I’ve been reluctant to argue that in some marginally convoluted way the Brady Campaign is continuing the cycle of violence by supporting the outlaws who will remain armed. But, I actually found an incident tonight where they are outright endorsing an online group that calls for retaliation rather than justice through the legal system and honors a man who was an active part of the drug culture.
This is the tweet that caught my attention. I checked out the linked Facebook page, and I was shocked by what they were promoting. That speaks volumes since I have already documented when they retweeted a young mother who was using pot around her sick child and a man whose previous tweets were calling for an expansion of the “thug” lifestyle. There were also the racist tweets that dropped the N word frequently and the woman they promoted who publicly attacks women of other races as “evil.”
The Facebook page in question is called Families Against Gun Violence. However, in the About section, it notes that the page is actually to honor Moises Nazario who was shot as part of a drug transaction. He was not an innocent bystander, as police say he was on the scene specifically to take part in the drug deal.
But, let’s say that the Brady Campaign simply didn’t do their homework to see who they were honoring with this tweet. Instead, we’ll look at the wall of the page, the link that the Brady Campaign highlighted to all of their followers. On the front page of the group, we have messages like this:
Yeah. You want to convince me that an all caps message with that kind of rhetoric is all about waiting on the legal system to take its course? I don’t think so.
This, combined with the previous people that the Brady Campaign has promoted in their social media networks, indicates that they have embraced those connected with violent and drug-related activities as spokespeople for their movement. I don’t understand how some of their own board members who are known to be active on their social media sites accept this kind of messaging. It’s unacceptable to promote these kinds of messages.