Skip to comments.U2 cancels its St Louis concert in fear of fan safety (truncated - St. louis picture heavy)
Posted on 09/16/2017 2:18:09 PM PDT by akalinin
U2 has cancelled its St Louis concert as more protests erupt in the Missouri city over the acquittal of a white cop who shot dead a black man in 2011.
Thirty-two people were arrested for the upheaval which saw at least ten officers injured including one who had his jaw broken and another who dislocated his shoulder on Friday night.
On Saturday, another 300 marched at West County Center Mall to carry on their demonstration for a second night. Macy's closed its doors in fear of the crowd and there was an increased police presence at the mall.
They are angry about the acquittal of white cop Jason Stockley who was cleared of murdering black drug dealer Anthony Smith in 2011 on Friday after years of anticipation.
Many believe Stockley planted a gun in Smith's car after he shot him six times following a high-speed car chase. The weapon had none of the dead man's DNA on it but Stockey's fingerprints were picked up.
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Hmmm, they come from Ireland which had rampant terrorism, before it was cool.
It’s funny how the left says trash, but won’t step into the climate which they encouraged.
If those guys were there to stop looting, I’d cut them some slack.
If they weren’t, they’d be prime candidates for shoot on sight.
Looks like we’re going to have to get used to this.
Maybe government should institute a Disgruntled Scale
with colors denoting how safe it is to leave the house.
That guy would have a half-life of 1 minute in my neighborhood. Just sayin’.
2011? This thug was shot BEFORE it was cool to riot over alleged brutality?
What is the statute of limitations on outrage over old cases?
I’m sure that could be said of many areas in this nation.
Its St Louis. No one at the ATF gives a darn. Also, they are not white, so regulations don’t apply.
As much as I dislike U2’s posturing and sanctimony, I have to admit they do put on an amazing concert. Saw my first in SF the early ‘80s, saw my last at the Rose Bowl this summer - still a great show.
Most of the stores shuttered their storefronts or locked the doors as the wave of looters, er, protestors, marched by.
Save these photos for the next “boo hoo, malls are dying” article.
Does U2 actually appeal to the African American demographic? they’re white so they have to be fascists right?
I thot Bono was an international star for peace?
All threads should come with theme music.
A couple of my sons,wives,and a grandchild went this summer in MA——they said it was awesome——and sold out.
Nah. He gots da protective coloration.
It’s no surprise this is happening in another city run by Democrats.
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