Both Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren flat-out lied about what happened in Ferguson five years ago, all to score political points on the left:
Michael Brown’s murder forever changed Ferguson and America. His tragic death sparked a desperately needed conversation and a nationwide movement. We must fight for stronger accountability and racial equity in our justice system.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) August 9, 2019
5 years ago Michael Brown was murdered by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Michael was unarmed yet he was shot 6 times. I stand with activists and organizers who continue the fight for justice for Michael. We must confront systemic racism and police violence head on.
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) August 9, 2019
Murder? These two tweets are nothing more than shameless lies, because we all remember what happened and murder it was NOT.
Even Obama’s own DOJ dispelled the notion that it was even remotely murder, as David French points out:
Five years ago, a Ferguson, Mo., police officer named Darren Wilson shot a young black man named Michael Brown to death after an altercation in the street. False rumors about Brown’s death — namely that he was shot in cold blood while trying to surrender with his hands in the air — ignited violent protests in Missouri and revulsion across the United States.
“Hands up, don’t shoot” became a national rallying cry — until the Obama Department of Justice comprehensively and thoroughly debunked it in a lengthy report published on March 4, 2015. Writing in December of the same year, the Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler called the slogan one of “the biggest Pinocchios of the year.”
Exactly. The short of it was that Michael Brown disregarded Officer Darren Wilson’s commands, tried to take Wilson’s gun in a fight in the car, and charged Wilson so that Wilson had no no choice but to shoot him. It was absolutely 100% self-defense.
For Harris and Warren to lie so blatantly about it is beyond despicable. Perhaps even Libelous, as French suggests.
But hey, I’m sure the MSM who loves to call Trump out when he lies will be on top of this like white on rice. Here’s looking at you ABC for the next debate…