Bishop Derrick Robinson is a protest organizer and in a prior November 5th picture was noted at the Ferguson protest with police shooting suspect Jeffrey Williams. Robinson is now making the TV circuit claiming Williams was “set up” by the police.
(Via TPM) An area protest organizor and pastor stunned MSNBC host Tamron Hall on Monday when he said that the suspect charged with shooting two Ferguson, Mo. police officers was “set up” by law enforcement.
On Sunday, St. Louis County prosecutors charged Jeffrey Williams, 20, with shooting two police officers last week during a demonstration outside the Ferguson Police Department. According to the Associated Press, Williams told investigators that he wasn’t targeting the officers.
In an interview on Monday, the Rev. Derrick Robinson, one of the organizers of the protest, told Hall that he had met with Williams on Sunday. Hall asked Robinson about a rumor that the suspect was trying to shoot at someone who robbed him that day.
Robinson confirmed that Williams claimed he’d been robbed. What he said next had Hall grasping for words.
“And I think, I believe he was frustrated, and I really believe he was set up, and I really believe that. I know it may not —”
“Set up by who? Let me pause you on that. Set up by who?” Hall asked.
“Police,” Robinson answered, looking off screen for a moment. “I think he was set up, I would go even farther to say some of the police, you know. The story just does not add up.” (read more)