Browns Actions “I am invincible”“My conscience is clear”, Wilson describing Brown as a demon, dehumanizing him
18 Year Old's Do Not Mature Until 30 Years of Age
What does age have to do with it?
11-26-2014 What does age have to do with this situation? Plenty I tell you, plenty. Michael Brown was 18 years old when he as shot and killed by officer Darren Wilson.
Michael Brown recently graduating from high school, was preparing to go to college. At his age there are scientific studies that tell us he could not be a mature adult. How could he be, he was part of the I am invincible generation. You know the type, don’t do that it’s dangerous, daredevil personality. He clearly didn’t think about the consequences of taking a few cigars off of a stores counter and the feelings of the clerk or owner of the store as he chest bumped him and left the store with the smokes in his hand. I am not saying he didn’t know what he was doing.
However, at his age he didn't have the cognitive ability to realize the consequences of his actions.
According to www.phys.org in an article titled, “Brain is not fully mature until 30s and 40s” .
The prefrontal cortex is an important area of the brain for high cognitive process
Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, a neuroscientist with the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London, said until around a decade ago many scientists had "pretty much assumed that the human brain stopped developing in early childhood," recent research found that many regions of the brain continue to develop for a long time afterwards.
Prof. Blakemore said brain scans show the prefrontal cortex continues to change shape as people reach their 30s and up to their late 40s. The prefrontal cortex is an important area of the brain for high cognitive functions such as planning and decision-making, and it is also a key area for social behavior, social awareness, for empathy and understanding and interacting with other people, and various personality traits.
He thought he had it made
In the Michael Brown situation we have an 18 year old male secure in the knowledge that he had indeed graduated from high school the paramount ideal for most males at that age and he was going to college. He thought he had it made and was on his way. Therefore he put away caution and decided to be a brute for a few hours, except his instincts didn’t work out so well for him or others that fateful evening. Remember at that age his awareness for other people, adults, was really faulty of social awareness or social behavior was incorrectly perceived. He knew right from wrong, but did not have the maturity to decide his behavior in accordance to other peoples feelings or rights. Feelings or rights matter a lot less to teenagers. Sometimes they don’t even know what they are feeling in situations or what is really right. This is not an excuse for him rather an explanation of most males black or white at the age of 18 who don’t have their full brains capacity to understand the results of their actions as explained by scientists of their brains capability.
That also explains why so many young men, white or black get into trouble and wind up in jail for doing something really stupid.
According to Sarah-Jayne Blakemore of the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, who led the work, said her research "suggests it's not just hormones that cause teenagers to be their typical selves, but it could be the way their brains are developing as well."
Should Officer Wilson Be Scheduled for a civil trial
Too many items have been left with major questions like the autopsy not being photographed
“My conscience is clear”,Officer Wilson describing Brown as a demon, and that is dehumanizing Brown
“My conscience is clear”, Wilson describing Brown as a demon, and that is dehumanizing Brown
Wilson's account of the event has him saying “I felt like a 5 year old as he was coming towards me he was like Hulk Hogan”. Wilson's comment portrays himself as a child in fear of a comic character. But his stance and actions are that of an adult who was bent on shooting someone who he thought was after him. There isn’t that much difference in their physical sizes truth be told Wilson is 6’4 and weighs over 200 lbs, and Brown was not a short man himself aproximately 6’ 2 and about 200 lbs as seen in TV images.
If you watch the tv images Michael Brown did not hit anyone, or destroy anything in the store, but you did see him with the cigars in his hand.
Furthermore Wilson did not have to shoot Michael, he could have maced him, made him to kneel down, not kill him for a petty theft.
Police Shooting Investigations
Almost all police involved shootings, while investigated by special units, prosecutor's offices, or an outside police agency, were investigated by governmental law enforcement personnel. It is perhaps not surprising that more than 95 percent of all police involved shootings were ruled administratively and legally justified. A handful of cases led to wrongful death lawsuits. Even fewer will result in the criminal prosecution of officers. Critics of the system have called for the establishment of completely independent investigative agencies in cases of police involved shootings.
Supposedly Five pieces of evidence
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Evidence released by the Saint Louis County Police Department gave crucial insight into why the Ferguson grand jury decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, a black unarmed teenager.
Here are some key pieces of evidence presented to the grand jury:
1) Police Car Damage
Detectives reported damage to Wilson's police car in their investigative report obtained by ABC News. The car's driver-side window was shattered, and the driver-side mirror was bent towards the car, possibly indicating evidence of a fierce struggle between Wilson and Brown while the officer was still seated in his patrol car.
2) A Witness' Journal Entry
A journal entry by someone police only identified as "Witness 44" said that Brown charged at Wilson, even after Wilson fired his gun. "The cop just stood there," the entry read. "Dang if that kid didn't start running right at the cop like a football player. Head down. I heard three bangs, but the big kid wouldn't stop."
3) Wilson's Medical Examination
Wilson sustained bruising in the face, neck, and scalp areas after "he was hit in the face a couple of times," according to a police report. Wilson also reported jaw pain, according to a medical examination report.
4) A DNA Analysis Report
A DNA analysis report revealed that Brown's DNA was found inside Wilson's car, on the officer's shirt and pants, and the interior left front door handle. Brown's blood was also found on Wilson's gun, according to the police investigation. That evidence appeared to support Wilson's claim that Brown punched the officer while Wilson was seated in his car and reached in and struggled over Wilson's gun. Wilson said he fired twice while in the car.
5) Wilson's Interview
Wilson testified before the grand jury that he perceived Brown as a direct threat. "He looked up at me and had the most intense aggressive face, it looks like a demon, that's how angry he looked," Wilson told the panel.
Video of what happened after Michael Brown was killed by police officer Wilson
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