Looting Resumes In Ferguson; Local Police Ordered To Stand DownSubmitted by kevink on Sat, 08/16/2014 - 12:28
So now police are standing down? Is the idea to let looters inflict so much pain that the citizens will beg the police to bring back the Fallujah-style policing tactics? Clearly there's a middle ground between Fallujah and the "wild west". Yet another reason to have a 2nd amendment. If these are the only 2 options (lawlessness vs combat-zone) given to people by police then citizen militias are needed.
After a day of relative peace, things turned ugly again in Ferguson when shortly after midnight crowds again resorted to looting and vandalism in multiple businesses along West Florissant Ave with the focal point being the QuikTrip convenience store which Mike Brown allegedly robbed. The incidents seemed to gather steam after 12:00am.
According to KTVI, at least 200 St. Louis County Police officers were on scene and helping handle the situation. They confirm the Domino’s Pizza on West Florissant was set fire and burned. They also confirm multiple businesses vandalized and looted. But the shocker happened when county Police told Fox 2 News that its officers were at the Ferguson Market earlier when looters showed up, but were ordered to “Stand down” by Missouri State Highway Patrol incident commanders at the scene and basically withdrew and allowed the looters to have their way with the store.
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