The lack of an effective law enforcement response in Ferguson, Mo., this morning proves once again that sometimes citizens must defend themselves. And that is exactly what some store owners have started to do:

We know, we know: Amanda Marcotte and her fellow liberal bloggers don’t approve. Guess what, Amanda, these Ferguson businessmen don’t care what you think.

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Ferguson police stand down; Looters run wild again; Local store owners plead for help: ‘Where the cops at?’

Wireless store looted in Ferguson [photos]

It’s 3:45 a.m. in Ferguson: Time for looters to steal an electric saw and hair weaves! [photos]

USA Today reporter tweets Vine of #Ferguson store on fire

Friday night fight: Looters wreak havoc again in #Ferguson; protesters try to stop the madness; Update: thieves take over