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Black residents protect white-owned store in Ferguson

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Ferguson, MO — A group of Ferguson residents who happened to have dark skin, armed with pistols and AR-15 rifles, descended upon a business which happened to be owned by a person with light skin.

These four men stood outside of this business, which was a Conoco gas station, to protect it from rioters and looters who burned other businesses to the ground over the past week in the St. Louis area.

The reason these four brave men protected this business had nothing to do with their skin color nor the skin color of the owner of the store.

These men were protecting the Conoco gas station owned by Doug Merello, because Merello has employed them over the years. They had mutual interests in the store’s survival as well as respect for one another.

“We would have been burned to the ground many times over if it weren’t for them,” Merellol, whose father first bought it in 1984, told the Review Journal.

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“He’s a nice dude, he’s helped us a lot,” said one of the men, a 29-year-old who identified himself as R.J.

The Review Journal Reports that R.J. said they had to chase away several groups of teenagers who wanted to loot the store.

They also had a run in with soldiers from the Missouri National Guard, who mistook them for looters, R.J. said. The guardsmen had their rifles raised and had handcuffed one man before Merello came outside the store to explain that the residents were trying to help, not hurt.

This story should be on news media outlets across the country, but unfortunately it won’t be, for two reasons.

First reason being that it’s a story about transcending prejudice and racial stereotypes which breaks down the propped up charade that humans must be divided based on skin color and other “us vs. them” tactics.

The second reason is that it shows the true power of people policing themselves. Responsibly arming themselves and practicing their second amendment rights, these 4 men were able to do what thousands of national guardsmen, police and FBI were unable to do, prevent looting and damage to property.

Another noteworthy point to this story is that it happened during the first wave of riots back in August as well. The Free Thought Project reported on the fact that police were told to stand down against rioters looters, so protesters and residents stepped up to the plate to protect local businesses.

 

 

 

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Anonymous Leaks Map of Federal Perimeter Around Ferguson

Kit Daniels

|Infowars.com 

 

The hacker group Anonymous has reportedly leaked a map showing how law enforcement plans to surround Ferguson, Mo., in response to the riots expected after a jury decides whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown.

The red boundaries on the map contain the entire city of Ferguson as well as parts of nearby Florissant and Normandy and it’s quite likely the enclosed area will represent a Constitution-free zone.

Federal agents are already present in and around Ferguson.

While stopping at a tactical equipment shop for cold weather gear, a Department of Homeland Security agent told the owner that there are already at least 80 agents in the area to protect federal buildings and courthouses in downtown St. Louis.

But the leaked map, combined with the photos of dozens of DHS vehicles at a hotel in Chesterfield and the perpetual zeal of government agents foreshadow a notable federal presence in Ferguson.

“It smells like a huge fed setup as far as I’m concerned,” reporter Joe Biggs said about the situation, who is on the ground in Ferguson. “The biggest danger this time around in Ferguson is going to be the agent provocateurs, inside feds.”

“They’re talking about the KKK coming in and we know a lot of these guys are feds as well; when I looked up the name of Frank Ancona, the guy who was the leader of the KKK in this area, the first thing that popped up was that he was on the FBI’s dead list, so it’s a little fishy.”

The Missouri governor has already declared a state of emergency in Ferguson.

“As part of our ongoing efforts to plan and be prepared for any contingency, it is necessary to have these resources in place in advance of any announcement of the grand jury’s decision,” Gov. Jay Nixon said. “These additional resources will support law enforcement’s efforts to maintain peace and protect those exercising their right to free speech.”

But it’s more likely that government officials will violate rights within the map’s red boundaries.

Back in August, for example, Missouri State Highway Patrol officers on patrol in Ferguson were telling peaceful protestors and journalists that they had to keep walking down the sidewalk and could not stand still.

“Keep walking, I’m not going to tell you again!” One officer barked at journalists in front of the former QuikTrip gas station.

A federal judge later ruled that the officers were violating Constitutional rights.

U.S. District Judge Catherine Perry issued a preliminary injunction last month prohibiting law enforcement from continuing the practice because “it is likely that these agencies will again apply this unconstitutional policy.”

And time will tell what other unconstitutional policies local, state and federal law enforcement will enact as the unrest unfolds in St. Louis.

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Document: Army Preparing to Use Lethal Force Against “Unarmed Civilians” During “Full Scale Riots” in U.S.

Paul Joseph Watson 

 

 

A document released by the U.S. Army details preparations for “full scale riots” within the United States during which troops may be forced to engage in a “lethal response” to deal with unruly crowds of demonstrators.

The appearance of the document amidst growing unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, with the National Guard now being called in to deal with the disorder, is an ominous coincidence.

The 132-page document, titled U.S. Army Techniques Publication 3-39.33: Civil Disturbances (PDF), was written in April 2014 and recently obtained by Public Intelligence.

The document makes it clear that the techniques detailed therein are to be applied both outside and inside the “continental United States (CONUS)” in the event of “unruly and violent crowds” where it is “necessary to quell riots and restore public order.”

The training manual outlines scenarios under which, “Civil unrest may range from simple, nonviolent protests that address specific issues, to events that turn into full-scale riots.”

The most shocking aspect of the document is the fact that it describes the deployment of a “lethal response” directed against “unarmed civilians,” including “sniper response” and “small arms direct fire.”

Under the heading “sniper response,” the document states, “Ensure that target leaders or troublemakers are targeted,” in addition to a passage which states, “Exploit the psychological effect of an attack.”

Under the heading “small arms direct fire,” the manual states, “Escalate gradually, starting with a small caliber, single round and work up to a large caliber, automatic.”

Another graphic which depicts “escalation of trauma” directs soldiers how to use “riot batons” in order to cause the necessary level of injury or death to the subject. “Deadly force final target areas” include the back of the neck, the solar plexus, the neck, the spine and the head.

In light of events in Ferguson, where a predominantly black community has faced off with militarized police, it’s interesting to note that the manual makes reference to civil unrest that can arise out of “ethnic hatred” and, “Community unrest (that) results in urban conflicts that arise from highly emotional social and economic issues.” The document also mentions how rioters target “retail stores,” as happened during the looting in Ferguson.

“Significant ethnic differences in a community can create an atmosphere of distrust, even hatred…… (and) can cause an eruption of civil disorder that can lead to full riots,” states the document.

Although the document makes reference to the Constitutional rights of American citizens it goes on to stress that such protections are null and void under a state of emergency, asserting that Posse Comitatus, which is supposed to limit the power of the federal government to use military personnel domestically, “does not apply” under declared “emergency authority” or “When the need for the protection of federal property or federal functions exists.”

It is important to stress that this training manual applies to U.S. Army operations in foreign countries as well as domestically on U.S. soil. Indeed, section 2-18 of the document goes into detail about domestic protests such as the 1999 anti-WTO demonstration in Seattle.

The emergence of the document as National Guard troops prepare to descend on Ferguson, Missouri to deal with looting and civil unrest follows a report we published just a few weeks before the outbreak of the Ferguson riots which documented how National Guard troops were training to detain unruly African-American citizens in prison camps before handing them over to police.

In a special video report, Alex Jones documented how the story was part of wider preparations by the government for domestic disorder that have been ongoing for years.

We have reported previously on similar documents that outline how the U.S. Army would be forced to resort to lethal measures in order to deal with unruly Americans during times of emergency within the United States.

In 2012 we covered FM 3-39.40 Internment and Resettlement Operations, a U.S. Army manual that describes how political activists in prison camps will be indoctrinated by specially assigned psychological operations officers. The document makes numerous references to how government agencies like the DHS, ICE and FEMA will be involved in the domestic internment of U.S. citizens during “civil support operations.”

A second US Army Military Police manual that was leaked months later also outlined how military assets would be used domestically to quell riots, confiscate firearms and even kill Americans on U.S. soil during mass civil unrest.

U.S. troops and National Guard also worked with local police to incarcerate Americans in detention camps during drills Alex Jones covered in 1999 in Oakland, California.

A report produced in 2008 by the U.S. Army War College’s Strategic Institute warned that the United States may experience massive civil unrest in the wake of a series of crises which it termed “strategic shock.”

“Widespread civil violence inside the United States would force the defense establishment to reorient priorities in extremis to defend basic domestic order and human security,” stated the report, authored by [Ret.] Lt. Col. Nathan Freir, adding that the military may be needed to quell “purposeful domestic resistance”.

Rex 84, short for Readiness Exercise 1984, was established under the pretext of a “mass exodus” of illegal aliens crossing the Mexican/US border.

During the Iran-Contra hearings in 1987, however, it was revealed that the program was a secretive “scenario and drill” developed by the federal government to suspend the Constitution, declare martial law, assign military commanders to take over state and local governments, and detain large numbers of American citizens determined by the government to be “national security threats.”

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Police Allow Looting But Target Press In Ferguson MO

The Daily Resistance.com

Nathan Laurenson

 

Why didn’t the police stop the looting that started Sunday night in Ferguson, MO? The police following the looting went after the peaceful protestors, press and even a pastor where targeted. There is video of Al Jazeera reporters getting a  flash grenade and tear gas thrown at them  and had their equipment disassembled.

Joe Biggs an  Infowars.com reporter who was a staff sgt. in the U. S. Army  got shot by rubber bullets, had rifles pointed at him and Jakari Jackson.  Washington post and The Huffington post both had reporters arrested  by the SWAT team while in Mcdonalds getting roughed up in the process.

http://http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/13/huffington-post-reporter-arrested-ferguson_n_5676829.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/in-ferguson-washington-post-reporter-wesley-lowery-gives-account-of-his-arrest/2014/08/13/0fe25c0e-2359-11e4-86ca-6f03cbd15c1a_story.html

 

So couldn’t the police stop the looting if they if they where able to  drive down the street in the military style vehicles shooting flash grenades, there was no problem for the black panthers taking over a fire station yet during broad day the police dressed up like they where fighting ISIS in full military garb drove the crowd and reporters down the street  pointing rifles at reporters and civilians.

The only answer can be is that they don’t want to let a good crisis go to waste and use this whole event to roll out the militarized police and to show us what martial law looks like. This is exactly what we’ve been talking about here on the site the military weapons, the assault vehicles are for us to keep the people under there boot. The militarized police where having the reporters turn off there cameras if this is allowed to happen then we no longer have a first amendment.

If the police gather with their military equipment dressed up like storm troopers,  then a riot is going to be incited. Regardless if people where looting or rioting you can’t attack legal law abiding citizens and journalists.

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Report: Police Told to Stand Down During Looting in Ferguson

Fox 2 Now 

Police presence in question during overnight looting in Ferguson

FERGUSON, MO (KTVI)- Police presence is in question after St. Louis County and Missouri State Highway Patrol officers left the scene in Ferguson once looters began attacking businesses overnight. Protesters believe the media has started to confuse the difference between themselves and the looters. Fights have begun on the streets as well as social media with some believing this has become similar to a game of chess. According to one peaceful protester, several of them literally put their bodies in between the looters and the different businesses. She feels their efforts were forced after several police officers got into their cars and drove away. However, police presence is back in those neighborhoods Saturday morning. Former St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch tweeted, “…We cannot keep stoning the keepers at the gate.”

Updates: Crisis in Ferguson:  More businesses looted overnight

Answers are being sought as to what or what did not happen overnight.

Plenty of militarized cops out in force to harass peaceful protesters & journalists, AWOL when actual looting takes place   FOX2now

@stlcountypd also confirms its officers responded to looting at Ferguson Market, but were told to stand down by incident command.

 

Ferguson Police AWOL For Looting, Out in Force to Crush First Amendment, Arrest Journalists

Authorities deliberately target reporters in attempt to censor police brutality

by Paul Joseph Watson | August 14, 2014


While police in Ferguson, Missouri were largely AWOL during looting that struck the town on Sunday, they were out in force once again last night to strangle the First Amendment by pointing sniper rifles at protesters and arresting journalists.

 

With authorities attempting to enforce an arbitrary night time ban on protests, peaceful demonstrators gathered once again yesterday but were met with rubber bullets, tear gas and intimidation tactics that wouldn’t have looked out of place in Tahir Square.

The unrest was sparked as a result of the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown on Saturday night, who eyewitnesses said was unarmed and offered no resistance.

While criminal opportunists who came in from out of town to loot local stores on Sunday were left alone, police made sure that journalists attempting to document the crackdown were targeted.

The Washington Post’s Wesley Lowery was arrested, leading the newspaper to slam an “illegal assault on the freedom of the press to cover the news.”

The Huffington Post’s Ryan J Reilly was also handcuffed as he was charging his phone in a local McDonalds. According to Reilly, cops arrested him because he photographed them and didn’t pack his bag quickly enough. The Huffington Post said the arrest was an example of “militant aggression.”

 

 

 

Even the Ferguson Police Chief was baffled by the arrests. When Chief Thomas Jackson found out about the incident, his stunned responsewas, “Oh God.”

Infowars reporter Joe Biggs was also shot in the kidneys by a rubber bullet as police seemed to be deliberately targeting journalists.

“I got shot in the kidneys with one of those rubber rounds and had two gas canisters come right at me,” Biggs reported. “When I got up, I couldn’t see so I went in one direction and lost [Infowars reporter] Jakari Jackson and [Infowars cameraman] Josh Owens.”

 

Owens made it inside of a car with a reporter from Vice News but police pinned down their vehicle and shot flash bangs and tear gas at them.

Later in the evening, police suddenly announced “the peaceful assembly is no longer peaceful” after one individual threw a bottle in the direction of the police line, prompting authorities to order a curfew under which all the protesters were told to go back to their homes or be arrested.

Not long after, the demonstrators on West Florissant Ave. were assaulted.

“We all got split up when a SWAT Team approached us and started throwing flash bangs and shooting tear gas and all kinds of [so-called] non-lethal rounds at us,” Biggs said, who was dropped to his knees by the round that hit him. “That took my breath away but when I was finally able to take a breath, I took in a nice helping of tear gas.”

“They are shutting down the entire road and there’s word that they are looking specifically for journalists to arrest them,” Biggs revealed. “Why? Because they don’t want the truth about what’s going on to come out.”

Police then set off flash bombs and tear gas in an attempt to disperse the remaining protesters.

In a sign that the protesters were apolitical, they complained that both Al Sharpton and President Barack Obama “didn’t do sh*t for us.”

 

The fact that domestic law enforcement authorities have openly declared the American people to be the new enemy and are now arming themselves with equipment and vehicles formerly used to hunt insurgents in Afghanistan and Iraq ensures the kind of scenes witnessed in Ferguson will become more prevalent throughout the country.

By becoming increasingly militarized and brutal in its treatment of the American people, the state is not only preparing for but actuallyprovoking civil unrest, the outcome of which can only be negative for both the general public and law enforcement officers.

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Video: Ferguson Riot Police Wound Reporter In Attack on Protestors

Kit Daniels 

Infowars.com 

 


In Ferguson, Missouri, Infowars reporter Joe Biggs was shot in the kidneys Wednesday night by St. Louis Co. Police using flash bangs and rubber bullets during protests over the police shooting of an unarmed teenager four days ago.

Additionally, the police were reportedly hunting down journalists amongst the demonstrators after arresting two prior to the assault.

The militarized police, equipped with combat armor and Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles, unloaded on the media and demonstrators near the burnt down QuikTrip gas station on West Florissant Ave. around 9pm Central after someone threw a Motolov cocktail on top of a nearby car wash, lighting it completely on fire.

“I got shot in the kidneys with one of those rubber rounds and had two gas canisters come right at me,” Biggs reported. “When I got up, I couldn’t see so I went in one direction and lost [Infowars reporter] Jakari Jackson and [Infowars cameraman] Josh Owens.”

Owens made it inside of a car with a reporter from Vice News but police pinned down their vehicle and shot flash bangs and tear gas at them.

Prior to the attack, police used an MRAP to get within firing range of the protestors.

“You must leave the area immediately,” the police barked over a megaphone. “Failure to do so will subject you to arrest.”

Not long after, the demonstrators on West Florissant Ave. were assaulted.

“We all got split up when a SWAT Team approached us and started throwing flash bangs and shooting tear gas and all kinds of [so-called] non-lethal rounds at us,” Biggs said, who was dropped to his knees by the round that hit him. “That took my breath away but when I was finally able to take a breath, I took in a nice helping of tear gas.”

The police also used helicopters as forward observers for the MRAPs crawling through clouds of tear gas like tanks during World War I.

“They are shutting down the entire road and there’s word that they are looking specifically for journalists to arrest them,” Biggs revealed. “Why? Because they don’t want the truth about what’s going on to come out.”

On Saturday, Michael Brown, 18, died after being shot by a Ferguson police officer, the shooting of which sparked off mass protests over the past several days in the St. Louis suburb of around 21,000.

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Shock Video: Ferguson Police Deliberately Tear Gas Journalists

 Paul Joseph Watson 

INFOWARS.COM

 

 

 

 

Newsweek admits American police have “become an army”

Shocking footage out of Ferguson, Missouri shows that police are deliberately targeting journalists as part of a military-style crackdown that has caused outrage, with even Newsweek acknowledging that U.S. law enforcement is now akin to an occupying army.

 

 

The clip shows Al-Jazeera journalists preparing to do a live camera shot of the scene in Ferguson before they are hit with a round of tear gas. The reporters run in the opposite direction. Subsequent photographs show militarized police officers seizing and dismantling their camera equipment as another officer points a sniper rifle at the fleeing reporters.

 

It is important to emphasize that this is no longer about looting. The police were AWOL when the looting unfolded on Sunday night. Since that time the looting has all but stopped but the crackdown against peaceful protesters and journalists has intensified.

Two journalists working for the Huffington Post and the Washington Post were also arrested for not leaving a McDonalds quickly enough, as shown in the video below.

Infowars reporter Joe Biggs was also struck by rubber bullets and tear gassed, in addition to having a sniper aim a gun at his head.

St. Louis alderman Antonio French was also arrested and held overnight for the crime of exiting his car. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced this morning that he would visit the town as concerns about wider civil unrest grow.

In arresting, assaulting and intimidating local officials and journalists, Ferguson police are clearly trying to create a chilling effect to discourage media coverage of their brutality and scare other reporters away from covering the story.

The situation in Ferguson is so ominous that even Newsweek is now reporting that America’s police have “become an army” and are “indistinguishable from soldiers,” a chilling acknowledgment given that we were labeled “conspiracy theorists” time and time again for warning about martial law in the past.

By instituting a military-style occupation of the town and aggressively targeting journalists and peaceful protesters, authorities are only increasing the likelihood of further disorder and civil unrest spreading to other areas.

In a related development, the Anonymous hacker group publicly released the name of the officer responsible for shooting 18-year-old Michael Brown and have vowed to release his photo and address if authorities do not respond today.

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