Sunday, August 17, 2014

So you thought you were safe - part 2

'There are no police': Ferguson store owners guard businesses; cite lack of police response

Previously I posted about the situation in Ferguson when it first started and said that American's thought foolishly that they were safe and were going to be protected by the police and government.  I've said nothing as the situation continues to deteriorate in Ferguson, but in today's reports, it confirms that the police are afraid to act.  Whether its political, jurisdictional, or fear, the police are just ignoring the looters as they seem to come and go as they please.  They claimed it was 'restraint' to avoid more riots, but to the store owners, they were the victims of this inaction.  

Shop owners have had to resort to bringing their own guns in order to protect themselves and their businesses.  They had no choice.  When they call 911 they get an endless run around of calling some other agency.  Lots of agencies, big budgets, military hardware and weapons, but not a law enforcement officer there when you need them.  See news reports here:  http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/08/16/there-are-no-police-ferguson-store-owners-guard-businesses-with-own-guns-lack/   and here:   http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/08/16/gov-nixon-declares-emergency-imposes-curfew-in-ferguson/ 

If you call the police when someone is breaking down your front door and no one comes, then what?  And what if they come back after they have robbed you and wanted even more?  Then what?  

For your sake, your family, and your love ones...have a plan B.



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