New terms for old protest

I saw an article today with the headline:

“Ferguson riots span 100 cities on second day” (splash page)

Protests against Ferguson decision grow across US
Though mostly peaceful, demonstrations grew coast to coast Tuesday, a day after the country learned Wilson won’t face charges.–AOL

Are we now calling riots mostly peaceful? Or, if these others were peaceful there is no reason to call them riots. Sound confusing? I’ll have to put that in my lexicon, ‘mostly peaceful riots’.

This from a protestor in Cleveland:

“The system wasn’t made to protect us,” said one of the protesters, 17-year-old Naesha Pierce. “To get justice, the people themselves have to be justice.”

Bad designing? I’m trying to dissect the last part. But If she is referring to the concept of self-government, it clearly has failed on them. Anarchy is sort of like that.

Talking about evolving terminology, maybe someone will think of a new term for looting, too? That sounds so last century.

In another report, two FBI agents were shot 5 miles from Ferguson. Though instantly they said that it was not “directly related” to the protests. How do they know that? How about this: a car is in the ditch off the highway, though it was not directly related to the 10 inches of snow on the road? No apparent connection. (don’t go conspiracy theorist now)

We’ve already heard reports that they found pipe bombs in a raid. But I guess we are too quick to jump to conclusions, that’s why they have to make those disclaimers all the time. Though media is quick to project spreading riots, aka demonstrations. Meanwhile, property owners are sacrificed to the expense of protestors. Fair tradeoff. Hmmm.

Also the demonstrators want to make rules for police officers. And they want them to wear name tags. So demonstrators wearing masks and those Guy Fawkes’ get-ups want name tags on cops. Maybe I should go slower, so not to jump to conclusions?

How about a pre-Thanksgiving laugh….for the road?

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