More Ridiculous Stories from Ferguson

Jeffrey Williams was arrested over the weekend.  He was charged with shooting two police officers during last week’s protests in Ferguson, Missouri.

Is it any wonder that Williams has made up a ridiculous story about the shooting?  He claims that he was fighting with someone and aimed his shots at the person, not the two police officers that he shot.


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Yes, the story is ludicrous and completely impossible to believe.

But, stranger things have happened.  After Michael Brown completed a “strong-arm” robbery in Ferguson last summer, then viciously attacked Officer Darren Wilson, the false narrative that he had his hands up in surrender was believed.

Senators, Representatives, actors, and athletes from coast to coast put their hands in the air and said, “Hands up, don’t shoot!”  It was super catchy.

But, that didn’t happen.  Michael Brown didn’t have his hands up in surrender, begging for his life.  Two independent investigations have proven it.  Witnesses who told the truth (Brown never surrendered) said that they were afraid that there would be repercussions for telling the truth.  And so, the lie was perpetrated.

It really isn’t that crazy that Williams would make up a totally unbelievable story.  In our race obsessed culture, he could get his own slogan, his face on a t-shirt and national recognition – even if his story isn’t true.


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Julie Love

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