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    Re: 'There are no police': Ferguson store owners guard businesses; cite lack of polic

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    It would be awesome if the police were using this as a way to establish a racket right in plain sight. No joke that would be hilariously awesome.

    But these store owners should take personal responsibility for their businesses.
    Do you also support them getting the appropriate business and property tax rebate from the city/state since they are now required to police themselves?
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    Re: 'There are no police': Ferguson store owners guard businesses; cite lack of polic

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    How did cops deal with rioters pre War on Drugs?

    And more to the point the St Louis PD for the past week has been armed and acting like the 1st Infantry Division landing in Iraq during Persian Gulf 1.
    I assume they were equipped with the best gear available, just as officers today. Of course, we often just called in the troops to break it up as well...

    Like I said to Dan, they haven't attacked any peaceful protest, they've only gone after the rioters and looters.

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    Re: 'There are no police': Ferguson store owners guard businesses; cite lack of polic

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    Either the man is competent or he is not. His skin color has nothing to do with his competence and as such is nothing more than a red herring.
    Last night he stood by and watched the blacks in Ferguson loot the stores with no guns pointed at the front door or the broken windows. That was not showing a great deal of competency. The owners were left to their own devices and of course, if some WHITE owner shot and killed some BLACK looter all hell would have broken loose....AGAIN.

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    Re: 'There are no police': Ferguson store owners guard businesses; cite lack of polic

    Quote Originally Posted by canadajohn View Post
    considering this highway patrol officer was marching with the protestors, when would the new police in charge have time to actually police the jurisdiction?
    exactly.
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    Re: 'There are no police': Ferguson store owners guard businesses; cite lack of polic

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    If these police were going after normal protesters, then you'd have grounds for an argument of abuse of power, but so far I've seen several peaceful protests over the past couple of days and not once has there been an outbreak of violence on the part of the police.
    Up until the governor got involved, the police continued to be a cause of the problem on an ongoing basis, for example the arrests of reporters and at least one alderman.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    When a situation is out of control and you have rioting, force is required to bring things under control. And in that situation, do we not want the responders to be as well equipped as possible?
    You are ignoring the fact that there hasn't been an ongoing riot, whereas if the situation had degenerated into pure chaos you'd have a point. Otherwise, in the shared hallucination that is police authority, you do have to be mindful of the times where the equipment you bring and the tactics you use risk making the problem worse rather than being simple preparation.
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    Re: 'There are no police': Ferguson store owners guard businesses; cite lack of polic

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    and that community anger is addressed by damaging and hurting their own neighbors.
    Yes, when people get angry they do foolish and hurtful things. Your point?
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    Re: 'There are no police': Ferguson store owners guard businesses; cite lack of polic

    Quote Originally Posted by HogWash View Post
    Last night he stood by and watched the blacks in Ferguson loot the stores with no guns pointed at the front door or the broken windows. That was not showing a great deal of competency. The owners were left to their own devices and of course, if some WHITE owner shot and killed some BLACK looter all hell would have broken loose....AGAIN.

    You know it and I know it.
    Either the man is competent or he is not. His skin color has nothing to do with his competence and as such is nothing more than a red herring.
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    Re: 'There are no police': Ferguson store owners guard businesses; cite lack of polic

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    Either the man is competent or he is not. His skin color has nothing to do with his competence and as such is nothing more than a red herring.
    AS this was going on while the black guy cop was busy marching with the protesters, he didn't show much competency...just a lot of racism.

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    Re: 'There are no police': Ferguson store owners guard businesses; cite lack of polic

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    YOU go put yourself in a riot situation where it is reported civilians are firing at police helicopters adn DONT wear anything and everything available.

    The funny thing is...the night before when the police DID respond with all that gear? No riots, the crowd dispersed in literally minutes once the police engaged, no looting...no nothing. Some runny noses and rubber bullet bruises. The riot gear was extraordinarily 'effective'.
    More like "police responded....riot stopped" versus "police didn't respond....riot continued".

    Again how did police deal with riots in the days before they had all that surplus army hardware?
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    Re: 'There are no police': Ferguson store owners guard businesses; cite lack of polic

    Quote Originally Posted by HogWash View Post
    AS this was going on while the black guy cop was busy marching with the protesters, he didn't show much competency...just a lot of racism.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/08/16...own-guns-lack/
    What's your skin color and gender? I want to make a reference to them every single time I respond to something you post, even when skin color and gender have nothing whatsoever to do with the subject being discussed.
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