm | Reply
  22. TheTruth

    This would be the same person that repeatedly changed his testimony in front of the Grand Jury and, when faced with scientific evidence proving him a liar, responded that he wanted to go home, he didn't feel well.

    December 4, 2014 at 3:26 pm | Reply
  23. Gina

    'People shouldn't be afraid of their government. Governments should be afraid of their people.' V.
    We concern ourselves with nitpicking the truth that we forget to see it for what it is. We are blinded by bias and desensitization. I bet that when the problem addresses you, ignorant people out there, directly you'll do something about it.

    December 4, 2014 at 3:25 pm | Reply
  24. JJW

    Not all black kids are thugs. Not all cops are racist killers. This will never get resolved until the parents of these kids and authorities take responsibility for their actions and make the necessary changes. This thing you guys are doing here with making sweeping generalizations about each other only escalates the tension.

    December 4, 2014 at 2:10 pm | Reply
  25. guest

    If Wilson was serving an arrest warrant for this individual, I can almost understand the hot response clearly attempted (just look at photos of the vehicle). But given that he was initially approached for walking in the street, and potentially identified as a SUSPECT of strong armed robbery, in no way was such an action oriented manuver from the police justified.

    We have due process in this country, and all citizens deserve to have their rights respected. Being suspected of a crime does not elevate an officer to judge dredd status to carry out justice. We are talking about a small town here and an 18 year old suspected of strong arm robbery. He isnt going anywhere man, serve him with due process and an arrest warrant, not hot shot cop antics.

    December 4, 2014 at 12:59 pm | Reply
    • BraunMan

      Johnson is an ape that lied for his fellow ape friend Brown.

      December 4, 2014 at 1:06 pm | Reply
    • MoreThanYou

      The officer testified he did not know of any incident that may or may not have happened at the cigar store.

      December 4, 2014 at 1:26 pm | Reply
    • umpscorner

      Ferguson may be a small city but it is part of the St Louis metroplex. Hardly the small town atmosphere you are suggesting.

      As for the rest of your ill-served logic, simple facts prevail.

      1. Don't attack a cop, you could get shot.
      2. Don't strong arm rob a store, then walk down the middle of the street with the stolen items hanging out of your pocket.
      3. If you ignore number 2, then don't walk down the middle of the street begging for attention.

      Mike Brown was a thug not a gentle giant minding his own buisness, and his end can not be a suprise.

      New Slogans

      Pants up Don't loot

      Don't thug Won't shoot

      December 4, 2014 at 1:26 pm | Reply
      • Jason

        What is happening to our society? To my understanding if a police officer tells you to do something you do it or it is called resisting arrest..We should act like Americans and not like radicals... When laws are not followed we will become a society no better than what is going on over seas. If we continue on this track of hate our country will eventually become broken beyond repair. We all need to step back and figure out how to come together as one and not divided. We are only here on this earth for a short time........ Make the best of it and not the worst!!!

        December 4, 2014 at 2:34 pm | Reply
      • Ariel

        LMAO!!!! Don't Thug Won't Shoot!!!!! New slogan of the day!

        December 4, 2014 at 3:07 pm | Reply
      • Ariel

        LMAO!!!! Don't Thug Won't Shoot!!!!! New slogan of the day! Where was his good friend when he was robbing the store clerk. Why didn't his 'good' friend intervene and tell him stealing is wrong....oh...that's right. It's the culture in Ferguson. It's ok to steal.

        December 4, 2014 at 3:09 pm | Reply
      • mad as hell

        if u wasnt there u can not say that happened that cop had no biz approaching him without back up if he felt threatend

        December 4, 2014 at 3:21 pm | Reply
      • Pants Up Don't Loot

        Well said.

        December 4, 2014 at 4:29 pm | Reply
      • truthbetold1226

        Emmett Till, didn't do any of those things, and he was beaten to death, and turn loose by an ALL WHITE JURY!!

        December 5, 2014 at 7:05 am | Reply
      • carly

        Agree, Brown allegedly from family of BLOODS gang with a juve record so who on the streets is going to say otherwise and then fear for their lives.The forensics / facts tell the real story.

        How about we solve the foundational issues of poverty, lack of education, housing, familial role modes etc.and get the kids of the streets/gangs.

        HANDS UP/IN SCHOOL

        December 5, 2014 at 5:02 pm | Reply
    • j. lane

      When a 290 LB man jumps in your sqaud car and pummels you, all bets are off...

      December 4, 2014 at 2:57 pm | Reply
    • j. lane

      I have often wondered why it is that black people always resist arrest? Have you noticed this? Look at all the big "Show-Time" style CNN front page stories that have been plastered all over the networks these past 20 years about blacks getting shot by police and you always find out that the suspect was resisting arrest, and uaually with great violence. Rodney King to Michael Brown and all in between, it's the same old story...violently resisting arrest. I would venture to say that almost all of these media frenzy stories wouldn't have happened if the suspects had not fought/attacked the police. One needs only to play the first half of the Rodney King video to see why it all happened. The half the media doesn't show you!

      December 4, 2014 at 3:05 pm | Reply
    • j. lane

      White people have gotten past the whole "race" thing long ago. It's black people and the media who need to do some work on this. Get busy and stop lamenting about how a perfect world doesn't exist. Get to work, be productive and stop trying to divide people.

      December 4, 2014 at 3:33 pm | Reply
    • gil

      He had just robbed a store and assaulted the clerk, and then when apprehended he charged the cop! You don't need an arrest warrant to shot in self defense! Stupid move, and now he's dead because of it!

      December 4, 2014 at 8:14 pm | Reply
    • Philosophy Geek

      How exactly would they swear out a warrant if they haven't identified the suspect? He merely matched the descriotion of someone who alleged comitted a strong armed robbery.

      December 4, 2014 at 11:38 pm | Reply
    • Dave

      Being a suspect doesn't justify the shooting, but the other acts ranged from resisting arrest to assaulting an officer, and agruably, if he was trying to get the gun or was charging, to attempted murder of a police officer.

      If you stop it before the shooting isn't justified, but if you are talking about after these acts, which is when the shooting occured, you have a different story.

      December 5, 2014 at 9:18 am | Reply
    • purelogic

      Just wondering.... if you had a gun in your hand and I was punching you in the face with the intent to kill you... just wondering if the gun would go off or you'd "take a higher road". Understand this... if I – I, not YOU, IF I feel my life is in danger I have the right to defend myself. "Little" mikey proved, more than once, he was destined for the death of a thug.

      December 5, 2014 at 10:53 am | Reply
    • uncdig

      contrary to your assertion and your assertion is contrary to all of the evidence, The office approached the suspect who then escalated the incident. Anyone that thinks they can assault a police officer and expect not to get shot is a fool and a criminal. You and the other people that want to make the thug into a saint are doing nothing but being racist unintelligent fools

      December 5, 2014 at 11:59 am | Reply
  26. Dont no

    I Believe that The Michael Brown didn't have to die, and wouldn't have if he was stopped differently.
    The Cop just did a bad job, there are other ways to capture and subdue someone.
    I think he should have waited till more cops arrived for one.
    I don't think he woke up that day with the intent to Kill someone black, but things got out of control and he lost his temper after the struggle at the police care.
    He didn't have to chase the kid as he new he was shot in the hand and would be located if he just waited for backup.
    So bad police work by the cop and he should pay something for this.
    As for the kid Dorian Johnson , he lost his credibility when he lied in the first interview and possible hurt the case.

    December 4, 2014 at 12:29 pm | Reply
  27. cornerstoreowner

    Is that the same friend who also witnessed (or participated in) Michael Brown robbing the local store just a little while before the tragic incident?
    Is he grieved about that previous incident as well?

    December 4, 2014 at 12:14 pm | Reply
  28. Liz Van Buren

    I can't believe Erin would put this young man on her show. Mr. Dorian has been proven to have fabricated his initial story line and got caught multiple times lying to investigators during cross examination of evidence not to mention an active participant in the assault and theft of the storekeeper.

    I mean of all 6 billion folks in this world he is probably the LAST person in this world you should be interviewing on this event primarily for self preservation and to avoid self incrimination not to mention personal bias.

    I'm really disappointed in the Erin Burnett show.

    December 4, 2014 at 11:53 am | Reply
  29. Jason

    What is happening to our society? To my understanding if a police officer tells you to do something you do it or it is called resisting arrest..We should act like Americans and not like radicals... When laws are not followed we will become a society no better than what is going on over seas. If we continue on this track of hate our country will eventually become broken beyond repair. We all need to step back and figure out how to come together as one and not divided. We are only here on this earth for a short time........ Make the best of it and not the worst!!!

    December 4, 2014 at 11:33 am | Reply
  30. richard

    Put congressman Peter King on and he will explain the whole thing.

    December 4, 2014 at 10:27 am | Reply
  31. Terri

    In the first palce, they need to hire more INTELLIGENT police officers. Courts in some states ruled that individuals with IQ's that were too high could not be hired as law enforcement officers. The cop who shot and killed that 12 year old kid in Ohio was about to be fired from the force he previously worked at but resigned before that could happen. He was deemed UNFIT FOR DUTY. What's up with that???

    December 4, 2014 at 8:48 am | Reply
  32. Jim in Texas

    I'm going to have fun today counting how many times the word "thug" is used in comments by people who probably would have shot Brown for simply taking the cigars. If you are going to be a knee jerk racist, at least come up with a creative new term, rather than simply regurgitating the last racist rant you agreed with.
    (Current "thug" count: 21)

    December 4, 2014 at 8:15 am | Reply
  33. dontferg

    Dorion Johnson is a lying criminal punk vermin. He gave a false account of what he witnessed and before a shred of evidence or facts were brought to light the disgusting media went with the story this accomplice to robbery fed them as credible and got the ball rolling .. why? it works for the Dems or Community Leader in Chief Barrackus Obamas agenda to divide the country among race,class,gender and religion.And a couple FYI's the "media" failed to report.
    http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2014/11/25/first-pro-truth-grand-jury-witness-murdered-deandre-joshua-20-found-dead-yards-from-scene-of-michael-browns-death/
    http://www.cjcj.org/news/8113

    December 4, 2014 at 4:06 am | Reply
  34. TIREDOFTHISCASE

    I will not post an opinion about this case and am only here to say I am very tired of hearing about it. MB has gone on to glory and now the matter of whether the Officer in question was right, wrong, angry, racist,...has been heard and a decision has been rendered, so why are we not trying to move past this case.

    I am tired of this case. It's sad. It is sad for the family of MB. Yet an unfortunate reality of what can happen when our young people are not raised to respect the law and authority.

    It is sad for the Officer to have to be exposed to this type of publicity and to have to live the rest of his life with this as a "claim to fame".

    Please let's move on. Black people, please, let's move on. Because we have bigger, far more sickening things to worry about like what is portrayed in this video

    http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2014/01/08/erin-pkg-wian-thug-toddler-video.cnn.html

    This is how our children are being raised. I don't see anyone rioting, protesting, or burning down buildings for stuff like this. What's portrayed in this video is a reality. It is a disgusting reality.

    Where is the fervor for justice for the child in this video? We are quick to want to play the race card when White people do stuff to us. What about the stuff we do to ourselves?

    What the hell is going on in this video?

    http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2014/01/08/erin-pkg-wian-thug-toddler-video.cnn.html

    December 4, 2014 at 1:58 am | Reply
  35. truthseeker

    People want to talk about the high statistics of black "thugs" in America, when white kids are doing the same things and avoiding jail. #CrimingWhileWhite on twitter. Check it out.

    December 4, 2014 at 12:59 am | Reply
  36. William

    Erin do you honestly believe that believe Officer Wilson was guilty of cold blooded racially motivated murder that day? Did you see or read the evidence of the grand jury; SIX black area residents (who are in fear of their wellbeing) came forward and corroborated Wilson’s testimony step by step! The forensic evidence also corroborated Wilson’s account of the incident.
    Erin you have lost all credibility, having this lying thug on your show for an interview? Erin how do you sleep a night? Where is your integrity? You have become another CNN lackey, I thought better of you.

    December 4, 2014 at 12:09 am | Reply
    • Dreg

      There's so much wrong with your little butt hurt rant that I don't even know where to begin.

      December 4, 2014 at 1:49 am | Reply
    • FredR

      I certainly hope Erin does respond to you post. I don't think we really know where she stands on this but, as one who should have read all of the evidence, we do deserve her take on it.

      Regarding those who feel that police should wear body cameras, let's get to the source and have all of the population wear one whenever they leave their home? Obviously this is an absurd idea and not how the country should proceed but it would allow us to sort out the "good" from the "bad". We all, even "Reverend" Sharpton, would be "better" citizens and it would certainly help sort out words from actions. As I believe Joe Friday would say, " Just the facts." !

      December 4, 2014 at 8:18 am | Reply
    • Jonlee

      Well said. You wonder in America how many of our liberal media hosts actually believe what the seem to by sympathetic to. And, where has our intelligence gone? Certainly this poor cop didn't intend to kill this black guy-even though he was far from an upstanding citizen and a classic thug. Also, his thug has a condition know as magical thinking and it is obvious that he was not credible. There will be a correction of these thuggish behaviors in our lifetime. And, a time when thugs will be shot on site-no questions asked.

      December 4, 2014 at 8:59 am | Reply
    • vassar

      Iv couldnt have said it any better and his friend changed his story so many times he just wants his 15 min of fame Im so tired of people like al sharpton getting everyone worked up

      December 4, 2014 at 4:59 pm | Reply
  37. Bhutch

    There are two black men in the video still in this story. Race aside – does anyone see them as equal through the eyes of the law? If the answer is 'yes', then you aren't being truthful. One will get profiled, and the other is a news reporter.

    December 3, 2014 at 11:54 pm | Reply
  38. smiley55

    Dorian Johnson's version of the events shouldn't be questioned – he was there. If in doubt, a simple LDT should have been conducted.

    Ferguson, Missouri – An unarmed black young man shot at and killed in the middle of the day for jaywalking and stealing cigars. An innocent bystander could have been harmed while he was being chased and shot at. His body left in the street uncovered for hours. Name of cop not revealed for a whole week. A video comes out of young man stealing a box of cigars.

    New York City – Another unarmed black man choked to death because police thought he was selling untaxed cigarettes. New York police dept prohibits choke holds, medical examiner ruled the death as homicide. Arrest caught on video – victim clearly stating he couldn't breathe.

    12-year kid reportedly waving around a toy gun. 911 caller states twice that the gun appears to be fake. Dispatcher never told police that it might be a fake gun. Upon arrival by police – kid gunned down.

    In Florida, 17 year old young black man went to store to get skittles and an iced tea. Enroute home talking to his girlfriend on the phone, minding his own business, being followed all because he was wearing a hoodie. Minutes later he is killed and body laid in morgue unidentified.

    In Pennsylvania, police officer ambushed and killed by white man. Massive manhunt conducted. Suspected cop killer found – still living – not gunned down.

    December 3, 2014 at 11:35 pm | Reply
  39. Yan

    Yes, now in the U.S., it's like we are in South Africa, at the time of apartheid which tarted from 1948 to 1991.
    Little love could avoid a death of an human being no matter his race.

    December 3, 2014 at 11:17 pm | Reply
  40. Lisa B

    Wow he shouldn't feel hurt, he got out of being charged with several crimes. He should be one of the happiest men on the planet at this point.

    December 3, 2014 at 6:25 pm | Reply
  41. jim

    What SHOULD have happened in Ferguson on August 9, 2014:

    Scene 1, Convenience store:

    Mike Brown: How much are the cigars?

    Clerk : (states prices)

    MB: Here you go. (pays for purchase)

    Clerk: Thanks. Have a nice day.

    END OF SCENE

    Scene 2: The street:

    Dorian Johnson: "Hey Mike, get out of the street, you know that is illegal."
    (MB returns to sidewalk)

    END OF STORY.

    Alternative ending:

    (MB and DJ walking down the middle of the street)

    Office Wilson: "Get the f**k off street and get on the f**king sidewalk"

    MB: "My bad officer, sorry. Come on Dorian, he is right"

    (MB and DJ leave street and walk home on side walk)

    END OF STORY.

    What am I missing?

    December 3, 2014 at 6:14 pm | Reply
  42. Logical

    I can't wait until Big Mike's parents sue for a 20 million dollar wrongful death. Then all the protestor will realize that they are just a bunch of chumps. All of these good people that have invest their time to the cause will figure out they have been USED.

    December 3, 2014 at 5:43 pm | Reply
  43. Wayne

    DJ is a lying piece of crap. Did he not also say that MB shot as he was running away? LIE He also said
    that the cop pulled up so close that Officer DW could not get out of his vehicle? Huh!!! A car can pull
    up to a tree to close and you can't get out. Or...a telephone pole and you can't get out. A person is
    a movable object. A tree..telephone pole...fence is not. The cop could not get out because MB did not
    let him out!! In fact, he slammed the door on the cop. So, what we have is another DJ lie. His credibility
    is about as valuable as a sack of dog crap. IMHO

    December 3, 2014 at 5:13 pm | Reply
  44. Sam

    Why isn't this POS in jail?

    December 3, 2014 at 5:05 pm | Reply
  45. rlawry

    When will he be charged with perjury? Or is that another crime special people can evade now ?

    December 3, 2014 at 4:44 pm | Reply
  46. ChicagoRich

    Shouldn't he have been charged for his participation in the robbery of the 'cigarillos' at the convenience store with Brown just prior to Brown's attacking the police officer? Is he not also the guy who claimed Brown had his hands up, which was contradicted by other witnesses, and isn't he the guy who claimed Brown was shot in the back while running away, which was contradicted by the physical evidence showing he was shot in the front. This guy is the cause of a lot of people believing that the police officer was the aggressor, it seems likely that he is largely responsible for the damage and destruction and mistrust caused by mistaken beliefs regarding this case.

    December 3, 2014 at 4:43 pm | Reply
  47. Dlewis

    So when will this person be arrested for perjury? Or is that law a pick and choose one?

    December 3, 2014 at 4:41 pm | Reply
  48. jreal

    OK where were cops like this when a white guy went into a police bracks and shot a officer and killed another and evaded for 2 months? OK where were cops like this when a white psychopath went into a movie theater killed 12 and shot and injured 70? ok where were cops like this when a white autistic kid when into a school and killed 20 little kids and 6 adults? cops never pulled them over for nothing, harassed those white guys checked there cars for weapons. ok a black person that looks like a thug probable not walking in the street gets stoped by a white cop who knows what happen he dead and not to mention he unarmed killed no one.

    December 3, 2014 at 4:24 pm | Reply
  49. chc

    this isn't news. this is just another pot smoking lying thug sucking off the welfare system who's desparately clinging to his
    fleeting 15 minutes of fame.

    December 3, 2014 at 3:42 pm | Reply
    • _xxSHr3KiN4T0Rxx_

      lel u is trell

      December 3, 2014 at 10:57 pm | Reply
    • Tony

      CNN a disgrace , a thug is getting 15 minutes of fame courtesy of your network. Why this thug is even free. He was accomplice in strong arm robbery, he committed a perjury . He needs to be behind bars not on TV. Race issue? No is thug issue. Do not attack a cop and you might live another day,

      December 4, 2014 at 12:07 am | Reply
    • Dreg

      your racism totally helps me believe the crime wilson committed wasn't racially motivated.

      December 4, 2014 at 1:51 am | Reply
    • I see what you did there

      You know him personally, huh?

      December 4, 2014 at 1:54 pm | Reply
    • guest

      How do you know he's on welfare! It's ignorant stereotypical comments likes these that prove that racism still exist but as soon as someone claims racism, you are the first to scream someone is pulling the race card!!

      December 4, 2014 at 3:25 pm | Reply
  50. PJ

    There are just too many young Black men being killed by White Police Officers. We need body cameras on every cop on the beat. We need to know what they are doing to people.

    December 3, 2014 at 3:10 pm | Reply
    • MT

      There are too many young black men being killed by young black men. Perhaps they all need to be wearing body cameras.

      December 3, 2014 at 5:10 pm | Reply
    • Sam

      What we really need is for black people to teach their children to obey the law and respect authority. If it's true that cops in the area weren't trusted, that calls Michael Brown's conduct into question all the more: who in their right mind would try to attack a policeman whom they believe is likely to assualt or kill them?

      December 3, 2014 at 5:16 pm | Reply
    • Tc

      Why is it that no one brings up the fact that if Michael Brown had not man handled the store owner, Wilson would have never been in the area. He was responding to the call regarding him robbing the store. He was not some defenseless kid minding his own business. He was a bully, no matter what color he was!!

      December 3, 2014 at 5:18 pm | Reply
    • Lisa B

      There are too many cops being accused of killing people who are committing crimes, refusing to cooperate with police and then making it seem like the criminal deserves better. So, here is what I propose: All these people who are committing crimes should move into your neighborhood and help protect you from the bad cops. That way you will feel safer, I will definitely feel safer knowing that all the criminals are in your neck of the woods. We will make sure that no officers come into your neighborhood so that way everyone is safe.. K?

      December 3, 2014 at 6:31 pm | Reply
    • Jim

      Why do you capitalize "black" in your sentence? And how many black guys are killed by white police officers? Please show us the statistics. Also, why is it so MANY black guys do things against the law, violent, predatory things? Percentage-wise, I'd say a LOT more than bad white guys. This Ferguson tragedy had NOTHING to do with race, except on the part of the Brown kid. Not the other way around.

      December 3, 2014 at 10:16 pm | Reply
      • _xxSHr3KiN4T0Rxx_

        Y r u guise so blind??? It obvus dat cnn wants a race w4r to destroiy Mur1c4.

        December 3, 2014 at 11:01 pm | Reply
      • MoreThanYou

        you ask why they capitalized black but were not bothered by their also capitalizing white. Why is that?

        December 4, 2014 at 1:28 pm | Reply
    • Ken S.

      Why do you think cameras would be of any use? I mean, Michael Brown was caught on camera performing a strong-arm robbery and you people don't even seem to notice (or care).

      December 3, 2014 at 11:12 pm | Reply
      • MoreThanYou

        not according to the store owner

        December 4, 2014 at 1:28 pm | Reply
      • Big_D

        First you should watch the entire video. You seem to miss the part where he puts the cigars back and so did the PD when they released it.

        December 4, 2014 at 3:58 pm | Reply
    • Andrew

      PJ don't be so basic in your thought process. Cops aren't just going around killing black people. Are you aware how many people exist in the US? Do you know how many interactions the police have everyday with not just black people, but people everyday? Do you know what a police officers job entails? Nobody is ever happy to have an officer respond to their house or to see them arrive anywhere. Incidents like Ferguson are just a small sample of the millions of calls police respond to... The media and especially your community leaders would have you believe it's an epidemic, because there's money to be made in fear

      December 4, 2014 at 2:39 am | Reply
    • Jen

      that is the most ridiculous statement. Every time a black person is killed by a white officer the community cries racism. Every time a white person is killed by a black the white community doesn't mention race. Why do you think that is? Perhaps it is because some of the black community would rather say it is racially motivated rather than admit someone did the wrong thing. Look at how some of the black community reacted when officer Wilson was not indited. Acting like a criminal, looting, burning, and destroying their community.

      December 4, 2014 at 12:09 pm | Reply
    • PaulS

      Black or white doesn't matter. If a cop says freeze you freeze, if a cop says get down you get down. This kid stole a box of cigars and assaulted the person in the store. He assaulted a cop in his car should he have been killed? No. But he didn't follow the law or do as he was told by the officer. To much evidence and to many witnesses follow Officer Wilson's story to say he was in the wrong.

      December 4, 2014 at 12:37 pm | Reply
    • j. lane

      You mean too many news stories about black youths getting killed by white police. Hundreds of black youths are being gunned down every year in Chicago by other black youths. A fact. This is the real danger to the black community. If black lives matter, than why isn't the President sending Eric Holder to Chicago to investigate? Kicking pebbles down the road with this two bit crime stories isn't doing anything but enraging race relations in this country. But I guess...news is money, right? That's how the media sees it.

      December 4, 2014 at 3:20 pm | Reply
    • Josh

      I think you mean we need to do something about all these black people getting killed by other black people...let's start there because those stats trump white officers killing black people.

      December 4, 2014 at 6:15 pm | Reply
    • TuffGong

      How about the white cops killed by black thugs? Where is the outrage for that? It goes both ways. Blame it on the real culprit... the breakdown of the family unit.

      December 5, 2014 at 11:01 am | Reply
    • Reg

      And when the cop cam shows what the young, innocent black criminal has done to justify the arrest etc- -THEN what will everybody have to say?

      December 5, 2014 at 7:23 pm | Reply
    • guest

      Am I crazy, or is it possible that the riots have been a smoke screen to hide other scandles. In addition to the distraction, the people burning down towns should be aware that the businesses and homes they have destroyed will just make room for new Spanish speaking neighbors. The people who can afford to leave will leave. Why would you rebuild when your "neighbors" burned you out? Take the insurance check and run. This leaves plenty of room for the government to allow new section 8 to be put up. Just in time for a new class of poor to be legal. If you raise you kids right, why do they know not to steal. Common sense should tell you if you attack a man with a gun, a likely result is you get shot.

      December 5, 2014 at 10:17 pm | Reply
  51. Bobbie

    I have read all the post. And if a white kid had said what Johnson had said it would have been put in as evidence. I can't believe what I read, you people are really blind. I don't care how big you are, unless your on some powerful drugs, when someone put a gun in your face all things stop. Ask your self where was the car in relation to the body, they did't won't you to see that. When a crime is committed noting moves until it is complete. The car and the body would have shown the truth. That was the key to the whole investigation, no photos. Open your damm eyes.

    December 3, 2014 at 3:07 pm | Reply
    • Sam

      You're the one who needs to open your eyes. This kid's testimony was admitted into Grand Jury evidence, but it was proved to be false by 3 autopsies and multiple eye witnesses. There have also been numerous articles that have pointed out the inconsistencies and downright lies told by him. If this kid were white, he'd be facing an indictment for perjury; but, because he is black and the authorities want to more riots, Dorian Johnson is getting a pass.

      December 3, 2014 at 5:09 pm | Reply
    • Jim

      I'd say you're the blind one here.

      December 3, 2014 at 10:17 pm | Reply
    • MoreThanYou

      Michael's body was over 150 feet from the patrol car, half a football field away.

      December 4, 2014 at 1:30 pm | Reply
    • russellstubbs2

      I've seen a lot of the evidence. The police car shot twice from the inside. A police officer with at least three bruises. Michael Brown in a position that appears to be a tackling stance before he was shot. Gentle giants don't do strong arm robberies then attack police officers.

      December 4, 2014 at 6:48 pm | Reply
  52. Bobbie

    I to would have loved for this to have made it to court. Typical, just because your white does't make you right. Fact, Johnson story never changed, while the officers story changed many times, fact!!! I do believe if you man enough to do the crime, then your man enough to do the time. That whole thing is tragic. Look when the City, the Governor, let him go without service package that should tell you something, something stinks in Ferguson. They have turned they back on him. They are trying to put some space between them and he.

    December 3, 2014 at 2:41 pm | Reply
    • Pat

      No fuggin' duh they're trying to put distance between themselves and him. They have crazy, out of control maniacs going nuts in their streets with racist politicians egging them on. If you're interested in justice happening AT ALL you'd be completely backing off of the cop's case until you stop the rioters. There are innocent, uninvolved lives at stake and businesses being ruined and all you care about is whether or not you get your CSI moment.

      December 3, 2014 at 5:00 pm | Reply
    • jim

      The governor has nothing to say re: severance pay of municipal police officer. At least get your facts straight. Oh, that is right, facts don't matter to the Wilson haters.

      December 3, 2014 at 6:00 pm | Reply
    • Andrew

      Doesn't really even matter if Officer Wilson's story changed... He could say whatever he wants, as long as he doesn't incriminate himself on the stand.... The real issue is what do witness accounts say and what does the hard physical evidence say? The witnesses and the forensics have spoken

      December 4, 2014 at 2:49 am | Reply
    • j. lane

      Just being black doesnmake it "OK" to use violence to solve all your problems. Just look at the countries in this world who do and see what becomes of them. unliveable. You need to think before you speak, and speak before you act.

      December 4, 2014 at 3:45 pm | Reply
    • TuffGong

      The reason the police department is distancing themselves is the same reason the NFL didn't fine the players for they're display is because everyone is afraid to get involved and to get the 'racist' label. I say call a spade a spade.

      December 5, 2014 at 11:04 am | Reply
    • uncdig

      dorian was and has been proved a liar and a criminal – so I'm sure he's hurt that no one believes him and most of American thinks he is a criminal and lo life

      December 5, 2014 at 12:06 pm | Reply
    • Sean

      Dorian Johnson's story didn't change? Didn't he say Brown was shot in the back and then changed his story?

      December 5, 2014 at 1:26 pm | Reply
    • The Truth?

      Not true. His story did change and the Police Officers story NEVER changed. This guy helped commit a strong arm robbery. Why in the world does this guy get more credibility than the police officer? Why would this guy say what really happened IF it wasn't going to show Michael Brown didn't do what you think? He's a hero in the black world and for what? How do YOU know this guy is telling the truth? What is this guys background... do you know? What makes him more credible than the while policeman? Tell me also why Mr. Brown was not living with his parents, mom and step dad or his actual dad at the time of this event? What doesn't anyone ask some pretty simple questions about these characters?? Maybe because it might really expose these 2 jokers as true thugs? I don't know, I'm only asking...

      December 5, 2014 at 6:35 pm | Reply
  53. Mister Fabulous50

    Bah...hah.....hah...hah....

    Why do you lower your already incredibly low standards of journalistic integrity by having this racist, lying sack of pooh anywhere near a microphone and a camera? Have the ratings dropped off so low, after even the most gullible of morons has decided that the shooting was clearly justified, that you have to dredge up this bottom dweller and throw him up against the wall to see if he sticks??

    Disgraceful. And this 2nd grade level reader should be in jail for lying under oath to a grand jury.

    But you go ahead and put him on Erin......classy girl.

    December 3, 2014 at 2:04 pm | Reply
    • _xxSHr3KiN4T0Rxx_

      Kinda hypocritical that you call them racist but are racist yourself

      December 3, 2014 at 11:05 pm | Reply
  54. umpscorner

    Pretty clear now that the narrative the media tried to cram down our throats was a lie. Mike Brown was a thug and he died because he resisted arrest and attacked an officer. The media (yes CNN I mean you) and the race pimps (aka Obama, Holder, Sharpton, Jackson, Farrikan) tried to sell us a load of crap but the facts caught up to them. They have done more to damage race relations than any white man alive.

    The real tradegy is not that Mike Brown died, his end was predictable, the real tragedy is that becasue of this false narrative many people who would be sympathetic to real racism will be less likely to believe real instances of racism. Change is needed but to pin the future of race relations on the lie that Mike Brown was a sweet innocnet kid is not the way to go about it.

    When we can have a real discussion about the breakdown of the family unit in our black communities, the use of drugs, the gang culture, the use of welfare benefits to destroy the black family, the overwhelming crime culture (half of all murders committed by blacks who represent only 13% of population) then we can begin to address the issues of racism.

    Until then we will have race pimps getting richer, whites turning off the noise, and blacks sinking further into the depths of agony.

    December 3, 2014 at 2:02 pm | Reply
    • Jim in Texas

      Every time I hear someone refer to Brown as a "thug" I brace myself for a stream of pre-packaged thinking, probably leading to references to Obama as "tyrant" or "socialist." It seems this issue is simply playing out on racial lines. If you are a conservative white, the "thug" deserved to be shot. If you are black or liberal, Brown was a sainted teen throwing his hands up in surrender. I suspect both stories are equally inaccurate. Witnesses can't even agree on who did what, and why, and I've read so many different interpretations of the physical evdence, I've given up trying to figure out what happened. Why has it become so hard for us to simply admit that we don't know that answer to everything?

      December 4, 2014 at 8:03 am | Reply
    • j. lane

      Ahmen!

      December 4, 2014 at 3:48 pm | Reply
  55. Confused

    Is there a reason we are even broadcasting an interview with an accomplice, who committed perjury, and potentially incited this whole mess in the first place? If he hadn't lied about the "hands up" aspect of this event, then it is likely that the riots and community destruction would never have occurred. I agree that there is a significant race disparity in this country, and many black youth grow up significantly disadvantaged. However, this event has nothing to do with either of those issues, or with race for that matter. This was a case of an individual who robbed a store, assaulted a police officer, attempted to steal a police officer's weapon, and resisted arrest. Had nothing to do with race. If Mr. Sharpton, Mr. Jackson, the NAACP, mainstream media, our Attorney General and the President want to protest that "#Blacklivesmatter", I'm all for it, but only if we also discuss and/or protest the unacceptable number of black lives lost on a daily basis at the hands of drugs, poverty, and violence in America's inner cities. Too often the names of these unfortunate individuals end up out of the headlines and only within the fine print of our newspapers and TV stations. Just last weekend 5 people were murdered not too far from Ferguson, and an innocent child was the victim of a drive by shooting in Chicago (none of which involved a police officer)....where are the protests on behalf of these lost lives – shouldn't they matter as well?

    December 3, 2014 at 1:28 pm | Reply
  56. Michael B

    Facts only matter to people who care about the truth. Most who think it's "injustice" that he wasn't indicted are looking at lies and wishing that was true.

    December 3, 2014 at 1:24 pm | Reply
  57. Doing his job

    A cop was doing what he was trained to do. I would do exactly what he did in that situation.

    December 3, 2014 at 12:51 pm | Reply
    • CJ Mosley

      Thank you for being short and honest with your comments

      December 3, 2014 at 10:46 pm | Reply
    • MoreThanYou

      then he was very poorly trained. To fire 10 shots, 8 outside the vehicle in a residential neighborhood at a target 150 feet away is very dangerous and completely unacceptable to thinking people. The officer could have killed several innocent bystanders with that completely excessive use of force

      December 4, 2014 at 1:35 pm | Reply
  58. Vernon Blackisbetter

    It is beyond belief that left-wing `news' organizations provide a voice to thugs, known to fabricate events and wholesale ignore facts and truth. The real question which has not been answered is simply `Where were the parents during Michael Brown's lack of upbringing to respect other people's property and the law?' Meeting with Al Sharpton to get TV time I guess. Also, What news network covered the brutal racial hate crime against white Zemir Begic, beaten to death with hammers by black teenage criminals???

    December 3, 2014 at 11:41 am | Reply
  59. SAME STORY

    It's the same story. White cops shooting African Americans. Remember Sean Bell? What about Amadou Diallo? What about Eric Garner, who was doing something illegal but why did he have to lose his life for selling cigarettes illegally? Hatred has been running deep for Centuries. It needs to stop.

    December 3, 2014 at 11:22 am | Reply
    • Pat

      How many of those cases assaulted the officer in question and attempted to steal his weapon? Want to talk about stories in which officers were shot by thugs who wrestled their sidearms away from them? Address those points first before you start pointing fingers.

      Better yet, do what should be done with the Brown story: leave it in the dirt where it belongs and actually focus on the cases that should be clarified.

      December 3, 2014 at 5:07 pm | Reply
  60. I Love My Country!!

    This guy is a LIAR!! He should be arrested for lying to the police. Mike Brown was an awful individual, raised by awful parents (if you can even call them that). God, I would not have liked that guy in my community.

    Don't rush a police officer. Don't use your size to bully others. Mike Brown got shot (and I don't care about the # of bullets) because he wanted to inflict pain on another person. Respect the RULE OF LAW you punks!! We should not need police officers to be a certain physical size to do their jobs. I was arrested by a little lady cop, CUTE, and when she told me to do something, I did it immediately without a word. Respect the LAW. Respect your community. Clean your yard. And no, the word THUG is not the new N word. A thug is a bully and punk who doesn't care about others. And everyone, STOP using the N word. I don't care if you are black or white, do not use the N word. It is degrading and an ugly word. And no, black people do not have the 'right' to use the N word either.

    Again, RESPECT THE RULE OF LAW. I don't care if you like it or not. RESPECT IT!!!

    Please be thankful for my rant. And I LOVE this country!! 🙂

    December 3, 2014 at 10:51 am | Reply
    • Tee money

      You blind, ignorant putz! You are white. The law only works for your color. You should notice that.

      December 4, 2014 at 8:18 am | Reply
  61. heartbrokenbyall

    I think the issue that is so appalling is that many of you feel that a human should be killed if one person deems it necessary. Many of the comments here are probably by people who proclaim to be a follower of Christ teachings but I see no remorse for a life in any of your comments. I don't think that events didnt happen the way it was presented but the question is did Micheal Brown HAVE to DIE. Did his mother deserve to lose a son and prospects of grandchildren because of these actions. Officer Wilson is NOT A SMALL MAN. He to is over 6 feet and has police training on how to take down a man without deadly force but many of these comments dont take that into account.
    As for the claim that Micheal Brown was charging at Officer Brown every Sunday in the United States men charge at each other and NO ONE IS KILLED. Its called football. And all watch and cheer but yet its something so detestable that a man must lose his life over because there are no uniforms or cheering crowds or millions to be made.
    Now to my last point. Timothy McVeigh Jeffery Dahmer and many other serial killers had trials to determine whether they where DESERVING OF DEATH. But Micheal Brown's trial was there on the street. One man made the decision to take a life no due diligence no judge no jury no lawyers no law. And what was his crime. He was walking in the middle of the street and matched the description of a robbery suspect.
    We the public only know what was told to us. We dont know the real story. So as the old saying goes "Believe only half of what you see and none of what you heard."

    December 3, 2014 at 10:36 am | Reply
    • CJ Mosley

      Can we all just be fair to each other, especially people of education privledge or race....the more we can forget our bias the sooner we can go forward...

      December 3, 2014 at 10:33 pm | Reply
      • CJ Mosley

        Seriously??? a non racial comment forgiving people ..you are amazing..

        December 3, 2014 at 10:41 pm | Reply
    • CJ Mosley

      I want to be fair..but when he was asked to get out of the street, he said no...yes may have changed history
      if he had not decided to reach n to a police car to grab a gun, any individual, black or white, or hispanic, etc..could fear for that moment.....lets knock down the bias and we can make it better...maybe i am too hopeful.

      December 3, 2014 at 10:39 pm | Reply
    • ignorance is Bliss?

      Comparing the Reality of Life on Earth to a game of football?....Silly Nonsense!!!!!!

      December 4, 2014 at 1:41 pm | Reply
    • j. lane

      Let's say the cop didnt defend himself. Let's say brown went ahead and killed him, in his own car. How much remorse do you think this punk would have ever had for darren Wilson?

      December 4, 2014 at 3:54 pm | Reply
    • russellstubbs2

      Why was Michael Brown trying to get the officer's gun? Why did he hit the officer? The gun went off in the car. The OFFICER could have been killed. Michael Brown made that decision. If my life is threatened I will be judge jury and executioner to defend it if necessary.

      December 4, 2014 at 7:07 pm | Reply
    • russellstubbs2

      By the way,you don't play football with guns.

      December 4, 2014 at 7:10 pm | Reply
    • yesicanread

      That's the dumbest thing I've read all day.

      December 5, 2014 at 7:36 am | Reply
    • william

      When a criminal attacks a man or woman with a gun they should take into consideration that they might die. See criminals aren't all that smart and exercise extreemly poor judgement. Now as far as bringing Jesus Christ into the argument, please don't forget that when he ( Jesus) entered the temple and witnesed the money changers breaking the law he grabbed a whip and started kicking ass and turning over tables. Was Christ wrong in doing so ?
      The criminal in question should have thought about the consequences of his actions, how his stupidity was going to affect the community and his family prior to attacking a Police Officer.
      I am heartbroken that filth like Brown are able to roam the streets of this country robbing stores and then the storeowners are blamed that he robbed them. As far as his friend having hurt feelings, he'll end up in prison just like Brown was going to had he of not been justifably killed in self defense.

      December 5, 2014 at 10:33 am | Reply
    • Nick

      I can't believe what I just read. You are seriously comparing a football game to what happened? Are you insane? No, Michael Brown did not have to die. His bad decisions put him in a position which ultimately caused his demise. We will probably never know the entire story, but the fact of the matter is, he chose to assault an officer, he chose to try and remove the officers weapon from him. That means that he was threatening deadly force against the officer. What other reason would someone have to try and take an officer's weapon? Officer Wilson acted within the scope and regulations of his job. I've had bad experiences with the Police, but the bottom line is that I was taught, when you're told to do something by the police, you do it. And if you disagree with what happened, you take them to court. You don't get killed if you comply. People (if you can call them that) like Timothy McVeigh and Jeffrey Dahlmer went to trial largely due to the fact that when they were caught, they didn't try to take an officer's weapon or assault them. You're not making any valid points. My 8 year old son has grown up around essentially nothing but white people. I just watched him play with a black kid about the same age as him with absolutely no conflict or questions about why their skin is different. If everyone would grow the F up and judge a person for who they are and not what they look like, maybe this country could get it's Shi... crap together.

      December 5, 2014 at 4:45 pm | Reply
  62. Mamma

    Everyday we are all in fear of our life and if a police officer feels that there are always going to be in fear of there life then they shouldn't be police officers. Now here you have a 12 year old boy you had a toy gun and the cop shot him dead now this cop wasn't in fear or threaten becasue the child was a distance away. When there has to be a better way or the respect to officers is going to be gone. I have many family memebers in law enforcement and when they see how things are now and back 10 years ago it has changed, you don't hear a black officers shooting a white person but instead you hear the white officer shooting our black brothers down.

    December 3, 2014 at 10:06 am | Reply
    • Tc

      Maybe because black on white crime happens so often, it does reach headline status!!

      December 3, 2014 at 5:23 pm | Reply
    • Britt

      You also don't hear about white's attacking people guns and getting killed, wonder why that is?

      December 3, 2014 at 6:25 pm | Reply
    • CJ Mosley

      I feel for your pain...but hope that Love from Jesus will make us all reconsider how judgemental we are....and in defense of every w hite black or hispanic if yo are doing godd things you will not be targeted

      December 3, 2014 at 10:52 pm | Reply
      • CJ Mosley

        your comments are brillant

        December 3, 2014 at 10:53 pm | Reply
  63. More Thoughts..............

    I wish I could stop thinking about this case as it is so disturbing,
    but I'm afraid the chasm this has created is just going to keep growing.
    I don't think the reaction most are having is due to this case between officer Wilson and Michael Brown.
    All people who have had, or think they have had injustice done to them or someone they know are using this as a platform to finally take some action. I think it is sad that they are twisting facts to do so.
    Michael Brown proved he did not need any more weapon than his own body to commit a crime when he was caught on camera intimidating person from the store he robbed. And what I don't understand is when you commit a crime, don't you usually hide or take route where you will not be seen???? Instead Michael Brown and his friend choose to walk in the center of the street. What does that tell you? He was practically screaming here I am come and get me. I personally think he was welcoming a confrontation. I have more to say, but have to finish later.

    December 3, 2014 at 9:41 am | Reply
  64. viliv

    Dorian Johnson is a lying thug. Of course the grand jury didn't believe his bull-shiz testimony. The attorney's claim that Dorian is a "disinterested party" is pretty funny but his claim that Officer Wilson didn't see the boys as human is just outrageous. It is that kind of irresponsible, ignorant, reckless statement that has all these people acting like animals and embarrassing their community, culture and race.

    December 3, 2014 at 8:53 am | Reply
  65. Tom

    Too bad your hurt because of the truth....

    December 3, 2014 at 7:45 am | Reply
  66. JD

    Anybody with a brain knows this man lies.Why is CNN interviewing him except to fan the flames?

    December 3, 2014 at 7:42 am | Reply
    • MoreThanYou

      it would be called telling both sides of the story, something Faux viewers know nothing about.

      December 4, 2014 at 1:37 pm | Reply
  67. Roy

    About five witnesses said that Michael Brown was charging at the officer. We are talking about a nearly 300 pound, 6 foot 6 inch MAN RUNNING on ASPHALT directly toward the officer who was NOT on the grass, not in a football uniform...I challenge Any Michael Brown defender to tell me that they would not shoot at such a threat, particularly after getting hit several times, getting his gun nearly wrestled from him! It is SCARY to see the protesters who refuse to look at the facts end the law. The protesters want vigilante justice!!!

    December 3, 2014 at 6:18 am | Reply
  68. Roy

    What about these family member's neglect of this young man BEFORE all this? Do you think that Michael Brown did not have this violence, anger, drug addiction before that day??? His dad and step dad are LOSERS! His step dad had has pants down below his butt and was touching his penis in public in front of his wife and everyone! What kind of parents are these?
    AMERICA'S PROBLEMS AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE OF ALL RACES IS NEGLIGENT PARENTING. Michael Brown was a troubled young man, a FELON, and he assaulted a store owner and a police officer and threatened the officer's life. Anyone who denies this is a lunatic and does not care about TRUTH.

    December 3, 2014 at 6:14 am | Reply
  69. Toluwanimi

    Let take the officer by his word that all he could see is Brown head, How could not see the body of such a huge man if not blinded with rage or drunk. on the other side, if the testimonies is correct, the officer waited untill Brown had walked a good distance for him to have a clear shot and must had said something to brown to make him turned arround and he shot him point blank because this same office should have call for support and wait in his car, nut instead he got out of his car aimed brown and probbaly call him name to provoke in other to shoot him. can CNN call for photo of the officer taken scene because it is clear that this is a pre-meditated killing and this explained reason they started fund raising for the officer. Something must make him turned after he had left the officer.

    December 3, 2014 at 5:24 am | Reply
    • mariawhite1066

      He turned back towards Wilson for the same reason he turned back towards the shopkeeper - to intimidate him. Instead he signed his own death warrant, and the world is a better place for it.

      December 3, 2014 at 6:05 pm | Reply
    • mariawhite1066

      Learn to write comprehensible English and we'll talk.

      December 3, 2014 at 6:10 pm | Reply
    • hope1313

      Police Officers do not just sit in their car and wait for their back up, which he had called for by the way. They are not going to just say " Oh sure criminal that just assaulted me and tried to steal my gun, my backups not here so you go on ahead" ... they get out and do their job of trying to arrest /catch the criminal.

      December 4, 2014 at 2:53 am | Reply
    • BrianS

      Everything you just said is wrong. You need to read. You are the reason for the rioting. Because you and others like you believe what you have made up in your head.

      December 4, 2014 at 3:19 pm | Reply
    • LAU

      Quit being such an uneducated moron Toluwanimi. If you could comprehend the English language (you obviously can't from the spelling and grammar in your post) you would have heard all the facts as they were reported on all news channels (both left and right biased). It is sad that a life was lost, but that life was lost long before this incident. To the people that feel victimized by the GJ decision NOT to indict – go burn down your fellow residents businesses, destroy your towns and civil servants property. I'm sure that will do wonders for the race relations. If you want to be treated like equals, start acting like equals, not animals.

      December 5, 2014 at 2:45 pm | Reply
  70. Clarence

    CNN the "Riot Makers and Hate Mongers." How come CNN can allow people talk about the grand jury proceedings without the public seeing first hand the accounts of what was said and evidence introduced? The news media just never grew up after high school. It is still the lie telling, rumor mongering, hate mongering, law breaking pathetic self esteem lacking individuals doing anything and all for the sake of entertainment. When Missouri Lt Governor puts Brown's step father in jail for causing rioting, make sure all of the CNN anchors are standing right beside him.

    December 3, 2014 at 1:09 am | Reply
  71. stambo2001

    Unarmed does not mean not dangerous. Unarmed does not mean non-threatening. Women are beat by the thousands on a daily basis by 'unarmed' men. All sorts of people, men and women, are beaten on a daily basis by 'unarmed' men. How many rapes per week by 'unarmed' men? You apologists need to wake the hell up. A 6.4", 300 lbs man is not ever 'unarmed'. A violent 6'4", 300 lbs man is definitely not ever unarmed.

    December 2, 2014 at 5:07 pm | Reply
    • Undergroundknox

      Thats a ridiculous analogy. The difference is that when an unarmed man beats a woman shes giving up size and strength. Michael Brown was 6'4 300lbs Wilson is ALSO 6'4 250lbs AND he was ARMED with TRAINING on not only hand to hand combat but training to use NON LETHAL options and then on top of that weapons training. So thats not a remotely similar analogy. MOST of the witnesses contradict Wilsons account. Im sorry but if he had been punched in the face to the point he claims, he, being a pale skinned person, would have had markings on his face or at least some swelling of which there was none.

      December 3, 2014 at 7:00 am | Reply
      • BringBackTheFlex

        Wilson is 6'4 and maybe 215. At the initial attack he was sitting down with no leverage.

        December 3, 2014 at 4:06 pm | Reply
      • Britt

        Well, after readying the posts I think we can all agree on at least one thing.Brown never raised his hands in surrender and never said "don't shoot" and anyone calming that today is nothing but lying trash with zero credibility.

        December 3, 2014 at 5:25 pm | Reply
      • BrianS

        You should have called them to be an expert witness.

        December 4, 2014 at 3:22 pm | Reply
      • william

        It was proven that "most of the witnessesses" testimony was perjury. Brown attempted to disarm the police office in Question. Officer Wilson exhibited considerable constraint until Brown attempted to bum rush him after being ordered to stop. Believe what you wish. Have synpathy for who you choose. The real losers in this case are the business oweners whose stores where looted and burned to the ground by those with whom you empathize. The real loser is the Bosnian who wad beaten to death by animals with hammers. Where is your concern for him and his family ?
        My suggestion is that you go to Detroit or Chicago at 3 am on a Saturday night. Go to the hood and tell the homies how concerned you are with their plight.

        December 5, 2014 at 10:44 am | Reply
    • Paul Williamson

      Wilson was also 6 ft 4 inches tall and weighed 225 lbs. Presumably he was trained to defend himself in unarmed combat in the police force, or do the cops always shoot at any potential threat , including 12 year old children? (another recent case on NY). Wilson was a coward, and a mighty scared one at that. He said Brown was charging him from 30 feet away, with 5 bullets in him? Brown was staggering slowly trying to stay alive. Lets get rid of all the trigger-happy cowards on the police forces who are more concerned with saving their own skin than doing justice; apparently there are a lot of them any more.

      December 3, 2014 at 10:34 am | Reply
      • BringBackTheFlex

        "Wilson was also 6 ft 4 inches tall and weighed 225 lbs. "

        Wilson is 6'4" and maybe 215. He was sitting down so he had no leverage.

        December 3, 2014 at 4:12 pm | Reply
      • ignorance is Bliss?

        Seriously Holmes?.....You have to get your facts straight before you think outloud..You should be embarassed

        December 4, 2014 at 1:44 pm | Reply
      • william

        Why don't we change the mentality of the hood rats. Maybe we could teach them to respect the law,get off of drugs and quit breeding like roaches.

        December 5, 2014 at 10:47 am | Reply
    • shane

      Simple, exquisite truth.

      December 3, 2014 at 1:02 pm | Reply
    • jbuster

      can we just end it soon!one less criminal in a world where 7 billion people reside.....the reality is that life is cheap.a 300lb 6 foot tall person who has just commited a crime is no saint and teh police had every reason to over react.what do you think any rational person facing this htreat would do?

      December 3, 2014 at 2:06 pm | Reply
    • MoreThanYou

      He was 150 feet away from the patrol car. Even if he were Carl Lewis in his prime he was not an immediate threat to the officer half a football field away

      December 4, 2014 at 1:40 pm | Reply
  72. Justin

    First, if Officer Wilson was going to attempt to grab one of the two wouldn't he go after Dorien Johnson who appears to be around 5'6 and 150 pounds versus Michael Brown who was 6'5 and almost 300 pounds? Grabbing Michael Brown would not only have been dumb for Officer Wilson to do, but physically impossible.

    I really wish that the grand jury would have indicted Officer Wilson just so it could have gone to trail and all of the evidence could have been displayed to the public.

    December 2, 2014 at 3:43 pm | Reply
    • Sergio

      You people are an affront to retarded people! I now understand why Americans are almost dead last in mathematical reasoning... you have no reasoning in your thinking, or what you call 'thinking'! Go back to school, learn to write, logical reasoning, and learn to pay attention, then, and only then, start writing public comments, PLEASE!

      December 3, 2014 at 10:34 am | Reply
    • Paul Williamson

      Wrong. Wilso was 6 ft 4 inches and weighed 220 lbs, and probavbly was in much betteer shape than Brow,and was trained in hand-to-hand combat.

      December 3, 2014 at 10:36 am | Reply
      • BringBackTheFlex

        "Wrong. Wilso was 6 ft 4 inches and weighed 220 lbs, and probavbly was in much betteer shape than Brow,and was trained in hand-to-hand combat."

        Wilson is 6'4" and maybe 215. He was sitting down at the time of the attack. As far H2H training... these cops are not trained Ninjas. Sure, they have some self-defense skills, but hardly enough to take on two suspects when out-weighed by 85 pounds by one of them. No intelligent cop is going to get into a wrestling match with a suspect.

        People forget that Wilson was facing TWO suspects at the time. He had no idea where Johnson had gone or if he was coming back to gang up on him. And you expect him to go all Fight Club in the middle of the street??

        December 3, 2014 at 4:16 pm | Reply
      • BrianS

        And probably had a car door slammed on him and probably had to wrestle his gun away from him and probably fired a shot to keep him from getting the gun and probably attempted to get him to stop considering he just assaulted a police officer. And probably warned him to stop and probably thought since he was assaulted once that it would happen again. Or is the truth just too much for you?

        December 4, 2014 at 3:32 pm | Reply
    • The Chinese Guy

      are you kidding me? Justin. You are supporting a thug like Michael Brown? He just robbed a store, assaulted the owner then walk on the middle of the street.

      December 3, 2014 at 11:01 am | Reply
      • JustBeingMe

        So walking in he street is crime now? And not a major street but a street that runs through what looks a housing development? You deserve to die because you walk in a street?

        December 4, 2014 at 3:59 pm | Reply
    • Frank

      All the evidence was provided to the public. Are you waiting for a special delivery?Google it!
      Every case is evaluated the same way, and then determines if a trial is necessary. Why wasting money and resources on every case?
      The only issue here is a white cop against a black teen.

      December 3, 2014 at 11:04 am | Reply
    • shane

      Thanks for your service. Your observations are, quite sadly, spot on. We are a nation filled with naïve people

      December 3, 2014 at 1:04 pm | Reply
    • kvorca

      Good point.
      An indictment would have presented a more public display of the facts that ironically prevented the indictment.
      Furthermore, I wish more attention could be pointed to how the federal government was also involved in this case.
      Many people who wished to find Officer Wilson guilty seems to conveniently forget how President Obama sent the FBI to scrutinize every aspect of the investigation surrounding the shooting. And they came to the very same conclusion... that Officer Wilson DID NOTHING WRONG.
      One last point. There is no doubt that Black Americans have been mistreated, EVEN TODAY, in the pre-trial, trial, and sentencing stages of whatever charge(s) they faced. But I personally do not believe that Michael Brown is a symbol of that mistreatment. Rather, more minority men and women should hope for a similar degree of diligence and integrity when police investigate them.

      December 3, 2014 at 1:59 pm | Reply
    • theweav

      Did you not hear anything about this case. The officer was attacked by this pile of trash hood punk

      December 3, 2014 at 2:53 pm | Reply
  73. Nick

    I was a police officer from 1960 to 1968 and one thing that I strived for each day, I was going home to my wife and children every night, what ever it took. I would not gamble with my life. Seems the public thinks police should gamble with their lives when confronting people like Brown. What the police should do if the person didn't want to be arrested just let them go or if it is in the black community let the blacks handle the situation.

    December 2, 2014 at 3:12 pm | Reply
    • Smitty

      Agreed. I find it hard to believe that any officer, with maybe the exception of a few mentally ill officers, go out there with the intent to kill a young black man out of hatred. Nobody wants to get into a shootout and kill someone, so unless Wilson had a rap sheet of prior abuse or hate crimes, it has to be hard to prove his intent on doing harm. Put yourself in Wilson's shoes for a minute. Do you really think he wanted to take another mans life? Do you think he wants to live with that?

      December 3, 2014 at 12:04 pm | Reply
    • JustBeingMe

      When you chose to become a police officer for the salary and benefits, you knew you were gambling with your life. The fact that you left after 8 years tells us that it was a risk that you were not willing to take any longer. How many black police officers stay on the job for 20 years without killing someone or resorting to police brutality. Why is it only the white officers shooting black people? I'm not saying that it is all of the white officers but why the disparity? There is something seriously wrong with the white man's thinking !!

      December 4, 2014 at 4:07 pm | Reply
  74. daryl

    stop killing our kids

    December 2, 2014 at 2:18 pm | Reply
    • sundara

      Stop your kids from committing crimes and thinking they are justified in doing so.

      December 3, 2014 at 5:36 am | Reply
    • coldassets

      Tell your kids to quit stealing and when an officer of the law tells them to stop, lay down or put your hands up......DO IT IMMEDIATELY!!!

      December 3, 2014 at 7:30 am | Reply
    • viliv

      Stop robbing stores, smoking weed, bullying store clerks, assaulting and attempting to murder police officers. How bout that?

      December 3, 2014 at 8:56 am | Reply
    • Derek

      Start teaching your kids right from wrong.

      December 3, 2014 at 10:38 am | Reply
    • benster

      Then quit raising thugs, Stop the violence.

      December 3, 2014 at 12:33 pm | Reply
    • no

      ok

      December 3, 2014 at 12:45 pm | Reply
    • Mike

      Stop being thugs, robbing stores, rioting, etc. Seems pretty simple if you can be law abiding. Think about it instead of just getting emotional and taking a side because of your race!

      December 3, 2014 at 12:48 pm | Reply
    • Drew

      Stop committing violent crimes and cops won't kill your kids!

      December 3, 2014 at 12:54 pm | Reply
    • Britt

      Perhaps the kids need to be tough not to attack people with guns. Why do I never hear community leaders telling the community to respect authority and each other.

      December 3, 2014 at 1:28 pm | Reply
      • BrianS

        Because they are too busy convincing them that they are victims.

        December 4, 2014 at 3:37 pm | Reply
    • Frank G.

      Maybe the kids should stop killing each other? And stop assaulting store clerks and police officers?

      December 3, 2014 at 1:48 pm | Reply
    • Larry

      Tell your kids to stop the robberies (strong-arm at that)...and then if they do get busted...surrender. But with the thug mentality that seems to rule on some of our streets punks like MB do not believe in the law nor respect it. And if you get into an altercation with law enforcement what do you expect the outcome to be? This was not some little kid shoplifting...this was a 300 lb man whom had just used his brawn to rob a local store...
      If this would have been a black cop shooting a black man not one thing would have been made of it...or even a black cop shooting a white man, nothing would be made of it...
      All of those that think this was unjust... become educated, you take your life in your hands when you commit a crime such as this...do go out ignorant.

      December 3, 2014 at 1:51 pm | Reply
    • fascinatedspectator

      Start teaching your kids to NOT BE thugs and criminals who believe the world owes them something for free! Teach them to respect the laws and citizens of this Nation and to cooperate with authorities whose job it is to uphold the law and safety of LAW-ABIDING citizens! Be part of the solution and stop being part of the problem!
      If Michael Brown had COOPERATED with police, we wouldn't be having this discussion! It is THAT simple!

      December 3, 2014 at 2:02 pm | Reply
      • JustBeingMe

        Wow....all of you all sick individuals. I guess white children are angels? Wow......angels right here on earth !! They don't smoke weed, kill their parents/grandparents, drink, do "X", steal cars, molest children, commit armed bank robberies, serial killings, mass killings or anything else. Theirs is just not brought forward In the media? Wonder why? OH......and they all have mental issues if they do !!!!

        December 4, 2014 at 4:29 pm | Reply
      • sandramac25

        Very well said. I supported the civil rights movement all throughout the '60's and until just recently, thought that the opportunities afforded people of color were justice deserved. It seems those opportunities have been thrown away, by offenders like Michael Brown and Darian Johnson. They played a losing game, and Michael Brown lost, and lost his life. It is time people like MB are taught from early childhood to respect property and proper authority, comply when told to stop breaking the law and to stop when a law enforcement officer tells you to stop and get down on the ground (for your own, and the officer's safety.) Michael Brown, who was raised by his grandparents, was not a "gentle giant", and the fact that NO teacher, pastor, coach, or other adult authority defended him (apparently did not even KNOW HIM) speaks volumes. He did not deserve to die, perhaps, but he gambled with his life and lost. The grand jury certainly heard enough evidence to prove that prosecuting Officer Wilson would neither have changed the truth nor benefitted the community of which they were part. Too many truthful witnesses presented factual evidence to back up Office Wilson's testimony.

        December 6, 2014 at 10:26 am | Reply
  75. Donald Bartakamoose

    Why is the world throwing a fit about a thug who blatantly robbed a store, assaulted the owner, then tried to go after a cop's gun while punching him seated in a car. Makes me sick, there's already factual forensic evidence and 3 African American witnesses who stated that he "charged" at Officer Wilson after the initial encounter at the car. What more do you want? Let it go to trial and waste time and money when the evidence already proves no crime was committed? Do you want them to believe every hoodrat's story and indict officers who put their lives on the line everyday in these crime ridden neighborhoods. I am a black male in my 40s, i've lived in Ferguson from 2004-2010 and let me know tell you something, it's dangerous and crime ridden. Ever been to North St. Louis?

    December 2, 2014 at 2:04 pm | Reply
    • Ken S.

      Well, the funny thing (I use that term loosely) is that everybody is clamoring for cops to wear cameras. Hell, we have Michael Brown on camera robbing a store and nobody cared about that. So, why do they think cameras will do any good on cops? Those same people will just ignore them, too!

      December 2, 2014 at 3:34 pm | Reply
    • Clayton Bigsby

      Funny! Everyone wants to say Darren Wilson was this stand up guy, he's innocent, he did the right thing. Well, I see it totally different and guess what, the UN sees it totally different too! As well as several politicians , along with athletes, and others. But one question I have for you Donald is if it was your father, brother, cousin or even good friend, despite what has been said, what the verdict was, would you let it go? Didn't think so, but I had to ask!

      December 2, 2014 at 5:29 pm | Reply
      • JT

        If my family member was killed in the act of committing a felony, I would not be on TV.

        December 2, 2014 at 6:42 pm | Reply
        • Big D

          Amen!

          December 3, 2014 at 12:15 am | Reply
      • DC Johnny

        Would I let it go? Yeah, I would.

        If I showed you video footage of your son violently abusing a girl, would you "not let it go" if justice found him?

        That's the difference between you and me. And by "you", I mean the mindless members of the black community and the white apologists that go along with them, and by "me", I mean the people intelligent enough to read and comprehend irrefutable testimony when we see it.

        You are the true racist, for seeking vengeance in the form of white blood at any cost. We are the ones who understand that the only injustice here is that a good cop's life has been ruined.

        December 2, 2014 at 10:00 pm | Reply
      • mk

        No one wants their boy killed but if that had of been my son on film robbing and mugging a store keep for cigars I would be ashamed to have my face on the news. These people have no shame!

        December 3, 2014 at 4:02 am | Reply
      • sundara

        Why are you ignoring the fact that he committed a crime? That he tried to resist arrest by assulting the police officer and grabbing his gun? That is the part that really gets me, This was not some random guy he targeted...he was a active suspect in a crime. If he would have went quietly, he would still be alive. If he didn't rob that store, he would still be alive. Is it a shame that someone lost their life? YES. Was it the police officers fault? NO

        December 3, 2014 at 5:34 am | Reply
      • mommeyh

        Clayton, let me ask you a question. If it was your son, brother, father who was the police officer and he is wondering what this agressive guy is going to do if he gets my gun, what do you think you would tell him to do. Don't think you'll answer honesty, but thought I would ask.

        December 3, 2014 at 6:31 am | Reply
      • Incipio

        You aware that the only thing that matters > "is what the courts decide" .. not what everyone .. anyone else says.

        December 3, 2014 at 12:08 pm | Reply
      • Scott

        My son's, father, and other male relatives don't rob stores, disregard police orders, or try to beat up cops, so I don't have to worry about it. How about personal responsibility, listen to the cops and you don't have to worry about being shot. I would like to see how these communities would like it if the cops weren't around. I have heard many comments about black lives not having value in our society. No one cares less about black lives than other blacks. #canyouhandlethetruth

        December 3, 2014 at 2:35 pm | Reply
    • Undergroundknox

      The race of the witnesses is of no consequence, if you're trying to find out what MOST LIKELY happened you take the word of the majority. The majority of all the witnesses, race excluded, testified contradicting Wilsons testimony.

      December 3, 2014 at 7:03 am | Reply
      • BringBackTheFlex

        Yeah, the race of the witnesses don't matter in a case where all the witnesses want the WHITE cop dead.

        December 3, 2014 at 4:07 pm | Reply
      • Oishimitzu

        No, the 'majority' is not necessarily right. You have to weigh the value of each individual testimony. Several "witnesses" who went against Wilson had also claimed that there was no altercation at the police car, or that he was shot in the back. When evidence proved beyond reasonable doubt that there definitely WAS a struggle in the vehicle, he was not shot in the back, and that there was blood 21 feet away from where he ended up (showing that he was advancing back toward the officer) they changed their story. At that point a reasonable person should conclude that particular witness testimony is worthless, because they didn't see what happened and/or were lying. Witnesses who had 0 incentive to lie (because they didn't go to the media for their 15 minutes) backed up Wilson's version of what happened, and their testimony matches the physical evidence. Ask yourself why these witnesses would back up Wilson's testimony and say that he was charging the officer if that didn't actually happen.

        I tried to remain neutral on this case from the beginning. I wanted to see all of the evidence before I made up my mind about what happened. After seeing the evidence, I think it's clear to any non-biased individual what happened. At this point, if you believe the shooting was unjustified I have 2 simple questions for you to ask yourself. 1) When you first heard about this incident, before hearing any evidence; Did you believe this shooting was racially motivated? and 2) What would it really take to convince you otherwise?

        December 4, 2014 at 9:30 am | Reply
  76. Sheepleherder

    Can we just move on now? All of the lies are starting to give my TV a guilty conscience.

    December 2, 2014 at 1:28 pm | Reply
  77. Punch a cop?

    Am I the one who is confused when people say the police officer's face wasnt injured um red enough, or injured enough. When does a fleeing Strong Armed robber cross the line by punching a cop?? What degree of injust is acceptable? Not quite clear on that yet.

    December 2, 2014 at 1:28 pm | Reply
  78. NTX

    Uh.....when did it all of a sudden become "ok" or "acceptable" to disobey a lawful order by a sworn police officer? Follow up question. When did it become "ok" or "acceptable" to fight a sworn police officer? Society has gone to hell in a hand basket.

    December 2, 2014 at 1:09 pm | Reply
    • GetReal

      When did 'Peace Officers' become endowed with the same rights as judges and juries?
      Everyone cries fowl when the leader of the free world protects our entire nation from known terrorists, who are actively plotting massive destruction against us. Yet, it is OK for cops to gun down unarmed kids on our streets?
      Aren't cops supposed to be trained in how to deal with situations, without resorting to lethal force? This whole situation would have been avoided if the officer had simply radioed in, saying something like, "Suspect in sight. Requesting backup."

      December 2, 2014 at 6:09 pm | Reply
      • JT

        Please consider reading the officers account of what happened that day. He did request backup, but Brown came up to the car and assaulted the officer in the face. Then he tried to get the gun from the officer. Brown was a criminal that robbed a store with resulted in the police officer being there in the first place. Irony- Brown summoned his own reaper.

        December 2, 2014 at 6:40 pm | Reply
        • steven

          that is not true...the cop did not receive any message of a robbery ...he was cruising by ...in fact he passed the kids and then backed up and told themj to get out of the street...my opinion is that when he saw that they were black kids he backed up and started to roust them...plain and simple....at the time the cop hafd no idea of a robbery...and to ad to that ...there were no charges of robbery ever made regarding the boys...

          December 3, 2014 at 7:48 am | Reply
          • BringBackTheFlex

            "that is not true…the cop did not receive any message of a robbery …he was cruising by …in fact he passed the kids and then backed up and told themj to get out of the street…my opinion is that when he saw that they were black kids he backed up and started to roust them…plain and simple….at the time the cop hafd no idea of a robbery…and to ad to that …there were no charges of robbery ever made regarding the boys…"

            Wrong. Wilson originally heard about the robbery on the radio and asked if they needed him. He was told no. Then while driving he noticed two guys walking down the middle of the road. It was only after they told him to eff himself that he noticed they matched the description of the robbery suspects.

            December 3, 2014 at 4:09 pm | Reply
      • doug sheppeck

        Actually the cop didn't know the crime had taken place, so the argument that he suspected these guys doesn't wash. Doesn't mean when he asked them to get out of the street they should have just listened and we wouldn't be having this conversation. I think there are a lot of inconsistencies on both sides. When I heard a reporter (can't recall who) mention all cops should wear a camera it seemed to be at least a partial solution. Certainly we would know more of the details in a case like this one. Any cop who refuses to wear it or tampers with it should not be allowed to be a cop. Pretty simple. It's too easy to cops to abuse their power. A camera would at least give back some of that power to the public where it belongs.

        December 2, 2014 at 9:26 pm | Reply
        • BringBackTheFlex

          Actually the cop did know they were suspects when he backed up his car to cut them off.

          December 3, 2014 at 3:59 pm | Reply
      • fascinatedspectator

        Police ARE INDEED "trained" to effectively apprehend suspects with as little force as possible. Police are NOT "trained" to watch criminal suspects walk by unquestioned and wait until some future opportunity when he can amass some kind of S.W.A.T. team just to interrogate and apprehend a robbery suspect! The violence that resulted in Michael Brown's death was initiated AND perpetrated by Michael himself! Officer Wilson performed his job exactly as he was trained! Anything less would have been a dereliction of duty! Anyone who willingly and purposely strikes a police officer is in danger of losing his life and rightfully so!

        December 3, 2014 at 2:17 pm | Reply
    • benster

      Welcome to the New America that the current administration talks about. When you have a president that incites riots by condemming a man before seeing the evidence you see the change he promised. This current adminstrations purpose is to cause civil unrest, to separate us . Once accomplished they can step in with marshall law and impose their "Change" on us. Remember United we stand, divided we fall. This is what they need to finish off their agenda for the US of A.

      December 3, 2014 at 12:42 pm | Reply
      • mariawhite1066

        You, sir, are a lunatic.

        December 3, 2014 at 6:36 pm | Reply
  79. Ulugbek

    Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown in the rush of the moment. Police are using deadly force more a more consistently. If it continues like this, it will only get worst. Darren Wilson will live in fear for his life, and God will punish him.

    December 2, 2014 at 12:12 pm | Reply
    • e11even4fter

      He won't be punished by God for protecting himself.

      December 2, 2014 at 2:28 pm | Reply
    • Jim

      God will punish him? It sounds like you have determined that the Officer was not in danger, therefore his acting in self-defense was not justified. Did Officer Wilson kill Michael Brown? Yes, he did. Did Officer Wilson murder Michael Brown? I'd suggest the evidence proves otherwise. Neither you, nor I, are in a position to decide anything whatever about the spiritual state of either man. God's mercy and God's wrath go far beyond our finite minds.

      December 2, 2014 at 3:05 pm | Reply
    • buz

      get a clue!
      not an upstanding citizen, a damn thug! and the staepdad should go to jail. when a cop tells you get up on sidewalk you listen...you dont go for his gun.... obey they law and you will stay out of trouble. im 51 and its worked all my life
      reality?... its a bunch of animals with no respect no jobs and a guy in white house enabling them. every looter should go to jail. this guy is nothing more than a flippin dirtball and a liar!

      December 3, 2014 at 3:28 pm | Reply
      • mariawhite1066

        How exactly has our President (yes OUR President, twice elected by a majority of the people, which is a lot more than you can say for that disaster Bush) enabled Michael Brown? Quote me one sentence in which he has pre-judged this situation. I know it is part of Republican gospel that he is personally responsible for every thing unfortunate that happens, but some common sense is required here.

        December 3, 2014 at 6:46 pm | Reply
    • Sam

      God is already punishing Michael Brown. Good.

      December 3, 2014 at 5:13 pm | Reply
  80. Mike

    People of all color and race just need to keep their butts out of trouble. Whats a cop to do wait until he is shot at before he can protect himself. Cops stop people who look like they are up to no good, and they usually are.

    December 2, 2014 at 11:00 am | Reply
    • daryl

      He had no weapon come on man

      December 2, 2014 at 2:22 pm | Reply
      • JOHN

        A CHARGING 300LB MAN THAT WAS BIG ENOUGH AND STRONG ENOUGH TO RIP YOU APART IS IN HIMSELF THE WEAPON. IF YOU CAN NOT GRASP THAT, THEN THERE IS NOTHING LEFT TO TALK ABOUT. HERE. I MIGHT AS WELL BE TALKING TO A STUMP.

        December 3, 2014 at 1:31 am | Reply
      • Drew

        don't commit the crime and you won't be put in that situation

        December 3, 2014 at 12:57 pm | Reply
      • Reality_Check

        Daryl, he didn't have a gun, but he was fighting with the officer to get one. Dude, get a clue. Stop defending this thug.

        December 3, 2014 at 1:48 pm | Reply
      • fascinatedspectator

        Not True! Michael had 300 lbs of bone breaking mass and was attempting to "take out" a policeman that he considered too wimpy to apprehend him (based on Michael's own words). THAT was a FELONY CRIME and a FATAL case of miscalculation!
        A 300 lb mass of arms and fists can kill a man in a split second. Darren was FORCED into drastic action by Michael himself!
        Do NOT hit nor threaten police and they won't shoot you dead! It is THAT simple! DUH!

        December 3, 2014 at 2:26 pm | Reply
  81. jordan_sparkles

    Brown was in the wrong. Okay? He committed a crime, and assaulted a police officer. Wilson told him to back off, but he did't listen. Law-enforcement officers are trained to protect themselves; they are taught to do whatever they must in order to go home to their families. This isn't a racial issue, nor an issue at all – it shouldn't be. Wilson did his job, and yes, it ended in tragedy, but he followed his training when Michael Brown DIDN'T follow the law.

    December 2, 2014 at 10:36 am | Reply
  82. guest

    It was bad police work, by every definition. He approached them once (for basically no real reason), then decided to detain at least one of them, and puts himself in a position where he cant even get out of the poolice car before being in a confrontation. It was the epitomy of hot shot cop move, he was going to slide up and handle the situation.

    He gave no thought for his own safety, no respect to the people he was seeking to detain, paid no heed to the fact he felt he needed to detain them for strong arm robbery, and thrust himself into a situation (for no real reason) that he felt required to shoot to kill (even after injury the suspect with previous gun fire). He wasnt saving anybody when he dove into this situation. Procedures are established for a reason, to keep both himself and the public safe. He disregarded how to approach a suspect and elevated his own safety over that of the public.

    For these reasons alone (though there are many more) Wilson should have been charged with excessive use of force and negligent homicide.

    December 1, 2014 at 3:40 pm | Reply
    • 25 year cop

      You clearly have no idea what you are talking about. You say Officer Wilson thrust himself in the situation for no reason. What are you talking about. That is his job is to keep the peace and sometimes that means arresting criminals. Sometimes that means taking action so the felony robbery suspect gets arrested. Make no mistake Brown was not charging (several witnesses from Grand Jury Testimony) back at the officer to discuss politics or sit down for a cup of coffee, Brown had been shot once. He tried to flee. Officer Wilson would not and should not just say of well he got away. Doesn't work that way. Officer Wilson attempted to make an arrest. Brown charged at him to do one thing KILL THE COP. Officer Wilson did the only thing he could and that was to stop the threat. Most effective way is shoot center mass. He tried that the threat kept coming charging,,,,one last head shot stopped the threat. Officer Wilson should be commended. He survived a violent attack from a violent felon and he was doing his job. Brown was being a criminal and he paid for it with his life. I feel bad that Browns family had to suffer the loss of a loved one. However had Officer Wilson acted with haste or hesitation, the funeral would have been his. And no one outside of Missouri would have ever know that name of Officer Wilson. He would have been just another dead cop to most of the people that are incensed now.

      December 3, 2014 at 1:02 am | Reply
    • Jeff

      At 6'4 290 lbs Browns body was a lethal weapon. Cops just don't let criminals or suspects just walk away. Wilson had every right to question the men. Ever seen an innocent person turn violent so easily or try to escape questioning? Also, it is frustrating to see people use the term "Deadly Force" or "Shoot to kill". I believe Wilson's intent was to "Stop" Brown before he could make another attempt at harming Wilson or worse getting control of Wilson's weapon and using it on him.

      December 3, 2014 at 9:54 am | Reply
    • White Male

      First of all, I appreciate that you are trying to present an argument using facts rather than shouting "RACIST," but you need to get your facts from a non-biased source. Wherever you read these "facts" they are taking stories that were unconfirmed and/or disproved. The only reason this case has any controversy around it is because a black man is dead and the white man involved is not. There is no factual argument that sides with Micheal Brown's case which is why the decision was easy enough to make that Officer Wilson did not even have to go to trial. IF MICHEAL BROWN WAS WHITE OR OFFICER WILSON WAS BLACK, THERE WOULD BE NO PROTESTING, NO RIOTS, AND NO MEDIA COVERAGE BECAUSE IN THAT CASE IT IS A POLICE OFFICER DEFENDING HIMSELF FROM AN ATTACKING INDIVIDUAL. IF BLACK PEOPLE ARE PRESENTED A SITUATION INVOLVING A BLACK PERSON WHO WAS HARMED BY A NON BLACK THEY WILL POINT THERE FINGERS TO RACISM NO MATTER HOW WRONG THEY ARE. I put that in caps so people scrolling will stop to read it, don't take it as a different tone. Here are the real facts below, I hope you realize the truth before making any more uneducated comments, and if you do realize this is true, thank you for reading and please share with your friends.

      He approached them because he got a radio call that a store down the block from his location was just robber by a man that matched Micheal Browns's description. He did not get out of the car because he did not know if the individuals were armed or not and getting out would put his safety at risk. He gave an authorized order that all citizens of the United States are required by law to obey if given to them and instead Micheal Brown charged the officer as he was getting out of his car. After ASSAULTING A POLICE OFFICER (federal crime) the injured officer pulled his gun and fired on his attacker. Also, if an active police officer draws his gun it is only to kill. That is how they are trained and that is what occurred.

      December 3, 2014 at 11:55 am | Reply
    • Larry

      Try actually reading the info first before you make ignorant comments. The cop was responding to a call about a robbery...a description was issued...Officer Wilson made contact with the subject, the subject initialed the physical confrontation by shoving the door shut on the cruiser, striking officer Wilson in the face twice while trying to get the officers gun...this equals one dead street thug. Had MB had some respect for the law he would be alive today.

      December 3, 2014 at 2:05 pm | Reply
    • Ron T.

      For no reason??? MB had just committed robbery. Since when is robbery NO REASON to stop a suspect? What town do YOU live in? Can I come rob your house so I can NOT get stopped by police about it. You are EVERYTHING that's wrong with this country. SMH

      December 3, 2014 at 3:47 pm | Reply
      • guest

        The initial conatct was for walking in the street. Not for armed robbery. His second contact is where he pulled the police car across double yellow lines and into arms reach of brown (who he is going to try to detain for strong arming people).

        There was no reason in this world he would approach an armed robbery suspect like that. Why are cops giving themselves less than a fraction of a second to respond with deadly force? It is bad policing and needs to stop. In know way was Darren Wilson in a position to accurately assess his danger because of bad decision making before the confrontation.

        We can not allow our police to make bad decisions and shoot their way out of it. His actions were criminally negligent and led to very lopsided response to the threat he faced from an unarmed man.

        December 4, 2014 at 11:57 am | Reply
  83. Wallster

    I don't what happened that day between Michael Brown and Officer Wilson but I saw Michael Brown's lifeless body lying in the street (uncovered) for at least an hour after he was killed (on a youtube video). That in itself tells me that they didn't have any respect for him after he was shot dead.

    December 1, 2014 at 2:49 pm | Reply
  84. jon wilson

    Should have tazed him and called for back up. Put him in cuffs and had a trial. The whole crime scene was botched, Almost no forensic testing was done on scene. Everybody just said "Well that's it case closed" had 30 days to provide a statement to a grand jury. A Grand jury? Really?

    November 29, 2014 at 11:08 am | Reply
    • J A M

      How do you know this? Are you part of the police force and witnessed it for yourself?

      December 1, 2014 at 7:11 pm | Reply
    • laura

      I believe Officer Wilson was not carrying a taser. In fact many law enforcement agencies have reduced the numbered carried because people claimed they were being over used in apprehending individuals. I agree this device could (on most individuals) the best solution to the situation .

      December 2, 2014 at 10:09 am | Reply
    • Clint

      He wasn't carrying a taser. There were not enough to go around and it was optional. Wilson was carrying mace as his nonlethal deterrent. Pretty sure that the situation had progressed far pass non-lethal means just from what happened in the vehicle. I have not read all the eye witness statements though, so I can't say that the fatal shot was necessary. Although from the forensic evidence it does look like Wilson tried to aim for wounding at first. He fired twelve total, two were in SUV cruiser. Out of the remaining ten, there were seven bullet injuries. One of which was in cruiser and another was possible double(one bullet two wounds). So ten bullets, five(six?) wounds and this guy isn't a rookie, so he has some familiarity with his weapon. Just saying that from what what Wilson has stated and the witnesses that back him up, that it seems he gave this young man ample opportunities to avoid use of lethal. As to a backup, they arrived what mere seconds after delivering the fatal shot? The other thing I would say is that there was NO racial component to this instance. That doesn't mean that racial problems between police and public are not out there, just not in this case.

      December 2, 2014 at 11:16 am | Reply
      • D Ross

        Yes, there could not have been enough tazers to go around for the officers. But, the police department had access to tanks and military equipment. Also, Officer Wilsons testimony in the grand jury transcripts, led my interpretation to be, the selection of what an officer carries and what option an officer uses for apprehension of a suspect is optional. Officer Wilson testified various dislikes for the positioning of tazer on his belt, the use of the collapsible baton, and mace. The only thing he appeared to prefer was his gun. Also, did you notice when the question arose regarding if there were any other complaints in the officers file...this was the response given..."there was a complaint made against him and two other officers describing that was ultimately found to be unfounded, to describe Officer Wilson and two others attacks, an African American male who was just walking down the street in the city and used racial slurs towards him, beat him up so badly that he had bleeding on the brain", I find it odd the officer was able to deny he had ever been investigated and all I hear in the media is he had a perfect record. Did the internal investigation found him not guilty, allow the officer to say to the prosecutors he had never been investigated? We discussed the past transgressions of Dorian Johnson...why not this?

        December 2, 2014 at 4:02 pm | Reply
  85. Franco Tirado

    BTW not other wealthy nation in the world have cops going around abusing, shooting and killing innocent civilians or civilians who had committed minor crimes. ONLY in the USA! Most of the time when you call a cop in the USA be ready to have someone that you love dead.

    November 28, 2014 at 10:42 pm | Reply
    • gRat

      Have you ever seen the rest of the world? Someone lives in a box....

      December 1, 2014 at 3:19 pm | Reply
    • kelly sanchez

      you are free to move...

      December 2, 2014 at 1:27 pm | Reply
    • Sam

      Franco unfortunately your statement speaks of your ignorance ! I am from South Africa go live there where crime murder, rape armed robbery, car jacking, the list goes on and on is due to corrupt lack of policing. Be thankful for the fantastic country you live in the safety and freedom you enjoy everyday. Simple solution obey law enforcement and nothing will happen to you if you are innocent that is.

      December 2, 2014 at 4:27 pm | Reply
      • DSL

        Amen Sam .... The one lesson all young men have to deal with is being productive and respect authority ... This is a race issue – this is a generation issue ...

        December 2, 2014 at 10:17 pm | Reply
      • j. lane

        Well said Sam...and welcome to America.

        December 4, 2014 at 3:36 pm | Reply
    • bob foru

      ONLY in the USA! Most of the time when you call a cop in the USA be ready to have someone that you love dead.
      Are you smoking the same stuff as the BIg child was? I have called the cops on things I saw and NOBODY was shot. WHY? Because if you don't act like a thug the police will treat you with respect, act like a thug and guess how you will be treated?

      December 3, 2014 at 11:48 am | Reply
    • gman8336

      Franco is correct. Do the research yourself. The US incarcerates more of it's citizens than any other country in the world, even more than any civilization in history as far as we can tell. The horribly sad part is half of the people in prison are Black. Blacks only makeup 12% of the population. If you look at arrests, let's take drug arrests for example. According to FBI and Police stats I've seen, Blacks represent 13% of the drug users in the US but account for 35% of the arrests, 55% of the convictions, and 75% of the incarcerations. There are a hell of a lot more Whites out there using drugs but Police don't accost them, pull them over, or arrest them at anywhere close to the same rate. This type of racial targeting is an evil crime. In S. California on KFWB news radio I heard about a 4 year study for the entire LA Count for people arrested for cocaine possession. 88% of the Whites walked while 90% of the Black were incarcerated. People need to wake up and understand what is going on around them. Genocide is not exactly the term but perhaps social genocide is closer to what is happening to Blacks and Hispanics as well in the US.

      December 3, 2014 at 1:05 pm | Reply
      • C Blair

        Finally, someone that knows what they are talking about because all of these statistics are true.

        December 3, 2014 at 7:59 pm | Reply
  86. yuhmad

    What Michael Brown did was wrong but at no point should a policmen put 6 bullets into a human being who was unarmed. This officer knew that Brown was unarmed. But as usual, policemen does alot of covering up to make their faces look clean. Garner was choked to death, if his friend was not with him to record the transaction, the police officer would have said Garner was grabbing for his gun. Diaulo got shot multiple times in the Bronx then come to realized it was a bullet. The haitian guy in Brooklyn had a broom stick pick in his butt at the police station. And this list goes on how many black men has gotten killed and the policemen make ridiculous, corrupted, behind scenes that put the blame on these black guys.

    November 28, 2014 at 9:37 pm | Reply
    • innacurate

      Doesn't matter that he wasn't armed. At all. You would know that it doesn't matter if you'd actually ever responded to a call yourself. If you believe that you are in imminent danger, you are authorized to use deadly force. If someone is wrestling with you and/or attempting to get your weapon from you, then you have a right to shoot him. Every time.

      December 2, 2014 at 12:44 pm | Reply
    • e11even4fter

      Really??? So let me get this straight... Let's say YOU have a gun and a 6'5", 285-pound man is charging you. (Yes, the autopsy record says he was this size). What do you do? If he reaches you, you are surely dead. He will easily overpower you and take your gun. And if you fire bullets at him and he keeps coming at you, you have to keep shooting. This is exactly what happened per Darren Wilson's testimony as well as that of several witnesses.

      December 2, 2014 at 2:22 pm | Reply
    • j. lane

      Panic and logic part ways as soon as they should meet.

      December 4, 2014 at 4:01 pm | Reply
  87. gahh

    He told police Michael Brown was shot in the back, Brown had no shots in the back.

    November 28, 2014 at 6:31 pm | Reply
  88. bobbaft

    He's hurt by the "injustice" of lack of indictment....but then if he was indicted and found not guilty, they'd be hurt too.

    What about the store owner that got shoved and robbed? Were they worried about hurting him?

    November 28, 2014 at 12:51 pm | Reply
  89. Al

    Why is he not in jail? He robbed a store, and while committing this felony, his accomplice assaulted a police officer, causing a death (his own). This is felony murder, as defined by Missouri laws.

    November 28, 2014 at 11:25 am | Reply
    • JED

      I'm afraid stealing a pack of smokes isn't something you get jail time for. Otherwise the jails would be more over-crowded than they are now.

      December 3, 2014 at 3:37 pm | Reply
  90. fumes

    Why didn't the cop just drive off? And avoid a confrontation? It was a trap.

    November 27, 2014 at 8:39 am | Reply
    • Flamespeak

      Why didn't the police officer drive away from an assailaint who fit the description of a robbery suspect? GEE, I WONDER WHY?

      November 28, 2014 at 4:26 pm | Reply
      • not-an-apologist

        Because we don't pay policemen to "drive away." If your front door is being kicked in, do you want the cops to "drive away" because it might be dangerous? Idiot.

        December 3, 2014 at 9:12 am | Reply
    • refuse2fail

      come on man! why have cops at all then...? mb wasn't shot because he robbed a store, he was shot because he attacked an officer

      December 2, 2014 at 1:25 pm | Reply
    • JED

      Wilson answered this he said, "I was doing my job."

      December 3, 2014 at 3:38 pm | Reply
    • Sam

      Because it's the job of the police to protect the rest of us from dangerous felons like Michael Brown. Didn't you see what he did to the store clerk? Who else would he have hurt (or killed) if Officer Wilson had just driven off?

      December 3, 2014 at 5:11 pm | Reply
  91. jkflipflop

    This kid is a straight-up liar. He says the cop pulled up and grabbed Brown by the neck and pulled him into the window of the cruiser. How can an officer seated in a car reach up to grab 6'3" Brown by the neck? It's not possible.

    November 27, 2014 at 7:56 am | Reply
    • Franco Tirado

      And the cop is a bigger liar. He said that he was attacked. I thought his face would be all mangled but when you look at the photos his cheek looks a bit rosy and nothing else. Heck my face gets worse than that when I lay out on the sun. What he should had done, if he felt scared, was to take off and call for back up.

      November 28, 2014 at 10:40 pm | Reply
      • joseph

        LOL ghetto logic. Cop should go away and let them escape so they dont be getting arrested? Heres a clue kid, your thought process is flawed. You have come to the incorrect conclusion on this subject. Try again.

        November 30, 2014 at 1:05 pm | Reply
      • David Torino

        My cheekbones are tougher than most and when I have been punched I have gotten "rosy" cheeks too
        I guess the man was a tough cop, but he is a big enough guy to take a shot to the face. At 210 pounds, he may have feared for the big guy coming at him, but I would have said in the car, lock it down and wait for back up. The whole story just st inks on both sides. A kid is dead, a cop's career is over and a family is in pain. I don't have answers, but there has to be a better way.

        December 2, 2014 at 1:29 pm | Reply
        • JT

          You do not know that the Cop lied. There were witnesses there that collaborated the Cop's story and a Grand Jury that did not indict. You are speculating. Does the truth matter to you?

          December 2, 2014 at 2:58 pm | Reply
          • chuckky

            Why is it that people think cops don't lie, they are not GODS, even though they think they are,cops are the most racist people on the planet and thats why most become cops.

            December 3, 2014 at 4:00 pm | Reply
        • DC Johnny

          You would have stayed in the car? Do you understand what it means to be a police officer?

          A violent felon who just assaulted a cop and reached for his weapon is fleeing, and you have the gall to ask why the cop didn't flee himself?

          I love that position. It really proves the ignorance of the person asking the question. Beyond any shadow of a doubt.

          "Why didn't the cop stay in his car... while the dangerous perp potentially escapes?"

          Good one.

          December 2, 2014 at 10:05 pm | Reply
          • rlk

            These has to be some of the most ignorant post I have seen on a long tome. It doesn't yah twelve shots o bring a man dawn... nut u can't question GOD.... fact is there are too many trigger happy in uniform, now they would feel bad of blacks declared en season on them and stRted picking them odd one by one

            December 4, 2014 at 5:37 am | Reply
        • Deserttrek

          don't know much about police work or violence .. only a true non thinker would say wait for backup. a thug attacks a cop and tried to take the sidearm and you let them walk? the officer did the right thing .. one less inmate down the road

          December 4, 2014 at 6:59 pm | Reply
      • Philosophy Geek

        Bruising does not appear immediately. It takes time for discoloration to appear. The swelling appears to be consistent with a striking injury. I had an orbital (eye socket) blowout from a punch and it took abut two days before the discoloration appeared.

        That said, does it matter how visible the officer's injuries are? If the officer has to make a decision between his/her life and someone that clearly doesn't respect authority? Why would they have to sacrifice their own life? I personally know several officers (and bystanders) that have lost their life from unarmed suspects who wrestled the officer' weapon away from them. Less lethal options don't always work, and by the time you find out if it does or not- its too late.

        December 4, 2014 at 11:33 pm | Reply
    • jim

      Maybe he was trying to give him a nuggie.

      December 3, 2014 at 6:03 pm | Reply
  92. lauradet

    Well, if you are so hurt it's time to be very vocal about the injustice by making sure the TRUTH is heard. Do not hide in the shadows come out full force with what you saw and let the world know.

    November 27, 2014 at 7:31 am | Reply

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