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originally posted by: DoubleDNH
originally posted by: SkepticOverlord
Police started arresting people, ordering everyone to disperse. I saw no violence from protesters.
Are you kidding me?
Violent Protestor #1
Violent Protestor #2
They are throwing molotov cocktails at the cops.. would you like them to sit there and just take it? These crowds are using this incident as an excuse to destroy buildings, loot personal property and cause mayhem.
originally posted by: LogicalRazor
Its my understanding from a friend that lives in the area, that people were crowding and acting wild in the middle of streets, like monkeys. They were not orderly protesting from the sidewalks and abiding by traffic laws. They were consistently ignoring requests to get out of the street.
If 500-1000 people are laughing at police, throwing trash, blocking streets & not listening to law enforcement...a regular uniformed traffic cop isn't going to help. I'm not a fan of militarized police, but the blacks in Ferguson brought this on themselves. They started acting like animals.
originally posted by: parad0x122
a reply to: Bone75
Where are you getting this from? As far as what I've read, there's absolutely 0 proof to prove that he tried to kill the cop.
The president specifically referenced the actions of the police in Ferguson. “There is no excuse for police to use excessive force,” Obama said, “or to throw people in jail” for exercising their 1st amendment rights.
originally posted by: Unity_99
a reply to: WhiteAlice
This was filmed by the other crew, so its getting coverage. If it really is the camera crew you said, then I could see that being done to suggest they're only targetting certain groups the public are less interested in protecting the rights of, whereas thats not true, and weren't there 2 camera crews affected in that video?
A photojournalist with St. Louis television station KSDK, filming an altercation in which the police were involved, had his camera hit by a "bean bag round" fired from a rifle. KSDK journalists say they were never told to leave the area.
Police: We won't tolerate non peaceful action. (I've been here two hours and this group was not violent and did not riot."
originally posted by: lynn112
This whole thing seems to be quickly spiraling out of control and my biggest concern right now is that the riots will spread tonight to the other cities that are planning their own protests. If this happens, I fear that this will cost many lives.