Several media outlets have started to pack up and leave Ferguson this week after reports that Michael Brown was the aggressor and Officer Darren Wilson suffered severe physical damage in the confrontation.
The flowers are dried up, the stores have been looted, and the myths have been exposed.
The liberal media’s job is done here. (Photo Antonio French)
World Net Daily reported:
Many news media services already had begun packing tents and television transmission vehicles as word circulated through the Ferguson community of further evidence that the black teen shot and killed by a police officer was the aggressor, resisting arrest after his suspected role in a convenience store robbery.
During daylight hours Wednesday and Thursday, the streets of Ferguson were open to normal traffic and businesses throughout the city were active, with protesters in the streets numbering fewer than 50 at any given time.
Media have been cordoned off in the parking lot of a large shopping center at the corner of West Florissant Avenue and Lucas-Hunt Road, less than a mile from the site of the shooting.
Joe Costephens, the white pastor of an interracial congregation, the Passage Community Church in Florissant, confirmed to WND that most of the riot activity had taken place in the three or four blocks around the location of the shooting at West Florissant Avenue and Canfield Drive.
“The Ferguson you see on the national news is different from the Ferguson I know,” he told WND.
“There’s an emphasis on families in Ferguson and on community. We are definitely an interracial community, and I’m proud to minister to an interracial congregation,” Costephens said.
“While things were going crazy with the Michael Brown shooting on Sunday, we had a pool party in my neighborhood, and it was half-white and half-black,” he said. “It was a beautiful thing, families loving one another, both races, with a sense of community.”
‘Don’t jump to conclusions’
Wednesday in Ferguson, the buzz was about a Facebook posting by local radio station 100.7 FM claiming the officer in the Aug. 9 shooting, Darren Wilson, would not be indicted because key witnesses said 18-year-old Michael Brown attacked the officer and attempted to take away his gun. Fox News reported Wilson suffered severe facial injuries, including an eye-socket fracture, and was nearly beaten unconscious by Brown moments before firing his gun.
Wednesday night, nevertheless, the Department of Homeland Security issued a bulletin warning that the hacktivist group Anonymous is planning nationwide protests Thursday against the Ferguson police shooting. The group’s “National Day of Rage” is expected to span 38 major U.S. cities, including Washington, D.C.