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The “kinder, gentler” means of dealing with hoodlums and thugs in Ferguson, Missouri is failing miserably late Friday into Saturday morning as all hell broke loose.
Police quickly found themselves overwhelmed by looters and rioters Friday evening and they lacked the tools necessary to maintain any sort of control of the situation.
The Gateway Pundit reported:
SWAT TEAMS CALLED IN— Police are doing NOTHING to stop the looting.** Liquor Store Looted ** Beauty Supply Store Looted ** Electronics Store Looted ** Domino’s Pizza on fire! ** At least one person shot ** Bottles Thrown at police! Protesters taunt police –
Handing control over the the Missouri Highway Patrol Captain and his kid-glove approach to dealing with protesters has left Ferguson looking like a war zone.
Emergency distress calls have been sent out throughout St. Louis County for every police officer to respond to the violence, with more being called in to work. SWAT teams have been summoned, and the tear gas and other riot control tools the MHP Captain banished Thursday morning are back in force to get a handle on the senseless pillaging from troublemakers.
According to those on scene, the nearly all of the trouble-makers are from out of town. More than a few of the locals are protecting some of the local businesses.