“Hands Up, Don’t Shoot”: 2020 Democrats Still Pushing the Big Ferguson Lie

In case you forgot to hold a private memorial service, last Friday marked the five-year anniversary of the Big Ferguson Incident, which, in addition to giving Black Lives Matter its first big moment in the sun, sparking riots that wrecked black-owned businesses in the St. Louis-area town, and widening the racial divisions that continue to haunt us to this day, also kicked the door wide open for ridiculously fake news from the mainstream media.

But while much of what the media has reported about that fateful day has since been debunked, it doesn’t appear that Democrats have gotten the message. Apparently, they’re too busy worrying about “truth” to bother with the “facts.”

That’s why we got this tweet from Sen. Kamala Harris: “Michael Brown’s murder forever changed Ferguson and America. His tragic death sparked a desperately needed conversation and a nationwide movement. We must fight for stronger accountability and racial equity in our justice system.”

And this tweet from Elizabeth Warren: “5 years ago Michael Brown was murdered by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Michael was unarmed yet he was shot 6 times. I stand with activists and organizers who continue the fight for justice for Michael. We must confront systemic racism and police violence head on.”

So yeah. Five years ago, a white cop murdered an innocent, unarmed black guy in Ferguson. That’s what these Democrats believe. Or, let’s amend that: That’s what they want voters to THINK they believe. Whether or not they actually believe it is a matter of some doubt, seeing as how both women are intelligent enough to read. Seeing as how neither of them could have missed the Obama DOJ’s report utterly exonerating the Ferguson Police Department of wrongdoing in the case. Seeing as how neither of them is so dumb as to think that a cop would just decide, on the spur of the moment, to throw away his career and maybe even his life for the chance to gun down a “gentle giant” in broad daylight.

Then again, maybe they are. It’s really irrelevant. The important – and disturbing – thing is that they are still spreading this malicious lie five years after any intelligent human being stopped believing it.

Fortunately for them, the Venn diagram of “intelligent human beings” and “Democratic primary voters” does very little overlapping.

These bloodsuckers know what they’re doing. But that doesn’t make it right.


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