It is very hard to believe and be convinced that these latest actions are only from the residents of Ferguson, Mo., all on their own, without any outside help.
Back fifty years or so, outside agitators known as “stokers” were called into an area that was continually considered a hot bed of racial tensions. The job of the “stokers” was to organize everyone of the oppressed minorities, to group and stand together, in peaceful protest against injustices that were perpetuated against the minority group, and bring those grievances to the public forum.
The original intent was arrange and organize to protest these grievances, in a manner consistent with the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America and the Bill of Rights.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work out that way, in that all it takes is one fly in the ointment, or one middle finger in the air, and things will rapidly deteriorate into a full-blown battle royal. We all came really close, in our state, to a civil war at the Bundy ranch. I would hate to think that this was the secret intention of these “stokers” all along — to cause rioting, injury, bloodshed, or murder, and to keep stoking the fires of “racism.”
If you were to take ten peaceful protests pursuant to the First Amendment, and only one of the protests went south and became riotous, which do you think would get the most attention in mainstream news medial? The one out of the ten, of course, and this one would help falsely label any future protest with the extreme potential to get out
of hand and go south.
Any action or use of force by a police officer witnessed by somebody, can, at anytime, be perceived as unreasonable or unconscionable. This perception automatically puts the law enforcement agency on the defensive, whereby a damage control committee is then formed, and depending on the morality and integrity of this committee, it will determine whether or not a “Spin Team” is utilized to minimize the impending lawsuit, to minimize the federal government’s recommendations and involvement, to salvage the infrastructure of the local government, or to possibly manufacture false evidence and testimony to obtain justification from the legal system. All participants are considered expendable.
At any rate the process appears to be the same each and every time a crisis occurs. The skill of the “Spin Team” to create the false flag event, is only limited by the imagination, and appears to gain more momentum as time progresses. Nobody can actually be sure of what really has transpired in the event because the persons charged with determining what the actual facts and circumstances are — and hopefully coming to a legal truthful conclusion — have all previously
drunk the Kool-Aid. In other words, it is a stacked deck, and everyone that is asking for a fair and impartial judgment is asking this from the same persons that have already decided what the outcome is going
to be from the very get-go.
Truth, Justice and the value of a single human life are the basic principles this great country was founded upon. Fair play is fundamental to the American way of life. A perfect example of this was in the “sneak attack” by Japanese naval forces on December 7, 1941, at Pearl Harbor. There was probably nothing more deplorable and infuriating to the American people than someone described as some sneaky, back-stabbing, lowlife, cowardly, yellow-streaked parasite who committed an unprovoked attack and inflicted massive amounts of injury and caused much loss of life to our military and civilian personnel.
Racism can only exist as long as we allow it to exist. Racism will disappear if all of us, collectively, never mention it under any circumstances, ever again. Racism will die a slow death, as it should anyway. Racism is always used by those who don’t have a legitimate grievance to present to the powers that be, under the rule of law.
The circumstances in Ferguson, MO., are not unique. For some reason, nobody wants to talk about the killing of the unarmed innocent teenager by the police officer in Salt Lake City, Utah, approximately three weeks after the Ferguson officer involved shooting. Apparently, the skin pigmentation of the participants in Salt Lake City didn’t fit adequately into the grand scheme of things for the “stokers.” The Police officer was Black and the teen-aged victim was.
Gordon Martines is a former LVMPD detective who has served in many capacities over his 39-year career in law enforcement. He has been a candidate for sheriff in 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014, with the intention of bringing integrity and accountability back to the department, and filed a federal lawsuit against LVMPD in 2011. Martines now contributes his opinions and ideas to the Las Vegas Tribune to keep the public informed and help improve policing in Las Vegas. He has also appeared on the Face the Tribune radio program several times to share his plan for a better LVMPD.