Going on right now in Ferguson: Police are raiding a church that has been stocked with medical supplies, food, and tear gas recovery kits for community members engaging in protests. This cannot be allowed to continue.
(Raw Story) Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder (R) on Tuesday called for Gov. Jay Nixon (D) to reinstate the curfew in Ferguson to allow the justice system — which he said was a product of “Anglo-American civilization” — to do its job.
Following Monday night’s clashes with police in the wake of the death of slain teen Michael Brown, Kindler told MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow that Nixon had been wrong to end the curfew in Ferguson.
“I don’t understand an argument for not reinstating it,” he insisted. “I don’t understand that. I’m not trying to be overtly political. I am saying, the people of Ferguson, the people of the state of Missouri are crying out for leadership.”
Before Farrow ended the interview, he asked the lieutenant governor if he agreed with Ferguson Mayor James Knowles that “the perspective of all residents” was that there was no “racial divide” in the city.
Kinder said there was “no question” that race was playing a role in what was happening in Ferguson.
“We do not do justice in America in the streets though,” he argued. “We have legal processes that are set in motion, that are designed after centuries of Anglo-American jurisprudence tradition, they’re designed to protect the rights and liberties of everyone involved.”
This isn’t even dog whistle racism. The is balls-out, bare naked, sounds-like-a-speech-at-a-klan-rally racism.
“We do not do justice in America in the streets though,”
Hey, tattoo that backwards on your forehead and read it. Isn’t this the very thing that the Ferguson police is claiming (rd:accusing) Darren Wilson of doing?
There is a process (which to be fair, is corrupt in its own way). But Justice should be not dolled out in the Streets! Justice should not be shot out of the barrel of a gun. “Justice” should not infringe upon Constitutionally provided Rights. Justice should not be dependent on what race, nationality, creed, gender, or orientation you are.
Protesters upset about the smearing of Mike Brown converged at CNN headquarters.
“When it started raining and lightning and the crowd didn’t disperse, my energy level shot up,” said Kwame Thompson, an attorney in Atlanta and St. Louis. “It was a peaceful demonstration that was against police brutality and in support of Mike Brown and his family.”