Protesters take to Ferguson streets to mark anniversary of Michael Brown killing

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Left to right, Keith Lovett, Melik Smith, Victoria Smith, Linda Smith and Antonio McDonald, hold candles during a gathering of people at the QuikTrip in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 14, 2014. Photo By David Carson, courtesy of St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Left to right, Keith Lovett, Melik Smith, Victoria Smith, Linda Smith and Antonio McDonald, hold candles during a gathering of people at the QuikTrip in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 14, 2014. Photo By David Carson, courtesy of St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) More than 200 protesters carrying bullhorns, drums and signs demonstrated against police in Ferguson, Missouri, on Saturday night, with some placing the roasted head of a pig on a barricade in front of officers.

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  • Doc Anthony

    This article FAILED to point out that:

    (1) The name of the former police officer (he has a name and a family like everybody else; he had a public commendation and no prior problems with anybody), is Darren Wilson.

    (2) Two separate investigative bodies, the St. Louis County Grand Jury and Barack Obama’s own U.S. Justice Department, BOTH found that there was NO evidence that Officer Darren Wilson acted illegally in any way.

    (3) Officer Darren Wilson lost his career and was driven into hiding all the same, just to protect his own life. NOBODY has apologized to him or his family. NOBODY has apologized to the store clerk who the late 300-pound Brown bullied and robbed on national TV. NOBODY is apologizing for that stupid hater bonehead stunt with the barbecue pig.

    So yes, I am black, but there’s NO way I can sign up with “Black Lives Matter” or whatnot. Either preach that ALL lives matter, or else just shut up, put your no-good hands down, and go home.

  • Greg1

    This is a very sad incident. Hopefully all will benefit from this man’s death, on both sides of the law. Michael, like many of today’s youth, had pushed the envelop of right and wrong, blatantly stealing cigars from the owner of a small shop moments before the shooting, which led to a phone call to the police, and his ultimate demise. The policeman who shot Michael, has been unemployed since his resignation, showing how over-reaction to a robbery for a person in authority, can lead to death, and unemployment. In a world that has lost God Almighty, there is no explanation for either side that will alleviate the tensions aimed at the other. Only forgiveness in the name of our Lord can heal. And hopefully on this anniversary, all will come to that Truth.

  • Fran

    Only God’s kingdom or heavenly government (Daniel 2:44) will soon bring true peace and security, as well as end to all injustices and all wicked ones, to meek persons in all nations on earth (Isaiah 11:1-9).

    Also, those who have lost their lives, due to injustice or other circumstances, have the marvelous hope of resurrection back to life on earth (John 5:28,29; Acts 24:15), to be reunited with family and friends.

  • Dominic

    What a sad image of themselves did the protestors expose in “honor” of Michael Brown. The Black on Black murders far outweigh anything the white cops are doing. And these murders go unprotested by the Black community.
    Brown brought his unfortunate death on himself by attacking an officer of the law…a Black cop would have done the same.

  • Jack

    I couldn’t agree more, Doc.

    The people behind the Black Lives Matters fraud are vile America-hating extremists who don’t give a hoot about either black or non-black lives. They seek to pit Americans against each other and should be shunned by decent people of all races.

    I would love to see a March on Washington of all races, with the theme, “All Lives Matter.” It would look a lot like Dr. King’s March on Washington in 1963.

  • Jack

    What they’re doing is mirroring Michael Brown and his unproductive, self-destructive proclivities that ended his life. Only knuckleheads spend their lives trying to provoke confrontations with cops. Sane people try to stay as far away from them as possible.