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  • “Hamilton” Star Tweeted About Blacks and Drunk Women on St. Patrick’s Day (& "Raping for Trayvon")

    11/22/2016 4:52:32 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 36 replies
    Irish Central ^ | 11-21-2016 | Niall O'Dowd
    But Dixon was guilty of a very bizarre comment himself involving St. Patrick's Day. The tweet from 2012 sprang back into prominence on Sunday because of the "Hamilton" furor with many commentators claiming it refers to blacks raping drunken girls on St. Patrick’s Day.
  • Ferguson Activists Dying In Puzzling Numbers (Ways)

    03/17/2019 5:31:00 PM PDT · by PittsburghAfterDark · 67 replies
    AP ^ | March 17, 2019 | Jim Salter
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Two young men were found dead inside torched cars. Three others died of apparent suicides. Another collapsed on a bus, his death ruled an overdose. Six deaths, all involving men with connections to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, drew attention on social media and speculation in the activist community that something sinister was at play. Police say there is no evidence the deaths have anything to do with the protests stemming from a white police officer’s fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, and that only two were homicides with no known link to the protests. But some...
  • Puzzling number of men tied to Ferguson protests have died

    03/17/2019 9:26:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 77 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 17, 2019 | Jim Salter
    Two young men were found dead inside torched cars. Three others died of apparent suicides. Another collapsed on a bus, his death ruled an overdose. Six deaths, all involving men with connections to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, drew attention on social media and speculation in the activist community that something sinister was at play. Police say there is no evidence the deaths have anything to do with the protests stemming from a white police officer’s fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, and that only two were homicides with no known link to the protests. But some activists say their concerns...
  • Charles Barkley: Worrying About ‘Stupid’ Confederate Statues a ‘Waste’ of Time

    08/18/2017 1:46:18 PM PDT · by davikkm · 33 replies
    breitbart ^ | TRENT BAKER
    https://twitter.com/_/status/898285458475687936 In light of the recent movement to remove Confederate statues, NBA legend Charles Barkley said worrying about “those stupid statues” was a “waste” of time. Barkley said in his 54 years he has “never thought about those statues,” adding he would rather worry about bettering the black community.
  • Charles Barkley: 'We Need the Cops,' Without Them 'We'd Be Living in The Wild, Wild West!'

    07/16/2016 12:31:21 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 45 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 15, 2016 | Michael W. Chapman
    Former NBA star Charles Barkley, now an analyst on Inside the NBA, said that most of the blacks killed that he has known were killed by other blacks -- not by white cops -- which he finds morally outrageous because it is rarely discussed, and he stressed that "we need the cops" because, without them, "we'd be living in the wild, wild West!" During a July 12 discussion on the Dan Le Batard radio show about the police and black men, Barkley said, “We don’t have near the outrages we do when a white cop kills somebody. Dan, I’ve been...
  • The Cops Were the Aggressors in This Week's Deadly Houston Drug Raid

    01/31/2019 8:38:46 AM PST · by slumber1 · 229 replies
    Reason ^ | 1-29-19 | Jacob Sullum
    On Monday evening in Houston, a dozen armed men broke into the home of Dennis Tuttle and Rhogena Nicholas, a middle-aged couple who had lived in the house at 7815 Harding Street for at least two decades. The first man through the door, who was armed with a shotgun, used it to kill one of the couple's dogs. Tuttle responded to the home invasion by grabbing a revolver and shooting the man with the shotgun, who collapsed on a sofa in the living room. As Nicholas tried to disarm the intruder, his accomplices shot her. Tuttle returned fire, and by...
  • Prosecutor in Michael Brown shooting case fired

    01/02/2019 6:59:06 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 30 replies
    The new St. Louis County prosecutor, Wesley Bell, has fired the lawyer who presented the evidence in the case of Michael Brown, the black teenager whose shooting by police sparked violent protests in Ferguson, Mo. Bell was sworn in on Tuesday, and in one of his first acts, sent a two-page letter to assistant prosecutor Kathi Alizadeh firing her, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports, A veteran of more than 30 years in the St. Louis County prosecutor's office, Alizadeh oversaw the 2014 Brown case. Alizadeh, along with former county prosecutor Robert McCulloch, was responsible for building a case and providing...
  • Remembering the LIRR massacre on its 25th anniversary

    12/07/2018 6:09:04 PM PST · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    ABC NEWS 7 NYC ^ | December 7, 2018
    LONG ISLAND, New York (WABC) -- Friday marks the 25-year anniversary of a deadly shooting on a Long Island Rail Road train. A man from Brooklyn named Colin Ferguson opened fire inside the commuter train to Hicksville on December 7, 1993. Six passengers were killed and 19 others were hurt. Ferguson is serving a 315-year prison sentence. Survivors of the deadly shooting are still comforting each other a quarter of a century later to talk about the day the gunfire rang out and how their lives have changed.
  • Ferguson state rep leaves black caucus after her alleged rapist is elected caucus chairman

    11/10/2018 2:51:10 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    St Louis Post Disgrace ^ | 11/10/18 | Jack Suntrup
    Members of Missouri's legislative black caucus on Thursday elected state Rep. Steven Roberts, D-St. Louis, to chair the group — but Roberts' ascension drew criticism from one of his colleagues who two years ago accused Roberts of raping her. Rep. Cora Faith Walker, D-Ferguson, announced Thursday on Facebook that she was leaving the caucus. "I have resigned from the Missouri Legislative Black Caucus," Walker wrote. "I stand in my truth and am incredibly grateful to my colleagues who stand with survivors."
  • Ferguson protester blames son’s death on lynching

    10/31/2018 10:34:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 31, 2018
    Authorities are investigating the death of a Ferguson protester’s son as a suicide, although a message on social media posted by his mother has sparked assertions that it was a lynching. Melissa McKinnies, who was active in the St. Louis suburb after the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in 2014, posted the Facebook message, saying “They lynched my baby.” The message, which Facebook later removed, began trending on social media sites such as Twitter and Reddit, causing people online and in the community to press officials for more answers about the death of 24-year-old Danye Jones. His body was...
  • ‘Black Lives Matter’ Protester Arrested for Making ‘Terrorist Threats’

    04/02/2015 5:33:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The National Review ^ | April 2, 2015 | Ryan Lovelace
    Police in Pasadena, Calif., arrested a Black Lives Matter protester on two outstanding warrants for terrorist threats, assault, trespassing, and petty theft among other alleged crimes. The Pasadena Star-News reports that Jasmine Richards’ arrest emerged out of a protest that took place last week. Richards’ arrest appears to have occurred shortly before a meeting of the Pasadena City Council. The Black Lives Matter chapters in Los Angeles and Pasadena issued a statement claiming the police misused their authority in arresting the 28-year-old protester, who became a member of the organization after visiting Ferguson, Mo., in August 2014. “Since her return...
  • Darren Walker, The Most Dangerous Man In America (president of Ford Foundation...Soros?)

    10/07/2018 4:11:48 PM PDT · by CincyRichieRich · 22 replies
    Ella Cruz.org research blog ^ | 10-3-18 | Ella Cruz
    For the fiscal year 2014, the foundation has reported assets of US$12.4 billion and approved US$507.9 million in grants. Edsel Ford the founder had another vision for this foundation which has never been met. His goal was: “to receive and administer funds for scientific, educational and charitable purposes, all for the public welfare.” During its early years, the foundation operated in Michigan under the leadership of Ford family members and their associates and supported the Henry Ford Hospital and the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, among other organizations. Since his presidency, Walker needs to fix the world and make...
  • The corruption of the social justice movement

    09/13/2018 7:45:23 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 32 replies
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 09/14/2018 | Blake Ashby
    Everything wrong with the social justice movement is currently on display in Ferguson. Four years after Michael Brown’s death, a group of protesters are trying to shut down the store Brown visited just before he was killed. They blockaded the store until the police finally made them stop and continue to protest the store and verbally harass anyone who tries to shop there. My wife and I were present at a City Council meeting observing the protesters. Some threatened to burn the store down and to harm the owners, an Indian-American family. Others added a dose of racism, calling the...
  • Protesters continue to target Ferguson convenience store in the name of Michael Brown

    08/26/2018 9:33:59 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 78 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 08/25/18 | Jesse Bogan
    Protesters have been gathering outside of Ferguson Market and Liquor since Aug. 9 — the fourth anniversary of the police shooting death of Michael Brown Jr. — calling on the convenience store to take more ownership of its role in the saga and submit to a list of requests. Brown had just left the store before the fatal skirmish with then-Officer Darren Wilson in the street near Canfield Green apartments in 2014. After the shooting, Ferguson police released a surveillance clip from the store indicating that Brown had stolen cigarillos and shoved a store clerk. Protesters believe that the...
  • Clinton aide called Comey 'a bad choice' for FBI director, leaked emails reveal

    11/04/2016 2:32:05 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 04, 2016
    Clinton aide called Comey 'a bad choice' for FBI director, leaked emails reveal WASHINGTON ? A senior aide to Hillary Clinton privately dismissed FBI Director James Comey as "a bad choice" in October 2015, according to hacked emails published Thursday. The blunt assessment foreshadowed the dramatic tension that has escalated between Comey and the Democratic presidential candidate in the final days before the election. Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri forwarded to colleagues a news article in which the FBI director suggested that crime could be rising because police officers were becoming less aggressive as a result of the "Ferguson effect,"...
  • Michael Brown’s Mother, Lezley McSpadden, Announces Run For Ferguson City Council

    04/26/2018 3:46:42 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 35 replies
    Huffpost ^ | 4/26/18 | Alanna Vagianos
    The mother of Michael Brown, the unarmed black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a police officer in 2014, is considering running for City Council in her home city of Ferguson, Missouri. “What I’m contemplating is running for City Council of Ferguson,” Brown’s mother, Lezley McSpadden, said during a panel on police brutality at Harvard University on Monday. McSpadden’s announcement was met with a roar of applause from the crowd and a “Run, Lezley! Run!” chant, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
  • NEW AP HISTORY TEXT CATEGORIZES TRUMP SUPPORTERS AS RACIST, QUESTIONS PRESIDENT’S MENTAL FITNESS

    04/23/2018 8:11:24 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 18 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 4-23-2018 | Sara Dogan
    It is sadly common for conservative presidents and political leaders to be portrayed in a less-than-flattering light in the left-leaning textbooks used in public school and college classrooms, but a new volume on American history gives a new spin on the term “rush to judgment.” Less than a year-and-a-half after taking office as America’s sitting president, Donald Trump is already being maligned in the pages of an upcoming high school history text which insinuates that he and his supporters are driven by racism and that he is mentally unfit to serve as our Commander-in-Chief. Textbooks rarely receive a high profile...
  • Russia says U.S. can't criticize Iran because it crushed Occupy Wall Street and Ferguson

    01/04/2018 5:07:03 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 23 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 1/3/2018
    There is no doubt that the U.S. delegation has something to tell the world,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote on Facebook. “For example, Nikki Haley can share America’s experience in breaking up protests, going into detail about how, say, the mass arrests and the stifling of the Occupy Wall Street movement happened or how Ferguson was ‘quelled,’” she added.
  • Fight on, Trump - "You magnificent bastard"

    01/02/2018 7:59:24 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    Liberal Forum ^ | 12/14/2017 | Evan Sayet
    My Leftist friends (as well as many ardent #Never Trumpers) constantly ask me if I'm not bothered by Donald Trump's lack of decorum. They ask if I don't think his tweets are "beneath the dignity of the office." Here's my answer: We Right-thinking people have tried dignity. There could not have been a man of more quiet dignity than George W. Bush as he suffered the outrageous lies and politically motivated hatreds that undermined his presidency. We tried statesmanship. Could there be another human being on this earth who so desperately prized "collegiality" as John McCain? We tried propriety has...
  • APNewsBreak: Ferguson leaders wonder if monitor worth cost

    11/22/2017 5:41:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 22, 2017 4:55 PM EST | Jim Salter
    Ferguson, Missouri, has paid about a half-million dollars to the monitor team overseeing its police and court reforms, but city leaders question what they’ve gotten for their money, especially after the departure of the original lead monitor. […] Concerns over the cost of monitoring were detailed in exclusive interviews with The Associated Press. The money spent on monitoring is costly in Ferguson, paid for entirely with city funds. The community of 20,000 is much smaller, with far less money, than most cities subject to Justice Department consent agreements. Money is so tight that Ferguson voters twice in 2016 approved tax...