http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/08/us/fe ... .html?_r=0
I'm putting it here because many in the area -- and in other parts of the country -- are actively preparing for expected backlash following the St. Louis County grand jury's ruling on if officer Darren Wilson should be charged with a crime. In example, from the article in the Times:
The point of this post is discussion: What have you done so far to prepare? What are you planning to do in the next week or three to prepare, before the grand jury releases it's ruling?“We’re focused on the preservation of life and property,” Jon Belmar, the chief of the county police, said in an interview. His department spent $37,741 in October on helmets, shields, batons and shin guards.
A central goal, some law enforcement officials said, is to ensure that peaceful demonstrators are able to voice their views while also preventing violence.
The St. Louis Police Department has spent $325,000 on new equipment, including riot gear; sent 350 officers to training sessions on how to manage civil disobedience; and met with police chiefs from other communities around the nation that have dealt with unrest... “We’ll be prepared to respond,” said D. Samuel Dotson III, the chief in St. Louis.
This is NOTa discussion of politics. It is simply a place to discuss preparing for what many consider an unavoidable, inevitable repercussion of the grand jury's decision, whatever that decision winds up being.