posted on Aug, 22 2014 @ 12:50 PM
originally posted by: Greven
a reply to: SlapMonkey
It is good of you to point that out, but if that is the case then everything hinges on what happened at the vehicle. That is an unknown, still.
If they do not fire warning shots, then the shot that Wilson fired while Johnson and Brown were running was not a warning shot and was aimed at
Right. My point is that, even if attempting to flee, according to what you posted and the events that allegedly happened prior to firing the first
shot at them (assuming it was done while they were running away...many of the witnesses' credibility doesn't exactly seem to be pristene), Wilson
was in the legal right to do so. That's all I'm getting at.
And from a courtroom standpoint, a lot does hinge on the vehicle confrontation, but we know zero facts, yet, as to that, so assuming one story or the
other is accurate is not good to do, although I tend to give Wilson the benefit of the doubt since...well, he's not a criminal and there has been
nothing that I've seen brought up from his past that indicates AT ALL that he was some racist vigilante rogue cop out to just shoot people in the
back for not listening to the directive to quit walking in the middle of the street.
See, having the legal background that I do (yes, I've interacted with judges during trials, dealt with vior dire [boooring], witness interviews,
discussions about credibilty and how that affects trials, etc.), at this point, even though it's a he-said-they-say version of events, one must take
credibility into account--not necessarily form an opinion based on it, but at least give that version of events some additional weight until all of
the forensic evidence comes out.