|An attempt to restore order in 67% black Ferguson, where black rioters/looters/arsonists were put down by force|
After denouncing the militarization of our police departments (courtesy of the Pentagon’s 1033 program, which distributed military surplus equipment), Sen. Paul writes a paragraph seemingly plagiarized from the speeches of Attorney General Eric “My People” Holder when he addresses he an adorning black crowd. [Rand Paul: We Must Demilitarize the Police, Time. 8-14-14]:
When you couple this militarization of law enforcement with an erosion of civil liberties and due process that allows the police to become judge and jury—national security letters, no-knock searches, broad general warrants, pre-conviction forfeiture—we begin to have a very serious problem on our hands.
Given these developments, it is almost impossible for many Americans not to feel like their government is targeting them. Given the racial disparities in our criminal justice system, it is impossible for African-Americans not to feel like their government is particularly targeting them.With all due respect to Sen. Paul, but couldn’t those racial disparities exist in our criminal justice system because individual black people break the law at an extraordinary rate when compared to other racial groups?
The obvious answer to this question is “yes,” but it’s one Sen. Paul and every card-carrying member of Conservative Inc. knows (or never considers) is completely off-limits if they desire maintaining solid standing in the Beltway and with the gatekeepers at Fox News.
And why is Sen. Paul thinking “collectively” when aggregating black individuals in a manner Ayn Rand would declare the worst form of racism? Isn’t this a repudiation of his “libertarian” cred?
So here are the main points to make about Ferguson, Missouri and the black riots that broke out after a police officer shot 18-year-old “aspiring rapper” Michael Brown. [Who was Mike Brown? Profile of black teenager shot in Missouri, Christian Science Monitor, 8-13-14]:
Because Ferguson has seen its black population from 25 percent of the overall population in 1990 to 67 percent black today; the distrust between the police department in Ferguson (50 of the 53 are white, precisely because the dramatic shifts in the racial demographics didn’t allow the relocation of public employees as easily as private sector employees) and the increasingly black community exists because the former group are arresting suspected members of the latter group frequently.
The racial changes have happened so quickly in Ferguson that the nearly 3/4ths black city still has a white mayor, and five of the six city council members are white.
Thus, why the riots/looting/pillaging/burning of buildings and private property is correctly labeled a black insurrection. The anger at the shooting death of Michael Brown was the catalyst for finally demanding real change in a city where the now-white minority must placate the black majority before surrendering actual power.
Thus, one of the primary reasons the Ferguson Police Department reacted with such a dramatic – and, sadly, maligned by both conservatives and liberals – use of force on Wednesday to subdue the black rioters (enabled by a sympathetic mainstream media looking for another Trayvon Martin-figure to canonize).
The actions of the almost entirely white Ferguson Police Department conjured up images of Bull Conner and his attempts to maintain order in 1963 Birmingham, providing ample fodder for a media to paint sympathetic images of black protestors in the face of a violent reaction by the state.
How did Birmingham turn out again... oh, that's right.
Replaced where images of black looters and burnt-out buildings; in their place, where blacks running from armored-clad white officers brandishing AR-15 and black agitators scampering through clouds of tear gas.
|From August 14th, the night the police stood down in Ferguson, and blacks celebrated the victory. Courtesy of HUD's Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing, this form of weaponized equality is coming to majority white city near you|
The monopoly on violence by the police in Ferguson was supplanted by an outpouring of vitriol against their actions, which handed over power to the black mob in the city.
The monopoly of violence is the black mob, with the fear of looting, rioting, arson and even shootings by this rebel force keeping the police from action (of course, any action will be seen as casus belli for black people nationwide to riot as well).
This fact was crystallized by the governor of the state of Missouri putting Captain Ron Johnson, a black police officer, in charge of the police in Ferguson. He became a man of the people, as he grew up in Ferguson. [Missouri Highway Patrol Will Take Command in Ferguson Operations, Riverfront Times, 8-14-14]:
Captain Ronald Johnson will lead police response for the highway patrol.
"I grew up here," Johnson told reporters. "This is currently my community and my home...I understand the anger and fear of the citizens of Ferguson, and our officers will respect both of those."
This changed, of course, when blacks to rioting again on Friday and Saturday nights (even after a curfew was imposed by the feckless governor of the state of Missouri).
But there’s a silver-lining lost in the story of the fall of Ferguson, Missouri: the political architects of a new, post-white America fail to realize what the Pentagon 1033 program means, especially when viewing what the Ferguson Police Department did on Wednesday night when trying to reclaim the city from black rioters.
White Americans, courtesy of HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing program, increasingly have nowhere to run; they have nowhere to hide. [Obama administration using housing department in effort to diversify neighborhoods, Fox News, 8-8-13]:
In a move some claim is tantamount to social engineering, the Department of Housing and Urban Development is imposing a new rule that would allow the feds to track diversity in America’s neighborhoods and then push policies to change those it deems discriminatory.
The policy is called, "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing." It will require HUD to gather data on segregation and discrimination in every single neighborhood and try to remedy it.
HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan unveiled the federal rule at the NAACP convention in July.
"Unfortunately, in too many of our hardest hit communities, no matter how hard a child or her parents work, the life chances of that child, even her lifespan, is determined by the zip code she grows up in. This is simply wrong,” he said.
And they did just that with Ferguson. [Why did the Michael Brown shooting happen here?, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8-16-14]:
Long before the nation rested its collective conscience on the protests along West Florissant Avenue, there was a different mobilization going on.
Hundreds of people were moving out of their urban neighborhoods to this north St. Louis County suburb seeking a safe and affordable place to live.
They found it in an isolated corner of Ferguson that was flush with sprawling apartment complexes. Far from Ferguson’s leafy residential streets and quaint downtown, many people didn’t even know the apartments were part of the city until young Michael Brown was shot and killed there Aug. 9.
But not the police. They knew.
After decades of relative calm and stability, the apartments have become a tinderbox for crime. Canfield Green Apartments and the nearby Oakmont and Northwinds complexes are a study of the slow encroachment of poverty and social distress into what had been suburban escapes.
Angela Shaver has witnessed that sea change since she moved into Canfield Green Apartments 20 years ago. The state employee said she raised a prom queen there and sent her off to college.
There used to be a swimming pool. Now, there’s a bullet hole in the door below her.That shooting, and many others, happened long before all the vigil candles melted in the middle of the street for Brown.
Even as Shaver explained the frequency of gunfire, she was cut off by a sudden blast coming from Northwinds Apartments, a hulking spread with more than 400 low-income units.
Shaver paused to listen. No screams. No more shots. She picked up the interview where she’d left off.
“I hate to say I got used to them,” she said of the gunshots.
Ferguson’s crime and poverty rate is lower than some of the other North County municipalities. But the small southeast corner of the city where the apartments are glows bright red on crime maps.
That area along West Florissant Avenue and just east of it accounted for 18 percent of all serious crimes reported between 2010 and August 2012, according to a Post-Dispatch analysis of crime data provided by St. Louis County.
The area accounted for 28 percent of all burglaries, 28 percent of all aggravated assaults, 30 percent of all motor vehicle thefts and 40 percent of all robberies reported in the city of 21,000 people.
It’s a cluster of densely populated complexes that stand apart from the predominantly single-family streets of Ferguson.
The personification of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing program...
On a map, the area sticks out like an appendage, one that was added to Ferguson by annexation. Many of the children who live there aren’t even part of the Ferguson-Florissant school system.
Adding to that isolation, police have blocked off nearly all access roads to the apartments with concrete barriers, fences and gates.
A Post-Dispatch request for more recent data from the Ferguson Police Department is pending.
The nearly all-white police force has struggled to maintain control and respect from many African-Americans who live there as officers try to clamp down on crime.
There is a common perception that police stop people without reason.
“If you stay here, they basically think you are a thug,” said Gerard Fuller, 19, who is headed to Arkansas Baptist College in a few days on a basketball scholarship.
The Brown shooting dug into that nerve. The response seems to have as much to do with socioeconomic factors as it does opinions about race relations and police brutality in communities across the country that have struggled to integrate.
In St. Louis County alone, African-American poor are six times as likely as white poor to live in areas of concentrated poverty.
The apartment complexes located on the fringe of Ferguson — the self-proclaimed “Community of Choice” — give a glimpse of what that looks like.
The eruption of looting and violent protests and the national attention it drew give a glimpse of the implications.You have no where to run, white people. The black undertow will follow, and with HUD's Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing program, the federal government has found a way to weaponize equality...
But the Pentagon’s 1033 program means more small towns across America are being armed with military-grade weapons straight from warzones around the world… and as crime rates rise in city across city (thanks to the mandated dispersing of blacks via HUD's Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing program), a similar situation to the one the St. Louis Post-Dispatch described above will occur: an almost entirely white police force will encounter a growing black community hostile with the police for daring to arrest perennially "good boys"...
Strange that, like Ferguson, America’s future seems to be a warzone, courtesy of a federal government mandating the legislation of equality and arming local municipalities with military-grade weapons.
As we see in Ferguson, this is all going to end in tears…
Police State America or Detroit 2014: this is what those in charge of Black-Run America (BRA) have in mind for your future.