Skip to comments.Was the cop injured during his altercation with Michael Brown?
Posted on 08/19/2014 5:11:37 PM PDT by Kaslin
Jim Hoft, who’s based in St. Louis, claims he has two well-placed local sources who say yes.
The Gateway Pundit can now confirm from two local St. Louis sources that police Officer Darren Wilson suffered facial fractures during his confrontation with deceased 18 year-old Michael Brown. Officer Wilson clearly feared for his life during the incident that led to the shooting death of Brown. This was after Michael Brown and his accomplice Dorian Johnson robbed a local Ferguson convenience store.
Local St. Louis sources said Wilson suffered an orbital blowout fracture to the eye socket. This comes from a source within the District Attorneys office and confirmed by the St. Louis County Police.
If Brown, a big man, punched Wilson in the face while they were jawing at each other through the squad car window, that would explain why Brown took off running and why Wilson took off after him. Then again, you don’t need to imagine any physical contact between Brown and Wilson to explain that. If Wilson had said, “Hey, you’re the guy who just robbed the convenience store!”, that might have sent Brown running too.
Is there any corroborating evidence that Brown hit Wilson in the face? Yeah, sort of. If “Josie,” the now famous caller to Dana Loesch’s radio show, really is who she says she is, then Wilson himself told her that Brown punched him.
Here's how Darren Wilson's "friend" described Mike Brown's shooting to Dana Loesch. #Ferguson pic.twitter.com/nZU4NC1mJB
— Emma Roller (@emmaroller) August 18, 2014
“Just shoves him back into his car, punches him in the face, and then of course Darren grabs for his gun.” And yet — Josie doesn’t claim that Brown busted Wilson’s eye, a detail you’d think she would want to mention to emphasize the severity of the attack. Also, if you look back at the cellphone video captured by Piaget Crenshaw, you’ll see Wilson standing by Brown’s body with no apparent injury and seemingly in no distress from what allegedly would have been a nasty eye injury.
Most obvious of all, if Hoft’s sources are right, why haven’t we heard this already from Ferguson PD? It seemed odd when they let days go by before releasing the convenience store surveillance video of Brown, but there’s an explanation for that in hindsight. The DOJ was pressuring them not to release the footage, believing that it was immaterial to what happened later between Brown and Wilson and would be prejudicial to the public’s understanding of the case. The cops probably also wanted to let a bit of time pass between Brown’s death and releasing the video, lest they be accused of impeaching his character before the body was even cold. There’s no obvious reason, though, for them not to release information about Wilson supposedly being punched in the face and having his eye socket fractured by Brown if that’s what happened. It’s germane to Wilson’s self-defense claim and it’ll come out at trial, neither of which is necessarily true about the convenience store tape. Even if the feds are pressuring them to hush it up, there’s no reason why the police would respect that request if they were willing to defy the DOJ on the surveillance video. A busted eye would be the best evidence offered so far that Wilson was dealing with a serious threat to his safety — and yet the cops have said nothing about it. How come?
Injured? No he just had a wound to lick....
No. He was shooting an unarmed gentle giant for no reason.
Why did the big guy run off then turn around and charge Wilson again?
Saw other cops coming or what?
I seem to remember hearing that the cop had head and facial injuries in the first reports the day of the shooting.
Been little reference to it since, so someone made a decision to keep it from the public.
Wouldn’t an injury like that impair his shooting ability?
It probably was... aiming for center mass, first 4 shots hit the right arm instead.
I dunno - why not ask the Justice dept or the MSM? They seem to have reasons to control the information surrounding this case.
Yes, but it would also make him damn sure not to let the gentle giant get hold of him again, for a second assault where the gentle giant college bound teen could possibly gain control of his gun.
Just a wild guess though..
Releasing details just gives the crook a chance to tailor his story to match them.... or the Crump for that matter... and has the potential of influencing the witnesses too. Let’em get all the stories locked down, and the FBI get their interviews done, then the details will be released.
At least in this case any act against Wilson is an act against every cop everywhere and the full police lobby will come to his side.
Poor Zimmerman pretty much had to stand alone.
A banged-up eye does not show up immediately. it takes at least a day for a black eye to show, and even a swelling takes at least an hour to show.
Yeah, the Chief said he had facial injuries that required treatment during one of his early news conferences. The media was just too busy repeating “unarmed teen” to notice it.
So it appears that the liberal spin on this will be to ask why these injuries were not reported in the media until now.
Rather than discuss the seriousness of the injuries and whether the cop was attacked, the liberals are going to minimize this because the media didn’t promptly report it.
Apparently it is a stock photo. Not the real MRI of the cop.
Anyone who has gotten in a fist fight, as I have in my yute, will tell you you don’t feel much until the adrenaline wears off. One eye punch still leaves one good eye to aim. I will assume the officer’s strong eye was not punched. And at close ranges with a charging attacker you don’t have time to make a sight picture. You rely on muscle memory and training.
I am starting to think Ferguson pd protocol for OIS does not include reading garrity warnings to the officer and they expect a voluntary statement...which by the time he got out of the hospital...and drugged on pain killers the media circus already had started and the officer would be insane to give any statement that was not compelled.
Race-baiters' credibility is plunging downward at a huge rate.
The "Grain of Salt" syndrome will soon set in for their future accusations.
How many more of these "false alarms" can Jesse Jackson and Al (me too) Sharpton dive into before their last molecule of credibility is gone?
Enraged to come back and finish the job?
His fatal mistake, tough toenails St Michael
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