Ben Shapiro breaks down the witness testimony from the St. Louis County Police Investigative Report of the shooting of Michael Brown and demonstrates that, contrary to President Obama’s assertions, the black community in Ferguson did in fact make up the story of the racist cop murdering a teenager with his hands up.
The evidence shows that Michael Brown was an 18-year-old, 6’4”, 289-lb. black criminal who robbed a convenience store and attacked a police officer while high, then got shot – that’s what the grand jury determined when they decided not to indict Darren Wilson.
But evidence has never stopped people like Cher, who tweeted, “Something must b done 2 protect innocent young blk men.” Or Moby, who tweeted that “Darren Wilson chased Michael Brown and murdered him.” Or Serena Williams, who tweeted, “Wow. Just wow. Shameful. What will it take???” Or Katy Perry, who said, “praying for an equal America,” or Macklemore, who said “No justice,” and tried to block the I-5 in Seattle. Or Rihanna, who tweeted out a photo of this sign.
Or LeBron James, who tweeted this image.
Or the St. Louis Rams, five of whom walked onto the football field on Sunday in the “hands up, don’t shoot” pose.
President Obama, of course, jumped in, too. He said this:
…there are still problems and communities of color aren’t just making these problems up.
That’s a lie, at least with regard to Michael Brown. Grand jury testimony shows that the community of Ferguson, Missouri did make this problem up. In fact, they lied, they intimidated witnesses, and they pressured others to lie – all to put an innocent man behind bars for the rest of his life in the name of social justice.
According to the St. Louis County Police Investigative Report, the mob mentality began immediately. A huge crowd formed at the scene of the shooting almost instantaneously; that crowd included both Brown’s mother and his stepfather, according to witness testimony. The police report states:
The investigation of the scene was interrupted several times by death threats directed toward police officers and gunshots being fired by unknown persons around the crime scene.
One witness told police she didn’t want to “get involved for fear of retaliation.” She said, “I have to live here.” An adult male near the scene “commented to detectives as they walked by that he witnessed the incident and the officer was ‘in the right’ and ‘did what he had to do.’ He added the statements being made by bystanders in the complex were inaccurate… The male indicated he was not making any further comments or identifying himself.”
Two more witnesses, one male and one female, “said they were afraid to speak about what they witnessed. Both said they were worried about retaliation from people who live in the area.”
Still another witness said “threats… had been made to the residents of Canfield Green Apartment Complex. He said notes had been posted on various apartment buildings threatening people not to talk to the police, and gunshots were still being fired every night.” He said “there were at least 10 other people who were outside and saw exactly what happened.” He said Wilson told Brown to get down and that Brown never raised his hands.
In FBI interviews, witnesses repeated such accusations. Witness 10, whose account backed Wilson’s story, said, “I just wanted to come forward and just tell it how I seen it. Because I feel like it’s very rare that somebody’s gonna come forward and tell actually what happened.”
Witness 14, stated:
You have to understand the mentality of some of these young guys, they have nothing to do. When they can latch on the something they embellish it because they want something to do…The majority of them do not work. They all they do is sit around and get high all day.
Witness 14 added that within one minute of the shooting, there were 70 or 80 people “saying things that didn’t happen,” and they “started embellishing it when the stepfather showed up.” That would be this stepfather, Louis Head.
Witness 14 said witnesses were lying when they said the officer “ran up behind him shot him in the back.” Witnesses lied, he said, when they said he had “his hands straight up in the air.” Witnesses lied, he said, when they stated that Brown was shot while down. He continued. “They are set they are looking for a reason to explode, that’s what they, ‘cause they don’t have anything to do…
The original witness who started all of this, Dorian Johnson, helped Brown rob the convenience store. He then went on television and lied about Brown having his hands up and being shot from behind. He then had to change his story multiple times to fit the autopsy results. Still, there he was with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes last week, telling his lies.
And those lies had quickly become the prevailing wisdom. At least 12 witnesses claimed that Brown was shot from behind, which was factually false. At least 16 witnesses said Brown’s hands were up when he was shot, which was factually false. One witness said Wilson used a Taser, then a gun: false. Another said she witnessed the events, but admitted she was blocks away when the events occurred. Still another witness said there were two officers involved in the shooting, and admitted she couldn’t tell what she’d seen and what she’d read about the case. One witness admitted in testimony to changing his story to “coincide with what really happened.” Another witness said that he was friends with Brown, and that Brown was shot while on his knees. When informed that such a story contradicted all physical evidence, the man admitted that he had not seen the shooting and then asked if he could leave because he was “uncomfortable.”
This is evil. An entire community conspiring to put an innocent man in prison for the rest of his life based on his race is evil. But then again, so is “social justice” – the notion that individual lives and decisions don’t matter, so long as the narrative of American racism is forwarded. Truth is the first casualty of the social justice mob. And in Ferguson, and now across America, that mob runs wild.