‘Hands up, don’t shoot’ was built on a lie
We always knew that, but the astonishing part is who wrote it:
The DOJ report notes on page 44 that Johnson “made multiple statements to the media immediately following the incident that spawned the popular narrative that Wilson shot Brown execution-style as he held up his hands in surrender.” In one of those interviews, Johnson told MSNBC that Brown was shot in the back by Wilson. It was then that Johnson said Brown stopped, turned around with his hands up and said, “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!” And, like that, “hands up, don’t shoot” became the mantra of a movement. But it was wrong, built on a lie.
Somebody pinch me
I noticed how the Obama-Holder report swiveled from the ”hands up, don’t shoot,” narrative to the ”police are out to cite and fine blacks to fill city coffers,” narrative.
In LB, where I lived for decades, police pulled over only people who looked like they could pay, so Hispanics were excused from being pulled over no matter what they did.
Blacks and whites were pulled over, often.
The city of LB relies on lots of citations for speeding, parking violations, vehicle maintenance issues and other money-makers.
Roads are in poor condition and bike paths are rare, relying on federal grants for new ones.
But when I moved to Utah (speed limit on freeways is 80 MPH) I noticed a real lack of police puling people over.
What was the difference?
Where did all the money come from?
The answer is SIN TAX.
The state only allows a weak beer to be sold in stores.
All wine, regular beer and hard liquor is sold (and HIGHLY taxed) only in State Liquor Stores.
The roads here are in far better shape despite the harsher weather!
The bike paths and pedestrian walks are well maintained, as well as plentiful.
How would black communities feel about trying this change?
I bet they would rail against it.
As if ”sin taxes” target them unfairly.
Brown was a felon, ask Saro about the $30 million he pumped into MO. to encourage the rioting and continued civil unrest.
the racist holder and the fool continue to encourage rioting in MO. Ever seen any recent photographs of Ferguson? No new building, just burnt out shells. Ferguson has become a ghost town.