A woman named “Josie,” who says she is a friend of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, called into The Dana Loesch Radio Show today to offer Officer Wilson’s side of the story.
Officer Wilson was inadvertently part of a sad series of events that led to the explosion of violence in the suburban St. Louis community of Ferguson, Missouri this past week. He was finally identified by the local police after days of anonymity, and one can only guess that he now fears for his life and the lives of those around him.
Listen to what “Josie” says is his side of the story.
Here’s a partial transcript, care of the Gateway Pundit:
“He pulled up ahead of them. And then he got a call-in that there was a strong-arm robbery. And, they gave a description. And, he’s looking at them and they got something in their hands and it looks like it could be what, you know those cigars or whatever. So he goes in reverse back to them. Tries to get out of his car. They slam his door shut violently. I think he said Michael did. And, then he opened the car again. He tried to get out. He stands up.
And then Michael just bum-rushes him and shoves him back into his car. Punches him in the face and them Darren grabs for his gun. Michael grabbed for the gun. At one point he got the gun entirely turned against his hip. And he shoves it away. And the gun goes off.
Well, then Michael takes off and gets to be about 35 feet away. And, Darren’s first protocol is to pursue. So, he stands up and yells, “Freeze!” Michael and his friend turn around. And Michael taunts him… And then all the sudden he just started bumrushing him. He just started coming at him full speed. And, so he just started shooting. And, he just kept coming. And, so he really thinks he was on something.”
And just for reference – so you can see the quality of the man’s character – here’s a little video of Michael Brown from a few minutes before the deadly altercation.
This video isn’t to excuse his death but it should give us pause in our rush to judge the police officer guilty of murder.
Yes that was Michael Brown assaulting an older gentleman as he robbed a convenience store. Doesn’t seem like a “nice”, “gentle giant” now, does he?