St. Louis County Prosecutor Announces ‘No Charges’ Against Darren Wilson…6 Years Later

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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.

comments

  1. avatar The NC Taxman says:

    Of course, the criminal needed to die! No issues when felons commit violent crimes and get their sorry asses shot! It has NOTHING to do with being black, white, green, yellow, brown or opaque. If you fuck up and commit violent crimes you need to die. Don’t ever pull a weapon on a cop or threaten any violence. YOU WILL DIE and it will be JUSTIFIED! Black Lives are no more important than any other lives. More blacks commit crimes, so more blacks get shot/killed and go to prison. Makes common sense.

    1. avatar Anymouse says:

      No, he didn’t need to die. He needed to be stopped. He used his superior size and strength to strong arm a clerk and later attack a police officer. The officer responded properly in the use of deadly force and the criminal’s death was incidental. The officer did not execute him by shooting when he was no longer a threat.

    2. avatar jwtaylor says:

      “Don’t ever pull a weapon on a cop or threaten any violence. You will die… ”
      The roughly fifty officers per year who are killed might disagree with you.

    3. avatar frank speak says:

      the guy was a thug that made a dumb decision…case closed….

  2. avatar d says:

    The prosecutor clearly did this for political reasons and should therefore be disbarred

    1. avatar Mark N. says:

      Disbarred for what? Reopening an investigation conducted under a former DA when no charges had been filed? Cold cases are re-examined all the time, but unless and until charges are brought and a trial had, thre is nothing illegal or immoral in reinvestigating them. This DA was elected on a promise to reinvestigate this case, and he kept his promise. Nothing he did was wrong or in violation of any oath taken by an attorney.

      When he said that the invesigation did not exonerate the officer, he said two things: 1) they could not cary their burden of proving beyond a reasonable doubt that the officer did not act in self-defense, and 2) the officer might have used other methods that may have meant that Brown would still be alive today. That’ it. I have no problem with that. Rather than being disbarred he should be honored for upholding his oath to pursue justice instad of bringing bogus chargesin order to placate the people who elected him.

      1. avatar Hsl says:

        The prosecutor clearly did this for political reasons and should therefore be disbarred

        I agree

      2. avatar Kendahl says:

        In 2005, two teenagers tried to rob an Omaha, Nebraska pawn shop. With a robber’s gun to the head of one shop owner, the other owner shot both robbers. One died at the scene and the other was critically wounded. After reviewing the evidence, including surveillance video, the county attorney ruled the shootings self defense. During the press conference, a deputy county attorney commiserated with the shop owners about their experience which she said had to have been terrifying. That’s very different from Wesley Bell’s implication that he could have made a case if only he had more evidence to work with. Reality, of course, is that there was plenty of evidence but all of it supported Darren Wilson, not Michael Brown.

  3. avatar Dude says:

    In law school, do they teach you that it’s guilty or not guilty, or do they teach you that it’s exonerated or not exonerated?

    1. avatar GS650G says:

      Big distinction. Exoneration comes by charges being dropped and authorities stating you’re not the one. Rarely do prosecutors admit they were wrong, they always say they lost the case, not that you were innocent.
      Not guilty means you walk. You can’t be tried again however there are ways around that rule. It’s why being indicted is a big step away from being innocent

      1. avatar Dude says:

        Claiming they can’t bring charges on one hand, while claiming the person isn’t exonerated on the other, feels like a smear, even if it may be technically correct.

        1. avatar Someone says:

          True, it even seems like a message to activist protesters. But he is technically right, it is not his job to exonerate suspects.

        2. avatar Ing says:

          The only reason he hasn’t been exonerated (and can’t be) is because they can’t find a legal way to put the onus on him in the first place. But of course that truth is the opposite of what the piece of crap DA crafted his statement to convey.

    2. avatar Brodirt says:

      No of us here have been exonerated of the crime either; get it?

  4. avatar I Haz A Question says:

    The agency that originally reported the dismissal just backtracked their statement and clarified this morning that nothing has been formalized yet. The charges still stand as of now, though the *expectation* is that they’ll be eventually dropped.

    https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/breaking-missouri-attorney-general-dismisses-all-charges-against-mccloskeys/

    1. avatar Geoff "Ammo. LOTS of ammo..." PR says:

      If that gets announced, the reaction from the violent protesters should be interesting.

      More to the point – When do they get their shoot’in irons back?

      1. avatar Mark N. says:

        I would hope by now that they have acquired more than a few more, all semi-auto (and all that work, unlike wifey’s inoperable handgun), and all with large capacity mags. Their home will be targeted, if not by BLM, then by Antifa. I would also recommend that they employ a security service for night patrols.

    2. avatar LarryinTX says:

      How’d the McCloskeys get into this, isn’t it about the 6’4″ 300 lb shitstain criminal, Michael Brown, who attacked a police officer and died for his effort? Years ago?

      I wonder how much taxpayer money he spent attempting to find a way to wrongfully convict a former police officer for racist purposes?

      1. avatar Geoff "Ammo. LOTS of ammo..." PR says:

        Perhaps Haz mixed the two cases up?

        1. avatar I Haz A Question says:

          Whoops. You guys are right. I had *just* been reading the McCloskey update on that link I provided, and then came over to TTAG and saw the words “St. Louis, Charged Dropped”. The only thing I’ve seen in the news all week regarding St. Louis was the McCloskeys, so I assumed (cue the “when you assume, you make an…” jokes here).

          Well, in any case, the McCloskey link is for free, then. 🙂

        2. avatar All Hail! says:

          You would do well not to question the flawless wisdom of the infallible ‘I Haz A Question’.

        3. avatar Geoff "Ammo. LOTS of ammo..." PR says:

          You bet your ass, boy.

          Don’t ever question ‘Haz the Magnificent’.

          Rule # 1 – Haz is always right.

          Rule # 2 – If Haz is ever wrong, refer back to rule # 1… 🙂

          (My UPS woman gave me the stink-eye this afternoon as she pointed to a heavy package on the front porch she left me. I think I’ll start using filled ammo cans as kettlebells for squats… 🙂 )

      2. avatar tommy2fer says:

        St. Louis paid Brown’s parents $1,400,000 for raising a Defective Citizen. Darren Wilson got his life and career ruined for putting on a uniform, going to work, and wanting to go home alive that day. Brown’s parents should have received an invoice for the tens of millions of dollars cost to Missouri taxpayers. More brand reinforcement. It’s not about skin color. It’s about the brand. skin color is merely the brand indicator……like the Nike swoosh.

  5. avatar Ralph says:

    150 years after the end of slavery, some black people have sold themselves to George Soros.

    1. avatar edward kenway says:

      150 years after slavery ends with thousands of US lives on both sides of a Civil War lost we’re still expected to bend a knee, pay reparations, and kiss the entitled @$$es of minority activists who can’t let their anger go.
      This is exactly why there will be no exonerations. Entitled victimhood wins again.

    2. avatar jwtaylor says:

      And cheaply, at that.

    3. avatar tommy2fer says:

      Dey be puttin’ ’emselves on da Government Plantation, be gittin’ free shit and Obummer phones. Easier than being personally responsible, having initiative and personal integrity, having pride in personal achievements. Date night be burnin’ and lootin’. Git yo date somthun nice outta corner 7-11 on fire.

  6. avatar obidon says:

    That wonderful statue of Justice with a balance in her hand between guilty and not guilty and with a covering her eyes is coming down. She will be replaced with a statue with three options: guilty, not guilty, and not exonerated.

    1. avatar Geoff "Ammo. LOTS of ammo..." PR says:

      No, the very concept of ‘justice’ is obviously racist…

    2. avatar Mark N. says:

      OJ was (unsurprisingly) found not guilty. He most definitely was not exonerated.

  7. avatar Jeff says:

    So this man has sold his soul to Soros and immediately reopens a six year old case. Race and Soros money is playing a role in politicians getting into office and then they are using their office to push racial agendas. With no bail and reducing the number of convictions for criminals they are creating a more dangerous environment for everyone. Selective prosecution of people who defend themselves is also here. America is being destroyed.

  8. avatar Kap says:

    Blacks are stupid in not realizing they are backed (owned) by a Jew (white guy) in his plundering of America by doing the devils work! Armageddon is at hand

    1. avatar Ad Astra says:

      Soros gave up being Jewish a long time ago.

      1. avatar Dude says:

        Liberal Jews excel at self-hating, just like liberal whites.

    2. avatar Dude says:

      It’s hard to turn down an offer of money and power.

  9. avatar 2Aforever says:

    There is no “exonerated” in the justice system. There is no clearing of name or anything like that in the criminal justice world. You are either charged or not, found guilty or not. Thats all.

    1. avatar Mark N. says:

      Not true. There are many men who have been convicted of a crime and exonerated years later when evidence is obtained proving that the defendant was the wrong guy. Exoneration implies that a person’s name is cleared, that he is free from guilt, not that the prosecutor merely failed to prove a case despite evidence pointing to a suspect’s guilt.

  10. avatar Randy Jones says:

    I got something totally different out of this. Soros, along with other wealthy people can pretty much buy positions in government. Look at how much money he and Bloomberg dump into campaigns. Billions. What we need to curtail this is campaign donation reform. If you are not residing in a state, why should you be able to donate to campaigns for offices in that state?

    Most County Prosecutors run for office on small budgets, not the hundred thousand plus, Soros can dump into a campaign to buy the office.

    1. avatar GS650G says:

      All the money in the world won’t polish a turd to a high shine. Soros funds the campaigns it’s true but the voters still are brainwashed by culture, schools and media to support the ideas they are faced with. These candidates didn t hide their intentions.

      1. avatar LarryinTX says:

        Big deal, everybody apply for Soros money and whoever wins tell him to take a hike.

      2. avatar Geoff "Ammo. LOTS of ammo..." PR says:

        “All the money in the world won’t polish a turd to a high shine.”

        Actually, you *can*… :

        1. avatar GS650G says:

          They didn’t use money so………

  11. avatar GS650G says:

    Darren Wilson needs to change his name and leave the country. Every new DA will reopen the investigation until they find a way to hang him. I’m sure the family wants a civil suit against him and a criminal tag would give them the basis.

    1. avatar Mark N. says:

      I don’t know what the statute of limitations is in Missouri, but I would bet that it is probably only a year or two, and that if they haven’t sued yet, it is too late to do so. But for all we know, they may have sued and there is a case pending, or that they already lost, but what they really want is to put Wilson in jail. It ain’t about the money, it is about the revenge.

  12. avatar Steve says:

    Soros and his kid…. need to be eradicated, it amazes me that three of the world major countries have all got warrants out and they cannot find him

    1. avatar Tinfoil Propeller Hat says:

      What ‘warrants’?

    2. avatar LarryinTX says:

      That sounds a lot like BS. Attach his money, you’ll find him real quick.

  13. avatar MB (the real MB) says:

    Timing is everything…as in his decision to wait 2 years…

  14. avatar former water walker says:

    Well that’s swell…the Gentle Giant© really did get what was coming to him😏

  15. avatar Hannibal says:

    You think that’s bad, wait until the Brooks shooting in Atlanta gets thrown out of court.

  16. avatar Ralph says:

    No charges against Wilson. Charges dropped against the McCloskeys. Something’s brewing in St. Louis and it ain’t Budweiser.

    1. avatar Hannibal says:

      Have charges been dropped against the McCloskeys? I didn’t see anything and have trouble imagining Gardner actually going back on anything like that without a judge smacking her, first…

  17. avatar Docduracoat says:

    Everyone who carries a gun needs self defense insurance.
    I just dropped USSCCA and switched to Ccw Safe, because Ccw Safe‘s policy covers red flag accusations.

    1. avatar Kendahl says:

      CCW Safe also has deep enough pockets to adequately fund your defense during a politically motivated show trial following a legitimate act of self defense. Legal defense goes beyond paying your lawyer. You also need to pay the people (e.g. private investigators) he hires to uncover evidence an unethical prosecutor doesn’t want found. Don West, CCW Safe’s National Trial Counsel, was half of the legal team that shredded the prosecution’s garbage case against George Zimmerman.

      1. avatar Mark N. says:

        Last I looked at its policy, USCCA paid for those costs as well. The lawyers can be expensive, but the experts can drain you of every last drop of blood.

        1. avatar LarryinTX says:

          USCCA has never let me down. That’s a joke, guys.

  18. avatar Joseph Malone says:

    It was a dirty shoot and darren should be in jail. What is happening is that the prosecutor is defending a racist cop. There is no evidence the police officer was in danger at anytime. A racist cop on a racist police force murdered an innocent man. Then 6 years later evil black people lied to make the cop look innocent. At this point there is no clear separation of Jews and whites nor the black sellouts who bear false witness to defend freemasons.

    1. avatar LarryinTX says:

      Need to tighten up that tinfoil hat, there, your brains are clearly leaking out. Ask your Mom, she knows!

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