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An Army in Ferguson tonight! Sporadic Twitter/Facebook censoring of #Ferguson hashtag

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posted on Aug, 14 2014 @ 12:47 AM
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a reply to: SCGrits

Not in the short term. But it is just more damning evidence which aids the case of the people.




posted on Aug, 14 2014 @ 12:48 AM
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a reply to: sheepslayer247

Hmmm. Interesting.



posted on Aug, 14 2014 @ 12:48 AM
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Cassidy Moody, producer at KSDK news, tweeted this...

PHOTO: The moment police shot a beanbag at a KSDK photographer getting video of an arrest in #Ferguson



posted on Aug, 14 2014 @ 12:48 AM
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a reply to: kruphix I thought police response on assembled crowd on the day youth was shot was what caused the rioting and looting, which came first?



posted on Aug, 14 2014 @ 12:49 AM
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originally posted by: kruphix

originally posted by: Domo1
a reply to: SkepticOverlord

I think those are pretty old

This one?



Look at that peaceful protest.


Thats what happens when the people won't accept getting butt #ed anymore. And also it's just another step in their plan.



posted on Aug, 14 2014 @ 12:49 AM
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originally posted by: thirdcoast

originally posted by: kruphix

originally posted by: FraggleRock
a reply to: kruphix

Not forgetting anything. I can tell the difference between a peaceful protest and riots. My neighbor breaking the law doesn't make me a criminal. We've got police firing tear gas at people in their own yards and arresting journalists. Are you going to tell me that's acceptable conduct because some other people caused destruction and did some looting the previous night?


I am saying the root cause of all these events are the protestors who have rioted and looted the past two nights and then have come out AGAIN a third night in a row.

The protestors have fled INTO the neighborhoods...they keep gathering inside the neighborhoods.

Journalists aren't immune to being arrested, no one has all the details of any of the arrests...but disobeying a police officer is enough to get you arrested.

Bottom line is that the actions tonight have been caused by the protestors...they wanted this confrontation and they got it...so why cry about it?




Do you realize who the protestors are protesting against? Posse Comitatus.


This has nothing to do with Posse Comitatus...there are no federal military personnel there tonight.

These are local and county police...just because they are dressed in military gear does not mean they are covered under Posse Comitatus.

So please enlighten me...who are they protesting against?



posted on Aug, 14 2014 @ 12:49 AM
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a reply to: Domo1

Main stream America needs to see this attack and how it went down.

They need so see how quickly your rights can be denied, canceled, negated.
edit on 14-8-2014 by LDragonFire because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 14 2014 @ 12:50 AM
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originally posted by: Taggart
It's weird because I'm not seeing any tweets for the new Hashtag,
And the Ferguson hashtag has slowed down a lot.

I guess the censorship is now in full flow?

I'm in UK btw.

Edit. The Usual Hashtag working again.





Is it possible they are actually censoring the flow of information. I knew something was very wrong when they issued a no fly zone. Personally I think the PTB are making a point if you protest we will really crack down on it.


Remember when we all said this could never happen in the US when they banned the internet in other countries during unrest. Welcome to the NWO US citizens. We are truly screwed.



posted on Aug, 14 2014 @ 12:51 AM
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originally posted by: thirdcoast

originally posted by: kruphix

originally posted by: Domo1
a reply to: SkepticOverlord

I think those are pretty old

This one?



Look at that peaceful protest.


Thats what happens when the people won't accept getting butt #ed anymore. And also it's just another step in their plan.


If you support actions like this...please don't cry when idiots like this get shot and killed by the police.

If you are truly in support of a peaceful protest, you should be angry and outraged against idiots like this corrupting that peaceful protest.



posted on Aug, 14 2014 @ 12:51 AM
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a reply to: kruphix

They are protesting against the local PD that murdered a young black teen and has released little to almost nonexistant info based on his murder. And witnesses have said that the PD was in the wrong. They are protesting that they want justice for this teen's murder. That is why they are protesting.



posted on Aug, 14 2014 @ 12:52 AM
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a reply to: Sublimecraft

Travesty? I agree. How about, Holocaust part 2?



posted on Aug, 14 2014 @ 12:52 AM
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I think you all need to tune in to Domo's link. It may focus on the pro-protester side, but there is some hardcore propaganda being pushed here.

Serious bull#.



posted on Aug, 14 2014 @ 12:52 AM
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originally posted by: yourmaker
I don't want to muddy up your thread with my baseless opinion but honestly that type of presence gives me the sense they want to instil fear in people outside Ferguson as well.

And there's something about the way they are dressed that just doesn't seem typical at all. Hate to spew the police state/militarization cliche but just looking at the videos/photos coming out of there, they are being ordered to act in this manner, in a very methodical process.

The line between police and military seems almost blurred at this point with these police acting almost as if they are an occupying force ready to establish a front line for reinforcements or something

i dont think the police state militarization is a cliche anymore...



posted on Aug, 14 2014 @ 12:53 AM
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originally posted by: LDragonFire
a reply to: Domo1

Main stream America needs to see this attack and how it went down.

They need so see how quickly your rights can be denied.




The mainstream media is controlled by the PTB I believe. I also think they have posters in forums like this and comment sections. The flow of information is a huge deal and can lead to unrest.



I bet the mainstream media says nothing. In fact I bet they help TPTB control the entire event.



posted on Aug, 14 2014 @ 12:54 AM
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originally posted by: scghst1
a reply to: kruphix

They are protesting against the local PD that murdered a young black teen and has released little to almost nonexistant info based on his murder. And witnesses have said that the PD was in the wrong. They are protesting that they want justice for this teen's murder. That is why they are protesting.


Allegedly murdered.

There is an investigation going on...I don't have all the facts, you don't have all the facts...none of the protestors have all the facts.

The incident is under investigation, what more do the protestors want? What are they protesting...what do they want to happen that hasn't happened yet?



posted on Aug, 14 2014 @ 12:54 AM
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a reply to: LDragonFire

Agreed. I'm personally not worried about armored cars and gear cops get basically for free (who WOULDN'T take the gov up on that). Those armored vehicles are handy for a ton of situations including evacuation and even water rescue.

I am however very concerned when I see what I considered a rather peaceful protest get gassed and shot up with rubber bullets. You don't need those heavy handed tactics unless there is an actual riot breaking out. There didn't even appear to be that many protestors.

Also very concerned that the police are attempting to basically have 0 coverage and are going after obvious members of the media. The guy with the enormous camera isn't a threat.

People really do need to see this. Even if you live in a cushy neighborhood, you should be frightened when police are telling the media they can' film.

It's some scary S.



posted on Aug, 14 2014 @ 12:54 AM
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a reply to: Taggart

What I find strange is that I have seen zero posts on Facebook about the riots at all. Nothing. I did a search for #ferguson and only got a few things. When I went back to my newsfeed, I expected to see some stuff since Facebook always adds more of your searches in to your feed. I saw 1 post from a friend who lives in New Zealand! Nothing comes up that originates in the USA at all!



posted on Aug, 14 2014 @ 12:55 AM
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Washington Post journalist video and story of arrest


FERGUSON, Mo. — For the past week in Ferguson, reporters have been using the McDonald’s a few blocks from the scene ofMichael Brown’s shooting as a staging area. Demonstrations have blown up each night nearby. But inside there’s WiFi and outlets, so it’s common for reporters to gather there.



That was the case Wednesday. My phone was just about to die, so as I charged it, I used the time to respond to people on Twitter and do a little bit of a Q&A since I wasn’t out there covering the protests.

As I sat there, many armed officers came in — some who were dressed as normal officers, others who were dressed with more gear.

Initially, both Ryan Reilly of the Huffington Post and I were asked for identification. I was wearing my lanyard, but Ryan asked why he had to show his ID. They didn’t press the point, but one added that if we called 911, no one would answer.

Then they walked away. Moments later, the police reemerged, telling us that we had to leave. I pulled my phone out and began recording video.




An officer with a large weapon came up to me and said, “Stop recording.”

I said, “Officer, do I not have the right to record you?”

He backed off but told me to hurry up. So I gathered my notebook and pens with one hand while recording him with the other hand.

As I exited, I saw Ryan to my left, having a similar argument with two officers. I recorded him, too, and that angered the officer. As I made my way toward the door, the officers gave me conflicting information.

One instructed me to exit to my left. As I turned left, another officer emerged, blocking my path.

“Go another way,” he said.

As I turned, my backpack, which was slung over one shoulder, began to slip. I said, “Officers, let me just gather my bag.” As I did, one of them said, “Okay, let’s take him.”

Multiple officers grabbed me. I tried to turn my back to them to assist them in arresting me. I dropped the things from my hands.

“My hands are behind my back,” I said. “I’m not resisting. I’m not resisting.” At which point one officer said: “You’re resisting. Stop resisting.”




That was when I was most afraid — more afraid than of the tear gas and rubber bullets.

As they took me into custody, the officers slammed me into a soda machine, at one point setting off the Coke dispenser. They put plastic cuffs on me, then they led me out the door.

I could see Ryan still talking to an officer. I said: “Ryan, tweet that they’re arresting me, tweet that they’re arresting me.”

He didn’t have an opportunity, because he was arrested as well.

The officers led us outside to a police van. Inside, there was a large man sitting on the floor between the two benches. He began screaming: “I can’t breathe! Call a paramedic! Call a paramedic!”

Ryan and I asked the officers if they intended to help the man. They said he was fine. The screaming went on for the 10 to 15 minutes we stood outside the van.

“I’m going to die!” he screamed. “I’m going to die! I can’t breathe! I’m going to die!”

Eventually a police car arrived. A woman — with a collar identifying her as a member of the clergy — sat in the back. Ryan and I crammed in next to her, and we took the three-minute ride to the Ferguson Police Department. The woman sang hymns throughout the ride.

During this time, we asked the officers for badge numbers. We asked to speak to a supervising officer. We asked why we were being detained. We were told: trespassing in a McDonald’s.

“I hope you’re happy with yourself,” one officer told me. And I responded: “This story’s going to get out there. It’s going to be on the front page of The Washington Post tomorrow.”

And he said, “Yeah, well, you’re going to be in my jail cell tonight.”



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posted on Aug, 14 2014 @ 12:55 AM
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a reply to: kruphix

I recall the L.A. riots. I happened to be working a siding install job in Redondo Beach the day the verdict was read and LA went nuts, then kinda turned into the mother of all "gimmie stuffs!!!" by the end of it. They even had United States Marines at Camp Pendleton ready to come assist as I distinctly recall the reports on news at the time it was going on. It ran out of steam at just the right time.

This is absolutely nothing remotely like the L.A. riots. The only people who have been shot here, apparently, have been shot by law enforcement. 2 and counting, that I know of from when it began. There is a BIG message in all that somewhere I'll let others ponder.

No one in the L.A. riots got shot with rubber bullets. People in the West Bank and Gaza got shot with rubber bullets for throwing rocks and bottles in the Intifada I and II. Have we become that now?

The riot isn't new. There have been much worse. The response is what is new. They opened fire on citizens tonight. Rubber or Copper...I don't care. Those shots...I'll never forget hearing, personally. (sigh)



posted on Aug, 14 2014 @ 12:57 AM
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a reply to: kruphix

What aren't you understanding? You asked a question. I answered it and then you tried to twist my words into what you seem to think I believe. That is what is being reported, that is what every single person is believing. Therefore that is what these people believe they are protesting FOR. Why are you attacking members based on your own emotions and opinions?




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