Tuesday, July 21, 2020

A reminder: "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" is a lie

The Black Lives Matter movement has taken as one of its fundamental mantras the slogan "Hands Up, Don't Shoot".  It's allegedly from the Ferguson incident in 2014.  It's also a lie.  Larry Elder explains the facts.

So, when next you're watching rioters chanting "Hands Up, Don't Shoot", remember that they're repeating a lie.  Some of them may not be aware of that, but you can bet dollars to donuts that the organizers of the riots know it - and they don't care.  That tells you all you need to know about their bona fides.



Old NFO said...

Words without meaning to them... or any substance behind them. Not surprised.

Rob said...

There are so many untruths that are accepted as the truth today that it's not amusing... The "big lie" works & it's way easy if you control all the media.

Rick in NY said...

Repeat a lie often enough and it becomes the truth. This has been attributed to both Hitler and Lenin... any questions?

Dave said...

Hands up, don't shoot is a lie.

The murder case against George Zimmerman was built on perjured testimony.

Eric Garner died, ultimately, because he refused to cooperate with police after he had been arrested.

While it is hard to argue that the cops in Minnesota didn't use excessive force, they were ultimately using force because George Floyd refused to cooperate after being arrested.

I don't know what NY or MN call that, but in TX, it's in the penal code as "Resisting Arrest, Detention, or Transportation." Passive resistance is still resistance.

Oh, and the guy in Atlanta, whose name escapes me, got shot and killed because he attacked the arresting officers and fired a Taser at them.

And the statistics, and a study by Michigan State researched, showed that police don't use force against blacks once you adjust for the crime rates. (Said study was retracted by the authors, not because they didn't stand by their conclusions - they said they do - but because the fact that their study was being used by conservatives to point out that BLM is built on a foundation of lies was making their lives politically uncomfortable.)

Larry said...

@Dave, in an honest court, I think the police in the Floyd case would be hard to legitimately find guilty simply because they were following MPD protocol for someone in Floyd's condition. Now, I don't think Chauvin should've been a cop, but given the amount of fentanyl in Floyd's bloodstream and official protocol, I find it difficult to believe he's guilty of murder, nor even voluntary manslaughter. Perhaps not even involuntary manslaughter, since with the amount of fentanyl in his bloodstream, Mr. Floyd was likely a dead man walking, regardless of what the cops did. Unlike Mike Brown in Ferguson, MO.