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  • 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 · 27 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 · 19 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 · 30 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 · 11 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 · 56 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...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 19 October 2014

    10/19/2014 4:26:48 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 147 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 19 October 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows October 19th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Dr. Anthony Fauci, infectious disease chief at the National Institutes of Health; Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee chairman; Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., head of the Democratic National Committee; Tim Murphy, R-Pa.; and Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Fauci; Sens. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and Roy Blunt, R-Mo. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Fauci; Richard Umbdenstock, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association; Dr. Robert...
  • Ammo pulled from Walmart shelves in Ferguson amid violent clashes over police shooting of Brown

    10/18/2014 4:02:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 18, 2014 | Mia de Graaf
    * Two Walmart stores have locked away bullets as violent clashes escalate. * First time bosses have done this since pulling guns after Sandy Hook. * Protests in Ferguson over Michael Brown's shooting show no sign of ending. * 43 people were arrested in and around the Walmart stores on Monday. * Renewed outrage expected today over leaked report of the officer's account. Ammunition has been pulled from the shelves of two Walmarts in Ferguson amid violent clashes over the police shooting of Michael Brown. Employees were ordered to lock all bullets in a store cupboard on Monday after demonstrators...
  • What Darren Wilson testimony leak means for the Ferguson movement

    10/18/2014 3:12:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The St Louis American - leading, most-trusted voice of the area’s African-American community ^ | October 18, 2014 | Reverend Osagyefo Sekou For The St. Louis American
    Leaked testimony from Officer Darren Wilson contains nothing more than the same tired tropes of menacing black rage that have been used for centuries to brutalize black youth. As Ferguson and the nation waits for a Grand Jury announcement on whether Officer Wilson will face charges for killing Michael Brown, a well-timed leak about the ‘violent attack on police’ and his ‘fear for his life’ are straight from the playbook we see every time police murder one of our black children. Classically, we see the murder, the re-murder in the form of character assassination and the demonization of a grieving...
  • Ferguson on Knife Edge of More Violence After Grand Jury Evidence Leak Showing Struggle

    10/18/2014 9:26:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 140 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 18, 2014 | by Justin Glawe
    A grand jury may decide not to indict the officer who shot Michael Brown. If that happens, Ferguson will explode again. The Rev. Carlon Lee, pastor of Flood Christian Church in Ferguson, Mo., was sending out links to a New York Times story Friday night to friends, family and community members who have spent the last two months absorbed in the events surrounding the death of teenager Michael Brown. The story cited forensic evidence offered by federal officials that showed Brown’s blood on officer Darren Wilson’s uniform and gun, which was found to have been fired inside Wilson’s patrol car....
  • Report: Ferguson officer says he feared for life

    10/18/2014 12:10:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 18, 2014 1:29 AM EDT
    The police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in a St. Louis suburb last summer has told investigators that he was pinned in his vehicle and in fear for his life as they struggled over his gun, The New York Times reported. […] The Times reported that the account of Wilson's version of events came from government officials briefed on the federal civil rights investigation into the Aug. 9 shooting that sparked racial unrest and weeks of protests, some of which turned violent. Wilson is white and Brown black. …
  • Police Officer in Ferguson Is Said to Recount a Struggle

    10/17/2014 7:39:06 PM PDT · by Jonah Vark · 74 replies
    New York Times ^ | OCT. 17, 2014 | MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT, MATT APUZZO and JULIE BOSMAN
    WASHINGTON — The police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., two months ago has told investigators that he was pinned in his vehicle and in fear for his life as he struggled over his gun with Mr. Brown, according to government officials briefed on the federal civil rights investigation into the matter. The officer, Darren Wilson, has told the authorities that during the scuffle, Mr. Brown reached for the gun. It was fired twice in the car, according to forensics tests performed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The first bullet struck Mr. Brown in the arm;...
  • ATF involved in Friday Ferguson shooting at apartment complex

    10/17/2014 2:59:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    KTVT-TV ^ | October 17, 2014 | Joe Millitzer
    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – St. Louis County police confirm there has been a shooting near the intersection of Ferguson Road and Sharondale. The shooting occurred on Friday afternoon near the Park Ridge apartments. The Federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms are involved in the incident and police are on the scene. They are looking closely at a black Chevy car parked on the grass near the apartments. Officers can be seen taking pictures of the vehicle and looking inside. FOX 2 reporter Chris Hayes says law enforcement was involved in the shooting at the vehicle...
  • BREAKING: Ferguson Grand Jury Witness May Have Just Turned Protestors’ Key Claim Upside Down

    10/16/2014 9:42:03 AM PDT · by walford · 60 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | October 16, 2014 | Norvell Rose
    If he actually said to the grand jury what he told a St. Louis newspaper, this reported eyewitness to the shooting of Michael Brown may have just provided testimony that helps clear police officer Darren Wilson. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports today on its extensive interview with a man who says he testified before the Ferguson grand jury investigating whether Wilson should be indicted in the killing of Brown. This man, says the newspaper article, claims that he saw first-hand something that would contradict what other so-called witnesses to the crime have insisted happened on that fateful day in August....
  • Royals head to World Series after sweeping Orioles in ALCS

    10/15/2014 4:17:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | October 15, 2014 | BY ANDY MCCULLOUGH
    In the moments after the Royals won the pennant, after their 2-1 victory carried them to a sweep over the Orioles in the American League Championship Series, joy flowed like the fountains beyond this ballpark’s outfield fences. The last embers of afternoon sunshine still illuminated Kauffman Stadium. The voices of 40,468 revelers merged with a fireworks display. Greg Holland jumped into the arms of catcher Salvador Perez. Lorenzo Cain flung his glove skyward and skipped like a child. In the center of the diamond stood the Kansas City Royals, conquerors of the American League, ready to contend for their first...
  • The Ferguson Insurgency

    10/15/2014 1:33:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 15, 2014 | D. W. Wilber
    Demonstrators and activists in the St. Louis area declared the Columbus Day weekend as a weekend of protest, aimed at bringing attention to the shooting of black teen Michael Brown by a white police officer. Protestors fanned out across this Midwestern metropolitan area to demonstrate in a variety of venues and promote the cause that “black lives matter”, to quote one of the placards being waved around.Since August 9th when Michael Brown committed a strong arm robbery and was confronted by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, a confrontation which ultimately resulted in Wilson shooting and killing Brown, Ferguson and the...
  • Ferguson Has Awakened a Larger Struggle for Racial and Economic Justice in America

    10/15/2014 10:35:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Root ^ | October 15, 2014 | Peniel E. Joseph
    There’s a social-justice movement taking hold across the nation. Michael Brown’s death, which turned Ferguson, Mo., into a battleground this past summer, has helped catalyze a larger struggle for racial and economic justice in America. And St. Louis, where 18-year-old Vonderrit Myers Jr. was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer, has witnessed roiling street demonstrations that recall the heyday of the civil rights and black power eras. Taking a page straight from the civil rights era, activists launched a “weekend of resistance” that featured civil disobedience, direct action protests, tense standoffs with police and arrests. The issues raised—ending...
  • Principal: Students Leaving Lunch Hungry

    10/15/2014 10:01:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    CBS St. Louis ^ | October 14, 2014
    Children are going hungry because their schools are forced to throw out uneaten food rather than let kids have second helpings, warns the principal of Storm Lake Elementary School. “Monday is always the worst,” Principal Juli Kwikkel told the Storm Lake Pilot Tribune. “Often we have kids who haven’t eaten much for the weekend. After lunch, they are still going to be hungry.” Kwikkel fears the problem is not poverty but misplaced priorities of some parents. “I look at the expensive cars that pick up these kids in some cases. We’ve made home visits and seen families with a 62-inch...
  • Jefferson County official says she meant 'no ill intent' to Obama in Facebook post

    10/15/2014 7:48:48 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 24 replies
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 10/15/14 | Leah Thorsen
    HILLSBORO • Jefferson County Recorder of Deeds Debbie Dunnegan said Tuesday that she used a poor choice of words on a post on her personal Facebook page that some are interpreting as an attack on President Barack Obama. “I have a question for all my friends who have served or are currently serving in our military … having not put on a uniform nor taken any type military oath, there has to be something that I am just not aware of. But I cannot and do not understand why no action is being taken against our domestic enemy. I know...
  • Black voters in St. Louis County direct their anger at the Democratic Party

    10/14/2014 5:51:10 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/14/14 | Sandhya Somashekhar
    FERGUSON, Mo. — Darren Seals experienced waves of disbelief and anger after Michael Brown’s death, but two months later he has found a way to channel his emotions: Focus on changing an elected leadership that seems deaf to the concerns of African American residents like him. So on Nov. 4, the 27-year-old assembly line worker and hip-hop musician from a deeply Democratic community plans to take bold action. He says he will vote for a white Republican. “Just because they’ve got the D next to their name, that don’t mean nothing,” said Seals, who lives a few blocks from where...
  • Gunpowder residue found on 18-year-old in St. Louis police shooting

    10/14/2014 3:38:26 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 60 replies
    Los Angeles tomes ^ | Oct 14,2014 | Matt pearce
    TThe black 18-year-old man who was shot and killed by an off-duty St. Louis metropolitan police officer last week had gunpowder residue on his hands and clothes, according to forensic information released Tuesday.
  • Moving: Ferguson Protesters Interrupt St. Louis Symphony With Michael Brown Requiem

    10/14/2014 9:15:56 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 40 replies
    youtbe ^ | Oct 6, 2014 | Sam Seder
    Ferguson protesters disrupt the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra with a moving Michael Brown requiem which receives applause from the musicians and looks of shock from the audience...
  • Ferguson Protestors Are Deluded Fools

    10/14/2014 7:31:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 10/14/2014 | Jack Dunphy
    They took to the streets in downtown St. Louis on Saturday, coming by the thousands to march in protest. And what was the festering grievance that cohered these marchers, the noble cause that brought them from every corner of the country to the Gateway City? Was it the new war in Iraq? Global warming, perhaps? Or was it a higher minimum wage they were seeking? No, it was none of these things. As the St. Louis Post-Dispatch tells it [1], they came “to protest the death of Michael Brown and call for an end to police violence nationwide.”
  • Lefty Rock Critic: Killings of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown Result of ‘Hatred’ for Obama

    10/14/2014 6:33:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 10/13/2014 | Tom Johnson
    I’m not a psychiatrist, I haven’t sat down and interviewed George Zimmerman or the cop who shot Michael Brown, I don’t know what their motives are, I don’t know what kind of people they are, what kind of childhood traumas they have experienced. But I don’t think it’s nuts that in a certain way, when that cop killed Michael Brown, and when George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin, they were killing Barack Obama.
  • #FERGUSON PROTESTERS Hold Surprise Rally at Upscale Plaza Frontenac Shopping Mall – Harass Shoppers

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

    10/12/2014 1:28:51 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 58 replies
    Fox2Now St Louis (KTVI) ^ | Oct 12, 2014 | Roche Madden
    Ferguson October organizers, the group behind a weekend of marches and panels criticizing and discussing recent police-involved violence, say they are planning more direct action Monday after another night of clashes between police and demonstrators. Seventeen people were arrested. On Sunday, the group was training protestors for more nonviolent, civil disobedience action
  • Never let a protest go to waste

    10/12/2014 7:45:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/12/2014 | Rick Moran
    Thousands gathered Saturday for a second day of organized rallies and marches protesting Michael Brown’s death and other fatal police shootings in the St. Louis area and nationwide. The events remained peaceful but boisterous gatherings into the night. Vietnam-era peace activists, New York City seminarians and hundreds of fast-food workers bused in from Chicago, Nashville and other cities marched alongside local residents, spurred by a national campaign dubbed Ferguson October.
  • Attorney gains firearms permit for man disqualified for gun ownership;

    10/12/2014 7:24:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    Madison-St. Clair Record ^ | 10 October, 2014 | Record News
    Dr. George L. Kraft III, a chiropractor in St. Louis County, is now the owner of a .357 revolver with a six-inch barrel after his attorney successfully challenged Missouri statutes and federal classification that prohibited Kraft from owning a firearm. The state of Missouri disqualified Kraft from the right to own firearms after he suffered a stroke in 2005 until attorney Christopher J. Zellers of the Zellers Law Firm, LLC, gained a judgment in St. Louis County Circuit Court overturning the disqualification after an 18-month legal process. “My client was deemed incapacitated because of a stroke and as a result...
  • Saturday Night Unintelligible English and Cursing at the Police in Ferguson (live feeds)

    10/11/2014 8:04:32 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 26 replies
    Various Feeds ^ | 10/11/2014 | Various Feeds
    Live feeds: Sting Wire Rebelutionary BassemMasri #FergusonOctober occupythemob St.Louis Police Scanner
  • “Weekend of Resistance” in Ferguson takes disturbing turn: How did communists get involved in this?

    10/11/2014 12:01:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/11/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    The large scale protests in Missouri are back in force as people take to the streets in what’s being variously called the Weekend of Protest or Ferguson October, depending who you ask. And the media is once again out in droves. Tense but peaceful protests over Michael Brown’s death and other fatal police shootings in Missouri and elsewhere stretched across the St. Louis region Friday as organizers urged hundreds of participants to avoid arrest so that they could return for a weekend of demonstrations.The four-day event called Ferguson October began Friday afternoon with a march outside the St. Louis...
  • Harris-Perry Guest Favors Prison Abolition, Tweets 'F--- The Police'

    10/11/2014 9:58:12 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 27 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Melissa Harris-Perry proudly portrays her MSNBC show as "Nerdland." But has it devolved from a cozy academic coffee klatsch for lefties into something else? To discuss the issue of relations between police and black Americans, with the backdrop of Ferguson and a shooting this week in St. Louis, Harris-Perry had as a member of her panel Mychal Denzel Smith. On the one hand, Denzel Smith would appear, as a writer for The Nation, to fit the Nerdland bill. But a review of his Twitter feed reveals that two days ago Denzel Smith tweeted: 'F---.The.Police." And late last month he tweeted...
  • FYI Live Stream from St.Louis, Protesters

    10/10/2014 8:32:24 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 144 replies
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  • Ferguson Braces for Lynch Mob Revival

    10/10/2014 6:57:12 AM PDT · by SJackson · 27 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 10, 2014 | Matthew Vadum
    Ferguson Braces for Lynch Mob RevivalPosted By Matthew Vadum On October 10, 2014 @ 12:28 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 10 Comments Police in Ferguson, Mo. are preparing for the mayhem and deadly violence that radical activists are promising if a grand jury declines to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown two months ago.A grand jury is expected to determine next month if Wilson, a decorated white policeman, will face criminal charges for killing Brown, an 18-year-old black man who reportedly attacked him minutes after robbing a convenience store. The St. Louis suburb has been...
  • Rand Paul meets with black leaders in Ferguson

    10/10/2014 9:03:38 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/10/2014 | JAMES HOHMANN
    With racial tensions flaring anew on the heels of another police shooting of a young African-American man, Republican Sen. Rand Paul came here Friday for a “listening session” with local black leaders. The Kentucky senator, who has made GOP outreach to minorities a cornerstone of his message for a likely 2016 presidential campaign, met with 20 local black leaders. It was the first time a White House hopeful of either party has visited this town of 21,000, which dominated headlines over the summer after a white Ferguson police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, an 18-year-old unarmed African-American. Paul met...
  • Malik Shabazz Calls for Black Rebellion Against Tyrannical America if Darren Wilson Not Charged

    10/10/2014 12:06:08 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 141 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 10, 2014 | Pam Key
    This week on Fox News Radio, host John Gibson had a heated exchange with Malik Zulu Shabazz, the former head of the New Black Panther Party and current head of Black Lawyers for Justice who called for a “rebellion” if Ferguson, MO officer Darren Wilson is not indicted on murder charges. Several times Shabazz explained he is calling for a, "rebellion" against America and the "wicked world order," explaining "we have as much right to rebel against America society as America did against the British." ...more (w/audio)...
  • Kansas City council changes 'Baltimore Avenue' to 'Royals Avenue' in honor of ALCS

    10/10/2014 10:20:27 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 11 replies
    MLB.com ^ | 10/10/14 | Matt Monagan
    As you probably know, the Royals are taking on the Orioles in the ALCS this weekend. It's the first time in 29 years that Kansas City has been in this position and players, fans and local church groups are all very excited. But there was still one major issue going into Friday's Game 1: The city had a street named Baltimore Avenue. On Thursday, that issue was corrected: Yes, you can now drink "Moose Drool" on Royals Avenue while watching Friday's game. And hopefully Mayor Sly James is there because Sly James is the best mayor name in all the...
  • Here we go again. Another Police shooting in Missouri

    10/09/2014 8:50:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/09/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    In what is already being cited by the media as a flashback to the events in Furguson, there has been another shooting in the St. Lois area involving a white police officer and a black teenager. This one has several twists, however, which at least initially make it sound like a different set of circumstances. But the resulting protests look eerily similar. Another police-involved fatal shooting of a teenager, this time in south St. Louis not far from the Missouri Botanical Garden, led to hours of protests overnight Wednesday and into Thursday morning as an angry crowd gathered quickly...
  • St. Louis Police Officer Fatally Shoots Teen Incident Sparks Protest

    10/09/2014 3:35:59 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 57 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct 9, 2014 | Ben Kesling
    St. Louis Police Officer Fatally Shoots Teen Incident Sparks Protest Echoing Those in Nearby Ferguson, Mo. Ben Kesling An off-duty St. Louis police officer shot and killed a black teenager Wednesday evening, triggering protests in a metropolitan area that has been rattled by weeks of sometimes violent unrest in some neighborhoods following a high-profile police-involved shooting in August. The white, six-year veteran of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, who was working as a private security officer, shot and killed Vonderrit Myers Jr., an 18-year-old black teen, following an alleged struggle and after the teen allegedly fired a pistol at...
  • St. Louis Shooting Victim Vonderrit Myers, Jr. “No Stranger” to Law Enforcement – Had Ankle Monitor

    10/09/2014 10:29:03 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 44 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 10-9-2014 | Jim Hoft
    An 18 year-old teenager was shot by a police officer in St. Louis City Wednesday night. The suspect reportedly shot at the officer during a chase. A 9mm Ruger was recovered from the scene. The shooting took place around 7:30 PM CT.Hundreds of protesters, including Ferguson protest leaders, took to the street after the shooting. (Matthew Wyczalkowski)Once again, the grievance mongers in the St. Louis region are calling for a revolution, a war against police. Its going to b a civil war the police against the people @SLMPD when the police approach us we need 2 shoot first ask ?...
  • Jury Finds Accused Cop Killer Guilty Of Murder [#NotFerguson]

    10/09/2014 4:29:46 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    A jury has reached a verdict in the retrial of accused cop killer Andrew Rolle. Rolle, 28, was charged with murder for the 2008 shooting death of 30-year old Miami Detective James Walker.... ...the jury came back with a verdict of guilty for both counts of first degree murder and attempted murder. Rolle faces a life in prison when he’s sentenced.