‘Squad’ Rep Jayapal’s tweet about ‘murder’ of Michael Brown on anniversary of his death doesn’t go over well

Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., thought it would be smart to commemorate the eighth anniversary of Michael Brown’s death, but her characterization of the event as a “murder” didn’t sit well with a lot of people.

Though it’s unlikely that Jayapal will be harshly fact-checked by the powers that be, it’s not hard to point out the factual inconsistencies between her tweet and how the actual case shook out.

“Today marks eight years since Michael Brown was murdered by police in Ferguson, MO. We need to honor Michael’s life with action,” she lamented. “Let’s keep fighting to dismantle white supremacy, so we can ensure racial justice for all.”

Social media was quick to point out that Brown’s case wasn’t a case of white supremacy, nor was it a murder:


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