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Purported Witness Backs Pro-Brown Version Of Shooting

From the Hollywood entertainment website, The Wrap:

Michael Brown Shooting Witness Releases Video: ‘I Knew This Was Not Right’

By Tim Molloy | August 18, 2014

A woman who says she witnessed the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown has released video to CNN that shows Brown lying in the street as officers stand by…

Piaget Crenshaw said she has waited until now to release the video because she feared for her safety and was waiting for police to release Wilson’s name, which they did Friday.

Ms. Crenshaw feared for her safety because she thought the police would go after her if she came forward? It’s more likely she would have been cheered.

She also said police could have released her video Friday — when they also released surveillance footage that they said showed Brown stealing cigarillos from a convenience store before the shooting. She said police had her video because they confiscated her phone.

Then why didn’t she delete the video?

“From it all initially happening, I knew this was not right,” Crenshaw told “New Day” anchor Michaela Pereira, explaining why she started recording. “I knew the police shouldn’t have even been chasing this young boy and firing at the same time, and the fact that he got shot in his face, it was something that clicked in me, like, somebody else needs to see this.”

Crenshaw said she witnessed Wilson trying unsuccessfully to force Brown into a car. She said they tussled, and Brown was able to get away because he was “a bigger fella.” Brown’s escape “seemed to have upset the officer,” who began chasing Brown, she said.

She said she believed Brown was grazed by a shot near his arm, turned, and was then shot multiple times…

It’s handy her version just happens to fit with the only shot Dr. Baden said could have come from behind: The shot that grazed Brown’s arm.

Did she think to make a dated record of her account before hearing about that wound from the autopsy report?

Crenshaw did not indicate that she saw Brown try to take Wilson’s gun. Brown’s alleged attempt to take the weapon has been the Ferguson police department’s main justification for the shooting.

Crenshaw said it took her about 30 seconds to run and get her phone, which she used to film Wilson standing over Brown’s body. She said she captured footage of Wilson “pacing in disbelief” at what he has done.

“It’s like he understands that he just shot this boy in the face and that this boy was unarmed,” she said…

Yep. There just isn’t any other explanation.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

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