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Amnesty International has come to Ferguson
WashPost ^ | 8-18-2014 | Abby Ohlheiser

Posted on 08/18/2014 12:19:33 PM PDT by tcrlaf

In an unusual move, the global rights organization Amnesty International has dispatched a delegation of observers and organizers to Ferguson, Mo., to provide direct support to community members and to observe the police response to protests. The 13-person delegation, which arrived late last week, was the first of its kind deployed by Amnesty within the United States, the organization said.

The St. Louis suburb has been filled with unrest since since Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot and killed on Aug. 9 by Darren Wilson, a white police officer. That unrest intensified once again on Sunday, with reports of gunshots prompting law enforcement officials to respond with tear gas.

Overnight, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) announced that he’ll send the National Guard into Ferguson.

Amnesty decided to send a delegation to the city last week — a day after Amnesty International USA’s Executive Director Steven Hawkins sent a letter to law enforcement officials there expressing “deep concern” about Brown’s death and the way in which the police responded to protesters in the following days.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: amnesty; amnestyinternational; amnestyintl; amnestyintlusa; blackkk; ferguson; fergusonriots; missouri; riot; stevenhawkins
All of the "usual Liberal Suspects" are converging on Ferguson.

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1 posted on 08/18/2014 12:19:33 PM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

And all the anarchists.


2 posted on 08/18/2014 12:20:10 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: tcrlaf

Oh nooooo! Don’t tell me the “gentle giant” was “openly gay” too!!!


3 posted on 08/18/2014 12:21:19 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It's my home!)
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To: tcrlaf

If you broadcast, they will come.


4 posted on 08/18/2014 12:21:43 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: tcrlaf

Unbelievable. I read 25 blacks were killed by other blacks nationwide this weekend. What is the response?

*crickets* *crickets*

Then we got genocide going on the middle east, Christian women and kids being slaughtered? Any Amnesty international reps complaining about that?


5 posted on 08/18/2014 12:21:52 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: tcrlaf

Just what Ferguson and the country needs. More radical liberals on the scene.


6 posted on 08/18/2014 12:22:42 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Yup. I’m sure Amnesty would gave shown up to earlier riots, had they persisted. They’re only here now because it’s lasting so long.

I’d say allow them in. But without escort.


7 posted on 08/18/2014 12:25:36 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: tcrlaf

You know what, I have an idea. How about the cops in Ferguson go on strike for a week. Let Amnesty international handle things, see how it goes.


8 posted on 08/18/2014 12:25:39 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: tcrlaf

Now we know why Obama showed up. He had to make some phone calls. Next thing you know, these home folks in Ferguson will be given brand new homes to replace those that were vandalized...monthly allowances for a year...and free beer at the whitehouse.


9 posted on 08/18/2014 12:25:45 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: dalebert
and all the anarchists

The behavior in Ferguson is like what happened when protests in Cairo, Libya, Syria, Kiev (etc) got out of control. The administration demanded that those protests not be stopped, and went all the way toppling govs, with the violence escalated by probably contrived violence blamed on the gov.

So logically how does the gov not allow the protestors to overthrow the gov if that's what the leaders and those inciting them want? Quite a box the idiots in DC have put us in.

10 posted on 08/18/2014 12:26:43 PM PDT by grania
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To: tcrlaf; GeronL

It’s certainly much safer than going to Iraq where they’d face the danger of decapitation or crucifixion.


11 posted on 08/18/2014 12:29:26 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (ISIS has started up a slave trade in Iraq. Mission accomplshed, Barack, Mission accomplished.)
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To: tcrlaf

Exactly. Now, it’s complete. Or, has the ACLU yet to make it? They’d better hurry, they’re getting shown up. Leftist organizations never want to lose their spot in the limelight, it’s bad for business.


12 posted on 08/18/2014 12:33:06 PM PDT by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: tcrlaf

...can’t even control our own borders anymore?

How embarrassing...


13 posted on 08/18/2014 12:33:34 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: tcrlaf

1st world problems... Someone shooting a theif who charges at them and causing it a human rights crisis...

3rd world problem.... ISIS..ISIL.. yabba dabba doo...

So let’s waste amnesty international’s on this issue here in misery....

Typical leftists morons over at Shamnesty international...

They probably worry more about Gaza then people terrorized by Boko Haram.....


14 posted on 08/18/2014 12:33:54 PM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: tcrlaf

What’s next?

Sending in UN troops?

OK by me. Looks like Ferguson is no better than the average turd-world hellhole.


15 posted on 08/18/2014 12:34:44 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: tcrlaf

They wear these cute little lime green baseball hats, and they were wandering around in the middle of the riot zone Friday night looking absolutely gormless.


16 posted on 08/18/2014 12:35:54 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (Hoaxey Dopey Changey)
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To: tcrlaf; All

“Amnesty International has come to Ferguson”

Yeah...tell me where they are staying and I will tell you how comfortable they are with the natives of Ferguson. Someone please show us where they are staying...please, please, please. I’m positive it isn’t in the local Best Western near the shooting.

Please show these frauds for who they really are...please, please, please. If they are staying in a nice neighborhood...they have no credibility, period.

American Christians go into $hitholes all over the world and live right in the villages with the locals.

Amnesty International...go live with the locals in Ferguson, then judge. Until then...STFU!!!


17 posted on 08/18/2014 12:37:07 PM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: Responsibility2nd

Powder blue helmets make really good targets on any American soil.


18 posted on 08/18/2014 12:37:28 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: grania

American Spring?


19 posted on 08/18/2014 12:38:01 PM PDT by SpinnerWebb (IN-SAPORIBVS-SICVT-PVLLVM)
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Did You Know?

The Current FReepathon Pays For The Current Quarter's Expenses?

Now That You Do, Donate And Keep FR Running


20 posted on 08/18/2014 12:38:43 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: a fool in paradise

Maybe we need to start putting caps in their tations


21 posted on 08/18/2014 12:42:11 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: tcrlaf

Wonder what their view will be after they get beatings, robbery, and rapes from the Urban Ute “victims”


22 posted on 08/18/2014 12:47:34 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: tcrlaf
All of the "usual Liberal Suspects" are converging on Ferguson.

A few of them need to be mugged, for educational purposes.

23 posted on 08/18/2014 1:04:08 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: tcrlaf

Agitators International


24 posted on 08/18/2014 1:05:06 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: tcrlaf

because they couldn’t get tickets to North Korea?


25 posted on 08/18/2014 1:07:37 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Tzimisce

Nope. No borders.

Don’t pay your electric bill in Detroit, go to the UN and demand “your rights”. Get shot by a cop, parents go to the UN and complain your “rights” were violated.

It’s the dissolution of the U.S.


26 posted on 08/18/2014 1:08:41 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: tcrlaf
Amnesty International, please pick up the red phone, Nineveh is calling.
27 posted on 08/18/2014 1:10:42 PM PDT by SisterK
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

I have been thinking the same thing: that Ferguson local PD needs to time out and let all these “intellectuals” sort things out.
Local police and first responders take a little vacation. The Panthers have everything under control.


28 posted on 08/18/2014 1:15:18 PM PDT by SisterK
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To: tcrlaf

Has the Communist Party, Cubans, and the UN shown up yet?


29 posted on 08/18/2014 1:16:51 PM PDT by GOPJ ( Looted store owners in Ferguson should to sue the city. They paid for police protection - got none)
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To: SisterK; All

Tweet from Yamiche Alcindor, USAToday:
Things in Ferguson are getting tense as people are being arrested and the National Guard moves in.


30 posted on 08/18/2014 1:17:00 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: tcrlaf

any National Guard pics yet?


31 posted on 08/18/2014 1:18:01 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: tcrlaf

Follow-up article about Amnesty International representatives having all of their stuff stolen in three... two... one...

Wonder whether parts of Ferguson are now listed as “Sketchy” in that mobile app...


32 posted on 08/18/2014 1:24:43 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: tcrlaf
to provide direct support to community members and to observe the police response to protests

Their definition of support means bringing in paid rioters. Observe means stirring the pot. Protests means looting, burning down businesses and throwing molotov cocktails. Police response is to keep the msm safely behind the line and not so much as look funny at any amish person.

33 posted on 08/18/2014 1:55:05 PM PDT by bgill
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
How about the cops in Ferguson go on strike for a week. Let Amnesty international handle things, see how it goes.

We have a winner!

34 posted on 08/18/2014 1:56:47 PM PDT by bgill
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To: tcrlaf

Anyone know how to get rid of that annoying pop up for accept or deny for Adobe Flash Player Settings?


35 posted on 08/18/2014 2:03:58 PM PDT by bgill
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To: bgill

Never mind.


36 posted on 08/18/2014 2:11:54 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Sacajaweau
At least it got the multitude of Obama scandals off the front page. A smashing success!
37 posted on 08/18/2014 2:20:46 PM PDT by Know et al (Keep on Freepin'!!!)
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To: tcrlaf

Communists out of America!!

Smash marxism


38 posted on 08/18/2014 2:24:11 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: tcrlaf

All part of their plan...


39 posted on 08/18/2014 2:57:06 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I will settle for a "perfectly good, gently used" kidney...Apply within...)
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To: tcrlaf

“13-person delegation”, just like Bilbo and the 12 dwarves rounded up by Gandalf in the book, “The Hobbit”... Fight Smaug the dragon (The cop who has a target on his back)


40 posted on 08/18/2014 3:48:29 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Feckless

I would bet many or most of the foreign AI types believe all the leftist crap about the racist, white Americans committing all sorts of atrocities against the innocent inner-city youths and other minorities. I say let them live in those inner cities for a month or so without any weapons to protect them. Then we’ll get their opinions.


41 posted on 08/18/2014 4:28:00 PM PDT by driftless2 (For long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: Feckless

I would bet many or most of the foreign AI types believe all the leftist crap about the racist, white Americans committing all sorts of atrocities against the innocent inner-city youths and other minorities. I say let them live in those inner cities for a month or so without any weapons to protect them. Then we’ll get their opinions.


42 posted on 08/18/2014 4:29:56 PM PDT by driftless2 (For long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: dalebert

Rush said today the new black panther thugs from Oakland were now there.


43 posted on 08/18/2014 4:53:53 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (MARANATHA, MARANATHA, Come quickly LORD Jesus!!! Father send thy Son!! Its Time!)
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To: tcrlaf

who’s next? Michael Moore and Cindy Sheehan ??


44 posted on 08/18/2014 5:42:02 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: tcrlaf

Police sources tell me more than a dozen witnesses have corroborated cop’s version of events in shooting #Ferguson
https://twitter.com/ChristineDByers/statuses/501556693382094848


45 posted on 08/18/2014 10:12:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dang....some vicious retweets follow that tweet. Not surprising....the lefties get paid to troll social media and sling their hash.


46 posted on 08/18/2014 10:16:35 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: tcrlaf

Why aren’t Amnesty International in Iraq to supervise the crucifictions, beheadings, and live interrments?


47 posted on 08/19/2014 7:20:57 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: tcrlaf

I hope the Amnesty INternational delegates brought their flak vests. The demonstrators are doing most of the shooting and they might just become another whitey target.


48 posted on 08/19/2014 2:45:49 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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