Ferguson : Proof That America is Turning Into a Militarized Police State

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Equipped with fatigues, assault weapons and armored vehicles, the police response in Ferguson, Missouri was proof that America is quickly becoming a militarized police state.
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The shooting and killing of 18 year-old Michael Brown by a police officer sparked outrage in Ferguson, Missouri – a city that is predominantly Black but where the police force is overwhelmingly White. According to eye witnesses, the young man was shot about eight times, even though he was unarmed and had his hands in the air. Ferguson police officials stated that Brown was attempting to take a police officer’s weapon – a version of the story that was contradicted by various eye witness accounts.

The death of the young man at the hand of police caused protests which degenerated into looting and rioting. Far from attempting to calm the situation, local authorities turned Ferguson into an occupied war zone as police showcased its vast array of military equipment. Ferguson, an inner-suburb of the Midwest suddenly occupied by soldiers equipped with military fatigues, kevlar vests, helmets, tear gas and assault weapons, followed by armored vehicles topped by snipers. Some war veterans even noticed that “police officers” were better equipped than they were while serving in Iraq.

This kind of upsetting scene is becoming increasingly common in America as police forces across the country have been actively purchasing military equipment in the past few years.

Walter Olson from the Cato Institute stated:

Why armored vehicles in a Midwestern inner suburb? Why would cops wear camouflage gear against a terrain patterned by convenience stores and beauty parlors? Why are the authorities in Ferguson, Mo. so given to quasi-martial crowd control methods (such as bans on walking on the street) and, per the reporting of Riverfront Times, the firing of tear gas at people in their own yards? (“‘This my property!’ he shouted, prompting police to fire a tear gas canister directly at his face.”) Why would someone identifying himself as an 82nd Airborne Army veteran, observing the Ferguson police scene, comment that “We rolled lighter than that in an actual warzone”?

In 2013, Evan Bernick from the Heritage Foundation noted that

“The Department of Homeland Security has handed out anti-terrorism grants to cities and towns across the country, enabling them to buy armored vehicles, guns, armor, aircraft, and other equipment. Federal agencies of all stripes, as well as local police departments in towns with populations less than 14,000, come equipped with SWAT teams and heavy artillery.”

Ferguson police also a tactic that is seen in Gaza-like war zones when they actively targeted journalists and anyone filming policemen at work.

The arrests and tear-gassing of journalists in an American city is an outrage—in part because everyone is the media now. “Stop videotaping!” It’s about the first thing you hear in the handheld video Washington Post journalist Wesley Lowery took of his being arrested by police in Ferguson, Mo., Wednesday night, along with Ryan Reilly of the Huffington Post, for “trespassing”—in an open McDonald’s—while covering the unrest after the shooting death by police of Michael Brown. The two journalists were detained, roughed up and held in a cell before being released later the same night. (…)

Others in the streets were tear-gassed and hit by rubber bullets as police met the protesters, outfitted in SWAT gear and accompanied by snipers on armored vehicles. Nor were they they the only journalists targeted: here you can see footage of an Al Jazeera America crew fleeing their video equipment after getting hit with tear gas, after which a SWAT vehicle pulls up and police take down the camera and lights.

A SWAT team. To take out cameras. In the United States of America. Because you know how dangerous it is when people start pointing those things around.
– Time, “It’s Now Guns vs. Camera in Ferguson”

 

TV crew fleeing after receiving tear gas near its equipment.
TV crew fleeing after receiving tear gas near its equipment.

 

Events in Ferguson prove that America is turning into a militarized police state and that it doesn’t take much to point military gear on American citizens.


 

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STAGED! Just like the Boston marathon bombing, just like Sandy Hook, Aurora, LAX and dozens of other government orchestrated incidents designed by those in control of the game. And you Americans (for the most part) buy it.
Why can't out see that your government wants you to hate each other, and blame each other, and divide yourselves along the lines that they have devised?

Wake the duck up America! Why are you so busy bitching about race that you can't see the preparation in place: the militarization of your policec forces, the FEMA camps, billions of rounds of antI personnel ammo purchased by your homeland security along with millions of enormous plastic coffins

Who do you think they are for? Do you think they give a shot what colour goes into those coffins?

Agenda 21 does not discriminate…

.AND YOU ARE ALL SLAVES

Wow it's really sad that after reading this post I scroll down to the comment section, & look to my surprise (sarcastic voice) y'all made it a race thing. You would think that by coming to VC site you the readers would be smarter than this. Your doing exactly what the elite want us to do hate each other based off our race. Hate only fuels hate, instead of us coming together & being a force that the government/elite can be recking with; where sitting here making this a (what's new race thing). If this is how people of different race is gonna forever view each other, we minus well just take the military weapons from the pawns/soilders & shoot out selfs. Cause the government/elite is sitting back & laughing @ our ignorance/stubbornness while there plans for a new world order/martial law is slowly but surly "smfh" is coming into… Read more »
If you guys Notice from the beginning of time Racism was taught and passed on from generation to generation. As kids we never knew what harm a next race can do to us Until we were taught and brainwashed and program to believe that a next race is dangerous unclean everything negative from our parents who were taught from their parents who were taught that by the higher people in power who are capable of manipulating our mind consistently through false teachings and more so Propaganda in this day in age. You see everything happens for a reason this country (America) was built with a blueprint already the powers that be already knew what they wanted and how they were gonna get it. All of this that we're going through now was planned years and years ago. Let us remember the problem we face today shouldn't be about race. Because… Read more »
The fact that people think this has anything to do with race, is quite scary to me. When do we as HUMANITY take a stand for what is right? How many times do we witness spoon fed information from the same news outlets? Don't people understand that this kind of violence (the killing of another 'suspected' black criminal by the police, who was unarmed) sets everyone up. The black people will react out of violence and frustration. Meanwhile, the white people carry on like this is ok. Its really sad that while the media portrays a race issue, the bigger issue is that our constitutional rights are being taken away from us. And what are we doing about it? Blogging, pointing fingers about why this is ok? Saying how black people need to go back to Africa, calling us names? Its just sad, and times like this I honestly don't… Read more »
Already noticed a few "anti Jew" comments. Every time I come on this site, there are a bunch of people who think they're internet experts and blame Jews for everything. Protest? It was the Jews! Violence in any part of the world? Jews! Earthquake? Jews! Why is everything always about the Jews? Im not Jewish and don't have Jewish family, but I am sick of hearing all these racist comments. Anti-semitism has been ingrained in so many Christians and Muslims, its not even funny. All problems get blamed on Jews, regardless of proof… Im not saying Jews are always innocent, but every race, religion and country has a mix of good and bad people. There are rich and powerful people who come from different countries. The more people blame evil on the "other" – whether its money, religion, or Jews (or another ethnic/cultural background) – the less people are willing… Read more »

"Me thinks thou dost protest too much"………don't you?

Thanks, anonymous. Well said.

Thanks VC for this article. I'm in South Africa and am so amazed at how this article has turned into a race issue. Open your eyes Americans, do you think the elite care that u r black or white? They don't! You are all Americans and should stand as one. The NWO is starting in America. I've never seen a country that has to deal with so much sh*t all at once! The executed journalist Jim Foley, Ferguson, US sponsored genocide in Gaza, Mossad created ISIS, the CDC created Ebola. The people who run America r evil and the rest of the world is doomed!

Whether or not Brown was taken out by justifiable use of lethal force doesn't change the fact that NY cops choked a man to death on the sidewalk for selling loose cigarettes. Cops threw a flash bang grenade into a playpen and blew up a baby's face, excusing it by saying "there was no evidence of children present" when the suspected dealer wasn't even there. The LAPD fired over 100 rounds at the ladies delivering early morning newspapers during the Dorner search (hitting houses a block away), and Watertown PD expended approx 350 rounds at the boat and Zhokar walked out with his hands up. Some of those rounds impacted houses several streets away. VC could have done a much more in depth story if he had tied Watertown in… some of the YT videos of beseiged residents are truly disturbing. And now Watertown PD gives themselves a "heroes" parade.… Read more »

Finally, someone in the comments section that gets it without having to delve into passive aggressive racist remarks. There is a sinister story being told here and I was naive to think the media would use Ferguson to tell it.

The police basically get to do what they want and the American people will deal. They can kill you, suspend your rights, take your supplies (as they recently did in Ferguson), shoot you with your hands up, shoot at your neighbors who are not involved, maim children, kill dogs, declare martial law at their leisure and all without impunity.

How is order supposed to be upheld in this country when those who are supposed to protect and serve are above the laws they claim to enforce?

As long as people continue to refer to each other and selves as "black" or "white" and not just "people" or "person" we will continue to have a racial divide. The fact that your skin is dark or light is irrelevant, and if you think it IS relevant… then I would say YOU are in fact stereotyping and classifying yourself based on the color of your skin. Isn't that the opposite of what MLK Jr wanted?

Thank you!

let us remember Martin Luther King, Jr's goals for societal change through peaceful resistance and love. MLK Day always makes me weep for what we have lost in him, and ourselves.

I "love" how blacks are being generalized as racist and violent almost savage people by some protesters. I ask this? Are whites or any other race on this Earth living peacefully?

Everyone has the propensity to be violent. Everyone. And to continue believing and spreading the hateful conversation that black Americans are the only Americans who are violent woefully shows a lack of critcal thinking on that believer's part.

The hate comments might be written by paid instigators. Do you think that they don't police the Internet? They want to stir up and divide, meanwhile the riot police equally use aggressive force against all. They do not discriminate. All races are victims. We have been warned for many years now. The red carpet is being unfurled for the military police. They might get away with such injustice in this world but they will all have to answer for their actions. There is a universal law that is far more just than their own. It's called Karma. One must not look at just American history, but also world history. This form of military police has existed for thousands of years. They were just not as advanced as our military today but were for their time. One must also understand that racial prejudice exists between all races and even within races.… Read more »
My question about all of this is 'who are these policemen and where have they come from?' They are extraordinarily aggressive, violent and have no sense of humanity. I would love people in the police force to come forward and explain what type of training or recruitment tests are used to turn people into unconscious, fighting machines as they are not acting appropriately and I find this suspicious as all hell. The tests for recruitment should be weeding out psychopaths not identifying them as candidates. If they were normal when they joined, did they change once they joined? Maybe journo's should be checking the cops' personal history? Are they hiring violent criminals? Something very is very unnatural about this behavior and people should be seriously focusing on what is happening to these people rather than the next race war, because at this rate, race won't matter..we all going to be… Read more »

These are all great questions and I wish someone would find the answers.

St. Louis county. Social psychology shows that when wearing a 'mask' you play the part. Dress like a soldier at war, act like one.

They are apparently recruited with videos of storming houses in riot gear with flash-grenades.

HEY DANIELLE!! HOW MUCH IS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PAYING YOU TO POST IN ALL CAPS? IS IT FUN BEING A TOOL OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT? PAY WELL? OK. No more caps. This is not about race. It is about the Federal Government of the U.S.S.A. becoming more and more autocratic, authoritarian, totalitarian, and militarized. If you cannot see that Danielle then let me be among the first to welcome you into the ever enlarging pack of lemmings and sheeple doing the will of the U.S.S.A. Federal Government. The Federal Government of the U.S.S.A., and those Oligarchs at the head of it, is doing this in a predominantly black neighborhood to excite the emotions of the easily excitable masses, prone to illogicality, who are likely to react as do you. Good job!! You fit right in!! This is about police forces all over the country which are becoming ever more militarized… Read more »

Well said, Greg.

Brother you said very informative things BUT you mis qualified yourself and your woman, which in LAW would cancel out completely the whole of your intent or construct…real talk!
In LAW, the terms "white" and "black" apply to status (ones legal/Lawful social status in society) others may attempt to refute this information, but only a fool or ignorant person would attempt to refute a fact. White and black do not mean SKIN-COLOR, because the civilized world knows human beings don't come in colors, but NATIONALITIES. You would qualify as Caucasian from whatever Nation you're from, your lady would have too study to know her proper Nationality. With kindness I tell you, that she is not black-an adjective, and she is not Afrikan American-a designation of two continents and how can a continent serve as ones identity?? Answer it cannot.

Pax et amour

Who commit more crimes between the various majority races living in America? Let's have a look at those numbers…

VG, does a analysis of the VMA that was held yesterday. I didn't saw any illuminati content in the performances but I would like to read a more detailed view!

What else could you realistically expect from a nation founded upon a holocaust? Ask any traditional Native American person and their likely reply would be…. "what did you expect?" This "republic" was never meant to be a legitimate democracy even from its founding. The "founding fathers" had to erect an illusion of freedom while planning in secret precisely what we're seeing today. They would be very pleased with these circumstances. From a Native American perspective, there is nothing surprising about the events in Ferguson. May God bless Michael Brown, his family, and all peace-loving creatures.

a native american perspective? no record of Alamo. beyond that, you sound like an american hater who lacks the courage to display his ties.

note: american, not america. take it out on the american people who don't share your heaviness.

I am happy this dialogue is taking place this has been going on for a while "summer of freedom" in Mississippi 1964 produced similar militarized police state. Militarization of police in Germany resulted in the holocaust. Also I think it is important to do unbiased research before speaking upon other nationalities cultural issues and stop dismissing them because of the way you may feel(or believing bias propaganda). You may not EVER understand what another person(or cultural group) is going through and assuming make you callous, closed minded, and out of touch. try reading: The new Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander The autobiography of Fredrick Douglas if you really want to know. If not, continue watching the programming( mass media is not real) being feed to you but isn't this why we are on vigilant citizen? To know the truth?! White supremacy is real. Operation Paper Clip is Real. Eugenic is… Read more »

we've spent so much time getting rid of the soviet union, so why are so hell bent on turn america into the new soviet union???

The United States IS the Militarized Police State! Pun intended.

Not a lot to do to fight this besides pray to The Creator. They probably will have endless drones high in the sky that watch our every move. They can track everything about a person more and more each day, and this technology is here to stay. Oh well….just live your life for The Lord and be nice to others and stay happy and positive to really get back at the Lucifarians…their time will come in either this life or the one after.

Order out of chaos, we played Satan, well played.

My question is how many times must an officer shoot a civilian who is not brandishing a weapon in order to "Stop" the person??? Has anyone discussed how the so called "threat" was no longer imminent once the "threat" ran away, fell to the ground & surrendered with empty hands high in the air? On an obviously well populated, residential street, at what point is 6 gun shots required to retain a "threat" that is running in the other direction? The "threat" was already wounded & therefore at a disadvantage. What part of officer " training" dictated those last few shots after said "threat" is laying flat on the pavement, not moving???????? Or was that the influence of a movie/video game the officer may have viewed in the past? You know, like in video games where you keep shooting even after the zombie falls flat on its face….The guys in… Read more »

Any chance you'll edit the opening of this article now that the details have came out?

The government is scared of us!! Seeing the American people come together and rise awareness?? OH NO!! Thats when the government realizes not ALL OF US are walking sheeple to the agenda!! Look at the extra measures they are taking to shut us up! They want to scare us into thinking we dont have the right to protest and/or the freedom of speech. WE outnumber the government and all the elite. The problem we face is that since the government has so much power, their weaponry could take us down and is quite intimidating. Remember when everyone debated about giving up our right to bear arms? (sandy hook and even aurora, i do believe they are false flag events to pressure the American people) I really hope anyone that thought it would be okay to give that right up, sees these pictures and videos. I hope people understand whats really… Read more »
im not from america, but my heart goes out to the family of the Young man who got shot and all the people fighting against the police. It is horrible how the police is just hunting people down! Young, old, mostly unarmed people against the police with teargas, riotgear, weapons of all kinds etc. I wonder how the people behind all the police attire is thinking, like do they think they are doing this for a good cause? Do they think it is to much, or are they so Brainwashed that they are feeling that they are doing their job good and that their actions are completely logical? They are following orders but how can they not actually se what they are doing? anyway, it is great to se how the people stand United against the police. And it is very unsetteling that the riot/swat/whatever look is is being pushed… Read more »

U.S. Police forces are trained by the Jewish A.D.L. by Israelis, so that they can treat us the way that the Israelis treat the Palestinians. Don't believe me? Look it up on the A.D.L. website!

???QUESTION: WHAT IS HAPPENING NOW, OTHER THAN THIS "RIOT," THAT WE AREN'T PAYING ATTENTION TO???

there is ALWAYS something else when these events occur–you can set your watch by that.

IMHO I think the wide open southern US border coupled with the rise ISIS-Islam aggression is what the elites want us to distracted from.

It must have been pretty important given that along with this, there were two dead actors last week to clog up all the media networks.

Where do you want me to begin lol??? Amen my fellow human being.

I smell agent provocateurs all over this stinking situation. Let's not forget about what happened in Toronto at the G20 summit or even the false flag Boston bombings. Do not make the mistake of thinking that you have to agree with people and their beliefs to defend them from injustice. We are all in this together.

" Do not make the mistake of thinking that you have to agree with people and their beliefs to defend them from injustice. We are all in this together."

A M E N.

The G-20 summit took place in Canada last year and that weekend will live in infamy as a time period where martial law set in the city of Toronto, leading to the most massive compromise of civil liberties in Canadian history. Observers claim that agent provocateurs were used to incite violence, giving a reason for police to beat down, arrest and detain (in horrid conditions) peaceful protesters. – Vigilant Citizen's own words. Seems to me like a lot people have forgotten about this incident that took place not too long ago in Toronto. Get your heads out your asses and realize that this is way bigger than race. VC wrote an article about this and how the peaceful protesters were infiltrated by these special forces looking goons, all wearing the same type of heavy duty boots. They were present in Toronto, they were behind the false flag bombings in Boston, and… Read more »

practice makes perfect.

we all should know by now Race is socially constructed used by people-human being the only race- to keep us distracted and create false senses of power and culture to keep us distracted in this battle between good evil right wrong light & darkness at some point we have to stop identifying ourselves by the color of our skin or our nationality or even culture and focus on morality and saving our human race. Please I urge all who have learned the truth and learned the manipulations & lies of "history" focus on this 21st century and our global mortality & please if anything for our innocent fragile children. Look at ferguson remember boston remember 911 &! everything over the past two decades and realize what's going on. Please!!

Every bodies got all the answers but never asks any questions.

A multitude of police departments across the US have received training in Israeli security tactics. Just two weeks ago Congress opted to continue funding weaponized police departments unanimously. Anger in the black community is always easy to inflame. Looks like it was all set up for all to see. Are you conditioned enough yet?

So do they not have a right to be upset? How is that so many on this site claim to be "awake" yet want to make excuses for the police state when it comes to how it treats certain segments of the American population.

We could argue that the white community is easily angered but the dog whistle for white people is "White woman raped by black male" LOL org just letting them think minorities are getting more than them.

For black people considering the history of this nation obviously the murder of a black man will inflame rage in the black community. They know what they are doing.

Of course the murder of a black man by a white cop will incite rage in the "easily" angered / Sarcasm black community of America. Since cops (and white people in general) have a history in this country of murdering black people and getting away with it. If this is a test by the powers that be they are just exploiting points of pain in that community and rubbing salt in the wound.

…but AGAIN we have hier something different from a racial issue, even if it was sold as such by the media corporations. VC let us remember Boston, just as exemple of police conceit and I think more about Occupy Wall Street, that surely was not a white, purple, blue or pink racial turmoil but an economic/democratic one. O.W.S. perfectly illustrates how the Elite wants the masses power and speach less and how to use the militarized law enforcement police to get this kind of goal and how to scare people who sympathized with this movement away through their media outlets .Do you remember how many US citizens were beaten and went to jail during the demonstrations? …and how TV (sadistically ) loved to let us watch it on TV screen Ferguson was anoter ""experiment" to test the logistics of society oppression or maybe it is just a fase in an… Read more »

APPLAUSE.

Lick the hand that allows you to live "Cold Truth", you are nothing but a slave. Since you work for the State and toward its ends, you believe you have nothing to fear. History exposes you for the deluded wretch that you are, and I can only surmise that you frequent a site like VC to foment doubt. Well played, Wormwood… not.

NEWS FLASH!

Name a race that has not been enslaved since the dawn of man?

Can't do it.

Truth is stranger than fiction that when you pull the curtain you find different representatives of each race.

I guess the UN is still disunited.

Solution: Let us treat one another with dignity, humility, love etc

Funny in the 21st century whereby corporate oligopoly is going on and employees gain scrap while the presidente of the fortune 500 company balling like Cinderella. New Slaves stuff.

"Name a race that has not been enslaved since the dawn of man?"
And you actually think you're "awake"?

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Unfortunately Americans have no right to complain about militarisation of the Police. Why you ask?

Because you can walk into a store and buy a gun. Remember, the Police have to be a step ahead of the general public (how else would they 'protect and serve'?). It is legal to own a firearm in America and that is why your police force is becoming more and more like the Army.

In Britain, 2011 riots, there were no armed police officers, not one. Those riots were far worse than what is going on in Ferguson now.

I have no sympathy unfortunately. Give up your right to bear arms and the country will improve.

just because you haven't needed your guns yet doesn't mean you won't wish you had them in the future. the nail in the coffin for world freedom will be when Americans are parted from their guns because who will stand then for a nation enslaved? the military is not the guardian. the UN? research Agenda 21. sovereignty is at stake, on all levels. instead, i fear guns in the hands of those who take my money and buy them for themselves to use in defense of taking my money for their own end by threat of jail or worse. looks like a moral high-ground now to wish guns away, but only time will tell. that said, i detest thug or any cultural violence or entertainment in any medium. i also believe it is being used to hasten the "need" to strip Americans of gun rights. i don't love guns, but… Read more »

Hmm, so it's the registered gun owner who identified themselves by buying guns that are the problem?? They are the ones shooting up police and neighborhoods? Not the gangs and refuse stealing stuff and terrorizing, and would never be caught dead buying legal arms? What were your stastistics and studies on this again?____

Let's all consider that the "powers that be (collapsing)" might have realized the true, powerful, loving – and f**cking SMART – community blooming here on VC and is infiltrating the comments with inflammatory, racist, reactionary and OBVIOUS shill/mole posting. I encourage the perceptive and savvy commenters on VC to type thoughtful, intelligent and measured responses that reflect our high level of knowledge and insight. This kind of mindset is difficult to imitate or destabilize by the (possibly posting) reptilian slobs at the NSA, CIA, and other three letter fascist tax-fed mental slavery societies. As Corporal Hicks says in "Aliens": "Stay frosty" citizens of VC.

SUPER.

we tried to tell you for the last 30 yrs that this war on drugs thing was an excuse. You told us we had on tin foil hats. Well look who's the DA now.

oh yeah.

So the autopsy revealed that Mike Brown was shot 6 times in the front including 4 in the right arm and 2 in the head. This is consistent with the audio recording which a witness stated that Mike Brown charged the police officer which would explain the bullet on the top of the head. Of course Mr Brown's family says the bullet on the top of the head was him surrendering. Unfortunately there is no direct footage of what happened. As more evidence is revealed, hopefully the truth will come out. But what if the truth is not what President Obama, the protesters and Mr Brown's family want to hear? What if the officer only shot him because he was charging him? Its interesting as that Trayvon Martin case was during election year 2012 and this case is during election year 2014 just as some black people were starting to… Read more »
"So the autopsy revealed that Mike Brown was shot 6 times in the front including 4 in the right arm and 2 in the head. This is consistent with the audio recording which a witness stated that Mike Brown charged the police officer which would explain the bullet on the top of the head. " What audio recording are you referencing? All of the eye witness accounts I've listened to have stated that Mike Brown was on his knees. If he was "charging" the officer I imagine the shots wouldn't have been concentrated to the left side of his body, only. "Of course Mr Brown's family says the bullet on the top of the head was him surrendering. " I am almost positive the corner said this, not the family. Various eye witnesses said this as well. "As more evidence is revealed, hopefully the truth will come out. " This… Read more »

ding ding ding!

"Its interesting as that Trayvon Martin case was during election year 2012
and this case is during election year 2014 just as some black people were starting to turn away from Obama."

just because someone looks like you doesn't mean they want what is best for you. ask the slaves who were sold into slavery by elitist African slaveholders/traders/trackers just before they got loaded onto the European ships…

I agree, I suspect the first rounds that struck him, may have caused him to stumble, as he advanced, and the later rounds would then impact his head. My further hypothesis would be that as his torso was struck, he may have put his arms in front of his chest. (but the officer could also just have been shooting a little off target.)

There are lots of weird angles involved when multiple bullets strike a moving and perhaps failing about target. Additionally, while I'm sure they attempt to train, in general, there are lots of police shootings where the officer under the adrenaline rush, shoots more than they even realize.

He was shot on the inside of his arms. The pictures were anatomically correct. Consistent with him surrendering in the hands up position, or running away. As he was grazed. I see no one listened to the medical examiner's full report.

Had the community protested peacefully, I don't believe the police would have taken the measures mentioned in the story. It is tragic that a young life is lost, and I hope justice is served need be it. But keep in mind, the media LOVES to stir the pot. There are two sides of the story and the news will favor what's more 'newsworthy'. This predominately black community is so outraged, but all they're doing by looting and vandalism is making the situation worse. Why destroy your own community? What's the point in it? You're trying to fight the stereotype but you're only proving it to be true. Use your passion to make what's right, and truly rise up for your cause.

They aren't trying to fight the "stereotype" they are trying to fight for the rights they should have been GIVEN as born Americans! The right NOT to be murdered in the streets like dogs! They can't make it "right" because they aren't in control of the laws! Don't you get it?!?

some people are making money and gaining power through this situation. the question we must ask is, "who?"

I'm just afraid that one day I'll wake up to some SWAT/ military Humvee pointing a 50cal cannon at my neighbors house, yelling at him through a microphone to come out with his hands up because he posted a blog the day earlier about how its not right that the Obama administration forced the American people to elect them for a third term. Making him president for LIFE!!

Order Ab Chao is all I need to say…….

Definitely!

Victimizing the thugs, Trayvon reloaded, demonizing the white race, Libtard biased media. Educate urself and dont believe the official bullshit. Where was the outrage when baby Antonio Santiago was murdered? Where is the outrage when countless Blacks kill their own folk on a daily basis? Where is the outrage when Black Panthers who practically own the South of the United States of Jewmerica, loot, steal, kill, ask for protection taxes, kidnap and so on? Again educate urself and if u think segregation is bad, think again.

DON'T FEED THE TROLL.

Obviously, planted here to distract us with this asinine illogical "bait" post.

She's like that in every post.

As if derailing you from working for the order means anything.

Calm down, Christinne. Slowdown a lil bit. I agree with you in some parts, but not all points that you mentioned. What happens when you have a State which institutionalizes racism and militarize the Police force? Yes the black community is divided, no – the Black Panthers have no power anymore – they were coopted by the State. The State corrupts, the state divides the comunity, and they want the blacks to be divided too, so they can control them more easily, as all the 99% mass of people that doesn't count for the "elite". As everyone on this site knows, the objective is – ORDO AB CHAOS. So obvious. They want everybody to be most divided as possible, and they're succeeding. The culture of stereotypes is ruling. And you fell for this. To think that segregation is a solution is like thinking that you can cure a headache with… Read more »

Okay, to all arguing about what racism is and who did wrong, just stop arguing. Who cares who did what, that was the past .What matters is the now, you see someone being racist ignore them, be the bigger person. They'll realize how stupid they're views are when they realize no body cares what they think. Besides placing blame, is only helping the elites obtain what they wanted in the first place "To divide and conquer".

Grow up all of you!
With your "my team is better than your team", schoolyard nonsense.
While you are all busy giving each other bloody noses, those who have organised the game plot your demise

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prison riots in the Panopticon anybody?

Black President, assassinated by a white man.. What do you think? Should kick off a pretty intense civil/race war right?

And wtf are you saying exactly coward? I'm black and Cherokee Indian. I've been immersed in all different cultures. I voted for Obama. I'm disappointed in his playsko leadership skills. People are human humans are us. There is only one way to save what little freedom we have left… Unity. There is a god and he is lighting the lanterns in our heart and preparing us. I'm awake….are you? If not wtf up! Our leaders are liars and corrupt wtf are you going to do about it? Watch like your watching a movie? Your ……in …….the …. Effin movie ……not in the audience. Angels love light prosperity protection guidance strength wisdom kindness sincerity ……….

If this was all about race, there wouldn't be white people posting on VC because we'd have nothing to worry about. But we are worried, because they're coming for me, just the same as they're coming for you.

unity in enslavement is the hard road, hope we make a better choice, Michael.

It would appear (note I said "appear") that Lucy is correct. The strong arm robbery of a box of cigars show Mike Brown to be more than a garden variety shoplifter. The store owner was much smaller and the physical force used on him is a form of terrorism, just as if the Mafia had come in demanding racket money. Now it comes out that a person videoing the aftermath of the shooting catches a black man talking in the background describing brown coming at the officer who had drawn his weapon. I would not hesitate to say that if I scuffled with suspects in a strong arm robbery, then they run and then one of them turns and charges me, I would also discharge my weapon. Brown was unarmed, yes, but if the bullets are not in the back, then it does not matter. Wait for the truth to… Read more »

America is under the divine chastisement of God. Watch the weather people it is going to get worse. There are earthquakes coming that will destroy cities and states, All i can say is strive to live righteous and pray that God will protect you.

Does seem like another beta-test.

But I have to ask…why must looting go one when protesting an injustice?
It really takes the wind out of the protest efforts and looks like just an opportunity to steal.

I feel for the store owners.

I've been keeping up with this event since day 1. The locals say that the QT and other stores that were looted the night following the murder of Mike Brown were encouraged by the police.. They stood by and let it happen.

I imagine they did that to undermine the grievances of the non-looting citizens of Ferguson.

So that easily distracted Americans could go: "See Mike Brown deserved to be killed because he came from a community of looters" or some other such none sense. That's hard for many to believe since they want to believe "blacks are inherently more prone to crime".

Some of the looters took things like milk to pour in the eyes of the ones who got teargassed.

Not sure that the stolen weaves helped with the tear gas.

Because that's what ignorant unstudied indigent people do. The world looks on in important matters and times such as these, what do blacks do??? They keep pulling down their collective pants and doing the jig and figuratively showing off the cracks of their ANUbiS.

Is there no end?
Yep!!!!!

The King Alfred Plan…read it and be aware and warned too all who considered to be minorities.

When will you white Americans let go of your "brain washing" and get the sleep out of your eyes. You hate black Americans because you were trained to. Stop being tools for the elites to be used to terrorize and dehumanize your fellow Americans. You have a choice.

I don't understand all the racist comments on here such as yours….all it does is spread more anger and hatred with others. It is people like you that contribute to the problems of society. If you can't say something non-offensive and try to be respectful, don't post anything at all. It just shows how dumbed down and ignorant America has become.

many of the looters weren't local, they're from Chicago, brought in to disrupt

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Weaves were looted from the Beauty Supply store. Not sure how that helps promote social justice either,

FOR ANY PROTESTERS THAT MAY READ THIS, KNOW THIS; IF YOU EVER COME INTO CONFRONTATION WITH THE POLICE AND THEY WANT YOU TO DISPERSE, START SINGING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM. IF THEY ATTACK A CROWD OF PEACEFUL PROTESTERS SINGING THEIR NATION'S ANTHEM, IT WILL BECOME OBVIOUS AND UNDENIABLE WHO THE REAL TERRORISTS.

love the divergent thinking, Reed.

Singing an anthem and enforcing the Constitution are two different things. You may get shot protesting but you can't be shot in a court of Law, enforcing the Constitution.

Co-signing can be dangerous to ones health.

That's really damn clever 🙂

Good Idea!

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