This could be why the left is so adamant about erasing history; because those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.
Remember the “Hands up, don’t shoot” narrative that led to the creation of #BlackLivesMatter, the subsequent riots and deterioration of race relations in the United States, if not the world?
Remember what happened after the truth finally came out…?
In a speech in Washington, Attorney General Eric Holder concluded, “Michael Brown’s death, though a tragedy, did not involve prosecutable conduct on the part of Officer Wilson.” Holder said that the decision “represents the sound, considered and independent judgment of the expert career prosecutors,” and that he concurred.
An 86-page report released Wednesday found that physical evidence and “credible” witnesses supported police Officer Darren Wilson’s version of an event that drew international attention and triggered repeated protests that included looting and arson in Ferguson, Dellwood, St. Louis and elsewhere.
— St. Louis Today, 3/5/15
The truth didn’t matter as “Hands up, don’t shoot” (which was never said by Michael Brown) was still a popular chant then and still is to this day.
Now, we have the George Floyd incident which resulted in the reemergence of Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and a renewed “discussion” on race in America which has been bolstered by the social media-driven #CancelCulture to the destruction of anyone in their path.
We were again assured that justice would be served and as Americans, we expect to see all the facts so we can make informed decisions.
It’s sad it took a British publication to give Americans pertinent information, months after the fact.
It’s kinda’ scary to think an elected official could withhold possibly exonerating evidence, but we’re not surprised.
It’s kinda’ scary to think the crazies would be allowed to believe one version of events and not see everything so all involved might have taken a step back, but we’re not surprised.
It’s kinda’ scary to think a politician would be willing to see private and public property be vandalized and/or destroyed, citizens and police officers be injured and/or killed, just to win a prosecution… but we’re not surprised.
It’s kinda scary to think Keith Ellison may be on a short list for Attorney General of the United States should Joe Biden win the presidency in November, but it looks like he’s dressing up his resume.
What we can again take from this, as we did going back as far as Trayon Martin, is that we clearly can’t trust what we see when it comes to what is cherry-picked and presented to the public. Had the public been able to see the video preceding the famous punch, Ray Rice might have been able to end his football career on the field, on his terms. Had the public been able to hear all of the audio and not just a selective clip blown up by the media, Donald Sterling might still own the Los Angeles Clippers.
And had the State of Minnesota released all of the body cam video in the George Floyd incident early on, who knows how many lives and property may have been spared from the ignorant mob and we probably wouldn’t be dealing with #DefundThePolice foolishness.
But as long as the elected get what they want, who are we (and the truth) to stand in their way?
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