The parents of Michael Brown are suing Ferguson, Missouri for the future financial support they have lost due to the death of their son who was shot by police during a confrontation. They are refusing to allow their son’s academic and medical records to be used as evidence.
Michael Brown Sr. and Lezley McSpadden want a St. Louis federal judge to scuttle demands for the documents. They say they’re irrelevant and call the city’s repeated requests harassing.
Harassing? If the basis of your lawsuit is the future financial support lost because of the death of an eighteen year old, there is probably nothing more relevant than his academic and medical records. Suing a municipality and its police for the death of a criminal shot while threatening a patrol officer seems a lot more like harassment. Michael Brown’s death is tragic, but primarily because he didn’t have the good sense to realize that trying to take away a police officer’s sidearm through a patrol car window was a terribly bad idea. Also tragic is that the people whose responsibility it was to teach him that good sense are now trying to use his death and the resulting media circus to get paid.
Brown’s parents are suing the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, its former police chief and the white officer who shot their unarmed, black son during a confrontation. The parents say they’ve been deprived of financial support through their son’s future potential wages.
I for one would be interested to find out what the earning potential is for strongarm theft of tobacco products and repurposing of said tobacco products for cannabis related activities.
The police shooting of Michael Brown—and the fake news peddled by the mainstream media as well as the White House—set fire to Ferguson, Missouri and other cities around the country. The politically motivated narrative was that Brown was an innocent and unarmed “gentle giant” gunned down by a racist police officer for being black. The slogan “hands up don’t shoot” became—and remains—a rally cry for the Black Lives Matter movement despite the fact that Brown never assumed such a submissive position.
Most of the blame for the nationwide riots and unrest should be placed squarely on the shoulders of President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder. While in response to terrorist attacks Obama routinely warned about rushing to judgement before all the facts were known, he and his administration did the exact opposite in this case. They fanned the flames as people’s property burned.
From the beginning of his presidency Obama assumed the worst of law enforcement officers before knowing all the facts. In hindsight, his painfully awkward ‘beer summit‘ to clean up for his impulsively accusing Cambridge, Massachusetts police of stupidity was a sign of where his immaturity and pathetic leadership would ultimately lead the country. His is a legacy of failure, racial tension, and division.
Michael Brown’s death is tragic, but primarily because he didn’t have the good sense to realize that trying to take away a police officer’s sidearm through his patrol car window was a terribly bad idea. Also tragic is that the people whose responsibility it was to teach him that good sense are now trying to use his death and the resulting media circus to get paid.