The continuing violence and social unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, is at least partly due to outsider troublemakers trying to stir up the hornet’s nest.
CNN’s Marc Lamont Hill reported that an otherwise peaceful rally was disrupted by people from Oakland who were deliberately trying to provoke violence. He reported:
“The only thing — two things seem to be apparent to me. One is that the young people who may have moved into an area that was restricted, that they may have moved beyond an area that they were allowed to. The command center, I believe it’s called Northland Shopping Center, is where all the law enforcement are and it’s taped off. I think they attempted to enter that area. Somebody did, not all of them, but somebody did.
“And the second dimension here that I see, there is a small group of people who are doing something different and out of step from everyone else. They’re out of towners. The ones I spoke to are actually from Oakland. I saw them last night past curfew, I saw them this morning. And they are the ones who initiate violence.”
Much of the momentum for the ongoing rioting has been pinned on the police response, so much so that the state’s governor took responsibility for law enforcement away from local police and gave it to the highway patrol. The change doesn’t seem to have made much difference after a few days. According to Hill, “The police reaction has also been pretty intense, some would argue overreaching. I was here in the parking lot. I got out of my car, out of a media vehicle, and the officer immediately drew his weapon in a very, very threatening manner.”
Both police and media have been reporting the presence of “outsiders” as being a major influence on the situation over the past week. But there also may be agents provocateur employed by the Department of Homeland Security who are trying to whip up trouble, according to radio host Dave Hodges.
Hodges reported that he spoke to a source within DHS who told him rioting and violence “was encouraged and exacerbated by undercover DHS agents posing as members of the Black Panthers. … In the past five days I have been contacted, via one of my most trusted sources, a member of DHS, who is opposed to the events and DHS involvement in Ferguson, Missouri. This source stated that DHS is running the Ferguson Police Department and that their actions are designed to antagonize and to provoke the locals to violence. He further stated that he believed that the ultimate goal is to inflame the local citizens to such a point martial law will be declared.”
You might be tempted to dismiss this as a conspiracy theory, but it would certainly explain some peculiarities about the police behavior in Ferguson over the past week. If what Hodges reports is accurate, then it seems a plan is nearing fruition as the National Guard has finally been called out to restore order in the town.
The racial narrative that the protesters and professional racebaiters like Al Sharpton and MSNBC have been promoting is increasingly being shown to fly in the face of the facts that are emerging.
An autopsy performed on Michael Brown’s body show the teen was shot six times, at least two of which shots were likely to prove fatal. However, all the shots were from the front. He was not shot in the back as had been the rumor spread around town.
A woman claiming to be a friend of Darren Wilson, the shooting officer, called in to a talk show and reported that Wilson said the suspect Brown had attacked him in his police car, tried to take his gun, momentarily fled but then turned around and charged him, leading Wilson to shoot.
That account seems to be corroborated by the words of an eyewitness who was unwittingly caught speaking in the background of a video recording after the incident. That recording was uploaded by someone who thought it supported the racist narrative, but the witness in the background seems to counteract that.
Americans need to keep an eye on the Ferguson story. Demonstrations over the shooting have broken out in other cities, including one that blocked Times Square.
If the government is stirring things up with undercover agents, this could be the long-feared “false flag” event that provides an excuse for martial law.
We need to remain vigilant and continue to work to get the truth in front of the American public.