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  • Allegations surface that Michael Brown was a gang member, faced a second-degree murder charge

    08/29/2014 9:51:40 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 37 replies
    bizpacreview.com ^ | August 29, 2014 | Don Noel
    A new lawsuit seeking criminal records on the unarmed black teenager fatally shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. claims the teen was involved in a gang and once faced a second-degree murder charge. Charles Johnson, the editor-in-chief of “GotNews,” sued St. Louis County last week, saying Michael Brown’s juvenile record should no longer be kept private now that he is dead, according to AOL.com.
  • Mike Brown Juvenile Record? Lawsuit Seeks Alleged Arrest History Of Slain Missouri Teen

    08/29/2014 5:12:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    International Business Times ^ | August 28, 2014 | Christopher Zara
    A conservative blogger who claims he was told by law enforcement that Michael Brown had a juvenile arrest history has filed a lawsuit seeking to obtain the alleged records. Brown was fatally shot by police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9 in an incident that sparked weeks of civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. Though it’s been confirmed that the black 18-year-old was unarmed, many questions surrounding the shooting remain unanswered. Charles C. Johnson, a blogger and journalist who recently launched a website called GotNews.com, filed a lawsuit last week seeking Brown’s records from the office of Paul Fox, director of...
  • The Lessons of Ferguson -- and Cincinnati

    08/29/2014 1:12:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    O judgment! Thou art fled to brutish beasts, And men have lost their reason. --"Julius Caesar," Act III, Scene 2 What a surfeit of surreal scenes have been pouring out of little Ferguson, Missouri, these past few weeks -- as if they'd never end. Amazing. Some of us couldn't stop watching the unending spectacle, painful as it was. Goethe said it: "There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action." Or more mesmerizing. Was this thing ever going to end? It didn't look like it for a while there, as if there were an endless supply of bad decisions in...
  • Despite Threats – QuikTrip Has No Plans To Rebuild in #Ferguson

    08/29/2014 2:10:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 29, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    On August 10, 2014, the Ferguson, Missouri, the local QuikTrip was looted and torched during riots over the shooting death of 18 year-old Michael Brown.The QuikTrip was completely destroyed during the Ferguson riots. Ferguson protesters later warned local business owners to rebuild: “Or it’s gonna be hell to pay” (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Despite the threats QuikTrip has no plans of rebuilding in Ferguson. On August 19, 2014, the gas was removed from the tanks at the Ferguson QuikTrip. This was another sign that the QuikTrip in Ferguson will not rebuild.Destroyed QuikTrip in Ferguson removed gas from its underground tanks. The company is getting...
  • BREAKING: Mike Brown Allegedly Involved in Second Degree Murder Case as Minor

    08/29/2014 9:11:16 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 90 replies
    Controversial Times ^ | August 29, 2014 | Reagan Wilson
    BREAKING: Mike Brown Allegedly Involved in Second Degree Murder Case as Minor By Reagan Wilson on August 29, 2014 Charles C Johnson, a freelance journalist who has been covering the Mississippi Senator race better than anyone in the mainstream media, Daily Caller contributor, TheBlaze contributor, National Review contributor, author of “Why Coolidge Matters”, and the guy who did the research to debunk Everytown for Gun Safety’s school shooting map, seems to have information that Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by law enforcement in Ferguson, Missouri earlier this month, may have been involved in a murder case as a...
  • Breaking: Michael Brown Allegedly Involved in Second Degree Murder Case

    08/29/2014 6:16:53 AM PDT · by safetysign · 141 replies
    IJReview ^ | 08/29/2014 | Kyle Becker
    Charles C. Johnson, the Editor-in-Chief of Got News and the investigator who debunked the Everytown shootings map, is suing the St. Louis County Court to release Ferguson shooting victim Michael Brown’s juvenile arrest records. As relayed by the website YoungCons.com, Johnson claims that he has “confirmed” Michael Brown was arrested in a case involving second-degree murder: record Johnson earlier reported on Twitter that he had two contacts in the St. Louis Police Department tell him that Michael Brown had a juvenile criminal record, thus prompting the lawsuit: record2 The reporter has been challenged on his rationale for seeking the juvenile...
  • United in Hatred: Occupy and Ferguson

    08/28/2014 9:38:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | August 29, 2014 | Charlotte Hays
    A Washington Post story headlined “Not Their Grandfather’s Protest” sought to depict the Ferguson riots, triggered by the fatal shooting of a black youth by a white police officer, as a new generation of the Civil Rights movement. Not so. As much as we mourn the tragic death of Michael Brown, we can’t help noticing that the mob in Ferguson was destructive, hateful, and only too eager to liquidate small businesses that provided a livelihood for people whose only sin was doing business in Ferguson, Mo. Watching the Ferguson riots on TV, I spotted a sign that said, “Begin the...
  • Waiting for Facts Is Racism: Jon Stewart Joins the Ferguson Mob

    08/28/2014 8:20:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | August 28, 2014 | John Nolte
    Jon Stewart has no idea what happened in Ferguson, MO, but pretends he does. And according to the Washington Post and much of the media, that's how Stewart ObliteratedDestroyedBlastedDemolishedShredded Fox News. Let his trained seals in the media clap. The bottom line to Jon Stewart's rant is that he believes that waiting for facts is racism. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Somehow… Stewart just knows Michael Brown put his hands up. Stewart just knows racism was behind the shooting of Michael Brown. Stewart just knows the shooting of Michael Brown was unjustified. Stewart just knows that Al Sharpton's symbolic summits in Chicago are enough. Stewart...
  • Missouri police sued for $40 million over actions in Ferguson protests (funereally continues...)

    08/28/2014 7:33:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    MSN ^ | 8/28/14 | Carey Gillam
    (Reuters) - A group of people caught up in unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, after a white officer killed a black teenager, sued local officials on Thursday, alleging civil rights violations through arrests and police assaults with rubber bullets and tear gas. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, says law enforcement met a broad public outcry over the Aug. 9 killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown with "militaristic displays of force and weaponry," (and) engaged U.S. citizens "as if they were war combatants." The lawsuit seeks a total of $40 million on behalf of six...
  • Cop Accused Of Allowing Dog To Urinate On Michael Brown Memorial

    08/28/2014 12:53:16 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 89 replies
    Inquisitor ^ | 08/28/2014
    Following the recent fatal shooting of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson, racial tensions in Ferguson have been higher than ever. ~snip~ According to the report, an officer let the dog he was handling off it’s leash and, to the shock of the onlookers there, it allegedly urinated on the Michael Brown memorial. An eyewitness spoke to reporters at the scene telling them that she saw the dog pee on the memorial and was extremely distraught about it. When police tried to drive past the memorial they allegedly ran over the flowers of the memorial in a flagrant display...
  • Missouri governor replaces head of public safety (Guess why?)

    08/27/2014 11:37:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Boston Globe / The Associated Press ^ | August 28, 2014 | Alan Scher Zagier and David A. Lieb
    Governor Jay Nixon appointed a new state public safety director Wednesday, giving his administration its only black Cabinet member nearly three weeks after the shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer led to violent protests in a St. Louis suburb. The governor said former St. Louis police chief Daniel Isom II will take over as director of the Missouri Department of Public Safety on Sept. 1. He will replace Jerry Lee, who resigned after almost three years as director. The appointment comes after Nixon faced criticism both for the lack of racial diversity among his department leaders...
  • Rush Limbaugh: New Media Kept Press From Turning 'Gentle Giant' Into Rodney King

    08/27/2014 9:41:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 25, 2014 | Randy Hall
    Conservative icon Rush Limbaugh declared during his radio show on Friday that the “mainstream media” was unable to transform “gentle giant” black teenager Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by white police officer Darren Wilson on August 9, into Rodney King -- the black man who became famous for a high-speed pursuit by the police and later asking “Can't we all get along?” 22 years ago -- because “alternative media,” including talk radio, has destroyed “the monopoly of the Drive-By Media.” That claim was contradicted by Touré Neblett, a co-host of MSNBC's weekday The Cycle program, who charged in...
  • CNN Now Worried Ferguson Shooting Audio Is Hoax

    08/27/2014 4:53:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | August 27, 2014 | John Nolte
    When CNN first broadcast the unverified audio of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, it was with all the sturm and drang of breathless breaking news. The audio led almost every hour and was the biggest story of the day. What a difference a day makes. The language coming from "New Day" anchor Michaela Pereira Wednesday morning is much more cautious. "Do you think it's authentic?" she squeaked to two law enforcement experts, both of whom believe it is a hoax: (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Even if the audio ends up being authentic, the fact that CNN is now concerned over its...
  • CNN Guests Think Brown Shooting Audio Is A Hoax [VIDEO]

    08/27/2014 4:41:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 27, 2014 | Chuck Ross
    “Do you think it’s authentic?” CNN “New Day” host Michaela Pereira asked her two guests on Wednesday, referring to the audio allegedly recorded by a man who lives in an apartment near where Brown was shot on Aug. 9. “I have no idea,” said David Klinger, a former Los Angeles police officer who now works as a CNN contributor. “I’ve told your producers that for all I know this is something that one of Howard Stern’s punk people have been doing. It came out, what, two weeks after the event, so I don’t have a high degree of confidence in...
  • Armed and Dangerous in Ferguson

    08/27/2014 1:51:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Arkansas Business ^ | August 27, 2014 | Blake Rutherford
    It should not be said that the sight of rank-and-file police officers in combat gear is a sign of our times. But those were the images beamed afar from Ferguson, Missouri, a town of 21,135 located beyond the borders of St. Louis, in the aftermath of the shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager soon to begin the fall term at Vatterott College, by Darren Wilson, a white police officer. As civil unrest escalated, the police force in Ferguson unveiled an array of weaponry, including Mine Resistant Ambush Protectant Vehicles, which are heavily armed trucks, and a Long Range...
  • Opinion: Who wants to invest in Ferguson now?

    08/27/2014 3:49:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Market Watch ^ | August 27, 2014 | David Weidner
    Shellena Eskridge: ‘We need role models. We need an entire change for the better. We need economic change.’FERGUSON, Mo. — This town is already cleaning up. The streets are litter-free. The windows are being repaired. Now the question is, can this small community be able to draw new business, and will anyone stay? And it’s a question not just for Ferguson but for St. Louis as a whole. Negative attention from more than two weeks of protests over the death of Michael Brown brought the region’s deep-seated racial, economic and social problems into the national spotlight. And not in a...
  • Farrakhan Attacks Arabs, Chinese, Koreans, Indians, Whites in Ferguson Rant

    08/26/2014 10:17:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | August 25, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)During his latest sermon for the Nation of Islam, Minister Louis Farrakhan addressed the protests and controversies surrounding Ferguson, MO. police officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot Micheal Brown. Farrakhan said, "With 67 percent of black people you have to live under a white mayor with 67 percent white people you cant make the laws that govern that town. Now if that's the condition let me set the stage for Michael Brown. See I don't know about the store they say he strong armed somebody and took some cigars but I know this, coming to Chicago ... when you live...
  • Cloning Capt. Ron Johnson (He's serious!)

    08/26/2014 9:13:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | August 25, 2014 | Jules Witcover
    One of the unsung blessings of Twitter is the way it continually reminds us that willful ignorance is alive and thriving in the American body politic. In the past week, we were treated to widely retweeted photos purporting to show Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol throwing a gang sign. The first controversial image showed up on an unvetted CNN social media webpage called iReport, and Internet trolls took it from there. The only problem is that the hand sign in question was the greeting of Kappa Alpha Psi, a historically black fraternity of which Johnson is a...
  • Ferguson Protesters Get Meeting With U.S. Attorney Instead Of Arrests

    08/26/2014 5:43:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | August 26, 2014 | Matt Sledge
    ST. LOUIS -- Ferguson protesters who marched on the office of U.S. Attorney Richard Callahan expecting to be arrested Tuesday were instead welcomed in for an hour-long, face-to-face meeting. Six demonstrators, including the leader of a St. Louis community group and the Rev. William Barber, head of the North Carolina NAACP, talked with Callahan for an hour about their demands in the Michael Brown shooting case. Among other responses, they seek a Justice Department investigation of civil rights violations by police throughout the St. Louis metro area. Callahan, the top federal prosecutor for the Eastern District of Missouri, did not...
  • Celebrated #Ferguson Capt. Ron Johnson Pulls Gun on Unarmed White Kids on Bikes

    08/26/2014 5:31:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 26, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    <p>Last week Attorney General Eric Holder met with Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson in Ferguson. nd the highway was clearly already shut down at this point.</p>
  • Chris Matthews Plots Strategy With Dems on How to Use Ferguson Unrest for Midterms

    08/26/2014 3:07:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 26, 2014 | Scott Whitlock
    It's not surprising that MSNBC's Chris Matthews would frame the racial unrest in Ferguson through a political lens. The liberal host on Monday brought on two prominent Democrats to plot strategy on how the fallout from the Michael Brown shooting could be appropriated. After pointing out that the teen's death "might have political implications this coming November," he wondered, "...Could anger over the Brown case motivate more African-American voters to turn up this November?" To discuss this, Matthews, a former Democratic operative, brought on Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings and Democratic pollster Margie Omero. It wasn't hard to figure who he...
  • Is Eric Holder Trying to Railroad Ferguson Cop?

    08/26/2014 12:41:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    NLPC ^ | August 26, 2014 | Carl Horowitz
    If anyone thought the Obama administration planned to sit on the sidelines during the riots in Ferguson, Mo., those thoughts ought to be dispelled by now. Last Wednesday, Attorney General Eric Holder visited the suburban St. Louis community. Evidence suggests his ulterior motive was to conduct the groundwork for a criminal indictment against a white police officer, Darren Wilson, who on August 9 shot to death a local black youth, Michael Brown. All credible evidence reveals that Wilson, far from being a trigger-happy "racist" cop, had acted in self-defense. Brown sucker-punched Wilson, tried to take his gun, and then, after...
  • Ferguson-like attack in Utah escapes media notice; race bias seen

    08/26/2014 11:24:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 08/26/2014 | By Valerie Richardson
    On the surface, the cases appear nearly identical: Michael Brown and Dillon Taylor, two young, unarmed men with sketchy criminal pasts shot to death by police officers two days apart. But while the world knows of the highly publicized situation involving 18-year-old Mr. Brown, whose Aug. 9 death in Ferguson, Missouri touched off violence, protests and an angry national debate, most people outside Utah have never heard of 20-year-old Mr. Taylor. Critics say there’s a reason for the discrepancy in media coverage: race. Mr. Brown was black and the officer who shot him was white. Mr. Taylor wasn’t black —...
  • The Washington Post’s Ferguson reporting reminds us why Americans don’t trust the media

    08/26/2014 9:35:02 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/26/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Only 22% of Americans have confidence in the truth of what they read see or hear from the mainstream media (MSM). The hundreds of stories that have been twisted and distorted by the MSM over the past few years have made this number unavoidable. The latest reminder of the MSM’s love of lies and half-truths is the Washington Post’s (WaPo) twisted reportage of Ferguson Missouri riots. The WaPo sent nine reporters to Ferguson Missouri to discover what they could about Police Officer Darren Wilson. Officer Wilson is the surviving victim of a savage attack by Michael Brown which was stopped...
  • Tea Party Group Organizes BUYcott for Ferguson Businesses

    08/26/2014 10:09:53 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 12 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | August 26, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    A Missouri Tea Party group is rallying its troops to help embattled small businesses in Ferguson rebound in the wake of the turmoil there by staging a "buycott" and lobbying local government to provide a tax holiday. The move, organized by the St. Louis Tea Party Coalition is designed to encourage residents in the surrounding West County area to make a shopping pilgrimage to the West Florissant shopping districts of Ferguson and Dellwood to pump much-needed revenue into the small businesses of the area. Many of the businesses of the area have been hard-hit as a result of the rioting...
  • Ferguson: The War Comes Home

    08/26/2014 2:32:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2014 | Ron Paul
    America's attention recently turned away from the violence in Iraq and Gaza toward the violence in Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting of Michael Brown. While all the facts surrounding the shooing have yet to come to light, the shock of seeing police using tear gas (a substance banned in warfare), and other military-style weapons against American citizens including journalists exercising their First Amendment rights, has started a much-needed debate on police militarization. The increasing use of military equipment by local police is a symptom of growing authoritarianism, not the cause. The cause is policies that encourage police to see Americans...
  • Lesson from Ferguson: When chaos comes, don't wait on cops

    08/25/2014 6:30:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 8/24/2014 | Leo Hohmann
    One of the lessons from Ferguson, Missouri, ignored by the 24/7 media frenzy, was that store owners who stood and defended their shops with guns did not get looted or vandalized. At County Guns and the adjacent St. Louis Ink Tattoo Studio, peace and calm reigned. Adam Weinstein, owner of County Guns, shares a storefront with his business partner on Florissant Avenue less than 10 minutes from where rioters started looting and burning businesses after a peaceful prayer vigil Sunday night, Aug. 10. The protest of slain teenager Michael Brown had suddenly turned violent.
  • FBI handed potentially damning tape of ELEVEN shots being fired Ferguson

    08/25/2014 10:46:50 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 194 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08/25/14 | James Nye
    Newly released audio allegedly records the moment that Officer Darren Wilson opened fire on unarmed Michael Brown At least ten shots can be heard - in two separate volleys of gunfire Experts have said this indicated a 'moment of contemplation' for Wilson FBI has confirmed it has interviewed the man who recorded audio Is another tantalizing piece of evidence collected in the ongoing case Officer Wilson claims he felt his life was threatened on August 9 Witnesses and a friend of Brown, 18, claim he had surrendered Brown was buried on Monday in a ceremony attended by thousands Read more:...
  • Understanding Ferguson: Fort Apache, Missouri

    08/25/2014 9:49:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 25, 2014 | Robert Tracinski
    Like most people who are getting into their 40s, I suffer occasional bouts of nostalgia. But lately, in a cruel irony, the world only seems interested in re-enacting the parts of my youth that I’d rather not relive. A Russian dictatorship that invades its neighbors. A stagnant economy with rising food and gas prices. A giant new welfare boondoggle. An overmatched president who seems too small for his office. And now race riots. The whole feel of it is captured by David “Iowahawk” Burge, who jokes about a man who wakes up from a coma after 45 years and asks...
  • US Racial Tensions Story Ripples Abroad: Some Using Ferguson for Propaganda

    08/25/2014 8:07:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Tadias Magazine ^ | August 25, 2014 | Cecily Hilleary, Voice of America
    The racial tensions story in Ferguson, Mo. is not only making international headlines. It’s being used by some foreign governments to spread an anti-American message. For countries whose rights records Washington has criticized, Ferguson offers an opportunity to even the score. Some governments and media are using some of the same language Washington has used against repressive police tactics in their countries. Egypt’s Foreign Ministry said Tuesday it was closely monitoring events in Ferguson and called for “restraint and respect for the right of assembly and peaceful expression of opinion.” “USA used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse a...
  • 6 Funerals Obama Cared Less About Than Michael Brown

    08/25/2014 6:04:22 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Aug 2014, 1:07 PM PDT | Ben Shapiro
    On Monday, the funeral of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was shot under disputed circumstances by Officer Darren Wilson, took place. Slated attendees included Snoop Dogg, Governor Jay Nixon (D-MO), Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO), P. Diddy, Spike Lee, Jesse Jackson, and giving the eulogy, Al Sharpton. The White House has also sent three aides to the funeral: Broderick Johnson of My Brother’s Keeper Task Force; Marlon Marshall, deputy director of the White House Office of Public Engagement; and Heather Foster, adviser for the Office of Public Engagement. Which begs the question: why would the Obama administration send not one but three...
  • The New York Times Was Present In The Mortuary When Brown Family Autopsy Was Conducted…

    08/25/2014 5:43:28 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 20 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Aug 25, 2014 | Sundance
    When does media reporting become actual collusion with selling propaganda? Perhaps the story of Mike Brown’s autopsy will provide food for thought. We suspected from the outset the Parks and Crump version of the Mike Brown autopsy was likely just a propaganda ploy to sell their narrative. We knew New York Times reporter Frances Robles was sympathetic to their scheme because she was similarly predisposed in 2012 with the Trayvon Martin narrative. Frances Robles arrived in Ferguson Missouri the morning of the autopsy Aug 17th. Perhaps she and forensic pathologist Dr. Baden flew in together. After all, they departed the...
  • NC Central Ready to Take Action to Prevent Future Needless Shooting Deaths

    08/25/2014 5:44:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    TWC News ^ | August 25, 2014 | Julie Fertig
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) DURHAM -- NC Central University's Black Law Students Association protested the shooting death of Michael Brown, the unarmed black 18 year old shot to death by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. On the same day as Brown's funeral, the students hosted a "Hands Up" rally. "The question is not if there will be another incident like this, but when and where," said NCCU Law Professor Irving Joyner during his remarks. Wearing all black on the same day as Brown's funeral, NC Central law students, professors and Durham community members posed for a picture with their hands raised...
  • Nearly $400,000 raised online for Ferguson cop who fatally shot teen

    08/25/2014 2:39:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown earlier this month, has gone underground since the controversial shooting, but his backers have been coming out in droves and many are showing their support by donating cash online. Almost $400,000 has been raised on the fundraising site gofundme.com for the six-year police veteran. After the first fundraising drive reached its goal of $234,000, a second page was established and has brought in more than $153,000 in four days. More than 9,000 people combined have contributed to the two fundraising pages....
  • New York Times on Michael Brown Is Everything the Media Gets Wrong About Black Men

    08/25/2014 4:10:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Mic ^ | August 25, 2014 | Jared Keller, director of programming
    As hundreds of Ferguson, Mo., residents attend the funeral of teenager Michael Brown on Monday, the New York Times has come under fire for claiming that Brown, who was shot and killed by a white police officer on Aug. 9, was "no angel." Here's the offending passage: Michael Brown, 18, due to be buried on Monday, was no angel, with public records and interviews with friends and family revealing both problems and promise in his young life. Shortly before his encounter with Officer Wilson, the police say he was caught on a security camera stealing a box of cigars, pushing...
  • Mike Brown funeral: Uncle Calls for Continued #Ferguson Protests – T-Shirts for Sale

    So, they’re selling T-shirts outside of the funeral for Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. And “Don’t Shoot” T-shirts for sale outside the funeral.
  • Michael Brown's funeral: Hope, tears and a call for social change

    08/25/2014 1:14:08 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 97 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/25/2014 | CNN
    St. Louis (CNN) -- The funeral of slain Ferguson, Missouri, teenager Michael Brown was a celebration of his life, a search for meaning in his death and a battle cry to change policing in America. The Rev. Al Sharpton delivered one of two eulogies during the service, and he had sharp words for those who looted stores and rioted after the teenager was shot. "You don't understand that Michael Brown does not want to be remembered for a riot. He wants to be remembered as the one that made America deal with how we're going to police in the United...
  • Gwen Ifill: "There's A New Civil Rights Movement Which Has Sprung Up"

    08/25/2014 8:27:20 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 54 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 8-24-2014
    GWEN IFILL: (snip) "But also more important is watching what's happening behind it. There's a new civil rights movement which has sprung up. We've been looking back 50 years for the last couple of months, the 50-year signings of bills and laws. These young people on the streets, these young people who've created a social media movement around Michael Brown, they're not saying, "Pass a law." They're saying, "Enforce the current ones." They're not saying, "We're going to wait for a single, singular leader to tell us which way to go." They're saying, "We're going to lead ourselves." And there...
  • How Al Sharpton is using Obama, Ferguson and MSNBC to boost his influence

    08/25/2014 9:00:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Fox News Politics ^ | August 25, 2014 | Howard Kurtz
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Sharpton is again working both sides of the street, and it’s paying off for him. As he’s inserted himself into the tense situation in Ferguson, he’s had an assist from none other than the president of the United States. And he continues to bask in the spotlight at MSNBC, where he uses his nightly cable show to advance the causes he fights for as a civil rights activist. But these two roles are increasingly coming into conflict. It happened last year with the killing of Trayvon Martin, and it’s happening again with the death of Michael Brown. Sharpton is...
  • Karl Rove Praises Holder For Ferguson: "I Think He Did Something Of A Good Job"

    08/25/2014 9:22:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    RealClearPolitics Video ^ | August 24, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) CHRIS WALLACE: Karl. Attorney General Holder visited Ferguson this week and very pointedly said, I understand -- not that I condone or agree with, but I understand the mistrust you have in the police department, and he talked about some cases where he had been profiled. Afterwards he met, you can see here on the screen, with Captain Ron Johnson of the state highway patrol, who is in charge of the police effort, who said that he thought that Holder and the fact that the grand jury was beginning to hear actual evidence, were the two major factors in...
  • Kim Kardashian & Jenner Sisters: Fury After They Text During VMA Ferguson Memorial (FReep poll)

    08/25/2014 10:07:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Hollywood Life ^ | August 25, 2014 | Elizabeth Wagmeister
    Kim Kardashian, Kendall and Kylie Jenner appeared to be texting and chatting during the Ferguson memorial at the 2014 VMAs, and fans are outraged. The famous sisters have caused a social media uproar for their insensitivity. Hollywood paid tribute to the town of Ferguson, Missouri, during the MTV Video Music Awards with the A-list audience observing a moment of silence for slain teenager Michael Brown, however Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner and Kendall Jenner appeared to be texting during the solemn moment. Read on to see the Twitter backlash, brought on by Kim, Kylie and Kendall. Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner &...
  • Michael Brown's father's words at his funeral: ‘I couldn’t protect you but we love you’

    08/25/2014 10:10:33 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 71 replies
    NY Daily news ^ | 8/25/14 | BY EDGAR SANDOVAL IN ST. LOUIS, MO. , CORKY SIEMASZKO
    Michael Brown's father's words at his funeral: ‘I couldn’t protect you but we love you’ Anger smoldered Monday in St. Louis during the memorial service for the 18-year-old gunned down by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer. ‘We will chant Mike's name, and it's gonna shake the heavens,’ one cousin said. Two weeks after Michael Brown was gunned down by a police officer, thousands turned out Monday to bid him farewell. And the anger over the way Brown died continued to smolder in the sanctuary of the St. Louis church as his cousins poured out their grief. “I still have anger...
  • PUBLIC OPINION HARDENS AGAINST PROTESTERS, SOFTENS ON POLICE

    08/25/2014 10:32:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    YOUGOV ^ | 08/25/2014 | by William Jordan
    Views of the police reaction to protests in Ferguson, Mo. have become more favorable since last week, but views on the subject have become even more racially polarized Rallies and vigils are planned around the country for this weekend and Monday to mark the funeral of Michael Brown, the Missouri teenager who was shot to death on August 10 by a police officer. His death sparked weeks of unrest in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, centering on accusations of racial discrimination by the almost totally white police force against a majority black population. The police department’s reaction to the...
  • The prosecution: The next Ferguson flash point

    08/25/2014 12:03:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Columbia Daily Tribune ^ | August 25, 2014 | Henry J. Waters III
    Now that the potential prosecution of Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson is at hand, circumstances are custom-made to produce another round of anger on the streets. Flash point No. 1 is the presence of St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCullough, who has a good reputation among peers but whose family has long ties with the police. McCullough is white. Years ago his father, a police officer, was killed in a confrontation with a black suspect. Protesters from the predominantly black community are not likely to believe anything from McCullough other than an all-out prosecution of the white officer who...
  • Tragedy in Ferguson: What the Justice Department can do next

    08/25/2014 11:50:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Reuters' Great Debate ^ | August 25, 2014 | William Yeomans
    The tragic killing of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson has brought to the surface long-simmering tensions between the Ferguson Police Department and the Missouri community it serves. In the shooting’s immediate aftermath, the focus has been on whether Wilson will be prosecuted criminally and convicted for the shooting. In the longer term, however, the focus must ultimately turn to a broader agenda, including substantial reforms in the Ferguson Police Department if it is to regain the full trust and confidence of the community. After Attorney General Eric Holder traveled to the St. Louis suburb on Wednesday, he vowed that...
  • Michael Brown’s dad urges ‘day of silence’ (Nothing to "defile" the name of Michael Brown)

    08/25/2014 8:50:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    ST. LOUIS — The father of a black 18-year-old shot to death by a white police officer in Ferguson pleaded Sunday for a “day of silence” as he lays his son to rest Monday. “Tomorrow all I want is peace,” Michael Brown Sr. told hundreds of people in St. Louis’ largest city park during brief remarks at a festival that promotes peace over violence. “That’s all I ask.”(continued)
  • Hands Up! Don’t Abort!

    08/25/2014 2:01:15 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 8-25-2014 | Mike Adams
    Something is just not right with me. In fact, I’m downright rude. I have a tendency to crash protests even though no one invited me. It happened when I donned a burka back in 2003 disguising myself as an Iraqi woman in order to infiltrate a campus protest against the War in Iraq. It happened again in 2009 when I joined a protest against myself at UMASS-Amherst. It happened yet again last Saturday night when I went to Ferguson and protested against the man while holding a sign saying “Hands up, Don’t Shoot!” I learned a lot that night. So...
  • For St. Louis Gangs, Ferguson Has Become a Recruiting Tool

    08/25/2014 12:36:36 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 10 replies
    newsweek ^ | 8-20-2014 | Kevin Deutsch
    As they ran through a cloud of tear gas during demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday, Andre Ellis, 17, linked arms with Graig “Shine” Cook, a self-identified Bloods gang member who’d befriended him two nights earlier. “What we doing now that they gassed us?” asked Ellis, the Bloods’s newest recruit, half his face covered with a red handkerchief traditionally worn by the gang’s members. “Should we go home?” “Nah, we going to get more batch,” said Cook, using a slang term for the mixture of gasoline and nail polish remover that a handful of protesters had used to make the...
  • CNN's Pereira Bemoans Chicago Violence 'Taking A Back Seat in the Headlines;' CNN Barely Covers

    08/24/2014 7:04:05 PM PDT · by South40 · 9 replies
    MRC ^ | 8/19/2014 | Matthew Balan
    On Tuesday's This Hour, Michaela Pereira endorsed guest L. Z. Granderson's take on the media's extensive coverage of the ongoing turmoil in Ferguson, Missouri in the wake of the shooting death of Michael Brown. The liberal commentator pointed out that "this past weekend, we had over 30 people shot – seven of them died – in the neighborhoods in Chicago – many of them black and brown. None of that was covered." Pereira replied to Granderson by asserting that "because of Ferguson, Chicago is sort of taking a back seat in the headlines. And Chicago's a very concerning thing, and...
  • Frustrated WaPo Sics NINE REPORTERS on Darren Wilson – Finds Nothing

    08/24/2014 7:54:55 PM PDT · by Bratch · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 24, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    Who does the Post think he is, Sarah Palin?Missing and unmentioned in the Post article are any complaints of mistreatment or racism by Officer Wilson from residents of Jennings and Ferguson prior to the Brown shooting.The Washington Post published a long article Saturday night–more than seventy paragraphs–with three bylines and six supporting reporters looking for dirt on Officer Darren Wilson–an effort unmatched by the media since Sarah Palin’s official emails were released from her time as Alaska governor.Officer Wilson is the white Ferguson, Missouri policeman who shot unarmed black 18 year old robber Michael Brown in a confrontation in the...