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  • Obama Says Other Police Departments Are Racist In First Remarks On Ferguson

    03/06/2015 11:02:09 AM PST · by Steelfish · 39 replies
    DailyMail(UK) ^ | March 06, 2015
    Obama Says Other Police Departments Are Racist In First Remarks On Ferguson President Obama said the type of racial discrimination found in Ferguson, Missouri, is not unique to that police department, and he cast law enforcement reform as a chief struggle for today's civil rights movement. Obama said improving civil rights and civil liberties with police is one of the areas that 'requires collective action and mobilization' 50 years after pivotal civil rights marches brought change to the country. The president made his first remarks about this week's Justice Department report of racial bias in Ferguson, which found officers routinely...
  • Both Sides See Vindication in Justice Department Reports on Ferguson

    03/05/2015 8:36:09 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 15 replies
    NY Times ^ | MARCH 5, 2015 | JACK HEALY, SHERYL GAY STOLBERG and VIVIAN YEE
    They were four words that became the national rallying cry of a new civil rights movement: “Hands up, don’t shoot.” Protesters chanted it, arms raised, in cities across the country in solidarity for Michael Brown, the black teenager who some witnesses said was surrendering when he was shot and killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo. The slogan was embraced by members of Congress, recording artists and football players with the St. Louis Rams. It inspired posters and songs, T-shirts and new advocacy groups, a powerful distillation of simmering anger over police violence and racial injustice in Ferguson...
  • Ferguson's Conspiracy Against Black Citizens (Atlantic carrying Holder's water)

    03/05/2015 6:18:50 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 03/05/2015 | Conor Friedersdorf
    Despite the uncertainty surrounding the killing of Michael Brown, many black residents of Ferguson, Missouri, immediately thought that he was the victim of a wrongful death at the hands of police officer Darren Wilson, who shot him after a scuffle.
  • Must read: DOJ report totally vindicates Darren Wilson in Michael Brown shooting

    03/05/2015 11:01:22 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 4, 2015 | Allahpundit
    I barely glanced at this in posting it to Headlines because I thought I already knew what it would say. Holder’s whining last week about how high the standard is to convict someone of a federal civil rights violation suggested that the tone of the DOJ’s Ferguson report would be more “he’s probably guilty but we just can’t prove it” than “he’s innocent and was railroaded by the media.” My mistake. The DOJ — Eric Holder’s DOJ — is clear as can be that it thinks Wilson was justified in shooting Michael Brown. Rarely do I send you off somewhere...
  • WITNESSES TO MICHAEL BROWN SHOOTING FEARED CONTRADICTING ‘HANDS UP, DON’T SHOOT’ NARRATIVE

    03/04/2015 10:59:45 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 4, 2015 | by JOHN SEXTON
    According to an 86-page report issued by the Department of Justice, six of the most credible witnesses to the shooting of Michael Brown were afraid to give testimony in support of Ferguson, MO, police officer Darren Wilson, because they knew it would undercut the “Hands up, don’t shoot” narrative being advanced by their neighbors and, eventually, by the media. Several expressed concern for their safety should they choose to contradict that narrative publicly. As one witness noted, there were signs in the neighborhood reading “snitches get stitches.” The fear experienced by witnesses to the incident is a constant refrain in...
  • Michael Brown’s family disappointed with Justice Department (‘family’?)

    03/04/2015 11:21:25 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 4, 2015 1:49 PM EST
    Michael Brown’s uncle says a Department of Justice decision not to charge the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot his nephew is deflating. Brown was killed during a confrontation with Darren Wilson on Aug. 9 in the St. Louis suburb. A St. Louis County grand jury decided in November not to file state charges against Wilson, who has since left the department. …
  • Is Ferguson set to explode again following DOJ’s finding of systemic racism?

    03/04/2015 10:36:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 4, 2015 | Noah Rothman
    In August of 2014, Ferguson, Missouri, and the surrounding towns erupted in violence as outraged protesters clashed with police following the shooting death of local teen Michael Brown. In November, that city was again rocked by riots and protests after a local grand jury determined that the officer responsible for that shooting did not violate the law when he used lethal force to subdue Brown. At the heart of these clashes was the contention that racial bias – in the actions of Officer Darren Wilson, in the efforts of riot police to suppress peaceful demonstrators as well as rioters, and...
  • DOJ will not prosecute former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson

    03/04/2015 9:49:25 AM PST · by ColdOne · 12 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 3/4/15 | ap
    The Justice Department says it won't prosecute former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old that led to weeks of protests. Federal officials concluded there was no evidence to disprove Wilson's testimony that he feared for his safety, nor was there reliable evidence that Michael Brown had his hands up when he was shot.
  • Mystery $55 billion Air Force Program Sparks Debate on Cost

    03/03/2015 3:43:50 PM PST · by lbryce · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 3, 2015 | Staff
    The U.S. Air Force's secret program to develop as many as 100 next-generation bombers that can stealthily strike any target in the world has some experts calling the $550 million per plane price tag laughable. *SNIP* Another critic compared the initiative to the costly B-2 program, which was eventually slashed, and said the cost estimate is "as close to meaningless numbers can be." *SNIP* The Post reported that the Air Force intends on the plane taking its first stealth flight in the mid-2020s. . "I think the long-range strike bomber is absolutely essential to keep our deterrent edge as we...
  • (61) Members of Congress Skipping Netanyahu’s Speech (Iran Lobby says 61 will boycott!)

    03/02/2015 7:01:25 PM PST · by Dave346 · 51 replies
    NIAC ^ | March 2, 2015 at 9:24 PM
    Currently, 61 members of Congress have confirmed they will not attend the speech. Arizona Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) California Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA) Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) — “I am disappointed Speaker Boehner chose to irresponsibly interject politics into what has long been a strong and bipartisan relationship between the United States and Israel. As President Obama has noted, it is inappropriate for a Head of State to address Congress just two weeks ahead of their election. I agree that Congress should not be used as a prop in Israeli election campaigns,...
  • Clarke: Trayvon Martin,Michael Brown As Civil Rights Figures Desecrate Legacy Of MLK

    03/02/2015 5:11:17 AM PST · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 2, 2015 | Jefffrey Poor
    In an interview with The Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas published on Sunday, Milwaukee Co., WI Sheriff David Clarke cautioned against making the likes of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown into civil rights figures, arguing doing so desecrates the legacy of figures of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, including Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • MO: Court Enforces Constitutional Protection of Right to Arms

    03/01/2015 9:16:35 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
       A St. Louis Judge has ruled that Missouri's tough new protection of the right to keep and bear arms is not just a paper tiger.  In the first ruling of its kind, the court ruled that a person cannot be prohibited from the right to keep and bear arms under Missouri statutes, for a non-violent felony.  From stltoday.com: St. Louis Circuit Judge Robert Dierker ruled that the Missouri law prohibiting felons from possessing guns is unconstitutional as applied in the case of Raymond Robinson, in part because it fails to differentiate between violent and non-violent felons.The amendment declares...
  • Report: 9 found dead at multiple sites in Missouri

    02/27/2015 6:24:23 AM PST · by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard · 101 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/27/2015 | Jason Hanna, CNN
    (CNN)Nine people are dead after shootings in south-central Missouri, the Houston Herald newspaper in Missouri reported Friday morning, citing a sheriff there. There are multiple crime scenes, including four in the Texas County community of Tyrone, county Sheriff James Sigman told the Herald. The Missouri State Highway Patrol is expected to hold a news conference about the deaths at about 9 a.m. CT (10 a.m. ET) Friday, CNN affiliate KYTV reported. Tyrone is about 135 miles (84 kilometers) southwest of St. Louis.
  • Report: Schweich believed he was target of smears prior to death

    02/26/2015 8:09:54 PM PST · by Diamond · 26 replies
    KTVI - Fox 2 News - St. Louis ^ | 2/25/2015 | JOE MILLITZER
    JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KTVI) – Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich died Thursday as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 54. Clayton Police Chief Kevin Murphy said officers were called to the auditor’s home in the 7100 block of Wydown Boulevard just before 9:50 a.m. for a reported gunshot victim.They found Schweich on the floor of his residence with a single bullet wound. Chief Murphy would not disclose where the gunshot wound occurred. Schweich was rushed to Barnes Jewish Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
  • Tom Schweich, Missouri auditor and candidate for governor, dies in apparent suicide

    02/26/2015 1:27:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    stltoday.com ^ | 2/26/15 | By Staff Reports
    ST. LOUIS • Tom Schweich, Missouri's Republican state auditor and a leading contender for the governor's office in next year's election, has died, according to his office. Earlier in the day, a police source said Schweich had sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The police source said Schweich's wife was in another room of their house when she heard her husband making phone calls, followed by a single gunshot. He was 54. His death was confirmed by his office early Thursday afternoon, just hours after Schweich had requested an interview with reporters for the Post-Dispatch and the Associated Press at his...
  • The return of Todd Akin? (may run for senate against RINO Blunt)

    02/25/2015 5:34:57 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 40 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 2/25/15 | Jonathan Easley
    Todd Akin is considering a primary challenge to Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) in 2016. “I have not ruled anything out,” the former congressman and 2012 GOP Senate nominee told The Hill in a phone interview on Wednesday. “I think there is a high level of dissatisfaction among conservatives, that they have to some degree been pushed out of the Republican Party,” he continued. “The sentiment is there. The Tea Party is skeptical and wants some fresh blood, not just the same establishment guys.” Akin’s reemergence is sure to be an unwelcome development for national Republicans. During his 2012 race against...
  • Activist Warns Return of Warmer Weather May Bring More Ferguson Violence: ‘My Prayers Are With’

    02/25/2015 7:23:59 AM PST · by rktman · 45 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/24/2015 | Tony Lee
    A St. Louis community activist told a civil rights commission that he is worried that rising temperatures will bring more violence in a region that saw widespread riots last year after Michael Brown’s death and is becoming more “volatile.”
  • Toys R Us to close in Ferguson (Missouri)

    02/24/2015 5:28:51 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 66 replies
    St Louis Post Dispatch ^ | Feb, 24, 2015 | Jim Gallagher 47
    The Toys R Us store in Ferguson, which was burglarized during last year’s unrest, will close at the end of March, the company confirmed Tuesday. The store, open since 1989, will close “to prepare for the sale of the property,” said company spokeswoman Alyssa Peera. The store was “not meeting the needs of the business,” Peera said. “That is separate from the events that took place,” she added, referring to the protests and looting. “We have enjoyed serving the Ferguson community for many years. At this time, we do not have any plans for a new store in the Ferguson...
  • Black activists blast idea of Ferguson lawsuit (The "hands up don't shoot" lie will not die)

    02/20/2015 5:32:37 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 02/20/2015 | Bob Unruh
    Black activists who are part of Project 21, an initiative of the National Center for Public Policy Research, say the idea of a Department of Justice lawsuit against Ferguson, Missouri, over the fallout from the shooting death last year of black teenager Michael Brown is unwarranted.
  • Missouri Secretary of State to challenge Blunt for Senate

    02/19/2015 8:07:16 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 2/19/15 | Jonathan Easley
    Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander, a Democrat, announced Thursday he’ll seek his party’s nomination to challenge Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) in 2016. Kander is launching his bid with an impressive show of support – he already has the backing of all the Democratic statewide elected officials in Missouri, including Sen. Claire McCaskill and Gov. Jay Nixon. “There is no stronger candidate in Missouri to take on Senator Blunt than Jason Kander. And no one better to fight on behalf of Missouri's working families,” McCaskill said in a statement.
 
 Kander also has the support of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign...
  • Justice Dept. could sue Ferguson for racial discrimination

    02/18/2015 5:38:35 PM PST · by PROCON · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb. 18, 2015 | Evan Perez and Alexandra Jaffe
    Washington (CNN)—The Justice Department is preparing to bring a lawsuit against the Ferguson, Missouri, police department over a pattern of racially discriminatory tactics used by officers, if the police department does not agree to make changes on its own, sources tell CNN. Attorney General Eric Holder said this week he expects to announce the results of the department's investigation of the shooting death of Michael Brown and a broader probe of the Ferguson Police Department before he leaves office in the coming weeks.Brown's shooting death at the hands of Officer Darren Wilson has thrust Ferguson into the center of a...
  • Justice Department 'seriously examining' Ferguson race case

    02/17/2015 8:35:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Politico ^ | February 17, 2015 | Adam B. Lerner and Josh Gerstein
    In weighing whether to bring discrimination charges against the Ferguson Police Department, the Justice Department has been “seriously examining” allegations that the city’s enforcement of minor offenses discriminated against minorities and often led to jail times and fines that lined the city’s coffers, a law enforcement official confirmed to POLITICO. Department lawyers handling the investigation have repeatedly met with lawyers for a St. Louis non-profit that filed a federal lawsuit last week alleging that the city of Ferguson and its neighbor, Jennings, were running what amounted to modern-day debtors’ prisons, people familiar with the meetings said. The organization, Arch City...
  • Where Are You, Country?

    02/14/2015 7:49:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 14, 2015 | Gary Horne
    Where are you, country? Why can’t I find you? Why have you gone away? Adapting Cindy Lou’s song about the loss of Christmas spirit in Whoville expresses the sadness for what as been lost in my country. When I was a young boy in the small town of Piedmont, Missouri, the local physician, Doc Jones, would come to your house if you were sick. People paid him in cash, or perhaps some other goods. No one imagined they had a “right” to have someone else pay Doc Jones. It was their solemn duty, part of leading a responsible and moral...
  • ACTION: Contact your Senators urging them to cosponsor S. 477 to kill Obama's Operation Choke Point

    02/13/2015 1:18:49 PM PST · by forty_years · 36 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | Friday, 13 February 2015 | Gun Owners of America
    ACTION: Contact your Senators and urge them to cosponsor S. 477, the Firearms Manufacturers and Dealers Protection Act of 2015. Operation Choke Point a Threat to the Second Amendment About a year ago, the Second Amendment community was rocked by news that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) had teamed up with Attorney General Eric Holder to utterly destroy firearms manufacturers and dealers by cutting off all credit and banking relationships with them.For its part, the FDIC categorized gun and ammunition sales as a "high-risk business," lumping it in with drug dealers, pornographers, and Ponzi scheme operators -- all of...
  • Why They Did It: Understanding the hundreds of looters after Ferguson

    02/12/2015 4:45:15 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    KTVI-TV ^ | February 11, 2015 | Rebecca Roberts
    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – For the past five weeks, FOX 2 has worked with St. Louis County police to show surveillance footage of hundreds of criminals looting businesses in the Ferguson aftermath. The goal is to identify these looters, but these videos also provide a unique opportunity for law enforcement and criminologists to take a closer look at their behavior. On August 10th, the day after Michael Brown was shot; several people broke through the security gate outside prime sole shoe store on West Florissant. Throughout the 14-minute surveillance video, people casually walk in, grab Jordans, then other Nikes, and...
  • Man who murdered special education teacher for beer money is executed

    02/11/2015 5:46:45 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10 February 2015 | AP, Christopher Brennan and Zoe Szathmary
    Walter Storey, 47, executed for 1990 killing of neighbor in St Louis suburb Execution was state's first this year after Missouri-record 10 in 2014 Storey was sentenced to death three separate times in the same case He was living with his mother in St Charles and was upset over his divorce Storey decided to break into Jill Frey's apartment to steal beer money Ms Frey beaten and murdered by Storey after he came through glass door
  • Missouri House Panel Advances One Abortion Bill, Considers More

    02/08/2015 1:08:06 PM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    ozarkfirst.com ^ | 02/04/2015 | Missourinet
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Women in Missouri could be required to watch an informational video produced by the Department of Health and Senior services prior to having an abortion under a bill passed out of a House committee Tuesday. Missouri has an “informed consent” law that requires physicians to present details of the procedure in written form. State Representative Linda Black says her bill would ‘enhance’ that. “It would be a mere image of the printed form, but only in a narrative documentary form,” said Black. Black says her bill would help those who are illiterate or do not learn...
  • 6 people charged in U.S. with supporting ISIS

    02/06/2015 6:16:20 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 45 replies
    CBSNEWS.com ^ | 2/6/15 | CBS News
    Six Bosnian immigrants have been charged in the U.S. for allegedly supporting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Department of Justice said Friday. The suspects, five of whom were arrested in the U.S., are all charged with providing material support to terrorists and conspiring to provide material support and resources to terrorists, the DOJ said in a statement. They were identified as Ramiz Zijad Hodzic, 40, his wife Sedina Unkic Hodzic, 35, and Armin Harcevic, 37, who live in St. Louis County, Missouri; Nihad Rosic, 26, of Utica, New York; Mediha Medy Salkicevic, 34 of Schiller Park,...
  • Brawl erupts at C.Hall meeting over civilian oversight of S.L. police in wake of Brown shooting

    01/29/2015 4:22:12 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/29/2015
    A brawl broke out during a meeting to discuss the conduct of police in the city where riots erupted after a black teenager was shot dead by a white officer. The audience grew restless as police officers spoke out against a proposed civilian oversight board that would examine the force's actions in future at St Louis City Hall. Missouri state Republican Jeff Roorda, who is also business manager of the city's police union, reportedly became involved in a slanging match with meeting chairman Terry Kennedy. Roorda, who was said to have been wearing a wristband in support of Darren Wilson,...
  • Bruce Poliquin for Congress Issues [RINO voted to keep the Death Panels: Election Promises]

    02/04/2015 9:42:22 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    Issues Action Items.... End Obamacare... Ending Obamacare and allowing Americans to shop across state lines to buy health insurance will lower unaffordable monthly premiums.... Millions of Americans are also losing their doctors and hospitals of choice because they don’t fit into the Obamacare-mandated health care systems. Others are suffering dramatic increases in their monthly insurance premiums, another broken promise from Washington.
  • Missouri House committee endorses abortion video requirement

    02/03/2015 8:53:44 PM PST · by Morgana
    tltoday.com ^ | 2.3.2015 | Alex Stuckey
    JEFFERSON CITY • Despite complaints from some medical professionals, a House committee on Tuesday endorsed the first abortion-related measure of the 2015 legislative session. The measure, requiring women to watch an explanatory video before having an abortion, was sponsored by Rep. Linda Black, R-Desloge. The House Committee on Children and Families passed it 9-3. It now heads to the House floor. Black said the video would “enhance current law” by offering blind women or those with disabilities a way to review information already required by the state’s informed consent law. Others disagreed, saying it could shame women and provide inaccurate...
  • Black Friday 14 Demand 'Get Out of Jail Free' Cards

    02/01/2015 6:47:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 1, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    "Many people were inconvenienced by the Montgomery bus boycotts. Do you think Rosa Parks should pay restitution for that?" Mollie Costello hectored the Bay Area Rapid Transit board at a recent hearing. Costello is one of the Black Friday 14 -- 14 protesters arrested Nov. 28 for shutting down the West Oakland BART station and four of five transit lines for three hours to protest the killing of unarmed black men by police officers. Protesters of those arrests, with the slogan "No Business As Usual," have three demands: 1) The BART board drop criminal charges against Costello and her 13...
  • Juanita Morris' Boutique Was Torched During Ferguson Unrest, Now It's History (Archaeologists!)

    01/31/2015 11:03:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The River Front Times Blog ^ | January 30, 2015 | Danny Wicentowski
    It was an overcast Saturday in August, eight days after Michael Brown's death, when Juanita Morris rushed barefoot out the front door of Fashions R Boutique to watch hundreds of protesters surging north on West Florrisant Avenue. She was too excited to remember her shoes. "I was working and I saw my people out here, I'm for it, I'm supporting it, so I came out," said Morris, who moved her boutique to this spot in Dellwood ten years ago. She said she wasn't afraid of the looters and vandals that struck other business the previous night. She refused to board...
  • Senate rejects pay raise for lawmakers, statewide officials and judges (MO)

    01/30/2015 3:35:40 PM PST · by Optimist · 5 replies
    Columbia Daily Tribune ^ | January 30, 2015 | RUDI KELLER
    JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Senate voted 31-3 Thursday to reject an 11.1 percent pay raise for lawmakers and a 16.6 percent raise for statewide elected officials after an opponent of the raises threatened to invoke a rarely used rule to force the vote. On Wednesday, lawmakers supporting the raises blocked the resolution sponsored in the Senate by Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph, which would reject the raise recommended by the Missouri Citizens’ Commission on Compensation for Elected Officials. That seemed to put the matter to rest until Schaaf announced he was looking for four other members to sign a...
  • Missouri GOP lawmakers seek to expand abortion notifications

    01/29/2015 8:17:23 PM PST · by Morgana
    columbianmissourian.com ^ | January 28, 2015 | BY MARIE FRENCH, The Associated Press
    JEFFERSON CITY — Some Missouri Republican lawmakers outlined proposals Tuesday to strengthen parental notification requirements for minors seeking abortions, as they sought to expand upon a new law tripling the state's abortion waiting period. Supporters of abortion rights said the bills heard by a House committee could make it more difficult for minors to get abortions and potentially put them at risk of harm from parents who disagree with their decision. Last year, Missouri lawmakers overrode Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a mandatory 72-hour waiting period before abortions. Tuesday's hearings were the first on the topic this year, as...
  • St. Louis cops, citizens fight at public meeting

    01/29/2015 2:31:36 PM PST · by redreno · 12 replies
    An attempt to mend the relationship between citizens and police in St. Louis broke into a shouting and shoving match late Wednesday — between citizens and police. Council members considering a bill to establish a civilian oversight board over police work were holding a public meeting when Jeff Roorda, the business manager of the city’s police union, and a woman appeared to get into a confrontation, an online video shows. The room erupted into shouts and profanity, as people rose to their feet and crowded in on the two. The bill was sponsored by Alderman Antonio French, an active participant...
  • 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...