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Members of the radical Black Lives Matter movement cried foul Thursday after a St. Louis prosecutor declined to press charges against the former local police officer accused (and later “acquitted”) of fatally shooting Ferguson criminal Michael Brown.
Though a grand jury already declined to charge former St. Louis police officer Darren Wilson in 2014, and then-President Barack Hussein Obama’s Department of Justice followed suit a year later, St. Louis Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell, a black man, reportedly opened a secret investigation of his own into the shooting earlier this year.
During a press conference Thursday, he revealed his investigation to the public and conceded that both his predecessor and the Obama DOJ had been right about Wilson.
LIVE: St. Louis County Prosecutor Wesley Bell press conference discussing reinvestigating the #MikeBrown case. #Ferguson https://t.co/tExo1DCmAk
— Antonio French (@AntonioFrench) July 30, 2020
“Because of the significance of this case to this community and because the family asked, I believed it was necessary to conduct a reexamination of the evidence in the case and come to our own conclusion,” he said.
“The question for this office was a simple one: Could we prove beyond a reasonable doubt that when Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown, he committed murder or manslaughter under Missouri law? After an independent and in-depth review of the evidence, we cannot conclude that he did.”
However, he declined to offer a full exoneration, saying, “Our investigation does not exonerate Darren Wilson.”
It’s not clear why he made such a declaration, despite so much evidence to the contrary, though perhaps he’d hoped to appease the city’s BLM radicals.
The effort failed (*Language warning):
This man voiced his frustrations with Wesley Bell’s announcement after today’s press conference. pic.twitter.com/GASj9iSHHr
— Joel Currier (@joelcurrier) July 30, 2020
Every “reform” Wesley Bell mentioned in that presser about Mike Brown’s case was about will be done differently after a cop murders someone.
Not a single word about eliminating police murders. Not a single effort at restricting their ability to kill.
For fucking shame.
— ashley yates (@brownblaze) July 30, 2020
Wesley Bell used the movement to run as a “progressive prosecutor,” led that boy parents on to believe that he would prosecute the cop, dissed the organizers who got him elected, and them stop returning Brown’s parents phone calls.
— derecka (@dereckapurnell) July 31, 2020
I had really high hopes when Wesley Bell got elected. I had hoped that Mike Brown’s family would receive at least some SEMBLANCE of justice for the murder of their son.
— Reggie Noble (@kidnoble) July 31, 2020
#BREAKING : After a reinvestigation St. Louis prosecutor #Wesleybell has refused to reopen the case of #MichaelBrown and will NOT prosecute #DarrenWilson for his murder. NOW we’re talking about #BreonnaTaylor … See why you look like an A-hole saying #AllLivesMattter ? #America
— Rizza Islam (@IslamRizza) July 30, 2020
You a house pet. Straight succa. Your entire campaign was built off the blood of Mike Brown. @WesleyBell4STL you’re a weak blk man. We the reason you even here. First time voters who have no faith in the system voted for you because we convinced them. It’s over 4 you. House nigga
— T-Dubb-O (@T_DUBB_O) July 30, 2020
— Rosa A. Clemente (@rosaclemente) July 30, 2020
Apparently, Bell won the 2018 election against his 28-year predecessor, veteran St. prosecutor Robert McCulloch, by promising to relitigate a case that had already been litigated twice. And in doing so, it appears he made a gargantuan mistake.
Even Jonathan Capehart, a left-wing columnist for The Washington Post who frequently appears on conspiracy TV MSNBC, admitted back in 2015 that the entire case against Wilson was predicated on glaring lies from witness Dorian Johnson.
“Wilson knew about the theft of the cigarillos from the convenience store and had a description of the suspects. Brown fought with the officer and tried to take his gun. And the popular hands-up storyline, which isn’t corroborated by ballistic and DNA evidence and multiple witness statements, was perpetuated by Witness 101,” he wrote.
“In fact, just about everything said to the media by Witness 101, whom we all know as Dorian Johnson, the friend with Brown that day, was not supported by the evidence and other witness statements.”
He concluded by writing that while the facts didn’t diminish the greater and then-emerging Black Lives Matter movement, they did make it clear Brown’s justified shooting at the hands of Wilson had nothing to do with BLM.
“[I]t is imperative that we continue marching for and giving voice to those killed in racially charged incidents at the hands of police and others. But we must never allow ourselves to march under the banner of a false narrative on behalf of someone who would otherwise offend our sense of right and wrong. And when we discover that we have, we must acknowledge it, admit our error and keep on marching,” he wrote.
While his words may have been well-received back in 2015, the BLM movement has grown increasingly radical since them, to the point that it now stands fully against the police, against law and order and against actual justice.
Like some critics say, instead of being about black lives mattering, BLM has turned into a movement effectively about burning, looting and murder.
I’m starting to think BLM stands for Burn, Loot, Murder. . .
— Ned Ryun (@nedryun) July 27, 2020
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