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What It Was Like In The Streets
On Ferguson’s Worst Night

Buzz Feed News, by Joel Anderson

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Posted By:Flyright, 8/19/2014 7:45:47 AM

FERGUSON, Missouri — It was a little after 9 p.m., and I was in the McDonald’s parking lot, standing by my car. A police helicopter circled overhead, its spotlight sweeping back and forth.Then I heard the sound of shattering glass: A rubber bullet had been fired through a window of McDonald’s, which until then, had been one of the few sanctuaries on West Florissant Avenue. Now I didn’t feel safe anywhere. State troopers in riot gear and armored trucks moved south on West Florissant, firing flash grenades and tear gas canisters at a crowd of protesters who only minutes before had been


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MattMusson, 8/19/2014 8:03:02 AM     (No. 9971473)

Color me skeptical.

A reporter was hanging out in McDonalds until suddenly the rioting came in his direction and he ran like a rabbit.

The rest is just self-justification.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 8/19/2014 8:12:01 AM     (No. 9971481)

This insurrection needs to be put down, but they´ve lost the will to do what´s needed.
Same liberal mentality that is afraid to go after terrorists becsuse it "will only make them mad´.
As liberals reap, so shall they sow.
And America suffers.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Laurie, 8/19/2014 8:25:11 AM     (No. 9971498)

Barf alert. Nothing but tripe.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: paperpuncher, 8/19/2014 8:27:43 AM     (No. 9971501)

So why do all these reporters show up at street riots with dead cell phones? Is McDonalds an official recharging station?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: rsgonner, 8/19/2014 8:28:12 AM     (No. 9971502)

1. Dawn to dusk curfew.
2. "Protest" during the day.
3. Shoot ALL looters.
4. Bring in the "stuck on "stupid" general from New Orleans/Katrina.
5. Banish Al Sharpton et al.
6. Make it clear that the officer involved will not be sacrificed to the mob.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Evocatus, 8/19/2014 8:29:49 AM     (No. 9971504)

Just what a riot needs, spectators. Push comes to shove and you can´t tell the players from the watchers. Occupational hazard.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: eoddad, 8/19/2014 8:36:53 AM     (No. 9971511)

Pat Buchanan is right. The Silent Majority is sitting and watching in anger at whats happening. This may bring out some Democrats, but the Silent Majority will get even in November.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Pros7767, 8/19/2014 8:40:07 AM     (No. 9971516)

#5, should be dusk to dawn curfew.

Other than that, I would be checking ID´s. If you don´t live in Fergusen, mandatory eviction from city.

Calm would be restored shortly.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Namma, 8/19/2014 8:43:33 AM     (No. 9971522)

I will not read this article. And I shut any news reports on these protests. Why give these idiots coverage. I am angry that these people get away with acting like bullies.
Stop giving them their 15 min. Of fame.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: jackburton, 8/19/2014 8:45:36 AM     (No. 9971526)

In this situation and with everything else that has been ... reported, how does he expect that shouting ´I´m a member of the press´ would exactly defuse a situation?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: congar, 8/19/2014 8:46:25 AM     (No. 9971529)

Uh, I think this article was supposed to be posted on the Huffington Post not Lucianne.com, where liberal tripe doesn’t sell very well.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 8/19/2014 8:56:03 AM     (No. 9971542)

Sounds like Buzz Feed sent Pajama Boy to the front lines.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: grambo, 8/19/2014 9:17:47 AM     (No. 9971567)

If you´re not from Ferguson, you´re part of the problem.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Poliskeptic, 8/19/2014 9:28:15 AM     (No. 9971588)

The community wants calm and safety to return to the streets of Ferguson? Stay home. Stay away. The black author is just asking for trouble sticking his nose into it.

FTA: "Behind us was a group of boys, none older than 18, who took the opportunity to smash the glass of an auto parts store."

"The opportunity"????

I´m happy that occasional articles from other points of view are posted here since time limitations don´t often let me seek news sources other than Lucianne. It´s always good to read things from different perspectives.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Felixcat, 8/19/2014 9:36:01 AM     (No. 9971599)

I´ve stopped watching all coverage of Ferguson, MO. It started last week on The Five (what a bunch of cacklers - men and women) when Eric Bolling (who I usually like) started in on the Ferguson PD and how incompetent they were with their press relelses, etc and of course, cutesy Dana Perino had to jump in with her critique. News to Eric and Dana - not evryone in small town American are the media sophisticates that you are. Then on Saturday morning Fox and Friends, the blond hostess (with short hair) was mouthing off on the militarization of police and how all this military hardware is being given to police and most of them haven´t even been through boot camp. I kid you not. And then last night on Lou Dobbs (of all people) he was aggressively challenging the Republican Lt Gov of Missouri about what he was doing to get people to talk to each other. Why are the people who are NOT rioting in the streets being treated like they´re the problem?

Thankfully I did watch a few minutes of Megyn Kelly with an appearance by Mark Furhman who said that the job description of a police officer is not to get killed on duty when trying to explain/defend Officer Wilson´s action.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: karo, 8/19/2014 9:38:30 AM     (No. 9971604)

This writing is painful to read:

"Then I heard the sound of shattering glass: A rubber bullet had been fired through a window of McDonald’s, which until then, had been one of the few sanctuaries on West Florissant Avenue. Now I didn’t feel safe anywhere."

Go home, you fool. You will feel safe there.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 8/19/2014 9:41:06 AM     (No. 9971609)

Here are my two questions - -

Where does the elderly black woman - - living alone in Ferguson - - go to do her grocery shopping now?

Does anyone care about her?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: terrywhite, 8/19/2014 9:53:27 AM     (No. 9971633)

So the rioters are destroying because they think they are being discriminated against to the point that they are killed in cold blood by the police and their answer is to give evidence that enforces the worst stereotypes people might have of black people? In other words, they want to change people´s opinion of black people and not discriminate against them and they think they will accomplish that by looting and rioting and thereby re-enforcing what bigots think of blacks? And President Obama complains that those who see a black man on the street and cross the street to avoid them are displaying an irrational prejudice? From this behavior, it would seem crossing the street would be the least one might do.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 8/19/2014 9:57:11 AM     (No. 9971642)

I´m wearing my skeptical hat. BUT! I´m starting to wonder if the police are not becoming Gestapo. The story describes some police behavior that is just not good. I´ll wait for more reports. But, as an ex-cop I am starting to think the police are getting out of control.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: M2, 8/19/2014 10:33:15 AM     (No. 9971709)

Call me cynical but I´m tired of the free press this story is getting because rehashing it as much as the media is doing only keeps it boiling.

There are few things this White House wants more than racial strife. Keeping this story alive pumps it full of adrenaline

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Soldiers Father, 8/19/2014 10:53:06 AM     (No. 9971746)

Have not heard it said, but this is a perfect opening for ISIS. We really need to learn more about the outside agitators.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 8/19/2014 10:58:31 AM     (No. 9971756)

Look at the bright side -- several worthy groups are making a tidy profit out of this -- notably the looters, the race hustlers, and above all, the news media, who are goosing up their viewership/readership figures, thereby attaining higher advertising sales revenues. Don´t expect any of these fine people to stop encouraging the rioting any time soon. Money talks.

All, of course, to the detriment of the ordinary citizens of Ferguson. Color me disgusted.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Rinktum, 8/19/2014 11:26:20 AM     (No. 9971782)

The media is disgusting, but even worse are the "commentators" who throw around their opinions around as fact. It is obvious they have an agenda and only want to stir the pot. It truly is disgusting. They are driving a narrative that is extremely dangerous and leads to more unrest. This is highly irresponsible and the networks need to reign this in now.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: nevernaught, 8/19/2014 11:31:34 AM     (No. 9971790)

The most stupid article I´ve read this morning is that the Washington Redskins came out of the tunnel in the Monday Night football game with their hands held high supporting the blacks in Ferguson.

Now I know they all have concussions and most of them probably have records of brain damage or both. As I said yesterday in a response to another article, I´m through with Pro Sports... period.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Trust No One, 8/19/2014 11:34:12 AM     (No. 9971796)

#21. Did anyone see the picture of guy behind Jake Tapper (I think it was him doing interview) holding ISIS sign?

It was on twitter last night because someone noticed and posted it.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: strike3, 8/19/2014 11:40:21 AM     (No. 9971806)

"Now I didn’t feel safe anywhere."

You´re catching on, son. If the actions of one violent, thieving misfit can cause eight days of rioting and looting, imagine what a whole outraged group could do. I can´t believe spectators are driving from other towns to witness this animal behavior.

What did they expect officer Wilson to do, put his gun away and let the monster kid stomp him into the ground?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: dave29299, 8/19/2014 1:01:24 PM     (No. 9971995)

I knew this situation would be handled wrong, and would spin out of control, when I read that Officer Johnson cried when speaking to a crowd. This is what we´ve done to men, leaders (so-called), police captains in this society. They don´t know how to re-establish and maintain order... they cry. I give the country about 20 years; then we´ll have a president Al-Sharpton-type - with all other offices and posts compromised to a similar degree.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: dman, 8/19/2014 1:06:10 PM     (No. 9972008)

Good for starters, #5.

In addition, I´d treat this like a neighborhood ravaged by a fire, flood, hurricane, or other natural disaster: establish checkpoints and allow only those living or working in the neighborhood in. A national ID would go a long way in determining who might have legitimate business there.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: danvillebill, 8/19/2014 1:34:58 PM     (No. 9972054)

Excellent point #17. The last person anyone is thinking about in this chaos is the elderly black woman who is afraid to walk to buy her groceries at a store which may now be in ashes.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: steveW, 8/19/2014 2:02:28 PM     (No. 9972100)

The rioters are clearly upset that racist Amerikkka elected The Kenyan. Twice. I mean, of course they´re angry!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 8/19/2014 2:24:05 PM     (No. 9972139)

The police are showing a remarkable amount of restraint considering they are coming under fire on a regular basis. Hope they are catching the shooters. Their top priority is to get home to their spouses and children at the end of their shift. Have to imagine that PC is the only reason the police have not come down hard on the mobs. Would hate to see PC lead to the death of a police officer.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 8/19/2014 2:26:43 PM     (No. 9972141)

Has Ferguson HAD its ´´worst night´´ yet?

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Grampstosix, 8/19/2014 3:55:22 PM     (No. 9972264)

#2 I think you mean as they sow so shall they reap and I agree.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: trapper, 8/19/2014 5:39:16 PM     (No. 9972424)

It´s the best reality TV of the summer. The timing is great. Nothing much happens until later. So after the news you can brush your teeth, put on your jammies, and turn on that night´s Ferguson riot. On the other hand, if you are up late watching with some friends, you can even bet on who will be arrested next. "I´ll take the guy in the white T shirt with the bottle in his hand. Uh oh! There they go ... aw heck! Got the guy next to him. OK. Ante up again. I´ve got the woman with the pink hair."

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Reply 35 - Posted by: FormerNYer, 8/19/2014 7:34:41 PM     (No. 9972577)

this just a few ´outsiders´ causing the riot! The good people of Ferguson just want answers.

Now the cop the shot the ´gentle giant´ has a broken eye socket. The OLD media in this country is worse than pathetic, they are just like their dear leader, criminally incompetent.

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Ebola virus under control

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The Hill [Washington, DC], by Sarah Ferris    Original Article
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Top White House officials on Friday worked to reassure the American public that the national response to Ebola is under control. Leaders of the country’s health, defense and military branches stressed that they are taking the right steps to contain the spread of the deadly virus, which was first diagnosed in the U.S. on Tuesday. Top White House officials on Friday worked to reassure the American public that the national response to Ebola is under control. Leaders of the country’s health, defense and military branches stressed that they are taking the right steps to contain the spread of the deadly virus, which

Most Texas abortion clinics shut down
as abortion rights recede in South

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Christian Science Monitor, by Patrik Jonsson    Original Article
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ATLANTA — Texas, America’s second-most populous state behind California, saw 13 of its last abortion clinics turn away women on Friday, after a federal appeals court upheld a law that practically guarantees that only a handful of clinics will remain open in the state. The strictest-of-its-kind Texas law requires abortion providers to build hospital-grade facilities and obtain sometimes impossible-to-get hospital admitting privileges. After signed into law last year by Gov. Rick Perry (R), the law forced most of the 41 clinics operating to close. Thursday’s ruling wiped out a brief victory this summer for abortion rights proponents,

Courts Will Decide If Chimps Should
Have Same Rights As Humans

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New York Post, by Lia Eustachewich    Original Article
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It’s the “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.” A New York appeals court next week will consider whether chimps should have the same rights as human beings. The extraordinary proceeding is the result of a lengthy battle by animal-rights activists who argue that animals with human qualities — including chimps — are entitled to human protections, including freedom from captivity. Steven Wise, part of the Nonhuman Rights Project, which is leading the effort, will have to convince a panel of Albany appellate judges that a chimp name Tommy is a “legal person” to get him moved from a cage

California’s next big political fight:
Plastic grocery bags

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Washington Post, by Reid Wilson    Original Article
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Go to a grocery store in California and buy all the milk, eggs and vegetables you want. But there’s one thing you won’t find at the checkout line, beginning July 1, 2015: Plastic bags to carry your stuff home. Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Tuesday signed into law a ban on single-use plastic bags, making California the first state to prohibit stores from using the ubiquitous carry-alls. Shoppers will be charged 10 cents for every paper bag and heavy-duty plastic bag they use. “This bill is a step in the right direction,” Brown said in a press release announcing his approval. “It

Lindsey Graham Mulling White House Run
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Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
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The hawkish Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina says he is thinking about running for president in 2016. In an interview with Stephen Hayes of the Weekly Standard, the senator, running for re-election to the Senate this year, said: “If I get through my general election, if nobody steps up in the presidential mix, if nobody’s out there talking — me and McCain have been talking — I may just jump in to get to make these arguments,” Graham said. Graham, 59, also dismissed Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, 43, as a presidential candidate, saying he is too young. “He’s a good

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