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  • Jay Z, Beyonce bail out Baltimore rioters

    05/18/2015 6:21:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/19/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Rap star Jay Z has quietly sent thousands of dollars to help bail out protesters from Baltimore’s jail system, a writer who worked with him on his 2010 memoir said. Dream Hampton, who helped Jay Z author “Decoded,” revealed the rapper’s cash infusions via Twitter. The messages were shortly after deleted – but not before the hip-hop magazine Complex picked them up and reported them, Agence France-Presse said. Among the tweets: “When we needed money for bail for Baltimore protesters, I … hit Jay up, as I had for Ferguson [and he] wired tens of thousands [of dollars].”
  • BREAKING:Charges will not be filed against MPD Officer in the shooting death of Tony Robinson

    05/12/2015 1:20:02 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 64 replies
    NBC15 ^ | May 12, 2015
    BREAKING:Charges will not be filed against MPD Officer Matt Kenny in the shooting death of Tony Robinson Updated: Tue 3:17 PM, May 12, 2015 MADISON, Wis.---BREAKING: DA Ozanne: Charges will not be filed against MPD Officer Matt Kenny in the shooting death of Tony Robinson. UPDATED: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 ---3:17 p.m. MADISON, Wis.---BREAKING: DA Ozanne: Charges will not be filed against MPD Officer Matt Kenny in the shooting death of Tony Robinson. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  • Tavis Smiley: Protests and Riots Could Become the New Normal

    05/02/2015 1:56:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | April 30, 2015 | Tavis Smiley
    It’s a dignity thing — democracy is threatened by racism and poverty. The two seminal pieces of Legislation in the 20th century happened just before the tumult of 1968–the Civil Rights Act in 1964 and the Voting Rights Act in 1965. Fifty years later, we ought to be in a season of celebration. Instead, we find ourselves in an American catastrophe. Trayvon Martin. Eric Garner. Freddie Gray. On April 4, 1967, Martin Luther King Jr. gave the most controversial speech of his life, “Beyond Vietnam.” A year later to the day, almost to the hour, he was assassinated. In that...
  • Baltimore mayor apologizes to rioters for using T-word ('"thugs” and “criminals"')

    04/30/2015 12:27:53 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 36 replies
    WND ^ | 4/29/2015 | Leo Hohmann
    As Baltimore burns, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is turning the flip-flop into a high art form, to the point where she is now apologizing to the rioters for calling them “thugs.” She stated early Monday that police were instructed to allow “those who wished to destroy space to do that.” By Monday evening, facing heavy criticism from residents and business owners, she walked back from those comments. As the city was in flames Monday night, Rawlings-Blake spoke freely on CNN about “thugs” and “criminals” who were destroying what so many had worked so hard to build, even as Marxist professor Marc...
  • Surveillance Video Shows Looting Inside Mondawmin Mall [Baltimore]

    04/29/2015 3:39:02 PM PDT · by grundle · 18 replies
    YouTube - CBS News 24 ^ | April 29, 2015
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  • It’s Time for Black America to Blame Black America

    04/29/2015 8:00:34 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 57 replies
    TheBlaze.com ^ | Apr. 29, 2015 | Wayne Root
    Where are the black fathers in Baltimore? They don‘t exist. I saw black mothers in the streets. I saw black male teens. But no black fathers trying to keep their kids off the streets and away from violence. Where is Barack Obama? Our nation’s first black president has been silent as blacks tear apart a major America city. He’s quick to weigh in and assign blame every time one black kid gets shot by a white cop. But not a word on the day thousands of blacks rampage and terrorize a city? Not a word ever about black-on-black crime? As...
  • Baltimore Looters Take Everything But a Family’s Pennies

    04/28/2015 5:35:30 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 22 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 4-28-2015 | JUSTIN GLAWE
    A 12-year-old boy swept up glass in front of his family’s cornerstore early Tuesday morning. Among the detritus that littered the sidewalk were a few Butterfingers, pieces of gum, and a single roll of pennies. That seems to be the value of what’s left in this store run by a family of Chinese immigrants after the looting. “They just stole everything,” the boy said. The family had been in New York, celebrating the wedding of a family member. They returned to a Baltimore that in places is unrecognizable thanks to the chaos following Freddie Gray’s funeral. They weren’t the only...
  • Fortune Mag Puts Two Ferguson Riot Inciters On Their ‘World’s 50 Greatest Leaders’ List

    In a list that included Pope Francis and tech billionaires, two Ferguson protesters were lauded as among the 50 “greatest leaders,” by Fortune magazine. Fortune described the people who made the list as “extraordinary men and women” who are “transforming business, government, philanthropy, and so much more.” If by transforming businesses, Fortune means looting and burning them, no argument here. Deray McKesson and Johnetta Elzie helped whip up the Ferguson mobs that terrorized the city in service of a lie. Not that Fortune would tell readers that
  • Activist Warns Return of Warmer Weather May Bring More Ferguson Violence: ‘My Prayers Are With’

    02/25/2015 7:23:59 AM PST · by rktman · 45 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/24/2015 | Tony Lee
    A St. Louis community activist told a civil rights commission that he is worried that rising temperatures will bring more violence in a region that saw widespread riots last year after Michael Brown’s death and is becoming more “volatile.”
  • Racist Black Looters in South Africa

    02/12/2015 2:38:50 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 14 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 12 February 2015 | Enza Ferreri
    Black rioting and looting are not caused by any conflicts between US cops and black criminals, although these can be used as a pretext. Events in South Africa show that it is in fact a far more widespread, global phenomenon. And in this case blacks form the country's majority, targeting a powerless minority: so, who's racist and xenophobic now? For a week, at the end of January, a mob in South Africa lynched Ethiopians, Somalis and immigrants of other nationalities living in Nelson Mandela's country, and raided and looted their stores. At least 4 people were killed and over...
  • Why They Did It: Understanding the hundreds of looters after Ferguson

    02/12/2015 4:45:15 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    KTVI-TV ^ | February 11, 2015 | Rebecca Roberts
    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – For the past five weeks, FOX 2 has worked with St. Louis County police to show surveillance footage of hundreds of criminals looting businesses in the Ferguson aftermath. The goal is to identify these looters, but these videos also provide a unique opportunity for law enforcement and criminologists to take a closer look at their behavior. On August 10th, the day after Michael Brown was shot; several people broke through the security gate outside prime sole shoe store on West Florissant. Throughout the 14-minute surveillance video, people casually walk in, grab Jordans, then other Nikes, and...
  • Juanita Morris' Boutique Was Torched During Ferguson Unrest, Now It's History (Archaeologists!)

    01/31/2015 11:03:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The River Front Times Blog ^ | January 30, 2015 | Danny Wicentowski
    It was an overcast Saturday in August, eight days after Michael Brown's death, when Juanita Morris rushed barefoot out the front door of Fashions R Boutique to watch hundreds of protesters surging north on West Florrisant Avenue. She was too excited to remember her shoes. "I was working and I saw my people out here, I'm for it, I'm supporting it, so I came out," said Morris, who moved her boutique to this spot in Dellwood ten years ago. She said she wasn't afraid of the looters and vandals that struck other business the previous night. She refused to board...
  • St. Louis County PD finally seeking Ferguson looters

    01/12/2015 5:44:34 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 12, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    While things have obviously not returned entirely to normal in and around Ferguson, Missouri, people have to eventually get back to the normal business of day to day life. This includes the police, apparently, who had a lot of loose ends to tie up following all of the lawlessness and mayhem. Rod Kackley at PJ Media caught wind of some recent efforts by the St. Louis County PD to catch up with some of the looters via social media. But while the drama between legal minds plays out, St. Louis County, Mo., police officers enlisted the aid of the department’s...
  • Oprah on Recent Protests: 'I'm Looking For Leadership'

    01/02/2015 3:29:07 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    People Magazine ^ | January 1, 2015 | Mary Green
    Oprah Winfrey has been watching the protests in Ferguson and New York like everyone else. "I think it's wonderful to march and to protest and it's wonderful to see all across the country, people doing it," she tells PEOPLE exclusively. But it's not enough to march, says Winfrey. "What I'm looking for is some kind of leadership to come out of this to say, 'This is what we want. This is what has to change, and these are the steps that we need to take to make these changes, and this is what we're willing to do to get it.'"...
  • Three charged after allegedly looting burned out beauty supply store in Ferguson

    01/01/2015 7:13:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    KMOV-TV ^ | January 1, 2015 | Staff
    Three people are facing charges after allegedly looting a beauty supply store in Ferguson Tuesday night. 25-year-old Lysha Merritt, 23-year-old Farraad Rogers-Bolden (pictured above), and 20-year-old Ronda Atkins-Rogers (pictured above) have formally been charged in connection to the robbery. Police said the three were among the six people caught looting a burned out beauty supply store. Police say Rogers-Bolden was sentenced to five years probation in 2013 for theft, however the court suspended that sentence. The other two suspects, Atkins-Rogers and Merritt, have no prior records. Both women are facing possible burglary and theft charges. Shots were fired after officers...
  • The lies of 'Hands Up, Don't Shoot' activists

    01/01/2015 6:07:05 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 1/1/2015 | Larry Elder
    What to say about “activists” pushing the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” “movement,” even as police shootings of blacks are actually down 75 percent over the last 45 years? Some protesters, many old enough to know better, say ridiculous things about race relations, like “things have gone backward.” Time for perspective.
  • Ferguson protesters win injunction to stop cops using tear gas

    12/12/2014 1:43:27 PM PST · by PROCON · 56 replies
    msnbc ^ | Dec. 12, 2014 | Trymaine Lee
    FERGUSON, Missouri – A federal judge ruled Thursday that police can no longer use tear gas on protesters without declaring an illegal assembly, giving them fair warning and time to vacate the area.
  • Charles Barkley doubles down on Ferguson: ‘We as black people, we have a lot of crooks’

    12/03/2014 3:28:16 PM PST · by george76 · 38 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 3, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Charles Barkley of NBA fame said he’s not backtracking on his earlier characterization of Ferguson violent rioters and looters as “scumbags” — and moreover, the grand jury was quite right in not indicting policeman Darren Wilson. ... “We, as black people, we have a lot of crooks,” he said, CNN reported. “We can’t just wait until something like [the Brown shooting] happens. We have to look at ourselves in the mirror. There is a reason that they racially profile us in the way they do. Sometimes it is wrong. and sometimes it is right.” ... “To be burning peoples’ property,...
  • It Takes A Village To Raise A Looter

    12/02/2014 5:28:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2, 2014 | Mike Adams
    Earlier this semester, the UNC-Wilmington African American Center hosted a panel discussion on the Ferguson race riots. A student of mine noticed that none of the panel participants actually visited Ferguson. Given that I interviewed protestors on site in Ferguson in August, the student wanted to know why I was excluded from the panel. It would only make sense to assume that I had some unique insights into the Ferguson situation relative to those who had never actually been there. Of course, the problem with my student is that he is a man of principle and thus fails to comprehend...
  • Ferguson Defense Fund: Protesters Need 'Money for Jail, Bail & Life'

    11/29/2014 10:01:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | November 29, 2014 | Michelle Moons
    A crowdfunding campaign advertising itself as the Ferguson Legal Defense Fund has been running a campaign since October that boasts a goal of raising $250,000 for protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, seeking “money for jail, bail & life.” Protesters have been voicing outrage over the shooting death of Michael Brown, ratcheting up demonstrations in the days surrounding a grand jury decision over whether to indict the officer who shot Brown....
  • #Ferguson protesters capture food court, advancing on Sears

    11/29/2014 8:05:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | November 29, 2014 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    Local security guards form defensive line at strategic Men’s Wearhouse and Express crossroads.It has come to this. The video is by anti-Israel activist Bassem Masri, whose voice narrates as protesters take over parts of the South County Mall someplace, somewhere in America. (Language Warning) (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Biggest surprise of the evening? There’s a Sears store still open. UPDATES: Sears has been breached, as protesters used the ancient Escalator Maneuver, first used by Hannibal to cross the Alps, flanking the Ladies’ Wear staff and leaving the Mens’ Footwear attendant fleeing into the Holiday Special Items section: After intense rounds of hide-and-seek, the protesters...
  • AR-15 rifle stolen from St. Louis County police car torched by rioters in Ferguson

    11/28/2014 9:36:01 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies
    stltoday.com ^ | 11/26/2014 | Joel Currier
    St. Louis County police said they are searching for an AR-15 rifle swiped from one of the two St. Louis County police cars set ablaze during Monday night's violence. Sgt. Brian Schellman said rioters who torched a county police car about 10 p.m. in the 400 block of South Florissant Road yanked out the high-powered police rifle and the rack in which it was stored. At least one other county police car was set on fire Monday night.
  • Oath Keepers Guarding Businesses in Ferguson, Missouri: Calling on Volunteers to Assist

    11/26/2014 7:56:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Oathkeepers ^ | November 25, 2014
    Calling all skilled veterans and patriots! We need your help in Ferguson, Missouri. Oath Keepers has a Security Team on the ground right now, in Ferguson, guarding businesses. That team is lead by local Oath Keepers, including retired Missouri police. last night, that team secured four local businesses after the riots erupted, and will do so again tonight, and as long as it takes, but they need your help! (See below for list of skills needed, and how to connect with the team).Little Caesars Pizza on Fire in Ferguson Last Night. More Arson ExpectedThe Oath Keepers Ferguson Security Team needs...
  • President Obama, where is their executive order?!?

    11/26/2014 10:54:54 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon
    CRASHR ^ | 11-26-14 | The Looking Spoon
    "Wherever there is lawlessness, I will be there...with a pen" - President Obama (P.S. he didn't really say that)
  • Ferguson Protesters March Through L.A. (Updates)

    11/26/2014 6:45:56 AM PST · by rktman · 30 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/25/2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    On Tuesday afternoon, several hundred demonstrators voicing their outrage at the refusal of a grand jury to induct police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown marched through south central Los Angeles.
  • All eyes on Ferguson grand jury as decision expected at any time

    11/24/2014 1:02:08 PM PST · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 24, 2014 | FoxNews.Com
    Authorities in St. Louis County, Mo. continued preparations ahead of an expected grand jury decision on whether to charge a white police officer for the fatal August 9 shooting of a black teen in Ferguson.
  • Only some civil disobedience is tolerable to the media

    11/20/2014 7:10:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 20, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Much hay is being made in the media about an offhand comment made by Senator Tom Coburn yesterday, when he speculated that national anger over executive amnesty could result in acts of protest. Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn warns there could be not only a political firestorm but acts of civil disobedience and even violence in reaction to President Obama’s executive order on immigration Thursday. “The country’s going to go nuts, because they’re going to see it as a move outside the authority of the president, and it’s going to be a very serious situation,” Coburn said on Capital Download. “You’re...
  • Exclusive: St. Louis (County, MO) Businesses Warned of ‘Civil Unrest’ After Grand Jury Decision

    10/27/2014 4:31:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    CNS News ^ | October 27, 2014 | Curtis Kalin
    A St. Louis property manager is warning businesses near the St. Louis County courthouse to prepare for “civil unrest” in the wake of the imminent grand jury decision in the Michael Brown shooting. Public demonstrations and random acts of violence have plagued the St. Louis area since August, when a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed, black teenager in the North St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, MO. The warning to businesses came by way of a letter, dated October 21, addressed to “all tenants” in The Boulevard shopping center in Richmond Heights, MO. The shopping center is less...
  • More than 100 teens swarm Memphis plaza, 'knocking out' shoppers

    09/08/2014 2:30:34 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 146 replies
    www.thv11.com ^ | 2:55 p.m. CDT September 8, 2014 | Staff
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) – THV11's CBS affiliate WREG reported that three people are now recovering after a mob of teenagers ran through a busy shopping plaza, seemingly picking out customers and Kroger employees at random to attack. A video of the incident has been shared with local news stations in the area and is quickly going viral. It shows a young adult lying still on the ground as others repeatedly kick him and stomp his head. Other are seen being chased or knocked to the ground. WREG said a witness told the cameras that the three people injured were attacked...
  • Despite Threats – QuikTrip Has No Plans To Rebuild in #Ferguson

    08/29/2014 2:10:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 29, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    On August 10, 2014, the Ferguson, Missouri, the local QuikTrip was looted and torched during riots over the shooting death of 18 year-old Michael Brown.The QuikTrip was completely destroyed during the Ferguson riots. Ferguson protesters later warned local business owners to rebuild: “Or it’s gonna be hell to pay” (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Despite the threats QuikTrip has no plans of rebuilding in Ferguson. On August 19, 2014, the gas was removed from the tanks at the Ferguson QuikTrip. This was another sign that the QuikTrip in Ferguson will not rebuild.Destroyed QuikTrip in Ferguson removed gas from its underground tanks. The company is getting...
  • Ferguson Witness: Government is Planting Provocateurs in Neighborhoods

    08/22/2014 2:31:29 PM PDT · by TBP · 32 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | August 20, 2014 | Tim Brown
    "The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves." -- ― Vladimir Lenin A video has surfaced in which a man in the Saint Louis area, who has been involved in the protests in Missouri tells viewers that agent provocateurs are infiltrating legitimate protests in Missouri, all for the sake of the government growing its militarized presence in the area. The videographer wrote in the description of the video: "I debated with myself over an hour about whether I should post this or not. Earlier, while on the 2nd shift of our U. City protest, a guy...
  • WaPo Columnist Slams Opponents of Ferguson Looting: Think 'Personal Property Worth More Than Life'

    08/21/2014 9:25:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 21, 2014 | Jeffrey Meyer
    Clinton Yates, Washington Post online columnist and commentator for Washington D.C’s WTOP radio station, decided to wade into the controversy in Ferguson by slamming those who oppose the looting and violence in the wake of Michael Brown’s death. On Thursday, August 21, during his “My Take with Clinton Yates” segment on WTOP, which is the main news radio station for the political class in Washington D.C., Yates insisted that someone who says “looting is never acceptable is implicitly saying that personal property is worth more than life itself.” Listen to MP3 audio here.] The Post columnist began his rant by...
  • Homeland Security Warns Ahead Of ‘National Day Of Rage’

    08/21/2014 6:57:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/20/2014 | Chuck Ross
    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued a bulletin drawing attention to the hactivist group Anonymous’ plans for nationwide protests against the police shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. The group has called for a “National Day of Rage” on Thursday to span 38 major U.S. cities. The Threat Management Division of the Federal Protective Service issued the bulletin. “Currently there is no indication that protests are expected to become violent. However, recent protests in Ferguson have resulted in violence, property damage and subsequent arrests,” the bulletin reads.
  • Suddenly, it's 1964 again

    08/21/2014 4:46:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 8/21/2014 | Jane Chastain
    Suddenly, it’s 1964 again. Racial tension is in the air. Cries of “injustice” and “police brutality” occupy the headlines. However, the epicenter has moved from Mississippi and Harlem to Ferguson, Missouri, a small municipality that occupies a slice of northeastern St. Louis County. Unfortunately for the peace-loving citizens in that community, those fanning the flames that have led to the violence are stuck in 1964. Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and members of the New Black Panther Party have never moved on. They are in a time warp. In fact, their relevance depends on being able to make disadvantaged blacks believe...
  • A Pound of White Flesh

    08/20/2014 10:29:33 PM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 8/21/2014 | David Horowitz
    Why isn’t anyone speaking the most obvious and most disturbing truth about what has been taking place in Ferguson? This is a lynch mob. It is unconcerned with the facts, impatient with due process, and it wants a severely injured officer who is probably the victim of a vicious criminal thug, indicted, tried and convicted or else. And the reason it wants him convicted is that he is white. This lynch mob even wants the prosecutor removed because his father was the victim of a black criminal 50 years ago.
  • day of rage

    08/20/2014 9:29:42 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 70 replies
    Pastebin ^ | 19 August 2014 | Unknown
    EMERGENCY PR: NATIONAL DAY OF RAGE DATE: THURSDAY, AUGUST 21 2014 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT, 4PM PT IF YOUR CITY IS NOT LISTED, MAKE A FACEBOOK EVENT FOR IT NOW. WE ARE ANONYMOUS. JUSTICE AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY.
  • In my day, looting actually meant something

    08/20/2014 10:01:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Dandy Goat ^ | August 19, 2014 | Raymond Hinton
    I look at the events unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri, and I just shake my head. Youngsters have no respect for the art of forming a mob, breaking into a business, loading your arms with as many goods as you can carry, then fleeing — all in the name of political dissatisfaction. In my day, looting actually meant something. When I was a young man growing up disaffected and angry in Los Angeles in the 1960s, I realized systemic racism was to blame for many of my community’s ills, and my friends and I would spend hours each night engaged in...
  • Manager Of Looted Store: Looters "Knew Exactly What They Wanted"

    08/20/2014 6:26:23 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 61 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | August 20, 2014 | Breitbart TV
    The manager of a store that was looted in the midst of the ongoing protests in Ferguson, MO believes that the looters planned and targeted his family’s store and expects it will be hard to get back in business.
  • Ferguson: What if positions were reversed?

    08/20/2014 5:31:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 8/20/2014 | Morgan Brittany
    As I sit watching the wall to wall coverage of the events that are taking place in Ferguson, Missouri, I can’t help but wonder how different things might be if an African-American police officer had shot and killed an unarmed white teenager. If there were video evidence showing a hypothetical white teen stealing merchandise and strong arming a clerk in a convenience store prior to being shot, would the media coverage be anywhere close to what we are seeing? I think not. The coverage would not be nearly as rabid. First of all the racial element would be non-existent. You...
  • Looter: 'I'm Proud of Us. We Deserve This'

    08/19/2014 5:10:36 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 97 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/19/2014 | Wynton Hall
    According to the Washington Post, a looter in Ferguson, Missouri, expressed pride and admiration for looters and said their actions are justified. "I'm proud of us. We deserve this, and this is what's supposed to happen when there's injustice in your community," said DeAndre Smith, whom the Washington Post says was "fresh from looting the QuikTrip." One officer told the Post that widespread looting has spawned "looting tourism" wherein thieves as far away as Illinois and Texas are traveling to Ferguson to steal. "It's like looting tourism," said the officer. "It's like they are spending their gas money to come...
  • New Police Tactic in Ferguson: Betray Local Business Owners

    08/16/2014 11:00:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The National Review's The Corner / CNN ^ | August 16, 2014 | Rich Lowry
    We’ve been told for days now that that the reason there was rioting in Ferguson is because protesters were “provoked” by militarized police. I agree with some of my colleagues that cops should look like cops (see Kevin’s excellent piece here), and it is deeply unsettling to see police atop armored vehicles training weapons on protesters. On the other hand, there is no justification to throw projectiles at police, no matter what kind of uniforms they are wearing or what kind of vehicles they have, nor is there any justification for destroying or stealing other people’s property. Now, we’ve had...
  • MSNBC Host Falls Apart Over Ferguson Curfew

    08/16/2014 4:28:30 PM PDT · by absentee · 61 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 8/16/14 | Caleb Howe
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uK78nbbnMs In a press conference this afternoon with Governor Jay Nixon, State Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson, and other officials, a state of emergency was declared for Ferguson, MO, and a curfew instituted. After the press conference, MSNBC's anchor T.J. Holmes begins with editorializing ... "Wow. Folks, um, what you just heard, was pretty remarkable. To a community that has been shouting, expressing their anger, their outrage, understandable anger and outrage for the past week about being denied their rights, and about a young man being denied his right to live, they are now being told that their right to...
  • Ferguson rioters harass, threaten reporters

    08/16/2014 10:52:06 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 57 replies
    Politico ^ | 16 Aug 2014 | BYRON TAU
    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,...
  • Don Lemon: White People in ‘Willful Denial’ over Racism in Ferguson

    08/14/2014 4:57:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 14, 2014 | Matt Wilstein
    After speaking to an eyewitness of the Michael Brown shooting on CNN last night, Don Lemon used his regular appearance on the Tom Joyner Morning Show to issue a statement he said he wanted everyone to hear, but “especially white folks.” “It has been almost a week since unarmed teenager Michael Brown was shot dead by a police officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, and still there no answers,” Lemon began. He tried to make that point that racial attitudes in Ferguson, Missouri and elsewhere in this country helped provide the environment that led to Brown’s death. “We...
  • Ferguson violence: Police slammed for 'escalating the situation'

    08/14/2014 4:03:16 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 36 replies
    cnn.com ^ | August 14, 2014 | Josh Levs
    To people on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, and many around the world who watched Wednesday night's violence unfold, it seemed like a scene out of another country. (snip) Some in the military community say the problem is that police are getting the equipment without the same training and rules. "To call this militarization doesn't characterize the military very well," said Josh Weinberg, an Army veteran who focuses on security issues for the Truman Project. "We always were trained in escalation of force." To call this militarization doesn't characterize the military very well. The police apparently "had their weapons up...
  • Naacp: Michael Brown Shooting 'Front And Center' At The United Nations

    08/14/2014 3:26:22 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 8/14/14 | by CHARLIE SPIERING
    U.S. civil rights advocates aired their concerns about the recent Michael Brown shooting to the United Nations in Geneva, according to a press call from the organizations on Wednesday. “This issue was front and center,” Hilary O. Shelton, director of the NAACP Washington Bureau, explained during the call.
  • Palestinians share tear gas advice with Ferguson protesters

    08/14/2014 2:58:17 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 7 replies
    Aljazeera.com ^ | 8/14/2014 | Aljazeera.com
    People in Gaza are tweeting information on how to handle tear gas to the citizens of Ferguson.
  • Missouri mayor: Looters were out-of-towners

    08/12/2014 10:09:59 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 23 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 08/11/2014 | Gina Loudon
    The mayor of Ferguson, Missouri, says many of the people who smashed, looted, burned and destroyed in the aftermath of protests following a fatal police shooting of a teenager were out-of-towners. “Once the vigil dispersed, the people who showed up saw their numbers and got really brave, then people started driving in from other areas to steal stuff,” Mayor James Knowles told WND. “A lot of the people aren’t even from our town; but they came in and stole from our businesses and left our town in ruins, and made it look like there are racial tensions here that simply...
  • Venezuela Becomes A Nation Of Looters

    11/12/2013 12:15:00 PM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 47 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11 / 12/ 13 | Editorial
    Looters: Venezuelan troops storm a local electronics retailer in the name of enforcing "fair prices," brazenly blaming the private sector for state policies. Sounds familiar — and not just because it's a communist takeover. With municipal elections just around the corner on Dec. 8, it's no surprise to see Venezuela's failing socialist government turning to pork-barrel handouts to lure voters — as it always has. Shovel the goodies to the red-shirted low-information voters and gain just enough votes in upcoming elections to claim a dictatorship is really a democracy. Not coincidentally, President Nicolas Maduro declared that Venezuela would celebrate the...
  • Jindal moves to strip food stamps from abusers (WalMart looters)

    11/06/2013 3:39:40 PM PST · by abb · 37 replies
    The (Baton Rouge, LA) Advocate ^ | November 6, 2013 | Michelle Millhollan
    The Jindal administration announced late Wednesday that it is moving to strip food stamps from recipients who took advantage of a technical glitch last month to stock up on free groceries. The announcement came after U.S. Sen. David Vitter, R-La., pressured state officials to take action by taking away food stamp benefits and forming a task force with local prosecutors to bring criminal charges. Retailers lost money when they allowed food stamp recipients to leave their stores with groceries even though they could not check spending limits. When the transactions were processed later, thousands bounced back because recipients exceeded their...