Marissa Alexander, the battered mother whose 20-year prison sentence
for firing a "warning shot" at her abusive husband attracted nationwide
attention, now faces 60 years in prison if she’s reconvicted.
Alexander’s original May 2012 conviction was overturned Sept. 26, 2013, by the
First District Court of Appeal in Florida, which found the presiding
judge at her trial unfairly instructed jurors she had to prove her claim
Now 33, Alexander was released on bail Nov. 27 after 21 months behind
bars. State Attorney Angela Corey refiled the same charges and a retrial
is scheduled to begin July 28.
Ferguson: Michael Brown Shooting Video May Support ‘Bum Rush’ Claim [Video]
A Michael Brown shooting crime scene video going viral on YouTube may lend credence to the “bum rush” theory an alleged friend of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson has voiced. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the Ferguson riots and looting initially prompted Governor Jay Nixon to call in the Missouri State Highway Patrol to attempt to restore calm to the city. Over the weekend the Ferguson protests once again prompted criminal activity and the National Guard has now been called into enhance security patrols in the St. Louis suburb. Captain Ron Johnson remains on the scene urging residents to protest peacefully and legally.
The second wave of rioting began in the late evening hours on Friday after Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson released a media packet containing images of a man identified as Michael Brown, robbing a local convenience store. Brown and a pal who spoke on camera to the media after the shooting, allegedly participated in a strong arm robbery – garnering about $50 worth of Swisher Sweets cigarillos.
Michael Brown shooting witnesses have uttered conflicting stories of how the shooting of the unarmed black man by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson unfolded. Some witnesses claimed the teenager was running away from Wilson, others told police and reporters that that Brown was facing the Ferguson police officer with his hands in the air surrendering. Leaked details of the Michael Brown autopsy indicate the young man was shot six times, all from the front, and not from point blank range.
The viral video of the Michael Brown shooting captured background conversations which may support the bum rush claims by a Ferguson police officer. At about the 6:30 mark in the Brown shooting video, residents gathered around police tape staring at the body on the street, indicate that the teenager may have rushed Darren Wilson.
Transcript from the Brown shooting video as published by multiple media outlets:
#1 How’d he get from there to there?
#2 Because he ran, the police was still in the truck – cause he was like over the truck
#2 But him and the police was both in the truck, then he ran – the police got out and ran after him
#2 Then the next thing I know he doubled back toward him cus – the police had his gun drawn already on him –
#1. Oh, the police got his gun
#2 The police kept dumpin’ on him, and I’m thinking the police kept missing – he like – be like – but he kept coming toward him
#2 Police fired shots – the next thing I know – the police was missing
#1 The Police?
#2 The Police shot him
#2 The next thing I know … I’m thinking … the dude started running … (garbled something about “he took it from him”)
An individual claiming to be a friend of Darren Wilson called into Dana Loesch’s radio show program on Friday and said that the Ferguson police officer has been attacked multiple times by Michael Brown before the shooting. “Brown just started bum rushing Wilson. He just started coming at him full speed. And, so Wilson just started shooting,” the supposed Wilson friend said.
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