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  • Will Justice Do Justice in Ferguson?

    09/09/2014 5:04:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 9, 2014 | Mona Charen
    It has been over a month since Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson, Mo., and we have yet to hear the police officer's version of events. Was Officer Darren Wilson badly injured in his scuffle with Brown? Did Brown attempt to seize the officer's weapon? Did Wilson have reason to fear for his own life? None of these answers has been forthcoming, which is odd and, frankly, suspicious. There are many possible explanations for the tragic death of Brown ranging from justifiable self-defense by Wilson to bad judgment by both parties and all the way to racially motivated...
  • Debunking The Myth of Michael Brown, Gentle Giant

    10/31/2014 10:32:43 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 9 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | October 29, 2014 | Brian Shapiro
    Ben Shapiro exposes the truth behind the media-created myth of Gentle Giant Michael Brown, the unarmed teen gunned down in cold blood by a white racist cop for the crime of walking while black. Except that every part of that story is a lie. TRANSCRIPT: Everything you know about Michael Brown is a lie. The media, the politicians, the race-baiters - they all told you the story of the innocent young, unarmed black teen, the Gentle Giant, murdered in cold blood by a vicious white cop representing the evil establishment. Al Sharpton, who is always first on the scene when...
  • Ferguson: Sharpton to Kick Off Justice for Michael Weekend; 4-Day Event Could 'Help Save Lives'

    10/30/2014 6:08:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | October 30, 2014 | Benge Nsenduluka
    Rev. Al Sharpton will kick off the four-day "Justice For Michael Brown" weekend event on Friday in honor of the late teen. The event will begin with a leadership breakfast where Sharpton, who has been lending his support to the Brown family since the late teen's shooting death, will speak. The parents of Brown, Michael Brown and Lesley McSpadden, will also do press and a luncheon will be held to discuss preparations for the grand jury verdict. "We're just hoping that whatever the verdict is that we can help save people's lives and move forward," Rev. Tommie L. Pierson Sr.,...
  • Report: Darren Wilson Expected to be ‘Eased Out’ of Police Department

    10/30/2014 3:43:58 PM PDT · by mykroar · 56 replies
    CBS St Louis ^ | 10/30/14 | CBS St Louis
    ERGUSON, Mo. (CBS St. Louis/AP) — Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson is reportedly expected to be “eased out” of the department. A source tells MSNBC that Wilson – who fatally shot Michael Brown that touched off months of protests – will be “eased out” of the Ferguson Police Department and might resign. The report also stated Chief Thomas Jackson would resign, but the department said that is not true. Jackson also denied the report to NBC News. “I have not been asked to resign, I have not been fired, and I will not be resigning next week. If I do...
  • Pathologist says Brown autopsy quotes in Post-Dispatch were taken out of context

    10/30/2014 8:55:39 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/29/2014 | Kimberly Kindy
    A forensic pathologist quoted in a St. Louis Post-Dispatch story about the shooting death of Michael Brown said some of her statements concerning the autopsy were taken out of context. ... Melinek said she did not assert that a gunshot wound on Brown's hand showed that he was reaching for Wilson's gun during a struggle while the officer was in a police SUV and Brown was standing at the driver's window, as the Post-Dispatch reported. Melinek told the Washington Post that the autopsy facts could be viewed differently. "Bullet trajectory analysis is complex, ad you cannot interpret autopsy reports in...
  • Homecoming Blackout protesters spark conversation on racism (Alleged "racism," language warning)

    10/29/2014 6:02:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Missouri State University Standard ^ | October 28, 2014 | Trevor Mitchell, The Standard
    Homecoming Blackout: Protestors attended the Oct. 18 homecoming tailgate and football game to make a statement for African-American lives. On the afternoon of Oct. 18, as Missouri State students got ready to cheer on the football team against South Dakota University and tailgaters partied in BearFest Village, 35 protesters had a different plan for homecoming. Homecoming Blackout, as the protest was called, was not about Ferguson. It was not about Michael Brown. It was not about Vonderrit Myers. “It was a protest about black rights. It was a bigger scope of things. It wasn’t another Ferguson protest,” said Jakal Burrell-El,...
  • CNN Analyst Pretty Damn Sure Ferguson Will Riot if Officer Isn’t Indicted

    10/29/2014 4:17:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 29, 2014 | Evan McMurry
    Ferguson police chief Thomas Jackson is or isn’t resigning or being pushed out of his job, depending on how much you believe CNN’s reporting last night (Jackson disputes all versions). But CNN law enforcement analyst Tom Fuentes said the Ferguson PD was right to stock up on riot gear anyway, as things are “going to overheat” if Officer Darren Wilson isn’t indicted and convicted for shooting unarmed teenager Michael Brown. “Whether [Jackson] resigns, or is fired, won’t matter at the end of the day if Wilson isn’t arrested, prosecuted, and jailed for shooting Michael Brown,” said Fuentes, a former FBI...
  • World Series Live Thread (Game 7 There is no tomorrow)

    10/29/2014 3:41:04 PM PDT · by xp38 · 159 replies
    May the best team win
  • Ferguson police chief expected to step down, Officer Wilson indictment not anticipated

    10/29/2014 8:43:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/29/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Something is up in Ferguson, Missouri and depending upon who you ask, the police chief is in hot water. The police chief in Ferguson, Missouri, is expected to step down as part of the effort by city officials to reform the police department, according to government officials familiar with the ongoing discussions between local, state and federal officials…Under the proposed plan, after Jackson leaves, city leadership would ask the St. Louis County police chief to take over management of Ferguson’s police force.The announcement could come as soon as next week. The “depending who you ask” part comes into play...
  • US Supreme Court stays Missouri inmate's execution

    10/29/2014 1:50:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    kansascity.com ^ | 10/29/14 | Jim Salter
    The U.S. Supreme Court late Tuesday halted the execution of a Missouri man who killed a woman and her two children, citing concerns that his legal counsel was ineffective. Mark Christeson, 35, was scheduled to die by injection at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday at the state prison in Bonne Terre before the late stay of execution was issued.
  • Columnist Sets Off Storm Calling Michael Brown 'Animal' Who Had To Be 'Put Down' (Don Surber)

    10/28/2014 9:58:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | October 28, 2014 | Tom Kludt
    The frustration from Charleston Daily Mail's editor and publisher Brad McElhinny was clear when TPM reach him by phone on Tuesday afternoon. "I've had better days," he said. His exasperation was understandable. On Saturday, Don Surber, the West Virginia paper's lone editorial columnist, took to his personal blog to offer his thoughts on "police brutality" and the killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. "This summer I had an epiphany as I watched packs of racists riot in Ferguson, Missouri, in support of a gigantic thug who was higher than a kite when he attacked Ferguson Police Department Officer Darren...
  • Missouri prepares for 9th execution of 2014

    10/28/2014 11:06:49 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 35 replies
    St Louie Post Dispatch ^ | October 28, 2014 | JIM SALTER
    Missouri is preparing to execute a man who wasn't able to appeal his conviction in federal court because his attorneys missed a filing deadline to do so. Mark Christeson is scheduled to die at 12:01 a.m. CDT Wednesday for the killing of a woman and her two children in 1998. * Christen was 18 in 1998 when he and his cousin, Jessie Carter, were living about a half-mile from Susan Brouk. On Feb. 1, the cousins broke into Brouk's home and used shoelaces to tie up her daughter, Arian, 12, and son Kyle, 9. Christeson raped Brouk in a bedroom....
  • St. Louis Open Carry/Firearm Education Walk

    10/28/2014 6:31:23 AM PDT · by BB62 · 10 replies
    Riverfront Times ^ | 10/27/14 | Danny Wicentowski
    "Own a gun in Missouri? Legally? With a concealed carry license? Well, congratulations are in order, because you can open carry that gun all you want, seemingly anywhere, and nobody -- not St. Louis mayor Francis Slay, state legislators or the cops -- will stop you. That's the takeaway from Saturday's open carry demonstration through Citygarden and the Gateway Arch, which attracted around 50 local and out-of-state activists to the heart of downtown St. Louis. Participants wore holstered pistols or carried long rifles slung over the shoulder, drawing both stares from passing tourists and the ire of the city's mayor."
  • Michael Brown’s Family Battle In A Parking Lot Over Merchandise Peddling

    10/27/2014 5:21:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    News One For Black America ^ | Ruth Manuel-Logan
    The family members of slain St. Louis youth Michael Brown (pictured), who was senselessly gunned down this past summer by police officer Darren Wilson, were allegedly involved in a violent scuffle over merchandise related to the boy’s murder, according to Fox 2 Now. Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden (pictured), has made it clear that she does not approve of any profits or political actions related to her son’s death. On Saturday evening, McSpadden reportedly stumbled upon her son’s grandmother, Pearlie Gordon, and his cousin, Tony Petty, allegedly hawking T-shirts in the parking lot of a BBQ eatery not far from where...
  • Exclusive: St. Louis (County, MO) Businesses Warned of ‘Civil Unrest’ After Grand Jury Decision

    10/27/2014 4:31:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    CNS News ^ | October 27, 2014 | Curtis Kalin
    A St. Louis property manager is warning businesses near the St. Louis County courthouse to prepare for “civil unrest” in the wake of the imminent grand jury decision in the Michael Brown shooting. Public demonstrations and random acts of violence have plagued the St. Louis area since August, when a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed, black teenager in the North St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, MO. The warning to businesses came by way of a letter, dated October 21, addressed to “all tenants” in The Boulevard shopping center in Richmond Heights, MO. The shopping center is less...
  • Intifada Missouri – Anti-Israel activists may push Ferguson over the edge

    10/27/2014 8:15:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | October 25, 2014 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    Anti-Israel activists exploit Ferguson tension as part of propaganda war.While no one knows if there will even be an indictment of Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown, leaked evidence including an autopsy report raise the possibility there will be no indictment. If that happens, the streets will be on edge, and it will not take much of a spark to set the city on fire worse than ever before. As much tension as there is, an underreported story is the active role of “pro-Palestinian” activists who have exploited the Ferguson riots and tension this summer and fall...
  • Cardinals' Oscar Taveras killed in car accident in Dominican Republic

    10/26/2014 6:15:25 PM PDT · by Straight Vermonter · 7 replies
    CBS ^ | 10/26/14 | Mike Axisa
    Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras and his girlfriend were killed in a car accident in the Dominican Republic, agent Brian Mejia has confirmed to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. Taveras was 22. GM John Mozeliak expressed his condolences to the family according to USA Today, but said the team was awaiting more details before making a formal announcement. MLB announced the news on Twitter. Taveras made his MLB debut with St. Louis this season and hit .239 in 80 games. Taveras hit a game-tying pinch-hit solo home run in the seventh inning of Game 2 of the NLCS against the Giants two...
  • Anonymous #Ferguson Group Reports Officer Darren Wilson WILL NOT BE CHARGED

    10/26/2014 7:03:35 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 154 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 10-26-2014 | Jim Hoft
    The far left Operation Ferguson group reported tonight that Officer Darren Wilson will not be charged in the shooting death of Michael Brown. 18 year-old Michael Brown robbed a Ferguson convenience store before he attacked Officer Wilson and was shot dead on August 9, 2014. LEAKED: Our sources indicate that virtually every local police agency as well as the National Guard and all local jails are on high alert.— Operation Ferguson (@OpFerguson) October 27, 2014 LEAKED: Based on 2 reliable confidential sources we now confirm an imminent announcement that the Grand Jury will NOT indict Darren Wilson.— Operation Ferguson (@OpFerguson)...
  • The Ferguson Collapse: Evidence discredits the racism narrative

    10/25/2014 4:53:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/25/2013 | The Editors
    The “Freedom Summer” of 2014 started with a bang but appears to be ending with a whimper. Before the investigation had even begun, the progressive narrative of the death of Michael Brown had crystallized: A white police officer murdered a young, unarmed black man trying to surrender with his hands up — the latest example of the systemic racism that renders black Americans de facto second-class citizens. But that story has all but collapsed. Darren Wilson, the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Brown in early August, recently told investigators that he was pinned in his vehicle and feared for...
  • This Guy is Selling his 1965 Ford Mustang for World Series Tickets

    10/25/2014 8:54:20 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 39 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/24/14
    Classic muscle cars like a vintage 1965 Ford Mustang are pretty desirable. World Series tickets, apparently, are even more desirable. That appears to be one man’s thinking, anyway. Kansas City Royals fan Jerod Main has decided to sell his 1965 ‘Stang for $24,000, which might seem like a bargain for such a classic, but it should be enough to cover the cost of tickets for his family of six, which are starting at just over $400, according to a quick Stubhub search. Those prices are subject to change, of course, and tickets might be selling for even more after last...
  • Police investigating assault and theft following argument between Brown family relatives

    10/25/2014 8:46:35 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 45 replies
    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – In a recent statement, Michael Brown’s mother asked that her son not be part of self-serving business or political actions as she pleaded that he be remembered for the good. A reported assault and theft this past weekend may dramatically underscore that sentiment. It happened Saturday night, October 18th, at about 8:15 pm in the parking lot of Red’s BBQ. It`s the corner of Canfield and West Florissant, just blocks from where Michael Brown was shot and killed. Police sources tell us Brown`s Grandmother, Pearlie Gordon, along with Brown`s Cousin Tony Petty, were selling t-shirts...
  • Forensic expert: I never said Michael Brown's autopsy confirmed Darren Wilson's story

    10/25/2014 8:41:01 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 32 replies
    Vox ^ | 10/23/2014 | German Lopez
    The official St. Louis County autopsy report [link at URL] on Michael Brown who was killed by Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson on August 9, has been obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. According to the newspaper, two independent forensic experts who looked at the report indicated that results support Wilson's version of events. But one of the experts quoted in the story has since said that the newspaper presented her remarks without some very important context. ...
  • In advance of grand jury decision, schools remind parents of emergency procedures (Guess where?)

    10/25/2014 12:29:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | October 25, 2014 | Jessica Bock
    The Ferguson-Florissant and Clayton school districts sent letters to parents this week with reminders of emergency procedures should classes be canceled, delayed or dismissed early. Schools typically send reminders before winter begins of inclement weather procedures. But the districts want parents to be especially cognizant this year as the public awaits a decision from the St. Louis County grand jury on whether to charge Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. “Should any event occur during school hours which presents a concern for public safety, a decision will be made as soon as possible regarding...
  • Ferguson Police Break Up Ugly Brawl Involving Michael Brown's Mother, Grandmother and Cousin

    10/24/2014 3:11:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 24, 2014 | M. Catharine Evans
    A 911 call went out Saturday in Ferguson, Missouri where Michael Brown’s mother Lesley McSpadden was allegedly involved in a violent brawl with her dead son’s grandmother and cousin. According to a Fox affiliate, the fight started a few blocks from the street where Brown was shot and killed on August 9. The altercation allegedly ensued from a dispute about who had the right to sell Mike Brown merchandise. From Fox2Now: Police sources tell us Brown`s Grandmother, Pearlie Gordon, along with Brown`s Cousin Tony Petty, were selling t-shirts and other Michael Brown merchandise. A police report describes a car pulling...
  • With Ferguson Protests, 20-Somethings Become First-Time Activists

    10/24/2014 2:15:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | October 24, 2014 | Cheryl Corley
    (AUDIO-AT-LINK)In the weeks after 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., protesters gathered daily at the site of a burned-out convenience store. About a block away, the empty lot of a boarded-up restaurant became the campsite for a group of young activists called the Lost Voices. During the protests, the group "invited all the people who can't come out every day and wanted to share the experience with us," says Lenard Smith. One night, the Lost Voices was holding a "shut-it-down sleepover" when police raided the site, says Smith, who goes by the name...
  • Michael Brown and Race Hoaxes

    10/24/2014 1:07:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 24, 2014 | Mona Charen
    Back in August, when news first broke of a shooting in Ferguson, Mo., the media world, perpetually tingling with eagerness for white-on-black violence stories, plunged into delirium. An unarmed, black 18-year-old "gentle giant" had been shot in the back while running away from a white police officer! He was just preparing to enter college in the fall. He had been assassinated while holding his hands in the air in a gesture of helplessness. "Hands up; don't shoot," chanted protesters. The "hands up" gesture immediately achieved iconic status among demonstrators from Boston to New York to San Francisco. If the early...
  • Ferguson protest at Missouri State homecoming elicits slurs

    10/24/2014 7:44:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Demonstrators at Missouri State University who were met with racial slurs and gun gestures during a silent march protesting fatal police shootings are receiving apologies and support from the school. University officials said in a statement Tuesday that the school does not condone or tolerate the harassment of people who were exercising their free speech rights during the protest through Saturday's homecoming festivities, The Springfield News-Leader reported.
  • Ferguson violence: When riots are the answer (Do u need a barf alert w/that title?)

    09/05/2014 7:38:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    TV-Novosti ^ | September 5, 2014 | Tomaso Clavarino, Italian freelance journalist and photographer
    …I'm tired of bein' poor and even worse I'm black. My stomach hurts, so I'm lookin' for a purse to snatch. Cops give a damn about a negro? Pull the trigger, kill a nigga, he's a hero. Give the crack to the kids who the hell cares? One less hungry mouth on the welfare… Changes – 2Pac It's been almost 20 years since 2Pac, arguably the greatest rapper in history along with Notorious BIG, sang about the difficulties of being born black in America, and at the same time about the racism of American society. Twenty years in which nothing...
  • Ferguson protest at Missouri State homecoming elicits slurs

    10/23/2014 7:07:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Demonstrators at Missouri State University who were met with racial slurs and gun gestures during a silent march protesting fatal police shootings are receiving apologies and support from the school. University officials said in a statement Tuesday that the school does not condone or tolerate the harassment of people who were exercising their free speech rights during the protest through Saturday's homecoming festivities, The Springfield News-Leader reported....
  • Michael Brown-Linked Brawl Sparks Probe (Mom's posse vs. Grandma's people over souvenir merchandise)

    10/23/2014 6:08:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | October 23, 2014 | Joe Harris
    FERGUSON, Mo. (CN) - Police are investigating an assault allegedly involving Michael Brown's mother that happened Saturday. The incident happened at about 8:15 p.m. in the parking lot of a barbeque restaurant, just blocks where Brown was killed. KTVI-TV reported that Brown's grandmother Pearlie Gordon was selling T-shirts and other Michael Brown merchandise with Brown's cousin Tony Petty. A car pulled up and several people got out, including Brown's mother, Lesley McSpadden, according to a police report. A witness described McSpadden yelling: "You can't sell this [expletive]." One of the relatives who was selling the merchandise is said to have...
  • Did the media get Ferguson wrong?

    10/23/2014 5:35:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Week's The Compass ^ | October 23, 2014 | Marc Ambinder
    In August, after a Ferguson, Missouri police officer shot and killed a young, unarmed black man named Michael Brown, the reaction by local residents, civil rights activists, and the media instantly went nuclear. The DNA of our political and legal systems rest on principles of equality and color-blindness, and here was yet another example of a major genetic mutation that we've been unable to fix: young black men being murdered by the police because they're young and black. Still. Even in 2014, this happened, at a time when adults are supposed to be racially enlightened. Ferguson checked several boxes. The...
  • Ferguson Protester: Things Will 'Never Be The Same' If Darren Wilson Isn't Indicted

    10/23/2014 5:04:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | October 23, 2014 | Mariah Stewart and Ryan J. Reilly
    FERGUSON, Mo. -- Five people, including a legal observer who said he was simply walking back to his car, were arrested outside the Ferguson Police Department Wednesday night as protesters gathered to call for the arrest of Darren Wilson, the police officer who killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in August. The officer's case is currently being reviewed by a grand jury, which must decide whether or not to indict Wilson by January 2015, though a decision expected within the next several weeks. Amid rampant speculation that the jury will side with Wilson, protesters on site predicted more turmoil in Ferguson in...
  • Justice Department condemns Ferguson leaks as effort to sway opinion

    10/23/2014 2:28:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/23/2014 | By MATT PEARCE
    With a grand jury decision looming on whether a white police officer should face charges in the killing of an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Mo., the investigation has sprung a few leaks. New details from the inquiry into Michael Brown’s Aug. 9 death — all provided by unidentified sources and which seem to support Officer Darren Wilson’s story of what happened that day — have emerged in St. Louis and national news outlets in recent days. The U.S. Department of Justice condemned the leaks Wednesday as “irresponsible and highly troubling” and said, “There seems to be an inappropriate effort...
  • In Senate races, little talk of Ferguson. Will that hurt black voter turnout?

    10/22/2014 4:55:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor's DC Decoder ^ | October 22, 2014 | Francine Kiefer
    African-Americans are engaged in intense discussions about the race and justice issues raised this summer. But the Senate candidates – many in tight races that could determine control of the chamber – aren’t talking about Ferguson.Ankeny, Iowa — In the razor-thin Senate race in Iowa, Tara Patterson, a sought-after African-American voter, is deeply disappointed that neither candidate is talking about what’s most important to her: race and justice issues that can be summed up in one word, Ferguson. The mother of a son in middle school and another in high school says she wants “African-American boys to be able to...
  • Report: At least seven black witnesses have corroborated Darren Wilson’s testimony before grand jury

    10/22/2014 5:55:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 22, 2014 | Allahpundit
    An addendum to Ed’s post this morning. Per WaPo, it’s not just the forensic evidence that’s backing Wilson up. [M]ore than a half-dozen unnamed black witnesses have provided testimony to a St. Louis County grand jury that supports Wilson’s account of events of Aug. 9, according to several people familiar with the investigation who spoke with The Washington Post. Some of the physical evidence — including blood spatter analysis, shell casings and ballistics tests — also supports Wilson’s account of the shooting, the Post sources said, which cast Brown as an aggressor who threatened the officer’s life. The sources spoke...
  • Why Ferguson grand jury was needed

    10/22/2014 11:55:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | October 22, 2014 | Paul Callan
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)If the local grand jury brings no charges against police Officer Darren Wilson in the case of Michael Brown's killing, street protests in Ferguson, Missouri, are inevitable. Demonstrators angry about Wilson's shooting of the unarmed black teenager in August already decry the grand jury's secrecy and "lack of transparency." But for those who believe that the grand jury procedure is some sort of cop and prosecutor conspiracy to trample the rights of minority citizens, a little background on this hallowed institution might be in order. Although prosecutors are often accused of controlling grand jury proceedings, the institution was actually created...
  • Will Obama and Holder Call for Calm in Ferguson?

    10/22/2014 11:43:14 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 10 replies
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | 10-22-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Michael Brown's gunshot wounds. Basically we found out that everything we thought about this from the get-go was true. You know what this St. Louis incident, this Ferguson, Missouri, incident illustrates? It illustrates this. Smearing and destroying a police officer was necessary and appropriate to Democrats in order to create mobs and property destruction and voter registration, and to turn out the vote. It is clear the individual means nothing to the left. Individual rights mean nothing. Innocent until proven guilty means nothing to the left. In the end, all that matters is the end. The end justifies the...
  • New Information Released on Michael Brown Case [Autopsy Shows Hands NOT Up]

    10/22/2014 7:29:30 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    CBS ST LOUIS ^ | 10/20/14
    .... the official autopsy supports Ferguson officer Darren Wilson’s claim that Michael Brown struggled with him in his patrol vehicle, and that Brown did not have his hands up when he was shot Aug. 9.
  • Lowry: The self-indulgent triviality of the Ferguson protests

    10/22/2014 6:41:48 AM PDT · by Brother Cracker · 12 replies
    sltrib ^ | Oct 20 2014 | Rich Lowry
    It wasn’t so long ago that Ferguson, Mo., was supposed to be an American morality tale of racism, the militarization of police and all manner of other evil. For a few weeks in August, the attention of the national media focused on the suburb of St. Louis, and MSNBC practically broadcast nothing else. President Barack Obama even mentioned Ferguson at a U.N. speech in the context of terror groups that behead people and sectarian conflicts that kill hundreds of thousands of people. While the media long ago moved on, the protests have persisted, entering their late, decadent phase of self-indulgent...
  • Source: Darren Wilson says Michael Brown kept charging at him

    10/22/2014 3:44:28 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 39 replies
    stltoday.com ^ | 10-21-2014 | Robert Patrick and Christine Byers
    Wilson asked or ordered the men to move to the sidewalk, said the source, who did not want to be identified because a St. Louis County grand jury and the Department of Justice are still investigating. Johnson pointed out the pair’s destination, over and behind Wilson’s marked police Chevrolet Tahoe SUV, and kept walking. Brown walked by holding cigarillos in his hand, and cursed Wilson, the source said. Wilson told investigators that after Brown passed by, Wilson realized that Johnson’s clothing matched a recent radio alert about a suspect in a robbery at a nearby market where cigarillos had been...
  • Blow by blow, Ferguson cop's FULL version of why he shot Michael Brown...

    10/22/2014 12:16:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 22, 2014 | Kieran Corcoran
    * Fuller version of Wilson's account of killing emerged today. * Wilson said Brown, 18, hit him in the face before grabbing his drawn pistol. * Allegedly twisted it towards Wilson's hip in desperate struggle. * Wilson said he managed to fire the gun, and hit Brown's hand. * Said after that Brown fled, turned, and charged at him again. * At this point, Wilson said, he fired several more shots, killing Brown. * Lawyers for Brown's family angrily denied the claims. * Wilson's version contradicts other accounts of the August 9 killing. A Missouri police officer's full account of...
  • Ferguson City Officials Prepare For Violence If Darren Wilson Is Not Indicted (Or if he is)

    10/21/2014 11:46:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Source ^ | October 21, 2014 | Tamara El
    If the rumors are true and there is no indictment of Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael Brown, city officials are making plans for violent unrest.According to St. Louis Public Radio, Ferguson is preparing for “every possible outcome” of the grand jury’s investigation into the death of the 18-year old. “I’m just being real. If there’s no indictment and there’s an evacuation situation, then we need to be prepared for that,” city spokesman Devin James told SLPR. “If there is an indictment and there’s celebratory unrest, we need to be prepared for that. The city and...
  • Ferguson Protesters Anticipate Bad News In Michael Brown Case

    10/21/2014 8:01:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | October 21, 2014 | Mariah Stewart
    FERGUSON, Mo. -- Demonstrators calling for the arrest of Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in August, are anticipating that the officer will not be charged. Many of them are predicting widespread protests if the grand jury reviewing the case decides to acquit Wilson. A crowd of around 100 gathered Monday along South Florissant Road, with many calling for the arrest of Wilson, who killed Brown in this St. Louis suburb on Aug. 9. Two demonstrators, one of whom was a state senator, were taken into custody outside the Ferguson Police Department after they...
  • Ferguson Protesters and Football Fans Brawl in Street After St. Louis Rams Game

    10/21/2014 2:41:18 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 38 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/20/2014
    Ferguson protesters and football fans fought in the street after the St. Louis Rams game against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday afternoon, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The protesters were outside the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis yelling and chanting about the killing of Michael Brown, the black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer from Ferguson, Missouri, in August. As the protesters and football fans began arguing, the Post-Dispatch reported that a fan appeared to spit on one of the protesters and he was then struck on the head, which sparked a large fight. There...
  • Undercover in White America: Why Black Rage is Conscious, Justified, and Long Overdue

    09/07/2014 4:27:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 131 replies
    Black Agenda Report ^ | August 27, 2014 | Colin Jenkins
    The logic of Black rebellion is lost on much of the privileged white population and the corporate media, which perceive Black rage as irrational. However, the Black response to white supremacy “is not ‘senseless’ or ‘visceral’; it is the product of a life full of experiences that have tried to beat them down to their knees.”“I wanted revenge on those racist bullies who had joyfully traumatized a pair of 9-year-old boys walking to the store.” On a crisp, Fall evening in 1992, while I was a freshman at a SUNY (State University of New York) school, the campus erupted after...
  • Baylor forum to address intramural team named after Ferguson police

    10/21/2014 1:28:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Waco Tribune's Baylor blog ^ | October 21, 2014 | Regina Dennis
    Baylor University is holding a forum Tuesday after a group of freshman named their intramural team “Ferguson PD,” something school officials now say staff should not have approved. Elizabeth Palacios, dean of student development at Baylor, said the forum event is meant to raise awareness and sensitivity after the students named their football team in honor of the Ferguson, Missouri, police department, which has come under scrutiny for the Aug. 9 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer. The team was ordered to change its name Thursday, the day after the mishap was discovered, and the students...
  • Official: Questions remain in Brown death

    10/20/2014 7:31:16 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 13 replies
    wcvb.com ^ | 10-20-14 | Michael Pearson, Faith Karimi and Michael Martinez
    Blood from Michael Brown that was found on the uniform and in the police car of Officer Darren Wilson appears to back the officer's version of events, but still leaves questions unanswered, law enforcement sources told CNN. Those sources corroborated to CNN details first reported by The New York Times about the officer's version of events in Wilson's shooting of the unarmed teen on August 9 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown's blood was found on Wilson's gun, on the squad car's interior and on the officer's uniform, according to a U.S. law enforcement official and a second source with knowledge of...
  • Sharpton returning to Ferguson for 4 days to draw nat'l attention to death of unarmed teenager Brown

    10/20/2014 2:15:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 20, 2014 | Mia De Graaf
    The Rev. Al Sharpton is expected to hold a four-day tribute for the death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson at the end of this month. Sharpton will be in the Missouri town from October 31 to November 4 in reference to the four hours that the teenager's body was left lying on the street. Sharpton is leading a wave of outcry after a Friday report suggested that investigators do not have enough evidence to charge a police officer over the shooting of Michael Brown. Details revealed by the New York Times included the first account of the shooting...
  • Wal-Mart’s new everyday low price: A $40 doctor visit

    10/19/2014 5:01:22 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 84 replies
    Market Watch ^ | Oct. 17,2014 | Andria Cheng
    NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. pushed down prices for some generic prescription drugs to just $4 eight years ago, setting a new industry standard. Now it is trying to do the same for seeing a doctor. On Friday, a Walmart Care Clinic opened in Dalton, Ga., six months after Walmart U.S., the retailer’s WMT, +0.38% biggest unit, entered the business of providing primary health care. It now operates a dozen clinics in rural Texas, South Carolina and Georgia and has increased its target for openings this year to 17. An office visit costs $40, which Walmart U.S. says...
  • In Ferguson, activists in search of a revolution

    10/19/2014 4:59:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    MSNBC ^ | October 19, 2014 | Amanda Sakuma
    FERGUSON, Missouri — It took seven University of Pennsylvania students piled into a rental van nearly 16 hours to drive to St. Louis. They had raised $600 in three days from a Go Fund Me account that was supposed to last them through the weekend. They slept wherever they could crash for free — the basement of a St. Louis couple’s home, or packed on the floor of a church at night. But once in Ferguson, it was nothing like the war zone they had seen splashed on their television screens exactly two months earlier. Instead of armored vehicles blocking...