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  • "No One Treats African-Americans Worse Than We Treat Each Other"

    08/20/2014 2:11:27 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 9 replies
    New Republic ^ | August 20, 2014 | Julia Ioffe
    Last Thursday, the rapper Nelly went on the air of his hometown hip-hop radio station, St. Louis's Hot 104.1, to announce a college scholarship fund for local teens in honor of Michael Brown, the unarmed black 18-year-old killed by a policeman earlier this month. Nelly also took the opportunity to mock the looters who have flourished since Brown's death, saying, "We don’t even know how to loot. We get out of the car without a mask, look at the camera, and then put the mask on.” Then he set his sights on black people more broadly. “Every other race I...
  • Father of 'affluenza' teen arrested in North Texas

    08/20/2014 2:07:54 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 2 replies
    AJC.com ^ | Aug. 20, 2014 | AP
    NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas — The father of a North Texas teenager who killed four people in a drunken-driving wreck has been arrested for impersonating an officer.
  • Ferguson 'day of rage' at White House (Tomorrow, Aug. 21st in D.C. and 40 other cities)

    08/20/2014 2:00:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Hill's Briefing Room ^ | August 20, 2014 | Benjamin Goad
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Protesters are expected to gather Thursday evening at the White House as part of a national “Day of Rage” over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen earlier this month in Missouri. The planned rally is among dozens around the nation organized by the group Anonymous, which is demanding the “immediate arrest and prosecution” of officer Darren Wilson. Wilson has been identified as the officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9, touching off violent protests in the streets of Ferguson, Mo. “We call upon the citizens of the United States to collectively gather in support for...
  • Holder tells Ferguson students he was a victim of racial profiling

    08/20/2014 1:49:46 PM PDT · by maggief · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    FERUGUSON, Mo. — Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday told a group of black college students here that he had been a victim of racial profiling. Holder, who is in Ferguson as part of the Justice Department’s investigation of the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager, relayed a story about being stopped on the New Jersey Turnpike despite not breaking any laws. “He told the story about how he was humiliated. They got him out of his car and searched his car,” said Bradley J. Reyford, a 22-year-old student who met with Holder. Holder told the story to a...
  • Foreign Spy Hoodoo Aims to Chill Internet Discussion in China

    08/20/2014 1:41:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway
    Want China Times ^ | 2014-08-20
    A number of "espionage" activities have been reported in China recently, including a Canadian missionary couple who were investigated by the bureau of state security in Dandong in Liaoning province on the border with North Korea; a college graduate in Harbin in Heilongjiang province investigated for collecting confidential information for "offshore intelligence operatives," and a Guangdong citizen surnamed Li who was given 10 years in prison for having college students collect confidential military information in return for rewards ranging from several hundred to thousands of yuan per item, before passing the information to foreign intelligence units. The high-profile publicity these...
  • Meet the Radical DOJ Unit Investigating Ferguson Shooting

    08/20/2014 1:37:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 20, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    PJ Media has been covering the Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division for years. This is the unit that will be investigating the shooting in Ferguson and deciding whether to charge the police officer with civil rights crimes. PJ Media had to sue Eric Holder to obtain the resumes of the lawyers he hired to populate this unit. No wonder. The “Every Single One”series at PJ Media revealed that all of Holder’s attorney hires were leftists, some even with a history of anti-police activities. Read the detailed biographies of the lawyers here. Why does it matter that the DOJ...
  • The Truth About Libertarians, Police and Ferguson's Fury

    08/20/2014 1:24:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 20, 2014 | John Stossel
    Libertarians warned for years that government is force, that government always grows and that America’s police have become too much like an occupying army. We get accused of being paranoid, but we look less paranoid after heavily armed police in Ferguson, Missouri, tear gassed peaceful protesters, arrested journalists and stopped some journalists from entering the town.
  • Bill Whittle: Ferguson and the Real Race War

    08/20/2014 1:08:04 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    TruthRevolt.org ^ | 8-20-2014 | Bill Whittle
    Video Link Before we get into the bigger picture – of which the ongoing rioting in Furguson, Missouri is merely a symptom – let’s just be crystal clear about something. IF it turns out that a police officer shot Michael Brown as he was standing still, his hands in the air, as his defenders claim, then that police officer needs to be charged with murder, and he needs to go to jail for the rest of his life. But that doesn’t seem like what happened at all. This story is still unfolding and new details are being revealed every day....
  • THE MIRIAM CAREY MYSTERY Slain mom's family: Where's Holder's outrage for us?

    08/20/2014 12:43:44 PM PDT · by GilGil · 15 replies
    WND ^ | 8/20/2014 | Garth Kant
    Attorney General Eric Holder is in Ferguson, Mo., ostensibly to investigate the shooting of an unarmed African-American by a white police officer. What he is not investigating is the shooting of an unarmed African-American woman by his own federal officers, in his own jurisdiction, the District of Columbia. And that has the family of the late Miriam Carey so outraged, they announced Wednesday they plan to double the amount of money in their lawsuit against the federal government to $150 million. While the attorney general looks for the possibility of bad intentions and a wrongful death by an officer in...
  • Obama vows to punish ISIS for beheading of American journalist James Foley

    08/20/2014 12:36:31 PM PDT · by upchuck · 77 replies
    dailymail ^ | Aug 20, 2014 | David Martosko
    President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the U.S. won't back down from ISIS, the militant terror group that released a video Tuesday showing one of its militants beheading and American photojournalist. 'Today, the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group, ISIL,' said Obama, calling the group by the White House's preferred name. 'No just God would stand for what they did yesterday, and for what they do every single day,' he said. 'ISIL speaks for no religion,' he said, aiming his words at the Islamist faction that claims to have established a...
  • Why Don't Police Shoot to Wound?

    08/20/2014 12:21:07 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 92 replies
    FindLaw Blotter ^ | August 19, 2014 8:06 AM | Brett Snider, Esq.
    Police are often harshly criticized for their lethal use of firearms, giving many reason to wonder: Why don't police shoot to wound? That was CNN's Wolf Blitzer's question to legal scholar Jeffrey Toobin when discussing the shooting death of Ferguson, Missouri, teenager Michael Brown. "Why can't they shoot a warning shot?... Why can't they shoot to injure?" Blitzer queried. To answer Blitzer's (and your) questions, here's a general overview of why police don't shoot to wound:
  • Man Killed by Salt Lake City Police, Was Unarmed Says Family - (unarmed white killed by black cop)

    By Michael Allen, Fri, August 15, 2014 Dillon Taylor was shot and killed by Salt Lake City police outside a 7-Eleven store in South Salt Lake City, Utah, on Monday night.... Police have not said whether or not Taylor was actually armed, but family members claim he was not.
  • Holder: ‘Change is coming’ after police shooting

    08/20/2014 11:52:02 AM PDT · by maggief · 43 replies
    AP ^ | August 20, 2014 | Nigel Duara, Associated Press
    CLAYTON, Mo. — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is meeting with college students as part of his trip to Missouri stemming from a white police officer's fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old.
  • Missouri cop was badly beaten before shooting Michael Brown, says source

    08/20/2014 11:25:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 81 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 20, 2014 | Hollie McKay
    EXCLUSIVE: Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer whose fatal shooting of Michael Brown touched off more than a week of demonstrations, suffered severe facial injuries, including an orbital (eye socket) fracture, and was nearly beaten unconscious by Brown moments before firing his gun, a source close to the department's top brass told FoxNews.com. “The Assistant (Police) Chief took him to the hospital, his face all swollen on one side,” said the insider. “He was beaten very severely.” According to the well-placed source, Wilson was coming off another case in the neighborhood on Aug. 9 when he ordered Michael Brown...
  • Grand jurors deny politics played role in Perry indictment

    08/20/2014 10:24:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 39 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | August 20, 2014 | Brian M. Rosenthal, Patrick Svitek
    AUSTIN – Several members of the grand jury that indicted Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday that his claim the indictment was based more on politics than substance is unfair and disrespectful to the months of work they put in. The jury, which met weekly for four months, "really tried to keep an open mind and come to a fair decision given all the testimony that we heard," said Janna Bessin, one of the 12 Travis County residents appointed to serve on the grand jury. "It's too bad," Bessin said, calling the criticism unfair. "But I guess that his side's job...
  • WH reportedly knew of ISIS threat to kill Foley and Obama was doing this [photo]

    08/20/2014 10:23:07 AM PDT · by blueyon · 26 replies
    twitchy ^ | 8/20/14 | Twitchy Staff
    Yes. As Twitchy readers know, ABC is reporting that the Obama administration knew of a recent ISIS threat to kill journalist James Foley. What did Obama do? This photo sums it up:
  • Finding James Foley (Interesting Background)

    08/20/2014 9:53:13 AM PDT · by mojito · 12 replies
    Columbia Journalism Review ^ | May 3, 2013 | Curtis Brainard
    After 162 days with no information about his whereabouts, GlobalPost announced Friday that James Foley, an American journalist who went missing on November 22 in Syria, is almost certainly being held by the Syrian government in a detention center near the capital city of Damascus.... ...GlobalPost CEO and President Philip Balboni said: "With a very high degree of confidence, we now believe that Jim was most likely abducted by a pro-regime militia group commonly referred to as the Shabiha and subsequently turned over to Syrian government forces. We have obtained multiple independent reports from very credible confidential sources who have...
  • Carrying A Defensive Handgun In Urban Environments

    08/20/2014 9:44:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    shootingillustrated.com ^ | 8/18/2014 | Rick Ector
    A violent crime can occur anywhere at any given moment. However, it should not be a surprise to anyone that violent crime occurs more often in urban environments than in suburban or rural communities. A person venturing into a well-populated city for business or recreation would be well advised to conduct some pre-trip planning to ensure a safe stay. Accordingly, persons who are concerned about big city crime may wish to legally carry their firearms for personal protection during their visit. Appropriate arrangements should be made to ensure a hassle-free and safe experience.
  • 4 Moscow Protesters Trolled Putin Over Ukraine In One Of The Most Powerful Ways Possible

    08/20/2014 9:25:19 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 5 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 20 Aug 14 | Unknown
    Four people who climbed a Moscow skyscraper on Wednesday and attached a Ukrainian flag to its spire have been charged with vandalism by Russian police and may face three years in jail. The protesters also managed to paint half a massive yellow star at the top of the spire with blue paint, so it resembled the yellow-and-blue national colors of Ukraine. After the four were arrested, maintenance crews quickly removed the flag from the Stalin-era building, which towers over the Moscow River and houses businesses and apartments, and were starting to remove the blue paint.
  • Police charity raffling semiautomatic rifle, pistol

    08/20/2014 9:19:01 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | August 20, 2014 | Teri Sforza
    Perhaps the most important thing to know is this: It’s perfectly legal for a police charity to raffle off a semiautomatic rifle and a semiautomatic pistol. Whether it’s entirely appropriate, however, may be another story. Several deputy sheriffs’ associations – including those in Orange County and San Diego – sold tickets for the rifle raffle on behalf of another organization (one ticket for $5, five tickets for $20). The grand prize: An AR-15 rifle which, in some incarnations in years past, fell under the federal assault weapons ban, and was on the failed 2013 Assault Weapons Ban’s no-no list.
  • Police sources to NYT: Witnesses, forensics prove Wilson sustained an injury during confrontation

    08/20/2014 9:14:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/20/2014 | AllahPundit
    Kind of an important detail, yet buried 21 paragraphs deep. They’re not as specific as Jim Hoft was yesterday in alleging that Wilson’s eye was busted — the type of injury is unspecified here — but this is the first evidence I know of reported in a major paper that Brown might have been physically aggressive towards Wilson.Er, why didn’t the Times think to ask its sources, “What kind of injury?” Or did they and received a “no comment” in reply? Police might want to keep that detail a secret to see if witnesses will independently corroborate it. I.e....
  • Hackers are after more than just personal info

    08/20/2014 9:08:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2014 | Rachel Marsden
    A cyberattack on Community Health Systems Inc., a private hospital network, in April and June resulted in the theft of non-medical data of 4.5 million Americans, including names, addresses, birth dates, phone numbers and Social Security numbers, according to a new Securities and Exchange Commission filing. The attacks were attributed to Chinese hackers. There's justification for alarm, but not for the reasons you might think. The good news is that none of this information allegedly stolen by the Chinese is anything that hasn't long been publicly available through information broker websites, accessible by anyone on the planet for a modest...
  • Former UNM professor looked into female hazing in college sports in '04

    08/20/2014 9:06:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 1 replies
    KOB Eyewitness News 4 ^ | 08/19/2014 | Tessa Mentus
    The UNM women's soccer hazing incident has shocked many, possibly because it involves a female sports team when hazing is so often associated with male athletes. But female hazing isn't new. KOB talked to a professor who looked into this problem on women's teams when she worked at UNM ten years ago. ... She sent out surveys to Division I athletes in 2004, and nearly 1100 responded. She found, through the surveys, that nearly half of the female athletes who responded said they went through some type of hazing. ... even more troubling results when it came to athletic directors....
  • Meanwhile, just outside of Ferguson…

    08/20/2014 8:58:53 AM PDT · by liberty_lvr · 6 replies
    Don of all trades / Master of none Blog ^ | August 19, 2014 | Don of all Trades
    I followed a trail of blood up the concrete steps as Deja vu overtook my thoughts. I’d been here before, just a few short months ago, doing the same exact thing, following a trail of blood to an open front door. As was the case then, on this night there had been another call for shots fired heard coming from the street. A trail of blood, an open door and no body to be found. Just like last time, the person was taken to the hospital by a friend, so we wait to hear from the hospital when they make...
  • Father says daughter left UNM soccer team after similar hazing

    08/20/2014 8:52:27 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    KOB Eyewitness News 4 ^ | 08/19/2014 | Caleb James
    The father of a former UNM women's soccer player says the allegations that surfaced about a hazing incident Sunday night, when freshman players were allegedly forced to drink excessive alcohol, strip naked and sprayed with urine, don't sound too far-fetched. A police report says two freshmen went to the hospital for intoxication and a third had to be treated by medical responders after Sunday's incident. The university has cancelled the team's Friday season opener at Texas Tech. The Albuquerque father, who only wants to be identified as Doug, says his daughter left the UNM women's soccer team and the university...
  • In Iraq, Obama May Wind Up Vindicating Bush, Incriminating Himself

    08/20/2014 8:45:20 AM PDT · by yoe · 16 replies
    Human Events ^ | August 19, 2014
    Obama has turned a victory into a failure. Check it out: I am constantly amazed at the tendency of some to use the perspective of hindsight to condemn decisions of those who did not possess the supernatural gift of predictive prophecy at the time they made their decisions. So when a friend asked whether I believe that those who supported George W. Bush’s decision to attack Iraq should feel remorse, considering the chaos and genocide occurring there now, I said “no,” with some qualifications. I believe that Bush and his team based their decision to invade Iraq on the best...
  • Radio Station Claims Primary Witness Will Admit Michael Brown Charged Officer Darren Wilson

    08/20/2014 8:42:52 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 49 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 08-19-2014 | Bob Owens
    Radio station KFNS-FM (100.7 FM, “The Viper”) of Troy, Missouri is reporting on its Facebook page a bombshell of a claim: ***BREAKING NEWS*** Remember, you saw it and heard it here first. We have heard (from a VERY connected national media source) that Ferguson officer Darren Wilson will be cleared in the shooting of Michael Brown. The key: Dorian Johnson has now admitted that Michael Brown attacked Officer Wilson and attempted to take his gun. OFFICER WILSON WILL NOT BE CHARGED! This is scary. When this news is made official, we all have reason to be concerned about the reaction....
  • BREAKING: Mike Brown Autopsy “Expert” Is NOT A DOCTOR – Has Degree in NON-EXISTENT MEDICAL FIELD

    08/20/2014 8:30:26 AM PDT · by McGruff · 106 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | August 20, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Oh, good grief! The self-proclaimed expert who held a national press conference on the Mike Brown shooting is NOT A DOCTOR. He holds a degree in a NON-EXISTENT MEDICAL FIELD. Shawn Parcells, a forensic pathologist who assisted in the autopsy of Michael Brown points at an autopsy diagram showing where the gun shots hit Michael Brown as he speaks about the findings during a press conference at the Greater St. Marks Family Church on August 18, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (Zimbio) Dr. Parcells introduced the “magic bullet” theory during the press conference on Monday in St. Louis. Now we know...
  • Famous Detective to Megyn Kelly: Michael Brown WAS the Attacker [WATCH]

    08/20/2014 8:25:52 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 63 replies
    Former LAPD detective Mark Fuhrman spoke with Fox News host Megyn Kelly about the incident, giving his opinion on the matter, where he stated that he believed the evidence clearly indicates that Brown was the aggressor. “You can’t predict nor explain what people do on the street, especially in situations like this. Michael Brown from the onset of me reading and catching up on this story, he has appeared to be the aggressor from the very beginning. Whether at the robbery or the contact with the police officer, he appears to be the aggressor.” “The office didn’t even have a...
  • Idea of an L.A. Voteria is gaining currency

    08/20/2014 8:24:33 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 15 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 20 Aug 2014 | Steve Lopez
    he proposal to enter L.A. voters into a cash prize lottery, for the sake of increasing turnout, is easy to attack on numerous fronts. My first reaction to last week's recommendation by the L.A. City Ethics Commission? Horror. Or maybe it wasn't horror so much as anger that anyone would come up with such a sad little gimmick. Throughout history, people have sacrificed their lives for the right to vote, and now we have to offer jackpots to shake people out of their laziness and apathy? "How DUMB!!!" one reader posted on the story by my colleague David Zahniser. "Really???!!!"...
  • Target Reports Second Quarter 2014 Earnings (first rpt after NO GUN stance)

    08/20/2014 8:17:55 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 11 replies
    Target Inc. ^ | 20 AUG 14 | Target, Inc.
    MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 20, 2014-- Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) today reported second quarter Adjusted earnings per share1 of $0.78, a decrease of 20.6 percent from $0.98 per share in 2013, and GAAP earnings per share of $0.37. In addition to operating results, second quarter GAAP earnings per share reflect: Net pre-tax data breach expenses of $111 million, or (11) cents per share2; Pre-tax early debt retirement losses of $285 million, or (27) cents per share2; Pre-tax impairment losses on undeveloped U.S. land of $16 million, or (1) cent per share, and; A (1)-cent impact related to the reduction of the beneficial interest...
  • Nixon cracks under pressure, will Holder help?

    08/20/2014 8:01:17 AM PDT · by McGruff · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/20/2014 | Chris Stirewalt
    A week into the racial unrest and riots in suburban St. Louis, Missouri’s white, Democratic governor, under pressure from members of his party for his response, veered sharply and called for the “vigorous prosecution” of a white police officer who shot a black man on August 9. After 10 days of muddled response, Jay Nixon appears to have chosen exactly the wrong moment to be bold...
  • The Ferguson Fix Is In

    08/20/2014 7:33:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 08/20/2014 | Matthew Vadum
    As mass hysteria over the fatal shooting of a Ferguson, Missouri resident Michael Brown grips the progressive movement, President Obama is sending the most divisive, corrupt race-baiter in his cabinet to the riot-torn St. Louis suburb where the suspect died. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who has single-mindedly focused on converting the Department of Justice into a racial grievance incubator, is scheduled to visit Ferguson, Mo., today in an appearance billed as an attempt to restore calm to a community that has erupted in almost daily violence since Brown, a young black man, was shot Aug. 9 by a police...
  • Beaten to Death at McDonald’s: A racial attack the media chose to ignore.

    08/20/2014 7:30:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 08/20/2014 | David Paulin
    It had seemed to the four clean-cut college freshman that night like a typical McDonald’s: spanking clean, well-lighted, and safe. It was in a good neighborhood too, right next to Texas A&M University in College Station – a campus known for its friendly atmosphere and official down-home greeting: “howdy” Out on a double date, the two couples pulled into the parking lot of so-called “University McDonald’s” shortly after 2 a.m. that Sunday – and beheld a scene unlike anything portrayed in all those wholesome McDonald’s television commercials. Before them, hundreds of young black males were loitering about, some without shirts.Other...
  • Several Perry Grand Jurors Broke the Law to Explain Why They Think Perry Broke the Law

    08/20/2014 7:25:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/20/2014 | Bryan Preston
    By Texas law, grand jurors are not supposed to talk to the media about their cases.That did not stop several of the Gov. Perry grand jurors from breaking the law, specifically, talking to the Houston Chronicle. The jury, which met weekly for four months, “really tried to keep an open mind and come to a fair decision given all the testimony that we heard,” said Janna Bessin, one of the 12 Travis residents appointed to serve on the grand jury.“It’s too bad,” Bessin said, calling the criticism unfair. “But I guess that his side’s job – to really spin...
  • Spike Lee Hopes 'Things Will Really Blow Up' if Ferguson Officer Is Acquitted

    08/20/2014 7:04:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 56 replies
    bretibart.com ^ | 8/20/2014 | Tony Lee
    After a week of rioting and confrontations in Ferguson, Missouri, filmmaker Spike Lee said he hoped that "things will really blow up" if Officer Darren Wilson is tried and the people of Ferguson are unhappy with the verdict.
  • Missouri gov calls for 'vigorous prosecution' of Ferguson shooting case

    08/20/2014 7:04:34 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 45 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 8-20-2014 | FoxNews.com
    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon drew criticism from his own Lt. Governor Tuesday when he said "a vigorous prosecution must now be pursued" in the shooting death of black 18-year-old Michael Brown by white police Officer Darren Wilson in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. ****** "We have a responsibility," Nixon said, "to come together, and do everything we can to achieve justice for [Brown's] family." Nixon added that McCulloch and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder had an obligation "to achieve justice in the shooting death of Michael Brown must be carried out thoroughly, promptly, and correctly."
  • Gun-grabber Bloomberg’s epic fail in Milwaukee

    08/20/2014 6:55:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 8/19/2014 | David A. Clarke Jr.
    Billionaire Michael R. Bloomberg could learn a thing or two from the biblical story about an Israelite soldier named David, who went up against Goliath, a giant of a man and a powerful foe. Using just a sling and a stone, David brought Goliath down to his knees and destroyed him. Mr. Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York, made a huge political miscalculation when he sauntered into my territory of Milwaukee County, Wis. — a solid-blue county that overwhelmingly votes Democrat — expecting an easy signature win for his failing crusade to disarm law-abiding Americans.
  • Captain Ron Johnson: Some cops were ashamed that looting occurred while police stood by ( Missouri )

    08/20/2014 6:37:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Twitchy ^ | August 19, 2014
    Some officers were ashamed that looting took place days ago in #Ferguson while police stood by, says Capt Ron Johnson.
  • Police Militarization: It's Not About The Equipment, It's About Keeping The Peace

    08/20/2014 6:33:20 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 39 replies
    Brietbart ^ | August 20, 2014 | Alfred S. Regnery
    Militarization of police forces has become the latest buzz phrase for politicians, pundits, and, it seems, everybody else. By now everybody in America, and probably well across the world, knows about, and has a theory about, the riots and looting following the shooting of a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri.
  • ‘Time To Kill A Cop’: Ferguson Protesters Throw Urine, Bottles At Police

    08/20/2014 6:31:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    CBS St. Louis ^ | August 20, 2014 5:56 AM | (CBS/AP)
    Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and smoke. The St. Louis suburb still had plenty of lively protest Tuesday over the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown. And tensions rose briefly when someone hurled a bottle at officers. Police told KMOV-TV that urine and bottles were thrown at officers by protesters who hid in the media staging area. Some protesters also chanted “Time To Kill A Cop.” …
  • Manager Of Looted Store: Looters "Knew Exactly What They Wanted"

    08/20/2014 6:26:23 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 61 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | August 20, 2014 | Breitbart TV
    The manager of a store that was looted in the midst of the ongoing protests in Ferguson, MO believes that the looters planned and targeted his family’s store and expects it will be hard to get back in business.
  • Obama's Rage

    08/20/2014 6:23:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/20/2014 | Deborah C. Tyler
    Harvard's currently most famous alumnus, Barack Obama, takes anti-American dogma one step further into an idée fixe. He suffers a delusion within the illusion of American perfidy, a fixed, fervent ideological system against an imaginary evil white patriarchy. And the face of his “singular fixation of the intellect” has been George W. Bush. On the level of the heart, Obama has no country. Not only does he not identify with the people who died on 9/11, but to a degree beyond most left-wing elites, he is sympathetic to the Islamists who killed them.
  • Valerie Jarrett: President Obama 'Doing His Job' Handling Ferguson Unrest

    08/20/2014 5:50:17 AM PDT · by maggief · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 20, 2014 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    President Obama is doing his job, according to White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, who is now defending his handling of the Ferguson shooting and the civil unrest that has followed. “He’s doing his job and there’s no magic wand,” she said. “And there are no words that he can speak, alone, that will stop the violence.” (snip) “The circumstances determine the reaction, and it isn’t appropriate for the president to speak up emotionally in the midst of an ongoing investigation by the Justice Department,” she explained.
  • Ferguson Facts Slowly Emerging: Here's What We Know So Far...

    08/20/2014 5:42:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/20/2014 | Clarice Feldman
    Following the publication of my column on Sunday, two more leaks have come out which further undercut the media meme on the shooting in Ferguson, Mo. The police department indicates it has 12 eyewitnesses to the shooting who confirm officer Wilson's account, and Wilson has an eye orbital fracture which is also consistent with his claim that Brown reached into the police car and attacked him. We also have been informed from the Brown family's pathologist that marijuana was found in Brown's body. There may be more drugs, as the toxicology report is not due in for weeks.(Apparently the drug...
  • Ferguson: What if positions were reversed?

    08/20/2014 5:31:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 8/20/2014 | Morgan Brittany
    As I sit watching the wall to wall coverage of the events that are taking place in Ferguson, Missouri, I can’t help but wonder how different things might be if an African-American police officer had shot and killed an unarmed white teenager. If there were video evidence showing a hypothetical white teen stealing merchandise and strong arming a clerk in a convenience store prior to being shot, would the media coverage be anywhere close to what we are seeing? I think not. The coverage would not be nearly as rabid. First of all the racial element would be non-existent. You...
  • A Pattern Develops in Ferguson: Things Turn Ugly at Night

    08/20/2014 5:03:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/20/2014 | Ryan Lovelace
    Ferguson, Missouri. — The protests here were calm and orderly Monday evening, until the sun went down and things heated up. During the day, protesters walked in a line on the sidewalk along West Florissant Street, but at night they moved into the streets and marched up the road. Police formed a line and engaged in a tense standoff with protesters at the intersection of Ferguson Avenue and West Florissant Street. After a few unruly protesters began hurling water bottles and other items at police, the cops removed three protesters right away for inciting a riot. Protesters grabbed one man...
  • Uh, That's Possibly An Illegal In-Kind Contribution, Ms. Grimes

    08/20/2014 4:53:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    The Kentucky Senate race is going to be close, but Democrat Alsion Lundergan Grimes might have to explain an in-kind campaign contribution that could be illegal. Ms. Grimes has been traveling across the state in a 45-foot long bus, which was acquired by her father, Jerry. He’s renting it to her campaign for a fraction of the market price, which violates campaign finance laws (via Politico): Federal campaign finance law bars a campaign from receiving goods and services below the fair market value from a corporation, regardless of whether it is owned by a family member. A review of Federal Election...
  • Neither Just Nor Peaceful - The crisis in Ferguson can’t be resolved with lies

    08/20/2014 4:47:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | August 20, 2014 | George Neumayr
    “No justice, no peace,” scream protesters in Ferguson, Missouri. Implicit in this menacing chant is that the rioting on display there for over a week has been justified. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, among other hucksters, disclaim the violence, even as they stoke it with reckless rhetoric. They aren’t interested in peace but power. Were they truly opposed to the violence, they wouldn’t coin chants that condone it. “We’re not looters. We’re liberators,” says Sharpton. Liberating society from what? The rule of law? His view of justice is that the law be permanently suspended for the racially aggrieved. A police...
  • Hackensack cops seek ‘knockout game’ suspect after three assaults [UBM]

    08/20/2014 4:44:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    northjersey.com ^ | 8/19/14 | STEFANIE DAZIO AND ABBOTT KOLOFF
    Hackensack residents were warned to be alert as police hunted for a man who randomly approached and punched three others Monday night in what may be the first local incidents of “the knockout game.” The activity has resulted in one North Jersey death...... .... the assailant was described as a 6-foot-tall or taller black man with an athletic build who was wearing a black V-neck short-sleeved T-shirt, black pants and a Brooklyn Nets cap.