But the article states the FBI investigation has evidence that Michael Brown reached into the car to fight Wilson. Would Wilson really be a racist coward if someone if someone reached for his gun?
Wilson’s claim is that he feared for his life.
Did he fear for his life when he told Dorian Johnson and Mike Brown to “get the fuck on the sidewalk”?
Did he fear for his life when he reversed his car to confront them again?
Did he fear for his life when he allegedly grabbed Mike Brown by the neck?
Did he fear for his life when unarmed Mike Brown was running away?
Did he fear for his life when unarmed Mike Brown was 100 ft. away from his car, surrendering with his hands up?
The whole “Mike Brown reached into the car to fight Darren Wilson/tried to take his gun (which would have had to been out already for Mike to try and take it), failed, ran away, changed his mind, turned around and charged at Wilson after already being shot about 4 times” story doesn’t make any sense.
Remember, Darren Wilson shot and killed Mike Brown only about 2 1/2 minutes after initially approaching him. If Mike Brown did attack Darren Wilson, why didn’t Wilson write an incident report? Why didn’t he share his side of the story 70 days ago? Why would the PD go out of their way to lie about the distance Mike Brown ran from the car? Why isn’t Mike Brown alive today so he can tell his side of the story? Darren Wilson made sure Mike Brown would never get to tell his side of the story.
“We never say that all men deserve to feel beautiful. We never say that each man is beautiful in his own way. We don’t have huge campaigns aimed at young boys trying to convince them that they’re attractive, probably because we very rarely correlate a man’s worth with his appearance. The problem is that a woman’s value in this world is still very much attached to her appearance, and telling her that she should or deserves to feel beautiful does more to promote that than negate it. Telling women that they “deserve” to feel pretty plays right in to the idea that prettiness should be important to them. And having books and movies aimed at young women where every female protagonist turns out to be beautiful (whereas many of the antagonists are described in much less flattering terms) reinforces the message that beauty has some kind of morality attached to it, and that all heroines are somehow pretty.”—You Don’t Have To Be Pretty – On YA Fiction And Beauty As A Priority | The Belle Jar (via brutereason)
“Writers often have the cleanest windows, floors, fridges and toilets, the most up-to-date filing system or the best record for returning calls or e-mails because, in the moment, just about any task seems more palatable than sitting down to write.”—Mark David Gerson (via writersrelief)
A woman called 911 for an ambulance because she was worried that her 43-year-old fiance Jack Lamar Roberson was having complications with his diabetes. Instead, a police car showed up, and the officers walked inside and shot him four times. Roberson was unarmed and had his hands in the air when he was shot. His whole family - including his 8-year-old daughter - saw it happen.
Last year, the same county police force was responsible for the shooting of a 26-year-old unarmed black man. All officers are on administrative leave pending an investigation.
WHAT THE FUCK. This shit is fucking terrifying!
not even surprised anymore. the cops are killing who they want.