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originally posted by: signalfire
The police chief (I think that's who it was) said that they had to let the fires burn because it was too dangerous to let the fire crews in, that there was shots being fired from they didn't know where; that could be the same reason the NG troops weren't seen much.
I'm 'meh' about this whole deal. If you're going to 'protest' by burning down local small businesses that are generally run and staffed by local families, then at some point you're going to live in a shopping desert. Good luck getting your necessities then.
Take your protests out to the surrounding peaceful communities and you'll have martial law and self defense shootings a'plenty.
I thought the governor and the others in charge showed restraint. I would have been tempted to put on a tight curfew, shut off electricity to the neighborhoods where the 'protesting' was ongoing, use EM jammers to prevent social media connections, and cancel the EBT cards for a few months to get the point across.
If you're going to complain about government versus people violence, for starters, stop taking your livelihood from the government... if you're going to have children, raise them to have some common sense in their dealings with other people and especially with anyone carrying a gun and a badge to back them up.
Do I get harassed by the police? No, I'm white and female.
Do I treat someone with authority respectfully? Yes, for obvious reasons.
The first reason is an accident of birth, the second one is basic intelligence.
Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder makes stunning claim
(Infowars) – National Guard and police failed to protect businesses targeted by rioters during last night’s chaos, leading to charges that the Obama administration issued a stand down order.
Apparently you didn't pay any attention to the nearly 4 million tweets (not counting retweets) on Twitter, in a 6 hour period -- about 250,000 of which originated the epicenter in Ferguson according to geotagging trackers.
Not to mention the protest in many other cities.