FW: Ferguson Protester Accidentally Burns Down Own House

Sent: Wed, Dec 10, 2014 9:33 PM EST
Subject: Ferguson Protester Accidentally Burns Down Own House

     A protester in Ferguson, Missouri

accidentally burned down his own house last night after mistaking the building for a convenience store.

     According to a report in the FergusonPost-Gazette, 32-year-old Tyler Jackson threw a Molotov cocktail into a window not realizing he was setting ablaze his own residence. The home, which was empty at the time, subsequently burned to the ground.

     “It was dark. I got all turned around. I thought it was a 7-11 or something,” he told the newspaper.

     Witnesses describe Jackson shouting expletives after he realized what he had done.  He then tried to put out the flames himself with a garden hose, but eventually called 911 and asked the fire department for aid.

     “They told me they were too busy with other fires to come help,” he lamented. “I couldn’t believe it. I mean we pay these people’s salaries! What do you mean you're too busy?

     “A black person’s house burns down and suddenly you’re ‘too busy’ to put the fire out? This is what racism in America looks like.”

     Ferguson was the site of a controversial shooting on Aug. 9 when Michael Brown, an18-year-old unarmed black teenager, was shot by police officer Darren Wilson.

     Protests have raged in the town after a grand jury refused to indict Wilson on Monday. Although the majority of protests have been peaceful, a substantial minority of protesters have attacked law enforcement officers, looted stores and set fire to buildings.

     These attacks have been called self-defeating because they usually target stores located in their own community and owned by local businesspeople. The damage has been compounded by the fact that many fires go unattended due to concerns for the firefighter’s safety.

     Nevertheless sources say Jackson is considering filing a civil rights lawsuit against the fire department for not responding to the blaze.

  “If it weren't for those racist firefighters I’d still have a home,” he says.


Anonymous said...

Ugh. Google shows that this started on a satire news site, The Daily Currant. Of course, all the wingers have cross-posted it on their hate sites and believe it as fact whole-heartedly. The rare commenter that suggests it was satire is slapped down hard, because it's much better to have your racists beliefs reinforced than questioned.

gruaud said...

As Stephen Colbert so famously demonstrated, satire is utterly lost on conservatives.

ferschitz said...


Because when you don't have anything factual to say that fits into your low-minded, nasty, racist narrative, why, you know, just make sh*t up or steal it from a satire website and present it as factual.

Slavering racist conservatives will lap it up and pass it on!!!! before it's wiped off the INternet!!!111

Anonymous said...

Ha..what comes around goes around! Take your own medicine bro!

Hooray4US said...

To clearly braindead & brainwashed convservAnon:

Guess you still didn't figure out that this never happened.

Thanks for being the perfect example of the ignorant, stupid, vapid, brainwashed racist that is the hallmark of today's conservative in the USA.

CharlieE said...

Who among us has never mistaken our own home for a convenience store? I'm sure it happens all the time.

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