Darren Wilson’s Testimony Is Unbelievable

Ezra Klein, writing at Vox:

But on Monday night, St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch released the evidence given to the grand jury, including the interview police did with Wilson in the immediate aftermath of the shooting. And so we got to read, for the first time, Wilson’s full, immediate account of his altercation with Brown.

And it is unbelievable.

I mean that in the literal sense of the term: “difficult or impossible to believe.” But I want to be clear here. I’m not saying Wilson is lying. I’m not saying his testimony is false. I am saying that the events, as he describes them, are simply bizarre. His story is difficult to believe.

The whole thing is absurd. The medical examiner didn’t take photos of Mike Brown’s body because his camera ran out of batteries? The fix was so clearly in.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014