Well, I could only find one article that fit that first description: In Defense of Rioting by Carl Gibson. If this is not the correct article, please let me know, but this one reads bad enough to be the one you are speaking of.
The first sentence states, “The community of Ferguson, Missouri, has every right to take back their streets from the occupying military force also known as the Ferguson Police Department.”
As if these protests, riots, and looting had anything to do with an occupying military force. This guy acts like the police were taking over the streets before the protest even happened. The police came after the rioting and looting. So, that first sentence destroyed any credibility the entire article had to say.
But the article gets worse. It actually compares the protests in Ferguson to the fight for independence with England.
The idiot author states, “The Boston Tea Party was, at its core, an act of willful destruction of corporate property." Here’s the big difference you complete dumb ass…the Boston Tea Party was in response to taxation without representation, or more specifically the Tea Act, in which they destroyed the property of the East India Company; not local community businesses, private homes, and infrastructure. The Boston Tea Party was in defiance of the King and Parliament in the name of freedom; while the Ferguson Protests are in defiance of…well, defiance of obeying the law. Let’s face it, the Ferguson riots started because an angry ill-informed, outraged crowd demanded justice outside the rule of law. The looters, vandals, and rioters were only there to be assholes and get free stuff. If you believe otherwise you are living in a fantasy land.
But he continues, “When Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown six times, twice in the head, while the teen was on his knees with his hands in the air, he did it without orders from a superior, and without any knowledge of Brown’s alleged involvement in an incident at a nearby convenience store." This is another speculative theory of the events that happened. We don’t know the full story yet, because the investigation is still being conducted, but that doesn’t stop this author from just telling his version of the events as fact even though a dozen eyewitnesses have stated the contrary.
The moron goes on to bring up Amnesty International’s call of human rights violations, which is a complete sham. As I pointed out before, Amnesty International is a pointless organization without any credibility that is just rabble rousing in Ferguson because they don’t have the balls to go over to Iraq, Syria, or Africa where people are actually being brutally murdered daily.
He also says that Ferguson is a prototype for martial law. Give me a break. He has no clue what martial law really is. He also brings up how MLK could peacefully protest only because he wasn’t faced with a militarized police force. What? What does peacefully protesting have to do with any police force? It doesn’t. If you are peacefully protesting, than the police force will not bother you because you are not breaking the law. The police presence is not there to stop the protests; it’s there to stop the law-breaking.
But the crux of his asinine article is the following statement, which sums up the entire point of these protests to begin with IMHO: “If police are so concerned about stopping looters, all they need to do is charge Darren Wilson with homicide in the killing of Mike Brown, track him down from wherever he’s hiding, and show Mike Brown’s family and the Ferguson community that justice will be served in the event of an unjustified killing.”
Street justice. Pure and simple. That’s all these buffoons are advocating for. They believe that officer Darren Wilson is guilty until proven innocent. Sorry, that’s not how it works in America.
There’s actually a great moment in history where Wyatt Earp stood off a mob in Tombstone, Arizona that wanted to hang a card player named Michael “Tommy Behind the Deuce” O’Rourke for shooting a chief engineer of a mining company after he pulled a knife on Michael while losing a card game. Needless to say, the mob in town wanted street justice, but Wyatt Earp believed in the rule of law and the right to a fair trial. This legendary moment was illustrated well in Kevin Costner’s movie Wyatt Earp.
If the Ferguson police were to kowtow to the protesters demands, they’d be denying officer Darren Wilson his due process under the law. That’s it in a nutshell. If you want justice, then you’re going to have to wait for it.
This author, Carl Gibson, is your typical ill-educated, ill-rational Occupy Wall Street street goon. His words should fall on deaf ears but I’m afraid too many small-minded individuals are actually listening.
I also read Douglas Williams article Love Me Ferguson, I’m a Liberal. After numerous eye-rolls, I’ve summed it up to this: would-be communist and socialist agitators show up to these protests and rallies because it’s their way spreading the poison of pseudo-revolution. The want chaos and revolt because they actually believe they’ll spark some kind of movement amongst the chaos. They’re all despicable vermin.