Did Wearing His Pants Gangsta-Style Get Michael Brown Killed?
Posted By: Dquixote1217
Date: Wednesday, 26-Nov-2014 18:59:54
When I was listened to the interview of police officer Darren Wilson I found his explanation of why he fatally shot Michael Brown I found it to be very believable except for one element: Wilson said that before Brown charged him the first time he reached into his waistband, leading Wilson to fear that he was reaching for a weapon. Wilson said that Brown did the same thing when he continued to charge Wilson after a brief halt.
That made no sense to me. I thought: If Brown had a weapon why would he not have used it during the confrontation at the police officer's car? For awhile it made me wonder if Wilson had doctored his testimony to include his fear of Brown reaching for a weapon as additional justification for his decision to each of his two volleys of shots. And then it struck me: What if Michael Brown reached into his waist band to hold his pants up because he was wearing them below the butt gangsta-style and had to hold them up to keep them from falling down around his ankles when he charged officer Wilson? So, I did an image search for "Michael Brown's body lying in the street" and sure enough . .
Oh my. I have often joked about people wearing their pants in such a style. A few times I have observed that it made no sense to me for a group that was most likely to have to run from the police to wear their pants in such a way that they had to hold onto them with one hand to keep them from falling down. It never occurred to me that they might have to do so when running TOWARDS a police officer.