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  • Steve King Goes Off About Ferguson And The Congressional Black Caucus

    08/22/2014 12:01:55 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 6 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 8/21/14 | TOM KLUDT
    Rep. Steve King (R-IA) has a lot of thoughts about race in America, as he demonstrated in an interview Wednesday that touched on the protests in Ferguson, Mo., the "sin" committed by the likes of Rev. Al Sharpton and the "race card" played by the Congressional Black Caucus. The conversation started during an interview with Iowa radio host Jan Mickelson, who observed that it's important to have "courage just to say what you see, and you can't worry about being called a racist if you're just saying what you see." King agreed, and took the opportunity to address the unrest...
  • Fox News’ Megyn Kelly Snaps When Ferguson Update Interrupts Segment On Slain American Journalist

    08/21/2014 12:04:22 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 49 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | August 21, 2014 | Ellie Hall
    During her show on Tuesday, Megyn Kelly was visibly frustrated when her interview about the beheading of American journalist James Foley was interrupted by a breaking news update from the protests in Ferguson.
  • Is Ferguson about class or culture? (Get's down to the real problem behind it all)

    And that goes to the heart of the real issue. It isn’t just about class; it is also about culture. There is an attitude in some communities of “you owe me”, an attitude that when one is growing up one’s parents don’t work or are always between jobs, always trying to “get from the man what was taken.” One isn’t encouraged at age 15 to save money and get a job, but rather to “take.” And we saw that attitude in the Michael Brown video where he goes into a shop and takes “what’s his” and throws the elderly owner...
  • Joe The Plumber: Hold A Job Fair In Ferguson, Protestors Will 'Scatter Like Cockroaches'

    08/21/2014 10:44:23 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 32 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | August 20, 2014 | Ahiza Garcia
    Samuel Wurzelbacher, better known as "Joe the Plumber," took to Facebook on Wednesday to post his thoughts about the ongoing conflict in Ferguson, Mo. and compared the protestors to "cockroaches." In two separate Facebook posts, Wurzelbacher speculated about the clashes and looting that have broken out in Ferguson in the wake of the killing of a black unarmed teen by a white police officer: Since gaining fame during Sen. John McCain's (R-AZ) 2008 presidential campaign, Wurzelbacher has used his notoriety as a platform to weigh in on an array of national issues. Earlier this year, following a shooting at the...
  • ‘No different than supporting ISIS': Libs work to take down fundraising page for Officer Darren

    08/21/2014 9:52:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    twitchy ^ | 8/21/14 | staff
    Shaun King @ShaunKing Follow Hey @gofundme. We are 72 hours away from asking people to never use your platform again. Clock starts now. Remove that campaign. 5:05 PM - 21 Aug 2014 Shaun King, founder of Upfront Media Group, is leading the charge to have a GoFundMe page supporting Ferguson, Mo., Officer Darren Wilson taken down. “This page has been created to support Officer Darren Wilson of the Ferguson Police Department,” reads the page. “We stand behind Officer Darren Wilson and his family during this trying time in their lives. All proceeds will be sent directly to Darren Wilson and...
  • St. Louis County Prosecutor Defends Objectivity

    08/21/2014 10:37:00 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 9 replies
    NY Times ^ | FRANCES ROBLES
    It was a summer evening 50 years ago when a knife-wielding kidnapper made the kind of malevolent move that defines a boy for life: The kidnapper snatched a police officer’s gun and used it to kill a canine officer, leaving 12-year-old Robert P. McCulloch without his father. The boy would grow up with dreams of becoming a police officer, too, but a few years after his father’s death, those hopes were scuttled when cancer claimed his right leg. He went on to become the St. Louis County prosecutor instead.
  • Michael Brown Shooting: Why Ferguson Police Never Filed 'Incident Report'

    08/21/2014 7:26:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 21, 2014 | Tom Winter
    Police in Ferguson, Missouri, did not file an “incident report” on the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Michael Brown because they turned the case over to St. Louis County police almost immediately, the county prosecutor’s office tells NBC News. Critics and news media outlets have questioned why Ferguson police released an incident report from a robbery in which Brown was a suspect, as well as security video showing the stick-up, but not the report on the shooting of the unarmed 18-year-old a short time later by Officer Darren Wilson. The reason, according to the office of St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney...
  • The Case Against Officer Darren Wilson.

    08/21/2014 4:14:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 105 replies
    Thy Black Man ^ | August 21, 2014 | Donnell Suggs
    Funny thing about facts, they are what they are-always have been, always will be. Fact. On August 9, 2014 Officer Darren Wilson-a six year veteran of the Fergusoin Police Department-shot and killed 18 year old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Fact. Michael Brown was unarmed at the time of his death. Fact. There are at least two (TWO!!!) eye witnesses, Dorian Johnson-Michael Brown’s friend that was with Brown at the time of the shooting-and Piaget Crenshaw-happened to video record from her apartment window Darren Wilson shooting Brown dead. Fact. Both witnesses have gone on national news networks to tell their...
  • How to Deal With Friends’ Racist Reactions to Ferguson (Come see what they consider "racist")

    08/21/2014 3:55:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Root ^ | August 20, 2014 | Jenée Desmond-Harris
    Race Manners: Michael Brown’s death didn’t cause a divide between you and the people in your social networks. It simply revealed one. Use the information you’re getting to decide which relationships you value. Dear Race Manners: I have been so offended and angered by what some of my friends on Facebook have said about Michael Brown and the situation in Ferguson (he was a thug, he deserved it, black people destroy their own communities, blacks are criminals, all the police officers in Ferguson should quit because blacks don’t appreciate them and more). I feel as though I don’t know some...
  • CNN source: Darren Wilson didn’t suffer an eye socket fracture

    08/21/2014 2:00:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/21/2014 | AllahPundit
    I want to make sure after yesterday’s post that everyone knows it’s still in dispute whether Wilson’s eye socket was actually fractured in his altercation with Michael Brown.What’s apparently not in dispute is that Wilson somehow emerged from the incident with part of his face swollen. Reports that Ofc Darren Wilson had a bruised or fractured eye socket are false. #ferguson A source close to the investigation tells CNN— Julian Cummings CNN (@JulianCummings) August 21, 2014 Wilson was taken to the hospital after the shooting. He had xrays which came back negative. He was treated for a swollen face....
  • St. Louis Medical Examiner SLAMS Brown Family Hire

    08/21/2014 2:00:26 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 21, 2014 | Chuck Ross
    The chief medical examiner of St. Louis County, who performed the first autopsy on Michael Brown after he was shot on Aug. 9, says that she is concerned by one of the men hired by the Brown family to conduct its own exam. “I can tell you absolutely that I find what Parcells does to be abysmal,” Dr. Mary Case told The Daily Caller when asked about Shawn Parcells, a Kansas-based forensic pathologist assistant. He has been accused in the past of fabricating his job title and of conducting autopsies without a license.
  • CNN reports Officer Wilson did NOT have a broken eye socket after altercation with Michael Brown

    08/21/2014 12:57:03 PM PDT · by bkopto · 117 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 8/21/2014 | Staff
    Don Lemon reports that Wilson did go to the hospital with a swollen face, but x-rays came back negative on a broken or torn eye socket.
  • Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is a national embarrassment

    08/21/2014 11:52:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 08/21/2014 | T. BECKET ADAMS
    As new details regarding the death of 18-year-old Ferguson, Mo., resident Michael Brown slowly come to light, some casting doubt on previous media narratives, Gov. Jay Nixon, D-Mo., has proven to be nothing short of a national embarrassment. Indeed, from his tardy response to an event that occurred nearly two weeks ago to his fumbling remarks regarding Darren Wilson, the officer at the center of the tragedy, Nixon’s handling of the volatile and often violent situation in Ferguson has been inexcusable. “From the outset, I have been clear about the need to have a vigorous prosecution of this case, and...
  • At Mass, archbishop outlines steps to ‘dismantle systemic racism’

    08/21/2014 11:37:37 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 14 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 8/21/14 | Dave Luecking
    With the strife and violence continuing in the aftermath of Michael Brown’s shooting death by a police officer in Ferguson, more than 500 St. Louis Catholics gathered for a votive Mass for peace and justice Aug. 20 at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. Brown, 18, was black, and Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot him Aug. 9, is white. St. Louis Archbishop Robert J. Carlson celebrated the Mass with 27 priests and, in his homily, laid out five important steps to “dismantle systemic racism,” which has become evident in Ferguson: - “I am re-establishing today the Human Rights...
  • Star Witness In Michael Brown Shooting Charged With Theft, Filing False Police Report

    08/21/2014 11:17:13 AM PDT · by Zenjitsuman · 38 replies
    IJReview ^ | 8/20/14 | O'Connor
    Dorian Johnson, the primary witness to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, has an outstanding warrant for a 2011 theft in Jefferson City and pleaded guilty for filing a false police report related to that theft. Johnson will be the star witness for any potential prosecution proceedings against Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Brown. Johnson was walking with Brown when the shooting occurred. He has already done multiple media appearances where he falsely claimed Brown was shot by Wilson in the back. He also has claimed that Brown never reached for Wilson’s gun, was “shot like an...
  • African Americans aren’t in love with Obama’s response to Ferguson [didn't call to lynch]

    08/21/2014 10:06:50 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/21/2014 | Aaron Blake
    A new CBS News/New York Times poll shows that Americans give President Obama mixed reviews for his handling of the situation in Ferguson, Mo. While the reviews are more positive than negative (41 percent to 34 percent), fully one-quarter of Americans have no opinion. Given that Obama's approval ratings are generally underwater (more negative than positive) when it comes to most issues these days, that might seem a small victory for the White House. But one emerging area to watch: how African Americans view his handling of the situation. While the CBS/NYT poll notes that 60 percent of blacks are...
  • Nixon orders withdrawal of Guard from Ferguson

    08/21/2014 11:12:26 AM PDT · by maggief · 28 replies
    AP ^ | august 21, 2014
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Jay Nixon is ordering the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.
  • Star Witness In Michael Brown Shooting Charged With Theft, Filing False Police Report

    08/21/2014 10:50:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | August 21, 2014 | Larry O'Connor
    Dorian Johnson, the primary witness to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, has an outstanding warrant for a 2011 theft in Jefferson City and pleaded guilty for filing a false police report related to that theft. St. Louis ABC affiliate ABC 17 cross referenced Johnson’s name against several records and discovered the warrant. Johnson will be the star witness for any potential prosecution proceedings against Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Brown. Johnson was walking with Brown when the shooting occurred. He has already done multiple media appearances where he falsely claimed Brown was shot by Wilson in...
  • Labor Organizer Calls for Cops to ‘Suffer’ in Ferguson

    08/21/2014 10:07:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 21, 2014 | Staff
    A prominent Philadelphia union official said that police officers should “suffer” in the wake of the Ferguson riots. Stewart Acuff, organizing director of the National Union of Hospital and Healthcare Employees local 1199, says police should “suffer” in order to win justice for Mike Brown, the 18-year-old unarmed man shot dead in a small Missouri city. Stewart Acuff @stewartacuff The cops are pawns who should suffer for what they did. #TrayvonMartin #MikeBrown #EricGarner #inequality 9:53 AM - 18 Aug 2014 In addition to his current local organizing role, Acuff is a former organizing director for the AFL-CIO, according to the...
  • Holder says he understands mistrust of police as Ferguson protests dwindle

    08/21/2014 8:46:21 AM PDT · by mojito · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/21/2014 | Unattributed
    Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that he understands why many black Americans distrust the police as he made a one-day swing through the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo., where a black teenager was fatally shot by a white police officer almost two weeks earlier. Holder made the comments during a meeting with about 50 community leaders at the Florissant campus of St. Louis Community College in which he heard about their own issues with law enforcement officials. Ferguson has endured more than a week of unrest since the August 9 death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was shot...
  • Police release video of fatal Kajieme Powell shooting in St. Louis

    08/21/2014 8:25:04 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 136 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8/21/2014 | Chris McGreal
    Authorities release recordings of death that came amid extreme tension in nearby Ferguson over Michael Brown killing Police is St. Louis Missouri have released video and audio recordings of the shooting on Tuesday of Kajieme Powell, a 25-year-old man described as "behaving erratically" and carrying a knife when officers arrived on the scene. One video, taken by a witness with a phone camera, shows officers opening fire repeatedly within 15 seconds of arriving at the scene. 12 shots are fired in rapid succession. ...
  • UPDATED: Teacher suspended after lesson on shooting [Ferguson]

    08/21/2014 6:56:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Selma (AL) Times Journal ^ | 8/20/2014 | Sarah Robinson
    A sixth grade Brantley Elementary teacher was put on paid administrative leave Wednesday after a Facebook post revealed the teacher allegedly instructed the students Tuesday to reenact a Ferguson, Mo. shooting known nationwide.Jessica Baughn, the mother of Brantley sixth grade student Jimmy Griffin, posted a complaint Tuesday on the Sound Off Selma Facebook page. In the post, Guaghn expressed her shock after learning a teacher had told the class to reenact the shooting in which an unarmed Mike Brown was shot by police Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo.Students were reportedly asked to research the shooting online, finding out such details...
  • Can the police really do that?

    08/21/2014 6:28:08 AM PDT · by safetysign · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 08/20/2014 | Liz Goodwin and Garance Franke-Ruta
    In the days since two reporters were arrested at a Ferguson McDonald’s during fiery protests ignited after a police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old, stunned Americans watching news coverage of officers with combat gear, rifles and tear gas have found themselves asking of police demands and restrictions: Can the cops really do that?
  • Attorney General Holder visits Ferguson as grand jury probes Michael Brown shooting

    08/21/2014 6:20:40 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 18 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Aug 21, 2014 | Meg Wagner , Corky Siemaszko
    Attorney General Holder visits Ferguson as grand jury probes Michael Brown shooting; demonstrators detained in NYC WARNING GRAPHIC LANGUAGE IN VIDEO: U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder spoke with students near the strife-filled Missouri town, and also talked with police boss state Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson — even as one law officer brought in from out of town was videotaped threatening protesters. In New York, demonstrators took to the streets early Thursday. BY Meg Wagner , Corky Siemaszko NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 3:50 AM Declaring “change is coming,” the nation’s top law enforcement officer arrived...
  • Over-Covering Ferguson

    08/21/2014 5:43:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2014 | Michael Reagan
    Why have the protests and riots lasted so long in Ferguson? Why have out-of-town agitators and opportunists like the Communist Revolutionary Party and the New Black Panthers flocked to a St. Louis suburb? Why, 12 days after Michael Brown was shot to death by a policeman, do the good people of Ferguson who want to see a fair and just investigation into the facts surrounding Brown's death still have no peace? It's the national news media, stupid. It's the ratings-hungry, pot-stirring, sensationalizing TV media that never misses a chance to milk - and perpetuate -- a white-on-black news story. Ferguson...
  • Military Security Contractor Deploys ‘High Threat Team’ to Ferguson

    08/21/2014 5:30:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/21/2014 | Patrick Howley
    The private security contractor Asymmetric Solutions deployed its military-level “High Threat Team” to provide security for a client in Ferguson this week.The Missouri-based company is headed by former Navy SEAL Jared Ogden and is staffed by other SEALs, as well as Green Berets and former SWAT and FBI officers, according to its website, which states, “Asymmetric Solutions additionally employs adjunct staff from a variety of military special operations units, government agencies, and law-enforcement tactical units.” The company also provides military-level security and combat training to private and government clients. “We have staff working to augment an outside security detail of...
  • Police Suspend Officer at Ferguson: 'I Will F****** Kill You' to Protestors

    08/21/2014 5:21:55 AM PDT · by markomalley · 109 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 8/21/2014 | Sarah Fisher
    An officer who was working at the Ferguson protests was caught on camera pointing a semi-automatic weapon at a peaceful demonstrator and saying "I will f****ng kill you." Yesterday, it was announced the police officer was suspended indefinitely. The incident just before midnight on Tuesday punctuated the 11th straight night of racially charged demonstrations in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, since Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old, was slain by a white police officer. No one was hurt in the gun-pointing confrontation, but the incident underscored what many have criticized as heavy-handed and unprofessional police tactics that have helped stoke...
  • Ferguson: Not Even An O.J. Jury Would Convict Officer Wilson

    08/21/2014 5:07:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2014 | Larry Elder
    Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson is neither Mark Fuhrman nor Barney Fife. Based on what has been presented so far in the media, not even an O.J. Simpson juror would find Wilson guilty of murder. Many simply have chosen to believe that teenager Michael Brown was "executed" or "shot several times in the back" -- the evidence can wait. Witnesses who definitively assert that officer Wilson "shot him in the back" have been contradicted by the Brown family's own medical expert, respected pathologist Dr. Michael Baden, who conceded the wounds could be consistent with Brown charging toward Wilson,...
  • What is an orbital blow out fracture to the eye socket?

    08/21/2014 4:57:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/21/2014 | Carol Brown
    It has been confirmed that Officer Wilson suffered an orbital blow out fracture to his eye socket. In case you’re wondering just what that means, here’s a brief overview. (Bolding is mine.)Per Intelihealth: Indirect orbital floor fracture ("blowout fracture"). This occurs when the bony rim of the eye remains intact, but the paper thin floor of the eye socket cracks or ruptures. This can cause a small hole in the floor of the eye socket that can trap parts of the eye muscles and surrounding structures. The injured eye may not move normally in its socket, which can cause double...
  • Am I The Only One Who Doesn’t Care?

    08/21/2014 4:52:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    It seems like the world, or at least the media world, is obsessed with the happenings in Ferguson, Mo. No detail is too insignificant to speculate about, no matter how wild the speculation. I know more about it than I should, and I bet you do too. WeÂ’ve been marinated in best guesses, wild speculation, hypotheticals and enough flat-out lies to make Tommy Flanagan blush. At this point, about the only thing we donÂ’t know is what actually happened. But even after all this, I still canÂ’t bring myself to care about any of it. Maybe it has to do...
  • Opportunists Fan the Flames of Racial Unrest

    08/21/2014 4:30:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Violence following the recent fatal shooting of an unarmed robbery suspect in Ferguson, Missouri, has tragically followed a predictable script. On average, more than 6,000 African-Americans are killed by gun violence each year. That startling figure is nearly equal to all of the U.S. combat fatalities incurred in both Afghanistan and Iraq over some 13 years. African-Americans are the victims in about half of the homicides in America each year despite the fact that blacks represent only about 13 percent of the U.S. population. One would think that these alarming statistics would provoke the sort of protests that we've...
  • Why are white people scared of black people's rage at Mike Brown's death? (Jeez!)

    08/20/2014 11:58:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 20, 2014 | Rebecca Carroll
    Because ‘working together’ on Ferguson means nothing unless white privilege gets used for change – and defers to the black experience.In the days since 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed in broad daylight by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri – amid the flurry of media coverage, the teargas and the wooden bullets, the shameless character shaming of Brown, and the gut-sick heartbreak of his family – all I keep thinking is: Make it stop, white people.You are the ones who created this godforsaken racist system by using your circumstantial power and privilege 400 years ago to institutionalize white supremacy....
  • A Pound of White Flesh

    08/20/2014 10:29:33 PM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 8/21/2014 | David Horowitz
    Why isn’t anyone speaking the most obvious and most disturbing truth about what has been taking place in Ferguson? This is a lynch mob. It is unconcerned with the facts, impatient with due process, and it wants a severely injured officer who is probably the victim of a vicious criminal thug, indicted, tried and convicted or else. And the reason it wants him convicted is that he is white. This lynch mob even wants the prosecutor removed because his father was the victim of a black criminal 50 years ago.
  • Convicting Darren Wilson Will Be Basically Impossible: You can thank Missouri law for that

    08/20/2014 10:18:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The New Republic ^ | August 20, 2014 | Yishai Schwartz
    On Wednesday, amid continued protests demanding “Justice for Michael Brown” prosecutors will bring evidence before a grand jury as they determine whether to indict Brown’s killer, Officer Darren Wilson. The power to indict rests with local prosecutors and pliant grand juries, and as Jonathan Cohn has pointed out, a prosecutor will usually refrain from indicting altogether if the accused faces a low likelihood of conviction. In this case, a combination of entrenched racial and occupational biases, and most importantly the oddities of Missouri law, all but ensures that a conviction is off the table. We may never know what actually...
  • Ferguson Protesters Want Grand Jury to Deliver "Justice." Two Reasons They Might Not Get It

    08/20/2014 9:30:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The New Republic ^ | August 20, 2014 | Jonathan Cohn
    The drama over the killing of Michael Brown is moving from the streets of Ferguson to a St. Louis County courtroom, where a grand jury is reportedly considering whether to indict Darren Wilson, the Ferguson officer who shot Brown ten days ago. Brown’s family and their supporters have said they want “justice,” by which they generally mean they want to see Wilson face some kind of criminal charges. But whether that happens will depend on the enthusiasm of the prosecutor bringing the case and the quality of the evidence he can present. Right now, both are pretty big question marks....
  • White supremacy is the real culprit in Ferguson. The excuses just prove it

    08/20/2014 8:21:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 20, 2014 | Nyle Fort
    To be black is to be a victim – and then get blamed for it. To focus on the people’s resistance more than police repression devalues black life.We’ve had enough of the police brutality, of the colorblind mythologies and post-racial rhetoric, of the sweet-talk, of the calls for non-violence; of mass incarceration and systemic poverty, of trigger happy cops and crying black mothers, of the Eric Garners and Renisha McBrides, the Michael Browns and Tarika Wilsons; of black tears and white terror. Dr Martin Luther King Jr said in 1968: “A riot is the language of the unheard”. Today, nearly...
  • On day of national protest, evidence suggest Ferguson cop beaten badly before shooting

    08/20/2014 7:45:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 20, 2014 | Douglas Ernst
    Michael Brown allegedly beat Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson so badly that the he suffered an orbital fracture and was nearly unconscious before firing his weapon, a source told Fox News Wednesday. The unarmed teenager was killed by gunfire Aug. 9. “The Assistant [Police] Chief took him to the hospital, his face all swollen on one side,” the news outlet’s inside source said of Officer Wilson’s condition immediately following the altercation. “He was beaten very severely.” The source, which Fox said is “close to the department’s top brass,” said that when confronted by the police officer and told to...
  • DOJ civil-rights probe in Zimmerman-Trayvon case continues (WHAT?!)

    08/20/2014 5:37:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | August 20, 2014 | Rene Stutzman
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)In Washington 21/2 years ago, the nation's top civil-rights enforcer, Thomas Perez at the U.S. Department of Justice, sat down with Sanford's mayor, city manager and U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown and promised to investigate whether Trayvon Martin was the victim of something more heinous than a homicide. Was he also the victim of a killer intent on harming him because he was black? That was March 20, 2012. The Department of Justice still has no answer to that question. Civil-rights investigators are due back in Central Florida this week to continue their work on the case. The agency has repeatedly...
  • Truth and Justice Needed in Ferguson, MO [Nightly LIVE RIOT thread]

    08/20/2014 5:08:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 172 replies
    The following statement was released by Keith Kelleher, president of SEIU Healthcare Illinois, Indiana, Missouri & Kansas, in response to the shooting of Ferguson, MO, resident Michael Brown and the unrest that is occurring there:The aftermath of the tragic shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, reveals the urgent need for justice to prevail in order to bring a level of calm back to the community. The initial lack of information coming from the Ferguson Police Department and its militarized response to protesters has clearly erased any faith in local authorities to uncover the truth. To that end, the members...
  • Fox News source: Wilson was “beaten very severely” before shooting Michael Brown

    08/20/2014 5:18:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 20, 2014 | Allahpundit
    The NYT reported this morning that law-enforcement sources say Wilson suffered an unspecified injury during his altercation with Brown. Fox News’s source is more specific: It was indeed an eye socket fracture, as Jim Hoft claimed yesterday. Why’d it take 11 days for this to leak? No idea, but the conspicuous delay won’t do the cops any favors in getting skeptics to believe it. Nor, of course, will that cellphone video showing Wilson at the scene right after the shooting, in no obvious distress from having reportedly been beaten “severely.” Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer whose fatal shooting...
  • Missouri Governor Irresponsibly Demands 'Vigorous Prosecution' Of Cop

    08/20/2014 4:14:08 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 50 replies
    Investors.com ^ | August 20, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Racial Politics: Under the Constitution, police have the same rights to due process as citizens. Yet Democratic politicians pandering for urban votes seek to deny Darren Wilson his. On Tuesday night, on the eve of a grand jury hearing over the Wilson-Michael Brown shooting case, Missouri's Democratic governor, who reportedly has 2016 White House aspirations, delivered a grossly irresponsible address calling for a "vigorous prosecution" of the Ferguson cop, whom he gratuitously noted shot Brown "in broad daylight." Gov. Jay Nixon also demanded "justice for Michael Brown" and his family, echoing the calls of the looters, protesters and race merchants....
  • Daily Beast Notes Asian-Owned Businesses Bearing Brunt of Looting in Ferguson

    08/20/2014 3:23:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 20, 2014 | Ken Shepherd
    Here's a somewhat racial angle to the Ferguson, Mo., saga that you probably won't see MSNBC pick up on. The Daily Beast's Tim Mak today reported on "Ferguson's Other Race Problem: Riots Damaged Asian-Owned Stores." "Asian-Americans own a number of the stores lining West Florissant Avenue, where more than 20 businesses have suffered damage in the wake of Michael Brown’s killing," Mak noted, adding that "At least five of these stores are Asian-American-owned, according to local sources and business records. Just 0.5 percent of Ferguson is of Asian descent, according to 2010 U.S. Census data." While he made clear that...
  • BREAKING: Mike Brown Autopsy “Expert” Is NOT A DOCTOR – Has Degree in NON-EXISTENT MEDICAL FIELD

    08/20/2014 3:06:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 20, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Oh, good grief! The self-proclaimed expert who held a national press conference on the Mike Brown shooting is NOT A DOCTOR. He holds a degree in a NON-EXISTENT MEDICAL FIELD. Shawn Parcells, a forensic pathologist who assisted in the autopsy of Michael Brown points at an autopsy diagram showing where the gun shots hit Michael Brown as he speaks about the findings during a press conference at the Greater St. Marks Family Church on August 18, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (Zimbio) Dr. Parcells introduced the “magic bullet” theory at the press conference this week. Now we know Shawn Parcells is...
  • St. Louis Community Offers Prayers For Undocumented Children

    08/20/2014 2:48:03 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    St. Louis Public Radio ^ | August 19, 2014 | By EMANUELE BERRY
    Whether or not St. Louis will play host to migrant children who are part of the Central American border surge is still unclear. In the meantime, community members are praying. Nearly 70 people gathered at Tower Grove Park for a prayer vigil for migrant children. The vigil was hosted by a coalition of organizations that, along with St. Louis and St. Louis County, applied for federal grants to help house undocumented youth from Central America. Javier Orozco is the executive director for intercultural and interreligious affairs at the Archdiocese of St. Louis, which co-hosted the event. He says several St....
  • Sowell: The Media and the Mob

    08/20/2014 2:30:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 20, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    Those of us who admit that we were not there, and do not know what happened when Michael Brown was shot by a policeman in Ferguson, Missouri, seem to be in the minority. We all know what has happened since then — and it has been a complete disgrace by politicians, the media and mobs of rioters and looters. Despite all the people who act as if they know exactly what happened, nevertheless when the full facts come out, that can change everything. This is why we have courts of law, instead of relying on the media or mobs. But...
  • Holder tells Ferguson students he was a victim of racial profiling

    08/20/2014 1:49:46 PM PDT · by maggief · 95 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    FERUGUSON, Mo. — Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday told a group of black college students here that he had been a victim of racial profiling. Holder, who is in Ferguson as part of the Justice Department’s investigation of the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager, relayed a story about being stopped on the New Jersey Turnpike despite not breaking any laws. “He told the story about how he was humiliated. They got him out of his car and searched his car,” said Bradley J. Reyford, a 22-year-old student who met with Holder. Holder told the story to a...
  • Meet the Radical DOJ Unit Investigating Ferguson Shooting

    08/20/2014 1:37:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 20, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    PJ Media has been covering the Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division for years. This is the unit that will be investigating the shooting in Ferguson and deciding whether to charge the police officer with civil rights crimes. PJ Media had to sue Eric Holder to obtain the resumes of the lawyers he hired to populate this unit. No wonder. The “Every Single One”series at PJ Media revealed that all of Holder’s attorney hires were leftists, some even with a history of anti-police activities. Read the detailed biographies of the lawyers here. Why does it matter that the DOJ...
  • Holder: ‘Change is coming’ after police shooting

    08/20/2014 11:52:02 AM PDT · by maggief · 48 replies
    AP ^ | August 20, 2014 | Nigel Duara, Associated Press
    CLAYTON, Mo. — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is meeting with college students as part of his trip to Missouri stemming from a white police officer's fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old.
  • Missouri cop was badly beaten before shooting Michael Brown, says source

    08/20/2014 11:25:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 115 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 20, 2014 | Hollie McKay
    EXCLUSIVE: Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer whose fatal shooting of Michael Brown touched off more than a week of demonstrations, suffered severe facial injuries, including an orbital (eye socket) fracture, and was nearly beaten unconscious by Brown moments before firing his gun, a source close to the department's top brass told FoxNews.com. “The Assistant (Police) Chief took him to the hospital, his face all swollen on one side,” said the insider. “He was beaten very severely.” According to the well-placed source, Wilson was coming off another case in the neighborhood on Aug. 9 when he ordered Michael Brown...
  • Police sources to NYT: Witnesses, forensics prove Wilson sustained an injury during confrontation

    08/20/2014 9:14:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/20/2014 | AllahPundit
    Kind of an important detail, yet buried 21 paragraphs deep. They’re not as specific as Jim Hoft was yesterday in alleging that Wilson’s eye was busted — the type of injury is unspecified here — but this is the first evidence I know of reported in a major paper that Brown might have been physically aggressive towards Wilson.Er, why didn’t the Times think to ask its sources, “What kind of injury?” Or did they and received a “no comment” in reply? Police might want to keep that detail a secret to see if witnesses will independently corroborate it. I.e....