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  • NEW AP HISTORY TEXT CATEGORIZES TRUMP SUPPORTERS AS RACIST, QUESTIONS PRESIDENT’S MENTAL FITNESS

    04/23/2018 8:11:24 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 18 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 4-23-2018 | Sara Dogan
    It is sadly common for conservative presidents and political leaders to be portrayed in a less-than-flattering light in the left-leaning textbooks used in public school and college classrooms, but a new volume on American history gives a new spin on the term “rush to judgment.” Less than a year-and-a-half after taking office as America’s sitting president, Donald Trump is already being maligned in the pages of an upcoming high school history text which insinuates that he and his supporters are driven by racism and that he is mentally unfit to serve as our Commander-in-Chief. Textbooks rarely receive a high profile...
  • Russia says U.S. can't criticize Iran because it crushed Occupy Wall Street and Ferguson

    01/04/2018 5:07:03 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 23 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 1/3/2018
    There is no doubt that the U.S. delegation has something to tell the world,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote on Facebook. “For example, Nikki Haley can share America’s experience in breaking up protests, going into detail about how, say, the mass arrests and the stifling of the Occupy Wall Street movement happened or how Ferguson was ‘quelled,’” she added.
  • Fight on, Trump - "You magnificent bastard"

    01/02/2018 7:59:24 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    Liberal Forum ^ | 12/14/2017 | Evan Sayet
    My Leftist friends (as well as many ardent #Never Trumpers) constantly ask me if I'm not bothered by Donald Trump's lack of decorum. They ask if I don't think his tweets are "beneath the dignity of the office." Here's my answer: We Right-thinking people have tried dignity. There could not have been a man of more quiet dignity than George W. Bush as he suffered the outrageous lies and politically motivated hatreds that undermined his presidency. We tried statesmanship. Could there be another human being on this earth who so desperately prized "collegiality" as John McCain? We tried propriety has...
  • APNewsBreak: Ferguson leaders wonder if monitor worth cost

    11/22/2017 5:41:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 22, 2017 4:55 PM EST | Jim Salter
    Ferguson, Missouri, has paid about a half-million dollars to the monitor team overseeing its police and court reforms, but city leaders question what they’ve gotten for their money, especially after the departure of the original lead monitor. […] Concerns over the cost of monitoring were detailed in exclusive interviews with The Associated Press. The money spent on monitoring is costly in Ferguson, paid for entirely with city funds. The community of 20,000 is much smaller, with far less money, than most cities subject to Justice Department consent agreements. Money is so tight that Ferguson voters twice in 2016 approved tax...
  • FBI report on black 'extremists' raises new monitoring fears

    11/18/2017 9:27:09 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 18, 2017 11:43 AM EST | Sadie Gurman and Russell Contreras
    An FBI report on the rise of black “extremists” is stirring fears of a return to practices used during the civil rights movement, when the bureau spied on activist groups without evidence they had broken any laws. The FBI said it doesn’t target specific groups, and the report is one of many its intelligence analysts produce to make law enforcement aware of what they see as emerging trends. A similar bulletin on white supremacists, for example, came out about the same time. The 12-page report, issued in August, says “black identity extremists” are increasingly targeting law enforcement after police killings...
  • ‘White Privilege’: ‘Ferguson' Actors Melt Down, Kicked Off Stage

    11/08/2017 7:45:47 AM PST · by sloop3 · 51 replies
    New York: There were chaotic scenes at the closing of the controversial FERGUSON play in Manhattan. The near riot situation took place at the closing night curtain, when cast member, Cedric Benjamin, who plays Michael Brown’s friend Dorian Johnson, urged the standing room audience to turn on their phones and record him as he accused the FERGUSON play of being unbalanced and biased. Benjamin’s rant was shut down by director Jerry Dixon, calling the actor “unprofessional” and ordered him to stop and told the cast the performance was over and they were "dismissed." As the argument and shouting spilled into...
  • AG Ferguson sues to block Trump rules eroding contraception access

    10/10/2017 3:36:36 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 47 replies
    Attorney General Bob Ferguson ^ | Oct 9 2017 | Attorney General Bob Ferguson
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct 9 2017 Ferguson asks court in Seattle to declare new rules unlawfulSEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a lawsuit in federal court to block the Trump Administration’s new rules undermining women’s access to contraception.The new rules would allow any company to deny coverage for contraceptive services to its female employees based on religious grounds. Additionally, certain types of organizations would also be able to deny this coverage on moral grounds. If allowed to go forward, President Trump’s rules could have a significant impact on the more than 1.5 million Washington workers and their dependents who receive...
  • Unfair Charges of Systemic Racism

    09/29/2017 9:10:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 29, 2017 | David Limbaugh
    5990-dd00-45af-b544-3f70ac33a9e3.jpg> No matter how often leftists slander conservatives as racists, no matter how much they try to shame NFL fans for objecting to players kneeling during the national anthem, flag-waving patriots are not going to be cowed into surrendering on this issue. Why is it that anytime leftists engage in political debate or protest, no matter how inflammatory their content or manner of expression, they are glorified and defended? Conversely, why are conservatives automatically condemned as insensitive or censorious when they express their views or object to those of the left? In this upside-down culture, the left is always treated...
  • The Subtle Racism of Non-Accountability

    09/28/2017 11:02:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 28 | D.W. Wilber
    Having an honest and frank discussion about race in America is not only long overdue, but it has proven over and over to also be nearly impossible. Once the conversation focuses on the fact that many of the problems facing the black community are self-inflicted, the name calling and the denial begins. Accusations of racism quickly follow any discussion about what the black community needs to do to repair itself from within. And Americans certainly can’t expect politicians to lead such a conversation since they are the worst offenders of the subtle racism of non-accountability. Whichever side of the aisle...
  • Russians linked to political Black Lives Matter ad on Facebook targeting Baltimore

    09/27/2017 6:50:00 PM PDT · by LittleSpotBlog · 33 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 9/27/17 | John Fritze
    At least one of the Facebook advertisements bought by the Russians during last year’s presidential campaign was targeted at voters in Baltimore and made reference to the Black Lives Matter movement, a source familiar with the ad said Wednesday. The ad — also aimed at users in Ferguson, Mo. — followed the 2015 rioting sparked by the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray. The ad appeared on the social media network sometime in late 2015 or early 2016.
  • Ex-St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley found not guilty of murder

    09/15/2017 7:14:05 AM PDT · by Repealthe17thAmendment · 56 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | September 15, 2017 | Joel Currier
    ST. LOUIS • Former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley was found not guilty Friday of murdering a man while on duty. St. Louis Circuit Judge Timothy Wilson's highly anticipated verdict found a white former St. Louis police officer not guilty of first-degree murder and amed criminal action in the December 2011 shooting death of a black drug suspect after a high-speed pursuit and crash. Activists, with support from some of the city's black clergy, had pledged disruptive protests ahead of St. Louis Circuit Judge Timothy Wilson's verdict.
  • Thank your local Antifa (No, she's serious)

    09/04/2017 9:08:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Molntana Kaimin ^ | September 4, 2017 | Erin Goudreau
    There seems to be an insatiable appetite among the punditry class for the “antifascists are as bad as fascists” argument, a subset of that orthodoxy of the moderate which argues for peace in the face of violence and love in the face of hate. In the last week alone, The Guardian published “Step Aside, Antifa. You Undermine the Trump Resistance,” Truthdig published Chris Hedges’ “How Antifa Mirrors the Alt-Right,” and Trevor Noah devoted an entire segment of his show to the issue of the “Punch Drunk Left” in which he referred to Antifa as “vegan ISIS.” The Department of Homeland...
  • The line from Ferguson to Charlottesville

    08/22/2017 11:35:33 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/22/17 | Lee Cary
    The media is working overtime to convince us that the removal of bronze and stone statues from the landscape, where some have stood for over 100 years, is about erasing racism and bigotry The turmoil in Ferguson, Missouri back in 2014 was the antecedent of the recent riot in Charlottesville, Virginia. Both are examples of the street theater of “a new civil rights movement.” In November-December 2014, the website American Thinker posted a series of nine articles that tracked the persons, groups, and political forces at play in the town of about 20,000 north of St. Louis, Missouri.
  • "This is Ground Zero": Ferguson Remembers Mike Brown on 3rd Anniversary of His Killing

    08/09/2017 6:13:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    The Root ^ | August 9, 2017 | by Breanna Edwards
    On Tuesday night, more than two dozen people gathered near the spot where Michael Brown Jr. was gunned down three years ago on Aug. 9, 2014, to mourn and remember the 18-year-old whose life was taken from him and to reconstruct a makeshift memorial in the spot where he died. “We can never forget this,” activist Meldon Moffitt told a group residents and other community activists as they stood on the site. “This is ground zero.” Mike’s death sparked months of protests and served as the catalyst to the Black Lives Matter movement. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that those...
  • Book Excerpt: Ex-Ferguson Police Chief Defends Michael Brown Shooting (short - Yahoo FAIL)

    08/01/2017 4:45:07 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 19 replies
    Yahoo "News" and Newsweek (Newsweak) ^ | NewsweekAugust 1, 2017 | Thomas Jackson
    (snip) The DOJ report, though, needs to be discussed right here. Attorney General Eric Holder of the Department of Justice first arrived in Ferguson eleven days after the shooting. He spoke with Michael Brown’s mother. He talked of his own experiences with prejudice. He stated publicly that his pledge included, as opposed to simple justice, “robust action,” and he stated that “long after the events of August 9 have receded from the headlines, the Justice Department will continue to stand with this community.” The things he said and did added up to a tacit confirmation of the public fear that...
  • Crime pays: How Michael Brown’s family cashed in

    06/28/2017 11:59:22 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 26 replies
    The Hill newspaper ^ | Jun 28, 2017 | John R Lott Jr
    First, Michael Brown robbed a store. Then he viciously assaulted a policeman, fighting for the officer’s gun. The officer was left badly bruised and worried he might lose consciousness. Only when Brown charged once again did the officer fatally shoot him. As I show below, there is no debating the facts about the August 2014 shooting. Yet, what has Ferguson, Missouri done? On Saturday it was revealed that they “secretly” awarded the criminal’s family a “wrongful death claim” of $1.5 million. But if that doesn’t get you angry, look who is getting the money. After a grand jury declined to...
  • Warner Bros. said to develop Michael Brown movie

    06/24/2017 9:12:23 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 61 replies
    The St. Louis Business Journal ^ | June 19, 2017 | Veneta Rizvic
    Warner Bros. is developing a movie about Michael Brown's death, according to a Hollywood trade publication. The studio has acquired the rights to the memoir written by Lezley McSpadden, Brown’s mother, according to Tracking Board. The memoir is titled “Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil.”
  • Settlement reached in lawsuit over Michael Brown's death

    06/20/2017 5:50:28 PM PDT · by Enchante · 72 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | June 20, 2017 | Jim Salter
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday approved a settlement in the wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the parents of Michael Brown, an unarmed, black 18-year-old, whose fatal shooting by a white police officer nearly three years ago in Ferguson, Missouri, set off months of protests. Financial terms of the settlement approved by U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber were not disclosed. Anthony Gray, the attorney for Brown's parents, declined comment, as did Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III.
  • Ferguson Protestor Edward Crawford Found Dead: Third Ferguson protestor to die in the past few years

    05/06/2017 10:40:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Teen Vogue ^ | May 6, 2017 | Taylor Crumpton
    Edward Crawford, an activist known for throwing a tear gas canister back at police officers in a viral photo during the 2014 unrest in Ferguson, Missouri was found dead on Thursday, May 4, from what police officers are describing as a self-inflicted gun wound. Crawford had participated in the protests that followed the death of Michael Brown at the hand of Officer Darren Wilson. According to the St. Louis Police Department, the 27-year-old shot himself in the head after talking with two women about "personal matters." Crawford's father disputes the claims, telling the St. Louis Post Dispatch that his son...
  • Ferguson Protester Who Hurled Tear Gas Canister in Iconic Photo Dead (truc)

    05/05/2017 1:17:23 PM PDT · by Trillian · 66 replies
    TMZ ^ | 5/5/2017 | Unknown
    Edward Crawford, Jr., the man whose image became the defining moment in the Ferguson protests, is dead. Crawford was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and police are trying to determine if it was accidental or suicide. Crawford's dad told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, "I don't believe it was a suicide," adding cops are being "hush-hush" about the investigation. The photo symbolized the tensions between police and protester in the wake of Michael Brown's death. Cops hurled a tear gas canister at protesters ... Crawford picked it up and hurled it back. Crawford was 27 and the father of 4...