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Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager who was killed by a police officer, sparking protests around the nation, was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, a preliminary private autopsy performed on Sunday found.

One of the bullets entered the top of Mr. Brown’s skull, suggesting his head was bent forward when it struck him and caused a fatal injury, according to Dr. Michael M. Baden, the former chief medical examiner for the City of New York, who flew to Missouri on Sunday at the family’s request to conduct the separate autopsy. It was likely the last of bullets to hit him, he said.

Mr. Brown, 18, was also shot four times in the right arm, he said, adding that all the bullets were fired into his front.

The bullets did not appear to have been shot from very close range because no gunpowder was present on his body. However, that determination could change if it turns out that there is gunshot residue on Mr. Brown’s clothing, to which Dr. Baden did not have access.

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said Sunday that the Justice Department would conduct its own autopsy, in addition to the one performed by local officials and this private one because, a department spokesman said, of “the extraordinary circumstances involved in this case and at the request of the Brown family.”

The preliminary autopsy results are the first time that some of the critical information resulting in Mr. Brown’s death has been made public.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/18/us/michael-brown-autopsy-shows-he-was-shot-at-least-6-times.html?_r=3&utm_source=digg&utm_medium=email

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markruffalo:

On Aug. 9th, 2014 a Ferguson, Missouri police officer racially profiled and fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown as the teen stood with his hands in the air. His family and community members are calling it an execution. Racially-motivated police violence has no place in law enforcement and represents the systemic police abuse against Black communities in Ferguson and Missouri at large. Enough is enough. We need widespread public pressure to ensure justice for Michael’s family and to prevent this type of indefensible violence in the future. Please join me in calling on federal and city officials to investigate, prosecute, and fire all officers involved by clicking here.

No, the autopsy shows he was shot in the FRONT from a distance as he charged the police officer. This is after he’d already ASSAULTED the officer twice and tried to take his weapon. Also the victims arms were DOWN according to the famous and family hired medical examiner.

In addition, the victim had JUST COMMITTED A STRONG ARM ROBBERY minutes before. The officer was going to question him when he was assaulted by the victim. Please get you facts straight.

Please get YOUR facts straight. There have been SEVERAL confirmed reports that all assaults by the police have been on innocent victims who had done little to nothing, certainly nothing to get shot at over.

I know officers on the ground in Ferguson, I’m from the area. They are being shot at with guns and fireworks, molotov cocktails in glass bottles are being thrown at them and many are refusing to disperse when told by lawful orders.

Now what have you got?

What we know about the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson

1. Brown has had pictures of him in the past with guns, alcohol, big wads of money and flashing gang signs. He was not a gentle giant

2. Michael Brown was caught on video steeling from a local shop minutes before the shooting. In the video he pushes and intimidates the shop keeper making it a strong arm robbery.

3. The officer in question saw Brown and someone else walking down the middle of the street (a violation). He fit the description of the robbery suspect.

4. The officer tried to get out of his vehicle when Brown rushed the vehicle, slamming the door on the officer. The officer attempted to exit the vehicle a second time. Brown pushed him back, jumping on top of him, in the patrol vehicle, and punched the officer in the face (a federal violation). Brown then ran (another federal violation). The officer exited the vehicle and started to chase Brown. Brown turned and started to rush the officer again. The officer pulled his weapon and fired some shots and brown was still running toward him. He fired more and Brown fell to the ground.

5. The family hired a famous medical examiner to do an autopsy. He concluded that Brown was shot in the front, his arms weren’t up and his head was tilted down in a running position.

markruffalo:

On Aug. 9th, 2014 a Ferguson, Missouri police officer racially profiled and fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown as the teen stood with his hands in the air. His family and community members are calling it an execution. Racially-motivated police violence has no place in law enforcement and represents the systemic police abuse against Black communities in Ferguson and Missouri at large. Enough is enough. We need widespread public pressure to ensure justice for Michael’s family and to prevent this type of indefensible violence in the future. Please join me in calling on federal and city officials to investigate, prosecute, and fire all officers involved by clicking here.

No, the autopsy shows he was shot in the FRONT from a distance as he charged the police officer. This is after he’d already ASSAULTED the officer twice and tried to take his weapon. Also the victims arms were DOWN according to the famous and family hired medical examiner.

In addition, the victim had JUST COMMITTED A STRONG ARM ROBBERY minutes before. The officer was going to question him when he was assaulted by the victim. Please get you facts straight.

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