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Troops Deployed to Ferguson After Rioting Is Over

The lamestream media told you:

"Missouri's governor ordered hundreds more National Guard troops into a St. Louis suburb Tuesday after a night of violent protests over a grand jury's decision not to indict a White police officer in the killing of an unarmed Black 18-year old, a case that has inflamed racial tensions in the U.S." --Jim Salter and David A. Lieb, Associated Press, 11/26/14

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

This story could just as easily say: "Missouri's White governor ordered hundreds more National Guard troops into a St. Louis suburb Tuesday, too late to prevent a night of violent Black rioting over a grand jury's decision not to indict a young White police officer. The officer had struggled against a Black 18-year-old robbery suspect who attempted to arm himself by stealing the officer's handgun, after hitting the officer repeatedly in the face through a patrol-car window."

"Inaccurate and inflammatory reporting about the assault on the officer by the media inflamed racial tensions across the U.S., provoking unheeded promises of impending racial looting and terror in Ferguson. Had the suspect succeeded in stealing the officer's gun, it is likely the nation would be mourning the loss of this officer and not the thug who attempted the gun theft, an aggravated felony, punishable by decades in prison. Blacks are already incarcerated at elevated percentages over the population in general."


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  • Freelance writer Alan Korwin is a founder and past president of the Arizona Book Publishing Association. With his wife Cheryl he operates Bloomfield Press, the largest producer and distributor of gun-law books in the country. Here writing as "The Uninvited Ombudsman," Alan covers the day's stories as they ought to read. Read more.

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