Tensions in Ferguson, Missouri, are on def-con alert while waiting for a Grand-jury decision on whether to indict a white police officer in the killing of black teen Michael Brown back in August.
I guess all the race-baiting by the usual suspects (Eric Holder, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Barack Obama) has prevailed. People in Ferguson are ready to riot – and even urging police to not enforce the law.
Ferguson Mayor James Knowles told local media this week that authorities must “prepare for the worst” and he expects demonstrations across the area.
… few are expecting peace as this St. Louis suburb prepares for a grand jury decision, expected in the next few weeks, on whether to indict the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man in August, inciting months of protests and putting Ferguson at the center of a national debate over the police and race.
Here, where heavily fortified police officers faced the demonstrators and the nights sometimes turned violent, even those shopkeepers who put in new windows are boarding up again.
“I hate this,” said Dan McMullen, the president of Solo Insurance Services, as he sat behind his desk on Thursday. During the course of a 20-minute conversation, his phone did not ring; no customers walked through the door. “Business is terrible,” he lamented. “The customers don’t want to come here anymore. We all know the grand jury is going to come back in the next couple of weeks, and everyone knows there won’t be an indictment. This time around will be a lot more violent.”
How’s this for insane?
Ferguson Protesters Demand Police Be ‘Tolerant’ Of ‘Minor Lawbreaking’
A group of Ferguson protesters called the Don’t Shoot Coalition have presented a list of 19 “Rules of Engagement” to the Ferguson Police Department, but one of their demands is the police tolerate “lawbreaking.”
CNN legal analyst Paul Callan said on Thursday that he was skeptical that the police would accept the demands, saying ”When you’re out on the street and there’s a huge street demonstration which could go violent immediately, you have to be prepared for that. What are they going to do? Go change? If you’re a cop you have to protect yourself from things being thrown at you.”??
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