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  • Conservative Black Sheriff Applauds DOJ Darren Wilson Decision, Slams Rights Leaders [Freep Request]

    01/23/2015 8:55:53 PM PST · by walford · 10 replies
    NewsOne ^ | Jan 22, 2015 | NewsOne Staff
    A day after it was announced that the U.S. Department of Justice is unlikely to pursue a civil rights case against ex-Ferguson, Mo., Officer Darren Wilson, a Black conservative sheriff David Clarke (pictured) has applauded the decision and slammed civil rights leaders in a Fox News interview, according Mediaite. RELATED: Report: No Federal Charges To Be Filed Against Darren Wilson In Death Of Michael Brown Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke told “Fox & Friends” Thursday that the decision not to pursue a civil rights case against Wilson was vindication for the officer and an indictment against “race hustlers” like U.S. Attorney...
  • Pro-life shrine to open in former Twin Spires (Missouri)

    01/23/2015 1:23:45 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    newspressnow.com ^ | January 22, 2015 | Jena Sauber
    The St. Mary and St. Joseph Family Memorial Foundation has purchased the Twin Spires in Downtown St. Joseph with plans to create a national pro-life shrine. When it opens this spring, the church will become the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the first national pro-life shrine in the country. It will serve as a location for prayer to end abortion, and for atonement for the babies and the conversion of their parents, the nonprofit said. “It was kind of miraculous. We were going to build a shrine,” said Richard Mahoney, president of the foundation. “I got a call from a...
  • Email Shows Gov. Nixon Ordered National Guard OUT OF FERGUSON Before Riots & Destruction

    01/22/2015 10:57:48 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 31 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 01/22/15 | Jim Hoft
    Protesters and Looters Burn Business District to the Ground— And the National Guard was nowhere in sight. Now we know why… And top state Democratic leaders all knew about this. Governor Jay Nixon (D-MO) ordered the National Guard out of Ferguson before the verdict was announced. And….. TOP MISSOURI DEMOCRATIC LEADERS including Claire McCaskill, Lacy Clay, Chris Koster, Mayor Francis Slay and St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley all knew about this order.
  • Former St. Louis police officer reunited with baby he rescued in 1963

    01/22/2015 9:49:35 AM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    semissourian.com ^ | January 19, 2015 | NANCY CAMBRIA
    ST. LOUIS -- Toni DiPina has been trying to solve the mystery of her unknown family since she was abandoned as a baby. The reality is DiPina, at 51, still has no clue where she came from. She does not know why one or both of her parents abandoned her at 9 months on May 26, 1963, on a vacant lot in St. Louis. No one has ever come forward. Not then and not in 2008 when the Post-Dispatch first wrote extensively about her. For decades, the only details she had from a day she was too young to remember...
  • A Gunfight in Kansas

    01/21/2015 9:58:51 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 14 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 1/21/2015 | Stu Tarlowe
    On Friday, Jan. 9, at around 2 p.m. on a sunny afternoon, four armed individuals entered the shop and encountered Becky Bieker apparently alone behind the counter. Based on ensuing events, it seems fair to surmise that their intent was robbery. But whatever their plans may have been, they went awry when Jon Bieker, watching the store’s closed-circuit TV, saw his wife being brutally beaten and emerged from the rear portion of the store to protect and defend her. The way events were reported by local print and broadcast media, “gunfire broke out”; “shots were fired”; “a shootout ensued”; in...
  • Ferguson protesters interrupt Dr. King ceremony at Harris-Stowe State University

    01/19/2015 3:16:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    KTVI-TV ^ | January 19, 2015 | Staff
    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Ferguson Protesters interrupted a Martin Luther King Day celebration at Harris-Stowe State University early Monday afternoon. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that around 1:00pm, about two-dozen protesters burst into the auditorium waving an upside-down American flag and chanting “No Justice, No Peace.” They grabbed a microphone and accused the university and the clergy in attendance of being part of the “establishment.” Protesters left the building after Michael Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden, appealed for calm and the King ceremony resumed. Later, there was a confrontation between protesters and Harris-Stowe students about the disrupted event. Police were called...
  • Snopes confirms open letter blasting Holder is from retired FBI agent

    01/14/2015 7:21:02 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 32 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | Thomas Lifson
    So, let’s get this straight. At a decisive moment in history when our nation required a strong and unbiased voice from its’ senior law enforcement official, you Mr. Holder, made it your personal mission to join with other racial antagonist and politicize a tragic event, accusing a young white police officer of a racially motivated killing in what we now know was a justified self-defense shooting of a predatory felon. Your behavior is unbelievable. You sir, have sacrificed your integrity on the altar of political expediency. You, Mr. Holder, are the “coward” and hypocrite you so loudly denounce when speaking...
  • NRA slams Missouri gun-tax plan to pay for police body cameras: This is ‘unmerited’

    01/13/2015 9:40:05 AM PST · by PROCON · 25 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Jan. 13, 2015 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    The National Rifle Association and other gun rights groups have hit back hard at one Missouri lawmaker’s plan to add a tax on guns sold in the state to pay for cameras for police officers. Brandon Ellington, a Democratic lawmaker representing the Kansas City region, introduced separate bills that would require all uniformed police officers to wear body cameras and maintain recordings for 30 days, and would establish a tax on firearm sales to pay for the new mandate, Guns.com reported.The tax would add a 1 percent cost to every retail sale of handguns and ammunition, with the proceeds sent...
  • Candy company creates Chocolates for Choice for abortion giant Planned Parenthood

    01/12/2015 2:46:28 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | January 12, 2015 | saynsumthn.
    As Valentine’s Day approaches love birds in the St Louis region will be looking for fine chocolates to send their partners. But, if they are pro-life they may want to avoid Kakao Chocolates. According to posts placed on the Facebook page of Planned Parenthood of the St Louis Region, Kakao Chocolate created “Chocolates for Choice” to help fund abortion giant Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood’s December 2nd post reads, “Send a gift of Kakao chocolates to yourself or a loved one and proceeds will go to Planned Parenthood in St. Louis. Kakao packages are available in three sizes, and start with...
  • St. Louis County PD finally seeking Ferguson looters

    01/12/2015 5:44:34 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 12, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    While things have obviously not returned entirely to normal in and around Ferguson, Missouri, people have to eventually get back to the normal business of day to day life. This includes the police, apparently, who had a lot of loose ends to tie up following all of the lawlessness and mayhem. Rod Kackley at PJ Media caught wind of some recent efforts by the St. Louis County PD to catch up with some of the looters via social media. But while the drama between legal minds plays out, St. Louis County, Mo., police officers enlisted the aid of the department’s...
  • Missouri: Lawmaker Seeks to Tax Gun Owners and Sportsmen to Fund Law Enforcement Equipment

    01/11/2015 9:15:39 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 37 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | 1-9-15 | unattributed
    Earlier this week, the Missouri Legislature began its 2015 session which saw the introduction of House Bill 75. Introduced by state Representative Brandon Ellington (D-22), HB 75 seeks to impose an additional tax on all retail sales of handguns and ammunition in the state of Missouri in order to finance video cameras to be worn by uniformed law enforcement officers in the state. Forcing law-abiding Missourians to pay an additional tax on firearm and ammunition purchases is unmerited. Gun owners and purchasers should not be responsible for funding these projects.
  • Jeb In 94: I Would Do ‘Probably Nothing’ For African-Americans

    01/10/2015 8:40:48 PM PST · by Bratch · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 10, 2016 | SCOTT GREER
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush appears poised for a presidential run and is currently leading the polls among potential Republican candidates for 2016, but the comments he made in 1994 during his first run for Florida’s highest office may come back to haunt him.The Associated Press reports that Bush described himself then as a “head-banging conservative” and used fiery rhetoric — such as claiming he would do “probably nothing” for African-Americans if he became governor — in his ultimately unsuccessful bid. Bush made that statement in response to a question on what he would for African-Americans if elected to office.“It’s time...
  • Dear Ms. Walker: You Are Not a Priest (another female ordination)

    01/10/2015 2:18:24 PM PST · by NYer · 95 replies
    Seasons of Grace ^ | January 5, 2015 | Kathy SCHIFFER
    On Saturday, January 3 in Kansas City, Georgia Walker attempted to do what no woman had done before:  She tried to become a Roman Catholic priest.And she’s got the pictures to prove it:  Georgia smiling, arms raised in triumph, vested in red and white, processing down the aisle at St. Mark Hope and Peace Lutheran Church.  Her friend, “Bishop” Bridget Mary Meehan, smiles proudly at her side.  Attending the ceremony were members of the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests, a group of similarly deluded women who imagine themselves to be ordained.Here’s the thing, though:  WOMEN CAN’T BE PRIESTS.No, really!  Women...
  • New Letter Could Re-Open Case Against Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson

    01/10/2015 7:58:55 AM PST · by Din Maker · 91 replies
    Opposing ^ | January 10, 2015 | Dominic Kelly
    The NAACP’s legal group has sent a letter to a Missouri judge asking that a new grand jury convene to consider indicting former Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown back in August. On November 24, a grand jury decided not to indict Wilson for killing Brown, and as a result, already riled protesters and activists took to the streets seeking justice. Now, in the almost two months since the decision was reached, the NAACP’s Legal Defense and Educational Fund has penned an open letter to Missouri Judge Maura McShane asking that a...
  • When This Kid Took His Bible Out in School Something Allegedly Happened That Has His Parents

    01/08/2015 12:54:26 PM PST · by lowbridge · 48 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | january 6, 2015 | billy hallowell
    Parents are accusing a teacher of violating their child’s First Amendment rights by allegedly refusing to allow him to read his Bible in school. They claim that their son, Loyal Grandstaff, a middle school student at Bueker Middle School in Marshall, Missouri, was told by his teacher that he couldn’t read the book after he brought the Bible in and silently studied it during free time. “I feel like it violated his freedom of religion but also his freedom of speech,” Justin Grandstaff, the 12 year old’s father, told WDAF-TV. Loyal said that he wasn’t being loud and that he wasn’t sharing the book...
  • Doctors decided this baby’s life wasn’t worth saving. Now a Missouri legislator....

    01/08/2015 10:55:55 AM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Jan 7, 2015 | Pete Baklinski
    FULL TITLE: Doctors decided this baby’s life wasn’t worth saving. Now a Missouri legislator wants to make sure it never happens again. Imagine being in a hospital watching your recently born child gasp for air as his or her oxygen levels plummet. Imagine watching in horror as medical professionals stand by doing absolutely nothing, indicating to you through body language and inaction that your son or daughter is not worth saving. This is exactly what befell Sheryl and Scott Crosier, of St. Louis, Missouri, in December 2010 when they lost their three-month-old son Simon who had the chromosomal abnormality Trisomy...
  • Ferguson businesses to AG Eric Holder: Wrap it up!

    01/06/2015 12:26:20 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    The Buzz, Kansas City Star ^ | 01/06/2015 | STEVE KRASKE
    First it was Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder asking Attorney General Eric Holder to wrap up his Ferguson investigation. Now a group of small business owners in the community is asking Holder the same thing. “We cannot truly and fully embrace the rebuilding process — both emotionally and physically — without the closure that will come from the completion of your investigation,” the business owners wrote in a letter dated Dec. 22 but released on Monday. “The delay of your report leaves this community feeling confused, fearful, anxious, angry and conflicted.” The Justice Department is exploring whether Ferguson police engaged...
  • Candlelight Vigil for (dead) Deer Planned in Town and Country (Missouri)

    01/06/2015 10:37:57 AM PST · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 6, 2015
    TOWN AND COUNTRY, Mo. (KMOX) – Concerned residents of Town and Country have planned a candlelight vigil for deer that have been killed in the St. Louis suburb. The city hired sharp shooters to kill urban deer, and organizers say after Town and Country spent “thousands of dollars of public monies” to kill deer over the last several years, deer-and-car collisions remain about the same.
  • NFL finally returning to Los Angeles? Rams owner to build massive stadium complex

    01/05/2015 10:15:43 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 84 replies
    Daily Mai ^ | 01/05/15 | Josh Gardner
    The owner of the St. Louis Rams has announced intentions to build a massive new NFL stadium and entertainment complex in the Los Angeles suburb of Inglewood. Stan Kroenke revealed the grand plan to the LA Times on Monday. In addition to an 80,000-seat stadium, the billionaire and his partners are proposing an adjacent 6,000-seat performance venue. Los Angeles was home to the Rams from 1946 to 1994 and, as St. Louis scrambles to come up with a plan for a new stadium in order to retain the team, the City of Angels appears ever more likely to get a...
  • Rams Owner, Hollywood Park Group Plans To Build New NFL Stadium In Inglewood

    The Hollywood Land Company, a joint venture between Stockbridge Capital Group and The Kroenke Group, plans to build a 80,000-seat stadium, a 6,000-seat performance venue, a 300-room hotel, 2,500 residential units, 1.7 million square feet of retail and office space and 25 acres of public parks, playgrounds and open space on the site. The development, named the “City of Champions Revitalization Project”, will be built at no cost to taxpayers.
  • FERGUSON ARSONIST Was Top Speaker at Al Sharpton’s National Action Network Rally in DC (Video)

    01/05/2015 10:58:02 AM PST · by maggief · 15 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 5, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    In late December St. Louis County prosecutor’s office filed charges against 19 year-old Ferguson protester Joshua Williams for setting fire to a QuikTrip in Berkeley, Missouri. Arsonist Joshua Williams was wearing a red sweatshirt when he was filmed setting fire to the Berkeley QuikTrip. (snip) As GotNews reported, Joshua Williams spoke at Al Sharpton’s rally in Washington DC in December. Sharpton flew him to Washington for the rally… in his red sweatshirt.
  • ‘You’re Either a Cop or Little People’: The American Police State in 2014

    01/05/2015 5:13:37 AM PST · by Dick Bachert · 76 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | 12/30/2014 | John Whitehead
    For those of us who have managed to survive 2014 with our lives intact and our freedoms hanging by a thread, it has been a year of crackdowns, clampdowns, shutdowns, showdowns, shootdowns, standdowns, knockdowns, putdowns, breakdowns, lockdowns, takedowns, slowdowns, meltdowns, and never-ending letdowns. We’ve been held up, stripped down, faked out, photographed, frisked, fracked, hacked, tracked, cracked, intercepted, accessed, spied on, zapped, mapped, searched, shot at, tasered, tortured, tackled, trussed up, tricked, lied to, labeled, libeled, leered at, shoved aside, saddled with debt not of our own making, sold a bill of goods about national security, tuned out by those...
  • MO State Senator Threatens Voters Over Their White Privilege

    01/04/2015 6:52:12 AM PST · by tje · 55 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Saturday, January 3, 2015, 10:16 PM | Jim Hoft
    Missouri State Senator Maria Chappelle Nadal has been a vocal member of the Ferguson protest movement. In AUgust she told Missouri Democratic Governor Jay Nixon to “F*ck off.” Chappelle Nadal also accused police of purposely planning and executing the violence in Ferguson. This weekend she threatened Missouri voters over their white privilege. LET ME BE CLEAR: When you exercise your #WhitePriviledge, don't think I'm not going to remember. I will use it for the future. Uncomfortable?
  • Missouri Lawmaker Hit For 'White Privilege' Remarks On Social Media

    01/04/2015 11:50:36 AM PST · by blam · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1-4-2015 | Fox News
    January 04, 2015 FoxNews.com A Missouri state senator who has made controversial comments on social media following the shooting death in Ferguson of Michael Brown, an unarmed black man who was killed by a white police officer, is facing renewed criticism over her recent remark apparently about “white privilege.” State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal apparently said on Twitter: "LET ME BE CLEAR. When you exercise your #WhitePrivilege, don't think I'm not going to remember. I will use it for the future. Uncomfortable?" The tweet by Chappelle-Nadal, a Democrat, drew sharp responses on Twitter, including suggestions that she was making racist comments...
  • Elected Missouri Democrat threatens voters over white privilege on Twitter

    01/04/2015 7:42:17 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 48 replies
    Examiner ^ | 1/4/2015
    On Saturday, Maria Chappelle-Nadal, a Democrat serving in the Missouri state Senate whose district includes Ferguson, issued what many took to be a racist threat against white people on her Twitter feed. Her message, while apparently escaping the notice of local media outlets, angered a number of people. "LET ME BE CLEAR," she screamed on Twitter. "When you exercise your #WhitePrivilege, don't think I'm not going to remember. I will use it for the future. Uncomfortable?" "The system has literally failed the people I represent," she said hours later. "There is no hope that anything will change. We go through...
  • Uncommon Knowledge: Thomas Sowell vs. Al Sharpton

    01/03/2015 4:29:38 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 19 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 2, 2015 | No Attribution
    Hoover Senior Fellow Thomas Sowell responds to the recent events in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island and to statements made by Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson.
  • Ferguson movement drafts its own blueprint

    01/03/2015 7:24:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | January 3, 2015 | Koran Addo and Elisa Crouch
    Local activist DaRius Ali of Operation Help or Hush arrives in Dutchtown to look at apartments for the organization's transitional housing program on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Ali is among a group of protesters living in area motels, preparing to stay in St. Louis long-term by moving into apartments subsidized by the organization.A group of protesters stormed St. Louis police headquarters on New Year’s Eve, shouting and pushing their way inside, only to be met by a line of aggressive police and pepper spray. Their plan for a sit-in inside the lobby was one of the boldest actions they’ve taken...
  • Farrakhan Urged ‘Retaliation’ For Michael Brown A Month Before Brinsley Executed NYPD Cops

    01/02/2015 8:38:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 2, 2015 | Eric Owens, education editor
    In late November, the student government at taxpayer-funded Morgan State University sponsored a conference on slavery reparations for black Americans. Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan was the keynote speaker. The Nov. 22 conference, called the 2nd Annual Black United Summit International, occurred on Morgan State’s historically black campus in Baltimore, Md. The conference theme was “Re-Claim, Re-Pair, Re-Form, Re-Produce — REPARATIONS Now!” Total attendance was over 2,000, according to EAGnews.org. Final Call, a Nation of Islam publication, provided a detailed report about convention activities. Farrakhan’s keynote rant lasted over two hours. At one point, he held up what resembled...
  • NYPD Officer: Not Worth It to Make Arrests "if I Have a Chance of Getting My Head Blown Off"

    With reports that the NYPD is looking into as many as 63 threats against police officers, or the mayor this week alone, news also comes of a lack of motivation among the rank and file, undoubtedly contributing to a significant drop in arrest numbers across the city. “[There’s] just not motivation,” one police officer told [Vice]. “I’m not writing people summonses if I have a chance of getting my head blown off.” When asked if this was his own choice or a precinct-wide initiative, the officer added, “Seems like the entire department is on the same page.” As the New...
  • Pump price plunge hits 99 straight days

    01/02/2015 10:59:50 AM PST · by DaveMSmith · 38 replies
    The average price for a gallon of gas has dropped for 99 days in a row, with six states – Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma and Missouri – having average prices under $2 for the first time since 2009, according to price surveys Friday. Prices have plummeted about 40 percent since the start of June. Put another way, the Auto Club estimates that Americans are saving $500 million -- per day, each day – compared to the high prices paid last spring, allowing that money to be spent with businesses other than oil companies or just kept in the savings...
  • Museum capturing Ferguson history as it happens

    01/02/2015 11:31:30 AM PST · by PROCON · 32 replies
    apnews.myway ^ | Jan. 2, 2015 | JIM SALTER
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — From street-artist paintings on boards protecting store windows to signs bearing the now iconic statement, "Hands Up. Don't Shoot," cultural images from the Ferguson protests have become firmly established in recent Missouri history. So much so that the Missouri History Museum is gathering images and items cataloguing the unrest that followed the August shooting death of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer. The museum in St. Louis' Forest Park is in the process of gathering not only physical artifacts from Ferguson, but Twitter feeds, oral histories from protesters, residents and police, and even cellphone videos....
  • Three charged after allegedly looting burned out beauty supply store in Ferguson

    01/01/2015 7:13:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    KMOV-TV ^ | January 1, 2015 | Staff
    Three people are facing charges after allegedly looting a beauty supply store in Ferguson Tuesday night. 25-year-old Lysha Merritt, 23-year-old Farraad Rogers-Bolden (pictured above), and 20-year-old Ronda Atkins-Rogers (pictured above) have formally been charged in connection to the robbery. Police said the three were among the six people caught looting a burned out beauty supply store. Police say Rogers-Bolden was sentenced to five years probation in 2013 for theft, however the court suspended that sentence. The other two suspects, Atkins-Rogers and Merritt, have no prior records. Both women are facing possible burglary and theft charges. Shots were fired after officers...
  • Protesters Storm St. Louis Police Headquarters

    01/01/2015 3:54:27 PM PST · by robowombat · 44 replies
    Tea Party Network ^ | December 31, 2014 | Greg Campbell
    Protesters Storm St. Louis Police Headquarters December 31, 2014 By Greg Campbell After the shooting of two of New York’s finest, the message has been made clear: there is a war on police officers. On Wednesday, protesters stormed the police headquarters of the St. Louis Police Department and occupied the building. Reports are still emerging ,but protesters reportedly issued police an “eviction notice” that included a list if supposed grievances that included the police’s alleged willingness to brutally serve as a militarized occupying force that locks up too many minority citizens. The “eviction notice” also claimed that “Chief Sam Dotson...
  • Support The Police Rally -Streaming Live From St Louis

    01/01/2015 12:49:02 PM PST · by Route66 · 4 replies
    NoThiefs.com ^ | 01/01/2015 | NoThiefsAllowed
    There is a rally in support of police taking place now in St Louis and it is being streamed live. If you miss the live stream, you may click on the VIDEOS area and view the recording of the event. http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nothiefsallowed
  • Anti-brutality activists aim to ‘evict’ St. Louis police from headquarters

    01/01/2015 1:26:24 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | December 31, 2014 | Massoud Hayoun
    Scores of protesters at the helm of the ongoing nationwide movement against police violence stormed the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Wednesday, aiming to “evict” officers they accused of “perpetrating police brutality on our citizenry.” Five of the roughly 25 demonstrators who linked arms in the lobby of the police department were arrested in the headquarters, the St. Louis Police Department told Al Jazeera. Police pepper-sprayed and forced other protesters off the premises. The detainees — four women and one man — were charged with “trespassing and peace disturbance,” said Leah K. Freeman, the department's spokeswoman. The man was charged...
  • BREAKING: Ferguson Protesters CUFFED & MACED After Storming St. Louis Police Headquarters

    12/31/2014 10:56:24 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 54 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 12-31-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Ferguson protesters stormed the police headquarters in downtown St. Louis today. They were going to hold a sit-in protest for four-and-a-half hours until they were maced and cuffed. X 2 reported: Protesters stormed the doors of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department headquarters Wednesday morning. Their plan is to occupy the department for four and a half hours. About 15 protesters were in the lobby and refused to leave until their demands were met. They also handed police an ‘Eviction Notice.
  • Kevin Jamison has laws restricting gun rights in his sights (Missouri)

    12/29/2014 4:57:00 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 9 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | 12/29/2014 | DONALD BRADLEY -
    Kevin Jamison knows some people don’t care for him. OK, his word: They “loathe” him. He’s the gun guy. He heard that very phrase at a garage sale — “Hey, it’s the gun guy!” To gun owners, gun sellers and strict constitutionalists, he’s the calm, learned voice of reason. To those who think the Second Amendment is as outdated as a spittoon, he’s dangerous. Both sides, though, would probably agree that Jamison, 62, a Northland attorney, is one of Kansas City’s most public and prolific voice for gun rights. His office is dark wood and leather. He wears a bushy...
  • HuffPost Religion's People Of The Year Are The Religious Leaders Of Ferguson

    12/29/2014 1:11:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Huffington Post's Religion ^ | December 29, 2014 | The Editors
    The editors of HuffPost Religion have designated the religious leaders of Ferguson as our 2014 People of the Year. From the first day when Michael Brown was shot, the religious leaders from Ferguson and surrounding areas put themselves in the center of the protests and the movement for equality and justice. Women and men, black and white, clergy and lay people of all religious backgrounds provided both a pastoral and a prophetic presence in a community devastated and activated by the shooting of an unarmed young black man by the police. In no time in recent American history has it...
  • New York Times Columnist Approves: “Let the Fires Burn Until Every City is on its Knees”

    12/29/2014 8:01:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 12/29/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    They want peace. No really. And the New York Times is just a dispassionate observer looking for reform and change. Not mass murder.But Nicholas Kristof had one of his “Take the Mask Off Moments” when the radical left shows how ugly and unhinged it really is despite its facade of dinner parties and book clubs and that its media outlets promote violence.And so he invited readers to send in poems about the usual stuff. Bunnies. Flowers. Killing all white people and burning America to the ground. And the emphasis was not on the bunnies and flowers.Here’s a deranged screech of...
  • Ferguson PIO placed on unpaid leave after referring to Mike Brown memorial as ‘trash’

    12/27/2014 7:48:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    KMOV-TV ^ | December 27, 2014 | Adam McDonald
    FERGUSON, Mo (KMOV.com) – The Ferguson Public Information Officer for the City of Ferguson Police Department has been placed on unpaid leave after referring to the Michael Brown memorial as ‘trash.’ According to the Washington Post, Officer Timothy Zoll, the Ferguson Police Department’s public relations officer said no crime had been reported in connection to the memorial’s destruction early Friday morning. Zoll suggested the department would look at any video of the incident, but did not specify whether the department would investigate after a vehicle allegedly ran over the memorial on Canfield Drive. “I don’t know that a crime has...
  • Ferguson protest advocate charged with arson

    12/27/2014 7:32:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    BERKELEY, Mo. – A protester who advocated for peaceful demonstrations in Ferguson was charged Saturday with setting fire to a convenience store in a neighboring suburb. A St. Louis County jail official said Joshua Williams, 19, of St. Louis, was being held on $30,000 bond. He is charged with arson, second-degree burglary and stealing less than $500. Williams, who was frequently quoted and photographed protesting Michael Brown's death, is accused of using lighter fluid to set multiple fires inside and outside a QuikTrip in Berkeley....
  • Protester who advocates peace charged with setting fire at Berkeley QT

    12/27/2014 2:15:35 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    St Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 12/27/14 | Christine Byers
    One of the most frequently quoted and photographed Ferguson protesters was charged Saturday with setting fire to a Berkeley convenience store earlier this week. St. Louis County police arrested Joshua Williams, 19, of St. Louis, on Friday after several local media outlets and store surveillance captured images of him trying to set a pile of wood on fire outside the QuikTrip on North Hanley Road early Wednesday. Williams confessed to setting fires at the store in a videotaped interview, according to court documents.
  • Michael Brown memorial hit by car, then rebuilt

    12/26/2014 7:13:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 26, 2014 7:43 PM EST
    A makeshift memorial to Michael Brown has been restored by his supporters, after it was apparently hit by a car. Social media reports about damage to the memorial started early Friday. Supporters were out before dawn rebuilding the memorial. …
  • GOP learns lessons from Sam Brownback's tax scare

    12/26/2014 12:43:31 PM PST · by DoodleDawg · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/26/14 | Rachael Blade
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich will roll out “responsible” tax plans that protect against revenue gaps. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Arizona’s new Republican governor are delaying big dreams of nixing the income tax as they face budget shortfalls. And Missouri Republicans, once jealous of their neighbor Kansas’ massive cuts, are thankful they trimmed less. Call it the Brownback effect. Story Continued Below . . Republicans once idolized Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback as a tax cutting superstar — now he’s a lesson in what not to do. “It’s a cautionary tale on a national scale … Many of us felt that...
  • Teenager Shot In Missouri: So What?

    12/25/2014 9:24:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Powerline ^ | December 24, 2014 | John Hinderaker
    One of this morning’s big news stories is the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Antonio Martin by a policeman in Berkeley, Missouri–a place that, the Associated Press tells us helpfully, is “just a few miles from Ferguson.” The Antonio Martin shooting is currently the top story on Google News, and it is being headlined on pretty much every newspaper’s website. But why? What makes this a major news story? The Michael Brown and Eric Garner stories that preceded it, obviously. But what made them worldwide news? Or, to go back in time, what made the Trayvon Martin case a cause célčbre,...
  • Riot Police Protect St. Louis Cathedral from Protesters at Christmas Midnight Mass

    12/25/2014 7:23:56 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 71 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Dec 25, 2014
    Riot Police Protect St. Louis Cathedral from Protesters at Christmas Midnight Mass Posted by Kristinn Taylor on Thursday, December 25, 2014, 12:18 AM Churchgoers in St. Louis Wednesday night were not allowed to celebrate the birth of Jesus without the threat of disruption by supporters of the so-called Black Lives Matter campaign. Photos posted to Twitter show police in riot gear massed in force protecting a church identified as the Cathedral Basilica.
  • Trouble in Berkeley, Missouri

    12/25/2014 10:59:59 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 29 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/25/14 | Arnold Ahlert
    Holder and Obama prefers the company of uber race-baiter Al Sharpton. It is this trio of men, along with New York's equally feckless Mayor, Bill de Blasio, who have cultivated the "us against them" mentality Another seemingly justified police shooting near Ferguson, MO briefly followed a sadly predictable script. In nearby Berkeley, a white police officer, aged 34, fired three shots, killing black American Antonio Martin, aged 18. The officer was responding to a report of stealing at a Mobil on the Run gas station. Martin allegedly pulled a 9mm handgun on the six-year veteran, who stumbled backwards as he...
  • Keanna Brown, Antonio Martin's Girlfriend, Grieves: 'He Didn't Deserve To Die'

    12/25/2014 4:06:58 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 120 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 12/25/14 | Anonymous
    The girlfriend of Antonio Martin says she hasn’t been able to sleep since a police officer fatally shot her boyfriend, a black male teenager, at a gas station in Berkeley, Missouri on Tuesday. Keanna Brown, 19, revisited the site of the killing on Wednesday, where she expressed her grief in an outcry of mourning. “He didn’t deserve to die,” Brown told The Huffington Post outside the Mobil gas station where Martin was shot. “He was so scared, I’m telling you, he was so scared. He looked at me like ‘Baby, please jump in between and say something to save me.’”
  • StL County Police Attorney: Berkeley Shooting May Have Been a SET-UP TO KILL COPS

    12/24/2014 9:50:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 24, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    18 year-old Antonio Martin had a criminal record, with charges including three assaults, armed robbery, armed criminal action and multiple uses of weapons… since he was 17. On Tuesday night Antonio Martin drew a gun from his pocket and pointed it at police. He was shot dead by the officer. The attorney for the Berkeley police officer said this bizarre scenario may have been a set-up at the store to kill police. ** Antonio Martin and his companion stole from the store before the shooting. Attorney Brian Millikensays it may have been a set-up. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported: “This...
  • Protesters Near Ferguson Injure Cops with Bricks, Explosives After Officer Kills Armed 18-Yr-Old

    12/24/2014 8:52:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | December 24, 2014 | Tony Lee
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)After a police officer who was “fearing for his life” shot and killed an 18-year-old who was brandishing a pistol at him on Tuesday evening, protesters reportedly brought bags of rocks, smashed police cars, hurled explosives and bricks at and assaulted police officers on the scene. According to a St. Louis Post-Dispatch report, “between 200 and 300 protesters gathered at the scene after the shooting, and conflicts broke out between officers and protesters” in Berkeley, Missouri, which is two miles from Ferguson. Berkeley Mayor Theodore Hoskins (D) said on Wednesday morning that the police officer probably saved his own live...