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  • Ferguson officer appears before grand jury on shooting of Michael Brown (Darren Wilson)

    09/17/2014 5:51:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | September 17, 2014 | Kim Bell and Robert Patrick
    Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson testified here for almost four hours Tuesday in front of the St. Louis County grand jury investigating his Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown, a source with knowledge of the investigation said Wednesday. Wilson was not obligated to appear, and also has spoken with St. Louis County investigators twice and federal investigators once, the source said. The source said Wilson was “cooperative.” A spokesman for Prosecuting Attorney Robert P. McCulloch’s office, Ed Magee, refused to comment Wednesday on who has testified. The shooting of Brown, 18, who was black and unarmed, by Wilson, who is...
  • Big Labor Steps Up Around Ferguson and Race

    09/17/2014 6:26:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Color Lines ^ | September 17, 2014 | Carla Murphy
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The head of the largest confederation of labor unions this week acknowledged that Big Labor, representing more than 12 million workers in the U.S., has not always supported men and women of color. AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka, addressing the Missouri AFL-CIO convention this Monday focused heavily on race in America and on racism within union ranks. “How can we not be involved?” he asked of the killing of Michael Brown and its aftermath. One recent survey has exposed deep racial division over officer Darren Wilson’s fatal shooting of the unarmed 18-year-old. Trumka threaded a fine line indicative of a central...
  • Loud Ferguson protesters disrupt government meeting

    09/17/2014 12:10:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    CLAYTON, Missouri -- Protesters seeking the immediate arrest of the white Ferguson police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old loudly disrupted another government meeting Tuesday. The group renewed calls to remove the county prosecutor investigating the case and vowed political retaliation against an elected official tied to the prosecutor. The demand for officer Darren Wilson's arrest and the recusal of the St. Louis County prosecuting attorney began with the final utterance of the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of the St. Louis County Council meeting. "For all," crowd members shouted, emphasizing the second word, as the pledge...
  • The red flag flies high again on prosecution in Michael Brown slaying

    09/16/2014 9:41:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The San Francisco Bay View - A National Black Newspaper ^ | September 16, 2014 | Earl Ofari Hutchinson
    A little over a year ago the debate was fierce over whether Florida state prosecutor Angela “Tough on Crime” Corey assigned to prosecute George Zimmerman for killing Trayvon Martin would dump the case. There was good reason for the debate. Zimmerman was not a police officer. But he was seen as the next best or worst thing to it since he had close ties with law enforcement and was a one-time neighborhood watch patrol officer. This automatically bestowed on him the shield that cops have from any charges of misconduct, especially in cases where the victims of their misconduct are...
  • Ferguson and the summer of 1967 (The “reservoir of underlying grievances” remains)

    09/14/2014 4:00:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | September 11, 2014 | Chuck Henson
    White man shoots and kills black man. Predominantly black population protests, riots, loots. Predominantly white police force overwhelmed. Governor calls out the National Guard. Curfew imposed. Similar events took place in Newark and Detroit in the summer of 1967. President Johnson responded by dispatching what would become known as the Kerner Commission to find the causes and propose a solution. The commission’s basic conclusion was “Our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white — separate and unequal.” Among its findings, the commission reported action against “local symbols of white American society, authority and property.” No single triggering...
  • Community still coming to grips with why Michael Brown’s body was left in the street

    09/14/2014 6:10:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Lake County Journal / The Associated Press ^ | September 14, 2014 | David Hunn and Kim Bell, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    The indignation was instantaneous. Neighbors in Canfield Green poured from their apartments and stared at 18-year-old Michael Brown, unarmed, face down in the street, shot dead by a police officer. Then, fueled by camera phones and social media, the outrage jumped out of this suburban apartment complex, crossed St. Louis County, traversed the country and, over the weeks, spread across the world. The Rev. Al Sharpton, preaching at Brown’s funeral two weeks later, said the teen was left in the street “like nobody cared,” as if his life “didn’t matter.”(continued)
  • Was Ferguson the beginning of a new civil rights era?

    09/14/2014 12:54:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 14, 2014 | Patrik Jonsson
    Ferguson became a Selma-like moment for the 2010s – to the extent the stark images caused a nation to stop and reflect on the state of racial relations in America. Moreover, a new generation of activists, who were not weaned on the nonviolence of the Civil Rights Era, is coming to the fore. Ferguson, Mo. — Burly, with tattoos and a bandanna over his face, Anthony Pruit stepped up to the Missouri State Highway Patrol captain trying to cool the tensions that engulfed Ferguson, Mo., in protests and riots this summer. “We hurt, we broken, and we ain’t all criminals,”...
  • MO: KC Mayor James "Violence is committed by guns." ?

    09/14/2014 6:42:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    There has been much talk about how "progressives" do not believe in individual responsibility.  There is the stereotype that liberals attribute volitional powers to firearms, that firearms cause violence.   In anticipation of the veto override  of SB656 in Missouri, Mayor Sly James gave a speech in Kansas City, MO. The transcript from fox4kc.com shows: Violence, the mayor says is committed by guns. I listened to the video of the speech.  That sentence is not recorded from Mayor James, but is reported as being said by Kerri Stowell of Fox4news.  As I heard it , she said that Mayor James...
  • Liberals press Pelosi, Obama for vote on Syrian air strikes

    09/14/2014 4:16:18 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 13 replies
    thehill.com ^ | September 14, 2014 | Mike Lillis
    A growing chorus of liberal Democrats is pushing President Obama to get Congress's explicit approval before launching missile strikes into Syria. The pressure from supporters on Capitol Hill is not only a headache for Obama, but also puts House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other top Democrats in the difficult position of bucking a broad segment of their own caucus in order to protect an ally in the White House. Scores of Democrats had signed letters a year ago advocating against military strikes targeting the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad without congressional backing. Thirteen months later the enemy...
  • Missouri’s rapid rightward shift

    09/13/2014 7:27:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    MSNBC ^ | September 13, 2014 | Trymaine Lee
    In just four weeks, Missouri has carried out an execution, imposed a 72-hour waiting period on women seeking abortions, expanded gun rights and become the poster child for the militarization of police and racial discord. Its public school system is struggling beneath the weight of an ongoing funding crisis, and an entire local police force is under federal investigation. While the killing of unarmed black teen Michael Brown by a small-city cop and the fiery protests and heavy-handed police response that followed has drawn national attention and scorn, the incident is but a glimpse into the current social and political...
  • Ferguson tragedy becoming a farce

    09/13/2014 5:28:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 12, 2014 | Dana Milbank
    What happened in Ferguson, Mo., last month was a tragedy. What’s on course to happen there next month will be a farce. October is when a grand jury is expected to decide whether to indict the white police officer, Darren Wilson, who killed an unarmed black teenager by firing at least six bullets into him. It’s a good bet the grand jurors won’t charge him, because all signs indicate that the St. Louis County prosecutor, Robert McCulloch, doesn’t want them to. The latest evidence that the fix is in came this week from The Post’s Kimberly Kindy and Carol Leonnig,...
  • The Last Thing Missouri Needs Is More Guns, but That's Exactly What It's Getting

    09/13/2014 4:20:46 PM PDT · by BBell · 52 replies
    news.vice.com ^ | 9/12/14 | Alice Speri
    Following some of the most significant protests in recent American history, you'd think Missouri's priorities would be rebuilding frayed ties within its communities and addressing its policing problem. Instead, the overwhelmingly Republican state legislature thinks that, SWAT teams aside, there aren't enough guns out there. On Thursday, Missouri lawmakers addressed this concern by overriding an earlier veto from Governor Jay Nixon and voting into place a law that massively expands gun rights in the state: it lowers the legal age to obtain a concealed weapons permit from 21 to 19, allows residents with such a permit to openly carry guns,...
  • Michael Brown shooting: Is this new video a 'game changer'?

    09/13/2014 11:27:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/13/2014 | By Catherine E. Shoichet and Randi Kaye
    It's a view of the Michael Brown shooting we hadn't seen before, but could it be enough to shape the way a grand jury handles the controversial case? An exclusive video first broadcast Wednesday on CNN shows two construction workers' reactions just after a police officer shot the unarmed African-American 18-year-old last month in Ferguson, Missouri. The contractors shown in the short video clip told CNN they saw Brown with his hands up as Officer Darren Wilson pursued him and opened fire. Several legal analysts describe the video as a "game changer." Others said it might not make much of...
  • Job, Resource Fair to Be Held in Ferguson Saturday

    09/13/2014 8:13:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    KMOX-AM ^ | September 12, 2014 | Carol Daniel
    FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOX) - The protests and riots in Ferguson highlighted what many already knew—residents in many North St. Louis county towns are facing unemployment, poverty and lack of educational achievement. Organizers say a job and resource fair on Saturday, Sept. 13 is designed to tackle those issues. “We’re all alarmed by the situation and events that are happening, but I’m hoping that out of that something good can come out of it, and that’s getting people jobs and getting folks back into the educational setting,” says St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley Interim President Ruby Curry. The Urban League of...
  • Brown Family Attorney Benjamin Crump Admits His Desperation…

    09/12/2014 6:33:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | September 12, 2014 | Sundance
    This letter sent to the Saint Louis Dispatch by Benjamin Crump clearly showcases the growing sense of desperation. As with almost all things from the mind of the Crump it will also backfire. Benjamin Crump should leave the thinking parts to his sidekick Daryl Parks. First the Letter:Benjamin Crump is not the sharpest tack in the tool shed. You see, in the mind of the Crump the judge blocking the release of the Juvenile criminal records of Mike Brown equates to the non-existence of the records; ergo in Crump’s mind there is no risk of criminal conduct being exposed. BIG...
  • Portrait of a protester in Ferguson, Missouri (Think it's sympathetic to the looters?*)

    09/12/2014 2:44:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    MSNBC ^ | September 12, 2014 | Trymaine Lee
    FERGUSON, Missouri— Just days after 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed in a hail of police bullets, Joshua Williams found himself facing off with a phalanx of heavily-armed officers. Williams joined the swarm of angry protesters who, in the wake of the teen’s death, took over the streets not far from the scene of the killing. They chanted and yelled and hoisted protest signs in the air. The police responded with snipers positioned on top of armored vehicles and a heavy deployment of officers, many with automatic rifles slung over their shoulders. When someone from the crowd threw a rock or...
  • 'He had his (...) hands in the air': New video of Michael Brown incident reveals witnesses' horror

    09/12/2014 1:16:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 09/12/2014 | By COREY CHARLTON
    A video has surfaced showing two witnesses' incredulous reactions to the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer. In the video, one of the contractors standing near the scene throws his own hands up in the air and shouts 'he had his f****** hands in the air' minutes after Brown was gunned down. Officer Darren Wilson shot dead unarmed 18-year-old Brown on August 9, in an incident that triggered a national debate on race relations and two weeks of widespread protests. The men's reactions were captured on a cellphone-recorded video obtained by CNN. One of...
  • Wait for answers threatens fragile calm in Ferguson

    09/11/2014 10:43:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    World Magazine / The Associated Press ^ | September 10, 2014 | Lynde Langdon
    The conflict in Ferguson, Mo., might have simmered for a time, but the heat is rising again as residents lose patience with the government’s response to the shooting death of Michael Brown. The mobs of protesters that took over Ferguson streets in the nights after Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old, have dispersed, as has a police presence reinforced by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the National Guard. A St. Louis County grand jury is hearing evidence and will decide whether to indict Wilson on criminal charges in the shooting....
  • Pharrell: Obama 'Needs to Come Down' to Ferguson

    09/10/2014 6:25:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | September 10, 2014 | Daniel Kreps
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Pharrell Williams told CNN's Don Lemon that President Barack Obama "needs to come down" to Ferguson, Missouri to see firsthand the aftermath of the shooting of Michael Brown. "When your parents come into the room — whether it's you or your cousin that knocked the vase down — both of y'all sit up at attention," said the producer. "This is a deeper laceration in this country. This is going to be the longest hangover in race relations ever." While Pharrell might not have been as vocal as his hip-hop peers following Brown's death, the Neptunes producer and The Voice judge...
  • New Michael Brown shooting witnesses describe scene

    09/10/2014 5:55:34 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 66 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/10/2014 | Randi Kaye,
    (CNN) -- Two men, shocked at what they saw, describe an unarmed teenager with his hands up in the air as he's gunned down by a police officer. They were contractors doing construction work in Ferguson, Missouri, on the day Michael Brown was shot dead.And the men, who asked not to be identified, told CNN they were about 50 feet away from Officer Darren Wilson when he opened fire.An exclusive cell phone video captures their reactions during the final moments of the shooting."He had his f**n hands up," one of the men says in the video.
  • Kids From Ferguson Recruited to ‘Educate White America’ on Racism in ‘Hey White People’ Video

    09/10/2014 3:18:55 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 92 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/9/14
    FCKH8.com, a “for-profit T-shirt company with an activist heart” released a new video Tuesday that uses kids from Ferguson, Missouri, to “educate white America about the racist reality in 2014.” The company recruited six young black kids from Ferguson, reportedly from the same block where 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer. “Armed ONLY with statistics (hands up, don’t shoot) these articulate and adorable kids are not having it while much of white America would rather pretend racism is over,” the video’s description reads. The video starts with the kids noting that Ferguson is the place “where...
  • Ferguson Reforms Met With Rancor at City Meeting (Gave in to ALL their demands & still got heckled!)

    09/09/2014 9:53:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    ABC News / The Associated Press ^ | September 9, 2014 | Alan Scher Zagier and Nigel Duara of the AP
    Efforts by city leaders in the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black 18-year-old was fatally shot by a white police officer to repair the local government's fractured relationship with its residents got off to a rocky start Tuesday at the first public meeting of elected officials since Michael Brown's death. The shooting last month exposed an undercurrent of racial unrest in Ferguson and other nearby suburbs in mostly black communities of north St. Louis County, and prompted days of sometimes-violent protests...
  • BREAKING: #MikeBrown Attorneys CONFRONTED on Officer Wilson’s Severe Facial Injuries (VIDEO)

    09/09/2014 7:47:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 9, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Exclusive to The Gateway Pundit– Mike Brown Attorneys Asked About Officer Wilson Eye Fracture–Micheal Brown’s attorneys and supporters held a rally today in front of the Ferguson Police Department. Reporter Adam Sharp was there to confront the attorneys on Officer Darren Wilson’s severe injuries. Here’s their response: (VIDEO-AT-LINK)From the video: National Action Network Spokesman: You cannot look the other way when the culprit is someone in your own police department or your own back yard. Any questions? Reporter Adam Sharp: Is it true that Officer Wilson suffered facial fractures? NAN Spokesman: That’s nothing that I’ve heard. I haven’t seen anything...
  • Elderly couple beaten in Kansas City attacks die

    09/09/2014 7:17:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    The Salina Post / The Associated Press ^ | September 9, 2014 | Staff & wire reports
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two people have died after being beaten in their Kansas City home during an attack in which three others were fatally shot. Kansas City police say Ann and George Taylor, both in their 80s, died Tuesday after spending a week on life support....
  • The Michael Brown Shooting: Why the Requirement for 'Perfect' Victims is About Race

    09/09/2014 11:46:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Social Work Helper ^ | September 9, 2014 | Tanya Bonner
    By the time Norma L. McCorvey was 21, she had abused drugs and was on her third child. While carrying that third child, her scheme to falsely claim she was raped in order to obtain a legal abortion put her in the path of attorneys seeking to challenge U.S. abortion laws. Those attorneys who would make her (as “Jane Roe”) the lead plaintiff in a landmark 1973 U.S. Supreme Court case that would make abortion within the first three months of pregnancy legal for all women in America and halt the deadly practice of amateur, underground abortions: Roe v. Wade....
  • Video: One Second They’re Walking Away From a Gang, Next They’re Fending Off a Brutal Attack

    09/08/2014 5:47:12 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 23 replies
    Da Blaze ^ | 9-4-14 | Dave Urbanski
    Police are looking for six male suspects shown on surveillance video brutally beating a couple outside a club in downtown Springfield, Missouri, KYTV-TV reported. Meredith Cole said she was outside the Outland Ballroom when she was approached by a group of males who began to sexually assault her, KYTV reported. Cole said she managed to get back inside the club where her boyfriend, Alex, was working as a DJ and told him about the assault; he then exited the club to try to identify her attackers, the station reported. Surveillance video appears to show the couple walking away from the...
  • Black Lawyers to Challenge Police Brutality in 25 Cities

    09/08/2014 3:51:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Skanner - Challenging People To Shape A Better Future Now ^ | September 8, 2014 | Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent
    In an effort to combat police brutality in the Black community, the National Bar Association recently announced plans to file open records requests in 25 cities to study allegations of police misconduct. Pamela Meanes, president of the Black lawyers and judges group, said that the Association was already making plans for a nationwide campaign to fight police brutality when Michael Brown, an unarmed Black teenager was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a White police officer following a controversial midday confrontation in a Ferguson, Mo. Meanes called police brutality the new civil rights issue of this era, an issue that...
  • DOJ Investigation of Ferguson Police: Fair and Impartial?

    09/08/2014 2:04:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 8, 2014 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    The DOJ division investigating Ferguson was exposed years ago at PJ Media, when all its new hires had leftist backgrounds. It’s not enough that the Justice Department is investigating the shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson, MO police officer. Now it’s opening up a “pattern and practice” investigation of the entire Ferguson police force. The big question: Is this Justice Department capable of conducting a fair and impartial investigation? The applicable federal law (42 U.S.C. §14141) makes it unlawful for any governmental authority “to engage in a pattern or practice of conduct by law enforcement officers … that deprives...
  • Michael Brown’s size does not matter

    09/08/2014 12:38:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Philadelphia Tribune ^ | September 7, 2014 | Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist
    We’ve now moved to a new stage of the racist reaction to the police killing of Michael Brown: the largely overt assertion that he deserved to be killed. In the immediate aftermath of Brown, though unarmed, being shot “multiple times” after being stopped while walking in the middle of the street, the “ballad” being played in some quarters went like this: we don’t know all the facts so we shouldn’t rush to judgment. But, once the Ferguson police released the video of Michael Brown purportedly snatching a box of cigars from the convenience store and intimidating its clerk, that advice...
  • Ferguson isn’t my first race riot

    09/07/2014 9:16:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Financial Times ^ | August 21, 2014 | Gary Silverman in New York
    <p>Racial upheavals have always been part of the fabric of this nation.</p> <p>One of the perils of middle age is that you grow impatient with people who are too young to remember the things you do. Such has been my plight recently as world attention has focused on the continuing racial violence in Ferguson, Missouri.</p>
  • Congress mulls response to Ferguson with sense of urgency

    09/07/2014 1:27:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 7, 2014 | Mike Lillis
    When Congress returns to Washington this week from their long summer recess, lawmakers will waste little time weighing a legislative response to last month's turmoil in Ferguson, Mo. The violent stand-offs that followed the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer set off a firestorm of congressional criticism over the police response to public protest. Although the saga has largely faded from the headlines, a number of lawmakers will resuscitate it in coming days in order to highlight various proposals designed to prevent another similar incident. Senate Democrats will hold a hearing Tuesday to examine...
  • WILLIAMS: Obama Ain’t a Brotha to the Youth of Ferguson

    09/07/2014 3:04:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 7, 2014 | Armstrong Williams
    By almost any standard, President Obama defies easy classification. He embodies the temperament and often the deliberative air of an ivory tower intellectual, and yet he clearly thrives amid the muddy fray of electoral politics. He, like many of the youth of Ferguson, Missouri, grew up without his father present. And yet his life experience could not be more distant than that of the typical inner-city teenager growing up in a single-parent household. Given his obviously otherworldly powers of persuasion, it is rare that one comes face to face with the stark reality that Mr. Obama does not know what...
  • In atypical approach, grand jury in Ferguson shooting receives full measure of case

    09/07/2014 3:32:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 7, 2014 | Kimberly Kindy and Carol D. Leonnig
    The St. Louis County prosecutor’s office is taking an unusual approach with grand jury members who are weighing evidence against the police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown last month, experts and county officials said. Instead of telling grand jury members what charges they believe police officer Darren Wilson should face, they are leaving it open-ended for now and involving the grand jury as co-investigators. The prosecutor’s office is also presenting evidence to the grand jury as soon as it receives it, rather than waiting until the St. Louis County Police Department and the FBI have completed their...
  • Something is rotten in America

    09/07/2014 6:25:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9/7/2014 | David Lawrence
    Obama is rotten in America. He has caused the country to go from the class of Audrey Hepburn to the clumsiness of Anna Nicole Smith. He needs a triple-E bra to contain his ego. He was supposed to unite red and blue, white and black. Instead he has made divisiveness his specialty. There is no coordination between his speeches and their pragmatic realities. People rioted in Ferguson, Missouri over criminal Michael Brown’s death. Obama did not defuse the rampant hatred.
  • 6 dead in St. Louis shootings

    09/07/2014 12:17:13 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 6, 2014
    Six people are dead after a violent 24-hour period in St. Louis. Police say it is unclear if any of the shootings are related. It began Thursday afternoon when two men wearing ski masks targeted a car on the city's north side. Instead, they hit innocent bystanders, killing a man in his 50s.
  • Protesters march in Des Moines for 'Ferguson Solidarity March'

    09/07/2014 1:12:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    KCCI-TV ^ | September 6, 2014 | Steffi Lee
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)DES MOINES, Iowa —Protesters marched from the Iowa State Capitol to the Polk County Courthouse Saturday afternoon as part of the "Ferguson Solidarity March." “Ferguson’s problems are our problems,” one protester said. Organizers of the protest said they need to send a message about police and racial problems, especially since they believe what happened in Ferguson can also happen in Des Moines. “I think it’s that persistence is key right now because here in Des Moines, we’re not accustomed to seeing things like this happen, “organizer Kaija Carter said. Protesters even added what they call a "die-in" to illustrate what...
  • Raw video: Gang attacks couple in downtown Springfield (Missouri, group knockout game)

    09/06/2014 11:34:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    KYTV-TV ^ | September 4, 2014 | Staff
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Springfield police are looking for a group of people who brutally beat a couple in downtown Springfield. Police have not made any arrests. They hope someone seeing the video will identify the attackers. One of the victims, Meredith Cole, says the attack started while her boyfriend, Alex, was working as a DJ at the Outland Ballroom. She said she was approached by a group of men outside the club, and they began to sexually assault her. Cole says she returned inside the club to alert her boyfriend, who then left the club to try to identify who her attackers are....
  • New Racism-1st deny racism exists. Then smear reputation of any black who appears to be a victim

    09/06/2014 6:04:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    Slate ^ | September 5, 2014 | Jamelle Bouie
    Michael Brown: typical teenager who died tragically, or dangerous thug who invited trouble?Did you know Michael Brown was a killer? Did you know he was a devoted gang member with an extensive juvenile record who routinely robbed convenience stores and committed acts of mayhem? And did you know that when Officer Darren Wilson shot Brown, he wasn’t using unjustified force, he was defending his life? The 6-foot-4, 300-pound 18-year-old fractured Wilson’s eye socket while reaching for his gun, and was killed while charging at Wilson to land another blow. If this sounds suspect—if it sounds almost unbelievable—then your head is...
  • Missouri police search for suspects in brutal beating caught on tape

    09/06/2014 9:55:11 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 29 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 9/6/14 | fox news
    <p>A disturbing video released to the public in Springfield, Mo., this week shows a young couple being assaulted by a group of men who attacked them from behind in an alley.</p> <p>Springfield Police posted the video on YouTube. They are asking for help in identifying the suspects and witnesses.</p>
  • Attorney: Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson roughed up drug suspect

    09/06/2014 4:02:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 5, 2014 | Jason Sickles
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)A suspected drug dealer alleges that the Ferguson, Mo., policeman who killed Michael Brown used excessive force against him last year in an arrest that earned him commendation from the police department, the man’s attorney told Yahoo News. Officer Darren Wilson arrested Christopher Brooks on Feb. 28, 2013, after catching him and another man allegedly packaging marijuana to sell while sitting in a car in Brooks’ grandmother’s driveway. Yahoo News obtained the full police report from Brooks’ lawyer, Nick Zotos, after the Ferguson department refused to release an un-redacted version. According to the report, the men exited the car but...
  • Commentary: Leave Michael Brown’s Juvenile Records Alone

    09/05/2014 4:01:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    Black Entertainment Televison News ^ | September 5, 2014 | Jonathan P. Hicks
    Moves to uncover the youth records of the 18-year-old Black youth are misplaced and akin to efforts to blame the victim.In the days after Michael Brown was shot in Ferguson, Missouri, there was a behind-the-scenes tug of war between the local police officials and the Justice Department over the integrity of releasing a video of the 18-year-old Black man shoplifting some cigars from a neighborhood convenience store. Justice Department officials contended that releasing the unflattering video of Brown served no practical purpose and that it was motivated by a desire to portray the young man in a negative light. That,...
  • Couple assaulted in the street (Missouri)

    09/05/2014 12:54:29 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 39 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9/5/14 | TonBloggerVideo
    Couple assaulted in the street SPD RELEASES MORE VIDEO: Greater Springfield Area Crime Stoppers and the SPD are asking for assistance in identifying suspects or witnesses involved in the incident shown in this video. We are investigating an assault which occurred just after 12 a.m. on Friday, August 22, at 318 S. South Ave. The victims sustained serious injuries after they were assaulted by multiple black males, including the one dressed in black clothing and red shoes. If you can identify the subject in the video or have any information about the crime, please call Crime Stoppers at 869-TIPS. SPD...
  • The “eye witness” lied; “Hands up! Don’t shoot” tee shirts now selling at a yard sale near you

    09/05/2014 9:08:22 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 26 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/5/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Ultimately they failed. Try as they did, the liberal liars at the Washington Post weren’t able to hide the most important fact about Michael Brown’s savage attempt to kill Police Officer Darren Wilson. What the WaPo could not bring itself to report until after it had obscured the truth with over 2000 words was that the autopsy performed by the federal government, the third such procedure, confirmed that the “eye witness” in the case lied. The dead thug was not shot in the back while he was on his knees with his hands up peacefully surrendering to the Officer’s commands....
  • Police provide list of items least coveted by looters in Ferguson

    09/05/2014 10:06:53 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/5/14 | Jim Coles
    The following items have NOT been stolen by looters in Ferguson, Missouri: Pens, pencils, resume kits, work boots, work gloves, work coveralls, shovels, rakes and Father’s Day cards. Whoever thought through this list certainly saw beyond the shallow, juvenile, inflammatory (so-called) news coverage of the Ferguson mess. Media messages concerning ‘the demise of the gentle giant’ Michael Brown were deliberately constructed to agitate & reinforce biases on all sides of the affair. Yet the issue isn’t race. In fact, there are two: 1) social class and culture; 2) the political/economic power sought by would-be ruling groups. The worst of the...
  • BREAKING==> Mike Brown’s Instagram Account Found: “My Hands My Ammunition”

    09/05/2014 11:44:35 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 89 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Thursday, September 4, 2014, 11:06 PM | Jim Hoft
    Mike Brown.’s Instagram account was located. Brown describes himself: “My Hands My Ammunition” “I’m out here to claim what’s mines” And he did. Brown was caught on camera robbing a local convenience store before his death.
  • EXCLUSIVE: What We Found On #MichaelBrown’s Instagram Account

    09/04/2014 10:20:40 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 30 replies
    Gotnews ^ | 09-05-2014 | Charles C, Johnson
    Gotnews.com has exclusive obtained social media postings of Michael Brown that destroy the media narrative that Brown was nonviolent. In stark contrast to the “gentle giant” portrayed in the national media Brown’s social media accounts reveal a misogynistic young man obsessed with drugs, money, and violence. He described his interest in “money, weed, and weather” on his Instagram.
  • Glenn Beck: 'The Good Has Far Out-Shadowed The Bad' In Ferguson

    09/04/2014 8:24:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | September 4, 2014 | Ashley Alman
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Conservative television and radio host Glenn Beck highlighted the good coming out of Ferguson, Missouri amid the protests and unrest that rattled the suburb following the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown. "Yes there were looters. Yes there were vandals. Yes there were bad cops. Yes there were good cops," Beck said. "The good, the good has far out-shadowed the bad." Beck commended Arianna Huffington for going beyond images of protests and tear gas to point to the good deeds being carried out in Ferguson. "At a time when most were using Ferguson to divide or gain power, Arianna...
  • Inaction in Martin’s civil rights case called disappointing (Traydmark®)

    09/04/2014 1:37:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Florida Courier - Sharing Black Life, Statewide ^ | September 4, 2014 | Hazel Trice Edney, Trice Edney Newswire
    Activists say Holder dropped the ball on investigation of Sanford shooting. The NAACP delivered 1.7 million signatures to the U. S. Department of Justice a year ago, requesting a federal civil rights investigation into the shooting death of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman in Sanford. Despite the outrage and demands for justice after Zimmerman was acquitted of manslaughter, Attorney General Eric Holder has yet to announce a clear answer on his findings in the shooting of the unarmed 17-year-old who quickly became a household name across America. Ben Jealous, the NAACP President who collected and electronically delivered the signatures says...
  • Justice Dept. announces Ferguson police probe

    09/04/2014 1:01:58 PM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 42 replies
    AP ^ | Sep 4, 2014 2:46 PM (ET) | ERIC TUCKER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is launching a broad investigation into the practices of the Ferguson, Missouri, police department. That's according to Attorney General Eric Holder. He announced the investigation following the shooting last month of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb.
  • How municipalities in St. Louis County, Mo., profit from poverty

    09/04/2014 9:54:56 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 3, 2014 | Radley Balko
    On March 20 in the St. Louis County town of Florissant, someone made an illegal U-turn in front of Nicole Bolden. The 32-year-old black single mother hit her brakes but couldn’t avoid a collision. Bolden wasn’t at fault for the accident and wanted to continue on her way. The other motorist insisted on calling the police, as per the law. When the officer showed up, Bolden filled with dread. “He was really nice and polite at first,” Bolden says. “But once he ran my name, he got real mean with me. He told me I was going to jail. I...