Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) says she'd like to move the ongoing and frequently violent protests in Ferguson to public space that is away from the business district:
"Maybe we can move it to some green space and do some kind of just minimal screening to make sure guns are not going in," McCaskill told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Tuesday.
"But right now, there is surveillance going on, and there is a real effort to try to find the people who are actually wanting the confrontation and causing the violence and seeing if we can't begin to be more aggressive about making arrests of those people with the guns, with the weapons, and therefore make it safe for everyone.
"We over-policed for a few days, and then we completely under-policed," she continued. "I think what they're doing now is what they feel they have to do to keep it safe under these dangerous circumstances with these instigators in town."
McCaskill said the media is giving a one-sided view of what's happening in Ferguson.
The confrontations are well-covered, but "nobody's interested in covering any of the efforts that's going on with healing," and that is having a dire impact on small businesses, she said:
"One of my projects now is to figure out how we can pull people back n to shop in Ferguson -- it is perfectly safe in Ferguson during the day. There are many stores and businesses that need our commerce. I hate to see all these great small businesses in Ferguson suffering so terribly because their community is being portrayed in a way that frankly just isn't true."
There are many legitimate and peaceful Black members in the community who have no intention on violating the law but believe they must do something to protest what they view as police brutality... the problem is that many others are there to incite riot, loot, and other wise wreck havoc with the public's safety and order.
It then becomes a police management problem... too separate the criminal from the law abiding Black population without injury to the public and private property. A very difficult tight rope to walk...
It would behoove the local authorities to engage close and consistent coordination with the local Black leadership. The purpose of which would be to provide the public with a safe zone to assemble, as they work through their grief and sense of public rage... right or wrong. Public safety and maintenance of good order must be the first order of business and sometimes that may require catering to local needs... as long as it doesn't lead to more violence and property damage.
Wanna see how fast I can stop the crap in MO.I'd call all the Hells Angels chapters and tell them to fill the town with wall to wall bikes and bikers.Even the cops wouldn't have a chance.
That would result in spreading the violence all across this great nation of ours... Obama and his ilk would love to see that happen... open riots, White on Black violence would cause the Black Panthers too do likewise in various White neighborhoods and soon the entire nation could be caught up in a race war.
No, we must use our minds and not our anger too deal with this problem... as bad as it is, it can become much worse if we don't remain calm and engaged... working to bring peace to Ferguson and demonstrating to the world that America is better than the ugly arm of a few bigots and racist who are attempting to use this incident to create a race war.
We have all been had once again as the Obama administration managed to shift the focus off the onslaught of illegals coming into this country to what should have remained a local matter.
Hey, I confess, I got suckered too!
The blacks now own all of what is left in Ferguson so mccaskill can go sit and spin, the next complaint the blacks will have is that they have no stores and the stores that had are not coming back. I say tough you burned them down and looted you live with it you made your slums so enjoy them.
Ferguson will look like E. St. Louis and many of the Blacks in Ferguson are going to suffer for a minority of troublemakers. It would have been best if the local Blacks had assisted the police in shutting down the agitators from outside their community.
An so we have a small minority of citizens that feel much is owed to them? We have a Federal gov. that expresses they are not being treated right, we own them? So, my question is this thing/madeup planned issue about a democrat voting block that feels that they are owed, is this hatedful, get nobody anywhere aruguement gonna last forever and ever and we're suppose to deal with it by listening to this organized, unionized it seems, leftist gov. supported political tactic(s) against the rest of society forever an ever?
Someone let me know the scoup, poop, would yeah? All this crap needs to stop. When are the people going to be told the truth of what's been going on with this democrat party for a long time now?
1 less leftist parsitic nataginest drone fool=s several free tax payer.
The MSM, our public educational system and various liberal institutions such as Hollywood and Unions are all to blame... They have created a false narrative and a system of political correctness that is dividing our culture, destroying our heritage and bringing America to a Constitutional crisis... perhaps civil war.
The Marxist insurgency is no longer covert... it is openly operating out of the White House and is presently consolidating its power... eliminating all political opposition and identifying those bodies of dissident opposition for the coming purge. Events like Ferguson serve their interests too divide and conquer ... too, foment revolution and the environment of discontent that revolutions feed upon.
It appears that the White House is working to create a scenario that can be whipped up into a full blown crisis over the next few months (racial strife, the crash of the US dollar and our economy) ... to invite open riots and civil unrest... from which they may justify martial law. This is no longer funny and the people had best take this Administration's promise to FUNDAMENTALLY TRANSFORM AMERICA seriously.
Obama and his Marxist allies... the Islamist, progressives and new world order globalist are all working together to secure their own power... each playing off against the other and all of them working against the interest of the People and our Constitutional Republic. The Patriot movement must organize nationally and do so quickly... they need recognized national leaders, major funding and a national plan of action to reclaim our Nation... as it is now we no longer have the America of my youth... I don't know what we have but it certainly isn't our founding father's Constitutional Republic.
My wife and I used to vacation in Missouri quite a bit,we knew mccaskill was pelosi light but after the cowardly response to to the rodeo clown incident and now that I see that their governor is just one of obama's geldings I'm done !!!!