The presidential campaign of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) blatantly lied about the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri on the five year anniversary of Brown’s death Friday.
“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.
But Brown was not “murdered.”
A grand jury deliberated for 25 days in the wake of Brown’s death at the hands of officer Darren Wilson, ultimately deciding not to bring charges against him. Even former president Barack Obama’s Justice Department cleared Wilson in the shooting.
Brown robbed a convenience store, then attacked Wilson before being fatally shot.
But the mainstream press, desperate to capitalize on racial division, made up the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” narrative, claiming that Brown was an innocent victim of police brutality. Ferguson rioted over Brown’s death.
Five years later, Warren is running for president, and pandering the black community by repeating this blatant lie – which could land her campaign in legal trouble, as many political observers have noted.
The Warren campaign did not respond to a comment request.
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