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Was the Michael brown shooting justified

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Started: 10/14/2016 Category: Politics
Updated: 1 week ago Status: Debating Period
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Was the Michael brown shooting justified?

I would have to say no and that Michael Brown strong armed robbed a store and attacked Darren Wilson.


Let's take a look at the situation.

Michael Brown, moments after robbing a convience store, numerous witness reported that Brown physically attacked Officer Darren Wilson, reaching inside his car, grabbing and punching him. Wilson exited the vehicle, and Brown reached for Wilson's weapon and struggled for control of the firearm. The weapon fired and striked Brown in the hand. Brown continued to struggle for control of the weapon, and Wilson fired and killed Brown. This story comes directly from the police report (derived from witness accounts and autopsy reports) and if correct, Darren Wilson's killing of Michael Brown was justified under the realm of Missouri Law.

There is a popular misconception that Michael Brown put his hands up in surrender while being shot at. While witness vary on whether or not his hands were up, all witness hold that Brown was charging at Officer Wilson while he was doing it. The myth spawns from a friend of Brown, who, shortly after the incident, claimed Brown turned his back to Wilson with his hands up in surrender and was shot in the back. The autopsy report and testimony of all credible witness fully and completly discredits that statement, as Brown was not shot in the back.

Knowing this information, yes, Darren Wilson acted in self-defence and his shooting of Michael Brown was justified.
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Posted by TheBenC 1 week ago
Why does nobody talk about the autistic kid sitting in the back seat of his dad's SUV who got murdered by 2 cops? His dad was sitting in the driver's seat, hands up and out of the window. These cops just opened fire for no reason, killing the kid in the back. The father survived. There is video footage of this incident.

Why does this not make the news? Why does nobody care about this incident? An autistic kid got murdered!

Oh I know color...
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