Former Vice President Joe Biden continues to confuse Americans, this time by bringing up a false narrative concerning the 2014 line-of-duty shooting of Michael Brown.
Known as the man whose death kicked off the Ferguson riots after he was fatally shot attempting to wrestle away the firearm of Officer Darren Wilson, Brown has become a martyr in anti-police and was the source of the “hands up, don’t shoot” narrative.
Ferguson became a hotbed of “protest activity,” and much of the city was burning in short order as mainstream media pushed a narrative that Brown was shot in the back.
However, a Department of Justice report on the autopsy revealed otherwise.
“The autopsy results confirm that Wilson did not shoot Brown in the back as he was running away because there were no entrance wounds to Brown’s back,” the report read. “Several witnesses stated that Brown appeared to pose a physical threat to Wilson as he moved toward Wilson.”
Despite this, the slogan “Hands up, don’t shoot,” continues to be a rallying cry for both Black Lives Matter and left-leaning anti-police groups- and now Biden has joined in on the perpetuation of the false narrative surrounding Brown’s death.
“It’s been six years since Michael Brown’s life was taken in Ferguson, reigniting a movement,” the former VP tweeted on Sunday afternoon. “We must continue the work of tackling systemic racism and reforming policing.”
Biden, who called for extensive gun control earlier this month, has seemingly attempted to seize upon the momentum surrounding the civil unrest currently engulfing the United States.
Known for making gaffes on a regular basis, Biden drew a rather divisive line in a conversation with an NPR employee on August 6, claiming that America’s black community was not as diverse as the Latino community.
“By the way, what you all know but most people don’t know, unlike the African American community with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly different attitudes about different things. You go to Florida, you find a very different attitude about immigration in certain places than you do when you’re in Arizona. So it’s a very different, a very diverse community,” he said.
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