Video Messaging App Maker Verifies Ferguson Shooting Recording, Including Location

Authentication
US News • Views: 36,825

Here’s the official statement from Glide, the company that makes the video messaging app used by the man who inadvertently recorded audio of the gunshots that ended Michael Brown’s life in Ferguson, Missouri: Glide Verifies Ferguson Shooting Recording.

As you may already have seen on CNN, MSNBC’s “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell,” the local FOX affiliate in St. Louis and Riverfront Times, the Glide mobile app is being mentioned in the current news cycle surrounding the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, with a video message created using the app having surfaced as potentially critical evidence.

While tragedy is never good news, and our hearts go out to the family of Michael Brown, this incident underscores how technology is changing the landscape of not only journalism, but also criminology.

A Glide user living nearby (whose identity is being protected) was simply using the Glide app on their smartphone exactly as it was designed - to instantly communicate with a friend through our real-time video texting service. Simultaneously, they also captured audio in the background of the gunshots allegedly fired at Michael Brown.

Because Glide is the only messaging application using streaming video technology, each message is simultaneously recorded and transmitted, so the exact time can be verified to the second. In this case, the video in question was created at 12:02:14 PM CDT on Saturday, August 9th.

We commend this Glide user for turning their Glide video message over to FBI investigators as possible evidence in this ongoing investigation.

The important bit of new information in this statement: Glide is also confirming that the man who recorded this audio lives near the street where Michael Brown was gunned down.

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds Tweet

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Recent PagesClick to refresh
America’s First Supermodel Died Alone in a Mental Asylum The Curse of Beauty is a tale about the past, but it also reads as a cautionary tale for many of the stars of 2016. Our culture is far less likely to condemn women like Audrey today—bloggers defend celebrities ...
Birth Control Works
1 hour, 43 minutes ago
Views: 70 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
In the Age of the Ass, Our Teenagers Deserve Better Sex Education Americans are living in an unprecedented golden era decades in the making: the Age of the Ass. The 90s saw some posterior praise with Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Back" climbing Billboard's Hot 100 List in 1992 and Sisqo's "Thong ...
Birth Control Works
1 hour, 56 minutes ago
Views: 74 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Folk Alley Sessions: Rayna Gellert & Kieran Kane - ‘One More Time’ Folk Alley Sessions: Rayna Gellert & Kieran Kane perform "One More Time" More Folk Alley Sessions at folkalley.com Recorded in Beehive Productions Studio in Saranac Lake, NY in March, 2017 Rayna Gellert: raynagellert.com Kieran Kane: deadreckoners.com Beehive Productions: beehivepro.com ...
Tarkloon
3 hours, 44 minutes ago
Views: 80 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Craig Finn & the Uptown Controllers - Preludes (Live on KEXP)kexp.org presents Craig Finn & The Uptown Controllers performing "Preludes" live in the KEXP studio. Recorded March 20, 2017. Host: Troy NelsonAudio Engineer: Kevin SuggsCameras: Jim Beckmann & Alaia D'AlessandroEditor: Justin Wilmore kexp.orgcraigfinn.net
Tarkloon
4 hours, 15 minutes ago
Views: 83 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Hospitals Didn’t Give Rape Victims Emergency Contraception When a rape victim goes to the hospital for help, it’s crucial they receive comprehensive care. Part of that care includes receiving emergency contraception to prevent pregnancy resulting from the assault. Over the years, lawmakers across the United States ...
Birth Control Works
21 hours, 31 minutes ago
Views: 170 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Employers Can Pay Women Less Than Men Based on Past Salaries, Court Rules - Chicago Tribune Employers can legally pay women less than men for the same work based on differences in the workers' previous salaries, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. The decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower-court ...
Birth Control Works
21 hours, 33 minutes ago
Views: 123 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Second Michigan Doctor, His Wife Charged in Female Genital Mutilation Procedures Authorities have charged a second doctor, along with his wife, with assisting a physician who was arrested in Michigan last week for performing female genital mutilation procedures on several young girls. Dr. Fakhruddin Attar, 53, and his wife, Farida ...
Birth Control Works
21 hours, 36 minutes ago
Views: 169 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Peter Temin: Economic Mobility Requires the Nearly Impossible - the Atlantic A lot of factors have contributed to American inequality: slavery, economic policy, technological change, the power of lobbying, globalization, and so on. In their wake, what’s left? That’s the question at the heart of a new book, The Vanishing ...
Birth Control Works
22 hours, 19 minutes ago
Views: 148 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Sexism in Medicine - Women’s Healthcare Challenges The best day of Starr Mirza's life was the day she went into cardiac arrest. To understand why a then 23-year-old would be overjoyed at a life-threatening condition, one that would require a device to be implanted permanently in ...
Birth Control Works
22 hours, 34 minutes ago
Views: 126 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Why Aren’t Americans Happier Than They Were in the ’70s? These results are disconcerting because American society superficially seems to have improved in many ways since the National Opinion Research Center began performing these surveys — in terms of general wealth, technology, civic equality, and various other metrics, as ...
Birth Control Works
1 day, 1 hour ago
Views: 147 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0