We’re going to preface this update by saying we will never defend or side with criminals, looters and/or those looking to do harm to others. There certainly appears to be a credible element of wrongdoing on the side of multiple suspects in the Ferguson area and that simply cannot ever be left unchecked or unpunished.
That said, the Ferguson situation provokes some very difficult questions with some profound and freighting answers. One of the most important questions being the following… at what point does a crime committed by one person immediately void the constitution and the rights guaranteed/protected for innocent Americans?
A source/citizen journalist currently trapped in Ferguson is telling us that Martial Law has been indirectly declared. Militant police state forces have shut down the entire area and removed all constitutionally protected rights, according to the source. We’re told tear gas, rubber bullets, flash grenades and other high-tech riot control weaponry is being used against all citizens, not just those potentially committing crimes.
Two reporters were arrested earlier this evening. Another was hit in the side with a rubber bullet and multiple journalists are dealing with heavy tear gas inhalation.
Many peaceful citizens in the area are completely trapped in their streets. They are being told to “shelter in place” and not allowed to move freely from their homes to places of safety. 1st, 2nd and 4th Amendment rights are reportedly being blatantly violated at every turn.
Again, we’re not suggesting there shouldn’t be justice for those committing crimes in the Ferguson area. But, at what point does the crime of one individual void the constitution for everyone else?
Inquiring minds want to know.
UPDATE: Reporter Joe Biggs says police are specifically targeting journalists and trying to force them out of area.