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Ferguson Looter: ‘I’m Proud Of Us, We Deserve This’

From an approving Washington Post:

Ferguson protesters: The peaceful, the elders, the looters, and the ‘militants’

By Emily Wax-Thibodeaux [sic] and DeNeen L. Brown | August 18, 2014

FERGUSON, Mo. — … [T]he demonstrators are as diverse as their grievances — and in their methods of addressing them. Some of the men are from the area — Ferguson or surrounding towns also defined in part by the gulf separating the mostly white law enforcement agencies from a mistrusting African American public. Many others — it is hard to quantify the percentage — have arrived by bus and by car from Chicago, Detroit, Brooklyn and elsewhere.

It’s probably only ‘hard to quantify the percentage’ because the Post doesn’t want us to know that the vast majority are from out of town.

They will not give their names. But their leaders say they are ready to fight, some with guns in their hands. “This is not the time for no peace,” said one man, a 27-year-old who made the trip here from Chicago.

Maybe the murder rate in Chicago will go down thanks to this exodus.

He spoke after a small group of fellow militants [sic] held a meeting behind a looted store, sketching out ambitions for the days ahead.“We are jobless men, and this is our job now — getting justice,” he said. “If that means violence, that’s okay by me. They’ve been doing this to us for years.”

Does ‘doing this to us’ mean trying to stop criminals?

Police on the streets Monday night said some of those wearing red bandannas are members of the Bloods gang…

Funny how we haven’t heard that before. For the record, the ‘Bloods’ are mostly from Los Angeles.

There is a group of “peaceful protesters” that congregates around the QuikTrip, which was looted and burned during the first night of protest. Another gathers near the Ferguson police station. A third, more scattered faction uses Twitter to organize demonstrators…

“People have been tweeting, ‘We are ready to die tonight,’ ” said Mary Pat Hector, a national youth organizer with the Rev. Al Sharpton’s national action network. “It is a trending topic.” …

They sure sound peaceful. (Not.)

Then there are the looters, leaderless men who under cover of nightly political protest target liquor stores, beauty-supply shops and other businesses with inventories easy to sell and in high demand.

And they wonder why there are ‘food deserts.’ Anyway, we guess any mention of the shoe stores they have looted would be racist.

Ferguson police officials would not quantify how many looters have been arrested since the Brown shooting but presented a Washington Post reporter with a stack of roughly 50 arrest reports. While some of those arrested for stealing are from Ferguson, a large number have addresses listed in Illinois or in Texas.

“It’s like looting tourism,” an officer commented as he showed the reports. He asked not to be named. “It’s like they are spending their gas money to come down here and steal.”

DeAndre Smith, fresh from looting the QuikTrip on a recent night, told reporters: “I’m proud of us. We deserve this, and this is what’s supposed to happen when there’s injustice in your community. St. Louis — not going to take this anymore.”

Who taught them that? The Reverends Jackson and Sharpton?

Many on the streets share that sentiment and feel, in terms of race relations, this city and its surrounding communities never emerged from the civil rights era…

Or, more exactly, they have never gotten past demanding reparations for their ancestors being enslaved more than 150 years ago.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Ferguson Looter: ‘I’m Proud Of Us, We Deserve This’”

  1. bousquem25

    What they deserve is a baseball bat across the mouth or some lead poisoning delivered by the shop owners who stores and livelihoods these thugs are destroying. I would be at majority of the stores are probably owned by minorities or are employing a great many locals. How stealing anything not nailed down is bringing “justice” to anyone is beyond me. I’m sure in another 100 years if the country hasn’t imploded by then there will still be these idiots running around blaming things on racism and slavery. It is not my fault you made piss poor decisions to sell drugs, drop out of school, be a thug, and have babies you can’t afford to bring up. As my grandmother would say “its time for them to put on their big boy/girl pants and act like a responsible adult”

    And I thought that you couldn’t own a handgun in Chicago? I doubt these young thugs bought these things legally and not out of the proverbial or maybe literally trunk of someone’s car.

  2. Rusty Shackleford

    Ahhh

    LBJ’s Great Society.

    Can you feel the freshness in the air; The beauty of the world?

    Embrace the Suck, eh Nancy?




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