Was Ferguson hands up meme invented by the Black Panthers? Were the Black Panthers behind Michael Brown story?
Gotnews.com has obtained an exclusive video that casts serious doubt on the reliability of one of the alleged eye witnesses of the Michael Brown shooting.
Piaget Crenshaw was one of the first witnesses who alleged to have seen Michael Brown gunned down by Officer Darren Wilson but a video uploaded onto Facebook on August 11, two days after Michael Brown was shot, raises serious questions about her reliability as a witness.
The video was shot by none other than Dacia Polk, chairwoman of the St. Louis Black Panthers. Polk has her own reasons for hating on the police. She was arrested for biting and kicking them in mid-August.
Polk is raising money through GoFundMe to help with her legal costs and describes herself as a victim of police brutality on Facebook. She even tries to cash in on the Michael Brown situation. Polk has been involved in the Ferguson protests since the very beginning.
Simply by being present she could have swayed Crenshaw’s views.
“I saw the police chase him … down the street and shoot him down,” Crenshaw told an interviewer
told KMOV’s Russell Kinsaul. “Brown ran about 20 feet.”
Crenshaw repeatedly described the shooting as “murder.”
“He had his arms up and when someone has their arms up and you shoot them, that’s murder,” Crenshaw can be heard saying, but no where does Crenshaw say who told her that or why it’s murder.
CNN has built up Crenshaw’s credibility, featuring her on the program repeatedly, including with Anderson Cooper.
But watch and listen to the interview she uses words like “allegedly” to describe what she saw. It’s clear that Crenshaw is not a credible witness. So why did CNN feature her?
Who is “they”? Who are the “other people”? Where is this information coming from?
Kinsaul doesn’t push Crenshaw to answer these questions. Crenshaw was quick to politicize the shooting. “This is another Trayvon Martin story. A young man died before his time because of brutality from a different race,” Crenshaw told Fox 2 News in the immediate aftermath of the shooting. “This is racial profiling.”
And her eyewitness testimony has been used by others to advance the cop bashing narrative.
No one seems to wonder why all of the witnesses told the same version of events in exactly the same manner. Could they have been coached?
It’s a story that Crenshaw has insisted upon on Facebook.
Huh. @ 4:26 Piaget says she and her boss saw everything. They were standing on top of her balcony.https://t.co/0jsR6alf7w
— coreshift (@coreshift) August 28, 2014
But an August 18 video with CNN’s Anderson Cooper contradicts Crenshaw’s earlier comments.
Crenshaw isn’t always very honest. She once bragged about how she used someone else’s urine to pass a drug test.
The Crenshaw video was brought to Gotnews.com’s attention by an anonymous tipster who went through all of the witness statements from the Michael Brown shooting. Curiously, this video had vanished nearly everywhere it was featured.
“Another thing that has bothered me in all of this was one of the very first interviews I saw regarding this incident was with Piaget Crenshaw standing on the balcony at the top of a staircase near her apartment,” said the tipster who noted that the videos had disappeared.
“When I started transcribing some of the witness accounts I felt like something was different in that first interview I saw, but when I went back to my links that had the video it was no longer there and I couldn’t find it online anywhere. I thought it was really strange that the videos were gone, and over the weekend I found her facebook page and she had shared the video.”
GotNews.com further investigated and confirmed that the video was authentic.
Both Crenshaw and Dorian Johnson changed their stories about Michael Brown raising his hands at exactly the same, suggesting a coordination.
Was this coordination done by Black Panthers?
Why were the Black Panthers immediately on the scene?
Why are they trying to profit off of the Michael Brown shooting?
Why were they coaching one of the witnesses?
And why did CNN fail to vet their sources?
In a previous version GotNews.com wrongly identified Russell Kinsaul as the Crenshaw interviewer. We are working on finding out who that interviewer was. Please help us.
@ChuckCJohnson You raise some good points but there's one glaring error. That wasn't me doing the interview. (I wear glasses)
— Russell Kinsaul (@russellkinsaul) August 31, 2014