“Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” became the rallying cry for protesters upset over the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, but evidence suggests this is not an accurate description of what really happened.
“It starts with a lie, it is a lie,” David Webb said. “Hand up, don’t shoot is a lie perpetuated by Michael Brown’s accomplice in the robbery, Dorian Johnson. So let’s call it what it is. All of this ‘hands up, don’t shoot’ needs to go away.”
Eyewitness accounts as seen in a review of grand jury documents draw into question whether Brown raised his hands as if to surrender, even though this is the narrative that many in the media have run with for months.
Officer Darren Wilson is adamant that it never happened.
“No way,” he responded, when ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos asked him if Brown raised his hands.
Yet, it has become a national symbol of racial injustice at the hands of police for young black men.
Don’t expect an apology from the irresponsible media that perpetuated the lie, or one from fellow panelist Juan Williams, who continues to cast doubt on any version other than the mob’s version of events.
Despite the documented testimony, Williams was not willing to yield the point, insisting the evidence did not conclusively rule out that Brown may have raised his hands in some manner.
When Webb stressed that it was Brown’s actions that led to his death, a skeptical Williams replied, “I don’t think he had the gun.” Ignoring the evidence, Williams seemed to suggest that Brown was shot because he was walking in the middle of the street.
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