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You're about to meet an outspoken young man, in a town much in the news over this summer. Jane Pauley is our guide:

In Ferguson, Mo., last month, after a police officer shot and killed an unarmed 18-year-old, Michael Brown, amid all the anger and shouting on the streets, a boy approached the microphone at a meeting of the St. Louis County Council:

Meet 11-year-old Marquis Govan."I would just like to say that the people of Ferguson, I believe, don't need tear gas thrown at them. I believe they need jobs."

In two minutes' time Govan tackled Ferguson's problems with unemployment, housing, and diversity:
"Where are all the African-American police officers in our community?"

"I thought he was right on, he's exactly right," said Hazel Erby, who chairs the council (and whose district includes Ferguson). "You know, the jobs, education, all of that had everything to do with what happened in Ferguson.

"You're paying attention to the wrong things. You're paying attention to the looting and things like that, when the real issues aren't being solved. There's a reason why those people are out there."

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/meet-an-11-year-old-voice-of-reason/


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"Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge." -Toni Morrison

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.

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Undocumented democrats will be in town soon to take the jobs. .... No doubt many of these businesses will never be rebuilt. ... At least not in this town. If the residents cared about jobs then they would have been in the streets protecting the ones they had. ... They were not and suffer they will from now on out.


If more citizens were armed, criminals would think twice about attacking them, Detroit Police Chief James Craig

Florida currently has more concealed-carry permit holders than any other state, with 1,269,021 issued as of May 14, 2014

The liberal elite ... know that the people simply cannot be trusted; that they are incapable of just and fair self-government; that left to their own devices, their society will be racist, sexist, homophobic, and inequitable -- and the liberal elite know how to fix things. They are going to help us live the good and just life, even if they have to lie to us and force us to do it. And they detest those who stand in their way."
- A Nation Of Cowards, by Jeffrey R. Snyder

Tavis Smiley: 'Black People Will Have Lost Ground in Every Single Economic Indicator' Under Obama

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Undocumented democrats will be in town soon to take the jobs. .... No doubt many of these businesses will never be rebuilt. ... At least not in this town. If the residents cared about jobs then they would have been in the streets protecting the ones they had. ... They were not and suffer they will from now on out.

Link please that shows these folks are moving into Ferguson.

You don't live there, so please stop talking like you have any clue about the way they conduct business.


“Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.” – Coretta Scott King

"Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge." -Toni Morrison

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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LiB is probably right. As has been shown before after riots, the businesses do not generally return. I know they didn't in Detroit after 1968, and it looks they haven't in L.A. after 1992.

After L.A. Riots, A Failed Effort For A Broken City

The Los Angeles riots began 20 years ago Sunday, when a jury acquitted four police officers in the beating of black motorist Rodney King in 1992.

While the ashes were still smoldering, then-Mayor Tom Bradley announced a new organization that would repair the shattered city, Rebuild L.A. Its mission was to spend five years harnessing the power of the private sector to replace and improve on what was lost. While it created a lot of hope, it created even more disappointment.

In the aftermath of the riots, more than 1,000 buildings were damaged or destroyed — $1 billion worth of property. The hopes pinned on Rebuild L.A. were enormous.

Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas says the organization had nothing much to do with the revitalization of many areas, like the intersection of Manchester and Western avenues in south L.A. It was mostly market forces with some help from the city.

"The public sector had an obligation to help the market accomplish what it needed to, which was to help these businesses back on their feet," Ridley-Thomas says.

Complaints From The Start

Rebuild L.A. was the target of complaints almost from the beginning. Initially, discontent was aimed at the organization's chairman, Peter Ueberroth. Some of L.A.'s diverse communities thought that a white businessman from Orange County was an unlikely choice to head the rebuilding effort. So co-chairs were added, including a black man and a Latina.

Then, there were demands to enlarge Rebuild L.A.'s mission to include health, education, housing and so on. The board of Rebuild L.A. ultimately expanded to 94 people.

"If you complained about rebuild L.A., they just put you on the board," says political scientist Raphael Sonenshein, the director of the Pat Brown Institute at California State University Los Angeles. He says Rebuild L.A. was a by-product of the city's political collapse.

"The mayor was on his last legs politically [and] his arch enemy, the police chief, was about to leave office under attack," Sonenshein says. "[it] almost seemed like the private sector was the one edifice left standing, but as it turned out, they didn't really know what to do either."

In fact, some of the private sector support for Rebuild L.A. was exaggerated. The organization announced that 68 companies were backing the effort, but the Los Angeles Times found that a quarter of those companies had no such plans. Some had never even been contacted.

A Small Victory

There were success stories, however, says John Mack, who headed the Urban League of Los Angeles up until 2005. With support from Toyota, they created a job training program in car repair.

"It was successful for 12 years, where we placed 3,000 or more previously unemployed or underemployed members of the community," Mack says.

All that the applicants had to do to qualify was read at the 8th grade level, and that turned out to be a problem. Mack says the program didn't end because of Rebuild L.A.'s failures, but because the school system failed.

"It became a real problem in finding enough people who could qualify for admission," he says.

Rebuild L.A. didn't just lose the city's confidence; it lost the city's attention as well.

Less than two years after the riots, the Northridge earthquake caused an estimated $20 billion in damage. Water mains burst, gas lines exploded, freeways collapsed and 20,000 people were left homeless. Faced with such physical upheaval, the effort to rebuild after L.A.'s social earthquake could not compete.

Source: http://www.npr.org/2012/04/29/151608071/after-l-a-riots-an-effort-to-rebuild-a-broken-city


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LiB is probably right. As has been shown before after riots, the businesses do not generally return. I know they didn't in Detroit after 1968, and it looks they haven't in L.A. after 1992.

I've been there, and they're trying to rebuild it as we speak. I have to go back today when I take my mother to the bank.


“Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.” – Coretta Scott King

"Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge." -Toni Morrison

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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I've been there, and they're trying to rebuild it as we speak. I have to go back today when I take my mother to the bank.

Time will tell. It's only been a month or so. However if history is any guide, the future looks grim for Ferguson. Although I doubt it was some great place to live in the first place. It's in Missouri after all, and a suburb of St. Louis. That's two strikes against it even before the riots.


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Time will tell. It's only been a month or so. However if history is any guide, the future looks grim for Ferguson. Although I doubt it was some great place to live in the first place. It's in Missouri after all, and a suburb of St. Louis. That's two strikes against it even before the riots.

Guess we'll have to wait and see.


“Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.” – Coretta Scott King

"Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge." -Toni Morrison

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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I will give the folks in L.A. credit for one thing. At least they waited until there was a verdict after a trial before they burnt down their own neighborhood.


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The undocumented democrats won't be moving in but they will take the jobs....


If more citizens were armed, criminals would think twice about attacking them, Detroit Police Chief James Craig

Florida currently has more concealed-carry permit holders than any other state, with 1,269,021 issued as of May 14, 2014

The liberal elite ... know that the people simply cannot be trusted; that they are incapable of just and fair self-government; that left to their own devices, their society will be racist, sexist, homophobic, and inequitable -- and the liberal elite know how to fix things. They are going to help us live the good and just life, even if they have to lie to us and force us to do it. And they detest those who stand in their way."
- A Nation Of Cowards, by Jeffrey R. Snyder

Tavis Smiley: 'Black People Will Have Lost Ground in Every Single Economic Indicator' Under Obama

white-privilege.jpg?resize=318%2C318

Democrats>Socialists>Communists - Same goals, different speeds.

#DeplorableLivesMatter

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The undocumented democrats won't be moving in but they will take the jobs....

Because we know they'll be drawn to the promise of Ferguson :rolleyes:


“Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.” – Coretta Scott King

"Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge." -Toni Morrison

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Don't pay attention to the rioting, don't shoot tear gas at my people, we need more black cops and we need people to do stuff for Ferguson

Another message of total abdication of personal responsibility

Ferguson is doomed. The people that rioted, looted and burned businesses sealed it's fate. Looking to locate a factory somewhere ? well you can strike Ferguson off the list.

Personal accountability has got to take hold

I love ho the press always says,

An 18 year old unarmed man was shot by a white policemen. They always leave out, who had just pounded him in the face and tried to take his gun

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Don't pay attention to the rioting, don't shoot tear gas at my people, we need more black cops and we need people to do stuff for Ferguson

Another message of total abdication of personal responsibility

Ferguson is doomed. The people that rioted, looted and burned businesses sealed it's fate. Looking to locate a factory somewhere ? well you can strike Ferguson off the list.

Personal accountability has got to take hold

I love ho the press always says,

An 18 year old unarmed man was shot by a white policemen. They always leave out, who had just pounded him in the face and tried to take his gun

Ignoring the underlining issues. Because that always works...


“Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.” – Coretta Scott King

"Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge." -Toni Morrison

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Ignoring the underlining issues. Because that always works...

The biggest underlying issue is apathy, the destruction of the black family by the war on poverty, and being told from an early age the reason you are not getting ahead is because you are black. Nothing to do with dropping out of school etc etc

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The biggest underlying issue is apathy, the destruction of the black family by the war on poverty, and being told from an early age the reason you are not getting ahead is because you are black. Nothing to do with dropping out of school etc etc

Where did this chain of thought originate from?


“Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.” – Coretta Scott King

"Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge." -Toni Morrison

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Protester pledges violence if indictment is not brought against Darren Wilson

http://www.kmov.com/special-coverage-001/Protester-calls-for-violence-if-Darren-Wilson-is-not-charged-275520701.html

Sounds like a kkk lynch mob is in the works.... The new black panther style..Talk about "sacrifice an officer" is needed....


If more citizens were armed, criminals would think twice about attacking them, Detroit Police Chief James Craig

Florida currently has more concealed-carry permit holders than any other state, with 1,269,021 issued as of May 14, 2014

The liberal elite ... know that the people simply cannot be trusted; that they are incapable of just and fair self-government; that left to their own devices, their society will be racist, sexist, homophobic, and inequitable -- and the liberal elite know how to fix things. They are going to help us live the good and just life, even if they have to lie to us and force us to do it. And they detest those who stand in their way."
- A Nation Of Cowards, by Jeffrey R. Snyder

Tavis Smiley: 'Black People Will Have Lost Ground in Every Single Economic Indicator' Under Obama

white-privilege.jpg?resize=318%2C318

Democrats>Socialists>Communists - Same goals, different speeds.

#DeplorableLivesMatter

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