Dave H 
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Re: “UPDATE: Local prof responds to Ferguson: Don't mess with the cops

Quibble over semantics all you want.

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Posted by Dave H on 08/25/2014 at 3:59 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Local prof responds to Ferguson: Don't mess with the cops

"Yes, that is exactly what I was driving at in my earlier comments. If the bystander assumed the officer missed because Michael Brown did not immediately drop, then when he said, "The Police shot him," it likely was after seeing Brown finally drop. Once he dropped, Brown did not get up again. So, if the bystander subsequently said, "...the dude started running..." he must have been referring to the events that led up to Brown's death, and the comments could refer to Brown either running away from the officer or running toward the officer."

Or, Brown was running at the police and the officer started shooting, but because he did not drop immediately when the first shots were fired, the bystander assumed that the police were missing him. The final two shots appear to be what brought him down. Which accounts for the "the police was missing" and the "the dude started running" comments and accounts for all the entrance wounds being to the front of the body, save one head wound that entered more towards the top, probably after the second to last hit which also hit Brown in the head.

As for the hot to the inner forearm, any number of stances or movements could account for that. In fact the examiner stated that at least one bullet entered, exited, and re-entered the body -- this normally occurs with arms.

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Posted by Dave H on 08/22/2014 at 1:37 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Local prof responds to Ferguson: Don't mess with the cops

The bystander might assume that the officer kept missing when the shots did not immediately drop Brown. Furthermore, Brown was hit 6 times and it is very likely that more than 6 shot were fired.

To be shot while running away, he would be shot somewhere on the back side of his body.

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Posted by Dave H on 08/21/2014 at 8:51 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Local prof responds to Ferguson: Don't mess with the cops

Mr. K--

Why could Brown not start running after being shot? According to you he was shot in the back while running away and then turned around and started moving towards the police.

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Posted by Dave H on 08/21/2014 at 7:13 PM

Re: “Rally tonight at City Hall for #Ferguson

"when the first shot hit Michael Brown he was running away from the officer."

Then why does the autopsy indicate all the shots were on his front side?

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Posted by Dave H on 08/21/2014 at 11:45 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Local prof responds to Ferguson: Don't mess with the cops

Mr. K--,

The transcript shows that after getting away from the cops at the truck (him and the police was both in the truck) and running away (, then he ran ), Brown turned back (next thing I know he doubled back toward him) and was coming back at the cops even after the cops started shooting (but he kept coming toward him) and was running at them (the dude started running).

That would indicate "charging" at the officer.

"Apparently, this witness did not know that Brown had already been shot once, before he "doubled back" on the officer."

If so, he would have been shot in the back. The autopsy indicates all the shots were in the front.

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Posted by Dave H on 08/21/2014 at 11:42 AM

Re: “War gear for local cops

"reports have resurfaced that police departments are being equipped with free gear such as armored vehicles from the military."

Resurfaced? You make it sound like the reports went away for a while or were being covered up. Nothing "resurfaced", they have been reported on pretty constantly. And it didn't start in the 90s, that was just one of the more recent programs, it has been going on for decades longer than that. You can easily go back to the 1920s and find examples of this happening.

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Posted by Dave H on 08/20/2014 at 8:06 PM

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