The Pardu

The Pardu
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Monday, December 1, 2014

Ferguson Store Owner Spoke In August; Fox News Reported "Severely Beating"

Severely Beaten? 
As we move on into dissecting and developing the exoneration of Ferguson Cop Darren Wilson, information oozes to the top. A local news channel video from last August caught my attention. The video was broadcast within days Michael Brown's murder and included multiple comments about the store owner handing over the store security tape in compliance with police requests. More important, the owner of the Ferguson Market via his attorney stated no one from the market called in a 911 call of what some are calling a robbery. "Robbery!"

Wait until you hear the attorney's comments about who called in the 911 call. 

It did not take long for electronic media to pick-up leaked video and condemning comments of Brown's guilt in absconding a pack of Cigarillos. I stand corrected, Brown's store robbery of a pack of Cigarillos. If my memory serves me well, the leaks manifest within days of police walking-off with the store video.

How about another area of fixing the grand jury proceeding and public sentiment; "Wilson was badly beaten before he shot Brown."

Within days of the killing, Fox News grabbed the story and turned it over to the network's best propagandist writers and hosts. There is no Fox Host more appropriate for such flawed reporting than Megyn "White Santa; white Jesus" Kelly. Fox published a four minute clip of Ferguson Police Chief addressing the press and media with first-time official release of the killer cop's name. The Chief cop's statement did not include any information about alleged injuries to the killer cop. However, for the first we heard the the hyperbolic term: "robbery." His use of the word may have been within acceptable vernacular of police work, but the theft of the cigarillos more closely resembled "shoplifting."


         verb \-ˌlift\ 
         : to steal things from a shop or store 
          Full Definition of SHOPLIFT 
          intransitive verb 
          : to steal displayed goods from a store


noun \ˈrä-b(ə-)rē\

: the crime of stealing money or property : the crime of robbing a person or place

plural rob·ber·ies

Full Definition of ROBBERY

: the act or practice of robbing; specifically : larceny from the person or presence of another by violence or threat

Maybe the video showing Brown towering over the store clerk and appearing threatening facilitates cop and prosecutor use of the word "robbery." I posit the video is not descriptive of the total interaction as Brown appears to pass money to the clerk. He most assuredly did appear to throw his size and weight around as the video ends.

The Fox News segment included two additional points worth exploring. First, the verbiage comment that accompanied the lawyers video reads in part as follows:
Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer whose fatal shooting of Michael Brown touched off more than a week of demonstrations, suffered severe facial injuries including a bone fracture near one eye and was nearly beaten unconscious by Brown moments before firing his gun, a source close to the department's top brass told 
“The Assistant (Police) Chief took him to the hospital, his face all swollen on one side,” said the insider. “He was beaten very severely.”
Let's take a look at photos of Wilson at the hospital.


Well, I have suffered similar looks via shaving, shoveling snow and after swatting a mosquito from my cheek.

".....suffered severe facial injuries including a bone fracture near one eye and was nearly beaten unconscious by Brown moments before firing his gun,....."  

Severe beating?

Within days of the killing, the process of freeing the murderous cop commenced.   

Read more from The Daily Kos (August 2014)

Another noteworthy comment from the store owner's lawyer: the 911 call was not made from the store or anyone connected to the store. More specifically, the owner's lawyer stated a customer made the 911 call. 

I recall another cop killing of a young black man in august of this year. John Crawford played video games in a Beavercreek, Ohio Walmart and made the grievous mistake of picking up and sighting a pellet rifle as he worked his way into the Walmart Sporting Goods Dept.

Mr. Crawford's murder was also a non-indictment case and someone other than a Walmart employee called the cops. In fact, the 'good Samaritan' who called the cops on the shopping Crawford was an ex-Marine. Before you click your heels and yell Semper Fi, know that Ronald Ritchie was discharged for "fraudulent enlistment" after a brief enlistment.

I should also report Ritchie's call to the cops also resulted in the death of a woman shopper who collapsed and died during the chaos. 

Citizens calling cops with such emergencies is as dangerous as allowing the Fox to guard the chicken coup. The 911 system the proper tool for calling-in emergencies, however when it used for alarmist calls that end in murder of young black men with no like reports of young white men buying by cop, there is a problem.

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