Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee spoke with J. D. Hayworth on NewsMaxTV about the volatile situation in Ferguson, Missouri, with the protests and destruction of property in response to the grand jury decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the self-defense shooting of Michael Brown. The potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate said that Michael Brown is responsible for his own death because of his aggressive behavior. Huckabee said that Brown would be alive if he complied with Officer Wilson’s instructions. Huckabee told Hayworth:
“I’m going to tell you something, what gets you shot is when you grab a police officer’s gun and you lunge at him and try to hit him in the face.”
Governor Huckabee criticized the narrative that young people will get in trouble with law enforcement if they hold up their hands in surrender.
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“This is not only foolish and dangerous, but is really on the verge of anarchy. And I’m just disgusted that you have NFL players, politicians, and others who, no matter what the evidence reveals, no matter how many sworn testimonies show that Darren Wilson, you know, who, it’s a tragedy that the young man got shot, but this is a young man who had just roughed up a store owner, just robbed a store, and now he’s going after a cop’s gun. And it’s a horrible thing that he was killed, but he could have avoided that, if he had behaved like something other than a thug.”
(h/t: Opposing Views)
Image credit: Newsmax video screenshot
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