BY MICHAEL HAYNE
If you've been watching the 24-7 horror fest that is the news as of late, you may not be able to tell the difference between what's war-torn Gaza in Israel and what's a small Midwestern town in Missouri. The small town of Ferguson, Missouri got international focus after its local police responded to week long protests of the Michael Brown shooting as though it was Al-queda in the streets. Police shot of tear gas, rubber bullets, and rolled around in heavily-armored MRAVs (Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected Armored Vehicles) like they were marines seeking out brutally violent Taliban in Afghanistan. Worse yet, the police force employed Gestapo tactics when they brazenly (and unconstitutionally) placed two journalists under arrest who were charging their equipment in an area McDonalds.