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If authentic it could prove problematic for the cop. You hear a single shot followed by a string of shots less than 1 second later followed by a second string of shots. Now according to information out there the first shot supposedly took place within the car during a "struggle" at which point Brown allegedly was trying for the officer's gun. The "problem" is that Brown was killed more than 30 feet away supposedly with his hands up. How many people can break free from a fight and magically transport themselves 30 feet away in less than 1 second?? Also - there is only about 1 second between the first string of shots and the second which means that Brown would have had to have break free from a fight - move more than 30 feet away in about 1 second - then turn around and speak to the officer (supposedly taunting him about shooting while having his hands up) and then advance towards him after being shot at which would suggest he may have been even farther away than the point where he died ~35 feet - all in about a second. Things that make you say Hmmmm?
That will only be problematic if Wilson's weapon only fired 11 rounds that day. I'm thinking what we hear is after the one reportedly fired inside the cop car during a struggle between cop and thug for the cop's gun. That that one was not heard on the recording could explain the 30 or 35 foot distance from the cop car. I expect several seconds elapsed between the initial struggle and the end. Admittedly, my hearing ain't what it used to be, but I don't hear "a single shot followed by a string of shots less than 1 second later." I hear a string of shots followed a pause and then a second string of shots. I hear 6 shots followed by a pause of about 3 seconds followed by 5 more shots. I'm no expert, but I'm thinking cops are not trained to shoot to wound and they're not trained to stop shooting until the threat is neutralized. Also what I don't hear is anybody shouting "Don't shoot." Things that make you go aah!
Bullets - not voices - exceed the sound barrier hence the audible reports that follow them which can penetrate walls etc. As such you would not expect to hear voices unless the recording was very close. If you listen again to the audio you can distinctly hear 1 shot followed by a string of shots less than a second later and then the 2nd string of shots 1-2 seconds after that. Considering the distances involved and the time between shots it is highly likely that the officer attempted to draw his weapon while in the car during the altercation at which point Brown seeing the weapon tried to push it away when it discharged. Brown then attempted to flee the scene while the cop was firing the 2nd string of shots (which would be at his back) at which point Brown stopped and turned with his hands up. I believe that the officer at that point was mad and had already made up his mind to kill Brown hence the final string of shots which killed him and which would correlate with witness testimony for the timeframe that Brown had his hands up. At this point Brown was more than 30 feet away with his hands up - a universally recognized symbol of "surrender" - when he was killed. As such given the distance away from the officer and having his hands in the air I think a jury may look hard at the presumption of "threat" at this point - especially considering that the initial reason for stopping was "jaywalking" - a trifling charge at best - and the officer's response which was to stop his car in the middle of the street and initiate a confrontation - further obstructing traffic.