5 not-so-credible events in Darren Wilson’s testimony

5 not-so-credible events in Darren Wilson’s testimony

There are (at least) five specific points Wilson makes that are highly questionable:

1. Wilson admits that he dislikes the community Brown is from and that he views the neighborhood negatively, saying the neighborhood “is just not very well liked.”

The entire passage on Page 238 of Wilson’s testimony reads as follows: “There’s a lot of gangs that reside or associate with that area. There’s a lot of violence in that area, there’s a lot of gun activity, drug activity; it is just not a very well-liked community. That community doesn’t like the police.”

2. Wilson, who is 6 feet 3 inches tall and 210 pounds, says Brown had superhuman strength.

“I felt like a 5-year-old holding on to Hulk Hogan,” Wilson testified to the grand jury, even though Wilson himself is large—6 feet 3 inches tall and 210 pounds—and was initially inside a police SUV. Wilson also testified that he considered using mace, an asp (a metal retractable baton) and his flashlight to allegedly fend off Brown. Wilson ultimately unholstered his gun, a Sig Sauer P229 .40-caliber that he would end up firing 12 times in less than 2 minutes.

3. Wilson testified that Brown handed cigars to his friend Johnson at the same time Brown was allegedly hitting Wilson in the face.

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