Police released a store video they received from a business allegedly of Tyrone Harris, Jr. and the altercation that precipitated his shooting by police on Sunday night. The alleged assailant appears to be holding a gun in the video.
As you watch the video, check out the group emerging on the left of the screen, behind the white pick up truck. They are clearly engaged in a fight of some kind. As the crowd moves to the center of the screen, something happens and everybody in the video takes cover, but this group scatters like a school of fish confronted by a shark. The man in the white t-shirt is looking all around, and when he turns to run, there is what appears to be a gun in his hand, and he appears to be holding it movie-style.
In other news, STL journalist Paul Hampel was jumped, mugged, and “beat down” on Sunday. He spent the next several hours in the hospital being observed after sustaining a concussion.
He did manage to grab this video of the crowd before he was attacked:
If you look closely near the end, you will see the boy in the red shirt that the NYT featured on their front page, and which DeniseVB posted in the previous open thread. He appears to be there with other children and a caregiver, who looks like she’s under the influence of something.
In an interesting article on The Daily Beast of all places, there was an article about Anger outrunning facts in #Ferguson. Deray appears in the article:
So McKesson and Black Lives Matter got the independent investigation they wanted, just not the conclusion they sought. (McKesson insisted the report only cleared Wilson of violating Brown’s civil rights.) For the movement, Wilson will never be justified in killing Brown. Furthermore, McKesson said he did not believe that any of the police shootings “that have gained national attention this year” were justified.
As for the one Sunday night, in which 18-year-old Tyrone Harris Jr. was shot after allegedly firing on police, McKesson demurred.
“I’ll say that I still have more questions than answers,” he told The Daily Beast.
I think some sympathetic white people must be getting tired of disbelieving their own lying eyes.
In campaign news, A Boston affiliated chapter of #BLM that is run by a woman who has been training as an activist since she was 13 (ouch! that’s gonna leave a mark) attempted to disrupt a Hillary Clinton event in New Hampshire. They failed. To be fair, they tipped off their Friends of Bernie first, so oops.
It remains to be seen if the violence in #Ferguson will be quelled. Sundown is still two hours away. Tune to Twitter to see if there’s another episode of #RiotPorn tonight.