Darren Wilson resigns

Originally posted on theGrio:

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The white police officer who killed Michael Brown has resigned from the Ferguson Police Department, his attorney said Saturday, nearly four months after the fatal confrontation with the black 18-year-old that fueled protests in the St. Louis suburb and across the nation.

Darren Wilson, 28, has been on administrative leave since the shooting on Aug. 9. His resignation was announced Saturday by one of his attorneys, Neil Bruntrager. The resignation is effective immediately, Bruntrager said.

A grand jury spent more than three months reviewing evidence in the case before declining in November to issue any charges against Wilson. He told jurors that he feared for his life when Brown hit him and reached for his gun.

The U.S. Justice Department is still conducting a civil rights investigation into the shooting and a separate probe of police department practices.

The shooting struck up a national debate…

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When Media Bids For An Assassins ( Darren Wilson) Lies.


ABC News and George Stephanopoulos paid Darren Wilson Mid-to-High’ Six Figures For Interview. To Lie.

ABC News and George Stephanopoulos paid Darren Wilson Mid-to-High’ Six Figures For Interview. To Lie.

ABC Paid ‘Mid-to-High’ Six Figures For #DarrenWilson Interview



A NBC source with knowledge of the #DarrenWilson interview talks said that ABC offered to pay “mid-to-high” six figures for the interview.


The source did not say an exact figure because NBC stopped bidding for it after ABC upped the ante.


The taped interview was shot on Tuesday. Clinton operative-turned ABC News host George Stephanopoulos will do the interview.


The choice for Stephanopoulos is curious given that Missouri Governor Jay Nixon was once touted as a potential running mate to Hillary Clinton.



ABC Violated Its Own Rules When It Paid For #DarrenWilson Interview

ABC News appears to have violated its own rules when it paid for Darren Wilson’s interview, Gotnews.com has learned.


In an interview with the Plain Dealer, Jeffrey W. Schneider, ABC News’ senior vice president for communications, said that the network doesn’t pay for interviews.


But ABC, like the other networks, says it won’t pay for exclusive interviews, known as checkbook journalism. Jeffrey W. Schneider, ABC News’ senior vice president for communications, confirmed the network’s policy of not compensating for interviews. (Mark Dawidziak, “Network reporters race to reach Cleveland, story,” Plain Dealer, May 8, 2013).


Darren Wilson today, just like George Zimmerman in 2012, doesn’t understand this is not a legal case – it’s a political case using the legal system….


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I refuse to show the entire Darren Wilson interview, find that garbage on your own if you want to see a circus of lies, this is good enough for witnessing lies and misinformation.


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How Much Did ABC Pay for the Darren Wilson Interview?


Figures are starting to pop up on Twitter. One I saw placed the number in the “mid to high six figures.” Even if that’s probably high (I don’t know, is it?), even if he was in the mid-to-high five figures, it strikes me as utterly reprehensible. ABC news is essentially paying this guy tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars?


He killed a young man. I say murdered, but we must at least admit that he is being paid for having been the one who killed this young man.


This is beyond what I will accept from a news organization at this point. I have had well and truly enough. Not only should ABC News be boycotted forever, but they should be actively protested at every opportunity.


Stephanopoulos is horrible, and his organization is total garbage. Wilson, meanwhile is benefiting to the tune of tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars, and that’s above whatever his asinine followers contributed to his virtually unneeded “legal defense fund” (the citizens of St. Louis County got to pay for his legal defense and his prosecution all in one paycheck!).


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George Stephanopoulos’ Darren Wilson Interview Speaks Volumes About ABC News

George Stephanopoulos’ interview with Darren Wilson – the police officer who killed African-American teenager Michael Brown – tells us a lot more about ABC News than it does about what actually happened that day in Ferguson, Mo.


Wilson’s account of events was hardly unexpected. He sounded like someone who had been well coached by attorneys, both in regard to potential criminal charges and a possible wrongful-death civil lawsuit. Stephanopoulos mischaracterized his demeanor as “very clinical,” when the better description would be “very lawyered up,” which is strictly an observation, not a criticism.


ABC, by contrast, approached its coup of landing the first sit-down chat with Wilson in an unorthodox way, or at least one that says a great deal about the network’s priorities, which have been crystal clear since Stephanopoulos – as host of “Good Morning America” – was designated the principal breaking-news and big-event anchor, putting him a rung above “World News’” David Muir within the ABC News hierarchy.


Thank you  Got News for your contributions to this post.



Darren Wilson received over $400,000 from donations through GOFUNDME before that was shut down due to outraged protest. The donations were said to be for legal fees and living expenses.


Darren Wilson was and is employed by the Ferguson PD, which has a police union that provides legal defense of all it’s officers, including those who murder unarmed Black teens. No legal defense fund was necessary.


Darren Wilson was and is employed by the Ferguson PD and was on “paid” administrative leave from August 9th until November 24th, the entire 107 days. He received his salary, so no living expenses were necessary.


My question is this, if he didn’t need donations for living expenses since he was being paid, and if he didn’t need a legal fund since police union provided him with a lawyer, which he never had a need for, why is Darren Wilson allowed to keep close to $500,000, or $400,000 (depending on whom you believe) in donations? Is that fraud?


Why is a killer allowed to reap benefits from killing? Civil Trial People.


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Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts” One On One With First Lady Michelle LaVaughn Obama.


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Michelle Obama Creating a ‘New Norm for What a Healthy Environment Looks Like’


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The first lady sat down with Robin Roberts to discuss everything from healthcare to family.




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Orlando Sentinel: Juror B-29 Tells ABC…”He ‘got away with murder’….


By Jueseppi B.

He didn't get away with murder....the jury, including you, let him walk away from a guilty verdict.

He didn’t get away with murder….the jury, including you juror B29, let him walk away from a guilty verdict.



From The Orlando Sentinel:


George Zimmerman trial juror tells ABC: He ‘got away with murder’


By Hal Boedeker and Amy Pavuk, Orlando Sentinel

1:54 pm, July 25, 2013


The second juror from the George Zimmerman trial to speak publicly told ABC’s Robin Roberts she thought Zimmerman was guilty and that he “got away with murder.”


Juror B-29, the only minority juror from the controversial trial, is identified only as “Maddy” during her interview, which is detailed at abcnews.com.


The names of the jurors have not yet been made public.


She told court officials during jury selection that she is a certified nursing assistant in an Alzheimer’s ward. She is 36 years old, Puerto Rican, married and has several children.


She lived in Chicago at the time Zimmerman shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.


Roberts conducted the interview with “Maddy” on Thursday morning after “Good Morning America.”


According to a recap of the interview on abcnews.com, Maddy told Roberts: “George Zimmerman got away with murder, but you can’t get away from God. And at the end of the day, he’s going to have a lot of questions and answers he has to deal with.”


“Maddy” said when she and her fellow jurors began deliberations, she favored convicting Zimmerman of second-degree murder.


But on the second day of deliberations, Maddy said, she realized there wasn’t enough evidence to convict Zimmerman of murder.


“That’s where I felt confused, where if a person kills someone, then you get charged for it,” Maddy told Roberts. “But as the law was read to me, if you have no proof that he killed him intentionally, you can’t say he’s guilty.”


Maddy said she feels that she owes an apology to Trayvon’s parents because she feels “like I let them down.”


But Maddy explained how the jury arrived at its acquittal: “You can’t put the man in jail even though in our hearts we felt he was guilty,” she said. “But we had to grab our hearts and put it aside and look at the evidence.”


The first portions of the interview will air on “World News With Diane Sawyer” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday on WFTV-Channel 9.


More of the exclusive interview will be seen Thursday night on “Nightline.” The full interview will air Friday on “Good Morning America,” which starts at 7 a.m.


Maddy is represented by Celebration attorney David Chico. Attempts to reach him Thursday were not immediately successful.


The first juror to talk to the press was B-37, who was photographed in shadows when she spoke to CNN’s Anderson Cooper.


It is unknown when the juror names will be revealed.


They were granted anonymity because of the high-profile nature of the trial.


Defense attorneys have asked Circuit Judge Debra Nelson to extend that anonymity for six months.


She, though, has made no ruling.


Media attorneys have opposed the idea, saying that to assure that trials remain an open and public process juror names should not be kept secret.



Thank you Hal Boedeker, Amy Pavuk & Orlando Sentinel



“She is 36 years old, Puerto Rican, married and has several children.”

I am very curious, what would her vote had been had one of her children been the victim….would she have let her child’s murderer walk for the very same reasons she allowed the killer, George Zimmerman, of Trayvon Benjamin Martin, to walk out smiling, from that Sanford, Florida courtroom?


Just curious.


“You will feel people stare at you. Judging you for what you think are unfair reasons. You will lose out on getting jobs for something you feel is outside of your control. You will believe yourself to be an upstanding citizen and wonder why people choose to not see that.”

~ Mr. Alex Fraser ~







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NEVER Allow Facts To Interfere In A Racist Trial. Trayvon’s Parents Speak Out On “The Today Show”



By Jueseppi B.





Trayvon Martin‘s Parents Speak Out On “The Today Show”, Call On Obama To ‘Investigate’ Zimmerman



For the first time since the man who fatally shot their son was acquitted, Trayvon Martin’s parents, have come forward to discuss their reaction to the verdict.


While peaceful protests and demonstrations popped up around the country, displaying an overwhelming outpour of support for the family, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin remained silent. But during an interview with “CBS This Morning” the teen’s mother said she was stunned by the jury’s decision.


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Published on Jul 18, 2013

July 18, 2013 — Trayvon Martin’s Parents Speak Out On “The Today Show”, Call On Obama To ‘Investigate’ Zimmerman — On Thursday, the parents of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin, Tracy Martin and Sabrina Fulton, as well as family attorney Ben Crump, sat down for interviews with CBS, ABC and NBC. Speaking out for the first time since the verdict which found George Zimmerman not guilty of murdering their son, Travyon Martin’s parents expressed their shock in interviews with CBS This Morning, ABC’s Good Morning America, and NBC’s Today.


“I want America to know that Trayvon was a fun-loving child,” Tracy Martin told CBS’s Charlie Rose. “He was our child. We miss him dearly.”


“I thought surely that he would be found guilty of second degree murder — manslaughter at the least,” Fulton added. “I just knew that they would see that this was a teenager just trying to get home. This was no burglar. This was somebody — somebody’s son that was trying to get home.”


“What would you like President [Barack] Obama to do?” Norah O’Donnell asked. Fulton replied that she would hope the federal government would “at least investigate” what happened the night her son died.





Tracy Martin, Sybrina Fulton



From   at theGRIO


What if the races of the defendant and the victim were reversed in the George Zimmerman murder trial?


Jurors in the Trayvon Martin murder case will tell you that race had nothing to do with their verdict acquitting George Zimmerman of second-degree murder in the shooting death of the unarmed black teen in Sanford, Florida.  Zimmerman—who is biracial and of white and Afro-Latino heritage, yet has played the role of white victim acting in self- defense against a black teen thug—was found not guilty by a nearly all-white jury of six women in the killing of Martin.


Some people are asking, what if the roles were reversed? What if Zimmerman was the shooting victim? Better yet, what if George Zimmerman had been a black man accused of shooting a white teen to death?


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George Zimmerman leaves court with his family after a jury found him not guilty in Seminole circuit court July 13, 2013 in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Gary W. Green-Pool/Getty Images)

George Zimmerman leaves court with his family after a jury found him not guilty in Seminole circuit court July 13, 2013 in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Gary W. Green-Pool/Getty Images)



Man Explains Why Zimmerman Is Guilty & How The Fight With Trayvon Martin Went Down!


Published on Jul 15, 2013

Does It Get More Honest Then This Man Explains Why Zimmerman Is Guilty & How The Fight With Trayvon Martin Went Down.





George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin never struggled on the ground


Published on Jul 17, 2013

“As myself and a caller were discussing last Friday night on BTR News, Neither George Zimmerman or Trayvon’s clothing showed evidence of the life or death struggle Zimmerman claims occurred. I am also more inclined to believe that his little scratches and bloodied nose were self inflicted or inflicted by accomplices.


However, it is not relevant to disproving Zimmerman’s story about struggling while on his back and the witness who said he saw Zimmerman on his back lied. Grass, wet or dry, leaves grass stains, concrete tears up clothing or leaves visible marks.” – Scotty Reid, Black Talk Radio News


“Notice the state of Florida prosecuting attorneys did not attack the absence of signs of the struggle Zimmerman lied about. What does that mean? It means that the prosecution intentionally underperformed with the intent of a not guilty verdict. The prosecution even conceded the lie of Zimmerman being on the bottom when he shot Trayvon in the heart.


What’s NOT on the back of his jacket provides the TRUTH which is, Zimmerman was NOT on the bottom in the wet, muddy grass with his head being jammed into the sidewalk. The state of Florida is guilty of malpractice and violating Trayvon’s civil/human rights.” – West Thea, Afrisynergy






The POWERFUL words of David Banner on Trayvon Martin.
































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