As the likes of Al Sharpton continue to pour gasoline on the racial tensions currently raging in Ferguson, Missouri, it seems as though the population is becoming increasingly violent. As peaceful protests turned to violence and looting, a third straight night of riots evolved into gun shots and police have even been put on a “hit list.”
The entire ordeal began after an officer shot and killed Michael Brown with his hands raised leaving him dead in the streets. As the public grew more and more outraged that a white officer executed a black man, presenting no threat to the policemen, tensions quickly got out of hand during what was supposed to have been a peaceful vigil.
As darkness set into the community, out came those willing to take advantage of the matters at hand and began to commit crimes. At first just rioting, as more and more violence erupted from the crown, stores were looted and some were even burnt to the ground.
Police were however ready the next night as yet another peaceful demonstration turned to chaos this time with police handlings in the mix. Firing rubber bullets and tear gas into the crowd to get groups to disperse, to say it was chaotic would be putting it lightly.
Since that time however, yet another night has fallen on the town leading to more of the same behavior and even worse. Last night lead to the worse events thus far with one woman having been shot in the head during a drive by shooting and another man having been shot by police after aiming a gun at them.
Both are reported alive – the woman is expected to make a full recovery and the man is listed in critical condition.
Blacks on MSNBC have already disclosed that they’d rather the mainstream media be covering the officer who shot and killed Brown rather than the riots as they seem to accurately, “acknowledge the humanity of black folks.” The Black Panthers have even surfaced to set forth their own series of demands including:
1. The officer involved in the shooting death of Michael Brown be immediately identified.
2. The same officer should be immediately fired and charged with murder.
3. The Ferguson Police Department “Protocol Handbook” be distributed throughout the Ferguson community.
4. The racial composition of the Ferguson Police Department should reflect the racial demographics of the community.
Furthermore, the internet hactivist group “Anonymous,” came out of the woodwork to demand the passing of “Mike Brown’s Law,” that would hold officers who break the law to the same standards inflicted on any other criminal.
According to WND, they’ve also hurled threats from behind their computer screens:
Anonymous vowed that if protesters are harmed in any way, it will “take every web based asset” of the government offline. It further said that if the protesters were attacked, it would “release the personal information on every single member of the Ferguson Police Department” and any others involved.
The public outcry pertaining to the death of Michael Brown is extremely warranted but the behavior by those taking advantage of the heart wrenching topic is beyond inexcusable. Police officer’s are being targeted for the acts of one individual and even Sharpton has come forward saying that he believes more than the majority of officers operating in America are good people.
So why all the mayhem? What do you guys think – is the actions of the riotous justified by the seeming inaction of Ferguson authorities? Let us know your thoughts on the entire ordeal below.