White House sends more officials to Michael Brown funeral than Margaret Thatcher’s

After two weeks of violence and riots in Ferguson, Missouri, a funeral was finally held on Monday for Michael Brown, the 18-year-old shot and killed by a police officer on August 9. According to reports, some 2,500 people attended the service at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church – including three White House officials.

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“Do you realize that the White House sent more representatives to the funeral of Michael Brown then they did to the funeral of Margaret Thatcher,” Mike Broomhead asked on radio this morning. “There were no White House representatives at the funeral of James Foley. None. That’s not a criticism, just an observation.”

As Fox News reported, the White House sent Broderick Johnson, chairman of the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force, and two officials from the White House Office of Public Engagement to Brown’s funeral. In contrast, no White House officials were part of the presidential delegation sent to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s funeral last year.

“Sometimes it’s strange what moves a country… For whatever reason, the death of Michael Brown has captured the attention,” Broomhead said. “It’s not necessarily a unique situation… [with] a white police officer and a black suspect [where] the suspect ends up dead. It happens often, unfortunately. Even if the police officer turns out to have been wrong, we’ve not seen this kind of response from the entire country.”

If you have seen any footage or reports from the funeral, you may have noticed the activist tone of the event. Al Sharpton, who – along with Jesse Jackson – has been ratcheting up rhetoric in Ferguson for weeks, delivered a fiery 10-minute address to those gathered that included critiques of both the police force and black community.

Broomhead described Sharpton’s remarks as a “fire and brimstone sermon.” While parts of the speech left him “hopeful,” other aspects were frustrating.

“I don’t know how much of it was a eulogy,” Broomhead said. “It was a message I’ve not heard at a funeral… I don’t know what to make of it.”

Watch Sharpton’s address below:

Ultimately, Broomhead wondered what will come of the investigation into the events that led to Brown’s death. Sharpton referred to “seminal moments” in history that have changed people’s minds or at least begin a conversation. But what kind of change will take hold if the officer involved in the shooting is exonerated?

“What I’m really curious about here is: Will the final results of this investigation dictate the changes, or will the changes that are going on right now dictate the results of this investigation,” he asked. “If that’s the case, that’s the biggest travesty of all. This should be an honest investigation about an isolated incident, in which a police officer had to shoot a suspect… Justice in this country is supposed to blind.”

Front page image courtesy of the AP

  • Yo Mamma

    Margaret Thatcher’s???

    Glenn, I guess your fake sympathetic period has subsided, now you’re into your divide and conquer mode again.

    Welcome back!

    Seriously Margaret Thatcher’s funeral? Another country? Was there even anyone that went? She was a disaster of a prime minister and the british hated her.

    And you compare that with a dead black man cut down and killed, on camera, broad daylight, for all to see? What happened to the tazer? Brown’s killing is an outrage

    Margaret Thatcher’s was a welcome event

    As for those journalist looking for the next front page bonanza, you were warned not to go. But your greed took you anyway. Not are journalists targets now, but all westerners, especially those carrying christian bibles. Don’t believe it? Think your god will protect you? Just go and see. Well you’ll see for a while, then blank, nothingness. NO sympathy for stoooooooooooopid journalists sending info to CNN so they can pervert it

    • libsrterrorist

      Tazer? It’s Taser. Shooting was justified.

      • Yo Mamma

        Mr law enforcer. Are you working on tax payers dime and posting this tripe on the internet? Or are you at home trying to relax? Enlighten me oh carrier of weaponry designed to kill

        And I prefer tazer

        • brian

          Most white people carry LEGAL weapons and many of us aren’t afraid to use them when we need to…..

          • Yo Mamma

            No doubt about that brian

            You Christians are quite the waring people and the gun fits so well in your persona

            The gun and the bible

            This is you brian, go with it, its done wonders thus far

            Look at what you have accomplished. Look what a wonderful place your GUN AND BIBLE left us

            I should thank you brian

          • brian

            You will thank me when your own people are shooting at you and you beg me to save you, not sure I would.

          • Yo Mamma

            I thank you now for shooting in so many countries around the globe. For so many years, so many bombs and bullets, you are a true hero race you christians

          • brian

            And not a Christian, don’t believe in the bible. I believe in the facts , letting the authorities do their investigation and never showing such ignorance by looting.

          • Yo Mamma

            what are your parents? Muslims?

          • brian

            I would prefer my parents to be Muslims over having YOUR parents, apparently they failed miserably. You are a trolling moron, move on ignoramus.

        • vaplanman

          You prefer being incorrect?

          • Yo Mamma

            It doesn’t bother me 1 bit

        • libsrterrorist

          if that’s what I am boy. I’d work for the ones that pay taxes. now go have yo mamma to change yo diaper and drink yo grape juice

    • Sean

      Let us forget the fact that your post is poorly written. Utilizing words such as “stoooooooooooopid” to get your ill informed point across. Let us instead go over your obvious lack of an understanding what exactly is happening there. The video (I can only assume you’re referencing to) is of a man with a knife threatening police. Now, seeing as how I’m sure you don’t know the training of police officers, you must not know the “21 Foot Rule.” Which is a scientifically proven rule of thumb, that if a person with a knife versus a person with weapon is within 21ft, by the time the person with the weapon is able to discharge his weapon, that individual can reach the person with the gun and cause death or serious bodily harm. The man was within 5ft of the officer, so I’ll let you do the math on that one. Producing a knife means you are intending to cause death or serious bodily harm. Which should be met with equal force to stop the threat. Not a taser that may or may not stop the individual seeing as how people on drugs are a lot of the times non responsive to the non lethal force because they are high and feel nothing. So, educate yourself on the facts of the events, before delivering an uneducated response. Thank you and have a good day.

      • Yo Mamma

        Is this your best attempt at a rant?

        The ONE POST sean

        Sean, admit, you’re a regular, but you don’t want me ID’ing you
        Why do you insult in your first line THEN in your last line praise?

        No need to thank me bro, get some help on that bipolar

        And Brown was killed in the middle of the street. He had no weapon. You’re mixing up the 2nd black mans death when he was mentally challenged and did indeed have a knife. So, educate yourself on the facts of the events, before delivering an uneducated response.

        • quartet6

          Actually, he was commenting on your statement that the killing was on video. The Brown incident was not on video (only the aftermath) so it’s logical to assume you were talking about the one that was on video (the one with the knife.)

          • Yo Mamma

            Sparky – there is a video of it, its blurred out

          • quartet6

            You never put facts where your mouth is. You just throw junk out there and expect people to just buy it. If there’s a video, prove it! Until then, shut up!

          • Yo Mamma

            You want me to shut up? And you want me to take that literally? What are you?

            Oh, so you haven’t seen the blurred video on CNN? Its there sparks and I do not want you to SHUT UP. I want you to keep reading and writing and practice your abc’s

          • quartet6

            Nope. Never saw it. You’re going to have to provide a link to it. Oh wait. You can’t, because it doesn’t exist. Keep going with the unsubstantiated statements, though. I take back the “shut up” suggestion. There’s great entertainment value in your comments. And as far as slamming my literacy is concerned, you’re barking up the wrong tree.

          • brian

            CNN? ha, ha that MUST make it true, if you watched anything other than that failing network, you would know they haven’t confirmed that video and yet are airing it anyway, no wonder they just laid off 550 employees TODAY and are on their way out.

        • Peter St. Phillip



          • Yo Mamma

            CAPS, hello – just escaped the institute???

    • Lessly1

      Browns behavior was an “outrage”. Innocent……. yeah right. And yes yo momma, it is the Presidents JOB to address foreign relations. Margaret Thatcher was a long time head of state in an allied country. Reelected over and over again. So your “English people hated her” is one of the dumbest things I’ve read today. And that’s an accomplishment!

      • Yo Mamma

        ‘Lessly1′ I feel honored to receive your first post – thanking you much

        Be sure to come back and throw insults again, as a public servant working on tax payers dime

        Also read up some little know facts …..


        You know how to google right? Its not a waltz

        • brian

          There will be reps sent to Obama’s funeral as well and he is the most hated president of all time.

          • Yo Mamma

            I have no issue with him

          • brian

            Of course you don’t, you are black and I know you don’t know this, but YOU are the uninformed voters frequently discussed. I would challenge you to name 3 things this pig of a president we have has done that is good for this country.

          • Yo Mamma

            Nice try sport

          • VHamer

            It wasn’t just blacks that voted for him…duhhh…try again.

          • brian

            When 96% and then 91% of the uninformed black population voted for Obummer, that was the epitome (look that word up Yo Mamman, it’s your lesson for the day), of RACISM. Obama was elected by almost every minority in this country and a handful of whites. The educated majority of this country, including the 4% and 9% of educated black folks did not vote for this clown, so in the end he was voted into office by the bottom of the bottom of this country, something he should be sooo proud of. In 2016, let’s let the adults, the educated, the people who actually have jobs elect anyone other than a Democrat, they have done nothing but destroy this country (Detroit, Chicago, the list is endless).

          • Peter St. Phillip

            RIGHT ON—RIGHT ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • nvsandy

            You’re one of a small handful that don’t have a problem with the worthless POSPOTUS.

          • Yo Mamma


            It obviously got him elected

            Which makes you a smaller portion of the worthless POSPOTUS

      • RueTheDay

        The name says it all. Trying to use logic and reason with Useful Idiots is a waste of time.

    • brian

      And you know that thug was innocently gunned down how? Typical black ignorance….

    • vaplanman

      Could you post the video of the shooting please. All I have seen is footage of the aftermath.

      • Yo Mamma

        Because it makes the police look so bad and the woman that filmed it was not astute enough to give out copies, its off public domain

    • BlueMN

      This is outrageous! Maggie Thatcher inspired some of the best music ever done. Here is a 3:10 homage to the Iron Lady.


    • JJfan

      Not everyone agrees with your view of Margaret Thatcher. She was a true friend to our United States at one time.

  • Bat Masterson

    AShort History Of NeoLiberalism
    “They have built this highly efficient ideological cadre because they understand what the Italian Marxist thinker Antonio Gramsci was talking about when he developed the concept of cultural hegemony. If you can occupy peoples’ heads, their hearts and their hands will follow. I do not have time to give you details here, but believe me, the ideological and promotional work of the right has been absolutely brilliant. They have spent hundreds of millions of dollars, but the result has been worth every penny to them because they have made neo-liberalism seem as if it were the natural and normal condition of humankind. No matter how many disasters of all kinds the neo-liberal system has visibly created, no matter what financial crises it may engender, no matter how many losers and outcasts it may create, it is still made to seem inevitable, like an act of God, the only possible economic and social order available to us. That means 1979, the year Margaret Thatcher came to power and undertook the neo-liberal revolution in Britain. The Iron Lady was herself a disciple of Friedrich von Hayek, she was a social Darwinist and had no qualms about expressing her convictions. She was well known for justifying her programme with the single word TINA, short for There Is No Alternative. The central value of Thatcher’s doctrine and of neo-liberalism itself is the notion of competition–competition between nations, regions, firms and of course between individuals. Competition is central because it separates the sheep from the goats, the men from the boys, the fit from the unfit. It is supposed to allocate all resources, whether physical, natural, human or financial with the greatest possible efficiency.”

  • Becky Heath Carroll

    How many white house officials went to the Generals funeral last week?

    • Julia Brown


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    • ONTIME

      I am sure that none of the family even wanted this clown there….

    • lewis jones

      None, and the prez spent the day playing golf.

      • Peter St. Phillip


    • Kay Flynn

      Probably not a one

    • http://www.facebook.com/King.Robert.of.Kenwood King Robert

      “The burial followed a private memorial service attended by 800 mourners, many in uniform, at Joint Base Myers-Henderson Hall.” ~ The Baltimore Sun

      Emphasis by me “private memorial service”


  • Pachy Serrano

    Its funny to see how twisted our media is today. Look at the picture with the black folks looking mad and scary. I see “black people” asking questions . . . Not good for the conservative movement. That’s why the GOP is doing so poorly with that voting block.
    Time to change course folks . . . Love is in the air . . . can you feel it!!

  • Sven

    I don’t understand why the White House is engaging in criminal/thug worship now. What a joke! It’s not like the scum bag would have made something better of himself. The good thing is that is one less criminal tax dollars will be wasted on later to keep him in prison.

    • RueTheDay

      I guess they’re engaging because criminals and thugs have a kinship with other criminals and thugs.

    • Nealstar

      Because our government is a punkocracy.

  • J Conrad Howard

    Who Cares,..none will come to my funeral!!!!!

  • Bat Masterson

    A Duboisian analysis of the Tea Party Movement

    “A fear
    [white people have] involves…
    — a world in which non-white people mightsomeday gain the kind of power over whites that whites have long monopolized. One hears this
    constantly in the conversation about immigration, the lingering fear that somehow “they”
    (meaning not just Mexican-Americans and Latinos more generally, but any non-whiteimmigrants) are going to keep moving to this country and at some point become the majoritydemographically. Even though whites likely can maintain a disproportionate share of wealth,those numbers will eventually translate into political, economic, and cultural power. And thenwhat?

    – Robert Jensen, from
    The Heart of Whiteness
    who are referred to by society as “white people”
    love to talk about ourselves. This iswhy we celebrate Columbus Day, learn the names of our presidents, and worship a white Godand his white son. Importantly, there exists an unspoken rule in the study of

    white people

    ; donot
    use the word white. European history, American history, even just “history” is acceptable, as
    long as
    the fact that people of color, who make up a majority of not only the world’
    s population but also the population of the Americas, are ignored. W.E. Du Bois, writing from behind the veilas an African-American, was the first thinker to explicitly discuss whiteness (Oyogoa). In spiteof the progress made in analyzing the constructio
    n of whiteness since Du Bois’ “The Souls of White Folk” was written, it is still useful to return to Du Bois in understanding contemporary
    society. Specifically, the election of Barack Obama in 2008 heralded what some commentatorssaw as a new era of color-blindness. An analysis of the origins of the Tea Party movement,which has come to dominate the Republican party, refutes such an hypothesis, for the Tea Party
    is overwhelmingly a white reactionary response to the nation’s first African
    -American president”

    • Sven

      Why should us “Whites” be forced to live amongst other races and cultural groups at all? Why does every white country need diversity and all other non white countries don’t? I don’t see anyone saying Africa has too many black people and needs diversity! I also don’t hear about Japan or China needing diversity. It’s blatantly obvious that two different races and cultural groups can’t live together peacefully without one trying to dominate the other. Just look at what goes on Europe with the African and Muslim invaders. They demand Sharia law in certain parts of big European cities. If they want own customs and culture they need to stay in their own crap hole nations.

      • Bat Masterson

        Until First Nation Tribes are given more than wastelands,poverty and systematic neglect we have no right to preach down to those we’ve oppressed for the benefit of a select few oligarchs.
        What race provided most of the labor when building DC and the Whitehouse?

        • Sven

          Well, whatever happened 150 years ago has nothing to do with this generation. All of those people are dead and that matters how? Plus, look at all the good things we provided when we “colonized” areas. For example Sydney and South Africa just to name a couple. Look at how beautiful places become when hard working Europeans build them up. Those places would still be in the stone ages if it wasn’t for the European colonizers. Anyway, this diversity garbage and forced assimilation is a form of genocide by social engineering. Also why do the other races need us to keep propping them up and giving them special treatment and benefits after 40 years. Affirmative action guarantees they will get preferential treatment when applying for scholarships and jobs. They shouldn’t need us anymore. They should be able to achieve there own success not keep taking handouts from “Whitey.” If they had any real pride they would help themselves.

          • BlueMN

            Your racism and ignorance is impressive, even for this site.

          • Sven

            Please elaborate on how I am ignorant? Is it because I tell it like is brutal facts and you are so weak minded you can’t accept it or are you so lost in your world of puppies and kittens you refuse to see the situation for what it really is? Being that you are so blind and obviously incapable of critical thinking, I will lay it out for you simply. The blacks in America have life so much easier compared to blacks in Africa. Africa for the most part is not a nice place. It’s infested with incurable diseases, terrible brutal wars, cannibalism, female genital mutilation, child soldiers, corrupt governments. I could go on, but I don’t feel like typing a novel. My point is if Blacks would have never been enslaved and taken to America, that is the world they would be living in. So, they need to STFU and stop complaining about they can’t always have “Muh gibs me dat” and stop blaming whitey for their f**ked up lives. If they feel it’s so bad in America, and whitey is to blame than they know where the door is and should relocate themselves back to their ancestral homelands.

  • Tom Reed

    How many officials go to the fallen soldiers funerals? The real hero’s that are forgotten by the liberals and this 4F so called president. This is appauling! This Brown thug is treated like a statesman!!!!! God help us.

  • susie

    get the criminals out street, You are supported by all of Us Officer!!! you’ll be ok.


    More crooked than a dog’s hind leg, that describes BOB the unknown’s administration and most of the government agencies under his purview..
    They may have showed up in force in Ferguson and few in number for Maggie Thatcher but for Gen. Green not one of these disreputable leeches showed their face at his Arlington Funneral…..BOB the unknown found out that Gen. Green was Jewish….

  • Peleus

    No one at Thatcher’s funernal was going to vote Democrat, that makes sense

  • Vegas_Bob

    We all know that Obama does not like Great Britain because of the way his Grandfather and father were treated in Kenya, the returning of the Churchill bust which was on indefinite loan. . .for our President not to send send anyone to the Iron Lady’s funeral was a slap in the face to our long time allies. . .

    Instead this President engages in a war against the police, worshipping these thugs as if he is some kind of rap star. . .as it seems the President has made up his mind as to the guilt of Darren Wilson without even hearing his version of the event. . .

    Just like how many people actually believe that there is no video of the confrontation. . .a white cop stops 3 black youth and the ONLY videos we have start AFTER Michael Brown is down. . .you know damn well that if there was a video that showed him with his hands up and being shot, the video would be played every 5 minutes on the news channels. . .what that tells me is that there was an awful lot of ‘deleting’ going on so that there would be no evidence of what really happened. . .

  • basso

    The WH sent no one to the James Foley funeral Mass last weekend. Even the Pope sent a letter that was read during the funeral sermon.

  • masseur1950

    holder, obama, sharpton, jackson: all of them RACIST to the core. It is normal the masses of uneducated stupid blacks are following their example. The black masses are following perfectly what woodrow wilson wanted to do: uneducated, entitled masses counting on the government for everything in their lives. the democRATS are great, aren’t they?????

    • Peter St. Phillip

      They don’t call him JACKASS JACKSON…FOR NOTHING,…………..!!
      he;s dumber than Sharpton!!!!

    • Sven

      Gotta have “Muh gibs me dat”

  • http://www.mrchrisg.com/ mrchrisg.com

    Will Brown’s tombstone read: Survived by a box of stolen cigars?

  • Duane Bernard

    Why does Black America continue to make heroes of these guys? Seems to me that a good black kid does not have very good role models in the “leaders” in the community.

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

    The sad thing is their is no good guys in this as far as I see. I mean the world is falling apart ISIS is killing people threatening to behead another American and this is his top priority? Mr. President people are dying because of your mistake leave this alone and help real people in need.

    • Sail Away

      The real sad part is it is becoming very obvious that the so-call up and ups don’t care at all anymore .
      There’s nothing to see when they aren’t even looking that’s what breaks my heart, we just have to do it .

  • Sail Away

    Be vewey vewey quiet thewer hunting wabbits

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  • VHamer

    You are not a critical thinker. You obviously have not done any research about the relationship between the police and black men. It’s all over the internet. You better wake up…before it is you or your loved one being harassed. Open your eyes! You need to talk about what you know. You know nothing about our culture or our struggle, but yall gon learn when the shoe is on the other foot. Why do so many other countries despise this one? Could there be a p.r. issue brewing. Tend to your own cultural issues and we will tend to ours. Speak what you know about.

  • Peter St. Phillip


  • Peter St. Phillip

    If you’re a second grader….you think a third grader…is smarter than you!!!!!!!!!!……….even if that third grader…can’t find his way to the toilet…by himself………….WOW!!!

  • VHamer

    Observe something relevant…something that will keep God’s wrath from falling down on our country…observe how to turn this country into one that will survive the oncoming problems of hatred from other countries…observe the sins of the fore-fathers that will be visited upon their children… you do know that even though you don’t understand God does…he sees, he knows and he cares. He will fight for us, you do know that it is evil to kill the innocent…especially the poor unarmed innocent. And to hate is the same thing in God’s sight. You do know?

  • melhornh

    Obama and his Administration are as low as you can get, I have never witnessed so much political corruption in all my life. The liberal media is also a enemy of this country, and the Democratic voter is truly anti-American

  • VHamer

    The saddest part of it all, is that we have all been duped and bamboozled by the system, that in truth is designed to oppress all. There is no big I’s, no little you’s. We all better learn to love one another and stick together for real, for real, cause it really is some truth to the saying, “Divided we stand, divided WE fall. How could any rational human being miss this point? I’ll guess. Umph still don’t know! Eyes wide shut is my guess.

  • mlelias

    Iam totally disgusted with these Radical men and their Messages of what to me is violence. By the way this Michael Brown was no little angel. He robbed a store owner at knife point then possibly attacked a cop even if he is a white police officer .Michael Brown stepped outside the law. Isn’t that the problem in the blacks communities today Violence ,robberies, home invasions murder ,families fractured ETC ETC. So where do these so called preachers get off in sighting more violence ? Its disgusting and Horrible.

  • Susan

    Why has noone reported on the black cop who 6days ago killed an unarmed white guy?In Utah. Where are all the racist from the white house, where is jesse, sharpton?????

  • Brain Hoover

    I believe in facts not gossip so I’ll wait until the trail. What i have learnt so far is that in fact Wilson sustained injuries to his eye in an struggle with Brown for his weapon, this is called intent which gives Wilson every legal right to stop this threat by any means of force necessary. There is a video out from after the shooting where a by stander is stating that he thought that the “cop” was missing because brown kept running at him, this might explain the six shoots(of which 3 was in his arm) At over 6′ tall I would not have treated him “brown” as a “child” either

  • asdfg

    did Al shrunk?

  • kickme22

    I’m wondering how this is news……Margaret Thatcher destroyed the British economy and is universally hated in the UK

  • Richard Linn

    Who is the Leader of the Free World, it is obvious Barry Obama does not want the title, so who do you believe is currently the Leader of the Free World?

  • brian

    Crickets from Yo mamma, another death to a ignorant troll without facts or the fortitude to carry on an intelligent debate, typical Obama supporter. She is currently glued to CNN only switching to MSNBC during the commercials, waiting for her welfare check, barely waking to put her 5 children from 4 different fathers on the bus so she can smoke her crack….

    • Yo Mamma

      Now brian is wishing those he doesn’t agree with DEAD – keep on that track brian and you’ll be in a cell without yo mamma

  • JJfan

    Our President is very selective as to whom he honors with funeral representation. He sent no one to Margaret Thatcher’s funeral. Greatly disturbing to me, but not surprising.

  • elevenoclock

    Research and self education can show you the truth. If you’re a black American you need to read the article in this link below. Obama and all the other liberals who you vote for have lied to you over and over. Read how the CDC lied to you for 11 years…


  • Steve Novotny

    Am Sharpton is a BIGOT! You sir are the bad apple that needs to be plucked from the tree!

  • http://www.facebook.com/King.Robert.of.Kenwood King Robert

    o.O Stupid dumbass Teaturds maybe that would be because James Foley’s Funeral will be held on Oct. 18, what would have been his 41st birthday.

    And there were 7 representatives of the United States Government at the funeral of Margaret Thatcher.


  • Mark

    Disfunctional so called leaders. May I name a few. Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton And the most prominent race baiter, Barack Obama. They have divided this great nation through design and racial indignation.

  • Albert Aho

    Today’s liberals are just not serious.

  • ActualConundrum

    Of course our criminal President would show respect to a criminal rather than a good person.

  • Jayne Nielsen

    Not only did the White House send more officals to Brown’s funeral, they also sent more officals to investigate this shooting than investigate the assassination of Ambassador Chris Stevens and the three others in Benghazi and the murder of James Foley.

    When this moron was a senator he called Bush “unpatriotic” for increasing the federal debt. By turning his back on THESE Americans, this feckless idiot is not only unpatriotic but he has shown his true colors….yellow, racist, and Muslim-appeasing.

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