Shots Fired, Officer Down

Dissonant Winston Smith

HT_ferguson_police_3_ml_150312_4x3_992I was going to avoid talking about last Wednesday, but after spending a little too much time on Twitter reading the mind numbingly stupid conspiracy theories that have come up in reference to the shootings, I changed my mind.  One particularly humorous set of comments below:

wowFor those of you who are not familiar with ammo, 9mm (.380), .40, and .45 are common and available at your local Walmart.  None are considered remotely rare.

Since Wednesday, I have heard theories including but not limited to:

-We shot at ourselves to drum up sympathy.

-The KKK shot the police in order to demonize protesters.

-White supremacists shot at the protesters, missed, and hit the police instead.

-The entire event is a hoax and no one was injured. Pictures of riot helmets with blood on them are doctored images.

Theories aside, here’s what really happened:


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