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  • Fergusonís first Starbucks opens Saturday

    04/29/2016 3:15:36 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 117 replies
    When Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz visited Ferguson last year, he saw the still-visible signs of unrest. But he also saw promise, and in July the company announced it would open a location there and partner with a local nonprofit to create job training opportunities. On Saturday, Fergusonís first Starbucks will open at 10776 West Florissant Ave., the company said Friday.
  • Witness Names in Brown Shooting to Be Released

    04/21/2016 7:09:39 PM PDT · by Auntie Mame · 14 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | April 21, 2016 | JOE HARRIS
    ST. LOUIS (CN) ó A federal judge has ordered the release of witness names and some evidence in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in 2014, but only to parties involved in the Brown family's wrongful death lawsuit.†††††U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber announced after a hearing Wednesday that he would order the limited release of the names and under a protective order, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. His ruling also included witness interviews and statements made to police and the FBI, statements read to grand jurors and autopsy photographs.†††††Webber said that disclosure was necessary to prevent a "gross injustice."†††††Attorneys...
  • Radical Leftists Unleash Anti-Trump Riots Starting On March 19th

    03/20/2016 5:31:09 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 48 replies
    Economic Collaps ^ | 19 August 2015 | Michael Snyder
    Many of the exact same groups that participated in Occupy Wall Street and helped organize protest rallies in Ferguson and Baltimore are now promising to bring us ďthe largest civil disobedience actions in a generationĒ. I recently wrote about the trouble that radical leftists have caused by attempting to disrupt Trump campaign events, but now there is a very organized effort to turn this into a national movement. On March 19th, thousands of angry protesters will descend on Trump Tower in New York City to denounce Donald Trumpís ďfascist policiesĒ, and on April 2nd dozens of leftist organizations will join...
  • John Heilemann to Ice Cube: Ferguson, Baltimore Were 'Police Brutality'

    04/12/2016 6:23:37 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Question to John Heilemann: what's your proof? On his With All Due Respect show this evening, interviewing Ice Cube of NWA, Heilemann flatly stated that the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Freddie Gray in Baltimore were instances of "police brutality." In the Brown case, the grand jury, which included three African-Americans, declined to bring an indictment against Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who shot Brown. And President Obama's Justice Department under then AG Eric Holder cleared Wilson of civil rights violations in the shooting. In Baltimore, the the only result to date has been a mistrial....
  • Ferguson voters reject property tax to fund Justice Department deal

    04/06/2016 9:47:29 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 43 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 6, 2016 | Mark Weinraub
    Voters in Ferguson, Missouri, rejected a property tax increase that would have helped fund changes to its police department required by the U.S. Justice Department after the city erupted in violence following the shooting of a black teenager in 2014. A new sales tax did pass, but the city will still be left with a financial shortfall as the property tax proposal did not meet the required two-thirds threshold to be enacted. The city may try to put the proposal on the ballot again in August. "There is still a deficit," Ferguson Mayor James Knowles said on Wednesday, the day...
  • Court strikes down law passed after DOJ report on Ferguson

    03/28/2016 7:54:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 28, 2016 10:19 PM EDT
    A Missouri court has struck down parts of a law meant to address concerns raised after the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson. A Cole County judge ruled Monday it is unconstitutional to limit St. Louis-area municipalities to less traffic ticket and court fine revenues than cities elsewhere in the state. The judge also struck down requirements for those citiesí police departments, including written use-of-force policies and procedures for reporting police stops. Ö
  • Justice Dept., Ferguson reach civil rights settlement

    03/18/2016 8:46:12 AM PDT · by kevcol · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 18, 2016 | Kelly Cohen
    The lawsuit was brought against Ferguson by the department after the city initially rejected some of the terms proposed in an agreement put forth to improve the city's police department and court practices, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. However, the Ferguson City Council finally approved the Justice proposal Tuesday, citing a letter from Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, as a reason why. In the letter, Gupta assured city officials that the projected costs of the proposal had been overstated.
  • Tax Records Show George Soros Funded the Ferguson Riots With 33 Million

    03/14/2016 10:15:38 AM PDT · by kevcol · 53 replies
    DailyHeadlines.net ^ | Steven H Ahle
    During the Ferguson riots, Soros hired buses to take activists from his various organizations into Ferguson to try to keep and expand the ongoing riots. Soros funded groups making the trip include but not limited to Samuel Dewitt Proctor Conference in Chicago; from the Drug Policy Alliance, Make the Road New York and Equal Justice USA from New York; from Sojourners, the Advancement Project and Center for Community Change in Washington; and networks from the Gamaliel Foundation.
  • From Ferguson To Chicago

    03/14/2016 4:41:37 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | March 14, 2016 | Mathew Vadum
    The riot planned and executed by the Left at the canceled Donald Trump campaign rally in Chicago on Friday was just the latest in a long series of mob disturbances manufactured by radicals to advance their political agendas. Even so, it is a particularly poisonous assault on the American body politic that imperils the nation's most important free institution Ė the ballot.
  • Obama's Drive To Impose "Common Core" On Law Enforcement

    02/17/2016 11:42:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 17, 2016 | Bob Barr
    From the Ferguson Police Department's first public statement about the police-involved shooting of Michael Brown in August 2014, the town of Ferguson, Missouri was doomed. Like Newton's First Law of Motion, the shooting started a cascading series of events that continues a year and a half later. The rounds of looting, rioting, protesting and media circuses, has morphed into a massive lawsuit filed against the small suburban town by the U.S. Department of Justice. If one accepts the allegations in Attorney General Loretta Lynch's lawsuit, Ferguson is nothing but a teeming hotbed of racial hatred and official incompetence; the only...
  • Loretta Lynch Thanks Prosecutor in Michael Brown Case For Calling Police ‚ÄėSubstandard‚ĶLazy‚Ķ‚Äô

    02/04/2016 1:27:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 4, 2016 | 12:10 PM EST | Jose R. Gonzalez
    After giving a speech focusing in part on the erosion of trust between citizens and the police, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch thanked the prosecutor in the Michael Brown case for saying police officers in Missouri are "substandard," "lazy" and "incompetent." “You talked earlier about the support of varied and various departments," said Robert McCulloch, prosecuting attorney for St. Louis County, Missouri. "What I'd like to suggest, though, is that in my jurisdiction we have a number of departments that are substandard... and they tend to get substandard officers and they're paying them minimum wage in some cases - or...
  • Ferguson Residents Worried About Cost of US-Mandated Changes

    02/04/2016 11:24:03 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 2, 2016 | By Jim Salter
    Many Ferguson residents expressed concern Tuesday that a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice could financially ruin the St. Louis suburb where a police officer fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown. Residents were about evenly split on whether the city should go along with the agreement, which includes overhauling police policies, training and practices. Cost concerns were a common refrain among opponents. The cost of implementing the Justice Department-mandated changes would be significant ‚ÄĒ preliminary estimates are at least $500,000, Mayor James Knowles said. The city already faces a $2.8 million deficit in part to legal fees, lost sales tax...
  • Black people had the power to fix the problems in Ferguson before the Brown shooting. They failed.

    09/19/2014 12:31:39 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 18, 2014 | Charles Cobb
    Many images that came out of Ferguson, Mo., last month looked like scenes from Birmingham, Ala., in the 1960s: the gun-wielding police officers, the sign-carrying protesters and the chants demanding equal treatment and human dignity. But thatís where the similarities ended. For all the righteous indignation it inspired, the Ferguson turmoil has become the latest in a series of flash-in-the-pan causes that peter out without inspiring lasting movements for racial justice. As an organizer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in Mississippi during the í60s, what I learned was the importance of organizing at the grass-roots and how even...
  • Better Get Used to It: The Ferguson Effect Is Real

    01/28/2016 8:17:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/28/2016 | Jack Dunphy
    Back in November 2010 I reported in this space on the murder of Aaron Shannon Jr., who at age 5 was shot and killed in his South Los Angeles backyard. Such a killing is horrific under any circumstances, but it was all the more so in that it happened on the afternoon of Halloween, and that Aaron was wearing his Spider-Man costume in joyful anticipation of trick-or-treating that evening. Compounding the horror even further was the motive for the crime: retaliation against a street gang to which neither little Aaron nor anyone in his family had any affiliation. Aaron's...
  • Portland police officers who posted 'I Am Darren Wilson' on Facebook faced counseling (tr)

    01/20/2016 11:35:49 PM PST · by Ray76 · 7 replies
    Two of the officers who posted "I am Darren Wilson'' over a photo of the Portland police badge on their personal Facebook pages in 2014 were ordered to receive counseling from a supervisor and a third retired.
  • Winners & Losers: 2015

    01/01/2016 7:56:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 1, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    Each year, "The McLaughlin Group," the longest-running panel show on national TV, which began in 1982, announces its awards for the winners and losers and the best and the worst of the year. Rereading my list of 39 awardees suggests something about how our world is changing. As "Person of the Year" and "Biggest Winner," the choice was easy, Donald Trump. American Pharoah, Triple Crown winner of the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes, was my runner-up. But three selections tell another side of the story of Trump's triumph. My "Biggest Loser" was the Republican establishment. As...
  • Disgraceful White House Hanukkah celebration

    12/11/2015 4:42:08 AM PST · by markomalley · 64 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/11/15 | Thomas Lifson
    Leave to Barack Obama to turn what should be a celebration of the Jewish people‚Äôs survival in the face of adversity into a politicized rant celebrating the cause of the Palestinians, who want to ‚Äúdrive them into the sea,‚ÄĚ as has been promised since the birth of the modern State of Israel. Daniel Greenfield reports on what should have been the highlight of this year‚Äôs White House ceremony at Front Page Magazine: ‚Ķthe White House chose Susan Talve to light the Menorah. Talve is a member of the anti-Israel group T'ruah which is currently promoting assorted "soft BDS" programs. She's...
  • Large Quantity of Cellphones Bought By ‚ÄúImmigrants‚ÄĚ at Rural Missouri Walmart Sets Off Alarms

    12/09/2015 3:45:08 PM PST · by daisy12 · 146 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 9, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Two ‚Äúforeign speaking‚ÄĚ men set off alarms after they entered the local Walmart store in Lebanon, Missouri and purchased 60 cellphones. The purchase was made around 4 AM last Saturday morning. Police were called but released the men saying they didn‚Äôt have a legal reason to detain them.
  • Man charged for murdering Ferguson woman after Facebook meeting

    12/01/2015 3:38:53 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    FOX2 (St. Louis) ^ | December 1, 2015
    FERGUSON, MO - A man has been charged with shooting a Ferguson single mother, Sharae Bradford, 25, last Saturday. Stassie Greer, 20, of Jennings has been charged with 1st degree murder, 1st degree robbery, and two counts of armed criminal action. Greer arranged to meet the victim for sex in exchange for money at her apartment, according to the probable cause statement from St. Louis County Police. There was evidence of a sexual encounter found near the victim's body.
  • Year after death, Michael Brown lies in relative obscurity

    11/29/2015 2:07:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | November 29, 2015 | Jim Suhr, The Associated Press
    NORMANDY, Mo. (AP) ‚ÄĒ Michael Brown once told an uncle that the world would know his name one day, and he was right. Fifteen months after the black 18-year-old's killing by a white Ferguson police officer made him a key figure in the debate over the treatment of blacks by U.S. law enforcement, though, Brown lies buried in relative obscurity. Brown is among the most notable residents of 160-year-old St. Peter's Cemetery, but there is no headstone marking his grave. Instead the burial plot ‚ÄĒ Section 10, Block F, Lot 12, Grave 4 ‚ÄĒ is visible only when gazing down...
  • Outrage as military vehicles, equipment taken from officers in wake of Obama order

    11/24/2015 1:51:04 PM PST · by Wyrd biū ful arśd · 106 replies
    Foxnews ^ | Nov 23 2015 | Adam Shaw
    Valuable vehicles and equipment are being yanked from law enforcement agencies across the country by the Obama administration in the wake of the president’s post-Ferguson order -- as sheriffs and lawmakers tell FoxNews.com the equipment is needed, and losing it could put officers and the communities they serve in danger. "These things are useful tools and the president taking them away will put more officers in jeopardy and at risk of harm or even death. I don’t know how he can sleep at night knowing his actions will have those repercussions," Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Ala., told FoxNews.com. President Obama issued...
  • Meet the Black Lives Matter Radicals Fanning the Flames at Mizzou

    11/12/2015 1:48:02 PM PST · by Ray76 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Nov 12, 2015 | Austin Ruse
    A Breitbart News examination of Twitter accounts shows the presence in Columbia of two individuals from Black Lives Matter who fanned the flames in Ferguson, Baltimore, and Charleston, South Carolina. DeRay McKesson and Johnetta Elzie have tweeted their presence in Columbia and published photos of them meeting with Student Body President Payton Head.
  • Center for American Progress reveals Palestinians were advising demonstrators in Ferguson

    11/12/2015 7:45:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/12/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Oops! As a byproduct of an internal dispute at the far left think tank, the Center for American Progress (CAP), it has been revealed that Palestinian advisers were brought into the Ferguson, Missouri demonstrations to advise the rioters. Exactly who paid for them to apparently fly halfway around the world (or otherwise build "strong relationships") and stick their noses into an American political dispute is unclear, though it has been bandied about that George Soros has played a major role in funding the #BlackLivesMatter movement that is ginning up black anger, and presumably 2016 election turnout for Hillary. The...
  • Why Darkness Has Descended on America Explained for Paul Krugman

    11/09/2015 3:43:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 9, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Right here in the New York Times, even today. Paul Krugman -- who hates everything conservative, hates everything Republican, and despises personally Ronald Reagan -- has a piece called, "Despair, American Style." "A couple of weeks ago President Obama mocked Republicans who are 'down on America,' and reinforced his message by doing a pretty good Grumpy Cat impression. He had a point: With job growth at rates not seen since the 1990s, with the percentage of Americans covered by health insurance hitting record highs, the doom-and-gloom predictions of his political enemies look ever more at odds with...
  • Lawsuit Accuses Missouri City of Fining Homeowners to Raise Revenue

    11/04/2015 5:20:28 PM PST · by proxy_user · 3 replies
    The New York Times ^ | MONICA DAVEY
    PAGEDALE, Mo. This spring, officials in this tiny city near St. Louis ordered Valarie Whitner to replace her siding; repaint her gutters, downspout and foundation; and put up screens or storm covers outside every window and blinds or curtains on the inside. And that was before the list of demands moved on to her roof, fence and yard. Ms. Whitner, 57, who works nights at a hospital, said she and her longtime partner felt swamped beneath the costs of paying for the city-mandated repairs and for fees, fines and court costs, which her lawyers say included at least $2,400 in...
  • Texas ‚Äúwalking while black‚ÄĚ professor has racial profiling story implode

    11/04/2015 2:50:46 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 44 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11-4-15 | Jazz Shaw
    (Snip) Lights! Sirens! Demands for ID without even giving a reason! Trayvon Martin! Somehow, though, Professor Bland managed to escape with her life and go on to publish her accusations. Unfortunately for her, it turns out that the police had a dash cam in their car and they were on microphones for the entire encounter. As described at Fox News, the short movie which unfolds tells a rather different story. Or perhaps I should say, an entirely different story. (Snip) Former Dallas mayor Ron Kirk (who is also black) referred to Bland as someone looking for her Skip Gates moment....
  • Man sent to jail for trying to burn down store during Ferguson riots

    11/04/2015 6:42:08 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3 November 2015 | Reuters
    A federal judge sentenced a St. Louis County man to five years in prison for trying to burn down a store in Ferguson, Missouri, during riots after a grand jury declined to charge a white officer who had killed an unarmed black 18-year-old.
  • Police investigating 151st homicide in the city (post-Ferguson St. Louis update)

    09/25/2015 2:33:35 PM PDT · by seacapn · 17 replies
    Fox 2 St. Louis ^ | pdated at 01:02pm, September 25, 2015 | Chris Regnier
    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- St. Louis homicide detectives busy again after a young man was shot and killed in north St. Louis. It happened around 9a.m. on Marcus Avenue near Northland. Investigators say people in the area heard several shots fired. They came out to see a young man in his early 20`s shot in the street. He was pronounced dead at the scene... This was St. Louis 151st murder of this year. We are fast approaching the homicide total for all of 2014 which was 159.
  • Oakland Man Arrested In Hammer Attack On Berkeley Protester [fellow protester at police protests]

    09/25/2015 4:49:43 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 9 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | September 24, 2015
    BERKELEY (CBS SF) ó Berkeley police Thursday said they have arrested an Oakland man in a hammer attack that occurred during a series of protests in December. The alleged assault occurred on Dec. 7, 2014, when the victim, a 55-year-old man, attempted to stop some protesters from damaging a Radio Shack store at Shattuck Avenue and Dwight Way, according to police. One of the people on the scene struck the victim with a hammer on the head, causing serious injuries. The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment, police said. [SNIP] Police estimate damage to the Radio Shack...
  • The Liberal Solution to Ferguson, MO? More Liberalism

    09/24/2015 6:09:05 AM PDT · by PROCON · 1 replies
    spectator.org ^ | Sep. 24, 2015 | Andrew B. Wilson
    Speaking of the restoration of the centuries-old Bourbon monarchy ó following the massively convulsive interlude of 22 years between French Revolution and Napoleonís defeat at Waterloo in 1814 ó Talleyrand quipped, ďThey [the Bourbons] have learned nothing and forgotten nothing.Ē On a smaller scale, the same judgment applies to the lessons learned (or studiously ignored) in a lengthy report released last week into the ďunderlying issuesĒ behind the riots and looting that erupted in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson (pop. 21,200) following the shooting death of a young black man by a white police officer on Aug. 9, 2014....
  • Ferguson panel recommends merging police, other changes

    09/14/2015 4:24:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 14, 2015 6:22 PM EDT | Jim Salter and Jim Suhr
    The co-chairman of a reform panel formed after the Ferguson police shooting of Michael Brown said Monday that the groupís report calling for police departments and municipal courts to be merged and other changes ďreveals uncomfortable truths about this region we call home.Ē Rich McClure and other Ferguson Commission members acknowledge in their 198-page report that the panel has no power to enact any of the proposals. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said he backs the recommendations and during a news conference declared: ďI commit to you today that these tireless efforts will not be in vain.Ē ďTogether we will lead...
  • Ben Carson Stumbles on Illegal Immigration, Ferguson

    09/14/2015 1:24:24 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 66 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 9/14/2015 | Dave Blount
    Meanwhile, as Trump promises to rid the country of illegal aliens within 2 years, Ben Carson wants to give them guest worker status, and defends his stance with the doubtful claim that enforcing immigration law would lead to paying $4 for a tomato because only foreigners from the Third World are willing to work on farms. To the extent it is true that Americans are unwilling to work on farms despite the alarmingly low labor force participation rate, this is a matter to be resolved by reining in the welfare state, not by leaving the border open. Conservatives may also...
  • Police kill suspect after Kentucky trooper fatally shot (By #BlackLivesMatter Protestor!)

    09/14/2015 11:20:48 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 51 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9-14-2015 | Brendan O'Brien
    The suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a rookie Kentucky state trooper this weekend has died after being shot by authorities, state police said on Monday. Kentucky State Police found the suspect, Joseph Thomas Johnson-Shanks, 25, of Missouri, in a wooded area close to Interstate 24, near where he allegedly shot the trooper after a car chase, police said. Johnson-Shanks had aimed his gun at troopers and refused to drop it, leading one to shoot him, officials said. Johnson-Shanks died at a medical center in Princeton, Kentucky.
  • #Ferguson Looter Brags on Facebook About Seeing Himself on TV Ė Is Quickly Arrested

    09/14/2015 10:27:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 56 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Sep 14th, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    19 year-old Brandon Ward was arrested after he bragged on Facebook about seeing himself looting the Ferguson Market on TV. His mother turned him in.
  • 'People's Report' on Ferguson Riots Calls for Broad Change

    09/14/2015 9:06:47 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | 09/14/2015
    An independent commission in the state of Missouri has released what it calls the "people's report" on the issues that it concludes ultimately led to riots last year after a Ferguson police officer killed unarmed Michael Brown. In nearly 200 pages of recommendations and conclusions, the commission not only targets police departments and court systems, but it analyzes broader societal and generational issues that the authors say must be addressed to make the state "stronger, fairer" for everyone. Among the issues addressed, the commission cites inequalities and "unconscious bias" at schools, and hunger throughout the state, where more than one...
  • Carson: GOP Has GOP ĎNeglectedí African-American Communities

    09/13/2015 11:22:56 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 192 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/13/2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on Fox News Channelís ďMedia Buzz,Ē Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson said the Republican Party has in the past ďneglectedĒ African-American community but because of the recent chaos in race relation brought on by unrest in Ferguson, Baltimore and other cities the GOP Ē has a very excellent opportunity,Ē to reach out and help ďget business and industry and academia to invest in people.Ē
  • GOP candidate Ben Carson says he probably wouldn't have shot Michael Brown

    09/12/2015 2:52:13 PM PDT · by PROCON · 210 replies
    stltoday.com ^ | Sep. 11, 2015 | Nicholas J.C. Pistor
    FERGUSON ē Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says he probably wouldnít have used deadly force against Michael Brown, the teenager whose fatal shooting by police Officer Darren Wilson sparked a national debate on race and the role of police. Carson gave an interview to the Post-Dispatch on Friday afternoon after visiting Ferguson. When asked if he would have shot Brown if he were in Wilsonís shoes, Carson said: ďItís hard to say. I probably, knowing who he was, I probably just would have arrested him.Ē Carson said he would have waited for backup before having the altercation. A Justice Department...
  • America's Descent Into Lawlessness

    09/10/2015 4:04:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 9, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Do you remember Lewis "Scooter" Libby? In 2003, the Department of Justice appointed a special counsel to investigate allegations that Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, unlawfully disclosed the covert status of CIA operative Valerie Plame. Yet Plame may not have been a covert undercover agent, based on the formal government definition of that role. And even if she were, it was widely known at the time that Secretary of State Colin Powell's subordinate, Richard Armitage, had most likely disclosed her status earlier. In other words, Libby was in an Orwellian position of being accused of a crime...
  • ĎBlack Lives Matteríóbut Reality, Not So Much

    09/09/2015 10:39:04 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/8/2015 | Jason L. Riley
    The great lie of the summer has been the Black Lives Matter movement. It was founded on one falsehoodóthat a Ferguson, Mo., police officer shot a black suspect who was trying to surrenderóand it is perpetuated by another: that trigger-happy cops are filling our morgues with young black men. The reality is that Michael Brown is dead because he robbed a convenience store, assaulted a uniformed officer and then made a move for the officerís gun. The reality is that a cop is six times more likely to be killed by someone black than the reverse. The reality is that...
  • FERGUSON BOMBERS SENTENCED-Two Black Panthers get a slap on the wrist

    09/09/2015 7:04:49 AM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 9, 2015 | Matthew Vadum
    Ferguson Bombers Sentenced Two Black Panthers get a slap on the wrist, courtesy of the Obama administration. September 9, 2015 Matthew Vadum †† A foiled plot to use bombs to assassinate the police chief, county prosecutor, and other officials in troubled Ferguson, Mo., and also blow up the iconic Gateway Arch in nearby St. Louis, has ended in federal prison terms for two New Black Panther Party members. In a sweetheart plea bargain deal, Olajuwon Davis and Brandon Orlando Baldwin, both radical black Muslim men in their twenties, received mere seven-year custodial sentences last week from U.S. District Judge...
  • Ferguson Bombers Sentenced

    09/09/2015 6:39:51 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/09/15 | Matthew Vadum
    Two Black Panthers get a slap on the wrist, courtesy of the Obama administration A foiled plot to use bombs to assassinate the police chief, county prosecutor, and other officials in troubled Ferguson, Mo., and also blow up the iconic Gateway Arch in nearby St. Louis, has ended in federal prison terms for two New Black Panther Party members. In a sweetheart plea bargain deal, Olajuwon Davis and Brandon Orlando Baldwin, both radical black Muslim men in their twenties, received mere seven-year custodial sentences last week from U.S. District Judge Henry Autrey when they could have been sent to prison...
  • 2 face sentencing in Ferguson-related bomb plot

    09/03/2015 7:59:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 3, 2015 10:47 AM EDT
    Two St. Louis men face sentencing for planning a bomb attack targeting the Ferguson police chief and other officials after an officer killed Michael Brown there last year. Olajuwon Davis and Brandon Orlando Baldwin pleaded guilty in June to felony counts of conspiring to use explosives and making false written statements while buying firearms. They are to be sentenced Thursday morning in St. Louis. Ö
  • Oath Keeper Who Called for #BlackOpenCarry March in Ferguson Leaves the Group, Plans His Own March

    08/31/2015 4:36:54 PM PDT · by windcliff · 4 replies
    Reason.com ^ | 8-27-15 | Jesse Walker
    Two weeks ago, Sam Andrews announced that the Oath Keepers, a group of current and former members of the military and police who have pledged to refuse unconstitutional orders, were going to sponsor a march of black men armed with AR-15s in Ferguson, Missouri. Now Andrews has left the organization, charging Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes with holding a "racist double standard" for when it's acceptable to confront cops. Rhodes strongly denies this, calling Andrews a "lying sociopath." Andrews charges Rhodes with hypocrisy, complaining that the man "was perfectly willing to 'confront the cops' at Bundy Ranch, but is unwilling...
  • Black Activists Call for Lynching and Hanging of White People and Cops

    08/29/2015 6:08:35 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 66 replies
    Aug 28, 2015 | Lana Shadwick
    Black Activists Call for Lynching and Hanging of White People and Cops Lana Shadwick 28 Aug 2015 Members of the #FYF911 or #FukYoFlag and #BlackLivesMatter movements called for the lynching and hanging of white people and cops. They encouraged others on a radio show Tuesday night to ďturn the tideĒ and kill white people and cops to send a message about the killing of black people in America. One of the F***YoFlag organizers is called ďSunshine.Ē She has a radio blog show hosted from Texas called, ďSunshineís F***ing Opinion Radio Show.Ē A snapshot of her #FYF911 @LOLatWhiteFear Twitter page at...
  • An Open Letter To Donald Trump

    08/27/2015 12:22:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2015 | Michael Brown
    Dear Mr. Trump, Like millions of Americans, I am intrigued with your meteoric rise to the top of the polls. You have truly captured the imagination of this nation. Because I would love to see you succeed, Iíve got some unsolicited advice for you. And youíre going to love this. Itís free! If youíll allow me to introduce myself, Iím a Jewish follower of Jesus (just like Peter and Paul and John and the rest of the apostles), an author, professor, minister, and national talk radio host. My wife, Nancy, and I have been married for almost 40 years, and...
  • THE 'FERGUSON EFFECT' SPREADS: Alabama Cop Chokes, Beaten by Black Felon, Fails to Defend Himself

    08/26/2015 2:35:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 08/25/2015 | Matthew Vadum
    A white police officer in the South who was recently beaten bloody and unconscious by a black suspect now admits he failed to defend himself properly because he was afraid if he used force he would have been accused of racism. This is poignant testimony to the tremendous damage that the racist Black Lives Matter movement has inflicted on the American psyche. Nowadays police all over the country are increasingly reluctant, or in some cases outright unwilling, to perform their duties as law enforcement personnel. They know that government officials, eager to pander to loud, angry lynch mobs in the...
  • Gangsta Rapís Grim Legacy for Comptons Everywhere

    08/26/2015 7:17:57 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug 25, 2015 | Jason L. Riley
    Gangsta Rapís Grim Legacy for Comptons Everywhere A hit movie about the rap group N.W.A. is a reminder: Glorified thuggery poisoned poor black communities. By Jason L. Riley Aug. 25, 2015 6:39 p.m. ET 242 COMMENTS For two weeks the top box-office draw has been ďStraight Outta Compton,Ē a meandering biopic about the rise and disintegration of the Los Angeles-area rap group N.W.A., or Niggaz With Attitude. N.W.A. helped popularize ďgangsta rapĒ in the late 1980s, and even this hagiography canít hide the fact that its legacy has endured to the detriment of poor black communities. The most prominent members...
  • The ĎFerguson Effectí Spreads

    08/26/2015 6:26:51 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/26/15 | Matthew Vadum
    An Alabama cop put in the hospital by a black felon admits he choked because he didn't want to be called racist A white police officer in the South who was recently beaten bloody and unconscious by a black suspect now admits he failed to defend himself properly because he was afraid if he used force he would have been accused of racism. This is poignant testimony to the tremendous damage that the racist Black Lives Matter movement has inflicted on the American psyche. Nowadays police all over the country are increasingly reluctant, or in some cases outright unwilling, to...
  • Ferguson judge withdraws all arrest warrants before 2015

    08/24/2015 5:27:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | August 24, 2015 | Greg Botelho and Sara Sidner
    The municipal court judge in Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday announced sweeping changes to the city's court system, including an order to withdraw all arrest warrants issued in that city before December 31, 2014. Municipal Court Judge Donald McCullin, who was appointed in June, also changed the conditions for pretrial release. According to a press release put out by Ferguson, all defendants will be given new court dates with alternative penalties like payment plans or community service. Those caught for minor traffic violations should be less likely to end up behind bars because of McCullin. Under the new policy, they won't...
  • Why Conservatives Should Care About Ferguson

    08/22/2015 5:21:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2015 | John C. Goodman
    Last Saturday I made a first-ever visit to the down town Dallas Police Department to fill out a report. I had never been to a police department before. My only image of one was the police station I had seen on the television series Hill Street Blues. Unlike the television show, the building I approached was thoroughly modern -- constructed of glass and steel. I was impressed. Also unlike the television show, the building was locked. Locked? Yes locked. The police take off on weekends? Apparently. From what I remember, people walked in and out of the Hill Street Blues...