originally posted by: FlyersFan
The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.
Do you have a link with credible information proving that the forensics were 'mishandled badly'? Otherwise, the credible eyewitness accounts
verify Wilsons story and that means he told the truth. I have to listen to forensics. They don't lie, whereas people lie and are emotional.
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have a link for your
Regarding forensics... here's a diagram of the crime scene, mostly accurate as documented in images:
I've added my estimation of where Wilson might have been when he fired each casing. This is not necessarily accurate, but should mostly account for
casings that rolled. You can follow Brown's path from the flip flops to the blood stains to his body, by Wilson's testimony. One of the two initial
shot casings is much further than expected from Wilson's vehicle, while the other is just outside the door. Note that, like most pistols, a P229 is
going to eject a bit up and mostly to the right. Casings 11, 12, 21, and 22 are in the grass above a slight curb, which rather diminishes the chance
that they bounced or rolled there.
In the, by Wilson's reckoning less than a minute encounter, Brown ran 175 feet from the vehicle - roughly to the light pole, north of the blood stains
slightly - and turned back to advance another 25 feet. Given where Brown's body was, and given the position of those four casings, does it appear
that Brown was charging directly at
We also have audio. Assuming Wilson's testimony was perfectly accurate, then he only fired shots while Brown was moving (the recording did not
pick up the first two shots, 12 were fired in total).
Given that shots were fired in two salvos, and Wilson's testimony, he traveled 25 feet in two starts and stops, over a total of 3.5 seconds, or about
7 feet per second from instant start to instant start. That is, at best, a jog.
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