AuthorTopic: SNAP to RIOT IN #ferguson  (Read 32098 times)

Online RE

  • Administrator
  • Chief Cook & Bottlewasher
  • *****
  • Posts: 34099
    • View Profile
SNAP to RIOT IN #ferguson
« on: August 16, 2014, 02:03:18 AM »

Off the microphone of RE


Follow us on Twitter @doomstead666

Friend us on Facebook


Aired on the Doomstead Diner on August 16, 2014


logopodcast


Discuss this Rant at the Podcast Table inside the Diner


http://freedomoutpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/police-militarized1.jpg



Snippet:


…Today I am going to move away from the international geopolitical clusterfuck going on in Ukraine, MENA et al to return home to the FSoA, where the latest local Clusterfuck is ongoing in Ferguson, MO, which actually is part of the St Louis metro area. Ongoing as I write the script for this rant is some amount of undetermined rioting, but a very determined amount of large scale Gestapo crackdown.


The ostensible reason for the excitement there was the shooting of a young black male by a cop, for unknown reasons in any detail. This followed by numerous other young black males taking to the streets in protest, then taking the opportunity to do some Looting, again of how big a part of this looting is or was is open to conjecture.


All you need far as Newz Propaganda is concerned are one or two good shots of a black male exiting through the broken window with a Big Screen TV on his shoulder, and you get the immediate knee jerk reaction that the whole biz is about stealing merchandise, which happens of course but is hardly the underlying cause of the whole thing. It’s also not even clear how much of that really is going on, and frankly everybody knows the Newz Corps will pull out Stock Photos from some OTHER event in the past (Katrina for instance) with some unidentified Black Male running out of a store with a Big Screen TV. HTF do you know as reader of the story where and when a picture was taken? You don’t. You are just sold the spin with this about Looting being the big deal here, and it takes your eye off the ball of the underlying causes, and reactions by TPTB with their Proxy SWAT Team forces….


For the rest, LISTEN TO THE RANT!!


SAVE AS MANY AS YOU CAN

Online RE

  • Administrator
  • Chief Cook & Bottlewasher
  • *****
  • Posts: 34099
    • View Profile
Re: SNAP to RIOT IN #ferguson
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2014, 02:43:46 AM »
Normally, I would have waited a day or two between Rant posting in order to give the prior rant time to collect hits.

However, this Newz Event is extremely time dependent, so I had to post up soon as I got it edited up.

Sorry for overloading on the latest DOOM.

RE
SAVE AS MANY AS YOU CAN

Online RE

  • Administrator
  • Chief Cook & Bottlewasher
  • *****
  • Posts: 34099
    • View Profile
Re: SNAP to RIOT IN #ferguson
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2014, 04:03:20 PM »
State Of Emergency, Curfew Issued For Ferguson

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 08/16/2014 17:24 -0400

It was only a matter of time before Ferguson became the Americanized version of Gaza.

After last night's looting in which the local police was inexplicably instructed to stand down by the state highway patrol, moments ago Missouri's governor ,Jay Nixon, issued a local state of emergency and imposed a nighttime curfew lasting from midnight until 5 am. As the WSJ reports, at the Greater St. Mark Family Church in St. Louis, Gov. Jay Nixon said the overwhelming number of protesters have been peaceful. But the governor said he would not allow a small number of violent rioters to emerge again in the wake of a police-involved fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown one week ago. "If we are going to have justice, we must first have and maintain peace," the governor said adding that this is a test if the "town can break the cycle of fear." From where we stand, the answer so far is a resounding no.

Ron Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol, left, and
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon at a news conference in
Ferguson, Mo., on Friday. Associated Press

We reported previously on the events that took place in Ferguson after midnight, when yet another protest turned violent and many of the local businesses were looted. Here is some additional detail from the WSJ:

    Just after midnight on Saturday, a large group of protesters moved from the sidewalks, where demonstrators had stayed peacefully till then, into the street and confronted police officers, who had donned riot gear and had been accompanied by armored vehicles for the first time since Wednesday.

     

    But the police eventually pulled back from the scene to avoid a broader confrontation with the protesters and looters. "There was a decision made to pull our people out of there for fear for our safety and the protesters'," Sgt. Al Nothum, spokesman for the Missouri State Highway Patrol said Saturday morning. "If there was a confrontation, people were going to be seriously injured," he added.

     

    Many of the protesters and looters wore bandannas over their faces and chanted: "No justice, no peace." Police officers formed themselves into a line, and one demanded through a megaphone: "You must clear the roadway or face arrest." Those protesters eventually backed away from the police line.

     

    Officers wore what are known as battle-dress uniforms, or BDUs, as they stood in line. Some wore dark blue fatigues, which is a more traditional SWAT-style uniform, while others had military-style camouflage. The varying uniforms made it difficult to ascertain which department the officers were representing.

     

    Separately, men who said they were members of a group calling itself the New Black Panther Party worked to push protesters back and maintain order, while some of the more vocal protesters cursed the police. Some protesters ran around the side of a nearby building to grab pre-made Molotov cocktails, though none was lighted or thrown.

     

    Not long after that, the looting began. Young men with partially-covered faces kicked in the front door of a liquor store, and began looting bottles. Protesters said that store—Ferguson Market and Liquor—was the one from which Mr. Brown allegedly stole cigars and allegedly assaulted the store owner.

And with police unwilling, afraid or generally instructed not to engage, it was up to the business owners themselves to protect their property:

    Sometime after 5 a.m., men who appeared to be owners of the businesses started arriving and standing in front of the looted stores to protect them. One man who arrived at Ferguson Market and Liquor had what appeared to be a pistol in his waistband, though with about an hour to go before sunrise, it appeared he hadn't used the weapon.

     

    After daybreak on Saturday, rain poured down on Ferguson, as police vehicles swarmed into town. Officers in bright yellow jackets took up positions in front of looted businesses, encountering no resistance.

     

    Shop owners and members of the community were out by midmorning with brooms and shovels helping to clean up the mess made by looters.

What is most troubling is that it was also unclear who, exactly, has tactical control over the security forces in the troubled city. "The Highway Patrol has been tasked with keeping the peace in Ferguson," said Sgt. Nothum, when asked about the command structure, but he couldn't say whether that means the Highway Patrol had full tactical command of the situation on the ground, a question he said he hoped to be able to clarify by the news conference scheduled for Saturday afternoon.

    "I called the police four or five times, I called since 12 o'clock!" he said, expressing frustration. "I called Ferguson and they said, 'We don't have anything to do with it.' I called St. Louis County and they said 'We don't have anything to do with it.' I called the state police, and they say, 'You have to call Ferguson.' It's like a circle!"

     

    But Highway Patrol Sgt. Nothum said he wasn't aware that police weren't responding to calls for help and that callers weren't being put through to the appropriate department. He said he was aware of the frustration people like Mr. Jacobs feel if they have encountered such a circular situation.

In other words, the local authorities went from one extreme, of overreacting to any stimulus, to the other, of completely ignoring please for help from local residents: hardly the stuff social stability is made of.

As for Fergsuon, all that's left is for someone to break the curfew and be shoot on sight: then again, if nothing else, consider all the "broken-window" GDP boosts this kind of domestic escalation could produce to the ivory tower-dwelling Keynesian econ PhDs...
SAVE AS MANY AS YOU CAN

Offline knarf

  • Global Moderator
  • Master Chef
  • *****
  • Posts: 10597
    • View Profile
Re: SNAP to RIOT IN #ferguson
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2014, 04:27:53 PM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/B092acMImJE&fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/B092acMImJE&fs=1</a>
HUMANS ARE STILL EVOLVING! Our communities blog is at https://openmind693.wordpress.com

Online RE

  • Administrator
  • Chief Cook & Bottlewasher
  • *****
  • Posts: 34099
    • View Profile
Curfew Broken in #ferguson. LIVE FEED
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2014, 10:31:33 PM »
Break out the popcorn. :happy1:

RE

Go to Zero Hedge for more live feeds

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/WCgSuZQyaTE?feature=player_embedded" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/WCgSuZQyaTE?feature=player_embedded</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/F3IvCejX9Q8?feature=player_embedded" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/F3IvCejX9Q8?feature=player_embedded</a>
SAVE AS MANY AS YOU CAN

Online RE

  • Administrator
  • Chief Cook & Bottlewasher
  • *****
  • Posts: 34099
    • View Profile
SNAP to RIOT 2 in #ferguson
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2014, 02:06:07 AM »

Off the microphone of RE


Follow us on Twitter @doomstead666

Friend us on Facebook


Aired on the Doomstead Diner on August 17, 2014


logopodcast


Discuss this Rant at the Podcast Table inside the Diner



Visit Diner Soundcloud for the full archive of Collapse Cafe Podcasts and Frostbite Falls Daily Rants


http://gdb.voanews.com/A6A1F7C2-388D-4D46-A530-EB908259C838_w640_r1_s_cx0_cy3_cw0.jpg


http://media.komonews.com/images/140810_ferguson_riots_lg.jpg


http://www.teabreakfast.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/ferguson1.jpg


http://static3.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.1904207.1408057229!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/article_970/453615832.jpg


Snippet:


…Looks like I spoke a little too soon about the Ferguson Riots calming down. Practically minutes after I published, Ferguson erupted AGAIN.


This time, instead of rolling out the tanks and rpg smoke bombs and tear gas, the Gestapo backed off and let the looters ransack at will.


Now, riots themselves are not amusing, but what is really amusing is reading the commentary on Libertarian type blogs like The Burning Platform.


When the first reports and pics came out with the Gestapo in full riot gear rolling into Ferguson in Tanks wearing enough Body Armour to stop a Depleted Uranium Full Metal Jacket Armor Piercing .50 Cal BMG slug, the commentariat (and bloggers of many stripes) all went ballistic themselves about our expanding Police State and Loss of Freedoms, Militarization of the Police, etc.


In round two of the Libertarian Kabuki Theater, as the Gestapo withdraws and lets the Looters Gone Wild show roll into high gear, the SAME folks are back out there asking “Where are the fucking Cops? Why don’t they get out there and start shooting these criminals?” LOL…


For the rest, LISTEN TO THE RANT!!!


Live Feed from Ferguson:


SAVE AS MANY AS YOU CAN

Online RE

  • Administrator
  • Chief Cook & Bottlewasher
  • *****
  • Posts: 34099
    • View Profile
Re: SNAP to RIOT 2 in #ferguson
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2014, 04:31:02 AM »
Keep tabs on the parallel thread on TBP.  This one could get lively.  I've been battling it out on a few of the Ferguson threads there for the last 2 days.

http://www.theburningplatform.com/2014/08/17/snap-to-riot-2-in-ferguson/

RE
SAVE AS MANY AS YOU CAN

Online RE

  • Administrator
  • Chief Cook & Bottlewasher
  • *****
  • Posts: 34099
    • View Profile
Re: SNAP to RIOT 2 in #ferguson
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2014, 03:22:10 PM »
S2R2 already at 252 Listens!  420 Total Listens already today on Soundcloud!  We could set a new record and break the 700 Barrier!

Also, Monsta and me just finished recording a podcast with...drumroll...DMITRY ORLOV!

I Buried the Hatchet with Dmitry.  We talked about Ukraine and lots of other stuff.

RE
SAVE AS MANY AS YOU CAN

Online RE

  • Administrator
  • Chief Cook & Bottlewasher
  • *****
  • Posts: 34099
    • View Profile
SNAP to RIOT 2 in #ferguson is #1 WITH A BULLET!
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2014, 04:54:25 PM »

S2R2  NOW at 323 Listens!  493 537 Total Listens already today on Soundcloud!
I think this surpasses the single day record for 1 rant, previously held by WWIII BEGINS!

Could make 500 in a day!

RE

Superstar of DoomTM
« Last Edit: August 17, 2014, 05:14:28 PM by RE »
SAVE AS MANY AS YOU CAN

Offline Eddie

  • Administrator
  • Master Chef
  • *****
  • Posts: 16061
    • View Profile
Re: SNAP to RIOT 2 in #ferguson
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2014, 05:23:27 PM »
Bbbb-Baaaad to the bone.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/_7VsoxT_FUY&fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/_7VsoxT_FUY&fs=1</a>
What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.

Online RE

  • Administrator
  • Chief Cook & Bottlewasher
  • *****
  • Posts: 34099
    • View Profile
FROSTBITE FALLS DAILY RANT OPENING DAY RECORDS SMASHED!
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2014, 01:38:23 AM »
S2R2 went 472 Listens in the first 24 hours.  A NEW RECORD for Opening Day!  Whisper thin close to the 500 Barrier.

Also New Record for Listens in a 24 hour period of...wait for it... 666 Listens!   :evil4: :evil4: :evil4: LOL.

Results were so good I scripted a Part III to the Riot franchise tonight while doing my laundry, which I am in the process of editing now.  :icon_mrgreen:

Also recorded today together with Monsta a GREAT interview with Dmitry Orlov on Ukraine and other topics.

Diner approaching LIFT OFF speed now!


We will be in the 100Ks Globally inside this week.

RE
« Last Edit: August 18, 2014, 01:44:04 AM by RE »
SAVE AS MANY AS YOU CAN

Online RE

  • Administrator
  • Chief Cook & Bottlewasher
  • *****
  • Posts: 34099
    • View Profile
Amerika 2014
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2014, 05:38:10 AM »

National Guard Sent To Ferguson After Night Of "Molotov Cocktails, Shootings, Looting And Vandalism "

Tyler Durden's picture



 

After three consecutive days of rioting and looting in Ferguson, MO, despite a second night of curfews which was honored by few if any, Missouri's governor said on Monday he would send the National Guard into the violent suburb to "restore calm" after authorities forcibly dispersed yet another crowd overnight.  Gov. Jay Nixon signed an executive order deploying the U.S. state militia, saying demonstrators had thrown Molotov cocktails and shot at police as well as a civilian, a description of the night's events diverging widely from some eyewitness accounts.

“Tonight, a day of hope, prayers, and peaceful protests was marred by the violent criminal acts of an organized and growing number of individuals, many from outside the community and state, whose actions are putting the residents and businesses of Ferguson at risk," Nixon said in a statement on his website.

As we reported overnight, around dusk on Sunday, hundreds of protesters in Ferguson including families with young children fled to safety after police wearing gas masks and body armor fired tear gas and smoke canisters to scatter them hours ahead of the curfew.

Reuters cites a protester who said that "The smoke bombs were completely unprovoked," said Anthony Ellis, 45. "It (the protest) was led by kids on bikes. Next you know they're saying, 'Go home, Go home!'" Of course, one could say the gunshots that led to injured people were also unprovoked but that is merely in the realm of the rational, something the Ferguson situation has long gone beyond.

The Missouri Highway Patrol said "aggressors" were trying to infiltrate a law enforcement command post and that armored vehicles were deployed to ensure public safety. "We ordered them back. We ordered them back again. After several attempts, we utilized the smoke to disperse these individuals," said Highway Patrol Corporal Justin Wheetley. State Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson told a late night news briefing: "Molotov cocktails were thrown, there were shootings, looting, vandalism and other acts of violence that clearly appear not to have been spontaneous."

He was explaining the police tactics against what he said had to that point been a peaceful demonstration.

"Coordinated acts" by a few in the crowd were "premeditated criminal acts designed ... to provoke a response," Johnson said. "I had no alternative but to elevate the level of our response." He noted most of the protesters were peaceful and blamed the trouble on "a few people bent on violence and destruction."

Johnson said the trouble began after police responded to the shooting of a civilian at 8.25 p.m., which was followed by gunfire directed towards police and Molotov cocktails being thrown. At least one other person was shot, and several were arrested. No police were injured.

One wonders, considering that virtually every provocation in the international arena in 2014 has been premediated and choreographed, usually by the intelligence forces of this superpower or that, whether the same applies to Ferguson, and whether this push to impose an even more active, blanket weaponized police presence in backwater "violent" US towns is all part of a bigger scheme to make already massive government even bigger?

The biggest winner, however, from last night's events: children. Officials said Ferguson schools would be closed on Monday.

SAVE AS MANY AS YOU CAN

Online Surly1

  • Administrator
  • Master Chef
  • *****
  • Posts: 14338
    • View Profile
    • Doomstead Diner
Re: SNAP to RIOT 2 in #ferguson
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2014, 05:54:10 AM »
In another report I read this morning, the "provocations" were blamed on... wait for it... "activists."




(No mention of the Federalist Society activist Superme Court judges rolling up the 20th century, one regressive decision at a time...)
"It is difficult to write a paradiso when all the superficial indications are that you ought to write an apocalypse." -Ezra Pound

Online Surly1

  • Administrator
  • Master Chef
  • *****
  • Posts: 14338
    • View Profile
    • Doomstead Diner
Re: SNAP to RIOT 2 in #ferguson
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2014, 06:04:22 AM »
[From LUV News]

REPORTERS THREATENED IN FERGUSON FOR ATTEMPTED JOURNALISM


 
"Police turned on journalists in Ferguson once again on Sunday night, briefly detaining three reporters and threatening to shoot and mace others," begins a piece at Huffpost this morning.

It continues, "In the most chilling incident on Sunday, police threatened to shoot Mustafa Hussein, a reporter who was filming for local Argus Radio.  'Get the fuck out of here! You get that light off or you're getting shot with this!' the police shouted."
The governor of Missouri authorized the use of National Guard troops this morning after shots were fired last night and people were injured, followed by the wide use of tear gas on the crowds of protesters. 

"Police turned on journalists in Ferguson once again on Sunday night, briefly detaining three reporters and threatening to shoot and mace others," begins a piece at Huffpost this morning.

It continues, "In the most chilling incident on Sunday, police threatened to shoot Mustafa Hussein, a reporter who was filming for local Argus Radio.  'Get the fuck out of here! You get that light off or you're getting shot with this!' the police shouted."
The governor of Missouri authorized the use of National Guard troops this morning after shots were fired last night and people were injured, followed by the wide use of tear gas on the crowds of protesters.   
"It is difficult to write a paradiso when all the superficial indications are that you ought to write an apocalypse." -Ezra Pound

Online RE

  • Administrator
  • Chief Cook & Bottlewasher
  • *****
  • Posts: 34099
    • View Profile
Re: SNAP to RIOT 2 in #ferguson
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2014, 06:08:14 AM »
IMHO folks, with the NATIONAL GUARD being called in to squash this episode, I think we can say officially the Local War has begun.

This one may not touch off yet an ""Arab Spring" for the underclass, but I predict in one year's time, you will see 2-3 of these things take place.  If it takes that long.

RE
SAVE AS MANY AS YOU CAN

 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
22 Replies
4069 Views
Last post November 03, 2014, 01:05:14 AM
by RE
18 Replies
4264 Views
Last post December 06, 2015, 02:25:43 AM
by RE
0 Replies
516 Views
Last post September 07, 2016, 12:38:34 PM
by Eddie