Even though black witnesses primarily testified that Officer Darren Wilson acted lawfully in the killing of Michael Brown, leftists who have no respect for justice or another man’s innocence have called upon the Missouri governor to reopen the investigation into the black teen’s death.
Today, August 9, marks the fourth anniversary of Michael Brown’s death. On that horrific day, the unarmed teen assaulted a white police officer after having stolen a pack of cigarillos from a local convenience store. Witnesses testified that Brown had been charging directly at Officer Darren Wilson when Wilson shot him in self-defense. Brown’s friend, Dorian Johnson, testified that Officer Darren Wilson shot the teen in cold blood, coining the infamous phrase, “Hands up, don’t shoot.”
HuffPo reports that Lezley McSpadden and the organization Color of Change are “calling on Gov. Michael Parson to appoint a special prosecutor in the case,” which now includes a petition calling Darren Wilson’s acquittal by a grand jury “a miscarriage of justice and a complete betrayal of the primary charge for a prosecuting attorney.”
The petition blames then-prosecutor Bob McCulloch for not indicting an innocent man.
“McCulloch completely ignored standard protocol for a Prosecuting Attorney by enlisting the help of a grand jury to determine the charges against Wilson. It was a setup from the beginning,” the petition says.
HuffPost notes that “an independent investigation led by the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and the FBI concluded Brown’s hands weren’t up when Wilson shot and killed him, as was widely believed at the time, and that many of the witnesses who said so were not credible.” Simultaneously, the report stated that Darren Wilson did not act “objectively unreasonable” in his handling of Brown.
“Brown was moving toward Wilson when Wilson shot him,” the DOJ said of the witness accounts. “Although some witnesses state that Brown held his hands up at shoulder level with his palms facing outward for a brief moment, these same witnesses describe Brown then dropping his hands and ‘charging’ at Wilson.”