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Hands Up! Don't Shoot!


The mantra "Hands Up! Don't shoot!" has been challenged passionately by some police supporters even though the facts of the Michael Brown shooting will forever be ambiguous.

What happens when another person is shot, on video, with hands up? Is it OK now to use the phrase, "Hands Up! Don't Shoot!" to protest police abuses?

Check out the video on this CNN article titled:

"Police looking at videos that show Texas deputies shoot man"

[www.cnn.com/2015/09/01/us/san-antonio-bexar-county-texas-police-shooting/index.html]

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[www.cnn.com/videos/us/2015/09/01/texas-shooting-bexar-county-gilbert-flores.cnn]

*shooting was approximately 1 minute into the video.


**The Washington Post contends (after reviewing the fact that conflicting reports still exist) that, '“Hands up, don’t shoot” did not happen in Brown’s killing, and it is a characterization that deserves Four Pinocchios.' How a professional news organization obtains a fact from opinion based on the evidence presented by police who have a conflict of interest is suspect.

[www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/wp/2015/03/19/hands-up-dont-shoot-did-not-happen-in-ferguson/]




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Posted by: Anonymous on 09-02-2015

The expression, "Hands Up! Don't shoot!" was always a valid expression of protest against police abuses. Few people argued that the expression was absolutely true in the Michael Brown case. The facts of that case were always disputed...

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Posted by: iDrafted on 09-02-2015

Follow-up article from the Washington Post:

"Sheriff’s office says it believes man shot by deputies in Texas was holding knife"

[washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2015/09/02/sheriffs-office-says-it-believes-man-shot-by-deputies-in-texas-was-holding-knife/]

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