March 16, 2015
Black people are so incredibly ridiculous.
A man charged with assault in the shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, during a protest allegedly told investigators he was firing at someone else in a separate dispute.
Jeffrey Williams, 20, had been part of the demonstration outside Ferguson police headquarters before two officers were wounded by shots fired from across the street, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch said Sunday at a press conference. Williams was arrested Saturday night.
“This arrest sends a clear message that acts of violence against our law enforcement personnel will never be tolerated,” U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement. Federal investigators worked with St. Louis County police to review ballistics evidence to help identify the suspect, Holder said.
McCulloch said Williams conceded he was the shooter and told police he’d been involved in a dispute separate from the demonstration.
“Essentially what we’ve charged him with is firing shots,” McCulloch said. “It’s possible at this point that he was firing shots at someone other than the police but struck the police officers.”
Law enforcement officials weren’t sure they “completely buy that part” of the defendant’s account, McCulloch said.
Williams faces two counts of criminal assault, each punishable by as long as life in prison, McCulloch said. Williams, who is from the Ferguson area, is also charged with firing a gun from a motor vehicle and three counts of “armed criminal action.” Each of those crimes are felonies.
The weapon used was a handgun that matched bullet shell casings recovered from the shooting scene, McCulloch said. Williams is being held on a $300,000 cash bond and the investigation is ongoing, the prosecutor said.
The officer from nearby Webster Groves and another from St. Louis County were shot as the stood in front of the police building, which has been the target of protests since an unarmed black teenager was killed by a Ferguson officer in August.
I don’t know what to think of this, I suppose it is just as likely true as not. Blacks shoot each other constantly. At the same time, in the original shooting video, you can hear that guy saying “it didn’t have to be this way” (paraphrase), which sort of made it look like whoever said that knew the shooting was going to take place beforehand.
It is also possible that while he was on the run, some smarter person than he – perhaps a Jew lawyer – told him to say this, knowing that it being an accident he hit cops would lessen the eventual sentence.