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Officer Darren Wilson: Photo Of Mike Brown's Killer Surfaces

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Officer Darren Wilson: Photo Of Mike Brown's Killer Surfaces

Aug 16, 2014
By NewsOne Staff  328

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Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, 28, received an award for "extraordinary effort in the line of duty" months before he gunned down unarmed teenager Mike Brown and left him in the street for 4 hours last Saturday, reports Yahoo News.

Wilson's father, John Wilson, posted how proud he was of his son on Facebook:

"Very proud of my son, Darren Wilson on his receiving a Commendation from his Police Department," John Wilson wrote on February 11. "Congratulations Son."

Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson released Wilson's name during a press conference on Friday after 5 days of refusing to do so.

When reporters tried to contact Wilson, it was revealed that he and his family had "left town days ago."

Yahoo News reports:

Four days ago John Wilson turned to Facebook for support without mentioning his son by name.

"Dear FB friends, Our family is in need for prayers to be sent up for a family member," John Wilson wrote. "Circumstances do not allow for us to say anything further. Please pray with our family in mind. Put a covering of protection over our family member please."

A woman who replied in the comment thread told John that she could put him in touch with someone that "has been through many difficult times with his children. Prayers are what brought the family through the rough times. We are just a phone call away."

John Wilson thanked his many friends who were quick to offer encouragement.

"Please continue to do so as we deal with a family situation that is very challenging," he wrote.

In his last post this week, John Wilson shared a saying from a Texas evangelical pastor: "When something is ‘out of control' it is merely out of your control - not God's!"

The Ferguson police department has done it's best to paint Brown as the aggressor, describing Wilson as a "gentle" man and an "excellent" police officer who is "devastated" about killing Brown.

But he wasn't too devastated to stand over him and gun him down while the unarmed teen held his hands in the air.

The FBI is currently conducting an investigation, while the citizens of Ferguson continue to protest Brown's brutal slaying.

 

  

by on Aug. 16, 2014 at 11:13 PM
Replies (31-40):
snookyfritz
by Platinum Member on Aug. 17, 2014 at 9:39 AM

I appreciate your voice of reason on this subject

Quoting Debmomto2girls:

Bullshit.  THis is NOT a normal situation.  With what is going on, he is a target. I'm sorry but a community does not have the right to find him guilty. He is innocent for now.  He did not "run".  He changed his location for safety reasons. When you have cowards like "Anonymous" trying to release his perosnal info, I am not faulting the guy for leaving.  I am sure the attorney including the prosecuting attorney knows his location.

Quoting lady-J-Rock: I think his family should have left and him stay behind. Anytime someone kills another person then runs away we call him a coward not wanting to face the consequences. If he did nothing wrong why run away, only the guilty run.
Quoting Debmomto2girls:

Of course they took off!  Why wouldn't they?  With the way things are going down, I would take off also.  Why should his family be put in harm's way?

This is where I start losing respect for people and their views.


Quoting cassworth:

At Darren Wilson’s house, neighbors say he and his family took off

CRESTWOOD, Mo. — In a neighborhood outside St. Louis, among the red brick ranch-style houses and well-manicured lawns and American flags flying, a house is being watched.

There are dark blue undercover police cars parked outside the house of Darren Wilson, 28, the police officer identified Friday as the man who shot and killed Michael Brown. And at the rear of Wilson’s house, there is also a marked police car sitting in the parking lot of the church.

A neighbor said that police have been here a couple days watching Wilson’s house on Manda Lane in Crestwood, a mostly white city of 11,000 people about 18 miles southwest of mostly black Ferguson.

The officer, who has been placed on administrative leave, left the neighborhood a few days ago.

The neighbor said the family got “spooked and took off pretty quickly before the name was announced.”

According to public records, Wilson, 28, was an honor roll student at St. Charles High School near Ferguson in 9th and 10th grade. His mother died when he was 16.

On Friday afternoon, Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson described Wilson as “a gentle, quiet man” and “a distinguished officer.”

Joe Adlon, 49, who has lived here 40 years, said he knew Wilson. Adlon said he’s “sure” that Wilson didn’t mean to do it.

“Cops go through a lot,” said Adlon, who was watering his grass. “It’s hard to say what was going through this mind.”

Martha Arnoldy, 60, wife of the Crestwood police chief, who lives on the same street as Wilson, said there is an increased police presence in the neighborhood.

“It’s just a concern the thugs that did that stuff in Ferguson will show up here,” Arnoldy said. “Ferguson was a thriving community that had rebuilt itself. There’s a farmers market there on weekends. For this image to be out that Ferguson is a powder keg is not good.”

Arnoldy said that Wilson and his family “are in a safe place.”

No one answers at the door of Wilson’s house. A welcome sign hangs on the door. Behind the house, near the basketball court and swimming pool, there is still laundry hanging on the line.

DeNeen L. Brown is an award-winning staff writer at The Washington Post who has covered night police, education, courts, politics and culture.


Debmomto2girls
by Platinum Member on Aug. 17, 2014 at 9:40 AM
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Thank you:).  

Quoting snookyfritz:

I appreciate your voice of reason on this subject

Quoting Debmomto2girls:

Bullshit.  THis is NOT a normal situation.  With what is going on, he is a target. I'm sorry but a community does not have the right to find him guilty. He is innocent for now.  He did not "run".  He changed his location for safety reasons. When you have cowards like "Anonymous" trying to release his perosnal info, I am not faulting the guy for leaving.  I am sure the attorney including the prosecuting attorney knows his location.

Quoting lady-J-Rock: I think his family should have left and him stay behind. Anytime someone kills another person then runs away we call him a coward not wanting to face the consequences. If he did nothing wrong why run away, only the guilty run.
Quoting Debmomto2girls:

Of course they took off!  Why wouldn't they?  With the way things are going down, I would take off also.  Why should his family be put in harm's way?

This is where I start losing respect for people and their views.


Quoting cassworth:

At Darren Wilson’s house, neighbors say he and his family took off

CRESTWOOD, Mo. — In a neighborhood outside St. Louis, among the red brick ranch-style houses and well-manicured lawns and American flags flying, a house is being watched.

There are dark blue undercover police cars parked outside the house of Darren Wilson, 28, the police officer identified Friday as the man who shot and killed Michael Brown. And at the rear of Wilson’s house, there is also a marked police car sitting in the parking lot of the church.

A neighbor said that police have been here a couple days watching Wilson’s house on Manda Lane in Crestwood, a mostly white city of 11,000 people about 18 miles southwest of mostly black Ferguson.

The officer, who has been placed on administrative leave, left the neighborhood a few days ago.

The neighbor said the family got “spooked and took off pretty quickly before the name was announced.”

According to public records, Wilson, 28, was an honor roll student at St. Charles High School near Ferguson in 9th and 10th grade. His mother died when he was 16.

On Friday afternoon, Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson described Wilson as “a gentle, quiet man” and “a distinguished officer.”

Joe Adlon, 49, who has lived here 40 years, said he knew Wilson. Adlon said he’s “sure” that Wilson didn’t mean to do it.

“Cops go through a lot,” said Adlon, who was watering his grass. “It’s hard to say what was going through this mind.”

Martha Arnoldy, 60, wife of the Crestwood police chief, who lives on the same street as Wilson, said there is an increased police presence in the neighborhood.

“It’s just a concern the thugs that did that stuff in Ferguson will show up here,” Arnoldy said. “Ferguson was a thriving community that had rebuilt itself. There’s a farmers market there on weekends. For this image to be out that Ferguson is a powder keg is not good.”

Arnoldy said that Wilson and his family “are in a safe place.”

No one answers at the door of Wilson’s house. A welcome sign hangs on the door. Behind the house, near the basketball court and swimming pool, there is still laundry hanging on the line.

DeNeen L. Brown is an award-winning staff writer at The Washington Post who has covered night police, education, courts, politics and culture.



nb34
by Silver Member on Aug. 17, 2014 at 9:56 AM
3 moms liked this

Only an animal would shoot an unarmed teenager 8 times. If he had only been shot once, and they had called the paramedics after he was down, maybe he would have been alive today. But no, he had to shoot him 8 times in the back, to make sure he was completely deaad. The officer is an evil monster in my opinion.

Quoting MrsHMS: Paramedics aren't called for dead bodies, that is the coroner or medical examiner. I think they should have covered the body with a sheet.
Quoting nb34:

I would say pretty disturbing video. They just left him there and didn't even call the paramedics for him. I think that says a lot about the police there. Shame on them.

Quoting VooDooB:

Pretty awkward video.

Quoting momtimesx4:


billsfan1104
by Jules on Aug. 17, 2014 at 9:58 AM
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If she did this, it has nothing to do with her son.
If she is dead, she cannot defend herself, so I think she should be left out of this.


Quoting sweet-a-kins: His mom was a com artist who befriended her neighbors then stole their identities and stole hundreds of thousands

And did no jail time

Nice
nb34
by Silver Member on Aug. 17, 2014 at 9:59 AM

I don't know about the commmunity. If I end up somewhere with bunch of police officers and a body on the street I would assume that the police have tried to help the victim and have already called the paramedics, wouldn't you? I mean how hard is it for them to call it in. 

Quoting Debmomto2girls:

It does. It also says alot about the community for not calling either.  I mean someoe is friggin videotaping it but no one used their cellphone to call an ambulance?

Quoting nb34:

I would say pretty disturbing video. They just left him there and didn't even call the paramedics for him. I think that says a lot about the police there. Shame on them.

Quoting VooDooB:

Pretty awkward video.

Quoting momtimesx4:


billsfan1104
by Jules on Aug. 17, 2014 at 10:00 AM
2 moms liked this
What happened to an investigation?? You already have this officer pronounced guilty.

Quoting nb34:

Only an animal would shoot an unarmed teenager 8 times. If he had only been shot once, and they had called the paramedics after he was down, maybe he would have been alive today. But no, he had to shoot him 8 times in the back, to make sure he was completely deaad. The officer is an evil monster in my opinion.

Quoting MrsHMS: Paramedics aren't called for dead bodies, that is the coroner or medical examiner. I think they should have covered the body with a sheet.

Quoting nb34:

I would say pretty disturbing video. They just left him there and didn't even call the paramedics for him. I think that says a lot about the police there. Shame on them.

Quoting VooDooB:

Pretty awkward video.

Quoting momtimesx4:

nb34
by Silver Member on Aug. 17, 2014 at 10:04 AM
3 moms liked this

I see no reason, under any circumstances why he had to shoot an unarmed man 8 times in the back, do you? Really no matter what was going on, he could have just shot the guy in the leg, get him on the ground and arrest him. Shooting him in the back, while he was down, enough times to make sure he is dead? I can't think of a situation that that would be ok, can you?

Quoting billsfan1104: What happened to an investigation?? You already have this officer pronounced guilty.
Quoting nb34:

Only an animal would shoot an unarmed teenager 8 times. If he had only been shot once, and they had called the paramedics after he was down, maybe he would have been alive today. But no, he had to shoot him 8 times in the back, to make sure he was completely deaad. The officer is an evil monster in my opinion.

Quoting MrsHMS: Paramedics aren't called for dead bodies, that is the coroner or medical examiner. I think they should have covered the body with a sheet.
Quoting nb34:

I would say pretty disturbing video. They just left him there and didn't even call the paramedics for him. I think that says a lot about the police there. Shame on them.

Quoting VooDooB:

Pretty awkward video.

Quoting momtimesx4:


Debmomto2girls
by Platinum Member on Aug. 17, 2014 at 10:08 AM

I think in normal circumstances yes. But, this community has a huge distrust (and I am not saying it is not warranted) of police.  So, yes, I am surprised no one standing around called.

Quoting nb34:

I don't know about the commmunity. If I end up somewhere with bunch of police officers and a body on the street I would assume that the police have tried to help the victim and have already called the paramedics, wouldn't you? I mean how hard is it for them to call it in. 

Quoting Debmomto2girls:

It does. It also says alot about the community for not calling either.  I mean someoe is friggin videotaping it but no one used their cellphone to call an ambulance?

Quoting nb34:

I would say pretty disturbing video. They just left him there and didn't even call the paramedics for him. I think that says a lot about the police there. Shame on them.

Quoting VooDooB:

Pretty awkward video.

Quoting momtimesx4:


billsfan1104
by Jules on Aug. 17, 2014 at 10:13 AM
I am not going to speculate on what happened and I am going to wait for the investigation.

Quoting nb34:

I see no reason, under any circumstances why he had to shoot an unarmed man 8 times in the back, do you? Really no matter what was going on, he could have just shot the guy in the leg, get him on the ground and arrest him. Shooting him in the back, while he was down, enough times to make sure he is dead? I can't think of a situation that that would be ok, can you?

Quoting billsfan1104: What happened to an investigation?? You already have this officer pronounced guilty.

Quoting nb34:

Only an animal would shoot an unarmed teenager 8 times. If he had only been shot once, and they had called the paramedics after he was down, maybe he would have been alive today. But no, he had to shoot him 8 times in the back, to make sure he was completely deaad. The officer is an evil monster in my opinion.

Quoting MrsHMS: Paramedics aren't called for dead bodies, that is the coroner or medical examiner. I think they should have covered the body with a sheet.

Quoting nb34:

I would say pretty disturbing video. They just left him there and didn't even call the paramedics for him. I think that says a lot about the police there. Shame on them.

Quoting VooDooB:

Pretty awkward video.

Quoting momtimesx4:

TerraIncognita
by Bronze Member on Aug. 17, 2014 at 10:23 AM
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Where did you get the information he was shot 8 times in the back? Looking at the video, I don't see any bullet holes. I know it's far away and could be at an angle Im not be able to see.

Quoting nb34:

I see no reason, under any circumstances why he had to shoot an unarmed man 8 times in the back, do you? Really no matter what was going on, he could have just shot the guy in the leg, get him on the ground and arrest him. Shooting him in the back, while he was down, enough times to make sure he is dead? I can't think of a situation that that would be ok, can you?

Quoting billsfan1104: What happened to an investigation?? You already have this officer pronounced guilty.

Quoting nb34:

Only an animal would shoot an unarmed teenager 8 times. If he had only been shot once, and they had called the paramedics after he was down, maybe he would have been alive today. But no, he had to shoot him 8 times in the back, to make sure he was completely deaad. The officer is an evil monster in my opinion.

Quoting MrsHMS: Paramedics aren't called for dead bodies, that is the coroner or medical examiner. I think they should have covered the body with a sheet.

Quoting nb34:

I would say pretty disturbing video. They just left him there and didn't even call the paramedics for him. I think that says a lot about the police there. Shame on them.

Quoting VooDooB:

Pretty awkward video.

Quoting momtimesx4:

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