Note the Difference Between Bundy Ranch Protest and Ferguson Riots

A comparison between the Bundy ranch protests from April of this year to what is going on in Ferguson is telling. It is also very, very instructive on just how to stand up for your rights in the era of a thoroughly militarized government.

Early in 2014 a rancher in Nevada named Cliven Bundy became the focus of an anti-government protest when the Bureau of Land Management swooped in with a paramilitary attack on Bundy’s ranch killing his cattle and claiming he was going to be arrested for supposedly refusing to pay a grazing tax, a dispute over which rancher Bundy and the government had been embroiled since 1993.

As the government swooped in with a militarized retinue of shock troops featuring armored vehicles, fully automatic machine guns, body armor, and hundreds of officers, people around the country began to perk up and take notice. Within a matter of days hundreds of American citizens made their way to the Bundy ranch in Nevada to stand up to the overreaction of the federal government.

Was there a threat of violence between the mostly white protesters and the federal government? Sure. It has to be remembered that every protest is an implicit threat of violence. Even the peaceful ones are shored up by a threat of “acton.”

But regardless of any implied threats–after all, many of the protesters in Nevada were armed–the protests were peaceful, no shots were fired, and no violence occurred.

Eventually the government backed down and vacated the scene handing protesters a big victory.

Again, not a single instance of violence occurred between protesters and the authorities.

Then we have Ferguson.

On Saturday, August 9, police officer Darren Wilson confronted 18-year-old Michael Brown, a nearly 300 pound, 6-foot-tall, black teenager, and a friend in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri. Apparently Brown, having robbed a local convenience store only a short time earlier, engaged in a scuffle with Wilson through the open window of his cruiser as the officer sat in his car.

Brown then ran as the officer exited his car. Then the teen turned and began menacingly to run back toward the officer who in turn opened fire killing the young man.

Almost immediately people began to fill the streets as the police began their investigation at the scene of the shooting. By Saturday night the gatherings began to turn into angry protests. By Sunday night and for a week afterward those protests became riots with police employing a militarized presence confronting the people on the streets.

Sniper positions were erected, riot gear was broken out for police to use, machine guns were distributed among them, and tear gas and flash bang grenades were hurled at the protesters.

Thus far several citizens have been killed during these nightly riots, stores have been looted, fires set, and wide spread property damage has been perpetrated.

Few in the Ferguson crowd have been armed, though some smattering of illegal shootings have occurred from among them. But worse are the Molotov cocktails thrown at police.

Do you notice the difference here? Among the mostly white–and heavily armed–protesters at the Bundy ranch in Nevada no actual violence occurred. The threat was implicit, granted, but no one really stepped out of line.

The oppressive government force was cowed eventually to slink away with their tails between their legs. On the other hand, the overweening government forces in Ferguson have done nothing but grow and gain strength with no sign of backing off.

The difference is not the government. The difference is how the protesters reacted. The Bundy protesters threatened the government but did not act like criminals. While also threatening government the Ferguson protesters did exactly the opposite in its behavior.

Could the Bundy protest have turned into an open battle replete with a dangerous firefight between government oppressors and the people (out of which the people would likely have lost)? Sure. In fact, that was what many expected. But the fact is the Bundy protesters took the correct early route. In Nevada Peaceful but forceful protest made the government blanche and pull out.

On the other hand, the Ferguson protesters acted like lawless thugs and began throwing things, attacking cops, burning and looting local businesses, and by their conduct absolutely guaranteed that the government would ramp up its response instead of turning tail and running.

The difference in conduct and the example of which protest implemented the proper course of action could not be more clear. One did it right. The other couldn’t be more wrong to achieve the intended ends.

Finally we can also see the bias in the press in this situation. During the Bundy ranch standoff the media was universal in its disdain for the protesters and despite that no actual violence occurred, the media routinely condemned the protester’s rhetorical attack on the government.

On the other hand, in Ferguson the media is four square behind the criminal actions by the protesters and suddenly have found reason to complain about the “militarized police” and the over reaction of the police and state and local governments.

Suddenly, the media finds a reason to decry an oppressive government.

Imagine that.

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  • GarandFan

    Bundy was ‘the WRONG race’.

    • Brucehenry

      Yet Bundy is still free and still in possession of the $900K he owes in grazing fees and fines, and Brown, who allegedly stole some cigarillos, is deader than Julius Caesar.

      Who was the wrong race again?

      • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

        Your reliable support of criminal thugs is noted. May the muggers boot rest painfully on your neck.

      • Retired military

        “Brown, who allegedly stole some cigarillos, is deader than Julius Caesar.”
        Brown who also fractured the eyesocket of the police officer.
        Brown whom has had a dozen witnesses tell the cops that his story was bogus and that the cop’s story was accurate.
        Brown who was shot 5 times before he went down with a 6th shot.
        Brown whose wounds show that he was going towards the cop and not away from him and whom didn’t have gunpowder reside on him.
        Bruce you are digging yourself in a hole defending the man. As I stated before if Brown had simply done what the cop told him than most likely he would still be alive today. Do you deny that that would have been the most likely scenario?

        As for Bundy the govt has avenues to go after Bundy which doesn’t required hundreds of thousands of dollars spent on moving 200 federal officers to get him, destroying livestock, and making themselves look like asses.

        How many times have you heard of 200 armed feds showing up on a tax case (remember they were there before the militia guys)? Al Capone maybe. That is about the only case I can think of.

        Instead Harry Reid and Rory Reid wanted to send a message and give their Chinese donors and business partners a chance to get the land.

  • Retired military

    Not all the protestors are breaking laws, looting, causing mayhem, and throwing molotav cocktails. But Chico fully endorses the ones that are since they remind him of the OWS crowds.

  • jim_m

    The difference?

    These people in Ferguson voted for big government and now they are unhappy because they are getting what they voted for

    • jim_m

      But seriously, the reason the media reports this differently is because they believe that the power of government should only be used against political opponents. The minorities of Ferguson are most likely solid dem voters, so therefore the machinery of the police state should not be used against them.

      On the other hand, Bundy represented conservative ideas and therefore the media does not believe that there is any limit to the amount of violence the state can use. No matter how violent or oppressive the tactic the MSM will support and cover for the government as long as the target is a conservative. There is no limit to the amount of totalitarianism that the left is willing to countenance in the furtherance of their agenda.

      • Brent Hollett

        On one hand there’s the murder of a (relatively) innocent man. On the other hand there’s a bunch of ranchers who don’t like paying taxes. Yep, seems like an even mix.

        • jim_m

          Show me where Brown was innocent. Seems to me that he had a history of thuggishness and lawbreaking and it appears that he assaulted a police officer.

          • Educated Person

            Classic racial profiling. Never seen the right reference white people as thug. Past character does not factor into current crimes. But everyone knows white old people hate rap and anyone who listens to it is a gang member. And if you had an understanding of the legal system, you would know that a criminal history can not be used as evidence for performing a crime.

          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            Classic projection.

            Thugs come in all colors, shapes, and sizes.

            P.S. Get the money you spent being educated back, you were cheated.

          • jim_m

            Not very educated. I suppose you have never heard of Bret Kimberlin. People frequently referred to him as a thug.

            In Brown’s case we have seen video of him assaulting people in a convenience store. There is nothing racial about that. It is straight forward evidence of his character. If you are unable to call it for what it is then the racism is on your side and your side alone.

          • Brent Hollett

            The officer in question went on record saying he had no knowledge of that activity. Therefore it doesn’t factor into being shot.

          • jim_m

            Correct. But we weren’t talking about the officer’s motives. We were talking about Brown’s character.

          • Brent Hollett

            Show me where your US laws state “Guilty until proven innocent”. Otherwise you’re just a loudmouth with an opinion.

          • jim_m

            The evidence is that he attacked a police officer. Regardless of how much injury the officer may or may not have sustained the only pertinent fact is that he attacked a police officer. Police are trained to respond with force when attacked.

            You should use the same standard with regard to officer Wilson. Too bad you are too much of a loud mouthed hypocrite to take your own advice.

          • Brent Hollett

            Death is the approved outcome of a ‘scuffle’ now? At least Rodney King only got beaten.

          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            The CHP officer who pulled King over had her weapon out and her finger on the trigger when the LAPD arrived and took over. Had they been a minute or two later arriving he would have been shot dead.

          • jim_m

            Did I say that? Nope. Learn to read.

  • Brucehenry

    “And have you noticed the silence of the NRA and Gun Owners of America on the situation in Ferguson? Why aren’t they using what is going on there as evidence of the need for EVERYONE to own guns to stand up to a tyrannical government? Gee, what could the difference between the two situations be?

    See, if the government tries to enforce a completely valid court order to stop a rich white guy from using public land if he isn’t going to pay the same grazing fees everyone else has to pay, it’s incredibly important for hundreds of heavily armed white people to show up to take a stand against tyranny; if the government shoots and kills an unarmed black man, as it does far too often, and unleashes a military style assault, arrests journalists, and shoots tear gas into crowds of peaceful protesters, that’s just fine. Not tyranny at all.”

    http://freethoughtblogs.com/dispatches/2014/08/16/bundy-ranch-vs-ferguson-mo/

    I edited the money quote for grammar, syntax, and spelling, and emphasis, too.

    BTW you are wrong on the facts in one respect. There have been no deaths except Michael Brown’s, so I don’t know where you get the idea that “several citizens have been killed.”

    • jim_m

      The NRA has historically backed gun rights for minorities even though the left has consistently fought to disarm them. You can lie about that all you want but the facts contradict you. You are on the side of the bigots Bruce and you know it.

      • Brucehenry

        LOL the minute Wayne LaPierre declares that, along with the Jews of the Warsaw Ghetto, “if only the black community of Ferguson had been armed this might not have happened” I’ll believe that bullshit and not a minute before.

        • Retired military

          Actually I have seen numerous pictures of citizens with guns standing guard on their property. Havent seen anything from NRA.

          Also Bruce the meme of police war on black men is really old.

          http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-police-deaths-20140813-story.html#page=1

          Amadou Diallo. Manuel Loggins Jr. Ronald Madison. Sean Bell. Eric Garner. And now, Michael Brown..

          All of them were black men who died at the hands of law enforcement officers.

          They are a handful of such cases since 1999, when Diallo, an unarmed man standing in a New York City doorway, was gunned down by cops who erroneously thought he had a gun.

          -

          Gee some war 6 people supposedly murdered in 14 years. If the cops are at war with the black man they are doing a lousy job.

          Last year there was about 12 million arrests in the US. There were less than 420 people who were killed by cops during that period. That is about .000035%.

          That isn’t even a statistical error Bruce.

          Yet you would have us believe a cop shot an unarmed man for no reason in the middle of the day in the middle of a street with a least a dozen folks around if not more in the age of cell phone video for absolutely no reason other than the fact that he was black.

          Do you realize just how ridiculous that sounds Bruce?

          One other question.

          Say it comes out that someone has a video which shows that Brown was charging the cop, hands down, not trying to surrender. What will you say about Brown and the cops actions then?

          • Brucehenry

            There are many cases that don’t get the publicity that the cases you mention have received. And there are many many instances of police brutality that don’t result in death. Jesus, just go to Youtube and type “police brutality” for Pete’s sake.

            In Durham, NC, recently, a Latino youth was shot in the back of a police cruiser while his hands were cuffed behind his back. The police called it a suicide. Do you believe that? Google “Jesus Huerta.”

            And no, I’m not going to “say it comes out” that someone has a video like you imagine until someone actually shows one. If anyone did, I bet the cops would have found it and shown it by now, like they found the video of the cigarillo theft. You know, the one that showed a crime that WASN’T CALLED IN BY THE VICTIM, and that the cop was unaware of, so why did the cop stop Brown again?

          • Retired military

            the cop stopped brown because he was walking in the MIDDLE of the street and wouldn’t move to the sidewalk.
            Why again did the cop suffer a fractured eye socket from someone whom you stated previously was surrendering?

          • Brucehenry

            If you’re a cop. and your idea of good police work is escalating a jaywalking citation into a shooting death, YOU ARE DOING IT WRONG.

          • Retired military

            I guess the cop got the fractured eye socket all on his own. Brown was totally innocent.

        • jim_m

          Um, you need to read the part where I mention that the NRA emphatically tells its members to obey the laws. I suppose you missed that part because it reveals your argument to be a bunch of crap.

    • jim_m

      The difference Bruce is that in the Bundy case the people pointed their weapons at the government. In Ferguson the people attacked other defenseless citizens and looted their businesses.

      It seems that what you are getting bent about is that the police state you voted for is being used to suppress violence you support and that it doesn’t have the balls to use violence to suppress the people you want oppressed.

      Notice also that we have been bitching about militarization of the police for a while now. You only get uppity about it because now it is being used against your side. Too freaking bad Bruce. If you really cared you wouldn’t condition your concern based on the political ideology of the victims.

      • Brucehenry

        No mirrors in Jim’s house, I reckon.

        • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

          Nor yours since you see racists everywhere…

        • jim_m

          I never see myself in mirrors. I guess that explains why I work in the blood industry.

    • Retired military

      THey had someone charge a cop in St Louis with a knife today. He chose poorly.

  • Brucehenry

    If the black protesters in Ferguson had shown up armed that first night, like the white Bundy crowd did, the police would have mowed them down. You know it and I know it.

    • jim_m

      No I don’t. The police are basically bullies and are counting on a mismatch in force. If the people of Ferguson rolled out en mass with M16′s the police would have backed off. I can guarantee you that the obama DOJ would never have confronted a bunch of black people like they did in the Bundy incident.

    • Brucehenry

      Here’s a rather poetic description of the differences, far more accurate than Warner’s “analysis.”

      http://carteblanchfield.com/2014/08/17/ferguson-bunkerville/

      • jim_m

        You forgot the link

      • jim_m

        Most of the support for Bundy was about opposition to the police state tactics of the federal government.

        Warner’s comments are on target. The media and the left don’t care about the police state they have created until it is turned against them. In fact the left is more bent about people saying “I told you so” than they are about Browns death.

        Brown’s death is unfortunate and I doubt we will get to the bottom of it. The facts are that he was no angel but he deserved death no more that Bundy deserved to have his cattle slaughtered by the feds.

        We are supposed to be a country of laws and that means that the government shouldn’t be using force in this way.

        If you want a great example of how the police think of the public look at this a-hole in the WaPo

        here is the bottom line: if you don’t want to get shot, tased, pepper-sprayed, struck with a baton or thrown to the ground, just do what I tell you. Don’t argue with me…

        That attitude from the police toward the public means that they believe that they have the right to murder anyone for any reason they want. The police think that their badge gives them carte blanche to violate our rights and if we protest that in any way they have the right to kill us.

        If you don’t like that Bruce start taking the overuse of police force seriously and not just when it is inconvenient for your political agenda.

    • http://www.publiusforum.com/ Warner Todd Huston

      So, why didn’t that happen in Nevada?

      • Brucehenry

        Because armed white wingnuts declaring that they will pick and choose which laws to obey (like “paying the same grazing fees as anyone else”) are considered “patriots” but armed black people declaring they’re not going to shut up and “be respectful” of police authority are considered “thugs” and “savages” and “animals.”

        • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

          Go talk to the racist in your mirror.

        • Retired military

          “armed white wingnuts declaring that they will pick and choose which laws to obey ”
          Is that like Obama and DOJ impounding republican donors inventory (Gibson) or not choosing to follow specific dates laid out IN THE LAW ref Obamacare?
          How about the massive disregard for THE LAW in reference to the immigration mess on the border? I am sure that since you are for the letter of the law that you are against that as well correct>
          Do you not have any outrage against Obama since he is picking and choosing which laws to follow?
          Please answer Bruce as I have made several very valid comparisions.

          • Brucehenry

            LOL those aren’t valid comparisons, they are attempts to change the subject.

          • Retired military

            the subject as defined BY YOU was

            “pick and choose which laws to obey


            You opened the door there Bruce. If you cant stand the heat than stay out of the kitchen.

            Chico is the king of shineys. Not me. I simply showed you that your outrage was totally one sided.

        • jim_m

          No Bruce. Brown WAS a thug, there is video evidence for everyone to see that demonstrates that fact.

          People looting and rioting because Brown got shot are justifiably called animals. There are plenty of black people who don’t want their community trashed. When those people defended their community by arming themselves and protecting their neighborhoods and businesses they were patriots too, especially when the police stood down and refused to do their job.

          I haven’t seen or heard about armed black people confronting the police.

          It really does seem that what you object to is that the law should be selectively applied to the advantage of your agenda but that when others assert their rights and try to do the same that is bad.

          You voted for this lawless society. You have no right to complain about the results. You got exactly what you voted for.

          • Brucehenry

            Here’s a link for you. The first time I find myself in any kind of agreement with Mark Fucking Steyn:

            Money quote: “…whether or not the fatal shooting of Mr Brown was a crime, it’s certainly a mistake. When an unarmed shoplifter in T-shirt and shorts with a five-buck cigar box in one hand has to be shot dead, YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG.”

            http://www.steynonline.com/6524/cigars-but-not-close

          • jim_m

            Yeah but you still only care when it is politically convenient. If Brown were shot by his neighbor you wouldn’t give a rat’s ass.

        • jim_m

          “Let’s not pretend our morgues and cemeteries are full of young black men because cops are shooting them. The reality is that it is because other black people are shooting them”

          Bruce doesn’t give a damn if a black man kills another black man. He doesn’t think twice about that. He doesn’t care how many black people get killed, but he will stand on their dead bodies to make political points.

        • http://www.publiusforum.com/ Warner Todd Huston

          So, you really have no answer but spouting nonsense? Gotcha.

    • Retired military

      I don’t know it. No politician or police chief would have wanted that on the evening news.
      As I asked you before. Where are Jesse Jackson, Sharpton, Obama, and the black panthers on the dozen or so kids who died in Chicago last month?
      Why does the press feel compelled to show where the cop lives to include his address? Don’t you feel that that is asking for trouble?
      why no outrage there? Do they not fit the liberal outrage meme?
      You have chosen to ignore those questions or even address them.

      • Brucehenry

        Who am I to tell people what they should be protesting and what they shouldn’t be protesting? These people are American citizens with the right to express themselves on any subject they choose. I don’t presume to tell them what they should and shouldn’t be outraged about.

        I don’t know why Jackson doesn’t say something about black on black crime. I don’t speak for him, or Sharpton, or the black community of Chicago. I do know that Obama has spoken often on the subject.

        I haven’t seen the cop’s address in the press, and I don’t know why anyone would broadcast it. Who did that?

        • Retired military

          THanks for the response.
          Several members of the written as well as TV press have had it. Don’t have time now (getting ready for work) but if you really want me to find specific examples I can.
          As far as Jackson, Sharpton and others I am merely showing the selective outrage. 9 deaths in Chicago doesn’t matter to the folks who want to blow this issue up to riot proportions yet 1 death does.
          Peaceful law abiding protests I don’t have a problem with. Rioting, race hustlers, looters, and politicians trying to get their 15 min of fame while leaving a community in shambles I have no use for.

  • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

    Lesson learned. Next time Bundy is threatened, we loot Vegas. Hit Harry Reid’s friends up for a couple mil…

  • Paul Hooson

    One huge difference is that Bundy is a hard working businessman, and even provides work for others, and owns his own property – Many of the worst Ferguson troublemakers live in low income housing or federal housing that has been such a magnet for gangs, drugs, crime, prostitution, that after 2008 the city and police began to erect barricades around some of these terrible low income housing structures that breed crime. – One of the best things this city can do is to close these low income housing structures and evict these tenants which would disperse them and break up this centralization of crime and would really pressure these people to seek jobs because the unemployment rate is around 50% in this area.

    Former Gov. George Romney was Housing Secretary under President Nixon and was a strong supporter of getting low income persons into their homes that they would respect and maintain compared to the breeding camps for drugs, crime and drugs that these failed federal low income housing structures have bred.

    One of the best ways to clean up this neighborhood is to close down these low income housing structures that these hoodlums live in, and to make them suddenly think about getting jobs and finding a place to live that they have to pay for, not one that is handed to them to subsidize their lifestyles of crime, drugs and not even looking for work.

    • Brucehenry

      Yes these low income people, living in an area in which the unemployment rate is 50%, should just “seek jobs”! Why didn’t THEY think of that?

      • Paul Hooson

        It’s a socially dysfunctional area, Bruce, where poverty has become a generational problems on one hand, where breaking up the crime problem which has become too centralized in these failed public housing structures, and needs to be decentralized by these people moving out of the large troubled public housing units, need to be split into individual families seeking social services and social worker involvement to find them work, help them find low cost housing, etc., before drugs, gangs or crime lead them to prison. – The heavy police presence in the neighborhood was a response to a crime rate 2 to 3 times the national average and public housing projects which needed police barricades set up following efforts to reduce crime since 2008, largely as a result of dysfunctional individuals living in these public housing projects and their involvement in crime and drugs rather than trying to find work or create more normal family structures.

      • jim_m

        Wow, Bruce. The left is constantly on about how poverty is the cause of all social unrest. Sad that you think the solution to poverty is government handouts. Government handouts are the cause of permanent poverty. Until people get jobs and lift themselves out of poverty they will remain there. The only way for someone to make a better life is for them to make it themselves. You don’t get it passed out at the Welfare office.

        And this isn’t some bootstrap propaganda. It is a basic fact that government is incapable of lifting everyone out of poverty for the simple fact that poverty is a relative condition and there will always be people in the bottom quintile of income. The only way out of that is to do it yourself.

        Unless government controls all income so EVERYONE makes the same (except for corrupt bureaucrats and their cronies), government handouts only keep people in poverty. The only way out is to do something where you have the prospects of increasing your income over time. Welfare doesn’t provide that opportunity.

        Then again, what you want is government control of income. That way lazy, uneducated asses like yourself don’t have to explain why you are such a failure.

        • Brucehenry

          Not to go off on a tangent, I only wanted to point out how ridiculously stupid it is to assert the solution in Ferguson is for the people living in housing projects to simply “seek jobs.” In an area where unemployment is already 50%.

          Simple solutions for simple minds.

          • jim_m

            No I didn’t say it was a simple solution. People need to have jobs. Housing projects concentrate poverty and drive out businesses. The projects need to come down, subsidized housing needs to be distributed and we need someone other than the current fascist in the white house to create a climate where companies want to expand rather than relocate overseas.

  • jim_m

    This isn’t about Brown OR have anything to do with Ferguson:

    “78 arrests, just three of them here from the town of Ferguson.” Harrigan added that there were “a lot from Missouri, but some came from as far away as California and New York.” And that there are “some concerns from police that rioters are using the demonstrations as a cover, a cover to launch some attacks against police.”

    Seems that this is another case of bogus rioting fomented by the left using the cover of a RAAAAAACISM!!! narrative to do so. The left finds political unrest useful (qv Cloward-Piven) and tries to foment it at every turn.

    • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

      All made possible by useless idiots such as brucehemorrhoid.

      • jim_m

        My point precisely.

        • Brucehenry

          Credibility test flunked. Any mention of “Cloward-Piven,” Alinsky, ACORN, or Agenda 21 instantly identifies the mentioner as without credibility — paranoid delusions.

          • jim_m

            Denial immediately identifies the author as a fascist stooge. Like I have said before Bruce, you will find every excuse to deny fascism all the way to sending people to the gullag

          • Brucehenry

            Says the guy who imagines an undead Saul Alinsky is busily implementing Agenda 21, as per the Cloward-Piven strategy, with the help of ACORN.

            Kook.

          • jim_m

            Your objection would be credible were it not for the fact that you consistently excuse every instance of government overreach, lawlessness and ideologically driven use of government power to suppress opposing viewpoints.

    • Hank_M

      It’s the perfect squirel and if the left, Obama and the loathsome MSM need anything right now, it’s a distraction, a BIG distraction.
      Then again, where else can you get a large screen TV for the price of a rock?

      • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

        Well, I’ve got some small rocks that belonged to my mother… but they’re just crystalized carbon. Practically worthless, but they might be worth a TV or two. ;-)

  • newtosf921

    I have been waiting for this type of article to be written! Nice job! Those white guys in Nevada not only were armed but verbally threatened law enforcement on camera…………..and some of the right wing Republicans supported the Bundy crowd……law enforcement backed down and never returned…………enough said to compare Ferguson and Nevada!

  • http://www.themadjewess.net/ The Mad Jewess

    Excellent synopsis.
    I was thinking of doing the same thing

  • Brent Hollett

    The difference was the heavily armed protesters, not the threats. All this article encourages is for everyone to become heavily armed to ‘combat’ military police.

  • SonoftheMorning

    We find out that cops like Sgt. Mike Weston invented stories about being fired at before he fired gas at the unarmed protesters. Meanwhile, if any of the cops at the Bundy ranch had done that, they would actually have been shot at. That’s the difference. The threat of retalitory violence was real at the ranch and forces the cops to mind their p’s and q’s. In ferguson, unarmed protesters can’t do anything about the bullying.

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