Perhaps Michael Brown will one day have his own posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Or perhaps all those Confederate monuments coming down across America will be replaced by Michael Brown monuments.
(((Warner Brothers))) is on board with rewriting history. Officer Darren Wilson may think about suing for defamation.
Jewish lawyers are in this, looking for some easy money.
Michael Brown was shot and killed on August 9, 2014 by Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson, after the 18-year-old reportedly robbed a convenience store. The African-American teenager was unarmed at the time of the shooting, which sparked a national debate about racial tension, especially after witnesses stated that Michael Brown had his hands up in surrender. However, the U.S. Department of Justice did not deem those witnesses credible, which lead to the St. Louis County grand jury deciding not to indict Darren Wilson for the shooting, and the Department of Justice also ruled that Wilson shot Brown in self-defense.
Darren Wilson’s exoneration lead to nationwide protests, with the police officer resigning from the Ferguson police force in November 2015, stating that he did not want to put other officers at risk because of his presence. This shooting lead to the phrase “Hands up, Don’t Shoot” to be used as a rallying cry against police violence. Michael Brown’s family also filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Darren Wilson and the city of Ferguson, which was moved to federal court. While a federal judge dismissed five of the counts, two counts still remained with the trial beginning last month. This shooting also eventually lead to Delrish Moss, a Miami law enforcement veteran and community relations expert, being sworn in as the first permanent African American police chief in Ferguson, Missouri.
After losing her son, Michael Brown’s mother Lezley McSpadden founded The Michael O. D. Brown We Love Our Sons & Daughters Foundation, an organization that advocates for justice, improving health, advancing education, and strengthening families. Lezley McSpadden also founded Rainbow of Mothers, which offers support to mothers after suffering the devastating loss of a child. It remains to be seen how quickly Warner Bros. plans on moving forward in development on Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil, but that will depend on how quickly they find a writer to adapt this memoir.
They’re looking for a black screenwriter to do justice to this tale of racist cops who go around killing innocent Negros for no reason.
Michael Brown’s unjust murder by the hands of white police officer Darren Wilson in August 2014 remains a moment in history that will never be forgotten.
The tragic incident, which prompted the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, served as a springboard for race relations in America and lit a flame under the then budding Black Lives Matter movement. Now, the late 18-year-old’s tragic story is reportedly set to be developed into a film, spearheaded by Warner Bros.
According to The Root, Warner Bros. has acquired the rights to a memoir co-written by Brown’s mother, Lezley McSpadden, and novelist Lyah Beth LeFlore, titled Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil: The Life, Legacy, and Love of My Son Michael Brown.
There was reportedly a fierce bidding war over the rights of the book, as other studios were seeking to also bring Brown’s life to film. Warner Bros. untimately came out victoriously.
In addition to the news of the major production backing, the film, according to Tracking Board, is said to be developed in a similar format to the 2005 Oscar-winning motion picture, Crash.
Wikipedia looks at Crash, a 2004 film about a real life LA carjacking. The description of the film suggests that Hollywood intends to introduce gratuitous moral ambiguity into the Michael Brown story in order to please the black audience that would support a film like this one. In reality, it’s a simple story. Thug challenges cop. Thug dies.
The film is going to stir the pot again. Warner Brothers quest for shekels may set off more Ferguson style riots. The studio needs to be held accountable.