Brown’s death was the catalyst which galvanized the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement into a full-fledged national organization. Racists cower in fear of BLM, as they now see a movement has risen in direct opposition, and as a direct cause, of their hatred. After hundreds of protests across the nation, BLM has shown themselves to be a force with which to be reckoned with, who will not be silenced through fear and intimidation.
While organizations like FOX “News” decry BLM as a terrorist organization, it is clear the rhetoric used to describe the movement is merely an attempt to continue to dehumanize and villainize thousands of individuals who are making reasonable demands for justice and equal treatment under the law. As Brown’s death holds such a symbolic importance to BLM, racists have decided to mark his passing by taking to Twitter to celebrate his murder.
The disgusting and vile tweets found under the hashtag #MikeBrown should sicken any individual with a conscience, which all of these sociopathic individuals are clearly missing. It’s not just that the Twittersphere of racism and bigotry is on display, but that they are so open about their revolting pleasure in Brown’s death. Is racism dead in America? Not even close.
Behold a small sampling of the unparalleled ugliness below:
hey #MikeBrown good job on two years free of crime
— UltimateIRS (@UltimateIRS) August 9, 2016
Hey #BlackLivesMatter negros your 2 year anniversary of the crime nigger Mike Brown is coming up time for a new flat screen.
— robert milinchuk (@rmilin11) August 6, 2016
I’m going to celebrate #MikeBrown today, by going to the store, not robbing the owner, and getting home safely without being killed.
— (((Scott))) (@bamasevere) August 9, 2016
Lol half the #MikeBrown hashtag is “HE DINDU NUFFIN! HE A GOOD BOI!” and the other half is actual reality that he died how he lived.
— Life Squad Leader 88 (@Gorilla_Jake) August 9, 2016
— joe allen (@Blkhysteria) August 9, 2016
— AltRight (@_AltRight_Anew) August 9, 2016
— We’re an Idiocracy (@Melvin_Udall_) August 9, 2016
In America, we protect the weak, the innocent, the small. We don’t celebrate #MikeBrown and the violent opportunists, or their media flock.
— John (@librarianjohn) August 9, 2016
— Erika! (@ms_erika74) August 9, 2016
— LoveTheUSA-JeanD (@OkieVision) July 30, 2016
— Ƥλτгιςκ Δllεπ (@truthbtruth2) July 29, 2016
— Chunk Yogurt KGB (@ChunkyYogurtKGB) July 29, 2016
— )))Alex Hildegard((( (@Junker_Ju) July 29, 2016
— Super Marsupial (@MarsupialHeros) July 27, 2016
Lou Colagiovanni is an investigative journalist living in Las Vegas who specializes in politics and crime. His work has been highlighted all over the world and he is regularly featured on television and radio.