Reports are circulating that the Justice for Mike Brown page on Facebook has organized a list of potential targets in the Ferguson, Missouri, area and is calling for protesting at the points of interest. But the Facebook page has fired back, claiming that the allegations are completely fabricated.
Yesterday, The Gateway Pundit published a report that the Facebook page set up to support slain Ferguson teen Michael Brown put out a map of locations where protesters could go to protest if the grand jury decides not to criminally charge Officer Darren Wilson with Brown’s death.
“The Justice for Mike Brown Ferguson protest group released its list of potential targets following the decision by the St. Louis County Courthouse on the Mike Brown case,” wrote The Gateway Pundit in their report. “The published map shows expected landmarks like the Ferguson City Hall and the County Courthouse. But it also marks things that have NOTHING to do with the Michael Brown situation, like Anheuser Busch and Boeing. Most telling thing is the mark for Emerson Electric. Emerson has been in Ferguson for at least 50 years, long before Ferguson became a minority municipality. Yet not only do they mark Emerson they make note of the CEO’s salary. Maybe they’re mutating into an extortion group straight out of the playbook of Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow Push Coalition?”
Following the shocking report, the Justice for Mike Brown page administrator directly responded, calling the claims “false” and accusing The Gateway Pundit of lying.
“It's a article that is going around right now naming my page, saying we are calling for looting, violence, rioting, etc. and gave a list of targets that I allegedly named. They are falsely reporting that this page is organizing it and basically saying everything goes and Thats a lie I never posted anything like that on.this page,” reads a post on the group’s Facebook page.
The Gateway Pundit's report also quotes protestor Rockit Ali and seems to try to link past comments in which he supported rioting and looting to the Justice for Mike Brown Facebook page and the purported list of targets.
“Rioting and looting are the tools of those without a voice,” quoted The Gateway Pundit without attribution to Ali. InfoWars later cited him as the source of the quote. “The rioting and looting, while I didn’t participate in it, was necessary. Without it we would not be standing here today.”
It’s not entirely clear where The Gateway Pundit got the list and map from originally, seeing as how they never link to a specific post made by Justice for Mike Brown, but since their report was published, other news organizations have picked it up.
The grand jury is expected to come to a decision in the Michael Brown/Darren Wilson case this month, and ahead of the ruling, Missouri's governor has preemptively declared a state of emergency.
Here is the complete list of places that The Gateway Pundit claims are being targeted by the Justice for Mike Brown page.