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Washington Post columnist and MSNBC contributor, Jonathan Capehart, made a stunning admission of truth this week.
Capehart, a noted liberal and harsh critic of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, did something that few people do.
He admitted he was wrong. He read the DOJ report of the incident in which Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Brown last August. The shooting has sparked protest, looting, other shootings and the false “hands up, don’t shoot” narrative.
Capehart admits that Brown did not have his hands up in surrender. He admits that Wilson feared for his life and that shooting Brown was justified. All evidence points to this conclusion.
Capehart says this was the hardest piece that he has ever had to write. It took courage to stand up for the truth. It doesn’t happen often, and I applaud Capehart.
Now, who is next?
The DOJ report notes on page 44 that Johnson “made multiple statements to the media immediately following the incident that spawned the popular narrative that Wilson shot Brown execution-style as he held up his hands in surrender.” In one of those interviews, Johnson told MSNBC that Brown was shot in the back by Wilson. It was then that Johnson said Brown stopped, turned around with his hands up and said, “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!” And, like that, “hands up, don’t shoot” became the mantra of a movement. But it was wrong, built on a lie…
Now that black lives matter to everyone, it is imperative that we continue marching for and giving voice to those killed in racially charged incidents at the hands of police and others. But we must never allow ourselves to march under the banner of a false narrative on behalf of someone who would otherwise offend our sense of right and wrong. And when we discover that we have, we must acknowledge it, admit our error and keep on marching. That’s what I’ve done here.
The Liberal Hate Machine has turned on Capehart and started chewing him alive for his apology.
— Count (@DaCount6) March 17, 2015
— BEATPAPA (@PAPADOCLIVE) March 17, 2015
Lesson learned from the shooting of Michael Brown. http://t.co/B8RN49aaPY
— Jonathan Capehart (@CapehartJ) March 17, 2015
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