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Ferguson: "War Zone Or US City?"... The Morning After

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Ferguson suffered its 5th night of unrest; as we feared during the day yesterday, when night fell in Ferguson, a combination of massive SWAT team presence and an increasingly disillusioned citizenry were a recipe for disaster. Over 70 heavily-armed police enforced quasi-martial-law in the troubled town, at least 10 people were arrested, tear gas and rubber bullets were unleashed, and 2 reporters were (briefly) arrested. Perhaps Rep. Justin Amash summed it up best, "Is this a war zone or a US city? Gov't escalates tensions w/military equipment & tactics."

"I've had enough of being pushed around because of the color of my skin. I'm sick of this police brutality," said one protester, who gave only his first name, Terrell, 18. "I'm going to keep coming back here night after night until we get justice."

Clashes broke out between police and protesters overnight in Ferguson, Missouri, four days after police shot to death an unarmed black teen.

 

As Reuters reports,

Police in Ferguson, Missouri, fired tear gas, stun grenades and smoke bombs to disperse some 350 protesters late Wednesday, the fourth night of racially charged demonstrations after police shot to death an unarmed black teen.

 

 

 

Some demonstrators hurled rocks at police as others scattered, while smoke engulfed the area. A Reuters reporter saw two young men preparing what looked like petrol bombs in a bus-stop shelter, their faces covered by bandanas. Police said protesters had thrown petrol bombs at officers.

 

 

 

Protesters have gathered every night since Saturday when 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot to death in the mostly black suburb of St. Louis, during what authorities said was a struggle over a gun in a police car. Some witnesses say he was outside the car with his hands up.

 

 

Police have deployed camouflage-clad officers in body armor, including one manning a rifle on a tripod atop an armored car, to Ferguson.

 

 

 

More arrests...

A St. Louis alderman, Antonio French [who has become a Twitter celebrity with his Vines], was among some 10 people arrested on Wednesday evening, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper reported. About 40 protesters have been arrested since Saturday.

But the Police say they are trying to help...

Police Chief Thomas Jackson told reporters his priority was improving race relations in Ferguson, which has seen a stark demographic shift in recent decades, going from mostly white to mostly black. About two-thirds of the town's 21,000-strong population are black. On a police force of 53, three officers are black.

 

 

"This is an opportunity to fix what's wrong," he said.

Politicians are anxious...

National figures from President Barack Obama to civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton have called for a peaceful response to the shooting.

 

Obama, who is vacationing on the Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard, was briefed on Wednesday night about events in Ferguson by senior advisor Valerie Jarrett and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, the White House said.

 

 

 

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon said in a series of Twitter messages he would visit the area on Thursday, and urged "law enforcement to respect rights of residents (and) press" with the hopes that the "ongoing crisis" does not compound Saturday's "tragedy."

 

 

"Situation in Ferguson does not represent who we are. Must keep the peace, while safeguarding rights of citizens and the press," Nixon wrote.

Reporters arrested and tear-gased...

 

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Spot The Difference...

As Michael Snyder asks - How is it possible that our once very peaceful nation has fallen apart so dramatically?

Let’s be honest – Ferguson, Missouri is under military occupation right now, and the entire world is watching in horror as militarized police fire tear gas and rubber bullets at unarmed protesters. Yes, the rioting and looting in Ferguson needed to be stopped. If order had not been restored, more stores and businesses would have been destroyed. However, there is no excuse for the brutal tactics now being employed. At one point, police snipers were even using laser scopes to target protesters that were obviously unarmed. Sadly, this is just a preview of what is coming to America in the years ahead. As the economy falls apart and people become even more angry and even more frustrated, there will be a lot more incidents of civil unrest like we have just witnessed in Ferguson. And in response, the federal government and our overly militarized police will seek to crush those uprisings with overwhelming force. ...

when police get all of this equipment, it is inevitable that they are going to use it.  One result of this has been the astounding increase in the number of SWAT team raids in America.  The following numbers come from my previous article entitled “10 Facts About The SWATification Of America That Everyone Should Know“…

#1 In 1980, there were approximately 3,000 SWAT raids in the United States.  Now, there are more than 80,000 SWAT raids per year in this country.

#2 79 percent of the time, SWAT teams are deployed to private homes.

#3 50 percent of the victims of SWAT raids are either black or Latino.

#4 In 65 percent of SWAT deployments, “a battering ram, boot, or some sort of explosive device” is used to gain forced entry to a home.

#5 62 percent of all SWAT raids involve a search for drugs.

#6 In at least 36 percent of all SWAT raids, “no contraband of any kind” is found by the police.

#7 In cases where it is suspected that there is a weapon in the home, police only find a weapon 35 percent of the time.

#8 More than 100 American families have their homes raided by SWAT teams every single day.

#9 Only 7 percent of all SWAT deployments are for “hostage, barricade or active-shooter scenarios”.

#10 Even small towns are getting SWAT teams now.  30 years ago, only 25.6 percent of communities with populations between 25,000 and 50,000 people had a SWAT team.  Now, that number has increased to 80 percent.

And of course African-American communities receive a greatly disproportionate amount of attention from our militarized police.  Just imagine how you would feel if every time you saw a police officer you cringed in fear because you might be about to get searched again.  The following is how author Michelle Alexander put it in her book “The New Jim Crow“…

Ultimately, these stop-and-frisk operations amount to much more than humiliating, demeaning rituals for young men of color, who must raise their arms and spread their legs, always careful not to make a sudden move or gesture that could provide an excuse for brutal - even lethal - force.

 

Like the days when black men were expected to step off the sidewalk and cast their eyes downward when a white woman passed, young black men know the drill when they see the police crossing the street toward them; it is a ritual of dominance and submission played out hundreds of thousands of times each year.

So what can we do about this?

How can we change the system?

How can we reverse this alarming militarization of our police?

Unfortunately, our system has become so corrupt that there is very little that we can do.  In fact, one newly released study discovered that average Americans have a “near-zero” statistical impact on public policy…

A startling new political science study concludes that corporate interests and mega wealthy individuals control U.S. policy to such a degree that “the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.”

 

The startling study, titled “Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens,” is slated to appear in an upcoming issue of Perspectives on Politics and was authored by Princeton University Professor Martin Gilens and Northwestern University Professor Benjamin Page. An early draft can be found here.

 

Noted American University Historian Allan J. Lichtman, who highlighted the piece in a Tuesday article published in The Hill, calls Gilens and Page’s research “shattering” and says their scholarship “should be a loud wake-up call to the vast majority of Americans who are bypassed by their government.”

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This is America...

 

 

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Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:24 | 5092345 kliguy38
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Bend over Bitchezz.....its for your safety bitchezz

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:25 | 5092355 Vampyroteuthis ...
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Coming to a neighborhood near you. I am sure which is more sad, our militarized police force or our thugish violent citizens.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:27 | 5092376 LasVegasDave
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Its not a US city; its an african city, like detroit, camden, newark, philly, baltimore.

Recognize it and act accordingly

http://stuffblackpeopledontlike.blogspot.com/2014/08/this-fact-is-heartb...

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:30 | 5092399 GoldSilverDoc
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Vast majority of population: black.  Vast majority of police:  white.

African city?  Really?  

Oh. Right.

South Africa.  1960.

There are n*g*e*s of every race, LasVegasDave.  Are you a white one?

 

 

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:35 | 5092425 smlbizman
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i find myself cheering on the thugs...go get em boys...much the same way i find myself cheering on vlad.....

and p.s.....57 yr old white man here....father had a business in balt. city last time this happened...they tied a white cloth to his door...nobody fucked with it....he always treated people decent...

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:36 | 5092452 Pladizow
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I would never let my child be born in America or ever be assigned a SS# or US passport!

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:39 | 5092470 nope-1004
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Do any of these idiots remember the kids' name?

 

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:40 | 5092475 McMolotov
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His name is Robert Paulson.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:48 | 5092529 THX 1178
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Don't use the military as police. That would violate posse commitatus. Get ex military to join the police force and give them military implements. problem solved.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:57 | 5092548 BLOTTO
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Ferguson, Missouri

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Motto: Proud Past. Promising Future.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferguson,_Missouri

 

 

 

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:58 | 5092586 gh0atrider
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In Satoshi's paradise he has laid out for us, there are no riots as people understand it is more profitable to trade freely than riot and loot.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:04 | 5092614 MillionDollarBogus_
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Fight Club author;  "... there was no novel that presented a new social model for men to share their lives..."

..or share the experience of lighting Molotov cocktails with the smell of tear gas in the night air, just ouitside of St. louis...

Operation Mayhem seems to be progressing nicely...

 

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:11 | 5092660 pods
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Fucking double autoplay?  More annoying than autoplay O speaking.

Nevermind as soon as you post you have scroll back up and pause them.

Not worth it.

pods

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:15 | 5092679 kaiserhoff
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A modest proposal:

Cut off welfare benefits for life, for anyone convicted of looting.

That would take all the fun out of it.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:33 | 5092718 Gaius Frakkin' ...
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I'll take street thugs and dependent Negroes over trigger-happy, roid-raging cops anyday. The Negroes desire a little respect, some free shit, and a little turf. High demands, but not as high as the cops and the government they represent. The cops want you to be a slave to the system OR DIE. The truth always stings a little.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:43 | 5092817 MillionDollarBogus_
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The double autoplay is part of operation mayhem, designed to get you pissed off, and it seems to be working.

 The other beautiful thing about the comemrcial that you are forced to hear is that Tyler is making a lot of $$$$...

Greed, like rust, never sleeps...

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:13 | 5092993 Bananamerican
Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:20 | 5093009 0b1knob
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Nothing that is happening in Ferguson justifies the use of multiple autostart videos on Zerohedge.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:48 | 5093829 A L I E N
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Agreed, autoplay is a direct threat to our fundamental rights.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:11 | 5093947 gh0atrider
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gh0atrider finds the fundamental noises on this page are hurting his ears.  Must MRAD.  Must coin you!

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:21 | 5093036 Raymond K Hessel
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Why am I the only one thinking, where's the militia in all this?  

 

One would expect that the militia could finally spark off the powder keg they keep blathering on about.

White militia and black rioters joining forces against militarized police.

Think about it.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:37 | 5093110 Oil_City_News
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... IMO if they had not destroyed busuness they may be gettin all kinds of support!!

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 14:40 | 5093432 fmouse
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You have no idea who destroyed businesses.  The word I've heard is that the trouble was caused by people from outside the community, and based on my own experience, this may well be true.  And whoever was responsible for destroying businesses, it in no way invalidates or diminishes the legitimate grievances of the people in Ferguson or their right to demonstrate for it and protest their treatment.  You comment is unabashedly racist!

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 14:50 | 5093498 James_Cole
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If memory serves, nypd choked a black man to death the other week - no one gave a shit, no businesses were destroyed.

Recall the entire reason this protest began was the police killed an unarmed kid and then gave an absurd story about how he tried to assault the officer (kid was heading to college next week). If this was someone in my community the local kids would have destroyed a lot more infrastructure.  

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 14:57 | 5093533 Citxmech
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When an outrageous act (especially on indicative of a pattern of abuse) instigates additional outrageous conduct, that does not excuse the original outrageous act.  By all accounts, the majority of Ferguson residents are not looting and burning.  I'd be surprised if the shit disturbers account for more than 0.05% of the population.

 

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 17:27 | 5094299 Paveway IV
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"...I'd be surprised if the shit disturbers account for more than 0.05% of the population..."

And maybe five or ten minutes. That's all you need to distract the couch-bound from years worth of an underlying issue affecting the other 99.95%.

Dead kids? The U.S. constitution? FUCK THAT - look at those animals looting chips and beer from the store! They're not paying for them at all! And they broke the window... on purporse. Holy mother of God! Can't we send a few gunships there to back up police? 

The U.S. is the only place on earth where people would willingly have their rights violated and their constitution used for toilet paper in order to protect a 7-11 full of chips and beer. 

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:10 | 5093587 Keyser
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It has already been reported that "those" that came in from neighboring communities were black and the only reason they came was to loot stores... So get off you racial high horse -or- go fuck yourself, whichever you prefer... 

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:38 | 5093111 Freddie
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99% of blacks voted for Obama TWICE and 20 million more illegals and more Latino drug cartels. 

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 14:06 | 5093239 markpower49
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Blacks have proven themselves to be unworthy of living in the US, as well as any filthy white who defends them.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 14:29 | 5093354 fmouse
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Troll alert!!

 

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:09 | 5093592 Keyser
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Thanks for waving the flag... We've got our eye on you... 

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:56 | 5093191 Eirik Magnus Larssen
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The United Police States of America.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:34 | 5093499 Citxmech
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#1 In 1980, there were approximately 3,000 SWAT raids in the United States.  Now, there aremore than 80,000 SWAT raids per year in this country.

#4 In 65 percent of SWAT deployments, “a battering ram, boot, or some sort of explosive device” is used to gain forced entry to a home.

So let me get this straight:  SWAT teams are blasting their way into homes/establishments 52,000 times per year???

These fucking clowns are completely out of control.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:21 | 5093655 snodgrass
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Whites left the city to avoid being the victims of black crime - duh. Just like they have everywhere. Ever hear of the suburbs? Send the negroes back to Africa where they belong so they can get some "justice".

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:59 | 5093889 Terminus C
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Been tried (Liberia)...

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:15 | 5093622 Recognizer
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Outstanding.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:52 | 5092870 Cathartes Aura
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Clashes broke out between police and protesters overnight in Ferguson, Missouri, four days after police shot to death an unarmed black teen.

Clash eh?  I remember it well. . .

White riot I wanna riot
White riot a riot of my own
White riot I wanna riot
White riot a riot of my own

Black man gotta lot a problems
But they don't mind throwing a brick
White people go to school
Where they teach you how to be thick

An' everybody's doing
Just what they're told to
An' nobody wants
To go to jail

All the power's in the hands
Of people rich enough to buy it
While we walk the street
Too chicken to even try it

Everybody's doing
Just what they're told to
Nobody wants
To go to jail

Are you takin' over
Or are you takin' orders?
Are you goin' backwards
Or are you goin' forwards?

White riot I wanna riot
White riot a riot of my own
White riot I wanna riot
White riot a riot of my own

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:53 | 5092880 bob_stl
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Fergusonistan...

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:46 | 5093153 john39
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palestinians provide advice to Ferguson protestors on how to deal with tear gas and brutal police:

http://stream.aljazeera.com/story/201408141902-0024060

yes, we are all palestinians now....

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:45 | 5094140 IndyPat
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...Clash eh?

"Clampdown" would have worked nicely, too.

Good call, still.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:53 | 5092872 Shitters_Full
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Neither is more annoying than Coldplay, though.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 14:34 | 5093391 Professorlocknload
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Auto play seems to go away when Adobe Flash is uninstalled,,,the first thing to get rid of on any machine.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:15 | 5092672 Save_America1st
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I watched the live stream last night with Infowars.com reporters, Sgt. Joe Biggs and Jakari Jackson.  For nearly the entire time the crowd was together, far back from the police war machines, and they were only yelling shit and cussing sometimes at the cops or flipping them off. 

It was that way for a long time even though the cops kept commanding them to stay back...but the people weren't advancing at all towards the police blockade.

But eventually, as I suspected would happen, the crowd started arguing with themselves over some B.S. about Sharpton and obama, etc. and then from what Sgt. Biggs reported, somebody threw a glass bottle at one of the police tanks.

The police immediately began firing tear gas, rubber bullets and flash bombs at the crowd at that point and demand they dispearse or be arrested.

Here were dozens and dozens of armor-plated cops with tanks and machine guns against what seemed to be a totally unarmed crowd which threw one bottle at them and the cops went crazy.

What kind of pussy cops fires indiscriminently into crowds of people as well as directly at reporters due to one stupid bottle?  That is not showing the kind of restraint and attitude the cops are supposed to demonstrate in a situation like that in front of a pretty well self-controlled crowd.

And since when are the cops allowed to fire at unarmed reporters who are only there to record the news???  Sgt. Biggs was shot at multiple times and was hit in the body by a rubber bullet that made him bleed.  They also directly fired tear gas at his head and flash-bombed him and other reporters.

What the fuck is that all about?  The reports this morning from the scene are that the reporters were directly targeted by these cops, 2 were arrested for no reason, and the cops were trying to confiscate their recorders and break their gear.

Of course there no way to tell which cops were firing on innocent people and especially at reporters who are supposed to be protected by the cops as well as protected under 1st Amendment freedom of speech.

Firing indiscriminently into crowds of people for no reason does not exactly help give any credibility to the police who claim they were justified in shooting down that guy with 8 shots from far away, does it???  They pretty much proved last nigth that they're trigger-happy pussies who can't handle a single bottle thrown into the street in front of them. 

I won't justify anything the people of that town did to riot, loot, burn, and assault others.  Those are scumbags show should be arrested for their crimes.  Doing those things also doesn't give them any credibility just as what the cops did lacks credibility.  Both sides are now breaking the law.

But after the fact...what went on last night was not rioting or looting the whole time I watched and it was only until one bottle was thrown did it get out of hand.  Then the police went crazy and the crowd went crazy too and it all escalated out of control once again.

And nothing justifies any police anywhere in America shooting at unarmed reporters and targeting them in order to destroy their recording equipment which only shows that the cops are out to cover their asses after they deliberately broke the law.

The police state in full force and proof of total militarization of America's police forces in order to fight against the American public. 

I hope the psycho cops who get off on shooting at unarmed, innocent people realize what they're getting themselves into.  Cops have to sleep sometimes....cops live in the same communities for the most part of the people they will be victimizing, and cops have families to protect.  They can't get away for long with abusing the public and expecting to live peacefully amongst them at the same time.  The people outnumber the cops in most places 100 and 1000 to 1 or more. 

This is only going to continue to get worse all across America...and it will end badly for America as well.  I see no stopping this trend.  It only seems to be speeding up exponentially year after year since obama took over just like all the other attrocities that have and still are occuring under the treasonous obama regime.   

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:47 | 5092842 cougar_w
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Can't give this enough up-arrows.

Read it, America -- and weep for everything that is lost.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:00 | 5093547 Citxmech
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We've all been getting an invaluable education these past few years on our future:  Katrina, Boston, now Ferguson.

Study-up folks.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:14 | 5093619 Keyser
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This is the shape of things to come... For years when traveling overseas the first rule of thumb is that if you get into a jam, the LAST people you go to for help are the Policia... Now, this rule applies at home as well...  Protect and Serve have turned into Prosecute and Shoot... 

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:47 | 5092852 Gringo Viejo
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I take to heart the advise of 'Ole Remus:
In today's America,
wherever the crowd is,
you wanna be somewhere else.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:28 | 5093067 cougar_w
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How is that helpful?

I mean seriously. We have a right to assemble, for fuck's sake. There should be riots in every town and city in Amerika, every week. The place should have come unglued as soon as Congress bailed out the TBTF banks. Or when Citizens United became constitutional canon. Or when we started droning wedding parties in Iraq.

Christ, we're a bunch of stand-for-nothing ass clowns.

So yeah, you see a crowd you go straight there and find out what's up. If it's a polical speech you go and listen, give that smarmy fucker some lip, make trouble for him and for the cops backing him up. If it's a protest, carry a sign. Doesn't matter the fuck what is on it. If it's a riot, you throw gad-damned rocks. Don't matter, do it. This is the work of the moment, get out there.

At this point you cannot be on the wrong side of a street fight. It's supposed to be street fights all the time. We need street fights. Bring on the mutherfucking street fights.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:30 | 5093071 Raymond K Hessel
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You are correct on all points.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:26 | 5093571 Citxmech
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IMHO there are two competing issues here - the righteousness of utilizing our Constitutionally granted freedoms - and being arrested, gravely injured or killed.

Personally, my widow is not going to get much solace out of the fact that I was "in the right" when I'm dead on the sidewalk after getting shot in the head by a gas grenade.

OTOH - if we all just put our heads down and walk quickly by the carnage, we are helping seal our communities fate.

It is a tough one, but at some point, folks will need to determine what their "rights" are worth in terms of making a stand, and what that stand will consist of.  

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:36 | 5093100 Gringo Viejo
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You have the right to assemble.
I have the duty to take care of my loved ones.
Best of luck to ya.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:45 | 5093147 cougar_w
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Then tyranny will find you in your home, asleep in your bed.

Mass graves are most often lined with the bones of those who stayed home to care for their loved ones.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:57 | 5093199 25or6to4
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Your confusing rioting with revolution cougar. If we are going to have a revolution then count me in. Otherwise I'm not into theft and vandalism.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 14:04 | 5093232 cougar_w
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Ha ha!

Fuck off.

You wouldn't know a revolution if it kicked you in the balls. Every revolution starts as a riot by definition because every revolution by definition is common people against the authoritarian state. Period. And if you allow the tyrannts to print the news and write the history books, every revolution was a bad idea fommented by people with sketchy background trying to undo something sacred and holy.

Don't you get it? You are being tooled.

Reexamine your priorities. Comfort is not yours to keep, any more. You will have to fight and you need to be on the right side.

It will start as a riot. It will end as a nation.

 

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 14:45 | 5093468 Professorlocknload
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Given the choice between The Rule of Law, and the Rule of Man, the public has now chosen the latter. Consequences will be suffered.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:02 | 5093551 fmouse
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Ha Ha!, you don't know much about history.  There are all kinds of revolutions, and in some of them the common people get screwed no matter who wins.  The American revolution essentially allowed the aristocracy in America to confiscate the property of the aristocracy from England and redistribute it to their own ends.  It was funded on various schemes which screwed the common people.  Soldiers who fought on the American side were paid in fiat currency which ended up being worthless.  Many of them returned home to find their farms and homes had been foreclosed on.  So much for the common people.

 

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:32 | 5093709 25or6to4
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Is this the same cougar that made so many intelligent posts last week concerning Ebola ? I thought the points you brought up were excellent. Today however you are coming off as if you have been drinking heavily for the past three days. "You wouldn't know a revolution if it kick you in the balls". Whoa, so articulate today are we? I guess all those shots make you an expert on 25. " Common people against an authoritarian state". Yes I'm sure those business looted represent the authoritarian state. "Comfort is not yours to keep" . No kidding, I work 12 hours a day to keep my business open. I wonder what these rioters do all day long? BTW I'm against the police brutality and tactics going on but I'm old enough to choose who I do battle with more wisely than you.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:30 | 5094070 cougar_w
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I am unchanged. I am always what I am. And what I am is uncompromising and utterly ruthless.

You haven't seen much of me, is all. If you don't like what you are seeing now then take some time to think about what you expect from someone who is the kind of thing that I always am.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:14 | 5093916 Lea
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cougar_w, I think what he meant was an opposition between the concepts of rioting - looting shops, having a brawl with police for the heck of it, getting blind drunk and smashing cars windshields - and an politically-motivated organized upheaval. Granted, the first version could theoretically turn into the second, but I don't think there is any historical example of that. Ferguson might prove history wrong, who knows? But, in the recent past, we've had riots in Europe - in London, in Stockholm, in Paris. None of them developed into a full-blown revolution. In my opinion, these riots, including Ferguson, are just a symptom of hopelessness. People don't hope anymore, and where there's no hope, situations can get ugly.

For a revolution, you need hope, charismatic leaders and organizing.

 

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:59 | 5094202 cougar_w
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You only know it was a revolution in hind-sight.

And it only remains a revolution if the tyrannts of old are prevented from writing the history books.

Everything you think you know at the time is just an interpretation of events. You won't know anything until long after it is over.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:38 | 5093734 Renfield
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<<If we are going to have a revolution then count me in. Otherwise I'm not into theft and vandalism.>>

??? What do you expect a revolution to look like? Has the government ever called a revolution anything but "theft & vandalism"? (..."riots", "looting", "mayhem" - revolutionaries are neither polite nor discriminate) Sounds like you're planning to join it after it's won or at least long underway.

Not saying everyone has to jump into theft & vandalism, but let's not kid ourselves about what a revolution will in fact look like. There will be a LOT of 'lawless' behaviour going on and the revolutionaries will certainly be carrying out some of that. Tough to hold a revolution without riots.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:10 | 5093939 25or6to4
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Hey Renfield if that is true what you state then why don't we start with government buildings or maybe even the various Fed enclaves around the nation? A smart revolutionary doesn't make unnecessary enemies. Don't make local businesses one of them.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:19 | 5093993 McCormick No. 9
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And I thought for a minute Cliven was going to start the war.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:06 | 5092954 atomicwasted
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>>What kind of pussy cops fires indiscriminently into crowds of people as well as directly at reporters due to one stupid bottle? <<

No difference between this, and the IDF shooting a few Palestinians when a child throws a rock - at a tank.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:23 | 5093044 All_Your_Base
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Saint Louis Police Chief underwent training from zios in occupied Palastine in 2011. 

https://twitter.com/YourAnonNews/status/499762962077196288/photo/1

 

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:33 | 5093091 Zwelgje
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how surprising.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:25 | 5094041 El Crusty
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This is is happening in Ferguson, which is in St Louis county, not St Louis City- two completely different police departments. City police are not taking part in any of this, its Ferguson and County police who are doing all of this shit- suburban rambo wanna-be cops who got MRAPs and other military gear they dont need and they want to use them any chance they get.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 14:14 | 5093284 my_nym
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Actually, they have apparently on occasion cut their arms off.  There's probably some rabbinic teachings about keeping the slaughter kosher.  You think I'm joking?  Plus, according to actual investigative reporting the IDF sometimes baits them into throwing stones by shouting curses at them through a megaphone. 

In any event, where did all the MRAPs and the military gear of War Inc. come from?  From AIPAC, false flags, botched Zionist "death to America, death to Israel" anthrax attacks and endless wars for Zion.

You can't win a war on terror.  Terrorism is a tactic and not a strategy... unlike Netanyahu's plans for empire building based on the "war on terror" that actually is a strategy.  Shrug.  Dumb careerist goy.  DUMB.

Thing of it is, at the lowly street/peasant level of the debt/money slaves where some of this is playing out now people still have to take some responsibility for rejecting the trends that are "trickling down" into their culture.  Judaism = preemptive murder of your enemies and then celebrating Purim.   American traditions = due process, defending the Red Coats after a massacre, the Constitution, etc.   

Giving up American traditions and having the culture of the IDF train your police chiefs like whatever his name is, in this instance?  Dumb goyim.  DUMB!!!

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 14:12 | 5093273 Suisse
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The infowars guy was streaming from a cell phone. He looked just like everyone else with their phones out.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 14:50 | 5093492 fmouse
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We are all Palestinians now.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 14:54 | 5093517 fmouse
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Blaming Obama is a non-starter, although he certainly hasn't done much to reverse this trend.  That dog won't hunt.  The tendency toward the division of the US has been going on since the Reagan administration, probably before.  Bob Dylan said it.  A hard rain's gonna fall.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:43 | 5093795 oudinot
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save America: you don't get it Dude, Ferguson, and many other cities coming to you are America's Gaza.

You are commenting without context, because you hear it, experience it  'live';'whoopie fukin doo', yes,many of the people are ignorant, negative traits yadda yadda-the quintessential question is why are those people that share every gene that you and I have are like that?

One must study history and probably many other disciplines to answer that question ;HOWEVER what you are observing now is a only a function of what happened today, nothing more.

And you are truly  a fool to prophesy the future  of any class by but observing the present. 

You may become one of your observed in the future.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 18:47 | 5094664 Kobe Beef
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So Ferguson is America's Gaza. That must make Detroit America's Mogadishu. 

I'm soo looking forward to America's Zimbabwification. You know, because like South Africa is soo peaceful and progressive these days. FORWARD the Revolution!

/sarc off

And no, the three primary extant races (Caucasoid, Negroid, Mongoloid) don't share the same genetic makeup because a simple PCR assay can always detect which race one belongs to, even in mixed blood populations such as Slavs and Turks. Genes cluster along racial lines. Ask an oncologist, a forensic pathologist, or a microbiologist, not a Liberal Arts professor. Race is real, race is genetic. The peoples of the planet Earth are not the same. 

Furthermore, race is highly correlated ( >.70) with several cognitive factors such as intelligence, time orientation, conscientiousness, impulse control, grey/white matter proportions, and cerebral capacity. These cognitive factors produce behavioral factors. Which, in the aggregrate, lead to differing cultural and historical outcomes for these genetically different populations.

More hate facts for your indigestion: Race is also highly correlated with crime. In fact the single greatest predictor of violent crime rates in America is a high percentage of Negroes in the area under examination. Not poverty, not inequality, not gender, not age, not education, not capital investment, nor population density. Simply put: more Negroes, more crime. The FBI's own aggregate statistics place the correlation at .90. Which if you have any scientific education whatsoever, is nearly perfect. So,

Race is real. Equality is a social construct.

I see posters on ZH are trying to make new constructions. Namely, that violent, marauding, looting negroes are the would be liberators of our Republic. I applaud your sentiment, but this is simply not the revolution you are looking for. This is Africa on the wrong continent.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 18:08 | 5094498 Confused
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So wait. What happened to all that talk about blacks in cities having guns. And being crazy violent. 

 

Hm. I guess that renders the whole gun control thing pointless then, huh? Otherwise I would think we'd be seeing armed conflict that goes both ways. But from what I see, the only people who need to have their right to bear arms scaled back are the storm troo....er.....I mean 'law enforcement' officers. 

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:24 | 5092725 Freddie
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Ferguson, MO - Because at least we are not East St Louis or Camden, NJ.....yet

Another Obama's Amerika shithole town.

Maybe they can send 20,000 of Obama's Latin Drug Cartel Little Dreamers to Ferguson.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:09 | 5092646 bwh1214
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What level of response is warranted by throwing a molotov cocktail.  Some of these pictures show they are not unarmed.  I certainly see the point of being concerned about the militarization of police, but I wouldn’t mind having them between my house and Philly if the welfare checks ever stopped going out.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:43 | 5092821 n8dawg84
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When the welfare checks stop going out, the police will be overwhelmed, and no amount of militarization will keep the Golden Horde contained inside Philly.  It will be the same across the river in Camden.  Unfortunately for me, on that day, I'll have to traverse Philly and potentially Camden to get home to my wife. 

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:07 | 5092960 bwh1214
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I'm on the boarder of Chester county and Lancaster. I'm hoping that the mob will have lost some of its spunk by then and by that time a line may have held. I have plenty of mace, mace bombs, and a semi auto shot gun with plenty of 10 round mags, granted I know as soon as they figure out they can burn people out all my prep will be for naught. Again by the time they get out there I'm hoping the crazy country folks who actually know how to use a gun will pose a pretty good deterrent.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:56 | 5092896 MalteseFalcon
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If EBT gives out, I wonder how much help SWAT will be to anyone.  By that I mean I have no idea, but I think we're going to find out.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:12 | 5092991 bwh1214
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I’m pretty much sure we’re going to find out.  The barring some other govt’s out there such as Japan, the US government is the most insolvent entity  have crunched the numbers for.  There is only one way an insolvency issue can be resolved and that is a default.   Govts have the other option of printing money but that is just a different kind of default.  This story ends by either the govt strait up defaulting and the checks not going out or the checks going out but are worthless to buy anything, either way the end result is the same.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 14:53 | 5093503 Professorlocknload
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When the shit officially hits the fan, swat will go home to protect it's own. Not until the public is disarmed, will swat appear again as armed mercenaries.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:08 | 5093581 bwh1214
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Point well taken, but they may be best protecting their families by going to hold that line.  Let's not act like all police and troopers are bad people, I am friends with many of them and apart from a few bad people they are all moral.  I don't think when the shit hits the fan that they will attempt to confront the mobs, they will allow certain zones to fall into chaos while holding a line.  If their family is beind the line they are both doing their job while protecting their family, if their famlies are inside that line they will get them and put them behind it.  That's what I would do if I was expected to do a job like that.  Granted I would not leave my family defenseless, and that is what people like me are for.  I expect if this were ever the case I may have some cops famlies staying with us.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:37 | 5093112 IndyPat
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.."but I wouldn’t mind having them between my house and Philly if the welfare checks ever stopped going out..."

I wouldn't hold your breath, really.

For the record, I wish both sides were equally armed, and just get it over with.
Let the chips fall where they may.

This is two bands of complete asshole thugs. Fuck em both.
A plague on both their houses!

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:13 | 5092669 Syrin
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Maybe they'll rename the city to Reichstag, Missouri

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:59 | 5093207 my_nym
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They wouldn't even care, as a tribe, if "they" had shot him themselves.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:44 | 5092495 SMG
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Divide and conquer, right?

Black vs. White. Police vs the people.

Just as long as we stay at each other's throats and not at the Globalist Oligarchs who created these conditions.

And soon after the dollar loses it's reserve currency status, all of us will be as desparate as those people.

And then the tanks, snipers, rubber bullets, and tear gas will come for us.

Unless all of us see the real enemies and evil in this world and unite against it.   It's We the People vs. the Globalist Slavemasters.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:01 | 5092599 SofaPapa
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I would differentiate between "Black vs. White" and "Police vs. the people".

In the first case, first of all it is an incorrect generalization, in that not all Black people are like the stereotype people like to hammer on.  Secondly, none of us gets to choose the color of our skin.  To discriminate based on race is simpleminded and shallow.

In the second case, however, while I see your point and I agree to some extent, my agreement is more cautious.  Because "police" is a decision.  What's more, the individuals on the lines of those confrontations are absolutely deciding to be there.  I don't buy the whole "just doing their job" excuse.  I agree that the oligarchs at the top are setting the tune, but these cops are willingly playing along, and they cannot be excused from the decisions they are making on a personal level.

Police may not be the only enemies, and not all police are enemies, but the ones on the riot squads?  Yeah, those guys are earning the reaction they're going to get.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:21 | 5092700 Syrin
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You nailed it, and when the sub-Saharans show up at the homes of the paramilitary thugs, they'll decide the paycheck isn't worth it to be allowed to play Nazi for a few weeks.  

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:35 | 5093095 Raymond K Hessel
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Not to be an apologist for police but riot squads are formed from the larger patrol bureau of a police department at the direction of the chief/sheriff/commissioner.  You don't volunteer to be on a riot squad, you are ordered to report to one. 

But do I think these guys get off on going all "hats and bats", a police term of art?  Yes.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:55 | 5093186 SofaPapa
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Thanks for the info on where riot cops come from.  I didn't know that, and you're right - it does change the dynamic.  I take back what I said about "riot cops" in general.  That is off base from what you're telling me.  I will have to distinguish further then.  Judge them by their behavior.  I saw someone post a list earlier where people are beginning to track individual cops with reputations. That seems like a good start.  Personal accountability.  It's coming.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 14:17 | 5093292 Raymond K Hessel
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I love the idea of an Angie's List for cops.

The cops could preempt this with issuing some stats on their officers, such as detentions/arrests, arrests/convictions, parking tickets/month, traffic tickets/month, # civilian complaints against, # penalties from civilian complaints.

 

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:05 | 5093568 Professorlocknload
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Individual cop tracking is an excellent idea. In most departments, 5 negative reports filed by citizens puts the officer in question on suspension, pending further review.

Some years back, at the Chief of Police' suggestion, several of us got together and managed to file many individual reports against an unqualified loose canon the Chief had been forced to hire through an affirmative action mandate of the City Council

The bad cop was fired. All on the force were thankful. Including a couple of the same ethnicity.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:38 | 5092460 McMolotov
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From my reading comment sections, there are plenty of people cheering on the cops. Well-armed white people who are normally skeptical of authority are falling in line. It's kind of like an inverse Bundy ranch situation. Sad.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:45 | 5092506 blabam
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Did you miss the looting?

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:52 | 5092542 McMolotov
Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:06 | 5092626 blabam
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Oh ok... When I loot your house I'll clean up aftwerwards making it A-OK.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:14 | 5092670 McMolotov
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Yes, I'm sure the people cleaning up are the exact same people who did the looting, just as the thousands of people protesting are also the hundred that did the looting.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:10 | 5092981 hobopants
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If you want to derail a conversation about any important topic (like say the US becoming a police state) just toss black people in there. I don't care if all the black people were looting or dancing in the street, I'm only interested in the police and their response, the rest of it is noise.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:23 | 5092711 Syrin
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So you're just fine with INNOCENT people having rifles aimed at their chest and sniper laser sites painting their foreheads.   Then you are part of the problem.  What you don't understand is that at some point, those feral sub-Saharans will turn against the state and the state response will affect you more than those sub-Saharans will.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:34 | 5092775 blabam
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So you're just fine with INNOCENT shop owners being looted by as you call them "sub-Saharans"? 

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:39 | 5092806 Syrin
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Not in the least.   So tell me, shit head, what are the cops doing to stop looters?   They've arrested reporters, and protesters, made threats, etc.   Seen the looters being arrested?   That would be pretty simple to do, but they're here to roll out the new martial law police state, and shit heads like you are fine with it.   So when they point a gun at YOUR forehead, I won't worry if it misfires.   I'm sure your fleas will miss you though.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:43 | 5092825 blabam
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WOW a manly man. I'm sure if there were no cops order would have restored itself... LA riots proved your point. 

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:39 | 5093119 Raymond K Hessel
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The cops are making it worse. 

This would have died down.  The LA riots were sans cops because those racist fuckers wouldn't drive into those neighborhoods.  Shopkeepers were on their own, and those that were armed were spared looting.

You don't tear gas the press and tear down their camera setup if you want people to calm down.

You don't arrest the press in McDonalds far away from the riot because they didn't leave fast enough for their own safety.

These cops are out of control.  They are not even cops anymore.  They are an occupying military force and don't give a fuck about you. 

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:51 | 5093171 IndyPat
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Hey Jackass!
Flush your headgear and do some reading.

The fucking cops SAT ON THE SIDELINES during the looting.
They LET it happen.

As you sit there eating paint chips from the wall...pounder that one.
They sat it out. They had no interest in protecting property owners.

Ask yourself why? What is this really about?

I'll say this much, this crew we are watching doing the protests has a million times more nuts than the "Boston Strong" chickenshit whities did.
Whites cheered their masters.

So, I ask you. Who are the dumbasses. The Sub Saharans or the stupid Micks of Boston?

As you fucking were.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:54 | 5093182 Raymond K Hessel
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AHHH HAH HA AHA AHA AH H HAA HA HA AHAHAAHA

 

EATING PAINT CHIPS....BZZZZ HA AHA AHAH AH

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:53 | 5093176 blackholes
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Ah yes, and what was the reason for those riots again?

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:55 | 5092556 813kml
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There will always be people that take advantage of a situation regardless of color.

Businessmen prefer to wear a suit when they loot.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:59 | 5092590 A Nanny Moose
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Politicians wear the magic cloak of Dem0ckracy

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:04 | 5092613 msmith9962
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In each group there is a percentage who are screwing it up for the others in the group, causing polarization and escalating the situation.  The looters are pissing off the peaceful protestors and getting the majority of the attention and giving the whole lot a bad name.  The bad cops are making it tough for the good cops to remain good cops as they are increasingly put on the defensive.  The race to the bottom.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 17:14 | 5093378 SofaPapa
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And the elite running this country are pissing off the majority of the population by setting the example of a free-for-all-no-ethics-allowed-steal-everything-not-nailed-down culture combined with foreign imperial dreams at the cost of other-people's-kids.

The good cops need to figure out that at the base of it all, these are the people they are defending.  The best ones need to change sides.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:55 | 5092564 konputa
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Stockholm Syndrome.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:51 | 5092858 cougar_w
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How so?

Not sure I'm ready to let people off with a "but I was brainwashed" excuse.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:30 | 5093077 konputa
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cougar, I was referring to McMolotov's comment about the white people cheering on the police violence, in this case captives cheering for their slave masters. This isn't about blacks versus the whites via police injustices. This is bigger in my opinion; the subjects versus the statists.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:40 | 5093124 cougar_w
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Okay fine, but I'm not willing to allow that the white people in this case are victims of Stockholm Syndrome. Real captives, held at the point of a knife, can eventually suffer from that. But are whites cheering on police brutality held captive? How exactly? Where is the knife at their throat? Who's got their neck in a noose? How are whites being threatened daily with death if they don't identify with their captors?

Whites have been trained to fear black people, obviously. But that's not the same thing at all.

And never mind the definition -- we have a responsibility to get over it. Whatever mind-fuck is keeping us from seeing Ferguson as symptomatic of the collapse of American ideals of fairness and justice, we just absolutely need to get over it.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:57 | 5093192 IndyPat
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We'll put.
I'm with the cat on this one!
Two words "Boston Strong"
Shameful.
If that ain't an indictment on nut-less honkeys, I don't know what is.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 14:05 | 5093240 konputa
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"Whatever mind-fuck is keeping us from seeing Ferguson as symptomatic of the collapse of American ideals of fairness and justice, we just absolutely need to get over it."

 

I couldn't agree more. Cheers, cougar.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:05 | 5092611 Flagit
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From my reading comment sections, there are plenty of people cheering on the cops. Well-armed white people who are normally skeptical of authority are falling in line. It's kind of like an inverse Bundy ranch situation. Sad.

Well, what's the alternative?

Cheer on the looters and arsonists?

I'm at the front of the line when it comes to speaking out against police brutality, but I hate to think what that place would look like if "troops" were not there. Someone lobbed a molitov on top of the car wash, sparking the tear-gas launch.

After they have looted and burned the businesses, the next step would be to move to the middle class neighborhoods to extract revenge.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:31 | 5092751 HardAssets
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These tactics are older than the hills. Launch an attack which produces a response which you characterize as 'an attack'.  Provides justification for ratcheting up the war and taking away liberty - in the name of 'security'.

Divide & Conquer accomplished.

Attention taken off the puppet masters who set it all in motion.

 

Are people stupid manipulated fools who just go along with their game ?

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:40 | 5093123 fallout11
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Standard Bernaysian approach. If you can't manage to provoke the necessary response, you fake it instead (Gulf of Tonkin, Gliewitz Incident, Operation Northwoods all come to mind).

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:09 | 5092964 cougar_w
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It's not about cheering, is it?

What do you expect people to do when they are cornered? They strike out in all directions. Sure it's self-destructive. But then again, it was set up to be that way wasn't it? What avenue do any of us have now? Anything anyone can do? Oh wait I can write my congress-critter. Okay forget that, now what. Anything? Is there any way to reverse Citizens United? Get back our government For The People? Anyway to de-mil the cops? Anyway to feel okay that all of this can be worked out in a way that does not involve being shot at on sight some day?

It's easier for someone not at the bottom already. That's a mighty tight corner and you feel the jaws biting, and you know you have to fight. But the rest of us can still pretend we have some room to move, and that the jaws are for someone else.

Well we don't have any room, and the jaws are coming for all of us.

What has come to Ferguson has already come to every other town and city in America. The police state has already been deployed. They just haven't tripped over any of the hot buttons of the middle-class white people because -- the middle-class is very careful not to have any hot buttons. We white people just shrug and move on when something evil happens, or maybe we cook up some dire conspiracy about how it's a remote evil we cannot contend with. It's not remote at all, it's the local politicians lining their pockets, and the local cops backing them up. We're always looking over and beyond them as if expecting the approach of some bogie man over the hill, well sure they like it that way. In the meantime, we very carefully avoid having anything we are willing to fight for.

The people in Ferguson are fighting. They don't know they are fighting something bigger than one town, they aren't in touch well enough to know that. They dons't know how to fight well, they don't have any training or leadership. They are just individuals, desperate and exhausted. They need to break something, need to make someone pay, but they are in this cage surrounded by businesses and neighborhoods. Like lions, they fling themselves against the bars and lash out at anything they can reach. Their helplessness is supposed to be entertaining, but it's not.

It's like gladiator sports. We're watching from the stands and delivering our verdict. They are tearing each other apart, hemmed in by tanks and automatic weapons, helpless and frustrated. They will continue until they are dead, dying a little every time.

But people, they are us. We will have our chance too. If we ever have a hot button to press, TPTB will press it someday. We can avoid that only if we shrug and turn away from Ferguson. If we keep never standing for anything then sure we'll never be tossed into the ring, but then what was the point of knowing all the wrongs in the nation? Is wallowing in conspiracy that fulfilling?

They're coming. Coming in tanks, and bankruptcy, and capital controls, and brainwashing, and media manipulation, and faux elections. All their gears and motors are bent toward a single purpose, and they are coming.

Coming for all of us.

When they come we will either fight them, or we will allow them to cage us for their pleasure.

Watch Ferguson burn -- and choose.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:33 | 5093086 dontgoforit
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Best thing for these folks to do is go home, get a job or start a business or do something - anything - constructive.  Go back to school, something.  "Cornered'?  They're cornered by their own unwillingness to put in the effort it takes to make a life.  FSA is a just that a SA - forget the free.  They only come in tanks when the mob threatens the fabric of society.  Rioting and looting are sure to bring tanks.  Ever since LBJ and the eff'n Great Society we've seen this FSA grow.  They are smart enough to game the system and stupid enough to not care.  Self-respect, dignity - everyone crys for equal rights - fair share as o-bumma says - and yet they don't want to earn it like everyone else.  Same is true with the wave of illegal aliens.  What about the legal aliens, the ones who are doing it the way the law says they must?  O-bummas biggest failure is that his racism has him blinded to the harsh reality that life favors no one in particular and poverty and death are just a heartbeat away.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:50 | 5093167 cougar_w
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None of that matters. You can dwell on the past, but you can no longer fight those battles.

The moment is upon us. How we got here no longer matters. What matters now is how we respond to the moment, and how we will get ourselves out of this fix.

My guess is we will not respond at all -- that is the pattern to now -- and therefore we will never respond because nothing can make us move from our comfortable little hole. And since we will never respond we will never know the name of this evil, and instead go willing to the slaughter.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:59 | 5093210 Raymond K Hessel
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Living in these times in the US has helped me understand how the hell did the Germans let the Nazis get power.

Now that I'm seeing it happen here in America with my own eyes, watching it on TV and the internet, it all makes sense.

Too bad there's no America for Americans to escape to, leaving these troubles behind us.  

It's done. Game over.  Mussolini, you won.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 14:08 | 5093255 cougar_w
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Mussolini is back for a reunion concert. But that doesn't imply a world tour.

We got this. We can beat this. We're gonna kick Fascism in the balls even harder than last time, and the fact that Fascism today walks on American soil just means we don't have to get in a boat and cross the ocean to kick Fascism in the balls.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 14:23 | 5093322 Raymond K Hessel
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I with you but I don't see it.

All I see is Ruby Ridge, Whiskey Rebellion, John Brown's Raid, and ultimately, Shay's Rebellion.

I see smack down after smack down. 

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 14:32 | 5093374 Freddie
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Your TV viewership supports it.  Keep up the good work.  TV is used to control and morons like you keep them in business. 

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 14:52 | 5093505 Raymond K Hessel
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Oh!  Freddie!!

Holy shit, I never thought I'd ever meet Freddie, the only man in the world who hasn't watched TV.

Or did you once watch TV but then become so enlightened that you stopped watching TV and starting farting rainbows out of your holy ass?

In any event, it is my humble honor to have crossed posts with the only thing more unlikely to come across than a leprechaun riding a unicorn, Freddie, the Only Man Never to Have Watched Television, television, television, elevision, levision, vision, ision, sion, on. (echo ad infinitum)

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 14:06 | 5093241 IndyPat
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You're on a roll like butter, fine feline.

We'll take action! Let's blog about it rather than be about it.

I thought I was pretty much awake...but I got more to do.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 14:01 | 5093215 pazmaker
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Great post Cougar!  It's the truth  I'd give you 1000 up votes if I could.  

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 17:40 | 5094333 Flagit
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Albuquerque didn't engage in looting and arson.

It appears to me both there and Furgeson look the same, minus the looting and arson.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:21 | 5093031 MalteseFalcon
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The "Looting" certainly turned the "liberty" crowd against these black folks.

How much looting?  Is it being over-reported, perhaps?  Who is "looting"?

When the bugle sounds the "liberty" crowd snaps to attention.

Bah.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:44 | 5093141 Dasa Slooofoot
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 It's kind of like an inverse Bundy ranch situation. Sad.

 

Also inverse is the empathy the neckbeards at msnbc and other "progressive" news outlets now have against a military grade police force.  They called the Bundy defenders domestic terrorists, because it wasn't sociologically sexy to defend white people who raged against an irrational police response.  Maybe now they'll be a little more sympathetic towards the next Bundy-like incident.  Naah, self-hating white people gonna self hate.  

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:01 | 5092524 power steering
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I lived in downtown LA during the Rodney King riots. For 3 days there were NO police other than a few escorting firetrucks.  I lived in a 12 story condo and those of us with arms kept a watch from strategic points and from the rooftop and we prepared to bolt stairwells, disable elevators and fire upon assholes. Each day I commuted to and from Beverly Hills where I was working. I started using the freeway because it was safest. Fires were everywhere, looting, madness all over. 

The King riots in particular encouraged citizens nationwide to urge their police departments to gear up and prepare for mob lawlessness. No one wants a beaten police force that lets in mob anarchy.

 

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:18 | 5092687 mastersnark
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Mad props for working during the riots. Probably explains why you were armed. #NotGovernmentDependent

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 14:19 | 5093302 IndyPat
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Ha!
LAPD was the best outfitted department in the country for riot control!

First they let the Jennie out of the bottle by beating the shit out of a black man, then they LET the mob run wild.

Those riots should have urged citizens to arm up, not scrape to our dis functional police departments to militarize.

If everyone in LA had followed your example, this would not be an issue.
Instead, the state went further to disarm CA citizens.
Makes no sense whatsoever.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:26 | 5094789 Kobe Beef
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Oh god, tell me we're not defending convicted felons driving drunk through residential neighborhoods at high speeds and then fighting the cops, too?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodney_King

http://www.harrybrowne.org/articles/RodneyKing.htm

Next we'll be replaying the Hagiography of Saint Skittles. Yes, it makes no sense. Is ZH so desperate for heroes that we will rally behind any drunken dumbass with no self-control?

 

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:34 | 5092434 Colonel Klink
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He's a tribe supporter, which would explain why he hates blacks so much.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:51 | 5092471 Hippocratic Oaf
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Let's see

1. Mostly white PD

2. Mostly black population

3. PD is hiding the cop that pulled the trigger

4. FSA 

5. Sharpton

6. Because obama

 

What could possibly go wrong?

 

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:41 | 5093132 Raymond K Hessel
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From now on, you must always post like this. 

 

That post wasn't a post.  That post was poetry.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:35 | 5092438 LasVegasDave
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Feel free to move to any one of the above mentioned cities, white boy.

Then get back to me with your assessment, DWL

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:35 | 5092448 Wahine
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Real Americans are of European descent. 

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:57 | 5092576 Creeps
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Go away troll you’re trying to confirm your bias about whites and many are falling for your trap.  This American, with ancestors from Europe, wants life, liberty, happiness and to be free from debt money not just for myself but for everyone. 

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:14 | 5092673 Suisse
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Funny thing is, Wahine claims to be a black person living in Spain.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:29 | 5092746 Wahine
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I am a black person.  I do not dislike white people.  I dislike racism. 

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:47 | 5092846 Headbanger
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I agree!  So lets throw out all the fucking Brits and the Irish they're not European strictly speaking.

Neither are all those Asians

And Russians!

And Turks!

And Middle Easterners!

Greeks too!

Not much left but a bunch of block head Germans and pie throwing Italians and French who fart in your general direction!

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:41 | 5093131 European American
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It's a good day for me to lay low. Lot's a nasty talk going down.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:15 | 5092676 SMG
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100% Agree.

Live Free or Die! 

It's a win-win.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:07 | 5092608 Sanksion
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Europeans with red skin? Been in Europe for 30yrs, never seen one. 

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:06 | 5092632 Lea
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"Real Americans are of European descent".

Nope. Real Americans are of Native American descent. All others are immigrants.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:12 | 5092667 Suisse
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Nonsensical, it's like saying we're all Africans because we migrated from there 100,000 years ago.

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