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  • Catching A Glimpse Of America’s Future In Ferguson

    10/20/2014 11:11:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Mint Press News ^ | October 20, 2014 | Jeffrey Cavanaugh
    The demographic, cultural and economic changes unfolding in America will eventually leave the country looking a lot like Ferguson today: divided between a rich, white minority establishment and a largely disenfranchised, multi-racial majority. On Oct. 12 the good people of Ferguson, Missouri, continued to protest the unjustified shooting death of black teenager Michael Brown by municipal police officer Darren Wilson. Seventeen people were arrested for participating in an unlawful assembly outside a convenience store, and the following day, 50 others were arrested as part of an organized “Moral Monday” protest challenging St. Louis’ casual acceptance of police violence and brutality....
  • Official: Questions remain in Brown death

    10/20/2014 7:31:16 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 13 replies
    wcvb.com ^ | 10-20-14 | Michael Pearson, Faith Karimi and Michael Martinez
    Blood from Michael Brown that was found on the uniform and in the police car of Officer Darren Wilson appears to back the officer's version of events, but still leaves questions unanswered, law enforcement sources told CNN. Those sources corroborated to CNN details first reported by The New York Times about the officer's version of events in Wilson's shooting of the unarmed teen on August 9 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown's blood was found on Wilson's gun, on the squad car's interior and on the officer's uniform, according to a U.S. law enforcement official and a second source with knowledge of...
  • 'It's murder and they will feel the wrath of God's vengeance': Michael Brown's....

    10/20/2014 6:38:58 PM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 10.20.14 | Daniel Bates for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: EXCLUSIVE - 'It's murder and they will feel the wrath of God's vengeance': Michael Brown's family react angrily to leak of Darren Wilson's testimony The family of Michael Brown have said that the cop who shot him dead will 'feel the wrath of God's vengeance' after the officer claimed he was acting in self defense. Sheryl Davis, Brown's aunt, told MailOnline that she believes Darren Wilson committed murder and that he will suffer retribution in a 'mighty way'. She said that Wilson's actions were 'evil' and that he will be punished by a higher power for what he...
  • Ferguson-inspired 'Sagging pants is not probable cause' mural removed after police request

    10/20/2014 4:42:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    The Times, Trenton - NJ.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | By Jenna Pizzi
    A mural was painted over Monday afternoon after Trenton police expressed concern that the painting, depicting Michael Brown, a Ferguson, Mo., teen who was fatally shot by police in August, sent the wrong message about community and police relations. The painting depicted Brown’s face with the caption “Sagging pants … is not probable cause.” Will "Kasso" Condry, the artist behind the mural, said he wanted to start a conversation about racial profiling. The Trenton Downtown Association elected to remove the image after hearing concern from police officers that the mural sends a negative message about the relationship between police and...
  • The War on Police, Revisited

    10/20/2014 3:37:50 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/20/14 | Cliff Kincaid
    New Post owner Jeff Bezos ought to relieve Balko of his position. He has become too embarrassing to keep on the payroll The justified police killing of black thug Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, was used by the media to accuse the police of being “militarized” when they brought out the heavy equipment to cope with rioters. At the same time, Brown was portrayed as an innocent black man shot with his hands up. All of this was false, and it has now been proven to be false. Anti-police protesters, joined by outside agitators, some of them communists, were said...
  • Sharpton returning to Ferguson for 4 days to draw nat'l attention to death of unarmed teenager Brown

    10/20/2014 2:15:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 20, 2014 | Mia De Graaf
    The Rev. Al Sharpton is expected to hold a four-day tribute for the death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson at the end of this month. Sharpton will be in the Missouri town from October 31 to November 4 in reference to the four hours that the teenager's body was left lying on the street. Sharpton is leading a wave of outcry after a Friday report suggested that investigators do not have enough evidence to charge a police officer over the shooting of Michael Brown. Details revealed by the New York Times included the first account of the shooting...
  • Ferguson plans alternate Halloween celebration

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Concerns over prolonged police shooting protests have prompted a Ferguson civic group to plan an alternative Halloween celebration to take place five days before the actual holiday. KSDK-TV (on.ksdk.com/1CwNiJt ) reports that the group I Love Ferguson has scheduled a pumpkin walk on Sunday afternoon in the Old East Ferguson neighborhood....
  • New #Ferguson: “forensic evidence … lent credence to Officer Wilson’s version of events”

    10/19/2014 10:19:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | October 17, 2014 | Andrew Branca
    NY Times reports: “Officer Wilson appeared for four hours before a St. Louis County grand jury” to tell his side of story.A breaking New York Times report sheds new light on Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson’s mortal encounter with local Michael Brown. The police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., two months ago has told investigators that he was pinned in his vehicle and in fear for his life as he struggled over his gun with Mr. Brown, according to government officials briefed on the federal civil rights investigation into the matter. The officer, Darren Wilson, has...
  • Wal-Mart’s new everyday low price: A $40 doctor visit

    10/19/2014 5:01:22 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 84 replies
    Market Watch ^ | Oct. 17,2014 | Andria Cheng
    NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. pushed down prices for some generic prescription drugs to just $4 eight years ago, setting a new industry standard. Now it is trying to do the same for seeing a doctor. On Friday, a Walmart Care Clinic opened in Dalton, Ga., six months after Walmart U.S., the retailer’s WMT, +0.38% biggest unit, entered the business of providing primary health care. It now operates a dozen clinics in rural Texas, South Carolina and Georgia and has increased its target for openings this year to 17. An office visit costs $40, which Walmart U.S. says...
  • In Ferguson, activists in search of a revolution

    10/19/2014 4:59:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    MSNBC ^ | October 19, 2014 | Amanda Sakuma
    FERGUSON, Missouri — It took seven University of Pennsylvania students piled into a rental van nearly 16 hours to drive to St. Louis. They had raised $600 in three days from a Go Fund Me account that was supposed to last them through the weekend. They slept wherever they could crash for free — the basement of a St. Louis couple’s home, or packed on the floor of a church at night. But once in Ferguson, it was nothing like the war zone they had seen splashed on their television screens exactly two months earlier. Instead of armored vehicles blocking...
  • Fans and protesters clash after Rams game

    10/19/2014 4:48:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | October 19, 2014 | Samantha Liss
    Protesters fight to regain control of a flag that was taken by a fan (right) leaving the Edward Jones Dome after the St. Louis Rams game on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2014. Several fights erupted as fans and protesters mixed after the game. Two arrests were made.Rams fans and Ferguson protesters fought Sunday afternoon outside the Edward Jones Dome after the Rams secured a victory over the visiting Seattle Seahawks. At around 3 p.m. a handful of fans argued with protesters, who were yelling and chanting, near the intersection of North Broadway and Cole streets. The yelling escalated, a fan appeared...
  • Ferguson Protesters Target Walmart

    10/19/2014 11:55:48 AM PDT · by Morgana · 70 replies
    nationalreview ^ | 10.17.14 | Ryan Lovelace
    When protesters first swarmed the streets of Ferguson, Mo., earlier this summer, they blamed the death of African-American teenager Michael Brown on racist police brutality and decried law enforcement’s response as evidence of the militarization of police in their community. After another black teenager was shot to death in an altercation with a police officer in the metropolitan St. Louis area earlier this month, protesters again took to the streets.
  • Is Ferguson officer about to be CLEARED over killing of unarmed Michael Brown? ......

    10/18/2014 6:39:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 60 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 10.18.14 | Mia De Graaf for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Is Ferguson officer about to be CLEARED over killing of unarmed Michael Brown? Al Sharpton leads outcry after report there is not enough evidence to charge cop who says he was 'in fear of his life' Reverend Al Sharpton is leading a wave of outcry after a report suggested that investigators do not have enough evidence to charge a police officer over the shooting of Michael Brown. Details revealed by the New York Times included the first account of the shooting to come from Darren Wilson - who says he struggled with Brown in his squad car and...
  • Ammo pulled from Walmart shelves in Ferguson amid violent clashes over police shooting of Brown

    10/18/2014 4:02:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 18, 2014 | Mia de Graaf
    * Two Walmart stores have locked away bullets as violent clashes escalate. * First time bosses have done this since pulling guns after Sandy Hook. * Protests in Ferguson over Michael Brown's shooting show no sign of ending. * 43 people were arrested in and around the Walmart stores on Monday. * Renewed outrage expected today over leaked report of the officer's account. Ammunition has been pulled from the shelves of two Walmarts in Ferguson amid violent clashes over the police shooting of Michael Brown. Employees were ordered to lock all bullets in a store cupboard on Monday after demonstrators...
  • What Darren Wilson testimony leak means for the Ferguson movement

    10/18/2014 3:12:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The St Louis American - leading, most-trusted voice of the area’s African-American community ^ | October 18, 2014 | Reverend Osagyefo Sekou For The St. Louis American
    Leaked testimony from Officer Darren Wilson contains nothing more than the same tired tropes of menacing black rage that have been used for centuries to brutalize black youth. As Ferguson and the nation waits for a Grand Jury announcement on whether Officer Wilson will face charges for killing Michael Brown, a well-timed leak about the ‘violent attack on police’ and his ‘fear for his life’ are straight from the playbook we see every time police murder one of our black children. Classically, we see the murder, the re-murder in the form of character assassination and the demonization of a grieving...
  • Ferguson on Knife Edge of More Violence After Grand Jury Evidence Leak Showing Struggle

    10/18/2014 9:26:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 140 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 18, 2014 | by Justin Glawe
    A grand jury may decide not to indict the officer who shot Michael Brown. If that happens, Ferguson will explode again. The Rev. Carlon Lee, pastor of Flood Christian Church in Ferguson, Mo., was sending out links to a New York Times story Friday night to friends, family and community members who have spent the last two months absorbed in the events surrounding the death of teenager Michael Brown. The story cited forensic evidence offered by federal officials that showed Brown’s blood on officer Darren Wilson’s uniform and gun, which was found to have been fired inside Wilson’s patrol car....
  • Report: Ferguson officer says he feared for life

    10/18/2014 12:10:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 18, 2014 1:29 AM EDT
    The police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in a St. Louis suburb last summer has told investigators that he was pinned in his vehicle and in fear for his life as they struggled over his gun, The New York Times reported. […] The Times reported that the account of Wilson's version of events came from government officials briefed on the federal civil rights investigation into the Aug. 9 shooting that sparked racial unrest and weeks of protests, some of which turned violent. Wilson is white and Brown black. …
  • Vanity...RE: Ferguson, MO

    10/17/2014 11:12:11 PM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 38 replies
    myself | 08/17/14 | wheresmyusa
    I have followed all the Ferguson threads here on FR since the mike brown shooting with intensity; and restrained from comment from the plethora of opportunity, until now. My wife and 3 stepchildren are all from Ferguson, one of which still resides there with her father. I myself lived on Airport & Jackson, right on the border of what's left of Kinloch for quite some time. I'm intimately famaliar with the culture there. We've endured the criminal behaviour, and mob road blocks, and miscellaneous nefarious activities for years and years. The calls for violence against "whitey", law enforcement or civilian,...
  • Hip-hop’s anthem in Ferguson

    10/17/2014 7:48:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    MSNBC ^ | October 16, 2014 | Amanda Sakuma
    ST. LOUIS, Missouri — If the protests in Ferguson and St. Louis in recent months have an anthem, it isn’t “We Shall Overcome,” or “Wade in the Water,” or any other civil rights-era song. It’s a darker, more confrontational song – Lil Boosie’s “F*** the Police.” When the chorus of Lil Boosie’s song wasn’t blaring on a giant sound system carted through the crowd at night, it showed up in chants or printed on posters. As night fell, the protests morphed into a party, with demonstrators dancing out on the street and on top of cars. With few ways for...
  • Forensics Show Blood of Michael Brown in Darren Wilson's Police Car, Prove Brown Attacked Wilson

    10/17/2014 6:31:50 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 55 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/17/14 | Aurelius
    Despite some pro-Michael Brown witnesses stating that at no point did Brown and officer Darren Wilson struggle in Wilson's police car, new forensics show that Brown's blood was in the car, on Wilson's gun, and on Wilson's person. According to a witness put forward by the NAACP, the witness “did not see Michael Brown struggling with the police officer inside his car at any point. They did witness the incident from the time it started from the time of the initial stop by the police car.” This is categorically false. The forensics irrefutably show Brown's blood splattered on the car,...
  • Police say Ferguson protesters are threatening their family members with violence

    10/17/2014 3:15:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | October 17, 2014 | Tom Tillison
    Activists are not only threatening police officers in Ferguson, Mo., but are also threatening their families. That’s the claim being made by officers in the St. Louis area and it is adding to an already tense atmosphere between protesters and police, according to the local CBS affiliate KMOV. “They [activists] want to be unabated in their attacks against law enforcement, mistreatment of facts and in their threats against law enforcement,” said Jeff Roorda of the St. Louis Police Officers Association. “These are people calling for violence against police officers.”(continued)
  • ATF involved in Friday Ferguson shooting at apartment complex

    10/17/2014 2:59:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    KTVT-TV ^ | October 17, 2014 | Joe Millitzer
    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – St. Louis County police confirm there has been a shooting near the intersection of Ferguson Road and Sharondale. The shooting occurred on Friday afternoon near the Park Ridge apartments. The Federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms are involved in the incident and police are on the scene. They are looking closely at a black Chevy car parked on the grass near the apartments. Officers can be seen taking pictures of the vehicle and looking inside. FOX 2 reporter Chris Hayes says law enforcement was involved in the shooting at the vehicle...
  • BREAKING: Ferguson Grand Jury Witness May Have Just Turned Protestors’ Key Claim Upside Down

    10/16/2014 9:42:03 AM PDT · by walford · 60 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | October 16, 2014 | Norvell Rose
    If he actually said to the grand jury what he told a St. Louis newspaper, this reported eyewitness to the shooting of Michael Brown may have just provided testimony that helps clear police officer Darren Wilson. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports today on its extensive interview with a man who says he testified before the Ferguson grand jury investigating whether Wilson should be indicted in the killing of Brown. This man, says the newspaper article, claims that he saw first-hand something that would contradict what other so-called witnesses to the crime have insisted happened on that fateful day in August....
  • Black Voters in Ferguson Considering Voting... GOP?! Don't Tell MSNBC!

    10/15/2014 6:21:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 15, 2014 | Ken Shepherd
    Below the fold on the front page of the October 15 edition of the Washington Post was a rather fascinating story out of Ferguson, Missouri, about how young black voters in the St. Louis suburb are considering casting at least one vote on the ballot this November for a Republican. Post staff writer Sandhya Somashekhar delivered the scoop you are very unlikely to find noted on race-obsessed MSNBC. Here's a relevant excerpt (emphasis mine): FERGUSON, Mo. — Darren Seals experienced waves of disbelief and anger after Michael Brown’s death, but two months later, he has found a way to channel...
  • Ferguson Has Awakened a Larger Struggle for Racial and Economic Justice in America

    10/15/2014 10:35:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Root ^ | October 15, 2014 | Peniel E. Joseph
    There’s a social-justice movement taking hold across the nation. Michael Brown’s death, which turned Ferguson, Mo., into a battleground this past summer, has helped catalyze a larger struggle for racial and economic justice in America. And St. Louis, where 18-year-old Vonderrit Myers Jr. was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer, has witnessed roiling street demonstrations that recall the heyday of the civil rights and black power eras. Taking a page straight from the civil rights era, activists launched a “weekend of resistance” that featured civil disobedience, direct action protests, tense standoffs with police and arrests. The issues raised—ending...
  • Ferguson Protests Organized by Left-Wing Groups

    10/14/2014 10:41:56 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/13/2014 | Kerry Picket
    FERGUSON, Missouri—Supporters of Mike Brown here are officially organized by some of the most powerful left wing interest groups in the nation. additional players have been added to the mix of protesters. Along with the support of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and a mention from President Barack Obama at the United Nations during his remarks, other liberal interest groups found their way onto the Ferguson issue, including: national LGBT organizations, climate environmentalists, amnesty groups, pro-Palestinian organizations, Christian social justice groups, and Planned Parenthood. Abortion rights activist Cecile Richards posted on her Facebook page on August 14 an illustration stating,...
  • Moving: Ferguson Protesters Interrupt St. Louis Symphony With Michael Brown Requiem

    10/14/2014 9:15:56 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 40 replies
    youtbe ^ | Oct 6, 2014 | Sam Seder
    Ferguson protesters disrupt the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra with a moving Michael Brown requiem which receives applause from the musicians and looks of shock from the audience...
  • Ferguson Protester: "Praise to Allah," "We Kill You"

    10/14/2014 8:48:25 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 59 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/14/14 | Aurelius
    A black panther member was caught on tape threatening to murder a Ferguson police officer and praising Allah. Here is a brief transcript of the exchange between the black panther member and the officer (emphasis mine): Panther - Y’all declared war when y'all had killed Mike Brown! Panther - Y'all declared war! Panther – Y’all declared war when you killed Vonderrick Myers! Panther - This is a revolution. The revolution is the only solution.Panther - No revolution with out your bloodshed! Panther - This IS the Gray State. This is the Gray State! Panther - You kill us, we kill...
  • Lefty Rock Critic: Killings of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown Result of ‘Hatred’ for Obama

    10/14/2014 6:33:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 10/13/2014 | Tom Johnson
    I’m not a psychiatrist, I haven’t sat down and interviewed George Zimmerman or the cop who shot Michael Brown, I don’t know what their motives are, I don’t know what kind of people they are, what kind of childhood traumas they have experienced. But I don’t think it’s nuts that in a certain way, when that cop killed Michael Brown, and when George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin, they were killing Barack Obama.
  • #FergusonOctober protesters peacefully ‘occupy’ SLU, University president responds

    10/13/2014 8:40:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The St. Louis American ^ | October 13, 2014 | Kenya Vaughn
    “Mic check,” a protester named Joshua said in the foyer as demonstrators prepared to leave Chaifetz Arena Sunday night following an interesting turn of events that culminated with young protesters defiantly making their way to the stage to speak on their own behalf at an interfaith service. “We are going to meet up at 4200 Shaw,” Joshua said. No further instructions were given. The diverse group of mostly young people had come to St. Louis for the “Week of Resistance” also known as “Ferguson October” – four days of events coordinated with several organizations weeks before to demonstrate and protest...
  • #FERGUSON PROTESTERS Hold Surprise Rally at Upscale Plaza Frontenac Shopping Mall – Harass Shoppers

    10/13/2014 7:59:18 PM PDT · by blam · 75 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10-13-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Jim Hoft Monday, October 13, 2014 Ferguson #MikeBrown protesters stormed the upscale Plaza Frontenac in St. Louis on Monday afternoon. The mall includes Nieman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Michael Kors, Talbots, Tiffany & Co. and several upscale stores. The protesters harassed and screamed at shoppers at Plaza Frontenac.(Go to the site for video and pictures)(snip)
  • Ferguson Protesters Storm Walmart, Shut Down Another

    10/13/2014 7:56:39 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 83 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/13/14 | Aurelius
    Protesters in Ferguson and surrounding area have stormed local Walmart, forcing them to shut down or bring in police. In Maplewood, Missouri, west of St. Louis., protesters stormed a Walmart, forcing police to be called: Protesters were also screaming "shut it down" in front of the same Walmart. For some reason, even though Walmart had literally nothing to do with the shooting death of Michael Brown, protesters see it as a capitalistic embodiment of a racist system of oppression. ...A number of protesters at the Maplewood Walmart were arrested. At a Ferguson Walmart, the store was forced to shut down...
  • Cornel West Has Reportedly Been Arrested In Ferguson, Missouri

    10/13/2014 10:30:33 AM PDT · by blam · 42 replies
    http://www.businessinsider.com/cornel-west-arrested-in-ferguson-missouri-2014-10 ^ | 10-13-2014 | Pamela Engel and Colin Campbell
    Pamela Engel and Colin Campbell October 13, 2014Prominent activist Cornel West has been handcuffed during demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri, according to Fusion and reporters on Twitter. West was also seen at protests Sunday night. Los Angeles Times reporter Matt Pearce wrote on Twitter that West was joined by clergy in a march to the Ferguson police station on Monday. The demonstration, Pearce wrote, was "highly coordinated" with "organizers clearing paths, sending clergy in waves … willing to get arrested." Protesters planned a "day of action" Monday, demanding the arrest of the police officer who shot unarmed black teenager Michael Brown....
  • ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Star Jesse Williams Heads To Ferguson October

    10/12/2014 5:05:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    MTV News ^ | October 12, 2014 | Britt Julious
    The actor documents the St. Louis protests on social media. Some celebrities simply tweet about what moves them, while others, like “Grey’s Anatomy” star Jesse Williams, get right on the front lines. Jesse, along with members of the Question Bridge: Black Males video project team, joined protesters from across the country who traveled to St. Louis, Missouri, this weekend for #FergusonOctober, which seeks justice for the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown and victims of police brutality like him. “We’ll be archiving the thoughts and concerns of the people and recording Black males asking and answering the questions that matter to...
  • 'We ain't taking it no more': Thousands of Ferguson protesters gather......

    10/12/2014 9:38:38 AM PDT · by Morgana · 86 replies
    FULL TITLE: 'We ain't taking it no more': Thousands of Ferguson protesters gather nationwide for a second day of protest over police shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown Thousands gathered on Saturday for a second day of organized rallies and marches protesting Michael Brown's death and other fatal police shootings in the St. Louis area and nationwide. The events remained peaceful but boisterous gatherings into the night. Vietnam-era peace activists, New York City seminarians and hundreds of fast-food workers bused in from Chicago, Nashville and other cities marched alongside local residents, spurred by a national campaign dubbed Ferguson October....
  • Ferguson Protest Leader: “There’s Going to Be Bloodshed” if Darren Wilson is Not Found Guilty

    10/12/2014 12:28:38 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 62 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/12/14 | Aurelius
    Ronnette Henderson, who has led nightly vigils protesting the death of Michael Brown for days, has predicted a heavy price if police officer Darren Wilson is not found guilty. "I hope they find the cop guilty, because if not I feel sorry for Ferguson," she explained. If not, "there's going to be a lot of bloodshed," she said. The quote comes on the arrests of 17 protesters after they refused to leave private property last night. The arrests were also after protesters hurled rocks at police officers. The protesters deny this, despite the fact that it was admitted on camera...
  • Saturday Night Unintelligible English and Cursing at the Police in Ferguson (live feeds)

    10/11/2014 8:04:32 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 26 replies
    Various Feeds ^ | 10/11/2014 | Various Feeds
    Live feeds: Sting Wire Rebelutionary BassemMasri #FergusonOctober occupythemob St.Louis Police Scanner
  • Jim Wallis: White Christians in America Need to Act More Christian Than White

    10/11/2014 5:22:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/11/2014 | Stephanie Samuel
    Sojourners President and Founder Jim Wallis, one of several faith leaders who are heading to Ferguson, Missouri this weekend to march for justice, is challenging Christians to put their faith ahead of their race when it comes to issues concerning racial relations. "If white Christians in America acted more Christian than white when it came to race, black parents would be less fearful for their children," said Wallis. Christians who put faith ahead of race would not be afraid to take on tough racial issues like the police shooting of an unarmed teen in Ferguson with their peers and fight...
  • Ferguson Protesters: "Our Brothers Need to Break Some Cracker Skulls" and "Kill the White Crackers"

    10/11/2014 5:04:08 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 131 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/11/14 | Aurelius
    Calls to respond violently to supposed police-repression is reaching a fevered-pitch in the St. Louis and Ferguson areas. Just a few days ago, a Ferguson protest leader promised to take "anger" and "rage" out on innocents. Tonight, supporters of the protesters in Ferguson are calling for violence, particularly against people who are not African American. On social media sites, protesters are pushing an agenda of violence. During a live video on ustream yesterday, members called for their "brothers" to "break some cracker skulls:" On video, protesters scream that they're praying for the death of the police, and threaten them with...
  • Teenager shot by St. Louis police officer was awaiting trial on gun case

    10/11/2014 2:32:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | October 9, 2014 | Staff
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)In scenes that seemed all too familiar, the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old by a police officer triggered protests, vigils and calls for investigations Thursday. But while the raw emotions around the Wednesday night shooting of Vonderrit D. Myers Jr. in the Shaw neighborhood Wednesday evening evoked comparisons to the shooting two months earlier of Michael Brown, there are key differences between the two cases, according to initial reports. Brown was unarmed when he was shot by a Ferguson police officer on Aug. 9 on a street near the Canfield Green apartments. St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said Myers...
  • Harris-Perry Guest Favors Prison Abolition, Tweets 'F--- The Police'

    10/11/2014 9:58:12 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 27 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Melissa Harris-Perry proudly portrays her MSNBC show as "Nerdland." But has it devolved from a cozy academic coffee klatsch for lefties into something else? To discuss the issue of relations between police and black Americans, with the backdrop of Ferguson and a shooting this week in St. Louis, Harris-Perry had as a member of her panel Mychal Denzel Smith. On the one hand, Denzel Smith would appear, as a writer for The Nation, to fit the Nerdland bill. But a review of his Twitter feed reveals that two days ago Denzel Smith tweeted: 'F---.The.Police." And late last month he tweeted...
  • “Weekend of Resistance” in Ferguson takes disturbing turn: How did communists get involved in this?

    10/11/2014 12:01:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/11/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    The large scale protests in Missouri are back in force as people take to the streets in what’s being variously called the Weekend of Protest or Ferguson October, depending who you ask. And the media is once again out in droves. Tense but peaceful protests over Michael Brown’s death and other fatal police shootings in Missouri and elsewhere stretched across the St. Louis region Friday as organizers urged hundreds of participants to avoid arrest so that they could return for a weekend of demonstrations.The four-day event called Ferguson October began Friday afternoon with a march outside the St. Louis...
  • Furious protesters torch and hang the US flag upside down in second night....

    10/10/2014 7:40:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 87 replies
    mail online ^ | Lydia Warren for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Furious protesters torch and hang the US flag upside down in second night of St Louis protests over cop killing of black teen Protesters have clashed with cops for a second night in St Louis, Missouri following the fatal shooting of black 18-year-old Vonderrit Myers Jr., who was gunned down by an off-duty police officer on Wednesday. Demonstrators burned American flags, blacked intersections, banged drums and taunted police as they gathered in Shaw to protest the teenager's death at the hands of the unidentified cop - just moments after they had met for a quiet candle-lit vigil for...
  • Ferguson Braces for Lynch Mob Revival

    10/10/2014 6:57:12 AM PDT · by SJackson · 27 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 10, 2014 | Matthew Vadum
    Ferguson Braces for Lynch Mob RevivalPosted By Matthew Vadum On October 10, 2014 @ 12:28 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 10 Comments Police in Ferguson, Mo. are preparing for the mayhem and deadly violence that radical activists are promising if a grand jury declines to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown two months ago.A grand jury is expected to determine next month if Wilson, a decorated white policeman, will face criminal charges for killing Brown, an 18-year-old black man who reportedly attacked him minutes after robbing a convenience store. The St. Louis suburb has been...
  • Working Families to Join 'Justice for All' March in Ferguson

    10/10/2014 7:04:28 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 42 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | 10/10/2014 | Kenneth Quinnell
    In September, when AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka spoke to the convention of the Missouri AFL-CIO, he addressed the recent events in Ferguson, Mo., that led to the shooting of Michael Brown, saying that it was important for labor to be a part of the necessary conversation about race in the United States. Now the AFL-CIO, including the federation's director of civil, human and women's rights, Carmen Berkley, and Neidi Dominguez, assistant director of community engagement, will be in Missouri this weekend as part of the "Justice for All" events, including a national march and rally in St. Louis and Moral Monday-themed...
  • Rand Paul meets with black leaders in Ferguson

    10/10/2014 9:03:38 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/10/2014 | JAMES HOHMANN
    With racial tensions flaring anew on the heels of another police shooting of a young African-American man, Republican Sen. Rand Paul came here Friday for a “listening session” with local black leaders. The Kentucky senator, who has made GOP outreach to minorities a cornerstone of his message for a likely 2016 presidential campaign, met with 20 local black leaders. It was the first time a White House hopeful of either party has visited this town of 21,000, which dominated headlines over the summer after a white Ferguson police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, an 18-year-old unarmed African-American. Paul met...
  • Malik Shabazz Calls for Black Rebellion Against Tyrannical America if Darren Wilson Not Charged

    10/10/2014 12:06:08 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 141 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 10, 2014 | Pam Key
    This week on Fox News Radio, host John Gibson had a heated exchange with Malik Zulu Shabazz, the former head of the New Black Panther Party and current head of Black Lawyers for Justice who called for a “rebellion” if Ferguson, MO officer Darren Wilson is not indicted on murder charges. Several times Shabazz explained he is calling for a, "rebellion" against America and the "wicked world order," explaining "we have as much right to rebel against America society as America did against the British." ...more (w/audio)...
  • Moral Monday comes to Ferguson, Missouri

    10/10/2014 4:41:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Institutes for Southern Studies' Facing South ^ | October 10, 2014 | Evan Walker-Wells
    Plans are underway for a "Weekend of Resistance" that organizers are calling Ferguson October to protest the police killing of teenager Michael Brown, police violence, and other forms of injustice -- and it will culminate in a Moral Monday civil disobedience action modeled on protests that began last year in North Carolina. "On Monday, we're taking our cue from the fearless activists in North Carolina who were inspired to fight back against right-wing attacks there and across the South," Ferguson October organizers wrote. "They kicked off the Moral Mondays movement for progressive change by engaging in civil disobedience every week,...
  • Fresh, days-long Ferguson protest begins: To erect Day of the Dead altar for Michael Brown

    10/10/2014 3:47:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    WISC-TV / CNN ^ | October 10, 2014 | Greg Botelho, Michael Martinez and Sara Weisfeldt
    CLAYTON, Missouri (CNN) - Demanding "justice for Mike Brown" and other African-Americans killed by police, protesters hit the streets Friday in eastern Missouri, kicking off four days of demonstrations, discussions and civil disobedience. The event, which has been dubbed "Ferguson October" and the "Weekend of Resistance," centers on the 18-year-old Brown. Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed the black teenager on August 9. Authorities have said Brown attacked the officer and tried to take his gun; Brown's camp contends the unarmed teenager had his hands in the air when he was shot. The dispute soon spilled over onto...
  • Rand Paul Visits Ferguson Ahead of Fresh Protests

    10/10/2014 3:36:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | October 10, 2014 | Alex Rogers and Michael Scherer in Ferguson
    Paul is the first potential 2016 contender to visit the city.Sen. Rand Paul met with civil rights leaders Friday in Ferguson, Missouri, the city torn apart by racial unrest following the August shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer. During his visit, the Republican Senator, who is seen as a likely presidential candidate, stated his concerns about long prison sentences for nonviolent crimes, the loss of voting rights for felons and military programs to give unused equipment to local police departments. “I wanted to find out what we could do to make the situation better,” Paul...