Congresswoman Bush Statement on Anniversary of Killing of Michael Brown
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) today released the following statement in commemoration of the 8th anniversary of the killing of Michael Brown.
“Eight years ago, at 18 years old, Michael Brown was fatally shot and killed by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer. With each passing day, we remember Michael’s legacy: his love of animals and music, his commitment to family and community, his ability to deliver joy to those around him; and his spark of a global movement in defense of Black lives.
“Like many from the Ferguson frontlines, my life changed eight years ago. The police killing of Michael Brown is what propelled me and many others into lives dedicated to building a world where Mike would not have been taken from us. Whether I am in the halls of Congress or on the streets in St. Louis, I carry the pain that our community faced as a result of his killing and the subsequent militarized repression of our righteous protests for accountability. I carry the mandate St. Louis sent me to Congress with; to never back down in our fight to save lives and end systemic police violence. I carry his memory with me as we continue to push for social and racial justice, equity, and a transformative approach to public safety that guarantees the safety and security of every community. My heart is with Michael Brown’s family today and everyday. We will not stop until justice is real. Rest in Power, MB2.”
Congresswoman Cori Bush sits on the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees, serves as the Progressive Caucus Deputy Whip, and proudly represents St. Louis as a politivist in the halls of the United States Congress.