Handwriting on the wall: Ferguson, Missouri just one of a thousand cities around the world primed to explode in violence

August 2014 MISSOURI – President Barack Obama, seeking to calm unrest over the police killing of an unarmed black teenager in Missouri, declared Thursday that there is no excuse for violence against police or for excessive force by officers against protesters. The president spoke after four nights of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, over the death of Michael Brown, 18. Police on Wednesday fired tear gas against protesters and arrested 16 people, including two reporters. Police said that rocks and a Molotov cocktail were thrown at officers. “There is never an excuse for violence against police, or for those who would use this tragedy as a cover for vandalism or looting,” he said. “There’s also no excuse for police to use excessive force against peaceful protesters, or to throw protesters in jail for lawfully exercising their First Amendment rights.”
He also said that police should not be “bullying” or arresting journalists who are trying to do their jobs. “Now is the time for healing,” Obama said from Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, where he is on vacation. “Now is the time for peace and calm on the streets of Ferguson.” Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said that Obama had spoken to him and appealed for peace. Obama called for an “open and transparent” investigation into the police killing and said that he had ordered the FBI and Justice Department to investigate. “Of course, it’s important to remember how this started,” he said. “We lost a young man, Michael Brown, in heartbreaking and tragic circumstances. He was 18 years old, and his family will never hold Michael in their arms again.” –NBC News
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5 Responses to Handwriting on the wall: Ferguson, Missouri just one of a thousand cities around the world primed to explode in violence

  1. Isabel Archer says:

    What is the most frightening is that every single reporter of the scene from the local/state papers to well know national reporters – NONE of them reported seeing ANY rocks or Molotov cocktails being thrown whatsoever. And they have all emphasized this. They are going against the narratives put out by their own employers and hosts on the news as well as the police. Interesting to say the least….

    • Dennis E. says:

      if they take the military stuff from the police that has been given to them, then, we will be at the mercy of Obamas’ alleged private Army and Home Land Security who also has these types of equipment and vehicles.
      DHS has allegedly purchased over a billion rounds of ammo in the past three years.
      For what………They have purchased over 2700 of these vehicles
      that can provide fordable defense against weapons fire and some IED’s.

      I support the police having this equipment…….It is the use of force standards that are out of whack………Best situation…………deescalate the situation and much as to do with the officer. In this matter, The last thing the public needs to happen is for the the police to step back and wait until the event is over before coming…..The police presence did prohibit more looting/burning until last night.
      Regardless what is said and done, the trouble makers are on site and anything could happen…….

      That is why I go to alternate media sources………..The main stream media is part of the game they play with us……

      Just my opinion

  2. Dennis E. says:

    Signs of things to come. We may be on the edge of losing our individual rights as people and as a nation and it may be closer than we think. It may already a done deal, just awaiting the right time.

    Just a thought…….

  3. HermitDragon says:

    Funny how the people, aka, civilians are being violent but the police are just using excessive force. The police are being violent and this PC choosing of words is giving the idea that the police are still right even if a little harsh.

  4. James says:

    The media stoked the flames of the Ferguson situation far beyond news reporting. Especially the talking heads back in the newsrooms. But there are pressure cookers developing across the nation, whether black vs. white, citizen vs. police, or liberal vs. conservative. A civil war from any (or all) of those conflicts is not unlikely.

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