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  • Corrections Officers Accused of Looting Store During Baltimore Riots

    05/15/2015 7:40:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 15, 2015 | 3:19 PM EDT | Melanie Hunter
    Two female Baltimore corrections officers were caught on tape last month allegedly looting a 7-Eleven store during the riots, according to a CBS affiliate. According to police, they reviewed the surveillance footage after receiving a tip and saw Tamika Cobb and Kendra Richard leaving with merchandise while the store was closed. …
  • 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. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  • Valerie Jarrett's Favorite Things

    05/03/2015 4:09:06 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 11 replies
    May 3, 2015 | Self
  • Baltimore Rally: Burn Down Stores to Get Them ‘Out of Our Communities’

    05/03/2015 1:11:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 212 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 2, 2015 | Staff
    During a large rally in front of Baltimore’s City Hall, a young man introduced as “Brother Rose,” in winding and sometimes incoherent speech, praised the burning of a CVS store at the corner of Pennsylvania and North Avenues. “America didn’t care until we started affecting things they profit from… What we saying, ‘Let’s get you out of our communities.’” He also said, “Without us running (unintelligible) Mondawmin Mall [the site of mass looting on Monday], taking back from the stores that have taken our dollars for how long, and not giving back to the community in any type of way....
  • Saturday Night Riot [ LIVE THREAD ]

    05/02/2015 6:53:09 PM PDT · by tennmountainman · 85 replies
    Self ^ | 5-3-15 | Alan
    It's Saturday night, which means it's riot night in America. Join fellow Freepers for a discussion about riots across America tonight. Many of us cannot afford to watch the big fight on PPV. So get you nightly dose of riots, looting, business burnings and looting information right here for FREE! 8 minutes to Cerfew. Let the mayhem begin.
  • SHOCK VIDEO>>> Hundreds of Baltimore Looters CLEAN OUT Sporting Goods Store

    04/30/2015 12:53:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | April 29, 2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    The owners of Baltimore’s Sports Mart in Mondawmin Mall released surveillance video of ‘hundreds’ of looters rampaging through the family-owned business Monday night. The video shows Black men and women pouring in to the store and stealing everything in sight. The owners of the store are white. There are reports that non-Black-owned stores were targeted for looting by the Baltimore rioters.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)WJZ-TV in Baltimore aired the footage and interviewed the owners. They said the store was cleaned out–including the safe which was found in the street a block-and-half-away. WJZ reporter Amy Yensi said the store’s eleven employees have been laid off...
  • 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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  • Mayor 'told police to STAND DOWN while Baltimore began to burn during riots'

    04/29/2015 10:58:23 AM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 87 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 29, 2015 | Ashley Collman For Dailymail.com and Daniel Bates For Dailymail.com
    According to a senior law enforcement source, the embattled mayor effectively told her officers to do nothing as the city began to burn - raising questions as to whether the rioting could have been stopped. Asked by Fox News if the mayor was responsible for the order, the source said, 'You are God damn right it was.'
  • Baltimore scrambles to save tourism, conventions (Uh, cancel that directive to let them destroy)

    04/27/2015 9:42:35 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 201 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | April 27, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    With the violence sweeping Baltimore threatening to scare away tourists and the city's huge convention industry, officials are working overtime to build in new security around the downtown convention center and promising to keep people safe.
  • Rush Limbaugh: Baltimore Is Getting The ‘Benghazi’ Treatment

    04/27/2015 1:13:25 PM PDT · by drewh · 9 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | | 3:38 pm, April 27th, 2015 | Matt Wilstein
    As protests continued to escalate this weekend over the death of Freddie Gray, whose spine was allegedly severed while in police custody, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake made the unlikely request that her police department “give those who wished to destroy space to do that.” This concept was expectedly mind-blowing to Rush Limbaugh, who called it “one of the most disqualifying statements ever made by a politician,” adding, “I mean, there’s no rational explanation for that.” The conservative radio host went on to say, “I don’t pretend to know what goes on in Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s mind.” But then, he quickly added,...
  • In Defense of Looting

    04/26/2015 9:28:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The New Inquiry ^ | August 21, 2014 | Willie Osterweil
    For most of America’s history, one of the most righteous anti-white supremacist tactics available was looting. As protests in Ferguson continued unabated one week after the police killing of Michael Brown, Jr., zones of Twitter and the left media predominantly sympathetic to the protesters began angrily criticizing looters. Some claimed that white protesters were the ones doing all of the looting and property destruction, while others worried about the stereotypical and damaging media representation that would emerge. It also seems that there were as many protesters (if not more) in the streets of Ferguson working to prevent looting as there...
  • George Soros's $33Mil bankrolled Ferguson demonstrations/national protests

    03/12/2015 10:49:32 AM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Jan 16, 2015 | UK Daily Mail
    Hedge fund mogul's Open Society Foundations made huge donations. Organizers bussed in from New York and D.C. to take over campaigning. Different cash recipients would repeat each others' messages. Helped to keep events and messages at the top of news agenda. Soros cash, from speculating on markets, is given to many liberal causes. Liberal billionaire George Soros donated $33million to social justice organizations which helped turn events in Ferguson from a local protest into a national flashpoint. The handouts, revealed in tax filings from Soros's private foundation, were given to dozens of different groups which weighed in on the...
  • WITNESSES TO MICHAEL BROWN SHOOTING FEARED CONTRADICTING ‘HANDS UP, DON’T SHOOT’ NARRATIVE

    03/04/2015 10:59:45 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 4, 2015 | by JOHN SEXTON
    According to an 86-page report issued by the Department of Justice, six of the most credible witnesses to the shooting of Michael Brown were afraid to give testimony in support of Ferguson, MO, police officer Darren Wilson, because they knew it would undercut the “Hands up, don’t shoot” narrative being advanced by their neighbors and, eventually, by the media. Several expressed concern for their safety should they choose to contradict that narrative publicly. As one witness noted, there were signs in the neighborhood reading “snitches get stitches.” The fear experienced by witnesses to the incident is a constant refrain in...
  • AG Nominee Calls Civil Forfeiture “Wonderful Tool” [semi-satire]

    02/10/2015 12:30:49 PM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 Feb 2015 | John Semmens
    President Obama’s nominee for Attorney General Loretta Lynch followed up her stunning defense a president’s “right to summarily execute enemies of the state” with fulsome praise for government’s controversial practice of seizing the property and money of people before they are found guilty of a crime, calling it “a wonderful tool.” “It is difficult to prove someone guilty of a crime under our laws,” Lynch pointed out. “The evidence required is substantial. The ‘beyond reasonable doubt’ standard is daunting. Under Civil Forfeiture, though, there is more leeway. Under this statute, the property or money is accused of illegal actions. Since...
  • 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...
  • Ferguson Store Owners: ‘The Government, They Weren’t There For Us’

    12/10/2014 12:42:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 10, 2014 - 1:05 PM | Brittany M. Hughes
    In the aftermath of the violent riots that broke out following a grand jury’s decision not to indict white police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of black teenager Michael Brown, storeowners in the small St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo., say they’re almost as angry at their state government as they are with the looters who vandalized, robbed, and destroyed their stores. […] “We haven’t received one call from the state or the governor’s office at all—not one,” said Kurt Barks, owner of Complete Auto Body and Repair in Ferguson, one of dozens of businesses that were trashed...
  • More protests: Highway 24 blocked; vandalism, looting in Berkeley

    12/08/2014 12:59:30 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 66 replies
    SFGate ^ | 12-8-2014 | Kale Williams, Erin Allday and Evan Sernoffsky
    Hundreds of protesters returned to East Bay streets on Sunday for a second night of raucous demonstrations against police killings of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York. Sunday’s protest started out largely peaceful in Berkeley, but by 9 p.m. crowds had climbed past lines of California Highway Patrol officers onto Highway 24 in Oakland, where they blocked multiple lanes of eastbound traffic. Even as the crowd chanted “peaceful protest,” a group of people jumped on top of two law enforcement vehicles and kicked at the sirens, and several set small fires nearby. Police eventually moved protesters away from...
  • Obama urges persistence in confronting deep roots of racism

    12/07/2014 6:07:03 AM PST · by Libloather · 48 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/07/14 | David Nakamura, Vanessa Williams
    President Obama on Sunday sought to calm tensions in the wake of racially charged protests in New York and Ferguson, Mo., saying the nation has made progress on race relations but emphasizing that the distrust between minority communities and law enforcement “will not be solved overnight.” “This is something that’s deeply rooted in our society, that’s deeply rooted in our history,” Obama said in an interview on the cable network BET. **SNIP** “We have to be persistent,” Obama said in the BET interview. “Typically, progress is in steps. It’s in increments. When you’re dealing with something as deeply rooted as...
  • Bosnian community in St. Louis outraged over fatal hammer attack in Bevo Mill neighborhood

    12/01/2014 7:18:42 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 51 replies
    stltoday.com St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 3 hours ago | Joel Currier
    ST. LOUIS • St. Louis Bosnians outraged about a deadly hammer attack in the city’s Bevo Mill neighborhood spilled into the streets Sunday night to voice frustrations over violence touching their community. [....] Police said Begic was in his vehicle about 1:15 a.m. in the 4200 block of Itaska when several juveniles approached and began damaging his car. Police said Begic got out to confront the juveniles, who began yelling at him and hitting him with hammers. Begic, 32, who lived in the 4200 block of Miami Street, suffered injuries to his head, abdomen, face and mouth. He died at...
  • This #Ferguson Area Strip Mall Didn’t Get Looted Last Night, Can You Guess Why?

    11/27/2014 7:03:53 AM PST · by doug from upland · 47 replies
    Back in August during the first round of riots in Ferguson a strip mall was saved from looting and destruction by a brave group of men (pictured above) armed with guns: Nobody is robbing St. Louis Ink Tattoo Studio anytime soon. Or County Guns, for that matter. The two north county businesses share a storefront in a Florissant strip mall less than ten minute drive from the epicenter of last night’s riots in Ferguson. After nightfall, what began as a community’s peaceful demonstration against the Ferguson Police Department’s shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown turned increasingly violent. Crowds plundered...
  • For this store owner Ferguson is the gift that keeps on giving...

    11/26/2014 10:09:07 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 23 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 11-26-14 | The Looking Spoon
    :-( As mentioned earlier these aren't protests...
  • Black-owned Ferguson store destroyed by mob of Michael Brownshirts

    11/25/2014 4:03:04 PM PST · by Adam Taxin · 103 replies
    " 'They knew it [referring to the fact that she is black] ... Jealous anger she wasn't a welfare queen like the rest of the hood.' " " 'I feel bad for this poor woman. She put her heart and soul into a business to make a good living for herself and to provide a service for the community. This is how they repaid her. To those who pass off the violence by saying that it was just the destruction of property, I point to the fact that Juanita's life has been irrevocably altered for the worse.' "
  • Affirmative Action Looting

    11/25/2014 11:58:43 AM PST · by goldstategop · 35 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 11/25/2014 | Steven Plaut
    It should properly be called “Affirmative Action Looting.” Having lectured the world for decades that American blacks should not be expected to obey the law or conform to the standards of behavior applicable to others, that black crime is a protest against social injustices, that blacks cannot succeed because of white skin privilege and never mind that there is a black president, the liberal establishment might as well be torching they buildings and cars in Missouri all by itself. The liberals have “Tawana Brawleyed” themselves into oblivion. They seriously believed that a grand jury could be bullied into indicting an...
  • CNN Reporter Hit With Rock In Head During Ferguson Live Shot

    11/25/2014 5:40:54 AM PST · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 25, 2014
    Chaos returned to the streets of Ferguson after a grand jury declined to indict a white police officer in the death of Michael Brown — a decision that enraged protesters who set fire to buildings and cars and looted businesses in the area where the unarmed, black 18-year-old was fatally shot. [Snip] Authorities reported hearing hundreds of gunshots, which for a time prevented fire crews from fighting the flames. There were 61 arrests in Ferguson overnight, many for burglary and trespassing,
  • Pic: #Ferguson looters carry stolen big screen TV from Aaron's rental center

    11/25/2014 12:09:56 AM PST · by Zakeet · 52 replies
    Twitter ^ | November 24, 2014
    Pic: #Ferguson looters carry stolen big screen TV from Aaron's rental center
  • MSNBC Anchor Chased Off Air By Gunfire

    11/24/2014 11:35:01 PM PST · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    Brietbart ^ | November 24, 2014
    Monday night while covering the Ferguson riots MSNBC’s Chris Hayes was forced off air because he had to run for cover from gun shots ringing out behind him ...
  • Watch: Store Robbed by Brown Looted on National TV

    11/24/2014 11:28:11 PM PST · by Zakeet · 68 replies
    Brietbart ^ | November 24, 2014
    Ferguson Market and Liquor, the store that Michael Brown robbed before he was killed by Officer Darren Wilson was looted during the aftermath of the grand jury's decision to not indict ...
  • No Flat Screen, No peace

    11/24/2014 8:23:59 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 24 replies
    Black Friday Comes Early For Looters
  • Pictures, Video of Massive Ferguson Looting, Violence

    11/24/2014 8:01:40 PM PST · by rightistight · 82 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/24/14 | Aurelius
    Looting and violence has broken out in Ferguson in the wake of the decision not to indict Darren Wilson. Jake Tapper reported that people tried to smash in windows with bricks and police have fired tear gas to disperse crowds. Don Lemon is reporting people throwing bottles and confronting police. You can see pictures below and video underneath them:
  • Missouri governor appoints Ferguson Commission

    11/18/2014 7:26:56 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 18, 2014 8:10 PM EST | Alan Scher Zagier
    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Tuesday named 16 people to the new Ferguson Commission, an independent panel tasked with helping the St. Louis County suburb of Ferguson heal after the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. […] … The Democratic governor selected a racially diverse group: nine of its members are black; seven are white. Its ranks include the owner of Ferguson construction supply company, two pastors, a university professor, two attorneys, a 20-year-old community activist and a St. Louis police detective who is also president of the state chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police. …
  • 'Pants Up, Don't Loot' Billboard Planned By Wilson Supporters As Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Nears

    11/17/2014 1:02:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The International Business Times ^ | November 17, 2014 | Howard Koplowitz
    Supporters of Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson raised more than $3,000 to erect a “Pants Up, Don’t Loot” billboard in or around the predominantly black St. Louis suburb as the grand jury decision on an indictment for the white police officer looms. The billboard’s message comes from a National Review article quoting a derogatory response to the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” chant by supporters of unarmed black teen Mike Brown, whom Wilson shot and killed Aug. 9. The “Pants Up, Don’t Loot” campaign was created on the crowdfunding website Indiegogo and quickly reached its $3,000 goal on Monday. “This crowdfunding...
  • Protesters reportedly planning to shut down Missouri city after Brown decision (Clayton)

    11/14/2014 12:17:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 14, 2014
    Protesters in Missouri are reportedly planning to shut down Clayton following a grand jury decision on whether a suburban St. Louis officer who shot unarmed teen Michael Brown should face charges. The protesters want to financially hurt Clayton, a city of roughly 15,000 residents that borders St. Louis, where organizers met late Thursday to hopefully attract hundreds if not thousands of people to show up on the first workday after the grand jury reaches a decision, KTVI reports. The protesters will meet in public spaces and may spread out in small groups, possibly to take part in civil disobedience like...
  • Michael Brown Shooting: Experts Warn L.A. Riots Over Rodney King 'Should Be Expected' In Ferguson

    11/05/2014 2:19:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies
    Headline and Global News ^ | November 5, 2014 | Oulimata Ba
    Any minute now, a grand jury is expected to decide if whether or not police officer Darren Wilson is to be charged for the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the Missouri suburb of Ferguson four months ago. Forensic, autopsy and investigation reports released in October indicate the six-year veteran cop will not be indicted, an event some say will cause an outbreak in riots similar to the ones in 1992 when several Los Angeles cops were acquitted in relation to a taped beating of Rodney King. "The LA riots with Rodney King is what should be expected to...
  • AP Exclusive: Ferguson No-Fly Zone Aimed at Media

    11/02/2014 11:56:31 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    ABC News / The Associated Press ^ | November 2, 2014 | Jack Gillum and Joan Lowy
    The U.S. government agreed to a police request to restrict more than 37 square miles of airspace surrounding Ferguson, Missouri, for 12 days in August for safety, but audio recordings show that local authorities privately acknowledged the purpose was to keep away news helicopters during violent street protests. On Aug. 12, the morning after the Federal Aviation Administration imposed the first flight restriction, FAA air traffic managers struggled to redefine the flight ban to let commercial flights operate at nearby Lambert-St. Louis International Airport and police helicopters fly through the area — but ban others....
  • CNN Analyst Pretty Damn Sure Ferguson Will Riot if Officer Isn’t Indicted

    10/29/2014 4:17:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 29, 2014 | Evan McMurry
    Ferguson police chief Thomas Jackson is or isn’t resigning or being pushed out of his job, depending on how much you believe CNN’s reporting last night (Jackson disputes all versions). But CNN law enforcement analyst Tom Fuentes said the Ferguson PD was right to stock up on riot gear anyway, as things are “going to overheat” if Officer Darren Wilson isn’t indicted and convicted for shooting unarmed teenager Michael Brown. “Whether [Jackson] resigns, or is fired, won’t matter at the end of the day if Wilson isn’t arrested, prosecuted, and jailed for shooting Michael Brown,” said Fuentes, a former FBI...
  • Mayhem Breaks Out In Ferguson Again After Police Arrest Protestors

    09/26/2014 4:55:09 AM PDT · by blam · 51 replies
    BI ^ | 9-26-2014 | Reuters
    Reuters September 26, 2014 (Reuters) - Several protesters were arrested on Thursday night after police clashed with demonstrators at a rally in Ferguson, Missouri, where black teenager Michael Brown was shot to death by a white police officer last month, CNN and KMOV-TV reported. A number of protesters were arrested after Ferguson police chief Tom Jackson began marching with a crowd of rally-goers and a scuffle broke out near him, the broadcasters, CNN and St. Louis television station KMOV, said. Reuters could not independently verify the reports. Representatives of the Ferguson Police Department could not be immediately reached for comment....
  • Looting is Bad, and So is Your Opinion About Looting: a Twitter Adventure (Barf alert)

    09/05/2014 7:04:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Blue Nation Review ^ | August 12, 2014 | Jesse Berney
    In the wake of the brutal slaying of Michael Brown by police in Ferguson, Missouri, locals protested and were faced with law enforcement armed with military-grade weaponry. The night turned chaotic, and protesters looted and then burned at least one store, a local QuikTrip. The video below went viral quickly.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)It wasn’t a great moment for the protesters. The condemnations poured in quickly. After a moment’s thought, I posted this to twitter. Jesse Berney @jesseberney Are you a white person thinking about tsk-tsking the #Ferguson protesters over looting? May I suggest a healthy serving of can u not 10:16 PM -...
  • NSDC: Russian marauders steal coal from Donbas

    09/04/2014 6:24:41 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    Zik TV ^ | Wednesday 03 september, 2014, 18:12 | Zik TV
    The Russians started to steal the coal from Donbas mines and take it to Russia, National Security and Defense council says Sept. 3. One day ago, the head of the Independent Trade Union of Miners Mykhailo Volynets confirmed that the terrorists and their Russian masters have started to move the coal from mine’s storage depots to Russia. From the Antratsyt and Chervony partyzan mines the militants have seized 15,000 tons of coal. They loaded it on the white-colored trucks and took it to Russia. The trucks from the first so-called food convoy were used to steal the equipment of the...
  • Looting Is Good

    08/31/2014 12:49:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Townhall ^ | August 31, 2014 | Paul Jacob
    Listen to the experts. Challenge yourself to understand that looting isn’t bad, and shouldn’t be viewed as a violation of the rights of an innocent person or persons or a frontal assault on the essence of civilization itself. No, looting and rioting are important human expressions for change that should be protected and celebrated. And perhaps subsidized via a pilot federal program. Sadly, as Yamiche Alcindor reports for USA Today. “When protesters burned down a convenience store near where a police officer fatally shot Michael Brown, many condemned it.” Oh, dear, how small-minded of them. Thankfully, “experts say the ensuing...
  • St. Louis County Seeks FEDERAL BAILOUT for More Than 100 BUSINESSES Harmed During #Ferguson Riots

    08/27/2014 4:09:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 27, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    On Saturday August 9, 2014, 18 year-old Michael Brown was shot to death by a Ferguson police officer after he had earlier robbed a local convenience store. As a result of his death protesters in Ferguson have caused mass destruction in the community. Several dozen businesses were damaged in the looting and violence. Here is an interactive map of the attacks, shootings, lootings, and destruction. Many of the local businesses were looted not just once, but twice. Now this… St. Louis County officials are discussing disbursement of federal aid to the more than 100 businesses that suffered financial losses during...
  • Sowell: Facts vs. Visions

    08/25/2014 1:28:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 26, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    The political left has been campaigning against the use of force since at least the 18th century. So it is not surprising that they are now arguing that heavily armed or aggressive police forces only inflame protesters and thus provoke violence. Statisticians have long warned that correlation is not causation, but they have apparently warned in vain. There is no reason to doubt that heavily armed police in riot gear may be more likely to show up where outbreaks of violence are expected. But when violence then breaks out, does that prove that it was the appearance of the police...
  • Ferguson vs. Boston

    08/25/2014 10:57:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Concrete Classroom ^ | August 18, 2014 | Michael Kaechele
    The tragic event of the killing of MIchael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri have led to protests and rioting against police brutality. It brings to the surface (again) the institutional racism that has always been in our country. I think white privilege causes some to look at Ferguson as an excuse for criminal activity rather than a political protest. William Chamberlain tweeted a comment about the looting comparing it to the Boston Tea Party. I made this image.I think this leads to many questions: •What are the similarities between the events? •What are the differences? •What are the issues that each...
  • (YouTube)DFU POLIMERICK: Ferguson Rioters Want Free Stuff

    08/21/2014 9:13:20 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 3 replies
    DFU via YouTube ^ | 8-21-14 | DFU
    I GOTS TO GET ME SOME FREE STUFF
  • VIDEO: What this Young Black Man did while the Looting in #Ferguson is unbelievable

    08/21/2014 1:59:18 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 23 replies
    Three Percenter Nation ^ | August 21, 2014
    Link to video
  • Kurdish forces retake 2 Christian villages; crosses restored to churches

    08/21/2014 1:02:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | August 21, 2014 | Diogenes
    Assisted by US airstrikes, forces of the autonomous Iraqi region of Kurdistan have retaken the historically Christian towns of Tel Isqof (or Telskuf) and Batnaya from the Sunni jihadist forces. Christian residents who returned to Tel Isqof were “shocked” by the level of destruction committed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the Assyrian International News Agency reported. They restored crosses to their churches before beginning the task of cleaning up their town. Additional sources for this storySome links will take you to other sites, in a new window. Interactive Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (Los Angeles...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Captain Ron Johnson: Some cops were ashamed that looting occurred while police stood by ( Missouri )

    08/20/2014 6:37:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Twitchy ^ | August 19, 2014
    Some officers were ashamed that looting took place days ago in #Ferguson while police stood by, says Capt Ron Johnson.
  • How Ferguson made conservatives lose faith in the police

    08/20/2014 12:01:34 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 39 replies
    As we watch the turmoil in Ferguson — where protests and police crackdowns raged for a week in the wake of a police shooting of an unarmed black teenager — many Americans have been forced to reassess their views on the duty and tactics of the police. But we conservatives — with our dueling affinity for law-and-order institutions like the police and our libertarian-inspired opposition to abuses of government power — are perhaps the most torn. Over at the Federalist, Hans Fiene notes, "For many conservatives, especially those of us living in nice, comfy suburbs, it's hard to apply the...
  • VICE News: Live From the Streets of Ferguson, Missouri

    08/16/2014 9:32:57 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 223 replies
    Vice News Live Feed. They were in the middle of the action last night.