Now, months after the false claim rationalized rioting, looting and arson, the New York Times finally admitted Hands Up was a big, fat, sinking lie.
From the New York Times:
They were four words that became the national rallying cry of a new civil rights movement: “Hands up, don’t shoot.”
Protesters chanted it, arms raised, in cities across the country in solidarity for Michael Brown, the black teenager who some witnesses said was surrendering when he was shot and killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo.
The slogan was embraced by members of Congress, recording artists and football players with the St. Louis Rams.
It inspired posters and songs, T-shirts and new advocacy groups, a powerful distillation of simmering anger over police violence and racial injustice in Ferguson and beyond.
But in its final report this week clearing the police officer, Darren Wilson, of civil rights violations in Mr. Brown’s death, the Justice Department said it may not have happened that way. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. cast doubt on the “hands up” account even as he described Ferguson as having a racially biased police department and justice system.By the way, the reason white police officers arrest black men more is black men commit more crimes.
When a people who are 12% of the nation commit 51% of the murder, the way to advance those people is not to attack the cops but to attack the murderers.
Which is why the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is now a misnomer.