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  • Former Cardinals player punched at St. Louis County gas station after racial slur

    03/27/2015 1:24:57 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    St Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 3/27/15 | Christine Byers
    Former Cardinals outfielder Curt Ford said Thursday he may move away from the St. Louis area in disgust after being punched in an allegedly unprovoked, race-related attack at a gas station. “I’m going to let the authorities handle this situation, but I’ve had enough of St. Louis,” Ford said in a phone interview Thursday. “You hear about this kind of stuff happening, and I always knew it existed because of my previous experience working here in St. Louis, but you try to keep away from it, and there is just no way you can do that unless you stay inside...
  • Scott Walker Lands Former Senator as National Security Expert for 2016 Race

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

    03/25/2015 4:09:40 PM PDT · by demshateGod · 10 replies
    Kansas Legistlature ^ | 3.25.2015 | Me
    Kansas House just passed Senate Bill 45 "authorizing the carrying of concealed handguns without a license under the personal and family protection act." Several Republicans voted against it. Here they are. John Barker Email:johnbarker2012@yahoo.com Barbara Bollier Email:barbarabollier@gmail.com Stephanie Clayton Email:stephaniesawyerclayton@gmail.com Diana Dierks Email:dierks@salinahomes.com Linda Gallagher Email:LJGallagher@kc.rr.com Don Hill Email:donhill70@hotmail.com Mike Kiegerl Email:jus4smk@aol.com Marvin Kleeb Email:marvin@marvinkleeb.com Peggy Mast - Speaker Pro Tem Email:pmast@me.com Tom Moxley Email:tmoxley@tctelco.net Tom Phillips Email:tphillips3@cox.net Melissa Rooker melissa@melissarooker.com Don Schroeder dnjschroeder@gmail.com Tom Sloan Email:glsloan_ks@yahoo.com Charles Smith Email:chuck.smith@house.ks.gov Susie Swanson svswan@twinvalley.net Let's hope Brownback signs it.
  • Ferguson interim police chief fed up with how protesters treat officers

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

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

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

    03/24/2015 7:09:28 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 6, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Universities are still trying to make a teachable moment out of the tragedy which occurred in Ferguson, Missouri last summer but considerably less so of the death of sidewalk vendor Eric Garner at the hands of the NYPD that also occurred last year. “Catholic University law professor Clifford Fishman is using the cases to teach the pros and cons of grand juries,” Lisa Grace Lednicer reported in The Washington Post magazine on February 22, 2015.” Last semester, he argued in class that the grand jury perhaps was right to not indict the officer who killed [Michael] Brown, but wrong to...
  • Ferguson Shooting Suspect Confessed on Hidden Camera, Warrant Reveals

    03/23/2015 5:41:55 PM PDT · by kristinn · 18 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Monday, March 23, 2015 | Jason Sickles
    A confidential informant wearing a hidden video camera recorded accused gunman Jeffrey L. Williams admitting that he fired the shots that seriously wounded two police officers during a recent demonstration in Ferguson, Mo., according to search warrants obtained by Yahoo News. Williams was arrested March 15 and charged with two counts of first-degree assault, one count of firing a weapon from a vehicle and three counts of armed criminal action. An officer from the St. Louis County Police Department was struck in the shoulder. A member of the nearby Webster Groves Police Department was hit below his right eye. Both...
  • Many Conservatives are Blowing it on the Ferguson DOJ Report

    03/23/2015 6:44:24 AM PDT · by Kaled · 27 replies
    Red State ^ | 03-15-2015 | Leon H. Wolf
    I took the time over the weekend to read the entirety of the 102-page Department of Justice report on the Ferguson PD ("FPD"). I cannot recommend highly enough that you do the same. During the course of this reading, I intentionally read it with as jaundiced of an eye towards the Department of Justice as possible. I intentionally disregarded all commentary regarding what the DOJ investigators reported that they saw, and also all of their reported interviews of the citizens of Ferguson and FPD officers. I decided to say to myself, let's assume that everything DOJ says is a lie,...
  • ‘Hands up, don’t shoot’ did not happen in Ferguson

    03/22/2015 7:54:38 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 27 replies
    WaPo ^ | 3/22/2015 | Michelle Ye Hee Lee
    This phrase became a rallying cry for Ferguson residents, who took to the streets to protest the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer, Darren Wilson. Witness accounts spread after the shooting that Brown had his hands raised in surrender, mouthing the words “Don’t shoot” as his last words before being shot execution-style. The gesture of raised hands became a symbol of outrage over mistreatment of unarmed black youth by police. That narrative was called into question when a St. Louis County grand jury could not confirm those testimonies. And a recently released Department of Justice...
  • Why Is There No Starbucks Coffee House in Selma? [or Ferguson, or many other black cities]

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

    11/25/2014 12:09:56 AM PST · by Zakeet · 52 replies
    Twitter ^ | November 24, 2014
    Pic: #Ferguson looters carry stolen big screen TV from Aaron's rental center
  • 6-year-old heart patient's shooting death rattles St. Louis

    03/19/2015 6:18:13 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 36 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 3/1915 | ALAN SCHER ZAGIER
    Marcus Johnson Jr.'s parents figured a sunny day at a city park was just what their son, a 6-year-old kindergartner, needed while recovering from heart surgery the previous week and a doctor's visit that same day. Instead, the family will bury Marcus on Thursday after the child was shot in the chest and killed in an attack his mother and father said stemmed from a traffic dispute. The boy's 15-year-old brother and a 69-year-old family friend were also wounded by the occupants of a car who shot at the family's minivan as it left O'Fallon Park on the city's north...
  • Ferguson shooting suspect gave false confession, lawyer says

    03/17/2015 9:47:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 17, 2015 | Jason Sickles
    The suspect charged with shooting two police officers during a demonstration in Ferguson, Mo., last week is now recanting a confession that he was the gunman, his lawyer told Yahoo News on Tuesday. “He told me that he never fired a weapon,” said Jerryl T. Christmas, attorney for Jeffrey Williams. Christmas said Williams, 20, was scared and in a “tremendous amount of pain,” having allegedly been pistol-whipped before being questioned by detectives. “I think under those circumstances he would have said anything,” Christmas said. “Anytime someone is questioned without counsel and then I see that kind of bruising, then I'm...
  • Missouri Executes Cecil Clayton, Cop Killer Missing Part of Brain

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

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

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

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

    03/16/2015 1:26:08 PM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Fusion ^ | March 16, 2015 | Daniel Rivero
    Peering outside the office window of his tire shop, John Zisser grumbles about the pile of burnt rubble that lies on the opposite corner of a busy intersection. “If you come here to my shop and you see that,” he says, as gestures out the window, “is that going to give you a warm, fuzzy feeling like you want to come back here to do business?” “Short answer: no, no it’s not,” he says.
  • Muslim students protest campus screening of ‘American Sniper’

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

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

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

    03/15/2015 6:14:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Guardian & Observer ^ | March 13, 2015 | Steven W. Thrasher in Ferguson
    On Thursday night, the scene outside of the Ferguson police department was remarkably calm, given two police officers had been shot from hundreds of feet away 24 hours earlier. The police milled about outside without wearing riot gear (though heavily armored cops were waiting inside an adjacent building), and the protesters chanted, marched and yelled confidently, even as they occupied an ominous space between police officers who had repeatedly abused them and a sniper at large who could have had a sight pointed at their backs. But there was no need to protest any differently or give in to fear,...
  • Police arrest Missouri man, 20, in shooting of two officers in Ferguson

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

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

    03/15/2015 11:31:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 43 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3/15/15 | MANNY FERNANDEZ
    CLAYTON, Mo. — The St. Louis County police have arrested a suspect in connection with the shooting of two police officers outside the Ferguson Police Department early Thursday morning, a police spokesman said Sunday. The police and prosecutors have scheduled a news conference later Sunday to announce the arrest. The two officers — one from the county police and the other from the nearby Webster Groves department — were standing shoulder to shoulder as part of a protective line facing demonstrators across the street from the police station. At least three gunshots came from a distance behind the demonstrators, as...
  • Protest organizers say more work lies ahead in Ferguson (dissolve entire police force)

    03/15/2015 5:14:36 AM PDT · by Libloather · 51 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 3/14/15 | JIM SUHR
    FERGUSON, Mo. — The protesters who spent eight months pressing for changes in Ferguson's police practices after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown take credit for this week's resignations of the city manager and the police chief. And they insist they still have unfinished business, with many planning to stay in the streets until the mayor of the St. Louis suburb is forced out and the entire police force dissolved. "We will protest until we see everything in our favor. This movement has legs," Derrick Robinson, a protest organizer, declared Friday. "We're out here fighting for justice and equality, and...
  • Rudy Giuliani: Obama Is to Blame for Ferguson Police Shootings – He Sets the Tone for the Nation

    03/13/2015 8:46:00 PM PDT · by cutty · 55 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 13, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani says President Barack Obama is to blame for the police shootings in Ferguson, Missouri, and other disturbing events because he sets the tone for the nation. ... Giuliani also says Obama should say the kinds of things comedian Bill Cosby used to say before he was accused of sexual assault, which Cosby denies. Cosby often exhorted black people to focus on education and parenting.
  • Here’s the Disgraceful Tweet Mike Brown’s Mom Posted After 2 Cops Were Shot in Ferguson

    03/13/2015 7:26:33 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 35 replies
    For months we were led by the liberal mainstream media to believe that thug Mike Brown had been the victim of an unjustified shooting by a racist Ferguson police officer. While we now know for a fact that Mike Brown was anything but a victim, we also incidentally know that his family members are anything but the upstanding citizens they claim to be. Take for instance his mother, Leslie Mcspadden, who had the audacity to gleefully celebrate the shooting of two Ferguson police officers by tweeting the following message:
  • Rudy Giuliani: Ferguson officer Darren Wilson should be 'commended'

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

    03/13/2015 6:28:09 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Talk about your bitter-clingers: Crazy Larry O'Donnell just can't give up on the notion that Michael Brown might have had his hands up. On today's Morning Joe, it led to a nasty little spat with Joe Scarborough. Joe asked Jeff Roorda of the St. Louis Police Officers Association whether, "since Eric Holder agreed with your side of the story," he had received an apology from the St. Louis Rams for the "hands up, don't shoot" display by several of its players. O'Donnell interrupted to claim that "Eric Holder doesn't agree with the officers' side of the story." According to O'Donnell,...
  • City Manager: Ferguson Cop Shootings ‘Complete Setup’ by Cops ("Police Fraternity & KKK")

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

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

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

    03/12/2015 10:12:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Hollywood Reporter,, ^ | 3/12/15 | , Staff
    President Barack Obama stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday. The late-night host welcomed Obama for his first in-person visit to the Jimmy Kimmel Live stage with a humorous introduction: "The first Kenyan-born Muslim socialist ever elected to run this country." In Jimmy Kimmel style, the duo partook in a reading of mean tweets, to which Obama replied, "I have to say though, those weren´t that mean... You should see what the Senate says about me." Obama admitted that he does not "physically tweet in general" because he "generally" has "some other stuff to do." Kimmel and Obama also addressed
  • EXCLUSIVE: Family of Michael Brown Celebrates Shooting of 2 Ferguson Police Officers on Social Media

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

    03/12/2015 4:52:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 119 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 12, 2015 | Alex Pappas
    There have not yet been any arrests, or description of suspects, in this week’s shootings of two Ferguson, Missouri police officers, but one black activist says he has a hunch who is responsible. Martin Davis, an author and activist, appeared on Tim Constantine’s D.C.-based radio show Thursday and said he suspects the shooter was part of some type of white militia trying to cause chaos. “What I’m thinking is it was either somebody who was some type of great sharpshooter, some type of militia, some type of, you know, just person who wanted to see chaos that night,” Davis said...
  • State, county police take over Ferguson protest security after shooting

    03/12/2015 3:11:23 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 31 replies
    CNN.com ^ | March 12, 2015 | Greg Botelho
    (CNN)With tensions running high after the shooting of two officers in Ferguson, Missouri, state and county police are once again taking over protest security in the St. Louis suburb.
  • Breaking: 2 officers shot in 'ambush' outside Ferguson PD

    03/12/2015 8:54:22 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 19 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 3/12 | AP
    Two officers were shot in front of the Ferguson Police Department early Thursday while demonstrators were gathered across the street — an attack the county police chief described as "an ambush" that could easily have killed both men. The shots were fired just as a small crowd of protesters began to break up after holding a demonstration in the wake of the resignation of the Ferguson police chief, who stepped down Wednesday. St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said one officer was shot in the face, just below his right eye, with the bullet lodging behind his ear. The...
  • The Great Jewish Hope (This Navy SEAL who works to help veterans is entering politics)

    03/12/2015 10:32:22 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 8 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 19, 2015 | Bill McMorris
    If Eric Greitens sent you his résumé, you wouldn’t believe it. But maybe you have some time to kill and figure why not call him up, go to his home in Missouri, and catch him in a lie. “Very impressive resume, Mr. Greitens. A Navy SEAL and a Rhodes Scholar? Sure buddy, and I’m Mother Teresa … oh, so now you’ve worked with Mother Teresa …” Eric Greitens The conversation could go on like this for hours. You’d hear how he spent his Duke University years tending to victims of poverty and genocide from Calcutta to Rwanda, that after Oxford...
  • Scarborough To Sharpton: Police Shootings 'Got To Be Terribly Frustrating For You'

    03/12/2015 4:14:47 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 44 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Talk about sickeningly misplaced sympathies . . . Waking up to the news that two police officers had been shot during a protest in Ferguson, MO last night, and turning on Morning Joe, I expected the first interviews to be with family members of the wounded policemen, or perhaps with the head of a police organization, condemning the outrage. Instead, there were Al Sharpton, and Marc Morial [of the National Urban League.] And rather than focusing on the wounded policemen, Scarborough's first line to Sharpton painted him as a victim: "this has got to be terribly frustrating to you." Even...
  • Two police officers shot amid Ferguson protest

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

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

    03/11/2015 10:55:58 PM PDT · by kristinn · 357 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Thursday, March 12, 2015 | Jim Hoft and (Kristinn)
    TWO FERGUSON POLICE OFFICERS WERE SHOT TONIGHT OUTSIDE THE POLICE DEPARTMENT!
  • Where's the Conservative Outcry on Ferguson Police Abuses?

    03/10/2015 7:58:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 03/10/2015 | CONOR FRIEDERSDORF
    Conservatives are typically eager to disparage politicians and bureaucrats who conspire to seize wealth. So you'd think that they'd be outraged to learn that officials in one municipality treat residents as revenue sources rather than citizens. In this city, policymakers have made maximizing the intake of money their number one priority. They urge police to cite residents as aggressively as possible and evaluate their municipal court judge based on the fines that he levies. Challenges to the city's system are thwarted by a deliberately complicated thicket of rules and red tape. And violations of the Constitution are frequent and unpunished....
  • Ferguson: Can the Attorney General just shut down a local police department?

    03/10/2015 7:23:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/10/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Following the scathing report that Eric Holder’s office issued which essentially indicted the entire Ferguson police department as hateful racists, rather than finding specific incidents of wrongdoing, a question arose. Can the Department of Justice in Washington reach out into the state and local levels of law enforcement and essentially close up a shop? Check out this video of a Fox News interview on the subject provided by Michael van der Galien at PJ Media. J. Christian Adams takes Attorney General Eric Holder to task for his unconstitutional and even downright dictatorial wish to shut down police departments that...
  • Missouri Appeals Judge Appointed to Take Over Ferguson Court

    03/09/2015 5:22:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 9, 2015 | By DAVID A. LIEB
    A Missouri appeals court judge was appointed Monday to take over Ferguson's municipal court and make "needed reforms" after a highly critical U.S. Department of Justice report that was prompted by the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown. The Missouri Supreme Court said it is assigning state appeals Judge Roy Richter to hear all of Ferguson's pending and future municipal court cases. The high court said Richter also will have the authority to overhaul court policies to ensure defendants' rights are respected and to "restore the integrity of the system." Ferguson Municipal Judge Ronald J. Brockmeyer resigned Monday, saying through...
  • GOP senators send warning on Iran deal

    03/09/2015 5:46:46 AM PDT · by McGruff · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/9/2015 | David McCabe
    Forty-seven Senate Republicans are signaling in an open letter to Iran and the White House that a deal over Tehran’s nuclear program will be at risk once President Obama leaves office. “It has come to our attention while observing your nuclear negotiations with our government that you may not fully understand our constitutional system,” the senators wrote in the letter, which was first reported by Bloomberg. “Thus, we are writing to bring to your attention two features of our Constitution — the power to make binding international agreements and the different character of federal offices — which you should seriously...
  • Holder Weighs Dismantling the Ferguson Police Dept.

    03/08/2015 1:55:02 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 101 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 6 March 15 | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑAMARCH
    Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. vowed a firm response on Friday to what he called “appalling” racial misconduct by law enforcement officials in Ferguson, Mo., suggesting he was prepared to seek the dismantling of the police force there if necessary. “We are prepared to use all the powers that we have, all the power that we have, to ensure that the situation changes there,” Mr. Holder told reporters here after returning from Columbia, S.C., where he appeared with President Obama at a town hall-style meeting at Benedict College. “That means everything from working with them to coming up with...
  • VIDEO: Colin Powell Still Sees ‘Dark Vein of Racism’ in GOP (Not YouTube title, but should be)

    03/08/2015 9:25:57 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 03/08/2015 | Colon Bowel