Rep. Cori Bush, a member of the progressive “Squad” group within the Home, was extensively panned by conservatives this week after posting a tribute to Michael Brown that blamed racism and White supremacy for his demise.
“Immediately is the ninth anniversary of Mike Brown’s killing,” Bush tweeted on Wednesday. “He could be alive at the moment if the establishments of racism and white supremacy had been eradicated. He ought to be alive at the moment. We are going to always remember. We are going to proceed to combat for justice and accountability.”
The tweet was instantly blasted on social media by these stating extra particulars of the incident, together with the truth that Brown robbed a comfort retailer, bodily assaulted a police officer and tried to seize his gun earlier than finally being killed by that officer.
“This solely goes to indicate how the Left performs the lengthy sport,” political commentator Matt Walsh tweeted. “The entire Michael Brown narrative has been definitively uncovered as a hoax however they are going to hold repeating it yr after yr after yr till we get uninterested in correcting it and the reality is forgotten by historical past.”
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“He choked a bodega proprietor within the act of shoplifting and tried to assault the responding police officer whereas grabbing his firearm,” the Spectator’s Stephen L. Miller tweeted. “Eric Holder’s justice division cleared the officer of any wrongdoing.”
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Brown was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, 9 years in the past in a taking pictures that sparked nationwide outrage and riots over what activists stated was an instance of police brutality. Brown’s demise sparked main civil unrest in Ferguson, the place many protesters chanted “fingers up, don’t shoot” in reference to discredited witnesses who stated Brown’s fingers had been up when the deadly pictures had been fired.
An investigation by former President Obama’s Justice Division discovered in March 2015 that the police officer, Darren Wilson, had been performing in self-defense and cleared the officer, and it discovered that the officer’s actions “don’t represent prosecutable violations beneath the relevant federal felony rights statute.”
“Though there are a number of people who’ve said that Brown held his fingers up in an unambiguous signal of give up previous to Wilson taking pictures him lifeless, their accounts don’t assist a prosecution of Wilson,” the Obama DOJ’s investigative report learn.
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“As detailed all through this report, a few of these accounts are inaccurate as a result of they’re inconsistent with the bodily and forensic proof; a few of these accounts are materially inconsistent with that witness’s personal prior statements with no clarification, credible or in any other case, as to why these accounts modified over time,” it continued.
Fox Information Digital’s Houston Keene contributed to this report.