Today an independent autopsy was performed on Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager killed by a cop in Ferguson, Missouri last Saturday. It finds that he was shot at least six times, twice in the head.
Reports the New York Times:
One of the bullets entered the top of Mr. Brown’s skull, suggesting his head was bent forward when it struck him and caused a fatal injury, according to Dr. Michael M. Baden, the former chief medical examiner for the City of New York, who flew to Missouri on Sunday at the family’s request to conduct the separate autopsy. It was likely the last of bullets to hit him, he said.
Mr. Brown, 18, was also shot four times in the right arm, he said, adding that all the bullets were fired into his front.
The bullets did not appear to have been shot from very close range because no gunpowder was present on his body. However, that determination could change if it turns out that there is gunshot residue on Mr. Brown’s clothing, to which Dr. Baden did not have access.
And here’s an illustration from the report…
Meanwhile, things are getting uglier and uglier in Ferguson tonight. Reports CNN:
Officers fired tear gas into a crowd of hundreds of protesters marching toward a police command post Sunday night. Authorities also struck one defiant protester with rubber bullets.
St. Louis County police said several protesters had thrown Molotov cocktails toward the officers before authorities shot tear gas toward them.
“That is a lie. It was no fight, it was no shots fired,” a very upset protester, Lisha Williams, told CNN. “The only ones who fired was police. All we did was march to the command center to fall to our knees and say, ‘Don’t shoot.’ And they started shooting.”
Officers tried to push back and contain a crowd of protesters, which included children. The crowd didn’t let up despite an impending midnight curfew.
So people are being tear gassed. Great. On top of that, journalists covering the whole mess are apparently being handcuffed and threatened, as seen/heard in the video below…Subscribe to UPROXX
Some tweets from a couple of the arrested journalists…
And then there’s this…
The Getty photo below shows a woman having her face being doused with milk after being tear-gassed…
You can watch a livestream of the madness here. How this will end is anyone’s guess, but it appears as though things may get uglier before they get better. And Uproxx’s own David D. might have had the best thought about all of this…
It’s funny — and heartbreakingly sad — because it’s true.