The grand jury in St. Louis declined to put Ofc. Darren Wilson on trial for the murder of Mike Brown. Far more capable people than I are writing about all the ways that decision is a steaming pile of horseshit, but plenty more of us are here to answer the question: just how bad were the supposed injuries that Darren Wilson showed us in photographs to explain why he had to shoot Mike Brown? That’s where Twitter comes in handy. Here’s a Storify with plenty of answers to that question. I show up in the Storify, but I will also share with you some other contributions I made to that discussion which people seemed to appreciate.
Outside the tag, but Feminista Jones gives us a good introduction to the absurdity of Ofc. Wilson’s supposed photographic evidence of a violent assault by Mike Brown:
This looks like he just needed some talcum powder after a shave pic.twitter.com/HsiZljPAar
— #NotAllBlkFeminists (@FeministaJones) November 25, 2014
(Really. Take a look at the photo.)
(I’m exaggerating a little. But still; what we see on the back of Darren Wilson’s neck is not a sign of any physical engagement with another person.)
This one’s not my contribution, but let’s not forget: