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Published:August 26th, 2014 13:32 EST
Why Did Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson Shoot His Service Revolver Ten Or Eleven Times?

Why Did Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson Shoot His Service Revolver Ten Or Eleven Times?

By John G. Kays

We know that at least six of Ferguson Police Officer, Darren Wilson`s bullets, hit Michael Brown, the afternoon of August 9th. However, after the release of the new audio recording yesterday (as first reported by CNN`s Don Lemon), apparently made accidentally, capturing an exact aural impression of the controversial incident with scientific precision, one comes to the realization this officer fired many more shots than six. 

Wilson probably fired more like ten or eleven rounds from his service revolver; the shocking part of this is, there`s a noticeable pause of about two seconds between these two rather thick clusters of sound, comprising gunshot volleys. I`ve recorded a pristine rendering of the audio tape (on my Tascam DR-05), and I`m hearing six rapid reports (in the background against talking, which is more up-front), then the telling pause, followed by, I believe, five more, one-on-top-of-another, fast-paced (quick-fire) reports. What does this suggest?

The first question that came to me, is, how many shots can Officer Wilson`s service revolver get off? If it`s less than ten or eleven, then it implies he had to reload his gun. If this is true, or if he had time to think for a minute between the rapid-fire volleys, it tends to reenforce the notion that he fully intended to, with at least some forethought, kill if not murder Michael Brown, who as you won`t forget, was unarmed and had his hands up in the air (he was willingly surrendering, folks!). 

Also, we know from the autopsy report he was shot in the top of his head, probably when his head was down, suggesting he may have been collapsing (crumbling is an even better word to describe his downward motion) down to the ground. It`s safe to say, you will tend to fall down after you`ve been shot six times and when two of those bullets strike you in the head; hell, you might even die if this happens, which, much to our surprise, is exactly the case with Michael Brown.

Although we still don`t know what went down that day with any kind of real accuracy, we can say, once it`s officially authenticated, (is that) the audio sound-print doesn`t lie; some of the black holes currently present have a plug in by way of arbitrary audio data. When one couples this recording with candid eyewitness testimony, such as Dorian Johnson`s, a clearer picture begins to emerge, penetrating the murky fog that obscures our understanding of the cold hard facts. 

 We know the shooting could have happened only in one way; the audio tape is exactly the way it went down, undeniably. Why did Wilson have to discharge his weapon so many times; ten or eleven times, it must have been? Why the protracted pause between the two clusters of volleys? Why didn`t Darren Wilson try to limit his aggression and merely attempt a wounding of the suspect? Or did he initially try to wound him, then he changes his mind, deciding rather to kill him? Is this what the pause is all about?

Was his motive because he had hate in his heart for the young man, since he was black? Did Michael actually strike him, or was there really a row inside of the patrol car? Why didn`t Dorian Johnson make any mention of this alleged assault of Officer Wilson, other than to say Darren backed up his patrol car, then slammed the passenger door against Brown? 

Of course, the door went in the opposite direction, as a result of friction; it`s a no wonder Michael wanted to hightail it out of there, with a white officer getting very aggressive on him! And what`s this about Wilson didn`t know nothing of the strong-armed robbery of Cigarillos, then suddenly the Ferguson Police Chief, Thomas Jackson, does a 180 degree turn, suggesting yea, he was aware of the cigar heist, and was connecting Brown to it that afternoon, providing an instantaneous, magical probable cause, for what he ultimately would do?

Does the audio tape prove Officer Wilson`s culpability in murdering the now (perceived) martyred teenage African-American? I don`t believe you should take it quite that far, but it pushes the possibility that this was a blatant homicide, with a good amount of implied premeditation one will have to factor into the equation, also suggesting racial hatred as a motive. 

The sheer volume of reports heard on the tape tells us just how emotionally wound up (like a rattlesnake) Wilson must have been. What came afterwards is only circumstantial evidence, but it tends to support the idea that Ferguson Policemen (generally speaking) have a low opinion of young Black Men; that is, they never thought to cover up the body for more than three hours. 

Furthermore, Darren never checked on Brown`s medical condition after he`d killed him, even once! Well, perhaps he assumed he was already dead! Plenty of eyewitnesses noticed his callousness at the scene that day, where it appears as if he`s standing around twiddling his thumbs. And now he`s in hiding and won`t ever be able to come public again. I mean, for the remainder of his days, if he has many more left.