Monday, September 29, 2014

Most Iconic Photo from the Black Insurrection in Ferguson: Yelling "who's streets?!" To #ferguson police...




In the animal kingdom, a display of these traits - to a predator - represent grounds for immediate, unrelenting attack. 

Easy prey. [In a Video, Police Chief of Ferguson Apologizes, New York Times, 9-25-14]:

Chief Thomas Jackson of the police force in Ferguson, Mo., issued a stark apology to the family of Michael Brown on Thursday, saying in a videotaped statement that he was sorry for the death of their son and for the four hours that the body of the unarmed 18-year-old lay in the street after he was fatally shot by a police officer. 
In the video, released by a public relations firm nearly seven weeks after the shooting, Chief Jackson spoke for about two and a half minutes, occasionally glancing down at notes in his hand. He was not in police uniform but rather a reddish-pink polo shirt. 
“I want to say this to the Brown family. No one who has not experienced the loss of a child can understand what you’re feeling,” he said, facing the camera and standing in front of an American flag. “I am truly sorry for the loss of your son. I’m also sorry that it took so long to remove Michael from the street. The time that it took involved very important work on the part of investigators who were trying to collect evidence and gain a true picture of what happened that day. But it was just too long, and I’m truly sorry for that.” 
He also extended his apology to African-Americans in Ferguson, who have accused the police department of racial profiling and mistreatment. 
“I’m also aware of the pain and the feeling of mistrust felt in some of the African-American community toward the police department,” Chief Jackson said. “The city belongs to all of us, and we’re all part of this community. It is clear that we have much work to do. As a community, a city and a nation, we have real problems to solve.”
Michael Brown's parents, the odd couple of Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden, were "unmoved" by this public display of cowardice and capitulation to the black mob.  They want Officer Darren Wilson "in handcuffs."
The most iconic image to come out of the black insurrection in 67 percent black Ferguson. A white police officer,  left behind by white flighters fleeing the growing black population, stands guard to protect civilization from the coming of Detroit... [ September 28, 2014]




The results? 

A black population holding all the cards on the monopoly on violence. [Shots fired at off-duty officer on I-70; suspects on the loose, FOX2Now, 9-28-14]:
An off-duty St. Louis city police officer was shot at early Sunday morning on Interstate 70.   
Around 12:20 a.m., the officer was on I-70 near I-170  when three black male suspects fired shots into his personal car. 
The officer was hit by glass and suffered an injury to his arm.  Police say the officer did not shoot back.  The three suspects fled the scene in a black sedan.
"... the officer did not shoot back."

In St. Louis, with the rate of black crime and black hatred of police, the odds are high a white officer of the law will fire back on a black suspect.  

And it might be much, much sooner than anyone wants to admit. [8 protesters arrested outside of Ferguson Police Dept.,, 9-29-14]:

Moments became tense in Ferguson Sunday night as several people were arrested outside of the Ferguson Police Department. The arrests were a part of the latest round of protests over the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. 
Authorities say a total of eight people were taken into custody. They were charged with failing to disperse and resisting arrest. 
Nearly 150 people were protesting. According to a Ferguson police official, that crowd would not leave South Florissant Road. 
Ferguson police put out a call for back up around 10 p.m. after bottles and rocks were reportedly thrown at officers. County police, highway patrol, and officers from other municipalities responded. 
About an hour or so later, the arrests took place.



The results? 

Rocks and bottles being thrown at police, and gunshots being fired in their direction, all because the monopoly on violence is no longer in the hands of the state; the black insurrectionists have usurped this vise on violence.

At this Sept. 28 black display of power in Ferguson, a Washington Post writer/contributor named Robert Samuels "tweeted" a picture of menacing, thuggish, brutish blacks taunting a white police officer. It includes a caption that tragically captures the reality of life in 67 percent black Ferguson, where white police officers were left behind (by white flight) to try and keep alive/protect the civilization whites abandoned:
Yelling "who's streets?!" To police  



The results? 

Detroit in 2014, the same situation Ferguson will find itself in by 2016 at the earliest.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

"Two Hand Touch" Was Never the Game

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And so, the die is cast. If you understand what this article means, you understand the future is now.
The Department of Justice demands white cops take these "I Am Darren Wilson" bracelets off in the St. Louis Metropolitan area...

The present dictates the future.

No article, no speech, no action can outline what's coming more clearly than this...[DOJ asks Ferguson chief to stop police from wearing 'I am Darren Wilson' bracelets on duty, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9-27-14]:
The U.S. Department of Justice asked Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson on Friday to prohibit police officers from wearing “I am Darren Wilson” bracelets while on duty in Ferguson.
Christy Lopez, a deputy chief in the Civil Rights Division, told Jackson in a letter that residents had photos of officers, from unknown local agencies, wearing the bracelets.
“We are keenly aware of the importance of individual expression of opinions, even those that some find offensive, insensitive, or harmful,” Lopez said in the letter.
However, she continued, “these bracelets reinforce the very ‘us versus them’ mentality that many residents of Ferguson believe exists.”
This is at least the second letter from Lopez to Jackson this week. The first, dated Tuesday, urged Jackson to enforce department policies requiring officers to wear nametags.
“The lack of name plates,” she wrote, “makes it difficult or impossible for members of the public to identify officers if they engage in misconduct, or for police departments to hold them accountable.”
Jackson could not immediately be reached for comment about the requests.
It is Us vs. Them.

It's always been that way.

It's just few people ever dared contemplate what 'us versus them' meant...

This game is not friendly.

 It's not "two-hand touch."

The game is simply "Stand With Michael Brown" or else...

Friday, September 26, 2014

K-K-K-Mart -- Company to Close "Underperforming" Store in 67% Black Ferguson (Courtesy of an "Underperforming" Population)

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One day, people will look on the events of Ferguson in roughly August - December 2014 and wonder why decent people ever put up with a population who sided with a strong-armed robbing, police attacking thug and continued to believe magically Republicans would ever stand up the insanity of the Department of Justice. [Federal investigators discuss Ferguson investigation, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9-24-14]:
U.S. Department of Justice officials promised a frustrated group of Ferguson residents Wednesday night that the federal government will take seriously their allegations of racial profiling and brutality at the hands of north St. Louis County law enforcement.
More than 300 people packed into a meeting room at St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley for an update on the federal civil rights investigation Attorney General Eric Holder announced this month in the wake of the fatal shooting Aug. 9 of Michael Brown by Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson.

Holder said the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division will investigate whether Ferguson police have engaged in a pattern of civil rights violations.
Christy Lopez, a Justice Department deputy counsel, reiterated that point Wednesday in front of a mostly calm crowd.
The point of the meeting was to give an update on the Justice Department’s investigation and give residents a chance to share their stories with federal investigators in one-on-one sessions.
“We are here to address patterns or practices of police misconduct,” Lopez said. She said investigators are looking at “whether people’s constitutional rights are being violated on a regular basis.”
Much to the frustration of many in the audience, Lopez did not say much about whether the Justice Department was looking specifically into potential misconduct by Wilson.
“We cannot promise a federal indictment, but we can promise a federal investigation,” she said.
That wasn’t good enough for many people in the crowd.
Jammian Weaver, 35, of the Spanish Lake area, left before the one-on-one sessions.
Weaver, who said police roughed him up as a teenager when he was walking home from work, said he was skeptical of the Justice Department.
“I got no satisfaction tonight,” he said. “I wanted to hear answers, and I didn’t get that.”
Bobby Johnson, 24, of University City, said he was hoping to hear more of what might happen to Wilson.
“If that was me that shot somebody who is unarmed, I’d be arrested on capital murder right away,” Johnson said. “I want to know why police get special protection.”
 “We cannot promise a federal indictment, but we can promise a federal investigation..”

A federal investigation into what? Perhaps... why K-Mart is closing its store in 67 percent black Ferguson (obviously, a crushing blow to the civil rights of black people to mandate a business be forced to stay in open in an area where the preferred method of payment is EBT/Food Stamps). [Kmart to close store near Florissant, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9-25-14]:
The Kmart store near Florissant will close as part of what the retailer said Thursday is its latest effort to cut costs by shutting down underperforming stores.
A liquidation sale will begin Sunday and the store, located at 2855 Dunn Road, will close in early December, Howard Riefs, a company spokesman, said in a statement.
About 100 employees, most hourly or part-time workers, are affected.
The store is just off West Florissant Avenue, about 2 miles north of the QuikTrip store that looters ransacked and burned after a Ferguson police officer shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown on Aug. 9.
The store is within an 868.5-acre commercial and residential area Ferguson is proposing to annex. The Ferguson City Council approved the proposal in June, then submitted it to the St. Louis County Boundary Commission for consideration. If supported by the commission, the proposal would be submitted for approval by Ferguson voters and voters in the annexation area, which is north of Interstate 270.
Riefs said in an email that Kmart’s decision to close the Florissant store was “unrelated to any local events.”
“The store was underperforming,” he said.
The store opened in October 1998 in what had been a Venture store.
No other Kmart stores in the St. Louis area, Southern Illinois or the rest of Missouri are facing immediate closure, the company said. Earlier this year, Kmart announced closure of its stores in Collinsville and Ellisville.
A publicly-held corporation should never be allowed to make a rational business decision and close the doors of a store failing to make a profit, if such a closing negatively impacts the black community (never mind the black community was the source of the store being in the financial red... instead of the financial black).

So... when will a federal investigation by the Department of Justice be launched into the pattern of businesses shuttering their doors in communities no longer reflecting the one they were originally intending to serve (recall, Ferguson was roughly 45 - 50 percent white in 1998)?

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

There's Always Something There to Remind Me...

A "sacred site" to some people...[Ferguson residents rebuild Michael Brown memorial after fire, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9-24-14]:
The last thing this city needed was another flash point, but it got one early Tuesday when one of two Michael Brown memorials burned.
Like the shooting of a black teenager by a white cop that inspired the shrine, its destruction touched off anger and controversy.
Memorial items had been arranged near a concrete light post along Canfield Drive, where Brown was shot. A larger memorial several feet away, in the middle of the street, where Brown died, was not damaged.
Rumors coursed through an outraged crowd of about 100 who gathered at the scene early Tuesday that an outsider had intentionally set the blaze.
“There is no doubt about it,” said David Whitt, 34, leader of a group of activists who call themselves the Canfield Watchmen. “Someone waited until everyone was asleep and set it on fire.”
Terrell Marshall, of Ferguson, said nothing was amiss when he drove past at 5 a.m., but when he drove by again at 6 a.m., the memorial was fully engulfed.
Markese Mull, 39, who lives in the nearby Canfield Green apartments, said several police cars arrived around 6:45 a.m., and “one cop got out and tried to stomp it out.”
Eventually, Ferguson firefighters doused the flames.
By 8 a.m., the collection of stuffed animals, baseball caps, Michael Brown posters, apparel, votive candle jars and dead flowers was reduced to a heap of ashes.
For weeks after the shooting of Brown by Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson, burning candles have been part of the memorials. Empty, overturned votive candle jars were lying next to the burn site. Pools of melted wax had hardened around the shrines.
But Whitt and others angrily discounted the possibility that a tipped-over candle was to blame. “There is no way a candle did this; someone used gasoline,” Whitt said.
Others said they had smelled gasoline while the fire was burning.
One resident collected ashes in bags, but Whitt said his group would not allow police to examine the scene. “They had their chance this morning, but they left,” he said. “If they were to come back, they would just say, ‘The scene is compromised now.’
“It doesn’t matter anyway. We don’t trust them. This is our home and we don’t want them here.”
In a press release, Police Chief Thomas Jackson said the cause of the fire is unknown and under investigation. He asked that anyone with information, or photos or videos of the fire starting, contact police.
Once the fire was out, police left. Not another officer was seen until 11 a.m., when Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ronald S. Johnson, who had headed security in Ferguson during riots after Brown’s death, arrived alone.
He parked about 100 yards west of the protesters, got out of his car and watched them.
Johnson said that police were investigating a video showing a blue vehicle near the scene at the time the fire started. “We’re attempting to determine how this started and to do everything we can to bring anyone to justice who may have tried to incite trouble in this neighborhood,” he said.
Minutes later, about 20 protesters broke off from the main demonstration and marched toward Johnson, chanting, “Hey hey, ho ho, these crooked cops have got to go.”
Johnson quickly drove away.
By noon Tuesday, residents had rebuilt the shrine with a blanket, a new collection of stuffed animals, T-shirts, flowers and several unlit votive candles next to the soot-stained pole.
About 75 people gathered, joined hands and prayed. They ended by raising their hands and shouting “We are Mike Brown,” and, “We’re young, we’re strong, we’re marching all day long.”
The memorials have attracted a steady stream of visitors since Brown’s death on Aug. 9. Some just cruise slowly past in vehicles. Others park and approach the sites.
Roslyn Howard, 27, and Charisma Alexander, 29, both of Ferguson, visited last week. “She was curious about it, so I said, ‘Let’s stop by and say a prayer,’” Howard said.
They joined another visitor, Lakresha Moore, of Ferguson. The three held hands, bowed their heads and prayed before wiping at tears and returning to their cars.
Earlier, Bill and Ellen Hirzy, of Washington, D.C., took time out from visiting family in St. Louis to pay their respects.
Ellen Hirzy, 65, said, “I woke up this morning and said, ‘I have to get over here.’ I believe in making pilgrimages. At a place like this, you can absorb what happened.”
Like many others who paused or prayed there, her husband was overcome with emotion.
“To think about what happened here,” Bill Hirzy, 78, a retired chemist, said as he dabbed at tears. “There’s a spiritual feeling about this place.”
Mull, who had watched police try to extinguish Tuesday’s fire, said he and his neighbors want a permanent memorial at the scene.
“Instead of a stain on the pavement, Michael Brown needs to be a mark on history,” Mull said.
Like others along Canfield Drive, Mull said he worries about the future of the makeshift memorials.
“This has become a sacred site for people here. We’re afraid the city will send a truck some night and just scrape it off the street,” he said.
Ferguson officials did not return calls or emails for comment.
 Michael Brown attacked a cop, after strong-arm robbing some immigrant for a few score worth of Swisher Sweets.

And he's a hero to a people incapable of assimilating to the society white people once built in Ferguson (remember, the city was 99 percent white in 1970...).

You can bet tonight will be an interesting one in the St. Louis metropolitan area, the heartland of America.