There are probably a few things going on in Ferguson that you won't see on the MSM, this is just one of them.
As I was following the live feeds tonight in SkepticOverlord's thread I saw an interview with a protester that caused me to stop and think.
He stated to the camera and reporter that the riots and looting that struck Ferguson that first night were allowed to happen. He said the Police could
have stopped it easily I when it started but they didn't even try. He said that they allowed it to start and continue for a good while before they
even started to act.
When asked why he thought that happened... He said he thinks that it was to make the world look at Ferguson negatively because of those events and
that it was taking the heat off of what happened to cause a young man to lose his life far too early.
Make of that what you will. It made me wonder enough, that I looked for some good news coming out of there.
I found some. And when I found it, I wondered if maybe he wasn't dead on the money with his thoughts.
Are there bad people on Ferguson. Absolutely. Is it all of Ferguson? Absolutely not. Some people felt the need to tear up their neighborhood, but
others that reside there were all too willing to fix the damage done to their fellow business men, buildings, homes and other property.
You will not see this on the news...
Ferguson, MO, a suburb of St. Louis, has been pushed to a breaking point that few, if any, communities in the United States could bear. Besides
witnessing the senseless death of a young, unarmed man who was bound for college, the town has had to deal with an outsized, militarized police
presence since Brown was killed. Looting and rioting Sunday night caused serious damage and economic loss to over a dozen businesses in the community.
Residents have had to deal with martial law the past couple of days, with law enforcement treating the city like a war zone.
Despite all of this, Ferguson is keeping it together. Instead of dividing the community, these events of the past few days have brought the residents
closer together. Business owners who experienced severe damage and economic loss have reopened their doors to let their neighbors know that they
won’t be leaving. People from all over have joined in an effort to clean up and repair the damage that local stores and homes have suffered. More
than anything, everyone has embraced each other as neighbors and friends, letting the world know that the real story isn’t about stores losing
merchandise one evening. No, the story is about the real tragedy at the center of it all — the death of ‘Big Mike,’ Michael Brown, Jr.
There are those who did not riot and loot. There are those that love their neighborhood enough to come out on their own to help fix the damage done by
One of the places volunteers are using as a place to use the restroom or grab a drink of water is Sam’s Meat Market. The store was hit hard by
looters Sunday evening. Despite the store having a number of windows boarded up and extensive damage inside, owner Muhamad Yaacoub explicitly stated
that he is not moving the store, and it is currently open for business. Yaacoub, who also owns a restaurant in the area, insists that he is part of
the community and only wants to see the town thrive.
One of his employees, Marcella Armenta, who was helping him Muhamad hand water and soda to volunteers, also spoke at length about Mike Brown. She said
he was a regular customer of theirs and described him as “quiet” and a “good kid.” She wanted to make sure to dispel any rumors that might
have floated around about Brown, such as him being a shoplifter.
I am glad to see that some of the business owners aren't contemplating leaving the area. It would only punish those that did not take part in the
things that went on there, but many could not blame them if they no longer felt as safe as they did before.
I have not seen one news report cover these things and there are more that I did not post. There are many that will judge the entire town of Ferguson
for their town burning. I hope maybe some will see that it certainly is not the fault of the entire town. We should not paint everyone there with the
same brush and maybe we should ask why none of this is aired and that by witness testimony, no police even attempted to stop the rioting and looting
when it was small enough to handle.
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edit on 8/14/2014 by Kangaruex4Ewe because: (no reason given)