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  • Holder Drops Death Penalty For Accused Cop Killers

    11/18/2014 4:35:45 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Investors.com ^ | November 18, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Justice: Eric Holder, who dropped the New Black Panther case and almost had a defender of cop-killer Mumia abu-Jamal as an assistant, takes the death penalty off the table for four alleged Virginia cop-killers. The National Guard has not been called up, Al Sharpton has not made an appearance, and neither have 40 FBI agents been dispatched to ensure the convictions of the four gang members who allegedly murdered a Virginia police officer. Nor will there be riots and looting if they are acquitted. When cops are the victims instead of the accused, a different standard of social justice seems...
  • 4 Reasons Cases Like Ferguson Are Hard for Feds to Prosecute

    11/20/2014 1:04:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 20, 2014 | Mike Levine
    As soon as the grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri,, announces its decision over whether to charge Police Officer Darren Wilson for fatally shooting teenager Michael Brown, the public will almost certainly turn to the Justice Department and say: Your move, Mr. Attorney General. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has vowed a "fair" and "thorough" investigation into the matter. But when pressed by ABC News in August, Holder seemed to acknowledge federal charges against Wilson are hardly guaranteed. What are the hurdles to bring civil rights charges against a police officer who fatally shot an unarmed teenager? Here are the top...
  • Lynch's Attorney General Nomination Slipping to 2015

    11/19/2014 7:46:15 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 7 replies
    National Journal ^ | 11/18/14 | Sarah Mimms
    With only a handful of legislative days left before Congress calls it quits for the holiday season, it appears increasingly likely that Democratic Leader Harry Reid will cede the Senate majority to Republicans without confirming a new attorney general, leaving Eric Holder with the job he quit almost two months ago until at least January. The process to confirm a new attorney general, which typically takes weeks, has barely begun as members of the Senate have turned their focus to the Keystone pipeline, a bill to curb the National Security Agency's powers, and dozens of lower-level administration nominees. Given the...
  • Oakland schools to reinstate curriculum about Mumia Abu-Jamal

    11/18/2014 6:38:10 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 18 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 18, 2014 | Jill Tucker
    Oakland school officials, under pressure from supporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal, have agreed to reinstate a controversial curriculum that includes a lesson comparing the convicted cop killer to the Rev. Martin Luther King J
  • Nancy Pelosi reveals the GOP conspiracy behind Democrat midterm disaster

    11/17/2014 9:04:53 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 38 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/17/14 | Doug Book
    Countless politicos and media pundits have offered what each believes the real reason for the drubbing Democrats took on November 4th. A few mavericks even suggested the impossible–that Barack Obama’s policies were to blame for the carnage rather than his Blackness. But leave it to San Francisco’s brainy congresswoman, Nancy Pelosi, to provide the indisputable skinny on a midterm catastrophe which strengthened the GOP hold on the House and robbed Harry Reid of the Senate. As Nancy explains it, “to succeed, we must inspire, educate and remove obstacles to participation. Only by changing our political environment and broadening the universe...
  • Obama AG Appointee Loretta Lynch: Voter ID Laws are Racist

    11/16/2014 6:20:55 AM PST · by Adam Taxin · 53 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 11/15/14 | Tim Brown
    Barack Obama's latest federal nomination, Loretta Lynch, is just as bad as her predecessor Eric Holder. In a video of Lynch speaking in Long Beach, New York nine months ago, she declared that Voter ID laws in the "Deep South" states are racist. Did she use those exact words? No, but the idea is most definitely there. "I serve at the pleasure of the first African-American president of the United States of America," she said to a round of applause.
  • Holder Takes Death Penalty off Table for Gang Members Charged with Killing Cop

    11/16/2014 4:49:00 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 70 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 15 Nov 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Holder Takes Death Penalty off Table for Gang Members Charged with Killing Cop by AWR Hawkins 15 Nov 2014 753 post a comment On November 14, federal prosecutors made it clear that Attorney General Eric Holder has "taken the death penalty off the table" for four men charged in the gang-related murder of Waynesboro, Virginia, police officer, Captain Kevin Quick. The Daily Progress reports that 45-year-old Quick was reported missing on February 1. His body was found days later. Siblings Daniel Mathis, Shantai Shelton, and Mersadies Shelton have been charged in the death. A fourth person, Kweli Uhuru, has also...
  • Americans’ Cellphones Targeted in Secret U.S. Spy Program (DOJ Program)

    11/13/2014 4:39:00 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 28 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/13/2014 | DEVLIN BARRETT
    WASHINGTON—The Justice Department is scooping up data from thousands of cellphones through fake communications towers deployed on airplanes, a high-tech hunt for criminal suspects that is snagging a large number of innocent Americans, according to people familiar with the operations. The U.S. Marshals Service program, which became fully functional around 2007, operates Cessna aircraft from at least five metropolitan-area airports, with a flying range covering most of the U.S. population, according to people familiar with the program. Planes are equipped with devices—some known as “dirtboxes” to law-enforcement officials because of the initials of the Boeing Co. unit that produces them—which...
  • Key GOP Senator Says He Thinks Obama’s Attorney General Nominee Will Be Confirmed

    11/13/2014 3:05:07 PM PST · by Maceman · 42 replies
    buzzfeed.com ^ | Nov. 13, 2014 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch said Thursday he believes U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch will get approved by the Senate to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder, but that the confirmation process should wait until after the new Senate has taken office in January. “Looking at it, I have to say, she looks like she will be a good person,” said Hatch on the Steve Malzberg Show. “But I think the newly-elected senators on both sides should have the privilege of voting for or against her — and I think most of them will probably vote for her. And it ought to...
  • DOJ Flails Again in Efforts to Charge George Zimmerman

    11/12/2014 7:21:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | November 12, 2014 | Andrew Branca
    Taaffe to testify to Grand Jury that he couldn’t be sure “racist call” was from Zimmerman.Earlier this month we posted news that Frank Taafe, a self-proclaimed “friend” of George Zimmerman, was going to testify before a Grand Jury that he now believed Zimmerman had a racist motivation for the shooting of Trayvon Martin. This news came just days before the hotly contested November 4 election in which the Democrats took the same kind of beating that Trayvon delivered to Zimmerman, but without the benefit of being armed. (See: Key Witness for Zimmerman Grand Jury Changes Story.) Taaffe’s Grand Jury appearance,...
  • Jury Way Out on a Federal Prosecution of Darren Wilson (Earl trying to let the LILs down easy)

    11/12/2014 6:02:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | November 12, 2014 | Earl Ofari Hutchinson
    The moment that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson gunned down Michael Brown, the cry went up for a federal investigation and prosecution of Wilson on civil rights charges. Brown's family and attorney and many civil rights leaders had absolutely no confidence that Wilson would ever be arrested, charged or indicted. A non-indictment tosses the ball back to the Justice Department. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder certainly has had a firm and visible handprint all over the Brown killing case. He quickly flooded Ferguson with teams of federal investigators in the aftermath of the killing, ordered an autopsy of Brown and...
  • Attorney General Eric Holder: Critics of handling of Fast & Furious gun walking scandal can 'kiss..

    11/10/2014 9:40:03 AM PST · by PROCON · 16 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Nov. 10, 2014 | David Martosko
    Attorney general said prosecutors critical of the department's handling of the gun-walking scandal could 'kiss my ass' Fast and Furious was a botched effort by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to track firearms across the Southwest border House Republicans have long promoted the idea that Holder knew that federal agents had engaged in a risky tactic known as 'gun-walking' The Justice Department's inspector general found no evidence that Holder was aware of the tacticNewly released emails show Attorney General Eric Holder said that Justice Department prosecutors who were critical of the department's handling of the fallout of...
  • Al Sharpton Approves Obama Request To Nominate Lynch For New Attorney General

    11/09/2014 5:43:07 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Business 2 Community ^ | November 8, 2014 | By Andrew Lopata
    Earlier this week the current President of The United States saw fit to invite the Reverand Al Sharpton to a sit-down in the Oval Office only hours after getting hammered in mid-term elections. The MSNBC commentator confirmed that he was working with the President on Eric Holder’s replacement and met with Lynch to discuss her thoughts on Eric Garner who died at the hands of a New York police officer who is now the subject of a police brutality investigation. The Reverend was quoted discussing his work with the President recently “We are engaged in immediate conversations with the White...
  • Attorney general nominee Lynch called ‘the soul of grace under pressure’(Holder assoc & wife buddy)

    11/09/2014 9:24:45 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 8, 2014 | Sari Horwitz
    When the African American Delta Sigma Theta sorority chapter was established at Harvard College in 1980, its first members included two undergraduates named Loretta E. Lynch and Sharon Malone. Lynch was never part of Obama’s inner circle. But she was close to Holder, who announced in September his plans to step down as soon as a new nominee is confirmed by the Senate. She chairs the Justice Department committee that advises Holder on policy decisions. In that role, she traveled to Washington often, working closely with senior Justice officials.
  • Concha: Wasserman Schultz’s Time As DNC Chairwoman About to Expire

    11/07/2014 1:05:33 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 35 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11-6-14 | Joe Concha
    When mentioning the most polarizing figure in the Democratic party outside of the president himself, that one person who creates a visceral reaction every time he or she speaks, one of the following contestants is invariably in the running for top prize: A) Eric Holder B) Susan Rice C) Charlie Rangel D) Debbie Wasserman Schultz But with Holder on the way out, Rice (thankfully) muted lately after a series of unintentionally comical Sunday talk show appearances, and Rangel stuck somewhere between stupid and 1866, first prize falls to the DNC Chairwoman — who may be forced to update her LinkedIn...
  • The $9 Billion Witness: Meet JPMorgan Chase's Worst Nightmare (Fake Story)

    11/08/2014 9:50:08 AM PST · by Bigun · 14 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | November 6, 2014 | Matt Taibbi
    Meet the woman JPMorgan Chase paid one of the largest fines in American history to keep from talking By Matt Taibbi | November 6, 2014 "It was like watching an old lady get mugged on the street," she says. "I thought, 'I can't sit by any longer.'" Fleischmann is the central witness in one of the biggest cases of white-collar crime in American history, possessing secrets that JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon late last year paid $9 billion (not $13 billion as regularly reported – more on that later) to keep the public from hearing. Back in 2006, as a...
  • These Leaked Emails Show Eric Holder Cussing, Freaking Out Over Investigation

    11/09/2014 12:45:04 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    Holder responds by saying that they needed to be very careful. He goes on to criticize Issa, and calls his investigation a purely political move. In the process however, he basically admits that the operation at the center of the investigation led to the death of thousands of Mexican civilians. “Ok. We have to be careful. His decision has to truly be his. If he testifies so be it.” “Issa and his idiot cronies never gave a damn about this when all that was happening was that thousands of Mexicans were being killed with guns from our country. All they...
  • Eric Holder Uncensored: Fast and Furious Critics Can ‘Kiss My A**’

    11/08/2014 5:35:24 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 23 replies
    In one Aug. 30 email, he wrote of his critics, “Some people can kiss my ass.” The newly released emails are a result of the roughly 64,000 documents the U.S. Department of Justice was ordered to hand over to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. President Barack Obama previously exerted executive privilege to keep the documents from being released.
  • Obama AG Nominee Lynch: Voter ID Laws were Passed by Racist Southerners, Must be Stopped

    11/08/2014 9:56:12 AM PST · by rightistight · 83 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/8/14 | Aurelius
    In a speech given at Long Beach earlier this year, President Obama's new nominee for Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, specifically called out voter ID laws as racist. The remarks came at the end of a long speech, explaining the examples that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela set for people. Ms. Lynch then began talking about the inequities that she sees in the United States... She continued, "50 years after the march on Washington, 50 years after the civil rights movement, we stand in this country at a time when we see people trying to take back so...
  • Obama urging Senate to confirm attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch quickly

    11/08/2014 8:44:08 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 106 replies
    President Obama chose Loretta Lynch, the U.S. attorney in Brooklyn, N.Y., as his nominee to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder Friday. Obama plans to announce Lynch’s nomination Saturday at a White House event. If confirmed, Lynch will become the first African-American woman in the job, succeeding Holder, who was the first African-American head of the Justice Department.
  • [Retiring A.G. Eric ] Holder aims vulgarity at critics in email

    11/07/2014 11:24:49 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | November 7, 2014 | Eric Tucker
    ".................In one email from March 2011, after being sent a news story about the Fast and Furious investigation, Holder told staff, "I hope there is another side to the story." Later, after the ATF deputy director assured Holder aides that "we did not allow guns to walk," Holder responded to staff with, "Do they really, really know?" That August, Holder was told by staff that about 25 U.S. attorneys was upset that the resignation of Dennis Burke, then the U.S. attorney in Arizona, was announced simultaneously with the reassignment of ATF Acting Director Ken Melson. Holder wondered "why wouldn't we...
  • Man beaten at Ferguson protest strategy meeting

    11/07/2014 1:49:57 PM PST · by tje · 68 replies
    St Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 11/07/2014 | Paul Hampel
    ST. LOUIS COUNTY • Some Ferguson protest strategists turned on one of their own Thursday night, allegedly beating a man they accused of sending out unauthorized video of a meeting at Greater St. Mark Missionary Church in unincorporated north St. Louis County. County police confirmed that they are investigating. The victim, identified as Chris Schaefer, an University of Missouri-St. Louis student, was chased from the church, at 9950 Glen Owen Drive, and beaten outside. He was treated for his injuries at a hospital. Patricia Bynes, a stalwart of the protest movement who attended the meeting, blamed members of the protest...
  • Scandal-Ridden Alejandro Mayorkas Now Contender to Replace Holder: Same Old Same old

    11/06/2014 9:13:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/6/2014 | Ian Smith
    This week the New York Post [1] reported that Department of Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has emerged as a leading contender for the top spot at DOJ. The race to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder has included the controversial Labor Secretary Tom Perez, and like Perez, MayorkasÂ’ tenure in the federal government is filled with a considerable amount of ethics-defying shadiness.Prior to taking his current position as the number two man at DHS, Mayorkas was head of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which is mandated to administer the biggest immigration system in the world...
  • Deliverance II, etc.

    11/06/2014 8:34:16 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Wisconsin Club for Growth ^ | 11-6-14 | Editiorial
    Deliverance, II Monday on talk radio we heard a woman pronounce herself devoted to education and say she would vote for Mary Burke because Governor Walker had been bad for teachers and it was “time for a change.” Astoundingly, she went on to agree that teachers should contribute some payment toward their health insurance and pensions, and that they should not be forced to pay union dues against their will. The woman was dumbstruck to learn she was agreeing with Walker on the most salient aspects of his Act 10 reforms, but unmoved on the question of whether he had...
  • The Democrats Lost Big Tonight. Why Obama Should Double Down

    11/05/2014 9:45:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Nation ^ | November 4, 2014 | Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor & publisher
    If I were advising the White House right now, I would encourage President Obama to take advantage of the end of this year's election cycle—the next fifty or so days—to immediately try to change the subject, in a big way. The Obama administration should act right away to use its executive powers to take steps to deal with long-ignored issues that need to be dealt with for the good of the nation. This cannot be done quietly. To change the media narrative, issues acted upon will have to be controversial enough to dominate the news. President Obama should embrace good...
  • BREAKING: DOJ Turns Over 64,000 Fast and Furious Documents Held Under Obama's Executive Privilege

    11/04/2014 1:13:19 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 61 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11-04-2014 | Katie Pavlich
    November 4, 2014BREAKING: DOJ Turns Over 64,000 Fast and Furious Documents Held Under Obama's Executive PrivilegeKatie PavlichAfter years of legal battles between the House Oversight Committee and Attorney General Eric Holder, 64,280 redacted Operation Fast and Furious documents held under President Obama's assertion of executive privilege since 2012, have been turned over by the Department of Justice after an order from U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson. The Justice Department was originally ordered to turn over a list of documents, better known as a Vaughn Index, with explanations as to why documents fall under executive privilege claims by November...
  • Federal Civil Rights Charges Reportedly will NOT be Filed Against Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson

    11/03/2014 8:52:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    EURWeb ^ | November 3, 2014 | Judy Kent and EURWeb Staff
    Conservative Black Activists Comment on Washington Post Report that Federal Civil Rights Charges Will Not Be Filed Against Darren Wilson in Death of Michael Brown. Washington, DC - Activists with the Project 21 black leadership network say a new Washington Post report that the Eric Holder-led Department of Justice will not charge Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson with federal civil rights charges in the shooting death of Michael Brown is evidence that the time has come for healing. “Protestors called for the Eric Holder-led Justice Department to investigate this case. It seems to have concluded its investigation. What more is...
  • Holder Sends 'Election Monitors' to Polls

    11/03/2014 3:11:57 PM PST · by Dqban22 · 58 replies
    WEEKLY STANDARD ^ | Nov 3, 2014 | Daniel Harper
    Holder Sends 'Election Monitors' to Polls NOV 3, 2014 • BY DANIEL HALPER Attorney General, Eric Holder is dispatching "federal election monitors" to polls tomorrow for Election Day. http://weaselzippers.us/wp-content/uploads/BPP-500x281.jpg "As Americans across the country prepare to vote in tomorrow's midterm elections, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Department of Justice has dispatched federal monitors to polling places around the country," reads the press release from the Department of Justice. "Just as they do during every election, these officials will gather information on numerous aspects of local election procedures, including whether voters are treated differently depending on their race or...
  • The Coming November Wars

    11/02/2014 3:29:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Hutchinson News ^ | November 1, 2014 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    As it stands today, Republicans will add seats in the House and recapture the Senate on Tuesday. However, the near-certainty is that those elections will be swiftly eclipsed by issues of war, peace, immigration and race, all of which will be moved front and center this November. Consider. If repeated leaks from investigators to reporters covering the Ferguson story are true, there may be no indictment of officer Darren Wilson, the cop who shot Michael Brown. Should that happen, militant voices are already threatening, “All hell will break loose.” Police in the city and 90-some municipalities in St. Louis County,...
  • AP Exclusive: Ferguson No-Fly Zone Aimed at Media

    11/02/2014 11:56:31 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    ABC News / The Associated Press ^ | November 2, 2014 | Jack Gillum and Joan Lowy
    The U.S. government agreed to a police request to restrict more than 37 square miles of airspace surrounding Ferguson, Missouri, for 12 days in August for safety, but audio recordings show that local authorities privately acknowledged the purpose was to keep away news helicopters during violent street protests. On Aug. 12, the morning after the Federal Aviation Administration imposed the first flight restriction, FAA air traffic managers struggled to redefine the flight ban to let commercial flights operate at nearby Lambert-St. Louis International Airport and police helicopters fly through the area — but ban others....
  • Key Witness for Zimmerman Grand Jury Changes Story

    11/01/2014 5:10:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | November 1, 2014 | Andrew Branca
    In May 2012 FBI interview Taaffe denied any talk of race with Zimmerman.We wrote yesterday about the “October Surprise/Get Out the Vote” announcement by a flailing Obama administration that the Department of Justice will be holding a Grand Jury hearing next Wednesday regarding possible federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman. The only named witness for Wednesday’s hearing is Frank Taaffe, a self-declared “friend” for George Zimmerman. Earlier this year Taaffe suddenly announced that he believed Zimmerman had a racial, not merely self-defense, motive in killing Trayvon Martin. This would be more than two years after the shooting occurred. One...
  • After the Election the Real Political Wars Begin

    10/31/2014 9:14:59 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 14 replies
    Radix News ^ | November 1, 2014 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    As it stands today, Republicans will add seats in the House and recapture the Senate on Tuesday. However, the near-certainty is that those elections will be swiftly eclipsed by issues of war, peace, immigration and race, all of which will be moved front and center this November. Consider. If repeated leaks from investigators to reporters covering the Ferguson story are true, there may be no indictment of officer Darren Wilson, the cop who shot Michael Brown. Should that happen, militant voices are already threatening, “All hell will break loose.” Police in the city and 90-some municipalities in St. Louis County,...
  • BREAKING: #MikeBrown Attorneys CONFRONTED on Officer Wilson’s Severe Facial Injuries (VIDEO)

    09/09/2014 7:47:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 9, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Exclusive to The Gateway Pundit– Mike Brown Attorneys Asked About Officer Wilson Eye Fracture–Micheal Brown’s attorneys and supporters held a rally today in front of the Ferguson Police Department. Reporter Adam Sharp was there to confront the attorneys on Officer Darren Wilson’s severe injuries. Here’s their response: (VIDEO-AT-LINK)From the video: National Action Network Spokesman: You cannot look the other way when the culprit is someone in your own police department or your own back yard. Any questions? Reporter Adam Sharp: Is it true that Officer Wilson suffered facial fractures? NAN Spokesman: That’s nothing that I’ve heard. I haven’t seen anything...
  • Debunking The Myth of Michael Brown, Gentle Giant

    10/31/2014 10:32:43 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 12 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | October 29, 2014 | Brian Shapiro
    Ben Shapiro exposes the truth behind the media-created myth of Gentle Giant Michael Brown, the unarmed teen gunned down in cold blood by a white racist cop for the crime of walking while black. Except that every part of that story is a lie. TRANSCRIPT: Everything you know about Michael Brown is a lie. The media, the politicians, the race-baiters - they all told you the story of the innocent young, unarmed black teen, the Gentle Giant, murdered in cold blood by a vicious white cop representing the evil establishment. Al Sharpton, who is always first on the scene when...
  • Eric Holder, Racial Profiler: The Investigation of Darren Wilson Is Solely Based On His Race.

    08/23/2014 10:16:42 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | August 23, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    AUGUST 23, 2014 Eric Holder, Racial Profiler The Investigation of Darren Wilson Is Solely Based On His Race. By Andrew C. McCarthy Why has a federal civil-rights murder investigation arisen out of the tumult in a St. Louis exurb? There is only one plausible reason: Eric Holder is guilty of racial profiling. To be clear, we are not talking here about whether there was justification for the shooting of a young black man, 18-year-old Michael Brown, by a young white police officer, 28-year-old Darren Wilson. Was the shooting a legitimate exercise in self-defense by an officer under attack? Was it...
  • Blow by blow, Ferguson cop's FULL version of why he shot Michael Brown...

    10/22/2014 12:16:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 22, 2014 | Kieran Corcoran
    * Fuller version of Wilson's account of killing emerged today. * Wilson said Brown, 18, hit him in the face before grabbing his drawn pistol. * Allegedly twisted it towards Wilson's hip in desperate struggle. * Wilson said he managed to fire the gun, and hit Brown's hand. * Said after that Brown fled, turned, and charged at him again. * At this point, Wilson said, he fired several more shots, killing Brown. * Lawyers for Brown's family angrily denied the claims. * Wilson's version contradicts other accounts of the August 9 killing. A Missouri police officer's full account of...
  • Report: At least seven black witnesses have corroborated Darren Wilson’s testimony before grand jury

    10/22/2014 5:55:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 22, 2014 | Allahpundit
    An addendum to Ed’s post this morning. Per WaPo, it’s not just the forensic evidence that’s backing Wilson up. [M]ore than a half-dozen unnamed black witnesses have provided testimony to a St. Louis County grand jury that supports Wilson’s account of events of Aug. 9, according to several people familiar with the investigation who spoke with The Washington Post. Some of the physical evidence — including blood spatter analysis, shell casings and ballistics tests — also supports Wilson’s account of the shooting, the Post sources said, which cast Brown as an aggressor who threatened the officer’s life. The sources spoke...
  • Report: At least seven black witnesses have corroborated Darren Wilson’s testimony to grand jury

    10/22/2014 1:19:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/22/2014 | AllahPundit
    An addendum to Ed’s post this morning. Per WaPo, it’s not just the forensic evidence that’s backing Wilson up. [M]ore than a half-dozen unnamed black witnesses have provided testimony to a St. Louis County grand jury that supports Wilson’s account of events of Aug. 9, according to several people familiar with the investigation who spoke with The Washington Post.Some of the physical evidence — including blood spatter analysis, shell casings and ballistics tests — also supports Wilson’s account of the shooting, the Post sources said, which cast Brown as an aggressor who threatened the officer’s life. The sources spoke...
  • State senator who threatened riots in Ferguson arrested

    10/21/2014 10:49:22 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 21, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Jamilah Nasheed, state senator from Missouri’s District 5, wants Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson prosecuted, never mind the formalities of a grand jury investigation. She is possessed of knowledge so vast (after all, she has a G.E.D diploma) that it dwarfs the evidence-gathering power of a mere grand jury proceeding. And if she doesn’t get her way, she has threatened riots. "If you should decide not to indict this police officer, the rioting we witnessed this past week will seem like a picnic compared to the havoc that will likely occur."
  • Eyewitness to Michael Brown Shooting: Darren Wilson Was Justified

    10/16/2014 10:31:33 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 54 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/16/14 | Aurelius
    A new eyewitness has emerged in the Michael Brown shooting incident in Ferguson. Witnesses partial to Mr. Brown have stated that Darren Wilson, the officer who shot him, killed the teen in cold blood. In a newly released interview, an impartial eyewitness casts serious doubts on other witnesses' stories. The witness, who was not named, specifically says the things that protesters said happened are dead wrong. More than that, in corroborating what Mr. Wilson has stated happened, this witness seems to say that officer Wilson was justified in his actions. And the witness just testified to the grand jury hearing...
  • Baseball Crowd Shouts 'USA! USA!' at Ferguson Protestors

    10/07/2014 11:24:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 8, 2014 | M. Catharine Evans
    Days after liberal-minded symphony attendees sat quietly while direct action protesters disrupted their evening out, red-blooded Americans attending a baseball game in St. Louis went toe to toe with Michael Brown’s defenders. There have been two Michael Brown demonstrations outside Busch Stadium since the shooting in August. Last month attorney/activist Eric Vickers indicated in a letter to Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig that upcoming playoff games in St. Louis have been identified as "protest targets." A few weeks ago, the stadium was the scene of a foiled demonstration. Organizers Sarah Griesbach and Elizabeth Vega, two middle-aged white women who...
  • Police Officer in Ferguson Is Said to Recount a Struggle

    10/17/2014 7:39:06 PM PDT · by Jonah Vark · 74 replies
    New York Times ^ | OCT. 17, 2014 | MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT, MATT APUZZO and JULIE BOSMAN
    WASHINGTON — The police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., two months ago has told investigators that he was pinned in his vehicle and in fear for his life as he struggled over his gun with Mr. Brown, according to government officials briefed on the federal civil rights investigation into the matter. The officer, Darren Wilson, has told the authorities that during the scuffle, Mr. Brown reached for the gun. It was fired twice in the car, according to forensics tests performed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The first bullet struck Mr. Brown in the arm;...
  • Report: Ferguson officer says he feared for life

    10/18/2014 12:10:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 18, 2014 1:29 AM EDT
    The police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in a St. Louis suburb last summer has told investigators that he was pinned in his vehicle and in fear for his life as they struggled over his gun, The New York Times reported. […] The Times reported that the account of Wilson's version of events came from government officials briefed on the federal civil rights investigation into the Aug. 9 shooting that sparked racial unrest and weeks of protests, some of which turned violent. Wilson is white and Brown black. …
  • Cop's Testimony About Michael Brown Shooting Has Ferguson Worried He'll Walk Free

    10/18/2014 7:13:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    The Stir blog ^ | October 18, 2014 | Kiri Blakeley
    It's beginning to look like Ferguson, Missouri might be the scene of yet more horrific riots as word has leaked out about Officer Darren Wilson's grand jury testimony in the Michael Brown shooting investigation. Wilson reportedly testified that he was trying to leave his car to question Brown and his friend as they walked in the middle of the street, but Brown pushed him back into his police car. He then, according to Wilson, pinned him, scratched him repeatedly, and hit his face and neck and tried to take his gun. At this point, Wilson says he shot Brown twice...
  • Grand jury considering the Ferguson shooting is being investigated for misconduct

    10/01/2014 5:40:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Nation ^ | October 1, 2014 | Kimberly Kindy
    The St. Louis County prosecutor’s office is investigating an accusation of misconduct on the grand jury that is hearing the case against the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown. Ed Magee, the spokesman for county prosecutor Robert McCulloch, said they received the information from a “Twitter user” Wednesday morning. “We are looking into the matter,” he said. An account of possible jury misconduct surfaced Wednesday morning on Twitter, when several users sent messages about one juror who may have discussed evidence in the case with a friend. In one of those messages, a person tweeted that...
  • Ferguson on Knife Edge of More Violence After Grand Jury Evidence Leak Showing Struggle

    10/18/2014 9:26:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 140 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 18, 2014 | by Justin Glawe
    A grand jury may decide not to indict the officer who shot Michael Brown. If that happens, Ferguson will explode again. The Rev. Carlon Lee, pastor of Flood Christian Church in Ferguson, Mo., was sending out links to a New York Times story Friday night to friends, family and community members who have spent the last two months absorbed in the events surrounding the death of teenager Michael Brown. The story cited forensic evidence offered by federal officials that showed Brown’s blood on officer Darren Wilson’s uniform and gun, which was found to have been fired inside Wilson’s patrol car....
  • New #Ferguson: “forensic evidence … lent credence to Officer Wilson’s version of events”

    10/19/2014 10:19:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | October 17, 2014 | Andrew Branca
    NY Times reports: “Officer Wilson appeared for four hours before a St. Louis County grand jury” to tell his side of story.A breaking New York Times report sheds new light on Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson’s mortal encounter with local Michael Brown. The police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., two months ago has told investigators that he was pinned in his vehicle and in fear for his life as he struggled over his gun with Mr. Brown, according to government officials briefed on the federal civil rights investigation into the matter. The officer, Darren Wilson, has...
  • Michael Brown's Official Autopsy Reportedly Seems To Support The Story Of The Cop Who Shot Him

    10/22/2014 6:21:08 AM PDT · by blam · 67 replies
    BI ^ | 10-22-2014 | Pamela Engel
    Pamela Engel October 22, 2014 Michael Brown's official autopsy report does not seem to support the narrative that he had his hands up and was running away when he was shot dead by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, according to experts who spoke to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The newspaper obtained a copy of the autopsy report, which details Brown's wounds. A white police officer shot Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in August after stopping him and a friend for walking in the street. The police officer, Darren Wilson, reportedly told investigators that there was an altercation in his...
  • Dear Black People: Stop Acting Like Terrorists

    10/24/2014 4:11:49 PM PDT · by IChing · 38 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 10/24/14 | Donald Joy
    Poor Eric Holder and Barack Obama. At least they can tell themselves (and their followers) that they tried. They really, really tried. In their naked attempt to railroad and lynch a white police officer, Darren Wilson, they used — abused, that is — the grotesque power of their offices to foment terrible race riots in the faraway city of Ferguson. Now it’s all blowing up in their faces. That is, in the legal and political senses, just as the exact same tactics blew up in their faces last year in the George Zimmerman trial. New information about an abundance of...
  • Forensic expert: I never said Michael Brown's autopsy confirmed Darren Wilson's story

    10/25/2014 8:41:01 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 32 replies
    Vox ^ | 10/23/2014 | German Lopez
    The official St. Louis County autopsy report [link at URL] on Michael Brown who was killed by Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson on August 9, has been obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. According to the newspaper, two independent forensic experts who looked at the report indicated that results support Wilson's version of events. But one of the experts quoted in the story has since said that the newspaper presented her remarks without some very important context. ...