One reason why I'm impressed by these StormClouds Gathering videos is that the filmmaker doesn't pretend to have all the answers.
This presentation points to a possible anomaly in the video record of a policeman's death. (The cop's name was Ahmed Merabet; yes, he was Muslim.) This oddity will probably inspire many people to concoct a broad, sweeping conspiracy theory.
I don't have such a theory, and I'm quite willing to concede that the conundrum outlined here may have a simple, commonsense explanation. Perhaps a reader who knows about firearms and/or gunshot wounds can clear up the mystery. If you have the requisite expertise, I am all attention.
Although this video is unsettling, it is not very graphic. You won't see blood and gore. The lack
of blood and gore is precisely what makes this event so mysterious.
I usually don't read YouTube comments, but in this case, one Adam Mayo addressed the issue in what I consider a very intelligent fashion.
A watermelon is not a comparable comparison medium. This is an age old myth. So is the idea of someone's head snapping back upon being shot, which is dependent on numerous variables such as type of round that impacts, the angle of impact and the kind of munition that is used. Go look at the many ISIS videos of innocent people being executed at just as close of a range. No flailing heads and sensational splattering of brains everywhere. It is an issue of ballistic science called energy transfer. It is like if you were to drop a large rock in a pool or throw a dart at it. The one with more surface area and lower velocity transfers it's energy to what it impacts more rapidly and completely. A full metal jacket, 123 grain 7.62mm round moving at 2,200 fps at that close of a range will pierce through anything on the human body and continue on it's path. This is one reason why the AK-47 is touted as being superior to the AR-15, barrier penetration. I'm only assuming that is the specific ammunition that was used, however Soviet steel cased ammunition is most common in these weapons due it's inexpensive nature, so I would almost bet my life on them using it. You are also assuming that the bullet, once fired, hit the policeman in his cranium and your argument would hold more weight if this could be seen in the video, however it can not, but the round could have struck him in the soft tissue near the base of the skull or through his neck. Both placements would have the potential to severe his spinal cord and cause immediate Central Nervous System incapacitation and ultimately death. As for the screen shots of blood that you challenged your viewers to, the camera angle and time of the dead policeman on camera are both sufficient enough to hide any blood pool. You can also see many examples of this in thousands of death videos and the afore mentioned ISIS videos. Blood does not immediately spew out of the wound. Immediate shock keeps this from happening in the body. It is one of our natural survival mechanisms. I have to admit I am dis heartened by this video. I respect your outlook on a lot of things and was very impressed when you reviewed and edited the Cliven Bundy video based on integrity. I urge you to reconsider the statements in this video until you have thought out every possible scenario.
So...is that it?
Mystery solved? I hope one of my readers will have more to say...
(Thanks much to a reader named William Webber.)