The scenes of rioting and police intervention in Ferguson, Mo., were hard to recognize as taking place in the United States, according to Armstrong Williams, a Newsmax contributor and host of "The Right Side with Armstrong Williams."
"It is beyond my comprehension. When I watch it, I'm confused though as to whether I'm looking at America," Williams said Friday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.
"It's confusing even to me, my sensibilities."
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Williams also criticized civil-rights interlopers who have flocked to the St. Louis suburb to weigh in on the shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer — the tragedy that touched off more than a week of violence.
"Charlatans like [the Rev.] Al Sharpton who goes in, who fuels the flame feeds the flame and feeds the anger of these people, makes this situation more volatile," he said.
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