VIDEO: Speaker Tells Angry St. Louis Crowd To ‘Get On The Jury’ As Racial Tensions Fly

by Christopher White - University of Missouri on August 12, 2014

FERGUSON, Mo. – About 100 protesters gathered Monday afternoon near the Normandy Police Department chanting “no justice, no peace” to denounce the recent shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer, a rowdy crowd that was advised by a speaker to “get on the jury” to help prosecute the alleged crime.

“Everybody is talking about, ‘What can we do? What can we do?’ ” the speaker told the audience. “All I want to say is, how many people … have been on jury duty? One thing we can all do is get on the jury, that will help immensely.”

The advice to the predominantly black crowd was met with applause and cheers. It was one idea among several vocalized at the protest, where speakers also called for a more racially diverse police force, and for “equal justice” for the officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown on Saturday night, prompting riots and unrest in St. Louis.

“No peace, no justice, what that means is that until something happens to that cop, there will not be any peace,”  Randall Young, a Vatterott College student studying to become a HVAC technician at the same school Brown was set to attend, told The College Fix during the protest.

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Talk radio shows in St. Louis on Monday offered wall-to-wall coverage of the shooting, riots, and various protests that cropped up over the last two days, with many already likening the situation to the death of Trayvon Martin and discussions of alleged out-of-control police brutality.

The officer, who has yet to be identified, shot the unarmed Brown numerous times, causing many in Ferguson and St. Louis to equate Brown’s death with the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in 2012. Both black teens were unarmed. Michael Brown’s family on Monday reportedly hired the attorney who represented Trayvon Martin’s family.

The FBI is also probing the incident for civil rights violations. Police have said there was some sort of struggle between the officer and Brown before he was shot and killed. Witnesses have said Brown had his hands raised in surrender when he was fatally shot.

The shooting took place in a predominantly black neighborhood in a town that’s already racially charged, in a larger region sometimes likened to the “Detroit of The Great Plains.”

The daytime streets of St.Louis were largely subdued on Monday, and a sense of exhaustion tinged with anger permeated neighborhoods. Debris and trash from the riots peppered the streets.

The Monday afternoon protest was held in the parking lot of the Murchison Tabernacle Church in Normandy, right across the street from the Normandy Police Department. It attracted dozens of mothers who said their “sons are being killed.”

As a white man walked up to the crowd of protesters, one woman called out: “White boys don’t want to come down here and get hurt.”

Many voiced concern at the protest and on talk radio that although a large part of the St. Loius population is black, that there is “no voice for black people” in the region’s leadership. St. Louis was recently dubbed the sixth most racially segregated city in the country.

Young, the Vatterott College student, voiced sadness and anger over the death of his classmate during the protest.

“I was on the bus passing West Florissant, (the place where Brown was shot and killed). My thought was, what was the boy doing for the cop to shoot him like that? What was running through that cop’s mind?” he said.

Young added that he had a feeling the “candlelight vigil” for Brown would take a turn for the worse. But he added that he approved of the riots, that they will “wake people up.”

College Fix contributor Christopher White is a University of Missouri graduate student and an editorial assistant for The College Fix.

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1 morris berry August 12, 2014 at 7:24 am

Sounds like to me the family hoping to make a little money off this boys death.

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2 Jai Dayal August 12, 2014 at 9:36 am

Ya think?

Trayvon Martin circus all over again, complete with the same scumbag racebaiting lawyer.

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3 SJMWilco August 12, 2014 at 10:17 am

And a brilliant move by the family. Hire a lawyer who has already LOST a case like this one.

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4 David Harrison August 12, 2014 at 11:22 am

I suspect the shyster approached the family.That’s what ambulance chasers do.

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5 Maggie August 12, 2014 at 11:24 am

People (parents) still made money… DOJ still has his job. New BLK Female police chief well I didn’t hear about her losing her job.

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6 italylover2004 August 12, 2014 at 7:32 am

FACTS: – NO one knows for sure what happened. I was not there. I am sure the police car had a camera inside it. Let an investigation take place. If the young man was shot on purpose then justice will be done. However, looting is just an excuse for the neanderthals to steal – and I would guess the looters all have a criminal background – if they are doing this now good guess they have been doing it for a while.

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7 NoBlarney August 12, 2014 at 7:35 am

There is no excuse for looting and destroying a store.

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8 Dave August 12, 2014 at 9:24 am

Their color is their excuse. Make one half of Obama proud BOYS!

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9 nunya August 12, 2014 at 7:47 am

They should have a beer summit with Obammy.

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10 progs_r_morons August 12, 2014 at 7:49 am

I’m sure they riot and protest every time one of the little snowflakes offs one of his fellow neighborhood kids, too.

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11 Rex August 12, 2014 at 7:50 am

I’m sorry, but just like Trayvon, this thug negro already got Justice he deserved…..what racist negro trash want is JUST US!
Trayvon tried to play the knockout “game”(yes it’s a game when blacks try to kill whites) with a “white Hispanic” and got what he deserved….this clown tried to take an officer’s gun and got what he deserved.
How does beating up innocent white folks and stealing liquor and flat screen TVs equate with Justice?
White who vote democrat are voting to be the next victim of negro on white violence.

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12 algonquinmatt August 12, 2014 at 8:02 am

‘As a white man walked up to the crowd of protesters, one woman called out: “White boys don’t want to come down here and get hurt.”’

racist beotch.

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13 Reginald Billingsworth August 12, 2014 at 9:19 am

in all fairness, walking up to a crowd of hostile people isnt a very smart idea.

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14 SeanBusmc . August 12, 2014 at 9:43 am

Its funny, they never pick on white boys, only women and old men and babies

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15 Jaye August 12, 2014 at 11:19 am

This is what is meant by justice.

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16 De'Marquise Elkins August 12, 2014 at 11:51 am

Here is Michael Brown’s rap sheet on casenet. Note that he also has a juvenile criminal record that is sealed:

Description: Burglary – 1st Degree { Felony B RSMo: 569.160 }
Date: 11/02/2013 Code: 1401000
OCN: AJ006207 Arresting Agency: ST ANN PD

Description: Armed Criminal Action { Felony Unclassified RSMo: 571.015 }
Date: 11/02/2013 Code: 3101000
OCN: AJ006207 Arresting Agency: ST ANN PD

Description:
Assault 1st Degree – Serious Physical Injury { Felony A RSMo: 565.050 }
Date: 11/02/2013 Code: 1301100
OCN: AJ006207 Arresting Agency: ST ANN PD

Description: Armed Criminal Action { Felony Unclassified RSMo: 571.015 }
Date: 11/02/2013 Code: 3101000
OCN: AJ006207 Arresting Agency: ST ANN PD

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17 The Path August 12, 2014 at 11:55 am

prepare for deletion, they are deleting anyone who posts this, go figure, couldnt have the truth getting around or anything

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18 FaithWill August 12, 2014 at 3:39 pm

Maybe because this can’t be proven? Or better yet, that expunged juvenile records should not be released? None of that matters though, because unarmed teenagers deserve to be shot and the police are above reproach. It’s not like they beat homeless mentally ill men to death or anything like that.

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19 skittle_eater August 13, 2014 at 11:15 am

I agree with you. He did deserve to be shot.

20 De'Marquise Elkins August 12, 2014 at 12:01 pm

Michael Brown was a member of Vice Lords gang. He was a thug, plain and simple.

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21 jekyllisle August 12, 2014 at 8:07 am

But, but, but, but the police acted stupidly – (Barack Obama, President of the US)

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22 Gibsmedat August 12, 2014 at 8:09 am

Unarmed but tried to arm himself with the cop’s gun.
He was made good, fair and square.

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23 Tyler Durden August 12, 2014 at 8:11 am

These people don’t want justice, they want a lynch mob; which is ironic. Instead of waiting for the FBI to release its findings these people riot and demand “justice” knowing little of what actually occurred. If there was this kind of reaction to youth black on black violence perhaps your community’s wouldn’t be the s-holes they are.

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24 SeanBusmc . August 12, 2014 at 9:44 am

No, they want free stuff daily

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25 SJMWilco August 12, 2014 at 10:18 am

That’s what they mean by “justice”

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26 Tyler Durden August 12, 2014 at 8:20 am

“My thought was, what was the boy doing for the cop to shoot him like that? What was running through that cop’s mind?” he said.”

Likely the thought on his mind was kill or be killed. It’s not this cops job to be beat up, injured, or killed. You fight the police and reach for a cops gun; what do you think is going to happen?

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27 saigon68Petrus Ky August 12, 2014 at 8:44 am

Tratvon Martin’s lawyer is barely literate and can’t grasp anything that doesn’t rhyme. Typical.

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28 stacie1 August 12, 2014 at 11:26 am

He certainly is Not well spoken. Affirmative Action schooling, just like O’bummer.

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29 De'Marquise Elkins August 12, 2014 at 1:41 pm

The same can be said about Chief Keef !

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30 Don Porter August 12, 2014 at 8:45 am

Our Police take too many steroids causing many issues ! Anger poor patience AND exposed to ALL of the VERY BAD/Dangerous situations very difficult combination ! A trigger happy “I can get away with” it is NOT A proper attitude ! Taxpayers are always paying the bill !

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31 Kala August 12, 2014 at 9:27 am

Where did you get any facts to back up what you are saying. Are you inciting riots? I think that is a criminal offense. When the UNC Class President was shot in the face by a shotgun after she was kidnapped by two black men the community of Chapel Hill didn’t riot and loot.

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32 Stephen Schmengle August 12, 2014 at 9:53 am

Or the idiot kid who shot the mothers baby in Beaufort Sc in a stroller as she refused to give the little B–tard money. This current kid in Mo. according to,case watch had 4 other felonies by the tender age of 18! The black community has a much bigger problem as to respect for the law and lawlessness? The bottom line is the little jacks a s s was stealing the cops came he attacked the officer perhaps grabbed for his gun and another one bites the dust! You don’t attack a police officer. They are the fine line that separates us from crap like this and worse. Go hug a cop-your life could depend on them-God bless them!

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33 rell87 August 12, 2014 at 8:50 am

There is no evidence, so far, that the teen tried to grab the cop’s gun.

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34 SeanBusmc . August 12, 2014 at 9:44 am

I believe the cop more than the thug and so will a jury, even with blacks on it

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35 Virginia Mom August 12, 2014 at 8:57 am

Before anyone has given sworn testimony and before any evidence has been presented, the police officer in this case has been convicted. If he is of Caucasian heritage, he will have his life destroyed. Now, think about what that does to future enrollments in law enforcement academies and think about what that does to the communities that rely on heavy police presence to survive. What thinking person would want to risk losing everything by serving in uniform? The reaction of most people is doing more harm than the incident which precipitated it.

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36 Joe Truth August 12, 2014 at 9:09 am

Time for militia/citizen shotgun squads to ride into these areas?

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37 Reginald Billingsworth August 12, 2014 at 9:19 am

They want a more racially diverse police force, yet any minority cop, who grew up in these neighborhoods, wouldn’t be able to work there either or else be seen as a traitor or snitch for doing their job.

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38 Bob Wynne August 12, 2014 at 9:28 am

Would a racially diverse force have helped here? Does anyone know the race of the officer?

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39 Reginald Billingsworth August 12, 2014 at 9:36 am

They’re assuming that white officers enjoy killing black people, and that black on black crime wouldn’t happen.
However,if their logic is that black officers won’t arrest black criminals, then why hire any police at all?

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40 Dave August 12, 2014 at 9:23 am

I thought you had to be literate to be on a jury.

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41 RecoveringLiberal August 12, 2014 at 5:31 pm

Nope. Just be a citizen. But the Obama people are working on that for illegals to get on juries.

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42 Kala August 12, 2014 at 9:23 am

The protestors acted stupidly

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43 dustyjoe August 12, 2014 at 9:25 am

So the riots will ‘wake people up’. Right, wake them up to what the afrikan race is, all about da money.

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44 Demonstrate2Subjugate August 12, 2014 at 1:10 pm

And YOUR stuff!!!!

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45 Brust August 12, 2014 at 9:32 am

How much you wanna bet those fools spent all day trying to track down applications for jury duty?

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46 RecoveringLiberal August 12, 2014 at 5:32 pm

And finding none, because you can’t apply. But in the process they probably did find time to break windows, make huge messes and scrawl graffiti on walls – what they’re good at.

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47 Reginald Billingsworth August 12, 2014 at 9:38 am

The worst part about this, is that all across America, young black men are going to use this as an excuse to not succeed, and will use it to say “whats the point, im a victim, and if thats the case, i mine as well not even try” It reinforces the victim mentality, and whenever the going gets tough, heres my cop-out to why i’m not successful.

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48 SeanBusmc . August 12, 2014 at 9:42 am

No peace/no justice

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49 SeanBusmc . August 12, 2014 at 9:42 am

HE DIN DO NUFFINS, MAH BOYS A GOOD WORD STAH HIP HOPZ BOY

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50 ipgrunt August 12, 2014 at 9:43 am

Ha ha, none of them would qualify to be on the jury. You aren’t allowed to have preconceived notions about the case.

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51 ThatsAblackHoleForSure August 12, 2014 at 1:01 pm

That won’t stop them!

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52 Larry Glock August 12, 2014 at 9:44 am

“No peace, no justice, what that means is that until something happens
to that cop, there will not be any peace,” Randall Young, a Vatterott
College student studying to become a HVAC technician at the same school
Brown was set to attend, told The College Fix during the protest”.

“I was on the bus passing West Florissant, (the place where Brown was
shot and killed). My thought was, what was the boy doing for the cop to
shoot him like that? What was running through that cop’s mind?” he said.

So, to summarize your comments, Mr. Young:

You don’t have a CLUE as to what actually happened, but you’ve already tried the cop, convicted him and you’re ready to hang.

What a miserable POS you are!

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53 AnotherAsteroidCollidesWithWor August 12, 2014 at 1:06 pm

WHAT? Now they are calling ‘trade school’ a College… Oh my trunks… I guess they get PhD’s in HVAC!?!?!?? Probably pay (with my tax dollars) the equivalent of a 4 year degree program as well!!! shysters!

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54 SeanBusmc . August 12, 2014 at 9:46 am

BRING BACK SEGREGATION, LET BLACKS HANDLE THEIR OWN BUSINESSES, JOBS, POLICING, EVERYTHING

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55 jerrykregle August 12, 2014 at 11:07 am

just look what is’t done for POTUS

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56 Ted Boomer August 12, 2014 at 9:47 am

The first night they rioted in their own neighborhood. The second night they rioted at an upscale mall in a commercial district. Now they’re talking about rioting in white neighborhoods. That will spawn a SHTF type scenario that many heavily-armed white neighborhoods are prepared for. Say hello to my lttle friends… Mr. Mossberg, Mr. Bushmaster, and Mr. Colt.

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57 James Madison August 13, 2014 at 1:09 pm

This is correct. There is a tattoo shop in the riot area and the guys who own it went home and picked up their firearms and came back to guard the shop. I have not heard anymore about it, but I bet that shop is still standing and without so much as a scratch on the paint.

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58 Rich71 August 12, 2014 at 9:49 am

Black kids get stopped and shove one of the cops, goes for his gun and one of them get shot. Not the way I react to police. My FATHER taught me better. Abandon your kids, loot when they get shot by police, welcome to the rich culture that is African-American.

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59 ParaBellum August 12, 2014 at 10:01 am

He reached for the gun, but didnt get the gun. So that justifies shooting him? He’s STILL unarmed. Sounds like an easy excuse to get away with murder. This pattern will continue unless justice is served:

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60 13th Monkey August 12, 2014 at 10:14 am

Are you retarded, or just willfully ignorant?

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61 Equality7-2521 August 12, 2014 at 10:17 am

If he was wrestling for the cop’s gun, you can *count* on the cop defending himself.

I’m not a cop, but if someone tries to get mine from me, he’ll be shot. (Hint: I was stopping an attempted felony and am LEGALLY able to use force.)

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62 FaithWill August 12, 2014 at 10:43 am

The kid was shot from a good distance, unarmed. He was, by all accounts, a decent, clean cut kid about to enter college. You can’t shoot a person for running! He was not accused of any crime, and didn’t have a record.This is nothing like the Martin case. Police brutality has hit an all time high. Being angry at police in this situation is a natural feeling, but why is the reaction of the black community always to destroy? Their own neighborhoods and neighbors, no less. How does that help? It doesn’t, and it is indefensible. As indefensible as killing an unarmed teenager from a distance.

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63 MR.BOBO August 12, 2014 at 11:58 am

Imbecile. College ? Bwaaaahaaaaaa
He was a thug scumbag.

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64 OHthatISokayNOT August 12, 2014 at 1:16 pm

A black off-duty NJ cop shots a unarmed white male at a similar distance (in Maryalnd) only the deceased was facing him, the black NJ off-duty cop gets off, free and clear!!! Multiple shots, no immediate threat….

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65 FaithWill August 12, 2014 at 3:44 pm

Lawlessness by police is crazy now. A man in this country can be killed by police for almost anything, and police are above reproach. Or better yet, they get a paid vacation til the stink wears off. THIS is what people should be talking about. Since when does selling untaxed cigarettes or running mean summary execution? Why is it that a cop can scream “don’t resist” while he beats you to death and it is justified?

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66 jerrykregle August 12, 2014 at 11:05 am

I’m not a cop. reach for my gun in an altercation and see where it will get Ya!

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67 Bulldog August 12, 2014 at 12:16 pm

How did you get on this site, Ni66er?

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68 Count_Yob August 12, 2014 at 10:20 am

That’s what we don’t need – a biased black jury.

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69 Jeff Kelly August 12, 2014 at 10:30 am

Clear the path……here comes Sharpton and Jackson.

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70 First Last August 12, 2014 at 10:51 am

So the message is, use the court not for truth and justice, but to force what you want. Sounds just like Obama.

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71 TeachingPro August 12, 2014 at 11:11 am

All the looting and destruction does what to make things better, especially in places that have nothing to do with the situation? Wonder if they’ll protest and claim racism when some of the burned out businesses refuse to re-open in their area?

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72 stacie1 August 12, 2014 at 11:24 am

Go back to Africa.

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73 Rob Miller August 12, 2014 at 11:33 am

I want to point out a couple of things. First of all, normal police procedure for a fleeing, unarmed suspect from an arrest involves taking him down with nonlethal force, sometimes quite forcefully if the cops are forced to chase them.

So IF what we’re hearing is true, (and it may not be) these are the possibilities: (1)The officer involved had reason to believe the suspect might have been armed; (2) The officer felt that he/she lacked the ability to recapture Brown, who was quite large and muscular in any other way (let’s not discount at this point that we might be dealing with a female officer..standards for hiring cops have changed); and (3) The officer simply panicked and acted inappropriately, in which case the justice system will deal with it. We also don’t know if Michael Brown was impaired by drugs or alcohol. We’ll know that when the toxicology reports come back.

I would suggest that some of the people on this board who are rushing to judgment about Brown’s ‘guilt’ are making the same mistake as the blacks who assume Brown was murdered without cause.

As for the rioters and vultures like Al Sharpton and Benjamin Crump, Trayvon Martin’s lawyer? They are scum whom are beneath contempt. Again, in my experience its very rare that people who have a home or a business act this way. A lot of the rioters tend to be gangbangers or wanna be gangbangers, people on public assistance or people who otherwise have no investment in the community. In fact, there are indications that a lot of the rioters came from elsewhere to ‘party’.

More here http://joshuapundit.blogspot.com/2014/08/race-riot-breaks-out-in-ferguson.html

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74 Meaunkey Snaut August 12, 2014 at 11:38 am

Hey, you, the one trying to incite a riot on the PD steps…

it’s called

CHANGE OF VENUE

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75 dontcare4uatall August 12, 2014 at 11:42 am

The first SLAVE owner was black free man ANTONIO JOHNSON? His
indentured servant, John Casor wanted to work off his term under a local
white dude because Johnson was cruel. Johnson went Ike Turner on
Casor’s ass and filed a 1640 lawsuit in the Colony of Virginia. He was
able to convince the court that Casor should be his property for life,
thus was slavery born.YOU WONDER WHY, YOU DON’T OPEN A BUSINESS IN THE HOOD? ANSWER: this story, trayvon, rodney king, etc……

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76 Americaweeps August 12, 2014 at 11:42 am

Blacks make not being a racist near impossible.

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77 James Brown August 12, 2014 at 11:48 am

Here’s the thugs rap sheet just since turning 18, he was a good boy.

Description: Burglary – 1st Degree { Felony B RSMo: 569.160 }
Date: 11/02/2013 Code: 1401000
OCN: AJ006207 Arresting Agency: ST ANN PD

Description: Armed Criminal Action { Felony Unclassified RSMo: 571.015 }
Date: 11/02/2013 Code: 3101000
OCN: AJ006207 Arresting Agency: ST ANN PD

Description: Assault 1st Degree – Serious Physical Injury { Felony A RSMo: 565.050 }
Date: 11/02/2013 Code: 1301100
OCN: AJ006207 Arresting Agency: ST ANN PD Description: Armed Criminal Action { Felony Unclassified RSMo: 571.015 }
Date: 11/02/2013 Code: 3101000
OCN: AJ006207 Arresting Agency: ST ANN PD

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78 The Path August 12, 2014 at 11:52 am

Boom, well played sir. Unfortunately, these are facts, and facts must not be allowed. He was a good boy who din do nuffins.

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79 De'Marquise Elkins August 12, 2014 at 12:58 pm

HE WUZ A GOOD BOY .. HONOR STUDENT … ATTENDED CHURCH EVERY SUNDAY … WUZ TURNING HIS LIFE AROUND … WUZ GOING TO GET HIS G-E-D … COPS BE RAYSISS … DIN DO NUFFINS !

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80 The Path August 12, 2014 at 11:49 am

Hah, man this has me laughing. They are assuming there WILL be a jury. Contrary to black belief, you are not allowed to just put your hands on an officer, without consequences. Running the streets like a wild ape, and having an altercation with policeman, yes, you lose-twice. Just hurry up and stop pretending you care about anything but dollar signs, at least bury the kid before you file a billion dollar Negr0 Lotto ticket.

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81 MR.BOBO August 12, 2014 at 12:01 pm

The thug is lucky he made it to 18. Lifelong scumbag, with dozens of felonies.

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82 De'Marquise Elkins August 12, 2014 at 12:01 pm

Trayvon almost made it to 18 !

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83 Bulldog August 12, 2014 at 12:05 pm

The black kid had a rap sheet that would be the envy of most cons. Blacks make up 12 percent of the population. I believe they are attempting to make up 2% and there are many that will rejoice at this happening.

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84 crazyed39 August 12, 2014 at 2:59 pm

All blacks have to do is behave themselves, but they never will. They have this victim mentality drummed into their heads and they use it to justify their chronic dysfunctional criminal behavior on a daily basis. This is the root of all their problems. It has nothing to do with “whitey”. That’s just a bulls–t excuse.

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85 RecoveringLiberal August 12, 2014 at 5:27 pm

…which all goes to show how nignerant these people are. You don’t “get on” jury duty, you’re called to jury duty.

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86 graybuffalo August 20, 2014 at 7:48 am

Both Trayvon and Smith were criminals and thugs. I guess the fractured orbital bones of the officer must have been self-inflicted? Oh, and by the way, what about the White college honor student in St. Cloud, MN who was senselessly killed by a Black in their new national pastime of the “knock-out game?”

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87 FaithWill August 13, 2014 at 11:41 am

Sarcasm is a gift, one that you obviously were not born with. Racism is like cancer, you should get that looked at.

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88 James Madison August 13, 2014 at 1:03 pm

Stupidity is a disease as well. skittle_eater knows exactly what you were doing and played you. LOL!

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