This won’t surprise anybody who’s been paying attention.
As we’ve seen, the whole Black Lives Matter movement is built on a lie. Michael Brown didn’t have his hands up and he wasn’t shouting “don’t shoot” when Officer Darren Wilson shot that worthless scumbag.
Now, it turns out that the narrative about cops shooting unarmed black men is also untrue. Check out this wonderful tidbit from the Marshall Project.
The “unarmed” label is literally accurate, but it frequently fails to convey highly-charged policing situations. In a number of cases, if the victim ended up being unarmed, it was certainly not for lack of trying. At least five black victims had reportedly tried to grab the officer’s gun, or had been beating the cop with his own equipment. Some were shot from an accidental discharge triggered by their own assault on the officer. And two individuals included in the Post’s “unarmed black victims” category were struck by stray bullets aimed at someone else in justified cop shootings. If the victims were not the intended targets, then racism could have played no role in their deaths.
And then there’s this:
In several cases in the Post’s “unarmed black man” category, the suspect had gained control of other pieces of an officer’s equipment and was putting it to potentially lethal use. In New York City, a robbery suspect apprehended in a narrow stairwell beat two detectives’ faces bloody with a police radio. In Memphis, Tennessee, a 19-year-old wanted on two out-of-state warrants, including a sex offense in Iowa, kicked open a car door during a car stop, grabbed the officer’s handcuffs, and hit him in the face with them.
Oh, well. Keep trying, blacktivists. Maybe one day you’ll get it right.
But I doubt it.