First and foremost, despite all the race baiting done by the Obama administration, Eric Holder, Al Sharpton and others the people of Ferguson were not some nameless mob of angry black people looking for “justice.” There were a great many who armed up in order to defend themselves and their property from out of town agitators who were looking for mayhem regardless of who would suffer.
Queue to a gas station/convenient store owned by Doug Merello. Merello happens to be white and since that has made you a target by the mob in Ferguson his station was a target of vandals and thugs. The danger compounded by the fact that his business sits on a combustible powder keg that could literally blow up if it was overrun. A number of businesses that didn’t sit on tanks of gasoline had all ready found out how indiscriminate fire can be.
Yet Merello’s business remained whole. It was not vandalized, not ransacked, not torched and not robbed.
Was it luck?
No. It was people doing the right thing. In this case those people happened to be Derrick Johnson and his friends.
Johnson, a 6 foot 8 inch tall black man came to Merello’s aid because he feared that the mob might turn his attention to the gas station. Of course, one man against a mob will easily be overrun no matter how big they are. So when “Stretch” as Johnson’s friends call him, rolled up in his pickup truck he didn’t just get out and hope for the best, he pulled out his AR-15 and made sure the mob got the point that this business would stand.