Sunday, August 17, 2014

Ferguson Tonight

NYT with first report on autopsy.  Brown hit by at least six shots, all from front, two in the head, according to Michael Baden's preliminary report.  None from close range it seems (note: preliminary).  Jesse Jackson just now on CNN calls this a troubling and "provocative" finding.  A Brown family attorney:  “The sheer number of bullets and the way they were scattered all over his body showed this police officer had a brazen disregard for the very people he was supposed to protect in that community. We want to make sure people understand what this case is about: This case is about a police officer executing a young unarmed man in broad daylight.”

Livestream below opf tonight's conflict.  Crowd was right where camera is pointing until just now when tear gas pushed them back. Now vehicles pushing them back and the LRAD sound blasting trucks have been going non-stop.  CNN reporters says he saw one man hit by rubber bullets.   MSNBC and CNN now live. Protesters allegedly mad that were peaceful and then the tear gas started flying.  Others claim rocks and molotov cocktails thrown.

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