National Guard Sent To Ferguson After Night Of "Molotov Cocktails, Shootings, Looting And Vandalism "

Tyler Durden's picture

After three consecutive days of rioting and looting in Ferguson, MO, despite a second night of curfews which was honored by few if any, Missouri's governor said on Monday he would send the National Guard into the violent suburb to "restore calm" after authorities forcibly dispersed yet another crowd overnight.  Gov. Jay Nixon signed an executive order deploying the U.S. state militia, saying demonstrators had thrown Molotov cocktails and shot at police as well as a civilian, a description of the night's events diverging widely from some eyewitness accounts.

“Tonight, a day of hope, prayers, and peaceful protests was marred by the violent criminal acts of an organized and growing number of individuals, many from outside the community and state, whose actions are putting the residents and businesses of Ferguson at risk," Nixon said in a statement on his website.

As we reported overnight, around dusk on Sunday, hundreds of protesters in Ferguson including families with young children fled to safety after police wearing gas masks and body armor fired tear gas and smoke canisters to scatter them hours ahead of the curfew.

Reuters cites a protester who said that "The smoke bombs were completely unprovoked," said Anthony Ellis, 45. "It (the protest) was led by kids on bikes. Next you know they're saying, 'Go home, Go home!'" Of course, one could say the gunshots that led to injured people were also unprovoked but that is merely in the realm of the rational, something the Ferguson situation has long gone beyond.

The Missouri Highway Patrol said "aggressors" were trying to infiltrate a law enforcement command post and that armored vehicles were deployed to ensure public safety. "We ordered them back. We ordered them back again. After several attempts, we utilized the smoke to disperse these individuals," said Highway Patrol Corporal Justin Wheetley. State Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson told a late night news briefing: "Molotov cocktails were thrown, there were shootings, looting, vandalism and other acts of violence that clearly appear not to have been spontaneous."

He was explaining the police tactics against what he said had to that point been a peaceful demonstration.

"Coordinated acts" by a few in the crowd were "premeditated criminal acts designed ... to provoke a response," Johnson said. "I had no alternative but to elevate the level of our response." He noted most of the protesters were peaceful and blamed the trouble on "a few people bent on violence and destruction."

Johnson said the trouble began after police responded to the shooting of a civilian at 8.25 p.m., which was followed by gunfire directed towards police and Molotov cocktails being thrown. At least one other person was shot, and several were arrested. No police were injured.

One wonders, considering that virtually every provocation in the international arena in 2014 has been premediated and choreographed, usually by the intelligence forces of this superpower or that, whether the same applies to Ferguson, and whether this push to impose an even more active, blanket weaponized police presence in backwater "violent" US towns is all part of a bigger scheme to make already massive government even bigger?

The biggest winner, however, from last night's events: children. Officials said Ferguson schools would be closed on Monday.

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PR Guy's picture


With a military police on the scene, always be aware that Death walks just behind you:


philipat's picture

And so, begins?

Latina Lover's picture

So now we understand why Obama left Martha's Vineyard early..... it was to organize chaos and help launch the democratic election campaign.


Never let a good crisis go to waste.

GetZeeGold's picture



The Weekend Warriors will bring order out of chaos.


We're not crazy.....we won't give them any ammo for their M-16s.

wallstreetaposteriori's picture

Meanwhile in southampton...  those around me are getting ready to loot and riot because helicopter service back to city is delayed...

Squid-puppets a-go-go's picture

riot is the language of the unheard

Martin Luther King

LawsofPhysics's picture

Correct.  Time and resources are a precious gift, pull out all the law enforcement people and shut off all government assistance and let these fuckers burn themselves to the ground.  Let them reap what they have sown.

greatbeard's picture

>> shut off all government assistance and let these fuckers burn themselves to the ground.

The bankers and the military industrial complex too?

drdolittle's picture

Ah, yeah. This is ZH not huffpost.

Keyser's picture

Somehow this will all turn out to be Bush's fault... 

TeamDepends's picture

Brand new Army manual green lights lethal force against protesters, even peaceful ones.

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

The same idiots begging for police state tactics to bring about “peace” are the same idiots who have been willfully blind to racial differences... ...and will continue to be if/when this passes. The businesses in and around Ferguson aren't innocent. You make most of your profit selling alcohol, tobacco and junk food for EBT cards? Then man up and deal with consequences.

Bendromeda Strain's picture

Oh please - FOADIAF - I heard that "it's the Koreans fault" shit during Rodney King. What, getting free money takes away your choice as well as your responsibility? The smart one are "manning up" shithead, with Kalashnikovs and Armalites. Just like the Koreans.

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

Hey fuck-head. They do business in the middle of those hellholes by choice. It's called risk. They want to defend their businesses? Good for them. They sit and beg for police state tactics? We have a problem.

Headbanger's picture

This bullshit story is all over now cause of this:

Hope all you liberal fuck balls enjoyed the shit show!

Looks like the liberal MSM has only made things worse for the black communities  by inflaming them about this shooting.

BaBaBouy's picture

Looks Like That Black Traffic COP Is No Better Than The Initial Forces...

Save_America1st's picture

this is least a small bit of humor out of something so fucked up.

Huff Post, eh hem, "reporter", thought foam ear plugs were rubber bullets.

check the reply from someone who posted a pic of a 9 volt battery asking the Huff Post guy if it might be a taser. LOL 

MillionDollarBogus_'s picture

Tyler, Sir, your Operation Mayhem is proceeding as planned.

The McDonald's looting was a mistake.

A few folks didn't realize they were destroying the source of their favorite food.

Carry on...

StychoKiller's picture

Pretty sure that very few notice skin color when you're wearing a blue/green uniform and carrying weapons.

greatbeard's picture

>> the liberal MSM

What a gullable schmuck.

bob_stl's picture

The problem is that the cops, and politicians like Nixon and county prosecutor McCulloch aren't communicating with these people correctly, and they're confronting and disperssing crowds that aren't looting. We also have the black MHP captain stirring up the anger of the crowds during the day by giving speeches on behalf of the protesters, and then ordering to teargas them in the evening. They should be telling these protesters that they have a right to protest, but not to loot, and looters will be shot. Those businesses are paying taxes to have their businesses protected. Though the facts arent' out, I have some sympathy with the concerns of the protesters, but I couldn't give a rats ass if looters were being shot.

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

In a chaotic situation like that it is hard to determine looters from protesters. WHICH IS WHY, the business owners are best able to deter looting. They can sit in their business and shoot anyone who breaks in.

bob_stl's picture

Protesters are in the street with their hands up, looters are breaking windows and going into businesses.

Some of the store owners are doing that, but the cops are confronting protesters by blocking off the whole street. It wouldn't be that hard for them to announce their intentions of protecting the businesses, putting manpower in the parking lots and taking out the first idiots that break into a business. That will send a clear message to looters that they are taking their own chances.

The "authorities" (note quotes) have misjudged this whole thing from the very beginning. Not only have they not repaired the original damage done to their credibility, but they have now made it worse.

Bendromeda Strain's picture

Um, yeah. Military legal seminars teach folks from around the world when it is okey doke to fire on the starving peeps trying to breach the wire around their installations. SHTF will be internationally ugly... love, Uncle Sam.

RaceToTheBottom's picture

They all could have been Obama's kids.  Prolific guy...

MalteseFalcon's picture

Who are the rioters?  Who are throwing molotov cocktails?  So-called libertarians are so easily fooled when the topic is "trigger happy negroes".  Beliefs and common sense are quickly abandoned and "law and order" at all costs is embraced. 

The issue is the militarization of the police and their contempt for citizens of all colors.  Is there a race problem in this country?  Yes.

You are given two choices to deal with the problem: militarized police or a completely unfettered FSA.  THESE ARE NOT THE ONLY CHOICES.

Borrow Owl's picture

It's pretty obvious that the word 'libertarian' doesn't mean what you think it means.

lunaticfringe's picture

Yea Falcon you might wanna drag your dictionary out and look at the word libertarian before popping off at the beak.

MalteseFalcon's picture

LOL.  Just keep in mind that rights denied to any class of citizens are denied to all eventually.

You guys sound like tools to me.  Answer the question.  Who are the rioters?

Bendromeda Strain's picture

Look at the pictures asshole - answer your own question. The correct question is "who are the protesters, and what do they actually want?" That my friend, is the only valid question, imo.

PrintemDano's picture

The rioters are the North American Pavement Apes.

Why they are "protesting" is beyond me.  The thug was charging the cops, see the audio/video taken right after it happened from an eyewitness, this matches up perfectly with the autopsy showing he was shot in the front, not the back as leftist tools inexplicably believed.  

Why aren't they rioting in Chicago, 7 blacks shot dead by other blacks this weekend.  29 blacks  Wounded by other blacks this weekend.....strange....

Calmyourself's picture

Don't bother facts bounce off these tools like water off a duck..

MalteseFalcon's picture

Boiler room is working overtime on this issue.  I must have hit a chord.

Keyser's picture

Typical liberal bullshit... Man up, take responsibility for your life and actions... That is what 99.5% of blacks do not do... No, they would rather live on the government tit because they are too fucking lazy and ignorant to work their way out of their plight... Everyone else does it, why not blacks? 


unrulian's picture

The chumps acting ill because they're so full of "Eight Ball"
Gunshots ranged out like a bell
I grabbed my nine – All I heard were shells
Falling on the concrete real fast
Jumped in my car, slammed on the gas
Bumper to bumper, the avenue's packed
I'm trying to get away before the jackers jack
Police on the scene, You know what I mean
They passed me up, confronted all the dope fiends
If there was a problem, Yo, I'll solve it...

swmnguy's picture

Very rarely do I have the opportunity to upvote a Vanilla Ice sample.

LawsofPhysics's picture

What part of all don't you understand?

Hey, at least this would be one community with a truly "free" market.

As my liberal friends say, I am an equal opportunity "hater".

greatbeard's picture

>> I am an equal opportunity "hater".

That was a bit of tounge in cheek that didn't come out right.  I know where you stand.



dontgoforit's picture

A year ago, my wife, our nine-year old grandson and I walked all around St. Louis.  Did all the touristy stuff, the arch, the museums, the trolly tour and the Delmar Loop.  I have to say the Missouri Atheletic Club was very nice and reasonably priced.  All of this was on the way back home from a 'grand' tour of the Dakota territory, Montana, Wyoming, Yellowstone, etc.  When we got out of the car at the Delmar Loop in St. Louis, I remember commenting to the missus that I felt an odd uneasiness about the place.  Like danger was close.  The people on the street seemed to have a lack of happiness in their eyes and that anything could happen at any time.  She said she felt it, too.  We walked the entire loop, looking at all the stars of fame in the sidewalk.  It was very interesting; however, there was that underlying feeling of something bad about to happen.  Now, a year later we see that this little suburb of St. Louis, Ferguson, is breaking down. 

Notable that the projects were the site of the incident that began this chain of events and that the FSA seems to be on a rampage.  One can only assume that appeasement of the FSA will never be enough.  Their thirst will not be quenched until they've upended the entire table of civilization and put in its place chaos.  What motive for this, I wonder?  And they seem to blame everyone else for their own failures instead of trying to make a better life for themselves and their families.  They claim they aren't given equal opportunity in education or anything else.  They blame racism yet they prove racism to be a good survival tactic (white flight).  Where are their leaders who tell them the humble truth, that they themselves bring destruction and dissolution upon themselves by their actions and their bad choices? 

Arius's picture

exactly! great analysis ... thats the problem with new graduates also ... they expect everything on a silver plater to them like they were born leaders or smt like that ...

HardAssets's picture

The FSA is created for a reason. Schools turn out dumbed down students who know nothing of history or critical thinking skills for a reason. Though unemployment is high in this country, the whores in government seek to open the borders to more members of a new FSA for a reason. Cameras have been installed at intersections througout the country for a reason. And police have been militarized and Posse Comitatus shredded for a reason.

When bank accounts have been 'bailed in' and thousands of the newly impoverished are on the streets (of all colors) . . . . maybe people will figure it out.

Sieg Heil to the new America.

bob_stl's picture

Your uneasiness has nothing to do with the current situation. Nor does it have anything to do with entitlement. Ferguson is 70% black and the police force is 94% white. Regardless of the facts, since no facts have been presented by the police or county prosecutor, rightly or wrongly these people who see only white cops believe that a black kid was needlessly killed, and that the police are covering it up.

StychoKiller's picture

The police are doing nothing to alleviate the situation.  They fight against wearing webcams, they support laws that shield them from righteous prosecution, they react with more force than necessary, illegal chokeholds are deployed, trigger-happy thugs are protected by the blue wall of silence; need I go on?

Keyser's picture

Their leaders are too busy inciting them to riot, because they have been surpressed for hundreds of years by the white man... I know, old mantra, but the undertones are still there.... Just listen to Obama, Sharpton and Jackson... 

StychoKiller's picture

Someone needs to bitchslap Sharpton's irrelevant, nappy haid!  Just WHO appointed this clandestine FBI informant as a spokesman for ALL Black-Americans?  Same goes for Jesse Jackson.

Kinskian's picture

"The conclusion then is that blacks have withdrawn their consent from policing, which would only be news to the eternally dense Williamson, since blacks long ago embraced crime as a political response to white Americans. The police in black areas are an occupation army, as blacks no longer consider themselves part of the American nation. If your response to the shooting of a convicted felon caught fleeing from a strong-armed robbery is to riot, then you are not part of the commonweal."

PrintemDano's picture

Moot.  This article is about the savages in Mo......

BTW 7 blacks shot dead, 29 blacks wounded in Chicago this weekend...shot by other blacks.....outrage about the dead "children" in 3....2....1....

general ambivalent's picture

Well at least you are being honest that the free market is just automatic genocide.

Let the comments here be a lesson for everyone. The libertarians and Third Republic agitators simply want their own Manifest Destiny and system of slaves.

Fuck capitalism, nothing but a wasteland.

LawsofPhysics's picture

No, "isms" are tools used on morons.  Let me be clear; there is no, nor will there ever be a political, fiscal, economic, or monetary solution to resource scarcity.

There simply is no society without individual responsibility, period.  Real change/innovation comes from the careful deployment/investment of the resources at your disposal, period.

Grow a pair loser and recognize that change comes from within.

BobPaulson's picture

The key to being civilized is trust. Without it we are apes. Once external forces, the government, the second law of thermodynamics or bad fortune undermine this, it is hell to rebuild. Brick by brick that confidence in the unseen person you don't know is bloody hard to get back.

Right now I am in some of the most overcrowded cities in Asia, and I can see where people trust the "system", they are civilized, when they don't, it is like rats in an overcrowded nest.