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Black Residents With Assault Rifles Guard White-Owned Business in Ferguson Riot

A group of black Ferguson residents armed with high-powered rifles stood outside a white-owned business in the city during recent riots, protecting it from rioters that looted and burned other businesses.
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After a grand jury returned no indictment against Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed unarmed black teen Michael Brown, protesters took to the streets and the demonstrations quickly turned into rioting.

Several buildings were set ablaze, but a group of heavily armed black men stood outside a Conoco gas station.

One of the residents, a 6-foot-8 man named Derrick Johnson, held an AR-15 assault rifle as he stood in a pickup truck near that store’s entrance. Three other black Ferguson residents joined Johnson in front of the store, each of them armed with pistols.

In a city torn apart by racial tensions, the fact that black residents took up arms to defend a white-owned store made headlines.

The men said they felt indebted to the store’s owner, Doug Merello, who employed them over the course of several years.

The men said Merello always treated them with respect.

“He’s a nice dude, he’s helped us a lot,” said a man identified himself as R.J. The 29-year-old R.J. said the group chased away several groups of teenagers who wanted to loot the store, but also nearly got into a brush with soldiers from the Missouri National Guard, who initially mistook them for looters.

The gas station’s owner said the men definitely saved his store.

“We would have been burned to the ground many times over if it weren’t for them,” said Merello, whose father first bought the store in 1984.

While the black Ferguson residents defended the white-owned store, dozens of other businesses were not as lucky. Officials said more than a dozen businesses received “significant” damage as groups of rioters threw bricks, broke windows, and set fires.

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Good to hear positive things being done like that!!!! Good for them!!! Of course I bet they will not be talked about on CNN.

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Good to hear positive things being done like that!!!! Good for them!!! Of course I bet they will not be talked about on CNN.
These are the stories they should focus on..

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These are the stories they should focus on..
Why? Every story whether it's someone burning a business or trying to save it is part of the story equally. The media shouldn't try and focus on any narrative, they should just write newsworthy stories. Not try and put a dress on a pig, or throw shit on a unicorn.

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Maybe not focus only on, but show a little more of. All we see are the negative - this kind of news gives hope, that not every person in that town wants to destroy and steal. Some want to do the right thing.

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Why? Every story whether it's someone burning a business or trying to save it is part of the story equally. The media shouldn't try and focus on any narrative, they should just write newsworthy stories. Not try and put a dress on a pig, or throw shit on a unicorn.
This is the only positive story there I've heard yet..

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Maybe not focus only on, but show a little more of. All we see are the negative - this kind of news gives hope, that not every person in that town wants to destroy and steal. Some want to do the right thing.
That's a better way to put it..

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Why? Every story whether it's someone burning a business or trying to save it is part of the story equally. The media shouldn't try and focus on any narrative, they should just write newsworthy stories. Not try and put a dress on a pig, or throw shit on a unicorn.
Yeah because everything else the news does is worthy of us watching

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the news is a joke.... here in the Uk they give you 29 minutes of death, disaster, corruption, famine and heartbreak to make you fear the outside world and to try to convince us that we actually need to give the government more and more control over our lives......and then they give us 1 minute of a puppy saving a duckling or something else cute and uplifting...as if that makes it all better....

it would be great if the news was dedicated to giving us positive stories (and i don't mean celeb bullshit either because that stuff is as dumb as it gets) but i doubt people would watch....people thrive on sensationalism and fear...they must do otherwise the news would be different

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Maybe not focus only on, but show a little more of. All we see are the negative - this kind of news gives hope, that not every person in that town wants to destroy and steal. Some want to do the right thing.
I think most people who pay attention know there's people trying to do the right thing.

I honestly think what makes the people who want to do right in this particular situation get ignored. Is the fact that the evidence says Brown was responsible for his death. So even the people not breaking any laws are still protesting a cop who didn't gun down Brown for no reason like they say.

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