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State Of Emergency, Curfew Issued For Ferguson

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It was only a matter of time before Ferguson became the Americanized version of Gaza.

After last night's looting in which the local police was inexplicably instructed to stand down by the state highway patrol, moments ago Missouri's governor ,Jay Nixon, issued a local state of emergency and imposed a nighttime curfew lasting from midnight until 5 am. As the WSJ reports, at the Greater St. Mark Family Church in St. Louis, Gov. Jay Nixon said the overwhelming number of protesters have been peaceful. But the governor said he would not allow a small number of violent rioters to emerge again in the wake of a police-involved fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown one week ago. "If we are going to have justice, we must first have and maintain peace," the governor said adding that this is a test if the "town can break the cycle of fear." From where we stand, the answer so far is a resounding no.

Ron Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol, left, and
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon at a news conference in
Ferguson, Mo., on Friday. Associated Press

We reported previously on the events that took place in Ferguson after midnight, when yet another protest turned violent and many of the local businesses were looted. Here is some additional detail from the WSJ:

Just after midnight on Saturday, a large group of protesters moved from the sidewalks, where demonstrators had stayed peacefully till then, into the street and confronted police officers, who had donned riot gear and had been accompanied by armored vehicles for the first time since Wednesday.


But the police eventually pulled back from the scene to avoid a broader confrontation with the protesters and looters. "There was a decision made to pull our people out of there for fear for our safety and the protesters'," Sgt. Al Nothum, spokesman for the Missouri State Highway Patrol said Saturday morning. "If there was a confrontation, people were going to be seriously injured," he added.


Many of the protesters and looters wore bandannas over their faces and chanted: "No justice, no peace." Police officers formed themselves into a line, and one demanded through a megaphone: "You must clear the roadway or face arrest." Those protesters eventually backed away from the police line.


Officers wore what are known as battle-dress uniforms, or BDUs, as they stood in line. Some wore dark blue fatigues, which is a more traditional SWAT-style uniform, while others had military-style camouflage. The varying uniforms made it difficult to ascertain which department the officers were representing.


Separately, men who said they were members of a group calling itself the New Black Panther Party worked to push protesters back and maintain order, while some of the more vocal protesters cursed the police. Some protesters ran around the side of a nearby building to grab pre-made Molotov cocktails, though none was lighted or thrown.


Not long after that, the looting began. Young men with partially-covered faces kicked in the front door of a liquor store, and began looting bottles. Protesters said that store—Ferguson Market and Liquor—was the one from which Mr. Brown allegedly stole cigars and allegedly assaulted the store owner.

And with police unwilling, afraid or generally instructed not to engage, it was up to the business owners themselves to protect their property:

Sometime after 5 a.m., men who appeared to be owners of the businesses started arriving and standing in front of the looted stores to protect them. One man who arrived at Ferguson Market and Liquor had what appeared to be a pistol in his waistband, though with about an hour to go before sunrise, it appeared he hadn't used the weapon.


After daybreak on Saturday, rain poured down on Ferguson, as police vehicles swarmed into town. Officers in bright yellow jackets took up positions in front of looted businesses, encountering no resistance.


Shop owners and members of the community were out by midmorning with brooms and shovels helping to clean up the mess made by looters.

What is most troubling is that it was also unclear who, exactly, has tactical control over the security forces in the troubled city. "The Highway Patrol has been tasked with keeping the peace in Ferguson," said Sgt. Nothum, when asked about the command structure, but he couldn't say whether that means the Highway Patrol had full tactical command of the situation on the ground, a question he said he hoped to be able to clarify by the news conference scheduled for Saturday afternoon.

"I called the police four or five times, I called since 12 o'clock!" he said, expressing frustration. "I called Ferguson and they said, 'We don't have anything to do with it.' I called St. Louis County and they said 'We don't have anything to do with it.' I called the state police, and they say, 'You have to call Ferguson.' It's like a circle!"


But Highway Patrol Sgt. Nothum said he wasn't aware that police weren't responding to calls for help and that callers weren't being put through to the appropriate department. He said he was aware of the frustration people like Mr. Jacobs feel if they have encountered such a circular situation.

In other words, the local authorities went from one extreme, of overreacting to any stimulus, to the other, of completely ignoring please for help from local residents: hardly the stuff social stability is made of.

As for Fergsuon, all that's left is for someone to break the curfew and be shot on sight: then again, if nothing else, consider all the "broken-window" GDP boosts this kind of domestic escalation could produce to the ivory tower-dwelling Keynesian econ PhDs...


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Sat, 08/16/2014 - 17:26 | 5103000 Aknownymouse
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Anyone hear how Obama is doin in his golf olympics in the Vine? Could not find it on cable with all the riots breaking news and stuff.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 17:33 | 5103015 TeamDepends
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Unca Barry say y'all be in bed by 9:00, y'hear?

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 17:39 | 5103028 boattrash
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Unca Barry say y'all FOLKS be in bed by 9:00, y'hear?


Sat, 08/16/2014 - 17:46 | 5103048 Latina Lover
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Martial law, Bitchez

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 17:51 | 5103062 Skateboarder
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And we will continue to extend curfew by one hour on both ends each passing day, for your safety, until everyone is totally safe.

What about the teargas? Lighten 'up, proud serf, and learn to take one for the empire.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 17:52 | 5103067 knukles
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Piss on a rag and deal with it....

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:02 | 5103091 MillionDollarBogus_
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Operation Mayhem is proceding as planned, sir.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:24 | 5103160 TeamDepends
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"Hey, that Black Panther look funny... Hey! It's a cracka in black-face! (inaudible) Grab him! (someone pulls off massive disco 'fro revealing red hair). Sheeeeeiiiiittt!!!!! It's James Holmes, Batman shooter!!!! (Niggas can't get away fast enough, pissing themselves and screaming like girls)"

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:35 | 5103186 Herd Redirectio...
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Any time there are protestors with their face covered, who then proceed to loot, with their faces covered, I have to entertain the notion of agents provocateur  (say it w/ Frenshhh accent).

They backed down from the police line, as told.  After escalating things nicely.  They had molotovs ready, but didn't use them.  Basically training the cops, AND trying to see if an idiot in the mob will 'throw the first punch/Molotov'.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:44 | 5103217 Whoa Dammit
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I watched the whole press conference. OMG what a pack of bumbling idiots, particularly the governor. Best highlight: When the Nation of Islam (Black Panther?) guy let it be known that they are in charge, and if more tear gas, etc. was used against his people, then they were going to go "toe to toe in the street." 

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:07 | 5103278 Keyser
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The protesters are saying they are going to challenge the curfew...  I guess we'll see what happens when push comes to shove... 


Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:57 | 5103393 eclectic syncretist
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The protesters are the logical and physical manifestation of our Wall Street "loot with impunity" culture as exemplified by Jon Corzine, Hank "Tanks" Paulson, and Timmy "I made a couple mistakes on my taxes" Geitner.  What the fuck does the government and law enforcement expect when they turn their eyes away from the biggest looting epidemic the world has ever known, all centered on Wall Street and Washington D.C.?

Their getting exactly what "their law" breeds.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:59 | 5103395 COSMOS
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Ferguson will only behave as soon as they start shelling that dump.  Heck they can do no worse damage shelling that rat hole than the hood rats have already done looting the damned place.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 20:47 | 5103487 MalteseFalcon
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Who are the looters?  The 'guys' with masks on.  Are they all wearing the same government issue boots?

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 21:12 | 5103541 old naughty
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Who are the looters, good question. Who are ISIS ?

“In other words, the local authorities went from one extreme, of overreacting to any stimulus, to the other, of completely ignoring please for help from local residents: hardly the stuff social stability is made of.

In other words, the hegemonial authorities went from one extreme, of under-reacting(!)  to ISIS stimulus, to the other, of completely air-aggressive to help “local” residents: hardly the stuff “humanitarian intervention” is made of.



As there, so here.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 21:50 | 5103616 TahoeBilly2012
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Fuck I thought all that ex-Iraqi military gear was aimed at me and my "Ron Pauler's"...whew..that was close

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 23:41 | 5103910 kliguy38
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hehehehe......we sure are lucky......its the "other guy".......

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 03:19 | 5104348 Elvis the Pelvis
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Let's be honest.  Ferguson is a town filled with thugs.  Criminals screw shit up for us all.  They give the government an excuse to curtail our rights.  Bitchez.

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 02:56 | 5104312 California Nigh...
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White boys are getting VERY, VERY  tired of this shit. 

Arrogant blacks beware. 

When the pendulum of sentiment starts to swing in this nation. the few remaining naive liberal whites will not be able to stop it.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:08 | 5103284 Handful of Dust
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If you want to keep your Looters, you can keep your Looters.


Boy, if the Repugnicans lose the next election I'll eat my hat! Hopefully there's a reasonable 3rd Party candidate.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:22 | 5103318 TeamDepends
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Nice thought, but voting ain't going to fix this mess.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:32 | 5103345 Vampyroteuthis ...
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This Ferguson mess is proof that years of gubbimint handouts without any accountability is a large failure. Some day the people will wake up and elect a real leader. Until then, enjoy the Kenyan usurper golfer.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 22:03 | 5103642 downwiththebanks
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It also reflects that when some jackbooted thug guns an unarmed kid, racist fascists will line up to change the subject.

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 03:58 | 5104350 Dingleberry
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He wa a college bound, unarmed, angelic, poor innocent little 6-3, 250lb child....who just happened to have a propensity for choking store owners half his size, asaulting cops and committing strong arm robbery.  Thug style.

Fixed it for ya.

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 10:10 | 5104771 oudinot
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I guess you aren't aware that 'tear gas' is outlawed by the Geneva Convention; tear gas is not used by the American military.

But the American police use it on their own citizens.

Get with it, Dammit!

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 20:08 | 5103411 buyingsterling
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Molotovs - good thing these things aren't deadly weapons. Otherwise it would make perfect sense to incapacitate anyone holding one.


This OFFICIAL, DOCUMENTED STANDDOWN should be the END of the gun control debate. The authorities will not protect you. So attempting to disarm you is placing a loaded gun against your head, just waiting for one of the monsters created by their system to pull the trigger.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 21:07 | 5103530 ThroxxOfVron
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"This OFFICIAL, DOCUMENTED STANDDOWN should be the END of the gun control debate. The authorities will not protect you. "

Not should be: IS.  It IS the end of Gun Control.


-THAT IS WHAT has been incontrovertably proven in Ferguson.


Police protections are a fraud.

Those who would tax you to pay for their protection are nothing more than thieving frauds.

The first people to shoot are the gun grabbers and tax extorters with guns and gunmen they buy with our expropriated wealth.



Sat, 08/16/2014 - 21:35 | 5103580 mjcOH1
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"Molotovs - good thing these things aren't deadly weapons. Otherwise it would make perfect sense to incapacitate anyone holding one."


I'd vote for 'shoot in the face'.   But to each his own.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 21:51 | 5103618 edotabin
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They will find a way. After a while activism is more about activism than it is about the facts or the cause itself. They'll twist it, spin it, warp it, convolute it etc. but they will find a way.

Keeping in mind that I am for guns, I do have a question. Say you are the store owner and five people come in to rob all at once. What are you gonna do? Kill all five? Say people come in to the store but they come in alone in 15 minute intervals? What are you gonna do? Kill one and put his body outside the store so as to dissuade others? Even the greatest supporter of guns can see the problem here. Besides, you will spend the rest of your life in and out of courts. The laws are in a grey area and if you shoot 3-4 people I think it will be too much of a hassle.

All laws should be written to avoid complexity and wiggle room. You should be able to put a sign outside that says "Enter to loot and you will be shot" and be able to shoot 20 people if you have to but that simply will not fly. 

Again, I am speaking realistically and not necessarily from the standpoint of being for or against guns.


Sat, 08/16/2014 - 22:07 | 5103647 TahoeBilly2012
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The way I see it, this is the disgruntled Democrat base, now is the time for disgruntled Republican base to do an end around. I can't speak specifics, but I have some ideas in mind. No blood, but tar and feather is appropriate.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 23:25 | 5103865 TMLutas
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Gun control is dead when gun control laws are dropped from the books, not before. Just because the police aren't obligated to come doesn't mean they won't come and throw you in jail for posessing an illegal weapon. 

Right now gun control is just resting a bit. 

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:37 | 5103198 DeadFred
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Yeah, sometimes I'm prone to see conspiracy when simple incompetence will suffice but the ordrer to stand down last sure looks like an attempt to fan the fires.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:46 | 5103224 Deathrips
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There was this smart guy that posted a poll on Thursday as to whether martial law would be initiated Friday, or over the weekend. The peoples vote was overwhelmingly a vote that it would be over the weekend. I agreed and down-voted myself...


Who was this smart pollster?


Who cares...MARTIAL LAW HAPPENED!!!! The people are right again!!



Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:07 | 5103105 max2205
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E St Louis and Mo are giant shit holes

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:12 | 5103122 Skateboarder
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They should rename it FerGAZAn.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:19 | 5103139 Keyser
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They should have called for a curfew the day after the first rioting... The governor and the chief of police both have shit for brains... And no, a curfew is not martial law.... 

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:22 | 5103150 fonzannoon
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I say we send this guy in to get things moving a bit.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:33 | 5103178 DirkDiggler11
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+ 1,000 Fonz on the clip and your impeccable timing !
It must have been 20 years since I last saw that movie.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:34 | 5103183 mrdenis
Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:05 | 5103273 Urban Redneck
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A curfew may not be martial law, but was is a "state of emergency" and what additional authorities does it grant the martial police force already on sight, and what civil liberties (and natural rights) are or can the State claim to revoke under a "state of emergency"?

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 21:24 | 5103554 TeethVillage88s
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Well you see constitutional Rights are a kind of moving target. You might say they are Dynamic and are changing with policy. So, martial law might not be required to implement the kinds of rules that we are talking about at this time:



I think you are Identifying "Trans-National Government or Trans-National Government Officials & Diplomats"


A) Presidents that Lie about war & Suppress Individual Rights & Constitutions... and otherwise abandon Geneva Conventions that made us GREAT and Stated that as a People we abhorred Aggressive War
B) Personally now I am Questioning if US Federal Government had a Coup in 1947 or before this... in favor of acting like an Empire
C) Reasons for House of Lords, House of Commons, or US Congress to Lie has always been clear, It is the Influence of Money, Power, Status, Legacy
D) Royal Families were never fully Denounced, Haciendas were never Reformed with Land Reforms... and Today we live with Government Service Families who are rich & believe they are Royalty... while we create a new threat... the Tech Dynasties or the Newly Rich who join Government Personalities knowingly or unknowingly to advance Fascist Agendas

But I don't stop there.

Knowledge is power, and all European Families seem to know this and work to keep education from commoners. Petroleum, Bitumen, and Gas products have lead to a new age starting in like 19th Century. But what if this is based on Sumerian Technology that was known to Germans, Jews, the Vatican, the French, the Dutch, and the British Empire?

We see Royal Families in Europe that have done well... same as the above but add the Luxemburg, Lichtenstein, Belgium, and Switzerland. Norway & Sweden discovered oil later I guess.

Knowledge creates classes. The french & English explored Egypt & ancient Iraq and discovered the knowledge of the Sumerians in use for Alcohol in medicine and the value of bitumens.

A) German Drive for ancient knowledge and a pipe line from Iraq considered major in WWII
B) UK Colonized Middle East and confiscated all ancient artifacts
C) Africa was old mining resource that attracted Germany, France, British Empire, and Dutch.
D) "Naphta" is the most commonly used word for petroleum product and is linguistically derived from Sumeria
E) Sumeria is situated on Iraq
F) Sumeria was an agricultural, animal husbandry & metallurgy based society that also had the most words for Petro, Oil, Gas, Alcohol, and Bitumen
G) Illegal immigration is just more cheap energy for profits that go to Royalty

- Trans-National Government Officials could give a crap about your economic well being...
- you are just labor, military fodder, or a source of energy
- Profits & Wealth mean more to these Sociopaths.
- US & UK States of Serfdom & Indentured Servitude.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 20:55 | 5103506 ChiangMai
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#4 of the Wikipedia definition of curfew seems about right:

In baseball, a time after which a game must end, or play be suspended. 

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 17:55 | 5103071 booboo
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Another brother is going to take one for Team Lootie tonight and it won't be at the hands of a cop. Maybe see some of that same shit they were pulling in Kiev where snipers were popping a cap in the ass of both sides just to get things rolling good and hot.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 17:58 | 5103081 TeamDepends
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You willin' to die for Cheetos, boy?

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:20 | 5103142 Keyser
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Are you feeling lucky, punk?  

A Dirty Harry moment if there ever was... 

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 03:22 | 5104353 Dingleberry
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How about skittles and iced tea?

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:04 | 5103096 Seize Mars
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boob oo

Yes, you are correct. Another engineered crisis brought to you by...the same folks who brought you Ukraine.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 17:58 | 5103075 SilverIsKing
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To all rioters and looters, please arrive at the rioting and looting staging area by 4:45am and be prepared to begin your rioting and looting promptly at 5:01am.

All rioters and looters must complete their rioting and looting by 12:00 am sharp as the rules do not allow any rioting and looting past the aforementioned deadline.

Any items not looted will remain available for future looting.

If you have any questions, please call the Office of Rioting, Looting, and Knockout Games between 12:00am and 5:00am. There will be no one available to take your call at any other times.

-- the Management

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:05 | 5103099 Seize Mars
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and to quote the Hitchhiker's Guide movie:

"Your death may be recorded for quality assurance."

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:21 | 5103149 Keyser
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Don't forget your towel... 

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:26 | 5103333 Handful of Dust
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"Root to Loot!"


What a slogan!

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 17:41 | 5103032 Say What Again
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Oh what fun we have when we use auto-complete or spell-checkers




Sat, 08/16/2014 - 17:47 | 5103051 BurningFuld
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Twelve AM curfew. I can see this working like a charm.

Why did they not do this sooner?

We gonna have some fun tonight!

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:34 | 5103180 grunk
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"Aw, man, do we have to go home? It's only midnight. I wanted to loot some more."

"There's a curfew. You don't want to get in trouble, do you?"

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:53 | 5103384 Suisse
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My thoughts exactly, the people out that late are not going to want to leave and are going to want to cause trouble. 

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 21:12 | 5103542 RafterManFMJ
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The problem I foresee is those with an ~85 IQ are going to be real confused: "Do da cracka po-po be meanint midnight, or be they sayin' noon?"

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 23:17 | 5103840 SilverIsKing
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PDT? EDT? GMT? MDT? Ahm kunfuzed!

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 17:50 | 5103059 G-R-U-N-T
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I wonder what Broderick Crawford would think of this???

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 22:50 | 5103775 TeethVillage88s
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Say What Again;

Holy Crap, Larry Kudlow is on Radio now saying that

A) 5% avg household savings rate is not needed, not wanted, not desired, and is too much.
B) on Saving rate of US AVG house hold he says it is not needed and if everyone saved the economy would Suffer.

Nazi Larry Kudlow.
Dehumanize Fixed income households and then kill them, Larry?

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 10:18 | 5104778 oudinot
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Larry was kicked out of CNBS cause he was always wrong so people stopped watching him.

He's just as wrong, but less ugly physically, on radio.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 17:45 | 5103043 Chief_Illiniwek
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"Eat your Peas!

Don't make me draw another red line!"



Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:18 | 5103312 mt paul
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a weekend

at dead mike's...

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 17:33 | 5103016 I am Jobe
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Surprised the MSM has not reported his Golf Scores . What kind of crap is that. 

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:13 | 5103126 palmereldritch
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Par for the course.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:14 | 5103128 Occams_Chainsaw
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He was running his balls through the cleaner on the 8th hole.  They are shiney bright now.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:35 | 5103189 Berspankme
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Rumor is obie buried his putter in reggies hole

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 22:16 | 5103665 dellievan
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.          " I had to golf with some folks "

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 17:28 | 5103001 kliguy38
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LOL...well that didn't take too long

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 17:29 | 5103005 Cognitive Dissonance
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Problem, reaction, solution.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 17:51 | 5103046 boattrash
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CogDis, you nailed it in 3 words.

I'm not one to plug stuff here, but this book is WELL worth the read. It was presented to me as a Novel, but somewhere along the line, I started to look at it as a Literary Masterpiece. Here's a Wiki Link to a summary. Enjoy. (Unintended Consequences by John Ross)

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 20:41 | 5103478 NoPension
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I started reading and couldn't stop. I was giddy, fucking giddy, reading that.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 21:15 | 5103547 RafterManFMJ
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Out of print, no Kindle edition, 33 bucks used. You bastards!

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 21:21 | 5103560 boattrash
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$33, helluva lot less than I'd take for mine. (wanted to get the Mrs. a Kindle copy, and had no luck either.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:21 | 5103146 Urban Redneck
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Solution for whom?

It's rather difficult for law abiding store owners to effectively (and legally) protect their property when there is a curfew in place...

Since the police don't have an obligation to protect it certainly isn't a solution for some.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:33 | 5103179 ebear
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Curfew means stay off the streets.

 It doesn't mean you can't camp out in your little shop with a gun by your side.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:48 | 5103230 Urban Redneck
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But how does an aspiring hoodlum know not to fuck with your little store in the first place, unless there is a group of employees/relatives out front (and potentially on a street or something a pig might confuse for a street)?

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:53 | 5103379 boattrash
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"But how does an aspiring hoodlum know not to fuck with your little store in the first place, unless there is a group of employees/relatives out front"

Urb. Red...People should know that already, if not, let them break in and find out the hard way. (call it life's final lesson)

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:21 | 5103151 Itch
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Dey panned it CD. Scripted. Deep state bro. 

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 17:31 | 5103010 stinkhammer
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does taco bell close early?

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 17:36 | 5103020 Greenie
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Wonder if Pizza Hut will still deliver?

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 17:42 | 5103034 TeamDepends
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They do, but there is now a $500 "hot zone" fee that is not negotiable.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:25 | 5103158 kill switch
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And the cheese has a dark hue...and you can see the footprints where the fucking anchovies bailed out..

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:32 | 5103177 Matt
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If only the damn FAA didn't block drone deliveries ...

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:29 | 5103340 Handful of Dust
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Ferguson Dominoes has a special on its Extra Crispy pizza tonite is the rumor.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:07 | 5103107 palmereldritch
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No but the drive thru is now a drive by

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 17:31 | 5103011 onewayticket2
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midnight?  well, that'll work out well....the entire group will be a liquored up by then

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 17:32 | 5103014 Jonesy
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Starting at midnight?  That's when most brothers are just waking up.  

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 21:53 | 5103624 Two Feet Studs Up
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No no...thats just about dinner time at Fridays and all u can eat apps

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 17:34 | 5103017 buzzsaw99
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let it burn

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:50 | 5103237 Suisse
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They tried that last night and now they are being sued by business owners.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:06 | 5103277 Raymond K Hessel
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Then nuke it.


Sat, 08/16/2014 - 21:15 | 5103549 RafterManFMJ
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Fire ... cleanses.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:23 | 5103322 buzzsaw99
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a shit town sued into bankruptcy by the thugs AND the business owners. how funny.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 17:37 | 5103023 boattrash
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Well, I'm sure it will be all OK. They seem to follow all the other laws to the letter. Right?

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 17:39 | 5103026 Fuku Ben
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At least they had the puppet governor there during the announcement. Unlike Ray "Chocolate City" Nagin fraudulently claiming the authority to declare martial law during your Hurricane Katrina.

How much longer before Pompousness Maximus rears his ugly forehead from Fantasy Island? His 19th hole must be worn out from Michael & Reggie by now. Maybe he can grace you all with a few more race baiting sound clips courtesy of the complicit traitors in media.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 17:40 | 5103029 q99x2
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I went jogging for Ferguson today on the North Beach side of Pittsburgh and took video and photos of the city across the rivers.

Didn't seem to help Ferguson but I sure had fun. Maybe Ferguson folk could all go jogging for one hour tomorrow morning and see if that fixes anything.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:43 | 5103216 ebear
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"Maybe Ferguson folk could all go jogging for one hour tomorrow morning and see if that fixes anything."

Or maybe they could all stand guard over each other's property and put some righteous fear into the looters?   I'm guessing many of the shops being looted are black owned, but even if not, a few armed men (black or otherwise) would send a clearer message than what the authorities have done so far.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 20:49 | 5103492 NoPension
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A black owned shop in the , ahem, uh, uh, um... Black ( is that ok to say?) neighborhood?
Don't get out much, eh?

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 22:17 | 5103670 Oldwood
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The black folk in those neighborhoods are much more likely to rent than own. Would you want to own with the way things burn there?

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 17:41 | 5103031 sunnyside
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At least Sharpton is there to interject a calming influence over the situation.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 17:48 | 5103053 Fuku Ben
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I always like it better when he was a big fatso in a jump suit with extra brylcreem in his hair. At least then he wasn't taken too seriously.

Now that he's had weight loss surgery, he's put on a business suit and schlock news has tried to mainstream his message he's doing more damage than ever.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 21:53 | 5103619 quasimodo
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He missed his calling by not becoming a used car salesman. He looks and talks the part to a T.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 21:53 | 5103620 quasimodo
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He missed his calling by not becoming a used car salesman. He looks and talks the part to a T.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 21:53 | 5103621 quasimodo
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He missed his calling by not becoming a used car salesman. He looks and talks the part to a T.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 21:52 | 5103622 quasimodo
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He missed his calling by not becoming a used car salesman. He looks and talks the part to a T.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 21:56 | 5103623 quasimodo
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Dammit I forgot my Tourette's meds again, sorry for that

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 21:56 | 5103635 stormsailor
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you can say that again, and again, and again, and again

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 03:39 | 5104369 StychoKiller
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...There will be no pictures of Whitney Young
Being run out of Harlem on a rail with a brand new process.
There will be no slow motion or still life of Roy Wilkens
Strolling through Watts in a red, black and green
Liberation jumpsuit that he had been saving
For just the proper occasion...

[/quote] -- Gil Scott-Heron, "The Revolution Will Not be Televised" (R.I.P, bro)

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 17:43 | 5103033 syntaxterror
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If you like your looting, you can keep your looting.

If you like your stolen cigars, you can keep your stolen cigars. 

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 17:44 | 5103036 JustPrintMoreDuh
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Whats this about operation CleanSweep?



Sat, 08/16/2014 - 17:43 | 5103037 humble_man
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MOAR unrest !  Darwin (and others) have noted great cullings before progress towards evolution.  Accept this, refuse to live in fear, and use your intellect to prepare your clan. 

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 17:46 | 5103039 Gadfly
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From one of the most insightful and gifted writers of our time:




Cops Gone Wild

By Paul Craig Roberts

August 16, 2014 "ICH" - Ferguson, Mo. is a small overwhelmingly black town whose government and police are white. The Ferguson police murdered an 18 year old black kid who has his hands over his head. Moreover, it is unclear that the kid had committed any offense. If you take a look at the photo of the three goon thugs pointing military rifles in his face at point blank range, any one of the over-sized goons unarmed could have restrained the small kid.


So what did the police goons do? They shot him to death.


This is murder. There is no question whatsoever that it is murder. But it will be covered up by the white government and the white police force if protests are limited to the black small town population of Ferguson. Who cares about them? Justice? That’s only for the mega-rich.


There is another astonishing aspect to the murder. Unarmed protesters in Ferguson are confronting a small town police force that is as well or better armed than America’s combat troops on battlefields in countries invaded by Washington. The only reason there is any trouble in Ferguson is that the cops murdered in cold blood a kid without cause or justification, and the black community knows that the white murderer will be given a pass by the white government. The part-time black US Attorney General, Eric Holder, has not sent in the Feds to investigate.


It is not only in Ferguson that goon thug cops murder people and they don’t murder only blacks. Whites get it also. There are a huge number of murders by police in “the home of liberty and democracy.” During the course of Washington’s war in Iraq, American police murdered more innocent American civilians than America lost troops in the war!

The American police murder so many civilians that it would take several thick volumes to record the police atrocities. The ones mentioned in this article are merely among the most recent that are reported.


The Atlanta-Journal Constitution reports that a white 37-year old woman having a reaction to prescribed medication tried to call 911 for help but got instead a police goon thug who shot her dead up against the wall in her own bedroom. The police have put out the fake story that the woman in medical distress threatened the goon thug with a weapon.


The newspaper reports that the woman’s husband also called 911, but fails to report that the husband said that he was headed home and would see that the emergency was dealt with only medically and not to send any police. But the goon thugs couldn’t miss the opportunity to murder another innocent American civilian.


Police victims have no rights, and in the vast majority of cases neither do the families of the murdered police victims. Compensation to the families of murdered police victims is rare as is accountability for the police murderers. In America a police badge is a license to murder.

During the past decade, perhaps longer, the federal government has systematically militarized local and state police forces in all 50 states. The police have been trained by federally contracted trainers to regard the American public as the enemy. The police are trained that they must not take the risk of encountering members of the public on a trusting basis, but must regard the public as armed and determined to murder the police.


I have observed on a number of occasions fully militarily equipped police training by 30 of them lining up and emptying high capacity magazines at the same target. Like most small towns in America, Doraville, Georgia, population 8,500, has a SWAT team armed with the weapons of the US military.


Congress should hold hearings to determine which federal budget was used to train state and local police to murder Americans. America has been at war for 13 years at vast costs against Muslims deemed to be a threat to our safety; yet American police have murdered more Americans than we lost in the Iraq war.


We need to discover who trained our police to murder us, and we must hold both the criminals responsible for the “training” and the criminals in the government who financed the “training.”

The most fatal mistake that any American can make is to call the police.


More at:

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 17:50 | 5103060 Seize Mars
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Right on, man

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:15 | 5103129 falak pema
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PCR has the spark of indignation that alights his soul. 


Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:20 | 5103140 palmereldritch
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+ 1

As we all should

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:19 | 5103138 Quus Ant
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Damn straight.  If you have to call someone call the fire department.  They protect and serve without extreme prejudice.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:27 | 5103337 ClassicalLib17
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Gadfly,  Obviously, you are one of those progressives living in a comfortable gated community who like to tell the rest of us po' folks how we should maintain law and order in our diverse communities, now overrun by violent lawbreakers all due to your progressive generosity at our expense.  You are just another sniveling little coward afraid to join the rest of us and experience what ye hath wrought upon us.  That goes for the rest of you assholes who keep whining about the minute incidences of police overreach.  Go f... yourself, pussy  

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 20:56 | 5103509 NoPension
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Sat, 08/16/2014 - 21:11 | 5103537 ChiangMai
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Setting aside the puerile ad hominems and asinine baseless conjecture (Obviously, you are...) — does your mother know you write like that in public?

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 22:45 | 5103744 downwiththebanks
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You don't even know this guy served in Reagan's administration, don't you?

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 21:27 | 5103563 ChiangMai
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And here's Glenn Greenwald's take on this, for other non-racists here who, like Gadfly, understand that the looting is not the aspect most worth discussing:

The Militarization of U.S. Police Finally Dragged Into the Light by the Horrors of Ferguson

...If anything positive can come from the Ferguson travesties, it is that the completely out-of-control orgy of domestic police militarization receives long-overdue attention and reining in…

Lowery [Washington Post reporter, arrested and assaulted while working on a laptop inside a McDonald’s] who is African-American, tweeted a summary of an interview he gave on MSNBC: “If I didn’t work for the Washington Post and were just another black man in Ferguson, I’d still be in a cell now.” He added: “I knew I was going to be fine. But the thing is, so many people here in Ferguson don’t have as many Twitter followers as I have and don’t have Jeff Bezos or whoever to call and bail them out of jail.”...



Sat, 08/16/2014 - 22:34 | 5103705 ClassicalLib17
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Fuck you too, foreigner

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 17:45 | 5103041 sidiji
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la whiff of grape shot should settle the animals down

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 17:48 | 5103054 Taffy Lewis
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Ice Cube was rapping "N*gg*rs are in a state of emergency" 25 years ago. Epic fail. Staying away and perhaps moving is the only solution.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:22 | 5103154 palmereldritch
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Becoming a Disney employee and moving to Bel Air is probably out of the question for most Ferguson residents.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 17:48 | 5103056 SolarSystem1932
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"be shoot on sight:"

"ignoring please for help"

Can't stand reading this shit.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 17:57 | 5103076 Silenus
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That news conference was a real zoo. It was pure ghetto garbage. The police said they wouldn't enforce the curfew, but will just ask protesters and rioters not to block the streets. Anarchy is on the way and the U.S. is about to burn.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 17:58 | 5103078 Seize Mars
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LA/Rodney King, now those were riots.

As far as I can tell, all that's happened is that some agent provocateurs trashed a gas station / convenience store. All the demonstrations have been outside the one place.

Whatever. Wake me up when it gets real.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:26 | 5103163 humble_man
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Really Mars? Were you there? Did you have classmates coming home with bloodied skulls?  Did you have 40 oz. empties hurled against your car as you fled to Long Beach with a baseball bat in your lap?  Did the National Guard take over your campus? I'm not saying you're wrong, but unless you saw your neighborhood on fire from the roof of your house, with a band of 20-year olds defending you with really do not know.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:30 | 5103170 Arkadaba
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I've seen much more damage from hockey riots here in Canada - eg Vancouver 2011 damage estimated at 4.2 million.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:41 | 5103211 toady
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Agreed. All these nigger riots seem to be getting weaker over the years. The Detroit riots in the sixties were hella bad, and I heard Selma and that stuff down south was even worse.

Or maybe I i'm just armed better these days. 

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 22:39 | 5103721 ClassicalLib17
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Seize Mars,   remember the Koreans with AR's and pistols protecting their private property?  The criminals didn't fuck with them.  The private citizen, in a lot of ways, has more rights to protect their property than one would think the police should have.  I will once again reference Milwaukee County Sheriff, David Clarke. 

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 03:46 | 5104376 StychoKiller
Sat, 08/16/2014 - 17:59 | 5103082 Dr. Engali
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This is exactly what the police wanted. The police back off, they let the looters have their way, and the citizens demand action. Next thing you know the citizens will be demanding for the looters to be shot, and the police will be happy to oblige. Oh wait.............:

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:05 | 5103101 fonzannoon
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I read there were several store owners that showed up with weapons to defend their store. it would have been awesome if they just lit up a bunch of looters and sent them screaming and running and order was restored on it's own. then they could all stare at the cops and wonder....

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:11 | 5103120 Skateboarder
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Defending yourself and your property? Good sir, that is uhhhh-leeee-gull.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:15 | 5103130 luckystars
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Oh no, they are gun nuts like Bundy Ranchers!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:16 | 5103131 Silenus
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If the business owners protect their shops with force, the mob will demand immediate charges and execution.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 20:08 | 5103408 eclectic syncretist
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They'll put Jon Corzine, Hank Paulson, Timmy Geithner, and Bernie Madoff in charge of their looting operations and then everyone will just ignore all the looting and proceed as if nothing happened.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 22:23 | 5103682 christiangustafson
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Looters should be shot.

Mayor Daley got it exactly right 46 years ago.

"to shoot to kill any arsonist or anyone with a Molotov cocktail in his hand ... and ... to shoot to maim or cripple anyone looting any stores in our city."

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:01 | 5103086 PaperBear
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Has anyone asked the people of Ferguson if they want a curfew ?

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:13 | 5103125 Jena
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Depends on which group you ask.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:25 | 5103159 Quus Ant
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No one wants a curfew.  What are we kids here? Citizens can police themselves if the murdering grafters get out of the way. 

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:02 | 5103090 homiegot
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If the police won't stop the looting, the people need to.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:03 | 5103095 falak pema
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So who is Nutty yahu in this movie? 

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:05 | 5103098 buzzsaw99
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Loot what? There's nothing here to loot! [/Big Joe]

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