St. Louis County declares STATE OF EMERGENCY as protest arrests pile up

St. Louis County declared a state of emergency Monday as protests timed to the anniversary of the shooting death of a thug in Ferguson, Missouri, continued.

With protesters getting their wish to be arrested in front of the always compliant news media.

Here’s how USA Today reported the development surrounding the protests over the death of Michael Brown, who was fatally shot while attacking a police officer on a Ferguson street in 2014:

The move was announced by St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, who cited the violence that marred protests Sunday night in Ferguson.

“The recent acts of violence will not be tolerated in a community that has worked so tirelessly over the last year to rebuild and become stronger,” Stenger said in a statement.

The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office announced criminal charges against a man authorities say exchanged gunfire with police officers Sunday night. Tyrone Harris, 18, who remained hospitalized in critical condition, was charged with four counts of assault on law enforcement, five counts of armed criminal action, and one count of shooting at a motor vehicle.

As authorities girded for another tumultuous night, police arrested non-violent protesters outside the federal courthouse in St. Louis following a noontime march through the city’s downtown.

Ah, yes, the fabled non-violent protesters of Ferguson, Missouri. The show took on a sense of “the usual suspects” as Black Lives Matter loudmouths like the professional protester Deray McKesson and Princeton University Professor Cornell West were taken into custody.

Protesters who set their goal to be arrested in front of the whole country shouldn’t be surprised when that actually happens, but some apparently still are.    

Let’s just say sympathy is in short supply.  

After a year of Black Lives Matter lies, starting with “hands up, don’t shoot,” that cynicism can’t be much of a surprise — even for these folks.

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