Now that the verdict has been given in the grand jury case of whether to indict Darren Wilson–who killed Michael Brown this past August–the media has been given the “data dump” which was put forth to the grand jury members. With reams of information, some of it probably or probably not related to the case, it’s no wonder why there was a vote of “no indictment.” There’s literally too much there for the average person to digest.
But, the bits that have come out on social media do paint a much more concise and harrowing picture of how the information was presented to the jury members as well as Darren Wilson’s frame of mind during the day of Brown’s murder.
I’ve already written about Wilson’s mental state, but there’s also something else concerning Wilson’s testimony that’s just as damning as his words–the pictures of Wilson’s supposed “injuries.”
Take a look for yourself. He looks completely injured, doesn’t he?
#DarrenWilson said unarmed #MichaelBrown looked like a ‘demon.’Experts say his testimony was dehumanizing @emily_wax http://t.co/MbmYCPcC7r
— Carol Leonnig (@CarolLeonnig) November 25, 2014
“@CBSNews: Newly released pictures of Wilson’s injuries http://t.co/TLFyiR0Px5 pic.twitter.com/iLX1FxePkr” let me fetch my magnifying glass
— ryan z (@shadesofryan) November 25, 2014
What injuries??? This is a farce. #Ferguson http://t.co/Z80GuTjMJi . pic.twitter.com/5r3RW8YSDz — Imperial Aerosol Kid (@HeyGeno) November 25, 2014
Darren Wilson’s injuries looked pretty fatal pic.twitter.com/HekAV85GD6 — s0ph (@s0phdog) November 25, 2014
Here’s Darren Wilson’s injuries compared to a 14 year old boy beaten by the police. http://t.co/Rs2JQjjeaE #Ferguson pic.twitter.com/XlEuMH4tVq
— Sean McElwee (@SeanMcElwee) November 25, 2014
When the pictures came out about just how “injured” Wilson was, Twitter decided to discuss just how unaffected Wilson actually appeared in the photos with the hashtag #MoreInjuredThanDarrenWilson. Here are some of the top tweets.
Woke up this morning with puffy, red eyes #MoreInjuredThanDarrenWilson
— Sammy Sainthil (@sammysitstill) November 25, 2014
#moreinjuredthanDarrenWilson MT @WesleyLowery: Our victim @mattdpearce, post-treatment from the protest medics pic.twitter.com/1HaKdyYQIc
— Merry WarOnXmas (@MaryHartmanx2) November 25, 2014
#moreinjuredthandarrenwilson RT @grahamlampa: For sake of comparison… @tomgara @samsteinhp @carvin pic.twitter.com/z4sQSJpcQU — Robyn Swirling (@RSwirling) November 25, 2014
The CNN anchor pelted by a pebble #MoreInjuredThanDarrenWilson — Debbie O (@DebbieOE) November 25, 2014
yesterday I had a stomachache #MoreInjuredThanDarrenWilson
— Caitlin Quinn (@TheCaitlinQuinn) November 25, 2014
Dafuq they try to pass this off as?! I’ve seen more red marks on a Proactiv commercial #moreinjuredthandarrenwilson pic.twitter.com/VV8yyDYFBF
— R Y / N (@who_is_ryan) November 25, 2014
Mike Brown’s parents #moreinjuredthandarrenwilson pic.twitter.com/BQNCynT3SP — Tom Danks (@AyySiegs) November 25, 2014
#MoreInjuredThanDarrenWilson what are these pictures supposed to prove? pic.twitter.com/vYwogyidBQ — Cardell K. Morgan © (@SEALs_3) November 25, 2014
LeBron James cramping #MoreInjuredThanDarrenWilson pic.twitter.com/IZvtYHQexR
— Kevin L (@kdash_11) November 25, 2014
Paul Pierce’s “injury” in Game 1 of the 2008 NBA Finals #MoreInjuredThanDarrenWilson pic.twitter.com/6KHvoyk1vU
— Kevin L (@kdash_11) November 25, 2014
#MoreInjuredThanDarrenWilson pic.twitter.com/8Ko7p6dsa3 — Quavo #RedNation (@GregF1ockaFlame) November 25, 2014
#MoreInjuredThanDarrenWilson #Ferguson #MichaelBrown pic.twitter.com/PAU6Ehptz1 — Top Ramen (@Yo_Aramis) November 25, 2014
I would embed more, but some are actually graphic and show Emmett Till’s mauled body and a lynched black man. Those tweets do drive the point home, though–that the lack of an indictment on Wilson’s actions is an actual indictment on innocent, unarmed black boys and men.
Picture of Darren Wilson from the “document dump” released to the public and media from the MO State Prosecutor’s Office.