I was not aware that, despite a grand jury decision not to indict in 2014 and a Justice Department investigation that cleared officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown, a St. Louis prosecutor had reopened the case.

That prosecutor just announced that there would be no charges against Wilson:

In 2018, St. Louis County voters elected Wesley Bell as the county prosecutor, the first African-American elected to the position. Bell defeated longtime prosecutor Bob McCulloch, who became a target of Black activists, unhappy with his handling of the investigation into Brown’s death.

On Thursday, Bell met with McSpadden to give her some news she probably didn’t want to hear. Bell has reviewed the investigation into the shooting death of Brown, at the hands of former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, and he’s reached the same conclusion McCulloch did: There is not enough evidence to charge Wilson with a crime in Brown’s death.

“In the end, we cannot ethically bring this case to trial,” Bell told me in an interview before he announced the results of the investigation at a news conference. “Our investigation does not exonerate Darren Wilson.”

[full press conference here]

Michael Brown was not unlawfully killed. As we have written here many times, Brown was shot when he punched Wilson in the face and tried to steal his gun. Here is a sample of our coverage from 2014 and 2015:

When you see Brown on the Black Lives Matter list of people allegedly unlawfully killed, understand that his name should not be on that list.

Understand also that when Black Lives Matter protesters march chanting “hands up, don’t shoot,” they are perpetuating a fabricated narrative of the Brown case.

Here is the fundamental point that I made in 2019, and which remains true, Five years ago Michael Brown died, and a movement based on lies was born.

If the people at Cornell who tried to cancel me for speaking this truth can’t handle the truth, that’s their problem, not mine.

[Featured Image: Police photo showing bruises on Officer Darren Wilson’s face after Michael Brown punched him while trying to steal his gun.]

 

 
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