Missouri governor declares state of emergency.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency and has implemented a curfew for residents of Ferguson from midnight to 5am, following late Friday night looting sprees.
However, reports have emerged claiming police were ordered to stand down and allow businesses to be ransacked.
Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson at a news conference Wednesday afternoon.
Police in Ferguson released a video tape allegedly showing slain teen Michael Brown robbing a store even though the Justice Department warned that doing so could inflame racial tensions, CNN is reporting.
Ferguson cops had wanted to release the video on Thursday but held off when federal officials asked them not to release the tape, an unnamed law enforcement official told CNN. That tape allegedly showed Brown stealing cigars from a convenience store before a police officer shot the unarmed 18-year-old in the street last weekend.
Despite holding off Thursday, Ferguson police still decided to release the tape Friday over the Justice Department’s objections, according to CNN.
The Justice Department may have been correct about the effect the tape would have.
After a period of relative calm on Thursday night, protests got ugly again on Friday after police released the tape of Brown and revealed that he was a suspect in a robbery the day he was killed last weekend. Police may have made the situation even worse when they revealed later Friday that the officer who killed Brown did not even know he was a robbery suspect — a detail that suggests the convenience-store tape isn’t relevant to the shooting.
Brown’s family released a statement Friday declaring they were “beyond outraged” at the “character assassination” of their son.
The killing of the unarmed teen in broad daylight on Saturday, Aug. 9 sparked outrage in Ferguson, a city of 21,000 that’s a suburb of St. Louis. The city is 67% black but only three members of the 53-member police force there are African-American. Tensions between the local police and community members have likely been simmering for decades, and they erupted into angry protests after Brown’s death.
Members of the Ferguson police and St. Louis County police responded to those protests with riot gear, tear gas, and police dogs — a display that has started a national conversation about America’s increasingly militarized police forces. Local police were also widely criticized for a lack of transparency about the shooting and for arresting prominent journalists who were covering its aftermath.
A member of the St. Louis County Police Department points his weapon in the direction of a group of protesters in Ferguson, Mo. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014
The situation began to improve, albeit briefly, after the state’s governor, Jay Nixon, relieved local cops Thursday and brought in the state’s highway patrol to police the protests. That patrol was led by Capt. Ron Johnson, an African-American and a native of Ferguson, who encouraged members of the patrol to mingle with protesters.
If you’re an anti-white racist living in the Ferguson, MO area, then you’re getting some great advice on Twitter these days.
Disgruntled agitators whose ancestors might have been enslaved at one time are advising you to take your lawless looting and pillaging to the white neighborhoods, thank you very much.
Let’s just call it “forced reparations.”
Also, it’s payback to the police for shooting and killing an unarmed black teen. After all, what better way to enforce your sense of justice against a police department than by tearing apart an area where white people live?
Here are some choice words, courtesy of the grievance industry:
We’re certain that all of those tweets are from very sensible, voting Republicans.
Unfortunately, the mainstream media simply won’t help these people get the word out that it’s very important to only loot areas where descendents of slave owners live. Some cynics might think that this because the mainstream media doesn’t want to forward a narrative that there actually is such a thing as bitter, harsh, violent anti-white racism. But that’s just silly.
The good news is that Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are on their way to Ferguson. Their presence should definitely nurture the anti-white sentiments that already exist there and create conditions favorable to more looting in white neighborhoods.
Yep, the United States is so racist that Kanye West was able to become a multi-multi millionaire here. He probably does need to travel more to find out how little racism affects success in the United States compared to most of the rest of the world. This reminds me of when Johnny Depp said he and his family were moving to Paris, France because the United States was too violent. Then the reality of Muslim riots in Paris with many cars being burned each night set in. Remember that? Yeah, after a few years Depp moved back to the States. Kanye West leaving the U.S. because it is so racist? The U.S. is so racist that it allows you to come and go as you please on your own private jet Kanye. What an elitist ignoramus.
Recently, rapper and egomaniac Kanye West made headlines after a racist comment was directed at his fiancé Kim Kardashian. The incident led to Kanye punching a teenager in the face.
According to reports, Kim was entering a medical building in California when the teenager called her a “n-word” lover. After being told that he should not use the word, the teenager allegedly threatened to murder Kim.
When Kanye heard of the news, he walked up to the teen and punched him in the face. Now, it appears that the rapper is threatening to leave the United States, claiming that he is dreading explaining to his daughter the negativity in American culture, society, and history.
According to West, “we’ve got enough money to buy our own island or some sh*t. I’ll be damned if I raise my daughter around ignorance and flat-out blatant racism.
Melissa Harris-Perry exemplifies network’s plummeting ratings
by PAUL JOSEPH WATSON | JULY 28, 2014
MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry exemplified why the network’s ratings continue to plunge when she compared opponents of illegal immigration to advocates of race segregation.
During a segment on her Saturday show, the host likened Texas Governor Rick Perry’s decision to send National Guard troops to the border to Arkansas Governor Orval Faubas’ move to use Guard troops to prevent black children from attending Little Rock Central High School, which was racially segregated, in 1957.
“Rick Perry was preceded in his call to send armed troops to confront children by Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus, and he, of course, called the National Guard to stop the Little Rock Nine from their first day of school at Central High,” said Perry.
“The presence of children on buses integrating Boston schools in 1974 didn’t stop white crowds from confronting them with slurs and threats of violence. Nor did it give pause to the adults who hurled objects and insults at 6-year-old Ruby Bridges on the day she became the first African-Americans child to desegregate an elementary school. And so when we look to children seeking safety at our borders and see instead an invasion to be defended against, a contagion to be contained or a drain on resources that we just don’t want to share – that is a side of history on which we are choosing to stand.”
“Not only is Perry’s comparison between Governor Perry and segregationist Orval Faubas highly offensive but it is historically inaccurate,” writes Jeffrey Meyer. “The Arkansas Democrat deployed the National Guard to prevent African-Americans who were citizens of the United States from accessing public schools. In contrast, Governor Rick Perry called on the National Guard to help stop the flood of non-U.S. citizens from entering the country illegally, which is in no way comparable to the treatment of African Americans during the days of segregation.”
This is by no means the first time that Perry has courted controversy by offering views seen as abhorrent by her ideological adversaries. Last year, the host produced a video promo for the network in which she argued that children no longer belong to their parents and are part of the collective community.
Perry’s rhetoric won’t come as a surprise to those who have tracked MSNBC’s continuous use of race-baiting as a means of demonizing conservatives and libertarians.
Last year, MSNBC pundit Michael Eric Dyson, who previously argued that it is impossible for black people to be racist, said that Americans would not understand racism until white kids were being killed in the same numbers as blacks.
The network’s hosts and contributors have routinely argued that vehement criticism of Barack Obama, including use of words like “socialist,” is code for racism.
Perry herself was forced to apologize last year when members of her show panel mocked Mitt Romney and his family for adopting a black baby.
The network’s reliance on such tactics has not abated despite plummeting ratings. Following the release of figures last year that showed MSNBC had lost over half of its viewers in the previous 12 month period, the network lost a further 24% of its audience.
Video Uploader: “Black conservatives are not welcome at the NAACP. In this video, Black conservatives are met with hostility by a member of the NAACP during their annual convention at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The NAACP member confronting the Black conservatives would like them removed from the conference because she doesn’t feel they have a right to voice their opinions which run counter to NAACP Progressive ethos.”
By Joseph R. Carducci
July 23, 2014
Here we go again, folks. This is just another example of how the NAACP and civil rights leaders really don’t care about the people they claim to represent. In fact, this shows just how hypocritical they are and willing to sell out the black community in exchange for a little bit of power, influence, and money.
So, in case you don’t know, the annual NAACP convention is happening in Las Vegas right now. Many of these black leaders have expressed concern about the dwindling African American turnout that seems to be a foregone conclusion in the upcoming November midterm elections. They are afraid this will lead to the expansion of voter identification laws, saying how these types of laws make it harder for their community to actually vote in elections.
The funny thing is that despite all of this concern, black voters turned out in record numbers during the 2012 elections. This helped Barack Obama to maintain control of the White House. Additionally, it is thought this was the first time in American history when black voters actually turned out in a higher rate than white voters. Of course, they also point to the fact that this was a presidential race. Going back to the midterm elections of 2010, we saw blacks voting at a much lower rate and this led to (or so these leaders will argue) the Republicans winning control of the House of Representatives along with many state and local offices.
Current polling data shows that black voters are much less enthusiastic than white voters. This also leads many to think more white and Republican voters are going to turn out. These sheer numbers could mean the Republicans will have a better than average chance at re-taking control of the Senate, while also maintaining (and possibly even extending) their majority in the House.
Obviously, this is an eventuality the NAACP and other black leaders want to avoid. After all, they certainly don’t want their own power and influence to languish under Republican leadership.
Many black leaders have also been arguing that the Republican control of the House and also many positions at the state and local levels, particularly in the south, have already led to a “wave of voter suppression laws” and voter identification rules. Jotaka Eaddy, the NAACP voting rights director, even told a panel that 22 states have passed laws to increase identification requirements before voters are allowed to actually vote.
Now, these very same black leaders are trying to scare their community members into thinking that Republicans are going to stamp out their right to vote. Of course, the best way to fight voter fraud is by increasing the identification requirements, since many times those who vote illegally have very weak or thin documentation. Certainly no one with a valid piece of identification is going to be denied their right to vote, yet this is what the brainiacs in the NAACP would have their members believe.
What has also impressed me about this kind of thing is the sheer lack of faith the NAACP and black leaders seem to express in their own community. They are basically saying they think black people cannot be expected to comply with simple voter identification requirements. How insulting!
What do YOU think? Is the NAACP doing a disservice to their own members? Is their opposition to voter ID laws really just a front for something else? Have many black leaders abdicated their responsibility and are no longer really effective in helping their constituents? Should voter ID laws continue to be implemented?