After Michael Brown’s death, still more Ferguson, USA police militarisation

This video from the USA says about itself:

17 August 2014

In the wake of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, John Oliver explores the racial inequality in treatment by police as well as the increasing militarization of America’s local police forces.

From the Huffington Post in the USA:


As the Ferguson police force gears up in preparation for a grand jury decision regarding Darren Wilson, school district superintendents have asked the lead prosecutor to announce the decision on a Sunday so children can get home from school. And Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson denied a CNN report that said his resignation was imminent.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) worked closely with the St. Louis County Police Department (SLCPD) to restrict news media helicopters from flying above Ferguson, Missouri, during protests against the killing of Michael Brown: here.

AS FERGUSON WAITS, STATE PREPARES “Speaking at a press conference, Gov. Jay Nixon (D) said that over 1,000 police officers have received a combined 5,000 hours of training on dealing with protests ahead of the grand jury’s announcement, which is expected later this month. He said that the National Guard would be on standby and that several law enforcement departments would work together to deal with any protests that happen.” Gun sales in the area are on the rise, and protest organizers vow to continue after the verdict is released. [HuffPost]

Missouri governor Jay Nixon said in a press conference Tuesday afternoon that he would deploy the National Guard in response to protests in the event that a grand jury fails to indict Darren Wilson, who shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown on August 9: here.

28 thoughts on “After Michael Brown’s death, still more Ferguson, USA police militarisation

  1. So sad to see this man edit and slant his story to defame our city. This is not a humorous monologue, it is a tragedy for everyone who must walk, talk and open their doors to breathe the air in St. Louis. , particularly the families directly involved.


  2. If I am finding it more and more difficult day in and day out just reading articles, seeing videos and photos about Ferguson/St. Louis – I can only imagine the experience, the force of stench endured through decades of racism, bigotry and cronyism the black communities wearily carry on their backs. How many more lies – how many more deaths – how many more decades of oppression will be ignored – will be blamed upon the black race – will be used as an excuse for white cronyism to lord over a people?

    John Oliver highlights the absurdity with the acerbic style it deserves – who wouldn’t laugh through tears – who isn’t crying- who doesn’t comprehend what white cronyism, racism and bigotry has wrought upon town after town, state after state and country after country against HUMAN BEINGS?

    How many decades would one be willing to go back to comprehend why nothing has changed? And make no mistake, when I say the white race has not evolved, I mean it with both a sickness and sadness inside – for those who are responsible for their own undoing and who care not for others as they teach generation after generation the same hatred for a race.


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