According to an incident report released by Ferguson, Mo. police today, Michael Brown was suspected in a convenience store robbery that police say precipitated his shooting by officer Darren Wilson. The report alleges that Brown (accompanied by Dorian Johnson) stole a box of cigarettes and got into a brief altercation with the store's clerk before leaving.
At the same time that the Ferguson Police Department was terrorizing its own citizens last night, something interesting and important happened on cable news: Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson reiterated to Sean Hannity that Michael Brown struggled with his killer inside the cop's vehicle, while at the same time two new eyewitnesses told CNN that they saw no such thing.
Dorian Johnson, a friend of Michael Brown who claims to have been with him when he was shot and killed by a Ferguson, Mo. police officer, has given MSNBC the full account of how events transpired that police have so far refused to hear. "I saw the barrel of the gun pointed at my friend," Johnson, 22, said. "Then I saw the fire come out of the barrel."