FERGUSON, Missouri — The last moments of Michael Brown’s life were filled with shock, fear and terror, says a witness who stood just feet away as a police officer shot and killed the unarmed teen.
“I saw the barrel of the gun pointed at my friend,” said Dorian Johnson, 22. “Then I saw the fire come out of the barrel.”
Johnson, in an exclusive interview with msnbc, said what began as an order by a police officer to ‘get the f— onto the sidewalk’ quickly escalated into a physical altercation and then, gunfire.
“I could see so vividly what was going on because I was so close,” said Johnson, who said he was within arm’s reach of both Brown and the officer when the first of several shots was fired at the teen. Johnson says he feared for his life as he watched the officer squeezing off shot after shot.
in @SoulRevision’s words: ‘Please, if you don’t read anything else tonight, or for the rest of this week, read Dorian Johnson’s account of Michael Brown’s death.’
Mike Brown was straight up murdered in cold blood and the officer who did this should go straight to prison
Another upside to moving.
(btw: Background soundtrack by Mr. Randy Newman. Total accident but, yeah, of course.)
About 17 years ago I was drunkenly pulled into a staircase by a drunk friend. Six years later, this photo happened. A year after that, on today’s date, we got married. It’s been pretty much like this photo the whole time, only—and I hope this goes without saying—we switch who wears the dress and who the pants. #tbt
Chris makes me listen to Randy Newman in the car at least once a week. I am conceding that there is something there.
If the debut season of Halt and Catch Fire hasn’t already proven this to the world, this comment clinches it: Chris Cantwell is a man possessing both intelligence and refined tastes. If he also forces the occasional perfectly ripe banana on you in an obvious gesture of love and sharing, I may just have to move to LA and enlist him as my BFF because clearly we are kindred spirits.
Not to get all Anne Shirley on you or whatever…