This Guy Appears To Have Live-Tweeted Michael Brown’s Shooting


Via Rolling Stone National Affairs reporter (and Mother Jones alumnus) Tim Dickinson, Twitter user @TheePharoah appears to have witnessed—and live-tweeted—Michael Brown’s shooting on August 9 from his home in Ferguson, Missouri.

(Scroll to the bottom, the tweets are in reverse chronological order.)

In the days since the unarmed teenager was gunned down by police officer Darren Wilson, Feguson has come to look increasingly like a war zone, with the highly militarized police department squaring off against peaceful protestors.

(We’ve reached out to @TheePharoah and will update this post if we hear back.)

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