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  • When Whites Just Don’t Get It: After Ferguson, Race Deserves More Attention, Not Less (Groan)

    08/30/2014 5:29:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 30, 2014 | Nicholas Kristof
    MANY white Americans say they are fed up with the coverage of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. A plurality of whites in a recent Pew survey said that the issue of race is getting more attention than it deserves. Bill O’Reilly of Fox News reflected that weariness, saying: “All you hear is grievance, grievance, grievance, money, money, money.” Indeed, a 2011 study by scholars at Harvard and Tufts found that whites, on average, believed that anti-white racism was a bigger problem than anti-black racism. Yes, you read that right! So let me push back at what I...
  • Ferguson turns protest into political power

    08/30/2014 4:54:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    MSNBC ^ | August 30, 2014 | Trymaine Lee
    FERGUSON, Missouri — Before Michael Brown’s death, all Taurean Russell wanted was to finish college, teach history and coach high school football. But that changed August 9, when photos of Brown’s lifeless body, shot by a cop and left sprawled in the street, kept appearing on social media. “I saw a dead body on my timeline. It kept appearing hour after hour and somebody said ‘I hope somebody gets up and does something about it,” said Russell, 30. “Then I heard his mother on TV say, ‘Why did they kill my son.’” Those words triggered something in Russell. He rallied...
  • Alleged Anti-White Bias in the Context of the Trayvon Martin Matter = ‘hostile work environment’

    08/30/2014 4:51:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 28 | Eugene Volokh
    Speech at work complaining about alleged anti-white bias in the context of the Trayvon Martin matter = ‘hostile work environment’ harassmentHere’s an excerpt from an administrative decision I just read, DeMay v. Richmond County Dep’t of Social Servs., 2014 WL 4206296 (N.C. Office of Admin. Hearings); it was filed July 2, 2014, but just posted on Westlaw on Wednesday. The petitioner was demoted because of a statement she made at a meeting, and the administrative decision upheld the demotion: SNIP 6. At a momentary pause between topics discussed at the meeting, Petitioner announced that she had a FaceBook post that...
  • Jesse Jackson Criticizes Fox News for 'White Panel' on Race During Ben Carson Debate

    08/24/2014 11:51:43 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 87 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 24 Aug 2014, 8:35 AM PDT | Pam Key
    On this weekend's broadcast of "Fox News Sunday," Rev. Jesse Jackson and Dr. Ben Carson debated the civil unrest after Officer Darren Wilson fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO. Jackson became defensive when host Chris Wallace's first question was why he had called the shooting a "state execution," answering, "We need to have a sense of justice. All we do know about Michael Brown is really he was shot unarmed six times." “It seems to me that the police act as judge, jury, and executioner, and even on the worse scenario, if [Brown] hit [Wilson] on the face, does...
  • 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...
  • Exclusive: Trayvon Martin’s Mom: ‘If They Refuse to Hear Us, We Will Make Them Feel Us’

    08/18/2014 7:38:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | August 18, 2014 | Sybrina Fulton
    To The Brown Family, I wish I had a word of automatic comfort but I don’t. I wish I could say that it will be alright on a certain or specific day but I can’t. I wish that all of the pain that I have endured could possibly ease some of yours but it won’t. What I can do for you is what has been done for me: pray for you then share my continuing journey as you begin yours. I hate that you and your family must join this exclusive yet growing group of parents and relatives who have...
  • Ferguson 8/18/14 - swat and police getting ready to disperse crowd [gunshots, tear gas, flash bangs]

    08/18/2014 7:56:23 PM PDT · by backpacker_c · 656 replies
    vanity
    well, at 10:50 pm eastern, the police have moved in their vehicles and started to try to disperse the crowd again. visible rocks and other objects are flying
  • For Obama, Racial Violence is Personal Issue (Grab a hankie)

    08/18/2014 8:07:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Voice of America ^ | August 18, 2014 | Luis Ramirez
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)WHITE HOUSE—The racial violence in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson is presenting President Barack Obama with an issue to which he has a deep personal connection. To many Americans, Obama's election as America's first black president marked a turning point in race relations in the United States, and Obama has made ending the violence a policy priority. On Monday he issued a new call for calm and understanding. The time for healing for which President Barack Obama hopes has yet to arrive in Ferguson. Interrupting a vacation, the president returned to the White House Monday and met with Attorney...
  • Media fueling absurdity in Ferguson

    08/18/2014 8:20:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Hutchinson News ^ | August 18, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    It was in a college theater class that I learned about a genre called “Theater of the Absurd.” These were plays written mostly by European playwrights between the 1940s and 1960s, as well as a certain style that flowed from their work. What reminded me of this is now “playing” in Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was – select one – a) innocently walking down the street when a police officer shot him to death without provocation, or, b) walking with a friend in the street and told by a police officer to get...
  • Protesters, Police In Riot Gear Brace For Tense Night In Ferguson [Another Nght]

    08/18/2014 8:58:41 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | August 18, 2014 | Eliott C. McLaughlin, Dana Ford and Holly Yan,
    Protesters, Police In Riot Gear Brace For Tense Night In Ferguson By Eliott C. McLaughlin, Dana Ford and Holly Yan, CNN August 18, 2014 Ferguson, Missouri (CNN) -- An evening of peaceful protests devolved into another tense standoff as a few protesters hurled bottles toward police in Ferguson, Missouri. But the rowdy demonstrators were greatly outnumbered by fellow protesters trying to keep the gathering peaceful. Some locked arms and walked through the crowd. "Get out of street! Don't fight!" some protesters bellowed on bullhorns. Police in riot gear formed a barricade, donnning gas masks and asking reporters to do the...
  • MSNBC Contributor Michelle Bernard Sees 'War on Black Boys' in America, Fears 'Genocide'

    08/18/2014 8:37:27 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 61 replies
    Move over, War on Women, there's a new war in town. On the August 18 edition of MSNBC's Hardball, contributor Michelle Bernard warned there is a "war on black men" in the United States, as evidence both by the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and persistent criticism of President Barack Obama from Republicans. What's more, Bernard insisted, there would be a "genocide" of young black men unless the problem were seriously addressed to her satisfaction.
  • Rev. Al Sharpton Keynote Speaker at CAIR Banquet

    Reverend Al Sharpton, host of PoliticsNation on MSNBC and former presidential candidate, will be the keynote speaker at the annual fundraiser for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity with an extremist history. CAIR’s 20th Annual Banquet will be held on September 27 in Arlington, Virginia and also features Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN). According to the U.S. Justice Department, CAIR is an entity of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood. More specifically, CAIR is part of the Brotherhood’s Palestine Committee, a secret body that was established to push the agenda of Hamas and...
  • Fresh violence in riot-hit US town, new autopsy ordered

    08/17/2014 2:17:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    yahoo ^ | Loic Hofstedt
    Ferguson (United States) (AFP) - Fresh violence in the riot-hit US town of Ferguson left one person shot and seven people arrested Sunday as authorities ordered a second autopsy on an unarmed black teenager gunned down by police. A week of racially charged tensions following the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown flared anew overnight Saturday as police confronted around 200 protesters who defied an overnight curfew.
  • Cousin of slain teenager Michael Brown says the victim's family is haunted

    08/17/2014 4:04:59 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 78 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17 August 2014 | Daniel Bates
    The family of the black teenager shot dead by a policeman in St Louis are haunted by the image of him holding his hands up at the moment he was killed, a family member claimed today. Ty Pruitt said that the mental picture of Michael Brown surrendering was stuck in his relatives’ minds as it showed he was ‘killed like an animal’. Pruitt spoke out at an emotional Sunday church service during which Brown’s mother Lesley McSpadden sobbed and wiped the tears away from her eyes with a tissue. His father Michael Brown Sr stood grim faced whilst wearing a...
  • Missouri Governor Jay Nixon disturbed by 'over-militarization' of police in Ferguson

    08/17/2014 4:20:29 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17 August 2014 | Alex Greg for MailOnline
    "Missouri Governor Jay Nixon said he was 'thunderstruck' by images he saw of police forces responding to protests in Ferguson after the shooting of teenager Michael Brown as the midnight to 5am curfew enters its second night. Nixon, speaking to ABC News' Martha Raddatz on This Week on Sunday, said the sight of police in riot gear with armored tanks led to his decision to replace the local police force with highway patrol. The measure had a calming effect at first, but last night saw one man shot and seven arrested after resisting the curfew order. A picture has emerged...
  • Ferguson Missouri Riot Video Thread

    08/17/2014 7:56:30 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 85 replies
    Mind of Corporate Stepsister | August 17 2014 | Corporate Stepsister
    I thought this would be a good place to post video links of the rioting in Ferguson Missouri and links to news coverage and live stream recordings.
  • Violence erupts in Ferguson AGAIN:

    08/17/2014 9:37:53 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 57 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 17 August 2014 | David Mccormack for MailOnline
    Another night of protests and violence erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, on Sunday evening as tensions remain high following the death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown at the hands of the police on August 9. The violence began to flare again around 9 p.m. local time as police in riot fear fired teargas on hundreds of protestors - including children - for encroaching on their command post. Authorities also used rubber bullets and several protesters have reported getting hit. Many of the marchers retreated, but a group of about 100 stood defiantly about two blocks away until getting hit by another...
  • Ferguson Explodes Again

    08/17/2014 10:35:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | August 18, 2014 | Alex Altman and Robert Klemko in Ferguson
    Violence between police and groups of people defying a state-imposed curfew broke out early Monday morning.Violence erupted once again in the troubled city of Ferguson, Mo., as multiple gunshots were fired and police launched dozens of tear gas canisters and a main thoroughfare became a battle zone. At least one person, a woman, suffered a gunshot wound and was taken to a hospital, according to a police officer at the scene. Several others were arrested. It was the second night of a state-imposed midnight curfew designed to quell the unrest that has enveloped this St. Louis suburb since Aug. 9,...
  • All Hell Breaking Loose in Ferguson

    McDonald's being overrun; 1000s marching on the CP; shootings
  • Autopsy Shows Michael Brown Was Struck at Least 6 Times (all in front)

    08/17/2014 8:20:29 PM PDT · by kristinn · 130 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Sunday, August 17, 2014 | Frances Robles and Julie Bosman
    Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager who was killed by a police officer, sparking protests around the nation, was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, a preliminary private autopsy performed on Sunday found. One of the bullets entered the top of Mr. Brown’s skull, suggesting his head was bent forward when it struck him and caused a fatal injury, according to Dr. Michael M. Baden, the former chief medical examiner for the City of New York, who flew to Missouri on Sunday at the family’s request to conduct the separate autopsy. It was likely the last...
  • NONE In The Back: Brown Autopsy Shows He Was Shot In The Front Of The Body

    08/17/2014 9:40:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 64 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/18/14 | Chuck Ross
    An autopsy conducted on Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old fatally shot by Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson last Saturday, shows that Brown was shot at least six times, twice in the head and all in the front of the body. The New York Times reported the results of a private autopsy conducted by Dr. Michael Baden, who was hired by the Brown family. Baden conducted the autopsy on Sunday, according to the Times. One bullet entered the top of Brown’s skull. Four struck him in the right arm. All bullets hit Brown in the front of the body, according...
  • Now Protests Start IN FAVOR of Shooter Cop:

    08/17/2014 8:41:16 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | August 17, 2014
    Now Protests Start IN FAVOR of Shooter Cop: More than a hundred turn out in rally supporting Darren Wilson after he skips town to avoid violent reprisals A rally was held Sunday afternoon in support of St Louis police officer Darren Wilson (inset), who shot dead black teen Michael Brown earlier this month. Wilson fled his home after his identity was released, for fear of the many who have been protesting Brown's death. Those who rallied in support of the police officer are Sunday were mostly members of the law enforcement community. Supporters have also set up a GoFundMe site...
  • Report: Convenience Store Manager Terrified of Being Murdered by Ferguson Customers

    08/17/2014 8:08:18 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 25 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 08/17/2014 | Jim Hoft
    Local markets know their local customers–that’s how they stay in business. Ferguson Market & Liquor in the small town of Ferguson, Missouri is no different. In the case of this local market, fear of being murdered by their customers drives their business decisions—including deciding to not report being robbed to the police. Likewise the Ferguson police decision to withhold for nearly a week the name of the police officer they say shot Michael Brown, Darren Wilson, in order to give him time to go in to hiding from the Ferguson lynch mob KDSK of St. Louis reported an attorney for...
  • Sharpton says Ferguson ‘defining moment’ on how US deals with policing, calls for peaceful protests

    08/17/2014 5:54:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Rev. Al Sharpton says the shooting of a black Missouri teenager by a white police officer – which has spurred a week of rancorous and sometimes violent protests in suburban St. Louis – will become a “defining moment on how this country deals with policing.” The civil rights activist, speaking at a rally Sunday afternoon in Ferguson, Mo., also urged people who are protesting the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown to remain peaceful in their actions. “Some are angry and out of control. And others are taking advantage of it. And don’t take advantage of their child,” said Sharpton, referring...
  • Autopsy Finds 6 Shots Killed Teen; Ferguson Protest March Ends in Chaos

    08/17/2014 10:45:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 53 replies
    Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old whose shooting by a police officer set off more than a week of unrest in Ferguson, Mo., was struck by at least six bullets, including two to the head, according to a former New York City medical examiner. The autopsy results came as a march protesting Mr. Brown's Aug. 9 death erupted in chaos Sunday night when police forced back demonstrators in a cloud of smoke and a hail of sizzling canisters. Michael M. Baden, who conducted a second, private autopsy Sunday for the Brown family, said wounds to the head and brain were the...
  • National Guard Ordered Onto Streets of Ferguson, Missouri

    08/18/2014 12:17:02 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 229 replies
    Missouri's governor ordered the National Guard onto the streets of Ferguson early Monday after another night of violence following the shooting by police of an unarmed black teen. "Tonight, a day of hope, prayers, and peaceful protests was marred by the violent criminal acts of an organized and growing number of individuals, many from outside the community and state, whose actions are putting the residents and businesses of Ferguson at risk," Gov. Jay Nixon said in a statement. "Given these deliberate, coordinated and intensifying violent attacks on lives and property in Ferguson, I am directing the highly capable men and...
  • Teacher: Michael Brown was a gentle giant and a year and a half behind in his studies (YouTube)

    08/17/2014 11:36:01 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 49 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/17/2014
    Sigh.
  • Autopsy results enough to charge officer, Brown family attorney says

    08/18/2014 9:00:29 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 177 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 8/18/14 | Steve Kastenbaum and Holly Yan,
    Ferguson, Missouri (CNN) -- An independent autopsy into the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, provides "ample" evidence to support the arrest of the police officer who shot him, family attorney Daryl Parks said Monday at a news conference. Parks was particularly concerned about gunshots that medical examiners hired by the family indicate came from behind and above. "Why would he be shot in the very top of his head, a 6-foot-4 man?" Parks asked. "Makes no sense." The autopsy could support witnesses' suggestions that Brown was holding his hands up in the air, said Shawn Purcell, who assisted...
  • Obama Administration Plans Autopsy of Michael Brown in Effort to Keep Peace

    08/18/2014 6:10:41 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 87 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 17, 2014 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR and MATT APUZZO
    EDGARTOWN, Mass. — Senior White House aides have made repeated, urgent phone calls to Gov. Jay Nixon of Missouri, to state police officials and to civil rights leaders in recent days as President Obama’s administration becomes more deeply involved in trying to maintain peace in Ferguson and to ensure an independent investigation of the fatal shooting of an unarmed African-American teenager by a white police officer. White House officials also said Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., who is the administration’s most outspoken voice on racial issues, had been in frequent touch with the governor and State Highway Patrol in...
  • Michael Brown: A Criminal and a Thug

    08/18/2014 9:30:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 105 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 08/18/2014 | Matthew Vadum
    As the media-sanctioned rioting, bloodshed and looting continue in Ferguson, Missouri, evidence is emerging that police shooting victim Michael Brown wasn’t the upstanding citizen that many on the Left have claimed him to be. All of this is happening as mobs have been attacking cops with Molotov cocktails and destroying community infrastructure. Some blacks in the region are reportedly randomly assaulting non-blacks as collective payback for what happened to Brown. Looting and property destruction are rampant. Scores of people have been arrested. Aircraft were ordered to fly at least 3,000 feet over Ferguson airspace after police said their helicopters...
  • St. Swisher Sweet and the Lies That Set Ferguson on Fire

    08/18/2014 7:19:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 8/18/2014 | Tim Dunkin
    By now, probably everybody in America has heard about what happened in Ferguson, Missouri. A racist white police officer, driven by racial animus, chose a random African-American kid to harass, a confrontation which eventually resulted in the police officer shooting this unarmed kid in the back.
  • Obama, Holder to Discuss Federal Actions to End Violence in Ferguson

    08/18/2014 7:08:46 AM PDT · by kristinn · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | Monday, August 18, 2014 | Justin Sink
    Attorney General Eric Holder will brief President Obama Monday on possible actions the federal government can take in Ferguson, Mo., after another night of clashes prompted Gov. Jay Nixon (D-Mo.) to call in the National Guard. "The president has asked the attorney general to come in tomorrow to brief him on the state of the investigation on the ground,” said senior presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett in an interview with American Urban Radio Monday. Jarrett said Holder would also discuss “any further actions that the federal government could play to help reduce the violence down to zero and make sure the...
  • Ferguson Police's PR Stunt Poisons Independent and Impartial Investigation

    08/18/2014 6:59:47 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 39 replies
    aclu ^ | 8-15-2014 | Dennis Parker, Director, ACLU Racial Justice Program
    The Ferguson Police Department's actions appear misleading and remarkably cynical. They call into question the department's commitment to ensuring an independent and impartial investigation into the killing of Michael Brown. The video and incident report released are of dubious relevance. The decision to disclose them suggests an attempt to assassinate Mr. Brown's character by showing that he had roughly pushed a convenience store clerk on the day that he was killed. The one-sided and piecemeal disclosure of potentially irrelevant and prejudicial information, while continuing to withhold the critical police incident report that the public has demanded, suggests a desire to...
  • Support Darren Wilson

    08/18/2014 7:20:25 PM PDT · by kanawa · 5 replies
  • Cop being ZIMMERMANNED?

    08/18/2014 5:23:22 AM PDT · by 2harddrive · 14 replies
    Vanity | Vanity
    What do you say to the concept that they are trying to Zimmerman the Ferguson cop? That he in fact is being ZIMMERMANNED??
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Black Panthers Lead Death Chant for Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, MO

    08/18/2014 10:13:04 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 64 replies
    youtube.com ^ | August 18, 2014 | No Attribution
    Black Panthers Lead Death Chant for Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, MO
  • ‘GENTLE GIANT’: Mike Brown’s VERY Explicit Rap Songs Praising Drugs, Drinking, Ho’s & Murder

    Well, this kind of destroys the ‘gentle giant’ narrative spun in the media. Here are some of his songs with the lyrics underneath via Soopermexican: \Here are some lyrics, as far as I could decipher them, from this song:
  • County investigation: Michael Brown was shot from the front, had marijuana in his system

    08/18/2014 9:54:17 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 94 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 18, 2013 | y Mark Berman, Emily Wax-Thibodeaux and Wesley Lowery
    Michael Brown was shot in the head and chest multiple times, according to Mary Case, the St. Louis County medical examiner. While Case declined to comment further, citing the ongoing investigation into Brown’s death, another person familiar with the county’s investigation told The Washington Post that Brown had between six and eight gunshot wounds and was shot from the front. In addition, Brown had marijuana in his system when he was shot and killed by a police officer on Aug. 9 in Ferguson, according to this person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the ongoing investigation. The...
  • Michael Brown’s Mother: No Peace Possible Until Police Officer Darren Wilson Is Arrested (Video)

    08/18/2014 9:50:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 57 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/18/14 | Jim Hoft
    Michael Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden, was on Good Morning America Monday to discuss the violence in Ferguson, Missouri. She said there can be no peace until Officer Darren Wilson is arrested for shooting her son. Robin Roberts: How can peace be restored, Maam? Lesley McSpadden: Justice. Robin Roberts: And, what is justice to you? Lesley McSpadden: Being fair. Arresting this man and making him accountable for his actions.
  • Uh oh: Columnists now calling situation in Ferguson a ‘race war’

    08/18/2014 11:25:40 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 62 replies
    The violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown only grew more intense over the weekend. As the primarily, but not exclusively, African-American locals continue express dissatisfaction with the state of American law enforcement, some of the nation’s commentators are examining the societal circumstances which have led these protesters to believe they have so few stakes in the system that they are prepared to take the risks associated with participating in mass violence. A few political commentators have observed that there is something gravely wrong with our urban centers. They see the violence in Ferguson,...
  • Obama’s Racism for Fun and Profit

    08/18/2014 11:17:41 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 15 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 8-18-2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Ferguson happens a few times every month. More often in the summer when tempers are hot and crowds of bored men and women fill the streets looking for something to do. Teenagers ransack stores. Small cities stretch their budgets in a bad economy to put as many cops as they can on the street. And then somewhere between the open fire hydrants, the stores that do most of their business in EBT cards and lottery tickets, the check cashing places and furniture rental outlets, something happens. And it happens a lot more often than you think. A crowd gathers. Fists...
  • YouTube video purportedly captures witness backing police version (Exremely Graphic Video)

    08/18/2014 11:32:38 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | August 18, 2014 | FoxNews.Com
    A purported conversation captured on a YouTube video apparently shot in the immediate aftermath of the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown has a possible witness saying the unarmed 18-year-old charged at the officer who fired the shots that have led to more than a week of sometimes violent demonstrations in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.
  • National Guard deployed in Ferguson after worst night of violence yet

    08/18/2014 11:59:49 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 22 replies
    UPI ^ | August 18, 2014 | By Gabrielle Levy
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced Monday morning that he would call in the National Guard to Ferguson after Sunday proved the worst night of violent clashes since the shooting of Michael Brown last week. The governor's executive order came just moments after Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson said new security measures were under discussion but did not include bringing in National Guard troops. But Nixon, who declared a state of emergency in Ferguson Friday, said the move was necessitated by "the violent criminal acts of an organized and growing number of individuals, many from...
  • CNN Wolf Blitzer: Why Don’t Cops “Shoot to Wound?”

    08/18/2014 6:51:44 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 110 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | Aug 17, 2014 | Robert Farago
    CNN Wolf Blitzer: Why Don’t Cops “Shoot to Wound?” By Robert Farago on August 17, 2014 “On Thursday, CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer asked guest [lawyer] Jeffrey Toobin why police weren’t instructed to “shoot to injure,” instead of kill,” talkingpointsmemo.com reports. “Blitzer’s questions arose during a discussion on the unfurling conflict in Ferguson, Mo. over the fatal police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. ‘They often shoot to kill,’ Blitzer said of police. ‘Why do they have to shoot to kill? Why can’t they shoot a warning shot in the air, scare someone off if they think they’re in danger. Why...
  • OBAMA MENTOR CHARLES OGLETREE ON 'THREE DAYS OF RIOTING' IN FERGUSON: 'IT'S JUST STARTING'

    08/17/2014 4:32:10 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 84 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 17, 2014 | By Tony Lee
    After a week of riots and looting in Ferguson, Missouri, Charles Ogletree, the Harvard Law professor who was President Barack Obama's mentor, predicted that this is just the beginning of more unrest. After police shot and killed Michael Brown last weekend, Ogletree said the problem is, "you have these white officers who don't live there, who aren't a part of the community, who don't know the community, and yet they're given all the power to make things happen." "We need to have a change in that sense right now," Ogletree said on Meet The Press. "And I'll tell you what,...
  • Radio caller: Michael Brown rushed officer

    08/18/2014 12:16:14 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 104 replies
    KOCO - Oklahoma City ^ | August 18, 2014 | Steve Kastenbaum, Holly Yan and Michael Pearson CNN
    FERGUSON, Missouri (CNN) —The Ferguson, Missouri, police officer who killed Michael Brown says the teenager rushed at him full speed in the moments before the shooting, according to an account phoned into a St. Louis radio station and confirmed as accurate by a source with detailed knowledge of the investigation. According to the account on KTFK, phoned in by a woman who identified herself as "Josie," the altercation began after Officer Darren Wilson rolled down his window to tell Brown and a friend to stop walking in the street. When Wilson tried to get out of his cruiser, Brown first...
  • Ferguson and the Urban-Suburban Race Conflict (Hurl 'em if you got 'em)

    08/18/2014 12:33:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 18, 2014 | Michael Tomasky
    In Ferguson and many towns like it, majority African-American communities most grapple with mostly white county governments. How this leads to dysfunction, racial tension, and a skewed justice system. As we watch Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson bumble his way through press conferences, let’s take a couple steps back and think about how this two-thirds African-American town has retained such a nearly complete all-white power structure. It is partly, as Slate noted, a question of voting power, as whites are more entrenched and vote in greater numbers. But there’s a larger story here about race in America that involves the...
  • AUDIO: Rush Limbaugh On The Michael Brown’s Stolen Cigars:....

    08/18/2014 1:58:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | Mara Zebest
    FULL TITLE: AUDIO: Rush Limbaugh On The Michael Brown’s Stolen Cigars: Swisher Sweets Purchased By People Who Love Marijuana Rush Limbaugh offers a great analysis on the recent Michael Brown robbery video and how it changes the Liberal media template. Included in the (below) audio analysis is an explanation on why Swisher Sweets are the preferred cigar for making blunts by those that love marijuana. Hat Tip DailyRushbo (for the audio clip below)