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Well, fancy that

We're just finding this out now? Evidence supports officer's account of shooting in Ferguson, The Washington Post is reporting:

“Because Wilson is white and Brown was black, the case has ignited intense debate over how police interact with African American men. But more than a half-dozen unnamed black witnesses have provided testimony to a St. Louis County grand jury that largely supports Wilson’s account of events of Aug. 9, according to several people familiar with the investigation who spoke with The Washington Post.

Some of the physical evidence — including blood spatter analysis, shell casings and ballistics tests — also supports Wilson’s account of the shooting, The Post’s sources said, which cast Brown as an aggressor who threatened the officer’s life.”

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Seven or eight African American eyewitnesses have provided testimony consistent with Wilson’s account, but none of them have spoken publicly out of fear for their safety, The Washington Post’s sources said.

This is media malpractice of the highest order. The journalistic herd went into Ferguson and decided that, by God, this was an obvious case of police brutality, and nobody deviated from the narrative. I swear, I am embarrassed by my profession sometimes. And I won't hold my breath waiting for any apoligies. They're just going to go on to the next controversy and decide, incompetently, how they're gonna spin that one, too.