Vahe Gregorian

December 1, 2014 3:42 PM

Rams’ players’ ‘hands up’ gesture was an important, honorable action

Contrary to how some perceive it, the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” gesture that is defining a movement — and was repeated by five St. Louis Rams players before a game Sunday — is best understood more as symbolism than a literal truth. It doesn’t say Michael Brown was an angel and all police are evil. It really just says … mercy, no more. And that whoever you want to blame, there has to be another way.

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