[Again my profound apologies for letting this blog slip. It's really getting inexcusable, but I really am very busy and I keep forgetting. This was sent in by a correspondent.]
Chuck and Dawn of St. Louis: "What daring! What outrageousness! What insolence! What arrogance! ... I salute you."
“If you can see the small crowd right here – a little agitated right now – what happened is you had a couple of white people, a couple of supporters for Officer Williams (sic) showed up here on West Florissant Avenue. Not a very good idea if you're concerned with your safety. And that drew a big crowd in. The bottles were coming over the crowd,” he reported. And “they were walking along, they had a sign in front of them, said something in support of the officer, and as they were walking there was a huge crowd that formed around them, bottles coming over the top of the crowd, the whole nine yards.”
Without mentioning "white people" were being attacked by the black crowd in Ferguson, what kind of story do you have?
Notice how the great and powerful Breitbart reported the story (hint: they omit Tobin’s candid admission it was “white people” who were attacked). [Report: Pro-Darren Wilson Protesters Attacked in Ferguson, Breitbart, 8-21-14]
Fox News Correspondent Mike Tobin said that supporters of Officer Darren Wilson had bottles thrown at them during protests in Ferguson on Wednesday night.
“A couple of supporters of Officer Williams show[ed] up here, here on West Florissant Avenue. Not a very good idea if you're concerned with your safety. And that drew a big crowd in. The bottles were coming over the crowd,” he reported.
And “they were walking along, they had a sign in front of them, said something in support of the officer, and as they were walking there was a huge crowd that formed around them, bottles coming over the top of the crowd, the whole nine yards.”
He added, “that's the second time this happened today. Some supporters of the officer showed up at the Justice Center earlier today, same thing. For their own protection, the officers put them in the car and got them out of there.”
|Police get her out Dawn and Chuck out of Ferguson... why? Aren't white people allowed to peacefully assemble?|
Unrest in Ferguson, Missouri was exacerbated on Wednesday night when Darren Wilson supporters showed up to a Michael Brown rally, sparking tensions.
The small group of pro-Wilson supporters arrived after dark in the rally area, with one woman in a rainbow-striped shirt holding up a sign criticizing the governor's reaction to the police-shooting death: 'Vigorous prosecution Jay Nixon? Justice is for everybody even P.O. Wilson'.
A video post to YouTube shows the woman and another man getting into a verbal argument with Brown protesters, before they were escorted from the scene by police. They are identified as Chuck and Dawn of St Louis, in the video's caption.
It appears another woman came to the protest in defense of Wilson, according to the Washington Post which reported she was hit over the head while waving a 'I support Darren Wilson' sign and shouting, 'Y'all need to get your facts straight'.
Police to rush to her side after she was hit, put her in a truck and drove her away.
'That sign was meant to provoke us. I asked the police why are you letting her protest causing problems over here?' said 30-year-old Tenisha Wheeler said: 'I wouldn’t dare go to a rally supporting Wilson with my own self.'
|Black lives matter, but White people assembling to protest and engaging in First Amendment protected activities don't...|
Supporters of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, the one who shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, have mostly been wise enough to stay behind their computers. Not this lady, who was so hyped up on inserting herself, idiotically, into last night’s largely peaceful protest that she spelled Missouri Governor Jay Nixon’s name wrong. “??” indeed.
She didn’t go over so well in town, obviously — “fuck that sign” seems like an appropriate reaction considering the penmanship and lack of copyediting:
Is that Sacha Baron Cohen in a wig and top from Talbots? Was she sent by Jimmy Kimmel to make white people look bad? At which downtown gallery will this poster board be presented against a plain white wall?
Unfortunately, she appears to be the real deal. Protesters intent on not letting her win reportedly locked arms and formed a ring around her to prevent any additional ugliness. Then the cops got rid of her, without rubber bullets and tear gas, somehow.
Her name is Dawn. His name is Chuck. Of course. Chuck and Dawn.
"I am the Attorney General of the United States, but I am also a black man," Holder told Ferguson residents at a community meeting. "I can remember being stopped on the New Jersey turnpike on two occasions and accused of speeding. Pulled over. ... 'Let me search your car' .. Go through the trunk of my car, look under the seats and all this kind of stuff. I remember how humiliating that was and how angry I was and the impact it had on me."
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder spoke Thursday about his visit to Ferguson to check in on the federal civil rights investigation into Brown's shooting.
"This attorney general and this Department of Justice stand with the people of Ferguson," he told reporters in Washington.
Holder has assigned scores of FBI agents and Justice Department investigators to look into Brown's August 9 death in the suburban St. Louis city.