Ferguson Protesters Disrupt St. Louis County Council Meeting Calling for Arrest of Officer

Annabel Grossman, Daily Mail (London), September 17, 2014

Protesters seeking the immediate arrest of the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown loudly disrupted another government meeting yesterday.

The protests have renewed calls to remove the county prosecutor investigating the case involving the death of the black 18-year-old who was shot dead by Missouri police officer Darren Wilson.

The demand for Wilson’s arrest began with the final utterance of the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of the St. Louis County Council meeting.

When the pledge concluded with ‘and justice for all, crowd members shouted ‘For All’, putting emphasis on the second word.

A grand jury in Missouri has been given until January next year to decide whether Wilson acted criminally when he shot the teenager earlier this year.

Brown was fatally shot August 9 after a confrontation that began when Darren Wilson asked him and a friend to walk on the sidewalk instead of the street.

The grand jury was initially set to conclude its work on September 10, but a judge has extended its term until early next year, should the extra time be deemed necessary.

A larger protest took place a week ago at the Ferguson City Council’s first meeting since Michael Brown’s death.

This was followed by unsuccessful efforts to block an interstate highway during rush hour in a demonstration that led to 35 arrests.

There was also a weekend demonstration in downtown Ferguson linked to calls for a boycott of local businesses.

Protest leaders said they plan to broaden their efforts with demonstrations at upcoming games hosted by the St. Louis Cardinals and the NFL’s St. Louis Rams, who host the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.

‘It’s no more business as usual,’ said activist Anthony Shahid, who addressed the seven council members with a noose symbolically tied around his neck.

Anthony Shahid confronts council members

Anthony Shahid

Protesters want county prosecutor Bob McCulloch to either step aside or for Gov. Jay Nixon to appoint a special prosecutor.

They cite concerns about whether he could fairly oversee the case since his father was a police officer killed in the line of duty when McCulloch was a child, and he has many relatives who work in law enforcement.

McCulloch, who has been the county’s elected prosecutor for more than two decades, could have filed charges himself but chose to take the case to a grand jury to decide whether the use of lethal force was justified.

Many of the nearly 40 speakers at the council meeting directed their scorn at Councilman Steve Stenger, who relied on McCulloch’s endorsement to defeat County Executive Charlie Dooley in a Democratic primary days before Brown’s death.

Stenger faces a Republican state lawmaker in the November general election.

‘Don’t vote for Stenger,’ the crowd chanted. Other speakers gave Stenger an ultimatum to ‘denounce’ McCulloch no later than noon on Wednesday. The shouts, jeers and chants drowned out his attempts to speak at the meeting’s outset.

Hazel Erby, the council’s lone black member, was the only other elected official to speak. She drew cheers when she told the demonstrators, ‘I have to say I agree with you.’

After the meeting, protesters had four and a half minutes of silence in the hallway to signify the four and a half hours that Brown’s body lay in the street. They then briefly marched through downtown Clayton.

McCulloch has previously said he expects the panel to complete its inquiry into Brown’s shooting by next month.

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  • DaveMed

    ‘It’s no more business as usual,’ said activist Anthony Shahid, who addressed the seven council members with a noose symbolically tied around his neck.

    Drama queen.

    • AmericanCitizen

      I was thinking more along the lines of the more simple description of “Asshole”.

    • APaige

      No doubt. Why do Blacks always have to use a prop? Skittles…hands up…chanting No Justin No Pete and I am sure some have used chains in protest.

      • Caucasoid88

        It’s because they think they’re in a rap video and need a prop.

      • John R

        They, like children, need visual aids.

      • Mark

        They do it because we are stupid enough to let the get away with it.

      • Mark

        They do it because we are stupid enough to let the get away with it.

    • So Anthony Shahid is an “activist”, huh? Is Shahid unemployed because all the businesses in Ferguson were looted and burned by “protesters” or because he’s simply unemployable in any useful capacity?

      I’ll bet this “activist” doesn’t even know how to tie a proper noose with the regulation 13 turns of the rope.

  • Some of the black loud mouths want black voters in St. Louis County to write in Michael Brown’s name for County Executive.

    Voting for a dead man? Laugh if you must, but remember, a mere 14 years ago, this is the same state that elected a dead man to the United States Senate.

  • TruthBeTold

    What blacks want is a good, old-fashioned lynching of Officer Darren Wilson.

    • Ian Thomas

      They would lynch officer Wilson right there in the streets of Ferguson in front of children if they could.

      • Sparky

        The children would join in.

    • baldowl

      They’d happily take you instead. Or me, or any of us. They just want to exercise their hateful power over anybody white.

      • One of them said in a public interview about two weeks ago that whites should not have the right to self-defense against their violent attacks. I’d like to see them try that nonsense in Saudi Arabia. The public executioners would have to work three shifts, and even using chainsaws instead of scimitars, they’d end up with baseball pitcher-type repetitive-movement injuries and the Saudi Government would have disability claims galore. Saudis would have to either introduce Madame Guillotine or else use automated commercial meat-processing equipment.

    • A Freespeechzone

      You’re correct–this is NOT about examining the facts and determining whether Darren Wilson was justified in his self defense or not; it’s about punishment REGARDLESS of the facts.

      When you have the WH & Holder encouraging this behavior and mindset, with the promise to prosecute regardless of the facts—you have a George Zimmerman situation.

      If the facts validate that Officer Wilson was justified in his action, it won’t matter to these black animals or the DOJ.

      Bounties, threats and threats of later prosecution will always hang over the head of Darren Wilson—-if exonerated, he will never have justice.

  • The white man has shown remarkable patience in dealing with these vile, dangerous, but child-like creatures. That patience is wearing thin. Rightly so.

    • DNA Explains It All

      Should have been completely exhausted decades ago. To pay them ANY MIND (though totally undeserved) only encourages them to demand more and more outrageous concessions.

      • John R

        AMEN! For way too long we have been placating this disruptive, violent sub-culture of this country. When in the heck are we going to learn? We are just “feeding the beast.”

    • striket3

      Amen to that. Really thin.

  • Dave4088

    These stupid, illiterate, hate filled afro-mericans just want an anti-white black bigot appointed as special prosecutor. Incidents like this continue to illustrate why we can’t coexist with blacks in the same living space regardless of how great the economy is or regardless if Republicans hold a numerical majority in the Congress.

    • DNA Explains It All

      Logic and reason and fairness are SO NOT BLACK TRAITS. I am thinking a chimpanzee would have similar world views.

    • Diversity Fatigue

      Yep. It’s give us what we want whitey or we burn the city down. Sadly, that works entirely too often for the brothers.

      • B.A_2014

        Blacks burning cities down would be a gift from god for our band of merry men and our bigoted beliefs.

        • I certainly don’t have a problem with them burning their own suburbs – like Ferguson – to ashes. Insurance rates go up in those areas, and the businesses never rebuild. Insurers base rates on actuarial data, and as their risks go up, so do the fees they charge.

  • Nomo Mojo

    Even when they’re in charge of government, they aren’t happy. No matter what happens to them, some white person is responsible.

    • Cecil Broomsted

      They are taught how to use race against whites while still infants.

    • John R

      Don’t laugh. I recently saw a video on YouTube about blacks complaining about Whites, in SOUTH AFRICA! Yeah, even when they take over the whole country and control the whole government and have excluded Whites from all the good jobs (Most White South Africans are self-employed, btw.) they STILL COMPLAIN about White people! Yes, you are so right. More so probably than even you realize.

  • Ian Thomas

    What is wrong with these Ferguson blacks? Yes, let’s arrest and convict officer Wilson without a trial. Let’s destroy his character and assume the worst without giving him his day in court. smh.

    • John R

      It’s all about power for them. You cannot placate them any more than you can a band of feral chimps.

  • Luca

    As in the OJ case, they don’t want a judicial process. They want the very street justice they condemn Whites for using a hundred years ago.

    • The difference is that the street justice whites gave to blacks a hundred years ago was more often than not fully justified (usually based on raping white women or other severe forms of criminal acts).

      In the case of Officer Wilson, facts and real crimes don’t matter because they’ve got a narrative of ‘racist po-lice’ so embedded in their minds that they can’t think calmly or rationally. But since when have they, on average, been able to do that?

      • John R

        Exactly. And all the Whites demanded a hundred years ago was, “black people, if we have to live together in the society we created, then, you people, be quiet and mind your manners.”

    • Ron Cheaters

      If the system does break down and give in to the blacks in this case. They would only look at each other in disbelief and then laugh about it for years later. Just like OJ.

      Can’t win or find middle ground with blacks.

  • AmericanCitizen

    “protesters had four and a half minutes of silence in the hallway to signify the four and a half hours that Brown’s body lay in the street”.

    I call BS. No way a group of inner city blacks poised for a chimpout were quiet for 4 1/2 minutes.

  • MBlanc46

    The black grievance industry is really beginning to get out of control. Is there no one in the American political system who has the gonads to stand up and say, “Enough!?

    • 1gravity

      Saying enough to the black grievance industry is one or two baby steps from inviting an open race war. I intuit from AmRen commenters generally that whites would not now mobilize for a race war with blacks; maybe soon, but not now.

    • Jack Burton

      The black grievance industry only exists because of the prior Jewish grievance industry which is the origin of all of this, and passive-aggressive liberals who condone and defend it.

      • robinbishop34


      • phillyguy

        Amen Jack

  • Bandmoo

    The blacks really are as stupid as they look. What you see is what you get.

  • dd121

    No English Common Law for the darkies; just the law of the jungle. They’re just not compatible with Western society.

    • Very true. In many villages of Africa, persons alleged of crimes don’t even make it to the courthouse or police station. They’re often dragged out to the middle of the village square by an angry mob and beaten to death.

      • dd121

        When my daughter was doctoring in Liberia, they told her that if she runs over someone with her jeep to keep going. If you stop to render aid they’ll probably kiil you.

        • Kenner

          Same as Detroit.

          • Seminumerical

            I came across many accounts of black on black mob justice in six months of travel in the dark continent. It even happened near a hotel I stayed in. Fellow was accused of being a robber, likely true, and beaten to death in broad daylight by a mob on a township street. No mention of it it the newspaper. Then at the end of the year the crime statistics come out and all these murders just appear all at once.

            Only unusually gruesome murders or ones where non-blacks are the victim or killer (Pistorius) make it into the daily papers. Witch burning is not uncommon in Limpopo Province.

    • They don’t want English Common Law, or even Napoleonic Code, but then don’t want to live in the suburbs, cities, counties or entire nations their lawless behavior inevitably destroy. They want to live in your neighborhood and my neighborhood, and then tell us what to do, even when they aren’t robbing or beating us.

  • These people are embarrassing. In everything they say and do, they continue to make complete fools of themselves. The cry about police brutality and unfair treatment, but then are more than eager to do the same to Officer Wilson.

    Blacks, in truth, don’t want fairness and justice under the law for all people. They only want it for themselves!

    • Mack0

      This is what you get when dealing with a people with little impulse control and no future time orientation. By nature they are reactive and seldom consider their actions.

    • Samuel Hathaway

      Correction, if I may,
      Blacks don’t want justice and fairness… only cheap revenge, cruel revenge. Fairness has NOTHING to do with it.

      • Thanks, and good point!

        • Samuel Hathaway

          giving you an up-vote, Mr. Bluffcreek.. nice to make your acquaintance.

  • robinbishop34

    You know… I’d like to take all 117 pounds of me to pin down just one of these journalists and tattoo ‘unarmed teenager’ on their forehead.

  • Frank_DeScushin

    “Hazel Erby, the council’s lone black member, was the only other elected official to speak. She drew cheers when she told the demonstrators, ‘I have to say I agree with you.’”

    Shocker, a black person siding with her brothas and sistas over other council members who probably foolishly considered her “like family”

  • Bandmoo

    To bad he didn’t bring a tree and a ladder with him.

  • Frank_DeScushin

    Black people denounce racism, yet they are most racist.

    Black people talk about the horrors of lynch mobs, yet they form a lynch mob every time a white person has a negative encounter with a black person.

    Blacks cry about vigilante justice against blacks, yet blacks advocate vigilantism against whites.

    Why do people still fall for their victim schtick?

    • Mack0

      Decades of Pavlovian Conditioning. Racism is a trigger word for whites.

    • Samuel Hathaway

      Getting whites in on condemning themselves has been a long-standing tactics of racist black radicals and their white anti-racist activists. It gives whites the opportunity to practice a form of perverted public “virtue” that they too, are good white people, but only when self-loathing whiteness.

  • Bandmoo

    Tell those in Ferguson and everywhere else… “If you hate the cops, next time someone is screaming and kicking in your door at 3AM, don’t call 9-1-1, call the ‘black panthers”. No wait, seems the panthers are already there.

    • Mack0

      Black people don’t know what to do about their problems. All they now how to do is march. Hell, they march more than the SS.

      • Bandmoo

        If ALL they did was march, would be great to watch and laugh at but these riots will be no laughing matter once it spreads to White areas.

        • Mack0

          It will spread only if public transportation runs near white neighborhoods. The bus doesn’t run past my house.

      • robinbishop34

        The SS knew how to get things done.

    • John R

      Better yet, next time some White person is accused of a “hate crime” against your people, don’t expect us to do anything about it.

  • Mack0

    Black extortion.. They find it so much easier to scream and holler than make something out of themselves.

    Lets just settle the issue, blacks will never play by the rules and they don’t care about any group but themselves. Living with them is next to impossible. Time to make other plans.

    • phillyguy

      They don’t care about themselves, look at the way they live in a dilapidated section 8 rat and roach infested apartment

  • Conrad

    “Justice for all” is the current phrase that they hide behind to excuse their anti-white bias. They really cannot grasp the concept of justice or due process.

  • B.A_2014

    Hazel Erby, the council’s lone black member, was the only other elected official to speak. She drew cheers when she told the demonstrators, ‘I have to say I agree with you.’

    I almost pissed myself when I read that part.

  • Sparky

    That photo of Anthony Shahid above speaks volumes. He is clearly trying to intimidate the councilman.

    • TruthBeTold

      Look at the black council woman in the back. She’s lovin’ it.

    • Yancy Derringer

      He called the councilman “boy.”

      • John R

        Yeah, good point. Blacks hate to be called “boy” they yell, “I am a MAN!” But they love to use expressions like “white boy” all the time. More of their double standards.

    • Mack0

      All that bluster is kind of funny if you take a moment to consider the results. Riot and loot until your heart is content Mr. Shahid, it will be your neighborhood that is destroyed.

  • Mack0

    Treat this situation like its Ebola. Protect the borders to prevent the spread and let them destroy as much of their hood as they want. Is there anything left to destroy in Ferguson? Are there any Air Jordans left on the shelves to steal?

    • Yancy Derringer

      And is there any sane reason to send white cops into those neighborhoods after so many spectacles like this one?

      • Mack0

        Not a single reason. Although if you did spend an all black police force they would be stealing with the rest of the looters within an hour. White officers might actually uphold the law.

  • MekongDelta69

    You mean they took time out from rioting outside to riot inside?!

    If that was a White guy acting like that Shahid joker, they would have had him arrested immediately.

  • HJ11

    Mau Mauing weak seed Whites.

  • Alex Dihes

    Blacks in Ferguson don’t care about due process.

    This is a bitter lie! Blacks in Ferguson do care about due process. However, their due process is different. Just a tiny bit.


      I know, I hate when people say that black people don’t care about due process, because they do. It just doesn’t take them as long to go through such a process. Which goes a bit like this. They learn a police involved shooting has happened at 0:01 seconds. They then learn that the person who was shot is black at 1:14 seconds. At right around 1:52 seconds they learn the cop was White and, BOOM! They know who was in the wrong, who the victim was, and they even know the motive, racism, PROCESS OVER! And for them, everything that was “due” to that “process”, was legitimately done in that 1 minute and 52 seconds.

      • John R

        Sir. I detect a little bit of sarcasm in your comment. Please tell me that you are not making generalizations of African Americans. (There, now that’s MY sarcasm! Tee Hee!)

    • Mack0

      They have it backwards. They believe in the process of getting their due.

  • jackryanvb

    Things seem to be moving strongly our way on this. I like the delay until January. Black mobs can’t really do mob terror, riot and loot in a Midwestern Jan. Winter. All the evidence clearly backs police officer Wilson. It looks like this one is moving down the same Trayvon Martin path. The anti White Lib media has already moved on. Good job everyone for spreading the truth on this. Follow Ann Coulter’s lead. Also Vdare is very, very good. God bless.

    • Either yesterday or the day before, Officer Wilson himself spent four hours testifying in front of this Grand Jury. This didn’t get much play in the local media. I take this as (A) good news, that (B) McCulloch is trying to get the GJ not to indict the ham sandwich.

      • John R

        More good points. Hey, it doesn’t take over a month to reach a conclusion on whether to indict. This mid-October date is B.S. They are just hoping, and preying, that things will calm down by then.

        • Jade1


    • John R

      You touched on something. Were it not for Obama’s meddling, this thing wouldn’t have got this far. And blacks won’t get away with rioting in a state like Missouri that they got away with in California or New York.

      • jackryanvb

        Blacks haven’t got away with rioting and looting in New York City or California in a very long, long time. Not since the early 1990s when both LA and New York City had Lib Dem Black mayors. The Rodney King riots in Los Angeles marked the low, ended Black Lib mayor Tom Bradley’s political career. Blacks tried to do some demonstrations in LA during the Trayvon Martin race hoax, they were met by very effective police. Even the newly elected race mixing Lib mayor of New York City had to reappoint tough, no nonsense Police Commissioner Bratton.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Black idea of justice:

    Hang Officer Wilson THEN give him a fair trial before a jury of Ferguson Section 8 blacks and New Black Panther Communists.

  • Biff_Maliboo

    We prez’dint now.

  • Demo P. Seal; PouponMarks

    Here’s the solution: put all the non-Negro people out of Ferguson, making it a “Chocolate City” (Mayor Ray Nagin), a city where finally Black Fulk will finally be free of their non-Negroid tormenters and oppressors. Then give a one time grant to the City of Ferguson and every citizen. From this, free of outside encumbrances, they can finally run their own affairs in complete control, direct their destiny, realize their potential, etc.

    But there will be no White anything, police, ambulance, or other public service. This will all be given to them, turnkey, as fulling functioning. They will be free to create business, invite new startups, etc., and do finally be “Free! Free at last! The banks will of course be Black controlled.

    But wait. This already was tried. It was called Detroit, later renamed Detoilet. This was tried in Birmingham, Alabama, now called ##^$%@. This was tried in Philadelphia, now called…..

    • Alexandra1973

      Filthadelphia? Killadelphia?

      • Jade1

        Both are correct. The city of brotherly shove! They just love beating whitey there too.

  • Alexandra1973

    Unarmed teen, unarmed teen….

    These people fail to realize that you don’t necessarily have to be armed to be dangerous. My dad, for example, told me that when he was in the Army he was taught to kill using his bare hands. He was in the 82nd Airborne.

  • John R

    Blacks acting disruptive? Really? I am so surprised. (And if you don’t know sarcasm…)

  • John R

    Maybe. I don’t know if I go completely with your analysis of them “wanting to be slapped down” but I will say that, in most black homes, the children are accustomed to an authoritarian style of parenting. Blacks don’t give their kids “time outs”; they beat the crap out of them. That is how the black mind works. You must submit to the head chimp.

  • Fergusonites should realize that there is the “Due process of Law” and mob activity
    simply will not convict otherwise ..