Last Night in Ferguson: Lack of Police Response Forces Business Owners to Arm Themselves
Based on reports, police officers in Ferguson, Missouri have drastically scaled back their response to violent protests, rioting and looting.
Likely, criticism from the media and the public about the military gear and tactics being used by officers has forced them to scale back their level of force.
This lack of police presence and response created one of the worst nights of looting in Ferguson last night. Even the convenience store Michael Brown is accused of robbing was looted.
It seems that Fergunson really is on the cusp of being in a “without rule of law” situation. However, this sense of lawlessness isn’t being taken advantage of by all.
Shop owners and employees have armed themselves en masse to protect what is theres.
Images like the ones below have been popping up all over social media over the last 18 hours.
This is a photo of one of the first shops to arm up several days ago.