Video: Riot tears through Missouri town over police shooting

posted at 10:41 am on August 11, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

It started as a vigil protest, and ended in teargas and looting. The shooting of an unarmed black teen in Ferguson, Missouri had the city on edge, and last night it exploded in anger:

CBS reported on the aftermath this morning:

A day of anger over a fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen in suburban St. Louis turned to mayhem as people looted businesses, vandalized vehicles and confronted police in riot gear who tried to block access to parts of the city.

The tensions erupted after a candlelight vigil Sunday night for 18-year-old Michael Brown, who police said was shot multiple times Saturday after a scuffle involving the officer, Brown and another person in Ferguson, a predominantly black suburb of the city.

CBS affiliate KMOV-TV in St. Louis reports at least 12 businesses near the shooting scene were looted, including a convenience store, a check-cashing store, a boutique and a small grocery store. People took items from a sporting goods store and a cellphone retailer, and carted rims away from a tire store.

TV footage showed streams of people walking from a liquor store carrying bottles of alcohol, and in some cases protesters stood atop police cars or taunted officers who stood stoic, some carrying shields and batons. Video posted online by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch showed a convenience store on fire.

So far, it appears that no one died or got seriously injured during the riot, although that hasn’t been entirely confirmed yet. If so, consider that luck. Riots get very ugly very quickly, and usually include vendettas from old conflicts and new. That was the case in the LA riots of 1992 after the Rodney King verdict, which resulted in 53 deaths, more than two thousand injuries, and 11,000 arrests.

In the end, though, the LA riots did what the Ferguson riot did last night — damage the community that had the grievance in the first place. Riots are about rage and insanity, not justice or accountability, and it drives people away rather than heal, regardless of whether the underlying cause is just or not. It destroys investment, usually in areas which already suffer from a lack of investment in the first place, and mires the area even deeper into poverty and dysfunction. It’s senseless and harms the people that were allegedly victimized in the first place.

The riot will transform this shooting into a national issue now, if it hadn’t already. It will be interesting to see whether the police cars had dash cams or other surveillance technology that could have captured the incident (or perhaps cameras from nearby businesses), but it will most likely hinge on the eyewitness testimony. Don’t expect that to convince either side of the other’s arguments.


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Al Sharpton’s involvement speaks volumes. On the other hand, it is also difficult for me to see how anyone can defend the shooting of an unarmed individual of any race or age.

gryphon202 on August 11, 2014 at 11:52 AM

And some of are waiting for the investigation before declaring that the individual killed was unarmed and/or didn’t pose a threat to others when shot. But, hey, why wait for the facts- go out and burn something down in the name of Michael Brown.

Happy Nomad on August 11, 2014 at 11:59 AM

I don’t see how anyone can defend these riots.
 
airupthere on August 11, 2014 at 11:50 AM

 
Just pencil it in under children killed in drone strikes, Gosnell, Lerner, exponential increases in NSA domestic spying, indiscriminate civilian deaths by nukes and firebombing, VA waiting list deaths, legislation to restrict women’s medicinal choices, and any others I forgot.

rogerb on August 11, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Riot and black just seem to go together like Democrat and unconstitutional actions. While unconstitutional actions happen by other than Democrats, you can pretty much become rich betting that any unconstitutional actions taken were by a democrat…

astonerii on August 11, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Funny how so many “protests” turn into riots, looting, vandalism, violence, and arson in deep Democrat areas, eh?

[William Teach on August 11, 2014 at 11:54 AM]

Yeah, what’s with these people not being heard in deeply Democrat Party enclaves that they have to resort to speaking the language of the unheard?

Dusty on August 11, 2014 at 12:01 PM

I wonder if the looted businesses had minority owners?

I doubt the looters even asked themselves that question.

I don’t know which is worse:
Looting a store under the auspice of race while not bothering to know whether the owner of said business is white.

or

Looting a specific store because the owner is white.

airupthere on August 11, 2014 at 12:01 PM

Thankfully this didn’t occur in Texas or some other redneck gun-toting state or dozens of innocent looters would have been needlessly slaughtered.

Frank Lib on August 11, 2014 at 10:56 AM

What? Innocent thieves might get shot by their victims?

Where’s my crying towel? Oh right there, next to my .45 and .357

Get a clue, for the love of God: If that was my business or MY job going up in flames because some jackwagon decided to play BBQ with it after robbing me blind, I’d be going full-on John Rambo on their asses.

And, I could give a fvck WHAT color or their economic status is…

Despite what the President says; If I did build that, I’m sure as fvck am gonna defend it.

BlaxPac on August 11, 2014 at 12:01 PM

I live in Ferguson. I am experiencing this. I am deeply angered and saddened by the actions of a few thugs who are not representative of my town. Michael Brown’s death is their excuse. They don’t care. The actions of these people will not destroy our town. We will fight back with love, with charity. With forgiveness.

Logus on August 11, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Resist We Much on August 11, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Libby has taken the path of Professor Derrick Bell in preaching Critical Race Theory for profit. Anything that attacks the premiss of CRT is really an attack on Libby’s wallet and state of being. Truth is way down the list.

Sadly it is folks like Libby with their greed that harms minorities the most. Greed for me, but not for thee.

HonestLib on August 11, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Police and mucking foron masses are out of control.

Lock your doors and…oh well.

Schadenfreude on August 11, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Tip for progress:

Peaceful protests > violent riots and looting

airupthere on August 11, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Stay safe Logus.

rogerb on August 11, 2014 at 12:03 PM

So go back to calling us slaves and sheep while also attacking our resistance as criminal and defending Cliven Bundy.

libfreeordie on August 11, 2014 at 11:00 AM

LOL. How many private businesses did Bundy and his followers trash?

How many cell phones, bottles of liquor, tire rims, etc., did they steal from those private businesses they destroyed?

Take your false moral equivalencies and shove them. Your “community” is being criticized for behaving like criminals because destroying the privately-owned businesses of innocent people, and stealing from them, IS criminal behavior.

AZCoyote on August 11, 2014 at 12:03 PM

On the other hand, it is also difficult for me to see how anyone can defend the shooting of an unarmed individual of any race or age.

gryphon202 on August 11, 2014 at 11:52 AM

Unarmed does not always mean unarmed and it also does not stop a person from being dangerous. That said, cops suck and it is likely just another notch on their tyrannical belt.

astonerii on August 11, 2014 at 12:03 PM

violence

So this was a Tea Party rally?

faraway on August 11, 2014 at 12:04 PM

If I owned a business that was looted, I would be furious with the police. However, I would not riot.

The lack of police response to stop the riots and confront the looters and protect the businesses is directly attributable to the police not wanting to escalate the situation. All of it, based on sensitivity to racial issues.

The police failed to protect businesses, because they didn’t want to get called racist after rioters start looting because they think police are racist. Methinks the looters knew there would be no response for fear of further inflaming the conflict. Despicable.

airupthere on August 11, 2014 at 11:54 AM

Someone alluded earlier to Asian owned businesses. During the (IIRC) Watts riots in ’65, Asian business owners stood atop their stores with shotguns. No looting.

davidk on August 11, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Riot and black just seem to go together like Democrat and unconstitutional actions. While unconstitutional actions happen by other than Democrats, you can pretty much become rich betting that any unconstitutional actions taken were by a democrat…

astonerii on August 11, 2014 at 11:59 AM

All races riot. Don’t judge the whole black community by a few lawless thugs who are using this as an excuse to be lawless.

Raquel Pinkbullet on August 11, 2014 at 12:04 PM

And some of are waiting for the investigation before declaring that the individual killed was unarmed and/or didn’t pose a threat to others when shot. But, hey, why wait for the facts- go out and burn something down in the name of Michael Brown.

Happy Nomad on August 11, 2014 at 11:59 AM

For the record, assuming the worst and that the cops committed cold-blooded murder, I still think that Al Sharpton and his rioting/looting toadies are scum.

gryphon202 on August 11, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Thankfully this didn’t occur in Texas or some other redneck gun-toting state or dozens of innocent looters would have been needlessly slaughtered.

Frank Lib on August 11, 2014 at 10:56 AM

Sarcasm?

astonerii on August 11, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Also the idea of the “absent black father” is, at this point, purely a racist mythology that those on the left and right propagate in defiance of the data:

libfreeordie on August 11, 2014 at 11:28 AM

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/dec/25/fathers-disappear-from-households-across-america/?page=all

Though income is the primary predictor, the lack of live-in fathers also is overwhelmingly a black problem, regardless of poverty status, census data show. Among blacks, nearly 5 million children, or 54 percent, live with only their mother. Twelve percent of black families below the poverty line have two parents present, compared with 41 percent of impoverished Hispanic families and 32 percent of poor white families.

So accepting the data is defiance of the data, and ignoring the data and making spurious claims with no sourcing is being true to the data?

http://datacenter.kidscount.org/data/tables/107-children-in-single-parent-families-by

90% confidence range for African-American kids not raised by both parents in this study? 66.6%-67.4% (it counts stepparents & cohabitating so it does count more than the previous one).
The National total by this metric is 35%… (click through for an Excel spreadsheet with their data, racial and state breakdown, and details).

I mean… I knew you were fact-averse… but if you’re going to make a claim about data; why not show actual data. Is it because the data shows what I’ve got here, the opposite of your claim?

No? Then get some sources out and show us the data that we’re defying. I’m showing you the data that you’re defying after all. I spent all of 30 seconds looking at the top 2 Google search returns.

Amazing that you can’t manage this to keep yourself from looking more foolish.

gekkobear on August 11, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Ed, our police force didn’t have dash cams as of yesterday because they hadn’t installed them yet-still in boxes. People may want to visit the Twitter pages of two local tv stations, kmov and ksdk.

Logus on August 11, 2014 at 12:05 PM

I live in Ferguson. I am experiencing this. I am deeply angered and saddened by the actions of a few thugs who are not representative of my town. Michael Brown’s death is their excuse. They don’t care. The actions of these people will not destroy our town. We will fight back with love, with charity. With forgiveness.

Logus on August 11, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Good plan. You might want to have a 12gauge close to hand as well. Those folk rioting didn’t look like they were much into love, charity and forgiveness.

Midas on August 11, 2014 at 12:05 PM

The fact that police murdering an unarmed black teen didn’t make this a national news story, but vandalism against inanimate property does is the point. Ed and the rest of you can’t quite grasp that.

libfreeordie on August 11, 2014 at 11:00 AM

.
1) – It’s NOT a foregone conclusion, that the police are unjustified

2) – even if the police are unjustified, rioting and looting is still ALWAYS unjustified.

listens2glenn on August 11, 2014 at 12:05 PM

violence

 
So this was a Tea Party rally?
 
faraway on August 11, 2014 at 12:04 PM

 
There would probably be new shingles, 16″ centers, and a kid walking around with a magnet picking up the nails.

rogerb on August 11, 2014 at 12:06 PM

So go back to calling us slaves and sheep while also attacking our resistance as criminal and defending Cliven Bundy.

libfreeordie on August 11, 2014 at 11:00 AM

You an elitist white professor is part of the plight in the black community?? Pleassse spare us.

Raquel Pinkbullet on August 11, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Obama is in favor of very late term abortion. The mother should be able to ‘abort’ the baby fafter birth!

Maybe the police should just say they were aborting the 18 year old.

txdoc on August 11, 2014 at 12:07 PM

so blacks will remain under the slavery of the welfare state and vote democrat for their survival…

mnjg on August 11, 2014 at 11:36 AM

Just as LBJ and the Democrats intended.

Oldnuke on August 11, 2014 at 12:07 PM

So a dead young African-American at the hands of the police justifies rioting and looting. Please let me know when the leaders of the African-American community condemn this type of stereotypical behaviour of African-Americans.

SC.Charlie on August 11, 2014 at 12:07 PM

libfreeordie on August 11, 2014 at 11:28 AM

 
So accepting the data is defiance of the data, and ignoring the data and making spurious claims with no sourcing is being true to the data?
 
gekkobear on August 11, 2014 at 12:05 PM

 
In his defense, he doesn’t read what he links.

rogerb on August 11, 2014 at 12:07 PM

All races riot. Don’t judge the whole black community by a few lawless thugs who are using this as an excuse to be lawless.

Raquel Pinkbullet on August 11, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Well, then you can give me a comprehensive list of riots and the races involved? Please note that if you read all the way through what I wrote, I said that other people riot as well. But if you hear there was a riot, and you had even odds on whether it was black people or another group of people who were the rioters, you would go broke saying other and get rich saying blacks.
Blacks are the PREDOMINANT rioters in this nation with Illegal aliens probably coming in a distant second.

astonerii on August 11, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Young, unemployed, FATHERLESS males.

Resist We Much on August 11, 2014 at 11:18 AM

Trayvon Martin was close to his father.
Jordan Davis was close to his father
Jonathan Ferguson was close to this father.

Also the idea of the “absent black father” is, at this point, purely a racist mythology that those on the left and right propagate in defiance of the data:

http://articles.latimes.com/2013/dec/20/local/la-me-black-dads-20131221

I know, I know, facts don’t jive with white supremacy, but that’s never stopped you before RWM.

libfreeordie on August 11, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Trayvon Martin had lived away from his father for many years. The mother shipped him to the father when she could no longer do anything with him. “Absent black father” is absolutely true of Trayvon Martin.

I’m not familiar with Jordan Davis or Jonathan Ferguson, but so far I’ve seen no reason to believe anything you report.

It would be nice if the “absent black father” was just some racist canard, but it’s an ugly and uncomfortable reality. It’s also the natural consequence of a sky-high illegitimacy rate. It’s also the single biggest reason for poverty and crime in the black community. Compare black families with intact homes to white families with intact homes, and most of the racial disparity evaporates.

There Goes the Neighborhood on August 11, 2014 at 12:08 PM

…it will most likely hinge on the eyewitness testimony. Don’t expect that to convince either side of the other’s arguments.

Please, Ed, even with very clear video footage, the media will edit it (like they did with Rodney King and Zimmerman) and push the grievance-mongering even further.

Also the idea of the “absent black father” is, at this point, purely a racist mythology that those on the left and right propagate in defiance of the data:

http://articles.latimes.com/2013/dec/20/local/la-me-black-dads-20131221

I know, I know, facts don’t jive with white supremacy, but that’s never stopped you before RWM.

libfreeordie on August 11, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Wow, dishonesty and slander in the same post. Before noon. You’re on a roll, today, LFoD.

GWB on August 11, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Our city has about a 50/50 racial diversity. I’ve lived in this town for seven years.

Logus on August 11, 2014 at 12:09 PM

All races riot. Don’t judge the whole black community by a few lawless thugs who are using this as an excuse to be lawless.

Raquel Pinkbullet on August 11, 2014 at 12:04 PM

I call BS on this one. Almost all riots are done by blacks in the past 50 years..Watts, Detroit, Newark, Miami, LA after Rodney King etc.

txdoc on August 11, 2014 at 12:09 PM

King’s point was more a recognition of why some riots happen. He felt that leaders needed to address the problems that could lead to riots. He was absolutely 100% opposed to rioting. The quote I posted in response to Libfree’s troll post shows that. I say troll post because libfree is too informed on this subject not to know that King would have criticized the protest turning into riots. Just another troll attempt by the a-hole libfree.

DisneyFan on August 11, 2014 at 12:11 PM

Also the idea of the “absent black father” is, at this point, purely a racist mythology that those on the left and right propagate in defiance of the data:

libfreeordie on August 11, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Is that right Mr. Professor? You seem to know so much about the black community! Let me guess, you see a whole lot of black people on your drive to Starbucks every morning? So that must make you an expert.

Raquel Pinkbullet on August 11, 2014 at 12:12 PM

The fact that police murdering an unarmed black teen didn’t make this a national news story, but vandalism against inanimate property does is the point. Ed and the rest of you can’t quite grasp that.

libfreeordie on August 11, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Firing at police cars and police helicopters are inanimate objects to you. You should be arrested.

faraway on August 11, 2014 at 12:12 PM

All races riot. Don’t judge the whole black community by a few lawless thugs who are using this as an excuse to be lawless.

Raquel Pinkbullet on August 11, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Agreed: The problem Raquel, is that just like most Liberal/Progressive programs, they want to excuse everything and anything because us “poor dark skinned folks” suffered so much…meanwhile their attempts at “helping” over the past 50+ years haven’t done anything except make it worse.

And when those that are successful..play by the rules, really contribute and try to “give back”, plus try not to be a bigger a-hole than the person next to you…you’ll be vilified and say you aren’t being “authentic”…or worse.

BlaxPac on August 11, 2014 at 12:12 PM

It would be nice if the “absent black father” was just some racist canard, but it’s an ugly and uncomfortable reality. It’s also the natural consequence of a sky-high illegitimacy rate. It’s also the single biggest reason for poverty and crime in the black community. Compare black families with intact homes to white families with intact homes, and most of the racial disparity evaporates.

There Goes the Neighborhood on August 11, 2014 at 12:08 PM

First Libfree’s ilk imposed policies that destroyed the black family and vibrant neighborhoods. Then they lame others on the results. Typical progressive…

Ricard on August 11, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Did whites riot after OJ got off a murder of 2 whites. No

Did blacks riot after Rodney Kings accusers were not convicted? Yes

Same City..WTF is it about black? Guess any excuse for a party

txdoc on August 11, 2014 at 12:13 PM

I call BS on this one. Almost all riots are done by blacks in the past 50 years..Watts, Detroit, Newark, Miami, LA after Rodney King etc.

txdoc on August 11, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Just a quick google search disproves that.

Also don’t forget the Occupy Wall Street zealots who were predominantly spoiled liberal rich kids.

Raquel Pinkbullet on August 11, 2014 at 12:15 PM

All races riot. Don’t judge the whole black community by a few lawless thugs who are using this as an excuse to be lawless.

Raquel Pinkbullet on August 11, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Can we get a quick run-down of major riots in the US, please? Maybe I’m not old enough; I just don’t remember any that *weren’t* blacks, and I’d hate to have an incorrect summation of recent/major riots in the US in my head.

Thanks in advance.

Midas on August 11, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Birds gonna fly. Fish gonna swim. Thugs gonna thug out.

It the nature of things…

JohnGalt23 on August 11, 2014 at 12:15 PM

In one of the most stirring refrains of his speech, Dr. King told the crowd assembled before the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28, 1963, about his dream:

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

The path to this dream, Dr. King said, must be through non-violence:

Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights — of meeting physical force with soul force.

Three years later in 1966, in an interview with Mike Wallace, Dr. King continued to stress the path of non-violence, despite a summer of violence. Race riots were taking place across the country, and rifts in the civil rights movement were widening. Militant leaders – like Stokely Carmichael and his call for “black power” — demanded that the movement part from Dr. King’s gospel.

Despite such pressure, Dr. King would not budge. He told Mike:

I contend that the cry of “black power” is, at bottom, a reaction to the reluctance of white power to make the kind of changes necessary to make justice a reality for the Negro. I think that we’ve got to see that a riot is the language of the unheard.

Dr. King fought on, non-violently, for two more years. He was *ssassinated on April 4, 1968, the day after he gave his moving “Mountaintop” speech in which he told a crowd in Memphis that he’d seen the “Promised Land” of a just country, but tragically predicted:

I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight that we, as a people, will get to the Promised Land.

Now what I’m saying is this: I would like for all of us to believe in non-violence, but I’m here to say tonight that if every Negr0 in the United States turns against non-violence, I’m going to stand up as a lone voice and say, “This is the wrong way!”

I will never change in my basic idea that non-violence is the most potent weapon available to the Negr0 in his struggle for freedom and justice. I think for the Negr0 to turn to violence would be both impractical and immoral.

[Edited for mod]

http://www.truth2power-media.blogspot.com/2014/07/mlk-riot-is-language-of-unheard.html

davidk on August 11, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Just a quick google search disproves that.

Also don’t forget the Occupy Wall Street zealots who were predominantly spoiled liberal rich kids.

Raquel Pinkbullet on August 11, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Great timing, thanks!

Midas on August 11, 2014 at 12:17 PM

We will fight back with love, with charity. With forgiveness.

Logus on August 11, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Personally I’d be up on my roof with a host of firearms protecting myself my family and my property.

Oldnuke on August 11, 2014 at 12:18 PM

cops do not need a reason to shoot you.

they kick in the wrong doors every day and shoot
the wrong people and their dogs …

conservative tarheel on August 11, 2014 at 11:08 AM

This.

lucyvanpelt on August 11, 2014 at 12:19 PM

1) – It’s NOT a foregone conclusion, that the police are unjustified

2) – even if the police are unjustified, rioting and looting is still ALWAYS unjustified.

listens2glenn on August 11, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Until the facts are in we have no idea about the shooting/killing and should let the investigation conclude. Unarmed is a terrible word as I have dealt with “unarmed” tweakers and after giving them a ride on the bull a few times; they were still a dangerous threat.

Libby did bring up the news not reporting the shooting/killing and I wanted to yack with him about why the liberal MSM would not make this a national story as the riots sure are.

Me thinks Libby knows the answer and will avoid that discussion at all costs. It is a good discussion. Now, I do have to go see a man about a horse.

HonestLib on August 11, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Thanks. I should have been more specific. One day I will learn how to write out my thoughts. Well I do okay with the dirty thoughts!

Hope you are well.

HonestLib on August 11, 2014 at 11:25 AM

No probs, my friend. I wrote a lot about the feral, fatherless children during the London riots. Those kids were born to single teenagers, who were also born to single teenagers. Generations have lived on the dole and, all too often, the children are left to raise themselves because their mums are addicts. Dad is nowhere to be found.

Into that toxic soup come the politicians that tell them that their plights are the fault of corporations, ‘banksters,’ Israel, and the evil rich.

It is rinse, lather, and repeat generation after generation. The pols rise in power, fame, and fortune while the throwaways live and die – unnoticed – in a cycle of abandonment, poverty and violence.

If only liveenslavedthendie could look at societal problems without race glasses! It doesn’t matter the country or, in many cases, even the race. Children that grow up in fatherless households are doomed to repeat the cycle of poverty. Very few make it out successfully.

Resist We Much on August 11, 2014 at 12:19 PM

BlaxPac on August 11, 2014 at 11:55 AM

It’s in Abernathy’s book.

Akzed on August 11, 2014 at 12:20 PM

…because destroying the privately-owned businesses of innocent people, and stealing from them, IS criminal behavior.

AZCoyote on August 11, 2014 at 12:03 PM

It’s barbaric, too – not just law-breaking, but inherently lawless.

GWB on August 11, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Personally I’d be up on my roof with a host of firearms protecting myself my family and my property.

Oldnuke on August 11, 2014 at 12:18 PM

Just remember: when aiming downhill, hold low to compensate.

BlaxPac on August 11, 2014 at 12:22 PM

Black people riot “because they are powerless”?

Meanwhile, a Black President of the most powerful country on Earth vacations in Martha’s Vineyard.

MLK Jr., weeps.

kingsjester on August 11, 2014 at 12:22 PM

I’ve been trying to post excerpts from

http://www.truth2power-media.blogspot.com/2014/07/mlk-riot-is-language-of-unheard.html

but the mo won’t let me.

It puts the “A riot is the language of the unheard” quote in context which of course libfree ignores.

MLKjr also said, “I will never change in my basic idea that non-violence is the most potent weapon available to the Negr0 in his struggle for freedom and justice. I think for the Negr0 to turn to violence would be both impractical and immoral.”

davidk on August 11, 2014 at 12:22 PM

All races riot.

Raquel Pinkbullet on August 11, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Dang, I missed a white riot? Anyone pick up an extra DVR? I’m feeling oppressed…and I need to record Red Eye.

Ronnie on August 11, 2014 at 12:24 PM

Typical.

Jaibones on August 11, 2014 at 12:24 PM

prior to this there were many people of all races who were suspicious of the police account and wanted info.
now, none of that matters.
congrats dumbassess, you wiped out most hope of a clear investigation and justice.
enjoy it.

dmacleo on August 11, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Agreed: The problem Raquel, is that just like most Liberal/Progressive programs, they want to excuse everything and anything because us “poor dark skinned folks” suffered so much…meanwhile their attempts at “helping” over the past 50+ years haven’t done anything except make it worse.

And when those that are successful..play by the rules, really contribute and try to “give back”, plus try not to be a bigger a-hole than the person next to you…you’ll be vilified and say you aren’t being “authentic”…or worse.

BlaxPac on August 11, 2014 at 12:12 PM

Self-righteous white, bourgeois liberals like libfreeordie, don’t give a sh.it about the black community. They don’t care about anything outside of their elitist enclaves.

You know what they’re interested in? Power and control. They want to keep blacks in their place, so they their drive to Starbucks won’t be disrupted.

They feel they can speak for the black community and tell us what we should be offended by. Just like a few days ago when that “sketchy” phone app was announced and it was attacked by some white liberal as “racist,” because in a liberal’s mind the only black and minority neighborhoods are sketchy. Mask slipped and he revealed himself as the real racist.

This is indicative of a wider liberal war on the black community.

Raquel Pinkbullet on August 11, 2014 at 12:25 PM

davidk on August 11, 2014 at 12:22 PM

Ooops. I see it went through.

davidk on August 11, 2014 at 12:26 PM

Can we get a quick run-down of major riots in the US, please? Maybe I’m not old enough; I just don’t remember any that *weren’t* blacks, and I’d hate to have an incorrect summation of recent/major riots in the US in my head.

Thanks in advance.

Midas on August 11, 2014 at 12:15 PM

East St. Louis Riot of 1917

Detroit Race Riot of 1943

Columbus, TN, Riot of 1943

Beaumont Riot of 1943

Zoot Suit Riots

Cicero Race Riot of 1951

Resist We Much on August 11, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Dang, I missed a white riot? Anyone pick up an extra DVR? I’m feeling oppressed…and I need to record Red Eye.

Ronnie on August 11, 2014 at 12:24 PM

I could use a case of Perrier.

davidk on August 11, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Dang, I missed a white riot?

Ronnie on August 11, 2014 at 12:24 PM

The white ones are all in stadiums and concert venues… and quiet. ;)

GWB on August 11, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Dang, I missed a white riot? Anyone pick up an extra DVR? I’m feeling oppressed…and I need to record Red Eye.

Ronnie on August 11, 2014 at 12:24 PM

Must have missed Occupy Wall Street eh? Or the Stanford student riot? The New School In New York riots eh?

Let me give you a list of the riots, and you will see white (mostly 95% liberals are responsible for far more riots)

Raquel Pinkbullet on August 11, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Raquel Pinkbullet on August 11, 2014 at 12:25 PM

From what I understand, liveenslavedthendie is black, but the rest of your comment is bang on. He’s an elitist.

Resist We Much on August 11, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Maybe the Federal Government should air drop supplies into riot zones like we are doing in Iraq.

Maybe that would keep the looters from looting.

airupthere on August 11, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Self-righteous white, bourgeois liberals like libfreeordie, don’t give a sh.it about the black community. They don’t care about anything outside of their elitist enclaves.

Raquel Pinkbullet on August 11, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Supposedly libfree is a black self-righteous, bouregois liberal. Can’t verify that since I’ve never seen him.

Oldnuke on August 11, 2014 at 12:29 PM

East St. Louis Riot of 1917

Detroit Race Riot of 1943

Columbus, TN, Riot of 1943

Beaumont Riot of 1943

Zoot Suit Riots

Cicero Race Riot of 1951

Resist We Much on August 11, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Nicely done.

Raquel Pinkbullet on August 11, 2014 at 12:29 PM

astonerii on August 11, 2014 at 12:08 PM

While maybe with less private property damage, any college town or city where some sport championship has been won. The “fans” usually cover themselves in glory shortly after the game.

Cindy Munford on August 11, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Dang, I missed a white riot? Anyone pick up an extra DVR? I’m feeling oppressed…and I need to record Red Eye.

Ronnie on August 11, 2014 at 12:24 PM

You should pay attention to white footballers in the UK…and in other EU countries, for that matter.

And, as referenced earlier, whites played a huge role in the London, 2011, riots.

Resist We Much on August 11, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Zoot Suit Riots

Resist We Much on August 11, 2014 at 12:27 PM

I LOVE that song!

GWB on August 11, 2014 at 12:30 PM

davidk on August 11, 2014 at 12:22 PM

I posted something from King from the time after the Watts riots, and libfree, of course, ignored it. He knows better, but is just here to troll and get people stirred up.

DisneyFan on August 11, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Pooping on cop cars is not ‘rioting’.

faraway on August 11, 2014 at 12:30 PM

From what I understand, liveenslavedthendie is black, but the rest of your comment is bang on. He’s an elitist.

Resist We Much on August 11, 2014 at 12:28 PM

I stand corrected. But my point stands in reference to white liberals in general.

Raquel Pinkbullet on August 11, 2014 at 12:31 PM

Resist We Much on August 11, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Did the mess Reverand Al whipped up in N.Y. count as a riot?

Cindy Munford on August 11, 2014 at 12:31 PM

So go back to calling us slaves and sheep while also attacking our resistance as criminal and defending Cliven Bundy.

libfreeordie on August 11, 2014 at 11:00 AM

So go back to calling for gun control and disarming the blacks while also attacking our resistance against a police state which is always the result of big government which you support.

See two can play that game…

William Eaton on August 11, 2014 at 12:31 PM

Pooping on cop cars is not ‘rioting’.

faraway on August 11, 2014 at 12:30 PM

And rape is not really rape right?

Raquel Pinkbullet on August 11, 2014 at 12:31 PM

The entire community gets painted with the actions of some. By the same token, where was that “community” when some decided to line their own pockets with the property of others?

GarandFan on August 11, 2014 at 12:32 PM

Supposedly libfree is a black self-righteous, bouregois liberal. Can’t verify that since I’ve never seen him.

Oldnuke on August 11, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Not that any of us judge him on the color of his skin – we judge him entirely on the stupidity of his self-righteous, bourgeois liberal character. MLK’s dream lives on!

GWB on August 11, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Strangely enough out here in my hick exurb even mentioning you might want to riot would have about a dozen muzzles resting on your skull within 30 seconds.

All those poor people just trying to run a business and along comes the Oppression Brigade to wipe out everything.

This is like Pakistan without the obvious targeting of KFC’s.

Bishop on August 11, 2014 at 12:34 PM

All races riot.

Raquel Pinkbullet on August 11, 2014 at 12:04 PM
Dang, I missed a white riot? Anyone pick up an extra DVR? I’m feeling oppressed…and I need to record Red Eye.

Ronnie on August 11, 2014 at 12:24 PM

Let me just post this here.. Also don’t forget the Occupy Wall
street zealots.

East St. Louis Riot of 1917

Detroit Race Riot of 1943

Columbus, TN, Riot of 1943

Beaumont Riot of 1943

Zoot Suit Riots

Cicero Race Riot of 1951

Resist We Much on August 11, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Raquel Pinkbullet on August 11, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Ok I do remember a major white riot.

I think it was called the Civil War. Kind of dragged on for a few years. LOL

txdoc on August 11, 2014 at 12:35 PM

So go back to calling us slaves and sheep while also attacking our resistance as criminal and defending Cliven Bundy.

libfreeordie on August 11, 2014 at 11:00 AM

ROFL

How many candles do go through a month as you keep the eternal flame alive for Mumia?

Bishop on August 11, 2014 at 12:35 PM

And rape is not really rape right?

Raquel Pinkbullet on August 11, 2014 at 12:31 PM

White liberals have Rape Riots

faraway on August 11, 2014 at 12:35 PM

CBS affiliate KMOV-TV in St. Louis reports at least 12 businesses near the shooting scene were looted, including a convenience store, a check-cashing store, a boutique and a small grocery store. People took items from a sporting goods store and a cellphone retailer, and carted rims away from a tire store.

…because nothing heals the old wounds of racism better than a new set of rims.

slickwillie2001 on August 11, 2014 at 12:36 PM

So go back to calling us slaves and sheep while also attacking our resistance as criminal

libfreeordie on August 11, 2014 at 11:00 AM

You Democrats resisted for 4 years during the Civil War. Then the Republican freed the slaves.

faraway on August 11, 2014 at 12:37 PM

The fact that police murdering an unarmed black teen didn’t make this a national news story, but vandalism against inanimate property does is the point. Ed and the rest of you can’t quite grasp that.

libfreeordie on August 11, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Yet you are the one wanting a big government police state. You are the one that has been saying only the “trained” police should have guns.

Do you not grasp the illogical nature of your arguments…

William Eaton on August 11, 2014 at 12:38 PM

I saw a reference to 1901 Denver Riots in Raquel’s link. I haven’t found anything yet about the riots, but I did find something interesting:

Los Angeles Herald, Volume XXVIII, Number 184, 3 April 1901

The city election today has gone heavily Republican, the only part which is at all in doubt being the mayoralty and some of the members of the council.

No riots or disturbances have occurred, but the mayor takes this action on the ground that wholesale frauds are being perpetrated In the Interest of the Democratic ticket.

http://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=LAH19010403.2.91#

Those pesky dhimmicRATs.

davidk on August 11, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Did the mess Reverand Al whipped up in N.Y. count as a riot?

Cindy Munford on August 11, 2014 at 12:31 PM

I would count it as so.

Resist We Much on August 11, 2014 at 12:40 PM

…because nothing heals the old wounds of racism better than a new set of rims.

slickwillie2001 on August 11, 2014 at 12:36 PM

Thread Winner

+100

txdoc on August 11, 2014 at 12:41 PM

Just a quick google search disproves that.

Raquel Pinkbullet on August 11, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Let me give you a list of the riots, and you will see white (mostly 95% liberals are responsible for far more riots)

Raquel Pinkbullet on August 11, 2014 at 12:28 PM

 

Since we’re using Wikipedia to discuss the racial element of riots, is there any particular reason you’re linking to the entry for “civil unrest” and not “riot”?
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_riots

rogerb on August 11, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Yet you are the one wanting a big government police state. You are the one that has been saying only the “trained” police should have guns.

Do you not grasp the illogical nature of your arguments…

William Eaton on August 11, 2014 at 12:38 PM

Logic, truth, facts and math aren’t critical components of any of libfee’s comments. He does make a mean meatloaf though.

HumpBot Salvation on August 11, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Do you not grasp the illogical nature of your arguments…

William Eaton on August 11, 2014 at 12:38 PM

His arguments consist of ideological justifications for violence, so in that sense, they’re not “illogical” at all.

vlad martel on August 11, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Los Angeles Herald, Volume XXVIII, Number 184, 3 April 1901

The city election today has gone heavily Republican, the only part which is at all in doubt being the mayoralty and some of the members of the council.

No riots or disturbances have occurred, but the mayor takes this action on the ground that wholesale frauds are being perpetrated In the Interest of the Democratic ticket.

http://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=LAH19010403.2.91#
Those pesky dhimmicRATs.

davidk on August 11, 2014 at 12:40 PM

The democrat party was born for corruption.

Raquel Pinkbullet on August 11, 2014 at 12:45 PM

This riot and its predictable aftermath will cost Democrats elections all over the country.

Mason on August 11, 2014 at 12:46 PM

All you people best be Prepared!

Ned will be along shortly to Educate you!!!!!

ToddPA on August 11, 2014 at 12:46 PM

This riot and its predictable aftermath will cost Democrats elections all over the country.

Mason on August 11, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Yeah, but they got some Dope RIMS out of this deal!!!

ToddPA on August 11, 2014 at 12:47 PM

You Democrats resisted for 4 years during the Civil War. Then the Republican freed the slaves.

faraway on August 11, 2014 at 12:37 PM

The northern Dems bashed Lincoln because he was a hick from the sticks, and because he did not go to the elite schools (like their precious Harvard) they went to, in fact Lincoln did not go to college to all!

Also…Remember the Harvard and Yale boat races occurred 1864 and not a man from either crew volunteered to fight for the Union.

The Northern Dems also wanted to end the war even if that meant without victory.

And they picked a pompous elitist doofus in Gen. McClellan as their candidate.

So you see not much has changed…

William Eaton on August 11, 2014 at 12:48 PM

Maybe the Federal Government should air drop supplies into riot zones like we are doing in Iraq.

Maybe that would keep the looters from looting.

airupthere on August 11, 2014 at 12:29 PM

They drop food supplies each month. It called EBT.

davidk on August 11, 2014 at 12:49 PM

White liberals have Rape Riots

faraway on August 11, 2014 at 12:35 PM

Exactly.

Raquel Pinkbullet on August 11, 2014 at 12:51 PM

Murphy9!!!

Bmore on August 11, 2014 at 12:54 PM

Murph?!?!

Bmore on August 11, 2014 at 12:54 PM

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