As we prepare for the grand jury to hear evidence relating to the fatal Michael Brown shooting, the case that Ferguson police are building to support Officer Darren Wilson is becoming clear. The rumor currently being circulated is that Officer Wilson suffered severe injuries at the hands of Michael Brown.
According to right wing blog The Gateway Pundit:
The Gateway Pundit can now confirm from two local St. Louis sources that police Officer Darren Wilson suffered facial fractures during his confrontation with deceased 18 year-old Michael Brown. Officer Wilson clearly feared for his life during the incident that led to the shooting death of Brown. This was after Michael Brown and his accomplice Dorian Johnson robbed a local Ferguson convenience store.
First, no charges have been filed against Dorian Johnson, as confirmed by Ferguson police, and the convenience store owner never called police on Johnson or Brown. A customer at the store called 911. Still, this blog gives us a clue as to the picture being painted by Wilson and the Ferguson police.
Although this hearsay indicates that Wilson was injured, video provided by a witness to the incident shows Wilson at the scene, pacing back and forth. At no time does he reach for his eye or show any evidence of being seriously injured.
Watch Piaget’s Crenshaw’s interview with CNN and pay close attention to the video she recorded:
Keep in mind that George Zimmerman was never severely injured after his scuffle with Trayvon Martin, but he was still able to convince jurors that he feared for his life due to his minor nose injury. Although it is unconfirmed, if Officer Wilson did suffer an eye socket fracture at the hands of Brown, this means that police are betting that the fracture will be enough to prove that Wilson had good reason to use lethal force.
Still, even if there was a fight, if Brown had his hands in the air, what reason did Wilson have to open fire?