consideration with who? the media? I'm sure investigators are looking at everything and not treating it like a reality show like the media is.
No, the FBI
I already know you have come to a conclusion even though the investigation is ongoing.
Well you called it a murder, when no one has been charged with it.
It sounds like you have predetermined this case.
very little of the accounts of what happened should be released right now; the eye witness testimony should be kept sealed in case of a grand jury deliberation or trial. you don't ever reveal all you've got to the public; you want a fair and partial jury.
no matter what is said and done now ... everything is said to be screwed by the cops! Damned if they do , Damned if they don't!
It is given consideration. Its just considered less reliable than police testimony.
Pretend we aren't talking about Ferguson.
A police officer has gone through a long process of background checks and training to establish his/her right to uphold the law. They have a documented process of doing so and are legitimized by the courts. (As in the judges say, I believe the words that are coming out of your mouth Mr. Policeman)
A member of the public does not have this reputation. Additionally some members of the public that have been in trouble with the law have the opposite reputation. Also they might be trying to protect their own butt; how many people do you know that have lied to protect themselves or their image?
In Ferguson there may in fact be a case of racially motivated action. That cop may be a racist.
All of these protests are good because now if there is racism in the system over there, anything they do in this case will be watched by the entire nation.
So what they are going to do is review the stories, review the police officer, review the evidence and make a decision about what the hell happened.
In the end, so much of life is 'He said, She said'.
You have to decide on your own who to believe