Missouri governor declares emergency, sets curfew in Ferguson

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FERGUSON, Mo. — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew Saturday in a St. Louis suburb where police and protesters have clashed in the week since a black teenager was shot to death by a white police officer.

Nixon said the state would not allow looters to endanger the community where Michael Brown, 18, was shot in a street. The curfew was to run from midnight to 5 a.m. today.

Nixon’s curfew announcement came after tensions again flared in Ferguson late Friday night. Earlier that day, local police identified the officer who shot Brown as Darren Wilson and released documents and video footage alleging that Brown had robbed a convenience store just before he was shot. Police said Wilson was unaware Brown was a suspect when he encountered him walking in the street with a friend.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson, in charge of security in Ferguson, said 40 FBI agents were going door-to-door in the neighborhood starting Saturday, talking to people who might have seen or have information about the shooting

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barracuda 4 months ago

Ferguson has garnered a lot of media attention of possible Police problems. There is another Police involved shooting in Texas. Where is Al Sharptons and Jesse Jackson. And where are the protesters? Riots? And where does President Obama stand on this issue? Longview Shooting

One of these two things is not like the other

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namvet60 4 months ago

Maybe Al and Jesse along with the President should focus on the community organizers home stomping grounds. There is more shootings per weekend than anywhere else in the US.

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barracuda 4 months ago

Meaning Chicago? I have listened to the news today and of the 51 arrests for violence made in Ferguson, only one is a local resident... Some of them are even from out of state........

Chicago has had 15 homicides since this mess started (according to the radio news) and yet this violence is over one adult male? (I am not attempting to minimize this loss of this mans life).

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downhillracer 4 months ago

^^ Troll Alert ^^ No meaningful, thoughtful or constructive commentary. Ever.

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barracuda 4 months ago

Downhiller...........

And how is your statement is useful and pertinent to the theme of the post?

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downhillracer 4 months ago

Let's start with the origin of this, shall we?

You can't defend the indefensible.

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barracuda 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Exactly as you said........... /\

After reading your answer.... I believe your correct.....

You cannot defend the indefensible.... S.M.H. ...........

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chicoli 4 months ago

One of the saddest chapters in the history of this Country is its brutal racism. It is even sadder when we realize racism is still alive. Obviously these trolls know how to plant seeds of fatuous commentaries, more revealing of ignorance and insensitivity than anything of value.

Put in historical perspective anything having to do with curfew is evocative of the infamous "Sundown Towns". During the Pre-Civil Rights movement many towns all across America prohibited black people from remaining downtown after sundown. This "law" was also eventually applied to Chinese , Jews, Mexicans, and Native Americans. The idea was to divide whites from the rest, and the vestiges of this are obvious today.

There is such a thing as a historical memory in people, what is known in psychology as "collective unconscious" and as such is an anthropological phenomena capable of sustaining scientific scrutiny. Herein the historical perspective for the Ferguson of today.

Having said that, I will go further to recommend trolls to review American History 101...after all this is a good American thing to do!

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barracuda 4 months ago

Chicoli....... I consider you somewhat knowledgeable.... (although I rarely agree with some of your postings)

What is your view on the difference of the media coverage of these two shootings? And the fact that most news commentators believe that the Ferguson uprising started after Sharpton and Jackson weighed in...

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chicoli 4 months ago

I appreciate your interest on this subject. I'm afraid I have not paid enough attention to the comparison of different media coverage. About the impact from Sharpton and Jackson in Ferguson I believe this is a legitimate question to look into as a social phenomena. At this moment I do not have an informed opinion. Thanks for your provoking thought!

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barracuda 4 months ago

I await your opinion..........

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barracuda 4 months ago

ChicolI.........

Question......If you didn't have an opinion on this issue, how can you call me a troll? My original comment has only to do with in-equality of media coverage. These two horrible shootings happened to young men. Both stories contain a racial component. Both stories have police officers.

But, after reading your entry it seems that you have called me a troll and insinuate that I am racist because I am trying to point out there are two different levels of media coverage explains a lot about you, My Friend!

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namvet60 4 months ago

When you try to start a serious conversation about racial issues you are considered a racist and the condemnation and degradation begins. When a race baiter posts there rhetoric it is totally logical and nobody questions there motives or where the facts are located. Very typical of the situation in Ferguson with most of the people calling immediate prosecution and condemnation before the actual facts are even presented.

Paco should really take a course in American History 101 himself before he expounds on issues he doesn't have a clue about. Obviously there is only a couple of racist, bigot posters here and they are accusing others of being trolls.

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downhillracer 4 months ago

And there we have, ladies and gentlemen, another classic, textbook case of Psychological projection. Most of us are waiting for that "serious" conversation.

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namvet60 4 months ago

You (downhillracer) are very incapable of diagnosing a Psychological projection or carry on a "serious conversation" about any subject due to your inability to post anything but arrogant ignorant troll material! As I have stated before "get some fresh air it may do you some good", but I doubt it.

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chicoli 4 months ago

DHR, unfortunately we are wasting our time in answering certain postings. What you get for an answer are nonsensical circumlocutions, I guess with the intention of self gratification from our response. Those empty words is better to let them disappear in the cyberspace.

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barracuda 4 months ago

Still waiting for your feelings on the original question...........

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barracuda 3 months, 4 weeks ago

Chicoli

check out this video......... He is is a little militant but some of the things said seems to be right on.......

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jennybuggs 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Yeah...curfews are never the answer. Like the curfews in india on women to stop women from getting raped. You are punishing the wrong people.

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barracuda 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Chicoli.... Paco..........

Still waiting for your reason to call people a "troll" and attempt to minimize other peoples views on a story you are not fully briefed on.

I will repeat it.....

What is your view on the difference of the media coverage of these two shootings? And the fact that most news commentators believe that the Ferguson uprising started after Sharpton and Jackson weighed in...

Here is another example of the difference in coverage! John Winkler was shot the police. Although by accident, it was barely even mentioned (by comparison) in news coverage. Where is the riots? Where is the fires, looting, and violance? Where are the Al Sharpton's and Jesse Jackson's? The President?

It seems that violence only comes AFTER the news starts to "cover" the story....

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barracuda 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Chicoli.........

I still am waiting for your opinion the riots/media etc.

As well as your reason for the label "troll"!

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