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If ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Is a Myth
Why Do So Many Black Americans Believe It?
by Minister Michael Brown
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Opinion in Brief

Michelle Malkin: “I’m calling foul on all the leftists rushing to protect the NFL’s protest crusaders from President Donald Trump’s criticism of their national anthem antics. Their shabby line of defense? The NFL is a ‘private enterprise’ whose ‘rights’ are being violated by those who dare to challenge the league’s political radicalization. … Funny. These fair-weather friends of corporate free speech and the First Amendment were nowhere to be found when Boston Mayor Tom Menino and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel were vowing to shut down Chick-fil-A in their towns as government retaliation against the founders’ private religious beliefs. As for the NFL’s status as a ‘private’ enterprise? That’s some Super Bowl-sized audacity right there. I first started tracking publicly subsidized sports boondoggles with my very first watchdog website, Porkwatch, back in 1999. Since then, taxpayers at all levels of government have foot the bill for football stadiums to the tune of an estimated $1 billion every year. … As long as the NFL has its hog noses buried in the taxpayer trough, I’ll keep speaking up about all the football militants who backed former 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick and his disgusting cops-as-pigs socks. You wanna raise your fists on the field? Get your grubby hands out of our pockets first.”  ~The Patriot Post

https://patriotpost.us/articles/51522



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Trump Calms Reporters – He’s On Top 
Of Both Puerto Rico And Disgraceful NFL
{rickwells.us} ~ President Trump answers the claims by leftists desperate to portray him as a racist guilty of simultaneously ignoring the Latinos of Puerto Rico... as he attacks the primarily black NFL players disrespecting our nation. He responds, saying, “I was ashamed of what was taking place, because to me that was a very important moment. I don’t think you can disrespect our country, our flag, our national anthem. To me the NFL situation is a very important situation. President Trump says, “I’ve heard that before, about was I preoccupied. Not at all, not at all. I have plenty of time on my hands. All I do is work and to be honest with you, that’s an important function of working. It’s called respect for our country.”...  https://rickwells.us/trump-reporters-puerto-rico-nfl/
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Devastating: The DNC Hack Was an ‘Inside Job’!
by Onan Coca
{constitution.com} ~ The enigmatic Roger Stone is testifying before Congress this week and he seems more than happy to finally be getting his day in the “spotlight.”... Yesterday, he could be heard ripping the Democrats who have been pushing a false Russian collusion angle, and then later in an impromptu briefing he slammed the DNC. Stone argued that the so-called “hack” of the DNC emails had nothing to do with Russian infiltration but was actually “an inside job.”...  http://constitution.com/devastating-dnc-hack-inside-job/
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Republicans will move 
$10 billion border wall bill next week
by Pete Kasperowicz
{washingtonexaminer.com} ~ House Republicans next week will advance legislation that would provide $10 billion in funding for the border wall that President Trump promised during last year's campaign... The House Homeland Security Committee will mark up the Border Security for America Act, which would allow $10 billion in spending for the wall and related border security measures, including fencing, technology, air assets, and other deterrents. It would also provide $5 billion for security at legal ports of entry, add 5,000 border patrol agents, boost air and sea support, and authorize the use of the National Guard along the border...  http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/republicans-will-move-10-billion-...
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Taliban And ISIS Claim Responsibility 
For Rocket Attack Targeting James Mattis
by Tracy Mastaler
{westernjournalism.com} ~ The Taliban and ISIS have both claimed responsibility for a failed rocket attack at Afghanistan’s main airport Wednesday which targeted Defense Secretary James Mattis... Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said via Twitter that the Taliban launched the attack at Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport and that the main target was Mattis, according to CNN. According to Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danis, five civilians were injured, including one critically. Mattis and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, who were in Afghanistan for an unannounced visit, had left the airport hours before the attack...   https://www.westernjournalism.com/taliban-isis-claim-responsibility...
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FBI Director: Terrorist 
Drones ‘Coming Here Imminently’
by Chuck Ross
{dailycaller.com} ~ FBI Director Christopher Wray warned Congress on Wednesday that terrorist groups are looking to use drones to wage attacks in the U.S... “I think we do know that terrorist organizations have an interest in using drones,” Wray testified in a hearing for the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. “We’ve seen that overseas already with growing frequency. I think the expectation is that it’s coming here imminently. I think they are relatively easy to acquire, relatively easy to operate, and quite difficult to disrupt and monitor,” Wray added... http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/27/fbi-director-terrorist-drones-com...
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If ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Is a Myth
Why Do So Many Black Americans Believe It?

by Minister Michael Brown
{townhall.com} ~ According to every reliable report, my young namesake Michael Brown was not shot in the back, nor did he have his hands up, nor did he utter the words, “Hands up, don’t shoot.” If any of this had been true, the Department of Justice would have nailed Darren Wilson, the policeman involved in the incident, since the DOJ was quite motivated to find fault with the police. Why, then, do so many black Americans believe and repeat the “hands up, don’t shoot” narrative?

A few months ago, for the first time, I signed up for Google Alerts, where you get regular e-notices when your name is mentioned online. Of course, with a common name like mine, especially without my middle initial “L,” I knew that most of the notices would be about others. There are a lot of Michael Browns out there!

But almost every day, the vast majority of notices I get are about Ferguson’s 18-year-old Michael Brown. He is the constant topic of conversation, the cause célèbre when it comes to justice issues in America. Why?

There are plenty of derogatory answers that are readily available and I apologize for having to list them, as offensive as they are.

These answers would include: Black Americans are simply listening to their race-baiting leaders think, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson and others. Or, black Americans are being duped by the leftwing media. Or, black Americans are easily stirred up by groups like Black Lives Matter.
 
Although it’s distasteful to list such charges, I’m sure that some readers will nod in affirmation, saying, “Yes, it’s actually all of the above.”

In reality, black Americans are influenced by race-baiters, the leftwing media, and activist groups just as much as white Americans are. Check out the latest “Nazi scum” chant at Berkeley for evidence. 

Why, then, do so many black Americans continue to believe the Ferguson myth? It’s for the same reason that many black Americans thought O.J. Simpson was innocent: a fundamental distrust of the criminal justice system.

Years of listening to my radio show callers have taught me that, generally speaking, black Americans and white Americans still do not share equal footing.

I’m talking about countless calls that I’ve received from God-fearing, Bible-believing, authority-respecting, conservative black Americans.

I’m talking about people who have listened to me for years, who will shout to the world that they don’t believe there’s a racist bone in my body, and yet will say, “Dr. Brown, I love you, but you just don’t get it.”

Black pastors have told me about their bad experiences with police.
 
Black Christian mothers have told me about how they had to train their kids not to respond to hostile questioning from a police officer, for fear that they would be shot.

Dr. Brian Williams, the black doctor in Dallas who treated some of the cops who were ambushed last year said, “This is much more complicated for me personally. . . . There's this dichotomy where I'm standing with law enforcement, but I also personally feel that angst that comes when you cross the path of an officer in uniform and you're fearing for your safety. I've been there, and I understand that.”

Lest you think this is just urban myth, the New York Times reports that “Decades of research have shown that the criminal courts sentence black defendants more harshly than whites.”

Indeed, a new study “exposes the fact that African-American defendants get more time behind bars — sometimes twice the prison terms of whites with identical criminal histories — when they commit the same crimes under identical circumstances. It also shows how bias on the part of individual judges and prosecutors drives sentencing inequity.”
 
You might say, “But who started all this? It’s because of rampant black crime that black youths are profiled. It’s because of the breakdown of the black family that so many kids are wayward. It’s because of absentee fathers that we’re having this crisis. The cops are just doing their jobs, and there’s obviously a reason the judges are sentencing blacks more harshly.”

I personally agree that, in the vast majority of cases, the cops are just trying to do their jobs, and I stand strongly with our police. And there’s no question that the breakdown in the black American family, aided and abetted by the welfare system, is a major culprit in this crisis. As for sentences handed down by the courts, I claim no expertise and need to examine the data more carefully.

But I’m not trying to win an argument here. I’m trying to make a point: Speaking in broad terms, the life experience of black Americans is often very different than that of white Americans, leading to very different perceptions of the same events.
 
We can ignore these differences, arguing our points with passion and talking about the unpatriotic actions of black athletes who protest our national anthem. Or we can do our best to sit down with those who differ with us and ask them to share their perspective with us.

I personally believe the national anthem protests are misguided and do more harm than good since they send out an unpatriotic, ungrateful message. And I hate the fact that the Ferguson myth is being used to stoke fires of racial hatred. 

But I also know there’s another side to the story, one that many white Americans miss entirely, and as a follower of Jesus, I want to listen first and speak second. I encourage you to do the same. Don’t we all want justice for all?

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