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  • March, civil disobedience planned next month in Ferguson

    07/28/2015 1:58:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Associated Press ^ | July 27, 2015 | Jim Suhr and Jim Salter
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A silent march and a day of civil disobedience are among the events being planned for next month in Ferguson to mark the first anniversary of the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer, an event that galvanized the "Black Lives Matter" movement. Organizers are calling it the "Ferguson Uprising Commemoration Weekend." Plans announced Monday include a silent march starting at 11 a.m. Aug. 9 from Canfield Drive, where Michael Brown was killed, to Greater St. Mark Family Church. The agenda from the Ferguson Action Council includes an art event, rap and...
  • Hundreds get free haircuts, hot dogs and more in Ferguson

    07/25/2015 6:29:18 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 70 replies
    St Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 7-25-2015 | Jack Witthaus
    FERGUSON • Tiahesia Palmer was checking out some of the free services, but her son wanted a haircut. So the Ferguson resident signed up Isiah, 7, to get his head shaved at the haircut tent at Saturday’s “Day of Hope.” He took off his ballcap and sat silently while a woman with the Elaine Steven Beauty College cleaned up around his ears. Palmer smiled. Wearing an “I-heart-FERG” T-shirt, she was happy that her community had attracted the event. Hundreds attended the festivities at Forestwood Park in Ferguson to receive free goods and services. The city and about 40 local churches,...
  • 'Black Lives Matter': We Will 'Shut Down' GOP Convention If We Can

    07/25/2015 2:32:26 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 82 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Shades of 1968 and the Days of Rage? Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors has announced that "any opportunity we have to shut down a Republican convention, we will." Appearing on today's Melissa Harris-Perry show on MSNBC, Cullors also blithely spoke of "the murder of Mike Brown" in Ferguson, MO. Neither of the co-guest hosts sitting in for Harris-Perry, Richard Liu and Janet Mock, challenged Cullors' characterization. This despite the fact that even Eric Holder's Justice Department found no wrongdoing on the part of the police officer who shot Brown. View the video here.
  • Ferguson, Mo., names black officer from Arizona as interim police chief days before Michael..

    07/22/2015 8:42:35 AM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | July 22, 2015 | Sasha Goldstein
    Full Title: Ferguson, Mo., names black officer from Arizona as interim police chief days before Michael Brown death anniversaryOfficials in Ferguson, Mo., have hired a black police officer from an Arizona department to serve as interim police chief, just days before the first anniversary of Michael Brown’s shooting death at the hands of Officer Darren Wilson. Andre Anderson, 50, will take over as the suburban St. Louis department’s chief after spending 24 years with the Glendale, Ariz., police, where he rose to the rank of commander. In 2013, Anderson was a finalist for the police chief’s job in Casa Grande,...
  • Destroyed QuikTrip in Ferguson to Be Rebuilt as Job Center

    07/15/2015 10:11:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Black Entertainment Television ^ | July 14, 2015 | Isabelle Thenor-Louis
    A QuikTrip convenience store destroyed during unrest in Ferguson will be rebuilt as a community center. Nearly one year ago, massive demonstrations occurred within the St. Louis suburb and across the nation to protest the death of unarmed Black teenager Michael Brown. He was fatally shot by Darren Wilson, a white police officer. The center’s creation was funded by three companies: QuikTrip, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Starbucks. The center’s focus will be on much needed job-training and placement for African-Americans. The Urban League has also pledged to train and find jobs for 500 young people in this area by the end...
  • St. Louis County Still May Charge Journalists Arrested While Covering Ferguson Protests

    07/15/2015 11:19:45 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | July 15, 2015 | by Michael Calderone
    St. Louis County prosecutors will soon decide whether to bring trespassing charges against two journalists arrested while covering demonstrations last summer in Ferguson, Missouri. The Huffington Post’s Ryan Reilly and The Washington Post’s Wesley Lowery recently learned that there are open investigations related to their Aug. 13, 2014, arrests. The Police Department filed incident reports in late April of this year describing the reporters as trespassing when they were seized at a McDonald's restaurant. A conviction on trespassing in St. Louis County can result in a jail sentence of up to one year, a fine up to $1,000, or both....
  • Michael Brown exhibit opened in Chicago

    07/11/2015 3:02:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    KTVI-TV ^ | July 10, 2015 | Staff
    A new art exhibit about the Michael Brown police shooting in Ferguson is on display in Chicago. The piece features a life-size portrayal of Michael Brown after he was killed last year in Ferguson. It also includes a black statue of liberty, and a noose dangling from a neon sign. The exhibit also features a plaque with the words “I Can’t Breath”; referencing the Eric Garner police involved death in New York. A Brown family member praises the exhibit. The artist is a white woman from New Orleans. She says it represents white privilege in America and how it...
  • How Bill Cosby’s moralizing backfired: Famous ‘Pound Cake’ speech used to justify unsealing records

    07/08/2015 12:32:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Though long a symbol of responsible parenthood — model TV dad, doctor of education, proud supporter of Temple University — Bill Cosby etched his legacy in stone with a speech in 2004 that took black parents to task. It became famous as the “Pound Cake” speech for this passage: “Looking at the incarcerated, these are not political criminals. These are people going around stealing Coca-Cola. People getting shot in the back of the head over a piece of pound cake! Then we all run out and are outraged: ‘The cops shouldn’t have shot him.’ What the hell was he doing...
  • Teens Charged with Murder, 12-Year-Old Boy Still Wanted

    07/07/2015 3:14:32 PM PDT · by Trailerpark Badass · 38 replies
    WOWT ^ | Jul 07, 2015 | WOWT 6 News
    Warrants for first degree murder have been issued for two teenagers and a 12-year-old boy for the June shooting death of Jamymell Ray, 31. Two of the teenagers have been taken into custody, but a 12-year-old boy still remains wanted. The 12-year-old has been identified as Jarrell Milton. Anyone who knows his whereabouts is asked to call the Omaha Police Homicide Unit at (402) 444-5656 or Omaha Crime Stoppers at (402) 444-STOP. The shooting happened on Monday, June 29th near 24th & Redick. Ray and Charles Fisher, 30, were both hit by gunfire. Fisher was treated at the hospital and...
  • A Frank Discussion on Race

    07/06/2015 10:17:50 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/6/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    Since Ferguson, I have been thinking about how I view those in my community, both black and white. I have found that I feel differently about different groups of people and it is not based on race. I spend a great deal of time just listening to people and have heard over the past few months that black people do not get the respect they deserve. I have heard this from both blacks and progressive whites. It has, in large part become an integral part of our society. Is there a reason for this and just how deeply ingrained is...
  • Q&A: Eric Holder Jr. Returns to Private Practice

    07/05/2015 7:37:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The National Law Journal ^ | July 5, 2015 | Tony Mauro and Katelyn Polantz
    Eric Holder Jr. has returned home to Covington & Burling after more than six years as U.S. attorney general, and he said it is the “last stop” in his legal career. He even ruled out a U.S. Supreme Court appointment, if he is asked. That means that if Hillary Clinton were elected president and offered him a seat on the high court, he would have an answer ready. “I’d say, 'Madame President, with all due respect, you need to pick somebody who’s a) younger and b) who’s a lot more interested,' " Holder said in a candid interview with The...
  • A Superman comic just took on police brutality and left me breathless

    07/02/2015 11:56:29 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 2, 2015 | Joshua Rivera
    One of the biggest changes to come out DC Entertainment's big comics revamp this summer turned Superman's world upside-down: Lois Lane revealed his identity to the world, and then he lost almost all of his powers ... Now that he's been outed, Superman's relationship with everyone around him has completely changed. Some are supportive, and grateful, surprised to learn that he's been living among them all along. Others, however, have a chip on their shoulder, resenting all the supervillains that he has attracted. Unfortunately for him, most of the angriest folks are cops. This quickly escalates into open conflict by...
  • Teachable Moment on Baltimore Missed

    07/02/2015 7:19:46 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 30, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Here’s what so-called “teachable moments” in academia generally miss—the decade those moments are in. “There is a revolution taking place in the United States,” Stanford researchers Travis Bristol and Claude Goldenberg write of their Edutopia course “Teachable Moments and Academic Rigor.”* “What started in Ferguson, Missouri has marched on to other cities and, as Pedro Noguera notes, ‘widespread poverty, chronic interpersonal violence, and a nonfunctioning economy where work is scarce’ are the root causes.” “Even while we, as a country, have barely begun to address the troubling meaning behind the incidents of violence between law enforcement and U.S. citizens of...
  • The Citizens Are in Session

    06/28/2015 9:43:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2015 | Paul Jacob
    The Missouri General Assembly ended its 2015 legislative session about a month ago. This is the state body designed to represent people in towns like Ferguson, which recently convulsed with conflict — protests, rioting — over the shooting of an unarmed (but, we found out, quite aggressive) young black man by a white policeman. So what did the state politicians do about the situation? Well, the assembly adjourned “having passed,” The Washington Post reported, “virtually none of the changes activists sought in the aftermath of the shooting of Michael Brown.” “Nothing has changed,” acknowledged State Rep. Clem Smith. The Post...
  • The Trails of All Modern Social Activism Lead Back To The White House….

    06/28/2015 6:34:50 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 5 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Jun 28, 2015 | Sundance
    Obama told everyone his intent was to “fundamentally change” the United States of America. This outline is simply going to point out a couple of visible footprints, amid the dozens possible, and show how all the modern activism stems from, and traces back to, the Obama White House. Black Lives Matter, or BLM, stemmed from a social justice group [] containing some of the same members of, “The Dream Defenders“, or TDD. TDD was mostly visible in Tallahassee Florida occupying the capitol following the Zimmerman trial. The 2013 Dream Defenders failed [] as the FL legislature rebuked their attempts to...
  • Effort to Recall Ferguson Mayor Falls Short

    06/26/2015 3:19:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 10, 2026
    FERGUSON, Mo -- An effort to recall the mayor of Ferguson in the wake of last summer's shooting death of Michael Brown has fallen short. County Board of Elections says Ground Level Support was 27 votes short of the required 1,814 valid signatures needed to force an election to recall Mayor James Knowles III. Knowles, who's white, was criticized for comments he made after last August's shooting death of Brown by white police officer Darren Wilson.
  • Sanger Fan Hillary Talks Race in Ferguson

    06/24/2015 7:04:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/24/2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Hillary Clinton on Tuesday ventured to Florissant, Missouri, not far from Ferguson, Missouri to talk about the “hard truths” about race and racial injustice in the wake of the church massacre in Charleston South Carolina. One of those hard truths is that one of her role models was Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, someone who believed, as did the shooter at Emanuel A.M.E. Church, that the black race should be exterminated.
  • 'Finish the mission, kill slave masters'

    06/24/2015 7:29:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | June 24, 2015 | Bob Unruh
    The New Black Panther leader whose party at one point offered a $10,000 reward for George Zimmerman, “dead or alive,” before Zimmerman was acquitted of all charges in Trayvon Martin’s death now is rhapsodizing about the possibility of violence against “slave masters” in connection with the murders of nine people at a church in Charleston, South Carolina. At a rally there on Tuesday, Malik Zulu Shabazz called for the completion of the mission of Denmark Vesey, a slave who strategized to kill slave masters nearly two centuries ago when the church where the nine were murdered was being founded. Breitbart...
  • Hillary Called ‘Racist’ For Saying ‘All Lives Matter’

    06/24/2015 3:52:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton found herself on the receiving end of a politically correct firestorm after speaking on race issues at a church in Florissant, Mo., near Ferguson. What caused the outcry? Three words: all lives matter.What do you think? While speaking at the United Church of Christ, Hillary said:What do you think? The truth is equality, opportunity, civil rights in America are still far from where they need to be. Our schools are still segregated. In fact more segregated than they were in the 1960s. Nearly 6 million young Americans between the ages of 16 and 24...
  • Woman Calls for Race War at Scene of Church Shooting

    06/19/2015 1:54:41 PM PDT · by tschatski · 198 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 6-19-15 | Lee Stranahan
    CHARLESTON, South Carolina — During an interview Breitbart News conducted with people gathered outside the Mother Emmanuel American Methodist Church in Charleston, where Wednesday’s deadly shooting left nine black churchgoers dead, a woman called for a “race war” and discussed black anger.
  • A National Tragedy and a Partisan Response

    06/19/2015 3:03:29 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | June 19,2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Why do black lives only seem to matter when white people take them? Why does the president of the United States think it’s proper to take a horrible racial tragedy in Charleston South Carolina as an excuse to bash America as the violence capital of the “advanced” world, and a prop for Democrats’ lust for gun control legislation in a state that already has it? Last year 82 people were shot over the Fourth of July weekend in Chicago. 16 of them died. The victims and the shooters were black.
  • How the liberal media sabotages #BlackLivesMatter in times of trouble

    06/19/2015 12:16:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 19, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    I realize we’ve been hitting the South Carolina shooting and the disgusting, racist criminal who allegedly perpetrated the murders rather often since yesterday morning. Unfortunately, nothing as serious and tragic as this can unfold in America today without immediately becoming mired in multiple levels of political muck, generally before the first facts are even verified. In this case, the process continued well into the evening and will surely roll forward in the weeks to come. One aspect of the church shooting, however, seemed to offer at least a slim ray of hope in an otherwise dismal day. A consortium of...
  • ‘Maybe I’d throw a rock at CVS, too’

    06/11/2015 11:40:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | June 11, 2015 | Jordan Lebeau
    After the Baltimore riots, I talked to mothers, a cop who told me cops are on drugs, and a 10-year-old who made the most sense. The Baltimore Police Department did not respond to requests for comment for this story. They did not respond to complaints from young mothers that their children are harassed for sitting outside on hot days, and from lifelong city residents who complained of violent and intimidating tactics that never seem to align with actual police work. They did not respond when a former cop told me the police in Baltimore are addicted to drugs — not...
  • Listen: Mary Katherine Ham and Guy Benson Check Sen. Elizabeth Warren's Privilege

    06/11/2015 9:55:04 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 4 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2015-06-11 | Benjamin Weingarten
    Guy Benson: In “End of Discussion” we have a really fun, very short portion of a chapter that deals with this whole nomenclature on college campuses of “trigger warnings” and “privilege” — there’s a whole list of them. “Microaggressions” is a big one. And towards the end of this chapter on academia we examine the very interesting case of Elizabeth Warren, who is a white woman. That is – the science is in, and she is a white woman. Yet for years, she identified, self-identified wrongly based on family folklore that she was a Native American. And she benefited tremendously...
  • NYPD Commissioner Says He Can't Hire More Non-White Officers Because So Many Of Them Are Criminals

    06/10/2015 1:56:54 PM PDT · by blam · 31 replies
    BI ^ | 6-10-2015 | Barbara Tasch
    Barbara Tasch June 10, 2015 New York police commissioner William Bratton said he'd like to hire more non-white officers but most of them have criminal records and therefore, he can't, The Guardian reported. “We have a significant population gap among African American males because so many of them have spent time in jail and, as such, we can’t hire them," Bratton said in an interview with the publication. For this high number, Bratton blamed the "unfortunate consequences" of stop-and-frisk policing carried out on young non-white men over the last few years in New York. A felony conviction, domestic violence charges,...
  • Ferguson still everywhere if you're black

    06/11/2015 1:37:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Times and Democrat ^ | June 11, 2015 | Rika Tyler and T-Dubb-O
    It's been 250 days since our fallen brethren Michael Brown Jr. was fatally shot in Canfield Apartments in Ferguson, Missouri, by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson. Wilson got rich, famous and a vacation after killing Mike Brown, a phenomenon that is occurring all too often across the United States. In fact, an MXGM (Malcolm X Grassroots Movement) study has reported that every 28 hours a black person is killed by police. Accountability is the key. Accountability is the answer. As you may remember, Wilson was not indicted and the community of the St. Louis and St. Louis County region still...
  • National Night Out- Love the BLUE!

    06/10/2015 12:09:46 PM PDT · by eeevil conservative · 4 replies
    National Night Out ^ | 6/10/2015 | eeevil conservative
    My "hood" is not Baltimore or Ferguson. But if the our men and women in blue can be bullied in Texas, it can happen anywhere. We need to start a movement NOW! #LoveourBlue- heck we have throwback thursdays on FB and Mancrush Mondays... why not#LoveourBlue Tuesdays? Our men and women in blue NEED to know that we support them. And our communities NEED to know that we demand our neighbors live as law abiding citizens. Please start the LOVE OUR BLUE movement in YOUR area- call your local police dept, ask what you can do to let them and your...
  • Teach for America’s Professional Agitators

    06/10/2015 4:39:15 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | June 10, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    It’s increasingly difficult to tell the difference between Teach for America — whose leaders are at the forefront of inflammatory anti-police protests in Baltimore, Ferguson, and now McKinney, Texas — and left-wing activist groups such as Organizing for Action (President Obama’s partisan community organizing army). Guess what, taxpayers? You’re paying for it!
  • Most signatures on petition to recall Ferguson mayor invalid: official

    06/09/2015 4:33:02 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo! News ^ | June 9, 2015 | by Mary Wisniewski
    A group that wants to recall the mayor needs to try again, after more than half the signatures on the recall petition were declared invalid, an official said on Tuesday. The group of activists pushing for the recall of Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III submitted 1,008 valid signatures - 806 short of the 1,814 needed to get a recall on a city ballot. A total of 1,125 signatures were declared invalid for various reasons - 562 were not registered voters in St. Louis County, and 366 were not registered voters in Ferguson. An organizer known as "Ferguson Activist Phil" said...
  • NEW RULES: The Gelded White Police Officer’s Guide To Dealing With Unruly Black People

    06/08/2015 6:06:19 PM PDT · by IChing · 44 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 6/8/15 | Donald Joy
    By now, everyone in America should have realized that the white man’s laws are not to be applied to black people, because slavery and Jim Crow, and white supremacy and white privilege, and institutional racism and disparate impact and achievement gap and structural inequality and kill whitey anyway, that’s why. Blacks can just do whatever they want. Anything opposing that basic principle is hateful bigotry. Pursuant to this new policy, which has actually been in development for quite a few years now, we’ve come up with a set of firm guidelines which are to be deemed in force immediately, for...
  • Two Black Panthers, Advocates for ISIS, Admit Plot To Bomb Ferguson and Saint Louis Police…

    06/04/2015 3:49:38 PM PDT · by detective · 4 replies
    Right Side News ^ | June 02, 2015
    This story is interesting both for the content the media share and for the content the media avoid sharing. Both Saint Louis suspects are admitted members of the New Black Panther organization; both suspects are also admitted Islamist Radicals and believers in ISIS jihad….
  • The dreadful truth of Moynihan’s prophecy

    06/05/2015 1:07:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 3, 2015 | Ellen Sauerbrey
    On the 50th anniversary of Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s famous report on the breakdown of the black family in urban ghettos, Baltimore has descended into the tragic violence and chaos he predicted. In a report titled, “The Negro Family: The Case for Action,” Assistant Secretary of Labor Moynihan, warned that the deterioration of the black family, would result in soaring crime rates if it continued unchecked. In the most famous passage of the 1965 report, Moynihan, who would later become a Democratic U.S. senator, wrote, “From the wild Irish slums of the 19th-century Eastern seaboard, to the riot-torn suburbs of Los...
  • Protestors Plan Rally in Ferguson in Support of Boston Terror Suspect

    06/05/2015 1:37:58 PM PDT · by PROCON · 91 replies
    truthrevolt.org ^ | June 5, 2015 | Bradford Thomas
    "Justice for Usaama Rahim in Ferguson" Black Lives Matter protest group has planned a rally Friday in Ferguson in support of Usaama Rahim, the ISIS-inspired terror suspect who was shot dead in Boston after pulling a knife on officers. On a Facebook page called "Justice for Usaama Rahim in Ferguson," the activists have announced that the rally will take place June 5 at 5pm CDT in front of the Ferguson Police Department and will include a "FREE Halal BBQ dinner." The purpose: to show that #BlackLivesMatter and to protest "murder and profiling of our black brothers." Here's the complete announcement:
  • Are We In for Another High-Crime Era After the Response to Ferguson and Baltimore?

    06/05/2015 5:53:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 5, 2015 | Michael Barone
    Are we seeing a reversal of the 20-year decline in violent crime in America? A new nationwide crime wave? Heather Mac Donald fears we are, and as a premier advocate and analyst of the policing strategy pioneered by Rudy Giuliani in New York City and copied and adapted throughout the country, she is to be taken seriously. And the statistics she presented in an article in last weekend's Wall Street Journal are truly alarming. Gun violence is up 60 percent in Baltimore so far this year compared to 2014. Homicides are up 180 percent in Milwaukee, 25 percent in St....
  • Al Sharpton, Supercop

    06/03/2015 6:56:49 PM PDT · by Chris Shugart Uncommon Sense · 10 replies
    Thought Crimes ^ | 06-02-15 | Chris Shugart
    Good morning Baltimore. Crime is up and arrests are down. Residents are afraid to go outside following the recent surge in homicides, the worst in 15 years. But have no fear, Al Sharpton has come to the rescue to bring peace and harmony to the mean streets of a city near you. America’s law-and-order champion has been calling for the deployment of a federal police force to take over local law enforcement in riot-troubled cities such as Baltimore and Ferguson. “We need the Justice Department to step in and take over policing in this country,” he said. He also suggested...
  • Two Black Panthers, Advocates for ISIS, Admit Plot To Bomb Ferguson and Saint Louis Police….

    06/02/2015 7:26:14 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 8 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Jun 2, 2015 | Sundance
    This story is interesting both for the content the media share and for the content the media avoid sharing. Both Saint Louis suspects are admitted members of the New Black Panther organization; both suspects are also admitted Islamist Radicals and believers in ISIS jihad…. However, as previously pointed out, you’ll have a hard time finding the connection between NBPP and ISIS in any media article. Contrast against the media reports yesterday about “right-wing” domestic terror threats and the DOJ inquiry. We previously noted the avoidance of linking “Black Lives Matter” protests to the New Black Panthers, and the short trip...
  • Al Sharpton sets sights on Republican National Convention in Cleveland speech

    06/01/2015 2:45:17 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 58 replies
    Northeast Ohio Media Group ^ | May 29, 2015 | John Harper
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Rev. Al Sharpton took aim at Cleveland's 2016 Republican National Convention in front of a packed house at Cleveland's Olivet Institutional Baptist Church on Friday night, speaking for nearly an hour. "Jeb Bush and Scott Walker and them think they are going to come in here and have four or five days of convention," Sharpton said. "We are going to have another convention outside."
  • "We Don't Hate White People...Y'all The Devil" (video at Townhall - Just Wow)

    06/01/2015 8:59:09 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 74 replies
    Townhall ^ | Greg Hengler
    Video LinkVideo of interviews at Fersuson, MO.This is shocking. I didn't think it had gotten this bad. Language warning, of course.
  • David Brooks: 'Obama Has Run An Amazingly Scandal-Free Administration' [mentions my blog]

    05/31/2015 4:47:12 PM PDT · by grundle · 52 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 31, 2015 | Tom Blumer
    <p>Despite 6-1/2 years of horrid governance and dozens of acknowledged scandals, several of which a few of the credible remaining outposts of liberal thought have actually agreed are scandals, David Brooks, the New York Times's resident fake conservative, asserted on Friday's PBS NewsHour, as if it's an indisputable fact, that "President Obama has run an amazingly scandal-free administration, not only he himself, but the people around him."</p>
  • The Ten Cracka Commandments

    05/31/2015 10:18:25 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 49 replies
    Shades Of White ^ | 5/22/2015
    What’s a white person to do? Recently, I had the pleasure to participate in the Interplay Hip Hop Symposium at Lehigh University. The event was hosted by the inimitable hip hop theatre pioneer Kashi Johnson and keynoted by brilliant lyricist and hip hop educator Asheru. I gave a lecture about white appropriation of rap. My lecture led to a discussion about how white people fit into the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Together, we came up with these, the ten cracka commandments for 2015: 1. #AllLivesMatter won’t matter until #BlackLivesMatter. This commandment is a litmus test and the greatest commandment. 2. Always remember...
  • The Left Goes Insane

    05/31/2015 8:43:46 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Fay Voshell
    The fall in to “certain untruth” is almost complete within the ranks of the increasingly mentally disturbed Left. Further, because so much of what the Left is promulgating is in fact certain untruth, it must continually seek to cut off rational debates. It abhors questions about the veracity of its dogma and praxis. Leftists believe it is vitally important to prohibit questions that might undermine them or their system’s credibility. Nothing, absolutely nothing, about the dogma of the Left is to be questioned. It is only to be believed. That is one reason why the Left’s current chief flag bearer,...
  • Protesting for pay is all the rage these days

    05/30/2015 5:26:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 30, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Earlier this month the anti-cop protests, which certainly contain a lot of genuinely upset people, took a bit of a blow to their collective reputation when the #CutTheCheck movement broke out on social media. It highlighted the fact that at least some of the protesters in Ferguson, Baltimore and other locales were not only bussed in, but were being paid for their social activism. Hired protesters with the Black Lives Matter movement have started a #CutTheCheck hashtag and held a sit-in at the offices for the successor group to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) in Missouri...
  • "Ferguson Effect": America's New Crime Wave Is All Part Of The Plan

    05/30/2015 2:35:19 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 45 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 30, 2015 | John Nolte
    The Wall Street Journal is calling the dramatic end of America’s two-decade-long drop in crime “The Ferguson Effect.” Led behind the scenes by President Obama, America’s fraudulent civil rights leaders (Al Sharpton) and the mainstream media (especially CNN), worked together — starting with their lies in Ferguson — to launch hate campaigns against the police.
  • Why the Brown family will win the lawsuit against Ferguson

    05/30/2015 6:01:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Baltimore Post-Examiner ^ | May 30, 2015 | Doug Poppas
    On April 23 of this year Michael Brown’s family filed a lawsuit against the City of Ferguson for the wrongful death of their son, Michael Brown Jr. This civil case may not be just another frivolous attempt to gain media attention as is the case with many civil actions these days. I believe this case has a solid foundation and may bring to light some very serious questions concerning the death of Michael Brown at the hands of Ferguson police officer, Darren Wilson. Was implicit bias a factor in Brown’s death? Implicit bias can affect people’s decisions and their behavior...
  • Why Did Twitter Ban Chuck C. Johnson?

    05/29/2015 11:31:21 PM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 5 replies
    Slate ^ | May 28, 2015 | Amanda Hess
    On Saturday, Chuck C. Johnson invited his Twitter followers to send some money his way so that he could focus on his latest project: “taking out” the civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson. Johnson is a 26-year-old California man who has been described as “Twitter’s most infamous right-wing troll” (Mother Jones), a “digital Darth Vader” (Politico), “your least favorite person” (the Washington Post), and “mood slime” (the New York Times). He is best known for outing the subject at the center of the discredited Rolling Stone UVA story, publishing the home addresses of New York Times Ferguson reporters Julie Bosman and...
  • The black lives that don’t matter to progressives

    05/29/2015 4:38:14 AM PDT · by Truth29 · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 28, 2015 | Rich Lowry
    Black Lives Matter, the slogan of the movement that began in earnest after the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., is a lie. Taken at face value, the phrase is a truism, since obviously all lives matter. But the people who use it as a shibboleth don’t care about black lives per se so much as scoring points against the police. When there is some awful tragedy involving a cop shooting or harming a young black man (sometimes justifiably, sometimes not), they muster every ounce of their moral dudgeon and stage demonstrations eagerly covered by a sympathetic media....
  • Some Race Activists Are Harming Their Own Cause

    05/29/2015 5:45:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    There was a mostly minority-on-minority bloodbath in Baltimore over the Memorial Day weekend, with 26 people shot and nine dead, and the main reaction we hear from the left is "racism." How do perpetual race activists ever expect to be viewed as credible when they react to every incident, irrespective of the facts, as racially motivated? Take Ferguson, Missouri, for example. Though a grand jury refused to return a criminal indictment against police Officer Darren Wilson in connection with what authorities concluded was his legally justifiable shooting of Michael Brown, racial activists continue to cite the tragedy as if it...
  • Ferguson Protesters Were Promised Up To $5,000 A Month To Protest, Demand Payment

    05/26/2015 6:38:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    HNGN ^ | May 26, 2015 | Taylor Tyler
    The Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE) group reportedly promised to pay protesters $5,000 per month to stir up civil unrest in Ferguson following the death of Michael Brown at the hands of a white police officer.Last year's protests in Ferguson, Missouri were attended by hired protesters who were promised thousands of dollars per month to participate in the Black Lives Matter movement, but the hiring organization never paid those protesters, and now they are speaking out. The Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE) group, which succeeded the now-bankrupt St. Louis branch of the Association of Community Organizations...
  • Ferguson Protesters Now Protesting Over Not Getting Paid

    05/26/2015 2:03:54 AM PDT · by maddog55 · 34 replies
    NEWSMAX ^ | 25 May 2015 | John Blosser
    At least some of the protesters who looted, rioted, burned buildings and overturned police cars in Ferguson, Missouri, last year were promised payment of up to $5,000 per month to join the protests. However, when the Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE), the successor group to the now-bankrupt St. Louis branch of ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now), stiffed the protesters, they launched a sit-in protest at the headquarters of MORE and created a Twitter page to demand their money, the Washington Times reports. Presidential candidate and former Rep. Allen B. West, R-Fl., noted on his website,...
  • Cardinals Mascot Called "Racist" for Holding "Police Lives Matter" Sign

    05/25/2015 11:00:25 AM PDT · by rightistight · 34 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/25/15 | Aurelius
    On Sunday, May 17, the mascot of the St. Louis Cardinals held a sign that read "Police Lives Matter." The person in the mascot outfit said he did not know what was on the sign. For this action, Fredbird has been labelled a "racist." Again, this is a baseball mascot holding a sign saying that police lives matter. The website Deadspin learned of the picture below and ran a story titled, "Your Racist Uncle Will Love This Picture Of The Cardinals' Mascot:" The author of the article, Tom Ley, then rambles for several paragraphs in an expletive-filled tirade. ...The image...