Part 2

WSPart 2 of my 4 Part series is now available on Youtube.

https://dissonantwinstonsmith.wordpress.com/under-cover-of-darkness/


There is a lot of talk about the anniversary of Mike Brown’s death possibly stirring up renewed unrest/rioting.  At this point, my opinion is that the chances are about 50/50.  Protests will occur, but whether or not they descend into a repeat of this time last year is not clear.

It’s entirely plausible that scheduled protests will be more consistent with what was seen during the Ferguson October event last year.  Had Vonderitt Myers not gotten himself shot earlier that week, nothing probably would have happened during the weekend.

One of the things I’ve learned since last year is the difference between those on the street willing to start fires and shoot at police, and those posers who want to derive power by implied (and in some cases explicit) association.  The latter were in charge of Ferguson October.  They may be in charge of the scheduled events for the anniversary.

The problem is that Ferguson and North County as a whole are not safe places these days, as they haven’t been for many years.  Distractions allow for more violent people to come out of the shadows and kickstart riots all while those responsible for the distractions give cause, endorsement, and protection to the violence.

With that said, as soon as there is another Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) in North County involving a white cop and a black suspect, justified or not, bad things will happen.  If there is any question about the circumstances, or God forbid, a shooting is legitimately unjustified, riots are a certainty.

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Under Cover of Darkness

https://dissonantwinstonsmith.wordpress.com/?page_id=1075&preview=true

This is a new four part documentary I’m making on Ferguson.  The first part is being released today 7/20/2015.  To those who watched my earlier attempt at this concept, this video (while titled the same) is different.

Part 1 deals with the unrest in August of 2014.  RELEASED

Part 2 will deal with the immediate political / sociological situation in the St. Louis Region, the unrest in September and finally the Grand Jury preparations.

Part 3 will deal with the Grand Jury Decision and Aftermath.

Part 4 will deal with everything since November.

State of Confusion

proxySo Governor Nixon has preemptively declared a State of Emergency in St. Louis ahead of further possible riots resulting from a Grand Jury decision in the shooting of Michael Brown. The problem is that while this sounds ominous, the reality is that nothing much has changed. The executive order detailing the deployment of the National Guard leaves the entire issue eyebrow-raising-ly vague. While it’s clear the Guard is only meant to be used in a support role, there is zero information on where the guard will be deployed (even as far as cities) or how many guardsman will even be in the area.

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