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  • Planned Parenthood cited for inaction with pathology reports (St. Louis, MO)

    08/28/2015 4:29:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    stlouisreview.com ^ | August 26, 2015 | Jennifer Brinker
    Planned Parenthood in St. Louis was cited earlier this year for not sending pathology reports from abortions to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, as required by law. That was the latest item revealed at an Aug. 25 hearing of the Missouri Senate's Interim Committee on the Sanctity of Life, which is investigating how Planned Parenthood operates in Missouri. The committee began meeting this month in response to the Center for Medical Progress' undercover videos depicting Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of fetal body parts. John Langston, a manager with the Department of Health and Senior Services,...
  • Judge blocks Obama EPA rule as federal power grab over state waters

    08/27/2015 2:44:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 27, 2015 | James MacPherson - Associated Press
    BISMARCK, N.D. — A federal judge in North Dakota on Thursday blocked a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some state waterways. U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson of North Dakota issued a temporary injunction against a the rule, which gives the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers authority to protect some streams, tributaries and wetlands under the Clean Water Act. The rule was scheduled to take effect Friday. “The risk of irreparable harm to the states is both imminent and likely,” Judge Erickson said in blocking the rule from taking effect....
  • Woman in Viral Black Lives Matter Video Is Asked What She’d Say to Critics. She Answers...

    08/25/2015 8:19:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 8/24/2015 | Oliver Darcy
    The St. Louis woman who posted what has now become a viral video aimed at Black Lives Matter protesters appeared on CNN and directed a two-word message to critics who have leveled derogatory attacks against her: “bite me.”
  • Ferguson judge withdraws all arrest warrants before 2015

    08/24/2015 5:27:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | August 24, 2015 | Greg Botelho and Sara Sidner
    The municipal court judge in Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday announced sweeping changes to the city's court system, including an order to withdraw all arrest warrants issued in that city before December 31, 2014. Municipal Court Judge Donald McCullin, who was appointed in June, also changed the conditions for pretrial release. According to a press release put out by Ferguson, all defendants will be given new court dates with alternative penalties like payment plans or community service. Those caught for minor traffic violations should be less likely to end up behind bars because of McCullin. Under the new policy, they won't...
  • “A little girl is dead” – Frustrated mom’s #BlackLivesMatter Facebook rant goes viral

    08/22/2015 10:59:21 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 39 replies
    kfor.com ^ | August 22, 2015 | kfor.com
    ST. LOUIS, MO – A mother says she is frustrated with the #BlackLivesMatter protesters in St. Louis. Peggy Hubbard says there is too much black on black crimes. She believes the demonstrators are marching for the wrong people. She says they should be standing up for innocent victims killed every night in the streets of St. Louis. According to our St. Louis affiliate, a 9-year-old girl was shot and killed on Tuesday night while doing homework on her mother’s bed. On Wednesday night protesters took to the streets to march for an 18-year-old shot and killed by police. Officers say...
  • Maya, a Black Conservative, Lays Some Wisdom on Us:

    08/21/2015 1:27:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 21, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Here's Maya, Kansas City, Missouri. It's great to have you. Hi. CALLER: Hi. You know, I just wanted to tell you, first of all, that you are majorly responsible for my conservative attitudes today. I talked to you the first time in 1994. I had called you on this show because I had gotten on the computer, which was then called the (unintelligible), and started carrying this conversation on about blacks being independent and not being victims. I got into a major argument with five or six other people, all of them as college educated as I am. They...
  • ST. LOUIS BACK IN FLAMES [MISSOURI BURNING]

    08/21/2015 10:16:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 08/21/2015 | Arnold Ahlert
    A disturbing yet familiar scenario is playing out once again in St. Louis, where police made nine arrests and dispersed demonstrators protesting the shooting of black American Mansur Ball-Bey, 18, on Wednesday. According to police, Bell-Bey aimed a weapon at two white officers who returned fire, killing him. Unsurprisingly, the protesters are disputing police accounts of the incident. The Fountain Park neighborhood where the shooting occurred is an area of abandoned, boarded up houses “plagued by violence,” noted St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson. In recent days, a business near the shooting site was hit with gunfire, and a 93-year-old...
  • 93-year-old Tuskegee airman carjacked and robbed in North St Louis

    08/20/2015 2:53:42 PM PDT · by Hombre Malevo · 14 replies
    Spero News ^ | 08/20/2015 | Martin Barillas
    A 93-year-old World War II veteran was carjacked and robbed in North St. Louis, Missouri, on August 16 during a Sunday drive. It was approximately 11:30 a.m. when the former airman – who served as one of the famous Tuskegee Airmen – apparently became lost while driving to his daughter’s home.
  • 9-Year-Old Shot Dead in Ferguson While Sitting in Bed Doing Her Homework

    08/20/2015 10:56:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    People Magazine ^ | August 20, 2015 | Tara Fowler
    A 9-year-old girl was shot and killed Tuesday in Ferguson, Missouri, while she sat in bed doing her homework, her family says. "I never in a million years thought that I'd be laying my daughter to rest," said James Bolden, 9-year-old Jamyla's father, KMOV reports. Jamyla's 34-year-old mother was also shot in the leg, but she has since been released from the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. As of Wednesday night, police had no suspect in the attack, though investigators believe that the shots were fired from close range into the home, which is one block...
  • The Trump has landed - Deal With It (Time Mag cover story)

    08/20/2015 5:56:57 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 108 replies
    TIME MAGAZINE ^ | Michael Scherer
    There are some things you just can’t do in politics, not at the presidential level, anyway. This is a game like any other, with rules honed over decades by the pros in blue blazers clutching focus-group results: Be likable. Don’t make enemies. Respect the party elders. Avoid funny hats. And never wear white bucks or French cuffs to the Iowa State Fair, a flyover fantasy­land of cholesterol and common decency where the life-size butter cow grazes behind glass with the life-size butter Uncle Pennybags from Monopoly. That’s why Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker wore jeans to pose atop the hay bales...
  • Protests in St. Louis after police shooting of suspect, 18

    08/20/2015 7:06:09 AM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 20, 2015 | JIM SALTER
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Officers arrested at least nine people and deployed tear gas amid protests in St. Louis over the death of a black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by police after he pointed a gun at them, the city's police chief said. Chief Sam Dotson said at a press conference late Wednesday night that a group of protesters who had blocked an intersection threw glass bottles and bricks at officers and refused orders to clear the roadway. Inert gas was used and when that had no effect on the crowd, police turned to tear gas to clear the...
  • Missouri Supreme Court Delivers Three Strikes Against Photo Tickets

    08/19/2015 9:33:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    The Newspaper ^ | 8/19/2015
    Defense attorneys challenging red light cameras win three cases before the Missouri Supreme Court. The highest court in Missouri on Monday struck down red light camera and speed camera programs. In three separate cases, the high court judges found that the cameras unconstitutionally shifted the burden of proof by forcing ticket recipients to prove their own innocence. The judges also found that the creation of "civil" citations and administrative hearings for moving traffic violations violated state law. The decisions were a major blow to American Traffic Solutions (ATS), the Arizona-based vendor .. Earlier this year, the firm settled a class...
  • Elderly Tuskegee Airman has car and cash stolen while lost in St. Louis

    08/17/2015 10:39:47 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A 93-year-old Tuskegee Airman had his car stolen and was robbed in two separate incidents on Sunday night. The robbery happened Sunday at McPherson and Sarah in North St. Louis Police say the victim got lost while driving to his daughter’s home Sunday night at around 11:30pm. The 93-year-old man pulled over to call his daughter. A man approached and entered the victim’s vehicle. The suspect took cash from the victim’s pant pocket. Then the suspect then got into another vehicle and left the scene. The victim lost sight of the older model black four door...
  • Business' sign causes a stir (Michael Brown Memorial Fun)

    08/17/2015 10:22:06 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 18 replies
    News-Gazette ^ | 8/13/2015 | Jerry Nowicki
    FARMER CITY — A local business owner with a penchant for controversy set his sights on Ferguson, Mo., this week. "Congrats Michael Brown one year with no criminal behavior," the sign outside Schmidt's Welding and Machine Shop in Farmer City read Tuesday and early Wednesday, days after the one-year anniversary of a Ferguson police officer shooting and killing unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. Phil Schmidt, who owns the sign and the business, was unapologetic, saying the message was similar to others he's put up over the years outside his shop at 824 E. High Street. "It is what it...
  • Lawmakers develop intern rules to prevent sexual harassment

    08/16/2015 2:09:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    KCTV ^ | 8/16/15
    The Missouri House is working on new intern rules aimed at preventing sexual harassment after recent scandals led two legislators to resign. The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/1hG64uC ) reports that an early draft of the policy includes tighter rules for administering internships. The policy also calls for the establishment of an ombudsman so interns could report problems. Lawmakers have been under pressure to take action since former Republican House Speaker John Diehl resigned as the session concluded. He acknowledged that he had exchanged sexually suggestive text messages with a 19-year-old Capitol intern.
  • What have we wrought?

    08/16/2015 4:17:35 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 10 replies
    Coach Is Right ^ | 8/16/2015 | John Velisek USN (Ret),
    I have read numerous comments online and in the press about how Obama, New York Mayor Bill Deblasio and race baiter Al Sharpton are to blame for the protests and the shooting of two NYPD officers. We are told that the shooter was empowered by what had happened to “gentle giant” Michael Brown in Ferguson and Eric Garner in New York City. A few facts first: 1. Bassem al-Masri, a Palestinian terrorist who had been to the White House as an advisor, has taken control of the local mobs. 2. In New York, the protests-those that have been violent-have been...
  • Niece Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Rips ‘Black Lives Matter’ Movement [VIDEO]

    Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is not a fan of the “Black Lives Matter” movement. She appeared with Neil Cavuto yesterday to essentially tell the movement to shut up. In case you missed the news, a “Black Lives Matter” mob showed up at a Jeb Bush campaign event and started chanting their racist mantra. King was not impressed. “You know, our good friend, Sheriff Clarke, said the other day a lot of this disruption is designed to distract,” she said. “And if you have enough strife or confusion, people can’t think. They just panic or...
  • Obama: Task force will improve policing with 'communities of color' [Nationalize the Police]

    08/15/2015 11:18:02 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/15/15 | Barbara Boland
    President Obama discussed initiatives he's put in place to change the tense dynamic between "many communities of color" and the police on the one year anniversary of teenager Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, Mo. "I convened a task force on community policing to find commonsense steps that can help us drive down crime and build up trust and cooperation between communities and police, who put their lives on the line every single day to help keep us safe. And I've met personally with rank and file officers to hear their ideas," said Obama in his weekly address. Obama said that...
  • Protesters Ready For War As America’s Impoverished Inner Cities Threaten To Erupt

    08/12/2015 4:27:13 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 28 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 8/11/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Are we about to witness a new round of racially-charged protests, riots and demonstrations all across the United States? On Sunday night, a protest that had been organized to commemorate the one year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri took a very violent turn. An 18-year-old named Tyrone Harris that is being described as a “real close” friend of Michael Brown opened fire on police with a stolen handgun. Police returned fire and Harris got hit. He is now in the hospital and his prognosis is uncertain. Of course this just raised tensions to an entirely new level,...
  • Police investigate officer’s ‘Michael Brown bonus’ post

    08/15/2015 10:02:23 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 35 replies
    WTOP.com ^ | 08/15/2015 | The Associated Press
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County police are investigating a Facebook post in which one of its officers discusses how he spent his “annual Michael Brown bonus.” The Guardian (http://bit.ly/1LdORpa ) reports that Officer Todd Bakula posted on his Facebook page that he took his wife to a bed and breakfast using money earned for staffing the protests this week in Ferguson, where Brown was fatally shot by a white officer last year.
  • Trump triumphs in new Missouri poll; H. Clinton cruises past Bernie Sanders(Trump 23%,Jeb&Ben 11%)

    08/13/2015 3:49:27 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 11 replies
    Donald Trump reigns in Missouri, at least right now. A new poll from Public Policy Polling shows him leading the Republican field in the state with 23 percent to 11 percent each for Jeb Bush and Ben Carson. Mike Huckabee got 10 percent to 9 percent for Ted Cruz, 8 percent for Scott Walker, 7 percent for Carly Fiorina, 6 percent for Marco Rubio and 4 percent each for John Kasich and Rand Paul. Other candidates are at 1 percent or less: Chris Christie, Bobby Jindal, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum and George Pataki. Jim Gilmore and Lindsey Graham have no...
  • EPA Contractor Involved in Colorado Spill Identified as Environmental Restoration

    08/13/2015 11:11:38 AM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug. 12, 2015 | Amy Harder, Jennifer S. Forsyth
    Fenton, Mo., company was tasked with mitigating pollutants from closed mine. Missouri-based Environmental Restoration LLC was the contractor whose work caused a mine spill in Colorado that released an estimated 3 million gallons of toxic sludge into a major river system ... The EPA, which was overseeing the servicing of the mine, had previously said an unnamed outside contractor was using heavy equipment when it accidentally triggered a breach in the abandoned Gold King Mine, letting out wastewater that had built up inside it. “Environmental Restoration LLC was working at the direction at EPA ... Environmental Restoration is one of...
  • How I Helped Todd Akin Win — So I Could Beat Him Later

    08/12/2015 2:53:54 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | August 11, 2015 | Claire McCaskill
    t was August 7, 2012, and I was standing in my hotel room in Kansas City about to shotgun a beer for the first time in my life. I had just made the biggest gamble of my political career—a $1.7 million gamble—and it had paid off. Running for reelection to the U.S. Senate as a Democrat from Missouri, I had successfully manipulated the Republican primary so that in the general election I would face the candidate I was most likely to beat. And this is how I had promised my daughters we would celebrate.
  • RAW FOOTAGE=> Protesters Flee When They See Ferguson Store Owner Is Packing Heat

    08/12/2015 2:01:50 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 57 replies
    gatewatypundit ^ | Aug 11, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    After being looted twice in the past year, the Ferguson Market and Liquor Store employees decided to take things into their own hands since the government failed. Video
  • Vietnam Vet Confronts Ferguson Protesters Stomping On The US Flag

    08/12/2015 12:56:29 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 12, 2015 | Breitbart TV
    On Tuesday’s “The Kelly File” on the Fox News Channel, footage of was aired of cameras capturing a tense situation involving a Vietnam veteran confronting Ferguson, MO protesters that were stomping on the American flag.
  • Trump Up Big in Missouri; GOP Hopefuls Lead Clinton in State

    08/12/2015 10:28:45 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 17 replies
    PPP ^ | 8/12/15 | Tom Jensen
    PPP's new Missouri poll provides more evidence that Donald Trump emerged from the first debate at least mo mentarily unscathed. He leads the Republican field in the state with 23% to 11% each for Jeb Bush and Ben Carson, 10% for Mike Huckabee, 9% for Ted Cruz, 8% for Scott Wa lker, 7% for Carly Fiorina, 6% for Marco Rubio, and 4% each for John Kasich and Rand Pa ul. That makes for a very clean top ten in Missouri because everyone else is at 1% or less- Chris Christie, Bobby Jindal, Rick Perry, and Rick Santorum all get 1%,...
  • How I Helped Todd Akin Win — So I Could Beat Him Later

    08/12/2015 6:04:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 82 replies
    Politico ^ | August 11, 2015 | Sen. Claire McCaskill
    It was August 7, 2012, and I was standing in my hotel room in Kansas City about to shotgun a beer for the first time in my life. I had just made the biggest gamble of my political career—a $1.7 million gamble—and it had paid off. Running for reelection to the U.S. Senate as a Democrat from Missouri, I had successfully manipulated the Republican primary so that in the general election I would face the candidate I was most likely to beat. And this is how I had promised my daughters we would celebrate. But first let me go back...
  • Pentagon asks Ferguson to surrender 2 Humvees

    08/12/2015 3:50:19 AM PDT · by csvset · 12 replies
    Saint Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 12 august 2015 | Stephen Deere
    Ferguson has been ordered to surrender two Humvees acquired through a controversial Defense Department program that transfers surplus military equipment to local police agencies. It’s not yet clear if the directive from the Pentagon — which was first reported Tuesday in the Guardian — was sparked by political pressure, a record-keeping snafu, or both. Mike O’Connell, a spokesman for the Missouri Department of Public Safety, said the Pentagon approved the transfer of two Humvees to Ferguson in June 2013 and then later gave permission for two more. But in August 2014, after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, St. Louis...
  • Breaking: #BlackLivesMatter Mob Shuts Down I-70 Both Ways in St. Louis – Driver Plows Through Line

    08/11/2015 11:31:00 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 133 replies
    Police threw down and arrested a man who ran back onto I70 as protesters were being cleared. #Ferguson pic.twitter.com/OGcIacR0Va
  • Heavily Armed Oath Keepers Show Up in Ferguson to Protect Right-Wing Journalists

    08/11/2015 9:28:51 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 25 replies
    nymag.com ^ | Jaime Fuller
    On Monday night, as a smattering of protesters continued to remember the anniversary of Michael Brown's death, a group of four white men carrying assault weapons walked onto the streets of Ferguson. *snip* They might have looked familiar to veterans from last year's protests in Missouri. The heavily armed people in flak jackets are from a "patriot" group called the Oath Keepers. It is an organization of soldiers, police officers, firefighters, and veterans — the group claims 30,000 members — that is deeply suspicious of President Obama, and preparing to fight the federal government in the unlikely event that it...
  • Missouri police union declares ‘Darren Wilson Day’ on anniversary of Michael Brown’s death

    08/11/2015 7:39:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Monday, August 10, 2015, 7:51 PM | Nina Golgowski
    As protesters mourned the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death in Missouri over the weekend, a local police union honored the officer who killed him. Sunday was declared “Darren Wilson Day” by the Columbia Police Officers Association to public outrage and criticism by the city’s mayor and police department. In a since-deleted post on the union’s Facebook page, the white police officer, who was not charged in the unarmed black teen’s death, was commemorated as “an innocent, but persecuted, officer,” The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The post reportedly went on to express support for Wilson because he was “thoroughly investigated”...
  • #BlackLivesMatter Mob Shuts Down I-70 Both Ways in St. Louis – Driver Plows Through Line

    08/11/2015 6:58:16 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 08/10/15
    Jacob Long: #Ferguson protestors have stopped traffic on I-70 both directions at Blanchette Bridge. @ksdknews
  • Heavily armed 'Oath Keepers' inject new unease to riot-hit Ferguson

    08/11/2015 3:13:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/11/15 | Scott Malone
    Four civilians carrying automatic rifles and sidearms patrolled a riot-torn street in Ferguson, Missouri, early Tuesday, saying they were there to protect a media organization but drawing swift criticism from police and protesters alike. The appearance of the four men, all white, quickly drew stares in the mostly black neighborhood, which exploded into violence again on Sunday night as protesters marked the police killing of an unarmed black teen a year ago. The men identified themselves as part of a group called "Oath Keepers," which describes itself as an association of current and former U.S. soldiers and police who aim...
  • Post-Dispatch reporter recovering after attack while covering Ferguson

    08/11/2015 2:36:21 AM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    St Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 8/10/15 | Kim Bell
    Post-Dispatch reporter Paul Hampel was beaten, bloodied and robbed by a group of attackers as he covered the Ferguson protests Sunday night. Hampel said he was taking photos and videos of break-ins along West Florissant Avenue shortly before he was attacked. Suddenly, he said, he was rushed from behind. “I got swarmed, beaten down really bad,” he said. The attackers punched him in the face, hit him in the head at least three times and kicked him in the back of the head when he was on the ground, Hampel said. The attackers took his phone and wallet and left....
  • Sheriff Clarke: Black Lives Matter Protests ‘Political Construct’ To Mobilize Black Vote In 2016

    08/11/2015 2:28:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Breitbart Video ^ | 8/10/15 | Ian Hanchett
    Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke (D) said that the Black Lives Matter protests have been”turned into a political construct” and are “nothing more than an attempt to try to energize and mobilize the black vote through the 2016 election” on Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel “O’Reilly Factor.” Clarke said the renewed protests in Ferguson were “nothing more than a return to the scene of the big lie, the hands up, don’t shoot, this whole Black Lives Matter movement. This false narrative that came out Ferguson. They destroyed the town. Look, a bunch of thugs, a bunch of creeps,...
  • 4th night of Ferguson protests brings confrontation, arrests

    08/11/2015 2:25:28 AM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    AP ^ | 8/11/15 | Jim Salter and Jim Suhr
    Police arrested nearly two dozen people in Ferguson during a fourth consecutive night of demonstrations marking the anniversary of the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The gathering that stretched into early Tuesday morning came a day after a protest along West Florissant Avenue that was interrupted by gunfire and a police shooting that left an 18-year-old critically injured. The violence set the St. Louis suburb on edge and had protest leaders worried about whether tensions would escalate. St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger declared a state of emergency, which authorized county Police Chief Jon Belmar to take control of...
  • Kansas City man brutally beaten in possible ‘knockout game’ attack

    08/10/2015 9:12:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    KCTV-TV ^ | August 4, 2015 | CNN
    KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) – A Kansas City man says he doesn’t remember a thing about the brutal attack that shattered his face and sent him to the hospital. However, Frank Kenney says the men who assaulted him will one day have to answer for their actions. Kenney, 59, was brutally beaten outside his Midtown home near West 39th and Washington streets about 7 p.m. on June 29. He had just finished mowing and put his lawnmower inside his garage near an alley. Kenney is still suffering from the attack. He is out of the hospital but unable to return...
  • Black Lives Matter = New Occupy Wall Street: Lisa Fithian Spotted in Ferguson

    08/10/2015 5:28:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 10 Aug 2015 | Lee Stranahan
    Lisa Fithian, the far-left activist who [Mother Jones magazine] called “Professor Occupy,” has been spotted engaging in direct actions in Ferguson, Missouri just one day after violent protests there. …
  • Activists: Man Who Shot At Cops Not To Blame, Police Shouldn’t Have Used ‘Plain Clothes Officers’

    08/10/2015 3:12:07 PM PDT · by Crystal Palace East · 46 replies
    The activist group Organization of Black Struggle defended the actions of Tyrone Harris — the man who opened fire upon and was then shot by police officers in Ferguson, Mo. on Sunday night — by shifting the initial blame back upon the police department. “It was a poor decision to use plain clothes officers in a protest setting,” Kayla Reid, a field organizer for the group, said on Monday. “It made it difficult for people to identify police officers, which is essential to the safety of community members.” Harris was shot shortly after peaceful protests marking the one-year anniversary of...
  • Ferguson Demonstrations: Authorities Declare State of Emergency in St. Louis County

    08/10/2015 1:07:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    NBC News ^ | 08/10/2015 | by JON SCHUPPE and JUAN ANGUIANO
    St. Louis authorities declared a state of emergency Monday as they prepared for a second night of protests marking a year since a police officer killed Ferguson teen Michael Brown. The move was announced by St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, who cited the violence that marred protests Sunday night in Ferguson. "The recent acts of violence will not be tolerated in a community that has worked so tirelessly over the last year to rebuild and become stronger," Stenger said in a statement. The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office announced criminal charges against a man authorities say exchanged gunfire...
  • Beyoncé gets hammered for Facebook post honoring Michael Brown

    08/10/2015 10:25:11 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 53 replies
    BizPacReview ^ | August 10, 2015 | Michael Dorstewitz
    “You are forever in our hearts”? Pop singer Beyoncé is taking some flak for a Facebook entry she made in remembrance of the shooting death of Michael Brown. She posted it Sunday, on the one-year anniversary of his death. He was shot and killed in self-defense by former Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson. Both a St. Louis County grand jury and a Defense Department investigation cleared Wilson of any charges. Nonetheless, Beyoncé’s post, in the form of a meme, states: “Today we will honor you and continue to fight for society to respect the humanity of all people. You are...
  • Ferguson celebrates anniversary of Michael Brown shooting with… another shooting

    08/10/2015 8:09:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/09/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Who could have seen this coming… aside from everyone? Last week I wrote an article predicting how the media would get the anniversary of Michael Brown’s shooting wrong. That played out precisely as most of us expected, with endless discussions about whether or not his “sacrifice” had really improved things both in Ferguson and around the nation. There were glowing commentaries offered about how the events of August 9, 2014 had “spurred a movement” of peaceful, political engagement and change. And since America loves an anniversary, there clearly had to be a “moment” yesterday back where it all started....
  • Tensions flare in Ferguson on police shooting anniversary (Looting)

    08/10/2015 6:58:37 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 21 replies
    AFP to Yahoo News ^ | 8/10/2015 | Loic Hofstedt
    Tensions flared in the US city of Ferguson late Sunday as looters targeted at least one store following a day of somber remembrance to mark the anniversary of the police shooting of an unarmed black teen. A crowd of about 50 people looted a beauty store in the St. Louis suburb and protesters grew confrontational late in the evening. There was no immediate word of any arrests. Demonstrators had taken to the streets of Ferguson to mark the anniversary of 18-year-old Michael Brown's death in a fateful encounter on August 9, 2014 with officer Darren Wilson.
  • Two Shot During Ferguson Clashes, Say Police

    08/09/2015 11:13:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Sky News ^ | August 10, 2015
    Demonstrators flee in multiple directions, hiding behind cars and taking cover in buildings as the shots ring out.Two people have been shot during clashes between police and protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, one year since Michael Brown was killed by a white police officer. St Louis County Police Department say an officer returned shots after coming under heavy gunfire. It was unclear where the shots came from but St Louis County Police Department also tweeted at least two unmarked cars took shots, with accompanying photos showing a car with a smashed windscreen ("windshield" to us). Associated Press reported that one of...
  • The Latest: Police confirm shooting at Ferguson protest

    08/09/2015 10:45:56 PM PDT · by South40 · 32 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10 AUG 2015
    The latest in the events marking a year since the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri (all times local): 12:00 a.m. St. Louis County Police say an officer who came under heavy gunfire returned shots amid a protest in Ferguson. The department confirmed the shooting in a statement on Sunday night, less than an hour after shots rang out as hundreds had gathered to mark the anniversary of the death of Michael Brown. The police department tweeted that at least two unmarked cars were hit by gunfire.
  • Ferguson protesters march with roasted pig's head that has Darren Wilson's name scrawled on it..

    08/09/2015 12:59:40 PM PDT · by PROCON · 34 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Aug. 9, 2015 | Associated Press and Dailymail.com Reporter
    Full Title: Ferguson protesters march with roasted pig's head that has Darren Wilson's name scrawled on it one year after death of Michael Brown Ferguson protesters used a roasted pig's head during a demonstration marking the eve of the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown's shooting death. After a peaceful march during the day, hundreds of protesters converged outside the police department after 10 pm. They carved and ate from the pig's head, which was placed on a concrete barrier near the building. Earlier in the day, someone had scrawled the name 'Darren Wilson' on the side of the animal.
  • Shots fired during Ferguson police shooting anniversary

    08/09/2015 12:58:38 PM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9 Aug 2915 | Staff
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  • Sherrod Brown Dodges Obamacare Question At Netroots Nation; Al Gore Deletes Tweet

    06/10/2012 6:48:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/10/12 | Dana Loesch
    Yesterday afternoon at Netroots Nation in Providence, RI, I attempted to ask the embattled Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) about his campaign, specifically his record as the deciding vote for Obamacare. Ohio voters passted an amendment to their constitution outlawing the Democrats' health care law by a wide margin in 2011: Ohioans overwhelmingly rejected the healthcare mandate provisions of Obamacare. They did this by handily passing an amendment to the state’s constitution that reads, in part, as follows: No federal, state, or local law or rule shall compel, directly or indirectly, any person, employer, or health care provider to participate in...
  • Michael Brown’s father says family still in mourning

    08/08/2015 8:52:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 8, 2015 10:45 AM EDT
    Michael Brown Sr. says he and the family are still in mourning one year after his son’s death. Brown spoke Saturday at a parade in Ferguson to honor his son… […] About 200 people gathered on a street at Canfield Green apartments, the site of the shooting that spurred a national “Black Lives Matter” movement. …
  • Ferguson clerk fired over racist emails hired by nearby city (Vinita Park)

    08/07/2015 6:25:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 7, 2015 6:39 PM EDT | Jim Suhr
    A Ferguson court clerk fired over racist emails uncovered by the U.S. Justice Department after the police shooting death of Michael Brown has a new court job in another suburban St. Louis. Vinita Park Mayor James McGee told The Associated Press on Friday that Mary Ann Twitty was hired last month as a temporary, part-time court clerk in that 1,900-resident city, where roughly two-thirds of the residents are black. […] After her firing, Twitty told the AP that she shared the messages as funny items she didn’t consider offensive. To McGee, who is black, Twitty was worth forgiveness and a...