On Sunday, 20-year-old Jeffrey Williams was charged with the shooting of two police officers in Ferguson last week. AP News says he had participated in protests earlier that night.
“St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch said Jeffrey Williams told authorities he was firing at someone with whom he was in a dispute, not at the police officers.
“We’re not sure we completely buy that part of it,” McCulloch said, adding that there might have been other people in the vehicle with Williams.”
These images are purportedly from his Facebook page. As of this writing, it was still accessible on Facebook. Here is a screenshot with a particularly chilling comment.
Unfortunately, it brings to mind the comments of a public defender regarding his experiences with young black offenders. It’s hard not to be offended by his assertions, but when you read the comments on this Facebook page, it’s hard not to understand the pattern.
Williams is charged with two counts of first-degree assault, one count of firing a weapon from a vehicle and three counts of armed criminal action. McCulloch said the investigation is ongoing.”
AP reports Williams was on probation for receiving stolen property and most likely also had a warrant out for his arrest because he had not reported to his probation officer for the last seven months.