“This one here looks like his head was bent downward,” he said, indicating the wound at the very top of Mr. Brown’s head. “It can be because he’s giving up, or because he’s charging forward at the officer.”
-Dr. Michael Baden via Autopsy Shows Michael Brown Was Struck at Least 6 Times – NYTimes.com.
So the first autopsy results are in. Hard to imagine two more will yield significantly different results but, in a world where folks have shot themselves in the back of the head twice, anything is possible. All that said, I suspect these results will stand. So what does it mean? Well, it is in line with an interview by Dana Loesch.
“He pulled up ahead of them. And then he got a call-in that there was a strong-arm robbery. And, they gave a description. And, he’s looking at them and they got something in their hands and it looks like it could be what, you know those cigars or whatever. So he goes in reverse back to them. Tries to get out of his car. They slam his door shut violently. I think he said Michael did. And, then he opened the car again. He tried to get out. He stands up.
And then Michael just bum-rushes him and shoves him back into his car. Punches him in the face and them Darren grabs for his gun. Michael grabbed for the gun. At one point he got the gun entirely turned against his hip. And he shoves it away. And the gun goes off.
Well, then Michael takes off and gets to be about 35 feet away. And, Darren’s first protocol is to pursue. So, he stands up and yells, “Freeze!” Michael and his friend turn around. And Michael taunts him… And then all the sudden he just started bumrushing him. He just started coming at him full speed. And, so he just started shooting. And, he just kept coming. And, so he really thinks he was on something.”
-“Josie,” Alleged friend of Office Darren Wilson via Dana Loesch, the Dana Show
This is also in line with a conversation between two witnesses at the scene who didn’t realize they were being recorded. That video was recorded by someone sympathetic to Michael Brown, believing it to be a criminal act rather than legitimate use of force.
Without getting into any of the hype and emotion, the facts are increasingly pointing to a justified shooting. As we mentioned on the podcast, we’ve largely avoided commenting because so much of what was reported early on had to be retracted. The shame of it is the willingness of the media and alleged “community leaders” to fan the flames of racism rather than simply asking a legitimate question of what happened. People recklessly released the personal information of the officer involved and before that, others misidentified an innocent officer in the same style as Spike Lee during the Zimmerman case. The sad reality is, even if the next two autopsies confirm the results of the first, there are those who will continue to use this case and the events surrounding it to promote their own personal agenda.