Discussion in 'Crimes in the News' started by LambChop, Sep 20, 2014.
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The fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager Saturday by a police officer in a St. Louis suburb came after a struggle for the officers gun, police officials said Sunday, in an explanation that met with outrage and skepticism in the largely African-American community.The killing of the youth, Michael Brown, 18, ignited protests on Saturday and Sunday in Ferguson, Mo., a working-class suburb of about 20,000 residents. Hundreds of people gathered at the scene of the shooting to question the police and to light candles for Mr. Brown, who was planning to begin college classes on Monday.
Mr. Browns stepfather, Louis Head, held a cardboard sign that said, Ferguson police just executed my unarmed son.
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Some protesters say Saturday’s demonstration is part of a new strategy to become more active on South Florissant, in front of many of the community’s most popular businesses and community gathering spots. They’ll be back next Saturday, they say.
“That way it’ll get their attention and they’ll call City Hall,” said Marvin Skull, one of the protesters.
That’s the goal,” he said. “To make people uncomfortable.
He and others in the group are calling for a boycott of South Florissant businesses to get owners to put pressure on local officials to act.
IMO, they're trying to hold the city hostage so people feel forced to answer their demands. The terrorism parallels are amazing in their tactics. Seems they don't want people to feel safe or like normal business can be conducted in diverse areas.
At council meeting:
Added another, "We're not going to let you go back to business as usual."
Re: Rams game
One protestor, Umar Lee, says in a video circulating on YouTube, "This is about a message. There is no business as usual. There is no drinking and being merry while there is no justice for Mike Brown
"To make people uncomfortable" So what is the logic in this statement regarding protestors? Why would any group that claims that they want support from the community make an effort to be disruptive just to make citizens "uncomfortable"?
Brother Talal has started Occupy Clayton. There now. Encouraging others to come and join him #Ferguson #stl #MikeBrown
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So, now it's not just arrest Darren and fire Chief Jackson, among a long list.
Uncomfortable with the status quo.
These 'folks' aren't looking for justice. imo They are using MB as an excuse to act like thugs. It's pitiful and shows just how insignificant and unproductive they are.
Josh Renaud ‏@Kirkman 10m
Altercation briefly at #Ferguson Farmers Market. I didn't witness the cause. Bikers, police, others broke it up.
Posting his for the pics
Not just any citizens either but "family" events where children are present. Like that's not going to stick in their heads for their whole life.
I don't get it either. If someone bullies me, I'm certainly not going to be supportive to them or their cause especially if they're damaging things and especially if I'm a business owner and they disrupt my business.
I also don't get the "let my people vote" Tshirts some are wearing as seen in Pops pics posted.
So the protestors theory is that if you get between a man who is out buying some produce to go along with that nice juicy steak he plans to have for dinner tonight that this will somehow influence him in voting out those very people you are protesting about in the next election? I don't see it that way.
Some people on twitter are posting that some white guy hit a protester with his car. So take that FWIW.
I think it's the professional activists' version of "If mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy".
Paul Hampel ‏@phampel 2m
Lessons taught beneath shade tree off Canfield Dr in #Ferguson. Members of Nat'l Lawyers Guild on hand. @WeCopwatch
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