Mike Huckabee: Michael Brown shot because he behaved like a 'thug' | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Mike Huckabee: Michael Brown shot because he behaved like a 'thug'

Posted By on Wed, Dec 3, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Mike Huckabee knows his audience, whether it's Fox News viewers or Republican primary voters. Talking Points Memo reports on his remarks in a TV interview on the shooting of Michael Brown.

It's a horrible thing that he was killed, but he could have avoided that, if he'd have behaved like something other than a thug,

He also had harsh words for anyone — politicians, athletes, whoever — who use the hands up, don't shoot signal.

"Well, first of all, I found it just incredibly dangerous that you have members of Congress, on the floor of Congress, holding up their hands in the 'hands up don't shoot' position, as if to say that somehow that is gonna get you shot," Huckabee said.

"I'm gonna tell you something — what gets you shot is when you grab a police officer's gun, and you lunge at him, and you try to hit him in the face," he continued. "And this nonsense that — telling young people 'don't hold up your hands, 'cause thats gonna get you in trouble,' and instead I guess what they're teaching them is go loot a store, beat up a cop, reach for his gun, hope you get it before he does. This is not only foolish and dangerous but it's really on the verge of anarchy."

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