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AP: Police, Protesters Again Clash Outside Of St. Louis

From a walking on eggshells Associated Press:

Police, protesters again clash outside St. Louis

By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER | August 12, 2014

Could the AP’s headline be anymore vague? But what can they say that would not get them accused of racism?

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police in riot gear fired tear gas into a crowd of protesters in a St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teenager had been fatally shot by police over the weekend, as tension rose even amid calls for collective calm.

Between two nights of unrest, a community forum hosted by the local NAACP chapter Monday night drew hundreds to a sweltering church in Ferguson, the nearly 70 percent black St. Louis County suburb where an unarmed 18-year-old, Michael Brown, was shot multiple times by a police officer.

Thank goodness the NAACP showed up to try to calm things down. But where are the Reverends Jackson and Sharpton? Where is Eric Holder? Are they all on vacation? How can they let a wonderful ‘crisis’ like this go to waste?

Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson said a large crowd that gathered throughout Monday at the site of a burned-out convenience store turned rowdy at nightfall, throwing rocks at police. Officers used tear gas and shot "beanbag rounds" meant to stun them, he said.

St. Louis County police spokesman Brian Schellman said there were at least five arrests and no reports of looting. Nearly three dozen people were arrested following a candlelight vigil Sunday night when crowds burned stores, vandalized vehicles, assaulted reporters and taunted officers.

Notice how the skin color of the rioters and looters is never reported, while the skin color of the shooting victim is repeated several times. Why is that?

"People are tired. They have reached the end of their rope," said Ruth Latchison Nichols after the NAACP forum, where many more were left waiting outside once the pews reached capacity…

That sure sounds like a racist reference to lynching to us. Where is the outrage?

National NAACP President Cornell William Brooks implored residents to "turn your anger into action" while condemning the violent response to Brown’s death.

Aren’t they turning their anger into action when they riot and loot?

"To sneak around under the cover of darkness, to steal, to loot, to burn down your neighborhood – this does not require courage," he said. "Courage is when you strive for justice."

"Martin Luther King did not live and die so that we may steal and lie in the middle of the night," he added.

The trouble is that too many of these ‘folks’ have been taught to believe that stealing is justice.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Tuesday, August 12th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “AP: Police, Protesters Again Clash Outside Of St. Louis”

  1. Astravogel

    Just back-to-school shoppers looking for last-minute bargains
    and discounted merchandise. Nothing to see here, move along.

  2. Reminds me of Agent J, Men in Black ..

    “Don’t start nothin’, won’t be nothin'”




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