Monday, August 18, 2014
Interesting Ferguson Riot Developments
I almost missed all the fun last night from yet another episode of the Ferguson riots. Actually my neck was stiff from chopping Tomatoes all afternoon and because I was away from the computer a lot I missed a few signs that should have tipped me off that things were going to get a bit busy.
For one thing after the autopsy hit the main stream the liberal/Multi-Cult trolls were out in full force on the message boards in complete denial. It isn't like the fact that there were no bullet wounds on Michael Brown's back hasn't been obvious from the start but as with the rest of their ilk facts, even visual ones, mean nothing.
Anyway I just happened to click on one of the live feed links around 9:00 pm or so and catch the first part of the police advancing on the McD's were the employees had barricaded themselves into the store room and called 911.
I then began clicking on Livestream feeds and at one point had four running as I flipped back and forth.
It's getting harder and harder to find any journalist types that can mange to get around the cops and onto the rioters side of things. Most eventually get picked up or caught and made to go into the "safe" area which might as well be on the Moon for all you can see. However there are still a couple that try.
For the first time last night I began to see some actual cooperation among the rioters. At one point a couple of them began laying a line of concrete blocks across the street. I guess it was an attempt to stop the vehicles from going over them but wouldn't have worked against the MRAP vehicles. Still it's a start.
After the initial police strike on the McDonalds things appeared to break down into scattered groups running every which way. At this point the Police really lost the initiative because they hit from one direction and did not have any enveloping forces in place. If the rioters had any kind of command and control structure they could have done some serious damage but the scattered groups appeared to have little motivation.
I followed various livestreamers who had become separated from their partners and wandered all about talking to each other trying to find their teams. It was mostly little White Liberal girls who were lost which I thought was a recipe for some serious diversity issues but it later made for some comical police interaction I will get to here in a bit.
Some few rioters figured out their advantage and began randomly selecting businesses to vandalize, loot or burn over a much wider area than they have done so far. Reports of incidents and shots fired began coming over the scanner left and right. The cops were now broke down into scattered groups with many of them standing around doing nothing.
At this point I started following the Vice News girls as they wandered about in the dark trying to find some action. They never really found any but eventually ran into some police and began attempting to distract the men from their job. While I must say the Police guys did do a good job of deflecting the girls attempts at interviewing them they failed miserably when it came to AO security. In every case when a Male journalist was confronted by the police it was strictly business and absolutely not one word of help or a question answered. The cops checked all Male journalist for ID and if they didn't have a card they were told to leave and if it was after the curfew they told go away or be arrested.
Not so these little girls however. The cops gave em candy. I kid you the Fuck not they gave em candy and water and left their post to personally escort them to the "safe" zone even though it was after the curfew time. I watched 30 minutes of idle chit chat as these guys chatted these girls up and completely ignored their surroundings. Of course the girls were egging this on quite adeptly I might add. The cops never checked ID, no threats, no pertinent questions, nothing. Even the viewer comments during this period were a riot in and of themselves with lots of /eyerolling and comments about dumb cops going to get their buddies killed.
It kinda reminded me of that old Chemical Brother's Video "Out of Control".
After that all of the livestream feeds I could find were now safely pushed into the safe zone up by the command center. Some protestors attempted to march onto the command center area but were pushed back by a squad of cops with smoke and gas. Reports were still coming in about shots fired and some looting but there was nothing to see only random tweets so I called it a night.
Now that the Mo National Guard is being called in the rioters have lost their chance with superior numbers I imagine but we will see. AT least last night was good for a few laughs and a learning experience.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!