The Bell Curve tolls for the civilization whites have created in St. Louis - and wherever they migrate to in the area - with an unnatural force on the verge of being unleashed, galvanized into agitation by an Obama Administration dedicated to preserving the memory of a Gentle Giant.
Fear of the violence from those rioting to the war cry of "Black Lives Matter" has already convinced property management companies to create contingency plans to protect both physical assets and their employees.
Those in Clayton, where demonstrations for "Justice for Michael Brown" have previously been held, are preparing an unprecedented emergency situation. [Clayton officials, businesses plan for emergency situations, KSDK.com, 10-30-14]
Best yet, members of the pro-Michael Brown Don't Shoot Coalition - a group consisting of organizations such as the Organization for Black Struggle, Sistahs Talkin' Back, Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates, Drone-Free St. Louis, Coalition to Abolish the Prison Industrial Complex (CAPIC), and Amnesty International - have demanded the police of metropolitan be handcuffed with "Rules of Engagement" for dealing with the impending riots.
In a word, the Don't Shoot Coalition has firmly put the black in blackmail: radicals defining what the ROEs should be concerning their . [Group proposes 'rules of engagement' for grand jury announcement in Michael Brown case, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11-5-14]:
A coalition of roughly 50 groups concerned about the fatal shooting of Michael Brown on Wednesday asked police to agree to “rules of engagement” for the response to the upcoming grand jury decision about the shooting and announced their own plans.
At a news conference in St. Louis, “Don't Shoot Coalition” members said they were offering training in de-escalation and for legal observers. They vowed to have at least two safe spaces set up in each anticipated area of protest activity, to offer sanctuary in houses of worship. And they said that had been attempting, unsuccessfully so far, to negotiate key elements with local and federal officials.
The group said police should value safety first, and agree to a “de-militarized response” that would bar the use of armored vehicles, rubber bullets, rifles and tear gas.
The group is asking for advance notice of the public announcement of the decision, so that they can prepare. They are also asking police to respect the safe spaces and ensure protesters can reach them.
A St. Louis County grand jury has been considering whether Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson should face charges for the Aug. 9 shooting of the unarmed Brown, 18. St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert P. McCulloch said Tuesday night that the jury was still hearing evidence, adding that he didn't expect a decision until mid- to late November.
Coalition members said tensions were growing, fueled by three recent fatal police shootings and long-term problems that include racial profiling, a lack of diversity and accountability in law enforcement, inequality and a lack of trust in police and the judicial system. The group blamed police for escalating peaceful protests into violence, saying that given proper space, protesters have been self-policing.
People "are going to pour into the street," predicted Montague Simmons, chair of the Organization of Black Struggle, and no amount of force will prevent that. But he said that the coalition would engage in "peaceful, non-violent civil disobedience" in the tradition of Mahatma Gandhi and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and wanted police to use respect and a non-militarized approach to protesters.
Simmons said he expected Clayton and the Ferguson police station to be "natural gathering areas" after the decision is announced. "Every injury, every bullet that flies, every drop of teargas," he said, will be on the hands of elected officials if they fail to act.
Proposed Rules of Engagement
1) The first priority shall be preservation of human life.
2) Channels of communication will be established so that situations can be de-escalated if necessary.
3) Police will give protesters 48 hour advance notice before grand jury decision is announced.
4) Police will provide to the public information that makes clear the chain of command, who is making what decisions and the processes for deciding when the police response will be escalated.
5) Every attempt should be made to communicate with protesters to reach "common sense" agreements based on these protocols, both ahead of time and at the scene of protests.
6) Clear standards of professionalism and sound community friendly-policing will be maintained and adhered to at all times.
7) Police will wear only the attire minimally required for their safety. Specialized riot gear will be avoided except as a last resort.
8) Crowd control equipment such as armored vehicles, rubber bullets, rifles and tear gas will not be used.
9) Police or other government authorities will not interfere with the free flow of information through tactics such as limiting cell or internet access, interception of cell or other mobile conversations or unwarranted wiretaps.
10) Every attempt will be made to pinpoint arrests so that only individual lawbreakers will be arrested. ”Kettling” and mass arrests will not be used.
11) Safe houses shall be considered sacred ground and only entered by police when called upon or if extremely necessary.
12) Media and Legal Observers shall not be considered participants in protests and shall be allowed to do their jobs freely.
13) Every attempt will be made to provide alternate routes or other means for non-involved persons to get to places of employment and meet other transportation necessities.
14) Strategically, police commanders will allow protests to take and occupy larger and more disruptive spaces than would normally be tolerated, and will allow occupation of those spaces for longer periods of time than would normally be tolerated.
15) Police will be instructed to be tolerant of more minor lawbreaking (such as thrown water bottles) when deciding whether to escalate the use of force.
16) Police rank and file will be instructed to provide every latitude to allow for free assembly and expression, treating protesters as citizens and not “enemy combatants.”
17) Excessive force and other forms of police misconduct will not be tolerated.
18) Intimidation and harassment of protesters will not be tolerated. This includes pretextual pedestrian or traffic stops, contacting of employers or family members, pre—emptive arrests or detention of "leaders," publishing of private information and any other means of intimidation and harassment.
19) Bond for arrestees will not be set above the levels which would be considered average over the last two years, and arrestees will not be held for periods longer than average lengths of time. Medical care will be liberally made available. Attorneys will be able to travel to and meet with clients without impediments.Had Michael Brown not viciously assaulted Officer Darren, respecting rule no. 1 proposed by the Don't Shoot Coalition, none of this would be happening.
Basically, the Don't Shoot Coalition is asking the police - those tasked with maintaining the monopoly on violence to protect the law biding - to cede their authority to them, in essence granting them the ability to burn down the city without any threat of retaliation by law enforcement agencies.
Gregory Hood wrote the key words to understanding what must be done in the wake of the impending black riots in not just Ferguson, but all of St. Louis:
But for the Ferguson police, no matter what they do, the aesthetics of helmeted men against “peaceful” demonstrators will convict them in the eyes of public opinion.
And after the smoke clears, Attorney General Eric Holder will find some pretext to put the entire department in a Justice Department hammer lock, regardless of what anyone did or does.
As only black politicians and commentators are allowed to notice, a large black population requires a police force that is essentially an occupation. Whites are at fault whether they provide too little law enforcement or too much.
Perhaps the best thing the police of Ferguson could do is what the people and the media seem to want: walk off the job. Leave Ferguson to its fate. Let’s see who needs whom.
Perhaps the time has come for responsible whites to stop trying to save people who don’t want to be saved.The Bell Curve tolls for the civilization whites have created in St. Louis; but the tolling of this bell will showcase the incompatible nature of the continued American Experiment.