Two Shot After ‘Mostly Peaceful’ Ferguson Protest

Posted by on Aug 10, 2015 at 7:01 am
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Well, it’s been awhile since we’ve had mostly peaceful rioting, but the mobs turn restless observing the one-year anniversary of the thug Michael Brown’s death.

Two people were struck by gunfire during a stand off between riot police and protesters on Sunday night in Ferguson, Missouri, after a day of otherwise peaceful rallies commemorating the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white officer one year ago.

Several volleys of gunshots rang out as police tried to disperse demonstrators blocking traffic and smashing storefront windows along a street that was a flashpoint of last year’s unrest in the St. Louis suburb following the slaying of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

The origin of the gunfire and condition of the two people shot was not immediately known, police said. One of the victims, a black male who looked to be a teenager or young adult, appeared in a Reuters photo to have been badly wounded.

Anniversary commemorations for Brown had begun hours earlier with a peaceful march through the St. Louis suburb after a moment of silence for the teenager, whose death on Aug. 9, 2014, ignited months of demonstrations and a national debate on race and justice.

The scene changed dramatically after dark with dozens of protesters blocking traffic and smashing store windows along West Florissant Avenue, which bore the brunt of last summer’s rioting, chanting “Shut it down” in the midst of a severe thunderstorm.

A phalanx of helmeted police wearing body armor and carrying shields moved in.Protesters briefly fell away before regrouping to confront the line of officers, who ordered them to disperse.

The protesters, locking arms and edging closer to the police cordon, began throwing water bottles and shouting, “We are ready for war!” Both sides held their ground, and police did not move immediately to make any arrests as clergy members and activists circulated between the two sides appealing for calm.

The otherwise peaceful protesters are ready for war.  It’s almost as if they’re ignoring the Democrat frontrunner, who’s also under criminal FBI investigation.


She’s a regular hero of the mostly peaceful. Get the popcorn ready:

By the way, did we mention the activities in Ferguson were mostly peaceful?

A man who fired at police officers was in turn shot by an officer and is in critical condition today, officials said, after mostly peaceful protests on Sunday to observe the anniversary of the killing of Michael Brown.

It’s noted here one of the thugs shot was a friend of the Gentle Giant.

A friend of Michael Brown is in a ‘critical, unstable condition’ after being shot by police when he used a stolen handgun to fire on officers during a protest to mark the one-year anniversary of the 18-year-old’s controversial death.

St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said that plainclothes officers were tracking the man at around 11:15 pm, while several hundred people gathered on West Florissant Street to take part in the demonstration.
He added that the man approached the officers, who were in an unmarked police car and opened fire. The officers returned fire from inside the vehicle. They then pursued the man on foot. The chief said the man again fired on the officers and all four fired back.

The suspect has been identified as 18-year-old Tyrone Harris Junior by his father, who revealed that his son was a ‘real close’ school friend of the late Michael Brown. ‘We think there’s a lot more to this than what’s being said,’ Harris Senior was quoted as saying in local media reports.

Footage shot by protester Tony Rice, who was live-tweeting near a McDonald’s under the Twitter name @search4swag, showed a black man lying face down on the floor with his hands cuffed behind his back and a large blood stain on his torso. Two police officers can be seen standing over him with their guns drawn but do not assist him.

Rice, who was arrested for filming the footage, can be heard saying to the officers repeatedly: ‘Please give him some help! He’s bleeding out man, please give him some help.’

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2 Responses to “Two Shot After ‘Mostly Peaceful’ Ferguson Protest”

  1. Avery Jarhman on 11/11/15 at 3:43 am

    *Take Pride In Parenting; End Child Abuse Neglect*

    How much longer will America ignore the expanding sub-culture of immature American teen girls and young women of African descent who subject their children to *Child Abuse and Neglect* by building families with too many mouths to feed?

    Mouths attached to children who mature into depressed, angry, unpredictable teens and adults resenting their single-mothers for introducing them to a life of pain and struggle, yet want to blame everyone except their moms for depriving them of the opportunity to enjoy and experience a safe, fairly happy American kid childhood.

    I grew up listening to Motown artists praising and adoring women in their songs.

    For more than thirty years a substantial number of American rap performance artists have been characterizing the maternal half of our population as *itches and *hores.

    Why?

    Speaking At The Eulogy For The Honorable Reverend Clementa Pinckney, President Barack Obama said:

    “Perhaps it causes us to examine what we’re doing to cause some of our children to hate.” (Applause.)

    Is this an important question or is it not worth looking into?

    Are we going to address this tough question posed by our president?

    Are we going to take real, tangible action – sincerely and honestly working toward ending the growing National Epidemic of Child Abuse and Neglect that for generations has deprived countless children from experiencing and enjoying a safe, fairly happy American Kid childhood?

    In May of 2015 the NYTimess reported an increase in suicide among young Americans of African descent.

    Why?

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    #EndChildAbuseNeglect
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