After three nights of watching live video feeds and listening to the St. Louis PD scanner, I have come to the conclusion that false advertising is alive and well in the XXI century.
If you check social media or Main Stream, you’d swear that there is a battlefield in about two blocks worth of city with bodies strewn all over the place, cars on fire and people running amok while the cops spray them with 50 caliber machine guns, sort of like in Robocop when the Detroit Police went on strike.
Let me summarize: People gather in the streets, chant, somebody throws something, cops send about 50 tear gas grenades and some flash bangs, people retreat half a block. This is repeated a couple of times till everybody gets bored and goes home or the local McDonald’s needs to open for breakfast.
Last night was the worst. Maybe a people gathered around, cops formed in a marching line. A warning is issued to the media to move to their assigned safe area, they do: about 10 people who were there to protest left in the street.
This crap is being fueled by whatever interest are out there. Having Benjamin Crump as lawyer representing the parents of Mike Brown kinda says a lot and it is mostly Trayvon 2.0 with a better software patch.
But the truth is that no matter how brightly painted you get the snails, racing them won’t make them NASCAR. That is pretty much the riots at Ferguson.
PS: Over the scanner, I heard the call of four men with rifles at a location not too far from the protest. Police arrived within minutes. Report back :Store owners keeping an eye on things. No action taken. NFR 😀