Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $30,082
Woo hoo!! And the first 34% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: mikebrown

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Justice Dept. to Recommend No Civil Rights Charges in Ferguson Shooting

    01/21/2015 3:01:54 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 21, 2015 | By MATT APUZZO and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has begun work on a legal memo recommending no civil rights charges against a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., who killed an unarmed black teenager in August, law enforcement officials said. That would close the politically charged case in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The investigation by the F.B.I., which is complete, found no evidence to support civil rights charges against the officer, Darren Wilson, the officials said. A broader civil rights investigation into allegations of discriminatory traffic stops and excessive force by the Ferguson Police Department remains open, however. That investigation...
  • "Wilson Free, Black Cop Punished For Hitting A White?" is new issue..except victim was black...DOH!

    11/30/2014 2:57:41 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 16 replies
    A freeper's discovery ^ | 11/30/2014 | self
    A new arguement and outrage is emerging in Fergusen. While the white officer who shot Mike Brown goes free, another officer, a black man by the name of Dawon Gore, is currently in trouble for simply striking a white man with a batton. The problem is...his victim was black. Internet meme's with the huge factual error like the one above are tweeted and retweeted or radicals will simply post inncorrect things like this on Twitter : When you point out their error, many will ask for proof. For that we go to Officer Dawon Gore's own words: “Officer Darren Wilson...
  • I would have shot him 17 times.

    11/25/2014 9:45:05 PM PST · by hope · 51 replies
    11.25.14 | A gun owner
    30 more looting days before Christmas. Powder dry, don't mess with my tradions.. I'm not buying the lefts white guilt, bullshit, propaganda. Disclaimer: 1/16 American Indian, Aunt to Hispanic Americans, Great Aunt to niece and nephew who are African bi-racial... cutest kids evah!!!white/Israeli/German/Irish/Scott, American southern, Hillbilly, beer drinking, gun carrying, bow hunting bitch.. I would have shot that perp 17 x's if needed!!! That is all.
  • Students rally on Low Plaza following Ferguson grand jury announcement

    11/25/2014 4:06:45 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 17 replies
    Columbia Spectator ^ | 11-25-14 | By Catie Edmondson and Nanxi You
    Around 200 students gathered on the Sundial on Monday night following the announcement in Ferguson, Missouri, that a grand jury decided police officer Darren Wilson will not be charged in the death of Michael Brown. The gathering was one of many that erupted across New York City on Monday night, though it was smaller and quieter than the ones that eventually occupied the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Robert F. Kennedy bridges. “We’re here in solidarity with Ferguson. We’re here in memory of Michael Brown—in solidarity with Marissa Alexander. We’re here in memory of Tamar Rice,” Asha Rosa, CC ’16 and a...
  • Evidence the G.J. considered, released by St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch (shortened)

    11/25/2014 12:11:52 AM PST · by Ray76 · 31 replies
    The below documents are evidence the grand jury considered that was released by St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch.
  • Ferguson protests small but growing amid din of car horns, drum

    11/24/2014 4:17:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Yahoo! News / Reuters ^ | November 24, 2014 | Ellen Wulfhorst and Daniel Wallis
    FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Honking horns and banging a metal bucket, a small but growing group of protesters awaited Monday's grand jury decision, swarming the Ferguson Police Department and meeting briefly with the father of slain black teen Michael Brown. Mike Brown Sr., whose unarmed son was killed by a white police officer on Aug. 9, slowed down in a car to chat with demonstrators after hearing that the secret panel had reached a decision on whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting. Protester Byron Conley, father of a teen son, said he spoke with Brown...
  • Pro-Iran Communist, Plans “Peaceful” Shutdown Of Clayton, Missouri, In Wake Of Grand Jury Decision

    11/19/2014 7:28:20 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 15 replies
    Noisy Room ^ | Nov 19, 2014 | Trevor Loudon
    The Governor of the state, Jay Nixon, has declared a state of emergency and plans to mobilize the National Guard in anticipation of an imminent grand jury announcement on the Michael Brown case. Tensions are high in the area, as residents, businesses and police brace themselves for another round of rioting in the mainly black suburb of St. Louis. Their fears are well founded, as seasoned protest organizers are currently training activists to close in on and “shut down” the business district of nearby Clayton on the first business day after the grand jury goes public. Michael McPhearson The key...
  • Navy veteran FIRED and branded a terrorist for taking pictures of...(scores of DHS SUV's-Ferguson)

    11/18/2014 12:08:33 PM PST · by maggief · 149 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 18, 2014 | JILL REILLY
    Mark Paffrath worked for the Drury hotel chain in Missouri Paffrath, a Navy veteran, posted photos of dozens of vehicles marked with the logos of the Department of Homeland Security to his Facebook Vehicles were located about a 30-minute drive from Ferguson, Missouri A Navy veteran has been fired and branded a terrorist for posting Facebook pictures of scores of Homeland Security SUVs parked at a hotel near Ferguson where he works. Mark Paffrath, who worked for the Drury hotel chain, took photos and a video of dozens of vehicles marked with the logos of the Department of Homeland Security...
  • *VANITY* Is your city on the Ferguson protest list?

    11/18/2014 6:32:04 AM PST · by thefactor · 96 replies
    Interwebs | 11/18/2014 | thefactor
    A number of groups are preparing to protest the inevitable Ferguson Grand Jury decision in regards to Officer Darren Wilson.Below are a couple links to planned protests in dozens of cities around the country. I suggest you look to see if your city is on this list and where the planned events are taking place. Then, avoid those places!Ferguson Protest Link 1Ferguson Protest Link 2The above links are not spam or a blog. The first one is to a group called The People's Power Assembly. The second link is to a Tumblr page. Yes, they are very progressive pages, but...
  • Ferguson Activists Promise to "Burn City to the Ground" if Wilson not Charged

    11/17/2014 2:39:50 PM PST · by rightistight · 104 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/17/14 | Aurelius
    Activists have promised to "burn Ferguson to the ground" should Darren Wilson not be charged in the death of Michael Brown. A grand jury investigating the incident is likely to release their decision on the matter this week. In anticipation of this, some protesters have made their intentions clear: either the grand jury brings back an indictment, or Ferguson will burn. Here are just a few examples. "We will make sure:" "Needs to:" "To the ground:"
  • Former St Louis police chief has accused the Feds of leaking Michael Brown case to turn opinion...

    10/21/2014 1:53:14 PM PDT · by maggief · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 21, 2014 | JAMES NYE
    The former St. Louis County Police Chief has said he believes federal authorities are purposely leaking details of the Michael Brown case because they already know that no charges are going to be brought against Officer Darren Wilson. Tim Fitch has claimed the controversial New York Times article published last week which details a frantic struggle between 18-year-old Brown and Wilson over his weapon inside a squad car is all part of a strategy to 'let people down slowly'. The retired police chief says he believes federal authorities accept it is 'probably very unlikely' that the grand jury will recommend...
  • Ferguson Protesters: "White People are the Enemy"

    10/15/2014 11:56:31 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 50 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/15/14 | Aurelius
    On both social media and comment pages about Ferguson, protesters have specifically stated that "white people" are their enemy. Not "white supremacists," "racists," or "bigots," but white people as a whole. The stunning admission has been repeatedly written on places like twitter or the pro-Ferguson protest site Go Black Central. In the article, "THREE WALMARTS SHUT DOWN! SO MUCH POWER IN FERGUSON THAT MAINSTREAM MEDIA WON’T COVER IT!" an angry protester (and "top commenter") wrote that "Whites or White Hispanics" are the enemy: And on Twitter, horrifyingly racist comments like this are often written with "#Ferguson" included (expletive redacted): And...
  • #FERGUSON PROTESTERS Hold Surprise Rally at Upscale Plaza Frontenac Shopping Mall – Harass Shoppers

    10/13/2014 7:59:18 PM PDT · by blam · 75 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10-13-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Jim Hoft Monday, October 13, 2014 Ferguson #MikeBrown protesters stormed the upscale Plaza Frontenac in St. Louis on Monday afternoon. The mall includes Nieman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Michael Kors, Talbots, Tiffany & Co. and several upscale stores. The protesters harassed and screamed at shoppers at Plaza Frontenac.(Go to the site for video and pictures)(snip)

    10/05/2014 12:02:13 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 5, 2014 | by Mike Flynn
    The cable news klieg lights, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson may have moved on, but residents of Ferguson, MO continue to experience nearly nightly unrest stemming from the shooting death of Michael Brown. Eye witnesses have told Breitbart News that pro-Palestinian and other Muslim activist groups are a growing presence in the protests. On October 10th, a number of these groups, named "The Palestine Contingent," are planning to join a "Weekend of Resistance" in Ferguson to highlight the connection between the midwest community and Gaza. From its call to action: "Local groups including the Organization for Black Struggle and the...
  • St. Louis County Police report bottles and rocks thrown at Ferguson police

    09/28/2014 10:12:37 PM PDT · by blueplum · 38 replies
    KMOV TV ^ | September 28, 2014 11:45pm | KMOV TV staff
    ( -- St. Louis County Police reports at least a dozen people were arrested Sunday night (story truncated due to copyright stuff)
  • EXCLUSIVE: What We Found On #MichaelBrown’s Instagram Account

    09/04/2014 10:20:40 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 30 replies
    Gotnews ^ | 09-05-2014 | Charles C, Johnson has exclusive obtained social media postings of Michael Brown that destroy the media narrative that Brown was nonviolent. In stark contrast to the “gentle giant” portrayed in the national media Brown’s social media accounts reveal a misogynistic young man obsessed with drugs, money, and violence. He described his interest in “money, weed, and weather” on his Instagram.
  • Potentially Explosive – On Scene Evidence

    08/30/2014 10:08:33 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 27 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8-30-14 | sundance
    Initially we thought the item identified at the base of the drivers door was brass shell casings as a consequence of Officer Darren Wilson discharging his firearm while under assault by Mike Brown. (click to enlarge)
  • Hidden Video Of Dorian Johnson Within The Crowd – Prior To Talking To Media/Authorities…

    08/27/2014 6:03:35 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 25 replies ^ | August 27, 2014 | sundance
    CROWDSOURCING REQUEST – Located within this inital media feed video of the Ferguson shooting various rumors and speculations can be dispelled: 1. The Reporter outlines how several (5 or 6) shots were fired after the arrival of the media. Hence the initial problem for the Police securing, and processing, the crime scene. This was part of the delay in morgue body recovery. 2. Clearly you can see Officer Darren Wilson’s POLICE SUV being removed by flatbed tow truck as it was evidence in the shooting. 3. Almost every “eye witness”, as well as Dorian’s mom, can be seen (albeit quickly)...
  • How Al Sharpton became Obama’s go-to man on race.

    08/22/2014 12:25:31 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | August 21, 2014 | Glenn Thrush
    A few days after 18-year-old Mike Brown was gunned down in Ferguson, Missouri, White House officials enlisted an unusual source for on-the-ground intelligence amid the chaos and tear gas: the Rev. Al Sharpton, a fiery activist who became a household name by provoking rather than pacifying. Sharpton—once such a pariah that Clinton administration officials rushed through their ribbon-cuttings in Harlem for fear he’d show up and force them to, gasp, shake his hand—arrived on the scene 72 hours after the shooting at the request of Brown’s grandfather, who had admired his advocacy on behalf of the family of slain Florida...
  • The Racist Requirement For Self-Defense

    08/21/2014 9:56:31 AM PDT · by xuberalles · 16 replies
    Self | 8/21/14 | Me
    Dear Race Hustlers, Media Activists, and Gainfully Unemployed Anarchists... If Trayvon Martin or Mike Brown never attacked George Zimmerman or Darren Wilson they would be alive today. End of story, good night, Good Morning America! That’s the real tragedy. Why is this concept so difficult to understand? If a black cop shot a white man charging him with the intent to do bodily harm, no one in the black community, the White House or the leftist media would have a problem with it. So why do you now? Excuse my English but that’s called racism where I come from. Self-defense...
  • Trayvon's Death Taught Liberals Nothing

    08/21/2014 6:25:40 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 8/21/2014 | Jack Cashill
    Much too quickly after the death of big Mike Brown in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, the Trayvon Martin dream team -- ambulance chasers Benjamin Crump and Daryl Parks, media hound Al Sharpton -- descended on his still warm body like so many turkey vultures. One would have hoped that their twisted performance in Florida during the previous two years would have taught America’s liberals something -- prudence, restraint, skepticism -- but it did not. Led by their media, liberals once again rushed in where wise men fear to tread. As expected, the media insisted on telling the same embarrassingly...

    08/21/2014 12:47:11 AM PDT · by PROSOUTH · 84 replies
    A local Saint Louis radio station is reporting that Dorian Johnson has recanted his prior media espousals and now asserts that he and Mike Brown did indeed engage in a physical confrontation with Officer Darren Wilson. As a consequence the same Radio Station is asserting the local prosecutor essentially advises it’s doubtful charges would be filed.
  • 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...
  • Is this Real? [Dorian Johnson recants story? Wilson to be cleared?]

    ***BREAKING NEWS*** Remember, you saw it and heard it here first. We have heard... ***BREAKING NEWS*** Remember, you saw it and heard it here first. We have heard (from a VERY connected national media source) that Ferguson officer Darren Wilson will be cleared in the shooting of Michael Brown. The key: Dorian Johnson has now admitted that Michael Brown attacked Officer Wilson and attempted to take his gun. OFFICER WILSON WILL NOT BE CHARGED! This is scary. When this news is made official, we all have reason to be concerned about the reaction.
  • 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

    08/19/2014 11:41:19 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 88 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 19 2014 | By Ben Shapiro
    On Monday night, the Washington Redskins ran onto the field of play in their exhibition game with their hands up. The goal, according to safety Brandon Meriweather, was to “show our supporters what’s going on in St. Louis.” More specifically, Meriweather was referencing the supposed circumstances surrounding the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson; early witness reports stated that Brown had raised his hands before beings hot by Wilson. The Redskins were hardly the only people parroting the “hands up” meme – that meme has now gone national, with protesters and rioters in Ferguson utilizing it, hundreds...

    08/18/2014 5:26:04 PM PDT · by blueplum · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 18, 2014 8:12pm EDT | Staff
    <p>FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Leaders of the Nation of Islam and other black activist groups working to calm tensions in Ferguson are asking protesters to clear the streets of the St. Louis suburb at sunset amid the National Guard's arrival.</p>
  • Credibility Concerns in Michael Brown Investigation

    08/18/2014 1:41:26 AM PDT · by blueplum · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 18, 2014 03:41am EDT | DAVID A. LIEB
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- After a week of violent clashes between police and protesters, Missouri authorities leading the investigation into the police shooting death of an unarmed black teenager are increasingly facing questions about whether their eventual findings can be seen as credible among residents who are highly distrustful of those in charge. :snip: The state's case is being overseen by St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch, who is white, and remains in charge despite mounting pressure to step aside from some local residents and black St. Louis area officials who believe he cannot be impartial. In some other...
  • National Guard Ordered Onto Streets of Ferguson, Missouri

    08/18/2014 12:17:02 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 229 replies
    Missouri's governor ordered the National Guard onto the streets of Ferguson early Monday after another night of violence following the shooting by police of an unarmed black teen. "Tonight, a day of hope, prayers, and peaceful protests was marred by the violent criminal acts of an organized and growing number of individuals, many from outside the community and state, whose actions are putting the residents and businesses of Ferguson at risk," Gov. Jay Nixon said in a statement. "Given these deliberate, coordinated and intensifying violent attacks on lives and property in Ferguson, I am directing the highly capable men and...
  • Autopsy Shows Michael Brown Was Struck at Least 6 Times (All shots in front-witness lied)

    08/17/2014 8:19:23 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 209 replies
    New York Times ^ | AUG. 17, 2014 | FRANCES ROBLES and JULIE BOSMAN
    FERGUSON, Mo. — Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager who was killed by a police officer, sparking protests around the nation, was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, a preliminary private autopsy performed on Sunday found. One of the bullets entered the top of Mr. Brown’s skull, suggesting his head was bent forward when it struck him and caused a fatal injury, according to Dr. Michael M. Baden, the former chief medical examiner for the City of New York, who flew to Missouri on Sunday at the family’s request to conduct the separate autopsy. It was...

    08/17/2014 4:32:10 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 84 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 17, 2014 | By Tony Lee
    After a week of riots and looting in Ferguson, Missouri, Charles Ogletree, the Harvard Law professor who was President Barack Obama's mentor, predicted that this is just the beginning of more unrest. After police shot and killed Michael Brown last weekend, Ogletree said the problem is, "you have these white officers who don't live there, who aren't a part of the community, who don't know the community, and yet they're given all the power to make things happen." "We need to have a change in that sense right now," Ogletree said on Meet The Press. "And I'll tell you what,...

    08/17/2014 4:26:13 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 87 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 17, 2014 | By Tony Lee
    President Barack Obama's mentor and Harvard Law professor Charles Ogletree said Darren Wilson, the officer who reportedly shot and killed Michael Brown, should be arrested. "I think the first thing that needs to happen [is] we need to arrest Officer Wilson," he said on Meet the Press. "He shot and killed a man, shot him multiple times. And he's walking free. No one knows anything about him, no one knows why he did it. We need to have that done, number one." Ogletree made his remarks while agreeing with substitute host Andrea Mitchell that nobody really has all of the...

    08/17/2014 11:48:40 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 141 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 17, 2014
    Sunday on CBS's "Face The Nation," Gov. Jay Nixon (D-MO) said the local police "attempting to besmirch a victim of a shooting" by releasing a video of Michael Brown allegedly engaging in a "strong-arm" convenience store robbery. "I think it had an incendiary effect," Nixon said. "I mean, when you release picture and you clearly are attempting to besmirch a victim of a shooting, shot down in his own street, a young man and at the same time you’re releasing information to try to make it, to tarnish him, then properly, there was a lot of folks that were concerned...
  • – Eye Witness Audio of Mike Brown Shooting States: “Brown Doubled Back Toward POlice”…

    08/17/2014 8:18:42 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 45 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | April 15, 2013 | August 15, 2014 by sundance
    The eye witness talking on this video describes the exact same scenario. The value in this is specifically because it is unguarded, and unprompted, testimony from an eyewitness that contradicts several others who spoke later but may have an agenda or pressure from the community. Again, the conversation to focus on is in the background - Here’s the video and my seriously rough attempt at transcription, the important part is at 06:28 point: [ "#2" is the male eye witness ] @6:28/6:29 of video #1 How’d he get from there to there? #2 Because he ran, the police was still...
  • Death Wish? Media Draws Map To Home Of Ferguson Police Officer Who Shot Mike Brown

    08/17/2014 11:05:59 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 45 replies ^ | August 16, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Guest post by Kristinn Taylor cnn darren wilson Is the media trying to get Ferguson police office Darren Wilson lynched? CNN broadcast a report Friday that showed the house, including the street number, of the Ferguson police officer who police say shot Mike Brown. The officer has been in hiding due to death threats since the shooting last Saturday. His name, Darren Wilson, was just released Friday morning. Another news outlet apologized for broadcasting video of Wilson’s home while others have virtually drawn a map to Wilson’s house for those bent on vengeance. Yahoo News named the community Wilson where...
  • A Witness Conversation Unknowingly Captured at the Scene of the Ferguson Shooting is a Game-Changer

    08/17/2014 8:58:27 AM PDT · by gunsequalfreedom · 145 replies
    IJReview ^ | August 17, 2014 | Ed Itor
    A A previously unnoticed detail in a background conversion of a video taken minutes after the Ferguson shooting could change the course of the investigation into Mike Brown’s death. The original video poster appears sympathetic to the narrative that Mike Brown was shot unarmed with his hands in the air. But he unknowingly picks up conversation between a man who saw the altercation and another neighbor. #1 How’d he get from there to there? #2 Because he ran, the police was still in the truck – cause he was like over the truck {crosstalk} #2 But him and the police...
  • 'No Justice, No Curfew': Hundreds of Defiant Ferguson Protesters Ignore [Law Enforcement Collapses!]

    08/16/2014 11:02:44 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 50 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | August15, 2014 | DANIEL BATES
    'No Justice, No Curfew': Hundreds of Defiant Ferguson Protesters Ignore midnight deadline lockdown and taunt police as photograph emerges of the cop who shot dead unarmed teen Michael Brown Officer Darren Wilson, 28, was identified as the man who shot Brown on August 9 By DANIEL BATES 16 August 2014 A couple hundred defiant protesters remained on the streets of Ferguson after a midnight curfew took effect Saturday night after as a first photo emerged showing the officer who gunned down unarmed black teen Michael Brown. Hundreds of other demonstrators left peacefully before the midnight to 5am deadline took effect...
  • The “JJ Witness Video” – Eye Witness Audio of Mike Brown States: “Brown Doubled Back Toward POlice”…

    08/17/2014 3:18:43 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 115 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8/15/2014 | sundance
    I’m going to call this the “J J Video” because a sharp Treeper catches the background conversation within a video of the Mike Brown shooting scene. The video was uploaded by a U-Tube account “Black Canseco“. The video was taken in the aftermath of the shooting, and judging from the comments attributed to the uploader -although he was not a direct witness- he felt the video was affirmational toward Mike Brown and the anti-police narrative.
  • Robbery Tape Humiliates Media's 'Gentle Giant' Narrative (Michael Brown/Ferguson, Missouri)

    08/15/2014 8:57:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 15, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)With the release of tape today by the Ferguson Police Department of a man who appears to be Michael Brown allegedly physically assaulting a much smaller clerk while stealing Swisher Sweet cigars, the media’s narrative has collapsed. The media – and top-level politicians across the political spectrum – portrayed Michael Brown in saintlike fashion. That narrative no longer holds. The report from the police department states: Brown grabbed a box of Swisher Sweet cigars and handed them to Johnson. [REDACTED] witnessed [REDACTED] tell Brown that he had to pay for those cigars first. That is when Brown reached across the...
  • Rev Jackson booed off stage for asking for donations in Ferguson

    08/16/2014 12:20:07 PM PDT · by BlueNgold · 95 replies
    twitter post ^ | 16 aug 2014 | Twitter
    Rev Jackson allegedly booed and run off for asking for donations...
  • A Former Police Chief Explains All The Ways The Cops In Ferguson Made A Bad Situation Worse

    08/16/2014 11:56:02 AM PDT · by yldstrk · 35 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 8-14-14 | Erin Fuchs
    Police have used questionable tactics in Ferguson, Missouri, to quell riots in the wake of a cop shooting and killing a black, unarmed 18-year-old, from arresting journalists to using tear gas on peaceful protesters to bringing barking police dogs into the streets. "Using dogs on a crowd in a civil disturbance has been a no-no in policing since Selma, Alabama," former police chief Chuck Drago told Business Insider, referring to bloody civil rights protests in 1965. "It doesn't look good. It's a PR nightmare if nothing else, and it just stirs people up." Tensions between Ferguson cops and Ferguson residents...
  • Ferguson rioters harass, threaten reporters

    08/16/2014 10:52:06 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 57 replies
    Politico ^ | 16 Aug 2014 | BYRON TAU
    FERGUSON, Missouri — Reporters trying to cover the renewed chaos in this town faced a new threat on Friday: the demonstrators themselves. Print, video and photo-journalists were all repeatedly and aggressively threatened and harassed when attempting to photograph or videotape any of the looting or property destruction. Many of the demonstrators expressed concern about being identified by police or told reporters that the looting was none of their concern. Police largely remained on the sidelines on Friday and into the dawn hours of Saturday morning as demonstrators descended on a number of businesses in Ferguson — pulling alcohol, lottery tickets,...
  • Police: Officer Wasn't Aware Michael Brown Was Suspect in Alleged Robbery

    08/16/2014 7:10:39 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 39 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug 15, 2014 | Mark Peters and Ben Kesling
    Police: Officer Wasn't Aware Michael Brown Was Suspect in Alleged Robbery Police Tie Victim to Robbery, but Later Say He Was Stopped for Different Cause By Mark Peters and Ben Kesling Updated Aug. 15, 2014 8:36 p.m. ET FERGUSON, Mo.—Local police released new details in sometimes chaotic fashion Friday about the shooting death of an unarmed African-American teenager, which sowed more mistrust in a community already lacking faith in law-enforcement efforts. Early Friday, Ferguson police identified Darren Wilson as the officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in an incident that has sparked a week of unrest in this...
  • 'There are no police': Ferguson store owners guard businesses; cite lack of police response

    08/16/2014 7:51:35 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 150 replies
    FOX News ^ | August 16, 2014
    <p>Looters in Ferguson, Mo., were met with little police resistance Friday night and store owners say they were forced to protect their businesses with their own guns, reported.</p> <p>"I think the first message is to remind all law enforcement that they are hired to serve and protect and if they’re going to sit back and watch looting, they're not serving us; they’re not protecting us," Pastor Robert White told the station.</p>
  • Ferguson crisis: Most business insurance covers riots

    08/16/2014 4:01:05 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 12 replies
    St Louis Business Journal ^ | 8-12-2014 | Jacob Kirn
    The National Underwriter’s Commercial Property Coverage Guide defines a riot as “any tumultuous disturbance of the public peace by three or more persons mutually assisting one another in execution of a common purpose by the unlawful use of force and violence resulting in property damage of any kind.” (The Los Angeles riots of 1992 caused $775 million in insured losses, according to the Insurance Information Institute.) Brent Butler, government affairs director for the Missouri Insurance Coalition, also said most commercial policies cover riots. Merchandise stolen — not just property damage — would also typically be covered, he said. If businesses’...
  • Police, protesters clash again in Ferguson

    08/16/2014 2:14:22 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 60 replies
    cns news ^ | 8-16-2014 | JIM SALTER, Associated Press
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Anger spurred by the death of a black teenager at the hands of white police officer boiled over when protesters stormed into a Missouri convenience store — the same store that Michael Brown was accused of robbing. Police and about 200 protesters clashed again in Ferguson, Missouri late Friday after another tense day in the St. Louis suburb, a day that included authorities identifying the officer who fatally shot Brown on Aug. 9. About midnight, protesters broke into that store and threw objects at police. Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson says police used one...
  • Robbery ‘not related’ to why Michael Brown was initially stopped by Ferguson police

    08/16/2014 1:27:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 117 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 15, 2014 | (With AP)
    The unarmed black teen whose fatal shooting by police in a St. Louis suburb sparked violent protests was a suspect in a robbery moments before, but the deadly encounter was not sparked by the robbery, the city's police chief said Friday. Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson earlier Friday released documents alleging 18-year-old Michael Brown had been suspected of stealing a $48.99 box of cigars from a convenience store in a “strong-arm” robbery shortly before he was killed. Jackson said at an afternoon press conference that Brown and his friend were stopped Saturday “because they were walking down the middle of...
  • Police Chief now says officer might have realized Michael Brown was robbery suspect

    08/16/2014 12:44:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    MissouriNet ^ | August 15, 2014 | Mike Lear
    The Chief of the Ferguson Police Department now says officer Darren Wilson realized that he might be talking to suspects in a strong-armed robbery when he encountered 18-year-old Michael Brown and his friend, just before the incident in which Wilson fatally shot Brown. Jackson had told reporters Friday afternoon that Wilson stopped Brown and his friend, Dorian Johnson, because they pair were walking down the street and blocking traffic, but did not know Brown was identified as a suspect in the robbery in which a box of cigars was stolen. Jackson has since told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that Wilson...
  • Oakland protests in support of Ferguson heating up, significant police presence

    08/15/2014 8:54:58 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 59 replies
    Twitter ^ | 08/15/2014
    Tweeps are reporting that the Oakland protest going on now is beginning to get a little tense. Mario Sevilla ‏@mariosevilla 6m LIVE -- Heavy police presence in #Oakland as protesters take over downtown streets. #Ferguson ѕyndιcalιѕт ‏@syndicalisms 21m Helicopters above in #Oakland at #Ferguson solidarity march. Via @OccupyOakland
  • Exclusive: Friend Of Officer Darren Wilson Speaks Out On Shooting Of Mike Brown

    “Josie,” a friend of Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson, called into The Dana Loesch Radio Show today. Josie gave Officer Wilson’s side of the story. Here’s the transcript: “He pulled up ahead of them. And then he got a call-in that there was a strong-arm robbery. And, they gave a description. And, he’s looking at them and they got something in their hands and it looks like it could be what, you know those cigars or whatever. So he goes in reverse back to them. Tries to get out of his car. They slam his door shut violently. I think he...