ST. LOUIS • About 1,000 protesters surrounded the home of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson in the Central West End late Friday, breaking at least two windows and throwing red paint at the brick house before some 200 police in riot gear moved in to break it up. There was no indication on the scene that Krewson was in the home at the time. A total of 9 police officers had been reported injured as of 9 p.m., including one officer with a dislocated shoulder and an officer with a possible broken jaw, Acting Police Chief Lawrence O´Toole said shortly after midnight
A better question is why aren´t all these insurrectionists rounded up and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law instead of maybe getting a slap on the wrist & immediately released to do more of the same? How about following the money for once?
#1 Probably because the mayor came out after the verdict and claimed that the judge got it wrong. She threw the judge and the StL PD under the bus to score political points with her black voter base. If I was PD, I would have let them burn it down. It would teach her never to befriend a rabid dog.
Lyda Krewson, D-St. Louis, is all you need to know for full understanding. Some of her supporters were disappointed that they didn´t get an early jump on Christmas shopping like their buddies in Ferguson. Maybe today she´ll "open up" the downtown shopping areas for them.
The msm still calling leftist fascist rioters protesters. If Trump supporters came anywhere close (not that they would) to what happened in St. Louis they would be called rioters and worse by the msm. So far these riots only happen in major cities run by Democrats. If they ever come to the suburbs things will be different. I know my Sheriff wouldn´t put up with that mayhem, that kind of rioting and destruction of private property!
Heard about this on the radio this morning. No mention of the injured officers. Just a ´mostly peaceful´ protest that ´just happened´ to throw something through the mayor´s window, and was broken up with tear gas. Yeah, that sounds like ´mostly peaceful´. (/s)
The news is being distorted and suppressed. Not good.
Local media has been whipping this up for awhile in advance of the verdict, all but convicting and hanging the officer. Multiple interviews with the aggrieved and sympathetic crowd without the context of a high speed chase from a drug deal and attempts to ram officers with his vehicle.
Out of town BLM and supporters will probably be showing up this weekend. By most accounts officer was probably guilty of something, but prosecutors tied the hands of the judge when pushing only a first degree murder charge.
We deliver goods throughout the St.Louis City and County areas and have told all our people to be alert for any unsafe conditions. Hopefully something was learned from the Ferguson riots three years ago but I´m not holding my breath.
Another poster mentioned that beautiful old movie, "Meet Me in St. Louis" and I think it´s relevant. What have we done to this once splendid beautiful hopeful country? I do not blame Black Americans. I do blame the Democratic Party, 100%. It isn´t just St. Louis that´s been destroyed, or even just the Democrat controlled inner cities all over the country, it´s many other places. Schools that were once highly rated academically are now ruined. Hospitals that were outstanding and could well serve the needs of the community are now closed or facing bankruptcy. Our family physicians that once served our needs so well, are now overwhelmed with paperwork and regulations and the need to join groups that do not increase quality of care. Then there are the ruinous taxes (and the "fees", etc. etc. ad nausea) that hardworking Americans pay. Every part of our life has been impacted by the ill-conceived policies of the Left.
Since the case was tried to a judge instead of a jury, I would guess (though I can´t be 100% sure)that the judge would be free to consider any lesser-included offense like manslaughter or negligent homicide. Again, it changes by jurisdiction, but there is usually some commonality. I´m guessing the judge decided the prosecution did not overcome the defendant´s self-defense claim (that biz about how the suspect was reaching for a gun)
Sorry for the double post, but I just read a related article concerning the judge´s rationale and it looks like for once I have guessed mostly right. If self-defense is upheld (or not disproven), then the homicide is justified and lesser-includeds don´t apply.
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