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  • 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. …
  • 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 · 64 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 “turn the tide” 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 “Sunshine.” She has a radio blog show hosted from Texas called, “Sunshine’s F***ing Opinion Radio Show.” 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 · 56 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, I’ve got some unsolicited advice for you. And you’re going to love this. It’s free! If you’ll allow me to introduce myself, I’m 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 Rap’s 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 Rap’s 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 “Straight Outta Compton,” 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 “gangsta rap” in the late 1980s, and even this hagiography can’t hide the fact that its legacy has endured to the detriment of poor black communities. The most prominent members...
  • The ‘Ferguson Effect’ 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...
  • 9-Year-Old Shot Dead in Ferguson While Sitting in Bed Doing Her Homework

    08/20/2015 10:56:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    People Magazine ^ | August 20, 2015 | Tara Fowler
    A 9-year-old girl was shot and killed Tuesday in Ferguson, Missouri, while she sat in bed doing her homework, her family says. "I never in a million years thought that I'd be laying my daughter to rest," said James Bolden, 9-year-old Jamyla's father, KMOV reports. Jamyla's 34-year-old mother was also shot in the leg, but she has since been released from the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. As of Wednesday night, police had no suspect in the attack, though investigators believe that the shots were fired from close range into the home, which is one block...
  • The Trump has landed - Deal With It (Time Mag cover story)

    08/20/2015 5:56:57 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 108 replies
    TIME MAGAZINE ^ | Michael Scherer
    There are some things you just can’t do in politics, not at the presidential level, anyway. This is a game like any other, with rules honed over decades by the pros in blue blazers clutching focus-group results: Be likable. Don’t make enemies. Respect the party elders. Avoid funny hats. And never wear white bucks or French cuffs to the Iowa State Fair, a flyover fantasy­land of cholesterol and common decency where the life-size butter cow grazes behind glass with the life-size butter Uncle Pennybags from Monopoly. That’s why Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker wore jeans to pose atop the hay bales...
  • Black activists (reaffirm their "solidarity with the Palestinian struggle")

    08/19/2015 12:45:51 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    Salon.com ^ | 08/19/2015 | David Palumbo-Liu
    [FULL TITLE] Black activists send clear message to Palestinians: “Now is the time for Palestinian liberation, just as now is the time for our own in the United States” The actual distance between Ferguson, Missouri, and Gaza is about 6,000 miles. But last summer, the repressive and deadly violence visited upon blacks and Palestinians, respectively, made that distance seem to disappear. Immediately, lines of solidarity began to emerge between those groups, and in August a set of activists and organizations in Palestine issued this statement: We the undersigned Palestinian individuals and groups express our solidarity with the family of Michael...
  • OBAMA'S DISHONEST "I FEEL" FERGUSON SPEECH [The feelings and lives of crime victims don't matter]

    08/18/2015 8:11:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 08/18/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The rhetoric of "I feel" is the bane of truth. It allows for the creation of power structures based not on facts, but on feelings, based not on laws, but on attitudes. Obama's Ferguson address doesn't focus on the facts. It can't. Even his militant pal Holder couldn't find enough to be able to indict anyone. Instead the administration had to settle for lynching some city officials over politically incorrect emails. No gentle giant. No "Hands up, Don't Shoot". It was a lie. It was all a lie. Even Obama can't keep that lie going. He mentions the "tragic death...
  • Poll: “Congrats Michael Brown one year with no criminal behavior”

    08/18/2015 5:02:05 AM PDT · by grundle · 29 replies
    wordpress ^ | August 17, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Poll: “Congrats Michael Brown one year with no criminal behavior” I think this sign is a great idea, because it tells the truth. It seems to me the only people who would be upset by it are the people who don’t want people to know that Brown was a criminal. For example, Obama tried to block the release of the security video which showed Brown committing theft and assault, despite the fact that there had been multiple Freedom of Information requests for the video. I like this sign because it is a victory for the truth.The News-Gazette reports:Business’ sign causes a...
  • Exhibit Depicting Michael Brown's Death Raises Many Questions (2 Bag Barf Alert)

    08/17/2015 6:37:39 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 21 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 8/14/15 | Mary Louise Schumacher
    Chicago — It was just about a year ago. Michael Brown's body was left face down on a street in Ferguson, Mo., his bright red Cardinals cap lying beside him and police officers standing idly by. It was a deeply unsettling image. Combined with the stories of witnesses who said the unarmed black 18-year-old had attempted to surrender before being shot by a white cop, it reeked of a shameful history.
  • Oath Keepers to Arm 50 Black Protesters in Ferguson with AR- 15’s for an Epic Rights Flexing March

    08/16/2015 1:37:26 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 35 replies
    The Free Thought Project ^ | August 15, 2015 | Jay Syrmopoulos
    Ferguson, Missouri – The Missouri chapter of the Oath Keepers are planning to hold an open carry march through downtown Ferguson, Mo., which will reportedly involve arming 50 black protestors with AR-15 rifles. The decision to hold the event transpired after St. Louis County officials, in violation of Missouri’s open carry law, insisted that members of the group could not open carry long barrel rifles within the city. In a video uploaded to YouTube, police chief Jon Belmar is seen warning a number of Oath Keepers that open carrying long barrel rifles would be a violation of the law. “My...
  • THE VERY FAMILIAR STORY OF P.O. DARREN WILSON STIRS MEMORIES OF NYCPD SGT ED JOHNSON

    08/16/2015 10:04:36 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    Coach is right ^ | 8/19/14 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson has likely never heard of Edward L. Johnson, a New York City Police Sergeant who was killed by an alcoholic psycho on a cold January day more than 54 years ago. But those who passed through the NYCPD Academy during the 1960s remember the story of how Sergeant Johnson died because it was part of the Firearms Training curriculum. As the story goes, Sgt Johnson and his driver were called to a Bowery soup kitchen to back up a team of officers who were attempting to arrest a drunken, psychotic client who was using a...
  • Obama: Task force will improve policing with 'communities of color' [Nationalize the Police]

    08/15/2015 11:18:02 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/15/15 | Barbara Boland
    President Obama discussed initiatives he's put in place to change the tense dynamic between "many communities of color" and the police on the one year anniversary of teenager Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, Mo. "I convened a task force on community policing to find commonsense steps that can help us drive down crime and build up trust and cooperation between communities and police, who put their lives on the line every single day to help keep us safe. And I've met personally with rank and file officers to hear their ideas," said Obama in his weekly address. Obama said that...
  • Protesters Ready For War As America’s Impoverished Inner Cities Threaten To Erupt

    08/12/2015 4:27:13 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 28 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 8/11/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Are we about to witness a new round of racially-charged protests, riots and demonstrations all across the United States? On Sunday night, a protest that had been organized to commemorate the one year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri took a very violent turn. An 18-year-old named Tyrone Harris that is being described as a “real close” friend of Michael Brown opened fire on police with a stolen handgun. Police returned fire and Harris got hit. He is now in the hospital and his prognosis is uncertain. Of course this just raised tensions to an entirely new level,...
  • The Biggest Idiots in Politics: The #Blacklivesmatter Protesters

    08/15/2015 4:20:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 15, 2015 | John Hawkins
    Nobody is working harder to ensure that black Americans die violently than the #Blacklivesmatter protesters. Not the KKK. Not the Aryan Nation. Not the American Nazi Party. In fact, if those groups were smart (and being a part of one of those groups is de facto proof that theyÂ’re not), then theyÂ’d be doing everything they can to fund the #blacklivesmatter crowd. Why? Well, first of all, despite the name, the group doesnÂ’t care about most #blacklives. On average, 1,876 black babies are aborted PER DAY in the United States. Many of those innocents are slaughtered via Planned Parenthood, an...
  • Police brutality Smack the Protester #Ferguson i-70 (NOT my title!)

    08/15/2015 12:42:40 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | Published on Aug 10, 2015 | unknown
    IGNORE the title at the YT link - Guess they didn't put up with any of his nonsense.
  • MO: Oathkeepers in Ferguson 2015

    08/13/2015 5:33:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
     Oathkeeper protecting local businesses in Ferguson MO, 2014 The far left Southern Poverty Law Center has smeared the Oathkeepers as "fiercely anti-government" when in fact the core reason of the Oathkeepers is to protect Constitutional Government.  Last year the Oathkeepers helped to protect private property and innocent people in Ferguson.  Not surprisingly, politicians who wanted to divide the races were not happy about it. From nbcnews.com: Patricia Bynes, Democratic Committeewoman of Ferguson Township, went to check on the protests early Tuesday and was surprised to find the Oath Keepers amid a heavy police presence. "They just showed up, walking...
  • Not News: Unarmed White Teen Killed by Cop; Two White Cops Killed by Blacks

    08/13/2015 4:57:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2015 | Larry Elder
    The media enthusiastically remind us that it's the first anniversary of the death of Ferguson's Michael Brown, a death that spawned the so-called Black Lives Matter movement. In a September speech at the United Nations, President Barack Obama said, "The world also took notice of the small American city of Ferguson, Missouri -- where a young man was killed, and a community was divided." Never mind that both a grand jury and the federal Department of Justice exonerated the officer who shot and killed Brown. Never mind that neither the physical evidence nor eyewitness testimony corroborated the assertions that Brown...
  • Armed teenager shot by police in Ferguson on anniversary of Michael Brown's death ....

    08/12/2015 1:13:49 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 64 replies
    FULL TITLE: Armed teenager shot by police in Ferguson on anniversary of Michael Brown's death called himself 'Glocks', posed with guns and boasted of being a gangster Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3195156/Armed-teenager-shot-police-Ferguson-anniversary-Michael-Brown-s-death-called-Glocks-posed-guns-boasted-gangster.html#ixzz3idMHtOLf Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook The alleged gunman who is accused of opening fire in Ferguson on the anniversary of Michael Brown's death posed holding guns on Facebook and bragged about being a gangster. Tyrone Harris called himself 'Ty Glocks' after the gun maker and claimed he was part of a group called 'Pistol Gang'. He posed in multiple photos on Facebook with pistols and rifles...
  • WHO IS FUNDING AND ORGANIZING THE RACE RIOTS? FIND OUT HERE

    08/12/2015 2:45:49 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 86 replies
    ONCE AGAIN, the rioters are looting and pillaging Ferguson, Missouri. Ferguson However, we don’t believe the protests and riots that ensued were ever about Michael Brown. The entire movement represents a threat to our Republic. Yes, you read that correctly… Those supporting, funding, supplying and organizing the recent race riots are a clear and present danger to the Republic of the United States. If you were watching the news broadcasts about the protests in New York City, you undoubtedly saw many people carrying signs reflecting their beliefs. But wait. The people holding those signs don’t look even barely capable of...
  • RAW FOOTAGE=> Protesters Flee When They See Ferguson Store Owner Is Packing Heat

    08/12/2015 2:01:50 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 57 replies
    gatewatypundit ^ | Aug 11, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    After being looted twice in the past year, the Ferguson Market and Liquor Store employees decided to take things into their own hands since the government failed. Video
  • Vietnam Vet Confronts Ferguson Protesters Stomping On The US Flag

    08/12/2015 12:56:29 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 12, 2015 | Breitbart TV
    On Tuesday’s “The Kelly File” on the Fox News Channel, footage of was aired of cameras capturing a tense situation involving a Vietnam veteran confronting Ferguson, MO protesters that were stomping on the American flag.
  • An Onion-Worthy LA Times Ferguson Tweet Befitting of the Age of Trigger Warnings

    08/12/2015 5:48:03 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 2 replies
    Benweingarten.com ^ | 2015-08-12 | Benjamin Weingarten
    https://twitter.com/latimes/status/631115411300446209/ That old saying about sticks and stones breaking bones but words never harming us has effectively been turned on its head in Post-America. Stated differently, tweets like the above are the natural outgrowth of a culture in which hypothetical threats like global warming or The Great Books are treated as existential, while actual threats to life and limb like say a nuclearized Iran or armed protestors are either ignored or whitewashed if they do not serve a political narrative.
  • The Unlearned Lesson from Ferguson, Missouri

    08/12/2015 4:01:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 12, 2015 | Allen West
    There was a remembrance march held in Ferguson, Missouri that was supposed to be peaceful in nature. It started as such but ended differently. I must first ask, why was there a remembrance march for the one year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown? Was the intention to mark how the community in Ferguson has turned the corner and made improvements to address the real issues underlying the problems in the community? I have no time to play a politically correct game but will ask, why was there a protest march to remember a young black man who assaulted...
  • Pentagon asks Ferguson to surrender 2 Humvees

    08/12/2015 3:50:19 AM PDT · by csvset · 12 replies
    Saint Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 12 august 2015 | Stephen Deere
    Ferguson has been ordered to surrender two Humvees acquired through a controversial Defense Department program that transfers surplus military equipment to local police agencies. It’s not yet clear if the directive from the Pentagon — which was first reported Tuesday in the Guardian — was sparked by political pressure, a record-keeping snafu, or both. Mike O’Connell, a spokesman for the Missouri Department of Public Safety, said the Pentagon approved the transfer of two Humvees to Ferguson in June 2013 and then later gave permission for two more. But in August 2014, after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, St. Louis...
  • Heavily armed 'Oath Keepers' inject disquieting element in Ferguson

    08/11/2015 3:50:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Reuters , Yahoo ^ | 8/11/15 | Scott Malone |
    FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Four white men carrying military-style rifles and sidearms added a disquieting element to riot-torn Ferguson, Missouri, when they began patrolling the streets before dawn on Tuesday, which police quickly labeled "inflammatory." The men said they were part of a group called "Oath Keepers," which describes itself as a non-partisan association of current and former U.S. soldiers, police and first responders who aim to protect the U.S. Constitution. They told reporters on the street that they were in Ferguson to protect a media organization. The men attracted immediate attention in the mostly black neighborhood, which exploded into...
  • Oath Keepers return to Ferguson, fueling racial tension

    08/11/2015 3:32:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | August 11, 2015 | Staff and wire services
    St. Louis police condemn armed group, fearing their presence will stoke further instability. Four white civilians carrying military-style rifles and sidearms walked a riot-torn street in Ferguson, Missouri, early Tuesday, saying they were there to protect a representative from an anti-government website, but their actions drew swift criticism from protesters in the mostly black neighborhood and from St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, who called their presence “unncessary and inflammatory.” The appearance of the four men drew stares in the neighborhood, which was rocked by violence again Sunday night as protesters marked the police killing of Michael Brown, an...
  • Breaking: #BlackLivesMatter Mob Shuts Down I-70 Both Ways in St. Louis – Driver Plows Through Line

    08/11/2015 11:31:00 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 133 replies
    Police threw down and arrested a man who ran back onto I70 as protesters were being cleared. #Ferguson pic.twitter.com/OGcIacR0Va
  • Heavily-armed ‘Oath Keepers’ patrol Ferguson protests

    08/11/2015 10:50:16 AM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies
    msnbc ^ | Aug. 11, 2015 | Cassandra Vinograd
    Heavily-armed members of a controversial patriot group added an extra dose of unease to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, early Tuesday. The Oath Keepers organization says its members — all former military, police and first responders — pledge to “defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”
  • Heavily armed 'Oath Keepers' inject new unease to riot-hit Ferguson

    08/11/2015 3:13:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/11/15 | Scott Malone
    Four civilians carrying automatic rifles and sidearms patrolled a riot-torn street in Ferguson, Missouri, early Tuesday, saying they were there to protect a media organization but drawing swift criticism from police and protesters alike. The appearance of the four men, all white, quickly drew stares in the mostly black neighborhood, which exploded into violence again on Sunday night as protesters marked the police killing of an unarmed black teen a year ago. The men identified themselves as part of a group called "Oath Keepers," which describes itself as an association of current and former U.S. soldiers and police who aim...
  • Black Lives Matter Way Too Much

    08/11/2015 8:09:33 AM PDT · by IChing · 53 replies
    Misadventures in Diversity ^ | 8/10/15 | Donald Joy
    A black criminal resists or attacks a white cop or a mostly non-black watchman, and dies as a result, and the whole country spins wildly into paroxysms of hysteria. Orgies of non-stop rioting and looting commence. Police departments and municipal governments enact emergency measures, costing taxpayers millions upon millions of dollars. Lawyers, politicians, and officials hustle to the microphones. Reporters, analysts, and pundits go into hyper-drive. Businesses burn to the ground. Entire city blocks explode in flames and mayhem and murder. The federal government doles out mountains of cash for leftist community agitators to go in and egg on the...
  • VANITY: What's the atmosphere in downtown St. Louis?

    08/11/2015 8:00:16 AM PDT · by HeadOn · 25 replies
    Vanity | 8/11/15 | Head On
    I love the Cardinals. My problem is that our vacation is next week, August 17 through 21, and Ferguson has erupted again. We are ready to drop some serious coin on good baseball tickets and a nice downtown hotel, but I'm not sure I want to do that, considering what happened (again) this weekend. All you St. Louis FReepers - what's it like near the stadium lately?
  • Missouri police union declares ‘Darren Wilson Day’ on anniversary of Michael Brown’s death

    08/11/2015 7:39:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Monday, August 10, 2015, 7:51 PM | Nina Golgowski
    As protesters mourned the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death in Missouri over the weekend, a local police union honored the officer who killed him. Sunday was declared “Darren Wilson Day” by the Columbia Police Officers Association to public outrage and criticism by the city’s mayor and police department. In a since-deleted post on the union’s Facebook page, the white police officer, who was not charged in the unarmed black teen’s death, was commemorated as “an innocent, but persecuted, officer,” The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The post reportedly went on to express support for Wilson because he was “thoroughly investigated”...
  • How Far We’ve Come: “If It Bleeds…”

    08/11/2015 5:36:26 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-11-2015 | MOTUS
    It’s been 5 days and peoples’ heads are still exploding over what The Donald said to Megyn Kelly at last week’s debate. I don’t know about you, butt I certainly never envisioned the day that America’s talking heads would be leading their prime time news coverage with a story about menstruation.  Who imagined the news room “if it bleeds it leads” mindset could be further coarsened?The world has been transformed rather quickly in the Age of Obama. Looting of a Payless (way less) store in Ferguson MO. Shelves were cleared of slippers and marching boots, butt no work boots were...
  • Sheriff Clarke: Black Lives Matter Protests ‘Political Construct’ To Mobilize Black Vote In 2016

    08/11/2015 2:28:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Breitbart Video ^ | 8/10/15 | Ian Hanchett
    Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke (D) said that the Black Lives Matter protests have been”turned into a political construct” and are “nothing more than an attempt to try to energize and mobilize the black vote through the 2016 election” on Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel “O’Reilly Factor.” Clarke said the renewed protests in Ferguson were “nothing more than a return to the scene of the big lie, the hands up, don’t shoot, this whole Black Lives Matter movement. This false narrative that came out Ferguson. They destroyed the town. Look, a bunch of thugs, a bunch of creeps,...
  • Emergency Declared in Ferguson After Shooting

    08/11/2015 2:20:51 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | AUG. 10, 2015 | JOHN ELIGON and MITCH SMITH
    FERGUSON, Mo. — The St. Louis County executive declared a state of emergency here on Monday as officials and activists sought to regain control of the volatile streets after plainclothes police officers shot and critically wounded an 18-year-old black man who they said was firing on them late the night before. The police said the man, Tyrone Harris Jr., was among two groups of young people who exchanged gunfire near peaceful protests late Sunday on the first anniversary of the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager who was killed by a white police officer in Ferguson. Prosecutors on Monday...
  • Sanders Hires Black Press Secretary; #BlackLivesMatter yawns

    08/11/2015 1:59:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    US News & World Report's Washington Whispers ^ | August 10, 2015 | Joseph P. Williams, news editor
    Welcome to Monday, the 222nd day of 2015 and the first anniversary of protesters, community organizers and civil rights activists descending on Ferguson, Missouri, to vent anger about the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed, African-American teenager fatally shot by a white cop. As word spread about Brown’s death, demonstrators in the then-nascent #BlackLivesMatter movement – loosely formed in the wake of the 2013 “stand your ground” acquittal of neighborhood vigilante George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, another unarmed black teen, in Florida – connected via social media and swept into the St. Louis suburb. As the...
  • Why Move to Ferguson? Newcomers Share Their Stories

    08/10/2015 8:52:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 10, 2015 | Tracy Jarrett
    There is a Ferguson, Missouri, that most Americans know: The town where a police shooting triggered violent protests, a federal civil rights investigation and a national debate on law enforcement's treatment of minorities. But then there is the Ferguson that new arrivals see: cheap housing, a diverse population and vibrant community activism. That second vision is helping to keep the city's struggling real estate market alive. A year after Michael Brown's death tore Ferguson apart, homes are selling, but at a slower pace. Prices have dropped, but the $50,000 median price so far this year is on par with 2013,...
  • Black Lives Matter = New Occupy Wall Street: Lisa Fithian Spotted in Ferguson

    08/10/2015 5:28:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 10 Aug 2015 | Lee Stranahan
    Lisa Fithian, the far-left activist who [Mother Jones magazine] called “Professor Occupy,” has been spotted engaging in direct actions in Ferguson, Missouri just one day after violent protests there. …
  • Why poor whites should rally behind Black Lives Matter (Hurl, you might)

    08/10/2015 4:53:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Week ^ | August 10, 2015 | Ryan Cooper
    Sunday marked the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown's death, an unarmed black 18-year-old killed by Darren Wilson, a white police officer. After a day of calm remembrances, the night turned violent as police shot another black 18-year-old, one Tyrone Harris, this time after he reportedly fired a pistol at a police car at close range. (He is still alive, though in critical condition.) It's yet another sad reminder of the fact that despite some reform inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, the issue of police brutality is still very much alive, however justified this particular shooting seems at the...
  • Ferguson Demonstrations: Authorities Declare State of Emergency in St. Louis County

    08/10/2015 1:07:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    NBC News ^ | 08/10/2015 | by JON SCHUPPE and JUAN ANGUIANO
    St. Louis authorities declared a state of emergency Monday as they prepared for a second night of protests marking a year since a police officer killed Ferguson teen Michael Brown. The move was announced by St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, who cited the violence that marred protests Sunday night in Ferguson. "The recent acts of violence will not be tolerated in a community that has worked so tirelessly over the last year to rebuild and become stronger," Stenger said in a statement. The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office announced criminal charges against a man authorities say exchanged gunfire...
  • Beyoncé gets hammered for Facebook post honoring Michael Brown

    08/10/2015 12:19:55 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 38 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 8/10/15 | Michael Dorstewitz
    “You are forever in our hearts”? Pop singer Beyoncé is taking some flak for a Facebook entry she made in remembrance of the shooting death of Michael Brown. She posted it Sunday, on the one-year anniversary of his death. He was shot and killed in self-defense by former Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson. Both a St. Louis County grand jury and a Defense Department investigation cleared Wilson of any charges. Nonetheless, Beyoncé’s post, in the form of a meme, states: “Today we will honor you and continue to fight for society to respect the humanity of all people. You are...
  • St. Louis County issues State of Emergency (Fergadishu Burning Tonight!)

    08/10/2015 12:05:37 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 71 replies
    MOV ^ | 8-10-2015 | Joe Millitzer
    Several people were shot in Ferguson Sunday night after a peaceful march to mark the anniversary of Michael Brown’s death. Two people were shot in a drive-by shooting and one opened fire on police officers. Police returned fire, critically injuring the suspect. Now, St. Louis County officials are declaring a State of Emergency. Organizers are calling today “Moral Monday.” It is a day of planned civil disobedience. They have more events planned for the remainder of the day. In the past the day of civil disobedience has included blocking highways and shutting down big businesses across St. Louis County.
  • Beyoncé gets hammered for Facebook post honoring Michael Brown

    08/10/2015 10:25:11 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 53 replies
    BizPacReview ^ | August 10, 2015 | Michael Dorstewitz
    “You are forever in our hearts”? Pop singer Beyoncé is taking some flak for a Facebook entry she made in remembrance of the shooting death of Michael Brown. She posted it Sunday, on the one-year anniversary of his death. He was shot and killed in self-defense by former Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson. Both a St. Louis County grand jury and a Defense Department investigation cleared Wilson of any charges. Nonetheless, Beyoncé’s post, in the form of a meme, states: “Today we will honor you and continue to fight for society to respect the humanity of all people. You are...
  • Ferguson celebrates anniversary of Michael Brown shooting with… another shooting

    08/10/2015 8:09:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/09/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Who could have seen this coming… aside from everyone? Last week I wrote an article predicting how the media would get the anniversary of Michael Brown’s shooting wrong. That played out precisely as most of us expected, with endless discussions about whether or not his “sacrifice” had really improved things both in Ferguson and around the nation. There were glowing commentaries offered about how the events of August 9, 2014 had “spurred a movement” of peaceful, political engagement and change. And since America loves an anniversary, there clearly had to be a “moment” yesterday back where it all started....