On August 6th, 29-year-old Darren Seals was found fatally shot and set on fire in a car. He is best remembered as one of the most vocal protesters that helped start off the Ferguson riots when Mike Brown was shot and killed by police. Seals can be seen in footage on the day of the indictment holding Browns mother as she sobbed.

Officers with the St. Louis County Police Department responded to a vehicle fire in the northern part of the county at about 1:50 a.m., reported The St. Louis American. When they arrived, authorities found Seals’ body inside the charred car. He had been shot. Authorities are investigating the incident as a homicide, reported the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, but did not release any suspect information or a possible motive.

In another odd coincidence a man who has led a movement that often calls for the MURDER of cops said this about Seals death… “We can live in a world where people don’t die by violence. Nobody deserves to die,” DeRay Mckesson, a prominent Black Lives Matter activist, tweeted Tuesday afternoon. “We did not always agree, but he should be alive today.”

DeRay being arrested in Baton Rouge
DeRay being arrested in Baton Rouge

Johnetta “Netta” Elzie, another leader of the Ferguson protests who grew up in North County St. Louis, wrote a series of tweets expressing her grief and shock: “Today is really hard. This is really, really hard.”

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“I hope his soul is at rest. I truly don’t know what else to say.” “Peace to Ferguson protesters. This is so hard. We’ve never done this part before together.”

Elzie and DeRay
Elzie and DeRay

Seals had a somewhat misleading bio on twitter that can leave one not knowing what his true beliefs actually were in life…

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His profile description states that he is a “Businessman, Revolutionary, Activist, Unapologetically BLACK, Afrikan in AmeriKKKa, Fighter, Leader.”

The AmeriKKKa part is slightly hypocritical of him in light of his attempt to organize Democrats to unseat liberal officials by voting for white Republicans in the local elections that fall as, “Just because they’ve got the D next to their name, that don’t mean nothing,” Seals told The Post. “The world is watching us right now. It’s time to send a message of our power.”

Either way a death like this is horrific, and the loss of life period is sad. Let’s hope police find the criminals who did this.

H/T [ Fury ]

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