Churches to serve as safe spaces after Ferguson grand jury announcement

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ST. LOUIS (RNS) With a grand jury decision on whether to indict the officer who fatally shot African-American teenager Michael Brown, expected by the end of the month, churches in the area are prepared to offer refuge.

  • Fran

    A good friend of mine, who used to be a police officer, believes they will indict the policeman, even if he was “justified” in his actions; because otherwise, a long riot may become a fact in that area if he is not indicted. Real justice is hard to find these days.

    It will be interesting to see how this all turns out when a decision is made. Hopefully, it won’t get violent!

    Thankfully, God’s kingdom or heavenly government (Daniel 2:44) will soon replace all of man’s governments, there will be no impartiality, concerning all races and cultures, shown to all on earth, and its rule will be perfectly just!! (Isaiah 11:1-9) There will be complete and perfect brotherhood of man, unlike today’s world. 😀

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  • The governor’s contingency plans indicate that he’s been informed by the prosecutor in St. Louis County of the decision and that the grand jury issued a judgment of no true bill.

  • Doc Anthony

    America is getting REAL tired of these Ferguson criminals. (Looters, shooters, urine throwers, Molotov throwers, etc, PLUS these look-the-other-way protesters that keep on giving the crooks night-time cover when the police try to keep order.).

    America tired of all of it. If you’re still wondering why Obama lost the Senate on Nov. 4, look no farther than Ferguson.

    We’re tired of the Mob Rule stuff already; we’re tired of the New Black Panther Party clowns already. Ferguson is not Selma, and Michael Brown Jr is not Martin Luther King Jr.

    The one person who should have received a public apology — that innocent store clerk — has never received one from ANY protestor, preacher, politician, or pundit.

    Nobody’s creating any “safe spaces” for him and his family. Everybody just expects him and his family to suck it up and keep quiet about his national humiliation, in exchange for staying alive.

    Until the national media reports that the store clerk has received that public apology and “safe space”, whatever everybody else is saying or doing — and this especially includes the “Don’t Shoot Coalition” and the “Metropolitan Congregations United” — is FAKE and HOLLOW.

    So I urge the police to do **everything** they have to do when the Big Protest hits, even if they have to enter some of these compromised churches and arrest some no-good Ferguson criminals. Just set your weapons on automatic and kick the door in.

  • Neon Genesis

    What I’m tired of are racist bigots like you who eat, sleep, and breathe nothing but hatred.

  • Doc Anthony

    This is not an issue of bigotry or color. This entire tragedy occurred NOT because of the color of Michael Brown’s skin, but instead because of the content of Michael Brown’s character.

    Meanwhile, if you are able to address the specific points I’ve offered, please be my guest. Otherwise please go back to sleep.

  • Dave V

    “African-Americans” and their progressive and liberal Democratic puppet master string pullers have become the most legalized racists this country has ever seen.

    What ever happened to the “innocent before proven guilty” mob rants of the Libs, Progressives and Black activists crowds???

    Conviction without a trial is OK when it is a white police officer?

    Race history is not evened out by violating the very justice system so many so-called justice seekers claim to demand.

  • CMR

    SAD…. SMH….
    IF the churches of Christendom would TEACH the TRUTH that Jesus spoke, then there would be no fear of reprisal when the verdict is handed down… We shouldn’t fear any segment of the population like this…. If blacks really want to be treated with equality and justice under the laws of this country then let it be so! “The Law” should convict or exonerate the police officer that shot that man. He is being tried in the court of public opinion in the black community…. This is just wrong. I compare it to the jury who acquitted OJ Simpson BECAUSE he’s black and not because he was innocent. This, I fear, will be the reverse. The officer will be found guilty because if he isn’t, all hell will break loose…

  • Jack

    That sounds about right for the reason you gave. They probably wanted to wait until after the weekend to make it public.

    We will see.

  • Jack

    Many of these so-called churches are about as Christian as Karl Marx or Louis Farrakhan. Their charlatan leaders have learned that one of the best ways to indoctrinate people politically is by flying under the cover of the Bible.

  • Jack

    The racial rabble rousers who can’t wait to riot are no better for the black community than George Wallace or the Ku Klux Klan.

    Tellingly, there were reports many years ago of meetings between black militant leaders and white supremacist groups.

    Both the Marxists and the Fascists want racial division, not racial reconciliation, so they can destroy America.

    Meanwhile, Americans need to grow a pair and not be afraid of threats of rioting. The grand jury should make the right choice, whatever that is, irrespective of these vile threats.

    If there is rioting after the decision is released, then so be it. We will get through it.

  • Huey Freeman

    Uncle Ruckus, is that you?

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  • rob

    I Think Your friend is wrong since most news reports say he was not indicted.