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Ferguson shooting: Protests spread across US

OWoN: So, they shot a robbing crook who was already tracked for a life of crime. Mass riots.

Hundreds of demonstrators marched through the streets of Los Angeles before a smaller group briefly shut down a motorway

Ferguson shooting: Protests spread across US

BBC News
26 November 2014

A dozen US cities have seen new protests over the decision not to charge a white policeman who killed a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri.

Demonstrations from New York to Seattle were largely peaceful but rioting broke out in Oakland, California.

There was some unrest in Ferguson itself, with police making 44 arrests, but the town did not see destruction on the scale of Monday night.

The officer who killed Michael Brown there says he has a "clean conscience".

Darren Wilson, who shot the 18-year-old on 9 August, told ABC News that in the struggle which preceded the shooting, he had felt "like a five-year-old holding on to [US wrestler] Hulk Hogan".

Many in Ferguson's predominantly African-American community had called for the officer to be charged with murder, but the grand jury's decision means the police officer will not face state criminal charges over the shooting.

Lawyers for Mr Brown's family denounced the grand jury's decision, saying they "strongly objected" to the way prosecutor Bob McCullough laid out the case, while condemning the violence that followed.

Oakland in the San Francisco Bay area saw some of the worst unrest on Tuesday night

A T-Mobile store was among businesses attacked by rioters in Oakland

At one point a fire set by protesters burnt across four lanes of Oakland's Telegraph Avenue

Protesters in Seattle blocked traffic

Here a cyclist blocks a road in Los Angeles

Police cars attacked

St Louis County police chief Jon Belmar said Tuesday had been "generally a much better night" in Ferguson, a town of 21,000 people.

Tear gas was fired just once, he said, when rioters smashed windows at the Ferguson town hall. There was only one report of shooting, he added, when a car was set alight.

Some 2,200 National Guard soldiers were deployed to assist police in keeping order in and around the town.

Protests were reported in 13 cities: St Louis itself as well as Philadelphia, Seattle, Albuquerque, New York, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Oakland, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Portland, Chicago and Boston.

Demonstrators across the US chanted the refrain "hands up, don't shoot" in reference to some witness statements that said Mr Brown was raising his hands in surrender when he was killed.

But many protests also referred to police killings in their own city, including a man in New York who died after being placed in a "chokehold" by a police officer.

In Oakland, in the San Francisco Bay area, rioters vandalised police cars and attacked businesses in the centre during a second night of unrest in the port city of 406,000 people.

Long-standing grievances about Oakland's police department are believed in part to be fuelling the protests there.

On Monday night, 43 arrests were made in Oakland as police struggled to control a crowd of some 2,000 people.



  1. The USG wanted civil unrest and race riots; the USG got civil unrest and race riots. My opinion.

    Guest Post: Did They Want More Violence In Ferguson? 10 'Coincidences' Too Glaring To Ignore

    "Our chief weapon is surprise...surprise and fear...fear and surprise.... Our two weapons are fear and surprise...and ruthless efficiency.... Our *three* weapons are fear, surprise, and ruthless efficiency...and an almost fanatical devotion to Israel and the Rothschild bankers.... Our *four* *Amongst* our weapons.... Amongst our weaponry...are such elements as fear, surprise.... I'll come in again."

    Shit-stirring the old animosities. Dividing and ruling as usual. Turning order into chaos. What a load of tossers!

    1. With thanks to Monty Python and an apology for amending their genius script, taken from The Spanish Inquisition. I do not own the copyright....etc. Please don't sue me...fair use, educational purposes, venting......whatever.

  2. Yeap-----

    I do not have energy and time to follow Fergusson - but tend to believe that as summed by J Willie - it is being staged - used - promoted for possible martial law enforcement or whatever, even if it is genuine it is sad.

    Anger - anger - frustration and fury and more fury -

    In Czech we had revolution taking down communist party government - no burnt cars, no robbery, no burglars, nothing was destroyed - no body was shot dead - eventually communists were taken out of jobs - some ended up in prison but kind of mild but result was there were finished they could not get any serious job .... at the end (some managed, but ended also..)

    It is possible to do it this way ......

  3. ‘No Justice, No Profit’: Hollywood stars join #BlackoutBlackFriday online campaign
    The ‘No Justice, No Profit’ campaign – led by a movement of celebrities and activists – is calling for a nationwide boycott of retail outlets to protest the recent grand jury decision not to indict a white officer for killing an unarmed black teenager.

    Spearheaded by the Justice for Michael Brown Leadership Coalition, the campaign is being promoted under Twitter hashtags such as #BlackoutBlackFriday and #BoycottBlackFriday. Supporters believe justice wasn’t served for Michael Brown when Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson was not charged with a crime for fatally shooting the unarmed black teen. They also see his case as a symptom of a larger issue in the US surrounding race and the criminal justice system, and how it unfairly discriminates against certain races.

    The campaign gained traction on social media Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. It has attracted support from celebrities like Russell Simmons, Michael B. Jordan, and Hollywood stars like Tyrese and Isaiah Washington.


    There is a multi-pronged Islamic terrorist invasion of America. It is beginning to look like that this invasion is coalescing in Ferguson, MO. Phase one of this insidious invasion took place on our southern border under the guise of illegal immigration.

    How Islamic Terrorists Came To America In Large Numbers

    Back in 2010, an internal memo was leaked from the Tucson Police Department. which stated that Islamic terrorist groups are commencing operations in Mexico and forming alarming ties with the country’s brutal drug cartels. In turn, the drug cartels are now associated with Hezbollah and ultimately their partner, Hamas. The memo also references a large weapons stockpile in Mexico as evidenced by the 2010 Tijuana arrest of Hezbollah militant Jameel Nasr, who was given the job of establishing a well-armed Hezbollah network in Mexico and South America. Nasr was apparently bringing this terror network north to America when he was captured. The memo also discussed the April 2009 arrest of Jamal Yousef in New York, which exposed a huge cache of assault rifles, hand grenades, explosives and anti-tank munitions. According to the report, the weapons were stored in Mexico, but only after being smuggled from Iraq by members of Hezbollah, instead of the Mexican drug cartels as one would have expected to find. As a temporary aside, where do you think ISIS is getting its weapons? The preceding references contained in the Tucson Police memo just answered that question.

    The memo further warns that there could be dire consequences due to the new level of cooperation between Hezbollah and Mexico’s drug partnerships and this could be disastrous given Hezbollah’s advanced and new weapons capabilities. The report goes on to state that some Mexican criminal organizations have started using small IEDs which is clearly illustrative of the use of car bombs which is a hallmark trait of Islamic terrorists. IED’s are clearly the least of our worries with regard to the increased influx of MS-13 terrorists.

    For the past seven to eight years, the United States government has acknowledged the fact that Hamas and Hezbollah have strong ties to the Mexican drug cartels.(more)

  5. Ferguson – Witness #10 Killed To Coverup Rigged Judgement?


    100% FACTUAL EVENT JURY RIGGED TESTIMONY COVERUP!? Why isn’t this being broadcasted on National TV for all to know? Perfect Mass Medai Control Yes?

    “Witness #10″ WAS THE MAIN KEY WITNESS To the FERGUSON GRAND JURY COVERUP DECISION. This Witness gave 2 or 3 different stories, until he finally stated one that “Fit” the Gov Story)!? (All Stories Explained in below video)

    Was this the Witness #10, DeAndre Joshua, 20, that was Killed less then 24 hours after the Announcement Yesterday to Silence him? Who killed him and why was he killed blocks away from where Michael Brown was killed? Their are many sides to this Killing, but too early to know more specific details. But this video is his actual Testimony that more then likely got him killed!?

  6. While the country is collapsing, what better opportunity than to cause a false flag to get the whole world's attention away from the real issues such as Hagel firing, metals manipulation, executive orders, rigged stock market, democrats discussing immigration and impeachment, AG replacement, missing gold, repatriation of gold, OPEC, Russian sanctions, Monsanto, Ebola, east coast storm, etc....

    All the while they are opening the gates to the "enemy" and letting them in with full blessings...criminals, illegals, ISIS, MS16, drug lords, diseases, welfare recipients further taxing the system which is already bankrupt...taking jobs...gun control...

    They cannot possibly think that "we are asleep?" They need a reality check...

  7. Darren Wilson resigns in the wake of shooting Michael Brown

    The police officer who shot dead Michael Brown has resigned from the Ferguson Police Department nearly four months after the incident.

    Darren Wilson’s resignation was announced by one of his attorneys on Saturday.

    Wilson, who has been on administrative leave since the August 9 shooting, said he was quitting out of his "own free will.”

    The police department had received several threats of violence in case Wilson would remain an employee there.

    "I'm not willing to let someone else get hurt because of me," Wilson said.

    The officer, who cited security reasons for his resignation, testified that he used deadly force against unarmed Brown in self-defense and out of fear for his life.

    "I know I did my job right,” Wilson said during an interview with ABC, adding that shooting Brown was the first time he had used his gun on the job.

    The 28-year-old cop, announced not guilty on Monday after a grand jury investigation, had been a member of the city's police department for six years.

    Following the grand jury’s decision not to charge Wilson, protests were reignited across the US with activists starting a seven-day march to denounce racial discrimination. (more)


      KHQ.COM - Benjamin Watson who plays for the New Orleans Saints posted the following on his Facebook page and it has since gone viral:
      "At some point while I was playing or preparing to play Monday Night Football, the news broke about the Ferguson Decision. After trying to figure out how I felt, I decided to write it down. Here are my thoughts:
      I'M ANGRY because the stories of injustice that have been passed down for generations seem to be continuing before our very eyes.
      I'M FRUSTRATED, because pop culture, music and movies glorify these types of police citizen altercations and promote an invincible attitude that continues to get young men killed in real life, away from safety movie sets and music studios.
      I'M FEARFUL because in the back of my mind I know that although I'm a law abiding citizen I could still be looked upon as a "threat" to those who don't know me. So I will continue to have to go the extra mile to earn the benefit of the doubt.
      I'M EMBARRASSED because the looting, violent protests, and law breaking only confirm, and in the minds of many, validate, the stereotypes and thus the inferior treatment.
      I'M SAD, because another young life was lost from his family, the racial divide has widened, a community is in shambles, accusations, insensitivity hurt and hatred are boiling over, and we may never know the truth about what happened that day.
      I'M SYMPATHETIC, because I wasn't there so I don't know exactly what happened. Maybe Darren Wilson acted within his rights and duty as an officer of the law and killed Michael Brown in self defense like any of us would in the circumstance. Now he has to fear the backlash against himself and his loved ones when he was only doing his job. What a horrible thing to endure. OR maybe he provoked Michael and ignited the series of events that led to him eventually murdering the young man to prove a point.
      I'M OFFENDED, because of the insulting comments I've seen that are not only insensitive but dismissive to the painful experiences of others.
      I'M CONFUSED, because I don't know why it's so hard to obey a policeman. You will not win!!! And I don't know why some policeman abuse their power. Power is a responsibility, not a weapon to brandish and lord over the populace.
      I'M INTROSPECTIVE, because sometimes I want to take "our" side without looking at the facts in situations like these. Sometimes I feel like it's us against them. Sometimes I'm just as prejudiced as people I point fingers at. And that's not right. How can I look at white skin and make assumptions but not want assumptions made about me? That's not right.
      I'M HOPELESS, because I've lived long enough to expect things like this to continue to happen. I'm not surprised and at some point my little children are going to inherit the weight of being a minority and all that it entails.
      I'M HOPEFUL, because I know that while we still have race issues in America, we enjoy a much different normal than those of our parents and grandparents. I see it in my personal relationships with teammates, friends and mentors. And it's a beautiful thing.
      I'M ENCOURAGED, because ultimately the problem is not a SKIN problem, it is a SIN problem. SIN is the reason we rebel against authority. SIN is the reason we abuse our authority. SIN is the reason we are racist, prejudiced and lie to cover for our own. SIN is the reason we riot, loot and burn. BUT I'M ENCOURAGED because God has provided a solution for sin through the his son Jesus and with it, a transformed heart and mind. One that's capable of looking past the outward and seeing what's truly important in every human being. The cure for the Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice and Eric Garner tragedies is not education or exposure. It's the Gospel. So, finally, I'M ENCOURAGED because the Gospel gives mankind hope."


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