August 20, 2014

More NarrativeTM fail?

From Reason: Ferguson Cop Who Killed Michael Brown Was "Beaten Very Severely" Before Shooting.

Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer whose fatal shooting of Michael Brown touched off more than a week of demonstrations, suffered severe facial injuries, including an orbital (eye socket) fracture, and was nearly beaten unconscious by Brown moments before firing his gun, a source close to the department's top brass told FoxNews.com.

“The Assistant (Police) Chief took him to the hospital, his face all swollen on one side,” said the insider. “He was beaten very severely.”

Reason, which has been critical of the police response in the aftermath of Brown's death, wonders why authorities waited so long to reveal this information.

The only source we've seen with this new info -- up until today -- was Gateway Pundit, which, as Reason notes in their article, relies on a single source for this claim about Wilson.

Stay tuned.

Posted by Felix at August 20, 2014 05:23 PM | TrackBack

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Could be true, but I'm skeptical - why wouldn't the police department have immediately and officially released this information?

Posted by: Nels at August 21, 2014 02:22 AM

They may be waiting to release info to make sure they have it right first. It seems the media all wants to be first and in the rush they sacrifice accuracy. Or the whole thing could be a cover-up? At this point we just don’t know.

Posted by: truthwillwin1 at August 21, 2014 09:36 AM

Perhaps he was still in the hospital and they wanted to wait until he could get out of town before releasing the information.

This whole thing is a fiasco from top to bottom.

This is not helping

Posted by: Duffy at August 21, 2014 11:40 AM

Another situation where everyone would be best served to reserve judgment on the parts we cannot know about, and to focus on what we can agree on.

The response by the police has been disparaged almost across the political spectrum. I saw some great remarks by Rand Paul and others. I think that ought to be the focus for now.

Posted by: dan at August 22, 2014 02:26 PM

Amen, dan.

The latest has that Wilson's eye socket was NOT fractured, but his face was indeed swollen.

Posted by: Hube at August 22, 2014 02:30 PM

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