Skip to comments.Ferguson rioters harass, threaten reporters
Posted on 08/16/2014 10:52:06 AM PDT by mandaladon
FERGUSON, Missouri Reporters trying to cover the renewed chaos in this town faced a new threat on Friday: the demonstrators themselves.
Print, video and photo-journalists were all repeatedly and aggressively threatened and harassed when attempting to photograph or videotape any of the looting or property destruction. Many of the demonstrators expressed concern about being identified by police or told reporters that the looting was none of their concern.
Police largely remained on the sidelines on Friday and into the dawn hours of Saturday morning as demonstrators descended on a number of businesses in Ferguson pulling alcohol, lottery tickets, and merchandise from the vandalized stores.
Reporters were repeatedly and forcefully told to move away, turn around, put down their cameras or simply to leave the area when trying to get close enough to film the scenes of destruction and theft. Most reporters on the scene were simply recording the events as they unfolded making no effort to interfere or interview participants in the rioting.
Many of the looters carried molotov cocktails and wore bandanas over their faces to conceal their identity. Multiple reporters said demonstrators made repeated threats about being armed or returning with weapons but no journalist on the scene that POLITICO spoke with reported seeing a weapon.
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Blacks are ABOVE the Law......it’s now the “Just Us” dept. run by Holder, Obama and their sons and daughters.
The Police have surrendered the town to the Mob
Good for the looters. Although I do not know why they would attack the reporters, both groups [looters and reporters] are on the same side.
But, but, but we’re on your side. We’re helping show the evils of slavery and what it has done.
The rioters have figured out that law enforcement has face recognition technology.
Their 15 seconds of fame might get them 15 - 20.
Holly cow, the savages are turning on their creator, The MSM
It should be fun to watch these savage eat the media...
Here's a novel idea: If you fear being identified, stop looting. Otherwise, I hope they identify you, arrest you, try and find you guilty, then throw your sorry a$$ in jail and throw away the key.
Oh, so you mean the cop who was trying to clear the reporters out of the McDonald’s was doing what he was supposed to do to protect people? Well, well, let’s see how much the looters respect the reporters’ rights.
People are nuts on this stuff. In the middle of a riot, cops don’t have time to sort out rioters from protesters. The goal is to clear the streets of everybody to stop the violence. When thugs are tossing bombs and shooting at helicopters, it is time to bring in the military style gear and vehicles. And the whiners should take on this job themselves if they think there is a better way. Tired of this war on police.
Democrat governor Jedediah Nixon told them to. "People have to be allowed to express their emotions in an appropriate way."
Schadenfreude is such a long word...
Couldn’t happen to a more deserving group.
The real riot is behind the scenes between the County and the Highway Patrol and the Ferguson Police and the Feds — all vying for control.
An amazing thing, the progressive mind.
Yeh it’s long, but soooooo appropriate.LOL
Police largely remained on the sidelines on Friday and into the dawn hours of Saturday morning as demonstrators descended on a number of businesses in Ferguson
This is EVIL this is purely EVIL! “Chaos” is not when with emotions running high people hell bent on violence or destruction take to the streets, rathe “Chaos” is when the “authorities” stand by and watch!
If this happens in my neck of the woods I will advise the “authorities” in writing that I will protect my life and property with deadly force if necessary and the bodies will be left by the curb and any one trying to suddenly don the mantel of Authority and take any action against me will be RESENTED!
The Current FReepathon Pays For The Current Quarter's Expenses?
Bandanas over their faces?Like the TRUE COWARDS They ARE!!!
Heck, Now the idiot media is blaming this trouble on the Police Chief’s news conference!
Sort of a Benghazi “the video caused the violence” meme.
Wotred so well that tine.
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