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  • Opinion: Who wants to invest in Ferguson now?

    08/27/2014 3:49:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Market Watch ^ | August 27, 2014 | David Weidner
    Shellena Eskridge: ‘We need role models. We need an entire change for the better. We need economic change.’FERGUSON, Mo. — This town is already cleaning up. The streets are litter-free. The windows are being repaired. Now the question is, can this small community be able to draw new business, and will anyone stay? And it’s a question not just for Ferguson but for St. Louis as a whole. Negative attention from more than two weeks of protests over the death of Michael Brown brought the region’s deep-seated racial, economic and social problems into the national spotlight. And not in a...
  • Sowell: Facts vs. Visions

    08/25/2014 1:28:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 26, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    The political left has been campaigning against the use of force since at least the 18th century. So it is not surprising that they are now arguing that heavily armed or aggressive police forces only inflame protesters and thus provoke violence. Statisticians have long warned that correlation is not causation, but they have apparently warned in vain. There is no reason to doubt that heavily armed police in riot gear may be more likely to show up where outbreaks of violence are expected. But when violence then breaks out, does that prove that it was the appearance of the police...
  • Ferguson Protesters: Rebuild Our Looted Businesses “Or There Will Be Hell to Pay” (Video)

    08/24/2014 2:49:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 196 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 24, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    On August 10, 2014, outraged protesters looted and torched the local QuikTrip in Ferguson after 18 year-old Mike Brown was shot dead.Now local Ferguson residents are warning officials to rebuild the businesses, “Or, there’s gonna be hell to pay.”CBS interviewed three young men in Ferguson, Missouri this week. One protester Gunny warned officials: “To be honest, if they don’t come and restore these neighborhoods for these people, like when you gotta go travel miles to Walmart and to get gas and stuff like that, it should be right here. If they don’t restore this community for people who stay here...
  • Toure: If The Protests In Ferguson Had Been Peaceful Would America Have Listened?

    08/23/2014 3:49:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    RealClearPolitics Video ^ | August 23, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)TOURE: I don't know what exactly happened when Michael Brown and Darren Wilson collided but I know too well the heart ache it has caused a nation where many feel that black life is worth less. This sign saying black lives matter is so simple and so powerful and so insane that we still feel the need to say it. In the 50s, blacks march with a sign saying 'I Am A Man.' The difference between those sentiments is paper thin. Blacks are still trying to get America to see and treat black people as if black and white lives...
  • Missouri Governor Demands Vigorous Prosecution

    08/23/2014 6:09:54 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 22 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 22 Aug 2014 | John Semmens
    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D) is saturating the air waves with his demand that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson be “vigorously prosecuted” for shooting Michael Brown on August 9th. “We’ve all seen the Hell this community has gone through since the shooting,” Nixon recounted. “The Black citizens will burn down the entire town if we don’t give them the justice they want.” The Governor brushed aside the possibility that the shooting might be justifiable self-defense. “Sure we could spend a lot of time and effort trying to determine whether Brown brought this on himself by attacking Wilson,” Nixon said. “Maybe...
  • Will Ferguson be a moment or a movement? (They are achingly desperate for a revolution)

    08/23/2014 1:46:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 22, 2014 | Professor Fredrick Harris
    When does a moment become a movement? Events such as the killing of unarmed, 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., can provide the moral shock that political movements need to build their ranks and bring attention to a community’s afflictions. They can be like the murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till in 1955 or the beating death of Matthew Shepard in 1998 — transformative episodes that remake perceptions and force a society to abandon abhorrent practices. Or they can be like the 1991 beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police officers: a horrific moment that failed to create a sustained...
  • I will not be returning to Ferguson ("Appalled" by his fellow journalists)

    08/23/2014 12:44:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Ryan L. Schuessler blog ^ | August 21, 2014 | Ryan Schuessler
    I had been on the ground helping Al Jazeera America** cover the protests and unrest in Ferguson, Mo., since this all started last week. After what I saw last night, I will not be returning. The behavior and number of journalists there is so appalling, that I cannot in good conscience continue to be a part of the spectacle. **A clarification edit: I am not a full-time employee of any Al Jazeera branch or network. I am a freelance journalist who contributes to several media platforms. Things I’ve seen: -Cameramen yelling at residents in public meetings for standing in way...
  • Not Nearly as Daunting as the 1960s Riots

    08/22/2014 7:21:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Michael Barone
    Continued violence in Ferguson, Missouri, brings back memories of the urban riots of the 1960s. As it happens, I had a front-row seat back then, as an intern in the office of Detroit Mayor Jerome Cavanagh during the six-day riot in July 1967. At one point I was alone in the so-called command center with Cavanagh and Michigan Gov. George Romney. Forty-three people died in that riot. Many were bystanders who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. One was a deaf man who did not heed a policeman's command, which he couldn't hear. Sadly, nearly...
  • What Will Happen to Officer Darren Wilson?

    08/22/2014 5:35:34 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 50 replies
    American Spectator ^ | August 21, 2014 | Aaron Goldstein
    A grand jury has convened to determine what charges, if any, will be brought against Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown earlier this month. Over at The New Republic, Yishai Schwartz argues that a conviction against Wilson is impossible because of Missouri's self defense laws [Snip] If Wilson isn't indicted by the grand jury or is acquitted at trial, the Brown family will most certainly file a wrongful death lawsuit. I also wouldn't be surprised if Eric Holder were to pursue a case against Wilson for federal civil rights violations. But that will...
  • (YouTube)DFU POLIMERICK: Ferguson Rioters Want Free Stuff

    08/21/2014 9:13:20 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 3 replies
    DFU via YouTube ^ | 8-21-14 | DFU
    I GOTS TO GET ME SOME FREE STUFF
  • VIDEO: What this Young Black Man did while the Looting in #Ferguson is unbelievable

    08/21/2014 1:59:18 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 23 replies
    Three Percenter Nation ^ | August 21, 2014
    Link to video
  • Several Outcomes Possible From Grand Jury, DOJ Investigations in Michael Brown Case

    08/21/2014 11:19:17 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    CBS Local ^ | August 21, 2014
    Several scenarios could come from the dual investigations in the Michael Brown case. CBS News Legal Analyst Jack Ford says the St. Louis County grand jury will consider probable cause, which could result in charges ranging from murder to manslaughter. But it could also decide not to indict. Ford says the Justice Department, however, could consider civil charges, and not just against officer Darren Wilson. “The Justice Department can also take a look at an entire department and say there are problems here,” he says. “There are infrastructure problems, policy problems, whatever they might find.”
  • 10 kinds of trolls

    08/20/2014 10:23:54 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 14 replies
    f you’re paying attention to the events unfolding in Ferguson—and by God, you better be—then you probably already know there is a group of people in this country of ours who are determined to change the focus of the conversation about the murder of Mike Brown and the subsequent protests, attempting to shift the lens away from the Constitutional rights of US citizens and the murder of a black teenager. If you’re reading this, you probably already know the folks I’m talking about. But here they are. #Staywoke.
  • What is really going on in Ferguson, Missouri

    08/21/2014 7:59:06 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 67 replies
    FR | August 21, 2014 | Jeff Head
    The left, the race batters, and this administration want a particular narrative about Ferguson, and they have a willing and abetting media to help make it happen and maintain it. Simply put...that's why this incident is lasting so long in the media. This Ferguson narrative of a white cop deliberately executing an unarmed black teenager who was just walking down the street continues their race touble propaganda, distracts from the much more serious issues of the day, and they hope will give them political cover for the fall election. This Ferguson narrative also has no basis whatsoever in the...
  • 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...
  • What is an orbital blow out fracture to the eye socket?

    08/21/2014 4:57:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 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...
  • Suddenly, it's 1964 again

    08/21/2014 4:46:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 8/21/2014 | Jane Chastain
    Suddenly, it’s 1964 again. Racial tension is in the air. Cries of “injustice” and “police brutality” occupy the headlines. However, the epicenter has moved from Mississippi and Harlem to Ferguson, Missouri, a small municipality that occupies a slice of northeastern St. Louis County. Unfortunately for the peace-loving citizens in that community, those fanning the flames that have led to the violence are stuck in 1964. Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and members of the New Black Panther Party have never moved on. They are in a time warp. In fact, their relevance depends on being able to make disadvantaged blacks believe...
  • Homeland Security Warns Ahead Of ‘National Day Of Rage’

    08/20/2014 7:10:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 80 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/20/2014 | Chuck Ross
    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued a bulletin drawing attention to the hactivist group Anonymous’ plans for nationwide protests against the police shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.The group has called for a “National Day of Rage” on Thursday to span 38 major U.S. cities.The Threat Management Division of the Federal Protective Service issued the bulletin.“Currently there is no indication that protests are expected to become violent. However, recent protests in Ferguson have resulted in violence, property damage and subsequent arrests,” the bulletin reads.Brown was shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9. Wilson...
  • day of rage

    08/20/2014 9:29:42 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 70 replies
    Pastebin ^ | 19 August 2014 | Unknown
    EMERGENCY PR: NATIONAL DAY OF RAGE DATE: THURSDAY, AUGUST 21 2014 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT, 4PM PT IF YOUR CITY IS NOT LISTED, MAKE A FACEBOOK EVENT FOR IT NOW. WE ARE ANONYMOUS. JUSTICE AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY.
  • Truth and Justice Needed in Ferguson, MO [Nightly LIVE RIOT thread]

    08/20/2014 5:08:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 188 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...
  • The Chicago Seven Conspiracy Trial, Anti-Riot Act

    08/20/2014 4:53:02 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    The Chicago conspiracy trial defendants were the first individuals prosecuted under the anti-riot provisions that Congress incorporated in the Civil Rights Act of 1968. The U.S. House of Representatives in 1967 overwhelmingly passed a version of the anti-riot provision in response to the urban riots of that summer and assertions from some members of Congress that African-American political activists had instigated the violence. The Senate included the provision in an open housing bill, and although President Johnson and Attorney General Ramsey Clark did not support the anti-riot provision, the administration accepted it to secure passage of the civil rights measure....
  • MSNBC Wouldn’t Be This Calm If Tea Party Protesters Threw Rocks at Their Hosts

    08/20/2014 3:32:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon's Editor's Blog ^ | August 20, 2014 | Larry O'Connor
    After witnessing the spectacle of MSNBC host Chris Hayes getting pelted with rocks by an angry mob in Ferguson, Mo., Monday night, I was struck by a feeling of anger and frustration. Not at the rioters. Rioters throw rocks. That’s what they do. My anger was at the despicable display of “tolerance” and “understanding” displayed by Hayes, as he lowered his expectations for civil behavior to accommodate his liberal need to be accepted by the mob. Chris Hayes and his MSNBC colleagues Rachel Maddow, Laurence O’Donnell, Ed Schultz, Chris Matthews, and Al Sharpton, have spent hundreds of hours of air...
  • Ferguson 'day of rage' at White House (Tomorrow, Aug. 21st in D.C. and 40 other cities)

    08/20/2014 2:00:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The Hill's Briefing Room ^ | August 20, 2014 | Benjamin Goad
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Protesters are expected to gather Thursday evening at the White House as part of a national “Day of Rage” over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen earlier this month in Missouri. The planned rally is among dozens around the nation organized by the group Anonymous, which is demanding the “immediate arrest and prosecution” of officer Darren Wilson. Wilson has been identified as the officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9, touching off violent protests in the streets of Ferguson, Mo. “We call upon the citizens of the United States to collectively gather in support for...
  • THE MIRIAM CAREY MYSTERY Slain mom's family: Where's Holder's outrage for us?

    08/20/2014 12:43:44 PM PDT · by GilGil · 18 replies
    WND ^ | 8/20/2014 | Garth Kant
    Attorney General Eric Holder is in Ferguson, Mo., ostensibly to investigate the shooting of an unarmed African-American by a white police officer. What he is not investigating is the shooting of an unarmed African-American woman by his own federal officers, in his own jurisdiction, the District of Columbia. And that has the family of the late Miriam Carey so outraged, they announced Wednesday they plan to double the amount of money in their lawsuit against the federal government to $150 million. While the attorney general looks for the possibility of bad intentions and a wrongful death by an officer in...
  • REPORT: Key witness Dorian Johnson now admits that Michael Brown ATTACKED Officer Wilson

    08/20/2014 10:23:23 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 115 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Aug 20, 2014
    A local radio station in St. Louis reported on their Facebook page last night that Michael Brown’s partner in crime, Dorian Johnson, has now admitted to police that Michael Brown attacked Officer Wilson and tried to take his gun:
  • ‘US doomed to relive Ferguson if government does not change tactics’ (Russian agitprop)

    08/20/2014 10:07:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    RT - TV-Novosti ^ | August 20, 2014
    We have seen incidents like Ferguson almost every summer in the past umpteen years, and more paramilitary teams and tanks just deepen the divide, author and media analyst Daniel Schechter told RT. RT: Another black man was killed a couple of kilometers away from Ferguson, what is this going to do to the situation? Daniel Schechter: Of course it is going to make things more tense. The government is doing its best trying to chill this out, the Attorney General is headed to Ferguson and the White House has said that President Obama has just gone back from vacation and...
  • In my day, looting actually meant something

    08/20/2014 10:01:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Dandy Goat ^ | August 19, 2014 | Raymond Hinton
    I look at the events unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri, and I just shake my head. Youngsters have no respect for the art of forming a mob, breaking into a business, loading your arms with as many goods as you can carry, then fleeing — all in the name of political dissatisfaction. In my day, looting actually meant something. When I was a young man growing up disaffected and angry in Los Angeles in the 1960s, I realized systemic racism was to blame for many of my community’s ills, and my friends and I would spend hours each night engaged in...
  • Police Make 120 Arrests at #Ferguson Riots – Only 4 From City of Ferguson (Video)

    08/20/2014 10:00:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/20/14 | Jim Hoft
    Police released these mugshots of looters and rioters last week.Terry Brewer is from Dallas, Texas. Top row: Robert Stephenson, Beonca McRath and Michael Davis. Second row: Stephon Thompson, Steven Martin and Trey Brewer. Third row: Demarco Harris, Nikko Fiertag and Andrew Henry (Post-Dispatch) Jessica Lussenhop @Lussenpop Follow Arrests in #Ferguson last night: Washington DC (1) Illinois (4) Maryland (1) California (1) Virginia (1) New York (4) Alabama (1) Texas (1) 6:04 PM - 19 Aug 2014
  • Have We learned Nothing in the 23 Years Since the Rodney King Riots?

    08/20/2014 7:13:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Barr
    It has been nearly a quarter of a century since the bloody “Rodney King” riots ripped through Los Angeles. In the years since those horrific events in 1991, police departments across the country have been faced with numerous racially-charged altercations – including many involving police shootings of civilian suspects. During that same time, American taxpayers at all levels of government have seen hundreds of billions of their dollars spent to improve law enforcement training, procedures, and equipment. But, have we learned anything? If what is unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri following the August 9th fatal shooting of unarmed, black teenager Michael...
  • cops will die because of ferguson

    08/20/2014 6:31:00 AM PDT · by shortstop · 21 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 08/20/14 | Bob Lonsberry
    Cops will die because of Ferguson. That’s the increasing likelihood as politicians, activists and media advocates across the country vilify law enforcement and the men and women who work in it. Cops will die because of Ferguson. They will certainly face increased danger, and so will we. The convergence of two unavoidable consequences of the rhetorical attack on the police will make that inevitable. The first is the emboldening of those who would raise a fist or a gun against the police. When you have the president of the United States – twice – criticize law enforcement, implying racism, and...
  • How Ferguson made conservatives lose faith in the police

    08/20/2014 12:01:34 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 39 replies
    As we watch the turmoil in Ferguson — where protests and police crackdowns raged for a week in the wake of a police shooting of an unarmed black teenager — many Americans have been forced to reassess their views on the duty and tactics of the police. But we conservatives — with our dueling affinity for law-and-order institutions like the police and our libertarian-inspired opposition to abuses of government power — are perhaps the most torn. Over at the Federalist, Hans Fiene notes, "For many conservatives, especially those of us living in nice, comfy suburbs, it's hard to apply the...
  • To Sir With Mud: "Show Me" A Schmuck

    08/19/2014 9:41:30 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 1 replies
    Self | 8/19/14 | Me
    Missouri Democratic Governor Jay Nixon announced the world is watching history unfold and that the “Show Me” state must lead the way with a “vigorous prosecution”. So in other words, nothing but a murder conviction will suffice. How commendable! All this from the same man who admonished the police department for releasing a videotape of Mike Brown robbing a convenience store because it supposedly tainted any hope of justice? Hmm, I’m not sure how the truth impedes justice – except to show Mr. Brown was indeed the same criminal who “vigorously” assaulted Officer Wilson just moments later – but it’s...
  • Live Thread: I am Mike Brown Live from Ferguson, MO

    08/19/2014 6:11:08 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 692 replies
    Livestream ^ | 8/19/2014 | UNK
    For 8/19/2014
  • How can authorities restore order in Ferguson? (Kumbaya time children!)

    08/19/2014 4:58:21 PM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 102 replies
    AP ^ | Aug 19, 2014 7:30 PM (ET) | SHARON COHEN
    They've lined the streets with police in riot gear, brought in a new black commander with an empathetic manner, imposed a curfew, lifted it and deployed the National Guard — and still the violence erupts nightly in the town of Ferguson, Missouri. After more than a week of unrest following the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, law enforcement and political leaders are left struggling for answers to a frustrating question: What can we do to restore peace to the community?
  • Man Bites Dog, Ferguson Riots & Privileged White Kids Who Can't Get Jobs...

    08/19/2014 4:25:14 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 20 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-19-14 | Vince
    I’ve been told by a black friend that I, as a white person, can’t know the fear that permeates the mind of a black man when they are stopped by a cop, knowing that they can be harassed, arrested or killed simply for the crime of being black. That’s true. I can’t. The truth is, it does happen that innocent black men are sometimes harassed, arrested and even killed by white cops. According to USA today, there were an average of 96 instances of white cops killing black men per year between 2005 & 2012. Author Jim Fisher states that...
  • Officer shot, hostage situation in Harvey

    08/19/2014 12:34:04 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 26 replies
    ABC7 ^ | 8/19/2014 | ABC7
    HARVEY, Ill. (WLS) -- A Harvey police officer was shot by a burglary suspect who is now holding people hostage inside a home at 147th and Robey, officials said. The officer was wounded in his arm, according to spokesperson Sean Howard, and was taken to Advocate Christ Hospital. The police officer came across a burglary in progress and exchanged fire with the offender, Howard said. The offender then ran into the home, where he is now holding people hostage. Officials do not know how many hostages are being held.
  • Ferguson’s Old Grievances

    08/19/2014 9:43:35 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/19/14 | Alan Caruba
    This is not the 1950s or 1960s. It is 2014 and this is getting very old. Ferguson, Missouri, and its re-run of 1950s civil rights grievances has now achieved national stature with the dispatch of our black Attorney General, Eric Holder, by our black President, Barack Obama, to address the unhappiness of blacks in the community over the shooting of a 6’4”, nearly 300 pound, black teenager, Michael Brown, who we are repeatedly told was “unarmed.” According to witnesses, Brown had accosted a police officer, Darren Wilson, after being told not to walk down the middle of the street. After...
  • "ISIS HERE" sign in Ferguson!

    08/19/2014 4:38:53 AM PDT · by connell · 30 replies
    Western Free Press ^ | 8-19-14 | Jonathan Tallman
    On Monday night during an evening broadcast from the Ferguson protests with Jake Tapper, there a banner that said “ISIS here” that was being held behind Tapper as he reported. The banner is a chilling reminder of the radical Islamic terror group that has been put on the map by it’s takeover of parts of Syria and Iraq and declaring itself the Islamic Caliphate. Salena Zito of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review was quick to point out the chilling nature of the photo . . .
  • Obama struggles to find his role after Brown death

    08/19/2014 2:57:04 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 19 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2 hours ago | By JOSH LEDERMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — When racial tensions erupted midway through his first presidential campaign, Barack Obama came to Philadelphia to decry the "racial stalemate we've been stuck in for years." Over time, he said, such wounds, rooted in America's painful history on race, can be healed. Six years later, the stalemate suddenly seems more entrenched than ever. As Obama pleads for calm and understanding in Ferguson, Missouri, he's struggling to determine what role — if any — the nation's first black president can play in defusing a crisis that has laid bare the profound sense of injustice felt by African-Americans across...
  • [visibly angry] State trooper slams 'criminals' in Ferguson as 31 arrested following latest unrest

    08/19/2014 2:09:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 19, 2014
    ......................"A visibly angry [Missouri State Police Capt. Ron ] Johnson said that officers had come under heavy gunfire from protesters and at least two people had been shot. Johnson said he did not know the condition of the shooting victims. Four officers had been injured when they were struck by rocks or bottles, though Johnson claimed that police had not fired a single shot. Citing what he called a "dangerous dynamic in the night," Johnson requested that protests take place during the daylight hours, so that officers could effectively isolate any troublemakers. However, Johnson said that his forces could not...
  • Ferguson is fighting back

    08/19/2014 12:40:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    ChicagoSocialists.org ^ | August 18, 2014 | Eric Ruder, Elizabeth Schulte, Trish Kahle and Donny Schraffenberger, Socialist Worker
    Angry protests and police violence have continued night after night in Ferguson, Mo., since the murder of an unarmed Black teenager, Mike Brown, on August 9. Despite claims by local and state authorities that they want to respect the rights of protesters, police provocations have grown more intense over the past two nights--with reports on Monday that the cops began their nightly barrage of tear gas hours before a midnight curfew. SocialistWorker.org writers Eric Ruder, Elizabeth Schulte, Trish Kahle and Donny Schraffenberger traveled to Ferguson to provide this account of a community rising up against police violence, despite a crackdown...
  • How The Obama Adiministration Threw Gas On The Ferguson Fire

    08/18/2014 3:32:11 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 18, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    Last week, prompted by complaints about his statement of sympathy on the death of Robin Williams while remaining silent on the killing of an unarmed black man by police, President Barack Obama issued a statement about the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
  • (Black) Woman shot dead on Capitol Hill (2013)

    08/18/2014 1:38:31 PM PDT · by GilGil · 12 replies
    NewYorkDailyNews ^ | 9/5/13 | John Marzulli
    “There had to be something else they could have done,” chimed in Amy Carey, a registered nurse who lives in Bedford-Stuyvesant. “She didn’t have to die. To know a child was in the car, too, why did they shoot?” Authorities have not said whether they were aware of the child’s presence in her mom’s leased black Infiniti.
  • Authorities Lift Curfew For Ferguson, Governor Says

    08/18/2014 1:32:21 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 10 replies
    NBC ^ | 8-18-14 | NBC
    Nixon also said that a midnight-to-5 a.m. curfew, which had been in place for two nights, would be lifted. Police and protesters clashed both nights, with looting, vandalism, an attempt to overthrow the law enforcement command center and law enforcement officers targeted by gunfire, the governor said.
  • Missouri Governor activates National Guard in Ferguson - without notifying the Golfer-in-Chief

    08/18/2014 9:55:43 AM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    CainTV ^ | Herman Cain
    FULL TITLE: Politics: Missouri Governor activates National Guard in Ferguson - without notifying the Golfer-in-Chief How DARE he!? After a week of protests rioting, looting, and violence in Ferguson Missouri, Governor Jay Nixon has decided to activate the National Guard. Guardsmen are being ordered into the city to quell the chaos and enforce a midnight curfew that, last night, resulted in renewed battles between police and angry residents.
  • 3-year-old girl killed in drive-by shooting in Waverly [No marches, no riots]

    08/18/2014 6:55:04 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 8/2/14 | Justin George and Justin Fenton
    A 3-year-old girl was killed by a stray bullet Friday after a gunman opened fire in North Baltimore's Waverly neighborhood, the latest shooting in a spike in gun violence.
  • Why no rioting over these shooting deaths? [Just another weekend night in Chicago]

    08/18/2014 5:39:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/18/2014 | Ethel C. Fenig
    While rioting and racial tension continues in Ferguson, Missouri over the controversial shooting death of Michael Brown there was a ho hum, business as usual, nothing-we-can-do-about-it attitude towards the following headline  in the Chicago Tribune regarding shooting deaths that was probably similar to others across the nation over the week end.   Three people were killed, including a 16-year-old boy, and sixteen others injured in shootings across the city between late Saturday morning and early Sunday morning, police said. The majority of the victims--and most probably the shooters--in Chicago were black; the others Hispanic.  And yet, except for grieving family...
  • Crowd rallies at KSDK to support Ferguson police officer [NBC Station endangers life of cop]

    08/18/2014 5:34:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    St Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 8/17/14 | Margaret Gillerman
    About 150 people including law enforcement officers stood in front of KSDK (Channel 5) on Market Street late Sunday afternoon to rally in support of Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, the officer police say shot and killed Michael Brown, 18, on Aug. 9.
  • Ferguson the Latest Instance of Shackled American Journalism

    08/18/2014 4:43:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2014 | Rachel Burger
    Police in Ferguson, MO arrested two journalists for covering the protests over their fatal shooting of an unarmed teenager eight times, including in the back. Officers shoved Wesley Lowery, of the Washington Post, into a soda machine for taping them, before he was cuffed in plastic binds. An officer rammed Ryan Grim’s head against glass. The reporter for the Huffington Post wasn’t packing up his reporting gear quickly enough. Both journalists’ respective papers released statements condemning the Ferguson police, but the decline of free press reaches further than one town in Missouri. Unfortunately state suppression of the press is hardly...
  • Horowitz: On Ferguson, Libertarians Playing With Fire

    08/18/2014 3:58:32 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 51 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 18, 2014 | Daniel Horowitz
    As Congress remains in a protracted recess for another three weeks and the political news recedes from the headlines, it didn’t take long for the nonpolitical event surrounding the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, to become political. After all, everything in this day and age is ultimately politicized.