The autopsy report is in. Big Mike was a pot head, and he took 6 shots to the front. Some of the shots to his arm went into his chest. This suggests the eye witnesses who said he was shot from behind, and who said his hands were up are... wait for it.... also pot heads. A FB comrade suggested the only other alternative: Big Mike was shot with those "boomerang bullets..."
More autopsies. Because one is not enough. I suspect autopsies will continue until the desired results are found.
The National Guard is coming in. I have to disagree with this move, however I admit I know very little about the scope and scale of criminal activity. In my opinion, the police are far better trained for this type of situation. I trust them more with level-of-force and shoot/don't shoot discipline. On the plus side, it won't be the weekend warriors that responded to the LA Riots. These are all veterans of the War on Terror. Better trained. Better organized. Better equipped. Better led. I hope the Governor does the right thing and issues ammo, despite Mr. B's concerns. Bottom line: if the Governor wants the unrest and looting to stop, all he has to do is authorize lethal force.
Eric Holder is getting involved. No doubt this is a great distraction from that whole 'Contempt of Congress' thing back in DC. What I suspect this move does is exacerbate the situation on the ground, and extend the civil unrest for another week. The thugs on the ground, specifically those Black Panther losers, know they will have a sympathetic man overseeing the situation. Who would gain if the Ferguson unrest would spiral out of control?
Ron Johnson (above). The Highway Patrol captain who was selected to oversee the crowd control this weekend, and who did a good job, appears to be a recipient of Affirmative Action. I say this because it was in poor taste to apologize to Ferguson
Fred sparks some interesting conversations in his post: Burn, Ferguson, Burn.
Ol' Remus shares some thoughts in his post: The Ferguson Missouri Spectacle.
The final tally for this past weekend in another Democrat city: 7 Dead, 29 Wounded.
We know 70% of black children grow up in a single-parent household.
I've heard Big Mike was raised by his grandmother, so zero parents in his case. Watch for more info on his parents to come out. It won't help their case.We know 80% of low-income children in 4th grade do not read at a 4th grade level. (aecf)
And now we know 80% of black people say the Ferguson shooting was racial. (Newsmax)
Yep. I think these three stats are interwovenlyconnected.
Comrade Tam takes us back in time, when civil unrest was handled by men: The Good Ol' Days.
A former St. Louis police officer, Chief Ed Delmore, adds to my criticisms above of Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson at Law Officer. Via Second City Cop.
Captain Johnson, your words during the day on Friday helped to fuel the anger that was still churning just below the surface. St. Louis County Police were told to remain uninvolved and that night the rioting and looting began again. For much too long it went on mostly unchecked. Retired St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch tweeted that your “hug-a-looter” policy had failed.Political Correctness and Affirmative Action may have led to Johnson's seniority in Ferguson last week, but those liberalisms don't stand the test of THE INTERNET.
Boy did it.