Lexington vs. Ferguson

CBzZ2ZOUMAA-WSy.jpg largePictured above is a police officer in riot gear, wearing a plate carrier, and firing a pepperball gun at rioters in Lexington, KY, last night.  4-4 into 4-5-15.

Similar to the aftermath of the one-night Pumpkin riot in New Hampshire last fall, the Ferguson Twitter Brigade has been on a tangent today trying to contrast the tactics and media coverage of police in Lexington, KY responding to post basketball riots, with that of Ferguson.  A few of their specific claims include:

  • 1.) That chemical munitions were not used.
  • 2.) That rioters were not arrested.
  • 3.) That the media is refusing to call the events “riots” but other more forgiving terms.

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