In the wake of the irrational media response to patriots occupying an empty building in the woods in Oregon, this author thought readers may like to be reminded of what domestic terror actually looks like.
Before we delve into the partial list of businesses targeted in Ferguson in November 2014, please bring your attention to two videos from the Occupy Movement, which was deemed repeatedly to be “mostly peaceful” by the mainstream media:
And here is another:
Re-posted from Broadside News:
See list of the Ferguson businesses destroyed during the riots, as well as links to their fund raising pages if they can be found, as reported at the Saint Louis Post Dispatch, Yahoo News, the New York Post, Breitbart, the Wall Street Journal, and other sources. Some businesses had windows smashed in, and others were burned to the ground. Some have had more publicity and support than others, but they have all suffered.
The Dellwood Conoco, for example, was burned to the ground and has received $385 dollars on their fundraising page at the time of this writing. Natalie Dubose, who had a window smashed out but received media attention, has received $257,000 at the time of this writing. Aside from businesses, cars were burned and there were multiple reports of shots being fired. Some of the incidents are mapped here, and also documented at Broadside News.
In addition to the below list, the St. Louis Post Dispatch reported:
Police also said 21 businesses on Grand Avenue had windows smashed out, including Rooster, the U.S. Post Office, AT&T, Qdoba, King and I, and the International Market. Burglaries were reported at the Walgreens at 3945 Gravois and the Radio Shack at 3517 Hampton Avenue…There also were six other incidents of windows smashed around the city, including a clothing store at 1308 Washington Avenue and the Bank of America at Grand and Gravois…
WeazelZippers posted still other businesses not listed here. Some businesses were doubly victimized after cleaning up after the August riots.
It seems that it is almost impossible to list them all, but here are a good portion of them:
- A.J & R Pawn Shop
A.J. & R. Pawn Shop looted on S. Grand in S. St. Louis. Crossbow stolen from window display. #Ferguson pic.twitter.com/mlGu3mssPk
— FOX2now (@FOX2now) November 25, 2014
- Advance Auto Parts
The shell of Advanced Auto Parts in #Ferguson pic.twitter.com/V9w0LasBrO — FOX2now (@FOX2now) November 25, 2014
- Auto By Credit
Roughly a dozen cars damaged by fire at the Auto Buy Credit car lot. pic.twitter.com/4dvZy33jWA — Mike Colombo (@Mike_Colombo) November 25, 2014
- Auto Zone
The melted AutoZone in #Ferguson via @Bommaritoauto SkyFOX helicopter pic.twitter.com/SDjxnDf2LS
— FOX2now (@FOX2now) November 25, 2014
- Cafe Natasha’s
Cafe Natasha’s on Grand boarded up this morning. Shards of glass on the ground in front. #stl #shaw #Ferguson pic.twitter.com/0YlA7Ra9uD — Kelly Moffitt (@stlbizkmoffitt) November 25, 2014
We Got Hit in the Midst #FergusonDecision Neighborhood came together to clean the breakage #ViolenceIsNotTheAnswer pic.twitter.com/4YmWnzkR7R
— The Gin Room (@Natashasginroom) November 25, 2014
- Cathy’s Kitchen (Here is how it looks now, after the owners “helped feed protesters for weeks.”)
- Corner Coffee House
Cleanup has started at Corner Coffee House #ferguson https://t.co/hcktZGPkdy — Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) November 25, 2014
- Cose Dolci Bakery (This business was not damaged, but “lost a lot of income due to the almost 4 months of upheaval” according to their Facebook page).
- Dellwood Conoco
- Dellwood Market
Two in custody, one man and one woman, at Dellwood Market #Ferguson pic.twitter.com/jD1joZyvBa — Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) November 25, 2014
- Discount Tire, 9801 W Florissant Ave., St. Louis
- El Palenque, Mexican restaurant damaged on South Florissant
- Family Dollar
Family Dollar in #Ferguson still burning. Firefighters just got on scene @kmov pic.twitter.com/iT8Ey8nQUx — Laura Hettiger KMOV (@LauraKHettiger) November 25, 2014
- Faraci Pizza
- Fashions R Boutique, women’s boutique burned down on West Florissant.
- FedEx store
FedEx on Grand #Stl #Ferguson pic.twitter.com/SGDeN5SdNm — Nicholas J.C. Pistor (@nickpistor) November 25, 2014
- Ferguson Market & Liquor, shop repeatedly looted and damaged on West Florissant.
Owner of Ferguson Market and Liquor standing in his looted store. Sad. https://t.co/s84pMRCyLl #Ferguson — Brent Pearson (@b_pearson) November 25, 2014
#Ferguson Market & Liquor hit again by looting. #FergusionDecision pic.twitter.com/Uuvaspg7iz — Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) November 25, 2014
- Flood Christian Church, church attended by Michael Brown Sr. burned on West Florissant. Pastor Carlton Lee believes it is the work of White Supremacists.
- Halls Ferry shopping center
This is the scene a good ten minute drive from #Ferguson, at Halls Ferry shopping center pic.twitter.com/KKGFl7C1N1 — Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) November 25, 2014
- #HealSTL, 9171 W Florissant Ave., St. Louis community outreach program set up by Ferguson supporter St. Louis Alderman Antonio French.
- Hidden Treasures – 220 N Florissant Rd, Ferguson, MO, 63135
Antique store on Florissant Road on fire #Ferguson pic.twitter.com/t4ifPc7uGt — Umar Lee (@STLAbuBadu) November 25, 2014
- JC Wireless/Beauty Town, 9161 W Florissant Ave.,St. Louis
This used to be @littlecaesars pizza and an antique shop in #Ferguson. Not anymore. @kmov pic.twitter.com/rGqHsGARWP — Laura Hettiger KMOV (@LauraKHettiger) November 25, 2014
- London’s Wing House, 1412 Chambers Rd, St Louis, MO 63135
McDonald’s windows smashed as the light from a business burning shines behind in #Ferguson: pic.twitter.com/q2XdSIG4lH — Micah Grimes (@MicahGrimes) November 25, 2014
London’s Winghouse in Dellwood was also broken into #Ferguson pic.twitter.com/LzWC6QaGNY — Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) November 25, 2014
Natalie DuBose lost a large window of her Natalie’s Cakes and More, popular with protesters in #Ferguson pic.twitter.com/IUa6RweWso — Robert Cohen (@kodacohen) November 25, 2014
- O’Reilly Auto Parts, 9811 W Florissant Ave, Dellwood
Looters appear to be taking over an oreilly auto parts store live on our air. #ferguson pic.twitter.com/DapTl0Hwm4 — Chris Nagus (@ChrisNagusKMOV) November 25, 2014
- Phillips 66 – 1409 Chambers Rd
- Prime Beauty Supply
- Public Storage
#USA RT @ksdknews: Public Storage building in Ferguson on fire – WATCH LIVE KSDK and http://t.co/qhUydxPi2s pic.twitter.com/De8UkTCpFR — KRTpro News (@KRTpro_News) November 25, 2014
Broken glass line sidewalks on S. Florissant in #Ferguson pic.twitter.com/jaFrB84ZYy — Lisa Brown (@LisaBrownSTL) November 25, 2014
- Red’s Barbecue, 9300 W Florissant Ave, Ferguson, Saint Louis, MO 63136 (Reopened in October from previous riot)
- Sam’s Meat Market, local market repeatedly looted and damaged on West Florissant.
Owners of SAMs Meat Market defending their store because they say police won’t. @FOX2now #ferguson pic.twitter.com/TTG2eaCw5d — George Sells (@GeorgeSells) August 16, 2014
Note the date on the above tweet…
Ferguson ~ a Family Dollar is now on fire amd The Sams Meat market is now fully engulfed. in lower right of pic pic.twitter.com/Tzq9xCfZ2o — Benito Obama (@notalemming) November 25, 2014
- Solo Insurance Services, on West Florissant
- St. Louis Bread Company
STL Bread Co. (Panera) had it coming. All that white bread privilege. RT: @nickpistor #Stl #Ferguson pic.twitter.com/wE6EcrdsIQ #tcot — Pete Sayek (@PeteRFNY) November 25, 2014
- St. Louis Fish & Chicken Grill
- STL Cordless, mobile phone shop looted and damaged on West Florissant
Windows of STL Cordless smashed #Ferguson pic.twitter.com/X0PelxZsk2 — Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) November 25, 2014
- TitleMax Title Loans, 9814 W Florissant Ave, St. Louis
NOW: Huge portion of the title max building has just collapsed. #Ferguson pic.twitter.com/3mt9ZvpQPi — Tim Pool (@Timcast) November 25, 2014
- Toys R Us
Reports of looting at the Toys R Us near the intersection of W. Florissant and I-270. #Ferguson pic.twitter.com/U2BlXyn2xN — FOX2now (@FOX2now) November 25, 2014
This Walgreens has been looted and is still smoldering from fire. #ferguson https://t.co/ca4qUP9eV9 — Michael Calhoun (@michaelcalhoun) November 25, 2014
Here they are, mapped (this is not an all-inclusive list):
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