Rioters in Ferguson, MO went on the rampage again last night, well, at least the ones who weren’t “mostly peaceful.” Oddly enough, the militarized police force we’ve heard so much about was nowhere to be found. Businesses were left to fend for themselves.
Looters in Ferguson, Mo., were met with little police resistance Friday night and store owners say they were forced to protect their businesses with their own guns, Fox2Now.com reported.
“I think the first message is to remind all law enforcement that they are hired to serve and protect and if they’re going to sit back and watch looting, they’re not serving us; they’re not protecting us,” Pastor Robert White told the station.
A reporter from the station tweeted that police cars were seen driving past some of the stores being looted and did not respond. It rained in Ferguson Friday night and protesters could be seen outside until 6 a.m.
Two store owners, standing outside their business holding guns, told Fox2Now.com that when they called 911, they were sent from one police agency to another, and got no response.
The store that was robbed of cigars, allegedly by Michael Brown, whose death set off the riots, was even looted. So they were victimized twice, so far.
Are the police afraid to respond lest they be called racist? Are they inept? I don’t know what it is, but the decent people in that community are left to wonder why the heck the police aren’t protecting them.