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Amnesty International has come to Ferguson
WashPost ^ | 8-18-2014 | Abby Ohlheiser

Posted on 08/18/2014 12:19:33 PM PDT by tcrlaf

In an unusual move, the global rights organization Amnesty International has dispatched a delegation of observers and organizers to Ferguson, Mo., to provide direct support to community members and to observe the police response to protests. The 13-person delegation, which arrived late last week, was the first of its kind deployed by Amnesty within the United States, the organization said.

The St. Louis suburb has been filled with unrest since since Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot and killed on Aug. 9 by Darren Wilson, a white police officer. That unrest intensified once again on Sunday, with reports of gunshots prompting law enforcement officials to respond with tear gas.

Overnight, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) announced that he’ll send the National Guard into Ferguson.

Amnesty decided to send a delegation to the city last week — a day after Amnesty International USA’s Executive Director Steven Hawkins sent a letter to law enforcement officials there expressing “deep concern” about Brown’s death and the way in which the police responded to protesters in the following days.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: amnesty; amnestyinternational; amnestyintl; amnestyintlusa; blackkk; ferguson; fergusonriots; missouri; riot; stevenhawkins
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All of the "usual Liberal Suspects" are converging on Ferguson.

First of the Live Streams on UStream is already up, and he is showing others how to livestream on their iPhones. http://www.ustream.tv/channel/feelinsofly

1 posted on 08/18/2014 12:19:33 PM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

And all the anarchists.


2 posted on 08/18/2014 12:20:10 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: tcrlaf

Oh nooooo! Don’t tell me the “gentle giant” was “openly gay” too!!!


3 posted on 08/18/2014 12:21:19 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It's my home!)
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To: tcrlaf

If you broadcast, they will come.


4 posted on 08/18/2014 12:21:43 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: tcrlaf

Unbelievable. I read 25 blacks were killed by other blacks nationwide this weekend. What is the response?

*crickets* *crickets*

Then we got genocide going on the middle east, Christian women and kids being slaughtered? Any Amnesty international reps complaining about that?


5 posted on 08/18/2014 12:21:52 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: tcrlaf

Just what Ferguson and the country needs. More radical liberals on the scene.


6 posted on 08/18/2014 12:22:42 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Yup. I’m sure Amnesty would gave shown up to earlier riots, had they persisted. They’re only here now because it’s lasting so long.

I’d say allow them in. But without escort.


7 posted on 08/18/2014 12:25:36 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: tcrlaf

You know what, I have an idea. How about the cops in Ferguson go on strike for a week. Let Amnesty international handle things, see how it goes.


8 posted on 08/18/2014 12:25:39 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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Now we know why Obama showed up. He had to make some phone calls. Next thing you know, these home folks in Ferguson will be given brand new homes to replace those that were vandalized...monthly allowances for a year...and free beer at the whitehouse.


9 posted on 08/18/2014 12:25:45 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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and all the anarchists

The behavior in Ferguson is like what happened when protests in Cairo, Libya, Syria, Kiev (etc) got out of control. The administration demanded that those protests not be stopped, and went all the way toppling govs, with the violence escalated by probably contrived violence blamed on the gov.

So logically how does the gov not allow the protestors to overthrow the gov if that's what the leaders and those inciting them want? Quite a box the idiots in DC have put us in.

10 posted on 08/18/2014 12:26:43 PM PDT by grania
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It’s certainly much safer than going to Iraq where they’d face the danger of decapitation or crucifixion.


11 posted on 08/18/2014 12:29:26 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (ISIS has started up a slave trade in Iraq. Mission accomplshed, Barack, Mission accomplished.)
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Exactly. Now, it’s complete. Or, has the ACLU yet to make it? They’d better hurry, they’re getting shown up. Leftist organizations never want to lose their spot in the limelight, it’s bad for business.


12 posted on 08/18/2014 12:33:06 PM PDT by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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...can’t even control our own borders anymore?

How embarrassing...


13 posted on 08/18/2014 12:33:34 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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1st world problems... Someone shooting a theif who charges at them and causing it a human rights crisis...

3rd world problem.... ISIS..ISIL.. yabba dabba doo...

So let’s waste amnesty international’s on this issue here in misery....

Typical leftists morons over at Shamnesty international...

They probably worry more about Gaza then people terrorized by Boko Haram.....


14 posted on 08/18/2014 12:33:54 PM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: tcrlaf

What’s next?

Sending in UN troops?

OK by me. Looks like Ferguson is no better than the average turd-world hellhole.


15 posted on 08/18/2014 12:34:44 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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They wear these cute little lime green baseball hats, and they were wandering around in the middle of the riot zone Friday night looking absolutely gormless.


16 posted on 08/18/2014 12:35:54 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (Hoaxey Dopey Changey)
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“Amnesty International has come to Ferguson”

Yeah...tell me where they are staying and I will tell you how comfortable they are with the natives of Ferguson. Someone please show us where they are staying...please, please, please. I’m positive it isn’t in the local Best Western near the shooting.

Please show these frauds for who they really are...please, please, please. If they are staying in a nice neighborhood...they have no credibility, period.

American Christians go into $hitholes all over the world and live right in the villages with the locals.

Amnesty International...go live with the locals in Ferguson, then judge. Until then...STFU!!!


17 posted on 08/18/2014 12:37:07 PM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: Responsibility2nd

Powder blue helmets make really good targets on any American soil.


18 posted on 08/18/2014 12:37:28 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: grania

American Spring?


19 posted on 08/18/2014 12:38:01 PM PDT by SpinnerWebb (IN-SAPORIBVS-SICVT-PVLLVM)
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20 posted on 08/18/2014 12:38:43 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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