Inquiring minds want to know exactly what role the Democratic Party is playing in the growing civil unrest in America?
St. Louis continues to feel the effects of violent protests following the acquittal Friday of Jason Stockley, a former St. Louis police officer who fatally shot a black man in 2011 following a high-speed vehicle pursuit.
Adding to the chaos, the St. Louis Young Democrats are pitching in to get the word out on when protests are taking place — what role, if any, the political organization has in organizing the protests is unknown.
— STL Young Dems (@STLYoungDems) September 16, 2017
The protests have resulted in extensive property damage and numerous injuries to law enforcement officers, with 123 people arrested Sunday and more arrests taking place on Monday, according to the St. Louis Police Department’s Twitter feed.
Eleven officers were injured on Friday, the first day of the demonstrations:
— St. Louis, MO Police (@SLMPD) September 16, 2017
And make no mistake about it, participants are showing up ready to do batle with police:
— St. Louis, MO Police (@SLMPD) September 18, 2017
— St. Louis, MO Police (@SLMPD) September 15, 2017
Now operating as a separate organization, Young Democrats of America was once the official youth arm of the Democratic Party and still maintains a relationship with the Democratic National Committee.
And the St. Louis chapter is providing a daily schedule on when militants can report to duty. If not actively involved in organizing the events, the organization appears to be in close communication with those responsible for the planning.
— STL Young Dems (@STLYoungDems) September 18, 2017
— STL Young Dems (@STLYoungDems) September 17, 2017
The St. Louis Democrats’ website acknowledges the “right to peacefully gather” to protest and does denounce violence.
…against those committing the violence!
To be fair, they eventually get around to speaking out against any and all violence.
“Violence against protestors (sic) is not an appropriate response. Further, violence against anyone or anything is not an appropriate response and is unacceptable.
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