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  • A transgender teen used the girls’ locker room. Now the community is up in arms.

    09/02/2015 6:09:42 AM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 99 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 09/02/2015 | Michael E. Miller
    When Caitlyn Jenner took to television in April to announce she was transgender, messages of support poured in from across the country. She was featured on the cover of Vanity Fair and received an ESPY award for courage. But even as Jenner starred in a reality TV docu-series about her transition, a deeper question remained. If Jenner weren’t already a rich celebrity, would she have received the same support? How would other, less famous transgender Americans be treated? On Monday morning, a small town in Missouri provided an answer. For two hours, approximately 150 students stood in front of Hillsboro...
  • Missouri family threatened with jail over purple swingset wins court ruling, website says

    09/01/2015 1:54:48 PM PDT · by BBell · 49 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/1/15 | Andrea Shaw, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    A judge has sided with a Missouri couple whose purple backyard playset prompted threats of fines – and even jail -- from the homeowners association, according to Consumer Affairs. Marla Stout said the Raintree Lake Neighborhood Homeowners Association told the family they failed to get the color approved and that the purple hue did not conform in the neighborhood, the website reported.
  • Missouri man faces execution for raping, killing 15-year-old

    09/01/2015 6:12:14 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 26 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 18 hours ago | By JIM SALTER
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — An inmate scheduled to be executed Tuesday for killing a 15-year-old Missouri girl has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his punishment, saying the death penalty is unconstitutional. But a detective who helped break the case scoffed at the appeal Monday, saying Roderick Nunley should have been put to death long ago. Nunley and a co-defendant were accused of kidnapping Ann Harrison as she waited for a school bus in Kansas City, then raping and killing the girl in 1989. If the courts don't step in, the 50-year-old Nunley will be lethally injected at 6...
  • New Documentary Reveals the Strange Life of Korla Pandit

    08/29/2015 7:21:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Joe Rosato Jr.
    In the category of unusual entertainers, there are few who could hold a candle to Korla Pandit. There was the jeweled turban. The hypnotizing gaze into the TV camera. And the exotic organ playing that earned him the moniker “the godfather of exotica. ” For 15 minutes every afternoon between 1949 and 1951 on Los Angeles’ KTLA, Pandit would hold court on his own live TV broadcast — drawing in viewers with his alluring expressions and his unusual organ playing. He would go on to appear in more than 900 broadcasts during his career, which included cameos in Hollywood films....
  • The Democratic Party Adopts $15/hour Minimum Wage into National Platform

    08/29/2015 10:09:00 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 53 replies
    The Democratic Party on Friday adopted a call to raise the minimum wage to $15/hr as part of their established party platform heading into the 2016 election season. The move further polarizes the progressive wing of the party by moving them further to the left of both the Republican Party, and corporate centrist Democrats such as Hillary Clinton. In response to the Democratic Party’s vote, Terrence Wise, a Kansas City, Mo. McDonald’s and Burger King Worker and member of the National Organizing Committee of the Fight for $15, issued the following statement.
  • Planned Parenthood cited for inaction with pathology reports (St. Louis, MO)

    08/28/2015 4:29:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    stlouisreview.com ^ | August 26, 2015 | Jennifer Brinker
    Planned Parenthood in St. Louis was cited earlier this year for not sending pathology reports from abortions to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, as required by law. That was the latest item revealed at an Aug. 25 hearing of the Missouri Senate's Interim Committee on the Sanctity of Life, which is investigating how Planned Parenthood operates in Missouri. The committee began meeting this month in response to the Center for Medical Progress' undercover videos depicting Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of fetal body parts. John Langston, a manager with the Department of Health and Senior Services,...
  • Judge blocks Obama EPA rule as federal power grab over state waters

    08/27/2015 2:44:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 27, 2015 | James MacPherson - Associated Press
    BISMARCK, N.D. — A federal judge in North Dakota on Thursday blocked a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some state waterways. U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson of North Dakota issued a temporary injunction against a the rule, which gives the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers authority to protect some streams, tributaries and wetlands under the Clean Water Act. The rule was scheduled to take effect Friday. “The risk of irreparable harm to the states is both imminent and likely,” Judge Erickson said in blocking the rule from taking effect....
  • Woman in Viral Black Lives Matter Video Is Asked What She’d Say to Critics. She Answers...

    08/25/2015 8:19:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 8/24/2015 | Oliver Darcy
    The St. Louis woman who posted what has now become a viral video aimed at Black Lives Matter protesters appeared on CNN and directed a two-word message to critics who have leveled derogatory attacks against her: “bite me.”
  • Ferguson judge withdraws all arrest warrants before 2015

    08/24/2015 5:27:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | August 24, 2015 | Greg Botelho and Sara Sidner
    The municipal court judge in Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday announced sweeping changes to the city's court system, including an order to withdraw all arrest warrants issued in that city before December 31, 2014. Municipal Court Judge Donald McCullin, who was appointed in June, also changed the conditions for pretrial release. According to a press release put out by Ferguson, all defendants will be given new court dates with alternative penalties like payment plans or community service. Those caught for minor traffic violations should be less likely to end up behind bars because of McCullin. Under the new policy, they won't...
  • St. Louis Back in Flames

    08/24/2015 11:22:43 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Frontpagemagazinr ^ | August 21, 2015 | Arnold Ahlert
    As the progressive crime wave claims more black lives. A disturbing yet familiar scenario is playing out once again in St. Louis, where police made nine arrests and dispersed demonstrators protesting the shooting of black American Mansur Ball-Bey, 18, on Wednesday. According to police, Bell-Bey aimed a weapon at two white officers who returned fire, killing him. Unsurprisingly, the protesters are disputing police accounts of the incident. The Fountain Park neighborhood where the shooting occurred is an area of abandoned, boarded up houses “plagued by violence,” noted St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson. In recent days, a business near the...
  • “A little girl is dead” – Frustrated mom’s #BlackLivesMatter Facebook rant goes viral

    08/22/2015 10:59:21 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 39 replies
    kfor.com ^ | August 22, 2015 | kfor.com
    ST. LOUIS, MO – A mother says she is frustrated with the #BlackLivesMatter protesters in St. Louis. Peggy Hubbard says there is too much black on black crimes. She believes the demonstrators are marching for the wrong people. She says they should be standing up for innocent victims killed every night in the streets of St. Louis. According to our St. Louis affiliate, a 9-year-old girl was shot and killed on Tuesday night while doing homework on her mother’s bed. On Wednesday night protesters took to the streets to march for an 18-year-old shot and killed by police. Officers say...
  • Maya, a Black Conservative, Lays Some Wisdom on Us:

    08/21/2015 1:27:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 21, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Here's Maya, Kansas City, Missouri. It's great to have you. Hi. CALLER: Hi. You know, I just wanted to tell you, first of all, that you are majorly responsible for my conservative attitudes today. I talked to you the first time in 1994. I had called you on this show because I had gotten on the computer, which was then called the (unintelligible), and started carrying this conversation on about blacks being independent and not being victims. I got into a major argument with five or six other people, all of them as college educated as I am. They...
  • Missouri Congregation Joins Over 200 Churches Leaving PCUSA Over Homosexuality

    08/21/2015 9:53:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/21/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    A Missouri congregation has voted to leave Presbyterian Church (USA) over the Mainline denomination's "theological controversies," including its growing acceptance of homosexuality. First and Calvary Presbyterian Church, a Springfield congregation with approximately 1,700 members, voted 493 to 185 on Sunday in favor of disaffiliating with PCUSA. The Rev. Andrew Chaney, senior pastor at First and Calvary, told The Christian Post that his congregation voted following months of consideration. "First and Calvary Presbyterian Church voted to disaffiliate from the PCUSA because it felt that the PCUSA has drifted from its Reformed theological moorings," said Chaney. "Political and theological controversies of the...
  • 9-Year-Old Shot Dead in Ferguson While Sitting in Bed Doing Her Homework

    08/20/2015 10:56:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    People Magazine ^ | August 20, 2015 | Tara Fowler
    A 9-year-old girl was shot and killed Tuesday in Ferguson, Missouri, while she sat in bed doing her homework, her family says. "I never in a million years thought that I'd be laying my daughter to rest," said James Bolden, 9-year-old Jamyla's father, KMOV reports. Jamyla's 34-year-old mother was also shot in the leg, but she has since been released from the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. As of Wednesday night, police had no suspect in the attack, though investigators believe that the shots were fired from close range into the home, which is one block...
  • The Trump has landed - Deal With It (Time Mag cover story)

    08/20/2015 5:56:57 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 108 replies
    TIME MAGAZINE ^ | Michael Scherer
    There are some things you just can’t do in politics, not at the presidential level, anyway. This is a game like any other, with rules honed over decades by the pros in blue blazers clutching focus-group results: Be likable. Don’t make enemies. Respect the party elders. Avoid funny hats. And never wear white bucks or French cuffs to the Iowa State Fair, a flyover fantasy­land of cholesterol and common decency where the life-size butter cow grazes behind glass with the life-size butter Uncle Pennybags from Monopoly. That’s why Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker wore jeans to pose atop the hay bales...
  • Missouri Supreme Court Delivers Three Strikes Against Photo Tickets

    08/19/2015 9:33:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    The Newspaper ^ | 8/19/2015
    Defense attorneys challenging red light cameras win three cases before the Missouri Supreme Court. The highest court in Missouri on Monday struck down red light camera and speed camera programs. In three separate cases, the high court judges found that the cameras unconstitutionally shifted the burden of proof by forcing ticket recipients to prove their own innocence. The judges also found that the creation of "civil" citations and administrative hearings for moving traffic violations violated state law. The decisions were a major blow to American Traffic Solutions (ATS), the Arizona-based vendor .. Earlier this year, the firm settled a class...
  • Elderly Tuskegee Airman has car and cash stolen while lost in St. Louis

    08/17/2015 10:39:47 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A 93-year-old Tuskegee Airman had his car stolen and was robbed in two separate incidents on Sunday night. The robbery happened Sunday at McPherson and Sarah in North St. Louis Police say the victim got lost while driving to his daughter’s home Sunday night at around 11:30pm. The 93-year-old man pulled over to call his daughter. A man approached and entered the victim’s vehicle. The suspect took cash from the victim’s pant pocket. Then the suspect then got into another vehicle and left the scene. The victim lost sight of the older model black four door...
  • Trump leads field in Newton County GOP straw poll (Carson & Cruz right behind) [Missouri]

    08/17/2015 1:34:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Joplin Globe ^ | August 16, 2015 | Susan Redden
    Donald Trump was the winner by a wide margin among area Republicans who cast ballots in a presidential preference straw poll held last week as part of the annual Newton County Republican watermelon feed. Trump received 27 percent of the vote, followed by Ben Carson, 14.5 percent; Ted Cruz, 13.7 percent; Mike Huckabee, 9.6 percent; Scott Walker, 9 percent; Jeb Bush, 7.2 percent; Rand Paul, 6 percent; Carly Fiorina, 4.2 percent; Marco Rubio, 2.4 percent; Bobby Jindal, 1.8 percent; and John Kasich, 1.2 percent. Chris Christie, Mark Everson and Rick Perry each received 0.6 percent, and Mitt Romney and Sarah...
  • Oath Keepers to Arm 50 Black Protesters in Ferguson with AR- 15’s for an Epic Rights Flexing March

    08/16/2015 1:37:26 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 35 replies
    The Free Thought Project ^ | August 15, 2015 | Jay Syrmopoulos
    Ferguson, Missouri – The Missouri chapter of the Oath Keepers are planning to hold an open carry march through downtown Ferguson, Mo., which will reportedly involve arming 50 black protestors with AR-15 rifles. The decision to hold the event transpired after St. Louis County officials, in violation of Missouri’s open carry law, insisted that members of the group could not open carry long barrel rifles within the city. In a video uploaded to YouTube, police chief Jon Belmar is seen warning a number of Oath Keepers that open carrying long barrel rifles would be a violation of the law. “My...
  • Niece Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Rips ‘Black Lives Matter’ Movement [VIDEO]

    Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is not a fan of the “Black Lives Matter” movement. She appeared with Neil Cavuto yesterday to essentially tell the movement to shut up. In case you missed the news, a “Black Lives Matter” mob showed up at a Jeb Bush campaign event and started chanting their racist mantra. King was not impressed. “You know, our good friend, Sheriff Clarke, said the other day a lot of this disruption is designed to distract,” she said. “And if you have enough strife or confusion, people can’t think. They just panic or...
  • 'Throwed' rolls at Lambert's Cafe; catch 'em while you still can: Jarvis DeBerry

    08/14/2015 2:02:46 PM PDT · by BBell · 21 replies
    http://www.nola.com/ ^ | 8/14/15 | Jarvis DeBerry
    Four four years of college, I regularly drove back and forth on Interstate 55 between St. Louis, Mo., and Memphis, Tenn. That route takes you through Sikeston, Mo., and if you stop in Sikeston, Mo., you might as well put your feet under the table at Lambert's Café. It's a Southern-style, home-cooking-style restaurant that serves generous portions.-snip-The Riverfront Times, an alternative newspaper in St. Louis, wonders if the days of the "throwed" rolls are numbered. An attorney in the St. Louis suburb University City filed a lawsuit on behalf of Troy Tucker, a woman who says she suffered eye, neck...
  • Woman sues restaurant known for throwing rolls after she gets hit by bread

    08/14/2015 6:39:30 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 110 replies
    upi ^ | Aug. 13, 2015 | Danielle Haynes
    SIKESTON, Mo., - A diner filed a lawsuit Monday against a Missouri restaurant famous for its "throwed rolls" after a piece of bread hit her and caused an injury. Troy Tucker sued Lambert's Cafe in Sikeston, Mo., after she said she was hit by a roll and "sustained a lacerated cornea with a vitreous detachment and all head, neck, eyes and vision were severely damaged" in September 2014, WDAF-TV, St. Louis, Mo., reported. She is seeking $25,000 to pay for her medical bills and legal fees. The lawsuit said Lambert's Cafe should know about the dangers caused by throwing rolls....
  • Poll: Hillary Clinton loses to GOP field in Missouri

    08/13/2015 3:15:38 PM PDT · by Signalman · 7 replies
    wash. examiner ^ | 8/12/2015 | Ryan Lovelace
    Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton would lose Missouri to every GOP presidential candidate pitted against her in a new survey conducted by Public Policy Polling. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio performs best against Clinton, winning by 15 percentage points in a hypothetical matchup, while former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush performs worst, winning by only 7 percentage points. Donald Trump leads Clinton by 9 percentage points, Carly Fiorina had a 10 percentage point margin of victory, and Senators Ted Cruz of Texas and Rand Paul of Kentucky each won by 12. Missouri went blue for President Obama in 2008, and also features a...
  • To the Angry Shopper Who Criticized Our Black Lives Matter Display

    08/13/2015 2:04:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Huffington Post's Black Voices The Blog ^ | August 13, 2015 | Jarek Steele, independent bookseller, writer and occasional activist
    This week, we received an anonymous letter in response to this window display commemorating the one year anniversary of Michael Brown's:There was no return address, and it wasn't signed. It was a very short message on a note card telling us that we had lost a customer. In it, the person said we stoked the flames of enmity between races and promoted division. The person asked us why we insisted upon doing that. It's hard to know how to respond. What I want to do is call up the customer and chat. I want to take him or her out...
  • Pentagon asks Ferguson to surrender 2 Humvees

    08/12/2015 3:50:19 AM PDT · by csvset · 12 replies
    Saint Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 12 august 2015 | Stephen Deere
    Ferguson has been ordered to surrender two Humvees acquired through a controversial Defense Department program that transfers surplus military equipment to local police agencies. It’s not yet clear if the directive from the Pentagon — which was first reported Tuesday in the Guardian — was sparked by political pressure, a record-keeping snafu, or both. Mike O’Connell, a spokesman for the Missouri Department of Public Safety, said the Pentagon approved the transfer of two Humvees to Ferguson in June 2013 and then later gave permission for two more. But in August 2014, after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, St. Louis...
  • Oath Keepers return to Ferguson, fueling racial tension

    08/11/2015 3:32:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | August 11, 2015 | Staff and wire services
    St. Louis police condemn armed group, fearing their presence will stoke further instability. Four white civilians carrying military-style rifles and sidearms walked a riot-torn street in Ferguson, Missouri, early Tuesday, saying they were there to protect a representative from an anti-government website, but their actions drew swift criticism from protesters in the mostly black neighborhood and from St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, who called their presence “unncessary and inflammatory.” The appearance of the four men drew stares in the neighborhood, which was rocked by violence again Sunday night as protesters marked the police killing of Michael Brown, an...
  • Breaking: #BlackLivesMatter Mob Shuts Down I-70 Both Ways in St. Louis – Driver Plows Through Line

    08/11/2015 11:31:00 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 133 replies
    Police threw down and arrested a man who ran back onto I70 as protesters were being cleared. #Ferguson pic.twitter.com/OGcIacR0Va
  • Heavily armed 'Oath Keepers' inject new unease to riot-hit Ferguson

    08/11/2015 3:13:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/11/15 | Scott Malone
    Four civilians carrying automatic rifles and sidearms patrolled a riot-torn street in Ferguson, Missouri, early Tuesday, saying they were there to protect a media organization but drawing swift criticism from police and protesters alike. The appearance of the four men, all white, quickly drew stares in the mostly black neighborhood, which exploded into violence again on Sunday night as protesters marked the police killing of an unarmed black teen a year ago. The men identified themselves as part of a group called "Oath Keepers," which describes itself as an association of current and former U.S. soldiers and police who aim...
  • Sheriff Clarke: Black Lives Matter Protests ‘Political Construct’ To Mobilize Black Vote In 2016

    08/11/2015 2:28:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Breitbart Video ^ | 8/10/15 | Ian Hanchett
    Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke (D) said that the Black Lives Matter protests have been”turned into a political construct” and are “nothing more than an attempt to try to energize and mobilize the black vote through the 2016 election” on Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel “O’Reilly Factor.” Clarke said the renewed protests in Ferguson were “nothing more than a return to the scene of the big lie, the hands up, don’t shoot, this whole Black Lives Matter movement. This false narrative that came out Ferguson. They destroyed the town. Look, a bunch of thugs, a bunch of creeps,...
  • Why Move to Ferguson? Newcomers Share Their Stories

    08/10/2015 8:52:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 10, 2015 | Tracy Jarrett
    There is a Ferguson, Missouri, that most Americans know: The town where a police shooting triggered violent protests, a federal civil rights investigation and a national debate on law enforcement's treatment of minorities. But then there is the Ferguson that new arrivals see: cheap housing, a diverse population and vibrant community activism. That second vision is helping to keep the city's struggling real estate market alive. A year after Michael Brown's death tore Ferguson apart, homes are selling, but at a slower pace. Prices have dropped, but the $50,000 median price so far this year is on par with 2013,...
  • Ferguson Demonstrations: Authorities Declare State of Emergency in St. Louis County

    08/10/2015 1:07:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    NBC News ^ | 08/10/2015 | by JON SCHUPPE and JUAN ANGUIANO
    St. Louis authorities declared a state of emergency Monday as they prepared for a second night of protests marking a year since a police officer killed Ferguson teen Michael Brown. The move was announced by St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, who cited the violence that marred protests Sunday night in Ferguson. "The recent acts of violence will not be tolerated in a community that has worked so tirelessly over the last year to rebuild and become stronger," Stenger said in a statement. The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office announced criminal charges against a man authorities say exchanged gunfire...
  • Despite Unrest, Blacks Do Not Feel More Mistreated by Police

    08/10/2015 10:49:20 AM PDT · by thetroyster67 · 11 replies
    gallup.com ^ | 08/10/2015 | thetroyster67
    PRINCETON, N.J. -- Despite the significant public attention on confrontations between black citizens and police in Missouri, Maryland and New York over the past year, blacks in 2015 express virtually the same opinions about being mistreated by police as they did in 2013. This year, 18% of adult blacks say there has been an occasion the last 30 days when they personally felt they were treated unfairly in dealings with police, which is virtually the same as the 17% recorded in 2013. This is down from as high as 25% in 2004.
  • Beyoncé gets hammered for Facebook post honoring Michael Brown

    08/10/2015 10:25:11 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 53 replies
    BizPacReview ^ | August 10, 2015 | Michael Dorstewitz
    “You are forever in our hearts”? Pop singer Beyoncé is taking some flak for a Facebook entry she made in remembrance of the shooting death of Michael Brown. She posted it Sunday, on the one-year anniversary of his death. He was shot and killed in self-defense by former Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson. Both a St. Louis County grand jury and a Defense Department investigation cleared Wilson of any charges. Nonetheless, Beyoncé’s post, in the form of a meme, states: “Today we will honor you and continue to fight for society to respect the humanity of all people. You are...
  • Two Shot During Ferguson Clashes, Say Police

    08/09/2015 11:13:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Sky News ^ | August 10, 2015
    Demonstrators flee in multiple directions, hiding behind cars and taking cover in buildings as the shots ring out.Two people have been shot during clashes between police and protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, one year since Michael Brown was killed by a white police officer. St Louis County Police Department say an officer returned shots after coming under heavy gunfire. It was unclear where the shots came from but St Louis County Police Department also tweeted at least two unmarked cars took shots, with accompanying photos showing a car with a smashed windscreen ("windshield" to us). Associated Press reported that one of...
  • Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, And the Power of Disruption

    08/09/2015 7:28:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Huffington Post's Politics The Blog ^ | August 9, 2015 | Robert Kuttner, Co-founder and co-editor, 'The American Prospect'
    It was a good week for disruptive innovation. Three protestors affiliated with Black Lives Matter shut down Bernie Sanders yet again, this time at a Seattle rally Saturday afternoon. Meanwhile, Donald Trump escalated his disruptive impact on the Republican presidential field, with a post-debate remark implying that Fox reporter Megyn Kelly was menstruating when she asked him provocative questions, fittingly, about his coarse put-downs of women. The two forms of disruption invite comparison. BLM is disrupting the most progressive candidate in the Democratic field. Why? Because in the year since the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, the issue of...
  • Shots fired during Ferguson police shooting anniversary

    08/09/2015 12:58:38 PM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9 Aug 2915 | Staff
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  • Sherrod Brown Dodges Obamacare Question At Netroots Nation; Al Gore Deletes Tweet

    06/10/2012 6:48:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/10/12 | Dana Loesch
    Yesterday afternoon at Netroots Nation in Providence, RI, I attempted to ask the embattled Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) about his campaign, specifically his record as the deciding vote for Obamacare. Ohio voters passted an amendment to their constitution outlawing the Democrats' health care law by a wide margin in 2011: Ohioans overwhelmingly rejected the healthcare mandate provisions of Obamacare. They did this by handily passing an amendment to the state’s constitution that reads, in part, as follows: No federal, state, or local law or rule shall compel, directly or indirectly, any person, employer, or health care provider to participate in...
  • A year after Michael Brown's death, Ferguson has changed

    08/07/2015 7:30:44 AM PDT · by PROCON · 50 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 7, 2015 | JIM SALTER and JIM SUHR
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- A year ago, Ferguson, Missouri, was a mostly quiet working-class suburban town. The uneasy relationship between its growing black population and its mostly white police force barely registered in local headlines. Everything changed on Aug. 9, 2014, when a white police officer named Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old. The street confrontation on that sultry day launched the "Black Lives Matter" movement.
  • Darren Wilson Opens Up to New Yorker: ‘I Liked the Black Community’

    08/03/2015 2:56:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 3, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    Former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who ignited a national firestorm when he shot and killed African-American man Michael Brown, opened up recently in an interview with The New Yorker. Wilson revealed that since the shooting, he has struggled to find work and has been denied employment in several police departments in the St. Louis area. After working for a shoe store for two weeks, he quit when reporters began calling. His wife, who is also a police officer, also quit her job for her own safety. Wilson also revealed the he actually sought out the Ferguson police department because...
  • Donald Trump third in STL Tea Party poll; Ted Cruz on top

    08/01/2015 5:01:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    KPLR-TV ^ | August 1, 2015 | Gregg Palermo
    Donald Trump is surging in GOP presidential polls ahead of next week’s first Republican debate among the party’s presidential candidates, but the controversial businessman finished third in a sampling of conservative activists, according to a survey released Saturday by the St. Louis Tea Party Coalition. In email polling of 122 coalition members conducted July 26 through July 29, Texas Senator Ted Cruz came in first at 29 percent, followed by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker at 27 percent, with Trump at 19 percent. The rest of the crowded GOP field finished in single digits. You can see the entire poll here....
  • March, civil disobedience planned next month in Ferguson

    07/28/2015 1:58:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Associated Press ^ | July 27, 2015 | Jim Suhr and Jim Salter
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A silent march and a day of civil disobedience are among the events being planned for next month in Ferguson to mark the first anniversary of the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer, an event that galvanized the "Black Lives Matter" movement. Organizers are calling it the "Ferguson Uprising Commemoration Weekend." Plans announced Monday include a silent march starting at 11 a.m. Aug. 9 from Canfield Drive, where Michael Brown was killed, to Greater St. Mark Family Church. The agenda from the Ferguson Action Council includes an art event, rap and...
  • Hundreds get free haircuts, hot dogs and more in Ferguson

    07/25/2015 6:29:18 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 70 replies
    St Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 7-25-2015 | Jack Witthaus
    FERGUSON • Tiahesia Palmer was checking out some of the free services, but her son wanted a haircut. So the Ferguson resident signed up Isiah, 7, to get his head shaved at the haircut tent at Saturday’s “Day of Hope.” He took off his ballcap and sat silently while a woman with the Elaine Steven Beauty College cleaned up around his ears. Palmer smiled. Wearing an “I-heart-FERG” T-shirt, she was happy that her community had attracted the event. Hundreds attended the festivities at Forestwood Park in Ferguson to receive free goods and services. The city and about 40 local churches,...
  • 'Black Lives Matter': We Will 'Shut Down' GOP Convention If We Can

    07/25/2015 2:32:26 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 83 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Shades of 1968 and the Days of Rage? Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors has announced that "any opportunity we have to shut down a Republican convention, we will." Appearing on today's Melissa Harris-Perry show on MSNBC, Cullors also blithely spoke of "the murder of Mike Brown" in Ferguson, MO. Neither of the co-guest hosts sitting in for Harris-Perry, Richard Liu and Janet Mock, challenged Cullors' characterization. This despite the fact that even Eric Holder's Justice Department found no wrongdoing on the part of the police officer who shot Brown. View the video here.
  • Navy to name new ship after Kansas City

    07/22/2015 6:38:02 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 25 replies
    KMBC ^ | Jul 20, 2015 | Kris Ketz
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. —Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced Monday that a new ship will be named the USS Kansas City. The ship will be the next Independence variant littoral combat ship, a type designed for a variety of missions that include mine warfare, surface warfare and anti-submarine warfare. It will be 419 feet long and can travel up to 40 knots. It will be built in Mobile, Alabama. A similar ship, the USS Independence, is shown above. Mabus made the announcement at Kauffman Stadium before the Royals game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. A Navy replenishment oiler was also named after...
  • Abortions to resume at Planned Parenthood in Columbia, MO

    07/20/2015 5:31:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Calvin Freiburger | Jul 20, 2015
    Planned Parenthood will soon perform abortions at their Columbia, Missouri location, Life News reports, joining Planned Parenthood of St. Louis to become the abortion giant’s second facility in the state to offer the procedure on-site. “We are proud to support women making their own health care decisions by expanding reproductive health services in an area where women have faced extreme barriers for too long,” Planned Parenthood of Kansas & Mid-Missouri President and CEO Laura McQuade said. The Columbia location had performed abortions in the past, but had to stop in 2012 when its only licensed abortionist resigned. “It took time...
  • Missouri lawmakers to investigate Planned Parenthood site after controversial video

    07/20/2015 4:45:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    stltoday.com ^ | July 18, 2015 | ap
    JEFFERSON CITY • Two Republican state lawmakers from Missouri announced plans Friday to investigate the state's only abortion facility after anti-abortion activists released an undercover video showing Planned Parenthood's national medical director discussing the disposition of parts from aborted fetuses. The video, which shows Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Planned Parenthood's senior director of medical services, discussing procedures for providing fetal body parts to researchers, has spurred outrage from a number of Republican elected officials nationwide. While the commercial sale of fetal tissue is outlawed, Planned Parenthood, which provides abortions and other reproductive health services, said in response to the video that...
  • Kansas City approves minimum wage rise to $13 by 2020

    07/16/2015 10:57:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 16, 2015 9:53 PM EDT | Heather Hollingsworth
    Kansas City’s minimum wage will rise to $13 an hour over about four and a half years under an ordinance that council members approved Thursday, although there are questions whether it could withstand a legal challenge. The ordinance, which makes the city the only one in Missouri to approve a wage higher than the state’s current $7.65 minimum, had the backing of low-wage workers, who burst into applause after council members and Major Sly James voted to approve it. The measure would apply to Kansas City, Missouri and not its sister city in Kansas. […] But business groups are questioning...
  • Mizzou Says Years-Old Confederate Flag Twitpic Not a ‘Threat’ (after freaking out)

    07/16/2015 7:10:16 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 4 replies
    FIRE ^ | July 15, 2015 | Alex Morey
    Complete Headline: Mizzou Says Years-Old Confederate Flag Twitpic Not a ‘Threat,’ Retracts Statement Officials at the University of Missouri said they will not take action against people photographed three years ago with a Confederate flag in a picture that recently appeared online, because they are not MU students. [Snip] The photo, which was posted Sunday by Twitter user @fratscenery, appeared to show five young men, one of whom was holding a Confederate flag, standing near an MU fraternity house. On Monday, MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin posted an official statement on the university’s website, in which he said that...
  • Destroyed QuikTrip in Ferguson to Be Rebuilt as Job Center

    07/15/2015 10:11:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Black Entertainment Television ^ | July 14, 2015 | Isabelle Thenor-Louis
    A QuikTrip convenience store destroyed during unrest in Ferguson will be rebuilt as a community center. Nearly one year ago, massive demonstrations occurred within the St. Louis suburb and across the nation to protest the death of unarmed Black teenager Michael Brown. He was fatally shot by Darren Wilson, a white police officer. The center’s creation was funded by three companies: QuikTrip, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Starbucks. The center’s focus will be on much needed job-training and placement for African-Americans. The Urban League has also pledged to train and find jobs for 500 young people in this area by the end...
  • Democrats Change Name of Dinner To Honor Racist Harry Truman

    07/13/2015 1:46:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/13/15 | Patrick Howley
    The Missouri Democratic Party is changing the name of its annual “Jefferson-Jackson” fundraising dinner, deleting the names of slave-owning party heroes Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson. The party will instead honor avowed racist Harry Truman.Though the state party denied that the name change was due to racial issues, Democratic state Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, who has called for the name to be changed, said that it was probably due to race. Every state Democratic party holds an early-summer Jefferson-Jackson fundraising dinner. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton recently attended the dinners in Arkansas and Virginia.But the Missouri party’s decision to instead name the...