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#Ferguson is a no-win for the police

#Ferguson is a no-win for the police

Fanning the flames of mistrust

Ferguson is falling apart again, and the police are once again in the crosshairs. Officials are still trying to calm things down in the wake of the targeted shooting of two police officers tasked with supervising a protest earlier this week.

Here’s how the AP covered the shooting:

The officers were quickly released from the hospital, but St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said they could have easily been killed and called the attack “an ambush.” Several people were taken in for questioning after a SWAT team converged on a Ferguson home near the shooting site, but they were later released, and no arrests were made.

The shootings marked the first time in eight months of tension in Ferguson that officers were shot at a protest, and the bloodshed threatened to inflame the already fraught relationship between police and protesters just as the city seeks reforms in the wake of a withering Justice Department report on racial bias in its law-enforcement practices.

The attack also seemed to create another layer of race-related mistrust after a week in which an unarmed young black man was killed by a white officer in Madison, Wisconsin, and a University of Oklahoma fraternity chapter was thrown off campus after a video surfaced showing members singing a racist chant.

I’m not entirely sure where a group of racist twenty-something idiots comes into a discussion about police officers getting shot and/or using deadly force to protect themselves, but hey, might as well drag everything into the pot while the fire’s hot.

MSNBC’s Ed Schultz isn’t helping, either. On Monday, he suggested disarming the Ferguson PD entirely, and today, he asked whether or not police really needed to be at these protests to begin with.

Because they’re so peaceful. No, really.

Peaceful protesters—nay, pilgrims—on a journey toward social justice and equality for all. At least, that’s how Barack Obama would like to paint what’s going on.

Unacceptable, yes; but the “path to justice” the President mentions in his tweet (it was him…he signs his with “-bo”) is no such thing. This Administration, and its surrogates, have made it abundantly clear that their goal is to saturate the narrative with the idea that, although the police aren’t always to blame (as was in the case of Darren Wilson,) this country still has a “systemic problem” with racism and the police. Justice in Ferguson doesn’t mean a jury verdict—it means a catharsis for the professional race hustlers who have spent months licking Eric Holder’s hand.

Look at this press release from the DOJ:

He talks about cross-country reforms and peaceful protesters, but the most successful (read: the most media-friendly) protests have been neither peaceful, nor a path to reform. Peaceful protests have and do exist, but the totality of the reaction to what happened in Ferguson and New York has not been peaceful; it has been destructive and disruptive.

The White House and the DOJ may condemn what happened to these two officers, but that hasn’t stopped them from throwing bones to the people who helped make it happen. Right now, police all across the country are in a no-win situation, and by the looks of things, it’s the goal of the media and the Administration to keep it that way.

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The cops should withdraw from Ferguson and let the people police themselves.

    rinardman in reply to myiq2xu. | March 12, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    I’ve had that thought, as well.

    At least, all of the white police officers should withdraw to white neighborhoods only. Let the black officers patrol the black neighborhoods. Call it something like “separate, but equal, policing”.

    Separate, but equal…where have I heard that before? <sarc

    MattMusson in reply to myiq2xu. | March 13, 2015 at 9:02 am

    Why would anyone want to remain on the force there? It is time for a comprehensive case of the Blue Flu. They all need to call in sick for 3 days.

    kevino in reply to myiq2xu. | March 13, 2015 at 11:17 am

    I agree. If I were a cop working there, I’d be interviewing for a job anywhere else. Why would you want to put your life n the line for a “community” that won’t back you up. If the “community” cared, they would be running the instigators and trouble makers out of town.

    It wouldn’t surprise me if the PD had to appeal to the state because they can’t get decent cops to work thee.

All businesses need to pull out of Ferguson. Let the ferals provide for themselves.

Ed Schulz wants the Ferguson PD to carry only nightsticks and “the authority to arrest”. I’ll bet that will calm things down make the gang-bangers leave their own guns at home and stop looting, robbing, and rioting.

And the Easter Bunny, with the assistance of the Tooth Fairy, will usher in The Age of Aquarius and Ferguson will rejoice in harmony and understanding.

    eMVeeH in reply to Walker Evans. | March 13, 2015 at 5:34 am

    Hear! Hear! It would be quite a sight to see that talking canned ham walk the streets of Ferguson without his body guards or his “fame” for protection.
    Not holding my breath.

Two really tough but true observations…

1. both Holder and Obama KNEW about the actual facts of the Brown shooting within no more than a few days of the event. They COULD have made statements that calmed the situation without harming the due process already entrained. They COULD have said, “Hands Up; Don’t Shoot” was empty and stupid. They CHOSE to do the opposite.

2. Obama KNEW that he had signaled to Central American parents that their children could…even possibly…be welcomed to the US. He KNEW they were on trains, trucks, buses and foot trying to reach here. He KNEW some were dying. He CHOSE to suck his teeth for WEEKS while brown children were being killed, raped, tortured, etc.

Now THOSE are factual statements. And they are hard things to embrace.

But you have to if you live in Realville.

    Henry Hawkins in reply to Ragspierre. | March 13, 2015 at 10:51 am

    1. A crisis is a terrible thing to waste.

    2. A crisis is a terrible thing to waste.

    If it can be co-opted in service to The Agenda, it will be co-opted to the service of The Agenda.

    Deodorant in reply to Ragspierre. | March 13, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    1. both Holder and Obama KNEW about the abuse of power in furguson and the surronding towns within a few days of the event. They COULD have made statements that they were going to address the inequities there and everywhere they occur. But you, and those of your ilk, would have done everything in your power to obstruct that.

    2. When Henry Louis Gates was arrested at his own home, Obama knew right away that Gates would not have been treated that way if he had been white. It was quickly established that Gates did not commit a B&E, but he was arrested anyway. When Obama initially sided with Gates, conservatives became apopletic. Yeah, it is always so simple to the simple-minded.

      Ragspierre in reply to Deodorant. | March 13, 2015 at 8:29 pm

      1. IFFFFFF there was “abuse”, that is a local issue. You really have no concept of how civics works. I mean…at all.

      2. You are simply a race-obsessed bung-sucker for your Collective. ANYBODY who acted like Gates did would have…and should have…been arrested. But you’ll tell any lie in pursuit of being the tool you show yourself to be.

      AND…

      Can’t deal with unpleasant facts, I see. Again.

Hitler would be proud of Obama. Maybe they’ll meet in hell.

When the shots were fired, several protesters immediately ran into the Police Dept, looking for protection. They should have encountered a locked door.

The only intelligent solution for the cops of Ferguson is to resign en masse and find new jobs. Let the animals in the zoo protect themselves. Of course the normal citizens will be left to the mercy of the gangs and the feral locals but why would anyone risk their lives knowing that you are a target just because of the uniform. It’s sort of like a hazard waste site that is too expensive to clean up. You have to just walk away and fence it in.

The solution is simple–put 20 foot stone walls around the Bantustans, and let the People of Diversity™ and the Sons of Obama™ police themselves. supply weapons, ammo, and drugs over the walls until the problem solves itself.

    Gremlin1974 in reply to raven397. | March 13, 2015 at 1:39 am

    Agreed, I always thought that the fact that no one took the ideas from “Escape from New York” as serious suggestions showed a lack of foresight.

    It would give the government something to do with all those armored vehicles they are stock piling.

You can’t condemn it after you Just incited it.

Obama’s Justice Department just published a report in which you accused the Ferguson PD of engaging in standardized operating procedures of revenue collection that is par for the course from everywhere from Berkeley California to Washington and the Justice Department, only you Implied that this was a shakedown operation designed to keep the blacks of ferguson subservient because of the racist intentions.

These were your accusations:
“fergusons law enforcement needs are shaped by revenue rather than by public safety needs”

The same could be said about the Justice department and every single jurisdictions in the united states. You just shook down Kim.com for 120 million dollars 2 weeks ago. He wasn’t convicted. You couldn’t even get him legally transferred here. But you took every dime he had.

“A singled missed, late or partial payment of a fine could mean jail time.”

Again, You just described every single law enforcement district in the USA, including the DOJ. HOlder, you don’t call someone when they miss a fine payment! you send out the marshals and you break down their doors with with m-4s and dogs and you haul them back to prison, ever single time.

“Arrest warrants are “almost exclusively” used as threats to push for payments.”

Again, this is SOP. You do not get on the phone and ask convicts to please make a payment Mr. Holder.

“The disproportionate number of arrests, tickets and use of force stemmed from “unlawful bias,” rather than black people committing more crime.”

This is the biggest crock ever dished out by any administration up to and including WMDs.

Young black males ages 10-35 make up 2.7% of the u.s. population, they are about 6-7 million citizens in total, yet they commit an astounding 44-47% of the murderers in any given year in America, >80% of them against their fellow black citizens. All other violent crime is similarly apportioned.
For this reason 75% of every community policing dollar must be spent in black neighborhoods. Cops aren’t sent there because whites want to mess with blacks, or it’s a way to generate revenue.

It’s a money losing proposition. The young male black community commits violent crime at an extremely high rate, in fact an incredibly high compared to any other rate found anywhere in western civilization, they are surrounded by violent cops, and those cops happen to be terrified.
These 6-7 million young black males citizens commit more murders than all the murders committed by the 197.7 million White Americans combined. They also commit about as many felonious murders against law enforcement personnel as all the white people in America. This is why bad things happen. Until we admit this nothing will ever change.

http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-the-u.s.-2011/tables/expanded-homicide-data-table-

You people are liars and deceivers and race baiting crooks and evil evil people and you will pay, in this life or the next.

I agree with Ed Schultz. The Ferguson police department shouldn’t have been out there. An armored battalion should have been.

Now that Holder’s recent report is being looked at closely by those outside his own circle, the conclusions are starting to fall apart. Yet he has no comment.

He had no intention of actually releasing something that would highlight any issues in the town. It was meant as nothing more then to save face after a string of failures related to his high profile firearm’s related cases.

While he managed to detail how the town was functioning, no one from the town itself seemed to ever be interviewed except those that had their livelihood burnt to the ground.

While Holder keeps insinuating that the town’s operation is a failure and must be cleansed, he doesn’t comment on the fact that the Mayor who many with no connection to the town at all claim to be a racist failure is at fault was recently re-elected last November. It sounds like his intent all along was to move into the town and take it over under the umbrella of a Federal agency.

Unfortunately, Holder and his boss are more concerned about the media and building a voting block among the factions that support the violent actions then the people of the town itself who have been thrown under the bus in their efforts to build up their power.

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to rscalzo. | March 13, 2015 at 11:52 pm

    Holder and Obama are black supremacists and will use all means available, some lawful and some not, to impose that condition on America. They want reparations and anti-white apartheid. No white should ever harm a black, no matter how egregious or violently damaging the black conduct is. That’s one reason why Holder is on a gun control rampage. He wants to render law-abiding white citizens defenseless.

    Critical Race Theory 101.

Empress Trudy | March 13, 2015 at 9:24 am

Abolish all local government, PD and municipal services. Place everything under direct Federal control of the DoJ. Suspend all state and local laws and state and local taxation. Put the US army on the streets for local policing duty. And in the longer run, break Ferguson off from the state of Missouri and make it a Federal Protectorate which is governed by a White House appointed Viceroy who has sole authority over all laws and policy.

George Soros spent 33 million last summer to keep the fighting, burning and looting going, and he will probably spend 66 million this summer.

George Soros needs to be stopped.

Glenn Reynolds:

For all the attention the Obama Administration has paid to the Ferguson Police Department, they don’t seem to be doing a very good job with the law enforcement agencies that are actually their responsibility.

Boom.

Henry Hawkins | March 13, 2015 at 10:54 am

Contrived crisis in Ferguson milked dry. Time to sift the news wire for other shootings to exploit.

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