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Scarborough on ‘Hands Up’ Gesture: ‘It’s a Lie,’ ‘What Is Wrong With This Country?’

Scarborough on ‘Hands Up’ Gesture: ‘It’s a Lie,’ ‘What Is Wrong With This Country?’

On his Tuesday broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” host Joe Scarborough once again attacked those showing their disapproval of last week’s St. Louis grand jury decision involving the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by Ferguson, MO Police Officer Darren Wilson, specifically congressional Democrats and the St. Louis Rams players that had very publicly used the gesture.

“[T]hat’s cool to suggest that St. Louis police officers in the town – probably a lot who go to the games and watch the games and watch the games – that’s cool for them to suggest that St. Louis cops shoot young black men who had their hands up in the air, when we know that that was a lie?” Scarborough said. “It’s a lie. And what was that gesture on Capitol Hill? More people like going, ‘It doesn’t matter whether it’s the truth or not, I’m going to suggest cops shoot people with their hands up in the air.’ What is wrong with this country? What is wrong with these people? What is wrong with these elected officials? They know it’s a lie. They know the cops didn’t shoot him with his hands in the air. They know it’s a lie and they are doing this on that Capitol floor?”

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