John Lewis: What Obama should do now in Ferguson is, uh … declare martial law

posted at 2:01 pm on August 14, 2014 by Allahpundit

I understand the frame of reference. Eisenhower sent in the 101st Airborne to desegregate Central High; the Marines were sent in during the L.A. riots after the Rodney King verdict to keep the peace. This idea of using troops to maintain order when racial tensions blow sky high somewhere in America isn’t out of the blue, especially for someone who participated in the civil rights movement. But this is a singularly terrible idea on a day when elements of the left and right have coalesced to criticize — ta da — the militarization of the police. The solution to cops in fatigues with heavy weapons, I’m thinking, isn’t bona fide soldiers in the streets with heavier weapons. Although one of the many nasty byproducts of having a warrior police force is that the arguments against actual military occupation start to weaken. Who would you rather take your chances with as a protester, a U.S. Marine who’s been rigorously trained and who understands there’s a fierce taboo against soldiers using violence against American citizens or a local cop who hasn’t dealt with many riots before and who’s finally getting to test out some of the impressive weapons the feds have given the force?

Martial law is also a terrible idea politically for Democrats, of course. I guarantee there were people in the White House audibly groaning as Lewis floated this rhetorical air biscuit for a lefty audience on MSNBC, knowing that it’ll put (a little) pressure on Obama to take his advice and further knowing that conservatives would have a field day turning out voters in November after O declared “martial law” in a midwestern town, even for a day. If the National Guard is sent in, the order will come from Jay Nixon, precisely because the party is eager to keep Obama far away from this. Better that he spend his time golfing than giving military orders in a situation that’s already racially inflamed.

Oh, and the reason Andrea Mitchell doesn’t press Lewis on any of this is because she’s riding along on the dumbest, lamest lefty read on Ferguson. She’s not going to rock the boat, especially at John Lewis’s expense.


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http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/teenager-shot-killed-in-ferguson-apartment-complex/

Photo: President Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder to discuss the situation in Ferguson, Mo., in Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. – White House

https://www.flickr.com/photos/whitehouse/14731169340/

Ferguson, MO, US
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Attorney General Eric Holder says he met with President Obama to discuss events in Ferguson, Mo.; ‘At a time when we must seek to rebuild trust between law enforcement and the local community, I am deeply concerned that the deployment of military equipment and vehicles sends a conflicting message’ – statement

canopfor on August 14, 2014 at 3:00 PM

https://twitter.com/aclu_mo

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ACLU of Missouri says it has filed 2nd lawsuit today ‘to protect those recording police actions in Ferguson’ – @aclu_mo
see original on aclu-mo.org

https://twitter.com/aclu_mo/status/499991167052677122/photo/1

canopfor on August 14, 2014 at 3:01 PM

Bmore

Schadenfreude on August 14, 2014 at 3:02 PM

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., on situation in Ferguson, Mo.:

‘It is hard to think that the scenes unfolding in Ferguson are taking place in an American city in the year 2014. The nation’s eyes are on the city of Ferguson and we will be watching closely. The public deserves a full disclosure of the facts surrounding the heartbreaking death of Michael Brown and the events that followed. Every community in America deserves equal justice and equal protection under the law’ – statement
End of alert

canopfor on August 14, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Heartbreaking? If Brown was doing the deed then his death would be anything but heartbreaking, he got what he deserved, but since there hasn’t been a trial much less an investigation we all better go full race-pimp and cry our eyes out.

Bishop on August 14, 2014 at 3:02 PM

No. Just an American for justice.

Ned Pepper on August 14, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Thank you for being a stand up guy.

Might you have time to head down south and see what’s taking so long with Brian Terry’s murder investigation? Apparently he was killed by a Mexican drug-runner who was armed with weapons provided by Eric Holder’s DOJ.

We get to get some justice going on it and you are just the dude to make it happen, I think.

Bishop on August 14, 2014 at 2:40 PM

LOL – I love you, man.

No, not that way.

Midas on August 14, 2014 at 3:02 PM

Now there’s irony… Hustler “JustUs” Holder seeking to rebuild trust in law enforcement.

viking01 on August 14, 2014 at 3:02 PM

Ned Pepper on August 14, 2014 at 2:11 PM

The Ferguson Shooting and the Science of Race and Guns

Studies have shown that racial bias can make people see things that are not there.

—Erika Eichelberger

http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2014/08/michael-brown-study-racial-bias-weapon

davidk on August 14, 2014 at 3:04 PM

No. Just an American for justice.

Ned Pepper on August 14, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Tell us all about Ezell Ford and why this is a different situation.

RickB on August 14, 2014 at 3:05 PM

Attorney General Eric Holder says he met with President Obama to discuss events in Ferguson, Mo.; ‘At a time when we must seek to rebuild trust between law enforcement and the local community, I am deeply concerned that the deployment of military equipment and vehicles sends a conflicting message’ – statement

‘But the throwing of molotov cocktails – *damn*, that’s cool – no really, you ever see one of those things go off? Woohoo! There’s a ‘bang’ and a big *WHHOOSHHHH* and… I mean… *clears throat* …and totally not a conflicting message’ – statement

Midas on August 14, 2014 at 3:06 PM

wartface on August 14, 2014 at 2:59 PM

A lot of us have been warning about this since ’08.

davidk on August 14, 2014 at 3:10 PM

viking01 on August 14, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Deservedly so!

Why is a rep from another state even chiming in on this?

dogsoldier on August 14, 2014 at 3:10 PM

davidk on August 14, 2014 at 3:10 PM

Yes we have.

dogsoldier on August 14, 2014 at 3:11 PM

The thousands of murder victims in Chitcago were unavailable for comment.

Meople on August 14, 2014 at 3:12 PM

Diamond Latchison ‏@dlatchison011 7m

Have been watching @msnbc for the past few hours & they’ve covered #Ferguson better than all the other news stations I’ve watched

davidk on August 14, 2014 at 3:12 PM

When John Lewis talks – no one should listen.

redguy on August 14, 2014 at 3:15 PM

What could go wrong when you militarize a US city? The tension goes through the roof and the rioting and violence intensify.

Raquel Pinkbullet on August 14, 2014 at 3:16 PM

Bishop on August 14, 2014 at 3:02 PM

According to the Chief of police there, the officer was ATTACKED and Brown with an accomplice BEAT the officer and tried to take his sidearm. The officer’s injuries back that up.

That reads self defense to me. But of course the cop will be lynched by the media as they did with the duke lacross players and Zimmerman and they will gloss over behavior of the thugs.

dogsoldier on August 14, 2014 at 3:16 PM

Feds do NOT send troops into a state without the state’s request. Wasn’t this the problem after Katrina? The state sat on their hands too long and Bush got blamed for being late?

rhombus on August 14, 2014 at 3:17 PM

Why is a rep from another state even chiming in on this?

dogsoldier on August 14, 2014 at 3:10 PM

John Lewis is a race hustler who has realized the DNC needs a Trayvon to distract from Ogabe’s screwups.

Expect Mad Maxine Waters, Sheila Jackass-Lee and Elijah Cummings to chime in once they get their cue.

viking01 on August 14, 2014 at 3:18 PM

aka ned pepper:

i am ralph though ‏@OQUNKNOWN 13m

Anonymous should just release the name and address of the officer already let him pay for what he did #OpFerguson

davidk on August 14, 2014 at 3:18 PM

This cop seemed to take pleasure in the way he treated me. Hope to prevent others from being subjected to his abuse.
Ned Pepper on August 14, 2014 at 2:47 PM

OK – honest confession here – if I knew it was a HuffPo reporter I think I would “take pleasure” in smacking them around….

dentarthurdent on August 14, 2014 at 3:21 PM

David Burge @iowahawkblog · 5h

Washington is full of people who believe police need to have tanks and Marines need to have arrest warrants.

davidk on August 14, 2014 at 3:22 PM

Why is a rep from another state even chiming in on this?

dogsoldier on August 14, 2014 at 3:10 PM

Because *everything* is national now. Just like the federal government should interpose itself into everything that happens right down to dog-walking and red camera lights, some guy in GA has a say in what happens in MO because he holds “national” office.

Oh, and because he’s a black man who took part in civil rights marches, so he’s auto-qualified to opine on anything involving black people, anywhere, any time.

GWB on August 14, 2014 at 3:22 PM

when elements of the left and right have coalesced to criticize — ta da — the militarization of the police.

the right has been op-opted by their own reaction to errant SWAT teams that do stupid stuff…and gumshoe policemen that shoot people by mistake.

That’s all well and good.

But I think conservatives should have a bit more discernment. The left is over joyed that the turn of evens people…anarchy and fomenting hatred of the police is what they do

Conservatives should not knee-jerk agree with the Left…that’s a clue that your doing it wrong. The left has no interest in creating a nice world conservatives.

First, recognize that in these violent riots, no on has been killed.
Second, not since Monday has there been any property damage.

the property damaged occurred before the Militarization of the Polices got started.

Discernment is hard…it is going against the CW that cops are racist and bad….and that they will victimize prole if they get a chance…therefore the more scary weapons they have the more victims will be lying dead on the street

If you accept that premise them you will find your self agreeing with HuffPo more than you should

r keller on August 14, 2014 at 3:24 PM

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davidk on August 14, 2014 at 3:25 PM

The fact Choomie hasn’t moved his scrawny ass of Maatha’s Vinyaad probably isn’t auguring too well for black turnout this fall, so Lewis wanted to up the ante.

(insert punchline…)

No. Just an American for justice.

Ned Pepper on August 14, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Including cops and white Hispanics, or just Democrat voters?

formwiz on August 14, 2014 at 3:26 PM

What district is this “genius” representing? They live in an alternative universe. Something like this happens every summer. It gives the young useless slum kids something to do. Stop doing things to escalate it and it will burn itself out in a couple of days. Yes the legal thing will go on and the media will keep generating it but the destroyers will eventually get tired.

crankyoldlady on August 14, 2014 at 3:28 PM

Martial law is the end game.

Lewis is just the trial balloon (or baffoon – your pick).

EdmundBurke247 on August 14, 2014 at 3:29 PM

Would someone please tell him it doesn’t have anything to do with marriage?

rogerb on August 14, 2014 at 3:31 PM

How about we all stop and look at this as if it were a white kid who had been killed by the cops? There would be a cry for justice from his parents and friends a few activists and MAYBE one journalist. But there would be no looting. The town would not fill up with race hustlers and the msm would not be there to inflame everyone they came in contact with. In the end we would find out what happened and then justice/injustice could be evaluated by the public. Why is this scenario so hard for blacks to get their heads around? They ALWAYS seem to have a course that they want to follow no matter the evidence and they also have the judgement ahead of time. Is the rule of law beyond their comprehension?

inspectorudy on August 14, 2014 at 3:34 PM

This is all fool’s bait to get us away from the border crisis, the Mideast crisis, the Ebola crisis, and the hollowing out of our country.

claudius on August 14, 2014 at 3:39 PM

No. Just an American for justice.
Ned Pepper on August 14, 2014 at 2:35 PM

No justice for the cops.

No justice for the entrepreneurs who were looted and had their businesses damaged or destroyed.

No justice for the innocent people who have been held captive in their homes, wondering if THEY will be broken into, ransacked, damaged/destroyed and their families harmed.

But the rioters and looters need protection from the people who were HIRED to protect innocent people from rioters and looters.

Ayup…*ahem!* justice, as ned sees it…

Pee off, ned.

Newtie and the Beauty on August 14, 2014 at 3:39 PM

When John Lewis talks – no one should listen.
redguy on August 14, 2014 at 3:15 PM

An English translation would be nice, too…

Newtie and the Beauty on August 14, 2014 at 3:44 PM

A justice case for Ded Pecker.

Schadenfreude on August 14, 2014 at 3:46 PM

I just called Ferguson police chief to ask about @WesleyLowery and @ryanjreilly, told him what I knew. His response: “Oh, God.”
— @mattdpearce

Ned Pepper on August 14, 2014 at 3:57 PM

Poor, poor Ned. Left with quite a quandary. Its okay Ned. I understand why you never man up an answer anyone’s questions. The whole door walk thingy from last time really scares you. Doesn’t it?

Bmore on August 14, 2014 at 4:03 PM

Obama is holding the martial law card for October 2016.

Tard on August 14, 2014 at 4:08 PM

Wheels of Justice are now in motion

The FBI will oversee all operations, protests and other activities in Ferguson.

Local police agencies, including St. Louis County police will now operate under the direction of the FBI.

We’ve also learned the department of justice will send special prosecutors to Ferguson to help with the investigation.

FERGUSON, Mo. – NewsChannel 5 has learned the FBI will now take over a large part of the investigation into the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

The FBI will oversee all operations, protests and other activities in Ferguson.

Local police agencies, including St. Louis County police will now operate under the direction of the FBI.

We’ve also learned the department of justice will send special prosecutors to Ferguson to help with the investigation.

(CNN) — U.S. Justice Department officials have offered to assist local authorities in Ferguson, Missouri, to help them control crowds “without relying on unnecessarily extreme displays of force,” Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement Thursday. “The local authorities in Missouri have accepted this offer of assistance as of this afternoon,” he said.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says he’s “deeply concerned” about the law enforcement response to demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri. “The law enforcement response to these demonstrations must seek to reduce tensions, not heighten them. Those who peacefully gather to express sympathy for the family of Michael Brown must have their rights respected at all times. And journalists must not be harassed or prevented from covering a story that needs to be told,” Holder said in a statement Thursday. “At a time when we must seek to rebuild trust between law enforcement and the local community, I am deeply concerned that the deployment of military equipment and vehicles sends a conflicting message.”

Ned Pepper on August 14, 2014 at 4:08 PM

Ned Pepper on August 14, 2014 at 2:29 PM
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I still haven’t seen a comment by anyone defending the officer in this shooting.
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IS there anyone ?

listens2glenn on August 14, 2014 at 2:32 PM

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I did earlier today in the QOTD thread

dogsoldier on August 14, 2014 at 2:54 PM.

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Right here :
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If reports I read yesterday are accurate, the cop was attacked by two or more African American men who pushed him down inside his cruiser (not for milk and cookies) and his sidearm discharged. He battled his way out of the cruiser pushing his assailants out and off of him and then he discharged his sidearm several more times. Anyone in that situation not afraid for their lives would be an imbecile.

The media should stop saying the thugs were unarmed. They attacked him with their fists, and as we all know all it takes is one correctly placed hit to the head to kill a man.

If the reports are accurate, the cop was justified. But the mob doesn’t care about that.

They use their fake victim status to justify their animalistic behavior, thievery and violence.

They LIE to give themselves license to brutalize others, steal and destroy.

dogsoldier on August 14, 2014 at 7:57 AM

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I really don’t see that as justifying or exonerating the officer involved.

I read it as call AGAINST “rushing to judgement.”
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But I do have this difference with you (I think) … I don’t believe most of the “mob” would have engaged in “animalistic behavior, thievery and violence” if not for some instigators who probably didn’t give a damn about Michael Roberts … they just wanted a riot for the sake of rioting.
Without those few instigators, there would have been a peaceful vigil and nothing more, on that first night.

My take.

listens2glenn on August 14, 2014 at 4:12 PM

Noah Rothman ‏@NoahCRothman 8m

“President Obama was at a private party on Martha’s Vineyard where, the White House tells us, a good time was had by all.” – @jaketapper

Bmore on August 14, 2014 at 4:13 PM

. . . . . . . . We’ve also learned the department of justice will send special prosecutors to Ferguson to help with the investigation.

(CNN) — U.S. Justice Department officials have offered to assist local authorities in Ferguson, Missouri, to help them control crowds “without relying on unnecessarily extreme displays of force,” Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement Thursday. “The local authorities in Missouri have accepted this offer of assistance as of this afternoon,” he said.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says he’s “deeply concerned” about the law enforcement response to demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri. “The law enforcement response to these demonstrations must seek to reduce tensions, not heighten them. Those who peacefully gather to express sympathy for the family of Michael Brown must have their rights respected at all times. And journalists must not be harassed or prevented from covering a story that needs to be told,” Holder said in a statement Thursday. “At a time when we must seek to rebuild trust between law enforcement and the local community, I am deeply concerned that the deployment of military equipment and vehicles sends a conflicting message.”

Ned Pepper on August 14, 2014 at 4:08 PM

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Apparently AG Holder needs to get in touch with John Lewis, and square some things.

listens2glenn on August 14, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Ned Pepper on August 14, 2014 at 4:08 PM

So, will you still love all that federal involvement if a Republican inhabits the White House in a few years?

Bitter Clinger on August 14, 2014 at 4:20 PM

“(Eric Holder said) At a time when we must seek to rebuild trust between law enforcement and the local community, I am deeply concerned that the deployment of military equipment and vehicles sends a conflicting message.”

Ned Pepper on August 14, 2014 at 4:08 PM
Oh yeah…the locals go nutzoid, but it’s the COPS’ fault for *ahem!* not acting with restraint…

Keep on digging that hole you’re in, ned…you’ll reach China soon enough…

Newtie and the Beauty on August 14, 2014 at 4:21 PM

“Federalize the Missouri National Guard to protect people as they protest loot…”

Fixed.

Ward Cleaver on August 14, 2014 at 4:35 PM

canopfor on August 14, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Heartbreaking? If Brown was doing the deed then his death would be anything but heartbreaking, he got what he deserved, but since there hasn’t been a trial much less an investigation we all better go full race-pimp and cry our eyes out.

Bishop on August 14, 2014 at 3:02 PM

Bishop: I apologize Bish, on the late response, grandson duties,
anywho,…look, from what I gather, he was scuffling in
police car, which escalated outside the car, and the cop
shot him, maybes this kid, should’ve of been so beliger
ent!!:0

canopfor on August 14, 2014 at 4:39 PM

Didn’t lewis take a brick in the head during the MLK marches? Wasn’t he the one that claimed that the Tea Party was yelling racial slurs as the black caucus walked by. Thanks obama for bridging the divide between the races. Another day in obamas lawless amerika.

crosshugger on August 14, 2014 at 4:40 PM

Ned Pepper on August 14, 2014 at 4:08 PM

Tap-dance for us, Ned.

Tappity-tap.

CurtZHP on August 14, 2014 at 4:41 PM

trayvon tussled with Zimmerman and that turned out the same way. If black men would stick around and raise their sons, maybe this crap wouldn’t happen. Being raised on the streets and a baby momma that barely can keep things straight just lends to this behavior.

crosshugger on August 14, 2014 at 4:44 PM

John Lewis – another idiot with an idea.

GarandFan on August 14, 2014 at 4:47 PM

OK – honest confession here – if I knew it was a HuffPo reporter I think I would “take pleasure” in smacking them around….

dentarthurdent on August 14, 2014 at 3:21 PM

Ypu aren’t alone. I’m still laughing about their phone calls. Don’t know the number for their employers,but they’ve got Mommy and Daddy’s etched into memory. Dear God!

katy the mean old lady on August 14, 2014 at 4:52 PM

trayvon tussled with Zimmerman and that turned out the same way. If black men would stick around and raise their sons, maybe this crap wouldn’t happen. Being raised on the streets and a baby momma that barely can keep things straight just lends to this behavior.

crosshugger on August 14, 2014 at 4:44 PM

All true…AND any one who points that out is immediately called a racist, or Uncle Tom if they happen to be “of color”.

The traditional family units, with two hetero-sexual parents (that would be a male and a female for those in Rio Linda) are completely UN-Politically Correct, and go against the LGBT-XYZ123 1.8%-Mafia’s meme on what a “family” should be. Given this fact, I’m surprised the current Obama Polit Bureau hasn’t tried to persecute everyone in a traditional family via his goons at the IRS yet. I’m sure that coming.

Meople on August 14, 2014 at 5:00 PM

John lives in a different time and place…Andrea too.

d1carter on August 14, 2014 at 5:23 PM

Is this the same Lewis guy who does’t want the truth about Ben Gazi????? Isn’t he the guy that says Issa is to one sided. Lewis said he wants the truth in this story but he wants to put a lid on it with the Ben Gazi case. When you people ask Ned something dong’t be shocked when he doesn’t answer. He has no answers.

garydt on August 14, 2014 at 6:14 PM

https://twitter.com/PresReed/status/499991591592157184/photo/1

davidk on August 14, 2014 at 2:52 PM

LOL it’s hard work for them…resisting the urge to loot and destroy the property of others!

WhirledPeas on August 14, 2014 at 6:37 PM

garydt on August 14, 2014 at 6:14 PM

That would be Cummings from Maryland. About the same though….

Barred on August 14, 2014 at 7:24 PM

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., on situation in Ferguson, Mo Orange, TX.:

‘It is hard to think that the scenes unfolding in Ferguson Orange are taking place in an American city in the year 2014. The nation’s eyes are on the city of Ferguson Orange and we will be watching closely. The public deserves a full disclosure of the facts surrounding the heartbreaking death of Michael Brown James Whitehead and the events that followed. Every community in America deserves equal justice and equal protection under the law’ – statement
End of alert

canopfor on August 14, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Funny how we never heard that from Harry.

Black Cop Shoots Unarmed White Veteran in Orange, TX over Racial Slur – See more at: http://www.texasgopvote.com/issues/restore-families/justice-james-black-cop-shoots-unarmed-white-veteran-orange-tx-over-racial-slur-0057061#sthash.kwWEmQ9K.dpuf

Patriot Vet on August 14, 2014 at 7:45 PM

Salt Lake City just had an unarmed white man shot and killed, not riots. Where is the concern with the police in Utah?

A man is dead after an officer-involved shooting in South Salt Lake Monday night, according to Salt Lake City Police.

Relatives of 20-year-old Dillon Taylor, the man who was shot, said he wasn’t armed.

He had his earphones in and didn’t hear the commands of the police. He goes to pull his pants up, and they shoot him.

Where is the LSM and Lewis on this one? Crickets….

Patriot Vet on August 14, 2014 at 7:59 PM

Where is the LSM and Lewis on this one? Crickets….

Patriot Vet on August 14, 2014 at 7:59 PM

Dunno; maybe the lurching-leftward HA punditry will opine soon.

Midas on August 14, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Black Cop Shoots Unarmed White Veteran in Orange, TX over Racial Slur

Patriot Vet on August 14, 2014 at 7:45 PM

Yeah, remember the riots and chest-beating that went on after that one? The twitter feeds jammed with veterans and white people vowing to go loot and burn black neighborhoods? Presidential golf-time-outs for some soundbites?

Neither do I.

Midas on August 14, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Neither do I.

Midas on August 14, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Tell me about it.

And it looks as though the ‘protestors’ in Missouri are putting the cops on hit lists, and shooting at cops and innocent people. I wonder if Holder and his gang will address this little tid-bit.

At least two more people have been shot as more violence has erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, where there have been several days of rioting in response to a police shooting of a black teenager.

Officials overnight said a police officer shot a man who pointed a handgun at him, and a woman apparently was shot in a drive-by shooting.

At KTVI-TV in St. Louis, some of the details were emerging.

The station reported it was about 1 a.m. when four men, masked and carrying shotguns, approached a crowd. The report said when police arrived they heard shots fired and saw people running. When one officer chased a suspect, the gunman pointed a handgun at the officer and the officer fired.

Patriot Vet on August 14, 2014 at 8:25 PM

John Lewis: What an embarrassment to the state of Georgia

plumorchard on August 14, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Sorry, didn’t read through all the comments so I don’t know if this is a repeat- but, did that jagoff John Lewis have a stroke right at the beginning of the interview? Sure sounded like it, and hey, props to him, he managed to just keep yapping all the way to the end. Kudos, you racist jackass.

Fathom on August 14, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Sorry, didn’t read through all the comments so I don’t know if this is a repeat- but, did that jagoff John Lewis have a stroke right at the beginning of the interview? Sure sounded like it, and hey, props to him, he managed to just keep yapping all the way to the end. Kudos, you racist jackass.

Fathom on August 14, 2014 at 9:05 PM

No, he always sounds like that.

slickwillie2001 on August 14, 2014 at 9:24 PM

John Lewis: What an embarrassment to the state of Georgia

plumorchard on August 14, 2014 at 8:41 PM

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John Lewis on photo ID requirement for voting :

“. . . (It is) an attempt to take us back to another dark period in our history when people were denied access to the ballot box simply because of their race or nationality.”
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That quote right there explains why he’s all for “open borders”.

listens2glenn on August 15, 2014 at 12:19 AM

Edited for accuracy:

“Federalize the Missouri National Guard to protect people as they protestloot and vandalize Ferguson neighborhood businesses that have nothing to do with the Brown shooting…”

Better.

Sacramento on August 15, 2014 at 12:55 AM

John Lewis longing to lynch purge baggers. Sad. Ironic really, but hardly news.

onomo on August 15, 2014 at 7:14 AM

Eisenhower sent in the 101st Airborne to desegregate Central High; the Marines were sent in during the L.A. riots after the Rodney King verdict to keep the peace

Both of which are wrong and a violation of the Posse Comitatus Act as it was written. Granted there are now loopholes in that act that one can drive a fleet of trucks through. For example “or other condition” that can let a President do whatever he wants to with the Army, but the basic fact remains, the Army is prohibited from doing domestic police work unless martial Law is declared.

Johnnyreb on August 15, 2014 at 7:44 AM

The DOTUS should just declare Martial Law across the u.s.a. and get it over with.

….and the gop would STILL NOT SUPPORT IMPEACHMENT.

http://blogs.cbn.com/thebrodyfile/archive/2014/08/14/brody-file-video-exclusive-kevin-mccarthy-says-impeaching-president-obama.aspx

PappyD61 on August 15, 2014 at 8:50 AM

OK…so the cop that shot this kid was answering a call that a convenience store had been robbed. Video surveillance of the store, shows Brown stealing cigars.

The cop matched his description exactly. Now…John Lewis ( congressman ) is calling for the demilitarization of the police and recognizing their rights to “protest” and that of the press. In the same breath, this genius, calls for the federalization of the National Guard ( Army + military ) to run the show…next he calls for Zero to declare martial law!!

So let me see if I understand this. He’s upset with the so called “tanks” and military gear the cops are using ( surplus supplied by the Obama administration ) so he calls for the MILITARY? Guess the guard drives Lexus’s and wear Jimmy Buffet, Key West happy floral shirts? Then martial law? There are no rights under MARTIAL LAW, ya dope.

Now… Can one safely assume that if a white kid is shot by a Black cop…the governor will call in a White Police Captain / Colonel to oversee the local cops to make sure the whites are happy and relaxed and to prevent them from rioting too?

( I think this John Lewis has been punched in the head too many times…like his same named boxer? )

FlaVet on August 15, 2014 at 1:45 PM

Both of which are wrong and a violation of the Posse Comitatus Act as it was written.

Johnnyreb on August 15, 2014 at 7:44 AM

I’m sure the sore-ass racists and TV-stealing punks were very unhappy.

The Screaming Eagles were a line in the sand to see if sheet-wearing terrorists and their supporters would buck up or back down from preventing a public school run by public funds (ya know, that EVERYONE PAYS) from being attended by someone based on something so utterly trivial.

The King riots were entirely beyond police ability to deal with, plain and simple.

LawfulGood on August 17, 2014 at 12:46 PM

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