Two Democratic presidential candidates recently observed the fifth anniversary of Michael Brown’s death by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo. — a case that sparked the Black Lives Matter movement as well as days of unrest locally.

Kamala Harris Tweeted – Michael Brown’s murder forever changed Ferguson and America. His tragic death sparked a desperately needed conversation and a nationwide movement. We must fight for stronger accountability and racial equity in our justice system.

Elizabeth Warren Tweeted – 5 years ago Michael Brown was murdered by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Michael was unarmed yet he was shot 6 times. I stand with activists and organizers who continue the fight for justice for Michael. We must confront systemic racism and police violence head on.

Politicians and media alike have done a complete disservice to the law enforcement community. Ferguson was the flashpoint that started the ‘War on Cops’ and it accelerated the Black Lives Matter movement. Where is the country today? Hands up don’t shoot – became the false narrative that was pushed on news programs and late night skits. Chief Tom Jackson, retired Captain with the St. Louis County Police, and Chief of Police for Ferguson, Missouri during the civil unrest following the shooting of Michael Brown. Det. Dan Jackson, retired Detective, St. Louis County Police, expert Firearms Examiner, former Chief of Police for Cottleville, Missouri. Del Wilber is a former CIA and Department of Defense Intelligence and Counterterrorism Officer.

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