Massive SWAT Presence In Ferguson Unleash Tear Gas & Rubber Bullets: "Go Home Or Be Subject To Arrest - This Is Not Open For Discussion" - Live Feed

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2150ET - Things just got ugly:




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2 reporters arrested...

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Don't say we didn't warn you...

while we already documented America's conversation to a turnkey totalitarian banana republic (confirmed over a year later by Edward Snowden), behold America's conversion to a police state:

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Despite Police best efforts to force Ferguson residents off the streets, tensions reignited once again as night fell last night and, as The Guardian reports, a second man has been shot by police. Police officials told local reporters that the man was shot in Ferguson by a St Louis County officer after pointing a handgun at him soon after 1am on Wednesday. A crowd of around 250 young protesters were halted by police and separately a woman is being treated in hospital after being shot in the head during a drive-by shooting in the troubled city. Protesters exclaimed, "we have a right to assemble, a right to freedom," said Paul Muhammad. "But here we are facing what looks like a military imposing martial law. It is not acceptable." Interestingly, President Obama's official response "urging reflection" has been rejected as insultingly inadequate by many African American residents of Ferguson.


As The Guardian reports, a second man has been shot by police in Ferguson...

Police officials told local reporters that the man was shot in Ferguson by a St Louis County officer after pointing a handgun at him soon after 1am on Wednesday, following fresh demonstrations over the death on Saturday of Michael Brown.


The officer was responding to reports of shots being fired and men wearing ski masks carrying shotguns. The man was in critical condition in hospital, a police spokesman told the St Louis Post-Dispatch, Fox 2 and KMOV, and his gun was recovered at the scene.

But chaos reigns in the city it would appear...


A woman was separately being treated in hospital after being shot in the head during a drive-by shooting in the city. The incidents followed the peaceful end earlier to a tense standoff between protesters and police, prompting hopes of avoiding a third night of violence.


A raucous convoy of about 250 young demonstrators, marching along a main route into downtown Ferguson, was halted about 30 yards from a wall of police assembled at the entrance to the street where Brown was killed by a still-unidentified officer on Saturday.

As SWATified Police tried to keep control...

Officers in military-style uniforms, some carrying high-powered rifles and wearing balaclavas, formed a line at least two men deep and blocking the entire width of Florrisant Street, the main drag where angry protests over Brown's killing had flared for the previous two nights.



Pitched behind two large armoured trucks, they repeatedly warned the demonstrators through a Tannoy system to "get out of the road or face arrest" – the same warning delivered on Monday night before officers fired teargas, rubber bullets and wooden baton rounds into the crowds.


But for 40 minutes, the protesters defied the threat. Some hung out of car windows, while others raised their arms aloft and repeated what has become their defining slogan: "Hands up, don't shoot." A police helicopter swooped around the dark sky above, shining a bright spotlight on the faces of the almost entirely African American crowd.




As the police declined to follow through with arrests, furious members of the crowd screamed obscenities at officers and urged them to "shoot those rubber bullets". But after 40 minutes in which it seemed that a repeat of Monday night's clashes would happen at any moment, the protesters abruptly melted away.


"We have a right to assemble, a right to freedom," said Paul Muhammad. "But here we are facing what looks like a military imposing martial law. It is not acceptable."

President Obama is not making any friends...

In a statement on Tuesday, Barack Obama described Brown's death as "heartbreaking". Noting the FBI investigation, the president appealed for calm. "I know the events of the past few days have prompted strong passions, but as details unfold, I urge everyone in Ferguson, Missouri, and across the country to remember this young man through reflection and understanding. We should comfort each other and talk with one another in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds."


The official response to Brown's death has been rejected as insultingly inadequate by many African American residents of Ferguson, a city of about 21,000 people where 67% of the population is black, yet 94% of the police force – and prominent figures in local government, such as the mayor – are white.

Read more here...

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Of course, all we have is Tweets and YouTube evidence since US airspace was closed to news choppers... welcome to Free America.


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dobermangang's picture

Hope and Change bitchez!

Mr. Mandelbrot's picture

Of course there's a Title Max in the background of the second pic . . .

AssFire's picture

Just a few observations:

1. America is capitalist and greedy – yet half of the population is subsidized.

2. Half of the population is subsidized – yet they think they are victims. (even those with BS federal jobs don't realize they are on welfare)

3. They think they are victims – yet their representatives run the government.

4. Their representatives run the government – yet the poor keep getting poorer.

5. The poor keep getting poorer – yet they have things that people in other countries only dream about.

6. They have things that people in other countries only dream about – yet they want America to be more like those other countries.


Chief KnocAHoma's picture

It is real simple. As a farmer I understand that when the .gov wants more corn, peanuts etc... they subsidize it.

So when the .gov wants more poverty, they subsidize it too.

What ever happened to giving a man a fish vs. teaching his sorry ass to fish.

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

Politicians don't obtain support by making independent people.

Son of Loki's picture

Assfire makes a good point. In my neighborhood there are quite a few immigrants --China, Iran, Pakistan, etc -- and most of them came here with almost nothing. One lady from Vietnam landed on the short with only $10 in her shoe and spoke almost no English.Their all successful today.

gh0atrider's picture

Ferguson...  "We built this city on self-control".

MillionDollarBonus_'s picture

The main problem arises when people resist the police. If you resist the police, then you can expect to be met with force. Good citizens understand this, which is why you never see average Americans complain about 'police brutality'.

Divided States of America's picture

All hells gonna break even more loose when the first cop gets smoked in the head.

Manthong's picture

Gee, this is surprising.. after all this hope, change and fundamental transformation he is their boy.

..and he has had near seven years to get the job done and likely spend more time on the golf course than Tiger Woods.

Latina Lover's picture

No surprise here....after average incomes dropped 23% since the bankster bailouts in 2008-9,  the peasants are starting to revolt.  It will be hot summer.

Latina Lover's picture

 The Mulatto Messiah will not be healing the worlds pain this time...

Chief KnocAHoma's picture

The funny thing is BO and the libs hate these people. He never spends time in the hood!

And libs act like they care but in reality know they by providing a meager existence they are addicting these people to the freebies and creating a voting bloc.

If all food stamps ended today many would revolt, but some would decide to go to work to feed their families. My guess is 70% in the first group.

hedgeless_horseman's picture



Item #5 on my Christmas list...

The Great Riots of New York 1712-1873, by Joel T. Headley, $24.99


Available for free online...

The population numbered only about ten thousand, one-fifth of which was negroes, who were slaves. Their education being wholly neglected, they were ignorant and debased, and addicted to almost every vice. They were, besides, restive under their bondage amid the severe punishments often inflicted on them, which caused their masters a great deal of anxiety. Not isolated as an inland plantation, but packed in a narrow space, they had easy communication with each other, and worse than all, with the reckless and depraved crews of the vessels that came into port. It is true, the most stringent measures were adopted to prevent them from assembling together; yet, in spite of every precaution, there would now and then come to light some plan or project that would fill the whites with alarm. They felt half the time as though walking on the crust of a volcano, and hence were in a state of mind to exaggerate every danger, and give credit to every sinister rumor.



"There are going to be situations where people are going to go without assistance.  That's just the facts of life." 

- Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl Gates 

What to do?

So, you are a successful trader, speculator, investor, money manager, and is typical, have little patience.  Something has been bothering you.  You have been reading Zero Hedge long enough that you are now absolutely convinced that TEOTWAWKI is indeed nigh, and it could well be quite violent.  You have also decided that you want to do something to prepare, beyond getting short the equity markets and going long gold and silver coins, but you do not know what to do, exactly.  The HELP function on your Bloomberg terminal is, unsurprisingly, not helpful.  A quick review of the government and Red Cross emergency preparedness websites tells you nothing about guns.  This is problematic, as you fear that we all might be returning to a time in history where it is a common occurrence to fight for one's life, and you know that we usually do that in today's day and age with guns, or a knife close in. 



El Vaquero's picture

And even though that song came out in the '90s, it is relevant today. 

bob_stl's picture

Just wait till they decide to not charge the cop, or he does go to trial but gets acquitted. Talk about the community going ape...

kaiserhoff's picture

If Barry had a son,

Tyrone Hussein would loot the liquor store.

boogerbently's picture

Barry needs to say "You violent, looting, illegal, uneducated, self-pitying, Welfare monkeys are an embarasment to hardworking Black Americans EVERYWHERE.

James_Cole's picture

You violent, racist, uneducated, self-pitying, welfare losers are an embarasment to hardworking white people EVERYWHERE.

c/o the rest of the world. 

Manthong's picture

Ferguson, oh Ferguson..

I can see your black folks smashing

While I watch the storefronts flashing.

It ain’t much fun

To think of Ferguson.

Whoa Dammit's picture

Huff Post Reporter Ryan Reilly arrested & put in windowless white van like a sack of potatoes by Ferguson cops-Note how his arm is just dangling down. Tab down on Guardian US reporter Jon Swaine' Twitter page for best photo.

Whoa Dammit's picture

Wash Post reporter Wesley Lowery appaers to have been arrested as well. Their crime? They were sitting in a Ferguson McDonald's recharging their equipment.

Save_America1st's picture

At least Alex Jones' crew of Sgt. Joe Biggs and Jakari Jackson from have the balls to go to that town and broadcast it live.  Lamestream media won't. 

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

The lamestream media slithers behind the SWAT Teams.

Save_America1st's picture

Sgt. Joe Biggs with also ended up getting tear gassed and then the cops shot him in the side of his body with rubber bullets.  He said he was bleeding and he was trying to get back to his vehicle before his live stream shut down a few minutes ago. 

So now the Ferguson police can chalk up shooting unarmed, non-violent, reporters for no reason along with killing other civilians and shooting indescriminently at unarmed people who are just walking around. 

Since when are the police allowed to shoot anything at reporters who are legally on the scene reporting the news???

Rubber bullets have still been known many times to kill people if they get shot in a bad spot on their body or in the head, face, or neck. 

Plus the cops were constantly aiming sniper rifles at the people in the crowds with laser do they expect to keep a crowd calm when they're aiming at unarmed people with sniper rifles???

CrankItTo11's picture

This just happened in Ferguson. Watch from 8m30s to 9m15s when all hell breaks loose.

Suisse's picture

I just watched that, the Alex Jones stream was terrible and was being done from his phone. I really liked the flash bang and tear gas advance.

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

I live in Moore, OK so I saw martial law first hand right after the tornado. It played out more or less how I envisioned it. Total panic and chaos with roid-raging trigger-happy pricks everywhere. Citizens are treated like dog-shit while bureaucrats stand around holding clipboards and radios chatting with one another. I was almost taken down to the ground by the national guard trying to get supplies to the in-laws. Thankfully we already knew they were okay so I bowed down like a "good" dog. If my child had been behind that checkpoint, and I not known their condition, I would have come back armed and shot dead anyone who stood in my way.

john39's picture

in 2012, they conducted a military drill in St. Louis using military police and vehicles on the streets:

what a shocking coincidence. /s

McMolotov's picture

Trying to set a record for skinniest comment...

Overfed's picture

I just wanna know what happened with that dipshit kid sitting on a BMX bike and holding a Daisy Red Ryder BB gun. That's a badass there fellas.

AldousHuxley's picture

NSA, the only part of the government that is listening

Davalicious's picture

Blacks know they are going to be screwed by their light brown replacements from south of the border. They are correctly worried that their subsidized decline will come to an explosive halt.

If Obama had a son he would be a son of a bitch.

JLee2027's picture

All those scare tactics the goon cops used didn't really work. People stayed on scene despite flash bangs and tear gas. 

Yup, not long now until the real revolt starts.

PrintemDano's picture

"How do they expect to keep a crowd calm when they're aiming at unarmed people with sniper rifles"???

That's easy, the only thing these thieving arson minded savages understand is force.  The thugs that bashed in Reginald Denny's head were also "unarmed".

Do you really think these savages have been peaceful, I mean get real.

Save_America1st's picture

someone from the crowd threw a glass bottle at the cops.  The cops unloaded on the crowd with tons of tear gas. 

drdolittle's picture

Yeah not totally unprovoked, heard a protester yell "stop fucking throwing things at them" but didn't see glass bottle thrown. Why were they advancing down that street anyway?


Suisse's picture

I watched a the infowars stream live. They had been told to disperse a block up after someone threw something at the police, they advanced after someone lit a car wash on fire with a molotov.

PrintemDano's picture

Good.  You forgot to mention the looting and arson.....

oudinot's picture

Boogerbentley:You focus on 'Barry', he is only the errand boy.

Save your venom for who's behind the curtain directing craven Barry.....

falconflight's picture

The errand boy sure gets his way a lot  He can openly thwart the other co equal branches.  

Terminus C's picture

When does the 'errand boy' ever get his way... if the 'errand boy' is getting his way over the rest of government then it is not the 'errand boy's' way that is bieng 'got'.  get it?

Squid-puppets a-go-go's picture

I'm just piping in here to say FUCK ME -this is the 1st time ive ever seen over 1000 comments under a ZH article

MontgomeryScott's picture

Hell yeah, Squid!

I was just looking for a place to mention that.

I think the count is 1,063 right now...

SO: Is Furgeson, MO. a 'race' issue; or is it more of a GESTAPO issue?

I think it's both, actually.

A little 'Deep Purple' is in order:


mrdenis's picture

If the bullitt don't fit you must aquite