The Watchmans Report

The protests in LA, New York are turning violent, and other cities as well are beginning to protest and riot. This is the beginning of a long few days of riots. This comes just before the infamous day of Black Friday, which in itself is on the verge of being a riot. From around the web: Activists who had gathered at Chicago Public Safety Headquarters Monday evening to await a grand jury’s decision in the death of Michael Brown, marched toward downtown, making their way to Lake Shore Drive. Several hundred people marched up Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, reaching Lake Shore Drive about 8:50 p.m., chanting as they went north on the southbound drive. “Whose streets? Our streets” the group shouted. More



UNION SQUARE, Manhattan (PIX11) – More than 1,000 protesters were circled Union Square in Manhattan Monday evening before heading north on Sixth Avenue toward Time Square. Protesters were furious in the aftermath of a grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown. “NYPD, KKK, how many kids did you kill today?” was the chant protesters were using, a clear sign that last week’s NYPD shooting of Akai Gurley was resonating. One group, Stop Mass Incarceration, is calling for protesters to halt traffic on “major streets, highways, bridges and tunnels.” More _______________________________________________________________________________________________ SEATTLE — Following the grand jury’s decision in the Michael Brown case, demonstrations happened in cities around the country, including Seattle. A group gathered at Westlake Center downtown following the grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson, Missouri, officer Darren Wilson in the death of Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests and exposed deep racial tension between many African-Americans and police. Some of the estimated 150 demonstrators in Seattle staged a “die-in” in memory of Brown. Then they marched through downtown to Seattle Central Community College on Capitol Hill. “Black lives matter,” protesters chanted. “Racism is alive in America today, we’re just afraid to talk about it,” a protester named Teri said. More ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ INDIANAPOLIS – If the grand jury in the Michael Brown case does not call for an indictment of Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, there will be protests around the country including Indianapolis. A protest is planned for Monument Circle in the event Wilson is not indicted. The Ten Point Coalition from Indianapolis is prepared to help in Ferguson, and here at home. “We’re not expecting anything to get out of hand, but you have to be prepared just in case and we have up to one hundred volunteers that we will be ready to mobilize to handle one or multiple protests that may occur throughout the city. If that does occur we’ll kind of be the buffer between them and the law enforcement community,” said Rev. Charles Harrison, Ten Point Coalition. Indianapolis Metro Police say they are prepared for any protests here, reiterating that officers will not get in the way of “organized” protests. More ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Thousands of people rallied late Monday in U.S. cities including Los Angeles and New York to passionately ? but initially peacefully ? protest a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer who killed a black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri. They led marches, waved signs and shouted chants of “Hands Up! Don’t Shoot,” the slogan that has become a rallying cry in protests over police killings across the country. Activists had been planning to protest even before the nighttime announcement that Officer Darren Wilson will not be charged in the shooting death of Michael Brown. The racially charged case in Ferguson has inflamed tensions and reignited debates over police-community relations even in cities hundreds of miles from the predominantly black St. Louis suburb. For many staging protests Monday, the shooting was personal, calling to mind other galvanizing encounters with local law enforcement. Police departments in several major cities said they were bracing for large demonstrations with the potential for the kind of violence that marred nightly protests in Ferguson after Brown’s killing. Demonstrators there vandalized police cars, hugged barricades and taunted officers with expletives Monday night while police fired smoke canisters and pepper spray. Gunshots were heard on the streets. MORE ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ PHOENIX (CBS5) –

A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests.
Police prepared for protests right here in Phoenix.
State leaders and civil rights activists made a call to the public to protest peacefully.
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne, along with the Rev. Jarrett Maupin and Art Mobley from the International Brotherhood Fellowship, encouraged people to exercise their right to gather, but not to let it turn violent, as we’ve seen happen across the country. MORE

NEWARK — City Police Director Eugene Venable said his department is ready for any protests or other unrest that may follow the announcement of a Missouri grand jury’s decision on whether to charge an officer who fatally shot teenager Michael Brown. Groups including the People’s Organization for Progress have already publicized plans to demonstrate following the announcement in Missouri, which is expected to come down this afternoon. The organization’s chairman, Larry Hamm, held a brief protest downtown tonight, but said a larger march and protest was being planned for Tuesday, regardless of the grand jury’s decision. MORE ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ OAK RIDGE — The city of Oak Ridge has installed traffic cones and drums along the shoulder of Scarboro Road directly across from the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant, an apparent effort to deter protests. There is virtually no place for protesters to park or stand in the vicinity of the plant outside of Scarboro road itself. Oak Ridge Police Department Capt. Robin Smith said Monday evening the actions were taken not to discourage or block protest but rather to protect public safety. He said there were concerns about parking along the shoulder and people possibly wandering into the streets — especially if large numbers of protesters showed up. MORE _________________________________________________________________________________________________

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