This article contains a vid pane in which multiple news broadcasts on Ferguson follow one another and it’s eye opening.
There are issues to go into:
Why did the National Guard hold back?
There’ve been two explanations. One is by ex-Mayor Giuliani [and he should know] who said there is a school of thought which says ‘cooling off period’. In practice, there is no cooling off, only a heating-up. The only proper reaction of law enforcement, in Giuliani’s view, is to go with the protesters and while they shout and wave placards, it’s fine. No need to even kettle.
The instant a rock is thrown at a window, arrest. No hesitation. If the mob turn on the police, call in immediate reinforcement. If it needs 10,000 officers, so be it. 100,000 officers, bus them in. The job is to restore order in accordance with their training.
That is an explanation and solution most people would accept, I’d think.…