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Tiffany Mitchell’s eyewitness account of Michael Brown’s murder video transcript



Eyewitness to Shooting

[CNN Logo] ]

Don Lemon: When did you arrive o-, at the scene?


Tiffany Mitchell

Eyewitness to Michael Brown shooting]

[CNN Logo] ]

Tiffany Mitchell: I arrived at the scene whenever they were tussling through the window. Um, it looked as if the kid was pullin’ away and the officer was pulling him in.

Don Lemon: So you dr-, you sa-, so almost at the beginning of the confrontation but not right in the beginning?

[Footage of people gathered around police tape plays on the left side, where Don Lemon was previously shown]

Tiffany Mitchell: Yes.

Don Lemon: So explain to us, you were driving and then what you saw.

[Police officers talking. Scene is still on the site of Michael Brown’s murder.

Police cars are shown, then more footage of officers gathered]

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Piaget Crenshaw describes the murder of Michael Brown video transcript


[Footage shot by Piaget Crenshaw. The video shows two police officers, one identified as Darren Wilson, standing over the body of Michael Brown. Brown’s body is blurred for privacy]

Piaget Crenshaw: […] God bless his soul, police shot this boy outside my apartment.

[Footage shows Darren Wilson pacing along next to Michael Brown’s body]

Piaget Crenshaw: [crying] They killed him.

[Footage shows a police officer standing next to some police tape. A white truck is on the other side of the tape, as well as a person, likely not an officer as they appear to be dressed in casual clothing. Camera pans along the length of the police tape]

Person heard in the background: You didn’t have to do him like that!

[Crying sounds are heard]

[Cuts to the studio]

[LIVE CNN logo on the bottom right]]

Michaela Pereira: The young woman who shot that video and whose voice you heard, Piaget Crenshaw, she joins us now, she’s with her attorney Karen Lewis. Ladies, thank you so much for being here.

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Eyewitness speaks on the murder of Mike Brown video transcript


Mod note: A few words are missing, but the gist of what is being said should be clear. There is an unknown number of people off screen and most of their speech was not written down, as they spoke over each other a little bit (as people often do in conversation) and some people speaking are not addressing the eyewitness at all (background conversation). Additions/corrections are welcome.

Transcript written with the help of graceofthesea and drawgr.


Eyewitness: […] my nigga over dog. What the fuck? And then he kicked the door open, tried to hit ‘im with the door. Door flew back, hit his leg, bruh. He just shot, he pulled his gun out, shot inside the car, trying to hit him. He got out the car, bruh, dude on his knees like this [has hands up in the air], like, “Bro, don’t shoot me. Bro, don’t shoot me.” Dude shot ‘im dead in the head, bruh. Then walked up to his body, shot him four mo’ times, looked at his eyes, paused for a minute, then shot him four mo’ times. Yeah, bros. Bruh, yeah. Bruh.

And he, they, mofos wanna talk about he was running from the police. For one my nigga’s shorts way down here, he got on flip flops, how the FUCK he run from police? Ferguson Market up here. They told someone he stole some Rellos. Bro, Rellos behind the fucking counter.

Person off screen: They said he stole them from QuikTrip! They say he stole them…

Eyewitness: Bruh, he wasn’t there at fuckin’ QuikTrip, bruh!

Person off screen: That’s the rumor, that’s the rumor!

Eyewitness: See…

Person off screen: That’s the rumor…

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Michael Brown’s Friend Describes Shooting video transcript


CNN Anchor Carol Costello: …M-O-V.

[Text: Michael Brown’s Friend Describes Shooting.

LIVE CNN logo in the bottom right corner

A picture of Michael Brown is on the screen behind the anchor, next to the words “Shot by Police”]

[Cuts to footage of Darion Johnson speaking]

[Text: Michael Brown’s Friend Describes Shooting.

Dorian Johnson | Michael Brown’s Friend]

Darion Johnson: My and my uh, friend, we was walkin’ down the street, in the middle of the street. And we wasn’t causin’ any harm to nobody, uh we had no weapons on us at all, we just walkin’ havin’ a conversation. No cars were blowin’ at us or honkin’ at us like we was all holdin’ up traffic or anything like that.

[Text: Michael Brown’s Friend Describes Shooting.]

Uh, a police officer squad car pulled up, and when he pulled up, these was his exact words, he said, “Get the eff on the sidewalk.”

And we told the officer we was not but a minute away from our destination, and we was sure to be out the street, we was havin’ a conversation. Uh, he went about his way for about one or two seconds, as we continued to walk. And then he reversed his uh truck, his car, in a manner to where it almost hit us, and it blocked both lanes off, the way he uh, turned his car.

So he pulled up alongside us, he tried to thrust his door open but we were so close to it that it ricocheted off us and it bounced back to ‘im. And I guess that, you know, uh, got ‘im a little upset. At that time he reached out the window - he didn’t get out the car, he just reached his arm out the window - and grabbed my friend around his neck. And was tryin’ to - as he was tryin’ to choke my friend - and he was tryin’ to get away, and the officer then reached out and he grabbed his arm to pull him into the car. So now it’s like the officer is pulling him inside the car, he’s tryin’ to pull away.

At no time the officer said that uh… he was goin’ to do anything until he pulled out his weapon - his weapon was drawn - and he said
"I’ll shoot you" or "I’m goin’ to shoot". In the same moment, the first shot went off, and we looked at ‘im - he was shot, and there was blood coming from ‘im - and we took off runnin’. And as we took off runnin’ I ducked and hid for my life, because I was fearing for my life. And I hid by the first car that I saw. My friend, he kept runnin’, and he told me to keep runnin’ ‘cause he feared for me too.

So as he was runnin’ the officer uh, was trying to get out of the car, and once he got out the car he uh, he pursued my friend, but his weapon was drawn. Now he didn’t see any weapon drawn at him or anything like that, us goin’ for no weapon, his weapon was already drawn when he got out the car. He shot again, and once my friend felt that shot, he turned around and he put his hands in the air [demonstrates by lifting hands] and he started to get down, but the officer still approached with his weapon drawn and he fired several more shots and my friend died.

Interviewer: Did you see anything to -
[Darion Johnson shakes his head]

[Cut back to Carol Costello beginning to speak. Video ends here.]



I am making an exception for Ferguson posts, but I am still on hiatus. Please do not send me ANY mail here. It will be deleted.

- Mod D.

Wesley Lowery: August 16th tweets



[Tweet by Wesley Lowery @WesleyLowery on 16 Aug 2014, 12:00 AM:

Can deployed by police when they fired whatever it is they fired tonight

(Picture is of someone holding a “Han-Ball™ Grenade - CS”. It is a black object with a round body.)]

[Tweet by Wesley Lowery @WesleyLowery on 16 Aug 2014, 12:11 AM:

Protesters plea with press to stay, document. Worried police might open fire

(Picture shows protesters, a number of them have their hands up. Three of them are wearing t-shirts that say “Stop killing us.”. One is holding up a sign; the text is not legible)]


[Tweet by Wesley Lowery @WesleyLowery on 16 Aug 2014, 12:25 AM:

Looter just threatened to pull knife on leduff and I outside of Sam’s Market by friend of punk white kid]


[Tweet by Wesley Lowery @WesleyLowery on 16 Aug 2014, 12:28 AM:

There are literally two while makes, with covered faces, threatening reporters

(“while makes” = White males)]


[Tweet by Wesley Lowery @WesleyLowery on 16 Aug 2014, 11:15 AM:

MO State Police allegedly told managers at almost-looted beauty shop “it’s out of our hands.” Have not come to collect surveillance video]


[Tweet by Wesley Lowery @WesleyLowery on 16 Aug 2014, 11:16 AM:

The looting sounds pre-planned. Beauty shop managers say tons of strange men came in store “comparing prices” on prices during day yesterday]


[Tweets by Wesley Lowery @WesleyLowery on 16 Aug 2014.

First tweet, 4:30 PM:

Current CNN guest vocalizing theory held by many on the ground: that Ron Johnson is a figurehead, being set up to fail & has no real power

Second tweet, 4:34 PM:

Primary piece of evidence ppl cite for that is this: Johnson not consulted on release of officer name/robbery video.]

Please note that these are, of course, not the only tweets made by Wesley Lowery on August 16th. These are just tweets I have seen passed around on tumblr as screencaps. It is likely that this is an incomplete collection; any additions are welcome, whether through submitting or reblogging.

Wesley Lowery: August 15th tweets



[Tweet by Wesley Lowery @WesleyLowery on 15 Aug 2014, 12:11 PM:

Chief Jackson: When the officer stopped Michael brown he was NOT aware that Michael Brown was a robbery suspect]

[Tweets by Wesley Lowery @WesleyLowery on 15 Aug 2014.

First tweet at 12:29 PM:

The reason Michael Brown was stopped initially was cause he was walking down the “middle of the street blocking traffic.”

Second tweet at 12:30 PM:

Context for those of you not here: street where Brown was killed is a residential side street, as opposed to major roadway.]


[Tweet by Wesley Lowery @WesleyLowery on 15 Aug 2014, 10:58 PM:

Officers telling protesters they must back up/return to homes or else they’ll be arrested]


[Tweet by Wesley Lowery @WesleyLowery on 15 Aug 2014, 11:04 PM:

Smell of smoke in the air. Officers replied something - my guess smoke bomb, not tear gas (not stinging) - about 30 mins ago per residents.]


[Tweet by Wesley Lowery @WesleyLowery on 15 Aug 2014, 11:17 PM:

Cops nowhere near. Crowd policing ITSELF. Community leaders and NIO/Panthers PREVENTING LOOTING.

(That should say NOI, for Nation of Islam)]

[Tweet by Wesley Lowery @WesleyLowery on 15 Aug 2014, 11:23 PM:

"Ain’t nobody going in this motherfucker, bro" - resident guarding beauty store

(Picture shows three Ferguson residents standing in front of the beauty store door. Two of them have their arms folded; third’s arms are not visible. Resident in front (assumed speaker in this case) is shirtless, and has their arms folded. Resident next to them also has arms folded. Third resident’s body not visible) ]

[Tweet by Wesley Lowery @WesleyLowery on 15 Aug 2014, 11:27 PM:

The majority of those looting are drunk kids]


[Tweet by Wesley Lowery @WesleyLowery on 15 Aug 2014, 11:31 PM:

Attempt to loot store that Michael Brown allegedly stole from stopped by community members]


[Tweet by Wesley Lowery @WesleyLowery on 15 Aug 2014, 11:32 PM:

Hundreds in the streets. Only a few dozen attempting to loot. Dozens more physically trying to prevent]


[Tweet by Wesley Lowery @WesleyLowery on 15 Aug 2014, :

Also being protected by line of community members: McDonalds

(Picture shows residents protecting McDonald’s, picture is shot from a slight distance and from the side. They are on the sidewalk and some are slightly beyond it, in the street)]


[Tweet by Wesley Lowery @WesleyLowery on 15 Aug 2014, 11:42 PM:

punk white kid from Monday night is back. Watched him chase off a cameraman, threatened me with a rock]

These are all the Wesley Lowery tweets I have for the 15th, pulled from mostly tumblr posts. If you have any, please send those posts my way!

On Ferguson


I need your help. I’m attempting to gather as much evidence as possible here, so I may document it in case it is deleted. I have nearly completed one transcript (with help) from an eyewitness to Michael Brown’s murder, and if you know of any other videos or screencaps I should be doing transcripts/descriptions of, please let me know. I know I can grab YouTube videos and videos posted on tumblr, but I’m not sure about videos posted elsewhere.

I would also like help doing those video transcripts and descriptions. Transcripts for videos not made with a large audience in mind are much harder to do, as people are far less likely to be speaking slowly and clearly. And honestly, this is so draining and upsetting that I will almost certainly be unable to go through all of them quickly. If you’re willing to help, please send me a message. If you have any links for me, you can share them through the reblogs, or submit them here.

Things You Can Do For Ferguson:


  • Donate money to have those arrested in Ferguson released on bail. These people belong on the streets, especially at a time like this.
  • Send a note of condolence to the family of Michael Brown. Let’s not forget the tragedy that started this.
  • Donate to the Michael Brown Memorial Fund. This is an official fundraiser run by the Brown family’s lawyers. They are going through so much, lets make sure at the very least it isn’t a financial burden.
  • Help get people on the ground. There are activists and reporters who want to do their part and get to Ferguson. Donate and get them there. I am so far aware of Zellie Imani, Zak Jemmott, and JR Valrey (a reporter for SF Bay View).
  • Donate to the Ferguson Youth Initiative.The children of this community deserve better than to be gunned down. Make sure they get that in the future.
  • Feed the children of Ferguson. Many children in America rely on school to get their meals and thanks to the civil unrest caused by the police, the children of Ferguson have been without school since Monday. These people want to make sure that doesn’t mean anyone is going hungry.
  • Find a National Moment of Silence in your area. If one doesn’t exist, start one. Share this experience with others. Solidarity is important.
  • Keep awareness up. Not just among the like-minded people on tumblr, this is something everyone needs to be aware of.
  • Spread accurate information. There is a lot of distortion going on here and spreading every piece of information as it is reported only makes that worse. First and foremost make sure you are listening carefully, then share what is important and relevant.

If you are aware of any good causes or ways to help that I have missed, please reblog and add them.

Breaking hiatus briefly to bring you this.

- Mod D.


The other mod may come by, but we’re likely just going to be closed for at least two weeks.

Please don’t send anything through fanmail.

- Mod D.