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Sun Aug 17, 2014, 03:32 PM

Frightened family recounts being caught at looting scene in Ferguson

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/frightened-family-recounts-being-caught-at-looting-scene-in-ferguson/article_10bde052-08ce-5c75-8ea1-fb3f2a89d940.html

Tremayne Belford, 12, and his sister, Cliuana Belford, 17, said they were marching in a peaceful demonstration along West Florissant when Cliuana had to use the bathroom, so they stopped at the QuikTrip.

As they were leaving the store, a throng of people ran toward them. They thought police had released dogs and tear gas so they ran with the people back into the store but once they got inside they realized people were stealing from and trashing the store.

Cliuana said they were cursing and yelling, "Y'all let my friend die."

She pushed her brother behind the counter and tried to hide his eyes. The looters had already beat up a QuikTrip employee and the employees had fled to a storeroom.

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Sherman A1 Aug 2014 OP
NYC_SKP Aug 2014 #1
Warpy Aug 2014 #2
pennylane100 Aug 2014 #3
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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 03:44 PM

1. But for the negligence of the Fergusen PD, none of this would have happened.

 

They are the proximate cause.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 03:54 PM

2. The looting didn't start until the cops showed up

One has to wonder if the looters came with them.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 04:48 PM

3. If we want to hold the police accountable

for their violent and criminal behavior, we have to hold the rest of us to the same standard.

There is no excuse for rioting and looting when protesting the police bad behavior. Yes, the police were responsible for the death of an innocent young man and they probably brutalized a lot of other people. However, to justify the crimes the rioters committed against innocent people and the destruction and theft of their property is as ridiculous as the claims that the police were just doing their job when they killed Mike Brown.

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Response to pennylane100 (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 05:38 PM

4. +1 n/t

 

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Mon Aug 18, 2014, 04:20 AM

5. The QuikTrip spokesman made a comment in the local news about this.

He remarked about the employee having to hide out in the back room.

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