Five years ago Michael Brown died, and a movement based on lies was born

Five years ago Michael Brown died, and a movement based on lies was born
Memorial to Michael Brown erected at the scene of the shooting

[Ed. – Some myths are indestructible.]

Five years ago, on August 9, 2014, Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri, by police officer Darren Wilson. The death, and the claim that Brown was shot with his hands up asking not to shoot, sparked riots and launched the Black Lives Matter Movement to national prominence.

But the narrative was based on a lie. Brown was shot because he attacked and attempted to take Wilson’s pistol. His hands weren’t up, and he didn’t ask not to shoot, as an Obama-Holder Justice Department investigation later proved.

Yet on this 5th Anniversary, the lies are being spread again by many people, including by presidential candidates Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren, who falsely claim Brown was murdered.

On the two-year anniversary of Brown’s shooting, I summarized the case and evidence. I don’t have much more to add. The truth hasn’t changed. …

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