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Thursday night, Rep Eleanor Holmes Norton appeared on the Sean Hannity show and revealed the real truth about the Ferguson riots and guess what?  The truth doesn’t matter.  According to Rep Holmes, the evidence has nothing to do with the rioters.  It’s about people, not evidence.  Loosely translated, it means “The truth just gets in our way.”  Here is part of that interview:

Hannity:  “Did you read the evidence that was released in this case?

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Norton:  “I did not, and that is not a concern.”

Hannity:  “The evidence isn’t a concern? What?!”

Norton then tried to tie the the Michael Brown shooting with the case in New York where an officer was cleared by a grand jury after killing a man with a choke hold (She was really trying to change the subject.)

Hannity:  “These are words that you are saying. You have a position of power.”

Norton:  “I’m sorry, if you want to talk about something that other people said, you can. This is my view.  We are losing the big picture.”  (And what is the big picture?  What I saw in Ferguson Where Gentle Tyrant tried to cap a cop and was shot for his effort.  I care about the evidence)

Hannity then began to read off all of the evidence that the Ferguson shooting was more than justified.  Meanwhile, Norton was getting visibly perturbed by Hannity’s recital of the evidence.

Norton:  “There was conflicting testimony!  Some people are going off of the testimony you said, some people are going over the other testimony. That’s not my concern.”

  (There was conflicting testimony.  However, the three main witnesses included Dorian Johnson, who claimed the first shot occurred when Wilson stuck the gun out the window.  He also testified that Brown was shot in the back.  Forensics proved that both of these facts were impossible as well as the fact because of the location of the gunshots, it would have been impossible for him to have had his arms raised.  A second witness testified that Brown was on the ground and Wilson executed him.  Need I bother with this one?  The third one admitted on the stand that he was in the staircase when the shots were fired and couldn’t see anything.  Several other witnesses admitted that they changed their story to coincide with what the papers were printing)

Hannity:  “No? The truth isn’t not your concern? Evidence isn’t your concern?  Evidence isn’t a concern if you are going to take a position on a case?”

Norton then mumbled something about not being a lawyer and needless to say, the rest on the interview was more than a bit edgy.

Hannity was shocked that Norton admitted that the facts were of no significance.  What shocked me is that Hannity was shocked.


Courtesy of Red Statements.

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