The incident, according to evidence and DOJ report:
The shooting of Michael Brown occurred in Ferguson, Missouri, a northern suburb of St. Louis. Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was fatally shot by a 28 year old white Ferguson police officer. Shortly before the shooting, Brown stole several packages of cigarillos from a nearby convenience store and shoved the store clerk who tried to stop him, according to the U.S. Department of Justice examination. Brown was accompanied by his friend Dorian Johnson. Wilson had been notified by police dispatch of the robbery and descriptions of the two suspects. He encountered Brown and Johnson as they were walking down the middle of the street. Wilson said that he realized that the two men matched the robbery suspects’ descriptions. Wilson backed up his cruiser and blocked them.
An altercation ensued with Brown and Wilson struggling through the window of the police vehicle for control of Wilson’s gun until it was fired. Brown and Johnson then fled, with Wilson in pursuit of Brown. Brown stopped and turned to face the officer, then Brown moved toward him. Wilson fired at Brown several times, all shots striking him in the front, with the possible exception of the two bullets fired into Brown’s right arm. In the entire altercation, Wilson fired a total of twelve bullets; the last was probably the fatal shot. Brown was unarmed and moving toward Wilson when the final shots were fired. President Obama sent White House aides to Brown’s funeral. Holder went to Ferguson himself. After months of investigation, the grand jury found that Brown’s shooting was entirely justified; months after that, the Department of Justice acknowledged that the grand jury was correct. Witness reports differed as to what Brown was doing with his hands when he was shot, but the U.S. Department of Justice found that those witnesses who said that Brown had his hands up in surrender were not credible.
The federal prosecutors ran an exhaustive review of all the physical, forensic, and testimonial evidence in the case. It is necessary to state its final DOJ report conclusion in full: “Darren Wilson’s actions do not constitute prosecutable violations under the applicable federal criminal civil rights statute, 18 U.S.C. § 242, which prohibits uses of deadly force that are ‘objectively unreasonable,’ as defined by the United States Supreme Court. The evidence, when viewed as a whole, does not support the conclusion that Wilson’s uses of deadly force were “objectively unreasonable” under the Supreme Court’s definition. Accordingly, under the governing federal law and relevant standards set forth in the USAM [United States Attorneys’ Manual], it is not appropriate to present this matter to a federal grand jury for indictment, and it should therefore be closed without prosecution.”
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon ordered the National Guard to Ferguson, Missouri on August 18th following another night of violence. Nixon had previously ordered a Midnight to 5AM curfew but it did not stop the insanity as shots were fired at police and Molotov Cocktails were thrown the first weekend following Brown’s death.
The media, particularly Sharpton, jumped to portray Brown, a bully and strong-arm robber who tried to take Wilson’s gun off of him and punched him in the face, as a “gentle giant.” They jumped to portray Wilson as a racist white officer acting out The Birth of a Nation. The media and government officials both pushed the absolute lie that Brown had his hands up and told Wilson not to shoot, prompting protests around the country with celebrities holding up their hands in the now-infamous “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” signal. Ferguson exploded into riots, with local stores burned down and police officers attacked. The government even contrived a reason to force the FAA to shut down airspace over Ferguson falsely claiming a helicopter had been shot down. Perhaps a lie to keep local media from seeing the bus loads of provocateurs and organized looting. but they claimed it was meant to ‘keep the media safe’ after being caught in the lie.
In December 2014 in New York City, two cops were shot “execution-style” after the Mayor of New York, Bill De Blasio, suggested that the death of Eric Garner was just more evidence that black people, including his son, should fear the police. Naturally, the media sided with De Blasio when NYPD officers literally turned their backs on him.
According to the Hoover Institution, the legal conclusion of the report by the Department of Justice is surely correct, but the tone of the report’s findings are slanted against Officer Wilson. It is not just the case that there is insufficient evidence to support a criminal prosecution. It is that, beyond a reasonable doubt, the evidence supports that Wilson’s conduct was fully justified. During the initial encounter, Brown had tried to wrest Wilson’s gun from him by reaching into Wilson’s Chevy Tahoe SUV. Wilson’s story was corroborated, to quote the report, “by bruising on Wilson’s jaw and scratches on his neck, the presence of Brown’s DNA on Wilson’s collar, shirt, and pants, and Wilson’s DNA on Brown’s palm.” Later on, the evidence also showed that Brown was running toward Wilson at the time Wilson fired the fatal shots, not knowing whether Brown was armed or not. The incident was far clearer than the oft-ticklish situations in which the courts have to decide whether a police officer used excessive force against a person who was resisting arrest, as with the controversial grand jury decision not to indict any police officer for the killing of Eric Garner.
The situation is made worse with the publication of the second DOJ report which offers a top-to-bottom condemnation of Ferguson’s criminal justice system. This report was clearly prompted by the belief that Wilson’s killing of Michael Brown was the result of structural problems in Ferguson siting the initial claim that of “City’s focus on revenue rather than by public safety needs” and focusing on traffic offenses and other revenue producing offenses. What department in America doesn’t focus on this? Most of them, that’s for sure. It then further chides the city for sending out arrest warrants for individual ticket holders to meet court dates and to pay for their offenses. This is the same Department of Justice under Obama that now-legalized (although unconstitutional) asset forfeiture where policemen across the U.S. are keeping cash on suspicion of illegal activity with no evidence needed?
The report also uses department statistics that are national norms (31% higher for black traffic stops) to indicate Ferguson PD behaved improperly. These slants made things worse, by indicating there was racism in the Ferguson Police Department, which may be the case, but was not evident from the slanted report from the DOJ. Eric Holder also delayed the release of a third request on the autopsy, which only confirmed the findings of the first two autopsies performed.
The disputed circumstances of the shooting sparked existing tensions in the predominantly black city, where protests and civil unrest erupted. The events received considerable attention in the U.S. and elsewhere due in large part to $33 million in funding from none other than billionaire George Soros and his Open Society Foundation. The funding went to bus in hundreds of paid provocateurs to incite violence among the peaceful protesters and to think-tanks to incite racial tension via social and mainstream media. From these funded groups also came the ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ slogan and ‘Black Lives Matter’ slogan and movement. They generated a vigorous national debate about the relationship between law enforcement and African Americans, and about police use of force doctrine in Missouri and nationwide.
Certainly, answers were wanted and needed for residents of a mostly black town with mostly white police and leadership after the shooting of an unarmed teenager. The community was doing this mostly peacefully until New World Order front-man George Soros injected provocateurs and covertly led a national media frenzy designed to provoke hatred and division in the larger scheme of destroying the America of a people’s republic established by the Constitution in order to re-build America under a new totalitarian government system empowering the conspiring elite.
The lieutenant governor of Missouri says “there is more racism in the Justice Department” than in the St. Louis area, pointing the finger at Eric Holder, President Obama and the Justice Department who, he says, often incited “the mob” in the wake of the shooting of Michael Brown back in August of 2014.
The comments came by way of Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, who told NewsMaxTV’s Steve Malzberg that the Justice Department is “staffed with radical, hard-left radical, leftists lawyers.”
He called the Justice Department under Holder, “not like any Justice Department in American history” and “Eric Holder is unlike any previous attorney general.” “Many of them have spent most of their careers defending Black Panthers and other violent radicals,” he added. Kinder said “where reforms are needed they’re being made,” citing resignations of police officers and the Ferguson city manger.
“It is the left. It is the Eric Holder and Obama-left and their minions who are obsessed with race. The rest of us are moving on beyond it,” he concluded.
In November, Al Sharpton reported that Obama told him to “stay on course in terms of pursuing what it was that he knew we were advocating.” In December, Obama stated in response to protests over supposed police racism that such racism was “deeply rooted in our society, it’s deeply rooted in our history” and that there was “deep unfairness” in law enforcement. He added:
As I said last week in the wake of the grand jury decision, I think Ferguson laid bare a problem that is not unique to St. Louis or that area, and is not unique to our time, and that is a simmering distrust that exists between too many police departments and too many communities of color. The sense that in a country where one of our basic principles, perhaps the most important principle, is equality under the law, that too many individuals, particularly young people of color, do not feel as if they are being treated fairly.
Organizers from professional groups in Washington, D.C., and New York were bussed into the Missouri town to co-ordinate messaging and lobby to news media to cover events using the Soros’ funding. The flood of donations were uncovered in an analysis of the latest tax return by Soros’s Open Society Foundations by the Washington Times. The cash was reportedly funneled into keeping up numbers of protesters in the community over a period of months by bringing in outside activists.
Papers from think tanks were disseminated to bring in extra coverage of the civil unrest, included one, Colorlines, which Soros himself has funded. The Soros cash was also put to work driving buzzwords and social media campaigns to propel Ferguson into the national consciousness. One recipient of his funding is the Organization for Black Struggle, which in turn established a group called the Hands Up Coalition, that has helped make ubiquitous the ‘hands up, don’t shoot’ slogan. Soros also gave money to the Drug Policy Alliance, which worked on the perpetuation of the ‘black lives matter’ buzz phrase, which has been incorporated into speeches by political figures including Hillary Clinton.
The “hands up” account was widely circulated within the black community immediately after the shooting and it contributed to the strong protests and outrage about the killing of the unarmed man. The U.S. Department of Justice did not conclude that the “hands up” account was inaccurate until months later. Believing accounts that Brown had his hands up in surrender when he was shot, protesters chanted, “Hands up, don’t shoot.” Protests, both peaceful and violent, along with vandalism and looting, continued for more than a week in Ferguson; police established a nightly curfew. The response of area police agencies in dealing with the protests was strongly criticized by the media and politicians. There were concerns over insensitivity, tactics, and a militarized response. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon ordered local police organizations to cede much of their authority to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
A grand jury was called and given extensive evidence from Robert McCulloch, the St. Louis County Prosecutor, in a highly unusual process. On November 24, 2014, McCulloch announced that the St. Louis County grand jury had decided not to indict Wilson.
On March 4, 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice reported the conclusion of its own investigation and cleared Wilson of civil rights violations in the shooting. It found that forensic evidence supported the officer’s account, that witnesses who corroborated the officer’s account were credible, and that witnesses who had incriminated him were not credible, with some admitting that they had not directly seen the events. The U.S. Department of Justice concluded that Wilson shot Brown in self-defense.
The two DOJ reports do not cohere. The first shows that Wilson’s use of force against Michael Brown was fully justified. The second uses that incident to launch a scathing attack against Ferguson, leading to the resignation of its key officials for conduct that looks on balance to be no better or worse than that in other cities around the country. The serious consequence of the second high-profile report is to keep alive the image that racial injustice is alive and well in the United States. What the report fails to understand is that it is as dangerous to exaggerate the risk of racial injustice as it is to ignore it. In a sad sense, the overheated DOJ report contributes to the inflamed atmosphere that led to the most recent shootings in Ferguson.
Former DOJ Attorney sues Obama, Holder, and Black Lives Matter Founders, and others for Fueling a Race War
In a lawsuit filed in Texas, Larry Klayman – a former prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice and founder of the conservative watchdog organizations Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch – has accused President Obama, Black Lives Matter founders and former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder among others, of fueling a race war that led to the murder of police in Dallas in July 2016. The lawsuit seeks “to redress the incitement, threats and killings provoked by the defendants.“In his lawsuit, Klayman also named Al Sharpton and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan in the suit. The lawsuit, filed Saturday in Dallas, alleges that the defendants are guilty of civil rights violations, terrorist promotion of gang activity, and aiding and abetting murder.The defendants are accused of “inciting the imminent serious bodily injury and killing of police officers and other law enforcement persons of all races and ethnicities, Jews, and Caucasians by convincing their supporters and others that there is a civil war between blacks and law enforcement, thereby calling for immediate violence and severe bodily injury or death in response to that non-existent and fictitious threat.”The elite secret society always puts out propaganda through their controlled Hollywood to brainwash and condition the public and program our thoughts and manipulate our reaction. Is it a coincidence that ‘Captain America: Civil War’ was in production at this time and released just prior to Dallas shootings that resulted in the lawsuit indicting the Obama administration for fueling a civil race war? Obama and Holder are puppets of the Illuminati that want to create chaos. The Illuminati is a Satanic cult that serves the king of chaos himself, but division among the police and blacks, between races, only serves the New World Order designs of destroying America, destroying Judaeo-Christian principles and breeding hatred using the long-lived divide and conquer technique as well as a manufactured excuse to impose martial law.
The fake news that produced the “hands up, don’t shoot” narrative, which was proven to be completely fraudulent, led to riots, violent attacks and looting in Ferguson, Missouri, as well as numerous other U.S. cities. Even after the rioting began, the mainstream media continued to legitimize the unrest. Fake news outlets continued to parrot the “hands up, don’t shoot” narrative even after it was proven false.
The War on Cops: Violent crime has been rising sharply in many American cities after two decades of decline. Homicides jumped nearly 17 percent in 2015 in the largest 50 cities, the biggest one-year increase since 1993. The reason is what Heather Mac Donald first identified nationally as the “Ferguson effect”: Since the 2014 police shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, officers have been backing off of proactive policing, and criminals are becoming emboldened.
This book expands on Mac Donald’s groundbreaking and controversial reporting on the Ferguson effect and the criminal-justice system. It deconstructs the central narrative of the Black Lives Matter movement: that racist cops are the greatest threat to young black males. On the contrary, it is criminals and gangbangers who are responsible for the high black homicide death rate.
The War on Cops exposes the truth about officer use of force and explodes the conceit of “mass incarceration.” A rigorous analysis of data shows that crime, not race, drives police actions and prison rates. The growth of proactive policing in the 1990s, along with lengthened sentences for violent crime, saved thousands of minority lives. In fact, Mac Donald argues, no government agency is more dedicated to the proposition that “black lives matter” than today’s data-driven, accountable police department.
Mac Donald gives voice to the many residents of high-crime neighborhoods who want proactive policing. She warns that race-based attacks on the criminal-justice system, from the White House on down, are eroding the authority of law and putting lives at risk. This book is a call for a more honest and informed debate about policing, crime, and race.
The riots in Ferguson, Missouri, brought a new note to the conversations Tia had with patients and their families when they confronted their deepest feelings about race. As their situation grows worse and hopelessness sets in, she and the families she serves develop close relationships. Tia also shares moments of insight gleaned from conversations with her dying patients in their final days and their struggle to cope with pain.
In the end, she finds it is the small things that can sometimes make the biggest difference, such as the music that ties her to her patients, providing a bridge between cultures with toe-tapping tunes, moving melodies and lyrics of love.
A desire for new adventures led to her finding a job in hospice care. Although she has worked in some of the roughest areas around Ferguson, Missouri, she loves her work and the families she gets to know while striving for the best care possible.
Ferguson: America’s Breaking Point – It’s difficult to truly understand Ferguson, Missouri, the Michael Brown shooting, or present-day race relations in America without first getting a grasp on the historical events that preceded the 2014 riots. Events, attitudes, and practices from several centuries ago put the United States on the path to becoming a nation of two societies–one black, one white–separate and unequal.
“Ferguson: Americas Breaking Point” begins where slavery in America “officially” ended–after the Civil War. Tim Suereth explores the pivotal events that led the United States into continuing strife between its own people, and describes the circumstances which caused the Ferguson race riots. He also speculates about what the repercussions will be for other racially-divided cities across the country, and for law enforcement organizations everywhere.
“Ferguson: Americas Breaking Point” ends in Ferguson, a small suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, that became the epicenter of the fight for civil rights in the 21st century. The book describes the details of the Michael Brown shooting, and aftermath, in a daily timeline of memorable moments, by Darren Wilson, the Brown family, law enforcement, the Federal Government, activists, anarchists and the judicial system.
Racial rioting will continue in America until policymakers heed the advice of the 1968 Presidential Commission on Civil Disorders, which concluded that the deepening racial division among the races can be reversed if swift action is taken, but warned: “If we are heedless, none of us shall escape the consequences.” American politicians have been heedless, and Ferguson was the consequence. Read “Ferguson: America’s Breaking Point” to learn the startling and worrisome details.
Race Pimping: Race pimping has cost America TRILLIONS of dollars, as the money in race guilt is fantastic. Politicians line their pockets and those of family and friends, while delivering little to nothing to their constituents or the community at large. Race Pimping is a fun read that exposes how the game of politics gets played and how the public is fleeced on the false notion that America has a race problem.
By Tony Werner on December 28, 2014
The author emphasizes that it is time to stop listening to the past sirens of defeat and begin listening to the clarion call of victory and success. Definitely worth time to read, to learn and to grow.