While appearing on MSNBC Saturday, Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors told hosts filling in for Melissa Harris-Perry that her group would shut down the GOP convention if the opportunity arises. She also spoke of the “murder of Mike Brown” in Ferguson, Mo. None of the co-hosts on the panel challenged her characterization.
The statement was made after she was asked what she would like to see from candidates running for president. Cullors said she wants candidates to “actually call movement leaders” and arrange meetings to “have a conversation with us about what’s happened this last year since the murder of Mike Brown.” The Department of Justice, under former Attorney General Eric Holder, however, found no grounds on which to indict Darren Wilson, the former police officer who shot Brown.
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