The Ferguson story continues...
Last night, the Missouri National Guard arrived in Ferguson, but they were apparently under orders to keep a low profile rather than actually, you know, stop the looting and rioting. That was left to the hapless police. It's almost sad to listen to the change in tone from Captain Ron Johnson, the black Highway Patrol officer who was brought in to command the security detachment and who lives locally.
He's gone from talking about how he's a part of the community (he lives locally) and saying the protests are oh so righteous to sheer disgust. Johnson said bottles and Molotov cocktails were thrown from the crowd at the police and that some officers had come under heavy gunfire. At least two people were shot and 31 were arrested, while four officers were injured by rocks or bottles.
“It has to stop,” Johnson told CNN.” I don’t want anybody to get hurt. We have to find a way to stop it.”
There is a way to stop it, and quickly, but Democrat Governor Jay Nixon certainly isn't going to authorize it. Instead, the cops and National guard will stay low profile and basically allow the party to continue as long as it's relatively confined - an absolutely horrible and racist decision victimizing the law abiding citizens and property owners of Fergusan
Meanwhile, Captain Johnson advised protestors to vacate the streets before sundown because, as he genteelly put it, there's “a dangerous dynamic in the night.”
Yes, there sure is.
One looter who came out of a QuikTrip told The Washington Post that he was proud of what he was doing.
“I’m proud of us. We deserve this, and this is what’s supposed to happen when there’s injustice in your community,” DeAndre Smith told The Post. “St. Louis ****ing not going to take this anymore.”
Or, as one policemen quoted by the St. Louis Post Dispatch called it “looting tourism.”
“It’s like they are spending their gas money to come down here and steal,” the officer told The Post.
Looting - the new Federal entitlement!
Today, the injuries to Officer Darren Wilson were announced and they back up his version of events. He sustained a fractured orbital socket at the hands of Michael Brown, the 'gentle giant' who struck Wilson, pushed him back into his police SUV and tried to take his weapon. Essentially this means Wilson's eye socket was smashed.The injuries were confirmed by a source within the Prosecuting Attorney’s office and confirmed by the St. Louis County Police. The sample below gives you an idea of what I'm talking about.
While the feds are conducting their own, independent investigation, the state and county police are presenting all the evidence they have to to a St. Louis County grand jury,which will determine whether Darren Wilson should be indicted.
Part of that evidence will undoubtedly be this. courtesy of St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Christine Byers:
Police sources tell me more than a dozen witnesses have corroborated cop's version of events in shooting #Ferguson
It will be interesting to see if Wilson is indicted simply for the politics, as George Zimmerman was. If he is, I imagine most of the witnesses who gave police statements favoring the police officer's side of it will recant their statements...community pressure, you know. Even the Pakistani convenience store clerk victimized by Brown in that strong arm robbery that proceeded his interaction with officer Williams reportedly begged reporters to include in their stories that it wasn't him who called police, but a bystander who witnessed it. The jury will also be a factor, which is why if Wilson is indicted, he will probably ask for a change of venue.
Of course if he isn't indicted, expect the feds to arraign him on civil rights charges, which should clue you in on what this is really all about...the Obama Administration using racial politics to try and get as massive a black turnout as possible so that the Democrats can hold the senate.
Michael Brown's life or death means absolutely nothing to the Obama regime, except as a tool. Never let a good crisis go to waste.