“Hands up, don’t shoot!”
And now the leftist narrative surrounding Michael Brown, the supposed “gentle giant” who attacked Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, and set off riots and racial strife, is coming to Hollywood.
Warner Brothers has reportedly secured the rights to “Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil: The Life, Legacy, and Love of My Son Michael Brown,” a book authored by Brown’s mother, Lezley McSpadden, and novelist Lyah Beth LeFlore.
The studio reportedly wants a “writer of color” to pen the script for a movie similar to the 2004 film “Crash.” The studio also confirmed to the left-leaning Huffington Post “the movie is indeed in its early development stages.”
BET notably commented on Brown’s “unjust murder” in a piece discussing the prospective film. Though the account of Michael Brown raising his hands up and asking the officer not to shoot has been thoroughly discredited, and though Wilson was cleared of all wrongdoing, other outlets also referenced the incident as though there is still some question as to whether Brown attacked Officer Wilson or not.
For Colin Flaherty, who chronicled nationwide black mob attacks against whites in his book “White Girl Bleed A Lot,” it’s proof that the lies of Ferguson simply will not fade, no matter what the facts.
“Michael Brown is the most relentless lie of our generation,” Flaherty told WND in frustration. “No matter how often every part of his story is exposed as a lie, people just keep repeating it as if it were truth. Last year, the Washington Post labeled the story of Michael Brown as one of the Biggest Lies of the Year and they gave it ‘four Pinocchios.'”
However, Flaherty said the media, even the Washington Post, still seem to suggest Wilson did something wrong in shooting Brown. An Associated Press article published in the Washington Post’s online edition on June 22, 2017, about the Ferguson Police Department referenced the Brown case and took care to mention Brown “was black and unarmed.” But it did not mention Brown’s attack on Officer Wilson, or that Brown charged the officer, or that Brown reportedly tried to take the officer’s gun.
Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, founder of the civil rights organization BOND, author of “The Antidote” and a WND columnist, blasted the prospective film as yet another example of a biased entertainment industry fomenting racial hatred of blacks against whites.
“It sends the message that police – in particular white cops – hate blacks,” he told WND. “The movie is reportedly based on Lezley McSpadden’s book, the mother of Brown, so you know it’s going to be filled with lies. It will portray Michael Brown as a hero and a victim of white ‘racism.’ This adaptation will encourage more anger and violence toward police.
“Glamorizing thugs like Michael Brown sends a dangerous message to young blacks who are already angry because they don’t receive real love from their mothers and fathers. The message will be that you can be a thug and a criminal and, if you get killed, you will be portrayed as a hero in a movie. This is promoting the ‘thug life’ as something positive and heroic. Hollywood has done this with rapper Tupac Shakur and others. Michael Brown is dead because he was a thug. As I documented in my book, ‘The Antidote,’ Brown’s anger is rooted in the fact that his parents abandoned and failed him as a child. Brown’s parents should be ashamed for profiting off of their son’s death and for promoting the lie that their son was an innocent victim.”
Peterson also warned the film could spark a renewal of the race riots America witnessed in Ferguson.
“The whole Michael Brown situation and the Ferguson riots should be remembered as something we don’t want to repeat,” he said. “It’s an example of what happens when immoral people, who aren’t governed by their conscience, are allowed to run wild. Liberal politicians from Barack Obama all the way down to the local officials in Ferguson allowed these lawless black thugs and anarchists to riot, loot and cause havoc in the city. This is what happens when the law of the land fails to contain the lawless.”
Jeff Roorda, a retired police officer, former elected official and current business manager for the St. Louis Police Officers Association, was one of the most outspoken defenders of police during the Ferguson controversy. He expressed frustration at the news Brown was to be featured in what is likely to be hagiographic film.
“It sends the message that we’ve lost our way as a nation,” Roorda told WND. “Darren Wilson was the victim of attempted murder. Michael Brown is no hero; he was a kid living in a violent society who made a stupid mistake. That’s not heroic. It’s not even news; it happens every day. And lionizing Brown only ups the body count.”
Roorda authored the book “The War On Police” to explain what he called the “Ferguson effect” as criminals were emboldened nationwide against law enforcement officers following the Michael Brown case. He said he is infuriated at how many media outlets seem to shamelessly repeat lies about what really happened between Brown and Wilson.
“I scream at the TV screen and the pages of the newspaper all the time,” he said. “The standard media line, ‘Michael Brown, the unarmed black teen who was shot by a white police officer in Ferguson,’ doesn’t tell the whole story and distorts the facts as we know them. It implies that Brown was innocent of any wrongdoing and that the shooting was motivated by race. We know now – and so does the press – that that’s not what happened. The honest way to describe the event would be, ‘Michael Brown was a teenager who made a tragic mistake when he was confronted by a police officer after a robbery and was killed trying to disarm the officer.’ But honesty has become what I call in my book ‘The War On Police’ a ‘casualty of history.'”
Nor does it stop with Michael Brown. Rapper and media mogul Jay Z is teaming up with the Weinstein Company to produce a movie about Trayvon Martin, the black teenager shot by George Zimmerman in self-defense on Feb. 26, 2012.
Veteran reporter and WND columnist Jack Cashill, who wrote “If I Had a Son: Race, Guns and the Railroading of George Zimmerman” about the case, also believes Hollywood is deliberately falsifying history, with possibly disastrous consequences.
“Based on the source material, Hollywood seems intent on turning both of them [Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown] into heroes in spite of the evidence,” he told WND. “Hollywood has done this before – ‘Hurricane Carter,’ for instance – but this time, the wounds are so fresh and the disinformation so prevalent, they are playing with fire, maybe literally.”
As for Roorda, he believes police officers will be endangered around the country because Hollywood movie producers are more interested in inciting racial tensions for profit than defending the truth.
“It’s all about the Benjamins,” he said cynically. “Honesty about policing and race relations in America doesn’t put butts in theater seats; sensationalism does. The modern history of our country has been told on celluloid. Lazy audiences rely on filmmakers to cast the die of history, and they accept blindly whatever drivel that LaLa Land puts out. It’s sad to say, but all future generations will know of Ferguson is what distorted fiction comes out of Hollywood. What a shame.”