A state of emergency is justified in Ferguson Missouri
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The policeman has resigned fearing for his safety [he has been on administrative leave] and for others that worked with him stating his conscience is clear and neither did the grand jury indict Wilson for the death of the teenager.
Why should he resign if he did not do any wrong?
The police are the law keepers, so why are they fearing for their lives now?
A state of Emergency was declared a day before the grand jury's decision and the National Guards were deployed to keep the protesters at bay, so why should the threats against him or others bother them?
Here is a summary of the timeline to this incident as reported by CBS news
Lets look at some similarities of then and now:-
A rumor is started that a white man has been robbed by an African American in 1917 and no-one has ever found out which White man was robbed and by who.
A death threat has 'supposedly' been given to all policemen and their families no-one knows who issued the threat and which particular policemen.
The National Guards came in to St.Louis in 1917, to quell the unrest just like they do in 2014.
The Blacks still go on the rampage and protest in other cities in 1917 just like they do in 2014
We don't want what transpired after in 1917 to happen now in 2014.
I say we don't need a state of emergency in Missouri.
If History repeats itself, then we should brace ourselves for the next massacre of Colored people while the police and the
and the National Guard look on without doing anything protective to these citizens.
http://www.nytimes.com... Like in the past, they arrive stop nothing, see nothing and we have same difference. All the residents of St. Louis cannot pin point the looters yet its a close community. In fact what most media house don't show is how the residents were stopping the looting of their local stores from people.
A State of Emergency is not justified in St. Louis if the allotted administration does not live up to their standards to wane the atrocities and protect the residents to help and return the city to its full glory.
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Vote Placed by Blade-of-Truth 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct - Tie. Both had proper conduct throughout the debate. S&G - Tie. Both had adequate spelling and grammar throughout. Arguments - Pro. While Con presented a compelling case involving a lack of true media coverage and justification, Pro was able to show the purposes of a state of emergency and how the situation in ferguson called for the declaration of such a state. As Pro stated, it's the national guards duty to protect the citizens and infrastructure, which was exactly what was needed during that time of turmoil as Pro showed through valid evidence and reasoning. Thus, Pro wins arguments. Sources - Tie. Both utilized several sources throughout the debate, thus balancing each other out.
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