On the Outrageous Murder of Joshua Brown

Joshua Brown

One year ago, Botham Jean was eating ice cream on his couch in his Dallas apartment when Dallas PD officer Amber Guyger walked through his front door and shot him to death. Claiming she thought Botham was an intruder in her apartment, Guyger plead not guilty to all charges, backed heavily online by her fellow blue badges (not shocking, of course). Many people living in the building heard and/or saw exactly what happened on September 6, 2018, but fearing their lives, rejected giving testimony. Many people, except for Joshua Brown– Botham Jean’s neighbor. Joshua Brown was a key witness for the prosecutors who fought to have Guyger charged with murder and locked up for decades. USA Today wrote “Brown’s testimony was crucial because he lived on the same floor as Guyger and heard them talking but did not hear Guyger shout verbal commands or warnings before shooting Jean.” His witness statement was crucial because Guyger’s lawyers claimed she provided Jean with adequate warning prior to unloading bullets in his body. In the months leading up to the trial, Joshua Brown claimed he was scared to death of being murdered by someone somehow and days after Guyger was sentenced to 10 years in prison, Brown was shot in the face and killed. Immediately after his murder, Dallas PD said the only information they had was that a car sped off near where Brown’s body was found. However, less than two weeks later, the department where Guyger worked reported that they discovered Brown was a major drug dealer who was murdered by three men who drove from Louisiana to Dallas to buy weed from Brown, but they got into an argument and killed him…without taking his money or the drugs. And it looks like the DPD officers all failed their creative writing courses. They must truly believe that we are all complete idiots because in what world would a drug kingpin want to work with prosecutors and federal agents at the risk of them bringing up his activities in court? And why would he keep pounds of weed and thousands of dollars in his apartment right next to an active crime scene? And why would three men drive hundreds of miles for weed and then somehow execute their dealer but leave the drugs and money? Unfortunately, the system works exactly as it was intended and DPD is investigating what happened to Joshua Brown, even though we all know what most likely happened. Brown’s testimony was responsible for putting Guyger in prison and he was set to testify in a case against DPD itself. Now three Black men are in DPD custody for a murder in the most unlikely scenario I’ve ever heard. And Joshua Brown– who was terrified for his life before the Guyger trial– is dead. I don’t know for sure what happened to Brown, but I would bet everything I’m worth that the Dallas Police Department was involved in every aspect of his slaying. And I would add to my bet that they will get away with it.

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