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“Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” Is A Lie?

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1408940746634 Image galleryImage ST LOUIS MO AUGUST 24 MicSo the DOJ finished up their investigation into the Darren Wilson vs Michael Brown shooting, deciding Wilson was justified in his actions, yet all they did was quietly release the report?  Yeah, good job Holder.  You and your “cronies” down at the Department of (in)Justice take months to do your job while our “Fearsome Leader” and half a dozen media starved “attention whores” like Jackson and Sharpton verbally crucify Wilson, rally an entire demographic around the battle cry of “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” and all you can do is “quietly” release your findings?

While you were taking your time looking at every possible angle in hopes of vindicating a criminal intent on causing bodily harm, you completely vilified a “good” man and destroyed a community as well.  As this phrase proliferated across our country, our media sensationalized it and your “publicity prostitutes” sold their souls again for “fifteen minutes”.  

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Respect, Disrespect and Self-Respect: I Do NOT Think These Words Mean What You Think They Mean.

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Respect Is Earned, NOT Demanded.In the aftermath of the Michael Brown / Officer Darren Wilson grand jury findings, the focus of the rage in Ferguson Missouri and across the country has begun to morph. As the EVIDENCE comes out, it overwhelmingly supports the version of events as told by Officer Wilson, multiple witnesses and the forensic evidence. With no evidence of police misconduct or racism, the unrest has begun to focus on the issue of respect and disrespect. A perceived lack of respect of the black community in general and the seemingly disrespectful way that Michael Brown’s body was handled after the shooting. All of which seems to be the result of ignorance and lack of self-respect.

So, once again we saddle up the “words have meanings” dead horse and beat it to death again.

Respect: a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements.

Disrespect: lack of respect or courtesy or to show a lack of respect for; insult.

Self-Respect: pride and confidence in oneself; a feeling that one is behaving with honor and dignity.