I have followed the news of Ferguson & Kelly Thomas pretty closely. And I’ve been stacking up a list of our would be heroes and fallen brothers who just keep getting the raw end of the deal because the law protects it’s own. The media sways back and forth, and usually gives us exactly what the powers that be want us to have in our hands, which is not much. I’ve seen the power of Occupy rise up, and then dwindle away. And now, in Baltimore, I’m wondering what is to come of the death of Freddie Gray.
And how will it change the city? The nation?
Sorry, the The New York Times article i linked on Facebook was pulled from their main site for some reason; it still shows in a Google Search, but the link is broken. (i’m hoping it’s not because they fact checked it, and found out VIVIAN YEE & KIRK JOHNSON didn’t know what they were talking about). In an attempt to relay the information in the article, I cut and pasted from my NY Times Now App & re-posted it here: http://wp.me/p3rdk6-1J
I don’t know if i’m all for the Body Cameras, or not – it seems a little bit of over surveillance of the population to me – and we know how government likes to have cameras everywhere. I just know that we are going to have a different type of testimony in the future. It will be corrupted, because, government tends to corrupt things, but i suppose, at least for the most part – in the overall grand scheme of things – we can get around the he said she said.
i find it odd that a society that lies as much as ours does, is looking for truth in video. Don’t they know we’re really good at creating spin?
Body Cameras Worn by Police Officers Are No ‘Safeguard of Truth,’ Experts Say
By VIVIAN YEE and KIRK JOHNSON
ALLEGED FRIEND OF OFFICER DARREN WILSON OFFERS HIS SIDE
Posted on August 15 2014 in Radio | Josie On The Dana Show 8-15-14
A woman claiming to be a friend of the officer involved in the shooting of Ferguson’s Mike Brown called into my program offering Darren Wilson’s side of the story. Video via my show’s flagship station, KFTK in St. Louis.
The woman said that she came by the details via Wilson’s significant other. After I hung up she called back and told my programming direction that her relationship to the named officer is legitimate. I haven’t personally vetted the association, but wanted to post the audio for comparison to the pending results of the investigation.
(via http://danaloeschradio.com/alleged-friend-of-officer-darren-wilson-offers-his-side/#sthash.irvq0o3i.dpuf )