“Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” never happened. Has anyone told Sheila Jackson Lee?
Remember when these fools stood up in the House and did the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot?” gesture to show solidarity with rent-a-mob protestors in Ferguson, Missouri, enraged when 300+-lb thug Michael Brown stole cigars, threatened a store clerk half his size and tried to take a police officer’s gun? You don’t? Here’s a reminder from bet.com
In a show of solidarity with protesters in Ferguson and vulnerable young men all around the nation, a group of Democratic members of Congress made the “hands up, don’t shoot” gesture on the House floor Monday night. Their goal was to share with their colleagues what it’s like to be Black in America, explained New York Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, so that ultimately congressional lawmakers can work together to develop some solutions to break the cycle of excessive police force.
“Mr. Speaker, ‘hands up, don’t shoot’ is a rallying cry of people all across America who are fed up with police violence in community after community after community, fed up with police violence in Ferguson, in Brooklyn, in Cleveland, in Oakland. In cities and counties and rural communities,” Jeffries said.
For the next 60 minutes, he and several other lawmakers delivered commentary on the frustration simmering and in some cases boiling over in African-American communities where there’s a growing suspicion that the lives of Black and brown boys don’t matter and can be taken without repercussion.
“The Ferguson grand jury’s decision not to indict [former police officer] Darren Wilson was yet another slap in our face. It was a painful reminder that, just like with Trayvon Martin and Tamir Rice, and so many others, law enforcement officers kill our Black and brown men and boys without repercussions,” said Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Marcia Fudge. “While some may see the grand jury’s decision as the system working as it should, others witnessed what we believe was a blatant miscarriage of justice.”
Fudging the truth a little there, aren’t you, Congresswoman? Yes you are, at least according to the Washington Post, which published its list of the biggest lies aka “Pinnochios” of 2015.
Here’s what Glenn Kessler, the WaPo Pinnochio guy, says about “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot,” announcing its inclusion in the list of biggest lies of 2015.
This phrase became a rallying cry for protests after the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer, Darren Wilson. Witness accounts spread after the shooting that Michael Brown had his hands raised in surrender, mouthing the words “Don’t shoot” as his last words before being shot execution-style. Democratic lawmakers raised their hands in solidarity on the House floor. But various investigations concluded this did not happen — and that Wilson acted out of self-defense and was justified in killing Brown.
Let’s also not forget that the Obama Regime is on the side of idiots like the four members of Congress pictured here and similarly-situated race-obsessed leftists, and not on the side of law enforcement.
- Obama met with Ferguson protestors, and because, according to official White House advisor on “race,” he was concerned about their “staying the course,” whatever the hell that means. Maybe this?
- Obama sent three representatives to attend Michael Brown’s funeral.
- Obama sent Eric Holder to Ferguson, and launched a federal investigation of the Ferguson Police Department, which included sending 40 FBI agents there.
Thought experiment: what percentage of low-information people, especially the demographic that tends to be the lowest of the low-information, millennials, believes that “hands up, don’t shoot” really happened?