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  • The Marxist Lesbians who Founded #BlackLivesMatter

    07/24/2016 8:47:47 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/24/16 | Doug Book
    “BLM is a gay group. It was started by two lesbians and its most prominent spokesman is a gay man.” Of course Ann Coulter’s revelation of the homosexual/lesbian/queer/bi-sexual/transsexual bent of #BlackLivesMatter Founders and VIPs may not apply to Charles Wade, BLM activist and Co-Founder of Operation Help or Hush, the organization which attempted to posthumously transform Ferguson thug Michael Brown into an abused Teddy Bear. Wade was arrested in College Park, Maryland this past April for sex trafficking—that is, pimping—a 17 year old girl in the motel where he was staying. No doubt Wade was raising funds for the cause....
  • DNC: The mothers of Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown will appear with Bill Clinton

    07/22/2016 7:55:30 AM PDT · by ncfool · 159 replies
    SF Gate ^ | July 22nd, 2016 | Brian Flood
    "Bill Clinton will be joined by Mothers of the Movement, which includes the mothers of black men and women who have been killed by gun violence or in police custody. The mothers of Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown are scheduled to appear at the DNC."
  • Hillary Invites Mother Of Michael Brown, Convenience Store Robber & Attempted Cop Murderer, To Speak

    07/18/2016 11:51:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | July 18, 2016 | Hank Berrien
    While police officers are getting murdered in Dallas and Baton Rouge, while others are under assault in Missouri, Georgia and Tennessee, while supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement attempt to justify the murders of police officers, the Democratic National Convention, AKA Hillary’s Coronation, will feature the mothers of black men who died in confrontations with police, thereby perpetuating the myth that there is systemic racism in police departments across the nation. One mother who will speak will be Lezley McSpadden, the mother of Michael Brown, the “Gentle Giant” who burgled a convenience store, then attempted to grab the gun...
  • Dallas and the Leftist/Islamic Alliance -- CAIR’s (and the Left’s) chickens come home to roost.

    07/10/2016 10:11:19 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 8 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | July 11, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    Nihad Awad, the Executive Director of the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), said it plainly at the 14th Annual MAS-ICNA (Muslim American Society and Islamic Circle of North America) Convention in December 2015: “Black Lives Matter is our matter. Black Lives Matter is our campaign.” Khalilah Sabra, another Muslim activist, told the Muslim conference: “Basically, you are the new black people of America….We are the community that staged a revolution across the world. If we could do that, why can’t we have that revolution in America?” With the murder of five policemen in Dallas by a sniper during a...
  • Sorry, But We Won’t Rewrite the Bible for Gays and Lesbians

    07/07/2016 8:52:46 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 31 replies
    The Stream ^ | June 27, 2016 | MICHAEL BROWN
    In response to my open letter to Isaac Archuleta, who describes himself as a bisexual Christian, Richard S. posted a lengthy comment on my personal Facebook page, including this statement: “The logical conclusion to your theology (gays can change and if they don’t it must be because they don’t have faith or are deceived) is extremely damaging to the souls of gay people. That was the point of Isaac’s letter. No amount of nice words will erase the damage. Only honest reconsideration of your theology will bring healing. Please don’t discount/deny the faith of your gay brothers and sisters. They...
  • Lawyers for Ferguson seek any Michael Brown juvenile records

    06/18/2016 11:51:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 18, 2016 11:10 AM EDT | Jim Suhr
    The city of Ferguson and other defendants in a wrongful-death lawsuit by Michael Brown’s parents are seeking access to any juvenile records of the black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in 2014 — a request once rejected by a judge after a newspaper and blog sought such documents. The motion, filed this month, seeks St. Louis County family court records concerning outcomes of any Brown-related juvenile cases “or records of any alleged delinquent acts committed by or pertaining to” him. The motion argues that any such information “is reasonably calculated to lead to the discovery...
  • Michael Brown's upbringing should cause Black Lives Matter to take note on their real problems

    05/18/2016 11:37:35 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 19 replies
    Silence is Consent ^ | 5-18-16 | The Looking Spoon
    From The Daily Mail:The father of the black teenager shot dead by a white cop in Ferguson, Missouri, was a violent abuser who once forced a shotgun into the boy's mother's mouth during a fight, she claims in a new book. Michael Brown Sr left Lezley McSpadden fearing she would die when he pushed the firearm so far down her throat that she choked on it, she writes. In her memoir, she writes that she could hear their two children crying downstairs and thought: 'God, please don't let me kids see this. God, don't let this man kill me.' Their...
  • Loretta Lynch Thanks Prosecutor in Michael Brown Case For Calling Police ‘Substandard...Lazy...

    02/04/2016 3:56:36 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    cns news ^ | 2/4/16 | Jose R. Gonzalez
    (CNSNews.com) -- 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...
  • Lesson in hate for high schooler who criticized Black Lives Matter

    03/29/2016 3:24:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    fox news ^ | 3/29/16 | Perry Chiarmonte
    A Philadelphia high school journalist who took on Black Lives Matter in a column for the school paper, only to be driven into home-schooling, says his torment didn't end when he withdrew. It was just before Christmas break when 17-year-old University of Pennsylvania-bound Michael Moroz wrote an opinion piece for the Central High school paper, the Centralizer. In it, he criticized the racially charged University of Missouri protests at the time and suggested that Michael Brown, the black teenager killed in 2014 by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., was "a delinquent" who was "at worst, justifiably killed, and...
  • 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 cities’ police departments, including written use-of-force policies and procedures for reporting police stops. …
  • Donald Trump Is a Scam. Evangelical Voters Should Back Away (CP Editorial)

    02/29/2016 12:57:24 PM PST · by Heartlander · 143 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 2/29/2016 | CP Editorial
    Donald Trump Is a Scam. Evangelical Voters Should Back Away (CP Editorial) Editors' Note: The Christian Post has not taken a position on a political candidate before today. We are making an exception because Trump is exceptionally bad and claims to speak for and represent the interests of evangelicals.We the senior editors of The Christian Post encourage our readers to back away from Donald Trump.As the most popular evangelical news website in the United States and the world, we feel compelled by our moral responsibility to our readers to make clear that Donald Trump does not represent the interests...
  • Confronting a Dangerous Endtime Mentality

    02/28/2016 12:25:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 28, 2016 | Michael Brown
    I hear it all the time, and as quickly as I hear it, I reject it.It is a paralyzing, destructive mentality, and it is unbiblical, plain and simple.I'm talking about the mindset that says, "Jesus told us everything will get worse, so why bother trying to bring about change?"Can you imagine what Church history would like if Paul and Peter felt that way in the first century or if Wesley and Wilberforce felt that way in the 18th and 19th centuries?Why fight against infanticide in the early Church? Jesus said things will only get worse.Why fight against slavery in Great...
  • Stephan Curry, Manny Pacquiao, Tiger Woods, And Nike

    02/22/2016 7:53:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 22, 2016 | Michael Brown
    Although Manny Pacquiao quickly apologized for his remarks about homosexuals, Nike dropped him like a hot potato. In contrast, Nike never dropped Tiger Woods despite the revelations of his serial adulteries, even though those led to the destruction of his marriage and worldwide public shame. Why the double standard? Does Nike believe that it is far worse to make a passing, extremely derogatory comment about homosexuals - one for which Manny quickly apologized and asked forgiveness - than to betray one's children and cheat on one's wife, sleeping with a bevy of different women over a period of years (including...
  • Loretta Lynch Thanks Prosecutor in Michael Brown Case For Calling Police ‘Substandard…Lazy…’

    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...
  • 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) — 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 — Section 10, Block F, Lot 12, Grave 4 — is visible only when gazing down...
  • Cruz for President Expands North Carolina State Leadership Team

    11/18/2015 5:24:08 PM PST · by Isara · 3 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 11/18/15
    Leadership team now includes over 70 state and county leadersHOUSTON, Texas — Today, Presidential candidate Ted Cruz announced the expansion of his North Carolina State Leadership Team to include more than 70 state and county leaders and a team of local pastors and ministry leaders. New members include conservative stalwart State Rep. Rayne Brown, historian, best-selling author and grassroots activist Dr. Willian Forstchen of Montreat College, and renowned Hebrew scholar, pastor, and radio talk show host Dr. Michael Brown, who will serve as Cruz’s North Carolina pastors coalition chairman."The diverse talent representing the legislative, faith-based, and activist communities will ensure...
  • The Fiction of 'Truth'

    11/12/2015 4:25:28 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 11/12/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    We live in a weary age of fable. The latest Hollywood mythology is entitled "Truth." But the film is actually a fictionalized story about how CBS News super-anchor Dan Rather and his "60 Minutes" producer supposedly were railroaded by corporate and right-wing interests into resigning. In reality, an internal investigation by CBS found that Rather and his "60 Minutes" team -- just weeks before the 2004 election -- had failed to properly vet documents of dubious authenticity asserting that a young George W. Bush had shirked his duty as a Texas Air National Guard pilot. The fabulist movie comes on...
  • Why I'm Endorsing Ted Cruz for President (Dr. Michael Brown)

    11/05/2015 2:12:37 PM PST · by Isara · 36 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 11/5/2015 | Michael Brown
    I have never officially endorsed a presidential candidate before, but I'm endorsing Ted Cruz for president for three simple reasons: 1) he is a man of unshakable, conservative moral convictions; 2) he is willing to take on the Washington establishment; 3) we need a radical shift in the direction of our country, and his team has asked me to help get out the evangelical vote.Of course, I'm fully aware that a president can only do so much and that our hope for change must be first and foremost in the living God.And I firmly believe that the greatest agency for...
  • Ted Cruz Announces Endorsement of Christian Talk Show Host (Dr. Michael Brown)

    11/04/2015 2:31:23 PM PST · by Isara · 10 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 11/04/15
    Dr. Michael Brown supports Cruz for PresidentHOUSTON, Texas - Presidential candidate Ted Cruz today announced the endorsement of Dr. Michael Brown, a Judeo-Christian talk show host and evangelical leader.Dr. Brown is a Messianic Jew and a professor of Biblical and Hebrew studies. He's the founder and president of FIRE School of Ministry, the Director of the Coalition of Conscience, and host of the daily, nationally syndicated talk radio show The Line of Fire. Brown also hosts a TV show on Judeo-Christian apologetics, "Answering Your Toughest Questions.""I deeply appreciate Dr. Brown's support, and respect his contribution to Judeo-Christian scholarship," Cruz said....
  • Democrat frontrunner takes important meeting with mothers of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, others

    11/03/2015 4:31:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/03/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    It was just this week when I asked the question as to whether Hillary Clinton or the rest of the Democrats running for office next year were being pushed too far to the left by the SJW, Black Lives Matter and the Elizabeth Warren wing of the party. I’m guessing that nobody sent the former First Lady a copy of that column because the presumed nominee took a meeting this week with The Motherhood. (That’s a group of mothers of suspects killed during lethal force encounters with police plus, for some reason, Trayvon Martin’s mother.) The optics of this...
  • Hillary Clinton Meets With Mothers Of Trayvon Martin And Michael Brown

    11/03/2015 12:22:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Talking Point Memo News ^ | November 3, 2015 | Lisa Lerer
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton met with a group of mothers whose African-American children died in gun shootings. Clinton shared the "heartbreaking stories" of their children, according to a statement released by her campaign on Monday night. She also outlined her criminal justice and gun control proposals....
  • 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) — 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...
  • Video: Police Lives Matter march takes to the streets

    09/13/2015 1:19:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | September 13, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Not so much newsy as just something nice to share on a Sunday afternoon. Yesterday a massive number of folks showed up to continue to honor the memory of Deputy Darren Goforth, and perhaps equally to celebrate the lives of his fellow officers who remain on watch now that his has ended. The Police Lives Matter gathering was probably seen by some activists as a poke in the eye to the Black Lives Matter movement, but from the looks of things there wasn’t anyone in a mood to apologize for it. (Story summary after the video from USA Today.) HOUSTON,...
  • 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 • Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says he probably wouldn’t 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 Wilson’s shoes, Carson said: “It’s hard to say. I probably, knowing who he was, I probably just would have arrested him.” Carson said he would have waited for backup before having the altercation. A Justice Department...
  • ‘Black Lives Matter’—but 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 falsehood—that a Ferguson, Mo., police officer shot a black suspect who was trying to surrender—and 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 officer’s 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...
  • 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, 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...
  • Stop Blaming Me for Hurricane Katrina (Thanks Brownie)

    08/27/2015 8:11:40 AM PDT · by PROCON · 35 replies
    politico.com ^ | Aug. 27, 2015 | Michael Brown
    Ten years later, the name ‘Brownie’ is still identified with the government’s failures. Here’s what really happened.Had I left the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the spring of 2005, my life would be very different today. And I really wish, in retrospect, that I had. But after the 2004 hurricane season, when FEMA’s excellent responses to hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne in Florida were widely praised, White House chief of staff Andy Card persuaded me to stay on as director through the 2005 hurricane season. I didn’t want to disappoint President George W. Bush. We’d developed a good relationship....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Business' sign causes a stir (Michael Brown Memorial Fun)

    08/17/2015 10:22:06 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 18 replies
    News-Gazette ^ | 8/13/2015 | Jerry Nowicki
    FARMER CITY — A local business owner with a penchant for controversy set his sights on Ferguson, Mo., this week. "Congrats Michael Brown one year with no criminal behavior," the sign outside Schmidt's Welding and Machine Shop in Farmer City read Tuesday and early Wednesday, days after the one-year anniversary of a Ferguson police officer shooting and killing unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. Phil Schmidt, who owns the sign and the business, was unapologetic, saying the message was similar to others he's put up over the years outside his shop at 824 E. High Street. "It is what it...
  • What have we wrought?

    08/16/2015 9:21:12 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/16/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    I have read numerous comments online and in the press about how Obama, New York Mayor Bill Deblasio and race baiter Al Sharpton are to blame for the protests and the shooting of two NYPD officers. We are told that the shooter was empowered by what had happened to “gentle giant” Michael Brown in Ferguson and Eric Garner in New York City. A few facts first: 1. Bassem al-Masri, a Palestinian terrorist who had been to the White House as an advisor, has taken control of the local mobs. 2. In New York, the protests-those that have been violent-have been...
  • What have we wrought?

    08/16/2015 4:17:35 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 10 replies
    Coach Is Right ^ | 8/16/2015 | John Velisek USN (Ret),
    I have read numerous comments online and in the press about how Obama, New York Mayor Bill Deblasio and race baiter Al Sharpton are to blame for the protests and the shooting of two NYPD officers. We are told that the shooter was empowered by what had happened to “gentle giant” Michael Brown in Ferguson and Eric Garner in New York City. A few facts first: 1. Bassem al-Masri, a Palestinian terrorist who had been to the White House as an advisor, has taken control of the local mobs. 2. In New York, the protests-those that have been violent-have been...
  • Who Really Runs #BlackLivesMatter?

    08/15/2015 6:39:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 08/15/2015 | Ben Collins, Tim Mak
    Last Saturday, for the second time in a month, protesters who identified themselves as members of the Black Lives Matter movement leapt onstage to interrupt a speech by Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. “I was going to tell Bernie how racist this city is, even with all of these progressives, but you’ve already done that for me,” said Marissa Johnson, who was roundly booed before demanding and receiving a four-minute moment of silence for the death of Michael Brown, as Sanders stood behind her and fellow protester Mara Willaford. The Seattle protest sparked a particularly strong counter-reaction, especially among the...
  • 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”...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Two Shot During Ferguson Clashes, Say Police

    08/09/2015 11:13:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Sky News ^ | August 10, 2015
    Demonstrators flee in multiple directions, hiding behind cars and taking cover in buildings as the shots ring out.Two people have been shot during clashes between police and protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, one year since Michael Brown was killed by a white police officer. St Louis County Police Department say an officer returned shots after coming under heavy gunfire. It was unclear where the shots came from but St Louis County Police Department also tweeted at least two unmarked cars took shots, with accompanying photos showing a car with a smashed windscreen ("windshield" to us). Associated Press reported that one of...
  • Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, And the Power of Disruption

    08/09/2015 7:28:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Huffington Post's Politics The Blog ^ | August 9, 2015 | Robert Kuttner, Co-founder and co-editor, 'The American Prospect'
    It was a good week for disruptive innovation. Three protestors affiliated with Black Lives Matter shut down Bernie Sanders yet again, this time at a Seattle rally Saturday afternoon. Meanwhile, Donald Trump escalated his disruptive impact on the Republican presidential field, with a post-debate remark implying that Fox reporter Megyn Kelly was menstruating when she asked him provocative questions, fittingly, about his coarse put-downs of women. The two forms of disruption invite comparison. BLM is disrupting the most progressive candidate in the Democratic field. Why? Because in the year since the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, the issue of...
  • What Would Have Happened in a Trial of Officer Darren Wilson (Ferguson, Missouri)

    08/08/2015 11:58:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 9, 2015 | Mike Sylwester
    One year ago today, on August 9, 2014, police officer Darren Wilson killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. A grand jury investigated the incident for three months and decided not to indict Wilson. About 5,000 pages of grand-jury transcripts and evidence were released to the public. The US Department of Justice conducted a parallel investigation and issued a report, titled Department of Justice Report Regarding the Criminal Investigation Into the Shooting Death of Michael Brown by Ferguson, Missouri Police Officer Darren Wilson (hereafter called the Justice Report) on March 4, 2015. The two most important passages were: … federal prosecutors...
  • Atkins: Black lives did not matter at the GOP debate

    08/08/2015 10:32:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | August 9, 2015 | Kimberly Atkins
    Today marks the one-year anniversary of the shot heard ’round America — the one that left Michael Brown’s lifeless body lying on a Ferguson, Mo., street for hours and then left the nation reeling and roiling ever since. Yet watching the GOP candidates and Fox News moderators shape and prioritize the nation’s most pressing problems Thursday night, one couldn’t help but wonder: Does “Black Lives Matter” matter to them at all? In a two-hour debate, which frankly felt much longer, only two candidates were even asked about race. First, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker answered a question about the Black Lives...
  • Michael Brown’s father says family still in mourning

    08/08/2015 8:52:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 8, 2015 10:45 AM EDT
    Michael Brown Sr. says he and the family are still in mourning one year after his son’s death. Brown spoke Saturday at a parade in Ferguson to honor his son… […] About 200 people gathered on a street at Canfield Green apartments, the site of the shooting that spurred a national “Black Lives Matter” movement. …
  • Watch as America gets the Ferguson anniversary wrong

    08/06/2015 8:18:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 6, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    August is a month for anniversaries of note. Today, for example, is the anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Later this month we will mark the anniversary of the notorious events at Ruby Ridge. It’s also the month when the King died. (Elvis, not George) The death of Elvis aside, it’s amazing how quickly time can distort some of these landmark moments and how distorted they can become through the lens of time. I see all manner of cautions from liberals today about how Hiroshima should have taught us humility and served as a warning about...
  • Darren Wilson Opens Up to New Yorker: ‘I Liked the Black Community’

    08/03/2015 2:56:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 3, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    Former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who ignited a national firestorm when he shot and killed African-American man Michael Brown, opened up recently in an interview with The New Yorker. Wilson revealed that since the shooting, he has struggled to find work and has been denied employment in several police departments in the St. Louis area. After working for a shoe store for two weeks, he quit when reporters began calling. His wife, who is also a police officer, also quit her job for her own safety. Wilson also revealed the he actually sought out the Ferguson police department because...
  • The Cop (Darren Wilson Interview)

    08/03/2015 10:28:38 AM PDT · by PROCON · 12 replies
    newyorker.com | Aug. 10, 2015 Issue | Jake Halpern
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  • 'Black Lives Matter': We Will 'Shut Down' GOP Convention If We Can

    07/25/2015 2:32:26 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 83 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Shades of 1968 and the Days of Rage? Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors has announced that "any opportunity we have to shut down a Republican convention, we will." Appearing on today's Melissa Harris-Perry show on MSNBC, Cullors also blithely spoke of "the murder of Mike Brown" in Ferguson, MO. Neither of the co-guest hosts sitting in for Harris-Perry, Richard Liu and Janet Mock, challenged Cullors' characterization. This despite the fact that even Eric Holder's Justice Department found no wrongdoing on the part of the police officer who shot Brown. View the video here.
  • Ferguson, Mo., names black officer from Arizona as interim police chief days before Michael..

    07/22/2015 8:42:35 AM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | July 22, 2015 | Sasha Goldstein
    Full Title: Ferguson, Mo., names black officer from Arizona as interim police chief days before Michael Brown death anniversaryOfficials in Ferguson, Mo., have hired a black police officer from an Arizona department to serve as interim police chief, just days before the first anniversary of Michael Brown’s shooting death at the hands of Officer Darren Wilson. Andre Anderson, 50, will take over as the suburban St. Louis department’s chief after spending 24 years with the Glendale, Ariz., police, where he rose to the rank of commander. In 2013, Anderson was a finalist for the police chief’s job in Casa Grande,...
  • Truth in Pictures: Al Sharpton and Tawana Brawley, 28 years later

    07/15/2015 10:13:53 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/15/15 | Doug Book
    The Reverend Al Sharpton has insinuated himself into any number of for-TV fabrications, Crown Heights, for example and the Ferguson riots, touched off by groups of thugs sent into Missouri by Uncle Al in response to the shooting death of harmless, Teddy Bear Michael Brown. But Sharpton will forever be best remembered for taking up the cause of Tawana Brawley, the 15 year old reprobate who accused several white men of having abducted and raped her, all because she needed an excuse for being out very late with her boyfriend. It was in November of 1987 that the 15 year...