Report: Ferguson Grand Jury Witness Admitted Racist Views In Journal

St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch announces the grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year old, on Monday, ... St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch announces the grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year old, on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at the Buzz Westfall Justice Center in Clayton, Mo. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Cristina Fletes-Boutte, Pool) MORE LESS
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Official evidence released on Monday revealed that one of the witnesses to the police killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown held self-admitted racist views, recorded in a journal entry on the day of the shooting.

“Well I’m gonna take my random drive to Florissant. Need to understand the Black race better so I stop calling Blacks Niggers and Start calling them People,” the witness wrote in an Aug. 9 journal entry that was first flagged by Huffington Post’s Jason Cherkis.

The journal entry of “Witness 40” was one document included in the docket of evidence released by St. Louis Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch’s office Monday.

Later on in the entry the witness appears to describe the final moments between Brown and Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson.

“Cop took a couple steps forward then backward and the gun went off 2 more times,” the witness wrote. “The last one on the top of the kids (sic) head. Omg the blood.”

McCulloch announced on Monday night that Wilson would not be charged in the Aug. 9 death of Michael Brown.

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  1. Anyone surprised, please raise your hand. Then take that hand and smack yourself upside the head.

  2. Avatar for dnl dnl says:

    Who gets to decide what choices the GrandJury have in coming to a conclusion?

  3. The prosecutors office gives the grand jury a list of possible charges. In this case, the Grand Jury was given the choice of all three degrees of murder and the 3 degrees of manslaughter. According to the Grand Jury votes contained in the information packet, the grand Jury unanimously voted “No True Bill” on each of the 6 options

  4. I can’t help but notice that this description of the event from a self-admitted racist eye-witness is more sympathetic to Brown than some, many, of the posts from Wilson’s defenders I have seen on this site and others.

  5. Note the passive “the gun went off” voice. All by itself, apparently!

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