Charles misleads about the Oath Keepers presence in FergusonPosted: December 2, 2014
To say LGF has a misleading headline is like saying water is wet. In his latest hysterical post, Charles makes it seem as if the Oath Keepers are in Ferguson to cause trouble.
Charles is insinuating that Oath Keepers are racists who are in Ferguson to shoot black protesters. Once again, linking without thinking, the actual article debunks the narrative Charles is trying to paint. The Oath Keepers are in Ferguson to protect Black businesses.
When night falls on Ferguson, Missouri, Sam Andrews gets to work.
Andrews – dressed in full camouflage and armed with an assault rifle and handgun – climbs to the roof of a dentist’s office to begin his nightly surveillance. He’s a member of the Oath Keepers, a group taking up armed positions on the streets and rooftops with the intent of protecting local businesses.
He says he’s here to defend “The best part of America, the creative part, the small businesses, the hardest working people in the United States of America. To defend them from arson.”
While some business owners are embracing the presence of Andrews and other do-it-yourself patrolmen with the Oath Keepers, many others – including police – are uncomfortable with the group’s mission.
Natalie DuBose’s bake shop, “Natalie’s Cakes and More,” was broken into and looted.
“I didn’t have the extra savings or extra money to replace everything that was destroyed,” she told ABC News following the vandalism. “The threat of not being able to take care of your children makes you feel like less than a human being.”
DuBose’s story caught Andrews’ attention. He was watching the news at home 40 miles away.
“I can’t even imagine a governor that would leave a woman like this and her business to burn, like they did,” Andrews said. “But I value this woman as much as anything I’ve ever seen in my life.”
“They were calling us the KKK, they were calling us the police. We were saying ‘We’re not the police, we’re here to defend you. We’re here to defend your rights,’” Andrews told ABC News.
St. Louis County Police declined an interview with ABC News, but confirmed that it is investigating whether the Oath Keepers are breaking the law by providing security without a license.
But Andrews says the Oath Keepers plan to stay in Ferguson for the time being. He said hundreds of volunteers – of all races – have passed through the St. Louis suburb in recent weeks. But many of them wish to remain anonymous, preferring not to show their faces.
“We will be here just as long as it takes,” he told ABC News. “That is just the way it is.”
Charles should read articles before linking them.