CNN: Out of Towners from Oakland Inciting Violence in Ferguson
8:09 AM, Aug 18, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Marc Lamont Hill, a CNN contributor, reported late last night that out of towners from Oakland might be the ones responsible for inciting violence in Ferguson, Missouri. He made the comments when talking about the continued unrest last night:
"It was a peaceful rally. I was at the rally, at the church. I came back to the area. I saw the youth marches as they were coming up the road. I was standing there talking to them. They said they were committed to having a peaceful march. I spoke to Michael Brown's parents. They said that they were proud of the young people doing who were doing this peaceful march. The only thing -- two things seem to be apparent to me. One is that the young people who may have moved into an area that was restricted, that they may have moved beyond an area that they were allowed to. The command center, I believe it's called Northland Shopping Center, is where all the law enforcement are and it's taped off. I think they attempted to enter that area. Somebody did, not all of them, but somebody did.
"And the second dimension here that I see, there is a small group of people who are doing something different and out of step from everyone else. They're out of towners. The ones I spoke to are actually from Oakland. I saw them last night past curfew, I saw them this morning. And they are the ones who initiate violence.
But I think the police reaction has also been pretty intense, some would argue overreaching. I was here in the parking lot. I got out of my car, out of a media vehicle, and the officer immediately drew his weapon in a very, very threatening manner."
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