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The late broadcaster Paul Harvey had a signature introduction to his commentary, “and here’s the rest of the story.” He would relate the interesting backstories of news that were generally about celebrities or news events but not widely known.  He passed away in 2009 and with the exception of a few diehard journalists, the fourth estate continues to leave out the pertinent facts of controversies that would completely change the narrative. So, consider this column, my attempt to fill in the news gap of the most volatile incidents that have inspired incendiary and totally unwarranted responses: the deaths of Michael Brown, George Floyd, Jacob Blake and Breonna Taylor.

Michael Brown

What we know: The Black Lives Matter or BLM movement was started around 2013 in response to the George Zimmerman acquittal in the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.  The movement exploded after 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014 and the ensuing riots and looting destroyed many businesses. Brown’s friend Dorian Johnson falsely stated that Michael had his hands up when he was shot by the white police officer. Soon millionaire athletes were wearing T-shirts reading “hands up, don’t shoot” and they started and continue funding this movement.

And here’s the rest of the story. Police officer Darren Wilson was not indicted by the Grand Jury because the forensic evidence proved that he shot Brown in self defense... Michael Brown’s DNA was found on Wilson’s gun and his thigh. All the so-called witnesses who claimed Brown had his hands up finally admitted they hadn’t even seen the incident. The forensic evidence and legitimate witnesses backed Wilson’s statement. Nevertheless, the narrative of “Hand’s Up, don’t shoot” still persists till today with low-info ‘woke’ protesters.:snip:

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