Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $71,687
84%  
Woo hoo!! And now less than $13.4k to go!! We can do this. Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: fergusonriots

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Sickening moment hit-and-run driver smashes through crowd of Ferguson protesters...

    11/26/2014 6:54:48 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 104 replies
    AP via Daily Mail [UK] ^ | 25 November 2014 | Sophie Jane Evans
    This is the sickening moment a hit-and-run driver smashed into a crowd of Ferguson protesters in Minnesota, before dragging a woman 20 feet under his front wheel and running over her leg.
  • (Ferguson) Protesters swarm courthouse steps in St. Louis

    11/25/2014 12:23:03 PM PST · by Zakeet · 43 replies
    AP ^ | November 25, 2014
    Protesters angry about the grand jury decision to not indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson have overturned barricades and swarmed the steps of the federal courthouse in downtown St. Louis. [Snip] Those who swarmed the courthouse steps chanted "You didn't indict. We shall fight."
  • Flames of Ferguson Illuminate Age of Obama

    11/25/2014 12:21:21 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 25, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    When history remembers the Obama administration, the flames of Ferguson will light up our memories. It wasn’t just an AutoZone and Jade Nails burning up in the fires of Ferguson, it was also the “Hope” of 2008 going up in smoke. Instead of hope, the age of Obama has been characterized by racial division and discord. Obama and Holder commanded the police to behave themselves. The police behaved, and look what happened. Last week, members of the New Black Panther Party were arrested by state officials for plotting to use pipe bombs against the St. Louis Gateway Arch and for...
  • Most Businesses Destroyed in Ferguson Minority Owned

    11/25/2014 1:52:12 PM PST · by grundle · 75 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | November 25, 2014 | Kerry Picket
    FERGUSON, Missouri----KMOV-TV reports that the majority of stores that were damaged or completely destroyed during Monday night's violent riots in Ferguson were minority owned. Fire Departments around the St. Louis County Area put out 25 structural fires caused by vandals and looters following the announcement from the grand jury that Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted in the death of Mike Brown. Most of the damaged businesses were on West Florissant Avenue and included: Walgreens, Little Caesers Pizza, Autozone, Beauty Town, Title Max, Family Dollar Store, and O'Reilly Auto Parts. Small-business owner Natalie Dubose was in tears...
  • Ferguson looting: My bakery's window is busted

    Natalie Dubose has no choice but to carry on, one day after rioters smashed the windows of her Ferguson bakery. "I'm baking today," Dubose told CNNMoney, as the sound of broken glass being swept up can be heard over the phone. "We have orders to go out for Thanksgiving. I can't tell the people -- I won't tell the people -- that I'm canceling." Like many other small businesses, her bakery Natalie's Cakes and More was vandalized Monday night in the wake of the grand jury decision not to charge Officer Darren Wilson with killing Michael Brown. The shop's main...
  • Missouri Lt. Gov. Rips Gov. Nixon Over Lack of National Guard Presence in Ferguson

    11/25/2014 2:40:13 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Nov 2014, 8:20 AM PDT | Bob Price
    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D) came under political fire from his Lt. Governor Peter Kinder (R) for failing to deploy the Missouri National Guard in Ferguson before rioting got out of control. Kinder appeared on Fox News Tuesday morning with Martha MacCallum and expressed strong criticism about the Governor’s lack of action and lack of communication. “You know what the difference is between an executive and a Senator or Member of Congress?” Kinder asked MacCallum. He then answered his own question stating, “You actually have to do something.” Thus began a very angry commentary by the Missouri Lt. Governor against...
  • Brown’s Step-Father Urged Protesters To ‘Burn This B**** Down’ [VIDEO] (Warning: Profanity)

    11/25/2014 1:11:24 PM PST · by maggief · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 25, 2014 | CHUCK ROSS
    Despite calling for peaceful protests even in the event of a St. Louis County grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old’s step-father was caught on video provoking violence. “Burn this bitch down!” Brown’s step-father, Louis Head, yelled into a raucous crowd in front of Ferguson police headquarters Monday night as St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch announced the grand jury’s decision not to indict. Head was with Brown’s mother Lesley McSpadden who was being restrained by a friend and yelled “they think this is a f*cking joke!”...
  • Missouri Lt. Gov, Ferguson mayor: Where was the National Guard last night?

    11/25/2014 10:38:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/25/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Good question. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon drew the ire of the White House and Department of Justice with a pre-emptive declaration of emergency in Ferguson to prepare all options for the publication of the grand jury report. Even with all of that lead time — and even while the National Guard deployed to several other locations around St. Louis — the first National Guard troops arrived in Ferguson this morning, after rioters destroyed businesses, public property, and looted. Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder, a Republican, wants answers from his nominal boss Nixon, a Democrat, as to why the National Guard...
  • ‘We ready for war': Ferguson man tells reporter, ‘We have 9mms, 40 cals, AK-47s’

    11/25/2014 10:36:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 53 replies
    Twitchy ^ | November 25, 2014 | Staff
    As Twitchy reported, demonstrators in and around Ferguson, Mo., have been soliciting supplies from the public, going so far as to set up an Amazon wedding registry with a wish list of supplies for “sanctuary spaces.” Among the most wanted items are portable USB chargers for iPhones and other cameras, cold-weather gear (hand warmers, long underwear) and Sharpie markers and poster paper. St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Paul Hampel today spoke with a man wearing an “I am Mike Brown” shirt and referred to only as “D White,” who told Hampel that he’s “ready for war” after the last four months...
  • Ferguson in Flames

    11/25/2014 9:17:07 AM PST · by Biggirl · 33 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | November 25, 2014 | Mathew Vadum
    Grand jurors in Ferguson, Mo., refused to indict local police officer Darren Wilson yesterday, heroically resisting pressure from President Obama on down to lynch an innocent police officer who fought off a violent attacker.
  • BREAKING: Al Sharpton Announces Nationwide Race Riots… Here’s the List of Cities He’s Targeting

    11/24/2014 4:46:58 AM PST · by Jed Eckert · 270 replies
    Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit copied onto Conservative Tribune ^ | 17th November 2014 by Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit | Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit copied by Conservative Tribune
    The Rev. Al Sharpton has always been keen to maintain his reputation as the least plausible cleric since Elmer Gantry. The racial tension and riots in Ferguson, Mo. have proved to be the perfect vehicle to do just that. Not just satisfied with creating unrest in one beleaguered Missouri city, though, the “Reverend” is looking to go national with his “peaceful protests” that worked out so well in Ferguson. With that, Sharpton’s group, the National Action Network (NAN) has put out a list of national protest sites, because apparently just one city experiencing hellish violence and racial strife just isn’t...
  • 'Must Not Stand': Nation Reacts to Missouri Grand Jury Decision

    11/24/2014 7:13:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 24, 2014 | Miranda Leitsinger
    People across the country reacted sharply to the decision by a grand jury not to indict a white Missouri police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager, with protesters taking to the streets in cities from Oakland to New York. St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch announced the grand jury had chosen not to indict Officer Darren Wilson, who gunned down Michael Brown, 18, on a street in Ferguson on Aug. 9. The grand jury had options from first-degree murder to no charge at all. In New York, protesters held up a poster reading "Black Lives Matter."...
  • Live updates: Ferguson protests turn violent; building, cars burn

    11/24/2014 8:45:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 268 replies
    WXYZ Detroit ^ | 10:35 PM, Nov 24, 2014 | Scripps National Desk
    10:30 p.m. Central Time: Fires continue, and while many protestors are still out in Ferguson, Missouri, reporters say the crowds had dwindled a bit. Some protestors are shouting profanity at police and members of the media. One building is engulfed in flames and is destroyed. CNN reports the building is a Little Caesars pizza restaurant.
  • ST. LOUIS POLICE OFFICER DOWN! U-City Cop Shot – Condition Unknown (Video)

    11/24/2014 10:10:53 PM PST · by forbushalltheway · 55 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | November 25, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    A police officer was shot tonight on Canton and Lamb in University City just west of St. Louis city limits. map police shot FOX Channel 2 said the police officer was shot by protesters. However, the location is several miles from Ferguson.
  • What a Joke!

    11/24/2014 9:08:57 PM PST · by Pox · 97 replies
    None | 11/24/2014 | Pox
    The "riots" occurring tonight are minimal and nothing compared to what was seen this past summer in Ferguson. Most reporting done tonight has been laughable and inflammatory, IMO.
  • A Look at the Destruction After Ferguson Riots

    11/25/2014 8:32:04 AM PST · by Morgana · 145 replies
    ABC ^ | NOV. 25 1014 | RHEANA MURRAY Rheana Murray More from Rheana » Digital Reporter
    As the sun came up this morning in Ferguson, Missouri, it revealed destroyed businesses, burnt cars and wreckage from the riots that erupted after a grand jury cleared Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown. A row of scorched cars covered in soot sat in a parking lot in nearby Dellwood, a manager surveyed the burned down building of the gas station where she works, and business owners assessed smashed windows and rubble from the fires.
  • Did Holder Cause the National Guard to be Kept From Ferguson?

    11/25/2014 8:25:26 AM PST · by don-o · 41 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | November 25, 2014 | Keith Koffler
    The Republican Lieutenant governor of Missouri today said he believes the state’s Democratic Governor, Jay Nixon, did not deploy National Guard troops to Ferguson to prevent the outbreak of violence because of pressure from the Obama administration to keep them away. “Here’s my question that the governor must answer,” Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder said today. “Is the reason that the national guard was not in there is because the Obama administration and the Holder Justice Department leaned on you to keep them out?” Kinder noted that the Guard had been sent to other locations in the region. “I cannot imagine...
  • Mark Levin On Ferguson: "What We Are Witnessing Now Is The Left's War On Civil Society"

    11/25/2014 6:52:53 AM PST · by Biggirl · 75 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 25, 2014 | Breitbart News
    From Mark Levin's Facebook page: Ferguson burns and violence has been unleashed thanks to the reckless liberal media, the lawless administration (especially Eric Holder) exploiting the shooting to smear police departments across the nation, phony civil rights demagogues, race-baiting politicians, and radical hate groups.
  • LIVE THREAD- Fergadishu Burning...

    11/24/2014 7:07:02 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 961 replies
    Various | 11-24-2014 | TCRLAF
    CNN reporting gunshots just fired at the FErguson Police Department. Numerous Media sources saying Obama was to speak live at 10PM EST, but he is late, as usual.
  • [Live Thread] Grand jury reaches decision in case of Ferguson officer [Announcement: 9 pm EST]

    11/24/2014 10:45:11 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 2,617 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 24, 2014 | Chico Harlan, Wesley Lowery, and and Kimberly Kindy
    A grand jury has reached a decision on whether to indict Darren Wilson, the white Ferguson, Mo. police officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager sparked days of turbulent protests, sources close to the process said. Sources said that press conferences are being prepared by the county prosecutors’ office and the Missouri governor. Those press conferences will likely come later today.
  • New Chairman of Congressional Black Caucus Legitimizes Possible Ferguson Violence

    11/24/2014 8:53:20 AM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    NLPC ^ | November 24, 2014 | Paul Chesser
    As the nation awaits a decision from a grand jury Ferguson, Mo. about whether they will charge a police officer for shooting and killing black teenager Michael Brown, the new leader of the Congressional Black Caucus has already publicly stated that anything but indictment will not represent justice. The comments (audio) came as Congressman G.K. Butterfield, a North Carolina Democrat, assumed the chairmanship of the CBC last week. He expressed his concern in an interview with WUNC in Chapel Hill, a NPR affiliate, when asked about the problem of civil unrest in “places like Ferguson” and what he thought...
  • State senator who threatened riots in Ferguson arrested

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

    08/24/2014 2:49:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 196 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 24, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    On August 10, 2014, outraged protesters looted and torched the local QuikTrip in Ferguson after 18 year-old Mike Brown was shot dead.Now local Ferguson residents are warning officials to rebuild the businesses, “Or, there’s gonna be hell to pay.”CBS interviewed three young men in Ferguson, Missouri this week. One protester Gunny warned officials: “To be honest, if they don’t come and restore these neighborhoods for these people, like when you gotta go travel miles to Walmart and to get gas and stuff like that, it should be right here. If they don’t restore this community for people who stay here...
  • Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is a national embarrassment

    08/21/2014 11:52:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 08/21/2014 | T. BECKET ADAMS
    As new details regarding the death of 18-year-old Ferguson, Mo., resident Michael Brown slowly come to light, some casting doubt on previous media narratives, Gov. Jay Nixon, D-Mo., has proven to be nothing short of a national embarrassment. Indeed, from his tardy response to an event that occurred nearly two weeks ago to his fumbling remarks regarding Darren Wilson, the officer at the center of the tragedy, Nixon’s handling of the volatile and often violent situation in Ferguson has been inexcusable. “From the outset, I have been clear about the need to have a vigorous prosecution of this case, and...
  • Obama wants Ferguson to explode

    08/20/2014 7:31:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 20, 2014 | Joseh Curl
    If you had predicted six years ago that America’s first half-black, half-white president would actually make race relations in the U.S. worse, they would have laughed you out of the room. If you had said that, in the face of a sudden racial crisis, the president — portrayed as black throughout the campaign — would be impotent, neutered, unable to speak powerfully about the situation, they would have scoffed incredulously. Who are “they”? Everyone. If you had expressed those fears out loud in the run-up to his historic 2008 election, everyone within earshot would have mocked you mercilessly. More, they...
  • Daily Beast Notes Asian-Owned Businesses Bearing Brunt of Looting in Ferguson

    08/20/2014 3:23:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 20, 2014 | Ken Shepherd
    Here's a somewhat racial angle to the Ferguson, Mo., saga that you probably won't see MSNBC pick up on. The Daily Beast's Tim Mak today reported on "Ferguson's Other Race Problem: Riots Damaged Asian-Owned Stores." "Asian-Americans own a number of the stores lining West Florissant Avenue, where more than 20 businesses have suffered damage in the wake of Michael Brown’s killing," Mak noted, adding that "At least five of these stores are Asian-American-owned, according to local sources and business records. Just 0.5 percent of Ferguson is of Asian descent, according to 2010 U.S. Census data." While he made clear that...
  • Of 163 arrests since shooting, 7 from Ferguson

    08/21/2014 11:14:56 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    KMOV St. Louis ^ | August 21, 2014
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Police records show that 163 arrests have been made in the Ferguson protest zone since the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, but just seven are residents of the St. Louis suburb. St. Louis County spokeswoman Candace Jarrett provided information to The Associated Press on Thursday with the name, address and birth year of each person arrested, and the charges against them.
  • Homeland Security Warns Ahead Of ‘National Day Of Rage’

    08/20/2014 7:10:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 80 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/20/2014 | Chuck Ross
    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued a bulletin drawing attention to the hactivist group Anonymous’ plans for nationwide protests against the police shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.The group has called for a “National Day of Rage” on Thursday to span 38 major U.S. cities.The Threat Management Division of the Federal Protective Service issued the bulletin.“Currently there is no indication that protests are expected to become violent. However, recent protests in Ferguson have resulted in violence, property damage and subsequent arrests,” the bulletin reads.Brown was shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9. Wilson...
  • Let us turn grief and anger into action and change

    08/20/2014 4:27:29 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    Communist Party USA ^ | August 15, 2014 | by: JOHN BACHTELL
    The following statement was released by John Bachtell, chair of the Communist Party USA in the wake of the police shooting of unarmed 17-year-old Michael Brown and the subsequent police attacks on peaceful protesters and journalists. The grief and heartbreak of Michael Brown’s parents and Ferguson’s largely African American community is unimaginable. We share that sorrow and grief. We also join the universal demands to prosecute the officer who committed this horrendous killing. Our nation should be deeply disturbed by this murder. Michael Brown’s story and those of Oscar Grant, Eric Garner, Stephon Watts, John Crawford, Ezell Ford and countless...
  • Head of Largest Federal Employee Union Reflects on Events in Ferguson

    08/20/2014 4:18:17 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 22 replies
    American Federation of Government Employees ^ | August 20, 2014 | President J. David Cox Sr.
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AFGE president says reaction to Michael Brown shooting reflects larger civil rights struggle WASHINGTON – American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement:“In the days since Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri, there has been an outpouring of anger and grief across the nation. My own reaction is simultaneously one of deep sympathy for his family, a prayer that the justice system works so that a fair investigation and adjudication occur, and an understanding of the righteous anger felt by members of his community who have...
  • Statement by SEIU President Mary Kay Henry on Ferguson, Missouri Shooting

    08/20/2014 4:32:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    SEIU.org ^ | August 14, 2014 | By Mary Kay Henry
    "Justice is too often elusive in a society that remains segregated and divided by race and class. These divisions are coming to the surface in Ferguson, Mo., and we are encouraged that the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI are intervening with an eye toward easing tensions, guaranteeing civil rights and protecting and serving that community and its residents. "On behalf of the 2 million members of the Service Employees International Union, I extend thoughts and prayers to the family of Michael Brown. May all parties involved in this tragedy find justice and peace."
  • Ferguson 'day of rage' at White House (Tomorrow, Aug. 21st in D.C. and 40 other cities)

    08/20/2014 2:00:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The Hill's Briefing Room ^ | August 20, 2014 | Benjamin Goad
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Protesters are expected to gather Thursday evening at the White House as part of a national “Day of Rage” over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen earlier this month in Missouri. The planned rally is among dozens around the nation organized by the group Anonymous, which is demanding the “immediate arrest and prosecution” of officer Darren Wilson. Wilson has been identified as the officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9, touching off violent protests in the streets of Ferguson, Mo. “We call upon the citizens of the United States to collectively gather in support for...
  • Truth and Justice Needed in Ferguson, MO [Nightly LIVE RIOT thread]

    08/20/2014 5:08:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 188 replies
    The following statement was released by Keith Kelleher, president of SEIU Healthcare Illinois, Indiana, Missouri & Kansas, in response to the shooting of Ferguson, MO, resident Michael Brown and the unrest that is occurring there:The aftermath of the tragic shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, reveals the urgent need for justice to prevail in order to bring a level of calm back to the community. The initial lack of information coming from the Ferguson Police Department and its militarized response to protesters has clearly erased any faith in local authorities to uncover the truth. To that end, the members...
  • SNITCH ALERT! New Black Panther Leading Protests in St. Louis Is Police Informant (Video)

    08/19/2014 5:08:56 AM PDT · by blueyon · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/18/14 | Jim Hoft
    The FBI last week identified Chawn Kweli of the New Black Panthers Party as an agitator seeking to trigger violence against local Ferguson police. The New Black Panther Party is active in Ferguson this week leading rallies and late night operations. Kweli is in Ferguson and claiming, along with the NBPP, success in “policing the streets”. They express hatred for ALL police. Their former president, Malik Shabazz, actually led a rally wherein they chanted for the death of Officer Darren Wilson.
  • Missouri GOP: Michael Brown Voting Registration Booths 'Disgusting'

    08/19/2014 2:51:06 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Charlie Spiering
    Republicans are criticizing efforts by liberal organizers to set up voter registration booths at the site where Missouri teenager Michael Brown was shot and killed by a local police officer. Reports of the voter registration tables have been reported via liberal activists on social media. “In front of the makeshift memorial where Mike Brown was killed, they've set up a voter registration table,” tweeted Jessica Lee, a Human rights attorney at the Center For Constitutional Rights wrote on Twitter.
  • Jesse Jackson, Liberal Activists Launch Voter Registration Drives In Ferguson

    08/19/2014 2:39:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 19, 2014 | Patrick Howley, political reporter
    Jesse Jackson and other liberal activists are rolling out voter registration efforts as part of a coordinated left-wing push to sign up voters during the wave of violent protests engulfing Ferguson, Missouri in the aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting. Racial activist and former Democratic presidential candidate Jesse Jackson met with St. Louis clergy Monday to plan a formal Ferguson voter registration drive. “Five thousand new voters will transform the city from top to bottom” Jackson explained during a stop at a Ferguson McDonald’s, where he discussed voter registration with local denizens. Liberal activists — including from the George Soros-funded...
  • CNN: Revolutionary Communists and Anarchists Causing Unrest (Ferguson, Missouri)

    08/19/2014 12:51:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | August 18, 2014 | Staff
    CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill reported that an “anarchist” and someone from a “revolutionary communist” group started Monday night’s stand-off between the police and demonstrators in Ferguson, MO. Hill said that tensions rose when two water bottles were thrown at police, and that one of the individuals who threw the bottles was an “anarchist,” and he was told that the other was “from a revolutionary communist group in Illinois.” He added that the protesters were not happy with the outside agitators attempting to provoke the police, stating “both were in the crowd. both white. Two people said ‘go back to...
  • Breaking: Special Ops Contractors & Former Navy SEALS Deploying to #Ferguson

    08/20/2014 10:06:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/20/14 | Jim Hoft
    Asymmetric Solutions is a Division of Applied Defense Technologies. The St. Louis-based company is staffed by combat experienced SpecOps vets, including: Army Green Berets, Army Delta, Navy SEALs, SEAL 6, and Agency SOF. The company offers a real-world training environment with exceptional instructors on self defense from criminal violence.On Tuesday Assymetric Solutions tweeted out that they were being deployed to Ferguson, Missouri.
  • Van Jones on Ferguson: "This Is Transforming A Generation Of Young Black Activists"

    08/20/2014 10:02:13 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 18 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 8-19-2014
    ANDERSON COOPER: ....You said there is a lot happening behind the scenes that people aren't seeing. VAN JONES: Yeah, absolutely. I think that this is a very sophisticated coalition that has formed behind the scenes. You see that this is the theatrics of it. Behind that, you've got young people who are very, very sophisticated. When they say, hands up, don't shoot, that's not just their slogan, that's the name of their coalition. (snip) JONES: What you're beginning to see now is a new generation of African-American leadership. Million Hoodies Movement, Organization For Black Struggle, Michael McBride is emerging as...
  • Police Make 120 Arrests at #Ferguson Riots – Only 4 From City of Ferguson (Video)

    08/20/2014 10:00:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/20/14 | Jim Hoft
    Police released these mugshots of looters and rioters last week.Terry Brewer is from Dallas, Texas. Top row: Robert Stephenson, Beonca McRath and Michael Davis. Second row: Stephon Thompson, Steven Martin and Trey Brewer. Third row: Demarco Harris, Nikko Fiertag and Andrew Henry (Post-Dispatch) Jessica Lussenhop @Lussenpop Follow Arrests in #Ferguson last night: Washington DC (1) Illinois (4) Maryland (1) California (1) Virginia (1) New York (4) Alabama (1) Texas (1) 6:04 PM - 19 Aug 2014
  • Live Thread: I am Mike Brown Live from Ferguson, MO

    08/19/2014 6:11:08 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 692 replies
    Livestream ^ | 8/19/2014 | UNK
    For 8/19/2014
  • Ferguson 8/18/14 - swat and police getting ready to disperse crowd [gunshots, tear gas, flash bangs]

    08/18/2014 7:56:23 PM PDT · by backpacker_c · 656 replies
    vanity
    well, at 10:50 pm eastern, the police have moved in their vehicles and started to try to disperse the crowd again. visible rocks and other objects are flying
  • [visibly angry] State trooper slams 'criminals' in Ferguson as 31 arrested following latest unrest

    08/19/2014 2:09:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 19, 2014
    ......................"A visibly angry [Missouri State Police Capt. Ron ] Johnson said that officers had come under heavy gunfire from protesters and at least two people had been shot. Johnson said he did not know the condition of the shooting victims. Four officers had been injured when they were struck by rocks or bottles, though Johnson claimed that police had not fired a single shot. Citing what he called a "dangerous dynamic in the night," Johnson requested that protests take place during the daylight hours, so that officers could effectively isolate any troublemakers. However, Johnson said that his forces could not...
  • "ISIS Here" Banner Appears During Live CNN Broadcast

    08/19/2014 12:39:31 AM PDT · by YoungAmericanConservative1989 · 17 replies
    On Monday night during an evening broadcast from the Ferguson protests with Jake Tapper, there a banner that said “ISIS here” that was being held behind Tapper as he reported. The banner is a chilling reminder of the radical Islamic terror group that has been put on the map by it’s takeover of parts of Syria and Iraq and declaring itself the Islamic Caliphate. It is not yet known who was holding the sign and why they may have been holding it, but this could be another reminder of the terror group’s intentions to attack the United States and raise...
  • Capt. Johnson Delivers a Stern Lecture to the Media in Ferguson

    08/19/2014 2:27:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | August 19, 2014 | Paula Bolyard
    In a tense, middle-of-the night press conference early Tuesday morning, Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson lectured members of the media about safety and implored them to assist law enforcement in calming tensions in the city. After reporting that two individuals had been shot and several police officers injured during another night of protests in response to last week’s shooting of Michael Brown, Johnson showed members of the media items that law enforcement officials had confiscated during the previous night’s protests including a Molotov cocktail, fireworks that had been thrown into a crowd, and two guns. Johnson said the guns...
  • VDH: Living Out Critical Legal Theory (Ferguson, the border and beyond)

    08/19/2014 3:29:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The National Review's The Corner ^ | August 19, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>It may not have been the aim of Missouri Highway Patrol captain Ron Johnson to outsource security responsibilities to someone affiliated with the New Black Panthers and a legal activist group, but that is the impression that one receives from listening to his exchange with and praise of Malik Shabazz. If this is the same Malik Shabazz who has a long history of virulent racist and inflammatory anti-Semitic statements, then there has been at least a partial erosion of legal authority in Ferguson.</p>
  • Eric Holder Kick Starts DOJ Distraction Machine – Begins Ferguson Missouri Racial Grievance Movement

    08/19/2014 6:04:34 AM PDT · by xzins · 63 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | August 14, 2014 | sundance
    Eric Holder is instituting the same process in Ferguson Missouri he used in Sanford Florida. The civil rights wing of the DOJ is dispatched into Ferguson. They are officially called the “Community Relations Service” (CRS), and historically -in previous administrations- have been called upon when racial animus is a concern amid a local municipality. However, under the Eric Holder tenure, and as a specific mandate of the current administration, the CRS has been given a different mandate. The CRS is a statutorily protected secret entity within the DOJ, and is now the official racial advocacy network for the professional black...
  • Democrats: Obama shouldn't visit

    08/19/2014 9:23:14 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 17 replies
    http://thehill.com/ ^ | August 19, 2014 | Mario Trujillo
    Two Missouri Democrats on Tuesday said it would be a bad idea for President Obama to visit Ferguson, Mo. They said the last thing authorities in the St. Louis suburb need right now is to deal with the security surrounding a presidential visit, something they also said would also place unrealistic expectations on Obama. So, I don't think the president needs to come to Ferguson,” Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program. “It adds another distortion. We don't need that now. And we don't need any more people coming into Ferguson to help the poor people out...
  • Ferguson is fighting back

    08/19/2014 12:40:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    ChicagoSocialists.org ^ | August 18, 2014 | Eric Ruder, Elizabeth Schulte, Trish Kahle and Donny Schraffenberger, Socialist Worker
    Angry protests and police violence have continued night after night in Ferguson, Mo., since the murder of an unarmed Black teenager, Mike Brown, on August 9. Despite claims by local and state authorities that they want to respect the rights of protesters, police provocations have grown more intense over the past two nights--with reports on Monday that the cops began their nightly barrage of tear gas hours before a midnight curfew. SocialistWorker.org writers Eric Ruder, Elizabeth Schulte, Trish Kahle and Donny Schraffenberger traveled to Ferguson to provide this account of a community rising up against police violence, despite a crackdown...
  • Anderson Cooper Accidentally Tweets Mindset Of Ferguson Community Protestors – Why Won’t

    08/18/2014 11:08:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8/1/8/14 | Sundance
    Every once in a while serendipity strikes the background. Check out the cardboard sign carried by a group of protestors being interviewed by Anderson Cooper: (Photo) “You’ve Killed Our Kind 4 Years But Won’t Sacrifice 1 Cop For Justice & To Save A Community & These Businesses” Somebody tell me exactly how you open dialogue with that mindset ?