Two Police Officers Shot in Ferguson

harleysportster
atheist
harleysportster's picture
Posts: 3360
Joined: 2010-10-17
User is offlineOffline
Two Police Officers Shot in Ferguson

 Both officers are currently unconscious. Some of the witnesses claim the shots came from the protestors and others claim it happened outside of the crowd. Of course, eyewitness testimony time and again has proven utterly useless. Video of the incident can be found at the local news link. 

 

wreg.com/2015/03/12/two-police-officers-shot-in-ferguson-missouri/

 

FERGUSON, Mo.  — Two police officers were shot in Ferguson early Thursday morning as demonstrations that began as a celebration of the police chief’s resignation gave way to violence and gunfire.

One, a St. Louis County police officer, was struck in the shoulder; the other, a Webster Groves officer, was hit in the face, said St. Louis Police Chief Jon Belmar.

The officers were hospitalized and conscious, he said.

Belmar said he believed the shooter was embedded with the protesters while some witnesses said the shots came from outside the crowd.

“These police officers were standing there and they were shot, just because they were police officers,” Belmar said.

 

Protesters had gathered outside the Ferguson Police Department Wednesday night to cheer the resignation of the city’s embattled Police Chief Thomas Jackson.

The shooting came just a week after the Department of Justice cleared officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown. The DOJ said all physical evidence and most sworn interviews indicated Brown attacked Wilson, went for his gun, ran and then came back at the officer.

second DOJ report said minorities were treated unfairly in the city and found several racist emails from city employees.

The crowd had been thinning out, ready to call it a night, when the shots rang out, Belmar said.

 

“All of a sudden, I heard at least four or five shots ring out,” witness Markus Loehrer told CNN. “It took me at least 30 seconds of watching before I realized there was an officer down. We are not there to shoot cops, we don’t like violence. So we did what anybody would do — we ran away.”

“We could see the muzzle flash,” said Bradley Rayford, a witness who said he was a few feet from the shooting. “Someone was shooting towards the police department.”

The demonstrations started off peacefully, but devolved through the course of the night.

As they faced a long line of officers, some demonstrators briefly closed South Florissant Road that runs in front of the police station. At least two people were arrested, CNN affiliate KMOV reported, but it wasn’t clear why.

Some chanted “Racist cops have got to go.”

At least one scuffle broke out between demonstrators.

Some officers stood behind cars with guns drawn.

“It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people.”
― Giordano Bruno


Brian37
atheistSuperfan
Brian37's picture
Posts: 15595
Joined: 2006-02-14
User is offlineOffline
 Now here is where some

 Now here is where some idiots will say "WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE".

Find the fuckers who did it and put them in prison. There. Still does not make the majoirty of the people who were there cop killers. It still does not errase the history of mistrust of socity and police.

 

"We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus -- and nonbelievers."Obama
Check out my poetry here on Rational Responders Like my poetry thread on Facebook under BrianJames Rational Poet also on twitter under Brianrrs37


harleysportster
atheist
harleysportster's picture
Posts: 3360
Joined: 2010-10-17
User is offlineOffline
It appears

 It appears some people are taking the old slogan "Black Lives Matter" and turning it into "Blue Lives Matter" on the web. Though I admit, neither one are very appealing to me as I think "ALL LIVES Should matter". 

 

www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-31853299

An anti-police violence slogan online has been turned on its head, and with a slight change it's being used in support of two officers shot in Ferguson.

In the hours after two police officers were shot in Ferguson, Missouri, use of the hashtag #BlueLivesMatter spiked on Twitter, driven by self-identified supporters of gun rights and other conservative causes, as well as supporters of the police. The tag was used across the US, not just in Missouri.

Although the overall numbers are relatively low - the tag has so far been used more than 3,000 times since news of the shooting broke - the slogan hit the site's list of top trends in the US because of how quickly it spiked. But the use of "Blue Lives Matter" is not new. In fact it's been bubbling along at a low level for months. It's been used more than 120,000 times since last November, when radio talk show host @BarryGadbois tweeted: "Cops have a right to defend themselves and an obligation to protect you. #BlueLivesMatter #Ferguson".

As might be expected, many #BlueLivesMatter tweeters have been using the tag to criticise President Obama and US Attorney General Eric Holder, who a week ago issued a blistering report about racial bias in the Ferguson police department. "Holder, B.O., Jesse and Al are you all happy now? You have blood on your hands! Disgusting!" tweeted @PaulChisolm, referring also to the prominent African-American activists Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.

"Thank An Officer Today! Let your local police know Obama does NOT speak 4 you," tweeted @AmyMek.

 

“It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people.”
― Giordano Bruno


danatemporary
danatemporary's picture
Posts: 1951
Joined: 2011-01-12
User is offlineOffline
The Attacked Mystification Police --

 

 

   This time  try to keep  up . . 

 

 >   The ''Attacked'' of Anime's own Mystification Police   --   View Upload

 

 

   Anime lovers will "get this"  As the announcer cautions , "'Cops' is filmed on location with the men and women of law enforcement. The suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law."

 








 

 

 

    ''. But, as always, the devil is in the details.''



 


 

 

     In this case, hope lives  and nobody has like died or something (View Image  -- Above) ::

 

 

 

 



 Addressed to another  part of the  Forum --

   To  one of the "badge-holding" cyber-missionaries - -

  This is not the best place to post this. But, it is for those of us who just MUST have your way no matter what !!

  View Upload --

 

 


Brian37
atheistSuperfan
Brian37's picture
Posts: 15595
Joined: 2006-02-14
User is offlineOffline
harleysportster wrote: It

harleysportster wrote:

 It appears some people are taking the old slogan "Black Lives Matter" and turning it into "Blue Lives Matter" on the web. Though I admit, neither one are very appealing to me as I think "ALL LIVES Should matter". 

 

www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-31853299

An anti-police violence slogan online has been turned on its head, and with a slight change it's being used in support of two officers shot in Ferguson.

In the hours after two police officers were shot in Ferguson, Missouri, use of the hashtag #BlueLivesMatter spiked on Twitter, driven by self-identified supporters of gun rights and other conservative causes, as well as supporters of the police. The tag was used across the US, not just in Missouri.

Although the overall numbers are relatively low - the tag has so far been used more than 3,000 times since news of the shooting broke - the slogan hit the site's list of top trends in the US because of how quickly it spiked. But the use of "Blue Lives Matter" is not new. In fact it's been bubbling along at a low level for months. It's been used more than 120,000 times since last November, when radio talk show host @BarryGadbois tweeted: "Cops have a right to defend themselves and an obligation to protect you. #BlueLivesMatter #Ferguson".

As might be expected, many #BlueLivesMatter tweeters have been using the tag to criticise President Obama and US Attorney General Eric Holder, who a week ago issued a blistering report about racial bias in the Ferguson police department. "Holder, B.O., Jesse and Al are you all happy now? You have blood on your hands! Disgusting!" tweeted @PaulChisolm, referring also to the prominent African-American activists Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.

"Thank An Officer Today! Let your local police know Obama does NOT speak 4 you," tweeted @AmyMek.

 

Black lives do matter, cops lives do matter. But that false equation is an attempt to ignore the inequity of how blacks get hurt by the economy and law enforcement long term. This is the same failure of Israel and it's reaction to Palistine and Gaza. Pointing at the transgressions of the other is not problem solving. One side of this is hurt more than the other which is why conditions should be the focus. 

Only an idiot thinks blacks have kids just to say, hey when you get pulled over resist. Only an idiot equates some destructive individuals to the entirety of the population of a protest.

Just like one can agree that "Isreal has a right to defend itself" does not mean it reacts properly to the conditions. 

Blacks do not bitch because they are lazy or criminals. Not all cops are bad either. But trying to use this stupid argument to make them equal is bullshit. This enequity is deep rooted and part of our historical climate. We would not see this over and over and over if blacks were simply making excuses. I have mouth off to a cop, thrown my wallet at a cop, and I didn't end up injured or dead. 

Same childish reaction you get from Jews when you cant even say "No one is excusing the other side".

At its core the division in humans is caused by group thinking and far too often the domanite group will take any transgression of a minority group and make excuses for their own abuses.

It is the same bad logic that leads to Saudis to arrest atheists. The same bad logic that has western Christians and western Jews and even western atheists over react to the mere presence of a Muslim.

The terms majority and minority are era based and geography based. Even in Japan while they love visitors and guests, a minority trying to live there is going to be treated differently than that majority population.

In the case of Furgeson you have a majority black population policed by a majority of white cops. Now while you could argue mixing them more equally wont solve all problems, it is still one key on top of a better economy, and better oversight of the system.

Blacks should not commit crimes or get violent anymore than Palestinians should get violent, but humans are consistent in their reaction to feeling stuck under something they feel they are powerless. If ANYWHERE in the world a majority wants to problem solve, silencing the criticism or ignoring the reality is not problem solving.

I think the best way forward is to recognize our human behavior will look similar if the rolls were reversed.

 

 

"We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus -- and nonbelievers."Obama
Check out my poetry here on Rational Responders Like my poetry thread on Facebook under BrianJames Rational Poet also on twitter under Brianrrs37


danatemporary
danatemporary's picture
Posts: 1951
Joined: 2011-01-12
User is offlineOffline
As the image indicates . . Loss is loss when there is death

 

>  Loss  is  loss when there is death  ( then  it's a you 'lose' for good)

 

 

   (No Subject)

   (No Subject)

 

 

 

     Image uploaded is to stir up support, that of an Angel bearing up a fallen police officer  . . 



 



 

 Misc. (Misc.)  --

 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbQTXFJL8lo {https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbQTXFJL8lo}

 


 


Vastet
atheistBloggerHigh Level ModeratorSuperfan
Vastet's picture
Posts: 13050
Joined: 2006-12-25
User is offlineOffline
harleysportster wrote: It

harleysportster wrote:
 It appears some people are taking the old slogan "Black Lives Matter" and turning it into "Blue Lives Matter" on the web. Though I admit, neither one are very appealing to me as I think "ALL LIVES Should matter". 

I completely agree. I refuse to get behind any campaign based on discrimination. I despise seeing 'end violence towards women' posters. How about ending violence itself for fucks sake. Not that it's possible, but at least it doesn't imply a huge section of the population doesn't matter.

Proud Canadian, Enlightened Atheist, Gaming God.