posted on Aug, 21 2014 @ 09:00 PM
I posted this earlier in another thread. This is entirely a speculative story, taking many of the eyewitness reports into account, as well as the
cop's alleged story from the 3rd hand radio interview with "Josie". Also, it takes into account that I was a personal witness to a kid shot dead in
the street in front of my own home as a boy some 30+ years ago. That shooting also followed a store robbery down the street. In that case, the store
owner chased the kid out and into the street. Then shot him with a shotgun, twice (once in the back and once in the front after he turned). I saw this
killing, first-hand at the age of about 13 from my front door. I too was faced with a similar dilemma, but chose to pursue additional education and
got out of that hole, even at the chiding and ridicule of some of my street friends.
Taking this all into account, I wonder could this be a case of an on-the-spot decision to commit suicide-by-cop by Brown?
Please hear me out first, and read to the end before replying.
1. He was on a road to go to a college (or some form of post-high-school education) - GOOD (in our eyes) and BAD (can be seen as a sell-out to the
2. He lived in a very difficult/bad area (I sort of understand some of the though processes as explained I also grew up in a similar area)
3. The probability is very high that it was him on the store video and he ripped off some cigars from the local convenience store (one who may have
seen him in there before)
4. He shoved the store clerk as seen in the video on his way out of the store
5. He and his friend were walking down the middle of the street nearby the store (one questions why in the middle of the street, could it be bravado
over the robbery they just got away with?)
6. A police officer stops them and (allegedly) asks them to get out of the middle of the street
7. The officer is injured in some way (this is one of the fuzzy conflicting aspects of this story). Let's imagine his injury to his eye socket was
from some altercation with Brown
8. Brown is now a distance away from the officer and told to stop (another fuzzy aspect of the story so I'll skip the "how he got there")
9. At some point, for reasons unknown for sure, 6 shots are fired, and Brown is now lying dead in the street a much shorter distance from the officer
than before the shots are fired
Now, looking at #1-4, I have known kids I grew up with that had all the potential to raise themselves out of that life, and were pressured by family
to do so.....however, they were equally pressured by friends and other people in the community to be the tough guy (being that big, kinda sets that
expectation in itself usually). Could he have been internally conflicted and it was that day he made his decision to stay in the community and boost
his rep by stealing those cigars. A "light crime" to be sure, but one that demonstrates to the street that he is not a sell-out.
As for #5-7, perhaps feeling proud of his actions in stealing the cigars and successfully intimidating that clerk, he was strutting down the center of
the street. Could he have been "basking in that glory" in some way? Then the officer appears and stops them. Not knowing if Wilson (the cop) knows
what he just did, he panics and has a physical altercation with the officer and the officer gets injured as a result. Brown realizes he is now truly
screwed beyond belief, much more than the petty theft and strong arm action with the clerk. Brown and his friend run from the officer, leaving him
injured in the cruiser.
Which brings us to #8-9, the cop, rises out of the cruiser, injured, and gives chase, removing his sidearm at the same time. The cop at this point has
made a decision might have to kill the perpetrator (still not knowing for sure who he is). I say this because typical firearms training drills into
you that you only un-holster your sidearm if you intend to use it and prepared to kill whatever you get in the sights, otherwise it stays holstered
and you "cover" it with your hand in preparation. At this point, the officer stops and fires one shot, striking the fleeing Brown in the right
forearm from behind.
ASIDE: I say this after seeing an interview with one of the examiners that did the 2nd autopsy describing that wound in particular. When asked by
the interviewer if it was from the front or back, he explains that it could be either. He demonstrates that the shot entered from the back of the
forearm....but does not guarantee it was fired from behind. He does this by raising his arm as if in a surrender position, exposing the back of his
forearm to the front. SO, this wound could have meant he WAS hit from behind while running, or if he was facing the officer with hands raised.
Brown turns around, and is now CONVINCED the cop knows hat he did, at the store....and has another decision on his hands. His fight-or-flight response
kicks in. He has all but trashed his chance at school now. He has disappointed those pushing him in that direction. It will all come out now. In this
altered state of mind, one option appears to him to "save face" by being killed by the cop and becoming famous on the street. In the spur of the
moment, he makes a fateful decision to begin approaching the cop. Seeing this, the cop's own fight-or-flight response kicks in, and he fires at what
he decides is an approaching assailant that has shown he means bodily harm to him. Brown, not stopping (since he is a big guy with adrenaline in full
flow) continues toward the cop in what must have looked threatening. The cop fires repeatedly as the assailant continues forward toward him.
NOTE: This could explain the typical barrel drift/rise pattern of the consecutive shots rising up toward the head area.
Brown, knowing he will definitely be dead if he stops, now puts his head down and rushes the cop to tackle him (think of a football player that leans
over at the waist, head down and arms extended to tackle the opponent with the ball). As he does this his arms raise up and could be interpreted by
the bystanders as a sort-of surrender position.
ASIDE: Does anyone know if Brown played football at all? Being that big, he would have made a great defensive tackle. If so, that training could
explain this aspect of the speculative story.
Being struck in the shoulder area, he drops to his knees, still having full forward momentum toward the cop. Out of reflex, Brown looks up as he
falls. At this point the cop fires again striking Brown in the right eye socket, the bullet deflecting downward toward his jawbone, out, and into his
right clavicle. Brown's head drops as a natural reaction to this shot as he continues to fall forward. The cop fires one final shot striking Brown in
the top of the head....killing him. Brown drops completely to the pavement.
As I said, this is all speculation, based upon all the witness testimony I've heard and read, the basic layout of the area, the economic state of the
area, and watching the type of reactions that have occurred since.
It, to me, seems a plausible account, and can explain some of the conflicting stories and recollections. As we all know, eyewitness testimony is fair
at best, and when observed by so many, with totally different recollections, my guess is the truth is somewhere between all the recollections. Taking
a small bit here, another bit froom there, add in my own personal experience.