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  • Unusual respiratory virus strikes metro kids

    08/29/2014 4:57:46 AM PDT · by Colehill1999 · 34 replies
    Fox4KC ^ | 8-28-14 | Marylin McKean
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An unusual respiratory virus is striking children in the metro in big numbers. Children’s Mercy Hospital is hospitalizing 20 to 30 kids a day with the virus. The hospital is as full now as it is at the height of flu season. This is not the same virus we told you about several weeks ago that can cause meningitis. This one can cause severe breathing trouble. Children’s Mercy has seen more than 300 cases in recent days in kids of all ages.
  • United in Hatred: Occupy and Ferguson

    08/28/2014 9:38:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 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...
  • Clinton says frayed trust led to Ferguson violence

    08/28/2014 1:24:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 28, 2014 4:18 PM EDT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton says the fatal shooting of an unarmed Missouri teenager and the violent protests that followed resulted from frayed bonds of trust in his racially divided community. […] As a potential Democratic presidential candidate, Clinton has been criticized for waiting so long to talk about the black teen’s shooting by a white police officer. …
  • Black activists explode over 'racist' help for Ferguson cop (Van Jones)

    08/28/2014 5:03:20 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 40 replies
    WND ^ | Leo Hohmann
    A group founded by former Obama aide Van Jones and former MoveOn.org activist James Rucker is calling on the Internet fundraising platform GoFundMe.com to take down its “Support Officer Darren Wilson” page, accusing the company of “profiting from racially motivated donors.” The Color of Change, founded by Jones and Rucker in 2005 to “strengthen the political voice of Black America,” says on its website that donors to Officer Wilson are “celebrating Michael Brown’s death” and that GoFundMe should take down the police officer’s fundraising page and return any profits it has generated. The fundraising campaign for Ferguson Police Officer Darren...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • St. Louis County Seeks FEDERAL BAILOUT for More Than 100 BUSINESSES Harmed During #Ferguson Riots

    08/27/2014 4:09:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 27, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    On Saturday August 9, 2014, 18 year-old Michael Brown was shot to death by a Ferguson police officer after he had earlier robbed a local convenience store. As a result of his death protesters in Ferguson have caused mass destruction in the community. Several dozen businesses were damaged in the looting and violence. Here is an interactive map of the attacks, shootings, lootings, and destruction. Many of the local businesses were looted not just once, but twice. Now this… St. Louis County officials are discussing disbursement of federal aid to the more than 100 businesses that suffered financial losses during...
  • 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...
  • Ferguson Wrestles With What to Do Next

    08/27/2014 2:45:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | August 26, 2014 | Alex Altman
    The town is trying to figure out how to turn a tragic moment into a lasting movement. The funeral was choreographed to the smallest detail, from the celebrities sprinkled through the church to the Cardinals cap laid atop the black-and-gold casket. A massive crowd filed past the television cameras and into the jam-packed sanctuary or the overflow rooms live-streaming the service. The ceremony was billed as a celebration of Brown’s life, which ended Aug. 9 in a hail of bullets fired by a white policeman, and the crowd heard upbeat gospel music, stirring sermons and a eulogy from the Rev....
  • 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...
  • 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>
  • Obama’s Harvard mentor compares Brown shooting to MLK assassination

    08/26/2014 2:29:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 26, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    The Harvard Law professor who mentored President Obama and the first lady during their time in Cambridge has compared the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown to the 1968 assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Speaking with MSNBC’s Alex Wagner, Charles Ogletree also compared the police shooting of 18-year-old Brown to the 1955 killing of Emmett Till. “Looking at what’s happened, this is just like the assassination of Dr. King in 1968, when everybody was very upset trying to figure out what was going to happen,” he said. “It’s like the killing of Trayvon Martin two years ago. “This is...
  • 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...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Ferguson Postmortem

    08/26/2014 8:26:35 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 24, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The backstory of Ferguson was that out of the millions of arrests each year only about 100 African-American suspects are shot fatally by white police. And yet we were falsely and ad nauseam told that Michael Brown was proof of an epidemic. There may well be an epidemic of blacks killing blacks, of African-Americans engaging in the knock-out game against non-blacks or flash-mobbing stores. But as far as rare interracial gun violence goes, in 2014 it is more commonly black on white. Ferguson is an anomaly that did not warrant hundreds of reporters who gladly skipped the real dramas of...
  • Funeral Pastors Compare Michael Brown’s Death To Jesus Christ’s Crucifixion [VIDEO]

    08/26/2014 3:10:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/26/2014 | Heather Smith
    A crowd of family, friends, music stars, civil rights leaders and preachers gathered at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church on Monday for the memorial of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old robbery suspect who was fatally shot by local police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo.Brown’s uncle, Pastor Charles Ewing, gave a passionate eulogy and made parallels of his nephew’s life and that of the life of Jesus Christ. “Michael Brown was 18 years old. He was shot around noon. Our Lord and Savior hung on the cross — now compare our time frame 12 o’clock to the Jewish time frame...
  • Michael Brown Funeral: Cop-Lynching Pep Rally

    08/26/2014 3:07:18 AM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 8/26/2014 | Matthew Vadum
    An Al Sharpton-led memorial service yesterday for Michael Brown, the black 18-year-old thug who gave a white Ferguson, Mo. police officer a severe head injury while trying to seize his handgun, became the grotesque political rally some observers feared it would be.The distinctly anti-police tone of the service was proof that the lie that Brown tried to surrender to white police officer Darren Wilson, rather than trying to beat the life out of him, won’t die. The racial-grievance industry, egged on by President Obama, won’t let it go. The Left’s narrative that the nearly 300-lbs. Brown, who had just robbed...
  • Left Bullies Black Reporter To Recant 'No Angel' Description of Michael Brown (John Eligon, NYT)

    08/25/2014 6:20:09 PM PDT · by maggief · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 25, 2014 | JOHN NOLTE
    John Eligon, a 31 year-old black New York Times reporter who says that he has been racially profiled by police, was mercilessly bullied by the Left Monday into recanting his description of Michael Brown as "no angel." (snip) Nonetheless, in the online Soviet-style show trial, Eligon was found guilty of an inconvenient truth and recanted: “I understand the concerns, and I get it,” Mr. Eligon said. He agreed that “no angel” was not a good choice of words and explained that they were meant to play off the opening anecdote of the article in which Mr. Brown saw an angelic...
  • 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...
  • Michael Brown Spent Last Weeks Grappling With Problems and Promise

    08/25/2014 2:22:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 24, 2014 | John Eligon
    FERGUSON, Mo. — It was 1 a.m. and Michael Brown Jr. called his father, his voice trembling. He had seen something overpowering. In the thick gray clouds that lingered from a passing storm this past June, he made out an angel. And he saw Satan chasing the angel and the angel running into the face of God. Mr. Brown was a prankster, so his father and stepmother chuckled at first. “No, no, Dad! No!” the elder Mr. Brown remembered his son protesting. “I’m serious.” And the black teenager from this suburb of St. Louis, who had just graduated from high...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Libertarians, Ferguson, and "Racism"

    08/25/2014 9:46:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2014 | Jack Kerwick
    In the wake of the shooting death of a young black man by a white Ferguson, Missouri police officer, it is to no one’s surprise that the usual suspects on the left are screaming “racism” from the rooftops. Infinitely more disturbing for the lover of liberty is that ever growing legions of “libertarians” are regurgitating this same talking point. Moreover, the libertarian’s obsession with “the State” has endowed him with boundless sympathy for the hordes of violent black criminals that have been violating every principle that he claims to hold sacred while attributing the assault against civilization on display in...
  • 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)
  • E Pluribus Discidium-Identity Politics Unleashed

    08/25/2014 8:07:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2014 | Terry Paulson
    Michael Brown was a college-bound, black teenager who no longer has an opportunity to forge a future he could be proud of. He is dead, allegedly killed execution style after a confrontation with a policeman. Darren Wilson is a white police officer, who after six years of blemish-free service to his community, used deadly force to allegedly defend himself in an escalating confrontation with an unarmed teenager. Do you know which version is closer to the truth? The search for justice is always difficult. In the rush for judgment in Ferguson, Missouri, it has become all but impossible. As coverage...
  • Celebrities, Activists Gather for Michael Brown's Funeral

    08/25/2014 7:10:17 AM PDT · by maggief · 58 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 25, 2014
    Well-known activists, politicians and celebrities were gathering Monday at a St. Louis church for the funeral of Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old shot dead by a police officer two weeks ago. The list of VIPs expected to attend the service includes director Spike Lee, rapper Snoop Dogg, music mogul Diddy, comedian Nick Cannon.
  • 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...
  • VIDEO: Police Officer Beaten to a Pulp by UNARMED Man

    08/24/2014 6:35:42 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 11 replies
    http://www.tpnn.com ^ | August 24, 2014 | Greg Campbell
    Too many political pundits have lost sight of the dangers that face police officers each and every day. At first, the story coming out of Ferguson, Missouri, was only one of a white police officer shooting an unarmed, black child who was minding his own business. Then, the story shifted; it was a white officer shooting a black adult who was gigantic, but a “gentle giant” with a heart of gold. The story began to erode as evidence surfaced. Michael Brown was a gigantic adult male who not only robbed a convenience store and assaulted the store owner earlier that...
  • Ferguson prepares to say goodbye to Mike Brown

    08/24/2014 4:37:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 112 replies
    MSNBC ^ | August 24, 2014 | Amanda Sakuma
    For a community gripped by the death of Michael Brown, residents here are prepared to not only mourn for the loss of the 18-year-old, but also to say goodbye to him in his funeral Monday and vow to never forget what his sacrifice has meant. After more than two weeks of protests, political wrangling over investigations and swarms of media coverage from around the world, the Brown family will be laying their son to rest after he was shot dead in the middle of the street by a police officer on Aug. 9. Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church is bracing...
  • Families of Victims of US Race-Related Killings Go to Peace Rally

    08/24/2014 3:53:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | August 25, 2014
    ST LOUIS, MO, August 25 (RIA Novosti) - The protesters rallying against the police killing of an unarmed African-American teen in Ferguson, Missouri, headed to a peace festival in central St Louis on Sunday to hear the address of the parents of another victim of a race-related killing. The parents of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teenager who was shot dead in 2012, were expected to join the family of Michael Brown, 18, killed by a police officer in Missouri this month, in a rally against police violence downtown Forest Park. In light of the mass protests in Ferguson and the...
  • Jesse Jackson Criticizes Fox News for 'White Panel' on Race During Ben Carson Debate

    08/24/2014 11:51:43 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 87 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 24 Aug 2014, 8:35 AM PDT | Pam Key
    On this weekend's broadcast of "Fox News Sunday," Rev. Jesse Jackson and Dr. Ben Carson debated the civil unrest after Officer Darren Wilson fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO. Jackson became defensive when host Chris Wallace's first question was why he had called the shooting a "state execution," answering, "We need to have a sense of justice. All we do know about Michael Brown is really he was shot unarmed six times." “It seems to me that the police act as judge, jury, and executioner, and even on the worse scenario, if [Brown] hit [Wilson] on the face, does...
  • 11 things you should know about the Michael Brown shooting

    08/24/2014 10:43:56 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    Vox.com ^ | August 23, 2014 | German Lopez
    Who was Michael Brown?Why was Michael Brown shot?Who is Darren Wilson, the officer who shot Michael Brown?Was the shooting of Michael Brown legal?Is the Michael Brown shooting being investigated?What's happening in Ferguson, Missouri?Is the black community represented in Ferguson's government?Have the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, been peaceful?How have police handled the protests in Ferguson, Missouri?Why do police have military-grade equipment in the first place?How have government officials reacted to the protests in Ferguson, Missouri?
  • Larry Elder vs. Don Lemon & Van Jones: Not Even An O.J. Jury Would Convict Ferguson Officer (video)

    08/24/2014 9:39:52 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | August 22, 2014 | Larry Elder, Don Lemon, Van Jones
    DON LEMON: Larry, I have to say this, I thought this was very interesting. You said not even an O.J. [Simpson] jury would convict Officer Wilson. I mean, should he at least be charged? LARRY ELDER: Well, I think he will be charged. I think Van is right. I think the politics will compel a charge, but I think the law and the facts will compel an acquittal.
  • White House to send 3 aides to Michael Brown's funeral

    08/24/2014 8:59:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/24/2014 | Rick Moran
    The White House announced that three aides would be attending the funeral of Michael Brown, the Ferguson, MO man killed by police. The blog Weasel Zippers notes that President Obama failed to dispatch any White House personnel to the funeral of Major General Harold Greene who was klled in Afghanistan, but feels compelled to send 3 aides to the funeral of Michael Brown.
  • Are African Americans Being Recruited by ISIS?

    08/24/2014 7:43:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/23/2014 | Samuel Smith
    Considering the social conflict between cops and protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, the terrorist group commonly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is using the strategic moment in American history to recruit African-Americans to join the Islamic State's jihadist movement. Those fighting alongside ISIS, a globally growing terrorist group in which U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said was "as sophisticated and well-funded as any terrorist we have ever seen", have made no secret that they have vowed to bring turmoil to America. ISIS members promised to "divide America in two", while their spokesman Abu Mosa promised...
  • Ben Carson Battles Jesse Jackson: Ferguson ‘Has Nothing to Do with Race’

    08/24/2014 8:15:21 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 23 replies
    Mediaite via Fox News ^ | 8/24/2014 | Evan McMurry
    Neurosurgeon and rising GOP star Ben Carson phoned in to Fox News Sunday (due to technical difficulties) this morning and debated Reverend Jesse Jackson over whether race was the predominant factor in the shooting death of Michael Brown and subsequent unrest in Ferguson, MO. Jackson had called Brown’s death a “state execution” and linked it to a pattern of law enforcement violence against African Americans, violence that almost always goes unpunished. Carson responded that the incarceration and violence in black communities was largely a matter of personal responsibility, not racial disparities. “If you take race out of the issue altogether...
  • Why Jay Nixon Missed His Moment: Missouri’s governor just wasn’t made for these times (Too white)

    08/24/2014 7:49:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | August 21, 2014 | Eli Yokley
    On the boiling streets of Ferguson, Missouri, one recent image must have stung the state’s Democratic governor, Jay Nixon, more than others. Scrawled across a cardboard cutout featuring an image of Nixon’s face were the words, “M.I.A. AGAIN!” Mike Fritz @mikewfritz Protests brought both blacks and whites out in hot and muggy Ferguson Wednesday. 4:19 PM - 20 Aug 2014 34 Retweets 12 favorites Criticism of Nixon swelled after the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager, by a white police officer. Some faulted Nixon for failing to take the lead in addressing the situation, which resulted...
  • Ferguson On Steroids: 10 Shot Overnight In Chicago

    08/24/2014 7:44:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Aug 2014 | John Nolte
    How many nine-year-old Antonio's need to die in Chicago before the national media will park its satellite trucks in front of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's City Hall and demand answers and action. How many black people, including black children, need to die in Chicago before the national media stops counting civilian casualties in Gaza as a political weapon against Israel and starts counting them in one of our own cities. Overnight in Chicago 10 people were shot. One night. One. How many more until the national media cares enough to look into the root causes of the violence, poverty, despair, terrible...
  • Darren Wilson’s 1st Police Force Shut Down by Racial Tension (Good old innuendo & smear)

    08/24/2014 5:40:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Root ^ | August 24, 2014 | Lynette Holloway
    Three years ago, a small police department in Jennings, Mo., was so bedeviled by racial strife between its white officers and black residents that the city council fired the whole force and built a new one, the Washington Post reports. One of the fired officers was Darren Wilson, 28, accused of shooting 18-year-old Michael Brown nearly two weeks ago on a hazy Saturday afternoon outside the youth’s housing complex in Ferguson, Mo., a predominantly black community. In a step up from Jennings, Wilson, who is white, was hired three years ago by the Ferguson Police Department as a patrol officer....
  • Do Not Disturb: Ignorant Bliss In Progress

    08/24/2014 5:15:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2014 | Kevin McCullough
    This summer of unusually heavy news has revealed some stark truths. Ugly truths that bother me deeply as someone who is mortally concerned that everything around us is headed in the wrong direction. A mental picture from this last week illustrates what I'm discussing perfectly. The leader of the free world could barely be bothered to don a navy blue blazer on Martha's Vineyard, before delivering all of a five minute statement on the barest face of the evidence of raw evil the world has faced since 9/11. And that delayed him all of four minutes from making his...
  • Michael Brown: What the Ferguson riots tell us about race in America today

    08/24/2014 4:48:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | August 24, 2014 | Rob Crilly in Ferguson, Missouri
    They came to demand justice as the sun set over the Missouri suburb of Ferguson. Dawn and Chuck were white, like many of the other marchers parading up and down the town’s main strip, past looted, burnt-out shops and dozens of police officers. What set them apart was their banner. “Justice for police officer Darren Wilson,” it read. They had come to demand justice not for Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager, but for the white cop who shot him dead. They barely escaped. Within minutes of their arrival, a crowd had formed, shouting abuse. They were gone in seconds,...
  • Obama sends White House aides to Ferguson funeral

    08/24/2014 2:45:40 AM PDT · by sunmars · 35 replies
    President Barack Obama is sending three White House officials to the funeral service of the Missouri teenager whose death in a police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, has sparked days of racial unrest. Leading the group for Monday’s service will be the chairman of the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force, Broderick Johnson. My Brother’s Keeper is an Obama initiative that aims to empower young minorities. Johnson is also the secretary for the Cabinet. Also attending will be the deputy director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, Marlon Marshall, and an adviser for the office, Heather Foster. The White House...
  • White House Officials Will Attend Michael Brown Funeral

    08/23/2014 8:03:36 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 78 replies
    NBCNews ^ | August 23, 2014
    White House Officials Will Attend Michael Brown Funeral Ferguson Is Calm as It Prepares to Bury Michael BrownNIGHTLY NEWS Three White House officials will attend Michael Brown’s funeral Monday on behalf of the Obama administration, a White House official told NBC News. Assistant to the President and White House Cabinet Secretary
  • Eric Holder, Racial Profiler

    08/23/2014 11:06:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    NRO ^ | August 23, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Why has a federal civil-rights murder investigation arisen out of the tumult in a St. Louis exurb? There is only one plausible reason: Eric Holder is guilty of racial profiling. To be clear, we are not talking here about whether there was justification for the shooting of a young black man, 18-year-old Michael Brown, by a young white police officer, 28-year-old Darren Wilson. Was the shooting a legitimate exercise in self-defense by an officer under attack? Was it an overreaction for which Officer Wilson should suffer serious civil and criminal consequences? Such questions can only be answered by a thorough...
  • Thoughts on Ferguson, Missouri

    08/23/2014 8:32:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2014 | Jack Kerwick
    To the proliferation of articles on the shooting death of black Missourian Michael Brown via white police officer, Darren Wilson, I register the following considerations. Firstly, at this time when black underclass thugs are ruining the quality of life in but another once- decent town while their black and white media spokespersons bellyache over the unrelenting racial oppression to which black Americans are supposedly subject, let us call to mind all of the rosy promises made six years ago when Barack Hussein Obama first set his sights on the presidency. Pundits both black and white, Democrat and Republican, assured...
  • Kornacki Clams Up as Guest Calls Michael Brown Death 'Murder'

    08/23/2014 7:40:44 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Dial MSNBC for Murder . . . The Lean Forward network is the place to go if that's the way you want to hear the death of Michael Brown described. On August 12th, NB'S Ken Shepherd noted that Chris Hayes didn't utter a peep of protest when a Missouri state senator called Brown's death an "execution-style" killing. Three days later on MSNBC, Luke Russert called Brown's death "murder" before catching himself. It's happened again. On today's Up With Steve Kornacki, guest L. Joy Williams pointedly called the Brown death "murder." Did Kornacki challenge his guest's assertion in any way? Of...
  • US gun culture has police arming to keep up

    08/22/2014 10:17:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | August 23, 2014 | Michael A. Cohen
    Over the past two weeks, Americans have been transfixed and horrified by the surreal images of police donning camouflage and gas masks and pointing sniper rifles at unarmed demonstrators in Ferguson, Mo. Why have police departments become so enamored with tools more associated with war than with walking the beat? One answer is receiving precious little attention: America’s gun culture. America is a nation awash in firearms. It’s simply impossible to talk incisively about what’s happening in Ferguson without talking about guns and the ease with which ordinary citizens and criminals can get access to them. Police today are much...
  • 'I've Killed A Lot. And If I Need To, I'll Kill A Whole Bunch More'

    08/22/2014 9:22:09 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 44 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | August 22, 2014 | ALEX GREG
    'I've Killed A Lot. And If I Need To, I'll Kill A Whole Bunch More': Racist, sexist, homophobic speech from St Louis County police officer in Ferguson who pushed CNN's Don Lemon live on-air St Louis County police officer Dan Page has been suspended after a video of him giving a hate-filled speech to far-right group surfaced Page was seen on CNN on Monday pushing anchor Don Lemon as he reported live from Ferguson Page spews vitriol about black people, gay people, President Obama, Muslims and more. His extreme views include that the government is trying to indoctrinate children to...