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  • 8 shot to death, including gunman, in Missouri rampage

    02/27/2015 9:52:14 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 27, 2015 12:16 PM EST | Jim Salter
    A gunman killed seven people and wounded an eighth person in an overnight house-to-house rampage in a small Missouri town before apparently committing suicide in a vehicle, authorities said Friday. The victims were found in four homes in Tyrone, about 40 miles north of the Arkansas line. The 36-year-old gunman was discovered in a neighboring county, dead of what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Missouri Highway Patrol Sgt. Jeff Kinder said. …
  • Nine people dead after string of murders in Missouri

    02/27/2015 6:37:34 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    WDAF-TV ^ | 2/27/15 | STEPHANIE GRAFLAGE
    Nine people are dead Friday morning after a string of murders in Texas County, Mo. Missouri State Highway Patrol confirmed that an investigation is on going into the deaths of these individuals, which includes the alleged shooter. Eight people were found dead in Texas County and one was found dead in Shannon County. According to police, there were at least four crime scenes with a fifth and sixth possible, the Houston Herald reports.
  • Report: 9 found dead at multiple sites in Missouri

    02/27/2015 6:24:23 AM PST · by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard · 74 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/27/2015 | Jason Hanna, CNN
    (CNN)Nine people are dead after shootings in south-central Missouri, the Houston Herald newspaper in Missouri reported Friday morning, citing a sheriff there. There are multiple crime scenes, including four in the Texas County community of Tyrone, county Sheriff James Sigman told the Herald. The Missouri State Highway Patrol is expected to hold a news conference about the deaths at about 9 a.m. CT (10 a.m. ET) Friday, CNN affiliate KYTV reported. Tyrone is about 135 miles (84 kilometers) southwest of St. Louis.
  • Report: Schweich believed he was target of smears prior to death

    02/26/2015 8:09:54 PM PST · by Diamond · 26 replies
    KTVI - Fox 2 News - St. Louis ^ | 2/25/2015 | JOE MILLITZER
    JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KTVI) – Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich died Thursday as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 54. Clayton Police Chief Kevin Murphy said officers were called to the auditor’s home in the 7100 block of Wydown Boulevard just before 9:50 a.m. for a reported gunshot victim.They found Schweich on the floor of his residence with a single bullet wound. Chief Murphy would not disclose where the gunshot wound occurred. Schweich was rushed to Barnes Jewish Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
  • Tom Schweich, Missouri auditor and candidate for governor, dies in apparent suicide

    02/26/2015 1:27:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    stltoday.com ^ | 2/26/15 | By Staff Reports
    ST. LOUIS • Tom Schweich, Missouri's Republican state auditor and a leading contender for the governor's office in next year's election, has died, according to his office. Earlier in the day, a police source said Schweich had sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The police source said Schweich's wife was in another room of their house when she heard her husband making phone calls, followed by a single gunshot. He was 54. His death was confirmed by his office early Thursday afternoon, just hours after Schweich had requested an interview with reporters for the Post-Dispatch and the Associated Press at his...
  • Missouri Auditor and governor candidate Tom Schweich has died (self-inflicted gunshot)

    02/26/2015 11:47:26 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 42 replies
    StL Post Dispatch ^ | Feb, 265, 2015
    Tom Schweich, Missouri's Republican state auditor and a leading contender for the governor's office in next year's election, has died, according to office. Earlier in the day, a police source said Schweich had sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The initial statement from Schweich's office said only that he was being treated. Schweich was 54. His death was confirmed by his office early Thursday afternoon
  • Dem Rep Cleaver: Tea Party Wants To Undo Desegregation And Women's Rights

    02/26/2015 5:14:07 AM PST · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 26, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Representative Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) alleged that the Tea Party wants to bring back segregation and make women “secondary citizens” at an event that on Saturday.
  • The return of Todd Akin? (may run for senate against RINO Blunt)

    02/25/2015 5:34:57 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 40 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 2/25/15 | Jonathan Easley
    Todd Akin is considering a primary challenge to Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) in 2016. “I have not ruled anything out,” the former congressman and 2012 GOP Senate nominee told The Hill in a phone interview on Wednesday. “I think there is a high level of dissatisfaction among conservatives, that they have to some degree been pushed out of the Republican Party,” he continued. “The sentiment is there. The Tea Party is skeptical and wants some fresh blood, not just the same establishment guys.” Akin’s reemergence is sure to be an unwelcome development for national Republicans. During his 2012 race against...
  • High-speed chase along I-70 ends under a mattress

    02/24/2015 7:02:50 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    KCTV 5 News ^ | February 24, 2015 | By DeAnn Smith, et al.
    INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) - A high-speed police chase wound through Independence and Kansas City, and the suspect driver hit at least one innocent motorist before he ditched the car and hid underneath a mattress. Police were then able to arrest the man. Independence police began to pursue the vehicle about 3:30 p.m. Monday. The light-colored Cadillac was reported stolen in the northwest part of Independence. The driver weaved dangerously through traffic at high-speed on a crowded I-70. Independence police were joined by Kansas City officers. The man drove from Independence into Kansas City where he hit an innocent motorist driving...
  • Toys R Us to close in Ferguson (Missouri)

    02/24/2015 5:28:51 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 66 replies
    St Louis Post Dispatch ^ | Feb, 24, 2015 | Jim Gallagher 47
    The Toys R Us store in Ferguson, which was burglarized during last year’s unrest, will close at the end of March, the company confirmed Tuesday. The store, open since 1989, will close “to prepare for the sale of the property,” said company spokeswoman Alyssa Peera. The store was “not meeting the needs of the business,” Peera said. “That is separate from the events that took place,” she added, referring to the protests and looting. “We have enjoyed serving the Ferguson community for many years. At this time, we do not have any plans for a new store in the Ferguson...
  • Justice Dept. could sue Ferguson for racial discrimination

    02/18/2015 5:38:35 PM PST · by PROCON · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb. 18, 2015 | Evan Perez and Alexandra Jaffe
    Washington (CNN)—The Justice Department is preparing to bring a lawsuit against the Ferguson, Missouri, police department over a pattern of racially discriminatory tactics used by officers, if the police department does not agree to make changes on its own, sources tell CNN. Attorney General Eric Holder said this week he expects to announce the results of the department's investigation of the shooting death of Michael Brown and a broader probe of the Ferguson Police Department before he leaves office in the coming weeks.Brown's shooting death at the hands of Officer Darren Wilson has thrust Ferguson into the center of a...
  • Justice Department 'seriously examining' Ferguson race case

    02/17/2015 8:35:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Politico ^ | February 17, 2015 | Adam B. Lerner and Josh Gerstein
    In weighing whether to bring discrimination charges against the Ferguson Police Department, the Justice Department has been “seriously examining” allegations that the city’s enforcement of minor offenses discriminated against minorities and often led to jail times and fines that lined the city’s coffers, a law enforcement official confirmed to POLITICO. Department lawyers handling the investigation have repeatedly met with lawyers for a St. Louis non-profit that filed a federal lawsuit last week alleging that the city of Ferguson and its neighbor, Jennings, were running what amounted to modern-day debtors’ prisons, people familiar with the meetings said. The organization, Arch City...
  • Why St. Louis Should Move to Illinois - It doesn’t belong in Missouri anymore

    02/17/2015 7:25:46 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 20 replies
    Slate ^ | Feb. 16 2015 | Alec MacGillis
    The great city of St. Louis has a major problem with gun violence. Even as homicide rates have continued to decline elsewhere in the country, they have surged in St. Louis, which last year saw a 33 percent rise in killing, to 159 in a city of 318,000. (Note: this does not include the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, which is in St. Louis County, a separate jurisdiction with 1 million people.) Criminologists point to all the usual reasons for the violence: a thriving drug trade, high unemployment among young men, and so on. But a New York Times...
  • ACTION: Contact your Senators urging them to cosponsor S. 477 to kill Obama's Operation Choke Point

    02/13/2015 1:18:49 PM PST · by forty_years · 36 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | Friday, 13 February 2015 | Gun Owners of America
    ACTION: Contact your Senators and urge them to cosponsor S. 477, the Firearms Manufacturers and Dealers Protection Act of 2015. Operation Choke Point a Threat to the Second Amendment About a year ago, the Second Amendment community was rocked by news that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) had teamed up with Attorney General Eric Holder to utterly destroy firearms manufacturers and dealers by cutting off all credit and banking relationships with them.For its part, the FDIC categorized gun and ammunition sales as a "high-risk business," lumping it in with drug dealers, pornographers, and Ponzi scheme operators -- all of...
  • Federal charges for suspect in Ferguson Market arson

    02/12/2015 4:47:44 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 22 replies
    fox2now.com ^ | FEBRUARY 12, 2015 | CNN WIRES
    FERGUSON, MO – Federal prosecutors are bringing charges in one of the fires in riots that destroyed businesses after the Michael Brown grand jury decision. A federal grand jury indicted Antonio Whiteside, 26, charging him with the arson of the Ferguson Market, the spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in St. Louis said.
  • TIA talks highway funding, tire registration at event

    02/12/2015 10:10:29 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    RubberNews.com ^ | February 11, 2015 | Miles Moore
    WASHINGTON—Highway funding, tax reform and tire registration were the big issues tire dealers, repair shop owners and association officials discussed with Capitol Hill staffers during the Tire Industry Association’s Federal Lobby Day on Feb. 5. Approximately 55 representatives of the tire retailing and auto repair industries participated in the event, which began with speeches from current and former members of Congress and progressed to one-on-one meetings with key staff persons in the offices of several top Washington lawmakers. With the Highway Trust Fund set to run out of money in May, passage of a multi-year transportation funding bill was the...
  • Why They Did It: Understanding the hundreds of looters after Ferguson

    02/12/2015 4:45:15 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    KTVI-TV ^ | February 11, 2015 | Rebecca Roberts
    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – For the past five weeks, FOX 2 has worked with St. Louis County police to show surveillance footage of hundreds of criminals looting businesses in the Ferguson aftermath. The goal is to identify these looters, but these videos also provide a unique opportunity for law enforcement and criminologists to take a closer look at their behavior. On August 10th, the day after Michael Brown was shot; several people broke through the security gate outside prime sole shoe store on West Florissant. Throughout the 14-minute surveillance video, people casually walk in, grab Jordans, then other Nikes, and...
  • Ferguson mayor says he tried in vain to get Guard to town

    02/11/2015 11:27:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 11, 2015 11:33 PM EST | David A. Lieb
    The mayor of Ferguson said Wednesday that he had tried in vain to urge Gov. Jay Nixon to deploy the National Guard in his town as people burned and looted buildings in protest of a grand jury’s decision in the Michael Brown case. […] Nixon declared a state of emergency a week before the grand jury decision and had said the National Guard would be available to help local authorities “protect life and property” in case protests turned violent, as they did after Brown was shot Aug. 9 (Mayor James) Knowles (III) said he originally was told by St. Louis...
  • Missouri takes a step toward becoming ‘right-to-work’ state

    02/11/2015 4:22:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 11, 2015 5:42 PM EST | Marie French
    Missouri took a step toward joining 24 other states with right-to-work laws when its House voted to bar the collection of fees from workers who choose not to join a union. The vote of 92 to 66 with two lawmakers voting present, marks an advance for supporters of right-to-work because a similar measure last year had failed to achieve a constitutional majority of 82 lawmakers in favor. […] The measure still faces a second House vote and would have to be approved by the Senate before going to Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon, who opposes right-to-work. …
  • St. Louis Puzzles Over Stubbornly High Murder Rate

    02/10/2015 8:52:39 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 33 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 10, 2015 | ERIK ECKHOLM
    ... Murder rates have fallen sharply in most of the country. But St. Louis is one of a few major cities, including Memphis and Washington, where the number of homicides jumped last year. It is also one of several cities, including Baltimore, Detroit, Gary, Ind., and New Orleans, where violent crime, concentrated in low-income minority neighborhoods, has remained stubbornly high, though down from the crack-driven peaks of the early 1990s. The start of the new year was equally violent. On Jan. 15, shaken by six murders in five shootings overnight, the city’s mayor, Francis Slay, called for more police, more...
  • Doctor Ready to Give Up on Unresponsive Boy When Patient’s Mom Starts Praying [NBC Exclusive VIDEO]

    His parents are calling it an answer to their prayers. His doctors are completely mystified. Fourteen-year-old John Smith is just happy to be alive. According to TODAY, Smith, an eighth grader from Missouri, and two friends fell through the ice after they walked out onto frozen Lake St. Louise. Smith was submerged in the icy water for more than 15 minutes before first responders arrived. The paramedics performed CPR on site for 15 minutes and doctors continued for almost 30 more minutes once he arrived at SSM St. Joseph Hospital West. When his heartbeat didn’t return after 45 minutes, the...
  • Lawsuits: St. Louis County town jails are ‘debtors’ prisons’

    02/09/2015 7:49:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 9, 2015 5:59 PM EST | Jim Salter
    Federal lawsuits allege that jails in the St. Louis County towns of Ferguson and Jennings operate essentially as modern-day debtors’ prisons, where minor traffic offenses can lead to extended periods behind bars. Two lawsuits were filed Sunday on behalf of people who have spent time in jail for failure to pay fines for traffic violations and minor offenses. The suits representing 11 people jailed in Ferguson and nine in Jennings were filed by the nonprofit Equal Justice Under Law of Washington, the St. Louis nonprofit ArchCity Defenders, and Saint Louis University School of Law. …
  • Missouri House Panel Advances One Abortion Bill, Considers More

    02/08/2015 1:08:06 PM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    ozarkfirst.com ^ | 02/04/2015 | Missourinet
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Women in Missouri could be required to watch an informational video produced by the Department of Health and Senior services prior to having an abortion under a bill passed out of a House committee Tuesday. Missouri has an “informed consent” law that requires physicians to present details of the procedure in written form. State Representative Linda Black says her bill would ‘enhance’ that. “It would be a mere image of the printed form, but only in a narrative documentary form,” said Black. Black says her bill would help those who are illiterate or do not learn...
  • 6 people charged in U.S. with supporting ISIS

    02/06/2015 6:16:20 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 45 replies
    CBSNEWS.com ^ | 2/6/15 | CBS News
    Six Bosnian immigrants have been charged in the U.S. for allegedly supporting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Department of Justice said Friday. The suspects, five of whom were arrested in the U.S., are all charged with providing material support to terrorists and conspiring to provide material support and resources to terrorists, the DOJ said in a statement. They were identified as Ramiz Zijad Hodzic, 40, his wife Sedina Unkic Hodzic, 35, and Armin Harcevic, 37, who live in St. Louis County, Missouri; Nihad Rosic, 26, of Utica, New York; Mediha Medy Salkicevic, 34 of Schiller Park,...
  • Doctor says mother's prayer restarted dead boy's heart

    02/06/2015 8:14:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | February 6, 2015 | Arden Dier
    When rescuers arrived to Missouri's Lake Sainte Louise on Jan. 19 after reports that three 14-year-old boys had fallen through the ice, John Smith had already been underwater for 15 minutes. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports he was taken to a hospital with no pulse, and while his companions were treated for hypothermia, staff performed CPR on John for 27 minutes. "He was dead for 45 minutes," Dr. Kent Sutterer tells KSDK. There was a "very poor chance of survival." But when the doctor called John's mom into the room, "she started praying loudly," he says.
  • Ferguson testing device aimed at reducing fatal encounters (MO/Michael Brown)

    02/05/2015 10:30:59 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 4, 2015 6:45 PM ET | Jim Salter
    As police in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson seek alternatives to the sort of lethal force that led to Michael Brown’s death, they’re testing a new device that attaches to a handgun barrel and is designed to turn a bullet into a projectile intended to stun but not kill. Mayor James Knowles III said Wednesday that a few Ferguson officers will test the device, known as the Alternative, at a shooting range Thursday. But Knowles said the department is early in the evaluation stage and the city has not decided whether to purchase the device. […] The Alternative is...
  • Missouri House committee endorses abortion video requirement

    02/03/2015 8:53:44 PM PST · by Morgana
    tltoday.com ^ | 2.3.2015 | Alex Stuckey
    JEFFERSON CITY • Despite complaints from some medical professionals, a House committee on Tuesday endorsed the first abortion-related measure of the 2015 legislative session. The measure, requiring women to watch an explanatory video before having an abortion, was sponsored by Rep. Linda Black, R-Desloge. The House Committee on Children and Families passed it 9-3. It now heads to the House floor. Black said the video would “enhance current law” by offering blind women or those with disabilities a way to review information already required by the state’s informed consent law. Others disagreed, saying it could shame women and provide inaccurate...
  • Black Friday 14 Demand 'Get Out of Jail Free' Cards

    02/01/2015 6:47:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 1, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    "Many people were inconvenienced by the Montgomery bus boycotts. Do you think Rosa Parks should pay restitution for that?" Mollie Costello hectored the Bay Area Rapid Transit board at a recent hearing. Costello is one of the Black Friday 14 -- 14 protesters arrested Nov. 28 for shutting down the West Oakland BART station and four of five transit lines for three hours to protest the killing of unarmed black men by police officers. Protesters of those arrests, with the slogan "No Business As Usual," have three demands: 1) The BART board drop criminal charges against Costello and her 13...
  • Senate rejects pay raise for lawmakers, statewide officials and judges (MO)

    01/30/2015 3:35:40 PM PST · by Optimist · 5 replies
    Columbia Daily Tribune ^ | January 30, 2015 | RUDI KELLER
    JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Senate voted 31-3 Thursday to reject an 11.1 percent pay raise for lawmakers and a 16.6 percent raise for statewide elected officials after an opponent of the raises threatened to invoke a rarely used rule to force the vote. On Wednesday, lawmakers supporting the raises blocked the resolution sponsored in the Senate by Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph, which would reject the raise recommended by the Missouri Citizens’ Commission on Compensation for Elected Officials. That seemed to put the matter to rest until Schaaf announced he was looking for four other members to sign a...
  • St. Louis cops, citizens fight at public meeting

    01/29/2015 2:31:36 PM PST · by redreno · 12 replies
    An attempt to mend the relationship between citizens and police in St. Louis broke into a shouting and shoving match late Wednesday — between citizens and police. Council members considering a bill to establish a civilian oversight board over police work were holding a public meeting when Jeff Roorda, the business manager of the city’s police union, and a woman appeared to get into a confrontation, an online video shows. The room erupted into shouts and profanity, as people rose to their feet and crowded in on the two. The bill was sponsored by Alderman Antonio French, an active participant...
  • Woman and her 8-year-old son shot in St. Louis

    01/27/2015 1:51:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 27, 2015 3:38 PM EST | Jim Salter
    An 8-year-old St. Louis boy went to school and told an office worker he had been shot, after his mother exchanged gunfire with a man who tried to force his way into a home, police said Tuesday. Both mother and child were hospitalized in stable condition as police searched for a suspect in the shooting, the latest of several that have plagued St. Louis over the past 13 months. …
  • KCP&L Becomes Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Leader with Groundbreaking Announcement

    01/26/2015 4:46:52 PM PST · by mykroar · 29 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 1/26/15 | Press Release
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan 26, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Today, at a kickoff event at its headquarters, Kansas City Power & Light Company (KCP&L), a subsidiary of Great Plains Energy Incorporated GXP, +0.37% announced its plans to install and operate more than 1,000 electric vehicle charging stations, making it the largest electric vehicle charging station installation by an electric utility in the United States. KCP&L’s Clean Charge Network is the next step in the company’s leadership in environmental sustainability. Over the next several months, KCP&L will install more than 1,000 charging stations throughout the Greater Kansas City region. This network...
  • Doctor Dad SLAPS DOWN Busybody Teacher Over Daughter’s Sack Lunch

    01/25/2015 4:04:53 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 66 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 24, 2015 | Eric Owens
    A Kirksville, Mo. doctor righteously and very satisfyingly slapped down a substitute teacher after she sent a note home condemning the lunch his second-grade daughter had brought to school. The doctor and mad dad is Justin Puckett, reports ABC News. As Puckett — who is certified in obesity medicine — later observed to the principal at the school, the teacher and a cafeteria worker didn’t see the whole lunch. Sure, they saw a pickle, a bag of marshmallows, some Ritz crackers and four tiny chocolate bars. Importantly, what the sub and the lunch lady missed were four pieces of ham...
  • Conservative Black Sheriff Applauds DOJ Darren Wilson Decision, Slams Rights Leaders [Freep Request]

    01/23/2015 8:55:53 PM PST · by walford · 10 replies
    NewsOne ^ | Jan 22, 2015 | NewsOne Staff
    A day after it was announced that the U.S. Department of Justice is unlikely to pursue a civil rights case against ex-Ferguson, Mo., Officer Darren Wilson, a Black conservative sheriff David Clarke (pictured) has applauded the decision and slammed civil rights leaders in a Fox News interview, according Mediaite. RELATED: Report: No Federal Charges To Be Filed Against Darren Wilson In Death Of Michael Brown Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke told “Fox & Friends” Thursday that the decision not to pursue a civil rights case against Wilson was vindication for the officer and an indictment against “race hustlers” like U.S. Attorney...
  • Missouri Democrat wants to require ID for every Apple Pay payment

    01/23/2015 9:03:29 AM PST · by House Atreides · 46 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | January 23, 2014
    A Missouri lawmaker is pushing a measure that would require identification each time a person uses Apple Pay with their iPhone or other mobile payment systems on their non-Apple phones. “Democratic Rep. Joshua Peters of St. Louis says the bill he introduced Wednesday requires customers to show a state driver’s license or other identification when they use a mobile wallet app or other electronic payment system... ... “Merchants would have to record the license or identification number or could be responsible for the illegal purchases made if a device is reported stolen.”
  • Black Lives Matter Protest Fizzles at Modern Language Association

    01/23/2015 7:57:42 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 12 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 23, 2015 | Don Irvine
    The Black Lives Matter protest movement, found its way to the Modern Language Association (MLA) convention in Vancouver, but failed to attract much support from the left wing attendees. With an estimated 7,000 left-wing professors and their protégé’s in attendance the protest managed to only attract about 150 people or so who listened to a litany of speeches vilifying police actions against blacks across the country. After the speeches it was time to actually march and more than half of those assembled apparently decided that their dedication to this issue didn’t extend to spending any time in the 40 degree...
  • Ferguson: The Line to Apologize Forms on the Left

    01/22/2015 8:27:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 22, 2015 | Robert Tracinski
    The news has been leaked to the New York Times: the Department of Justice has concluded its federal investigation into the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and it has reached substantially the same conclusions as the local grand jury that chose not to press charges against police officer Darren Wilson. Let’s reiterate that. Eric Holder’s Justice Department has looked at the case and decided that the evidence indicates Officer Wilson was justified in shooting Michael Brown. This is actually not much of a surprise. When local prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced the grand jury’s decision not to prosecute the...
  • Email Shows Gov. Nixon Ordered National Guard OUT OF FERGUSON Before Riots & Destruction

    01/22/2015 10:57:48 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 31 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 01/22/15 | Jim Hoft
    Protesters and Looters Burn Business District to the Ground— And the National Guard was nowhere in sight. Now we know why… And top state Democratic leaders all knew about this. Governor Jay Nixon (D-MO) ordered the National Guard out of Ferguson before the verdict was announced. And….. TOP MISSOURI DEMOCRATIC LEADERS including Claire McCaskill, Lacy Clay, Chris Koster, Mayor Francis Slay and St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley all knew about this order.
  • Former St. Louis police officer reunited with baby he rescued in 1963

    01/22/2015 9:49:35 AM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    semissourian.com ^ | January 19, 2015 | NANCY CAMBRIA
    ST. LOUIS -- Toni DiPina has been trying to solve the mystery of her unknown family since she was abandoned as a baby. The reality is DiPina, at 51, still has no clue where she came from. She does not know why one or both of her parents abandoned her at 9 months on May 26, 1963, on a vacant lot in St. Louis. No one has ever come forward. Not then and not in 2008 when the Post-Dispatch first wrote extensively about her. For decades, the only details she had from a day she was too young to remember...
  • FBI's Ferguson shooting inquiry complete; civil rights charges not expected

    01/22/2015 6:27:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 01/22/2015
    The FBI has completed its investigation into the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed, black 18-year-old, in Ferguson, Mo., a U.S. official said Wednesday. The Justice Department has not yet announced whether it will file a federal civil rights charge against former Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson. But officials and experts have said such a prosecution would be highly unlikely, in part because of the extraordinarily high legal standard federal prosecutors would need to meet. The New York Times and CNN, citing unnamed sources, reported Wednesday that Justice Department lawyers were preparing a memo recommending Wilson not be...
  • U.S. Not Expected to Fault Officer in Ferguson Case [Grand Jury Vindicated, Media Weeps]

    01/22/2015 4:25:28 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 1/22/15 | MATT APUZZO and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    SUBSCRIBELOG INU.S. U.S. Not Expected to Fault Officer in Ferguson Case Protesters in Ferguson on Monday. A federal civil rights investigation of the mostly white police department, serving a mainly black community, is underway. MICHAEL B. THOMAS / AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE — GETTY IMAGES By MATT APUZZO and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT JANUARY 21, 2015 WASHINGTON — Justice Department lawyers will recommend that no civil rights charges be brought against the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Mo., after an F.B.I. investigation found no evidence to support charges, law enforcement officials said Wednesday. Attorney General Eric H. Holder...
  • Justice Dept. to Recommend No Civil Rights Charges in Ferguson Shooting

    01/21/2015 3:01:54 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 21, 2015 | By MATT APUZZO and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has begun work on a legal memo recommending no civil rights charges against a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., who killed an unarmed black teenager in August, law enforcement officials said. That would close the politically charged case in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The investigation by the F.B.I., which is complete, found no evidence to support civil rights charges against the officer, Darren Wilson, the officials said. A broader civil rights investigation into allegations of discriminatory traffic stops and excessive force by the Ferguson Police Department remains open, however. That investigation...
  • Justice Dept. Moving to Clear Ferguson Officer of Civil Rights Charges

    01/21/2015 1:28:18 PM PST · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    NYT ^ | JAN. 21, 2015 | By MATT APUZZO and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has begun work on a legal memo recommending no civil rights charges against a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., who killed an unarmed black teenager in August, law enforcement officials said. That would close the politically charged case in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The investigation by the F.B.I., which is complete, found no evidence to support civil rights charges against the officer, Darren Wilson, the officials said. A broader civil rights investigation into allegations of discriminatory traffic stops and excessive force by the Ferguson Police Department remains open, however. That investigation...
  • Ferguson protesters interrupt Dr. King ceremony at Harris-Stowe State University

    01/19/2015 3:16:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    KTVI-TV ^ | January 19, 2015 | Staff
    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Ferguson Protesters interrupted a Martin Luther King Day celebration at Harris-Stowe State University early Monday afternoon. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that around 1:00pm, about two-dozen protesters burst into the auditorium waving an upside-down American flag and chanting “No Justice, No Peace.” They grabbed a microphone and accused the university and the clergy in attendance of being part of the “establishment.” Protesters left the building after Michael Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden, appealed for calm and the King ceremony resumed. Later, there was a confrontation between protesters and Harris-Stowe students about the disrupted event. Police were called...
  • Michael Brown protesters clash with King Day observers

    01/19/2015 12:15:49 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 76 replies
    Protesters invoking Michael Brown and Ferguson burst into an auditorium at Harris-Stowe State University early Monday afternoon and briefly shut down a Martin Luther King Day celebration. The protesters and Harris-Stowe students later confronted one another outside the venue, as police converged on the area. Shortly before 1 p.m., as the King observance was in progress in the crowded auditorium, about two-dozen protesters came in waving an upside-down American flag and chanting "No Justice, No Peace." They took the stage, and as the crowd began filing out angrily, they used a microphone to accuse the university and the clergy who...
  • Feds indict Seda, Al-Haramain

    02/18/2005 9:23:47 AM PST · by wanderin · 12 replies · 374+ views
    Mail Tribune ^ | 02/18/2005 | By DAMIAN MANN
    Federal prosecutors announced Thursday they have indicted Pete Seda, the head of the Ashland branch of the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation, on fraud and tax charges. Seda, also known as Pirouz Sedaghaty and Abu Yunus, and another officer of the foundation, Soliman Hamd Al-Buthe, are part of a three-count indictment for illegally transporting $150,000 to Saudi Arabia. The indictment, filed in U.S. District Court in Eugene, charges them with conspiracy to defraud the United States, filing a false IRS return for a tax-exempt corporation and failure to file a report of international transportation of currency. Known locally as a peace activist,...
  • George Soros funds Ferguson protests, hopes to spur civil action

    01/15/2015 6:09:59 AM PST · by upbeat5 · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 14, 2015 | Kelly Riddell
    There’s a solitary man at the financial center of the Ferguson protest movement. No, it’s not victim Michael Brown or Officer Darren Wilson. It’s not even the Rev. Al Sharpton, despite his ubiquitous campaign on TV and the streets. Rather, it’s liberal billionaire George Soros, who has built a business empire that dominates across the ocean in Europe while forging a political machine powered by nonprofit foundations that impacts American politics and policy, not unlike what he did with MoveOn.org.
  • Black Democrats to gather in Ferguson

    01/15/2015 10:11:58 AM PST · by PROCON · 37 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Jan. 15, 2015 | Mike Lillis
    Black Democrats will celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. this weekend by gathering near Ferguson, Mo., where a black teenager was killed by a white police officer last summer.The lawmakers, all members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), say they'll use the holiday to call on voters to get more involved in social justice issues while urging Congress to pass legislation overhauling the criminal justice system. Those issues have gained national prominence since August, when Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white police officer, after a confrontation on the streets...
  • Hotel manager among 4 murdered in St. Louis overnight

    01/15/2015 5:38:00 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 24 replies
    fox2now.com ^ | January 15, 2015
    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- St. Louis homicide detectives are trying to piece together four separate murders that happened between 7 p.m. Wednesday and 3 a.m. Thursday. The manager at the Drury Inn near Hampton Avenue and I-44 was shot to death during a robbery attempt, according to police. They believe the suspects walked into the hotel and demanded money. Police said when the manager refused to comply he was shot in the head. Moments later they raced away from the scene in a black Honda. There was another murder near Osage and Arkansas around 12:30 a.m. Thursday. A total of...
  • MDC Hosting Basic Handgun Shooting Classes for Women

    01/14/2015 5:56:04 PM PST · by rktman · 5 replies
    womensoutdoornews.com ^ | 1/12/2015 | unknown
    HARTSBURG, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites women to get a hands-on outdoor-skills lesson in basic handgun shooting at one of two upcoming free classes being held at Ammo Alley on the following dates: Jan. 27, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. with registration required by Jan. 23 Feb. 24, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. with registration required by Feb. 21