A Cop's Eye View
I copied this whole post at Democratic Underground. The author says he asked his nephew about Darren Wilson killing Mike Brown. Take it or leave it according to your own bent.
Not only is he a 29 year cop, he is the third highest ranking officer in the county that he works in. I asked him about this. Being the Republican that he is, I expected him to jump to Darin Wilson's defense. He had this to say.
He would not say it was a racial thing because he doesn't know. He did say he read all of the reports and the grand jury testimony.
1- He said at very least Wilson is completely incompetent. That you never get out of the car by yourself if you know there is going to be a physical confrontation with an unarmed person. Especially if you were in Wilson's words, "afraid" of the guy.
2- He said Wilson should have let Brown go, followed him as far as he could in the car as he called for back up. If he had to, arrest him later.
3- He had no business firing once Brown was down on the ground. He fired four shots too many even if you believe his story.
4- It is unheard of to leave the guy laying in the street for four and a half hours.
5- If all of this was in accordance to Wilson's training, an idiot trained him.
6- Brown's family will get a huge settlement from Ferguson because if this goes to civil trail it will cost them many millions more.
What my nephew thinks happened is that Wilson got into an argument with the guy, got out of his car to whip his ass. Quickly realized he bit off more than he could chew, so he shot the guy.
Take it for what it's worth.