Saturday 11 October 2014

The ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Meme Needs To Become Reality, Not Just A Slogan…

Authorities in Missouri are braced for a weekend of reinvigorated protests around the city of Ferguson over the killing of Michael Brown, after another black 18-year-old was shot dead by a police officer in nearby St Louis.
Gosh, for just walking down the street?
Police said Myers was shot after shooting at the officer three times with a handgun following a chase.
Ah. Yes. That will get you shot!
Myers’s death led quickly to tense scenes. Dozens of angry demonstrators chanted slogans such as “hands up, don’t shoot” , the motto of those protesting over the shooting of Brown, while relatives mourned. Police were forced to close down sections of a major thoroughfare.
It’s not enough to shout ‘Hands up, don’t shoot’ if you don’t put it into practice, is it?

And once again, it takes nanoseconds for the ‘he was doing nothing wrong!’ meme to be blown apart:
In a later statement, police said Myers’s 9mm handgun was recovered from the scene and had been reported stolen on 26 September, rebutting claims from relatives who said Myers was only holding a sandwich.
Myers was charged with possession of an unlawful weapon and resisting arrest in June, and was placed under house arrest.
Oh dear! Another ‘innocent boy’ who turns out to be anything but…


Ed P said...

Either the policeman was hungry for that sandwich, or the triangular shape of it reminded him of school geometry lessons - 45 degrees - oh no, it's a 45, bang, bang, bang!

JuliaM said...