This is Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson after he shot and killed Michael Brown on August 09, 2014. Once the grand jury decided he would not face charges in the fatal shooting, he sat down with ABC News for an interview to recount what he claims happened that day. During the interview, he stated he has a ‘clean conscious’ and would not have done anything differently the day he shot the unarmed 18-year-old, a statement which left Brown’s family 'taken aback.’ Wilson stated he feared for his life during the confrontation and even claims he pondered whether he had the legal right to fire his gun before fatally wounding Michael Brown. The full interview has yet to be released but the few minutes that have are damming to Wilson’s story, character, and personality.
Darren Wilson claims Michael Brown leaned into the car and began attacking him, witnesses say he grabbed the teen by his collar and pulled him into the car. Wilson claims Brown punched him so many times and with so much force that he honestly felt he would die if he took one more hit during the 10 seconds punches were being thrown, but his injuries do not back up that claim. His face after the fight appeared bruised, but no significant damage can be seen, certainly not enough to cause severe trauma or death. He claims that during the fight, the 'big man’ that Michael Brown was made him feel like a child clinging to the wrestler Hulk Hogan Hulk Hogan, but Michael Brown was 6'4" and 290lbs, Darren Wilson is the same height, 6'4" and weighs 210 lbs. Both men above average but Wilson is hardy dwarfed by Brown. Darren Wilson claims when he began shooting Brown, the teen was running towards him with one hand in a fist and the other in his waistband (possibly grabbing a weapon), but witnesses said Brown had stopped running away from Wilson, and turned around, putting his hands in the air to surrender which is when the police officer opened fire. The witnesses stories are backed up by the trajectory of the bullets. During Wilson’s testimony, he claims he knew about the theft/robbery that had taken place before which was later reveled to have been Michael Brown, he claims to have put the reports together in his head during the altercation and deemed Michael Brown the suspect, but after the shooting, officials denied that, saying Wilson knew nothing about the case as the confrontation and shooting took place. Also, as an additional point, if Darren Wilson had been beaten to the point where he felt he would die from one more punch, can he really say his recollection are fact? Wouldn’t he have been too badly injured to have cognitive clarity? Darren Wilson also claims he did not stand over the body of Michael Brown as he laid dead in the street for over 4.5 hours, yet a photograph was taken of just that - Wilson standing over Brown’s body.
These are just some of many things that Darren Wilson said which do not add up or are proven lies. This entire case was botched and Darren Wilson, just as George Zimmerman and countless other murderers, has gotten away with murder.
To end, when asked if shooting Michael Brown would haunt him for the rest of his life, he said no - A remorseless, apathetic, and damming statement.
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