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Dead Man Running

Reading the official St. Louis County Michael Brown autopsy, it’s hard not to feel the limits of what laypeople can glean from a forensic pathologist’s report – and to feel a corresponding temptation to rely instead on vague memories of CSI episodes and to tweet about gun shot residue and powder burns as though we knew, for sure, what we were talking about. 1,376 more words

Michael Brown Autopsy Shows Ferguson Teen Shot At Close Range In Hand

Michael Brown, the 19-year-old Ferguson, Missouri teen who was unarmed when Officer Darren Wilson gunned him down on August 9, was shot in the hand at close range, according to the official autopsy prepared by the St. 616 more words

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On Today's Menu: Crow

Sometimes you find out that you’re wrong about something.  Sometimes that happens a little more frequently than other times.  Me being me, when I find out that I’m wrong about something, I typically make the leap to the conclusion that I’m wrong about everything…which, of course, makes no sense at all, unless you’re willing to accept that the sky is orange, gravity is the property that allows pigs to fly, and Justin Bieber is the greatest vocalist since Sinatra. 687 more words


What We Learn from the Michael Brown Story: Assumed Racism is Racism

When we first heard about Michael Brown being shot, the story was an innocent young man and his friend were approached by a police officer for no reason, the police officer thought they had tried to stop him from getting out of his car because he stopped his car too close to the boys to open his door, the police officer tried to pull Brown through the window of his car, and then, as they – as young black men rightly afraid of the police and especially this police officer should – ran away, the police officer shot at Michael Brown who had given up the escape and raised his arms when he heard bullets. 1,146 more words


Report: Autopsy shows Michael Brown was shot in hand at close range

(CNN) — Michael Brown’s gunshot wounds included a shot in the hand at close range, his official autopsy shows, according to an analysis reported by the St. 657 more words

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