Wesley Bell, the recently elected St. Louis County Prosecutor announced Thursday that after re-opening the Michael Brown case, he will not charge officer Darren Wilson in Brown’s death…just like the previous St. Louis County Prosecutor and Eric Holder’s Department of Justice. At the same time, Bell claims the evidence does not “exonerate” officer Wilson.
From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
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 [Michael Brown’s mother Lesley] 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.”
“But Darren Wilson’s self-defense shooting of Brown was six years ago,” you may say. “Why is the prosecutor reopening this case now?”
Well, in a nutshell, because prosecutor Wesley Bell is another prosecutor whose political campaign enjoyed generous funding from George Soros’ wallet. Bell rain against McCullough, basing his candidacy on McCullouch’s decision not to charge Wilson. So Wesley Bell is nakedly trying to pander to the voters who elected him, when he’s not advocating for an end to cash bail and decriminalizing crime.
Bell’s decision not to prosecute — especially announcing it at this time — will re-open old wounds in Ferguson and beyond. Recall the days of terrible looting in Ferguson after the incident happened, and the false “Hand up, don’t shoot” chants.
The evidence showed that Michael Brown was shot after punching officer Darren Wilson in the face while trying to disarm the police officer. Brown did not die with his hands in the air as the narrative went at the time.
Black Lives Matter got its start based upon the fictional narrative that Michael Brown was nothing more than a gentle giant, minding his own business when officer Wilson killed him.
The Chicago Tribune’s columnist John Kass covered George Soros-funded prosecutors in a recent piece in the Tribune:
As recently as February, the Sun Times pointed out roughly $2 million in Soros money flowing to Foxx in her primary election effort against more law-and-order candidates.
In August 2016, Politico outlined Soros’ money supporting local DA races and included the view from opponents and skeptics that if successful, these candidates would make communities “less safe.”
From the Wall Street Journal in November 2016: “Mr. Soros, a major backer of liberal causes, has contributed at least $3.8 million to political action committees supporting candidates for district attorney in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, New Mexico, Texas and Wisconsin, according to campaign filings.”
The Huffington Post in May 2018 wrote about contributions from Soros and Super PACs to local prosecutor candidates who were less law-and-order than their opponents.
So, it seems that the general attitude in journalism is that super PACs and dark money are bad, unless of course, they’re operated by wealthy billionaires of the left. Then they’re praised and courted.
These Soros-funded prosecutors don’t respect anyone’s right to armed self-defense. Not police officers and certainly not the little people.
All the more reason to make sure you’ve bought yourself a self-defense insurance policy. Otherwise you could find yourself spending big bucks trying to defend yourself from a prosecutor who’s playing for the criminals’ team.