Tuesday, November 25, 2014


Police in Ferguson during August's protest
Police in Ferguson during August's protest
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On Monday, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch announced that Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson will not be indicted for the shooting death of Michael Brown. The decision sparked anger and riots in Ferguson, with a number of people expressing their desire to kill white people on Twitter.

"Let's kill all the white people," one person said. "[K]ill all white people," another person added.

A number of other people expressed the same sentiment. "Let's just kill all white people. We are long overdue for oppression," said Twitter user "Simon."

"I think we should kill all white people," another person added.

 "I'm just throwing it out there."

"Seasons greetings to all, except white people," said another Twitter user. "Kill all white people."

Others targeted McCulloch with hateful messages, Twitchy said. Most of the tweets posted by Twitchy are too profane to quote here, but several expressed hope he would "suffer" for delivering the news.

Immediately after the announcement, violence broke out as protesters attacked police cars and looted stores. A photo posted at the Gateway Pundit showed a police car on fire, and other photos showed police cars being attacked. Fox News also reported that shots were heard after the announcement.

A post at Weasel Zippers showed split-screen shots of violence even as President Obama called for peaceful demonstrations. Both CNN and Fox News showed the violence taking place as Obama spoke.

Agitators, including revolutionary Communists and black militant groups, called for violence if Wilson was not indicted. A flyer passed out by the Revolutionary Communist Party said "Amerikkka (sic) must be brought to a halt" if Wilson walks, the Gateway Pundit's Jim Hoft said. Hoft also said a group that put together a video threatening to kill people were spotted in Ferguson. A group calling itself the "RbG Black Rebels" encouraged supporters to "pick a target" and act "solo." Earlier in the month, the group posted photos of ammunition and encouraged others to stock up, saying that a 7.62 mm bullet "will solve a lot of problems."

Earlier in the day, St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Paul Hampel said he was warned of violence. "I am not racist. But you're not safe here," one protester told Hampel.

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