Elizabeth Warren Perpetuates Michael Brown 'Gentle Giant' Myth

  • 08/13/2019 12:00 AM
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Elizabeth Warren Perpetuates Michael  Brown 'Gentle Giant' Myth
Tim Pierce [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) claimed in a tweet that Ferguson, Missouri teen Michael Brown was "murdered by a white police office [sic]" five years ago.

There was only a couple of problems with her apparent attempt to increase her standing in the Democratic presidential primary.

The Obama Department of Justice and a grand jury concluded that police officer Darren Wilson acted in self-defense. (wnd.com)
 

The attacker was Michael Brown, and there was no evidence that he lifted his hands in surrender, investigators found.

Nevertheless, Warren tweeted Aug. 9: "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."

 
 

"This is actionable," said talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh on Monday. "This cop could sue these people."

Jeff Roorda of the St. Louis Police Officers Association told National Review in an email that every police officer in America "should be offended by Sen. 'Warren's ill-informed, inflammatory tweet."


Will Warren apologize for putting a violent criminal on a pedestal? Should Wilson sue? Share your thoughts with us below.
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