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This ought to be very interesting.

 

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"Protest leaders from Ferguson have created a 19 point set of ground rules they expect police to follow. These rules are for when they re-start the riots after the Grand Jury makes a decision about charging officer Wilson in the death of Michael Brown.

 

In response Missouri police have released 9 point set of rules for protesters:

 

1. The first priority will be for protestors to remember “don’t break the law”

 

2. Protest leaders will communicate to all protesters the need for non-violence. Leaders will accept responsibility for any acts of violence any protesters engage in.

 

3. Protesters shall give police a 48 hour notice if they plan to have looting as part of protest operations.

 

4. Protesters shall give the public advanced information as to the locations of riots and looting so average citizens can be safe and avoid potential violence.

 

5. Every attempt should be made by protest leadership to communicate with known trouble makers they are not part of the peaceful protest movement and not welcome to come.

 

6. Clear standards of professionalism and sound community friendly protesting will be maintained and adhered to at all times by protestors.

 

7. Police will wear whatever attire they need to feel safe.

 

8. If peaceful protests turn violent the protesters shall expect tear gas and rubber bullets to be used, so keep it peaceful… the decision to use this equipment will be made based on your actions, thus you are making the decision to be gassed

 

9. Protestors acknowledge that even so called “minor attacks on police” (i.e. throwing water bottles at police) are still physical attacks. Expect all attacks on police to be addressed, please see point #8 above."

 

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Im going to give the Ferguson Police a lot of credit for responding in the calm and cool manner that they did.



I know what I would have told em.


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Sounds like a Monty Python's Flying Circus Skit


This is the work of a Community Organizer.  This is the calling of the guy that Democrats put in the White House.  Who they are.

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Proposed Rules of Engagement

 

1) The first priority shall be preservation of human life.

 

2) Channels of communication will be established so that situations can be de-escalated if necessary.

 

3) Police will give protesters 48 hour advance notice before grand jury decision is announced.

 

4) Police will provide to the public information that makes clear the chain of command, who is making what decisions and the processes for deciding when the police response will be escalated.

 

5) Every attempt should be made to communicate with protesters to reach "common sense" agreements based on these protocols, both ahead of time and at the scene of protests.

 

6) Clear standards of professionalism and sound community friendly-policing will be maintained and adhered to at all times.

 

7) Police will wear only the attire minimally required for their safety. Specialized riot gear will be avoided except as a last resort.

 

8) Crowd control equipment such as armored vehicles, rubber bullets, rifles and tear gas will not be used.

 

9) Police or other government authorities will not interfere with the free flow of information through tactics such as limiting cell or internet access, interception of cell or other mobile conversations or unwarranted wiretaps.

 

10) Every attempt will be made to pinpoint arrests so that only individual lawbreakers will be arrested. ”Kettling” and mass arrests will not be used.

 

11) Safe houses shall be considered sacred ground and only entered by police when called upon or if extremely necessary.

 

12) Media and Legal Observers shall not be considered participants in protests and shall be allowed to do their jobs freely.

 

13) Every attempt will be made to provide alternate routes or other means for non-involved persons to get to places of employment and meet other transportation necessities.

 

14) Strategically, police commanders will allow protests to take and occupy larger and more disruptive spaces than would normally be tolerated, and will allow occupation of those spaces for longer periods of time than would normally be tolerated.

 

15) Police will be instructed to be tolerant of more minor lawbreaking (such as thrown water bottles) when deciding whether to escalate the use of force.

 

16) Police rank and file will be instructed to provide every latitude to allow for free assembly and expression, treating protesters as citizens and not “enemy combatants.”

 

17) Excessive force and other forms of police misconduct will not be tolerated.

 

18) Intimidation and harassment of protesters will not be tolerated. This includes pretextual pedestrian or traffic stops, contacting of employers or family members, pre—emptive arrests or detention of "leaders," publishing of private information and any other means of intimidation and harassment.

 

19) Bond for arrestees will not be set above the levels which would be considered average over the last two years, and arrestees will not be held for periods longer than average lengths of time. Medical care will be liberally made available. Attorneys will be able to travel to and meet with clients without impediments.

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Rule #`1 If you are threatening the physical safety of another citizen, including law enforcement official, you will be neutralized by any means available, up to and including deadly force.

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Ferguson Residents Buying Guns In Bulk Ahead Of Grand Jury Decision

Businesses in Ferguson are boarding up their storefronts and residents are purchasing firearms ahead of the grand jury’s decision whether or not to indict the police officer who shot teenager Michael Brown. Many are afraid of what protesters will do if the grand jury’s decision is against their views.

Gun store owners say that sales over the weekend were up drastically. One shop says that on a typical weekend, they’ll have 30 customers. This past weekend; 100. Shooting ranges are also seeing a steep increase in people who want to train with their firearms, which is always a good thing to see happen.

Dan McMullen, owner of Solo Insurance, says that he’s taken steps to make sure that he stays safe in case protesters have any interest in targeting his business.

“I bring an extra gun now only because it has a bigger magazine,” McMullen says. He began carrying it after tensions increased in the area following the shooting. He says he would never use it to protect his business, but he would use it to save his life.

The majority of firearms sold recently have been home defense shotguns. Many residents have spoken with Mayor James Knowles and told him that they had purchased firearms for protection. The Mayor was sure to speak with police to make sure they are aware of the citizens who are new firearm owners.

The grand jury has until January to make a decision, but the prosecutor’s office says that a decision could be announced in the middle of this month.


Perhaps Eric Holder will be named gun salesman of the year :D

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Sad.

 

 

The media and the race baiters WANT this violence and destruction.

 

 

To be in the middle of something like this, built up through deception and lies , I really feel bad for those that live their lives honestly, cops and citizens alike, that are now being forced to suffer the consequences of the media hype and race baiters lies.

 

As the cowards cheer it on from the sidelines.

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Sad.

 

 

The media and the race baiters WANT this violence and destruction.

 

 

To be in the middle of something like this, built up through deception and lies , I really feel bad for those that live their lives honestly, cops and citizens alike, that are now being forced to suffer the consequences of the media hype and race baiters lies.

 

As the cowards cheer it on from the sidelines.

 

Yeah.

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the tail wagging the dog. Do something to me that threatens my life, limb or eyesight and see what you get. These savages have NO RIGHT to dictate the terms of their criminal conduct. Don't riot, loot and burn and you won't get a nightstick broken off in your ass.

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I wonder which will have the greater chilling effect on the merrymakers and their festivities.


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 "Protest leaders from Ferguson have created a 19 point set of ground rules they expect police to follow. These rules are for when they re-start the riots after the Grand Jury makes a decision about charging officer Wilson in the death of Michael Brown.

In response Missouri police have released 9 point set of rules for protesters:

1. The first priority will be for protestors to remember “don’t break the law”

2. Protest leaders will communicate to all protesters the need for non-violence. Leaders will accept responsibility for any acts of violence any protesters engage in.

3. Protesters shall give police a 48 hour notice if they plan to have looting as part of protest operations.

4. Protesters shall give the public advanced information as to the locations of riots and looting so average citizens can be safe and avoid potential violence.

5. Every attempt should be made by protest leadership to communicate with known trouble makers they are not part of the peaceful protest movement and not welcome to come.

6. Clear standards of professionalism and sound community friendly protesting will be maintained and adhered to at all times by protestors.

7. Police will wear whatever attire they need to feel safe.

8. If peaceful protests turn violent the protesters shall expect tear gas and rubber bullets to be used, so keep it peaceful… the decision to use this equipment will be made based on your actions, thus you are making the decision to be gassed

9. Protestors acknowledge that even so called “minor attacks on police” (i.e. throwing water bottles at police) are still physical attacks. Expect all attacks on police to be addressed, please see point #8 above."


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