Readers may not know Shawn Parcells’ name, but those who have followed the Michael Brown case know his work. Parcells worked with the Brown family and pathologist Michael Baden on a private autopsy, the results of which Parcells claimed demonstrated that Brown had been (a) shot in the back and (b) shot with his hands in the air in a position of surrender. Both claims were later discredited by the official autopsy and witness accounts to the grand jury that heard the case, but not before the claims made by Parcells on a number of news shows fueled protests and unrest across the nation.
So who is “Professor” Shawn Parcells? He’s not a professor, he’s not a doctor, and he’s not qualified to work unassisted on autopsies either, as CNN discovered. In fact, his interference in another case allowed a murderer to go free, and the college at which he claims adjunct status says they never hired him in that capacity. Is Shawn Parcells just a remarkable auto-didact, or “a very good con artist” as law enforcement considers him (via Chuck Lane)?
Parcells doesn’t claim to have any specific license or certification to do the work he does. He knows how to do autopsies from “on-the-job training,” watching pathologists and assisting them at various morgues, he said. Sometimes he’s been paid for this work and sometimes he wasn’t, he added.
“To take out organs and to cut open a body, you don’t need to be a pathologist,” he said. “Come to an autopsy. I think when you see what I do, you’ll realize that I’m not just making this stuff up out of blue, thin air.”
He certainly sounded knowledgeable and authoritative on August 18 when he presented the findings of the Michael Brown autopsy to a nationally televised news conference.
Baden, who conducted the autopsy, spoke first, and then introduced Parcells, saying he “has been instrumental in the autopsy evaluation.”
“First of all, I’m Professor Shawn Parcells,” Parcells said as he stood to address the reporters.
You’re not an MD you can’t do an autopsy. You ain’t qualified. This guy is an idiot. It’s not as simple as cutting organs out. Almost anyone could do that and Parcells has proved it.
Report: Prosecutors may have misled the Ferguson grand jury about the law for two months
The prosecutors intentionally misled the jury. “May have” doesn’t apply. They had to know what they were doing.
As in just robbed a store and assaulted and tried to kill a cop? Indeed. Know what assault and battery on a cop is called?
another democratic, colon sucking liberal.
In the state of NY, he would do jail time.
That’s not what happened.
Officer Wilson never shot at MB while he was ”fleeing.”
He shot MB while the two were struggling for the gun in the car.
When MB STOPPED fleeing and TURNED and started CHARGING the officer that he started shooting at him, even stopping shooting when MB stopped charging.
But he started shooting again when MB started charging him again.
At NO time was MB ever hit in the back.
So, feel sorry for Lawrence.
When he isn’t shouting uncontrollably he is usually getting his facts wrong.
What O’Donnell is commenting on IS NOT what Brown or the cop who killed him did or did not do. What he is commenting on is the fact that a jury was misled concerning a Supreme Court decision critical to deciding whether or not an indictment would be in order. Guilt or innocence wasn’t what the jury was supposed to be concerned with.