Protesters Flood California Highway, Throw Rocks, Bottles at Officers, Police Say

Holly Yan and Joe Sutton, CNN, December 8, 2014

From the streets of California to the stores of New York City, protesters are making sure no one forgets the case of Eric Garner.

But some are doing so more violently than others.

Demonstrators flooded a highway in Oakland, California, late Sunday night, prompting a heated standoff in the freeway between protesters and the California Highway Patrol.

Some threw explosives, bottles and rocks at officers, authorities said. Highway Patrol Sgt. Diana McDermott said it wasn’t clear what type of explosives were thrown, but she said some in the crowd had Molotov cocktails and M-80 firecrackers.

Officers responded by deploying gas and arresting eight protesters. In the end, two officers suffered minor injuries.

Gurpreet Heer, a student at the nearby University of California, Berkeley, said he saw people throwing glass and rocks at police.

“People were vandalizing police cars and jumping on the cars,” Heer said.

Police said five patrol cars were damaged.

In the city of Berkeley, protests spilled into Monday morning. Some protesters looted and vandalized businesses, police spokeswoman Jennifer Coats said.

One protester was struck in the head with a hammer when he tried to keep fellow protesters from damaging and looting a Radio Shack, she said. The man was hospitalized, but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Two Berkeley officers also suffered minor injuries. Coats said five people were arrested, but she did not know the charges.

The acts of violence were apparent anomalies in a sea of protests nationwide decrying a grand jury’s decision not to indict the officer who killed Garner, an unarmed black man.

Garner’s last words–“I can’t breathe”–have become a rallying cry for protesters denouncing police brutality, particularly against unarmed black men.


Hundreds of protesters also gathered at Grand Central Terminal and Macy’s in Herald Square–sites of multiple “die-ins” over the past few days–before barging through the nearby Toys R Us to lie on the floor en masse.


While protesters chanted “Black lives matter,” many of the demonstrators were not black.

“They rarely shoot old white guys like me,” one protester’s sign read.

While some protesters in New York chanted, “How do spell racism? NYPD,” members of the New York Police Department marched alongside them, showing restraint.


But in Imperial, Missouri, demonstrators staged a different kind of protest Sunday.

They burned St. Louis Rams football jerseys after five players ran onto the field last weekend making the “hands up, don’t shoot” gesture, CNN affiliate KSDK reported.

That gesture became a symbolic part of anti-police demonstrations in the Michael Brown case.

“Why would you do something like that? It’s utterly ridiculous,” said Larry Magee. “I think the Rams ought to pack their bags, and I’ll give them a plane ticket back to L.A.”


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  • MekongDelta69

    They rarely shoot old white guys like me,” one protester’s sign read.

    “Hey pal. Stand right over here. We can make all your dreams and wishes come true.”

    • The police don’t shoot them, but evidently this idiot has never heard of the “knockout game”, in which old white guys like him are prime targets for “vibrant” urban “yoofs”.

      • newscomments70

        I believe that is “polar bear hunting” as well.

      • Earl P. Holt III

        PANTS UP — DON’T LOOT !

    • Bryce Armstrong

      I take that to mean they don’t do anything about commie fifth columnist.

    • Reverend Bacon

      Yeah, it kinda depends on who “they” are, doesn’t it? Cops don’t really account for much of all the killing that gets done.

      And actually,look at the FB page called “Killed By Police,” a badly done page that appears to be for fellow travelers and SJW’s. The page purports to list all who died at the hands of some police department, which includes but is far from limited to the ones trumpeted by the BGI.It seems that most of those killed are white. Certainly, blacks aren’t represented in proportion to their numbers in the violent crime and murders statistics. I’m pretty sure that the page owners want to milk all the anti-white sentiment which lands people to that page, but a quick look at the past 20 or so shows only a few blacks.

      The most recent death shows that we live in “interesting times:”

      “Hoffman also did not provide the race of the victim, other than to describe him as “non-African American.” She added that she didn’t know his “exact race.””

      • Statisically I think the overwhelming majority of those shot by police in the US are black. At least since the 1950’s. If anyone really wanted to debate this it’s easy enough to look up. I think “Guns, Blacks and Steel”, c. 2013, has the figures somewhere.

        Like all those other liberal websites, they’ll remove any comments you post that are too objective and modify facts for their own benefit.

        • Earl P. Holt III

          I’ll bet that 99% of the time law enforcement fatally shoots a black criminal suspect, that criminal suspect has attempted to use deadly force (in some form) against the police.

          Also, many people commit “suicide by police,” for which the cops can hardly be blamed. Finally, how many fatal police shootings of black males are done by black cops? (Surely, this scenario is not alleged to result from “racism.”)

        • fgbrunner3

          The black crime rate is astronomical. Although blacks are about 12.6% of the population, they murder more people than whites.

          • Earl P. Holt III

            This is my area of expertise: They are 14% of the U.S. population, (2010 Census) yet commit 65% of all violent crimes, which are murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault.

    • mael

      White allies to the front is the new negro battle cry.

      • Earl P. Holt III

        Sounds good to ME…!

    • Da Troof

      Well, old white guys don’t tend to hold up 7-11s and all.


      There’s no fool like an old fool.

    • rebelcelt

      Old white guys like you will simply get your a$$ kicked as you are not the threat of a young large aggressive male. That old white guy was never in a street fight.
      Besides when was the last time an ild white guy robbed a store then went down the strret blocking traffic then attacked a policeman?

      • MekongDelta69

        Old white guys like you will simply get your a$$ kicked as you are not the threat of a young large aggressive male.”

        If you mean me, that will never happen, unless they have had more training and combat experience than I have, and they are more stealthy than I am, and they are better armed than I am (and know how to use it), and they come with their whole crew.

        Other than that – we’ll see…

        • ThomasER916

          I’m a shoot first kinda guy myself.

        • Earl P. Holt III

          MY money’s on YOU…!

    • none of your business

      Jessica Chambers, the White girl burnt to death in Courtland Miss. was trying to get rid of an OFE boyfriend. He is in custody but has not yet been charged.

      OFE obsolete farm equipment.

      • Earl P. Holt III

        Is that like a rat-ape…?

      • ThomasER916

        She was a mudshark. She’s been reduced to an object lesson.

  • They burned St. Louis Rams jerseys in Imperial Missouri? Good for them!

    • FYI, one of our regulars here from Jefferson County, Puggg — He hasn’t posted in awhile here and rarely even on my blog anymore because he and most other cops and law enforcement officers in the area are working long days.

      • I noticed, too, and figured that was why. I hope he puts that nice overtime pay into something good, like an M-14 rifle and accelerated payments on his mortgage principle.

        • Puggg

          Hey I’m here, you all can quit talking about me above my back!

          At least in these parts as far as it concerns me, things are starting to calm down, so much so that maybe by next week, I’ll be back to 8 hour shifts at my normal duties.

          Part of my overtime bounty is going to Darren Wilson’s lawyer fund, I just know that they’re gonna take him to civil court. Some of it is going to go to something special for my dogs that I hope haven’t forgotten about me, but a lot of it’s going into my nest egg.

          I knew about that thing in Imperial a few days ago, it’s one suburb south of where I live in Arnold. I wish I could have gone, but, the job.

          • Reynardine

            Hear hear! I donated to Wilson’s legal fund as well.

          • IBWHITE

            Same here. Twice.

          • Nancy

            Thank you for all that you do. 😉

          • Puggg

            Don’t talk me up too much. I wasn’t on the front line up in Ferguson.

      • Nancy

        Tell him he’s in our thoughts and prayers, QD.

      • ghettovalley

        When someone doesn’t show up and post for a while, I can’t help but wonder, are the thought police finally coming for us? I imagine this site receives some scrutiny despite the fact that your average black on the street has an arrest record larger than everyone here combined.

  • Garner was punished for not submitting to arrest.
    Sadly, he did not survive the penalty phase of his arrest.

    Cops have been going too far since the beginning of time.
    By and large, American cops strive to be fair. It did not happen this time.
    Not a racial hate-crime; not a reason to riot.

    • One of the CSPD cops turned up here several years ago to investigate claims by a neighbor that I was “watching her”. I had earlier made complaints about the dog poop Nikki was leaving everywhere directly to her landlords, Doha Property Management Co., so this was simple retaliation on her own part. I remembered officer Eric Lopez, shook his hand, and introduced him to my wife, who’s not only better-looking than Nikki could ever hope to be, but far better-balanced. Lopez called it “good” and left.

      Most of the cops here in C.S. are OK.

      • Uncle_Dan

        Don’t let the secret get out — that if you behave decently toward a cop, he’ll behave decently to you. It’s a secret that my generation has jealously guarded.

        • Reynardine

          SSSH! Don’t let everybody in on White Privilege!

        • dd121

          That seems to be what the blacks and other lefties don’t get.

        • Sick of it

          Unless they’re state troopers of course. And then there’s the Mississippi cop who gave his own mother a speeding ticket…

          • In my experience, troopers are the most by the book and the least likely to let you off.

        • Alexandra1973

          My dad was friends with half the police force in Ferndale, Michigan.

          • Nancy

            At our old house in Flowery Branch, GA, we and our children were on first-name terms with half the police force. We’d run up to the store and see “Officer Eric’s” car in the lot, run over there and say “hi”. He’d even let my youngest sit in the car while he turned the lights on for a second, if he wasn’t busy.

            Living back in Gwinnett sucks, because of the overpopulation, tons of minorities, and traffic, but the police are just as nice…they’re just MUCH busier, so it’s hard to know any of them. But I get big “thumbs up” from them when they pull behind my car, because I have a bumper sticker that reads: “Thank you, Officer Wilson! We support the Ferguson police and officers EVERYHERE!” (They like that one, and give me thumbs up signs when they see it.)

            I’ve made it perfectly clear to all my kids that the police are your friends, and they’re there to help you. A revolutionary thought, I realize.

          • I used to play wargames with them at the Sand Creek police station in the 1990’s, as part of the “Dead Generals’ Society” here in C.S.

        • Earl P. Holt III

          PANTS UP — DON’T LOOT !

        • Earl P. Holt III

          PANTS UP — DON’T LOOT !

    • Screamin_Ruffed_Grouse

      Dude, please… with blacks, everything is a reason to riot.

      • model1911

        I guess that if I awoke every morning and realized I was black, I would likely riot as well.

        • Reynardine

          Isn’t that the plot of Watermelon Man?

        • Try to do something really notorius that rates an AmRen article if you do.

        • Since we are told “race is a social construct” by the libtards, 24/7, we all eventually wake up realizing that we are n-words. Fortunately, in my own quasi-retirement, my main worry is the balrog at the end of this chapter of the NWN game we are playing, rather than paying taxes to help the Garners of the world eat their way into heart attacks in their late twenties.

    • Chasmania

      Garner wasn’t punished in any form or fashion. If he had quietly and politely complied with the officers requests there would have been no ‘pile on’ style arrest nor an accidental choke hold applied by a too small officer around that 6 foot 3 inch 350 lb pavement apes neck.

      If he had acted like any WHITE PERSON would have, he would be alive today.

      Alas, he was the victim of his upbringing, genes and tribalistic tendencies to “display” when confronted by authority figures.

      • If he had complied (like I would have) he would still be alive.
        Yes – I recognize he was a drain on society and a ne’re-do-well.
        However, the cops overreacted; sometimes a carotid artery choke is applied to eagerly. It really is a risky move (no referee on hand to wave off the ‘fight’ and tapping out is not allowed).

        • Tap out, in this case, is ceasing to resist and putting your hands behind your back.

          • Once the choke is applied, the cops go for broke. You are going to lose consciousness – or worse.

          • Garner was conscious after the cop let go of the head lock.

          • Yes – after blood flow returned to Garner’s brain, he regained
            The choke-hold’s primary mission is to cut blood supply to the brain.
            Secondarily, the hold cuts off air supply.

          • Reynardine

            First, I feel it’s necessary to point out that it wasn’t a choke-hold, but a strangle-hold, and the application thereof doesn’t cut off air supply that well, as evidenced by his speech.

            Secondly, it probably didn’t kill him: Garner’s great bulk, as he was dog-piled by officers, pushed in on his diaphragm and he suffocated himself to death with his own gut.

          • DonReynolds

            He did not suffocate at all, nor did he die of a chokehold. He had a heart attack on his way to the hospital in an ambulance. Clearly, he was in poor health and probably knew it.
            Whenever a person decides to engage in vigorous activities… resisting arrest…..they need to be physically capable. It is not something for the frail or feeble. (Yes, it is easy to have a heart attack if you weigh 350 pounds and engage in vigorous activity.)

          • Bambalamps. He was in a bambalamps when he karked it. At no time in my life before the last six weeks or so have I been quite so happy being a racist.

          • Reynardine

            I can see it now: “The Joy of Racism” by Michael Christopher Scott.

          • That’s also what kills sexual deviants via autoerotic asphyxiation. There is no “Danger, danger Will Robinson” message going off in their minds while they are dying.

        • Reverend Bacon

          Actually, he MIGHT still be alive. The guy was a heart attack waiting to happen. He might have gone to jail, become belligerent with some other inmate, and met his maker that way. Or, he might have had his wife bail him out, and start to nag him about getting arrested, and had an MI right there.

          • none of your business

            He had been arrested 31 times and was out on bail at the time.

        • Yancy Derringer


        • IBWHITE

          It was reported on the news that the alleged “choke hold” was not the cause of his death. But I’m sure they can still blame Whitey since we did provide the food stamps that he used to eat himself into obesity.

      • none of your business

        Pavement Ape. I like it, better than porch or bus bench monkey.

        • saxonsun

          It’s excellent but “porch monkey” has a sort of ring to it. How about “spear chucker.”

          • Nancy

            My 8-year-old thinks it’s hysterical when I say “jigaboo” when I’m driving.

          • One of my friends was sitting on his front porch watching the sunset when a black “fambly” walked past on the sidewalk. His daughter pointed and yelled with glee “Look, daddy – monkeys!” in a way only young children can manage. He explained – while they were still within earshot – “No, darlin’, they’re n***ers.”

            My own parents didn’t deliberately raise me the way I am, but I will never forget the day we all watched a march on TV by masked and robed K-people, who had been carrying concealed clubs (sawed-off baseball bats?) Periodically, some black guy would charge out of the crowd of spectators to assault a marcher and then “wham, wham wham”, down he’d go. They never stayed to beat their attackers after they went down, and returned to their march. I laughed hysterically at the footage, which quite upset my politically-mainstream parents. It was my first inkling of understanding what political freedom really means.

          • Nancy

            “Look, daddy – monkeys!”

            Well, you can understand her mistake.

          • Now, now! We call them “Porch Monkey-Americans” these days, because otherwise we’d be “haters”. I can never keep track of the way they re-brand themselves, but “Drooling Bongonian Rape-Apes” is timeless. Everyone always knows what I am talking about, and the room usually goes silent.

      • Nancy

        It’s baffling, isn’t it, the way they behave around police? I have 3 daughters, and when they were younger we used to take them to the indoor play areas, like at Chick-fil-A. There are of course signs telling the kids what they’re NOT allowed to climb, and invariably that’s EXACTLY where we’d find the Negro children: climbing around the outside of the thing like chimpanzees.

        I’ll never forget my girls’ faces as they watched them: Something like bafflement mixed with disdain. Those Negroes and their obnoxious, loud, monkey-like behavior might as well have been in the zoo as far as my kids were concerned.

        Now they take that same behavior and apply it to their interactions with police, and then wonder why they end up dead.

        • Chasmania

          What’s amazing is the amount of self restraint that I KNOW the police are exercising when dealing with these ‘people’.

          I hope your kids don’t pick up any bad habits from watching free range black children at play. The fact that you’re posting common sense here tends to indicate that they are in good hands, but when it comes to the future generations one can’t be too careful….

  • D.B. Cooper

    I would love to see those old liberal white guys suddenly get surrounded by diversity. Wouldn’t that be great?

    • I hope the fellow who was hit in the head with a hammer was one of them. The blow might have knocked some sense into him, but I am not optimistic on that score.

      • Who Me?

        Some “old white fellows” get their teeth kicked down their throats by diversity, and you get John Engleman….

        • Spikeygrrl

          He has good points MOST of the time.

      • kikz2

        i think that was a black guy.. the vid was grainy.. but it looked like a black, in ….of all things… a bike helmet… that looked even more of an oddity, when i typed it out….. 🙂

        • His ownership of a bike helmet suggests that he actually bicycles now and then and is smart enough to wear a brain-bucket while doing so. What then was he doing at a riot?

    • Chasmania

      Surrounded by diversity then used as a sex toy for some social justice training.

    • Sheik Yerbouti

      Too many of them retire to the Caribbean or Central America. They’re immune till they’re cornered.

    • Albert

      When the tide finally rises to the upper-class neighborhoods, they’ll get to experience the wonders and benefits of diversity first hand. Nothing like real world experience to convert the far left to realism.

      • ThomasER916

        I can’t wait that long. I’d rather gird up and go hunting from the top.

  • But in Imperial, Missouri, demonstrators staged a different kind of protest Sunday. They burned St. Louis Rams football jerseys after five players ran onto the field last weekend making the “hands up, don’t shoot” gesture, CNN affiliate KSDK reported. “Why would you do something like that? It’s utterly ridiculous,” said Larry Magee. “I think the Rams ought to pack their bags, and I’ll give them a plane ticket back to L.A.”

    Not that the local media are in a mood to let us know, but I know that white people around here, the sane ones anyway, are hacked off way more than anyone would care to admit, even themselves, much less the media.

    But every once in awhile, you get indications like this even from the media that even I may be underestimating our own people.

    If some of our people are throwing off the football cult for the handsupdontshoot antics, then this must really be the last straw.

    I can tell you this much: I would NOT want to be on the Rams PR staff right now.

  • Rhialto

    These protests seem too large and well organized to be spontaneously organized by cell phone.

    • DonReynolds

      The communists can do this nation-wide on command and put thousands on the march in a matter of hours.

      • SentryattheGate

        Like the illegal alien marches in 2006, tens of thousands across the US, carrying pre-printed signs in English which most of them could not speak!

  • pcmustgo

    Lots of white anarchist types in this video doing the violence…

    • See The Future

      We have enough white trash to deal with never mind importing more.

  • Steve_in_Vermont

    Many events in life are predictable, occurring on a regular basis. These things, while interesting, don’t constitute news. Examples include salmon swimming upstream to spawn, the sun rising in the east, geese flying south for the winter and, of course, Berkley students participating in violent protests.

    • Uncle_Dan

      And plate glass separating covetous young me from Radio Shack electronics spontaneously shattering.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    A good way to get people to sympathize with your cause is to block their route home, set fire to their town, yell Marxist slogans in their face, and smash up businesses they patronize.

    Nothing says “Social Justice” like looting Communist bookstores, marijuana dispensaries, Yoga studios and vegan grocery stores.

    …killings of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York

    I get a double shot tonight.

    • Alexandra1973

      Your liver’s going to be shot before the year is out.

      • The liver is evil and must be punished!

        • IstvanIN

          Liver and onions……hmmmm…..not evil at all.

          • bilderbuster

            With the onions sauteed in butter and paprika it can be almost heavenly.
            That was fine dining when I was in college.
            I still enjoy it on occasion.

          • Nancy

            With fava beans and a nice Chianti.

    • DonReynolds

      My favorite PR stunt was when protesters at the Davis Cup Tennis Match at Vanderbilt lined up at the exits and spat on the spectators as they came outside. Photos of this ended up on the front page of the newspapers and convinced “everyone” of the rightness of their “cause”.

  • Luca

    “They rarely shoot old white guys like me,” one protester’s sign read.

    Well, if only you old White guys would rob, rape, steal, attack etc, then resist arrest you might get a little more action.

  • Roninf9

    Rocks can be deadly missiles as Goliath found out. Rock throwers, rioters, and looters should be shot on sight. They are not because they are being protected by the Establishment. They are unwitting foot soldiers for the anti-white, anti-American Globalist Bankster Establishment.

    • none of your business

      I believe Captain Cook and other explorers noted that well organized stone throwing by the primitive islanders was as effective as the firearms the English had.
      But that takes practice and a good supply of stones. Before the Rodney King riots the CPUSA ran a bookstore right in the civic center. They stockpiled pickup trucks filled with bricks ready to supply the rioters.

      • Roninf9

        ‘the CPUSA ran a bookstore right in the civic center. They stockpiled
        pickup trucks filled with bricks ready to supply the rioters.’

        They had been doing that since the early 60’s and the cops weren’t allowed to shoot them back then either.

    • Reynardine

      Indeed, a rock in a sling can penetrate steel cans, as I have witnessed first-hand. Apparently, a sling has the impact power in ft. lbs of a .45 ACP, but it’s irregular so it doesn’t penetrate cleanly.

  • dd121

    These people don’t trust the rule of law and the grand jury system. I wish they’d describe what they wish to replace it with.

    • In three words, their proposed replacement is “Gibs us dat.”

    • superlloyd

      The law of the jungle.

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      Don’t you know?

      They are just liberating big screen TVs, booze, athletic shoes and steaks for social justice.

      Even Whole Foods was attacked!

      They were protesting the high price of tofu and arugula…

      • Big screen TVs have been oppressed by the evil, white store managers for too long!

      • LexiconD1

        Oh please, we all know the good for your body food was never touched. They went for the alcohol and chips…

        • Reynardine

          Oh sheet, Whole Foods got likka? Imma loot me some of dat toniiiiiiiight.

          • LexiconD1

            Come to think of it, I don’t think they have anything more than beer and wine?…

          • bilderbuster

            Yeah but no Colt 45 or Ripple.

      • The only thing I ever did to (?) Whole Foods was scrounge condemned, day-old meat out of their dumpster during winter nights.

  • Yves Vannes

    Berkeley has been a lost cause for a long long long time. Worrying about it is futile.

    • Rurik

      Half a century, at least.

      • none of your business

        Almost a century. It was colonized by communists, free lovers vegetarians and other whackos more than 100 years ago. It has been the same since about 1930. I used to have a friend, he must be about 95 now or dead. But he was an activist in Berkley back in the 1930’s. Alan Ginsburg lived there in Jessica Mitford’s house. Her husband I forget his name was a leader in the CPUSA. San Francisco Bay Area was targeted at least 100 years ago because the ports of San Francisco and Oakland were the major gateways to the Pacific and Asia. Why do you think the longshoremen’s union of those ports was organized by the CPUSA? It was so the CPUSA and Moscow could shut down the major port of the Pacific coast.

        Los Angeles,San Diego and Seattle were minor ports compared to San Francisco Oakland in the mid 20th century.

        • HE2

          Jessica Mitford was married to a liberal attorney, Bob Truehaft.
          I came to know them, as they lived on Regent near Alcatraz Ave. a few homes from my very first Berkeley apartment on Woolsey St.
          Later, Bob became a dear friend, but I never really came to know Jessica. She was busy writing her books, famous, in demand, and I sensed Bob felt a bit left behind.
          Bob told me he and Jessica became disenchanted with the Communist Party and left the Berkeley organization altogether.
          He had so many life stories to relate. A brilliant, fascinating man, he was.

    • ThomasER916

      Come to think of it, targeting their homes would be the best kind of protest and riots we could have. Let them live in the ashes of Diversity.

      • Yves Vannes

        “Let them live in the ashes of Diversity.”

        Nice Line.

  • There are still Radio Shacks?

    • IstvanIN

      Fortunately, need some place to get all those electronic doodads.

    • LexiconD1

      There’s a ton of them out here in CA. They are mostly known for their phones, and phone services though. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a computer in them…just components, and low end electronics.

      • The last one I know of here closed several years ago.

        • Who Me?

          I haven’t seen one in years…

      • ThomasER916

        I live in Sacramento, CA. It’s a Diversity cesspool. There’s a Radio Shack I’ve been to a few times around Fair Oaks and Fulton. Couple of low-IQ non-Whites work there.

        I’ve seen Sacramento go from a mediocre city to a non-White, illegal Mexican, Turd World capital in about 10 years. When I first arrived it was a decent place to live. Now if you’re White you’re slaving away while illegals and Negroes milk welfare.

        • LexiconD1

          Pretty much sums up my experience living here. I can’t wait to leave.

    • Earl Turner

      There’s a few around here. Basketball-Americans selling cell phones and bottom end electronics to other Basketball-Americans.

    • There was a Radio Shack near here. When the electric chip-cooling fan motor burned out on a graphics card here, I bought a small cooling fan at that Radio Shack and rewired it so the graphics card could power it. I had to do a little surgery on the aluminum heat sink fins with a Dremel tool to get the new fan to fit in the middle. About 8 years later, it still works great. I much prefer OEM Parts, which is a supermarket-sized building full of scrap electrical equipment and parts, but that’s a fair drive south of here.

      • Nancy

        I’d love to spend a week with Michael and his wife, just sitting and watching him McGuyver everything in the house.

        • My mother’s dad did that before he died in 1990, and folks didn’t know what was safe to touch. My mother called me from North Carolina and I told her to unplug everything. Norman made a TV remote that would cut the sound for commercials back in about 1958. It used an electrical cord instead of an infrared beam, but the idea was the same. I miss him.

      • Where is ‘here’?

  • model1911

    I believe that when the history of the ‘breaking point’ is written ,where whites began to push back, it will be these events that will be the Genesis.

  • JohnEngelman

    Anyone on the left who considers this to be a positive development is delusional. During the War in Vietnam this kind of behavior from anti war protesters angered voters into voting for hawkish politicians, who prolonged the War.

    • Cut-and-paste, John? You said this the other day, word-for word.

      • JohnEngelman

        I said it. No one else did. Truths I express do not change, but they merit repetition.

    • none of your business

      Like Nixon who ended the war? Where did this ridiculous statement come from, your Soros script?

      • JohnEngelman

        After Richard Nixon was inaugurated in 1969 he needlessly prolonged the War in Vietnam for six more years. Soon after he became president he should have negotiated an end to the conflict that included the evacuation of those who later on became boat people.

        Abandoning those who supported us during the War to the Thai pirates was shameful. Yes, I suppose Jimmy Carter could have stopped the pirates after 1977. Someone needed to send Naval or Coast Guard vessels over there to blow the pirates out of the water.

        • Nixon left office in 1974, and had successfully “Vietnamized” that mess by the 1972 Easter offensive.

          • JohnEngelman

            He had not won the hearts and minds of the South Vietnamese.

            In his memoirs President Eisenhower estimated that as many as eighty percent of the Vietnamese supported Ho Chi Minh.

          • bilderbuster

            So why would that matter to Eisenhower? He didn’t care that 90% of the Germans supported Hitler?

          • JohnEngelman

            During World War II Germany had a good chance of conquering all of Europe. At most Vietnam under the Communists may have conquered the rest of Indochina. Vietnam was unimportant to American security, and the American economy.

          • The Vietnamese did conquer most of Indochina. I doubt Germany could have beaten Britain in the long run, even without invading the USSR. Napoleon was far smarter than Hitler, and not even he could crack British stubbornness.

            Winston Churchill once said that the U-boats were the only thing that scared him, but the naval engineers really outdid themselves in Britain. The Mk-X depth charge was the size of a torpedo, weighed one ton and was launched out of a destroyer’s 21-inch torpedo tube. Not very subtle! The effect of one of those going off anywhere near a submarine can only be imagined. They developed “Hedgehog”, a spigot mortar that fired anti-submarine salvos with contact-fuzed charges, so an escort could retain sonar contact in the event of a clean miss. Then there was “Squid”. This consisted of two triple launchers that threw six full-sized depth charges ahead of the attacking ship, and received depth and range data automatically from the sonar before launch. Three exploded above and three below the U-boat (“U” for “unfortunate” in this case). Of 33,000 men who served in the Kriegsmarine’s U-boat arm, 30,000 were KIA. Not very good.

          • The classic work on the era is entitled “Steel Coffins”. The author is virtually the only WW2 U-boat commander to serve and survive practically the entire length of WW2 in the Atlantic.

            The saga is very interesting. Apparently countermeasures were being developed but kept in check. Then the US & UK unleashed everything all at once. Overnight U-boats went from terrors of the sea to being hunted out of existence. I think this happened in the spring of ’43.

          • Right after March 1943.

          • ThomasER916

            The wrong side won WW2.

          • I don’t believe Poles, Ukrainians and Russians deserved to be enslaved by the Reich.

          • ThomasER916

            The Ukrainians suffered the worst genocide in all of human history. Every group you mentioned suffered mass murder by the Culture of Critique, the ethnic-Marxists. There are more mass graves in Ukraine than anywhere in the world.

            Who had power in 1945? Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin. What did that do with that power?

            Look around son.

          • JohnEngelman

            Those who agree with you will never get anywhere politically.

  • B.E.L.

    Policing was turned into a profession because a hundred years ago, many of the people that became cops were unethical, criminal minded people that used the job for their own profits. So, someone came along and turned policing into a profession and raised the pay and benefits and developed a police officers bill of rights so that cops were protected. By doing this, the quality of the police officer increased and before long it was professional men and women that were becoming police officers.

    What we have now, for the most part, are very ethical and professional police officers. Sure, every now and then a rotten apple gets in, but that happens everywhere. With politicians, the media and all these liberal protesters demonizing police officers, less and less upstanding citizens are going to want to do that job. And soon the hiring standards will drop and the quality of the police officer is going to go way down….these idiots think things are bad now, just wait.

    • Who Me?

      “(A) hundred years ago, many of the people that became cops were unethical, criminal minded people that used the job for their own profits.”–B.E.L.
      Sheriff Of Nottingham types, maybe? (I know that was far more than a hundred years ago, but the thought still applies.)

    • none of your business

      Not exactly true. And what you describe was more than one hundred years in America. Not so in most European countries. The German and French police were well paid professionals from medieval times on. The English did not have a police force until cera 1839 but when they established one it decently paid and professional.

      The reason so many American police forces were so corrupt and criminal is that they were paid very low wages but given a license to make money on the side. I know that both New York City, Boston, Cleveland and Chicago police officers were paid below the official poverty level for a family of 4 during the 1920’s and their wages remained at that low level until WW2.

      The governments and well off taxpayers thought it a good idea to recruit desperate immigrants and pay less than needed for a low level working class lifestyle but let them steal as much as they could get away with.
      As for pollice brutality, it was an easy and cheap way to keep the streets safe. Now unfortunately, every time an officer approaches a non White,even to tell him to get back on the sidewalk. the powers of the federal government and the jew media are unleashed on the unfortunate officer.

      Some countries like Mexico still have the low pay steal as much as you can system of paying police.

      • MannyR

        It was Hoovers G man strategy that changed law enforcement drastically. Before the problems with prohibition local cops were often like he said just as vicious and criminal as the law breakers. When Hoover started integrating college educated athletic WASP types into the FBI and insisting on high standards for the rank and file, local departments took notice and started to change accordily. Law enforcement has always been median income paying. In the 1970s Frank Serpico single handily took a stand against the New York Police Departments huge corruption because he had ethics, money had nothing to do with it.

        With that said what Obama is doing is making every cop scarred of enforcing the laws when it comes to Black males. He wants the rank and file on pins and needles when it comes to interacting with the lil Trayvons of the world. That way sooner or later they’ll just simply look the other way when blacks break the law therefore giving them a free pass and instead concentrate on other races to meet their quotas. We will pay the price for this idiots instigation. This is why you don’t vote for Blacks and you don’t ” sit out” elections cuz you want to pout and cry That Romney isn’t ” conservative enough

        • B.E.L.

          NYPD coppers are already saying they are going to stop enforcing quality of life crimes. They are going to stop consensual contacts. It is just not worth the risk anymore. Especially when something goes wrong, the coppers will be made out to be the bad guys.

      • LHathaway

        Everyone is a communist. . . .

      • B.E.L.

        I was simply trying to indicate a long time ago, a hundred years seemed like a nice long number, my main point was that the police profession was very different in the past versus now.

        And if we are going to get technical, police corruption was still very prevalent in America as little as 50 to 60 years ago, all you have to do is google it and you will discover hundreds of cases of police corruption in that era.

      • Whitesneedtobebrave

        The British police force had a lot of guts in the Victorian and lasted until the 1970s. Then teh anti racists and the jews staretd accusing them of being racist and just like American police, they have lost their ball.s They hardly ever arect non white people, but will arrest white people when they have a right to protest.

  • [Guest]

    >>>Demonstrators flooded a highway in Oakland, California

    Ahhhhh, Oakland, where two black savages murdered David Ruenzel, age 60, as he strolled on a hiking trail, prompting no demonstrations.

    >>>…protesters chanted “Black lives matter”

    What they really mean is “Black lives matter more than White lives.”

    • Mr. Ruenzel was a white-hating Commie $PLC-er. My only gripe about his demise is that the criminals who shot him didn’t know what he was.

      • bilderbuster

        If they know now, I doubt that they care.

      • [Guest]

        As I see it, the murder of Ruenzel was something of a friendly-fire incident for the blacks, but that doesn’t alter the fact that they left the scene thinking they’d just killed “some white dude.”

        I wonder what the killers think now that they do know his identity. If they’d known it at the time, I believe they’d have shot him anyway, possibly more times and at closer range.

        Mostly I wonder how many times the N Word entered Ruenzel’s thoughts from the moment he saw these two approaching him till brain function ceased.

    • ThomasER916

      Good riddance to the Culture of Critique.

      • [Guest]

        Right, but the savages are targeting people based on race, not ideology. They’d just as eagerly have murdered me or my kinsmen.

  • Ringo Lennon

    “People were vandalizing police cars and jumping on the cars,” Heer said.

    These youths were just trying to blow off some steam.

  • LexiconD1

    Oh, Northern CA…who cares. These are the same idiots who keep voting in Nancy Pelosi…

  • Albert

    I would hardly call an M-80 a mere firecracker. It’s literally 1/4th of a stick of dynamite.

    • Reynardine

      M-80’s are illegal these days and very hard to get a hold of. I think what the media refers to when they say “M-80” are the loud poppers meant to harken back to the allure of the M-80. To this end, they’re often called something like “M-8000” or “M-88.” Still by no means toys, but they’re not anything close to the old M-80’s.

      • I used to make very good “firecrackers” by filling spent CO2 powerlets for BB guns with potassium perchlorate and powdered aluminum or powdered titanium, sometimes boosted with fulminating mercury. I used wax-coated hobby fuse to set them off. Those blew holes in the ground. We later used cardboard adding machine rolls, with “Bondo” auto putty as the cast-in-place end caps, but anyone caught producing something like that today would be going to federal prison for a mandatory ten years on top of anything else. No thanks; three was plenty.

    • Wouldn’t even be close. An M-80 was filled with black powder. Dynamite consists of nitroglycerine absorbed into diatomaceous earth (to make it less shock-sensitive). Black powder produces a deflagration, subsonic combustion due to heat transfer. High explosives detonate via the propagation of supersonic shock waves through the material. A quarter stick of dynamite exploding in the middle of an empty two-car garage would wreck the structure and break the concrete floor. An old-school M-80 wouldn’t.

  • Albert

    “Some protesters looted and vandalized businesses, police spokeswoman Jennifer Coats said.”
    There is a difference between a protest and a riot. Protesters DO NOT loot and destroy property. If their actions clearly cross the line from legal demonstrations to criminal conduct, then they are the actions of criminals and not benign protesters.

  • Reynardine

    Throwing of a molotov cocktail should be grounds for lethal and immediate action. Fire is not only lethal, but also unpredictable.

    • A true Molotov Cocktail consists of carbon disulfide saturated with dissolved white phosphorus, sulfur and a little rubber. These need not be ignited before being thrown, as they burst into infernally hot flame shortly after the glass bottle breaks upon impact against a hard surface. I could easily do better by adding triethyl aluminum. The dissolved rubber helps it stick to things that need burning. That said, even a light-it-and-throw-it gasoline bomb is a mandatory ten-year federal felony as an “explosive device”. Orcish chemists never fight fair, but, please never, ever do this at home, kids!

      Throwing a Molotov at people or occupied structures or vehicles would probably constitute “attempted murder”, whichever version was used.

      • PvtCharlieSlate

        When in Nam, I had to demonstrate a four-tube, 66mm rocket launcher (XM202 flame rocket system). The war heads were filled with triethyl aluminum. Nobody wanted to use it. Probably looked too complicated the way the shoulder pad and front handle folded, the trigger group hinged back, the sight folded and the rocket clip telescoped. Packed up it looked like an OD trombone case. It was god-awful loud. I used cigarette filters for ear plugs.

        • I very much hope people like me are not recycled from one generation to the next.

          • PvtCharlieSlate

            The world would be poorer and a lot more bland without people with talents like yours.

  • Johnny Squire

    They keep repeating, “Black lives matter”, as if they are trying to convince themselves.

    • Reynardine

      “Black lives matter… outside the womb… and only if they vote correctly…”

      • none of your business

        The problem would be easier and cheaper to take care of inside the womb.
        Think of all the disruption a black baby causes in the 20 years or so before it gets sent to prison for the first time. They have destroyed entire school districts and cities when bussed in.

        • Reynardine

          Roe vs. Wade probably saved America in the 90’s.

          • Alexandra1973

            More like stretched things out…death by a thousand paper cuts and all that.

          • Urbane Neanderthal

            There is a steep drop in the black homicide rate 16-20 years post Roe.
            If it’s Roe, or Reagan era politicians getting tough on crime I can’t prove, but it is quite noticeable.

          • Tarczan

            Improved emergency room procedures are keeping more victims of crime alive.

      • Urbane Neanderthal

        Black lives matter when it’s one of the maybe 5% of blacks not killed by another black.
        Blacks are not capable of caring about others, empathy is only found in Whites.

        But they do care about power and money, exploiting these deaths give the race baiters more of both.

  • Evette Coutier

    They throw rocks and bottles and I sat toss 30 caliber bullets back at them.

  • DonReynolds

    As best I can recall… is a serious crime to assault a police officer. So is arson, looting, larceny, destruction of public property, vandalism, ……well, you get the idea. None of them should escape justice. After all, that is what they say they want. No?

  • kikz2

    apparent anomalies??? these violent and destructive behaviors seem to be becoming the norm.. not anomalies…

  • Bill Moore


    The protesters are going after the wrong actors.

    The real problem in the Eric Garner case is the greedy politicians that are taxing everything in sight.

    When normal folks can’t afford a twenty-five cent pack of cigarettes, because it has seven dollars of tax on it, and are reduced to buying one cigarette at a time, can’t we see that something is wrong?

    The police are then ordered to go after the fellow selling one cigarette at a time.

    The proper response to Eric Garner dying is to go pick up about ten politicians and chain each of them to a bumper of a car by their ankle, then drive the car around until the only thing left is a part of a leg.

    Ten for one seems about right.

    That’s my thoughts,
    Bill Moore

    • Urbane Neanderthal

      Garner was selling cigs because the penalties are slight, if there wasn’t money to be made on them he would have been selling pot or crack.

      I agree the taxes are ridiculous, but I do not believe Garner would not have been a productive citizen had the tax laws been different.

      • John Jackson

        “made on them he would have been selling pot or crack.”

        Pot is legal to sell in New York last time I checked, as for him selling crack, that’s just an ignorant thing to say and comments like that are why we all get such a bad rap.

        He would not have been a productive citizen, that is obvious, even his wife called him lazy, however that again can be traced to govt with all it’s welfare and enabling this kind of behavior.

  • HE2

    These animals are endlessly and euphemistically referred to as protesters by the MSM.

    Newsflash: they are NOT protesters.

    The White participants are imported traveler communist agitator/terrorists who should be arrested, and if they resist, taken down, one way or the other.
    The blacks are Ozero’s useful idiots doing what they do best, what he enjoins them to be and do:
    defiantly disruptive, screaming profane abuse at LEOs, looting, destroying what White people have created. They should be shot on sight.

    In my rural lowland birth town, citizens are at the mercy of an unpredictable river that occasionally breaches the levees. A wall of water rampages through the streets damaging or destroying homes, churches, schools, offices.

    Never any question about management of the immediate aftermath.

    Easily I.D.’d looters are shot on sight, either by armed civilians or the police. That is how it should be.

    Just as in Midwestern small White towns when the Mississippi jumps its banks, locals [not sitting on their fat behinds whining to FEMA and gibs agencies], begin the arduous task of restoration as a cooperative team effort.

    Blacks, browns and communist terrorists do not belong here. They do not deserve the privilege of living among civilized, properly cultivated Whites.

  • Ohmy!

    This is getting out of hand. People are screwed up – law enforcement should be RESPECTED in our society, not abused. I’d like to go and throw some stuff at these nutty “protesters.”

    • John Jackson

      Why should they be RESPECTED anymore than the next person? I’m not saying I’m on the side of these protestors (tho I do think in the Garner case there should have been a trial) I don’t see how cops are above anyone else.

      • Chasmania

        But they are a small bit up the ladder of authority, so they deserve the respect that their position affords them.

        Personally I am surprised that society doesn’t take more care in selecting those who fill the ranks of LEOs. Considering the role they play, one would want someone who is well groomed to the responsibility, not just some schlub who “needs a good job “, or worse, is filling a slot in the ‘do we have enough diversity’ category.

      • Ohmy!

        I personally think that the majority of law enforcement officers are good at their work, acting on behalf of society (sustaining law and order). In any profession, there will be good employees and bad employees, the bad employees giving the profession a bad rep. As a society, it makes sense to give our officers the respect that they deserved.

        • John Jackson

          I believe in giving people respect period, until they give me a reason to think otherwise, no one deserves more or less respect simply because of their profession.

          Go read up on George Washington and how at his inauguration they wanted to announce his as “His Majesty”, some say he almost punched the guy, that is so telling of how far we’ve slipped in America, the founders were so intent on making it clear no one was above anyone else.

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  • Dave West

    How dare those evil police try to move the “peaceful” protestors from the highway, preventing protestors from voicing their opinions and stopping traffic for thousands of commuters is totalitarian oppression and an attack on the first amendment. The white commies and dim-witted black activists should just be able to do whatever they want and go wherever they want. I’m sure all those protestors taxes paid for the vast majority of the highway system, plus it gets them out of Starbucks and mommy and daddy’s basement!

  • fgbrunner3

    The protests are political theater. The Obama DOJ is just trying to stir up blacks, so they will vote in the next election. The slogan, “Hands up don’t shoot!” is Democratic Party propaganda. The misrepresentation of the facts by the national media in the Michael Brown case is simply Democratic Party propaganda for the next election. The Democrats cannot run on Obama’s record in 2016, so they are going to try to stir up their base by lying.

  • Val Rawel

    Not just old white guys, 85 year old white women too!

  • Val Rawel

    Liberalism is indeed a mental illness!