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Darren Wilson was probably acquitted via perjury

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This just blew my mind so I had to share.

(Story via Death and Taxes)

Ferguson grand jury witness has shockingly serious credibility issues
Monday morning, The Smoking Gun released a damning exposé on Sandra McElroy, the woman previously known only as Witness 40 in the Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson’s grand jury hearing. Her testimony–which conflicted with other witness accounts of Michael Brown having held his hands up in the air at the time of the shooting–perfectly corroborated Wilson’s account of the incident, and had been held up by Fox News personality Sean Hannity as evidence of Wilson’s innocence. In fact, it is very likely that her testimony was a major factor in Wilson not being indicted.
There had already been some questions as to McElroy’s reliability during the trial, due to some extremely racist statements on social media, in her journal and elsewhere, the fact that she was not on medication for her bipolar disorder, and the fact that she admitted to having had a serious head injury in a car accident which made her memory a little fuzzy.
McElroy testified that she saw, with her own eyes, Michael Brown charging into Darren Wilson. Which, let’s just say it, is an absurd thing that no one would do. She was also notable for her weird journal entry about how she was learning to not refer to black people as “n****ers” but as “people.”
However, it turns out she was almost definitely lying. In fact, there is almost no chance that she witnessed the encounter at all.

McElroy, despite having been a vocal supporter of Wilson on social media in weeks following the incident, did not report having been a witness to police until four weeks after the shooting occurred.
In the weeks after Brown’s shooting–but before she contacted police–McElroy used her Facebook account to comment on the case. On August 15, she “liked’ a Facebook comment reporting that Johnson had admitted that he and Brown stole cigars before the confrontation with Wilson. On August 17, a Facebook commenter wrote that Johnson and others should be arrested for inciting riots and giving false statements to police in connection with their claims that Brown had his hands up when shot by Wilson. “The report and autopsy are in so YES they were false,” McElroy wrote of the “hands-up” claims. This appears to be an odd comment from someone who claims to have been present during the shooting. In response to the posting of a news report about a rally in support of Wilson, McElroy wrote on August 17, “Prayers, support God Bless Officer Wilson.
So there’s that.
There’s also the fact that McElroy had originally told officers that she was in Ferguson–30 miles from her home–because she was visiting and old friend, but had the wrong address and her cell phone wasn’t working, and had witnessed the incident when she got out of her car to smoke a cigarette. She later said that the reason she was there was because she was going on weekend sojourns to black neighborhoods in hopes of learning to think of black people as being people. Which is a rather odd thing to do for anyone, but especially McElroy, given that even after she reported having witnessed the incident to the police, McElroy was posting shit on social media like “But haven’t you heard the news, There great great great grandpa may or may not have been owned by one of our great great great grandpas 200 yrs ago. (Sarcasm) [sic].”
McElroy is also a felon, having had a bit of trouble with passing bad checks in her past. Which she claims to have done by accidentally using the wrong checkbook.

For me, however, the evidence I found most damning was the fact that this is far from the first time McElroy has attempted to insert herself into a national news story.

In 2007, Shawn Hornbeck was rescued from kidnapper Michael Devlin (Memory refresher, this is the case in which “psychic” Sylvia Browne told Hornbeck’s parents on the Montel Williams show that their son was dead and then it turned out he wasn’t). Following his rescue, McElroy went to the media claiming that she had seen Hornbeck with Devlin, reported this to the police and was ignored. Unsurprisingly, police determined this never happened. She also claimed that Devlin had given her photos of other boys, including Charles Arlin Henderson who had gone missing in 1991. Police concluded that this was a complete fabrication as well.

After reading this entire exposé, which I highly recommend doing, there is no doubt in my mind that McElroy was fabricating her entire testimony. I can’t even see how it would be possible.

It’s also not possible to know if omitting McElroy’s testimony would have resulted in an indictment of Officer Wilson, although that’s probably a distinct possibility.
[Source: TSG]

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