Dr. Michael Baden: “No Evidence of a Struggle’ on Michael Brown’s Body

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Dr. Michael Baden: “No Evidence of a Struggle’ on Michael Brown’s Body

Famed pathologist Dr. Michael Baden said there was “no evidence of a struggle” on Michael Brown’s body. He conducted a private autopsy on the family’s behalf.  He said six bullets fired by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson struck the teen.

Dr. Baden also said the unarmed teen could have survived all of the bullet wounds except the “one to the top of the head.”

This comes as family attorney Daryl Parks says there is enough evidence for Darren Wilson to be charged in the teen’s death.

Separately, Buzzfeed reports that the White House had no knowledge that the National Guard was being deployed to Ferguson.

Autopsy: Michael Brown Was Shot 6 Times by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson

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Report: Michae Brown Was Shot 6 Times by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson

BREAKING NEWS: The New York Times is reporting that Michael Brown was shot six times, twice in the head and four times in the right arm and torso — NOT AT CLOSE RANGE. He also appears to have a shot to the open palm by his thumb. An indepedent autopsy was performed by Dr. Michael Baden on the family’s behalf. One bullet entered the top of the skull. No bullets were fired into his back. That contradicts what Brown’s friend, Dorian Johnson, said.

One of the bullets entered the top of Mr. Brown’s skull, suggesting his head was bent forward when it struck him and caused a fatal injury, according to Dr. Michael M. Baden, the former chief medical examiner for the City of New York, who flew to Missouri on Sunday at the family’s request to conduct the separate autopsy. It was likely the last of bullets to hit him, he said.

Mr. Brown, 18, was also shot four times in the right arm, he said, adding that all the bullets were fired into his front.

The bullets did not appear to have been shot from very close range because no gunpowder was present on his body. However, that determination could change if it turns out that there is gunshot residue on Mr. Brown’s clothing, to which Dr. Baden did not have access. Source: NY Times

Michael Brown’s autopsy preliminary findings:

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Michael Brown was shot 6 times by Officer Darren Wilson, NONE in the back (Source: NY Times via Twitter)

This comes as there are reports that shots were fired at police by protesters in Ferguson. Projectiles were also thrown at police. This is spiraling out of control.

Gov. Jay Nixon Declares State of Emergency, Curfew Amid New Ferguson Riots After Video Released

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Gov. Jay Nixon Declares State of Emergency, Curfew Amid Ferguson Riots

FERGUSON CURFEW:  Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declares a state of emergency and a curfew amid new Ferguson riots following the release of video by Police Chief Tom Jackson, showing unarmed black teen Michael Brown allegedly engaged in robbery incident at convenience store. He was shot 10 minutes later. The curfew runs from 12 midnight to 5 a.m. CDT.

#Ferguson official says they want to “clear streets” so they can get to people if they get sick in middle of night. There were cases in which the police was unable to get to people in need of help last night due to the looting.

Why is it that the onus is on the residents to control their anger via curfews, but the police officer in question is protected.

This latest round of rioting and looting could have been avoided had Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson heeded the Department of Justice’s request not to release the video. But Jackson sought to frame the cop’s excessive use of force by tearing down the victim.

Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson ID’d as Michael Brown’s Shooter

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Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson  ID’d as Michael Brown’s Shooter

Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson identified as unarmed black teen Michael Brown’s shooter.  Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson said there was a robbery at the QuikTrip that was caught on videotape. It is not clear if Michael Brown was involved in the robbery. He said there was an altercation between the cop and the teen, resulting in injury to the Officer Darren Wilson.

Fox News is reporting that Michael Brown was a robbery suspect. Then, what about his friend Dorian Johnson? Where is the footage from QuikTrip? They dragged Trayvon Martin through the mud and they are about to do the same thing with Michael Brown.

Officer Darren Wilson encountered Michael Brown at 12:01, second officer arrives at 12:04 pm, and then the unarmed teen is dead. Dorian Johnson was also named as a suspect in the robbery.

Here’s footage of the QuikTrip robbery:

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Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson ID’d as Michael Brown’s Shooter

Report: St. Louis County Police to Be Taken Off Duty Amid Ferguson Protests

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Report: St. Louis County Police to Be Taken Off Duty Amid Ferguson Protests


BREAKING: Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, who will announce St. Louis County police taken off duty but he has not specified who will take over policing. There is overwhelming evidence of misconduct. Two journalists were assaulted and arrested. Many tear-gassed and hit with rubber bullets.

News 4′s Russell Kinsaul reports US Senator Claire McCaskill made those remarks just moments ago. During a statement Thursday, Nixon said he is prepared to make “operational shifts” in Ferguson. News 4 saw a Missouri Highway Patrol mobile command center setting up in Ferguson, near the St. Louis County command post. Source: KMOV

President Obama has asked the Department of Justice and the FBI to investigate the murder of Michael Brown. He said the police should not be “bullying and arresting’ reporters, as we saw last night when Ryan Reilly, with Huffington Post, and Wesley Lowery, with the Washington Post, were arrested, while doing their jobs.

Anonymous Outs Ferguson Officer Involved in Michael Brown Shooting; Identity Challenged

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Anonymous Outs Ferguson Officer in Michael Brown Shooting

Anonymous hackers have outed the name of the alleged Ferguson officer in Michael Brown shooting. This comes after five days of asking the police to release the officer’s name. The St. Louis County Police Department said that’s not the name of the officer involved. Um, then why continue to protect him? The public has a right to know.

Anonymous is threatening to release more damaging information about the officer as well if the Ferguson Police Department doesn’t respond.

Tiffany Mitchell, Another Witness to Michael Brown Shooting, Comes Forward

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Tiffany Mitchell, Another Witness to Michael Brown Shooting, Comes Forward

A second witness to Michael Brown’s fatal shooting by a Ferguson police officer has come forward and she corroborates Dorian Johnson’s version of events. In other words, it is becoming more and more apparent that the cop was the aggressor and he lied.  Tiffany Mitchell, 27, even shot for cellphone video footage of the crime scene.

Mitchell said she did not see what led up to the shooting, but did see the tussle between the cop and Michael Brown, with the teen pulling away from the officer on the outside of the vehicle, as Dorian Johnson said. She also said she saw the first gunshot that hit the teen coming from the window, not with the teen inside the vehicle as Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson claimed.

Here’s more from KSDK:

“As I was coming around, I heard the tires squeaking on the truck, and as I get closer, I see them tussling through the window. The kid was pulling off and the cop was pulling in,” Mitchell said.

Mitchell told News 4 she saw a door close on a police car. An officer was inside and Brown, Jr. was on the outside. She said the two were arm wrestling through the car window. Mitchell said she then tried to pull out her phone to record. Shots then rang out.

“It just didn’t look right for them to be arm wrestling,” Mitchell said. “The first gun shot came from the window, so I just started getting out of the way.”

According to Mitchell, Brown, Jr, began to run away after the first shot was fired.

“After the shot, the kid just breaks away. The cop follows him, kept shooting, the kid’s body jerked as if he was hit. After his body jerked he turns around, puts his hands up, and the cop continues to walk up on him and continues to shoot until he goes all the way down,” Mitchell said.

It should be noted that Michael Brown doesn’t have a criminal history record, just like Trayvon Martin, when he was gunned down by a wannabe cop, George Zimmerman. The case will be presented to a grand jury to determine if charges will be filed against the cop. It is now five days since Michael Brown was executed and we don’t know the name of the officer nor how many bullets riddled the teen’s body. It seems as though the Ferguson Police Department and the St. Louis County Police Department are treating the officer as a victim and Brown as a criminal.

[Photo Credit: KSDK Video Screengrab]

Release of Cop’s Name in Michael Brown Shooting Delayed Due to Death Threats

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Release of Cop’s Name in Michael Brown Shooting Delayed Due to Death Threats

MICHAEL BROWN SHOOTING:  Timothy Zoll, the spokesman for the Ferguson Police Department, told KDSK the name of the officer who fatally shot unarmed black teen Michael Brown won’t be released today due to death threats against another officer on social media.

Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson said on Monday he would release the name by noon on Tuesday. He reportedly changed course after threats were also called into tthe Ferguson Police Department and City Hall.

This comes as witnesses to the shooting, including Brown’s friend Dorian Johnson, said the teen’s hands were raised to surrender but the officer continued to shoot him.

Zoll said there is no timetable for the release of the officer’s name and that it was up to the police chief and the city leadership. Um, well, the unrest will continue….Sounds like they may have something to hide.

This latest development comes as police used tear gas to disperse protesters in Ferguson last night. The situation will only get worse unless the officer is arrested. Where is the police report and the autopsy results? What is the Ferguson Police Department and the St. Louis County police hiding?

Michael Brown family attorney Benjamin Crump said the delay in releasing the officer’s name is “unfortunate because people want transparency.”

Business owner, Tim Norman (Sweetie Pies) tweeted this about the unrest and shooting:

Zambia Bans Travel To and From Countries Affected by Ebola Virus

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Zambia Bans Travel To and From Countries Affected by Ebola Virus (Map credit: Ezilon)

Zambia becomes the first southern African country to ban travel to and from countries affected by the outbreak of the Ebola virus. It is also banning Zambians from travelling to these countries.

“All delegates from any of the countries affected by Ebola virus disease are restricted from entering Zambia until further notice,” the Health Ministry said in a statement posted on its website on Saturday.

The statement, which was dated Aug. 8, also said that any Zambians arriving from those countries would be “thoroughly screened and quarantined”, adding that no further travel by Zambians to such countries would be allowed. Source: Reuters

 

US Launches Air Strikes on Islamic State Artillery Used Against Kurds in Erbil

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US Launches Air Strikes on ISIL Artillery Used Against Kurds in Erbil (Pictured Lloyd Austin) [DoD photo by Cherie Cullen. (Released)]

Pentagon: US military aircraft conduct strike on Islamic State artillery ‘used against Kurdish forces defending Erbil.” The airstrikes are meant to go after ISIL military artillery and formations. This morning the airstrikes targeted a clear military formation outside Erbil. General Lloyd Austin, the first African American to lead the U.S. Central Command, was the general who gave the order to fire after President Obama’s authorization. It’s ironic that Austin should give the order, since he played a big role in the drawdown of military forces from Iraq.

Washington Post: “The airstrikes targeted artillery being used by militants of the Islamic State extremist group against Kurdish forces defending the Irbil, the Kurdish regional capital, the Pentagon said. It said the artillery was used “near U.S. personnel.”

“The U.S. action came after President Obama authorized airstrikes against Sunni Muslim extremists who punctured Kurdish defenses in a powerful offensive in northern Iraq on Thursday. Obama also sent U.S. military aircraft to drop food and water to besieged Iraqi civilians in the region.”

The Islamic State militants will be hard to contain because they are well financed. It is not clear how they are getting their money and weapons, but they aren’t only wreaking havoc in Iraq but also in Syria. It is troublesome that ISIL is getting support from the Sunnis. What that means is the if the U.S. bombs on behalf of the Kurds, we are playing right into ISIL’s propaganda and further pushing the Sunnis squarely in their corner. There are no easy solutions.