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Oct. 10, 2014

Another Shooting in Ferguson… Again

This week marks the third time a white police officer shot a black suspect in Ferguson, Missouri. The protesters who shouted, petitioned and rioted over the shooting of Michael Brown want results, not truth. On Oct. 8, an officer shot and killed Vonderrit Myers Jr. The 18-year-old didn’t have Skittles or his hands in the air, but rather a tracking anklet for a weapons charge and a stolen gun that he allegedly fired at the officer. The attorney representing the police officer said he is fortunate to survive because the officer hesitated too long before returning fire. Nevertheless, as word spread of his death that night, hundreds turned out to protest and several police cars were damaged. Ashley Yates, co-founder of Millennial Activists United (who was arrested in Ferguson), said the grand jury must indict Officer Darren Wilson, the policeman who shot Brown – or else. “If they can’t serve justice in this, the people have every right to go out and express their rage in a manner that is equal to what we have suffered.” And so, the rabble rousers continue to hold sway. More…

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