Just exactly WTF is going on in Ferguson? I think the police chief has some explaining to do.
The Oathkeepers have come to Ferguson, with guns out and ready to shoot. What are the police doing? Not a lot.
That last quote comes from the man whose videos were featured during last night's unrest. He's a Ferguson resident, and those words are pretty poignant.
Jon Belmar has some serious explaining to do about why the Oathkeepers are on the streets of Ferguson, why they're being permitted to walk around openly carrying guns such as the ones seen above, and why they're not being arrested like unarmed black citizens are.
Update 2: Now they're claiming they're really there to protect the protesters against the police. That's utter bull. There's no other way to say it.
Here's Tef Poe's take:
Photo via @Lumumbandele Oath Keepers here with loaded guns walking directly in front of the police and through the crowd This right is the craziest shit in the world to me .. White militia's claiming to have a diverse membership but for some reason they have zero people of color on the Ferguson patrol ...we would be gunned down if we walked the streets of our community with these same weapons .. White supremacy on steroids #whichemergency #Ferguson
And this, just for extra measure: