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  • Mike Brown Juvenile Record? Lawsuit Seeks Alleged Arrest History Of Slain Missouri Teen

    08/29/2014 5:12:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    International Business Times ^ | August 28, 2014 | Christopher Zara
    A conservative blogger who claims he was told by law enforcement that Michael Brown had a juvenile arrest history has filed a lawsuit seeking to obtain the alleged records. Brown was fatally shot by police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9 in an incident that sparked weeks of civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. Though it’s been confirmed that the black 18-year-old was unarmed, many questions surrounding the shooting remain unanswered. Charles C. Johnson, a blogger and journalist who recently launched a website called GotNews.com, filed a lawsuit last week seeking Brown’s records from the office of Paul Fox, director of...
  • BREAKING: Mike Brown Allegedly Involved in Second Degree Murder Case as Minor

    08/29/2014 9:11:16 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 88 replies
    Controversial Times ^ | August 29, 2014 | Reagan Wilson
    BREAKING: Mike Brown Allegedly Involved in Second Degree Murder Case as Minor By Reagan Wilson on August 29, 2014 Charles C Johnson, a freelance journalist who has been covering the Mississippi Senator race better than anyone in the mainstream media, Daily Caller contributor, TheBlaze contributor, National Review contributor, author of “Why Coolidge Matters”, and the guy who did the research to debunk Everytown for Gun Safety’s school shooting map, seems to have information that Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by law enforcement in Ferguson, Missouri earlier this month, may have been involved in a murder case as a...
  • Japan: Gangster, arson-murderer hanged

    08/29/2014 6:08:08 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    Japan Today ^ | Aug. 29, 2014
    Gangster, arson-murderer hanged Crime Aug. 29, 2014 - 03:00PM JST ( 16 ) AFP TOKYO — Japan executed a mobster and a killer arsonist on Friday, bringing to 11 the total number of death sentences carried out since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took power in 2012. The executions came days before Abe is expected to reshuffle his cabinet amid speculation that he will appoint a new justice minister, whose approval is needed for any sentence to be carried out. “I ordered the executions after careful consideration,” Justice Minister Sadakazu Tanigaki told reporters
  • Commentary: Finding the Silver Lining in Ferguson among African Americans and Indians in America

    Amidst all the hell breaking loose in Ferguson, here is one more old scab to pick at – immigrant-black tensions in small towns and inner cities. It is a troubling image. The hazy security camera screen captures from the convenience store reinforced those fears. The store clerk was slightly built. Michael Brown, the customer holding him by the collar was a much larger man. Though the storeowner, Andy Patel, later told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch no shoplifting or robbery had occurred in his store, the screen-grab encapsulated a story of suspicion, tension, and conflict. Soon thereafter Michael Brown was gunned...
  • Arrest Rate in California Senate Higher Than Rate in All of State' Cities

    08/28/2014 12:26:15 PM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 5 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | August 26, 2014 | Phillip Reese
    Three of the 40 members of the California State Senate have been arrested this year, more than double the statewide arrest rate and higher than the rate in any of California's 25 largest cities. State Senator Ron Calderon was arrested in February for allegedly taking bribes. State Senator Leland Yee was arrested in March for allegedly trafficking in firearms and taking bribes. State Senator Ben Hueso was arrested Friday on suspicion of drunk driving charges. A fourth senator, Roderick Wright, was convicted of perjury and voter fraud charges in January but was arrested prior to this year. [SNIP]
  • Boston Marathon bombing suspect's sister arrested 'for threatening to BLOW UP her boyfriend's ex

    08/27/2014 8:10:40 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 16 replies
    Mail online ^ | 27 August 2014 | Snejana Farberov for Mail online
    Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's sister has been arrested for allegedly threatening to bomb a New York City woman. Police say Ailina Tsarnaeva, 24, made the threat via telephone Monday and turned herself in earlier today. She is charged with aggravated harassment targeting a woman from Harlem. Police say the North Bergen, New Jersey, resident is due in court September 30.
  • Lois Lerner's Blackberry deliberately destroyed after start of congressional probe: IRS lawyer

    08/26/2014 3:57:39 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 99 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8-26-14 | Doug McKelway
    Lois Lerner’s Blackberry was intentionally destroyed after Congress had begun its probe into IRS targeting of conservative groups, a senior IRS lawyer acknowledged in a sworn declaration. Thomas Kane, Deputy Assistant Chief Counsel for the IRS, wrote in the declaration, part of a lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch against the IRS, that the Blackberry was "removed or wiped clean of any sensitive or proprietary information and removed as scrap for disposal in June 2012." That date - June 2012 - is significant because by that time, ex-IRS official Lerner had already been summoned before congressional staffers who interviewed her about...
  • The outrage driving the Ferguson debate ignores these three key facts

    08/27/2014 1:26:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Everything ^ | August 27, 2014 | Joel F. Shults
    <p>These truths will reshape how you think about the Michael Brown shooting.</p> <p>I admit that in a cropped photo it’s hard to distinguish the Gaza Strip from Ferguson, Mo. But the violence that occurred in the St. Louis suburb this month following the shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer isn’t the authoritarian injustice that it has been portrayed to be. It may be hard to hear, but we live quite safely in the United States thanks in large part to our law enforcement system. We experience civil unrest and cruel conflict vicariously, not personally. And our exposure to deadly violence largely comes from the news and entertainment world.</p>
  • Police Sergeants’ Union Warns Against Democratic Convention in Brooklyn

    08/27/2014 6:46:28 AM PDT · by blam · 13 replies
    NYT ^ | 8-27-2014 | MATT FLEGENHEIMER and J. DAVID GOODMANAUG
    MATT FLEGENHEIMER and J. DAVID GOODMANAUGAugust 26, 2014 A union of New York City police sergeants warned the Democratic National Committee on Tuesday against holding its 2016 convention in Brooklyn, issuing an open letter that doubled as a broadside against a mayoral administration with which some officers have grown increasingly frustrated. In the letter, addressed to the group Mayor Bill de Blasio wooed during its visit to New York two weeks ago, the president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, Edward D. Mullins, said the city was going “backward to the bad old days of high crime, danger-infested public spaces and...
  • Coddling children in Ferguson, Mo.

    08/26/2014 7:45:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Fayette Citizen ^ | August 26, 2014 | Terry Garlock
    On Monday, Aug. 11, a 20-year-old unarmed white man named Dillon Taylor was shot and killed in Salt Lake City, Utah, by a black police officer in questionable circumstances. Taylor, a first-time father with a criminal record, had at the time of the shooting an outstanding arrest warrant for probation violations on robbery and obstruction of justice charges. Police had been called to a convenience store after someone reported seeing a gun. Taylor’s friends said he was turning his life around, that he had never carried a gun, that he was listening to music on headphones and was shot outside...
  • The IRS Destroyed Lois Lerner’s Blackberry, Too

    08/26/2014 2:08:32 PM PDT · by mojito · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8/26/2014 | Bryan Preston
    After Monday’s bombshell about the federal government’s system-wide email back-up system broke, there was yet another bombshell. The IRS “recycled” — destroyed — Lois Lerner’s hard drive in June 2011, just 10 days after Rep. Dave Camp had sent a letter to the IRS inquiring about the targeting of conservative groups that Lerner knew about and may have orchestrated. The IRS destroyed Lerner’s Blackberry device, too. Even though there is no suggestion that it ever “crashed,” as the agency claims about her hard drive. Even worse, the IRS destroyed Lerner’s Blackberry after it knew of the crash, and while the...
  • Suspect Dead in Officer-Involved Shooting

    08/26/2014 6:46:52 AM PDT · by dware · 20 replies
    KREX News Channel 5 ^ | 08.25.2014 | Jacklyn Thrapp
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Police filled a downtown Grand Junction neighborhood Monday afternoon after an officer-involved shooting occurred. "A ton of sirens came flying down our streets, about multiple police were down each street," eyewitness Ben Arellano said. Arellano witnessed the whole incident from his house saying he heard allegedly 12 gunshots near 17th and Grand Avenue. "Almost all of Grand Junction police, I felt like, was here at this house, guns drawn. Sadly, someone was on the ground," Arellano said. According to the Grand Junction Police Department, authorities were called to remove a person outside a home. They contacted...
  • JOE ARPAIO: Our Country Is Under Attack & Obama Is the Aggressor – “He Is Rewarding Criminals”

    08/26/2014 5:46:48 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 5 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/ ^ | August 25, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Sheriff Joe Arpaio sent out this bitter attack on Barack Obama this morning. Arpaio accuses Barack Obama of leading an attack on the United States. The popular sheriff says President Obama is “rewarding criminals.” Our country is under attack. And Barack Obama is the aggressor. That’s right. Our own President has overseen the release of thousands of illegal immigrants…hundreds of whom are convicted criminals – even felons, which are flooding into America. Every day you read the newspaper or turn on the news, there is something tragic happening, something Obama says is beyond our control. But I must tell you:...
  • Michael Brown Scholarship Fund Will Honor Late Teen's Legacy, Help Siblings Attend College

    08/25/2014 7:24:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | August 21, 2014 | Kimberly Yam
    One organization is working to not only honor the achievements and legacy of the late Michael Brown, but to also help his younger siblings achieve what he didn't have the chance to. Brown, the unarmed black teen who was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, earlier this month, was a recent high school graduate. He was scheduled to start classes at Vatterott College on Aug. 11, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, but was killed two days prior. The Wisconsin Hope Lab -- a program that researches ways to minimize barriers for students of all backgrounds...
  • New York Times on Michael Brown Is Everything the Media Gets Wrong About Black Men

    08/25/2014 4:10:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Mic ^ | August 25, 2014 | Jared Keller, director of programming
    As hundreds of Ferguson, Mo., residents attend the funeral of teenager Michael Brown on Monday, the New York Times has come under fire for claiming that Brown, who was shot and killed by a white police officer on Aug. 9, was "no angel." Here's the offending passage: Michael Brown, 18, due to be buried on Monday, was no angel, with public records and interviews with friends and family revealing both problems and promise in his young life. Shortly before his encounter with Officer Wilson, the police say he was caught on a security camera stealing a box of cigars, pushing...
  • ‘All clear’ issued after earlier ‘active shooter incident’ at Fort Lee in Virginia

    08/25/2014 6:49:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 76 replies
    Fox 8 ^ | 8/25/14
    <p>An “active shooter incident” has been reported at the Army base in Fort Lee, Virginia, according to multiple reports.</p>
  • Don’t White people kill each other, too?

    08/24/2014 2:28:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    The New Pittsburgh Courier ^ | August 24, 2014 | Edward Wyckoff Williams, The Root
    And yet we keep hearing about Black-on-Black crime because it fits the false media narrative.The truth? As the largest racial group, Whites commit the majority of crimes in America. In particular, Whites are responsible for the vast majority of violent crimes. With respect to aggravated assault, Whites led Blacks 2-1 in arrests; in forcible-rape cases, Whites led all racial and ethnic groups by more than 2-1. And in larceny theft, Whites led Blacks, again, more than 2-1. http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2012/04/whiteonwhite_crime_it_goes_against_the_false_media_narrative.2.html Given this mathematical truth, would anyone encourage African Americans to begin shooting suspicious White males in their neighborhoods for fear that they’ll...
  • Three men found guilty of murdering innocent mother as she celebrated 24th birthday

    08/24/2014 7:19:42 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 87 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Aug 18, 2014 | Alice Philipson
    Three men found guilty of murdering innocent mother as she celebrated 24th birthday Sabrina Moss, a nursery schoolteacher, was sheltering from the rain when she gunned down in the street By Alice Philipson 6:49PM BST 18 Aug 2014 Three men have been found guilty of murdering an innocent nursery school as she sheltered from the rain during a night out celebrating her 24th birthday. Sabrina Moss, who had a four-year-old son, was shot in the heart as she became caught up in a bloody drugs turf while standing with a group of about 15 others outside a fast-food restaurant in...
  • Hackensack and Paterson assaults are not part of 'knockout game,' police say ("Urban legend")

    08/24/2014 4:02:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Record and Paterson Press ^ | August 21, 2014 | Abbott Koloff
    After a man in his 60s was beaten by a group of teenagers in Pat­erson on Wednesday night, a city councilman said it looked like an example of a supposedly trending national game called “knockout.” Fears that the game, blamed for at least one death in New Jersey, had taken root locally were fanned earlier in the week when a lone assailant randomly punched three people in separate incidents in Hackensack. On Thursday, authorities said neither case appeared to fit the criteria to be called the knockout game, which they said typically involves a group of people approaching a victim...
  • Former Leesburg cop found not guilty of sex assault

    08/23/2014 2:21:14 PM PDT · by christx30 · 39 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | August 23, 2014 | Jayna Omaye
    TAVARES — A former Leesburg police officer acquitted Friday of sexually assaulting a woman in his custody had a terse message for the 24-year-old and her family after the verdict: "Move on." People in the courtroom broke into tears when the jury of four women and two men found Henri Bart Larue, 27, not guilty of armed sexual battery by a law-enforcement officer — a crime that could have landed him in prison for life.
  • Will Ferguson be a moment or a movement? (They are achingly desperate for a revolution)

    08/23/2014 1:46:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 22, 2014 | Professor Fredrick Harris
    When does a moment become a movement? Events such as the killing of unarmed, 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., can provide the moral shock that political movements need to build their ranks and bring attention to a community’s afflictions. They can be like the murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till in 1955 or the beating death of Matthew Shepard in 1998 — transformative episodes that remake perceptions and force a society to abandon abhorrent practices. Or they can be like the 1991 beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police officers: a horrific moment that failed to create a sustained...
  • Reporter Sues St. Louis County Court for Michael Brown’s Juvenile Arrest Record

    08/22/2014 4:57:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 22, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    He was a gentle soul. The last video of 18 year-old Michael Brown shows the Normandy High School graduate robbing a local convenience store. On Friday reporter Charles Johnson sued the St. Louis County Court for Michael Brown’s juvenile arrest record. Via Got News: Got News filed a lawsuit against St. Louis County court today to obtain the juvenile arrest records of Michael Brown after the court denied his request. Brown was killed in a controversial altercation with Officer Darren Wilson. Got News editor-in-chief Charles C. Johnson was told by two different law enforcement sources from St. Louis that Brown...
  • The FRiday Night Movie - Plunder Road (1957)

    08/22/2014 4:28:02 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | n/a | n/a
    This week's film is an underrated little gem of a heist flick from the late 1950s. A gang of robbers pull off a daring train robbery, and now must figure out how to smuggle several million dollars worth of gold out of the country before the law catches up with them. Starring Jeanne Cooper, Gene Raymond, and Elisha Cook, Jr.
  • Poverty Is Not The Cause of Criminal Behavior

    08/22/2014 5:51:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/22/2014 | By Patricia L. Dickson
    As the events in Ferguson, Missouri continue to unfold, a common excuse being offered for the riots and looting is poverty and income inequality. An article written by retired NBA player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar outlines what he calls the reasons for a coming race war that stems from class warfare and systemic racism. The article was so full of liberal talking points and delusional distortions that I had to take a break after each paragraph. He, like others, claims that the rich are somehow holding back poor blacks in order to maintain control of their riches. He also claims the rich...
  • South Florida Man Fights Back After Felony Arrest

    08/21/2014 7:35:44 PM PDT · by DariusBane · 26 replies
    Liveleak.com ^ | 08/21/2014 | PhotographyIsNotACrime
    All Eric McDonough wanted was for Homestead Police officer Alejandro Murguido to obey the same traffic laws he enforced in their neighborhood. Instead, the 36-year-old scientist ended up in jail on charges of aggravated stalking and threatening a public servant because he confronted Murguido with his cellphone’s voice recorder outside the cop’s home two years ago. Since then, McDonough says Homestead Police Department brass have refused to investigate Murguido for falsely accusing him even though he has an audio recording that contradicts the cop’s version of events. McDonough tells his story in this video, so this is not the usual...
  • Are we Ferguson?

    08/21/2014 5:59:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    CNN Opinion ^ | August 21, 2014 | Professor John Inazu
    We all know the slogans meant to express empathy and solidarity: "We are Columbine." "We are all New Yorkers." "I am Trayvon Martin." The "We are Ferguson" messages have already begun, and we will likely see more. The well-intended connections seldom work. Most of us are not Columbine because most of us did not lose children in our community in a high school mass shooting. We are not all New Yorkers because only some of us experienced the aftermath of 9/11 at Ground Zero. I am not Trayvon Martin because I am not a black male. Are we Ferguson? That's...
  • What About 'Black-on-Black Crime'?

    08/21/2014 1:45:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2014 | Steve Chapman
    The shooting of Michael Brown and its turbulent aftermath have renewed an old question: Why does the black community raise a ruckus when a white person kills a black person, which is rare, but not when a black person kills a black person, which is far less rare? It's a complaint perennially lodged by conservative commentators. Jason Riley, an African-American editorial writer for The Wall Street Journal, criticized the Rev. Al Sharpton's appearance in Ferguson, Missouri. "The problem is not cops shooting blacks but blacks shooting each other," he asserted. Yet "so-called black leaders are much more interested in making...
  • Star Witness In Michael Brown Shooting Charged With Theft, Filing False Police Report

    08/21/2014 10:50:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | August 21, 2014 | Larry O'Connor
    Dorian Johnson, the primary witness to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, has an outstanding warrant for a 2011 theft in Jefferson City and pleaded guilty for filing a false police report related to that theft. St. Louis ABC affiliate ABC 17 cross referenced Johnson’s name against several records and discovered the warrant. Johnson will be the star witness for any potential prosecution proceedings against Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Brown. Johnson was walking with Brown when the shooting occurred. He has already done multiple media appearances where he falsely claimed Brown was shot by Wilson in...
  • WaPo Columnist Slams Opponents of Ferguson Looting: Think 'Personal Property Worth More Than Life'

    08/21/2014 9:25:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 21, 2014 | Jeffrey Meyer
    Clinton Yates, Washington Post online columnist and commentator for Washington D.C’s WTOP radio station, decided to wade into the controversy in Ferguson by slamming those who oppose the looting and violence in the wake of Michael Brown’s death. On Thursday, August 21, during his “My Take with Clinton Yates” segment on WTOP, which is the main news radio station for the political class in Washington D.C., Yates insisted that someone who says “looting is never acceptable is implicitly saying that personal property is worth more than life itself.” Listen to MP3 audio here.] The Post columnist began his rant by...
  • Orange mom claims daughter was victim of 'knockout game' (Texas)

    08/20/2014 1:01:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Beaumont Enterprise ^ | August 19, 2014 | Michelle Heath
    Jackie Dueitt's daughter is afraid to brush her hair. The 10-year-old girl is scared she will accidentally hit the knot on the back of her head. The Orange youngster was hurt on Friday outside a Beaumont store when a teen on a bicycle allegedly rode by her, let out a string of profanities and struck her on the head. Dueitt believes her daughter is the victim of the "knockout game," a violent assault in which the objective is to knock someone out with a single punch. "I think they were trying to [knock her out]," Dueitt said. The "knockout game"...
  • Bali ‘Suitcase Killer’ complains about ‘Racist’ KFC prison food

    08/18/2014 6:13:48 PM PDT · by PotatoHeadMick · 34 replies
    popdust ^ | 08/18/2014 | Debbie Emery
    You would think that after police in Bali found the body of her dead mother in a suitcase in a taxi, the last thing on the mind of Heather Lois Mack would be what she’s being given to eat right now ,But the imprisoned, pregnant 19-year-old from the wealthy suburb of Oak Park near Chicago has been complaining about how bad the food is behind bars. “Heather complains about the food and that she is not being well-treated in jail, nevertheless police treat the prisoners all the same,” said Djoko Hari Utomo, chief of police for the Balinese capital Denpasar,...
  • Ray Allen Pissed Off At Police For Not Taking Home Invasion Seriously

    08/19/2014 12:24:05 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    deadspin.com ^ | 8/18/14 | Rohan Nadkarni
    NBA free agent Ray Allen and his family are not thrilled with Coral Gables police after a recent break-in at Allens' home. The family's home in Coral Gables, a suburb of Miami where Allen most recently played with the Heat, was broken into last Thursday by a group of teenagers. The teenagers claimed they just wanted to see the house and thought it had been vacated, and police declined to press any charges. The Allens see the situation much differently. The family released this statement Sunday, per the Miami Herald: "We want to correct the erroneous information being reported about...
  • Why Do Black Leaders Have Preconceived Notions of Guilt When the Races Exchange Roles?

    08/19/2014 9:37:55 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/19/14 | Jerry McConnell
    Holder: "Extraordinary circumstances" surrounding Brown's shooting dictated that the feds conduct their own probe If at first you don’t succeed, try - oops; not that one, but it’s very close. The one I’m thinking of when I heard that the cavalry, in the form of two black leaders, not Black Panthers, although that group are certainly present at this roasting; but these warriors heard that a young black boy got shot by a white policeman during the riots in Ferguson, suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, and they’re here to make sure some white cop gets not necessarily fair but equal...
  • MICHAEL BROWN: A VERSION THE SHARPTONS AND JACKSONS OF THE WORLD DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT

    08/18/2014 7:56:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Hopelessly Partisan blog ^ | August 18, 2014 | Ken Berwitz
    Here, excerpted from an article at cnn.com, is a version of what happened between Michael Brown and Officer Darren Wilson that was called into Saint Louis' radio station KFTK. I assure you that the al sharptons and jesse jacksons of the world would rather you don't know a thing about it. But in this blog, we show all sides, so here it is: According to the account on St. Louis radio station KFTK, phoned in by a woman who identified herself as "Josie," the altercation on August 9 began after Officer Darren Wilson rolled down his window to tell Brown...
  • Michael Brown Allegedly Attacked Officer Before Fatal Shooting

    08/18/2014 3:56:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 18, 2014 | Tony Lee
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Before he was shot and killed, Michael Brown allegedly bum rushed officer Darren Wilson multiple times, punched him in the face, grabbed his gun and caused it to discharge, and even taunted Wilson, saying, "You're not going to shoot me," according to a woman who claims to know Wilson's significant other. Last week, "Josie" called into KFTK NewsTalk 97.1 and said Wilson allegedly thought Brown was "on something" and felt Brown's actions were "unbelievable." CNN has since reported that her recollection matches what Wilson told police after the incident. "Josie" told host Dana Loesch that Wilson's "significant other told...
  • 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
  • The Coming Race War Won’t Be About Race

    08/17/2014 5:18:21 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 195 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 16 Aug 14 | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    Ferguson is not just about systemic racism—it's about class warfare, and how America's poor are held back ill the recent rioting in Ferguson, Missouri, be a tipping point in the struggle against racial injustice, or will it be a minor footnote in some future grad student’s thesis on Civil Unrest in the Early Twenty-First Century? More Feds Will Perform Another Autopsy on Michael Brown NBC NewsHungry Heroes: 25 Percent of Military Families Seek Food Aid NBC News'We Have Had Enough': Ferguson Rally Remembers Michael Brown NBC NewsFerguson Protesters Guard Stores From Looters Huffington PostWestboro Baptist Church's Plan To Protest Robin...
  • On race, America has far to go. Ferguson won't be the last flash point

    08/17/2014 3:19:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 263 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 16, 2014 | Farai Chideya
    The events in Missouri spring from America's deeply embedded segregation and black economic deprivation. I spent my very early years in New York, living a very multiracial Sesame Street life, a big swinging bellbottom of a childhood. And then our family moved to Baltimore and the iron curtain of the "colour line" fell. I felt that I had moved from the 1970s through a time warp where black and white were the only two colours and never the twain shall socially meet. I grew to understand what the 50s were actually like in Baltimore, when my mother, for example, was...
  • The “militarization” of police was not only inevitable, but necessary

    08/16/2014 4:38:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 289 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 16, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    The rioting, protests and controversy continue to swirl around Ferguson this weekend, and you will no doubt be reading plenty of coverage from both sides about it. But in the background, a disturbing, larger national conversation has erupted out of the troubles in the St. Louis suburb. The hot topic everywhere seems to be a growing call to halt the so called “militarization” of the nation’s civilian police forces, highlighted by the riot suppression gear on display in Ferguson. It’s an argument coming from both sides of the ideological spectrum, too. The IBD editorial board warns us to “beware” of...
  • Ferguson rioters harass, threaten reporters

    08/16/2014 10:52:06 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 57 replies
    Politico ^ | 16 Aug 2014 | BYRON TAU
    FERGUSON, Missouri — Reporters trying to cover the renewed chaos in this town faced a new threat on Friday: the demonstrators themselves. Print, video and photo-journalists were all repeatedly and aggressively threatened and harassed when attempting to photograph or videotape any of the looting or property destruction. Many of the demonstrators expressed concern about being identified by police or told reporters that the looting was none of their concern. Police largely remained on the sidelines on Friday and into the dawn hours of Saturday morning as demonstrators descended on a number of businesses in Ferguson — pulling alcohol, lottery tickets,...
  • Not #Ferguson: Elderly White Woman Hospitalized After Brutal Robbery in Ocoee

    08/16/2014 8:21:55 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 61 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 16,2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    WFTV in Orlando, Florida reported Friday about a callous, violent robbery of an elderly white woman by three young black men that left the woman hospitalized with a serious brain injury and a broken clavicle. The Publix surveillance videos released to the media show rare, clear before, during and after video of the victim, the perps and the robbery. There will be no protests, no candlelight vigils, no statement by President Barack Obama, no Justice Department investigation, no visits by Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson. The race ‘healers’ won’t descend on Ocoee like they are doing in Ferguson this week...
  • what would you do? (vanity)

    08/16/2014 8:09:55 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 117 replies
    8-16-14 | Enterprise
    You park your SUV in a space and you and your wife prepare to do some shopping. You open the door and a 300 pound jerk is near to the vehicle and he slams your door shut and yells at you and tells you to leave, and says your kind don't belong around here. You get out of the vehicle, and the jerk pushes you back into it, punches you in the face a few times, and for good measure, punches your wife in the mouth, splitting her lip. He walks away and you get out of your car, and...
  • James Knowles Ferguson v. Frank Rizzo's Philadelphia

    08/16/2014 7:44:25 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 15 replies
    There was a time when some mayors and police commissioners knew their duty. First and foremost, protect lives. Second, protect property. Unlike Ferguson Mayor James Knowles, Frank Rizzo knew how to keep the peace and what to do with rioters. "Throughout his career, Mr. Rizzo seemed to embrace controversy. "I'm going to make Attila the Hun look like a faggot," he once told a newspaper reporter." Check out the following 1991 NYT column on the life of Philly Police Commissioner and Mayor Frank Rizzo: Frank Rizzo of Philadelphia Dies at 70; A 'Hero' and 'Villain'
  • Looters running wild in Ferguson, Missouri

    08/16/2014 5:52:41 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 23 replies
    Instagram.Com ^ | August 16, 2014 | DerrickQ
    Link only - raw video
  • Police Chief now says officer might have realized Michael Brown was robbery suspect

    08/16/2014 12:44:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    MissouriNet ^ | August 15, 2014 | Mike Lear
    The Chief of the Ferguson Police Department now says officer Darren Wilson realized that he might be talking to suspects in a strong-armed robbery when he encountered 18-year-old Michael Brown and his friend, just before the incident in which Wilson fatally shot Brown. Jackson had told reporters Friday afternoon that Wilson stopped Brown and his friend, Dorian Johnson, because they pair were walking down the street and blocking traffic, but did not know Brown was identified as a suspect in the robbery in which a box of cigars was stolen. Jackson has since told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that Wilson...
  • Protester looting again...Store where Brown was taped looted. Ferguson

    08/15/2014 11:24:21 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 59 replies
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  • Who Lost the Cities? There is more wrong with Ferguson than the Brown case.

    08/15/2014 9:22:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The National Review ^ | August 15, 2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    The Reverend Jesse Jackson is, to the surprise of all thinking people, right about something: “A spark has exploded,” he said, referring to the protests and violence in Ferguson, Mo. “When you look at what sparked riots in the Sixties, it has always been some combination of poverty, which was the fuel, and then some oppressive police tactic. It was the same in Newark, in Chicago, in Detroit, in Los Angeles. It’s symptomatic of a national crisis of urban abandonment and repression, seen in Chicago.” A question for the Reverend Jackson: Who has been running the show in Newark, in...
  • Geraldo Rivera: Michael Brown And Trayvon Martin, Spinning Tragedy

    08/15/2014 3:59:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | August 15, 2014 | Geraldo Rivera
    It is outrageous that we only found out now, nearly a week after the fact, that 18-year-old Michael Brown, the kid tragically killed on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, met the description of a suspect in a strong-arm robbery of a convenience store obtained from a 911 call received at 11:51 a.m. on Saturday August 9. Ten minutes later, at 12:01 p.m., and just a ¼ mile away, Brown and his alleged accomplice are spotted and confronted by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. If Officer Wilson heard the 911 call, of course the cop is tensed up. The six-year veteran...
  • What Is The Real Danger To Black People?

    08/15/2014 6:19:51 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 63 replies
    wham 1180 ^ | 8-15-2014 | BOB LONSBERRY
    In the United States in 2011, the most recent year for which there are statistics, the FBI says there were 6,329 black people murdered. That does not include manslaughters and other non-murder homicides. Nonetheless, it accounts for half of the murders in the country, and exceeds the number of whites murdered by about 500. That’s significant because blacks comprise a far smaller proportion of the population than do whites. What percentage of murdered blacks are killed by other blacks? In most cases, race of victim and perpetrator is not tracked. Of the 6,329 murdered black people in 2011, the FBI...
  • Michael Brown Case Suddenly Blows Wide Open: A Likely Slam-Dunk For The Police

    08/15/2014 12:36:56 PM PDT · by IChing · 272 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 8/15/14 | Donald Joy
    Breaking new revelations in the controversy over the police shooting of 18-year old Michael Brown have not only changed the narrative completely, they probably guarantee that the police officer in question, Dennis Wilson, will be exonerated. If not for new video evidence showing a person who has been positively identified as Brown committing strong-arm robbery nearby (at the same store which was looted and burned in the aftermath of his death), and just prior to the shooting incident, officer Wilson might have been railroaded as George Zimmerman nearly was last year, and falsely convicted of a very serious crime. Lo...