Sheryl Davis, Brown’s aunt, told MailOnline that she believes Darren Wilson committed murder and that he will suffer retribution in a ‘mighty way’. She said that Wilson’s actions were ‘evil’ and that he will be punished by a higher power for what he did – even if he is cleared.
Can’t really figure out if it’s a veiled threat or just a threat.
Unrest has continued since then as a grand jury decides whether it will indict Wilson. A decision is expected next month.
Speaking to MailOnline Davis said: ‘It’s murder and they will feel and see the wrath of God’s vengeance come upon them in a mighty way, just as he promised all who do evil in his sight.’
Wilson’s account gave the first insight into what he told the grand jury during his four-hour testimony in September, a process which is held in secret. He supposedly said that Brown pushed him back into his police SUV as he was trying to get out and pinned him down.
At that point Wilson reached for his gun and fired two shots, one of which hit Brown – his blood was found inside the car. The account did not explain why Wilson then shot Brown five more times in the front as, according to some witnesses, he put his hands in the air to surrender.
Brown’s supporters are worried that Wilson is trying to exploit the law in Missouri which allows a police officer more leeway if they feel they are under threat.
Wilson’s account also flatly contradicts that of a number of witnesses including Brown’s friend Dorian Johnson, who was standing next to him at the time.
Johnson has said that Wilson was the aggressor and grabbed Brown’s throat before pulling out his gun and threatening to shoot.
But another witness, whose name has been withheld, has also reportedly told the grand jury that Brown did not have his hands above his head when Wilson shot him but instead they were ‘out to his sides.’
He also said Brown ‘staggered toward Wilson despite commands to stop’ and that ‘the two were about 20 to 25 feet apart when the last shots were fired.’
Among those who have already spoken out to attack Wilson’s statement is Benjamin Crump, the attorney for Brown’s family.
He has said that Wilson’s account should ‘not be taken as gospel’.
He said: ‘He can say what he wants to say in front of a jury. They can listen to all the evidence and the people can have it transparent so they know that the system works for everybody.
There’s still the potential civil rights prosecution brought by the federal government after Attorney General Eric Holder began an FBI investigation as well, so this thing isn’t over by a long shot. Justice? There’s another long-shot..
Missouri police have been brushing up on constitutional rights and stocking up on riot gear to prepare for a grand jury’s decision about whether to charge a white police officer who fatally shot a black 18-year-old in suburban St. Louis.
The preparations are aimed at avoiding a renewed outbreak of violence during the potentially large demonstrations that could follow an announcement of whether Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will face a criminal trial for the Aug. 9 death of Michael Brown.
Police and protesters have repeatedly clashed since the shooting, which prompted a national conversation about race and police tactics. Images of officers in riot gear and armored vehicles confronting protesters have drawn widespread criticism.
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