Mostly Peaceful Ferguson Protest Features Gun Battle, Looting

You know who should be in the streets protesting peaceably? Officer Wilson and those who support him, along with those who support law and order. Obama’s Department of Justice cleared Wilson. Michael Brown did not have his hands up saying “don’t shoot”. Brown was a criminal, who stole cigars (there’s still some confusion over his supposed assault of the store clerks), was dumb to be walking in the middle of the street, assaulted a police officer in his vehicle, attempted to take his gun, ran away when the gun went off, then charged the officer, resulting in being fatally shot.

And so we get to what occurred in mostly Democratic Party run Ferguson Sunday

(St. Louis Post-Dispatch) A peaceful day of protest and remembrance dissolved into chaos late Sunday when a man fired multiple shots at four St. Louis County plainclothes detectives in an SUV. The detectives fired back and the shooter was struck, said county Police Chief Jon Belmar. He was in critical condition.

Tyrone Harris identified the victim as his son, Tyrone Harris Jr., 18, of St. Louis. Harris said shortly after 3 a.m. that his son had just gotten out of surgery.

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He said his son graduated from Normandy High School and that he and Michael Brown Jr. “were real close.”

“We think there’s a lot more to this than what’s being said,” Harris Sr. said.

Huh. The gun battle lasted 45 seconds, with dozens of spent casings found. Harris was found with a 9mm Sig Sauer pistol, stolen in Cape Girardeau. But, hey, there’s probably some sort of conspiracy going on, according to his father! And, hey, he was totally not with the protesters! Even though plain-clothes officers followed him through the protesting crowd.

At 2:15 a.m., two teenagers were shot in a drive-by shooting near the Michael Brown Jr. Memorial on Canfield Drive. The victims, ages 17 and 19, were hospitalized and expected to survive. The gunman was riding in a passenger car and opened fire on them, police say.

Most likely unrelated to the protests, just a typical night in Democratic Party run Ferguson. With another drive by shooting earlier Sunday evening, with a man shot in the foot. There was also a shooting Saturday night near the area. And a police van was shot while arresting a man wanted for assault at the Saturday protest.

The marchers, whose number swelled to more than 1,000 just after noon Sunday, were silent during the 1.5-mile walk up West Florissant Avenue and across Chambers Road to Greater St. Mark Family Church out of respect for Brown, said James Evans Muhammad of Black Educators and Lawyers for Justice.

About 300 people gathered inside the church late Sunday afternoon following the march for a community service.

Nothing says we want peace like upholding a violent young man as an idol. But, then, Lefties love people like that. Che, Mumia, Castro, Stalin, Mao, etc.

During the day time, it was mostly peaceful. Then

During a torrential rain storm about 9 p.m. Sunday, several people broke the door on Bowen’s Beauty Supply. The cash register was stolen and dumped in the parking lot. About a dozen Missouri State Highway Patrol and police cars responded.

Post-Dispatch reporter Paul Hampel was beaten and robbed while covering the protests Sunday night. He was not seriously injured.

Checks Cashed and Loans was also broken into. Via Twitchy we see

Nothing says “peaceful” like wearing bandanas over your face and throwing up gang signs. Protesters where also chanting “kill the police” and “f*ck the police”.

I have yet to find a news outlet which notes the race of Tyrone Harris. It’s almost like they don’t want to.

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach.

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