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  • Black legislator accuses white colleague’s toddler of racism

    03/28/2015 7:49:11 PM PDT · by Baynative · 58 replies
    American Mirror ^ | 3/27/15 | Olaf Ekberg
    During a heated debate over an Indiana “religious freedom” bill, a Democratic representative took the opportunity to accuse the child of one of her colleagues of racism. The child is an 18-month-old toddler. “I told Jud McMillin I love his son, but he’s scared of me because of my color and that’s horrible,” Summers said, to groans. “It’s true,” she insisted. She urged McMillin to “introduce your child to some people of color so that he won’t live his life as a prejudiced person.”
  • Video Captures Violent Attack on St. Louis Train That Began After Michael Brown Question

    03/28/2015 8:44:24 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 64 replies
    WARNING: THIS VIDEO CONTAINS IMAGES AND LANGUAGE THAT MAY OFFEND SOME VIEWERS. When one man sat down next to a second man in a St. Louis light rail car late Monday and asked him his opinion on the shooting of Michael Brown, it was not the beginning of a discussion. It was the start of an assault, police said. The second man, who was white, didn’t want to answer the question. Then the first man, who was black, boxed him in the face. Two more African-American men joined in the beating, according to a police report.
  • Man on St. Louis train asked about Michael Brown, attacked

    03/27/2015 9:44:51 PM PDT · by SoCalTransplant · 40 replies
    <p>ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police are searching for three young men after a light rail passenger in St. Louis was attacked after being asked what he thought about the "Mike Brown situation."</p> <p>Officers released details Friday after a passenger who wasn't involved posted video of the attack on social media.</p>
  • Mike Brown question sparks MetroLink beating caught on video

    03/27/2015 5:47:53 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 32 replies
    http://fox2now.com ^ | march 27, 2015 | joe millitzer
    A MetroLink beating captured on video is now lighting up social media in St. Louis.  Viewers sent the video to FOX 2 on Twitter and Facebook pages looking for answers.  Police say the beating happened on Monday evening at 9:54pm.  The victim, a 43-year-old white male,  tells investigators that a question about Mike Brown sparked the incident. -snip He told investigators that he was seated on the train when he was approached from behind.  The man in the red hat and shirt asked for his cell phone.  The victim refused. The suspect in the red hat then asked the seated man what he thought...
  • If Ferguson stays Ferguson, blacks have no one to blame but themselves

    03/28/2015 12:41:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Bay State Banner ^ | March 26, 2015 | Earl Ofari Hutchinson
    Ferguson will hold municipal elections on April 7. The mayor and five of the six city councilpersons are white. Three are up for reelection. Since Michael Brown was gunned down by former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson on August 9, the one loud refrain has repeatedly been how could a city where African-Americans make up the overwhelming majority of the population be policed by a nearly all-white police force, and governed by a nearly all-white city administration? The thought was that the Brown slaying angered and engaged so many thousands that it was almost a done deal. The first chance...
  • Missouri Cop Indicted for Attacking Teen Trying to Video Record Traffic Stop, Leaving Him in Coma

    03/27/2015 4:01:40 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    Tim Runnels is second from left in this photo posted on the Missouri/Kansas Cop Block Facebook page last year.A Missouri cop who left a teenager in a coma last year after the young man attempted to video record a traffic stop was indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday.It was a rare decision considering grand juries tend to believe cops can get away with murder. But the victim in this case, Masters Bryce, is the son of a Kansas City cop.Independence police officer Tim Runnels, a former Kansas City cop himself, was indicted on two counts, but details will remain...
  • Former Cardinals player punched at St. Louis County gas station after racial slur

    03/27/2015 1:24:57 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    St Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 3/27/15 | Christine Byers
    Former Cardinals outfielder Curt Ford said Thursday he may move away from the St. Louis area in disgust after being punched in an allegedly unprovoked, race-related attack at a gas station. “I’m going to let the authorities handle this situation, but I’ve had enough of St. Louis,” Ford said in a phone interview Thursday. “You hear about this kind of stuff happening, and I always knew it existed because of my previous experience working here in St. Louis, but you try to keep away from it, and there is just no way you can do that unless you stay inside...
  • Fleece Force: How Police And Courts Around Ferguson Bully Residents And Collect Millions

    03/27/2015 6:07:13 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 28 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 3/26/15 | Ryan Reilly & Mariah Stewart
    Scott, a senior at Alabama A&M University, had lived in Pasadena Hills during high school. Her father, a former St. Louis County police officer, works for Walgreens. Her mother is the principal of a local elementary school. Last summer, when Scott was home visiting her family, a notice was placed on her car. Parking had never been an issue in her quiet, suburban community. Pasadena Hills is small, with a population of less than 1,000. But the municipality had recently passed an ordinance requiring those parking overnight to display a $10 residential parking sticker on their vehicles. The notice ordered...
  • Scott Walker Lands Former Senator as National Security Expert for 2016 Race

    03/27/2015 12:19:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | March 26, 2015 | Ken McIntyre
    What were Talent’s first impressions?“I found him to be exactly what he appears to be: He’s very down to earth, he has an air of confidence about him but there’s no arrogance with it. I like that. He’s just a regular guy.”Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has added one of Washington’s leading advocates of military readiness to the ranks of advisers helping prepare him for a likely campaign for president. Jim Talent, who represented Missouri in both the House and Senate before becoming a fellow at The Heritage Foundation, confirmed Thursday that he has joined Walker’s budding national security and foreign...
  • Ferguson interim police chief fed up with how protesters treat officers

    03/25/2015 1:26:59 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    Independet Journal Review ^ | 03/25/2015 | ROCHE MADDEN
    The interim Ferguson Police chief Tuesday said he was fed up with the way his officers, especially his African-American cops are being treated by protesters. He said black officers in Ferguson, as well as others who helped in the community in recent months, have been targeted for attack by protesters more that white cops are.
  • Sheriff's department investigates stolen camels, cows

    03/25/2015 12:08:08 PM PDT · by Controlling Legal Authority · 13 replies
    Columbia Daily Tribune ^ | 03/25/15 | ALAN BURDZIAK
    Livestock thefts happen on occasion in Boone County, but the latest incident has branched into uncharted territory for sheriff’s investigators: Detectives are working to figure out who stole two double-hump camels Monday along with two Black Angus cows. Boone County sheriff’s Detective Tom O’Sullivan said....While cattle theft is not unheard of ... the department is working to figure out why someone would steal two 9-foot-tall camels and where they would possibly take them.
  • Missouri School Lists Runaway As Homeless Despite Him Having Loving Home, Collects Federal Money

    03/25/2015 10:41:16 AM PDT · by Bodhi1 · 18 replies
    The Missouri Torch ^ | March 25, 2015 | Duane Lester
    When Deanna Sporleder's 17 year-old son announced he was spending the night at his 16 year-old girlfriend's house, her home life turned upside down, and part of it was subsidized by federal grants to the local school.Deanna and her husband were against their son leaving home and moving in with his teen girlfriend, but the girl's parents consented and the local law enforcement, both county and city, told Deanna that at seventeen, her son could move out and they had no power to stop him. A few months later, she while signing her other children up for school, she asked...
  • Ferguson Remembered, New York Less So

    03/24/2015 7:09:28 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 6, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Universities are still trying to make a teachable moment out of the tragedy which occurred in Ferguson, Missouri last summer but considerably less so of the death of sidewalk vendor Eric Garner at the hands of the NYPD that also occurred last year. “Catholic University law professor Clifford Fishman is using the cases to teach the pros and cons of grand juries,” Lisa Grace Lednicer reported in The Washington Post magazine on February 22, 2015.” Last semester, he argued in class that the grand jury perhaps was right to not indict the officer who killed [Michael] Brown, but wrong to...
  • Why Is There No Starbucks Coffee House in Selma? [or Ferguson, or many other black cities]

    03/19/2015 7:46:24 PM PDT · by grundle · 69 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | March 19, 2015 | Jen Kuznicki
    Starbucks executive Corey duBrowa recently deleted his twitter account, after what he said were abusive comments as a result of his push for a campaign in which his baristas were to engage with customers about race relations. "I was personally attacked through my Twitter account around midnight last night and the tweets represented a distraction from the respectful conversation we are trying to start around Race Together," duBrowa said. "I’ll be back on Twitter soon." But the whole point of the conversations he promoted, was to get people talking about what is uncomfortable, and controversial. It seems childish to delete...
  • History Museum cancels Ferguson-Palestine discussion

    03/20/2015 10:03:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Saint Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | March 19, 2015 | David Hunn
    ST. LOUIS • The Missouri History Museum canceled a speakers panel set for Thursday evening that intended, in part, to compare “state violence” in Ferguson and Palestine. Sourik Beltran, an anthropology student at Washington University and president of the student group AltaVoz, proposed the event early in February. He originally called it “From Ayotzinapa to Ferguson: A Dialogue on Solidarity and Inter-Movement Collaboration.” He said the goals were to connect activists, foster collaboration among social justice groups and “draw parallels between state violence here and in Mexico.” A week or two later, Beltran added a third comparison. The panel would...
  • No Justice, No Peace, Without Black Community Control of Police

    03/19/2015 11:58:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford's Blog ^ | March 19, 2015 | Glen Ford, executive editor
    “The undeniable logic of the movement is to establish the supremacy of the Black community over the police that patrol the community – period.” The New York Times and other megaphones for white supremacy have proclaimed that the Black Lives Matter movement suffered a “setback” with the shooting of two cops, last week, during a demonstration in Ferguson, Missouri. To buttress its March 12 headline [3], “Just as Ferguson Was Making Progress, Shooting Deals a Setback,” the Times quoted Kim Tihen, a white city councilwoman and former Ferguson police officer who is “outraged by the behavior and lawlessness of the...
  • Missouri Executes Cecil Clayton, Cop Killer Missing Part of Brain

    03/17/2015 9:02:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 212 replies
    NBC News ^ | Tracy Connor
    Missouri cop killer Cecil Clayton was executed Tuesday night after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected arguments he should be spared because he was missing a piece of his brain. Clayton, who at 74 was the state's oldest death-row prisoner, was pronounced dead at 9:21 pm CT, eight minutes after his lethal injection was administered, prison officials said in a statement. "They brought me up here to execute me," he said in his final statement. Clayton was convicted of murdering sheriff's deputy Chris Castetter after a domestic disturbance in 1996. His case drew extra attention because of his brain injury, the...
  • UPDATE: Village clerk fired over Ferguson shooting comments

    03/18/2015 10:16:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    UPLANDS PARK, Missouri — A local government employee for the village of Uplands Park has been fired amid comments he made in a TV interview blaming police for the shooting of two officers in Ferguson. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the town's Board of Trustees met Tuesday night in a closed session to discuss the status of clerk John Muhammad. Village attorney Richard Magee said afterward that Muhammad was fired for misrepresenting his job....
  • Ferguson home values are plummeting, and residents are feeling the pain

    03/16/2015 11:36:03 AM PDT · by BBell · 50 replies
    http://fusion.net ^ | 3/16/15 | Daniel Rivero
    FERGUSON, Mo. — Peering outside the office window of his tire shop, John Zisser grumbles about the pile of burnt rubble that lies on the opposite corner of a busy intersection. “If you come here to my shop and you see that,” he says, as gestures out the window, “is that going to give you a warm, fuzzy feeling like you want to come back here to do business?” “Short answer: no, no it’s not,” he says. Zisser, 55, has owned and operated Zisser’s Tires in this city since 1987. He says the still-visible damage from the November protests that...
  • Missouri LT governor: ‘There is more racism in the Justice Department’ than in the St. Louis area

    03/17/2015 12:24:04 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 21 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 17 March 2015 | By Dylan Stable
    Missouri’s lieutenant governor lashed out at the Justice Department on Monday, accusing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and the Obama administration of racism in the wake of the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in Ferguson last year. “There is more racism in the Justice Department than there is in anywhere I see in the St. Louis area,” Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder said in an interview with NewsMaxTV Monday. “We are making progress. We’ve come an enormous way in 50 years. That’s not to say we don’t have still have more to do. But it is...
  • Race Baiting And Ferguson

    03/17/2015 10:50:11 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 14 replies
    Hoover Institution ^ | Monday, March 16, 2015 | Richard A. Epstein
    The most recent news from Ferguson concerns what Eric Holder has rightly called the “ambush shooting” of two police officers outside the city’s police department. This incident occurred in the wake of two detailed reports released by the Department of Justice. The first report deals in depth with the shooting of Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. The report recommended that the case against him be closed. The second DOJ report contained a scathing indictment of the sad state of affairs within the entire criminal justice system of Ferguson. The combined effect of these two reports is likely...
  • FERGUSON PROTESTERS Fundraise for Cop-Shooter Jeffrey Williams

    03/16/2015 8:09:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 16, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    In October radical Muslim Umar Lee from St. Louis promised an “Islamic Jihad” against the Ferguson police. Umar Lee once threatened to behead his critics and watch them squeal “like Daniel Pearl.” Muslim Umar Lee was arrested in Ferguson Missouri in September. Now Umar Lee is raising money for cop-shooter and protester Jeffrey Williams. From his Twitter page: Easy Way to Donate to Jeffrey Williams: #Ferguson you can do it too. Innocent until proven guilty....
  • Pastor Claims Ferguson Shooting Suspect ‘Set Up’ By Police

    03/16/2015 6:56:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)FERGUSON, Mo. (CBS St. Louis/AP) — A man charged in the shooting of two police officers during a demonstration in Ferguson told investigators he was not targeting law enforcement and had been aiming for someone with whom he was in dispute. St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch said he believed the 20-year-old suspect attended last week’s protest before the shooting happened. Activists said Jeffrey Williams was not a consistent fixture in their tight-knit group. “We’re not sure we completely buy that part of it,” McCulloch said of Williams’ contention that he did not fire at the officers....
  • Springtime for Chaos in Ferguson

    03/16/2015 2:19:06 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 34 replies
    CVity Journal ^ | March 12, 2015 | By Matthew Hennessey
    Shortly before shots rang out at Wednesday night’s protest outside the Ferguson Police Department, injuring two officers and reviving fears of return to last year’s social unrest, the Twitter account of Operation Ferguson posted an ominous warning: “This will not end well tonight.” Whoever composed the Tweet was right. Exactly how they knew is an open question. The Operation Ferguson Twitter account has 70,000 followers. It is run by Anonymous, the mysterious band of online vigilantes and mask-wearing anarchists that allies itself periodically with far-left causes from the Occupy movement to Julian Assange’s Wikileaks. To read the stream of anti-police...
  • Correction: Ferguson officers shot story

    03/16/2015 11:04:42 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 22 replies
    In early versions of a March 15 story about a man being charged in the shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, The Associated Press erroneously reported that St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch said the defendant used a 40 mm gun in the attack. He said it was a .40-caliber gun.
  • BREAKING, EXCLUSIVE: We Have Found MOTIVE in #JeffreyWilliams’s #Ferguson Cop Shooting

    03/16/2015 5:58:52 AM PDT · by Kevin in California · 7 replies
    Gotnews ^ | 03-16-2015 | Charles C, Johnson
    Motive In Ferguson Police Shooting: Were Jeffrey Williams And Vonderrit Myers In The Same Gang??? It sure looks that way. Gotnews.com may discovered the motive in the shooting of two police officers in Ferguson: payback for the killing of street thug Vonderritt Myers.
  • Muslim students protest campus screening of ‘American Sniper’

    03/16/2015 8:01:16 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 56 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 3/16/15 | Jennifer Kabbany
    Some Muslim students at the University of Missouri protested an upcoming campus screening of “American Sniper” and clamored to have the film’s debut there canceled. At the heart of the controversy is a Muslim student activist who declared showing the film on campus would make her feel “unsafe” and demanded an “apology and explanation” as to how and why the movie was even selected for Mizzou audiences. The uproar was taken quite seriously, and prompted the student government to conduct a meeting to determine whether the flick should be shown. “This film is blatant racist, colonialist propaganda that should not...
  • D’oh – The Uplands Park “City Manager” Isn’t Actually a “City Manager”, and The Real...….

    03/16/2015 7:05:16 AM PDT · by blueyon · 13 replies
    "D’oh – The Uplands Park “City Manager” Isn’t Actually a “City Manager”, and The Real Uplands Park Officials Are A little Upset…." A fellow named John Muhammad identified himself as city manager of the tiny north county village of Uplands Park during a live interview Thursday night on FOX News channel. Mr. Muhammad then went on a bizarre diatribe to say he, and his community, believed the KKK or the police themselves were the shooters. Beyond the jaw dropping protestations about the police shooting another slight problem is Mr. Muhammad is not a “city manager”. Actually, not even close. First,...
  • MO LT GOVERNOR: HOLDER INCITED MOB MANY TIMES

    03/15/2015 11:48:14 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 15, 2015 | By Pam Key
    Sunday on Fox News Channel’s “America’s News HQ,” Lt. Governor Peter Kinder (R-MO) said Attorney General Eric Holder “on many occasions” seemed to “be inciting the mob.” Kinder said, “He is sounding the right notes today, this afternoon. I just wish he had been more judicious and measured in his comments since the August 9. Because Mr. Holder came in and seemed on many occasions to be inciting the mob. He seemed to be putting his weight on the one side of the scales of justice and not backing up law enforcement. And if he is now, you know, backing...
  • Letter: Shooting of cops in Ferguson wasn't shocking, and that's troubling (Groan)

    03/15/2015 9:47:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | March 16, 2015 | Justin Askins
    There is no defense for the shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri ("2 Ferguson police officers shot in protest outside station," March 13 news story). It was a cowardly act and the perpetrators should be punished to the full extent of the law. However, even more problematic to me is that the event wasn’t shocking. With our culture of gun violence and regular shootings of young black males, only someone who has no understanding of America could be genuinely shocked. Blacks have come far — we can celebrate a black president and attorney general — but racism is...
  • Police arrest Missouri man, 20, in shooting of two officers in Ferguson

    03/15/2015 5:07:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/15/2015
    A 20-year-old Missouri man has been arrested in the shooting of two St. Louis County police officers Thursday, county officials announced Sunday. Jeffrey Williams was arrested Saturday night and is charged with two counts of assault in the first degree, three counts of armed criminal action and firing a weapon from a vehicle, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch said during the afternoon press conference. Williams, who has attended several demonstrations in Ferguson, Mo., told police that he fired shots at someone he had a dispute with, and hit the officers, who he alleges were not his intended target....
  • St. Louis County Police: Suspected shooter of two police officers in custody

    03/15/2015 10:38:46 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 227 replies
    fox2now.com ^ | March 15, 2015 | Staff Writer, Updated at 12:52pm, March 15, 2015
    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI)- St. Louis County Police have confirmed to FOX 2 that the suspected shooter of two police officers early Thursday morning outside of the Ferguson police department is in custody. The two officers were shot just after midnight, as many protestors were headed home following a night of protests after the resignation of the city’s police chief. One of the wounded officers is from Webster Groves Police and was shot in the cheek, just under his right eye. The other wounded officer is with the St. Louis County Police and was hit in the shoulder and the bullet...
  • Jeffrey Williams: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know ("Alleged" Ferguson Cop Shooter)

    03/15/2015 12:55:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Heavy ^ | March 15, 2015 | Jordan Fenster
    (PHOTO-AT-LINK)St. Louis County Police have arrested a suspect they believe is responsible for shooting two police officers last week. Here’s what you need to know: 1. Williams May Not Have Been Shooting At Police Jorge Rivas @thisisjorge Post-Dispatch photographer was on scene when #Ferguson officer was shot via @LaurieSkrivan http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/article_eda6589f-d0fc-5420-8489-787a218a6d83.html … 1:16 AM - 12 Mar 2015 28 Retweets 6 favorites Two officers, one a 41-year-old St. Louis County police officer the other a 32-year-old officer from Webster Groves were shot on March 12, the Webster Groves officer left with a bullet lodged by his ear. A weapon was recovered...
  • Rudy Giuliani: Obama Is to Blame for Ferguson Police Shootings – He Sets the Tone for the Nation

    03/13/2015 8:46:00 PM PDT · by cutty · 55 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 13, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani says President Barack Obama is to blame for the police shootings in Ferguson, Missouri, and other disturbing events because he sets the tone for the nation. ... Giuliani also says Obama should say the kinds of things comedian Bill Cosby used to say before he was accused of sexual assault, which Cosby denies. Cosby often exhorted black people to focus on education and parenting.
  • Cleaver: Ferguson Shooter May Have Been Trying to Damage Race Relations

    03/13/2015 7:04:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | March 13, 2015 | Bridget Johnson
    Missouri Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D) said it could have set race relations back by several decades if police had fired back at the shooter of two officers in Ferguson late Wednesday. Cleaver, the former chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, along with Ferguson Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay (D-Mo.) has offered a $3,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the shooter(s) responsible for wounding two officers outside of the Ferguson Police Department. Cleaver told CNN today that “what I think most people can agree on including the police in Ferguson is that the shots didn’t come from the demonstrators.”...
  • Rudy Giuliani: Ferguson officer Darren Wilson should be 'commended'

    03/13/2015 6:52:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Politico ^ | March 12, 2015 | Adam B. Lerner
    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said officer Darren Wilson should be “commended” for fatally shooting Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, last August in Ferguson, Missouri. “A man committed a robbery, attempted to assault a police officer, and the police officer, to save his life, shot him,” Giuliani told Fox News on Thursday. “The police officer did his duty. The police officer should be commended for what he did. He did exactly what you should do.” Wilson was cleared of any charges by a local grand jury last fall. The Justice Department last week released a report on his...
  • Ferguson: When Cops Become Cash Cows

    03/13/2015 3:06:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    newsweek ^ | 3/13/15 at 4:44 PM | Brian A. Jackson
    A recent Washington Post investigation examined asset forfeiture—the process law enforcement can use to seize cash or property even before individuals are convicted of a crime—and the fairness of its use. Controversies have arisen in multiple jurisdictions about automated speed cameras installed by private companies for a cut of revenue from fines, and whether their use was being driven by public safety goals or a desire to maximize revenue. As part of the report on the Ferguson Police Department, one problem flagged by the Department of Justice was behavior by the department and court system aimed at advancing revenue collection...
  • City Manager: Ferguson Cop Shootings ‘Complete Setup’ by Cops ("Police Fraternity & KKK")

    03/13/2015 6:16:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | March 12, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)A man identifying himself as John C. Muhammad, the City Manager of Uplands Park, MO, said that the shooting of two police officers in Ferguson was “a complete setup” carried out by the police on Thursday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel. “I think it was a complete setup. I think it was a setup between members of the police fraternities, what I like to call it. I think they operate just like the KKK. I think they did it to make themselves think they’re the victim, when honestly the victim are black people. I think it’s just a publicity...
  • Ferguson protest leaders decry shooting of police, but some aren't surprised (Called “suspicious”)

    03/13/2015 3:18:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Saint Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | March 12, 2015 | Joe Holleman
    Six leaders of the Ferguson protests held a press conference Thursday afternoon by telephone to discuss the shooting that wounded two police officers there early that morning. The conference began with the leaders denouncing the shootings, with several stressing that their movements are based on nonviolent principles. Later, however, one participant said people often “respond in kind” to police violence; and another — a member of the Ferguson Commission — called the shootings “suspicious.” ---snip--- Rapper Tef Poe, noting that he “didn’t even want to be on this call,” said, “We grieve for the victims of all forms of violence.”...
  • 'Dead cops ... that's what they want,' says police union's Jeff Roorda (Democrat)

    03/13/2015 3:08:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | March 12, 2015 | Matt Pearce
    A prominent St. Louis police union official called for a curfew in Ferguson, Mo., after two police officers were shot and wounded early Thursday during a demonstration outside the Ferguson Police Department, saying protesters "want cops dead.". "Dead cops, dead cops. That's what they want," former Democratic state Rep. Jeff Roorda, of the St. Louis Police Officers Assn., said of Ferguson demonstrators on Fox News on Thursday, as reported by website Mediaite. "You arrest everyone that doesn't go home," Roorda said. "Let's not pretend like they wanted [police Chief] Tom Jackson's resignation or that they’re mad because Mayor [James] Knowles...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Family of Michael Brown Celebrates Shooting of 2 Ferguson Police Officers on Social Media

    03/12/2015 9:52:07 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 34 replies
    Politichicks ^ | 03-12-2015 | Dr. Gina Loudon
    According to PolitiChicks’ sources very close to the Ferguson situation, the family of Michael Brown, the teen who was shot August 9, 2014 in Ferguson apparently has no sympathy for the officers shot in the incident last night. They have taken to social media to express their glee. Others are reporting that these social media posts are by the mother of Michael Brown. But PolitiChicks has reason to believe it is the uncle, because the spelling of the mother’s name is “Lesley” and the spelling of the uncle’s name is “Leslie.” Either way, sources close to the Ferguson situation are...
  • Missouri Dems offer reward for arrest of Ferguson shooter

    03/12/2015 6:27:49 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 41 replies
    The Hill. ^ | 3-12-2015
    A pair of Missouri Democrats is offering a $3,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person — or people — responsible for shooting a pair of police officers amid protests in Ferguson, Mo., early Thursday morning.   Reps. Lacy Clay and Emanuel Cleaver, who condemned the shootings as a cowardly act, are hoping their financial incentive will help the local authorities close the open case. "I completely condemn the cowardly ambush of the brave officers who were wounded last night in Ferguson," Clay said in a statement. "I ask everyone to join me in prayers for their...
  • Missouri Gun Sales Soar amid Ferguson Unrest

    03/12/2015 3:20:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | March 12, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Beginning with the unrest after the August 2014 shooting of Michael Brown and that which followed the grand jury verdict in favor of Officer Darren Wilson, as well as the fervor maintained by national hucksters intent on keeping racial tensions aflame, gun sales in Missouri are through the roof. Brown was shot on August 9 ,and within days gun sales began a sharp rise. On August 13 Breitbart News reported that citizens in and around St. Louis were buying up the firearms they needed to protect their lives and property. Now The Washington Post reports sales in February 2015 were...
  • George Soros's $33Mil bankrolled Ferguson demonstrations/national protests

    03/12/2015 10:49:32 AM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Jan 16, 2015 | UK Daily Mail
    Hedge fund mogul's Open Society Foundations made huge donations. Organizers bussed in from New York and D.C. to take over campaigning. Different cash recipients would repeat each others' messages. Helped to keep events and messages at the top of news agenda. Soros cash, from speculating on markets, is given to many liberal causes. Liberal billionaire George Soros donated $33million to social justice organizations which helped turn events in Ferguson from a local protest into a national flashpoint. The handouts, revealed in tax filings from Soros's private foundation, were given to dozens of different groups which weighed in on the...
  • Ferguson Shootings: Eric Holder Calls Shootings of Cops 'Repugnant' (Bloody Hands)

    03/12/2015 8:56:06 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 50 replies
    NBCNews.com ^ | 03.12.2015 | Erin McClam
    The shootings of two police officers overnight in Ferguson, Missouri, are "inexcusable and repugnant" and threaten the reforms sought by nonviolent protesters, Attorney General Eric Holder said on Thursday. "We will continue to stand unequivocally against all acts of violence against cops whenever and wherever they occur," he said in a statement. A report commissioned by Holder and issued last week found widespread racial bias in law enforcement in Ferguson. The officers were shot toward the end of a demonstration that followed the resignation of the Ferguson police chief. The St. Louis County police chief described the shootings of the...
  • Two Ferguson officers shot as ‘very dangerous environment’ persists

    03/12/2015 8:57:07 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 34 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/12/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Both sustain serious injuries. Congratulations, media. Now you’re getting cops shot. Way to go. Jerks. Two police officers were shot and seriously wounded early Thursday outside the police department in Ferguson, Mo. amid protests that followed the resignation of the town’s police chief. St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar told a news conference that a 41-year-old officer from St. Louis County was shot in the shoulder at around midnight local time, while a 32-year-old officer from suburban Webster Groves was shot in the face. Both victims were taken to a local hospital. Belmar said both men were conscious, but...
  • Two police officers shot amid Ferguson protest

    03/12/2015 12:19:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Washington Post's Morning Mix ^ | March 12, 2015 | Justin Moyer
    Two police officers have been shot near a protest in Ferguson, Mo. “Two officers shot in #Ferguson,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Susan Weich tweeted at around 12:30 a.m. local time. “Shots came from a house up the hill across from police station … Witness said one of cops shot in face … First officer taken away was white.” (VIDEO-AT-LINK)At a press conference at around 2:00 a.m. local time, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said a 44-year-old officer was shot in the shoulder, and a 32-year-old officer was shot in the face. Both were conscious and expected to survive....
  • Leftist Provocateur Celebrates Shooting of Officers in Ferguson [Video]

    03/12/2015 3:09:34 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 20 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | March 12, 2015 | Paul M Winters
    As two Missouri Police Officers were shot early Thursday morning in Ferguson, amateur video captured the gleeful celebration of a (presumably white) leftist provocateur who bellowed just seconds following the shooting "acknowledgement 9 months ago would have kept that from happening." While Americans both black and white have reacted with horror at the violence in Ferguson, the pseudo-Bolshevik whose voice was captured on tape seemed to revel in the pain suffered to the two law enforcement personnel. KerryPicket_viaYouTubeA 32-year-old Webster Groves police officer was shot in the face and a 41-year-old St. Louis County police officer was shot in the shoulder...
  • Gunfire heard at protest outside Ferguson police department

    03/11/2015 10:52:05 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 10 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Mar 12, 2015 | Reuters By Kate Munsch
    Gunfire was heard at a protest outside the Ferguson, Missouri, police department early on Thursday morning, according to a Reuters photographer at the scene. A few dozen demonstrators fled following the sound with some screaming, "They hit a cop," around midnight, the photographer said.
  • BREAKING: Two Ferguson Police Officers Shot – One in Face – OUTSIDE POLICE DEPT.

    03/11/2015 10:55:58 PM PDT · by kristinn · 357 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Thursday, March 12, 2015 | Jim Hoft and (Kristinn)
    TWO FERGUSON POLICE OFFICERS WERE SHOT TONIGHT OUTSIDE THE POLICE DEPARTMENT!