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originally posted by: OpinionatedB
These people are burning down the places where their grandmothers and mothers go to get their medicine, places where they go to purchase any necessities.. a nursing home for goodness sake that was about to provide jobs for the area..
the people who do this don't care about their own families or their own community. Businesses raise property values, having convenient businesses close by ALWAYS improves property values.. they need the businesses as much as the businesses need them!
(CNN)At least two people were shot in separate incidents in Ferguson, Missouri, on late Tuesday and early Wednesday as hundreds of demonstrators gathered in support of protests in Baltimore.
"Police are having a difficult time investigating because of the rocks being thrown at them," said Jeff Small, a spokesman for the city of Ferguson. "At this point police are not sure if the (shootings are) linked to the protest or not."
St. Louis Alderman Antonio French posted video on his Twitter account. Multiple gunshots can be heard as people flee in panic.
originally posted by: TonyS
a reply to: Vasa Croe
I've been watching this unfold for hours and I can tell you that from the skip pattern of fires and violence outbreaks that there's a lot more to this than random acts of violence by disaffected rioters and/or looters.
As I see things developing on the ground in Baltimore, this appears to be unfolding as a well led, concerted effort of a group of people determined to test the strengths/weaknesses of US policing authorities, Fire Departments and National Guard deployments. Make no doubt about it...there's an intelligence behind this action and their probing and testing response scenarios.
For all practical purposes...this thing is unfolding like a Stress test. And as it unfolds, Strategists are studying the responses.
originally posted by: Bedlam
originally posted by: xuenchen
The police chief just said the community is policing itself now.
I notice he hasn't addressed the issue of how you go in the van in good shape and come out dying.