The Family of Michael Brown Plans To File Law Suit Against Ferguson, MO For Wrongful Death



The family of Michael Brown, the 18 year old black teen that was shot by a white police officer, is planning on filing a law suit against Ferguson for wrongful death. HUH?The formal announcement is expected Thursday morning in St. Louis. Id the Brown family looking for strike 3?   A grand jury has already refused to indict police officer  Darren Wilson in the shooting death of the so-called “Gentle Giant”, see below pic of Brown in a strong armed robbery of a store clerk for a box of cigars. Then, Eric Holder and the Justice Department dropped the civil law suit against officer Wilson as there was no there, there to charge Wilson on racial bias.

Does some one need to remind the Brown family that “Hands Up, Dont’ Shoot” was based upon a lie? Trust me, if Eric Holder could not get a scalp with his DOJ investigation of officer Wilson, there is nothing there. In fact, the DOJ investigation showed that all of the credible witnesses corroborated officer Wilson’s events of what happened. The family may want to really just let this go as they may do even more harm than good to the legacy of Michael Brown.

Ferguson Incident report pic robbery

Lawyers for the parents of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb, announced Wednesday night that they planned to file a civil lawsuit the following day against the city of Ferguson.

Attorneys for the family said in a statement Wednesday night that the wrongful death lawsuit would be filed Thursday. The lawsuit had been expected. Attorneys for Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden, and his father, Michael Brown Sr., announced at a press conference in early March that a wrongful death lawsuit would be filed “soon.” Attorneys said at the time that the lawsuit would also name former Officer Darren Wilson, who shot Brown.

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    4 Responses to “The Family of Michael Brown Plans To File Law Suit Against Ferguson, MO For Wrongful Death”

    1. A Texas Grandfather on April 23rd, 2015 2:57 pm

      There should not be a chance that the courts will allow this suit. The lawyers who file it should be sanctioned and licenses to practice law in Missouri removed forever. Attorney’s and clients looking for a payday by making noise.

      These types of acts by attorney’s is a prime reason that the profession has destroyed it’s credibility with the people.

    2. Ronald J. Ward on April 24th, 2015 3:24 pm

      I recall a certain OJ ordeal when many felt differently.

      2 things that should be considered here is that the store robbery had nothing to do with jay walking shooting and that the procecution acted more as a defense attorney.
      SM: Sorry RJW you would be wrong on all counts.

      1. Jury nullification is what provided a not guilty verdict in the OJ trial as any individual with a brain knows with the evidence presented he was guilty as sin. However, OJ and his Dream Team defense attorneys played the race card and suddenly OJ who lived, breathed and married in white America, suddenly found his black roots.

      2. Of course the robbery of the story had everything to do with the events that transpired immediately after the criminal act. Are you insane? The robbery would have dictated how Michael Brown would have acted when confronted by the police.

      3. Sorry, you might want to read the DOJ report, all of the witnesses, including the black one’s sided with the events as told by the officer.

      4. Officer Darrin Wilson was not indicted by a grand jury and the ERIC HOLDER lead DOJ dropped the investigation as well as there was nothing there. If Holder had anything he would have gone after this officer’s scalp. HE HAD NADA.


    3. Ronald J. Ward on April 24th, 2015 5:38 pm

      I do recall witness 40 quite well.

      Bob McCulloch’s history an motives are also open record.

      Regardless, Brown’s death alone wasn’t the real issue in Ferguson but rather perhaps the boiling point of the cultural breakdown.

      The DOJ did expose a great deal, even if it lacked the evidence it went after.
      SM: Really, it did? Now you are making excuses to back your disproved point.

      The DOJ refused to pursue charges against officer Wilson because he did nothing to violate the rights of a punk who strand-armed robbed a convenience store and then when confronted by the police acted in a manner that would have gotten anyone killed no matter what color one was.

      As discussed above, Darren Wilson has stated his intent in shooting Michael Brown was in response to a perceived deadly threat. The only possible basis for prosecuting Wilson under section 242 would therefore be if the government could prove that his account is not true –
      i.e., that Brown never assaulted Wilson at the SUV, never attempted to gain control of Wilson’s gun, and thereafter clearly surrendered in a way that no reasonable officer could have failed to perceive. Given that Wilson’s account is corroborated by physical
      evidence and that his perception of a threat posed by Brown is corroborated by other eyewitnesses, to include aspects of the testimony of Witness 101, there is no credible evidence that Wilson willfully shot Brown as he was attempting to surrender or was otherwise not posing a threat.
      Even if Wilson was mistaken in his interpretation of Brown’s conduct, the fact that others interpreted that conduct the same way as Wilson precludes a determination that he acted with a bad purpose to disobey the law.

      Because Wilson did not act with the requisite criminal intent, it cannot be proven beyond reasonable doubt to a jury that he violated 18 U.S.C.§ 242 when he fired his weapon at Brown.

      Point, how does one even remotely think they can win a wrongful death lawsuit if they lost the criminal case never got by the grand jury, if the civil case that Obama and Holder were salivating over was dropped.

      No one is saying that racism does not exist, it will always exist. There is reverse racism as well. But in this particular case of Michael Brown and Officer Wilson, there was none. If some one is stupid enough to tussle with a police officer and go for their gun, then you have done nothing to mitigate your damages and the results may always end in death.


    4. Ronald J. Ward on April 25th, 2015 3:31 pm

      If one cannot win a lawsuit if there was no indictment, this really isn’t an issue.

      What was exposed in the DOJ investigation has more to do with predatory citations in Ferguson and nearby municipals.

      It’s only you that is convinced that my points have been disproven. I would elaborate but past practices here have proven you to be a rather selective moderator when facts and research disqualifies your arguments, rendering my time and efforts useless.

      I mean, why bother if you’re not going to allow credibl
      SM: Did you read the damn report? If not, please do. All of it, not just sections block quoted in news articles you agree with. The predatory parts you are referring to had nothing to do with any death. You talks of being selective, provide some facts instead of opinion.

      You do understand that a wrongful death law suit is a specific case, right? It has to be determined that the death of Michael Brown was a wrongful death, not past emails, or making more arrests of black people in a predominantly black area for the reason of raising revenue was racist. That is a DOJ civil rights case, not this civil case.

      You say they have a case, I say they don’t … We shall see.

      From the facts already uncovered and presented to the grand jury and uncovered in the DOJ investigation … Michael Brown contributed to his death by the actions he took. It will be pretty difficult to show wrongful death when Brown was the main contributor to his own death.

      These are facts, not speculation or opinion.

      Wrongful death is the case, and criminal for that fact, is the death of Walter Scott in SC. THAT IS A WRONGFUL DEATH CASE!!!

      We shall see what happens

      In a court of justice, when an officer is not tried for a crime and no civil rights case brought against him by the DOJ, they are just grasping at straws and sadly looking for a pay day or settlement out of court for $’s. JMO.

      It is unfortunate that Michael Brown died to soon in life. However, had he not acted like a thug punk, robbed a store, rushed a cop and tried to take the officers weapon, he would be alive today. Its hard to claim anything “wrongful” when one more than contributed to their own death. Sorry, those are just the facts. But let it come out in a court of law.

      Hands Up Don’t Shoot was a lie … now its about to be shown to the world in a court of law it was as well.


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