For the last five days Chaos has swept through the town of Ferguson, Missouri, spilling over into surrounding towns and causing entire sections of Missouri to look like war zones.
The People Committing Crimes are Criminals, not Peaceful Activists!
While many in the news media are trying to make these people out to be modern day civil rights activists, what’s happening in Ferguson, MO has little to do with civil rights. While this may have started off as protests against what some are calling “aggressive policing,” it’s turned into something very ugly and very dangerous. Armed and violent criminals have taken over the streets of Ferguson, MO, looting, stealing and burning stores down to the ground.
— News (@politicsRSS) August 11, 2014
— Dustin Mitchell (@cre8bv) August 11, 2014
If you follow this site, then you know that I’ve been very critical of the militarization of our local police forces throughout this country. But in this case, while there may be some very real issues that need to be addressed, the bigger issue at hand is how certain people are trying to stoke tensions and take advantage of a really bad situation. Ironically, the same mainstream media outlets that have ignored the militarization of these police forces for years, and actually applauded government snipers for taking aim at the peaceful protestors during the Bundy Ranch standoff earlier this year, are now up in arms over the fact that St. Louis area police departments are trying to stop armed thugs from burning down their city.
This morning USA Today reported on how St. Louis Police departments have received twelve 5.56 millimeter rifles and six .45 caliber pistols from the Department of Defense. While I’m glad someone in the Mainstream Media is finally starting to report on the insidious relationship between local police forces and the federal government, they’ve complexly ignored what’s really important here; and that is when these agencies use this power to strip our constitutional rights away.
What’s happening in Ferguson right now is a complete breakdown in society; it’s an example of how bad things have gotten in this country, and is unfortunately probably a pretty good look at where things are heading.
NAACP asking the United Nations to take action in Ferguson
A group of activists from the NAACP is asking the United Nations to step in and take charge of what’s happening in Ferguson. The group presented the U.N. papers documenting their concerns of U.S. compliance with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD) treaty.
“This issue was front and center,” Hilary O. Shelton, director of the NAACP Washington Bureau, explained during the call.
What’s scary here is how many foreign influences seem to be dictating this country’s policies lately.
President Obama Accuses Police of using Excessive Force while barely mentioning the criminals who are burning down the City
After ignoring what’s going on in Ferguson for the last five days, President Obama this morning finally took time away from his vacation and released a statement blaming local police for the violent conditions throughout the area. In a statement to the press President Obama said, “There is also no excuse for police to use excessive force against peaceful protests or to throw protesters in jail.”
While I fully agree that the police have no right to take action against peaceful protestors, keep in mind many of these same protestors are looting and burning down the city. Are the police supposed to just allow them to continue destroying an entire city?
The President today dispatched Eric Holder, and members of the Justice Department, to investigate Police Departments throughout the Ferguson and St. Louis Area. The Justice Department’s Community Relations Service Team is the same group that many blame for stoking tensions during the Trayvon Martin Riots last year.
A look at what’s to come….
Sadly I think this is a precursor to what’s coming. Tensions throughout this country have been high for some time now, and between local police forces that now look like mini-military forces, and groups of criminals looking to spread their violent chaos throughout the country, these types of events are probably going to become pretty common.
We all need to be aware of what’s going on around us, and keep an eye out for these types of flare-ups. The last place you want to be is anywhere near the chaos, so pay attention and keep a good eye on the news when these types of events breakout in your area.