In light of the allegedly pending decision by the St. Louis Grand Jury, which will determine the fate of Officer Darren Wilson, consider this police chief’s take on violence in the black community and police response:
That chief of police sure doesn’t pull his punches. It’s about time that law enforcement officers spoke up and spoke out. Particularly apt is the Chief’s comment about how activists value their own First Amendment rights but seem to believe that the same rights don’t apply to their opponents or to the police.
Recently Missouri Governor Jay Nixon assured the public that the police, this time around, will protect property as well as lives, while still “allowing protesters to exercise their constitutional rights.”
It seems these officials got an earful in the “conversations” they held with citizens after the Michael Brown shooting, particularly with regard to ordering the police to “stand down.” That unfortunate response by authorities is examined in depth in a previous post.
Will the police stand down once again? Despite what Nixon, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, MO Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson, and St. Louis City Police Chief Sam Dotson say, it appears they may stand down, at least to some degree.
Yesterday, “protestors” staged a “die-in” and blocked traffic on several streets. A few excerpts from that link: [emphasis added to quotes]
“If we don’t get it, shut it down! If Mike don’t get it, shut it down!” they chanted …
[S]ome pretended to be police officers, who yelled at protestors to “Freeze!” The mock police then started shooting the protestors dead and yelling, “Get a job!” The protestors fell to the ground and played dead, while others came around and outlined them their bodies in chalk. …
University City police officers blocked traffic for the protest and did not intervene. …
At the Skinker and Forest Park intersection, [protestors] formed a barricade of people on the crosswalks and demanded four and a half minutes of silence …
After the moment of silence, the protestors left the street and moved to the sidewalk. St. Louis City police allowed the protest and did not intervene.
“We are here disrupting the natural flow of business,” said Derek Laney, organizer with the Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment. “We want people to understand that as long as we have a climbing pile of dead bodies in our community at the hands of cops, then no one’s going to be comfortable. If we can’t be comfortable in our communities with the knowledge that we’ll be able to come home safe, then other communities don’t get to be comfortable.”
So it seems that the police are allowing, if not actively facilitating, these traffic shutdowns.
It remains to be seen whether this is a precedent. In future, will police allow the Tea Party to disrupt traffic all around the St. Louis area? They will have to allow it, facilitate it even, or else face charges of unequal treatment based upon race and/or political ideology.
Thus, it appears that officials are ordering the police to place the specious “right” of some citizens (to disrupt and make others uncomfortable) above the right of others (to go about their business unimpeded, pursuing their liberty and happiness, without fear).
Under the Constitution, We the People have a right to free speech. We do not have any “right” to disrupt “the natural flow of business” or to deliberately make “other communities” uncomfortable.
That smacks of both racism as well as a “kinder, gentler” form of terrorism. It also sounds like conspiracy, in my opinion, to deprive others of their constitutional rights. Police are supposed to keep the peace.
Instead of being facilitated by the police in their attempts to disrupt and make others uncomfortable, all of them should be arrested. That’s what Rosa Parks and MLK welcomed, as the natural result of their own civil disobedience.
FYI: Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment is among the organizations that regrouped with new names after Congress de-funded their predecessor organization, ACORN. Laney is among the “protestors” who recently disrupted a performance of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. In theory, We the Taxpayers may be funding “protest” activities by these allegedly not-for-profit community organizations.
Some protestors are not promising “peace“:
“We’ve decided not to wait for that [Grand Jury] decision. We’ve decided to get started,” said Rockit Ali, a 22-year-old organizer of Sunday’s demonstration, who marched in a Spider-Man mask.
While Sunday’s event had been planned as a nonviolent action, Ali said that violence could not be ruled out if the grand jury finds Wilson without fault.
“Rioting and looting are the tools of those without a voice. The rioting and looting, while I didn’t participate in it, was necessary. Without it we would not be standing here today,” Ali said. “There is no revolution without violence.”
Now that skates pretty darned close to what sounds like sedition. What would Holder and Obama have done if any Tea Partier openly spoke that way about any perceived necessity for violent revolution? Are we back to the concept of “justifiable looting“?
The day after the mid-term elections, Obama met with “Ferguson protest leaders,” including Al Sharpton:
According to the Rev. Al Sharpton, who has appeared frequently in St. Louis with the Brown family and delivered a speech at Mr. Brown’s funeral, Mr. Obama “was concerned about Ferguson staying on course in terms of pursuing what it was that he knew we were advocating. He said he hopes that we’re doing all we can to keep peace.”
… “What it was that [Obama] knew we were advocating!”
What exactly is it that they are advocating? Disrespect for the rule of law? Disdain for allowing the judicial process to take place? Disregard for the Constitution and for the right to be held “innocent until proved guilty?” Distaste for law enforcement officers? Revolution?
WHY would Obama be “concerned” that these protestors “stay on course?” What course?
We all know that the only job Obama ever really had, if indeed it can be called a “job”, was as a community organizer, just like these rabble-rousing outside agitators who took control of the so-called “peaceful protests” in Ferguson, as well as coordinating similar ginned-up events across the country. What is Obama up to this time?
The “protestors” in St. Louis promise more disruption today. (Can we expect that they applied for and received the required permit to use Shaw Park as a staging ground?)
For how long will these “protestors” be allowed to make “other communities” uncomfortable?
For how long will they be allowed to disrupt the “natural course of business?”
Soon it will be crunch time and we will learn exactly WHOM the police are ordered by politicians to protect and serve: The silent majority (who pay their salaries and who vote) or the vocal minority, led by outside agitators, Al Sharpton, and Obama?
simmers ????? ….. when’s LUNCH!
Disgusting news & MO’…..
take a gander more disgusting drama….beats ON….
AL’s ….. R I O T ….. LIST check it out!
And Al’s “yellow shirts”: http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/11/sharptons-national-action-network-holds-presser-on-plans-following-gj-decision/
The beginnings of Barry’s “civilian army”? Stay the course, Al, stay the course. btw, the leader, GP says, is a felon.
itaintmojo RootinTootinTexan • 3 hours ago
There are times I get so discouraged with what Obama has managed to get away with. But today, which will end darkly with his announcement, I feel hope that Obama has underestimated the greatness of America. I beleive he will fail. I’m not sure how wise it is for me to beleive. But I do.
I hope and pray so.
I am not one prone to conspiracy theory. But…..we shall see.
The Stand, starring Barack Hussein Obama (or whatever the hell his non stage name is) as Randall Flagg.
AMNESTY: NOW! …… PUSH-PUSH ha OBAMA…. nasty BOY!
GERALDO: ABOUT TIME… ….@DRUDGE
Republicans had it coming…
MORE FOREIGN WORKERS LEGALIZED THAN JOBS CREATED…
BUCHANAN: ROGUE PRESIDENT CROSSES HISTORIC LINE…
Sheriffs: ‘Destruction of Democracy’…
PRUDEN: Guarantees HELL….. on border will continue…
SESSIONS: Americans must ‘resist this imperial decree’…
REPORT: Woman With Gun Arrested In Front Of White House…
Did ? BARRY O’ Soebarkah J U S T …”legalize” ….. Him – Self …?
I know Zen , I was thinking the same last night as he wound up his speech with possibly a semblance emotion attached to it. Yeah…is he now a” legitimate” illegal alien citizen???
He’s not legitimate in any sense of the word.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, ~ Mike Brown’s “stepfather” !!!!
Louis Head, ……..was Captured ON Video …… in the moments following the public reading of the Ferguson decision.
Lesley McSpadden’s husband shouted,…. “Burn this b***h down” multiple times in the now viral video.
Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/1637064/michael-browns-church-burned-to-the-ground-pastor-blames-white-supremacists/#3AdZlLrS7YmlDTtq.99
S A R A H ……….
PUSHING ….the BIBLE THUMPERS….. SCRIPTURES !!!! ha
Well yeah, we knew he was going to do that, and this is not the worst he
can do and possibly not the worst he will do.
Let me state that this guy’s ambition is the destruction of the USA,
we kind of know that, all of us. That is my personal opinion.
What might be some other worser actions be that he could take all on his own?
1) Order the EPA to ban all burning of fuel that might cause increased CO2 emissions – that would shut down our energy infrastructure as quick as any North Korean EMP missile.
2) Order the DHS / Immigration departments to offer unlimited lifetime
visas to all Chinese visitors. (Self explanatory)
3) Order the military (he is the commander in chief) to scrap all nuclear warheads immediately and without any negotiation with any other countries.
I think this is doable without any interference from Congress short of Congress ordering a total government shutdown or a military refusal-(coup).
I think if he does all three of those on the same day, either the US will be conquered by enemy countries, aka as russia or china, or there would have to be an emergency impeachment.
There is a fourth emergency remedy – a new constitutional convention, dangerous but maybe it’s time has come, actually enough States have voted for a constitutional convention that it can be called right now.
If a single person in power can grab that much power then maybe his office should be rendered no longer needed in a new Constitution. Obama actually can’t stop this one.
I think it is going to get extremely rough from here on.
The way to fix this is.
Enforce the Laws we already have.
Close those Borders.
Stop the Anchor Babies!!!!
Deport eery Illegal in sight!! 🙂
Come here legally or stay out!!! 🙂
OMG, alfy. I didn’t know that one of the men traded for that traitor was the guy who killed the first American soldier after 911. No wonder Barry wanted to be sure to let him go. btw, Barry let more of them go yesterday. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/11/21/us-announces-release-5-guantanamo-prisoners/
Susan Rice, just exonerated by the House Intel Committee on Benghazi.
I noticed that too Miri. I do think Cibel Edmonds makes some valid points about Nato and all the training of most these terrorists. I find tons of historic data to prove it….the CIA within the CIA. We even train Ho Chi Minh via the OSS . One only has to see a few clips of ISIS training and we should realize where they got there training from……guerrilla tactics courtesy of the US special forces……so wonder what Bergdahl and his Daddy were??????
That goes back a long way in our history. I think their theory is the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Except that somewhere along the line our friends (meaning our employees in these organizations) BECAME our enemies instead of remaining our friends. Turncoats, iow.
Did we ever hear of this dude? It’s odd how things turn up that we missed before. Another person who knew a lot (or must have known a lot) who became conveniently dead at a convenient time:
“Obama’s Jakarta landlord dies of cancer
The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Tue, 11/04/2008 4:20 PM
Tata Abubakar Soerono, owner of the house that U.S. presidential candidate Barrack Obama once called his home in Jakarta, died on Tuesday from prostate cancer.
Slamet Danuaji, a resident and neighbor of Soerono in Menteng, Central Jakarta, said the late Tata had been close with the young boy.
“He treated Obama as if he were his own son,” he said, as quoted by news agency Antara. (And how did that guy know?)
The Obama family rented the house at Jln. (Note that they didn’t say, “the SOETORO FAMILY.”) Taman Amir Hamzah no. 22 from 1969 to 1970. During such a short period, Slamet was also Obama’s friend when both were elementary students. Neighbors said that Soerono and Obama often joked around together.
Soerono, a retired navy officer, passed away at 5:20 a.m. on the way to St. Carolous Hospital in Jakarta.”
Died around the same time as Mad, conveniently. Is this guy featured as a character in that funny movie about Barry’s life–the one where SAD looks like some kind of movie star?
I’m sick to my stomach over recent events. Emperor Obama. Ferguson. The whole shebang. It’s what he wants and he is no doubt reveling in it. Learned helplessness = taught helplessness = submission. Pray as you’ve never prayed before. Someone recently left a rosary on my front door. Along with it was a pamphlet talking about how one of the children who saw the Virgin Mary at Fatima predicted that even the USA would fall to communism, but that it can be prevented if we pray (specifically, in this instance, the rosary). Some interesting things to consider in this article I just found: http://www.traditioninaction.org/HotTopics/g10htSisterLucy_Horvat.htm
No wonder they sent 100 FBI agents to St. Louis.
The fix is in. We’re supposed to believe that there was no wrongdoing involved in Benghazi and this is coming from a HOUSE committee. Hillary, of course, needs to be exonerated in order to run in 2016. On cue. Explain it if you can.
Oh, wow. SUDDENLY, the IRS finds Lois Lerner’s “missing emails.” You know, those ones that were “lost” and couldn’t be recovered. So let’s explain this one, too: They “found” them only after spending months looking through all of them and carefully editing them and/or purging any that will be a “smoking gun.” OR ELSE, it simply took them this long to make up some 30,000 emails that they will present to us as if they’re real, but which will probably contain Lois sending birthday greetings to friends and family and sharing recipes. Who believes that whatever they turn over will INCLUDE any emails that indict her for what everybody knows is true?
At least this: Sheriff Joe, one of the remaining patriots in this country, is suing Obama over his illegal amnesty. btw, thought you’d get a kick out of this: My local TV news said that Obama went to Vegas to sign his executive order “making it the law of the land.” HOW IRONIC IS THAT? I’m sure the talking points were passed out. This is exactly the same thing they say about Obamacare: It’s the “law of the land.” Well, the president does NOT make laws, so it’s impossible for any of his “orders” to be the “law” of the land. But let’s not confuse the media with FACTS, law, and the Constitution. It makes their little heads hurt.
Obama ….. Tells Ferguson …… to ‘Keep Protests Peaceful’ !!!
Sam Frizell @Sam_Frizell ….. 12:13 PM ET
AND WE>>>> ALL KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS<<<<<<!!!!!!! HA
BIG DOUBTS …….it will stay that WAY!!!!!
AmazingGrace6 91p · 1 day ago ….
It’s scorched earth time. We are in grave danger–but Barry is in more danger. Lot’s of lies that have been covered up because of Barry/Valerie rule with an iron fist are about to be ……. EXposed.
Benghazi people will tell all, IRS targeting will be shown to be much worse than reported & involved members of congress plus IRS plus DOJ, ICE and Border Patrol agents get out some truth with leaks which I hope include who & what the brown shirts were and by what authority they were threatening people,
fast & furious papers still to be analyzed, where has all the money gone since Obama has not faced oversight which hopefully Jeff Sessions can start sorting out next year if McC doesn’t replace him with a RINO which was reported last week, possible blackmail of the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court regarding Obamacare, green energy boondoggles &
payoffs to other dem supporters like Mooch’s friend from college getting millions for setting up Obamacare internet site that would never work,
more Gruber news,
Drs. coming forward about patients presenting with Ebola being whisked out in middle of night by CDC, payoffs for Bergdahl against our long standing policy of not paying ransom, there must be a back story on the massive surge of border crossers and I believe it will show orchestrated through WH to overwhelm our systems, the RV-D68 virus tests to prove it came in with migrants because they were shipped in secretly without medical screenings,
the Massive firings of military officers, the nukes that were to be used for nefarious reasons and the heroes that protected us, the muslims brought from Europe with no customs and immigration oversight, the Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of our govt, the evidence Egypt has about administration ties with MB there & payoffs to them through our embassy, Malik Obama’s ties to terrorists and IRS 501c3 clearing in 3 weeks by Lois Lerner signed on a Sunday, the planned Arab Spring initiated by our govt with muslim groups in order to bring about the caliphate, &….
These are just the things that popped into my head & don’t include the Big Kahuna which is Obama is a confirmed fraud with no legal papers to prove WHO HE IS…… . Nancy Pelosi & the democrat party foisted an enemy upon us just to get power & must pay for that treason. Please add to the list because I know it is incomplete. That is the whole point-keep the crimes & scandals coming so fast no one can keep up with all of it.
One more thing is Extortion 17 where so many special forces were killed & then their souls damned to hell by an Iman. There are too many red flags to count in that travesty. We deserve the truth on all these issues.
~ One man, a world of hurt. ~
What an interesting article about Barry’s Indonesian landlord. Good observation about the article’s author calling the Soetoro family the Obama
It is interesting, isn’t it? Link to the comment being referenced: https://wtpotus.wordpress.com/2014/11/17/20814/comment-page-2/#comment-163469
~ Stephan Reuchlein · Top Commenter
Wow, Esquire really has Sold Out & turned into a Tool for Furthering the LIB-eral agenda. This “father” is nothing more than a media wh+re & Esquire F E L L 4 it. He had Nothing to do with Raising this Criminal & now he is Bleeding every second out of H I S 15 minutes of fame.
Shame …. on …U Esquire. !
YEP….I read the dribble -ON….. as he had 4 interviews in 1 DAY!!!
say just what…. ?? really now O’ ESQUIRE is a BIG…. co- yes it is!
John Bernard · Top Commenter · Christian Brothers High School, Sacramento
“Just had a little more weight on him, and most of it was flab.” Michael Brown was 90 lbs. heavier than Officer Wilson…that’s hardly a “little more weight.”
The loss of life is a tragedy but everybody, especially the liberal media pushing their agenda, seems to conveniently forget Michael Brown committed multiple crimes that day and has no one to blame but himself.
The facts were proven which is why the grand jury didn’t indict Darren Wilson.
1. He stole from the convenience store
2. He assaulted the store clerk
3. He assaulted a police officer, punching Wilson in the face
4. He tried to take a police officer’s weapon
These FACTS aren’t open for debate.
These FACTS were corroborated by multiple witnesses, many of them black.
The fact of the matter is Michael Brown was no Gentle Giant as the media portrays him. He was a big strong kid, he was a criminal and there’s strong evidence he had a lengthy juvenile criminal record.
Michael Brown only had to listen to the officer when he was told not to walk down the middle of a road. Instead he disregarded the officer’s command and began using profanity. When confronted by the officer again he brought his sad fate upon himself.
You may not like police, you may not feel they are warranted for questioning you but if you simply do what they ask and let them sort the situation out you will walk away unharmed and alive.
2.b. He assaulted a store clerk of another color and ethnicity, making it a potential hate crime.
He sure got more than his allotted 15 minutes of infamy.