Well that, a thunderstorm, and fewer places left to loot. At some point even the short attention span Obama voters tire out and have to go home.
Six arrests were made by officers patrolling the streets of Ferguson late Wednesday and early today, Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ronald S. Johnson said.
Speaking at a brief press conference at 1:30 a.m., he said the protests now in their 11 night were fairly calm although an officer was hit by a bottle at one point. He said the officer was uninjured.
Johnson credited the officers as well as the “law-abiding men and women and teenagers of Ferguson” and the large contingent of clergy and church elders who came to the streets Wednesday night for keeping the protest in check.
He also said the protesters were a quieter group. “We didn’t have as many of the agitators,” Johnson said.
He said no fires were set, no one was shot and no guns were confiscated. The officers did not use smoke, tear gas or pepper spray on anyone, unlike in some past nights when the protests turned violent.
Johnson did not detail the charges in all of the arrests, but he said some were for failure to disperse.
Johnson, who is leading the security contingent, also credited the visit on Wednesday by Attorney General Eric Holder for helping lessen the tension on the streets. He said he believed the visit “let the community know their voices were heard.”
Meanwhile, we also learned the ‘Gentle Giant’ Mike Brown bashed in the face of Officer Darren Wilson before Wilson used self-defense to put him down. And in an act of disgusting yellow journalism, the local St. Louis paper though it would be a good idea to dig back three decades into the family history of Officer Wilson, making sure to name names. Great stuff, folks. Now if only they’d look into the history of Brown and his family. You know, out of justice and fairness and all that.