Outrage in Ferguson

  • Aired:  08/27/14
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Massive protests break out in Ferguson, MO, after a white police officer shoots an unarmed black teenager. (6:40)

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(AUDIENCE CHANTING "STEPHEN")

>> Stephen: THANK YOU VERYMUCH, THANK YOU, WELCOME TO

THE REPORT, EVERYBODY.

GOOD TO HAVE YOU WITH US.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)THANKS, EVERYBODY.

IT'S WONDERFUL TO BE HERE.

AS I SAID, FOLKS, FOLKS,IT'S SO GOOD.

IT'S SO GOOD.

THANK YOU.

I THINK YOU KNOW I NEED YOURENERGY, FOLKS IT IS SO GOOD.

IT IS SO GOOD TO HAVE YOUWITH US.

AND IT'S GOOD TO HAVE MEWITH YOU.

PLEASE HAVE A SEAT.

BECAUSE FOLKS, I WAS ONBREAK THE LAST TWO WEEKS,

FINALLY GOT TO SOME LONGDELAYED PROJECTS IN MY

WOODWORKING SHOP.

I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO MAKESOME REALLY NICE BOOK ENDS

BUT I CAN NEVER QUITE GETTHEM TO MATCH.

SO INSTEAD, I WON TWOEMMIES.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)YOU KNOW WHAT-- [BLEEP] YEAH.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)YOU KNOW WHAT-- [BLEEP] YEAH.

POINT IS, THE POINT IS,FOLKS, THESE ARE

MEANINGLESS.

AND I WILL KILL YOU IF YOUTRY TO TAKE THEM.

THE POINT IS, I'M BACK.

WHICH IS GOOD.

BECAUSE WITHOUT ME AROUNDFOR THE PAST TWO WEEKS THE

WORLD WENT AND THREW A BIG OLDTRAGEDY PARTY IT WAS LIKE

DON'T TELL MOM THEBABY-SITTER'S DEAD EXCEPT

EVERYONE IS DEAD.

AND WE HAVEN'T HEARD FROMMOM IN A WHILE. I'M WORRIED

BUT VIOLENCE ESCALATED INTHE MIDDLE EAST.

THE EASTERN, MIDDLE EAST ANDMOST UNSTABLE OF ALL, THE

MIDDLE WEST.

JIM?

>> 18-YEAR-OLD MICHAEL BROWNWAS SHOT MULTIPLE TIMES BY A

POLICE OFFICER IN BROADDAYLIGHT.

>> WITNESSES SAY BROWN HADHIS HANDS UP AND WAS

SURRENDERING WHEN HE WASSHOT MULTIPLE TIMES.

>> BROWN'S DEATH HAS SPARKEDA WEEK OF PROTESTS, LOOTING,

A SHOOTING AND SOMETIMESVIOLENT RESPONSES FROM

POLICE.

>> SADLY FERGUSON MISSOURIIS NOW BEST KNOWN FOR RACIAL

CONFLICT, POLICE BRUTALITYAND VIOLENCE IN THE STREETS.

AND NOT AS THEY CLAIMPROUDLY ON THE OFFICIAL CITY

WEBSITE, FOR FOOD TRUCKMONDAYS.

(LAUGHTER)BECAUSE NOW THIS IS THE FOOD

TRUCK.

AND IT SERVES FRESH, HIGHVELOCITY RUBBER BURRITOS.

AND THE HOT PEPPER SAUCE ISNOT OPTIONAL.

FOLKS, THIS IS A GENUINETRAGEDY THAT MANY ARE SAYING

IS THE FOUL HARVEST OF OURRACIST PAST.

BUT I URGE EVERYONE TO WAITTO PASS JUDGEMENT ON OFFICER

DARREN WILSON.

SOME ARE RUSHING TO JUDGETHIS MAN AS A VIOLENT RACIST

COP WHO GUNNED DOWN ANUNARMED BLACK TEENAGER.

BUT OTHERS ARGUE THAT HE ISA HEROIC POLICE OFFICER

DOING HIS JOB BY GUNNINGDOWN AN UNARMED BLACK

TEENAGER.

(LAUGHTER)BUT WE DON'T KNOW IF THIS

WAS RACIST OR EVEN IF RACISMSTILL EXISTS.

I FOR ONE DON'T SEE RACE.

NOT EVEN MY OWN.

PEOPLE TELL ME I'M WHITE ANDI BELIEVE THEM BECAUSE I

KEEP ASKING WAITERS ABOUTGLUTEN.

WHAT WE DO KNOW, WHAT WE DOKNOW IS THE SHOOTING OF AN

UNARMED YOUNG BLACK MAN IS ASTORY WE'VE HEARD FAR TOO

MANY TIMES BEFORE.

AND THE ONLY WAY TO ENSUREWE NEVER HEAR IT AGAIN IS

FOR THE PRESS TO STOPREPORTING IT.

>> I THINK THE COVERAGE HASBEEN A TRAVESTY.

LOOK AT IT FIRST FROM THESTANDPOINT OF QUANTITY.

HOW DID THIS INCIDENTJUSTIFY HUNDREDS IF NOT

THOUSANDS OF NONSTOP HOURSOF COVERAGE WHEN THERE IS SO

MUCH GOING ON IN THE WORLD.

>> THERE ARE A LOT OF BADTHINGS THAT I THINK HAVE

COME FROM JOURNALISTS BEINGTHERE AND FROM ALL THE 24/7

MEDIA SPECULATION.

AND I THINK ONE IS THAT IT'SPROBABLY MADE THINGS MORE

VOLATILE.

>> I WROTE A COLUMN FOR FOXTHIS WEEK SAYING JUST

THEORETICALLY FLOATING THEIDEA, WHAT IF ALL THE

JOURNALISTS IN THIS TOWNPACKED UP THE EQUIPMENT AND

LEFT.

WOULD THAT HAVE HAD ANIMPACT ON THE VIOLENCE.

A LOT OF PEOPLE RESPONDEDAND SAID YES.

>> YES, I RESPOND.

IT'S TRUE.

THE PRESENCE OF A CAMERACLEARLY MAKES PEOPLE BEHAVE

RECKLESSLY.

BECAUSE I DONE BELIEVE FOR AMINUTE THAT HOWIE KURTZ

WOULD HAVE FLOATED THE IDEATHAT JOURNALISTS ARE TO

BLAME FOR THE FERGUSONVIOLENCE IF A CAMERA WASN'T

POINTED AT HIM.

FOR HIS OWN SAFETY GET THISMAN OFF OF TELEVISION.

IS THERE NOTHING-- (APPLAUSE)

>> IS THERE NOTHING TO BEGAINED?

AND THERE IS NOTHING TO BEGAINED BY INFLAMING THE

VOLATILE SITUATION OTHERTHAN A WHOLE LOT OF MONEY.

>> THE FUND-RAISING EFFORTHAS RAISED MORE MONEY THAN

THE MICHAEL BROWN MEMORIALSUNDAY ON THE WEB SITE.

>> FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONSFOR WILSON'S LEGAL FEES HAVE

REACHED AROUND $400,000.

>> EVEN THE MISSOURI CHAPTEROF THE KU KLUX KLAN HAS A

FUND-RAISER PLANNED FORWILSON.

>> EVEN THE LLAN IS PITCHINGIN.

I BELIEVE THEY HELD A BIKINI CARWASH.

NOW FOLKS -- BIKINI CAR WASH.

THAT WAS PRETTY GOOD.

NOW AS IT STANDS SUPPORTERSOF OFFICER WILSON HAVE CROWD

SOURCED MORE MONEY THANSUPPORTERS OF MICHAEL BROWN.

YET SOMEHOW NEITHER HAVERAISED MORE MONEY THAN THE

GLYPH MOBILE PERSONALTHEATRE.

THIS IS WHAT OUR COUNTRYNEEDS.

THAT GUY, HE CAN'T SEE RACEOR THE TRUCK THAT IS ABOUT

TO HIT HIM.

AND WHILE MORE MONEY ISGOING TO OFFICER WILSON,

BROWN SUPPORTERS ARE BEINGBACKED BY AN ORGANIZATION

WITH NO RESPECT FOR THE LAW.

THE WHITE HOUSE.

>> PRESIDENT OBAMA ISSENDING THREE WHITE HOUSE

OFFICIALS TO ATTEND BROWN'SFUNERAL IN ST. LOUIS

MISSOURI.

>> THEY SENT THREE WHITEHOUSE OFFICIALS TO THE

FUNERAL OF MICHAEL BROWN.

WHEN MARGARET THATCHER DIEDLAST YEAR THEY SENT NOBODY.

IN WHAT UNIVERSE DOESMARGARET THATCHER, ONE OF

THE GREATEST LEADERS MERITNOBODY AND MICHAEL BROWN

MERITS 3 WHITE HOUSEOFFICIALS.

>> THE PRESIDENT SAYS ADELEGATION TO FERGUSON YET

HE SENT NOT ONE JUSTICEDEPARTMENT OFFICIAL TO

INVESTIGATE THE MURDER OFMARGARET THATCHER.

(APPLAUSE)AT THE VERY LEAST HE COULD

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