Ferguson protesters storm store Micha...

Ferguson protesters storm store Michael Brown was accused of robbing on day of shooting

There are 60 comments on the Detroit Free Press story from Aug 16, 2014, titled Ferguson protesters storm store Michael Brown was accused of robbing on day of shooting. In it, Detroit Free Press reports that:

Anger spurred by the death of a black teenager at the hands of white police officer boiled over again when protesters stormed into a Missouri convenience store -- the same store that Michael Brown was accused of robbing.

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Lawrence, MA

#51 Aug 17, 2014
Blacks committ 90% of the crimes in the USA and are only 12% of the population. These thugs should not be allowed to live off welfare and buy drugs and alcohol with food stamps.

Our nation should hold thugs responsible for their actions. For example:

Work hard labor to have room & board in prison.
They should pay back their victims 3 times the stolen value.
Not be allowed to buy alcohol & drugs with food stamps.
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Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#54 Aug 18, 2014
These rioters and looters need to escalate. They need to burn a few more places, get serious about looting and maybe shoot a few people to show the world they will not stand for unjustified violence.
Steve

Imperial, MO

#55 Aug 18, 2014
Stock up on guns and ammo Missourians!
It's only a matter of time before they riot and tear up YOUR neighborhood.
LEO 477

United States

#56 Aug 18, 2014
Sorry to say but people of Ferguson are showing themselves to be no better than extremists and Al Queida in Iraq and Afghanistan combined. You have huge military presence as you are showing yourselves to be homegrown domestic terrorists. Shame on you and may God have mercy on your souls.
LEO 477

United States

#57 Aug 18, 2014
They were trying to steal video tape of robbery not realizing video is digital and stored in cloud storage.
Cordwainer Trout

Greensburg, KY

#58 Aug 18, 2014
Every single claim of those rationalizing their looting and arson with concern for Brown is being shown false. The claim that he was shot in the back turns out false. Autopsies establish every shot was from the front.
foster

Colby, KS

#59 Aug 18, 2014
Responsibility wrote:

I am not proud to be white.
i am not proud you are white either.
Huh

Bluefield, WV

#60 Aug 18, 2014
Autopsy showed the ni$$er was shot.
Shinichiro Takizawa

Akishima, Japan

#61 Aug 18, 2014
With this government, you can NEVER persuade Iranina-people that
"Your government is a dictatorship!!!"

You are building a Soviet-Union!!!!!
You are making a mistake!!!

CAUTION!
NEXT, your government will build "The Gulag Archipelago " in Arctic or Siberia!!!
Your government is becoming a Soviet-Union!

[Wikiprdia]
Concentration camp
http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concentratio...
Prison camps had been in use in Russia for many years, especially in places in the Arctic or Siberia, a long way from any cities.
From the 1920's under the Soviet Union many more people were sent to such camps and they were very badly treated there.
One might still die there, but would most likely be used for work first.
That is called a labour camp. These camps are sometimes called gulags, the Russian name for them.
Anyone who was seen as a threat to the government was sent there.
In 1939, there were about 1,300,000 people working as slaves in these camps.
The Russian writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn wrote a book called The Gulag Archipelago by which many people realized what crimes the communist Soviet Union government had done.

[Wikiprdia]
The Gulag Archipelago
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gulag_Archip...
The Gulag Archipelago is a book by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn about the Soviet forced labour camp system.

American-Military-Industry is the cause of this tragedy!!!
And, of course, Wall-Street is behind this!!!
(Wall-Treet loves Military-Industry in order to raise American-stock-prices!!!)

American-99% must rise now!
American-99% must anger now!

We are American-99%!
Now is the time for change!

This is Democracy!
We American-99% will protect our America and Democracy!

American-Military-Industry, American-Generals, Wall-Street, politicians and American-top1% are the cause of this tragedy!

American-99% must rise now!
American-99% must anger now!

We are American-99%!
I love the U.S.!
I love American-99%!
I am one of American-99%!

[CBS46]Aug 16, 2014
Police departments adding military weapons, equipment to arsenals
http://www.cbs46.com/story/26293913/police-ag...
We found 36 metro law enforcement agencies with surplus military equipment including school police.

[CBSNews]Aug 14, 2014
Michael Brown shooting: The police's military-like response to Missouri riots
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/michael-brown-sh...
"The police are reacting in a hostile manner, as if they are trying to intimidate the protesters by their military-type tactics," said Lynch. "The police are making a bad situation even worse."

[BuzzFeedNews]Aug. 15, 2014
War Zone In Ferguson: How Billions In Military Weapons Ended Up In The Hands Of Local Police
http://www.buzzfeed.com/jimdalrympleii/war-zo...
Ferguson, Mo., is one of many American cities that has received battle gear from the federal government.
The program was started to counter drug activity but critics say it encourages police officers to adopt a “warrior mentality.”

[NewYorker]August 12, 2014
A Militarized Night in Ferguson
http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/milit...
In many instances, the receipt of these military-grade weapons is contingent on their use within a calendar year.

[VOX]August 14, 2014
'They look like guys playing army': an expert on policing in conflict zones talks Ferguson
http://www.vox.com/2014/8/14/6002917/ferguson...
Cordwainer Trout

Greensburg, KY

#62 Aug 18, 2014
Violent looters attack the store where a video was made of Brown not being a "gentle giant." The Left once again establishes that a video caused the problem. Obama and Holder told them not to release that video, so the video is the problem.
Jake

Jonesboro, AR

#63 Aug 18, 2014
Look at the video of the robbery at the store, how did Brown act? came back into the store like he was going to rip the clerk's head off, that shows he was a bully, no telling how he acted with the police.
A Vet

New Salem, ND

#64 Aug 18, 2014
Jake wrote:
Look at the video of the robbery at the store, how did Brown act? came back into the store like he was going to rip the clerk's head off, that shows he was a bully, no telling how he acted with the police.
Probably the same way. Had it been a Black cop that protected himself this would not be media circus.
LBJ

Martin, KY

#65 Aug 18, 2014
Please go take your drugs your stupidity is showing.. Black people are putting black people through hell dumb dick, you make me embarrassed to be black.
been here for years wrote:
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Hopefully it was your white momma they raped! These cops Deserve everything they are getting! They have put black people through hell for years! Pay backs a b!tch
LBJ

Martin, KY

#66 Aug 18, 2014
Obama and Holder both suck...
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
Violent looters attack the store where a video was made of Brown not being a "gentle giant." The Left once again establishes that a video caused the problem. Obama and Holder told them not to release that video, so the video is the problem.
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Sterkfontein Swartkrans

Furlong, PA

#68 Aug 18, 2014
Property and business owners should be allowed to arm themselves to defend what they have worked hard for! Looting and burning businesses are not good ways to garner public sympathy for their cause!
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REAP WHAT U SOW

Ashburn, VA

#70 Aug 18, 2014
Ferguson Fats was a good African-American Christian (sarcasm)
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Cat74

Wilmington, IL

#72 Aug 18, 2014
The looters are not bothering the stores where the owners are standing outside armed to the teeth.
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robert e lee

Highlands, TX

#74 Sep 4, 2014
if you defend your store you probably will be arrested
Sur 13 Beat

Babylon, NY

#75 Oct 27, 2014
Sterkfontein Swartkrans wrote:
Property and business owners should be allowed to arm themselves to defend what they have worked hard for! Looting and burning businesses are not good ways to garner public sympathy for their cause!
Insurance covers the damages as vandalism and theft. If they shoot the looters they could loose it all. The store owners probably have lines of credit they signed for personally. If they shoot the looters they might have a tough time running the store after the fact. People attacked the store because Michael Brown robbed it ... what would they do if the store owners shoot the looters. Can't run a store and sell product if your store windows get broken every night. They look at an occasional looting or theft as the cost of doing business. These corner store businesses do very well.
Sur 13 Beat

Babylon, NY

#76 Oct 27, 2014
Cat74 wrote:
The looters are not bothering the stores where the owners are standing outside armed to the teeth.
The looters are mainly loosely organized criminals who are targeting specific soft target stores. They sympathize with the protesters but are more concentrated on looting some stores. If the protesters bum rushed a store, the store owner would be arrested if he opened up on them.

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