Ritchie had said of Crawford near the start of his 911 call: “He’s, like, pointing it at people.” He subsequently told the Guardian that “at no point did [Crawford] shoulder the rifle and point it at somebody”, stressing instead that he had been “waving it around” and that the muzzle moved in the direction of other shoppers. The surveillance footage released on Wednesday shows Crawford passing shoppers with the gun at his side. After arriving in a corner of the store, he is seen swinging the rifle at his side and holding it towards a store shelf containing pet products while standing alone and talking on his cellphone for five minutes.And here's the thing. When you watch the video you clearly see a woman with her two children enter the aisle. No way they missed the lone person at the other end of the aisle. You don't see her scramble to get away from the man. It is clear that she doesn't feel threatened.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
The video synced with the 911 call clearly shows that the caller was lying about Crawford. He should be held civilly and criminally responsible.