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  • Dick move: Erick Erickson won’t admit he was wrong about Michael Brown

    08/22/2014 1:15:11 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    Just a week after Michael Brown was shot– before any concrete facts had emerged– Erick Erickson placed blame squarely on then-unnamed Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson specifically, and a racist America, generally… Must We Have a Dead White Kid? The facts that seem undisputed, and in these situations that is so rare, are that an unarmed eighteen year old named Michael Brown was walking in a street. An altercation occurred with a police officer. Undisputed is that the officer gave chase to Mr. Brown after the scuffle and shot Mr. Brown, at least once in the back.
  • Is Ferguson about class or culture? (Get's down to the real problem behind it all)

    And that goes to the heart of the real issue. It isn’t just about class; it is also about culture. There is an attitude in some communities of “you owe me”, an attitude that when one is growing up one’s parents don’t work or are always between jobs, always trying to “get from the man what was taken.” One isn’t encouraged at age 15 to save money and get a job, but rather to “take.” And we saw that attitude in the Michael Brown video where he goes into a shop and takes “what’s his” and throws the elderly owner...
  • Boko Haram overruns Nigerian police academy

    08/21/2014 10:27:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 21, 2014 | Ed Adamczyk
    Boko Haram militants seized a police academy in Gwoza, Nigeria, storming the school in armored tanks taken from Nigerian soldiers. A local police spokesman confirmed the attack on the Liman Kara police college. ... An armored tank, parked at the entrance to the academy, was blown up by Boko Haram members to gain entrance.
  • Police: Oklahoma City officer arrested for allegedly assaulting women on the job, rape

    08/21/2014 9:00:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    KFOR, NBC 4, Oklahoma City ^ | August 21, 2014 10:12 PM | K. Querry and Adam Snider
    Authorities with the Oklahoma City Police Department confirmed that an officer is under investigation for lewd acts. Chief Bill Citty, with the Oklahoma City Police Department, called a news conference at 4 p.m. on Thursday afternoon. During the news conference, he announced that Officer Daniel Holtzclaw is under investigation for assaulting several women on the job. Citty says Holtzclaw would “require” women to expose themselves to him and perform lewd acts on him. …
  • South Florida Man Fights Back After Felony Arrest

    08/21/2014 7:35:44 PM PDT · by DariusBane · 25 replies
    Liveleak.com ^ | 08/21/2014 | PhotographyIsNotACrime
    All Eric McDonough wanted was for Homestead Police officer Alejandro Murguido to obey the same traffic laws he enforced in their neighborhood. Instead, the 36-year-old scientist ended up in jail on charges of aggravated stalking and threatening a public servant because he confronted Murguido with his cellphone’s voice recorder outside the cop’s home two years ago. Since then, McDonough says Homestead Police Department brass have refused to investigate Murguido for falsely accusing him even though he has an audio recording that contradicts the cop’s version of events. McDonough tells his story in this video, so this is not the usual...
  • Michael Brown Shooting: Why Ferguson Police Never Filed 'Incident Report'

    08/21/2014 7:26:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 21, 2014 | Tom Winter
    Police in Ferguson, Missouri, did not file an “incident report” on the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Michael Brown because they turned the case over to St. Louis County police almost immediately, the county prosecutor’s office tells NBC News. Critics and news media outlets have questioned why Ferguson police released an incident report from a robbery in which Brown was a suspect, as well as security video showing the stick-up, but not the report on the shooting of the unarmed 18-year-old a short time later by Officer Darren Wilson. The reason, according to the office of St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney...
  • ISIS' thirst for oil could lead to 'global catastrophe' if unchecked, experts say

    08/21/2014 6:53:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 21, 2014 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Islamic State's thirst for blood has the world on edge, but its equally insatiable yearning for oil could prove a "catastrophe" for the global economy if the terror organization isn't stopped, experts say. The jihadist group, formerly known as ISIS, now controls seven oil fields and two small refineries in northern Iraq, bringing in as much as $2 million per day by selling up to 40,000 barrels via middlemen in illicit deals. The black market oil sells for roughly $25 to $60 per barrel, compared to the current market rate of $102, according to Luay al-Khatteeb, founder and executive director...
  • Veteran police chief calls bull***t on Ferguson’s Capt. Ron Johnson

    08/21/2014 6:45:48 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 19 replies
    http://allenbwest.com ^ | August 21, 2014 | Allen B. West
    Here is a letter from veteran Law Enforcement Officer of Gulf Shores (Alabama) Police Chief, Ed Delmore. Chief Delmore is a 32-year law enforcement veteran who spent most of his career leading St. Louis area departments until becoming the Alabama beach city’s top cop in 2010. In his letter posted at Law Officer.com this past Sunday, he takes Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson to task over his handling of the security situation in Ferguson. I’m hoping someone will take Missouri Governor Nixon to task as well over his recent videotape statement. The point that Chief Delmore makes so...
  • 17,000 N.J. red light camera fines dismissed because drivers never got the tickets

    08/21/2014 6:03:09 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    The Star-Ledger ^ | August 21, 2014 | Matt Friedman
    Thousands of drivers in New Jersey were caught on camera allegedly running red lights but were never informed of the potential fines they faced because of a technical glitch. And the state Judiciary has asked local courts to throw out all 17,000 alleged infractions. The state lawmaker who today brought the issue to the public’s attention — Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon —said it's is just the latest example of why New Jersey’s red light camera should not be renewed when it reaches its December expiration date. ... The news of the glitch comes just days after the former CEO of Redflex...
  • ‘Racism Is Not a Major Problem!’ Larry Elder and Marc Lamont Hill Shout at Each Other on CNN (video)

    08/21/2014 6:00:29 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 20, 2014 | Tina Nguyen
    Brooke Baldwin played an exasperated host to CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill and radio host Larry Elder, whose discussion over Barack Obama’s actions on the Ferguson protests quickly, quickly fell apart into them yelling past each other for the entire segment. It started off as two men taking two very different positions on the root causes of Ferguson: Hill argued that the debate should be centered on institutionalized racism in law enforcement, while Elder countered that the problem lay within the black community and the lack of paternal figures.
  • Are we Ferguson?

    08/21/2014 5:59:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    CNN Opinion ^ | August 21, 2014 | Professor John Inazu
    We all know the slogans meant to express empathy and solidarity: "We are Columbine." "We are all New Yorkers." "I am Trayvon Martin." The "We are Ferguson" messages have already begun, and we will likely see more. The well-intended connections seldom work. Most of us are not Columbine because most of us did not lose children in our community in a high school mass shooting. We are not all New Yorkers because only some of us experienced the aftermath of 9/11 at Ground Zero. I am not Trayvon Martin because I am not a black male. Are we Ferguson? That's...
  • Breaking: Gentle Mike Brown’s Raps Surface:(WARNING OBSCENE LANGUAGE)

    08/21/2014 5:41:18 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 50 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 21 Aug 2014 | Jim Hoft
    The Riverfront Times reported: The family of Mike Brown, an eighteen-year-old Ferguson teenager shot and killed by police on Saturday, August 9, has said that the young man recently took up a passion for music, with an interest in sound engineering and plans to study at Vatterott College next week. According to his grandmother, Desuirea Harris, “All he wanted to do is make music.” “Everyday he made one or two more records,” she explains. “He rapped about life in general — about what he went through and people went through. Just life.”
  • Pentagon broke law with Bergdahl prisoner swap, government watchdog says

    08/21/2014 5:30:00 PM PDT · by workerbee · 15 replies
    Fox ^ | 8/21/14
    A nonpartisan government watchdog agency said Thursday that the Pentagon broke the law when it swapped five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl earlier this year. The Government Accountability Office, in a legal opinion issued at the request of congressional lawmakers, said the Defense Department violated the law by failing to notify key Capitol Hill committees at least 30 days in advance. Further, the report said the Pentagon broke another law by using funds that were not technically available.
  • Mitt Romney Helping Paul Ryan Promote Pro-Amnesty Book

    08/21/2014 5:19:20 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 21, 2014 | by DAN RIEHL
    Mitt Romney and his former running mate, Paul Ryan, will be making their first public appearance together since losing to Obama/Biden two years ago. Ryan is traveling the country to promote a book and is also said to be considering a run for the White House himself. Romney will interview Ryan Thursday night on stage at the Union League Club of Chicago. Ryan's book has met some criticism given its handling of the immigration issue - which is increasingly being exposed as a stone cold loser of an issue in the very mid-term elections Ryan suggested it be used by...
  • Rev Wright’s daughter Jeri Wright’s indictment was a quiet affair

    08/21/2014 5:09:20 PM PDT · by GilGil · 7 replies
    Syndictated News ^ | 7/7/2014 | syndictated news
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Former Country Club Hills, Ill., police chief Regina R. Evans, 50, pled guilty to charges of fraud related to a $1.25 million state grant awarded in 2009 to We Are Our Brother’s Keeper, a not-for-profit program that Evans owned with her husband, Ronald W. Evans, Jr. Regina Evans appeared before U.S. District Judge Sue E. Myerscough and entered an open plea of guilty to the following charges: conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering (one count); wire fraud (three counts); and money laundering (seven counts.) There is no plea agreement between the government and Evans.
  • Global warming slowdown 'could last another decade'

    08/21/2014 4:38:31 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 45 replies
    BBC News ^ | Matt McGrath
    The hiatus in the rise in global temperatures could last for another 10 years, according to new research. Scientists have struggled to explain the so-called pause that began in 1999, despite ever increasing levels of CO2 in the atmosphere. The latest theory says that a naturally occurring 30-year cycle in the Atlantic Ocean is behind the slowdown. The researchers says this slow-moving current could continue to divert heat into the deep seas for another decade. However, they caution that global temperatures are likely to increase rapidly when the cycle flips to a warmer phase. Continue reading the main story “...
  • The Case Against Officer Darren Wilson.

    08/21/2014 4:14:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 105 replies
    Thy Black Man ^ | August 21, 2014 | Donnell Suggs
    Funny thing about facts, they are what they are-always have been, always will be. Fact. On August 9, 2014 Officer Darren Wilson-a six year veteran of the Fergusoin Police Department-shot and killed 18 year old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Fact. Michael Brown was unarmed at the time of his death. Fact. There are at least two (TWO!!!) eye witnesses, Dorian Johnson-Michael Brown’s friend that was with Brown at the time of the shooting-and Piaget Crenshaw-happened to video record from her apartment window Darren Wilson shooting Brown dead. Fact. Both witnesses have gone on national news networks to tell their...
  • Judge sets Sept. 15 trial date for Mississippi election challenge of Chris McDaniel

    08/21/2014 4:11:59 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 15 replies
    GulfLive ^ | August 21, 2014 | AP
    JACKSON, Mississippi -- A trial is set to begin Sept. 15 for a lawsuit that seeks to undo a Republican runoff victory by Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran. Retired Chancellor Hollis McGehee, who's presiding over the case, filed a scheduling order Thursday in Jones County Circuit Court in Laurel. He specifies that the trial must be finished by Oct. 3. It will take place at the Jones County Courthouse.
  • How to Deal With Friends’ Racist Reactions to Ferguson (Come see what they consider "racist")

    08/21/2014 3:55:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Root ^ | August 20, 2014 | Jenée Desmond-Harris
    Race Manners: Michael Brown’s death didn’t cause a divide between you and the people in your social networks. It simply revealed one. Use the information you’re getting to decide which relationships you value. Dear Race Manners: I have been so offended and angered by what some of my friends on Facebook have said about Michael Brown and the situation in Ferguson (he was a thug, he deserved it, black people destroy their own communities, blacks are criminals, all the police officers in Ferguson should quit because blacks don’t appreciate them and more). I feel as though I don’t know some...
  • Joshua DuBois to unemployed African-Americans: Have you considered a career in poetry?

    08/21/2014 2:52:03 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 22 replies
    Joshua DuBois is the author of The President’s Devotional: The Daily Readings that Inspired President Obama and Stories of Faith in the White House. Dubois headed the Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships during Obama’s first term. And he’s a buffoon… Chris Matthews: What about the kid who begins to start thinking about his life in his mid-teens…and he’s thinking, ‘where am I going in this world?’ (SNIP) Dubois: I’m gonna say to him, ‘tap into your inherent creativity and your inherent strengths’. Cuz he may be a poet. He may express that poetry in terms of rap music....
  • TRADING FOR BERGDAHL MEANS MORE FOLEYS

    08/21/2014 2:48:41 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 21, 2014 | By Ben Shapiro
    On Tuesday, ISIS terrorists beheaded American journalist James Foley. President Obama responded by bombing the fourth green during his long vacation in Martha’s Vineyard. He also lectured ISIS on the true meaning of Islam: “ISIL speaks for no religion…ISIL has no ideology of any value to human beings….One thing we can all agree on is that a group like ISIL has no place in the 21st century.” The faculty-lounge insult approach has proved ineffective. ISIS is now threatening to kill journalist Steven Sotloff. They reportedly hold two other Americans as well. And they will undoubtedly seek to kidnap more Americans...
  • Obama administration broke law in Bergdahl exchange: audit

    08/21/2014 2:23:27 PM PDT · by yoe · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 21, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Obama administration officials broke two federal laws when they exchanged ( Taliban) warriors for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the government’s top investigative office said in a legal report Thursday. Officials should have given (congress) a 30-day heads-up, and also illegally switched money from one account to another to conduct the swap, the (Government Accountability Office) said.President Obama had defended the swap as a legal use of his powers as commander in chief, and said he had to keep Congress in the dark in order to preserve secrecy in the delicate negotiations with the Taliban. /#ixzz3B3yTcH2g Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter
  • CNN source: Darren Wilson didn’t suffer an eye socket fracture

    08/21/2014 2:00:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/21/2014 | AllahPundit
    I want to make sure after yesterday’s post that everyone knows it’s still in dispute whether Wilson’s eye socket was actually fractured in his altercation with Michael Brown.What’s apparently not in dispute is that Wilson somehow emerged from the incident with part of his face swollen. Reports that Ofc Darren Wilson had a bruised or fractured eye socket are false. #ferguson A source close to the investigation tells CNN— Julian Cummings CNN (@JulianCummings) August 21, 2014 Wilson was taken to the hospital after the shooting. He had xrays which came back negative. He was treated for a swollen face....
  • Hagel: Islamic State 'beyond anything we've seen'

    08/21/2014 1:38:39 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 42 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 21, 2014
    US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned Thursday that the Islamic State is more than a traditional "terrorist group" and better armed, trained and funded than any recent threat. "They marry ideology and a sophistication of strategic and tactical military prowess. They are tremendously well funded. This is beyond anything we have seen," Hagel told reporters.
  • 4 officers not back to work 5 weeks after Jersey City cop shot dead

    08/21/2014 1:35:17 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 2 replies
    NJ.com Jersey Journal ^ | August 21, 2014
    Four Jersey City police officers who were at the scene of the fatal shooting of Police Det. Melvin Santiago last month are still out on administrative leave.
  • Fast and Furious document list must be provided to Congress, judge rules

    08/21/2014 1:32:48 PM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 9 replies
    Fox News - Politics ^ | August 20, 2014 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON – A federal judge has ordered the Justice Department to provide Congress with a list of documents that are at the center of a long-running battle over a failed law enforcement program called Operation Fast and Furious. In a court proceeding Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson set an Oct. 1 deadline for producing the list to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The Justice Department says the documents should remain confidential and President Barack Obama has invoked executive privilege in an effort to protect them from public disclosure. The House panel says the Justice Department documents...
  • Team Obama leaks failed raid in bid to shore up image

    08/21/2014 1:22:20 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 21,2014 | Chris Stirewalt
    TEAM OBAMA LEAKS FAILED RAID IN BID TO SHORE UP IMAGE With President Obama facing increasing pressure to respond more forcefully to Islamist militants in the wake of the beheading of American journalist James Foley, the White House leaked word that the president had authorized a failed rescue mission to save Foley and other Americans hostages. Why on earth would anyone leak that? Publicizing a failed mission hurts U.S. military clout and certainly the captors already knew about the effort. So why? The answer came later on Wednesday night when it was revealed that the administration, in keeping with longstanding...
  • DHS says law required release of 154 immigrants with murder convictions

    08/21/2014 1:03:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 21, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    The Obama administration says it had no choice but to release almost all of the 169 murderers it let go from immigration detention last year, saying court decisions gave officials no choice in the matter — but it’s promising a new system to better screen who gets let out. Of the 169 immigrants with homicide-related convictions released in fiscal 2013, all but 15 were required to be let go because of specific court orders or because the immigrants had been held for too long under the rules established by a sweeping 2001 Supreme Court case, the Homeland Security Department said...
  • Hunt for German neo-Nazis was ‘complete disaster’ (Thuringia)

    08/21/2014 12:35:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 21, 2014 1:38 PM EDT | Frank Jordans
    Police and security services in Germany’s eastern state of Thuringia bungled the hunt for three neo-Nazis, who years later turned out to be the main suspects in a far-right murder spree, according to an official report published Thursday. A panel of lawmakers in the state assembly examined thousands of case files and interviewed dozens of former investigators, concluding that efforts to find the fugitive trio between 1998 and 2003 were a “complete disaster.” “In the best case, the comprehensive failure of many of those involved resulted from simple lack of interest,” the panel said in its 1,895-page report. But so...
  • Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is a national embarrassment

    08/21/2014 11:52:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 08/21/2014 | T. BECKET ADAMS
    As new details regarding the death of 18-year-old Ferguson, Mo., resident Michael Brown slowly come to light, some casting doubt on previous media narratives, Gov. Jay Nixon, D-Mo., has proven to be nothing short of a national embarrassment. Indeed, from his tardy response to an event that occurred nearly two weeks ago to his fumbling remarks regarding Darren Wilson, the officer at the center of the tragedy, Nixon’s handling of the volatile and often violent situation in Ferguson has been inexcusable. “From the outset, I have been clear about the need to have a vigorous prosecution of this case, and...
  • Megyn Kelly: "Justice Is Supposed To Be Blind"

    08/21/2014 11:46:36 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    Real Clear Politics Video ^ | August 21, 2014
    MEGYN KELLY: Not justice, period, but justice for Michael Brown, who may very well be the victim of murder at the hands of an out-of-control cop or may be a young man who committed a robbery and then went on to brutally assault a police officer, causing that cop to fear for his life. All of this will be determined by the justice system, where both sides will be eventually be heard... And meet State Senator Jamilah Nasheed who specifically warned the prosecutor in this case that quote, if you should decide not to indict this police officer the rioting...
  • Pelosi’s home city exempted from water restrictions imposed on rural farmers

    08/21/2014 11:34:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 20, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    The Endangered Species Act has wreaked havoc for decades on rural communities, but a newly filed lawsuit could force San Francisco urbanites like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to share their pain. A federal complaint filed this week contends that the Hetch Hetchy Project, which supplies water to San Francisco and the Bay Area, has unfairly enjoyed an exemption from the “severe cutbacks” required in rural California in order to save endangered fish species. Craig Manson, who heads the Center for Environmental Science, Accuracy and Reliability (CESAR) in Fresno, said the lawsuit is aimed at addressing the “double standard” that...
  • Several Outcomes Possible From Grand Jury, DOJ Investigations in Michael Brown Case

    08/21/2014 11:19:17 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    CBS Local ^ | August 21, 2014
    Several scenarios could come from the dual investigations in the Michael Brown case. CBS News Legal Analyst Jack Ford says the St. Louis County grand jury will consider probable cause, which could result in charges ranging from murder to manslaughter. But it could also decide not to indict. Ford says the Justice Department, however, could consider civil charges, and not just against officer Darren Wilson. “The Justice Department can also take a look at an entire department and say there are problems here,” he says. “There are infrastructure problems, policy problems, whatever they might find.”
  • In His Mug Shot, Rick Perry Comes Out Smelling Like A Texas Yellow Rose

    08/21/2014 11:17:50 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 72 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 20 August 2014 | Editorial
    Leadership: Texas Gov. Rick Perry smiled confidently for his mug shot, as if to signal he would prevail over politicized big government. In fact, that may resonate as a campaign theme for voters weary of the same abuses. Until now, the prevailing "narrative" was that a governor under indictment on two counts of "abuses of power" would be political toast. Because even if the charges were baseless, as these are, the mug shot and the screeching headlines would bring certain opprobrium. It certainly happened that way for now-exonerated House leader Tom DeLay, whose career was ruined by the same tactics...
  • Of 163 arrests since shooting, 7 from Ferguson

    08/21/2014 11:14:56 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    KMOV St. Louis ^ | August 21, 2014
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Police records show that 163 arrests have been made in the Ferguson protest zone since the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, but just seven are residents of the St. Louis suburb. St. Louis County spokeswoman Candace Jarrett provided information to The Associated Press on Thursday with the name, address and birth year of each person arrested, and the charges against them.
  • Nixon orders withdrawal of Guard from Ferguson

    08/21/2014 11:12:26 AM PDT · by maggief · 28 replies
    AP ^ | august 21, 2014
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Jay Nixon is ordering the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.
  • Star Witness In Michael Brown Shooting Charged With Theft, Filing False Police Report

    08/21/2014 10:50:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | August 21, 2014 | Larry O'Connor
    Dorian Johnson, the primary witness to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, has an outstanding warrant for a 2011 theft in Jefferson City and pleaded guilty for filing a false police report related to that theft. St. Louis ABC affiliate ABC 17 cross referenced Johnson’s name against several records and discovered the warrant. Johnson will be the star witness for any potential prosecution proceedings against Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Brown. Johnson was walking with Brown when the shooting occurred. He has already done multiple media appearances where he falsely claimed Brown was shot by Wilson in...
  • Nat'l LGBT groups sign on to Ferguson statement: Want fed. legislation prohibiting racial profiling

    08/21/2014 10:44:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Q Notes - Serving LGBT Carolina since 1986 ^ | August 21, 2014 | Matt Comer, editor
    Pictured Above: Howard University students pose for a powerful photo by student Leighton Watson, who shared it on Twitter before it went viral. Since then, similar photos and the phrase, 'Hands up, Don't Shoot,' have cropped up around the country.Several national LGBT advocacy organizations have signed onto a national statement calling for new federal legislation to put an end to discriminatory police profiling. The statement comes in response to ongoing strife in Ferguson, Mo., following the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager. “Last week’s shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, the military-style response by the local...
  • Perry's legal team calls CPRIT accusations a 'red herring'

    08/21/2014 10:43:16 AM PDT · by MamaTexan · 17 replies
    Dallas Business Journal ^ | Aug 21, 2014 | Nicholas Sakelaris and Bill Hethcock
    "At no time in CPRIT investigation was Governor Rick Perry or anyone from the Governor's office a target," Walling wrote in the affidavit dated Aug. 20. "At no time did I ever obtain evidence that suggested any wrongdoing on behalf of Governor Rick Perry or the Governor's office."
  • Ferguson and the War on Black America

    08/21/2014 10:30:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Progressive ^ | August 21, 2014 | Glen Ford, executive editor, Black Agenda Report
    The corporate media, reflecting their owners’ anxiety at the failure of Black people to revert to a state of passivity in Ferguson, Missouri, have arrived at a general consensus on two counts: the need to “demilitarize” the police (fewer bullets, smaller armored vehicles?) and, more immediately, to re-establish some semblance of “calm” (as in comatose) in the neighborhood and beyond. Corporate-attuned Black powerbrokers and politicians deliver essentially the same message, counseling (quiet) introspection and a search for “solutions” (diversions) to the historical oppression in which they are deeply complicit. But first, tensions must be reduced, to diffuse the confrontation –...
  • Labor Organizer Calls for Cops to ‘Suffer’ in Ferguson

    08/21/2014 10:07:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 21, 2014 | Staff
    A prominent Philadelphia union official said that police officers should “suffer” in the wake of the Ferguson riots. Stewart Acuff, organizing director of the National Union of Hospital and Healthcare Employees local 1199, says police should “suffer” in order to win justice for Mike Brown, the 18-year-old unarmed man shot dead in a small Missouri city. Stewart Acuff @stewartacuff The cops are pawns who should suffer for what they did. #TrayvonMartin #MikeBrown #EricGarner #inequality 9:53 AM - 18 Aug 2014 In addition to his current local organizing role, Acuff is a former organizing director for the AFL-CIO, according to the...
  • How we respect life is the over-riding moral issue

    08/21/2014 9:48:53 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 9 replies
    Right to Life News ^ | January 1977 | JESSE JACKSON;
    The question of "life" is The Question of the 20th century. Race and poverty are dimensions of the life question, but discussions about abortion have brought the issue into focus in a much sharper way. How we will respect and understand the nature of life itself is the over-riding moral issue, not of the Black race, but of the human race. It is that question, the question of our attitude, our value system, and our mind-set with regard to the nature and worth of life itself that is the central question confronting mankind. Failure to answer that question affirmatively may...
  • Even the Islamists of ISIS are obsessing over Ferguson

    08/21/2014 9:43:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Washington Post's PostEverything ^ | August 21, 2014 | Souad Mekhennet
    You can understand if President Obama would rather talk about the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq, where he has scored some victories, than talk about the unholy mess in Ferguson, Mo. Surprisingly, though, ISIS militants are following developments in the St. Louis suburb, and some of them would rather focus on that. According to interviews and social media, members of the group and sympathizers with its jihadist ideology are closely tracking the events in the St. Louis suburb, where protesters and police have clashed. In it, they see opportunity. Partly, the focus is strategic: Officers in Ferguson have...
  • WaPo Columnist Slams Opponents of Ferguson Looting: Think 'Personal Property Worth More Than Life'

    08/21/2014 9:25:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 21, 2014 | Jeffrey Meyer
    Clinton Yates, Washington Post online columnist and commentator for Washington D.C’s WTOP radio station, decided to wade into the controversy in Ferguson by slamming those who oppose the looting and violence in the wake of Michael Brown’s death. On Thursday, August 21, during his “My Take with Clinton Yates” segment on WTOP, which is the main news radio station for the political class in Washington D.C., Yates insisted that someone who says “looting is never acceptable is implicitly saying that personal property is worth more than life itself.” Listen to MP3 audio here.] The Post columnist began his rant by...
  • What Would It Take To Defund the Islamic State?

    08/21/2014 8:58:46 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 23 replies
    Sacra Pizza Man blog ^ | 8/21/2014 | Sacra Pizza Man
    11 Year Old Child Bride Speaks Out Before Being Killed The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia and the President of Indonesia are uncomfortable with their heritage as presented on videos of beheadings and child-rapes live on the world's computer monitors. In the unlikely event that they were serious about their discomfort, what would it take to defund the Islamic State? It controls oil production facilities capable of supplying it with the equivalent of $3 million daily.  That is a hard asset, easiest to deprive them of. The softer asset of the bank notes they stole might be more difficult to deprive them of. What currencies...
  • Holder says he understands mistrust of police as Ferguson protests dwindle

    08/21/2014 8:46:21 AM PDT · by mojito · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/21/2014 | Unattributed
    Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that he understands why many black Americans distrust the police as he made a one-day swing through the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo., where a black teenager was fatally shot by a white police officer almost two weeks earlier. Holder made the comments during a meeting with about 50 community leaders at the Florissant campus of St. Louis Community College in which he heard about their own issues with law enforcement officials. Ferguson has endured more than a week of unrest since the August 9 death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was shot...
  • An Automatic Weapon Is Whatever CNN’s Don Lemon Says It Is (“For me, an automatic weapon is…”)

    08/21/2014 8:46:12 AM PDT · by maggief · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 21, 2014 | Jim Treacher
    WARNING: The following post is racist, because it mocks a black person for being wrong and refusing to admit it. Don Lemon and Van Jones are in Ferguson, Missouri, because that’s where all the cameras are. The following clip is from last night, when they had to put up with somebody named Ben Ferguson (no relation). As you’ll notice, Mr. Ferguson is white and therefore wrong. “For me, an automatic weapon is…”
  • In Missouri, artists broadcasting pain through hip hop

    08/21/2014 7:44:42 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 20, 2014 | Krissah Thompson
    ST. LOUIS — It didn’t take long for the lyrics to begin flowing from this city’s hip-hop scene to the streets. In the past 11 days, several tracks referencing the death of Michael Brown have surfaced, a spontaneous, organic and visceral reflection of what has been happening in Ferguson, Mo., since the 18-year-old African American was shot by a white police officer. The music — at least 10 songs, almost one a day — covers a range of emotions: anger and outrage, sadness and grief, and outright rebellion
  • Judge intends to rule on McDaniel’s challenge before general election

    08/21/2014 7:42:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    LAUREL — A judge presiding over a lawsuit that challenges Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran’s victory in a Republican primary runoff says his intention is to have the case settled in time for the November general election.
  • Ferguson: Not Even An O.J. Jury Would Convict Officer Wilson

    08/21/2014 5:07:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2014 | Larry Elder
    Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson is neither Mark Fuhrman nor Barney Fife. Based on what has been presented so far in the media, not even an O.J. Simpson juror would find Wilson guilty of murder. Many simply have chosen to believe that teenager Michael Brown was "executed" or "shot several times in the back" -- the evidence can wait. Witnesses who definitively assert that officer Wilson "shot him in the back" have been contradicted by the Brown family's own medical expert, respected pathologist Dr. Michael Baden, who conceded the wounds could be consistent with Brown charging toward Wilson,...