Because the Left Keeps Using it: "Hands Up Don't" Shoot Never Happened - Granite Grok

Because the Left Keeps Using it: “Hands Up Don’t” Shoot Never Happened


The left lives on lies. Need an example? “Hands up Don’t Shoot.” It has gotten popular recently because of “I can’t breathe” – which did happen.  But the latter is not something you can dance to, and putting your hands in the air like you don’t care if that’s an urban legend, is more their style.

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Doubting Dems will insist it did happen. The Ferguson mythology is built upon it. Probably because some other Democrat or media talking head repeated it, don’t get high on your supply of lies. Even the Washington Post, which lies with the best of them, had to admit it was made up.

… we wanted to set the record straight on the DOJ’s findings, especially after The Washington Post’s opinion writer Jonathan Capehart wrote that it was “built on a lie.”

In November 2014, a grand jury decided not to indict [Officer Darren] Wilson after finding that witness reports did not match up with evidence. Other witnesses recanted their original accounts or changed them, calling their veracity into question. In particular, the grand jury could not confirm the “Hands up, don’t shoot” narrative the way it was told after the shooting.

It was determined that officer Wilson acted in Self Defense. Whether you believe that or not is up to you, but there is no evidence that Michael Brown put his hands up and said, don’t shoot.

 A few witnesses said Brown had his hands out to his side with his palms up, as if saying “What?” Others said Brown’s hands were not raised, as he was charging at Wilson. A few said Brown’s hands were “balled up.”

Don’t expect the left to embrace a mantra based on that. “Hey, I’m about to attack you” may be more realistic for the current crop of Antifa bums or BLM’s long term goals. And the left loves the raised fist, but they don’t want you to think that means they are going to punch you or something.

They are, they just don’t want you to think that.  They don’t want you to shoot either, which is why they keep trying to disarm everyone, but that’s not a necessary prerequisite to looting, riots, or other progressive mayhem. It just makes it easier.

| WashPo