Michael Brown's Father Calls For Case To Be Reopened 5 Years After Shooting

Michael Brown Sr. is holding a press conference on Friday to demand the county prosecutor re-open the investigation.

Ferguson, MO – Michael Brown’s father is planning to ask the St. Louis County Prosecutor’s Office to re-open his son’s case Friday, on the fifth anniversary of his son’s death.

The incident that led to Brown’s shooting began when he and his friend, Dorian Johnson, committed a strongarm robbery of a neighborhood convenience store on Aug. 9, 2014, according to the Los Angeles Times when the U.S. Department of Justice released its report.

Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson saw the pair walking down the middle of Canfield Drive.

He was unaware they had just committed a robbery and told them to get out of the street.

Then Brown approached the police car and attacked Officer Wilson as the officer sat in his car.

The officer and Brown struggled through the window of the police car, and Brown tried to take his gun.

Officer Wilson shot Brown in the hand, and Brown and Johnson fled.

But then Brown turned and charged back towards Officer Wilson and was shot.

Johnson put out a false narrative after the officer-involved shooting that claimed Brown had his hands up and was running away when Officer Wilson shot him.

An investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) proved otherwise, and Johnson eventually recanted, but not before Black Lives Matter launched its cause on the back of misreporting that initially followed the Brown shooting.

“Hands up, don’t shoot” became the rallying cry of hundreds of protesters who rioted and burned Ferguson, and then several other cities, since Brown’s death.

Officer Wilson was cleared of wrongdoing by a St. Louis County grand jury and a DoJ investigation under President Barack Obama’s administration.

The federal investigation concluded that the evidence supported Officer Wilson’s claim that he was acting in self-defense and that Brown was attacking him when the officer opened fire, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Brown’s father, Michael Brown Sr., announced on Sunday that he would be holding a press conference at the St. Louis County Justice Center on Aug. 9 to ask that the investigation into his son’s death be re-opened, KSDK reported.

“On this 5-year anniversary, I will be asking for [St. Louis County Prosecutor] Wesley Bell to reopen this case or obtain a prosecutor [to see if they can] investigate the information and see if it can go forward on reopening,” Brown Sr. told KTVI.

He said that racial justice advocates and national leaders will be standing beside him at his press conference to support his request.

The request to re-open the case appears to be based solely on emotion rather than fact as no new information has come to light since the DoJ investigation concluded.

Brown’s father relived the experience of finding out about his son’s death as he stood beside a memorial plaque embedded in the sidewalk near where Michael Brown died on Canfield Drive to talk to reporters.

“Hearing bad news like that or any type of new like that just had me in like a tunnel. I just needed to get here,” Brown Sr. recalled. “I come to see a crowd of people out here and I still didn’t really know that it was him, but it became a reality.”

He said that his son’s death isn’t over for his family.

“It’s definitely is still a struggle. The family is still going through a few things with pain and trying to go forward. Every day is different,” Brown’s father told KTVI.

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James Robinson
James Robinson

Even a Black Attorney General of the United States didn't believe your son was wrongly shot. Face the facts, you're a piss poor father and if you had taught your son anything, it should have been that grabbing for a cops gun gets you dead.

WatchYourSix
WatchYourSix

Convenient timing. Some asshat hack politicians and prosectors will no doubt entertain this nonsense. People just can't accept the truth if it's not what they wanna hear.

Sandy50
Sandy50

Ur kid was a thug, and attacked the cop. Go away.

csh
csh

This was justified and there is no reason to reopen the case. Your son did not do what he was told to do and grabbing an officer's gun is a very dumb move and he payed the price for his bad actions. No reason to reopen, Your son was in the wrong so let it go.

Sandy50
Sandy50

Ur kid was a thug and attacked the cop. Go away.

Ibizian
Ibizian

Wow.. So you believe your criminal son is what? You lied about the circumstances of his death and that lie carried on to start a racist group that rioted and burned the town they live in and several others! If that ain't some smart people.. Duuuuhhhhh!

Thugs being thugs burning their own town down.. How is that even a rally cry? All you are doing is looking for the ghetto lottery, but this time the jury has spoken. You can't come back 5 years later and hope emotions are more in your favor.

What an idiot! You should have been there as a father and kept your thug son of the streets instead of robbing people and attacking the police!

Get out on the streets, use your voice to make changes in your community in your sons name.. Stop blaming anyone other than your son and use it to make changes that matter. Nobody is going to change the results or outcome of the many investigations that took place that proved your son died because of his own actions and nobody else's.

You have the opportunity to make a real change in your sons name, but something tells me you won't.

And. 3..2..1.. Burgers going to come in and blabber like usual..

Zpwjs
Zpwjs

If Eric Holder couldn't hang Wilson it's over!

MSK
MSK

Oh boy, Beto O’Rourke will have a tough decision to make. “Do I stay here in El Paso to spew my BS or go to Ferguson?”

BlueLivesMatter91
BlueLivesMatter91

Did anyone hear this kid's music? It's still up on Soundcloud. It is some of the most overtly violent music I have heard from hip hop / rap. This child is a prime example of what's wrong with the rap / hip hop culture. Without a doubt the infamous pic of him wearing his Beats By Dre were pumping messages into his brain that led to his death. Blame hip hop, not police.

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

What are the five biggest issues facing blacks in America? Here’s my list.

Problem #5. The Victim Mentality

Nothing holds someone back more than seeing himself as a victim. Why? Because a victim is not responsible for his situation. Everything is someone else’s fault. And the victim sees little chance of improving his life. How can he get ahead if someone is holding him back? All this makes the victim unhappy, frustrated and angry.

This is how too many blacks see themselves – as victims. So much so that their victim status becomes their primary identity and their ruling ideology. I call it victimology. Unfortunately, many black churches preach this “victimology,” many black parents pass it on to their children, inner-city schools teach it to their students and the black media reinforce it. Meanwhile, the NAACP and other black grievance groups fundraise on it.

Problem #4. Lack of Diversity

Blacks repeatedly demand an “honest dialogue or debate about race.” But how can there ever be an honest dialogue about race between blacks and whites when there is virtually no honest dialogue between blacks and blacks? It’s hypocritical. And if a black doesn’t think, “whites are ultimately responsible for black people’s problems,” they’re labeled a “sell-out,” ”Uncle Tom,” or “race-traitor.”

As long as this type of groupthink exists, race-reverends of the Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson type will continue to be celebrated while independent black thinkers such as Professors Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams will be shunned.

The honest race dialogue and debate -- that first has to happen -- is not between blacks and whites but between blacks and blacks. We demand diversity from others, but need to practice it ourselves where it really matters -- in thought, opinion, and even political affiliation.

Problem #3. Urban Terrorism

As just about everyone knows, but too few talk about publicly, in majority black cities, violent black on black crime is rampant. A Department of Justice study from 1980-2008 revealed that blacks accounted for almost half of the nation’s homicide victims (47.4%) and more than half of the offenders (52.4%) all while only being 13% of America’s population.

The Tuskegee Institute conducted a study of all known lynchings of blacks that occurred between 1882-1968. During this 86-year span, which is essentially the post-Civil War era up to the Civil Rights era, 3,446 Blacks where reportedly lynched. Presently, black-on-black murder eclipses the number of blacks lynched over the course of 80 years roughly every six months.

Unbelievably, the culpability for this disproportionate amount of mayhem actually lies with a menacing 2-3% minority within the black populace. I call them urban terrorists. And since they’re literally spawned from problem #2, the black community protects them.

Problem #2. Proliferation of Baby Mamas

The disintegration of the nuclear family has led to an astronomical increase of single-mother households. According to the Moynihan Report, in 1965, nearly 25 percent of black children were born to unwed mothers. The report’s author Daniel Patrick Moynihan said this was a disaster in the making. He was, of course, vilified by so-called black leaders and their progressive allies. But he was right. Today the out of wedlock birth rate is nearly 75 percent. and even higher in some urban areas.

To be clear, Baby Daddies share this responsibility with Baby Mamas. Yet, while Baby Daddies are blamed and rarely shown compassion, Baby Mamas are rarely blamed and receive both compassion and support. This lopsided dynamic and the previously listed pathologies stem directly from the number one problem facing the black community...

Problem #1. Unquestioning Allegiance to so-called Progressive Policies

Unwavering loyalty to progressive, liberal policies is the primary reason these dire conditions persist. It both makes them possible and perpetuates them. It’s no coincidence that progressivism is the common thread that binds predominately black cities where single-parent homes, failing schools, rampant poverty and crime predominate.

Look at cities like Detroit, Philadelphia and Baltimore. They’ve been run by progressive Democrats for decades. If their liberal policies were at all effective, these cities should have become models of economic growth and prosperity. Instead, they’re models of dysfunction. By fostering and exploiting the victim mentality, discouraging self-examination, subsidizing baby-mamas, and making excuses for black thugs, so-called progressive policies don’t alleviate the problems that afflict the black community, they aggravate those problems.

You may have noticed that racism did not make the list. Why not? It’s simple: There will be no solution to the problems afflicting black America until more blacks recognize that the issues plaguing our community are ultimately self-inflicted.

Does racism exist? Sure. But there are other problems far more serious. And waiting until there are no more racists will mean waiting, and making excuses, forever.

Yourworstnightmare
Yourworstnightmare

Dumb fucking niggers.

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

Did you need more money or something? Why is it that being the “victim” no matter what the circumstances are, is always the top of these peoples agenda. The son was a punk, already tried to grab the officers gun once, and he tried to be a badass, but he lost this one. Now daddy wants to “re-open” the case? Ridiculous!

Cduncanf
Cduncanf

Wait until balloon head Al Sharpton shows up to start more riots. He’s got nothing to do now that Cummings was called on his comments about Baltimore and trump was proven more or less correct.

KTCSon-shine
KTCSon-shine

There was a video that came out after Big Teddy Bear Michael ( isn’t that what the left was calling him?) died because of his stupidity and thuggery. Someone posted it of him harassing then beating up an older man, a thin wiry black man.This was at some apt. complex, and it was where the thug lived. There were several ppl hanging around this bldg and no one helped this older man. The man was cowering, crying and begging MB to stop. There were clear photo shots of “he would never hurt a fly, Michael Brown.” The person taking the video said the man was being harassed he thought was for drugs and money; he said the man owed him. This was posted to FB, but because of the liberals and their defense of the big dopey thug, the video was taken down. Wish I had saved it and sent it to the detectives. I am sick of this tattered and worn dog-eared race card being played 24/7. MB was not a kind and gentle soul as many claimed him to be.

Foundoutwest11
Foundoutwest11

Ran out of free money

vwiles34
vwiles34

I'd be wanting to have people forget I'd raised a little hood-rat. But I guess with Christmas coming up in a few months they figure they can get some extra money for gifts.

GailLee
GailLee

The new prosecutor is black. Perhaps he is looking to make a splash by stirring this up. I live close to Ferguson. I cannot describe how hard 99% of my neighbors are working to heal this. I am disgusted that "father" is carrying on after the fact.

The express
The express

Sorry, but you can't play the ghetto lottery twice unless you have another son you would like to send out to be shot. Do you even know if you have any more kids

JBo
JBo

Isn't this the same "father" that called for the burning of Ferguson? The absentee father who could have cared less about a kid he fathered...until the ghetto lottery popped? That "father"?

Cwret
Cwret

He just wants to jump on the race card bandwagon again for the attention and hoping to get some more money.

Dutchuncle
Dutchuncle

Soros must have cut him off so now he's looking for another PAYDAY. BTW, wasn't he charged with Inciting a Riot for his outburst of "Burn this MF Down"?

Ibizian
Ibizian

Oh look not a white racist involved.. But highest_asshole yes everyone to think it's white people's fault!

Fkn loser!

Stanracer
Stanracer

The officer was cleared. End of story!

Ladyfluterby
Ladyfluterby

That 1.5 million dollar the family received from the ghetto lottery must be gone and he's looking for another paycheck. He raised a son who was a criminal and it past time for the family to accept that they are responsible for him thinking being a criminal was OK.

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

More phony baloney trying to capitalize on the current hysteria of the mass shootings.

BerettaAPX
BerettaAPX

I needz mo money and ize ain't gonna work.

BerettaAPX
BerettaAPX

Hes a good dad. He taught his gentle giant son the ways of the ghetto. How to rob and steal and assault people. Now he won't be able to enjoy the fruits of his labor.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Oh STFU!! Your son was a POS thug!! You should have never gotten a penny because the shooting was justified!! The only thing that still hurts is that you can't handle the truth!!

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

Hahahaha, that money ran out quick...fuck off.

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

Dang, Brown would probably be out of college by now and have a high paying job and taking care of his family.....🤣

Mic911
Mic911

Daddy you trying to win the ghetto lottery again? Your kid attacked a LEO, robbed a store, he was a thug..leave it alone

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

That 1.5 million don't last too long in Vegas. Need mo money!

tuggingalong
tuggingalong

28 witnesses recanted their testimony and admitted they had lied.

Dad may be looking for a payday.

Shastabeau
Shastabeau

Maybe if you would have given him better parenting, he wouldn't have been a thief/bully and he'd still be alive.......

Jclax
Jclax

He was breaking the law, just strong armed robbed a store and then tried to take a cops gun, shooting was justified. Father should be charged for any and all expenses incurred over this senseless plea to reopen the investigation

61mouse
61mouse

Hummmm sounds like someone is jealous about what happen in NYC

trildapierce
trildapierce

What? Did the money his family was given run out already?

Bobholly79
Bobholly79

Your POS son has caused irreparable damage to this country

Go f yourself and your thug kid He got what he deserved

PFCPyle
PFCPyle

Must have run through the ghetto lottery $

reverett456117502
reverett456117502

Really, rehash this thing again? WHY? This is absurd, just like many other issues the Democratic candidates are stirring up these days!

45_CAL_ACP
45_CAL_ACP

Dude was a "street thug" gangster wanna be. Strong armed robbed the convenience store minutes before being questioned by the Po Po as a likely suspect. Became combative and got shot to death...and the problem is!?

MizzV
MizzV

Awe, poor Brown family. Did you already run through all that money you sued for and now need another payday? How convenient that you're thug son didn't amount to much in life, thanks to you, but you're sure capitalizing on his self created demise now!!

Let's not forget it's a pre-election year, and your handlers need all the help they can get, since everything they say and do IS based on provable evidence to those WITH eyes and a conscious!

RunCop
RunCop

This one’s too easy....shut the fuck up already

investigator
investigator

Show me the money!!!!!!!!!!

MajScallywag
MajScallywag

A double barreled middle finger salute to you daddy. You are an asshole and so was your son. The world is better off without this ignorant thug.

alicefae
alicefae

The money must be gone. Time to get your hand out.

Janken
Janken

Your no good son didnt get you enough money

Cor-Nan
Cor-Nan

Must have run out of money that he got from the taxpayers....

maxx1676
maxx1676

I guess he needs some money.

Johnson611
Johnson611

Even if they do reopen it. The officer can not be tried for the same crime. That's called double jeopardy.