“Ferguson, Missouri Memory Every time Ferguson is referenced, I automatically think of that young black kid’s senseless murder. Shot and killed while being in the right place at the right time was truly a tragedy. After all, she was shot and killed while doing homework at home. And according to her mother, 9-year-old Jamyla Bolden was usually the first to yell, “Mom, they’re shooting,” whenever neighborhood gunshots erupted. However, this round of gunfire didn’t give Jamyla a chance to warn others or even take cover. Oh wait, you do know that other homicides — besides “the one” — occurred in Ferguson… right? Jamyla Bolden’s mother recounts the night her daughter died kmov.com
The fact that most readers may have initially believed that I was referencing Ferguson’s Only Begotten homicide (Mike Brown), shows the success of BLM’s Hypocritical Oath. Both Jamyla Bolden and Mike Brown were two Ferguson natives shot dead; one was a child while the other was depicted as a child. Yet, protesters only chanted, “Hands up, don’t shoot’’ for one of them. The “Hands up, don’t shoot’’ story has been debunked by the Department of Justice headed by Eric Holder, who arrived in Missouri after Mike Brown’s death and declared, “I am the attorney general of the United States, but I am also a black man.” Furthermore, Holder dispatched dozens of the department’s most experienced investigators to Ferguson searching specifically for possible violations of federal criminal civil rights statutes. For the record, no one violates civil rights more than black thugs do, but I digress. Interviews with witnesses and other residents were conducted, and Holder assured, “I’m confident that through the ability of these people that we’ll be able to make a determination of whether or not any federal statutes have in fact been violated.”
Ultimately, the DoJ’s report found that Brown’s rights were not violated, and it even addressed the incessant “Hands up, don’t shoot” narrative: “Although there are several individuals who have stated that Brown held his hands up in an unambiguous sign of surrender prior to Wilson shooting him dead, their accounts do not support a prosecution of Wilson. As detailed throughout this report, some of those accounts are inaccurate because they are inconsistent with the physical and forensic evidence; some of those accounts are materially inconsistent with that witness’s own prior statements with no explanation, credible for otherwise, as to why those accounts changed over time. Certain other witnesses who originally stated Brown had his hands up in surrender recanted their original accounts, admitting that they did not witness the shooting or parts of it, despite what they initially reported either to federal or local law enforcement or to the media. Prosecutors did not rely on those accounts when making a prosecutive decision.
While credible witnesses gave varying accounts of exactly what Brown was doing with his hands as he moved toward Wilson – i.e., balling them, holding them out, or pulling up his pants up – and varying accounts of how he was moving – i.e., “charging,” moving in “slow motion,” or “running” – they all establish that Brown was moving toward Wilson when Wilson shot him. Although some witnesses state that Brown held his hands up at shoulder level with his palms facing outward for a brief moment, these same witnesses describe Brown then dropping his hands and “charging” at Wilson.”
Feelings > Facts The “Hands up, don’t shoot” tale has been dismantled to a point where even the left-leaning Washington Post added it to its annual list of shame, “The biggest Pinocchios of 2015”:”