Ferguson riots have very little to do with the shooting of the young man. It is an excuse to be the losers these animals truly are. It is a tipping point to frustration built up over years of not trying, but blaming everyone else, The Man, for their failures. It's always someone else's fault when you give up. Hopefully this is a reminder to the African Americans ( I always thought we just Americans. Oh, well.) that their President the voted in has only made things worse for them, not better.
Media Clueless About the Inner CityJewish World Review, by Alicia Colon - (Sorbo did not link or blockquote this material) The media's frenzy that descended upon Ferguson, Mo. once again demonstrates its complete ignorance of life in the inner city. Anyone who has survived the barrios and the ghettos would recognize the usual cast of characters that converge on these incidents and would stay far away from them. But no-these media lapdogs shove mikes in their faces and actually believe their 'eyewitness' versions that nearly always turn out to be bogus and nothing other than a self-serving photo op. Although many pundits are comparing the Ferguson riots to the 1960's violent protests, one really has to go back further and examine the genesis of violent urban behavior. I lived in Spanish Harlem during the time when it was one of the most dangerous areas of New York City. There was a Burt Lancaster film, "The Young Savages" that perfectly described my neighborhood and a part of it was even filmed in the playground on E. 106th street where my sister and I played. Most of these 'savages' were Puerto Rican and were as huge an embarrassment to my family as the Ferguson looters are to decent blacks like Minister Johnathan Gentry who ranted about Ferguson rioters and race demagogues Sharpton and Jackson. If you haven't watched his epic rant you're missing the truth unfiltered by media bias. Many do not know that the now posh Manhattan Upper West Side was once no-man's land for the police and fire department that would be pelted with missiles and bottles when called to the West 80's either to shut off a fire hydrant or to settle a domestic dispute. I would visit my sister who lived on W.88th Street and was always glad to leave. I lived on East 110th street and watched in horror one summer day when my neighbors descended on one Italian man who got into a fender bender with my neighbor whom I knew as Uncle Louie. I saw young men whom I thought were good people turn into savage cowards pounding on one man and ultimately stabbing him and leaving him for dead. The difference between that time and now is that most residents wanted a strong police presence to protect the innocent from the barbarians who roamed the streets in gangs. There also was no widespread looting because most store owners were armed. The acceptance of urban violence came later in the 1960's and was in part assisted by supportive media. Fledgling journalists like Geraldo Rivera and Juan Gonzalez, groomed in socialist academia and associated with The Young Lords, a Puerto Rican activist group that originated in Chicago, attempted to sympathize with the gangs as victims of society and economics. Thus looting became a justifiable result of the anger caused by economic inequality and poverty. What rot! Once the media excused criminal behavior, all bets were off and thugs learned their lesson well. Militant groups like the Black Panthers and Hamas use the useful idiots in the media to spread their propaganda. One of the Ferguson looters, DeAndre Smith, was interviewed by the Washington Post fresh from looting a QuikTrip and said: "I'm proud of us. We deserve this, and this is what's supposed to happen when there's injustice in your community." Want the riots to end in Ferguson? Ban the media who are nothing more than agitators promoting the circus environment and inciting outsiders to join in the frenzyDon´t forget the media putting out the Cop´s name, photo and home information. I hear he is forced to leave the community by this - victimized a second time! The media promotes chaos to boost their pathetic ratings. We should shut them all off and watch clips on the internet only when republished under fair use by a conservative media watchdog group.