Elizabeth Warren falsely claims white cop murdered Michael Brown
Obama DOJ, grand jury found officer acted in self-defense
Declaring her intent to “confront systemic racism and police violence head on” in her 2020 Democratic presidential campaign, Sen. Elizabeth Warren cited the iconic “hands up don’t shoot” Michael Brown case.
She claimed in a tweet Friday that the Ferguson, Missouri, teen was “murdered by a white police office” five years ago.
But President Obama’s Justice Department, confirming a grand jury’s decision not to indict, found officer Darren Wilson acted in self-defense.
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.”
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.”
“Holding a would-be cop killer out as some sort of victim or worse yet, a hero, does no justice to the truth or to reconciliation. Her careless words disqualify her from fitness to serve impartially as commander-in-chief,” he said.
Roorda noted he was a Democratic state representative in Missouri for eight years.
“But, I’m sick of uninformed members of my party attacking cops,” he said. “It’s just wrong.”
National Review said phone calls and emails to Warren’s campaign were not returned.