The Looming Race Riot in Ferguson


by Jeff Davis

Having succeeded in putting off the Ferguson, Missouri mess until after the mid-term elections, looks like they can’t put it off any more. The Grand Jury has to say something, and judging from the fact that the Missouri governor is calling up the National Guard, I think we know what it’s going to be. Looks like the Gentle Giant’s criminality was too blatant to suppress even with the might of a sympathetic media behind the effort, and they’re not going to indict the hapless White cop who killed the violent thug in self-defense.

An article on reports: “Protesters anxiously awaiting the St. Louis grand jury decision relating to the shooting death of 18-year-old Mike Brown have been training activists” (read rioters) “all weekend in preparation for the day the grand jury makes an announcement about whether to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for Brown’s death.”

“In a small room located on South Jefferson Avenue in a building used by IUOE Local 148, organizers like Rev. Osagyefo Sekou are instructing groups of individuals about tactics relating to resisting police commands during demonstrations. Sekou is a St. Louis native who grew up in the area but now lives in Massachusetts.”

“Topics covered by organizers like Sekou as well as Deray McKesson and others included decentralized protest actions, jail support, first aid, legal issues, as well as staying safe on the streets during demonstrations. McKesson explains, ‘Today we’ll talk about what it means about decentralized actions. So one of the four parts of what we’re doing is we are not actually telling you where to go or what to do or anything to do with most of your actions. We have some central things planned, but the power of this movement has been with really strong decentralized actions.’”

In other words, there will be mobs of Blacks loose on the streets of Ferguson and St. Louis causing who knows what sort of mayhem. The information in the article above suggests that the rioters will be organized and the authorities may have a number of unpleasant surprises. Things could easily get out of control.

I want to see the Blacks causing trouble, and I am very interested in seeing how the system reacts and how well the authorities can contain the situation.

One big mistake the authorities have already made is to show weakness in the face of the Blacks. There was even debate over whether police should wear riot gear in the face of Black rioters. Will the National Guard even be issued live rounds? Will the police be allowed to use tear gas and to beat up, arrest and charge with felonies the rioters who throw bricks at them? I rather doubt it, but hey, anything can happen.


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