So I know we’re all excited for Nicki’s video but this happening in Ferguson.
The protests were peaceful and the police had taken down barricades and we’re off to the side protecting businesses and now outta nowhere people are being arrested and I don’t understand like there was almost a peaceful nice
There were some white anarchists from Wicker Park (very hipster neighborhood) trying to take over the chants and whatnot. There were quite a few different fringe groups basically out there to try to convince younger black guys to sacrifice themselves to prove their agenda. It was nuts.
Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder (R) on Tuesday called for Gov. Jay Nixon (D) to reinstate the curfew in Ferguson to allow the justice system — which he said was a product of “Anglo-American civilization” — to do its job.
Following Monday night’s clashes with police in the wake of the death of slain teen Michael Brown, Kindler told MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow that Nixon had been wrong to end the curfew in Ferguson.
"I don’t understand an argument for not reinstating it," he insisted. "I don’t understand that. I’m not trying to be overtly political. I am saying, the people of Ferguson, the people of the state of Missouri are crying out for leadership."
Before Farrow ended the interview, he asked the lieutenant governor if he agreed with Ferguson Mayor James Knowles that “the perspective of all residents” was that there was no “racial divide” in the city.
Kinder said there was “no question” that race was playing a role in what was happening in Ferguson. "We do not do justice in America in the streets though," he argued. "We have legal processes that are set in motion, that are designed after centuries of Anglo-American jurisprudence tradition, they’re designed to protect the rights and liberties of everyone involved."
"That includes the Brown family, for justice for them and for the community. It also includes the officer who has not yet been charged," he added. "Our constitutional and our Bill of Rights protections have to be followed here, and we do not do justice in the streets."
"That’s one of the great advances of Anglo-American civilization, is that that we do not have politicized trials. We let the justice system work it out."
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They were in the neighborhood when SWAT was blanket-teargassing the area. If they saw someone, they fired canisters directly at that person. If they didn’t see anybody, they fired cans on their lawn instead.
This happened shortly after police pushed all media out of the area, including Amnesty International observers.
I just got back from #Ferguson, where they issued a state of emergency and curfew to give cover to a crackdown. A quote from a young man I met during a march this evening:
"That cop’s in hiding, but he’s freer than we are. We’re protesting, but we ain’t free."
If the cops really wanted to avoid confrontation tonight, all they had to do was arrest the cop they know killed #MikeBrown. Instead, they ignored community demands, trampled on people’s rights, and unleashed more violence.
As another protester said to me:
“I’ve been out here the last three days, and it’s always peaceful until the cops show up. You saw it back there, we’re grilling, people having a good time, talking, building community. It’s the police. They’re the ones causing the violence. Thursday they didn’t come out and nothing happened….I heard about the curfew, but I’m not leaving. They can’t tell me to go inside and then shoot tear gas at us while we’re on our front lawns. So I’m staying out. If they want war, they can have it.”
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