Sunday, August 17, 2014

The Crazies In Fergeson

Demonstrators protest Michael Brown"s murder August 16, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri
From Fox News: 
Police fired smoke and tear gas canisters early Sunday in an effort to disperse several dozen protesters who defied a curfew in a St. Louis suburb where a black teenager was fatally shot by a white police officer last week. 
The Missouri Highway Patrol said that seven people were arrested and one man had been shot at the site of the protest in Ferguson, Mo. Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson said that the shooting victim was in critical condition and had been rushed to a hospital by protesters. 
"I was disappointed in the actions of tonight," Johnson said.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that St. Louis Alderman Antonio French, who has taken part in demonstrations all week, told reporters that the police's tactics "were a lot better" than they could have been. French also said that he had attempted to convince people to honor the curfew, but some "didn't want to be told to leave."
French later tweeted, "I can tell you firsthand that some of the people that remained tonight were armed. Were ready for a fight. And wanted to injure police."
Hundreds of other protesters had left peacefully before the midnight-to-5 a.m. curfew took effect, but remaining protesters -- chanting "No justice! No curfew!" -- refused to leave the area.
First, I would be willing to bet that 95% of those protesting, and the vast majority of those are Black have said nothing about Black on Black crime in their neighborhood.  Like most Blacks, they turn a bland eye to violence in their own communities, but if a cop shoots and kills a Black person, right after they rob a store and they happen to be a very large person who fought with the cops, then they get pissed.
Second, the only reason the big thug was shot is because he robbed a store, assaulted the store owner and then fought with the cops.  He is responsible for his own death, not the cops.  If he had stayed out of trouble and not fought, this shooting never would have occurred.  It also doesn't help that President Obama has encouraged the rioters by not supporting the cops who are handling the riot.
Finally, The cops are being directed by liberals, including the governor of Missouri.  They are letting the thugs run wild.  They need a longer curfew, arrest anyone and everyone who is out and hold them for as long as possible and completely block off the areas where the rioting is taking place with a very large police presence.
It is obvious that in Ferguson, there has been no strong Black leadership in the community.  Otherwise, people would have listened to them and I don't blame the community for being pissed by having outsiders come in and telling them what to do, like the governor.  Before the riots, when was the last time the governor had been in Ferguson?
In the end, these rioters/protestors/hypocrites just feed the stereotypes other people have of inner city Blacks.

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