Seven “mothers of the movement” spoke at the DNC convention this week where they announced their unwavering support for Hillary Clinton.
During the primetime broadcast, these seven women (Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner; Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin; Maria Hamilton, mother of Dontré Hamilton; Lucia McBath, mother of Jordan Davis; Lezley McSpadden, mother of Michael Brown; Cleopatra Pendleton-Cowley, mother of Hadiya Pendleton; Geneva Reed-Veal, mother of Sandra Bland.) accosted America’s police, while reiterating the importance of black lives.
In two examples, a pattern emerges which is largely representative of the other anti-cop character witnesses Hillary deployed at the DNC. These are the stories of Dontre Hamilton and Michael Brown.
Maria Hamilton, the mother of Dontré Hamilton, a 31-year old man who was shot and killed in Milwaukee in April of 2014, took the stage. Hamilton (son) died trying to evade arrest while also reaching for the officer’s baton. Investigations by local and federal authorities found that the officer followed protocol and that there was insufficient evidence to charge the officer with a crime.
The mother of Michael Brown, Lezley McSpadden, also shared her story. As with Hamilton, Michael Brown was shot after robbing a convenience store during a brief struggle with a police officer for his gun. A grand jury cleared the officer of any charges.
In all, a majority of the mothers on the stage had sons or daughters who were in the process of either committing crimes or struggling with police surrounding the time of their death.
John J. McNesby, President of Philadelphia Lodge #5 of the Fraternal Order of Police, called the speaking list “insulting.”
“It is sad that to win an election Mrs. Clinton must pander to the interests of people who do not know all the facts, while the men and women they seek to destroy are outside protecting the political institutions of this country,” McNesby told Fox News.
In addition to featuring identity politics and racial divisions, as part of the program the convention also featured an 11 year old girl who was afraid her illegal immigrant parents might be deported.
This mother of a cop who was killed by a drunk illegal immigrant with an extensive rap sheet responded to the DNC marketing approach, like using children and race to promote candidates, with fierce criticism.
Send Tips to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact email@example.com.