Ferguson fallout: Missouri calmer, but the protests still having an impact

posted at 8:41 am on August 15, 2014 by Noah Rothman

The protests in Ferguson, Missouri appeared to be calmer on Thursday night than they had in the past. Some attributed the decline in violence from demonstrators and heavy-handed responses from police to the decision by Gov. Jay Nixon to put Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson, an African-American, in charge of the town’s security.

In a tactical U-turn, Johnson, and a handful of black officers without body armour walked among thousands of protesters filling the streets of the mostly black St. Louis suburb, demanding justice for the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

“We just want to be able to come and demonstrate together without the fear of being shot. It’s that simple,” said 53-year-old protester Cat Daniels, an Iraq veteran. “What you see tonight is people coming together. When that kid was killed the hurt and the pain was real.”

But the protests have had an impact across the country, and demonstrators seeking to express solidarity with the protesters in Ferguson have turned on in a variety of places including New York City’s Times Square.

Via American Power blog, CBS News revealed that thousands of protesters flooded Broadway to protest the situation in Ferguson. The city continues to reel from the death of Eric Garner who passed after a police officer used a chokehold in order to subdue him. That death has been ruled a homicide, and New York City lawmakers are petitioning Attorney General Eric Holder to pursue a Department of Justice investigation into that incident.

There was a similar scene playing out last night in Chicago, where hundreds turned out in Daley Plaza to protest the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown where they chanted slogans like “black lives matter” and “no justice, no peace.”

Around the world, reactions to the episode in Ferguson have been passionate. In Russia, supporters of Vladimir Putin are seizing on the events in Missouri as an example of why the United States is in no position to lecture Russia on its foreign or domestic affairs.

“Obama isn’t satisfied killing Libyans, Syrians, and Ukrainians, [so] U.S. officials have sent the police to go kill Americans,” one Russian said in a Tweet directed at former U.S. Ambassador Mike McFaul.

“All in all, it seems that the Americans have started their own Maiden in Ferguson,” wrote Egor Prosvirnin, a supporter of Ukraine’s pro-Russian separatists and editor of the website Sputnik & Pogorm, in reference to the Kiev square where protesters gathered and ultimately ousted former Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych. “What do you think? Should Russia grant Obama asylum in Rostov after the Ferguson Maidanites seize Washington?”

They have even seized on statements like Russia watcher and The New Republic columnist Julia Ioffe who some Russian readers marveled had compared the United States response to the violence in Ferguson to how Russia manages domestic affairs unfavorably.

In spite of the fact that the situation in Ferguson seems to be cooling, it is apparently only heating up in cities across America and around the world.


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Barry can take credit for calming things down with his statement yesterday.

I expect it to heat up again when they release the officer’s name this morning.

Brat on August 15, 2014 at 8:45 AM

“We just want to be able to come and demonstrate together without the fear of being shot. It’s that simple,” said 53-year-old protester Cat Daniels, an Iraq veteran.

Right … and the way to do that is destroy, burn and loot. Got it.

darwin on August 15, 2014 at 8:46 AM

MOB-OCRACY!!!

Viva the new third worlding of the U.S of a.

Thank you Obama.

PappyD61 on August 15, 2014 at 8:46 AM

“black lives matter”

All lives do. However. Chicago anyone?

vityas on August 15, 2014 at 8:47 AM

gop Ruling class to call for lynching of officer in 5….4….3….

after all shouldn’t we just go along to get along?

PappyD61 on August 15, 2014 at 8:48 AM

…to the decision by Gov. Jay Nixon to put Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson, an African-American, in charge of the town’s security.

…Sorry, are we supposed to be serious here? I’m failing. Miserably. And I frankly don’t care.

BigGator5 on August 15, 2014 at 8:51 AM

Barry can take credit for calming things down with his statement yesterday.

Brat on August 15, 2014 at 8:45 AM

I credit the Cairo speech….

apostic on August 15, 2014 at 8:51 AM

HYPOCRITES…ALL OF THEM!

“black lives matter” ONLY if it’s an officer or white-hispanice involved death. THOUSANDS upon THOUSANDS of blacks dying at the hands of other blacks DO NOT COUNT.

ref: CHICAGO DETROIT PHILADELPHIA CLEVELAND ST LOUIS….

MistyLane on August 15, 2014 at 8:53 AM

There was a similar scene playing out last night in Chicago, where hundreds turned out in Daley Plaza to protest the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown where they chanted slogans like “black lives matter” and “no justice, no peace.”

Ten minutes later shots rang out as rival gangs attacked one another, 17 people were hit and 5 of them died. In a separate incident a young girl was beaten to death with a 2×4 near the protest site because Bloods gang members thought the blue shirt she was wearing alluded to being a Crip.

But yeah. Whitey.

Bishop on August 15, 2014 at 8:53 AM

Democrats have been hoisted on their own Petard, they routinely deride the right as crackpots for pointing out the militarization of domestic government and now are screaming about militarized government.

rob verdi on August 15, 2014 at 8:54 AM

Right … and the way to do that is destroy, burn and loot. Got it.

darwin on August 15, 2014 at 8:46 AM

If people wanna protest peacefully, that’s fine. But ultimately, I’m not sure what their endgame is. We still don’t even know the facts of the case. There are two sides to the story being told. And the problem with people out there demanding “justice” is that the moment this officer’s name is released to the public, he’s a dead man.

Doughboy on August 15, 2014 at 8:56 AM

MOB-OCRACY!!!

Viva the new third worlding of the U.S of a.

Thank you Obama.

PappyD61 on August 15, 2014 at 8:46 AM

You live long enough you get to witness an American refer to his constitutional right to demonstrate as
MOB-ocracy.

coolrepublica on August 15, 2014 at 8:56 AM

As for the NYC geeks, look at them, it’s like the zombie cast of World War Z got together to protest. It’s the same people every time, the Social Justice crowd who rant about guns one day, Palestinians the next, and college tuition rates the day after that.

Throw out a current topic and magically they’re all over it, acting as if the freedom of Tibetans or the draining of a local swamp has been their lifelong obsession.

Do you people ever actually…you know…just go about your lives for a while?

Bishop on August 15, 2014 at 8:59 AM

Lsm is salivating for the cops name

cmsinaz on August 15, 2014 at 9:01 AM

The mother whose son got killed deserve some closure.

Give us a name of the government agent involved in this murder.

weedisgood on August 15, 2014 at 9:01 AM

If people wanna protest peacefully, that’s fine. But ultimately, I’m not sure what their endgame is.

They don’t know either. However, the progressive leadership sees this as an excellent opportunity to divide America even further and perpetuate their myth that racism is hiding around every corner.

We still don’t even know the facts of the case. There are two sides to the story being told. And the problem with people out there demanding “justice” is that the moment this officer’s name is released to the public, he’s a dead man.

Doughboy on August 15, 2014 at 8:56 AM

But that’s ok though. The cop is white so if he and his family are killed it’s “justice”. Eric Holder will yawn, mumble something about cowards and ignore it.

darwin on August 15, 2014 at 9:01 AM

The race vultures, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, are drooling over the shake-down possibilities.

Meanwhile….

DOCUMENT: HOMELAND SECURITY PREDICTS RISE OF ‘ANTI-GOVERNMENT’ VIOLENCE.
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/08/14/Document-Homeland-Security-Predicts-Rise-of-Anti-Government-Violence

There is a reason all those Federal agencies have been buying billions of bullets.
Armed Post Office employees…and more…

albill on August 15, 2014 at 9:02 AM

Give us a name of the government agent involved in this murder.

weedisgood on August 15, 2014 at 9:01 AM

They should just throw him to the mob. It’ll be over in minutes then everyone will go home.

darwin on August 15, 2014 at 9:03 AM

Ten minutes later shots rang out as rival gangs attacked one another, 17 people were hit and 5 of them died. In a separate incident a young girl was beaten to death with a 2×4 near the protest site because Bloods gang members thought the blue shirt she was wearing alluded to being a Crip.

But yeah. Whitey.

Bishop on August 15, 2014 at 8:53 AM

is this true or were you just making a (salient) point?
I didn’t check but it certainly seems probable its true.

dmacleo on August 15, 2014 at 9:04 AM

These idiots are simply copycat criminals. They are empathizing with the “Palestinians” in Gaza and terrorists all over. The active ones dress like them with the Hamas-ish face wraps, the barbwire scarves, the rock throwing and Molotov cocktails etc. Reality doesn’t matter to these brainwashed fools. They have no real lives or talents, so they live in a fantasy world where they are “fighting for humanity”. Call it what you will..mass hysteria, undiagnosed personality disorders, mob mentality, etc. It is definitely some form of mental illness.

Mimzey on August 15, 2014 at 9:05 AM

But that’s ok though. The cop is white so if he and his family are killed it’s “justice”. Eric Holder will yawn, mumble something about cowards and ignore it.

darwin on August 15, 2014 at 9:01 AM

God help this country if any harm comes to that officer and especially his family. You think the cops in Missouri are being tough on people now? Imagine if one of their own(even one accused of killing an unarmed 18 year-old) gets gunned down? They don’t take too kindly to that sort of thing.

Doughboy on August 15, 2014 at 9:05 AM

You live long enough you get to witness an American refer to his constitutional right to demonstrate as
MOB-ocracy.
coolrepublica on August 15, 2014 at 8:56 AM

You have a constitutional right to riot and loot and destroy property?

Is that part before or after the good and welfare clause?

RINO in Name Only on August 15, 2014 at 9:06 AM

Give us a name of the government agent involved in this murder.

weedisgood on August 15, 2014 at 9:01 AM

POTUS.

Mimzey on August 15, 2014 at 9:07 AM

Of course the idiot indonesian had to remind us all how precious the life of this young black male was while ignoring the hundreds of deaths each year in the very neighborhood that benefited so greatly from his most excellent community organizing skills. It’s almost like Ofoofoo knows the press will never mention his rank hypocrisy.

DeweyWins on August 15, 2014 at 9:07 AM

You live long enough you get to witness an American refer to his constitutional right to demonstrate as
MOB-ocracy.

coolrepublica on August 15, 2014 at 8:56 AM

You’re a clown.

darwin on August 15, 2014 at 9:08 AM

to the decision by Gov. Jay Nixon to put Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson, an African-American, in charge of the town’s security.
 

In a tactical U-turn, Johnson, and a handful of black officers without body armour walked among thousands of protesters…

 
I’m just glad no one is signalling a belief by the state that skin color impedes and/or influences critical thinking in particular demographics.
 
Say, the feds are in charge of this now, right Ned?

rogerb on August 15, 2014 at 9:08 AM

The mother whose son got killed deserve some closure.

Give us a name of the government agent involved in this murder.

weedisgood on August 15, 2014 at 9:01 AM

You live long enough you get to witness an American refer to his constitutional right to demonstrate as
MOB-ocracy.

coolrepublica on August 15, 2014 at 8:56 AM

HumpBot Salvation on August 15, 2014 at 9:15 AM

These idiots are simply copycat criminals. They are empathizing with the “Palestinians” in Gaza and terrorists all over. The active ones dress like them with the Hamas-ish face wraps, the barbwire scarves, the rock throwing and Molotov cocktails etc. Reality doesn’t matter to these brainwashed fools. They have no real lives or talents, so they live in a fantasy world where they are “fighting for humanity”. Call it what you will..mass hysteria, undiagnosed personality disorders, mob mentality, etc. It is definitely some form of mental illness.

Mimzey on August 15, 2014 at 9:05 AM

That is true, these are the same idiots walking around with “We are Tahir!” signs.

rob verdi on August 15, 2014 at 9:16 AM

I am afraid, based on the comments I have read here over the last couple of days that the Conservative casue is forever lost. Not one post that I have read even attempts to acknowledge that what these rioters perceive as continued Police brutality is an issue that needs to be discussed. Instead what I hear is name calling, comments so laden with racial undertones it’s disgusting, and a casual ” oh well they broke the law so they get what they deserve’ attitude… And I’m willing to bet that in the next month we will see threads about how the Cons can win the African-American and Hispanic vote heading into the mid-terms… Well we can’t, we wont, and as a result we will be to blame for the wreckage that will be known as America. Enjoy YOUR America.

Von Kleist on August 15, 2014 at 9:17 AM

How many will show up on Monday in Chicago for this weekend’s murder fest ?

alanstern on August 15, 2014 at 9:17 AM

Hours prior to taking off for his Martha’s Vineyard millionaires’ paradise vacation, White House staff in conjunction with someone from the Pentagon, attempted to update the president on international security concerns, namely those focused on both Syria and Iraq, as well as the ongoing Gaza conflict, an attempt that was brushed off by a clearly annoyed Barack Obama who wanted nothing more than to turn his back on the demands of a job he long ago grew tired of.

The staff member in question was apparently Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken. The name of the Pentagon official could not be confirmed.

Blinken entered Barack Obama’s private, second floor study and then soon after was seen following the president down the hallway adjacent to Valerie Jarrett’s office with the Pentagon official in tow. A clearly annoyed President Obama waved away Blinken’s attempt to have a moment to update the president on the various situations in the Middle East, the Commander in Chief mumbling the following as he then quickened his pace toward the Private Residence:

“Don’t bother me with this sh*t. Update Susan or take it to Denis. You know the drill.”

Blinken and the Pentagon official were left standing in the middle of the second floor hallway and then soon after made their way back downstairs to the West Wing.

http://ulstermanbooks.com/d-c-whispers-obama-waives-intel-briefing-dont-bother-sht/

davidk on August 15, 2014 at 9:18 AM

Von Kleist on August 15, 2014 at 9:17 AM

Thanks for your concern, moby.

davidk on August 15, 2014 at 9:19 AM

The mother whose son got killed deserve some closure.
Give us a name of the government agent involved in this murder.

weedisgood on August 15, 2014 at 9:01 AM

Isn’t it customary to have a trial before we determine whether it’s murder? Yes, I’m quite certain I read that somewhere.

And who is “us”? And for what purposes are you demanding his name? Of course all the facts, including his identity, must become public before a trial, but why the urgency to get the name out before all of that?

What actions were you and the rest of “us” hoping to take in the immediate future that require knowledge of his name?

RINO in Name Only on August 15, 2014 at 9:20 AM

Good it’s calmed down.

Raquel Pinkbullet on August 15, 2014 at 9:20 AM

Give us a name of the government agent involved in this murder.

weedisgood on August 15, 2014 at 9:01 AM

I think I read somewhere (anonymous, I think) that this guy weedisgood did it.

cozmo on August 15, 2014 at 9:21 AM

Thank you federal government for taking charge.

Thank you Eric Holder and President Obama.

Stupid azz wholes in Ferguson police kept thinking that by dressing up in military gear and riding in their Bearcat would scare citizens from protesting.

Only one group was rioting on Wednesday night and that was Ferguson Soldier-cops.

They will announce the name of the murderer today. Hope he gets arrested too. Otherwise, protest will continue throughout the country.

Ferguson police is not going to be able to shove this under the carpet now.

Ned Pepper on August 15, 2014 at 9:23 AM

In spite of the fact that the situation in Ferguson seems to be cooling, it is apparently only heating up in cities across America and around the world.

Whatever legitimate local anger over Brown’s death disappeared days ago in Ferguson and has long since transitioned into either those in the city trying to take advantage of the situation to either loot and/or engage in violence with the death as an excuse — or in the case of New York, into tactical photo op protests where 20 years of progressive demands to roll the city’s law enforcement operations back to the Dinkins years is finally seen as within their reach, via pairing the Garner and Brown deaths with the far left beliefs of the former Dinkins aide now running City Hall.

jon1979 on August 15, 2014 at 9:24 AM

And then you see brown flipping off on drudge…..

Smh

cmsinaz on August 15, 2014 at 9:24 AM

Remember when the gun grabbers told us that only cops should have guns? Now look at how easily it is for a governor to suspend the local police authority. Where will we be when only govt has guns? This is why we have the 2nd amendment.

Kissmygrits on August 15, 2014 at 9:24 AM

Not one post that I have read even attempts to acknowledge that what these rioters perceive as continued Police brutality is an issue that needs to be discussed.

Von Kleist on August 15, 2014 at 9:17 AM

Continued police brutality??
What brutality are you referring to? How is this “brutality” manifesting itself? Where are the injured and imprisoned?

Mimzey on August 15, 2014 at 9:24 AM

RINO in Name Only on August 15, 2014 at 9:20 AM

Surely if the dead mans name is out there, then the one who pulled the trigger should also be named.

I tend to give the benefit of the doubt to citizens before I trust any government agent.
But that’s just me.

weedisgood on August 15, 2014 at 9:25 AM

Old Hotness: We are the 99%.
New Hotness: Hands Up. Don’t Shoot.

Coming to a city near you, just in time for election squirrel season.

Get ready for the media’s and the professional agitators (i.e. democrat front groups) new cause célèbre for the next 4 months.

HumpBot Salvation on August 15, 2014 at 9:25 AM

I am afraid, based on the comments I have read here over the last couple of days that the Conservative casue is forever lost. Not one post that I have read even attempts to acknowledge that what these rioters perceive as continued Police brutality is an issue that needs to be discussed. Instead what I hear is name calling, comments so laden with racial undertones it’s disgusting, and a casual ” oh well they broke the law so they get what they deserve’ attitude… And I’m willing to bet that in the next month we will see threads about how the Cons can win the African-American and Hispanic vote heading into the mid-terms… Well we can’t, we wont, and as a result we will be to blame for the wreckage that will be known as America. Enjoy YOUR America.

Von Kleist on August 15, 2014 at 9:17 AM

Plenty of conservatives and libertarians have discussed police brutality and overreach the last couple days. But that doesn’t require condoning rioting and looting or sympathizing with anyone who engages in that sort of thing. And BTW, why don’t we at least wait to find out what actually happened in this shooting before convicting this cop in the court of public opinion?

Doughboy on August 15, 2014 at 9:27 AM

And then you see brown flipping off on drudge…..

Smh

cmsinaz on August 15, 2014 at 9:24 AM

Yes he was flipping off his finger so he deserved to be shot right?

You must be sick in head.

weedisgood on August 15, 2014 at 9:27 AM

*the head

weedisgood on August 15, 2014 at 9:27 AM

Weed so you know this was a murder? F U.

CW on August 15, 2014 at 9:27 AM

Ned Pepper on August 15, 2014 at 9:23 AM

You do realize its the Missouri Highway patrol in charge?

rob verdi on August 15, 2014 at 9:27 AM

Weed the officer reportedly had injuries.

CW on August 15, 2014 at 9:29 AM

Von Kleist on August 15, 2014 at 9:17 AM

You haven’t been paying attention, but thanks for your concern.

HumpBot Salvation on August 15, 2014 at 9:29 AM

I hear the looters in Ferguson, Mo. are stealing just about everything.
The shoe store shelves have been stripped bare except for work boots

iceman1960 on August 15, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Ned,
You don’t seem very bright, but the highway patrol is like state troopers. You see, there is local, government, state government, and then a federal government. Its known as a Federal system, if you need any further help just ask.

rob verdi on August 15, 2014 at 9:30 AM

You do realize its the Missouri Highway patrol in charge?

rob verdi on August 15, 2014 at 9:27 AM

Shhhh. Don’t harsh his mellow.

Bitter Clinger on August 15, 2014 at 9:31 AM

I can’t get over how many trolls think this is murder without knowing the evidence.

cozmo on August 15, 2014 at 9:31 AM

Ned you’re a clown. A statist one.

CW on August 15, 2014 at 9:32 AM

You do realize its the Missouri Highway patrol in charge?

rob verdi on August 15, 2014 at 9:27 AM

You do realize that the Feds have to play this in a way that does not completely humiliate the local law enforcement, right?

So they need to do some things for the sake of appearances.

The Feds made sure that there were no pretend Soldiers on the steets, no Bearcats, no SWAT teams etc. etc. No one fired tear gas or rubber bullets and things turned out Ok.

Wait till the Feds make sure that murderer will not be able to get away with this.

Ned Pepper on August 15, 2014 at 9:33 AM

They will announce the name of the murderer today. Hope he gets arrested too. Otherwise, protest will continue throughout the country.

Ferguson police is not going to be able to shove this under the carpet now.

Ned Pepper on August 15, 2014 at 9:23 AM

How cute, the fascist little Ned the Pecker sucker weighs in.

Who appointed you Judge, Jury and Executioner you worthless little prick? Why don’t you get your lily white little azz and march with the protestors? Oh yeah, we know why.

HumpBot Salvation on August 15, 2014 at 9:33 AM

Weed the officer reportedly had injuries.

CW on August 15, 2014 at 9:29 AM

Of course I expect him to say he wasn’t injured right?/s

The officer probably got an attorney on the phone right after he pulled the trigger.

In the words of Jeffery Toobin “Ferguson Cops Treat Dead Deer Better Than They Treated Michael Brown’s Body”
At this point he will say whatever to make his case look good. Unfortunately dead men can’t talk.

I repeat myself again, I tend to give the benefit of the doubt to citizens before a government agent.

weedisgood on August 15, 2014 at 9:33 AM

They will announce the name of the murderer today. Hope he gets arrested too. Otherwise, protest will continue throughout the country.

Ferguson police is not going to be able to shove this under the carpet now.

Ned Pepper on August 15, 2014 at 9:23 AM

Thanks for that. I was afraid there might be a trial and due process and all that icky stuff.

Bitter Clinger on August 15, 2014 at 9:33 AM

weedisgood on August 15, 2014 at 9:27 AM

Tell us pot for brains, how did the whole thing go down exactly? Was it like how Zimmerman stalked Martin for days, and then executed him with a shot to the back of the head?

NotCoach on August 15, 2014 at 9:33 AM

Von Kleist on August 15, 2014 at 9:17 AM

WOW. The stupid is strong with this one. I don’t believe ‘conservative cause’ means what you think it means.

DeweyWins on August 15, 2014 at 9:34 AM

You do realize that the Feds have to play this in a way that does not completely humiliate the local law enforcement, right?

So they need to do some things for the sake of appearances.

The Feds made sure that there were no pretend Soldiers on the steets, no Bearcats, no SWAT teams etc. etc. No one fired tear gas or rubber bullets and things turned out Ok.

Wait till the Feds make sure that murderer will not be able to get away with this.

Ned Pepper on August 15, 2014 at 9:33 AM

Wow. And you call us stupid.

Bitter Clinger on August 15, 2014 at 9:34 AM

Damn that Ned Peckerhead sure is stupid.

And pothead takes a perfectly good idea (not trusting government) and goes completely off the rails calling this a murder without access to the evidence.

cozmo on August 15, 2014 at 9:36 AM

In spite of the fact that the situation in Ferguson seems to be cooling, it is apparently only heating up in cities across America and around the world.

Which means that what has been happening on the streets of Ferguson has absolutely nothing to do with the death of Michael Brown any more than blacks really cared about the death of Emmett Till or Trayvon Martin (or the roughing up of Rodney King).

Brown is nothing but a symbol so that blacks nationwide can get out there and assert victim status. Why this obvious point is missing confounds me.

Happy Nomad on August 15, 2014 at 9:36 AM

WATCH LIVE: Ferguson Police To Identify Murderer Who Shot Unarmed Teen

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/watch-live-ferguson-police-identify-officer-who-shot-michael-brown

Ned Pepper on August 15, 2014 at 9:38 AM

Why this obvious point is missing confounds me.

Happy Nomad on August 15, 2014 at 9:36 AM

Because it goes against the liberal narrative.

cozmo on August 15, 2014 at 9:38 AM

Wait till the Feds make sure that murderer will not be able to get away with this.

Ned Pepper on August 15, 2014 at 9:33 AM

Btw, you never answered my question from yesterday.

Will you still love all this federal involvment in local matters if a Republican inhabits the White House in a couple years?

Bitter Clinger on August 15, 2014 at 9:38 AM

I hear the looters in Ferguson, Mo. are stealing just about everything.
The shoe store shelves have been stripped bare except for work boots

iceman1960 on August 15, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Nothing says social justice louder than a new pair of liberated Nikes.

Happy Nomad on August 15, 2014 at 9:38 AM

And then you see brown flipping off on drudge…..

Oh where have I seen this before….oh yes now I remember, the Prez does the same thing when talking to his teleprompter.

Whiterock on August 15, 2014 at 9:38 AM

With the coverage you’d think it was all skittles and unicorns there last night, but I understand there was still damage done to cop cars and things thrown at police officers. No arrests, though…apparently the new strategy is to just let them do whatever they want, as if throwing rocks and damaging public property is now a-OK.

Sorry, but I find these protests and those cropping up in other cities completely bogus. They’re folks looking for a reason to agitate, egged on by the media wanting a story.

changer1701 on August 15, 2014 at 9:39 AM

Remember when the gun grabbers told us that only cops should have guns?

Kissmygrits on August 15, 2014 at 9:24 AM

Right? Only cops should have guns…but we don’t trust cops.

Wait…what?

lynncgb on August 15, 2014 at 9:40 AM

Bless Peckerhead’s heart. Not even his hero’s at TPM are calling it murder.

Ned is stuck on stupid.

cozmo on August 15, 2014 at 9:40 AM

If you want to see who the racist are, just watch the reaction of the media and protesters if the Police Officer involved is black.

Whiterock on August 15, 2014 at 9:41 AM

RE:

You haven’t been paying attention, but thanks for your concern.

HumpBot Salvation on August 15, 2014 at 9:29 AM

Please show me the comments here in which a discussion was had focusing on why the people have reacted the way they have? Please feel free to link to your own comments. If we don’t understand that perception is reality and the perception of this party (GOP) is that every concern or issue that is important to a minority group is waived off as a grievance industry or some other blah blah that dos nothing to resolve the issue or address the concern. THAT is why we are losing and will continue to lose.

Von Kleist on August 15, 2014 at 9:42 AM

Black cops can walk amongst a black populace and be perfectly safe? So…uh…they’re still cops right, I thought this was about police thuggery and a poor dead boy.

Bishop on August 15, 2014 at 9:42 AM

Ned Pepper on August 15, 2014 at 9:38 AM

You going to join your comrades in arms in stringing that cop up, since you’ve already declared him guilty of murder?

changer1701 on August 15, 2014 at 9:43 AM

I cannot comment on whether the death of the black teenager was justified or not, since, obviously, I did not witness it. I can, however, comment that black “witnesses” in situations like this are unreliable if not defiant liars.

I can make these general observations:

1 There is “concern” only when a white kills a black.
2 There is NO concern when a black kills a white (which happens at least twice as often as point 1.)
3 There is NO concern when a black kills a black (which happens about eight times as much as point 1).
4 I remember, just about to get out of the Army, when the Detroit riots occurred in the mid 60′s. Despite all the billions thrown at blacks, the Affirmative Action, the welfare, the food stamps, there is essentially NO DIFFERENCE. Black neighborhoods are blighted and dangerous.Virtually everywhere. And the excuses are the same. More money. Evil Whites. Mean police. Racism. Folks the liberal formula’s not working. Essentially there is no help (or hope) outside of yourselves. Truth is the blacks have been dependent on government ever since liberation and the D4emocratic party has kept them that way.
5 Even Mr Rothman describes the police response as “heavy handed” yet NO rioters have been injured. Huh???

MaiDee on August 15, 2014 at 9:44 AM

Ahh seeing clowns like weedisanidiot, need pecker and moronrepublica post reminds people constantly what happens when brother and sister mate. It isn’t pretty.

bbinfl on August 15, 2014 at 9:45 AM

Darren Wilson….no disciplinary actions at this time
Cop for 6 yrs

cmsinaz on August 15, 2014 at 9:47 AM

And to prove my point that blacks are using the death of Brown to further their victimhood agenda:

That porn professor at UCSB who got charged with stealing a pro-lifer’s sign and assaulting her……. Well, she shouldn’t be blamed since it was only a natural aspect of a cultural legacy of slavery. In other words, blacks shouldn’t be expected to act any better than animals because of their cultural legacy.

Happy Nomad on August 15, 2014 at 9:47 AM

Please show me the comments here in which a discussion was had focusing on why the people have reacted the way they have? Please feel free to link to your own comments. If we don’t understand that perception is reality and the perception of this party (GOP) is that every concern or issue that is important to a minority group is waived off as a grievance industry or some other blah blah that dos nothing to resolve the issue or address the concern. THAT is why we are losing and will continue to lose.

Von Kleist on August 15, 2014 at 9:42 AM

I’ll give more regard to their wailing about “police brutality” when they give the same amount of anguish to the daily deaths at the hands of their own. Until “it’s ok to snitch” is embraced by the black commuity vis-a-vis black-on-black crime (which far, far outpaces police being rough on blacks), I’ll take a pass on your concern.

Bitter Clinger on August 15, 2014 at 9:47 AM

Cop was injured

cmsinaz on August 15, 2014 at 9:47 AM

Ned Pepper on August 15, 2014 at 9:38 AM

WATCH LIVE as murderer confesses to his crimes for killing 3 teens
http://www.politifact.com/texas/statements/2014/mar/19/kesha-rogers/four-us-citizens-killed-obama-drone-strikes-3-were/

Skywise on August 15, 2014 at 9:47 AM

Ned Obama needs your services on the Isis thread. Hurry!

CW on August 15, 2014 at 9:48 AM

Need Pecker you mean like the Feds protected citizens voting rights from the new black panther thugs with clubs? Oh wait a minute….. If that is what you think is justice you and the rest of the racist filth like you can shove it up your ass.

bbinfl on August 15, 2014 at 9:48 AM

Police chief announcing murderer name was very nervous. Sweating, voice cracking, and not answering questions.

He literally was whisked away after announcing the name of the murderer. Not good for Ferguson police.

Ned Pepper on August 15, 2014 at 9:48 AM

Von Kleist on August 15, 2014 at 9:42 AM

Go read the articles yourself fukktard as you obviously haven’t. You see what you want to see. But good to know that you consider police brutality is only directed at the black community. Pretty much sums up your mindset right there.

HumpBot Salvation on August 15, 2014 at 9:49 AM

Black cops can walk amongst a black populace and be perfectly safe? So…uh…they’re still cops right, I thought this was about police thuggery and a poor dead boy.

Bishop on August 15, 2014 at 9:42 AM

Hey! You were one of those whining yesterday about the heavy-handed way the cops were dealing with the situation.

That being said, I have no doubt that the same “folks” who spent the last few nights destroying Ferguson would not be as respectful had a white cop been put in charge. We would just be hearing more claims that blacks in America can’t get any justice.

Happy Nomad on August 15, 2014 at 9:50 AM

RINO in Name Only on August 15, 2014 at 9:20 AM

Surely if the dead mans name is out there, then the one who pulled the trigger should also be named.
I tend to give the benefit of the doubt to citizens before I trust any government agent.
But that’s just me.

weedisgood on August 15, 2014 at 9:25 AM

Please answer my original question. I repeat:

What actions were you and the rest of “us” hoping to take in the immediate future that require knowledge of his name?

RINO in Name Only on August 15, 2014 at 9:20 AM

RINO in Name Only on August 15, 2014 at 9:50 AM

Cop was injured

cmsinaz on August 15, 2014 at 9:47 AM

I see you are ready to believe lies. They are trying the old self-defense schtick that gives them right to kill unarmed teen.

Except it won’t work this time.

Ned Pepper on August 15, 2014 at 9:50 AM

The investigation is going to take time methinks

cmsinaz on August 15, 2014 at 9:50 AM

Police chief announcing murderer name was very nervous. Sweating, voice cracking, and not answering questions.

He literally was whisked away after announcing the name of the murderer. Not good for Ferguson police.

Ned Pepper on August 15, 2014 at 9:48 AM

Ok, you got your name. Sorry about that instant conviction and execution not working out for you.

Btw, you never answered my question from yesterday.

Will you still love all this federal involvment in local matters if a Republican inhabits the White House in a couple years?

Bitter Clinger on August 15, 2014 at 9:38 AM

Now answer my question.

Bitter Clinger on August 15, 2014 at 9:51 AM

Is Ned a murderer?

cozmo on August 15, 2014 at 9:51 AM

Police chief announcing murderer name was very nervous. Sweating, voice cracking, and not answering questions.

He literally was whisked away after announcing the name of the murderer. Not good for Ferguson police.

Ned Pepper on August 15, 2014 at 9:48

YEAH! He should have brought out the cop and shot him on the spot.

If anything happens to the cop or his family..their blood is on your hands, coward.

Oh by the way..good to know you think it’s perfectly fine for a thug to attempt to grab a gun away from a cop and kill him with it. You should give it a try in that lily white neighborhood you live in.

HumpBot Salvation on August 15, 2014 at 9:52 AM

You live long enough you get to witness an American refer to his constitutional right to demonstrate as
MOB-ocracy.

coolrepublica on August 15, 2014 at 8:56 AM

On the other hand, it takes no time at all for a know-nothing, built-nothing, never-been-down schoolboy twit to refer to vandalism, arson, looting, and assault as a “constitutional right to demonstrate”.

M240H on August 15, 2014 at 9:52 AM

Cop was injured

cmsinaz on August 15, 2014 at 9:47 AM

I don’t care how innocent the cop is. Blacks have already convicted him and will not be happy until they see his life ruined. And I hope he used the last few days to hide his family in a safe location because the same blacks will not be content to wait for some investigation- they want to kill him now in the name of “justice.”

Happy Nomad on August 15, 2014 at 9:52 AM

Ned is certainly a liar.

cozmo on August 15, 2014 at 9:52 AM

Ned troll.

CW on August 15, 2014 at 9:52 AM

The investigation is going to take time methinks

cmsinaz on August 15, 2014 at 9:50 AM

FBI took over the investigation yesterday.

Racist cops in Ferguson seething that Feds took away their manhood.

Ned Pepper on August 15, 2014 at 9:52 AM

MaiDee on August 15, 2014 at 9:44 AM

Well maybe the reason why there is an outrage when a white cop shoots a black citizen is because America has a history of racial injustices in our past?

You seem to be very ignorant about the history of this nation.
Try picking up a history book.

weedisgood on August 15, 2014 at 9:52 AM

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