Elizabeth Warren truly does not have any shame. Or honor. Or honesty.
Her academic career was based on the lie that she is Native American.
And now, to make political hay, she is lying about the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri five years ago – while intentionally exacerbating racial tensions and defaming police in the process.
This is her tweet about Brown:
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.
Read the DOJ report on what happened – keeping in mind that she Brown shooting, and investigation, occurred during the Obama administration – and see 86 pages of explanation why the claim that Brown was running away from officer Darren Wilson and the claim that he had his hands up screaming “don’t shoot”, were complete BS.
If that’s not enough, read Paul Cassell’s fully detailed article about this in the Washington Post – which certainly would have no problem supporting Michael Brown’s version of the story if it were true.
Or, if that’s not enough, there are countless other accounts just like it.
But, if you’re Elizabeth Warren, desperately trying to prove you stand by the Black guy, regardless of evidence – presumably in the hope that Black people are so stupid and so ignorant that they will come running if you do so angrily enough – you call Brown’s shooting murder…
…and make sure, of course, to highlight the fact that Officer Wilson was White, just in case there was any doubt that you were selling the racial angle.
Personally, I don’t join Elizabeth Warren in assuming that Black people, as a group, are stupid and ignorant.
I spent almost 45 years conducting focus groups around the country. During that time I interviewed literally, thousands of Black people – and know for fact that Black have a full range of intellectual capacity from low to high – just like everyone else.
What I do assume is that Warren’s account of what happened in Ferguson, Missouri is nothing more than a genuinely disgusting effort to pander to whichever Black people might buy what she’s selling.
Maybe she can convince a few of them she’s a native American too.