Audio reveals multiple shots, a pause, then more shots.
Six or seven shots. A three-second pause. Four more shots.
An audio file obtained by the Post-Dispatch on Tuesday is believed to have captured the shooting of Michael Brown Jr.
If authenticated, it would be the first recording of the actual incident to have surfaced since Brown’s death on Aug. 9.
Lawyer Lopa Blumenthal said her client, who lives in the apartment complex where Brown was killed, captured the shooting while recording a video text message to a friend.
Blumenthal said the man who made the recording did not want to be named. She said he came forward reluctantly and feared for his safety.
The FBI interviewed him for about an hour and a half on Monday, she said.
A private autopsy showed Brown was shot six times, but did not reveal the number of times Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson fired his weapon.
The shooting has sparked nightly demonstrations and attracted world wide media attention.
Blumenthal said sympathizers to both Brown and Wilson have contacted her saying that the three second pause bolsters their cases.
But Blumenthal said she thought the recording was important.
"There was a pause," she said,"and to me a pause means time to think and contemplate."
Blumenthal would not reveal her client’s name or the exact location of his residence, except to say it was in the Canfield Green apartment complex in close proximity to the shooting.
Nor would she give out the name of the person who received the video.
But she said she was certain the recording is authentic.
"I’m 100 percent positive this is accurate," she said. "He is not doing this for the publicity. He has no motivation to lie."
Source: Stephen Deere & David Hunn for The St. Louis Dispatch
Hi there I saw your post about white supremacy and I'd like to start off with I completely agree with you " fuck white supremacy" however I have a question , I'm not trying to be an ignoramus, but, is African American a racial slur? Also, black is right? I'm sorry for having to ask but I don't want to ever be racist and I want to educate myself and maybe others who may not know. Thank you so much! Again I'm really sorry that I don't already know. I feel terrible about it.
Simple answer: It depends on the person.
Black has become more accepted over time because it has layers and includes all people of the African diaspora; however, it’s subjective. African American is not a racial slur; however, it is confusing to many and it doesn’t fit the identity or the choice of identifier for all black people that reside in the U.S.
An African American is a person who is (primarily) of African descent, whose race is (primarily) black, whose ancestors were brought to the United States during the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, and since can only be traced in the United States with no way to pinpoint their African ethnicity/ethnicities.
With no knowledge of this, that’s where the confusion begins. Many assume it represents anyone of African descent who lives in the U.S. As a result, people have often questioned if Charlize Thereon is also considered African American since she was born in South Africa and now resides in the U.S.
Now, for black people who do fit the “checklist”, some rather be identified as Black American or just Black. It doesn’t mean that they are ashamed or wish to dissociate with their African roots. Black is more unifying and, again, they can’t trace the African country or countries their ancestors were from. There are a select few who choose to only be referred to as American because it doesn’t make sense that only white people in America are referred to solely referred to as American then white.
Black, as I stated above, has layers. Although it has different meanings around the world, it’s still one with layers. Black is not a synonym for African American nor does it only represent what some people refer to as “pure black,” meaning only of Sub-Saharan African ancestry and no other racial makeup. It represents people of the African diaspora ranging in skin tones, whether they’re from the U.S., Puerto Rico, Brazil, Peru, Panama, Cape Verde, Kenya, Trinidad, the Dominican Republic, Ghana, Jamaica, Honduras, Cuba, etc, whether they are admixed, or directly of two or even three races.
Again, it’s subjective.
how can south park be a problematic fave for you :/ i'm having issues with the 'fave' part. It's the most racist piece of shit show plzz explain
We were all twelve once. I’m not gonna explain why I like(d) South Park because I have no investment in anyone else watching it or finding it funny and I would never defend it from any criticism ever. It’s an awful sexist/racist/homophobic/etc show that spawned A LOT of sexism/racism/homophobia/etc in kids but I’ve seen 200+ episodes about a million times each and I can’t remove it from my consciousness or pretend I don’t think in South Park references all the time still. I’m hyper-aware of every bad thing about the show and Trey Parker and Comedy Central and the people who are delusional enough to think South Park is somehow anti-racist etc but I’m still sort of able to see it through the haze of nostalgia and I guess I just used to be a terrible (or terribly oblivious??) person.
so 106 and park are making blue ivy hair jokes?
jokes towards a two year old for having black textured hair?
on a network called BLACK entertainment television?
BET is out to destroy black people
I’m gonna need y’all to READ THE BOONDOCKS COMICS if this is in any way news to you!
America’s Next Top Model is literally too much like it’s just a disaster that I can’t look away from.
I wish they had tried to do a brown/blackface challenge when Yaya Dacosta was there so she could have gone off on them, somebody has to.
What fucks me up about the Darren Wilson fundraiser is that he hasn’t been charged with a crime. He doesn’t have to hire a lawyer. He’s on paid leave, so he’s not losing wages. This is not covering his expenses, because he doesn’t have any additional expenses. This is a reward. He’s getting a $250,000 reward for murdering an unarmed black kid.
HE HAD TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL. MIKE REACHED FOR HIS GUN. HIS FRIEND THAT WAS WITH HIM EVEN ADMITTED THAT HE LIED ABOUT THE COP JUST RANDOMLY SHOOTING HIM AND CONFIRMED THAT THEY ROBBED THE STORE. SELF DEFESE.
None of this is true. This is how good the Ferguson PD’s smear campaign has been. Not one sentence here is accurate. Let’s break this down:
- "HE HAD TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL." Michael Brown’s autopsy showed no sign of struggle.The picture of the CT scan that’s being passed around to show that Wilson had an orbital blowout fracture is actually from 2008 from the University of Iowa, and a right-wing pundit photoshopped out the date and hospital info.
- "MIKE REACHED FOR HIS GUN." Officer Wilson’s story is that the first shot that went off was an accidental discharge while they were fighting over the gun. However. there was no gunpowder residue on Mike Brown, meaning that he was absolutely not holding the gun when it went off and furthermore that he was not even that close. He was fired on from a distance.
- "HIS FRIEND THAT WAS WITH HIM EVEN ADMITTED THAT HE LIED ABOUT THE COP JUST RANDOMLY SHOOTING HIM AND CONFIRMED THAT THEY ROBBED THE STORE." This is actually a compound lie, which is kind of impressive. His friend, Dorian Johnson, did not say that. His lawyer said they were together in the convenience store, the police said there was a robbery, and the media put those two statements next to each other to imply a statement was made that never was. Johnson isn’t being charged with anything because the Ferguson PD “determined he committed no crime." The Ferguson PD also admitted Officer Wilson didn’t know about the scuffle at the convenience store before he stopped Brown and Johnson. You may be wondering why I say scuffle instead of robbery. That’s because there wasn’t one: the owners of the store didn’t call the police and video shows Brown paying for the cigarillos! The clerk confronted Brown about reaching across the counter instead of waiting for him to hand over the cigarillos, he put his hand on Brown, and Brown pushed him. Yes, he pushed him too hard, but the clerk apparently didn’t care enough to call the police. The police were called by another customer in the store, who apparently didn’t know what was actually happening.
- "SELF DEFESE." The autopsy shows that he was shot on the inside of his arm, meaning his hands were up, and the top of his head, meaning that, since Brown was 6’4”, either he was on his knees or the officer was 8’ tall. The officer was not 8’ tall.
The evidence clearly shows that Officer Wilson, who had no idea of the not-actually-a-robbery, executed the unarmed Mike Brown while he was on his knees with his hands in the air. Just like all of the eyewitnesses said (except for “Josie,” who turned out not to be real).
But the Ferguson PD’s already tainted public opinion. They’ve spread so many lies so effectively that no amount of evidence will bring justice. Your ignorance here is proof of just how effective it’s been.
this is why afropunkfest is the best festival. EVERYONE there was soo beautiful. i’ll post more vids and pics tomorrow.
True… But then they booked Body Count. When Ice-T was surprised how “brutal” the pit was he said “I guess there’s no vaginas at Afropunk, men are fucking men!” Sounds like sexism, transphobia and hatefulness to me? And based on a few recent songs I’ve heard of theirs I wouldn’t expect them to act any differently. I know they’re novel because of Ice-T but I don’t get why they were there.