What More Will It Take to Arrest Darren Wilson? | The Nation

“Hands up, don’t shoot!” has been the cry of the thousands who took to the streets seeking justice for Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old who was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri, by Officer Darren Wilson on August 9. According to multiple witnesses, Brown had his hands in the air—a gesture generally understood to signal surrender—when Wilson shot him to death. The police have a different story: they say Brown was the aggressor, having reached for Wilson’s gun while the officer was still in his vehicle, and later charging toward Wilson. This version of the story, frankly, sounds ridiculous. And now there’s more reason that ever to doubt the police’s explanation. CNN has reported on two witnesses that had not previously given statements to journalists: [Read more]

 

‘His hands were up!’ New footage shows Ferguson witnesses reacting to teen’s death (VIDEO) | RT

New footage of the moments just after Ferguson, Missouri teenager Michael Brown was killed by a local police officer indicates that a witness on the scene said the unarmed 18-year-old’s hands were raised while he was fatally shot.

The video, released by CNN, shows several witnesses gathering in the vicinity of Brown’s slaying, attention focused on the spot where Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed the unarmed teenager early last month, the network reported. [Read more]

 

West Virginia cop caught threatening woman filming rough arrest of terminally ill man | The Raw Story

Police in West Virginia were caught on video violently arresting a terminally ill man they believed to be drunkenly abusing his children, the Daily Dot reported.

The video shows officers pinning 39-year-old Jeffery Bane to the ground. According to the Morgantown Dominion Post, police in Westover believed Bane was “under the influence of narcotics” when they approached him and his two children on Sept. 6.

“The children appeared to be overheated,” a police complaint stated. “When asked about provisions that he had with him for the children, Bane struck the stroller violently with his hand, pushing it forward abruptly while his infant son was still seated inside.” [Read more]

 

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