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Just The Facts, Ma’am

August 9, 2014

11:51 a.m. Officer Darren Wilson, 28, receives a dispatcher call about a robbery at a convenience store in Ferguson Missouri. A description of the robber is provided and he is said to be walking down the street toward a Quick Trip convenience store. The teen was unarmed.

12:01 P.M.

 The officer encounters Michael Brown, 18 and a friend as they walk down the street. Brown is shot to death.

Aug. 10, 10 A.M.

St. Louis County Police Chief Joe Belmar says Brown physically assaulted the officer, and during a struggle between the two, Brown reached for the officer’s gun. One shot was fired in the car followed by other gunshots outside of the car.

USA Today and KSDK-TV St. Louis

Additional information from media sources:

Brown’s friends dispute this account and say the shooting was unprovoked.

A convenience store video records Brown and a friend robbing the store and Brown shoving a clerk who attempted to intervene.

August 24, 2014

ABC News reports Officer Darren Wilson suffered “a serious facial injury” in the altercation before firing the fatal shots. Reportedly pictures were taken at the hospital.

Michael Brown was 6′ 4″ and 292 pounds.

Michael Brown had no previous criminal record.

Officer Darren Wilson received a commendation for ‘Outstanding Police Work,’ at a ceremony in the Missouri town’s City Hall on February 11 this year.

The shooting is still under investigation.

In a video statement released Tuesday night, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said “vigorous prosecution must now be pursued” in Michael Brown’s death.

When informed of the shooting President Obama made the following statement:

“The death of Michael Brown is heartbreaking, and Michelle and I send our deepest condolences to his family and his community at this very difficult time. As Attorney General Holder has indicated, the Department of Justice is investigating the situation along with local officials, and they will continue to direct resources to the case as needed. I know the events of the past few days have prompted strong passions, but as details unfold, I urge everyone in Ferguson, Missouri, and across the country, to remember this young man through reflection and understanding. We should comfort each other and talk with one another in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds. Along with our prayers, that’s what Michael and his family, and our broader American community, deserve.”

President Obama will send three White House officials to attend Michael Brown’s funeral on Monday.

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Major General Harold Greene, a 2-star general was killed in Afghanistan on Aug. 5, 2014. In addition to serving his country with distinction since 1980, Greene’s awards include the Legion of Merit with three oak leaf clusters, the Meritorious Service Medal with a silver cluster, the Army Commendation Medal and the Army Superior Unit Award.

President Obama was playing golf when informed of Major General Greene’s death. He issued no statement of condolence.

A statement of condolence was released by Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno.

No White House officials attended Major General Harold Greene’s funeral.


1 Curtice Mang { 08.25.14 at 1:28 pm }

Marcia -Facts are a curious thing, they seem to have no biases. Trying to sift through the muck and histrionics in the aftermath of this incident is a challenge. Good thing Al Sharpton is around to sort it all out for us!


2 LibertyAtStake { 08.25.14 at 1:42 pm }

“Michael Brown has no previous criminal record”
Well, maybe …


3 Marcia { 08.25.14 at 3:40 pm }

We should be so lucky!


4 Marcia { 08.25.14 at 7:42 pm }

Thanks for commenting LibertyAtStake
Please let us know if your lawsuit is successful.


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