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(KTVI)- Police have arrived in riot gear as demonstrators rally at the Ferguson Police Department. The rally itself has been canceled off and on all morning long following the looting and vandalism overnight.  Community members have agreed that this is a sad situation and several of them oppose this use of force.

They believe that the shooting was wrong, and a taser would have been acceptable.

The Ad Hoc Committee for Justice on Behalf of Michael Brown is handing out fliers with several demands . The community wants the officer’s name released and are requesting that he gets fired and charged with murder.

The chief of police for Ferguson says they will not be tolerating any hostility.

Everyone is asked to arrive, remain calm and stay peaceful.

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29 comments

  • Printit

    Irony: Demanding JUSTICE yet wanting to be the judge and jury for the officer involved. More irony: Putting their hands up. Had Mr. Brown done so instead of pushing the officer back into the vehicle, wrestling for this gun and then running I am 100% sure there would have been a completely different outcome.
    More irony: Keep calling the Ferguson Chief of Police and the Prosecuting Attorney’s office so NO ONE ELSE CAN ACCESS the SYSTEM.
    I’ll also bet the NO SNITCH rule is in effect. We want the police when we need them, not when they need us.

    • MomOf2Boys

      Michael Brown did put his hands up which is why the protestors putting their hands up is so significant. If Mr. Brown did in fact wrestle for the officers gun and then run (which is only the account of the officer and not several witnesses in the area) then it may have possibly justified the officer shooting initially but to gun him down after raising his hands to signify he is surrendering was completely uncalled for and the officer should face charges for doing so.

      • Printit

        That is called irony.
        I am not advocating any innocence or guilt…..merely re-stating information that has been given to the public.

      • The truth

        The “New Century Foundation” studies Federal crime reports, and found significant differences in crime ratio between races, verified by the FBI’s NCVS, National Crime Victimization Survey, and The Department of Justice’s UCR, Uniform Crime Reports, FBI Communication’s Division, 304-625-4995.

        They state emphatically that the Judicial System is not biased against minorities.

        Blacks are seven times more likely than people of other races to commit murder, and eight times more likely to commit robbery.

        Blacks are three times more likely to use a hand gun, and twice more likely to use a knife.

        Hispanics commit three times more violent crimes than whites, but the statistics are nebulous because sometimes they are classified as white, so it could be far higher.

        The best indicator of violent crime levels in an area is the percent of the population that is black and Hispanic.

        Blacks are 39 times more likely to commit a violent crime against whites then vice versa, and 136 times more likely to commit a robbery.

        Forty-five percent of black crime is against whites, 43 against other blacks, and 10 percent against Hispanic.

        Blacks are seven times more likely to go to prison, Hispanics three times, and the reason is clear, because from 1980 to 2003 the US incarceration rate has tripled….

    • jr

      Its saddening the whole situation but reading so many of the racial charged comments against blacks is sickening to think we live in this city and community. I in know way condone any of the looting at all. It did put the shooting of a unarmed teen by a police officer out to the nation. Its terrible to think so one-sided. One question if that had been a white male in the complete same situation even the alleged scuffle would he have been shot an killed him or hit with a taser?

  • Matt

    Sounds like HOSTAGE DEMANDS. And folks that is what has happened the black community is holding this entire area hostage. The simple fact that they cry wolf and want all these things because a police officer shot someone, just or unjust, yet when they shot the shit out of their neighborhoods and line the bodies up like cord wood not so much as a whimper. This is nothing but posturing by the black community and pure hatred for the white community. If they hate us so much give them a area in the county, let them pick their leadership, there police officers and government as a whole and let them see how things go.

  • Coco

    They should take away all state aid that Missouri hands out to pay for the damange done to the stores…… That’s justice for the stores from the riot they didn’t do anything wrong! They said they wanted justice and that one guy said revenge is quicker – well that’s revenge why steal the stuff and ruin buisness when you get it for free anyways!!!!

  • Jen

    Judging by these comments I’m pretty sure if it had been a white boy shot there wouldn’t be any black people rioting. They need to stop these people in any way they can! Maybe if they start shooting everyone with rubber bullets that they see tearing things up and acting threatening, maybe someone would get the point or move on to something stronger.

  • Martha young'Turner

    They say they want justice. Look at their demands and the way they act. Maybe If they teach their children to respect the law and others. This would not have happened. They assaulted the cop, and tried to take his gun. What do they expect.

  • Jen

    I agree, black people WANT to be the victims! Black people have the same oppertunities as white ppl they just choose NOT to take them. They can look for jobs, go to school, choose NOT to break the law same as any other race. They choose their life, everyone does. They just want someone to blame for their laziness so don’t go around acting like they do it because they have to bc that’s a cop out!

  • smh

    Demands are being released and people are blaming their actions on having to live in an area of poverty? News flash…if the people in ferguson put any effort into making their community a cleaner, nicer place to live then maybe others would take them seriously. When u live like a disgusting pig, others will treat you like it & look down upon you! Black people have made that community into the place it is now. “You made that bed, now you must lay in it!” So called ‘white communities’ have a better place to live because they dont destroy the places provided to them. There are no bars on doors & windows because it is not necessary! Places stay open much later than in the city because workers and employers dont have to fear for their safety after dark. In ferguson rioters ran around like wild animals…stealing, vandalizing, and harming innocent people in hopes for justice? Give me a break! Their is a lack of mannors and morality in areas like this & that is why they are treated like that, not because you are black. Black people use the race card everytime something happens to them or when they dont get their way….your the racists. When the black community learns that if they portrayed themselves in a classy manor instead of the way they appear to others, people would be more likely to hear what they have to say and want, but instead they act exactly the way people treat them…like uncivilized aliens!

    • Coco

      So true was in the store today getting Pepsi soda case…… And a black child asked his mom why don’t we get that kind…….and she goes that’s white people soda…… Really all it is to me is Pepsi…..but yet they want racism to end seems like they are the ones that can’t let go

  • Interesting Thoughs

    When 70% of demographics of the community are African American I am sure this is what you will see. (Not what is actually true.)? The folks that say that all the looting events that have occurred in African American communities involve only African Americans are just plain wrong. READ your facts. This is not right what this community is doing and surely not the way to express dissatisfaction with what has occurred, but most of these comments represent what the people see and hear everyday. Some are taught this is life and part of society you conform and move on if you want to be successful. Others are taught violence is the way your voice is heard. (Almost like the bad kid in school gets all the attention.) Not an excuse at all just a thought.

  • Maranda

    Im saddened & I find it hard to say that everything will be all right. EVERYTHING IS EVERYTHING Bros and Sis. Some think our lives are cheap and easy to be wasted. The #1 problem is IGNORANCE! EVERYONE! Us so called black people need to learn to love one another to Learn TO LOVE PERIOD. Some of us have forsaken good and the Most High has forsaken most of us. We have no knowledge, the walking dead, blind leading the blind, a mass of recycled ignorance, living in deception, Blind, Deaf & Dumb to thee TRUTH! We dont even know who we really are, who we really come from and where we really come from. Love and learn, unite open our eyes ears heart brain. Afraid of trying a different approach, the good approach, ignoring that good voice. Acknowledging that NONE OF US HUMANS are perfect! Not a soul on this Earth! Make a bad choice and receive a bad outcome. Accept that our choices lead to our own demise. Stopping the blaming of one another and accept that everything is everthing and we CAN ONLY CONTROL SELF! NATURE WILL TAKE ITS COARSE. I pray that the Most High whisper to you all that LOVE is the ONLY power we need :-)

  • The truth

    The “New Century Foundation” studies Federal crime reports, and found significant differences in crime ratio between races, verified by the FBI’s NCVS, National Crime Victimization Survey, and The Department of Justice’s UCR, Uniform Crime Reports, FBI Communication’s Division, 304-625-4995.

    They state emphatically that the Judicial System is not biased against minorities.

    Blacks are seven times more likely than people of other races to commit murder, and eight times more likely to commit robbery.

    Blacks are three times more likely to use a hand gun, and twice more likely to use a knife.

    Hispanics commit three times more violent crimes than whites, but the statistics are nebulous because sometimes they are classified as white, so it could be far higher.

    The best indicator of violent crime levels in an area is the percent of the population that is black and Hispanic.

    Blacks are 39 times more likely to commit a violent crime against whites then vice versa, and 136 times more likely to commit a robbery.

    Forty-five percent of black crime is against whites, 43 against other blacks, and 10 percent against Hispanic.

    Blacks are seven times more likely to go to prison, Hispanics three times, and the reason is clear, because from 1980 to 2003 the US incarceration rate has tripled….

  • sickofthis

    @momof2boys, I call BS because of Affirmative Action. 1) this isn’t an inner city school district. 2) People WANT to be victims, hence the rioting. “We want pay back”, ok so committing ADDITIONAL crimes is going to male everything better, right? Survival of the fittest? Really?! There are so many MORE programs out there for ALL of “inner city” youth. Refer to my statement about WANTING to be Victims. If they take away the Victimization, they actually have to…gasp…have PERSONAL Responsibilities. If what you said was even close to the truth, then why is it soooo many are able to “get out”? Survival of the fittest you say? No, more like those who know that the only way to get ANYWHERE is to WORK for it. And nowadays if a white man and black man, same qualifications, applied for the same job, its the black man who’s going to get it because of Affirmative Action. In fact because everyone is so damned concerned with Political Correctness. Money going to inner city schools? Again, bs, the St. Louis City Public School District and Kansas City, MO school districts get over HALF of all allotted educational funds in MO. But you can’t teach those who don’t WANT to be taught. Instead of bringing in people like Sharpton, who only wants to create a BIGGER divide, bring in people likeHHerman Cain, Alan West, Kevin Jackson, etc who’ve been able to get “out of the ghetto” without the mentality of “you owe me, or I DESERVE this, or YOU did this to me so now its payback, or everyone owes me for injustices done a hundred and fifty years ago”. Stop being a victim and start LEADING and SHOWING a way for EVERYONE that there DOESN’T have to be a color barrier. Isn’t that What Dr. King preached? As far as the actual incident that led up to this…there are 3 sides to every story, his, theirs, and the truth, which most LIKELY falls somewhere in between.

  • Justthefacts

    “Say not I have found the truth, but rather, I have found a truth….” – – Khalil Gibran

    The Truth? Really??? You are quoting “facts” and “figures” from a white supermacist/separatist organization. What else would they say. Thanks for adding your version of the truth to this issue. Now, after spewing all of your skewed information, what is your solution? Waiting….

  • MomOf2Boys

    Affirmative action doesn’t change the mindset of people who are doing the hiring…only changes that they need to have at least a certain amount of minorities staffed at their business. If they could often they wouldn’t hire any minorities. So people crying about how affirmative action isn’t fair because it gives black people the upper hand in the hiring process are full of it because it only affects a certain number of positions…not all positions. The point of that law is to give minorities a chance in a world where many don’t want to hire them. However I do not agree that looting and rioting is what they should be doing in this situation and I do feel that many of those who are taking part in this aren’t doing it as an act to fight against police brutality. They are just seeing an opportunity to get what they want an they are taking it. They should come together as a community and protest but not loot and vandalize. You are just seeing the reaction of people who are angry and rightfully so in many situations because look at these comments on here. My comments about minorities committing crimes as a result of a survival of the fittest attitude isn’t in regard to this situation it was in response to the individual who posted the crime facts about whites, blacks and hispanics. Maybe there should be some studies done on the conviction rate or sentencing given to whites vs blacks or hispanics who have committed the same crimes. Perfect example being Zimmerman who was acquitted for the shooting of Trayvon Martin but yet Marissa Alexander, a black woman who fired a warning shot in order to scare her abusive husband who she had an order a protection against but was violating it, was sentenced to 20 years. How does that seem fair or equal justice?

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