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    Democrats take to House floor in ‘Hands up, don’t shoot’ Ferguson protest

    A handful of Democrats took to the House floor to protest the lack of an indictment in the shooting of an unarmed teen in Ferguson — raising their arms to their chest and displaying open palms in a “Hands up, don’t shoot” gesture.

    Among the congressional members to send the not-so-subtle message of alliance with St. Louis-area protesters late Monday night were New York’s Hakeem Jeffries and Yvette Clarke, as well as Texas’ Al Green.

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    Ferguson protest: Hakeen Jeffries, Yvette Clarke, Al Green go &#39;Hands up, don&#39;t shoot&#39; on House floor - Washington Times

    Saw this on Morning Joe's show (complete with pictures of the idiots doing it). He's about to boil over. This is day 2 of his rants about the idiots who are perpetuating the lie that the PD shoots people whose hands are raised in surrender.

    Nice. Now our lawmakers are doing this? And this is supposed to help the current situation in Ferguson....how?

    You want to object to the GJ's decision....fine. I get that and while I disagree, I support it. But to see lawmakers intentionally carrying on a lie and implying that the police officers shot Brown while he was in surrender is disgusting. But except for Joe Scarborough and a few right wingers, nobody will call them to task for this.
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    Re: Democrats take to House floor in ‘Hands up, don’t shoot’ Ferguson protest

    Who said there was a concerted effort to "Help things in Ferguson"?

    The continuing civil protest of "Hands up, Don't Shoot" has nothing to do with the GJ action or Ferguson in particular.

    Anyone that has a problem with the protests can go kick rocks.


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    Re: Democrats take to House floor in ‘Hands up, don’t shoot’ Ferguson protest

    I am truly shocked that a politician would lie in order to gain political advantage.
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    Re: Democrats take to House floor in ‘Hands up, don’t shoot’ Ferguson protest

    Quote Originally Posted by 1750Texan View Post
    Who said there was a concerted effort to "Help things in Ferguson"?

    The continuing civil protest of "Hands up, Don't Shoot" has nothing to do with the GJ action or Ferguson in particular.

    Anyone that has a problem with the protests can go kick rocks.
    Ah, thank you for sharing that the Democrats have no interest in settling things down in Ferguson.
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    Re: Democrats take to House floor in ‘Hands up, don’t shoot’ Ferguson protest

    Quote Originally Posted by 1750Texan View Post
    Who said there was a concerted effort to "Help things in Ferguson"?

    The continuing civil protest of "Hands up, Don't Shoot" has nothing to do with the GJ action or Ferguson in particular.

    Anyone that has a problem with the protests can go kick rocks.
    How anyone, even you, can believe that nonsense simply defies logic. Can you cite any example of that "hands up, don't shoot" being used before the Brown incident in Ferguson? If this is such a common occurrence then surely these highly educated, and well read, folks could have select a better poster boy for their protest than a "gentle giant" (thug?) that had committed a strong arm robbery and assaulted a police officer all in the same day.
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    Re: Democrats take to House floor in ‘Hands up, don’t shoot’ Ferguson protest

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    A handful of Democrats took to the House floor to protest the lack of an indictment in the shooting of an unarmed teen in Ferguson — raising their arms to their chest and displaying open palms in a “Hands up, don’t shoot” gesture.

    Among the congressional members to send the not-so-subtle message of alliance with St. Louis-area protesters late Monday night were New York’s Hakeem Jeffries and Yvette Clarke, as well as Texas’ Al Green.

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    Ferguson protest: Hakeen Jeffries, Yvette Clarke, Al Green go 'Hands up, don't shoot' on House floor - Washington Times

    Saw this on Morning Joe's show (complete with pictures of the idiots doing it). He's about to boil over. This is day 2 of his rants about the idiots who are perpetuating the lie that the PD shoots people whose hands are raised in surrender.

    Nice. Now our lawmakers are doing this? And this is supposed to help the current situation in Ferguson....how?

    You want to object to the GJ's decision....fine. I get that and while I disagree, I support it. But to see lawmakers intentionally carrying on a lie and implying that the police officers shot Brown while he was in surrender is disgusting. But except for Joe Scarborough and a few right wingers, nobody will call them to task for this.
    3 Representatives who each won their house race with 90% or more of the vote in their districts. Sometimes representatives do represent the views of their districts

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    Re: Democrats take to House floor in ‘Hands up, don’t shoot’ Ferguson protest

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    3 Representatives who each won their house race with 90% or more of the vote in their districts. Sometimes representatives do represent the views of their districts
    The only idiots missing from the spectacle were the Dem who is worried about Guam capsizing and the criminal Charlie Rangel, who were also re-elected by overwhelming majorities.
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    Re: Democrats take to House floor in ‘Hands up, don’t shoot’ Ferguson protest

    Yet another in a seemingly endless series of threads put forth from folks pretending to center their faux ideology around liberty and freedom but who seem to spend most of their free time lately criticizing the exercise of just that.
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    Re: Democrats take to House floor in ‘Hands up, don’t shoot’ Ferguson protest

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    I am truly shocked that a politician would lie in order to gain political advantage.
    Cmon now Ttwtt, you know if they put their left foot in. Then pull their left foot out. Put their left foot in again and shake it all about. Then they do the hokey pokey, laugh and shout, all know that's, what it's all about.

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    Re: Democrats take to House floor in ‘Hands up, don’t shoot’ Ferguson protest

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    Ah, thank you for sharing that the Democrats have no interest in settling things down in Ferguson.


    Mornin TB. Charles Barkley has been sounding off about it too.


    Why Charles Barkley supports the Ferguson grand jury decision.....

    Former NBA star Charles Barkley recently called Ferguson looters "scumbags," praised police officers who work in black neighborhoods, and said he supports the decision made by the grand jury not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the Michael Brown shooting. "The true story came out from the grand jury testimony," Barkley said, adding that he was made aware of "key forensic evidence, and several black witnesses that supported Officer Darren Wilson’s story..." He continued, "I can’t believe anything I hear on television anymore. And, that’s why I don’t like talking about race issues with the media anymore, because they (the media) love this stuff, and lead people to jump to conclusions. The media shouldn’t do that. They never do that when black people kill each other. "

    And in a marked departure from other prominent black leaders who have questioned tactics used by officers and, in some cases, accused officers of racial profiling and outright racism, Barkley supported police officers, especially those who work in black neighborhoods.

    “[W]e have to be really careful with the cops, because if it wasn’t for the cops we would be living in the Wild, Wild West in our neighborhoods," he said. "We can’t pick out certain incidentals that don’t go our way and act like the cops are all bad.... Do you know how bad some of these neighborhoods would be if it wasn't for the cops?”.....snip~

    Why Charles Barkley supports the Ferguson grand jury decision

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