Did Taxpayers Pay For Michael Brown's Parents Switzerland Trip?
There are times when all you can do is shake your head at the asphyxiating level of ignorance some people show. Such is the case with the parents of Michael Brown who was shot and killed by a police officer in defense of his person.
The Browns spent this past Tuesday in Geneva, Switzerland telling the United Nations Committee Against Torture (CAT) about the police “murder” of their son. They told the Committee of what they perceived to be “excessive use of force” against “peaceful protesters.”
“CAT is the body of 10 independent experts that monitors implementation of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment by State parties.”[adsanity id=8405 align=alignleft /]However, the Browns overlooked a couple things. First of all, their son wasn’t murdered, he was shot and killed by the police officer, Brown was attacking. The people protesting in Ferguson, MO. were only “peaceful” if you define the word as the act of “looting, breaking, pilfering, beating, burning, plundering, and disruption of epic proportions.”
Apparently the Browns also overlooked the fact that the United States doesn’t genuflect to the Untied Nations regardless of what Obama and Hillary Clinton would like. But the two most important things the Browns overlooked was the fact that the United Nations is comprised of countries like Nigeria, Venezuela, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Congo, China, North Korea, Ethiopia, Iraq, Kenya, Libya, Liberia, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sudan, Zimbabwe, and a host of other countries whose leaders have turned torture and cruelty into a fine art. Countries where the behavior exhibited by the heathens in Ferguson would under no circumstances be tolerated. Countries where citizens are beaten and imprisoned for perceived infractions and/or the thought that they may commit an infraction.
The Browns also conveniently overlooked the singularly most important point and that is their son was a thug. He might have been cherubic in their eyes, but we can be certain that wasn’t the opinion held by the owner of the store where Brown was videoed violently stealing a box of cheap cigars.
While requests to have Brown’s juvenile record made public have been denied, I for one am not prepared to accept that means he wasn’t a hoodlum; the actions before he was killed attacking a police officer suggest Brown got away more times than he was caught.
I wonder if Brown’s mother told them she was potentially facing being “charged with felony armed robbery for allegedly attacking people in a Ferguson, MO., parking lot because they were selling T-shirts honoring her late son.” (Michael Brown’s Mom May Face Robbery Charges; Marc Weinreich; New York Daily News; 11/7/14) It seems she doesn’t want anyone else cashing in on her son but her family.
That said, I would like to know who provided the money for the Browns to attend CAT in Geneva, Switzerland. I want to know if Justice Department monies were provided for them because that would mean the taxpayers unknowingly paid for their trip. The American public deserves to know who arranged the trip. People do not just decide to show up and be given the floor at CAT. So just how did the Browns end up there? Was the Obama Justice Department involved?
I’m not unsympathetic with their loss. No parent wants to bury their child. But Michael Brown was a thug wannabe and to pretend he wasn’t is patently disingenuous.
That’s the way it is with people like the late Michael Brown. Ten seconds before they pay for their criminal lifestyle, they were looting, killing, robbing, threatening, selling drugs, etc. Ten seconds after they meet their demise, the same people they were terrorizing and abusing claim they were saints.
The one thing the Browns cannot change is their son would be alive today if he had comported himself like the person they now want the world to believe he was. Of course, that is also dependent on whether or not some other neighborhood thug didn’t gun him down because he just happened to be in the path of a bullet intended for someone else.[adsanity id=11817 align=alignleft /]
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here