… as they minister to Ferguson police …
Members of the clergy got in the faces of law enforcement officers and offered opportunities for them to do penance. Amazing restraint was demonstrated by these police officers, who were forced to stand there and take this outrageous abuse:
The biggest [demonstration that day] took place outside the Ferguson police station, where about 500 people stood in heavy rain to chant and cheer 100 clergy members who offered themselves for arrest. About a dozen ministers walked toward a police line as a man on a bullhorn said they were offering to hear the confessions of police officers.
That “Moral Monday” event happened nearly a month ago. “Philosopher” Cornel West was arrested. Far from “ministering” to the police officers, these so-called people of God were there to arrogantly taunt them:
According to several reports, members of the clergy approached the police and offered to hear their confessions of guilt for the death of Michael Brown and acts of violence against the public. However, none of the police responded to the offerings and then two people were arrested.
“Though the mood was tense, the arrests were relatively calm as clergy members and others said they wished to meet with Ferguson police officers inside the building, then stepped forward after saying they were prepared to be arrested if they could not,” the New York Times reported.
The Grand Jury is expected to deliver its decision shortly about whether or not to charge Officer Darren Wilson with any (alleged) crime. In preparation, and in yet another outrage, the protesters have arrogantly presented law enforcement commanders in the St. Louis area with a list of demands--their so-called “rules of engagement” for the upcoming demonstrations/protests/riots:
These essentially amount to a set of constraints on police response to the violence expected to result when the grand jury declines to indict Police Officer Darren Wilson for his self-defense shooting of Mike Brown, the 290-pound black adult male who, in what seems like an all too common moment of poor judgment, attacked and tried to kill the police officer.
The “rules” include
- forbidding law enforcement officers from wearing any equipment that is more than what is “minimally” required to ensure their safety;
- forbidding the use of armored vehicles, rubber bullets, rifles, and tear gas;
- forbidding the jamming of the protesters’ cell phones or communication devices;
- forbidding wiretaps on protesters;
- allowing protesters to take over “larger and more disruptive spaces than normally would be tolerated,” and for as long as the protesters want; and
- ordering the police to be “tolerant of more minor lawbreaking,” such as having water bottles thrown at them.
Can you imagine mayors or police commanders meeting withTea Partiers, much less accepting and considering, negotiating about, such a list of demands from them?
Now, considering what happened back in October when CLERGY (alleged clergy) got in the faces of police officers in order to arrogantly offer them a chance to repent, consider this demand from the protesters of police:
Intimidation and harassment of protesters will not be tolerated.
The list goes on to specifically state that publication of protesters’ private information will not be tolerated. Considering that “protesters” obtained and published the private information of the county police chief, including his parents’ personal information, leading to the theft of $16,000 from their bank accounts and numerous other negative happenings, this “demand” is particularly ironic.
To put the icing on the cake, now Ron Davis, a special minion of Eric Holder, at the behest of Barack Obama, is being sent to St. Louis
to host a training session about fair and impartial policing to commanders of local departments, including Ferguson.
The effort is part of the Justice Department’s Collaborative Reform Initiative within the St. Louis County police that started after Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown in August.
That story by Gateway Pundit includes more examples of irony, with regard to protesters’ demands that they not be intimidated or harassed.
The Ferguson mob has been harassing and abusing local police officers for weeks.
One proud protester recorded himself cussing out police and spitting in a “bitch” officer’s face. …
You can hear the “protester” scream, “Suck my d*ck, you cowards!” before he spit on the officer’s face.
The mob was screaming, “F*ck you!” in the background.
The “protester” then posted the abuse online.
The title of the video:
“EVIDENCE!!!!!!!! ” I STRAIGHT SPIT IN THAT CRACKERS FACE”
(Video at the link.)
While we’re talking about ironies, I’ll close with two stories for your consideration:
First, the mother of Michael Brown allegedly assaulted the paternal step-grandmother of Michael Brown, because Mom was upset that Step-Granny was infringing on Mom’s exclusive right to exploit Michael Brown’s death by selling Michael Brown stuff:
According to the newly released Ferguson police report, several people, including Brown`s paternal [step] grandmother, Pearlie Gordon, were selling ‘Justice for Mike Brown merchandise.’
Then at about 1:20 pm, cars pulled up and 20-30 people ‘jumped out’ and ‘rushed them.’ One of those people was Michael Brown`s Mom, Lesley McSpadden, who is quoted yelling, ‘you can`t sell this s%$&.’
The report says Brown`s step-grandma was ‘repeatedly struck in the back of the head by an unknown subject’ and ‘knocked to the ground.’ The report adds that McSpadden ‘then ran up and punched (grandma).’
The report also mentions a witness who shot cell phone video of the entire fight, however police report they haven`t been able to convince that witness to hand over the video.
Their argument was definitely over who can use Brown’s name on merchandise, because the step-grandmother was overheard demanding that her
former daughter-in-law son-in-law’s ex-wife offer proof that she owns exclusive rights to the name. The mob stole the merchandise as well as a case full of money.
Second story: The aforementioned McSpadden leaves for Geneva, Switzerland, on November 11, 2014. She has been invited to speak to the United Nations about police violence.
Updated 11/07/14: Post corrected (in red) to reflect new information about the relationship between the two feuding women. The woman allegedly attacked by Michael Brown’s mother is the mother of Michael Brown’s father’s current wife.