Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Ferguson, the Police where Right

The first night of the rioting \ demonstrating the police where right to show force.
To do what was done after that was irresponsible. Apparently its common knowledge among larger police forces not to give demonstration the time to heat up.
Rudy Giuliani Tells Megyn Kelly How He Would Handle Ferguson Riots
   They allowed a cooling off period, or a venting period. Remember all that time that rocks were being thrown and cars were being over-turned and windows were being broken and the police were backing off?
At times the cops stood by as private property was not only broken into but burned. That is why the anti militarization people are wrong.  The clear message should be say what you want, protest all you want. However, the second you throw things, damage property, steal, set fire, or commit violence the arrests and use of tear gas, shields, rubber bullets, ect. will immediately follow.

That is common sense to me. That is not to say that every federal agency or medium size town needs a swat team or armored personal carrier. On that the anti-militarization people are right. There are times those resources are necessary. Why can't they be shared and used when needed? Why is it a matter or course to run raids at night or to have a shoot the family pet first ask question latter?
The proliferation of paramilitary federal SWAT teams inevitably brings abuses that have nothing to do with either drugs or terrorism. Many of the raids they conduct are against harmless, often innocent, Americans who typically are accused of non-violent civil or administrative violations.
The overreach off police shooting dogs and arresting people for asking questions or filming gives fuel to those  who would and have at times restrained them to the point of uselessness. Police are the stick or crook not the shepherd.  The shepherds are the politicians, our supposed leaders. They have allowed this, even encouraged it. The shepherds in Ferguson used their crooks to collect money it would seem. It has nothing to do with militarization or racism. It is the acceptance of the small corruptions that hid the destruction of the under lying system. Once in a while the cover must be maintained.
 The Missouri Supreme Court said it is assigning state appeals Judge Roy Richter to hear all of Ferguson’s pending and future municipal court cases. The high court said Richter also will have the authority to overhaul court policies to ensure defendants’ rights are respected and to “restore the integrity of the system.”

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