With regard to Penn State President Eric Barron’s recent activity, I am a 76-year old alumna of Penn State, Class of 1980, and wish to state that the idea of “hands up, don’t shoot” is outrageous in that it is based on a myth — total fiction. The grand jury in Missouri found that Michael Brown never raised his hands, never said, “hands up, don’t shoot” and that the person who said that lied about that and other things as well.
I understand the politics of choosing to support protesting students; however, I find Barron’s action in actually raising his hands to be an outrage, disrespectful to the rule of law, to the grand jury, to the principles on which this country was founded, and to Penn State, where he states in his bio he spent 20 years before coming back this year as president.
Political expediency is not a valid reason to perform such an outrageous act.
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