Initially we thought the item identified at the base of the drivers door was brass shell casings as a consequence of Officer Darren Wilson discharging his firearm while under assault by Mike Brown. (click to enlarge)
We were wrong.
HatTip to Treeper LTC8K6 – According to his own statements and media testimony, accomplice Dorian Johnson said he was not involved in the physical confrontation at the SUV of officer Darren Wilson.
Additionally, in his various statements, witness Michael Brady had placed Dorian at the passenger side of the SUV approximately 5 feet from the front bumper. But Brady readily admits he did not see the origination of the struggle, only the part where it got really loud, captured his attention, and he peered through his apartment window to witness Mike Brown punching Officer Darren Wilson through his SUV window.
Logically this seemed to make sense because obviously when presented with two subjects officer Wilson identified Mike Brown as the greater of the two threats, and did not pursue Dorian – Wilson’s focus was on Big Mike Brown.
However, evidence now suggests that both Mike Brown AND Dorian Johnson were involved physically at the SUV in the initial struggle with Darren Wilson.
When Mike Brown and Dorian Johnson entered the Ferguson Liquor Market to steal the cigars, the “rellos“, there was a distinct gold bracelet on the right wrist of Dorian.
He’s wearing a loose wide rubber band on his left wrist, and a gold bracelet on his right.
The link style bracelet is most identifiable in the CCTV footage as Big Mike reaches back to hand Johnson the first package of cigars. (*note* it’s best visible in the HD versions of the CCTV upload)
Two HD versions of the CCTV video:
But when you see Dorian Johnson next, about an hour and 20 minutes later giving his scripted media interview in the apartment complex, the bracelet is gone.
The missing bracelet appears to be what we initially identified as brass casing(s) on the ground at the drivers side of officer Darren Wilson’s SUV (3200 x 1800 image):
How did Dorian lose his bracelet ?
Considering the events as described there are few explanations and all involve physically interacting with Officer Wilson.
In the following image note the drivers side rear view mirror:
Notably pushed into its breakaway position facing the opposite direction from which Mike Brown ran.
In addition we can reconcile another point of physical evidence. The item located at the furthest evidence cone in this image is indeed Mike Brown’s slider style sandal.
Again, if you go back to the CCTV tape you will note a very specific slide sandal worn by Big Mike. Here’s what they look like:
The slide next to the evidence cone is one of these upside down. If you invert the image I do believe you’ll note it is from the right foot – which would make sense if you were in a struggle and then turned going to rapidly run East from a position to the rear of the SUV. You would push off with your dominant outside foot, in this case your right.
This apparent rapid acceleration while stumbling (somewhat) could cause the right foot slide to dislodge during rapid inertia or acceleration.
The other evidentiary item identified at the scene of the confrontation is Big Mike’s ballcap. Also visible in the CCTV video.
The mystery bullet noted above the ground floor window south of the incident would indicate a struggle at or near the vehicle with the discharge of at least one shot.
Speculation based on data – A plausible scenario exists where both Big Mike and Dorian were physically involved with Darren Wilson while the car door was closed, or only partially open.
Perhaps this moment is when Dorian lost his bracelet, and when the door was opening he fled toward the Northwest parking lot where he was later identified amid the crowd.
Perhaps in his movement toward the front of the SUV it was Dorian, not Mike, who ran into, or bent, the breakaway side view in the direction of his travel while Big Mike continued to engage with Officer Wilson.
During this Wilson and Brown engagement could be when the officers firearm was discharged toward the rear of the vehicle, missing Brown but hitting the building behind as noted. Perhaps that’s when Mike decided he’d lost the element of first aggression and now Wilson’s revolver became the equalizer to a significant size disparity.
Perhaps that’s why Big Mike took off running East, losing his Nike slide, and continued in his socked feet until they ultimately came face to face again.
Under this scenario Dorian would have gone in one direction, Northwest from the front of the vehicle, and Big Mike would have gone in the other direction Southeast from the rear.
Much like the Zimmerman fiasco we do not present these analytical discussions as a fight for the freedom of one man – We fight back for the freedom of our republic lost when a duplicitous media fail to uphold their responsibility as a fulcrum of truthful information.
Part of that essential freedom is a demand upon our national press, and a concerted effort to hold the fourth estate to account for delivery of the truth – even when that truth itself presents a painful look into the mirror of consequence.
The Fourth Estate has been compromised beyond all horrible imaginings.
Therefore it is not “burying us with irrelevancies” to fight the dark media agenda of deception. And we do that by holding up the brightest sunlight upon the facts.
That is not irrelevant, that is our entire purpose. That should be what all blogs strive to achieve within their respective discussions.
Eliminate the need for the The Last Refuge to exist and in good measure you will have restored the republic.
Until then, we will stand guard to the defend the precious yet flickering flame of truth. Even if we err, even if we stumble, and even if the hurricane winds of deception peel the flesh from our hands in the doing…..
If we fail, it shall never be said we failed for lack of effort.
And if, as a consequence of that effort, Officer Darren Wilson is free again to live without the burden of falsely motivated hate afore him, well, that’s the icing. But it’s most certainly not the cake.