How can authorities restore order in Ferguson?
They’ve lined the streets with police in riot gear, brought in a new black commander with an empathetic manner, imposed a curfew, lifted it and deployed the National Guard — and still the violence erupts nightly in the town of Ferguson, Missouri.
After more than a week of unrest following the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, law enforcement and political leaders are left struggling for answers to a frustrating question: What can we do to restore peace to the community?
“It’s the question of the week, the month and the year: How do you bring this to a conclusion?” asked Thomas Nolan, a former Boston police officer and criminal justice professor at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. SOURCE
One thing appears to be a certainty, at least to me; bringing in Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson has pretty much been a *dog and pony* show.
As you can see, Johnson is a Black man, and I have no issue with that, what I take issue with is this; Johnson marching arm in arm with the protesters, Johnson flashing gang signs with them, hugging them, conversing with KNOWN gang members, Bloods, and generally making himself appear to be one of *THEM*, as in THEM the thugs that are tearing Ferguson apart and not the ranking on-site State Law Enforcement Officer and a Captain of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Johnson has, in MY opinion, sacrificed his position and dignity as he lowered himself to the mentality of these protesters, rioters, looters, thugs and criminals.
His sacrifice was about as ineffective as it gets.
The Law Officers in Ferguson stepped back and allowed these ANIMALS to *do their thing* and for one night the tensions were relatively calm, then all hell broke loose again as these people realized that there was no loot for the looters if they were sitting around making *nice* with the Police.
One other thing; stop calling these people protesters, they are thugs, looters and criminals and have no desire to do anything other than create madness and mayhem.
One of the most troubling headlines I have seen doesn’t so much concern the riots themselves, not directly any way.
Obama struggles to find his role after Brown death
WASHINGTON (AP) — When racial tensions erupted midway through his first presidential campaign, Barack Obama came to Philadelphia to decry the “racial stalemate we’ve been stuck in for years.” Over time, he said, such wounds, rooted in America’s painful history on race, can be healed.
Six years later, the stalemate suddenly seems more entrenched than ever. As Obama pleads for calm and understanding in Ferguson, Missouri, he’s struggling to determine what role — if any — the nation’s first black president can play in defusing a crisis that has laid bare the profound sense of injustice felt by African-Americans across the country. SOURCE
In MY not so humble opinion Barack Hussein Obama has NO role in this other than that of an observer. He is sending in Eric Holder who in turn is bringing in FBI investigators to stick their noses into what should be a local incident, one that was allowed to get out of hand and one which became a STATE issue, not a FEDERAL one.
Over the last week there have been several shooting deaths in Chicago, Detroit and NYC, all were minority on minority motivated actions.
Why hasn’t Obama, Holder and the DOJ look into these shootings??
You don’t suppose it’s because they were indeed minority on minority motivated actions and they don’t garner the headlines that a RACIST President and his RACIST regime would concern themselves with now do you??
These is a level of racism and hypocrisy on display in Ferguson unlike anything I have ever seen, and I have vivid memories of the race riots that have taken place over the last 50 or so years, but there is one HUGE difference this time; the racism and hypocrisy are being perpetuated by the Federal Government, Obama and Holder, and of course the more obvious *race baiters* like Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson.
There is one way I see for some modicum of peace to return to Ferguson.