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    Lessons of #Ferguson: Don’t Rob Convenience Store, Fight With and Try to Take Cop’s Gun

    Lessons of #Ferguson: Don’t Rob Convenience Store, Fight With and Try to Take Cop’s Gun

    Rich Lowry of National Review leaves Andrea Mitchell babbling “Whoa, Whoa”

    Rich Lowry, Editor of National Review, was on Meet the Press this morning, discussing Ferguson.

    Here’s what I tweeted out at the time:

    Here’s the video of what was playing just before I sent that tweet, via NRO:

    National Review editor Rich Lowry riled up a panel of establishment media talkers Sunday by advising Americans to obey the law and exercise caution with police.

    “If you look at the most credible evidence [of Michael Brown’s death at the hands of a Ferguson, Mo., police officer], the lessons are really basic,” Lowry said during an appearance on Meet the Press. “Don’t rob a convenience store. Don’t fight with a policeman when he stops you and try to take his gun. And when he yells at you to stop, just stop.”

    Those comments elicited gasp from a panel that included the Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson and MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell. Mitchell exclaimed “Whoa, whoa” during Lowry’s comments, while Robinson said his recitation of the known facts in the case was an attempt to “relitigate” Brown’s death.

    Here’s Mitchell’s reaction in slow-motion:

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    Just to be clear, Rich Lowry’s advice applies to non-Black folks too.

    blacksburger | December 1, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    There’s something I’ve been wondering about.
    Both Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown had been smoking blunts shortly before they got involved in the confrontations where they got killed.
    Does anyone know whether there something in the combination of marijuana and nicotine that makes people mindlessly belligerent?

      Henry Hawkins in reply to blacksburger. | December 1, 2014 at 7:59 pm

      Yes, I know. The answer is no. This is a correlation, but not causation. It’s the same as pointing out Martin & Brown were both black and young and deciding that must be the reason for their viol….. hmm, bad example, Henry. Anyway, ’tis coincidence.

    crosshugger | December 1, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    And of course the senseless murder of black babies in the womb goes on without notice. There have been a lot since the gentle giant pulled the thug card. I bet mitchell would come up with something to support that genocide. Guess black lives don’t matter afterall, eh andrea.

    carolmcl | December 2, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    Now THAT is speaking truth to power! It’s sad that the truth leaves them gasping like fish. Not facing the truth and the soft bigotry of low expectations is damaging our country.

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