The Ferguson protestors continue to record themselves in various live streams during their protests. Last night we were able to capture some of the video, and when you watch it you get a good idea of what the Ferguson Police Department is up against.
First The Back Story – Last night in/around Ferguson Missouri two police officers were shot. The first officer was on routine patrol at a community center when he is reported to have encountered two suspects in the act of committing a burglary on a business. The Officer came under gunfire and was shot in the arm. The primary suspect described as a black male, 5’11”, with dreadlocks.
Minutes Later an Ambush Shooting – While a search was still underway for the shooter an even more troubling event happened. A police officer -having finished his shift- was leaving the Ferguson scene when he became the subject of an ambush drive-by shooting. Three black male suspects in a black Dodge Charger pulled along side the uniformed officer and opened fire. Fortunately the bullets missed, and he was only slightly injured by the shattering glass. He was able to return fire as the suspects fled.
As word quickly spread of the first police officer shot, the Ferguson protesters recorded themselves as they cheered the news. Watch the video:
“I hope that bitch die” … “We praying that he die”.
However, someone in the crowd uploading the streamed video soon realized the “optics” of what was taking place. Not only were they cheering for death, but they were broadcasting threats. Do they really want all of the country to know their ideology? Alarmed to their senses someone told the protestors to quit recording. Watch:
Here is the full up-streamed broadcast:
The first shooting was apparently unrelated to the Ferguson protestors.
However, the second AMBUSH shooting seems directly tied to the calls for “street justice” and “vengeance” as seen in this picture:
You’ll note today the media emphasis will be on the first shooting, as they are ideologically bound to try and protect the image of the protestors.
The media will avoid reporting about the second shooting, the ambush shooting.
We have documented some of the social media threats against the Ferguson Police Officers HERE. Adding to the concern is the DOJ stating last Friday that Ferguson must publicize the names of the police officers to the community.
Given the threats have now become more than words – do you think perhaps the DOJ will rethink their demand to broadcast the identity of the police who are being threatened?
Nah, me neither.