Less is being made of the events cancelled in Ferguson and the metropolitan St. Louis area, courtesy of the black insurrection and the continued threat of a reigniting of hostilities when Darren Wilson is found innocent by the grand jury.
|Postponed... because organizers are concerned "that many of the participants and attendees may be called to duty to manage possible protests" by blacks when Darren Wilson is found exonerated of any charges by the St. Louis County Grand Jury|
The threat of rioting, looting, and black-in-origin violence is an ever-present fear for those living in the occupied heartland of America, a city where a monument stands as a reminder of the opening to the "Gateway to the West" and "Manifest Destiny."
In 2014, the reality of "Manifest Destruction" (look no farther than the sorrowful conditions of 98 percent black East St. Louis) seems to be on the horizon, and thus all emergency personnel in the metropolitan St. Louis area must be prepared for combatting the black insurrection. [Officials postpone charity boxing event because of concerns about Ferguson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11-4-14]:
Citing concerns about simmering unrest in Ferguson, sponsors have postponed this year’s 28th annual Guns ’N Hoses police-fire charity boxing match, scheduled for Nov. 26.
The event, typically held on the night before Thanksgiving at the Scottrade Center, benefits BackStoppers, a nonprofit providing financial support for the families of fallen first responders. Organizers said they hoped to reschedule in the new year.
The charity’s executive director, Ron Battelle, said organizers are concerned that many of the participants and attendees may be called to duty to manage possible protests after a St. Louis County grand jury decides whether to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 killing of Michael Brown.
Officials have said to expect an announcement in mid-November.
“To hold the event at this time could serve as distraction to the service of our first responders,” said Battelle, a former chief of the St. Louis County Police Department.
“The decision to postpone was made by the organization after much thought and deliberation. It takes into account the recently increased hours of first responders who attend the event.”
Work, not training, must come first, Battelle said.
“We don’t want to be a distraction to police officers, firefighters and EMS personnel who will be working long hours,” Battelle said. “We don’t want to take them away from their prime responsibility.”
There also were worries that a large gathering of police officers might become a magnet for demonstrations and potential clashes.
This year’s president of the organization is Robert McCulloch, the St. Louis County prosecuting attorney, whose refusal to recuse himself from the Brown investigation has made him the subject of criticism. His father was a St. Louis police officer shot to death in 1964 while trying to arrest a kidnapper, and some Ferguson protesters have said that makes his involvement in the Wilson case a conflict of interest.
Last year’s event drew about 17,000 people and raised $292,000. The series of boxing matches, pitting police officers against firefighters, is the BackStoppers’ biggest fundraiser. It has raised about $4.4 million since 1987.Guns 'N Hoses is easily the coolest name in the history of fundraisers, and violates every politically correct norm of modernity. That such an event exists is cause to immediately pause and smile, knowing there exists something as manly and community-orientated as Guns 'N Hoses.
And the continued hatred of Robert McCulloch by the local and national press (and every member of Organized Blackness) is also a reminder God has a sense of humor: his father, Paul, was a member of the St. Louis Police Department, and was gunned downed by a black man in the infamous Pruitt-Igoe Development...
Back in September, with the initial black insurrection still going strong, the city of Ferguson was forced to cancel StreetFest because of the fear of black violence/disruptions making the event unsafe for those still believing civilization can flourish in a majority black city. [Ferguson Postpones Popular Festival, Residents Blame "Illegal Protesters", River Front Times, 9-23-14]:
Ferguson city officials have decided to postpone StreetFest, a beloved fifteen-year-old festival in the city's historic CityWalk district, and residents are blaming disruptive and disrespectful protesters.
The music and food festival was supposed to happen this weekend and feature the first-ever Ferguson StreetFest talent show, a home-brewing expo, a washer tournament, pony rides and, of course, the popular Manly Man High Heel Keg Relay, where men race each other while holding kegs of beer and wearing pumps.
Brian Fletcher, a former mayor of Ferguson and leader of the "I Heart Ferguson" campaign, said he completely disagrees with the city's decision and called on officials to reinstate the community festival, even if it means ending the festivities earlier in the night."Our city and our citizens and businesses must not be held hostage," Fletcher wrote on the "I Heart Ferguson" website.
"Residents have been patient, courteous, understanding for five weeks. Ferguson has been maligned, ridiculed and called a 'suburban ghetto,' especially by the national media. That ends today."Fletcher said he blames "illegal protesters," not non-violent demonstrators, for causing the safety concerns that led to the festival's postponement."The actions of the protesters are costing our businesses their livelihood and our city taxes.
This is their goal," he writes. "They disrupt the peace of restaurants, the Farmer's Market and traffic. They are breaking the law."
Protesters marching and chanting at Ferguson's popular weekly farmers' market has been a sore spot for residents, many of whom mentioned the disruptions at Monday night's town-hall meetings, which were closed to media and non-residents.
Fletcher offers another example of a time when "illegal protesters" caused problems for Ferguson residents:
This past Saturday, a very well known female co-owner of multiple Ferguson businesses was blocked on S. Florissant road. Her vehicle was surrounded by the so called peaceful protectors taunting, cursing, calling her a white bit**. She was brought to tears. They stood in middle of the street, surrounding her vehicle, not allowing her to move. For 25 minutes she was held against her wishes as a hostage, literally kidnapped. The police were down the street a bit further handling another similar incident were a motorist supposedly bumped a protestor who was in the street blocking his path. The mob then pounded on the vehicle causing $1500 in damage (according to a local auto firm). I ask you again, is this peaceful?
Fletcher says he's calling on Ferguson residents to tell the city council not to postpone or cancel StreetFest. Instead, Fletcher suggests the festival could end at 6 p.m. instead of 10:30 p.m. so there is "no darkness of night cover for [protesters'] illegal actions."
Fletcher also asked the council to designate one entry/exit point for the festival and to station plainclothes police officers for security.Somewhere, somehow, Paul McCulloch is smiling: his son - hated for daring to remember to his father, believing in the community of St. Louis, and siding with police over the black rebel forces of the "Justice for Mike Brown" movement - is poised to unlock a door the media, the entertainment industry, academia, and the entire federal government has tried to keep shut for decades.
It's a door that opened briefly enough to expose a people whose actions prompted the cancellation of StreetFest in Ferguson, and postponed the 28th annual Guns ’N Hoses police-fire charity boxing match...
A door to a world every working white American goes into debt to avoid living near (if you pay a mortgage, you are in debt) has been kept closed for decades, but once it opens those who witness what's on the other side will forever join the ranks of Those Who Can See.
Paul McCulloch ghostly hand could symbolically open this door.