Terror In Ferguson: One Shot 7 Arrested During Overnight Unrest

A large gang of thugs is terrorizing the streets of Ferguson, Missouri and they aren’t the beleaguered folks who live there. One person is in critical condition after having been shot overnight as protesters refused to obey a midnight-to-5am curfew, reports the New York Times.

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Police, still seeking the shooter, used smoke and tear gas in the renewed unrest that came less than half an hour after the curfew took hold. They arrested seven protesters—many of whom were chanting “No justice! No curfew!”—and charged them with “failure to disperse.”

Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson in a news conference early today that police were mostly concerned by armed protesters, and that someone had fired a shot at a patrol car. “I can tell you that I was disappointed in the actions of tonight,” he said, as per CNN.  And though the AP notes that hundreds of protesters cleared out ahead of the curfew, those who remained were resolute. “They got guns. We got guns. We are ready,” one protester said. Yesterday, some Ferguson residents were blaming violence on outsiders who had traveled to Missouri to protest. “Who would burn down their own backyard?” asked one woman. “These people aren’t from here. They came to burn down our city and leave.”

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8 Responses to Terror In Ferguson: One Shot 7 Arrested During Overnight Unrest

  1. Chuck

    August 17, 2014 at 8:52 am

    “No justice. No curfew.” That would mean that without a curfew there would be no justice, so logically they would want the curfew for the sake of justice. This quote is telling, “These people aren’t from here. They came to burn down our city and leave.” I feel the same way about the Facebook experts who jump on stories like Ferguson to present their expertise on issues like this (e.g. Nigerian kidnapped girls and Gaza), when in reality they are just using the news to enhance their endorphins.

    • Michael John Scott

      August 17, 2014 at 8:56 am

      Well said Chuck and I couldn’t agree more. I was going to leave this story alone but news is news. I’m not, however, going to get involved in the FaceBook discussions. There’s just too much endorphin enhancing going on out there.

  2. Papamoka

    August 17, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    I live a few towns west of Ferguson and have spent many a Saturday morning with my wife at the farmers market there. Ferguson is a great little town with very friendly people living there. What I am amazed at and thankful for is all the church groups that have gone to Ferguson to not just pray for peace but to help clean up and guard many of the small businesses. That is one side of this story that needs to be talked about more.

  3. Pennyjane Hanson

    August 17, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    i live some 200+ miles from furgeson, mo…..i got a good night’s sleep last night.

    if i lived on that street i think i would have welcomed a curfew. there are people in the world who have to get up in the morning and go to work in order to pay the rent and buy the food for those who don’t have to get up and go to work in the morning. i think that five hours of peace and quiet isn’t asking too much.

    i absolutely support the right of the people to address their government over grievance. i support their right to do that through peaceful protest. i know there are some working people out there at night….but you’ll have a hard time convincing me they are in the majority….that most of those cruising up and down the streets after midnight honking their horns and yelling obscenities out the windows of their cars are among that group.

    i think the protests are in order, the thing they are trying to bring attention to is legitimate. but, let’s keep it a peaceful protest and not an excuse to party all night. the curfew should continue and should be enforced.

  4. Timmy Mahoney

    August 17, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    The officer shot and killed a fleeing felon who had clearly demonstrated that he was a threat to the community. He was well within his rights. You crazies who are trying to make this Brown as some kind of saint need to look at the pics of him terrorizing that store clerk. He was a criminal.

    • Michael John Scott

      August 17, 2014 at 5:06 pm

      He was a criminal. We don’t know yet if deadly force was authorized but I hope we find out soon, and I hope someone tells the Ferguson Police Chief to shut the fuck up in the meantime. He is making everything far, far worse with him mental meanderings.

  5. Papamoka

    August 17, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    The Ferguson Police Chief admitted that at the time of the shooting the officer had no knowledge of the robbery. But that was after they took five or so many days to say he was a wanted man. Goebbels and Fox News is right. Spread some misinformation enough and the world will believe it.

    I agree with you Mike. The Chief should shut up. The second autopsy will tell all.

    • Michael John Scott

      August 17, 2014 at 9:01 pm

      He actually backed off his original statement just a few hours later and said the officer did, in fact, have knowledge. As to the autopsy I doubt it will tell any more than the first. The St Louis County Medical Examiner, the ones who did the first autopsy, are among the best crews in the country. I’ve worked with them many times when I was in St. Louis and I can pretty much guarantee another isn’t going to show anything different. But. Oh well.