Businesses Burn, Police Cars Torched as Violence ‘Much Worse’ than August

Jesse Bogan et al., St. Louis Post-Dispatch, November 25, 2014

The tally of damage mounted Tuesday morning in the wake of the grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson.

St. Louis County Police Sgt. Brian Schellman said this morning that at least 61 people were arrested. Charges ranged from burglary to trespassing to receiving stolen property.

At least 10 businesses in and around Ferguson were damaged or destroyed by fire.

St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, speaking at a press conference at 1:30 a.m., said he was grateful nobody was killed but was disappointed at the amount of damage in the Ferguson area.

“What I’ve seen tonight is probably much worse than the worst night we ever had in August, and that’s truly unfortunate,” he said.

He said that there was basically “nothing left” along West Florissant Avenue between Solway Avenue and Chambers Road. “Frankly, I’m heartbroken about that,” he said.

Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson said, “We talked about peaceful protest, and that did not happen tonight. We definitely have done something here that’s going to impact our community for a long time . . . . That’s not how we create change.”

Belmar said that officers used tear gas near West Florissant and Chambers Road. A highway patrol lieutenant was hit by a glass bottle. Two St. Louis County Police cars were torched, he said.

Belmar said as far as he knew, police did not fire shots, but there was plenty of gunfire in the area.  He said he personally heard at least 150 shots.

He said he and Johnson drove around earlier and “got lit up,” and he was surprised they were not hit. Commanding officers were hesitant to leave officers at road blockades because of so much gunfire in those particular areas, he said.

They reported one shooting in the 9100 block of Halls Ferry Road and a report of one near the McDonald’s on West Florissant Avenue. The shooting limited the ability of firefighters to safely douse fires at burning businesses.


Shortly after 1 a.m., Governor Jay Nixon issued a press release saying he ordered more Missouri National Guardsmen to Ferguson. “The Guard is providing security at the Ferguson Police Department, which will allow additional law enforcement officers to protect the public,” the statement said.

Shortly after 2 a.m., at least five busloads of National Guard troops pulled up along South Florissant Road in the old town area of Ferguson.

Meanwhile, at least a dozen cars were on fire at an Auto By Credit dealership in Delwood at about 2 a.m. Tuesday. Just north of the dealership, a Conoco service station convenience store was destroyed by fire.


As of 1:25 a.m., area hospitals reported a total of at least 13 injuries, including two with gunshot wounds.


Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III said he was contacting elected officials and every contact he had in the governor’s office to try to get the National Guard to respond as multiple businesses burned in the city.

“They’re not here. They’re not responding,” Knowles said. “We’re trying to work every avenue. Right now, we’re just hoping they’ll respond.”


Shortly before midnight, two young men who watched the fires on West Florissant from a parking lot sought to justify the violence to a reporter. Steven Rodriguez, 22, of Ferguson, said, “This violence wasn’t planned. This happened because people are sick and tired of being shot and bullied by the police.”

With him was Kenneth Covington, 24, of north St. Louis, who added, “There have been so many black men killed by police but police are never held accountable for it.”


Ferguson Market was broken into and looted. The market is the store where Michael Brown was caught on video stealing cigars and shoving a store clerk a short time before Officer Darren Wilson fatally shot him Aug. 9. The store was looted and vandalized days afterwards.


Along West Florissant just north of 270, in Greystone Plaza, about 20 men with handguns and AR-15 rifles stood around the perimeter of the parking lot, guarding the dozen or so stores.

They estimated that 100 cars had come by throughout the night, seemingly to check the place out, but turned away.


The strip mall had been hit by vandals soon after the shooting in August.


Several businesses north of the police station had front windows busted out.


Witnesses reported an elderly man was run over after two people stole his car on the parking lot Faraci pizzeria on South Florissant.

Jaye Perry, 52, of Ferguson, said she had been talking to the man and he had told her, “Only in America do you see stuff like this.” The man then went back to his car to get a new oxygen tank, which he had been using to help him breathe.

But then two men approached him and took his car, she said. The man held on to his steering wheel and tried to hold on, but was run over as they sped away. He didn’t appear to be seriously hurt, and continued to yell for his oxygen tank. An ambulance took him away.


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  • phorning

    These riots represent the importance of freedom of association and should be the death government forced multiculturalism. Being able to choose where you live without the government trying to force diversity on you and your neighbors is paramount.

  • dd121

    It’s obvious that mere property is not part of what concerns the libtards.

  • DaveMed

    If I were a cop in Ferguson, there’s a fair chance that I might have “happened” to buy some supplies at a hardware store and left them in my abandoned car last night…

    • Katherine McChesney

      What does that mean? It makes no sense at all.

      • adplatt126

        Like explosives perhaps, or dangerous chemicals that might harm those who burn your car down and/or dance around it.

      • me

        You don’t hang around in hardware stores, do you? Ha! It’s an arsenal, for those in the know….

    • Earl P. Holt III

      You’d have been answering a lot of questions once the ATF was finished examining that car…

      • DaveMed

        Well… I wouldn’t buy anything illegal.

        • Earl P. Holt III

          Dave, I was just kiddin’ around with ya…

        • Propane cylinders, cans of solvent and several large boxes of heavy framing nails would be innocent enough.

      • Bill Moore


        I doubt that anyone would be examining the contents of any of the burned out cars in Ferguson.

        I like the death trap idea.

        Reminds me of Viet Nam. Coming to a neighborhood near you.

        Thank you,
        Bill Moore

  • propagandaoftruth

    They was a hootin’ and a lootin’ and a shootin’ and a tootin’ all night long! It was a rip raping good time and stolen liquor flowed like future jenkum for all.

    It was a RIOTOUS good time.

    • me

      It was a grand old chimpout, old chap!

  • Dave West

    I saw a story on national news about store owners in Ferguson who decided not to board up, because they had “faith in their peaceful community;” these people were heralded as saints and peacemakers. It’s really strange, however, that those stores were the first to go during night one of the Ferguson Thanksgiving Riots.

    Some people never get it, angry mobs don’t care about intentions or who’s side your on; especially angry black mobs.

    • Earl P. Holt III

      All those communist agitators brought in for this event weren’t able to differentiate much of anything…

      • me

        Bussing in the red riff raff….

        • Bill Moore


          No riffraff needs to be bussed in. There are plenty of riffraff in in the African areas.

          Have you ever been around Africans? They’re nothing but scum.

          Thank you,
          Bill Moore

  • alex

    Such behavior is natural to the proud descendants of African hunters and gatherers.

    • Earl P. Holt III

      It’s pretty obvious those African Tribal Chiefs did NOT sell their “Statesmen” to the Arab Slavers, they sold them the worst of the psychopaths, sociopaths, rapists, murderers, perverts, and the bone-lazy troublemakers, who were too dumb for Stone-Age Africa…

  • superlloyd

    Shame the police were neutered by national and local political interests and not prepared to stop all this mayhem and destruction.

    Obama is as responsible for this as the race baiters he overtly encouraged. What a disgrace.

    • DaveMed

      The destruction was a small price to pay for the high yield of racial realists recruited last night.

      • Tarczan

        Yeah the McD’s is really 365 black now.

      • B.A_2014

        The US media was in overdrive last night. I didn’t get to see Fox but the rest of them were clearly furious with the grand jury’s decision. I hope you are right and some people seen through the lies.

    • me

      The world is laughing at that racist, ignorant, incompetent fool. Thanks to the chicken-twirlers, their ‘media’ is the one that got that clown into office, through mass propaganda, mantric lies, and subterfuge. The chicken-twirlers pets, the Negroes, are very useful idiots against Whites and the USA.

  • John Smith

    This is only going to get worse.

    Every isolated incident morphs into the greater narrative – “white racism”.

    The anti-white media cabal will be to blame for the innocent whites who will be injured or possibly worse in the coming weeks.

    I hope the moderator will cut me some slack in urging others to listen to two old ADV broadcasts by William Pierce from twelve years ago. They are both relevant to this unfortunate Ferguson incident and typical black behavior afterward.

    Multicultural Justice – ADV from 01/26/2002
    Media Driven Law – ADV from 02/02/2002

    Please share these salient broadcasts with as many friends and family as possible.

  • Who Me?

    I was on the phone with a friend last night when the announcement from the grand jury was announced. She said, “Well, that’s it. Might as well turn the TV off now. It’s over.”
    I laughed and said, “You don’t really think so do you?”
    She honestly thought it was all over and all the spectators were just going to quietly go home. “After all, what else will they do?”, she asked. We chatted a few more minutes and when the mayhem began she was simply astounded!
    For my part, the only thing I’m surprised at is that it wasn’t even worse.
    It isn’t over yet, folks.

    • Bill Moore

      Hello Who Me,

      I was hoping the riots would go nationwide. I can use some target practice.

      Thank you,
      Bill Moore

  • Tarczan

    They have to be idiots for announcing this at 8:00 pm local time. They all had just woken up and were ready to go. At 8:00 am none of the rioters would have been up.

    These people have no understanding of the darkie mindset.

  • Atheist Realist

    assuming that there’s a second round of protests, the police should leave a car on the street with the keys inside and the doors unlocked and wait for someone to steal it and arrest them on the spot. It’s called a “bait car”.

    • IstvanIN

      I saw that show a couple of times. Blacks sho live up to dey stereo types.

    • Bill Moore

      Hello Athiest Realist,

      How about explosives wired to the starter?

      It would make for some good YouTube videos.

      Thank you,
      Bill Moore

  • Luca

    So where was the National Guard?????? Don’t tell me their absence wasn’t engineered.

    Some one wanted Ferguson to turn into a crisis. Someone from Chicago who’s motto is:
    “Never let a crisis go to waste.”

  • See The Future

    Just think how much our taxes could be reduced if we did not have to carry the burden of the black savages. It would be an absolute paradise without them. We can dream of what could have been.

    • IstvanIN

      We would have a moon base instead of the ISS and depending on Soyuz space capsules to get there.

    • JackKrak

      There’s a reason why Norway and Liberia look the way they do…..

    • Earl P. Holt III

      One Trillion dollars per year in “Urban Welfare Spending”…

  • Steve_in_Vermont

    An interesting common thread between the LA riots and Ferguson. Stores that were abandoned were looted and often burned. Those businesses where there were well armed people willing to defend their property were largely spared. Virtually all of these looters/arsonists will not fight an armed opponent. They will simply move on and find an undefended and vulnerable target. Business owners can rely on only two things, good insurance or a show of force.

  • gene

    Furguson, which is I think over 60% minority well become even more so. “White flight” will accelerate. The town will have few chain stores, and people will have to buy groceries from the local bodega or drive to the outskirts, but there will be plenty of liquor stores. The black residents will complain about crime, but raise hell when the cops try to curb crime. several paradoxes arise when rioting occurs, and the law of unintended consequences take over.

    • Fredrik_H

      And it will make the better part of its black residents pick up and leave for a whiter and safer neighborhood, thus creating another Ferguson somewhere else in 20-30 years time, when most whites have left and the ghetto segment join their fellow blacks.

    • Who Me?

      there will be plenty of liquor stores
      You forgot “checks cashed here”, “quickie loans”, “used cars, cheap”, and “rent-to-own”. Oh, and of course, “Girls, Girls, Girls! XXX”. (Gotta have at least one of those on every block!)

    • saxonsun

      Because it is “racist” to both curb and NOT curb it!

  • Petronius

    Ferguson has become an emblem for America as a whole. Consider the drastic decline in America’s fortunes after six years under Nerobama —

    • rampant anti-white racism
    • riots in the streets and roving knock-out gangs
    • an imperial presidency
    • lawlessness at the highest echelons of government
    • destruction of the rule of law
    • a country incapable of defending even its own borders
    • open borders, mass migrations, and an unconstitutional presidential amnesty
    • importation of ebola, plague, Honduras Flu, and old diseases such as TB which had once been eradicated
    • government rule characterized by predation on ordinary citizens
    • Iran on the verge of nuclear weapons
    • Russia, China, and terrorists openly thumb their noses at us
    • betrayal of America’s old allies
    • the military has been stripped to the bone, then its bones have been broken
    • US dropped from #2 to #20 among the world’s countries ranked for freedom and prosperity
    • six miserable years of economic decline
    • $18 trillion in US debt and over $4 trillion wasted on welfare spending
    • over 90 million people have given up looking for work
    • 100 million people collecting food stamps, unemployment, or disability
    • the health care system thrown into disarray
    • the 60% who still have jobs are supporting the 40% who don’t work
    • suicide the number one killer of working age people
    • personal debt at record highs
    • pessimism among whites at a 27-year high
    • elections do nothing to reign in the regime or reverse the decline

    Nerobama has done his work well; Alinsky would be proud.

    • Bartek

      Why put all that neocon foreign policy nonsense in your list?
      The real and only enemy American citizens have are in New York, Washington DC, and Hollywood.
      The only appropriate place for the US military is on America’s borders.

      • Petronius

        Neocon nonsense?

        It bothers me when ISIS beheads Christian babies and rapes little girls. That’s why.

        • me

          NOT OUR PROBLEM. Why do you want ‘globalism’? Why should we offer up more blood, sweat, and tears–more White lives–into trying to change the fundamental character of these Third World crap holes? DNA is not changeable, and a country is only as good as the people that inhabit it. The ‘globalists’, Neocons, chicken-twirlers, and other subversives don’t know this. Power is what they want, on a globalist scale, but they’re not going to get a world-wide, White USA because of the fundamental character of the people in these Third World countries.

          • Petronius

            I’m sure your mother is very proud of you.

          • me

            Well, like I say….idiots use ad hominem attacks when you run out of truth to back up your lame position. Man, you are weak-minded. If you’re so worried about the Arab ‘Christians’, why don’t you run over there and be a hero? Or, like most loud mouth race-deniers, you want other people to die for your misplaced altruism and warped “ideals”? Where in your Bible does it say that Whites have to genocide themselves for your ignorance? Grow up.

        • none of your business

          Were it not for the neocons and that racist little freckle on the face of the earth supported entirely by the United States and the holofraud haunted neo cons there would be no ISIS and Hussein, Assad, Quaddifi and Murbark would still be dictators and there would be law and order in those countries.
          Instead, our govt, following neocon orders killed those leaders and stirred up a lot of trouble for us but allowed that verminious freckle in the middle east to oppress and make homeless even more natives.

  • Earl Turner

    Please oh please try something in Macon! I’m carrying my .45 and my AR and close to 300 rounds in spare mags for both.

  • Earl P. Holt III

    Something you WILL NOT HEAR in Ferguson:

    “Hey Tyrone: YOU get the World Book, an I’ll get dat Britannica…”

    • none of your business

      No one ever loots Home Depot, ACE, True Value or other stores that carry work boots, tool belts or tools and building materials.

      • Michael Samuel

        I’d love to loot some book stores right about now!

  • Petronius

    What makes you think I’m a neocon?

    If Bartek says a sheep has five legs does that make a tail a leg in your book?