Help support WeTheArmed.com by visiting our sponsors.

Author Topic: Ferguson Riot (Aftermath)  (Read 8082 times)

strangelittleman

  • Small, Dark and Handsome
  • Senior Contributor
  • *****
  • Posts: 3155

  • Offline
Re: Ferguson Riot (Aftermath)
« Reply #25 on: November 26, 2014, 09:07:43 pm »
   Chernobyl is less toxic than Ferguson, Mo.....
Semper Gumby.....Always Flexible.
Vision without action is a daydream, Action without vision is a nightmare.
Zol zayn azoy.

WeTheArmed.com

  • Advertisement
  • ***

    ZeroTA

    • Senior Contributor
    • *****
    • Posts: 2969
    • Minister of Random Punishments

    • Offline
    Re: Ferguson Riot (Aftermath)
    « Reply #26 on: November 26, 2014, 11:30:25 pm »
    Living relatively close, but not close enough to be concerned, I can watch all this with mostly indifference.

    I see everyone from the media to my Facebook friends spouting everything from outright ignorant racist hate, to misplaced calls to show love to the protestors. And honestly I feel neither end of the spectrum, or anything in between. I don't hate them for what they're doing, nor do I feel compelled to love them. I really feel nothing.

    And to be clear about how I feel, it's got nothing to do with race or motive. You sure as heck have a right to peaceable assembly. That's not what happened though. It doesn't matter who does it or why; if any group tries to loot, vandalize, steal and burn cop cars they should be immediately be treated as enemy combatants. But nobody is consulting me, and since I'm not playing I'm not too interested in the game.


    Sent from my Stark Industries Jarvis Personal Interface
    I'm not saying you should use an M1A for home defense, but I'm also not saying you shouldn't.

    Nightcrawler

    • WTA Secretary of Defense
    • Senior Contributor
    • *****
    • Posts: 6280
    • That's what SHE said!

    • Offline
    Re: Ferguson Riot (Aftermath)
    « Reply #27 on: November 27, 2014, 04:12:20 pm »
    http://nypost.com/2014/11/26/the-inconvenient-and-tragic-truths/



    Quote
    The case is a terrible tragedy. But it isn’t a metaphor for police brutality or race repression or anything else, and never was. Aided and abetted by a compliant national media, the Ferguson protesters spun a dishonest or misinformed version of what happened — Michael Brown murdered in cold blood while trying to surrender — into a meme and a chant (“Hands up, don’t shoot”), and then a mini-movement.

    When the facts didn’t back their narrative, they dismissed the facts and retreated into paranoid suspicion of the legal system. The grand jury process was rigged, they complained, because St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch didn’t seek an indictment of Wilson and instead allowed the grand jury to hear all the evidence and make its own decision. Who could really object to a grand jury hearing everything in such a sensitive case?

    Then there is the argument that Wilson should have been indicted so there could be a trial “to determine the facts.” If a jury of Wilson’s peers didn’t believe there was enough evidence to establish probable cause to indict him, though, there was no way a jury of his peers was going to convict him of a crime, which requires the more stringent standard of beyond a reasonable doubt.

    Besides, we don’t try people for crimes they almost certainly didn’t commit just to satisfy a mob that will throw things at the police and burn down local businesses if it doesn’t get its way. If the grand jury had given in to the pressure from the streets and indicted as an act of appeasement, the mayhem most likely would have only been delayed until the inevitable acquittal in a trial. The agitators of Ferguson have proven themselves proficient at destroying other people’s property, no matter what the rationale.

    Liberal commentators come back again and again to the fact that Michael Brown was unarmed and that, in the struggle between the two, Officer Wilson sustained only bruises to his face. The subtext is that if only Wilson had allowed Brown to beat him up and perhaps take his gun, things wouldn’t have had to escalate.

    There is good reason for a police officer to be in mortal fear in the situation Officer Wilson faced, though. In upstate New York last March, Police Officer David Smith responded to a disturbance call at an office, when suddenly, a disturbed man pummeled the officer as he was attempting to exit his vehicle and then grabbed his gun and shot him dead. The case didn’t become a national metaphor for anything.

    Ferguson, on the other hand, has never lacked for media coverage, although the narrative of a police execution always seemed dubious and now has been exposed as essentially a fraud.

    “Hands up, don’t shoot” is a good slogan. If only it was what Michael Brown had done last August.
    ArizonaMOLON LABE

    Retired Bomb Guy
    Semi-Pro Hack Writer

    Nightcrawler

    • WTA Secretary of Defense
    • Senior Contributor
    • *****
    • Posts: 6280
    • That's what SHE said!

    • Offline
    Re: Ferguson Riot (Aftermath)
    « Reply #28 on: November 27, 2014, 05:05:15 pm »
    http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/alleged-plot-included-bombing-gateway-arch-killing-st-louis-county/article_69ddd938-e763-55c1-9c1c-3306725f941e.html

    Quote
    Alleged plot included bombing Arch, killing St. Louis County prosecutor, Ferguson chief

    ST. LOUIS • Two men indicted last week on federal weapons charges allegedly had plans to bomb the Gateway Arch — and to kill St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch and Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson — the Post-Dispatch has learned.

    Sources close to the investigation were uncertain whether the men had the capability to carry out the plans, although the two allegedly did buy what they thought was a pipe bomb in an undercover law enforcement sting.

    The men wanted to acquire two more bombs, the sources said, but could not afford to do it until one suspect’s girlfriend’s Electronic Benefit Transfer card was replenished.

    Quote
    The charges say that between Nov. 1 and Nov. 13, at the Cabela’s store in Hazelwood, Baldwin claimed to be buying two Hi-Point .45-caliber pistols for himself when they were really for another person. Brandon also is known as Brandon Muhammad, according to court documents, and Davis now goes by the last name Ali, his attorney said. Each faces a charge of aiding and abetting the making of a false written statement made in connection with a firearms purchase.

     :facepalm
    ArizonaMOLON LABE

    Retired Bomb Guy
    Semi-Pro Hack Writer

    goatroper

    • Contributor
    • ****
    • Posts: 1457

    • Offline
    Re: Ferguson Riot (Aftermath)
    « Reply #29 on: November 30, 2014, 02:19:46 pm »
    Recently I posted a link to an article (Reply #21) about a couple of NY Times reporters who published the Ferguson police officer's home address.  It seems one of them is not enjoying the "turnabout is fair play" reward she's reaping.

    http://gotnews.com/breaking-cops-nyt-reporter-published-darrenwilson-address-calling-cops-nonstop/

    BREAKING: COPS: NYT Reporter Who Published #DarrenWilson Address Calling Cops Nonstop

    by Charles C. Johnson

    The New York Times journalist who published Darren Wilson’s home address wants police protection and has been calling the police nonstop, Gotnews.com has learned.

    Julie Bosman “keeps calling the 020th District station complaining about people harassing and threatening her,” our source told us. She’s also “complaining about numerous food deliveries being sent to her residence.”

    Chicago police department sources alerted Gotnews.com about the glaring double standard on Friday.

    Gotnews.com published Julie Bosman’s address in Chicago after she published the address of Officer Darren Wilson and his new wife in a widely criticized move.

        “@ChuckCJohnson: @juliebosman is reportedly worried for her safety after publishing #DarrenWilson address, according to Chicago PD” Irony.

        — The Trial File (@TheTrialFile) November 28, 2014
    VirginiaGoatroper

    Nightcrawler

    • WTA Secretary of Defense
    • Senior Contributor
    • *****
    • Posts: 6280
    • That's what SHE said!

    • Offline
    Re: Ferguson Riot (Aftermath)
    « Reply #30 on: November 30, 2014, 09:49:13 pm »
    http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2014/11/30/Crump-Wilson-as-Cold-as-Ice-and-Saw-Brown-as-a-Demon

    Quote
    Sunday on CBS's "Face the Nation," Michael Brown's family Attorney Benjamin Crump said Ferguson Police Officer Wilson was as "cold as ice" and had no deeper consideration when using lethal force because he saw Michael Brown as a demon and criminal not a child.

    "The family greatly wanted to have the killer of their unarmed son held accountable," Crump said. "They really will look at every legal avenue, they are still troubled by the things that happened in the grand jury proceeding as well as officer Darren Wilson statements when he said that his conscious was clear and that he would do the same thing over again. They just feel thats very cold. It's one of those things where you would hope that even if a police officer felt they had to use lethal force that they would have some consideration. His mother and father don't think Officer Wilson had any consideration for their child and wonder if he had a conscience. That's troubling to them. We want police officers that do have a conscience in our community note police officers that are cold as ice and see our children at demons and criminals."

    ArizonaMOLON LABE

    Retired Bomb Guy
    Semi-Pro Hack Writer

    RetroGrouch

    • Senior Member
    • ***
    • Posts: 976

    • Offline
    Re: Ferguson Riot (Aftermath)
    « Reply #31 on: December 01, 2014, 12:19:12 am »
    I suppose it's pointless to tell them if they didn't raise their children to be demonic criminals the police wouldn't see them as demonic criminals?
    Arizona

    Help support WeTheArmed.com by visiting our sponsors.