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"We have to be our own security tonight," Malik Shabazz. Brothers meet at QT at 5:00.
originally posted by: WhiteAlice
Confirmed, via Alderman Antonio French, that the New Black Panther Party is definitely present in Ferguson:
originally posted by: Tardacus
If a curfew will help stop the looting then the honest people should happy to comply with it,obviously the looters won`t like a curfew and will complain bitterly about it.
originally posted by: roadgravel
Why don't the friend and families of the looters get them to stop. Why? They don't really care about that. Just another reason to rant at the machine.
What if the looters are... not from the area.
Ferguson, MO shop owner's solution to looting. 3:29 PM - 16 Aug 2014
Updates from the Ferguson situation, in a public meeting with MHP CPT Johnson and Gov Nixon:
The governor has declared a state of emergency for Ferguson.
There is a 0000-0500 curfew in effect, so midnight-5am is now a no-go for protests or being out on the street in general.
Police are establishing a media staging area to get press credentials and allow them in/out access of the emergency zone.
The decision not to protect businesses last night was explained in the following fashion: If police had lined up in front of businesses, it would have attracted protestors all long them, probably provoked more confrontation, and led to more conflict, at which some point the police would have either had to fight it out or leave, at which point they would have again been unprotected. The public in attendance seemed grumbly but accepting. There will almost certainly be another media-only press briefing later today, with more information to follow.