NBC News has verified that a photo first shown on Yahoo News is indeed of the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who fatally shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown, touching off a week of angry protests that have at times turned violent.
Ferguson police on Friday released the name of the 28-year-old officer who shot Brown but also released surveillance video that appeared to show Brown robbing a clerk at a liquor store shortly before he was shot.
The officer, Darren Wilson, did not know Brown was a robbery suspect when he stopped the teen for walking in the street, Chief Thomas Jackson said.
FK – I haven’t read the details of the shooting if there are any yet other than a few soundbites I’ve heard. But the problem isn’t with this officer, idiot or Nazi or whatever. The problem is with how they are trained to deal with the public now and with the ‘drug war’ which was never intended to be won but continued indefinitely in the name of securing profits for all sides involved from the cartels to the cops to the banksters who launder the money.