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  • Sony's Pascal to work w/Sharpton against 'cultural blindness' after racially insensitive emails

    12/19/2014 9:32:20 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Guardian & Observer ^ | December 19, 2014 | Ben Beaumont-Thomas
    Sony executive at the heart of the leaked emails met with the civil rights activist to discuss battling an ‘exclusionary, almost all-white hierarchy’ in Hollywood.Amy Pascal, the embattled executive whose personal emails were exposed by the hack on Sony Pictures, has met with civil rights advocate Al Sharpton to discuss white bias in Hollywood. The meeting was prompted by leaked emails from Pascal to producer Scott Rudin, in which the pair joke about Barack Obama’s likely taste in films. “Would he like to finance some movies?” Rudin asked, ahead of Pascal meeting the president. “I doubt it. Should I ask...
  • Hands Up, Won't Shoot: Black Protest Isn't Black Progress

    12/17/2014 4:57:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2014 | Carl Jackson
    Blacks didn't begin rioting in America until white Communist taught them how. In fact, the Watts riots were the first urban race riots driven by blacks. Acting a fool has never affected change for the better. Eric Garner is dead, due in part, to excessive liberal regulations. Michael Brown is dead because he beat down a cop, attempted to take his gun and then charged the officer like he was trying out for the NFL. Berkeley students burdened and trained in the art of "white privilege" are incensed because their professors tell them they should be, and though Al Sharpton...
  • Law Student Digs The Hole Deeper

    12/17/2014 5:06:21 AM PST · by servo1969 · 24 replies
    powerlineblog.com ^ | 12-15-2014 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    When students at Columbia and other law schools around the country demanded that exams be postponed because they were traumatized by the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases, we and many others responded with ridicule. In today’s National Law Journal, a third-year law student at Harvard named William Desmond says that we got it all wrong: the request for extra time for exams was a sign of the students’ strength. For entertainment value, you should read the whole thing, but here are some excerpts: [O]pponents of exam extensions have declared that to grant these requests would be a disservice to...
  • Supporting Only 'Good' Black Victims Won't Dismantle White Supremacy

    12/17/2014 12:32:00 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Huffington Post's Black Voices ^ | December 16, 2014 | Kirsten West Savali, Cultural Critic, Senior Writer, TheRoot.com
    In the wake of a New York grand jury deciding not to indict police officer Daniel Pantaleo for the chokehold death of Eric Garner, racially diverse protests instantly erupted across the nation. White faces could be seen in swelling crowds from NYC and D.C., to Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Detroit and Denver. Their mouths covered with masking tape with the words "I can't breathe" scrawled over it. The righteousness of racial solidarity burning in their eyes as they joined in chanting, "Black lives matter! Black lives matter! Black lives matter!" This is not to say that there were not White allies...
  • The lawless left: Sins of anti-cops marches

    12/16/2014 4:50:05 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 15, 2014 | Rich Lowry
    --snip-- Even when protesters aren’t burning out buildings (as they did repeatedly in Ferguson), even when they haven’t broken windows (as they have in Oakland and Berkeley), they have closed down intersections and bridges. In other words, even when they have been “peaceful,” the protests have involved coercion and illegal acts.
  • BUSTED: Here’s # Ferguson NYT’s Reporter Who Doxxed # Darren Wilson and Her Shoplifting Criminal Rec

    12/16/2014 4:04:36 PM PST · by RummyChick · 31 replies
    gotnews ^ | 12/13 | johnson
    GotNews.com has obtained the criminal records of the New York Times journalist who covered Michael Brown and published the street address of former Ferguson cop Darren Wilson. New York Times Julie Bosman reporter was arrested at age 17 for stealing high end clothing from a local department store. From the looks of her police arrest below, Julie & her friend went to the local mall (Regency Mall) a half hour before close and tried to steal 11 women’s shirts from Boston Store (an upscale or semi-upscale department store).
  • Whoopi Goldberg gives Beverly Johnson ‘3rd degree’ over Cosby drug/rape charges

    12/15/2014 9:30:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Twitchy ^ | December 15, 2014 | Staff
    Famed model Beverly Johnson made waves last week when she gave her Vanity Fair account of being drugged by beleaguered comedian Bill Cosby. She sat down for an interview with ABC News. Today, Johnson appeared on ABC’s The View to share her story. Comedian/actress Whoopi Goldberg, who has vigorously defended Cosby, gave Johnson the ‘3rd degree’ according to some viewers.
  • 2014 is the Year of the Liberal Lie

    12/15/2014 9:16:56 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 3 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 12/14/14 | Kyle Smith
    2014 is the Year of the Liberal Lie By Kyle Smith Bowe Bergdahl. The IRS’s missing e-mails. Lena Dunham. “Hands up, don’t shoot.” Jonathan Gruber. GM and that faulty ignition switch. Andrew Cuomo and that anti-corruption commission. The Secret Service and that White House intruder. Rachel Noerdlinger and her “disabled” son. Rolling Stone and gang rape. 2014 was the year when truth was optional. 2014 was the year when convenient fabrication was the weapon of choice for celebrities, activists, big business and politicians. 2014 was the Year of the Lie. In each case, the liars used their powerful positions to...
  • When 'Justice' Trumps Accuracy, Journalism Loses

    12/15/2014 7:53:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2014 | Jeff Jacoby
    JOURNALISTS, SAYS Jorge Ramos, shouldn't make a fetish of accuracy and impartiality. Speaking last month at the International Press Freedom Awards, Univision's influential news anchor told his audience that while he has "nothing against objectivity," journalism is meant to be wielded as "a weapon for a higher purpose: justice." To be sure, he said, it is important to get the facts right — five deaths should be reported as five, not six or seven. But "the best of journalism happens when we, purposely, stop pretending that we are neutral and recognize that we have a moral obligation to tell truth...
  • ‘Selma’ Cast, Director Wear ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Shirts at N.Y. Premiere

    12/15/2014 7:04:09 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Variety ^ | 12/15/14
    Parties and protests don’t typically overlap, but the “Selma” cast made an exception and a statement on Sunday night following the film’s Manhattan premiere. At one point during the otherwise splashy festivities, director Ava DuVernay took to the steps of the New York Public Library with actors David Oyelowo, E. Roger Mitchell, Wendell Pierce, Omar Dorsey, John Lavelle, Stephan James, Kent Faulcon, Lorraine Toussaint, Andre Holland, Tessa Thompson and Colman Domingo, donning “I Can’t Breathe” T-shirts over their partywear and raising their arms in the “don’t shoot” pose. It was not just an unusually sobering photo op, but also a...
  • Bosnian Woman Attacked in South St. Louis County

    12/15/2014 6:57:32 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 25 replies
    cbs st louis ^ | 12-15-2014
    Another attack on a Bosnian woman – this one occurred in south St. Louis County around 10 p.m. Friday. According to St. Louis County police, the unidentified woman was walking near the corner of Lemay Ferry Road and Lindbergh when she was approached by two black males. They demanded her wallet, and when she handed it over and there was no money in it, they attacked her, knocking her to the pavement and and then running off.
  • Juan Williams: Democrats must fight or lose young voters

    12/15/2014 4:39:01 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 15, 2014 | Juan Williams
    The passionate stand by Americans across the country in protesting the failure of grand juries to indict policemen for killing two unarmed people – both poor, black men – is revving up the demand for a political response from Democrats in Washington. Young people of all colors, but mostly blacks, Hispanics and immigrants, are the primary source of that pressure. Their political agenda extends beyond outrage over the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner in New York. They also want Democrats in Congress to get busy defending ObamaCare. But their rising political engagement is best seen...
  • I am utterly undone: My struggle with black rage and fear after Ferguson

    11/26/2014 2:24:04 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 162 replies
    Salon ^ | November 25, 2014 | Brittney Cooper teaches Women's and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers
    Peaceful protests have been happening for over 100 days. But white folks only really pay attention if they fear they have something to lose. Smoke flares in their nostrils, because then they are confronted with the possibility of charred, burning, white flesh. No more water. The fire next time. If I have to begin by convincing you that Black Lives Matter, we have all already lost, haven’t we? So let’s not begin there. Let’s begin at the end. At the end there is only Michael Brown Jr.’s dead body, no justice, and weeping and gnashing of teeth. For his parents,...
  • Real Life: Sharpton Rally Attendees Summon the “Black Jesus” It’s “Black Solidarity Sunday” today

    12/14/2014 12:28:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | December 14, 2014 | Amy Miller
    Yesterday, as they often do, thousands of protesters descended on Washington, DC to protest police brutality against black men. The rally, led by Al Sharpton and attended by high-profile activists in the black community, focused on promoting a “black agenda,” and railed against the typical enemies of the progressive community: the Koch brothers, establishment politicians, and the Republican party. To close the rally, Reverend Jamal Bryant of Empowerment Temple in Maryland offered one of the angriest, most divisive prayers ever uttered in public. Via the Daily Caller: Dispatch angels right now of protection around our sons from psychopathic, sociopathic police...
  • CNN OPINION: Charles Barkley, wrong on race, Ferguson and Garner

    12/14/2014 9:54:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    CNN ^ | updated 12:57 PM EST, Thu December 4, 2014 | Jason Johnson
    [SNIP] "There is a reason that they racially profile us in the way they do. Sometimes it is wrong, and sometimes it is right," Barkley said. The problem with these statements isn't just that they are misleading -- 16 out of 29 witness statements said that Mike Brown had his hands up to surrender, in direct conflict with Darren Wilson's story; and police used a banned choke hold on Eric Garner, a measure that was known to cause death -- but that Charles Barkley is uniquely and astoundingly unqualified to discuss issues of race, law and police violence. If property...
  • The Mary Jo Kopechne "I Can't Breathe" T-shirt

    12/14/2014 10:14:58 AM PST · by Tazzo · 33 replies
    Proof-Proofpositive BlogSpot on Left Coast Rebel ^ | 12/14/2014 | Proof-Proofpositive BlogSpot
    A Christmas gift idea! http://www.leftcoastrebel.com/2014/12/the-mary-jo-kopechne-i-cant-breathe-t.html
  • Black figures hanged in effigy on UC Berkeley campus

    12/13/2014 10:23:34 PM PST · by Huntress · 40 replies
    fusion.net ^ | 12/13/14 | Unattributed
    Three cardboard cutouts of black people were reportedly found hanged in effigy from nooses on the UC Berkeley campus on Saturday morning. The incident follows a week of protests on the streets of Berkeley, California, to denounce the grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers in the deaths of two unarmed black men in St. Louis and New York. Local pastor Michael McBride was the first to share the image on Twitter. One of the hanged figures, which appears to be a cardboard cutout of a lynched woman identified as Laura Nelson from 1911. The cutout includes the...
  • Is Racial Justice Possible in America?

    12/13/2014 9:07:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Nation ^ | December 10, 2014 | Professor David Dante Troutt, Rutgers Law School
    We need law and policing reform, but first we have to want to end state-sanctioned violence against African-Americans. As the countless protests, tear gas, National Guard deployments and looting proved, police brutality provokes more anger than other outrages because it’s the supreme violation of our individual rights in a democracy. It is the state actor, as another person, violently snatching our breath away “under color of law.” That the state’s victims throughout our history have been overwhelmingly African-American stamps it as an indelible “badge of slavery,” which means that nothing makes you feel more black in America than experiencing police...
  • Ayotte discusses immigration, Ferguson chaos

    It has been a busy few weeks in Washington lately, from the president's executive order on immigration to the resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. (SNIP) Ayotte said she also believes the president's executive order on immigration last week was a mistake. "Right now, as someone who wants to solve this problem, I think it makes it more difficult to address the underlying immigration problem, and he should not have acted unilaterally," she said.
  • Facebook Video Shows Teens Slapping, Taunting Older Man On CTA Train

    12/13/2014 4:52:47 PM PST · by gaijin · 26 replies
    CBS local, Chicago ^ | Dec 11, 2014 | WBBM’s Steve Miller
    Local Facebook Video Shows Teens Slapping, Taunting Older Man On CTA Train December 11, 2014 5:08 PM Share on email 554 View Comments Related Tags: attack, Blue Line, CTA, Facebook, Steve Miller, Suzanne Le Mignot, VIDEO Featured & Trending: (CBS) – A video posted on Facebook is generating hundreds of responses, and it shows at least two young men on a CTA Blue Line train, slapping an older man and taunting him. WBBM’s Steve Miller has spoken with one of those young men about why he did it. The video goes on for more than two minutes. It shows at...
  • Thousands March in Washington to Protest Deaths by Police

    12/13/2014 3:54:06 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 47 replies
    ny times ^ | 12-13-2014 | JENNIFER STEINHAUER and ELENA SCHNEIDER
    They came to the nation’s capital on buses and planes and minivans and trains, from Florida, Detroit and Staten Island, led as much by the families, friends and supporters of African-American men and boys killed at the hands of the police as by civil rights leaders. Thousands of people marched along the National Mall on Saturday to protest the deaths, mirroring protests planned around the nation Saturday, ranging from hikes in canyons in the West to marches down the streets of the nation’s urban centers. The demonstrators here — many of them wearing T-shirts that read “Black Lives Matter” and...
  • Article claims 'proof' Ofc. Wilson had to shoot (MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell vs. Washington Post

    12/03/2014 8:44:52 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 21 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 12/2/2014 | Lawrence O'Donnell
    In the Rewrite Lawrence O'Donnell questions several claims made in a Washington Post story written by a law professor about the shooting death of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson. ...
  • Closing Speech At Sharpton Rally Calls For Return Of ‘Black Jesus’ [VIDEO]

    12/13/2014 3:33:21 PM PST · by PROCON · 46 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Dec. 13, 2014 | Heather Smith
    WASHINGTON — The event was billed as one of solidarity, thousands of people unified in their demand for “justice for all” and an end to alleged police brutality against “unarmed black men.” Led by MSNBC host Al Sharpton, the march was organized and promoted by his National Action Network. The final speaker, Reverend Jamal Bryant of Empowerment Temple in Maryland, gave a speech and closing prayer laden with political anger and racial overtones.
  • BREAKING: Massive Spike In Whites Setting Blacks On Fire

    12/14/2014 4:39:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2014 | Doug Giles
    Did you know that there’s been a massive uptick in white thugs setting black folks on fire, yet the media has been virtually silent on this horrendous subject? Sure, we all have heard of Darren Wilson's shooting Michael Brown, but there has been no coverage of the aforementioned. Like in zero… nada… nothing… zilch. What kind of racist “news outlets” would be so heinous to cover up such gross and unspeakable evil? Why haven’t the most powerful people in our government and the entertainment industry spoken out and condemned this obvious xenophobic act of viciousness? How come there has been...
  • St. Louis Schools–Townships Warn to STOCK UP ON WATER, FOOD, MEDICINE Before #MikeBrown Decision

    11/13/2014 11:38:58 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 13, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    St. Louis area schools and townships are warning residents to stock up on water, food and medicine before the Mike Brown court decision. Local officials fear a violent response to the St. Louis County Court’s decision. Over three dozen businesses were vandalized and looted during the Ferguson rioting in August. The City of Berkeley, near Ferguson, released this statement warning residents to stock up on water, food and medicine before the verdict is announced. *Make sure you have plenty of bottled water (a gallon per person per day), and non-perishable, easy-to-access food in case you cannot get to a local...
  • White Leftwingers seek to hijack Al Sharpton's March for Justice

    12/13/2014 6:41:15 PM PST · by Trueblackman · 44 replies
    Vanity | Trueblackman
    I went down to Al Sharpton March at Freedom Plaza today, which featured the Mothers of Trayvon Martin and Eric Garner with a crowd of mostly out of towners that numbered between 8,000 to 10,000 at the height of it all. The march and rally pretty much ended with around 3pm with Sharpton making a very brief appearance and mostly White Leftwingers hijacking the march afterwards as the out of towners headed for their buses. The signage held up by these Leftists radical included environmental messages, the overthrow of the capitalist system. One sign proclaimed that, "Capitalism was the disease...
  • Trayvon Martin's mom: Whites don't get it

    12/13/2014 5:08:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 116 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel's TV Guy Blog ^ | December 13, 2014 | Hal Boedeker
    Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, says whites do not understand the protests about the deaths of young black men. CNN's Anderson Cooper cited polls that reveal white people do not view the issue the same way as black people. "It's not happening to them, so they don't quite get it," Fulton told Cooper in an interview that aired Friday on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360." "They don't quite understand. They think that it's a small group of African-Americans that's complaining: 'Oh, what are they complaining about now?'" Cooper asked: "You hear that from people?" "Oh yeah," Fulton said. "The...
  • Geraldo Rivera Tells LeBron James To Wear ‘We’re The Problem’ Shirt Instead Of ‘I Can’t Breathe’

    12/13/2014 4:40:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | December 12, 2014 | Justin Baragona
    Doubling down on comments he made Wednesday night, Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera appeared on Fox & Friends Friday morning to discuss Cleveland Cavs star LeBron James and the statement he made recently wearing an “I Can’t Breathe” t-shirt prior to a game with the Brooklyn Nets. While LeBron is far from the only NBA player who has worn the shirt to show his dissatisfaction with the grand jury’s decision not to indict NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner, he is definitely the most high-profile athlete who has done so. Therefore, pundits and commentators have focused on...
  • BERKELEY PROTESTS SHUT DOWN PETER THIEL SPEECH

    12/11/2014 11:58:19 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 11 2104 | by JOEL B. POLLAK
    On Wednesday evening, in the very hall where the University of California at Berkeley had just celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement, demonstrators shut down a speech by billionaire tech guru--and noted libertarian--Peter Thiel. The activists who broke into Wheeler Hall were protesting the non-indictment of police officers in the deaths of black suspects Michael Brown and Eric Garner in Ferguson, MO and Staten Island, NY for the fifth straight evening.
  • Have you seen this video? Michael Brown Criminally Assaults and Robs an Old Man

    12/11/2014 10:15:20 AM PST · by big bad easter bunny · 27 replies
    Michael Brown Criminally Assaults and Robs an Old Man
  • Reporter Asks Obama If It’s His ‘Responsibility’ to Address ‘White Privilege’ in America

    12/10/2014 7:14:45 AM PST · by rktman · 18 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 12/9/2014 | Jason Howerton
    ....When Ramos asked Obama if it’s his “responsibility” to improve race relations and address “white privilege” in the United States, the president argued race relations have improved dramatically over the decades — even some in the time that he’s been in office. He never did specifically address the “white privilege” portion of the loaded question. ..... I don’t think were living in the 50s and remembering what it was like to be black or Hispanic and interacting with the police then,” Obama added. “There has been improvement, the question is: What more do we need to do?”
  • Obama believes racial equality has improved during his presidency

    12/10/2014 7:14:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/10/2014 | Ed Lasky
    Those are not the facts but facts never matter when Barack Obama is involved. Barack Obama has been in overdrive in trying to boost his appeal to his base (blacks and Hispanics, in particular) as he loses the respect of the rest of America. His latest bid to bolster his support among his most loyal of supporters is his recent claim that racial equality has improved under his reign. He did this in an interview with Univision-the Spanish-language network controlled by one of his most generous donors. Justin Sink reports at The Hill  that President Obama believes racial equality...
  • THE MOST “GUILTY” COP EVER TO WALK AWAY FREE

    12/10/2014 8:23:35 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 79 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | DECEMBER 10, 2014 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    In the early 1980s the New York City Police Department received a number of civilian complaints about the conduct of its officers. Among those complaints was one that had to be the most infuriating, embarrassing and heartbreaking even the toughest street cops had ever heard. The complaint came from a woman who said that while she was pregnant she felt faint and collapsed to the sidewalk in the streets of New York’s Greenwich Village, then subsequently became unconscious. This brought attention from a police officer who was on foot patrol nearby. From there the story was picked up by a...
  • Obama: Many Police Officers Have 'Subconscious Fear of Folks Who Look Different'

    12/10/2014 8:37:18 AM PST · by rktman · 87 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/9/2014 | Tony Lee
    President Barack Obama said many police officers have a "subconscious fear" of people "who look different," which is a "national problem that will require national solutions." In an interview with BET about race relations, Ferguson and Eric Garner's death in which Obama said that racism and bias are "deeply rooted" in America, Obama said "consequences can be deadly" when people are not being treated fairly.
  • Hank Johnson: Blacks like Ben Carson ‘trying to tap into the ignorance of people’

    12/09/2014 6:43:29 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 8, 2014 | David Sherfinski
    Rep. Hank Johnson, Georgia Democrat, said black people like retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson are trying to tap into the ignorance of people who have been whipped “into a frenzy, like a lynch mob.” Mr. Johnson was speaking on Michael Smerconish’s radio show about President Obama and opposition that he’s faced since winning election. “I support the president, I believe he’s done as much as is humanly possible to advance the cause of justice and prosperity and freedom for all people, not just blacks, and not just here in America, but across the world. I think he has changed the paradigm...
  • American exceptionalism is dead: Why the nation rediscovered its protest roots

    12/10/2014 5:11:08 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    Salon ^ | December 9, 2014 | David Dayen
    I have been out of the country twice this year. The first time, I was in Mexico when protests broke out in Ferguson, Missouri, over the shooting death of Michael Brown; more recently, my two weeks in Argentina coincided with nationwide demonstrations against the lack of grand jury indictments in the cases of Brown and Eric Garner, the Staten Island police chokehold victim. Witnessing a nascent anti-police brutality movement from a distance has given me a different perspective on it, because the novelty of getting out in the streets in America and demanding justice stands in stark contrast to the...
  • CHP braces for next freeway protest, says 'enough is enough’

    12/09/2014 9:48:59 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 62 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | Updated 8:50 pm, Tuesday, December 9, 2014 | Carolyn Jones, Kale Williams and Vivian Ho
    “Enough is enough,” said Ernie Sanchez, assistant chief of the Golden Gate Division. “The crowds have become larger, more hostile and more aggressive, and the public can expect that we will use whatever force necessary to clear the roadway and keep people safe.” Highway Patrol officers arrested 223 people Monday night for blocking the roadway, assaulting a peace officer and other offenses stemming from the protest. Those arrested face bails of up to $50,000, and many remain in custody, Sanchez said.
  • Federal Autopsy Released in Ferguson Shooting

    12/09/2014 9:47:49 PM PST · by South40 · 16 replies
    ABCNews ^ | 9 DEC 2014 | ALAN SCHER ZAGIER (AP)
    A federal autopsy in the Ferguson police shooting reached similar conclusions to those performed by local officials and a private examiner hired by 18-year-old Michael Brown's family, documents show. The Armed Forces Medical Examiner System's autopsy on Brown, conducted at the request of the Department of Justice, was among grand jury documents that St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch released Monday with little explanation. Other documents include transcripts of eight federal interviews of possible witnesses to Brown's shooting in early August; police radio traffic; and an alleged audio recording of the shots fired by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.
  • At Eric Garner Protests, Some White Activists Are Being Called Out for Their Behavior

    12/10/2014 3:10:35 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 55 replies
    Village Voice ^ | 12/9/14
    They were trying to get into Target. The crowd pushed its way through Atlantic Terminal Mall in Brooklyn on December 8, banging on windows and ignoring the hapless security guards. Hundreds of people streamed up the escalators and stopped in front of the giant discount store, whose employees were trying to close its doors to avoid a confrontation. But that didn't satisfy the protesters who were trying to get in. They'd been demonstrating in retail spaces all across the city over the past week, after all: Toys "R" Us, Macy's, Forever 21 -- they'd lie down for their "die-in," say...
  • Smith College Prez sent email to all students saying "all lives matter."6 hours later, apologized

    12/09/2014 8:10:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | December 9, 2014 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    The president of Smith College was forced to apologize after she sent out a campus wide email saying “all lives matter” instead of the rally cry of Ferguson protesters—“black lives matter.” In the original email, obtained by Campus Reform, Kathleen McCartney used “all lives matter” in the email detailing the “struggle” and “hurt” the Smith community was experiencing following the non-indictment of Officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. “We gather in vigil, we raise our voices in protest; yet we wake again to news of violence that reminds us, painfully, of the stark reality...
  • Obama: Ferguson,Garner Protests "Necessary" To Trigger "Country's Conscience" (Shorten Title)

    12/10/2014 4:07:50 AM PST · by Biggirl · 54 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 10, 2014 | Tony Lee
    President Barack Obama believes that the nationwide demonstrations over Ferguson and Eric Garner's death are "necessary" to trigger America's "conscience" so long as they are "peaceful."
  • Ferguson: The Mirror That Reflects America's Open Secret

    12/09/2014 7:01:30 PM PST · by walford · 21 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 11/27/2014 | Clarence B. Jones
    ...When the St. Louis County grand jury, after deliberating over whether to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown Jr., decided not to bring any charges against him, it was the spark that reignited the longstanding anger and simmering distrust of the system among African Americans in Ferguson and across the nation. Their "cup of endurance" had run over. The inconvenient truth is that many African Americans see that decision as further confirmation of their belief that nothing has changed since the Kerner Report of 1968, and that nothing will; a police officer who...
  • The White Conversation on Race

    12/09/2014 3:07:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Color Lines - News For Action ^ | December 9, 2014 | Carla Murphy
    With the national uproar surrounding the unpunished police killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, some white Americans say they are rethinking the lack of diversity in their lives—and the work they need to do to help create social change that lasts. Take Philadelphia artist Katherine Fritz. In her attempt to understand events in Ferguson, she stumbled upon a 2013 national survey finding that white American social circles tend to be 91 percent white. Intrigued, she tested this finding in her own life. A self-described liberal who uses the term “micro-aggressions,” she was surprised to find that her social circle...
  • Narendra Modi Wins Reader Poll for TIME Person of the Year [Ferguson Protesters second]

    12/08/2014 9:57:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    TIME ^ | 12/08/2014 | Justin Worland
    The Indian leader received more than 16% of almost five million votes cast Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who entered office this year on the promise of reviving the country’s economy, is the winner of this year’s reader poll for TIME Person of the Year. In the final tally, Modi received more than 16% of the almost 5 million votes cast. Protesters who took to the streets in Ferguson, Mo., after the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager finished second with 9%. Hong Kong protest leader Joshua Wong, Nobel Peace Prize-winner Malala Yousafzai and the doctors and nurses treating...
  • Iran Instructs U.S.: Stop the ‘Racist’ Crackdown on Blacks

    12/08/2014 8:11:20 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 10 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 12/7/14 | BY: Adam Kredo
    Iran Instructs U.S.: Stop the ‘Racist’ Crackdown on Blacks BY: Adam Kredo Iran lashed out at the United States and the Obama administration on Sunday, demanding that America immediately take action to end its “racist, inhumane crackdown on blacks” and other minorities, according to a statement by Iran’s Foreign Ministry. As the controversy over the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner continues to roil the country, Iran accused the United States of hypocrisy on the human rights front and of being a racist nation. America must “stop police brutality and racist and inhumane treatment of minorities and colored populations...
  • Protesting Law and Order

    12/08/2014 8:41:47 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/08/14 | Alan Caruba
    I worry that too many Americans fail to respect the police who put their lives on the line to protect them. They are not the enemy. The criminals are. I doubt there was ever a time in America, pre-Revolution and since, that race was not an issue. It was for the framers of the Constitution who, in order to get the southern colonies to accept it, included in Article Two that, for the purpose of taxation, slaves were to be identified as only “three-fifths” of being a person. In Section 9, it was agreed that the issue of slavery was...
  • Missouri Guv Explains Absence of National Guard at Ferguson Riots [satire]

    12/08/2014 8:16:17 AM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 Dec 2014 | John Semmens
    Governor Jay Nixon (D) explained why, despite pleas from Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder and Ferguson Mayor James Knowles, the state’s National Guard troops weren’t immediately dispatched to quell the riots. “I couldn’t risk National Guard troops shooting people like they did at Kent State in 1970,” Nixon offered. “Then the blood would be on my hands and Neil Young would write a song about me…me. It’s bad enough that I already share an unfortunate surname with former President Nixon. I didn’t want to replicate his actions.” The Governor characterized the contention that troops might have lessened the damage as “pure...
  • Here are the 10 Biggest Idiots Protesting the Garner Verdict

    12/08/2014 7:46:08 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 30 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 12-3-14 | Daniel Greenfield
    If you’re in New York right now trying to get somewhere, good luck. The streets are full of idiots screaming “I Can’t Breathe”. There are lots of signs about white supremacism, imperialism and justice. Justice being the thing that happens when a court does something, not when a lynch mob demands something. Hipsters are lying down stiffly in Grand Central Station. NYPD cops are collecting overtime thanks to the morons screaming at them. The Revolutionary Communist Party and its splinter group, the Really Revolutionary Communist Party are out in force with signs. It’s hard to pick the ten biggest idiots...
  • Bay Area Protests Turn Violent For Second Night In A Row

    12/08/2014 7:42:38 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 14 replies
    kenw PBS New Mexico ^ | 12-8-2014 | Krishnadev Calamur
    Protests over police killings in Missouri and New York turned violent in Berkeley, Calif., for the second night in a row as demonstrators vandalized businesses and blocked traffic on a freeway. "I did a few things that, you know, I'm not too proud of but, you know, I felt like it was all for a good cause at the time," protester Gary Leroy told KRON TV. Protesters threw rocks and bottles at police who responded with tear gas. The protests came in the wake of a grand jury's decision last week not to indict a New York police officer involved...
  • NOT A PARODY: Columbia Law School allows students to postpone exams over Michael Brown/Eric Garner

    12/08/2014 7:28:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Powerline ^ | 12/08/2014 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    Columbia Law School is permitting students claiming to be impaired due to the emotional impact of recent non-indictments in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner matters to postpone taking their final exams. Here is the text of a message from interim dean Robert Scott to the law school community: The grand juriesÂ’ determinations to return non-indictments in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases have shaken the faith of some in the integrity of the grand jury system and in the law more generally. For some law students, particularly, though not only, students of color, this chain of events...