Sunday, August 17, 2014

Michael Brown Gunned Down by Six Shots

This keeps getting worse.  An autopsy on the corpse of Michael Brown concludes the unarmed, young black man sustained six gunshots including two to his head.

Renowned ("celebrity") medical examiner, Michael Baden, conducted the autopsy on behalf of Brown's family.  He concluded that the fatal shot, the final shot, was a bullet to the top of Brown's skull suggesting the victim's head was bowed.

Baden effectively cut off any suggestion that Brown was shot in self-defence by noting that there was no gunpowder residue on the body.

3 comments:

Troy Thomas said...

For over a hundred years, militant fascism in the USA was marginalized to the KKK. I worry it is now mainlining into the USA's law enforcement.
Mainlining is a good term. It is the War on Drugs, which is transforming the USA into this grotesquerie. It is the War on Terror, which is spawning this home grown state-sponsored terrorism.
All these wars, and yet none of them are fought with the goal being peace. They are fought for more fighting.

The Mound of Sound said...

When I read of the gunplay, Troy, I immediately thought of young Yatim, the kid gunned down in a Toronto street car as a horde of cops stood by and did nothing.

How can you shoot a young man through the eye and then the top of his skull and call it anything but an execution?

In both cases the cop/shooter was in no immediate peril. Yatim was well away, confined on a streetcar, surrounded by Toronto cops. Brown was completely unarmed and, by some accounts, had his hands raised.

The Mound of Sound said...

When I read of the gunplay, Troy, I immediately thought of young Yatim, the kid gunned down in a Toronto street car as a horde of cops stood by and did nothing.

How can you shoot a young man through the eye and then the top of his skull and call it anything but an execution?

In both cases the cop/shooter was in no immediate peril. Yatim was well away, confined on a streetcar, surrounded by Toronto cops. Brown was completely unarmed and, by some accounts, had his hands raised.