CNN's Lemon Wonders If 'Hands Up, Don't Shoot' is A 'False Narrative'

Matthew Balan | December 2, 2014
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[More in the cross-post on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.]

On the 1 December 2014 edition of CNN Tonight, Don Lemon refreshingly pointed out a problematic component of the Ferguson protests. During a discussion on the controversy surrounding the several St. Louis Rams players, who recently used the demonstrators' "hands up, don't shoot" pose, former police officer David Klinger pointed out that "all the forensic evidence indicates that it wasn't [Michael] Brown with his hands up standing still. All the evidence indicates that he was coming back at Officer Wilson."

Klinger added that "it's unfortunate that people are getting behind the 'hands up, don't shoot,' as opposed to we have grave concerns about the way that policing operates in the United States." Lemon replied to his guest by wondering, "So the question is, this 'hands up' rallying cry has – is it a false narrative that people are using to fit their own agenda?"

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