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PostSubject: What the Hell is Happening in Ferguson??   Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:32 pm

Journalists being arrested.

Paramilitary equipment being deployed.

Tear gas and stun grenades.

Is this America?

The world is watching.
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PostSubject: Re: What the Hell is Happening in Ferguson??   Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:34 pm

Martial law trials....coming to a city near you...
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PostSubject: Re: What the Hell is Happening in Ferguson??   Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:46 am

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PostSubject: Re: What the Hell is Happening in Ferguson??   Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:07 am

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Is this America?.... There maybe a reason to not simply focus on one side of this issue... The photo illustrates a reason as to why there has had to be an increased presence to attempt to stabilize an out of control thug situation...Maybe the government should tell the thugs rioting/looting etc.... that if they continue their monthly checks will be stopped...
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PostSubject: Re: What the Hell is Happening in Ferguson??   Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:19 am

I watched CNN this morning.....the legal analyst Mo Ivory stated the police/national guard were within their rights to remove journalist from a building that was being closed because of violence. If they did not leave quick enough they can be arrested......it was for the safety of the (journalist) patrons.
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PostSubject: Re: What the Hell is Happening in Ferguson??   Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:38 am

But was it for safety reasons they shot a tear gas canister at a news crew setting up by themselves down the street?


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PostSubject: Re: What the Hell is Happening in Ferguson??   Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:12 pm

I saw that the black panther party is there taking over.



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PostSubject: Re: What the Hell is Happening in Ferguson??   Fri Aug 15, 2014 5:43 am

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I watched CNN this morning.....the legal analyst Mo Ivory stated the police/national guard were within their rights to remove journalist from a building that was being closed because of violence. If they did not leave quick enough they can be arrested......it was for the safety of the (journalist) patrons.

When the National Guard is activated it means that the situation is out of control and it's their job to establish order by enacting temporary measures that allows them to secure areas as need be...And yes if told to leave an area journalists just like anyone else that refuse are subject to be arrested...
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PostSubject: Re: What the Hell is Happening in Ferguson??   Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:20 am

What a change in management has made... a few photos


Thousands of demonstrators peacefully march down a street with members of the St. Louis County Police and Missouri Highway Patrol Thursday in Ferguson, Missouri. The Missouri Highway Patrol seized control of a St. Louis suburb Thursday, stripping local police of their law enforcement authority after four days of clashes between officers in riot gear and furious crowds protesting the death of an unarmed black teen shot by an officer. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)



Is the worst over, or, is this just a honeymoon of sorts?

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PostSubject: Re: What the Hell is Happening in Ferguson??   Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:26 am

Depends on how the authorities rule on the shooting. It had better be a squeaky clean investigation!
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PostSubject: Re: What the Hell is Happening in Ferguson??   Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:53 am

Protests are spreading across the country.

It's about damn time we woke up to what's going on.
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PostSubject: Re: What the Hell is Happening in Ferguson??   Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:52 am

Othershoe on PDF is calling for all whites to pay reparations to all blacks for slavery.

My grandfather immigrated to the U.S. from Ireland......I want my reparations too.


From 1652 until 1659 alone, it is estimated that well over 50,000 men, women, and children of Irish descent were forcibly transported to British imperial colonies in Barbados and Virginia to serve as slave labor in the plantation economy.
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PostSubject: Re: What the Hell is Happening in Ferguson??   Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:14 pm

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Protests are spreading across the country.

It's about damn time we woke up to what's going on.

The story get's a little wrinkle

"Ferguson police call Michael Brown a robbery suspect, identify Darren Wilson as officer who shot him"



http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2014/08/15/ferguson-police-releasing-name-of-officer-who-shot-michael-brown/?hpid=z1
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PostSubject: Re: What the Hell is Happening in Ferguson??   Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:32 pm

Stop it NC......he did not rob, assault, and intimidate the store owner because he was starting college.
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PostSubject: Re: What the Hell is Happening in Ferguson??   Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:48 am

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Stop it NC......he did not rob, assault, and intimidate the store owner because he was starting college.

He was a "good boy"..."respectful"...."quiet"...."well mannered".. "soon to be a college student".....or that's what is being reported...The video/pictures tell a different side of things about this model citizen...

That being said....if this individual was leaving the scene and was shot...there is and should be a problem but like many situations there's a rush to judgement before the results of any investigation are know and there are MANY that will appear only to take advantage of this situation for their personal financial gains...
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PostSubject: Re: What the Hell is Happening in Ferguson??   Mon Aug 18, 2014 5:31 am

nochain wrote:
salinsky wrote:
Protests are spreading across the country.

It's about damn time we woke up to what's going on.

The story get's a little wrinkle

"Ferguson police call Michael Brown a robbery suspect, identify Darren Wilson as officer who shot him"



http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2014/08/15/ferguson-police-releasing-name-of-officer-who-shot-michael-brown/?hpid=z1

The family of Brown calls the release of the robbery photos/video..."character assassination"....Well it does offer a different side than the character presented....
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PostSubject: Re: What the Hell is Happening in Ferguson??   Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:10 am

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Depends on how the authorities rule on the shooting. It had better be a squeaky clean investigation!
 
    Preliminary autopsy results posted in the NY Times show that Brown was struck six times to the head/arm areas.  The fatal shot appears to the top of the head.  All injuries were to the front of the body with no shots being recorded to the back areas.  This initial release is far different from the police shooting an unarmed male in the back.
 
    The question that will have to be answered will be the distance that the shots were fired. This is just ONE of the many reasons that social media accounts and the rush to judgment can be so harmful and incite a reaction.  Once again Sharpton..Jackson...NAACP...New Black Panthers have already concluded that Brown was shot in the back so will they and their groups be responsible for all the property damage...injuries...and cost of looting that they had a hand in creating?...
 
    But it was nice to see that CNN and other news outlets were professional enough to report and show the house with the house number of the officer that's involved.

For what it's worth and it's simple another opinion...On the CNN site there is an article by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar of NBA Fame about the shooting and the riots. Jabbar mentions that these riots and many future riots will be far less about race but more about how 'poor people are being treated and kept down'.
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PostSubject: Re: What the Hell is Happening in Ferguson??   Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:37 am

That makes sense... people think the arab spring was about religion... but it wasn't. It was about economics... stagnant wages... lack of opportunity... etc. The religious aspect came in after the fact to try to capitalize on the chaos.
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PostSubject: Re: What the Hell is Happening in Ferguson??   Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:30 am

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That makes sense... people think the arab spring was about religion... but it wasn't. It was about economics... stagnant wages... lack of opportunity... etc. The religious aspect came in after the fact to try to capitalize on the chaos.

Over the weekend there was an interview with Jesse Jackson and he said he and the other protesters were in a good mood because they are winning....So this is all about winning?...Seems the good Reverend left out something about....Justice maybe?...Or how about lawlessness?....Winning?....What an idiot!...
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PostSubject: Re: What the Hell is Happening in Ferguson??   Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:03 am

I'm always amazed at how some groups think of themselves as "held down" when they are protected by a myriad of laws, have access to education and job training benefits not available to most because of race, have almost guarenteed access to federal jobs because of "Equal Opportunity" quotas, and even have the luxury of creating their own groups and organizations - something that would spark riots and lawsuits if another group did it. Can you imagine a "White Chamber of Congress"??????

The ones that complain the most are just plain lazy.

Most of the thugs rioting aren't even from Ferguson - they just want free stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: What the Hell is Happening in Ferguson??   Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:08 am

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I'm always amazed at how some groups think of themselves as "held down" when they are protected by a myriad of laws, have access to education and job training benefits not available to most because of race, have almost guarenteed access to federal jobs because of "Equal Opportunity" quotas, and even have the luxury of creating their own groups and organizations - something that would spark riots and lawsuits if another group did it. Can you imagine a "White Chamber of Congress"??????

The ones that complain the most are just plain lazy.

Most of the thugs rioting aren't even from Ferguson - they just want free stuff.

Don't be 'held down'....get a freakin job and then see how it feels to get screwed over paying for people that make the choice not to work and live off those that do....
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PostSubject: Re: What the Hell is Happening in Ferguson??   Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:27 am

Hey if you can use " magic " words to get your way or hide your criminal activity why not ? Racist. Antisemite terrorist .....etc.
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PostSubject: Re: What the Hell is Happening in Ferguson??   Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:48 am

So many have plenty of time....I suppose they are not working or going to school.

It would be beneficial if the media would show the residents that are cleaning up instead of the wild-ass protesters and looters.
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PostSubject: Re: What the Hell is Happening in Ferguson??   Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:20 pm

They found out most of the looters that organized on Craigslist and mobbed the place were from out of town.
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PostSubject: Re: What the Hell is Happening in Ferguson??   Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:19 pm

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They found out most of the looters that organized on Craigslist and mobbed the place were from out of town.

That's convenient isn't it?

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