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  • In interview, Darren Wilson says there was "no way" Michael Brown had his hands up during shooting

    11/26/2014 3:27:32 AM PST · by Biggirl ^ | November 26, 2014 | FoxNews.Com
    The Ferguson, Mo. police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in August said in an interview aired on Tuesday that there was "no way" Michael Brown had his hands up right before he was killed -- disputing one of the core controversies at the heart of a case that touched off nationwide protests and racial unrest.
  • Gen Honore: If Riots Not Stopped St. Louis May Have To Invoke The Insurrection Act

    11/26/2014 2:52:13 AM PST · by Biggirl · 8 replies ^ | November 26, 2014 | Breitbart TV
    Tuesday on CNN, retired lieutenant general and the commander of Joint Task Force Katrina Gen. Russel L. Honor said if the riots in Missouri cant be controlled the next step is "the Insurrection Act."
  • Ferguson: In Defense of Rioting

    11/25/2014 9:43:44 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 27 replies
    The violent protests in Ferguson, Mo., are part of the American experience. Peaceful protesting is a luxury only available to those safely in mainstream culture
  • The ultimate troll: Rep. Peter King advises Obama to invite Darren Wilson to the White House

    11/25/2014 7:49:20 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/25/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    The press will dismiss this as just an attempt to provoke the administration, and it is that. But Rep. Peter King’s (R-NY)… suggestion… that President Barack Obama invite the freshly exonerated Officer Darren Wilson to the White House is not without merit. “I think it would be very helpful if President Obama went and met with the police officer, or at least invited him to the White House,” King said on Fox Business Network. “And say, ‘you’ve gone through four months of smear and slander and the least we can do is tell you that it is unfortunate that...
  • Obama on Ferguson: 'I Don't Have Any Sympathy' for Protesters Burning Buildings

    11/25/2014 6:07:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/25/2014 | DEVIN DWYER
    With Ferguson, Missouri, bracing for a second night of violence and vandalism in the wake of the grand jury decision, President Obama warned protesters that nothing of significance, nothing of benefit results from destructive acts. Ive never seen a civil rights law or a health care bill or an immigration bill result because a car got burned, Obama said at an afternoon event in Chicago today originally scheduled to promote his recent immigration action. "It happened because people vote. It happened because people mobilized. It happened because people organized. he president, who was briefed earlier today on the situation in...
  • Michael Brown Sr.'s Church Burned in Ferguson

    11/25/2014 4:51:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 112 replies
    The Missouri church where Michael Brown's father was baptized over the weekend was torched Monday night but the pastor does not think the arson was part of the fiery violence that erupted elsewhere in the community. The Rev. Carlton Lee told NBC News that he believes Flood Christian Church was targeted because he has repeatedly called for the arrest of Officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot the unarmed teen but was not indicted by a grand jury. "I'm very vocal in regards to the Michael Brown case," said Lee, who has participated in rallies and press conferences with Michael...
  • Ted Nugent Shares The Lessons He Thinks America Should Learn From The Ferguson Riots

    11/25/2014 4:50:51 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 17 replies
    *graphic language* As the community of Ferguson, Mo., devolves into a den of violence and destruction following Monday nights announcement that charges will not be filed against police officer Darren Wilson, rock legend and outspoken conservative Ted Nugent shared his thoughts on the matter in a Facebook post. Violence and rioting spiked Monday evening, fueled by protesters upset about the death of robbery suspect Mike Brown this summer. Such a vicious response, Nugent contended, is far from appropriate considering the ostensible motivation of the demonstrations. In order to prevent similar scenarios from playing out elsewhere in the nation, he offered...
  • Russian Official: Ferguson Highlights Serious Challenges to American Society and its Stability

    11/25/2014 3:09:24 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 25 replies ^ | November 25, 2014
    MOSCOW (CBS St. Louis/AP) The violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, reflect simmering U.S. tensions over racial discrimination that could undermine the countrys stability, a senior Russian diplomat said Tuesday. The comments by the Russian Foreign Ministrys human rights envoy, Konstantin Dolgov, were among the sharpest from a foreign official as images of violent protests in Ferguson topped newscasts around the world. The protests came after a grand jurys decision not to indict a white police officer in the killing of an unarmed black man, 18-year-old Michael Brown. The developments in Ferguson and other cities highlight serious challenges to the...

    11/25/2014 2:59:51 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 40 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 11/25/14
    ... Shot At And Pelted With Rocks It sucks to be caught up in a mess your news station is partly responsible for, huh? News anchors found themselves uncomfortably close to the action during live broadcasts of rioting in Ferguson, Missouri last night, as a CNN reporter was filmed being struck on the head with a rock, two of her colleagues choked on tear gas, and an MSNBC anchor was forced off air by gunfire. While reporting on the angry crowds outside a burning car dealership on Florrissant Avenue, CNNs Sara Sidner managed to keep composed despite being struck by...
  • What's next for the Michael Brown family?

    11/25/2014 2:43:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | November 25, 2014 | Phil Gast
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Are protests taking place near you? Please share photos, videos and thoughts with CNN iReport if you can do so safely.His mother ran down the street, tears streaming down her face. His father said he was "devastated." When a Missouri grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in his fatal shooting, Michael Brown's family believed they were denied justice. Ahead of the decision announced late Monday, Michael Brown Sr. called for calm. After word of the grand jury decision broke, some protesters smashed the windows of a police cruiser and tried to overturn it. Others picked...
  • Darren Wilson Tells ABC News He Wouldnt Have Done Anything Differently

    11/25/2014 2:19:51 PM PST · by maggief · 19 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 25, 2014 | Josh Feldman
    George Stephanopoulos cut into ABC programming this afternoon to share details of his interview with Officer Darren Wilson about the Ferguson grand jury decision and his confrontation with Michael Brown.
  • Brown family lawyer: Why did prosecutor change rules for Wilson & not try hard to get him indicted?

    11/25/2014 1:41:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/25/2014 | AllahPundit
    Via Mediaite, a lot of left-leaning lawyers on Twitter made this point last night during McCulloch’s press conference. Grand jury hearings typically don’t involve testimony from the defendant; the D.A. runs the whole show in deciding who’ll testify, which evidence to let the grand jury see, and which charges to seek. That’s where the old saying that you can get a GJ to indict a ham sandwich comes from — because only the prosecution speaks, it’s exceedingly easy for the state to convince the grand jurors that a crime was committed. Instead McCulloch conducted the hearing seemingly impartially, as...
  • ARMED GUARDS WITH AR-15s Save North St. Louis Strip Mall From Looters

    11/25/2014 1:41:31 PM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 25, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    The security team was back out standing guard at the plaza last night. About 20 men with handguns stood guard at the Greystone Plaza last night. The St.Louis Post-Dispatch reported: Along West Florissant just north of 270, in Greystone Plaza, about 20 men with handguns and AR-15 rifles stood around the perimeter of the parking lot, guarding the dozen or so stores. They estimated that 100 cars had come by throughout the night, seemingly to check the place out, but turned away. Mike Cross, the owner of St. Louis Ink at the plaza, said: Theres nothing in this strip mall...
  • Browns Step-Father Urged Protesters To Burn This B**** Down [VIDEO] (Warning: Profanity)

    11/25/2014 1:11:24 PM PST · by maggief · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 25, 2014 | CHUCK ROSS
    Despite calling for peaceful protests even in the event of a St. Louis County grand jurys decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, the 18-year-olds step-father was caught on video provoking violence. Burn this bitch down! Browns step-father, Louis Head, yelled into a raucous crowd in front of Ferguson police headquarters Monday night as St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch announced the grand jurys decision not to indict. Head was with Browns mother Lesley McSpadden who was being restrained by a friend and yelled they think this is a f*cking joke!...
  • Flames of Ferguson Illuminate Age of Obama

    11/25/2014 12:21:21 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 25, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    When history remembers the Obama administration, the flames of Ferguson will light up our memories. It wasnt just an AutoZone and Jade Nails burning up in the fires of Ferguson, it was also the Hope of 2008 going up in smoke. Instead of hope, the age of Obama has been characterized by racial division and discord. Obama and Holder commanded the police to behave themselves. The police behaved, and look what happened. Last week, members of the New Black Panther Party were arrested by state officials for plotting to use pipe bombs against the St. Louis Gateway Arch and for...
  • Affirmative Action Looting

    11/25/2014 11:58:43 AM PST · by goldstategop · 33 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 11/25/2014 | Steven Plaut
    It should properly be called Affirmative Action Looting. Having lectured the world for decades that American blacks should not be expected to obey the law or conform to the standards of behavior applicable to others, that black crime is a protest against social injustices, that blacks cannot succeed because of white skin privilege and never mind that there is a black president, the liberal establishment might as well be torching they buildings and cars in Missouri all by itself. The liberals have Tawana Brawleyed themselves into oblivion. They seriously believed that a grand jury could be bullied into indicting an...
  • Case: State of Missouri v. Darren Wilson (PDF to Grand Jury Testimony)

    11/25/2014 11:44:18 AM PST · by beaversmom · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 20, 2014
    PDF to Grand Jury
  • What They Saw: Ferguson Witnesses Gave Conflicting Accounts

    11/25/2014 11:27:58 AM PST · by Morgana · 30 replies
    NBC NEWS ^ | November 25th 2014 | Tracy Connor, Monica Alba, Aliza Nadi, Mark Schone, Lindsay Perez and Tom Winter
    The grand jury investigating the police shooting of Michael Brown heard from more than 60 witnesses including some who saw the confrontation from their cars, homes or the street. The documents show the jurors who ultimately decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson had to sift through accounts that often conflicted with each other. Here are some excerpts from the police interviews and testimony:
  • More National Guard Troops Ordered Into Ferguson

    11/25/2014 11:15:18 AM PST · by Morgana · 101 replies
    NBC NEWS ^ | November 25th 2014 | Erin McClam and Tracy Jarrett
    Gov. Jay Nixon of Missouri ordered more National Guard troops into the embattled city of Ferguson on Tuesday to keep order on the second night after a grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager. The violence we saw in areas of Ferguson last night is unacceptable, the governor said in a statement. He pledged to work for the protection of lives and property and said more details would be released later. On Monday night, at least 12 buildings were burned, police reported looting, and gunfire broke out repeatedly. More...
  • Darren Wilson: "I felt like a 5-year-old holding onto Hulk Hogan"

    11/25/2014 10:48:26 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown on Aug. 9, said he felt "like a five-year-old holding onto Hulk Hogan" when he and the 18-year-old allegedly engaged in a struggle inside the officer's vehicle that preceded the deadly shooting. A St. Louis County grand jury met for 25 days over three months and heard more than 70 hours of testimony from about 60 witnesses - many of whom gave conflicting statements - before deciding not to indict Wilson in the fatal shooting of Brown, according to prosecutor Bob McCulloch....
  • Missouri Lt. Gov, Ferguson mayor: Where was the National Guard last night?

    11/25/2014 10:38:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/25/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Good question. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon drew the ire of the White House and Department of Justice with a pre-emptive declaration of emergency in Ferguson to prepare all options for the publication of the grand jury report. Even with all of that lead time — and even while the National Guard deployed to several other locations around St. Louis — the first National Guard troops arrived in Ferguson this morning, after rioters destroyed businesses, public property, and looted. Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder, a Republican, wants answers from his nominal boss Nixon, a Democrat, as to why the National Guard...
  • Sorry, But The Ferguson Grand Jury Got It Right: And "justice" doesn't exist to mollify your anger

    11/25/2014 10:33:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 11/25/2014 | David Harsanyi
    For many in the media, the Ferguson grand jury’s decision was going to confirm the existence of deep American injustice one way or another. If it found there was insufficient evidence for an indictment against Darren Wilson, it would mean that the American justice system was corrupt, unjust, and rife with racism. If the grand jury decided to move forward with an indictment, it could only mean that American law enforcement was corrupt, unjust, and rife with racism.Even if many of your grievances are legitimate, “justice” doesn’t exist to soothe your anger. In the end, there wasn’t probable cause...
  • Eric Holder to Ferguson: Hey, were still working on the case

    11/25/2014 10:30:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/25/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    This curious statement from the outgoing Attorney General came at a curious point in time. With the grand jury’s announcement in Ferguson pushed off until 8 pm local time — and then read out with a surprisingly lengthy preamble before getting to the point — the time for the Department of Justice to remind everyone that the federal civil-rights investigation had not yet finished should have been early enough in the day to calm the crowds before they began to riot. Instead, Holder issued his statement even later than Barack Obama did, when no one in Ferguson had the time...
  • Contrary to Brown family statement, stepfather urged protesters to Burn this b**** down!

    11/25/2014 10:23:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/24/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    The parents of the late Michael Brown Jr., Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden, released a calming and powerful statement on Monday night in the wake of a grand jury decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of that unarmed teenager over the summer. While we understand that many others share our pain, we ask that you channel your frustration in ways that will make a positive change. We need to work together to fix the system that allowed this to happen, the statement read. We respectfully ask that you please keep your protests peaceful....
  • Ferguson burns as armed rioters torch police cars .... (new case details, profanity)

    11/25/2014 5:27:04 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 58 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Tuesday November 25, 2014 | Jill Reilly et al
    ... Brown's step-father Louis Head jumped up and down as he erupted in rage and said: 'Burn this b**** down! Burn this b**** down!' Minutes earlier as Ms McSpadden listened to the decision being read out she shouted: 'What was he (Wilson) defending himself from? 'Some of you motherf****** think this is a joke!' .... Wilson claims he told the pair: 'Hey guys, why don't you walk on the sidewalk?' to which they replied they were nearly home. 'Okay, but what's wrong with the sidewalk?' to which Johnson replied: 'F*** what you have to say'. Wilson drove off and then...
  • Michael Brown's Stepfather Urged Protesters To "Burn This Bitch Down" After Grand Jury Announcement

    11/25/2014 9:54:06 AM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 48 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | November 25, 2014
    Michael Browns stepfather last night repeatedly urged protesters to Burn this bitch down after a prosecutor announced that no criminal charges would be filed against the Ferguson, Missouri police officer who killed the unarmed teenager. Louis Head, an ex-con who is married to Browns mother, Lesley McSpadden, was with McSpadden outside the Ferguson Police Department headquarters Monday evening as prosecutor Robert McCulloch disclosed that a grand jury declined to vote an indictment against Officer Darren Wilson in the August 9 shooting. After consoling a weeping McSpadden, the 38-year-old Head--who was standing atop a platform in the middle of the agitated...
  • CNN Airs Clip of Michael Browns Stepdad Shouting Burn This Bitch Down

    11/25/2014 9:35:29 AM PST · by navysealdad · 78 replies
    On Tuesday afternoon, CNN obtained and aired footage of Michael Browns stepfather Louis Head shouting Burn this bitch down through tears in the immediate aftermath of the grand jurys decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for Browns death.
  • Ferguson protests: Michael Browns mum Lesley McSpadden reacts to Darren Wilson ruling

    11/25/2014 9:32:12 AM PST · by FR_addict · 40 replies
    The Courier Mail ^ | 11/25/2014 | couriermail
    MICHAEL Browns mother has reacted with fury after a grand jury decided not to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed her unarmed teenage son. Everybody want me to be calm? Leslie McSpadden yelled to an angry crowd after the officer, Darren Wilson, was ruled to have acted in self-defence in the August 9 shooting. Do you know how them bullets hit my son? Aint nobody had to live through what I had to live through. Ms McSpaddens impassioned response, filmed in front of the , appeared to contradict the familys call for calm earlier in the day....
  • Ferguson in Flames

    11/25/2014 9:17:07 AM PST · by Biggirl · 32 replies ^ | November 25, 2014 | Mathew Vadum
    Grand jurors in Ferguson, Mo., refused to indict local police officer Darren Wilson yesterday, heroically resisting pressure from President Obama on down to lynch an innocent police officer who fought off a violent attacker.
  • Ferguson Michael Brown Shooting: 'Boycott Black Friday' Aims to Hit America Where it Hurts

    11/25/2014 8:00:48 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 167 replies ^ | 11/25/14 | Samantha Payne
    Momentum is building on social media to boycott the Black Friday sales in order to hit corporate America "where it hurts" over the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown. The Justice for Michael Brown Leadership Coalition is organising the 'No Justice, No Profit' boycott campaign on Thanksgiving Day (27 November), through to Sunday. Black Friday is traditionally the day that kicks off the Christmas buying period with retailers across America offering big discounts to jump-start the busiest shopping days of the year.
  • YOURE TOO MUCH OF A P-SSY TO SHOOT ME': Grand Jury Reveals Michael Brown Taunted Darren Wilson

    11/25/2014 9:40:29 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 52 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 11/25/14
    Wilson also said he was overpowered by the teen like a 5-year-old wrestling Hulk Hogan. Explosive evidence heard by the grand jury in the Michael Brown shooting case has been released following the panels decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. The evidence, unveiled by St Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch on Monday night, includes the testimony of 28-year-old Wilson after he fatally shot the unarmed black 18-year-old on August 9. It also features never-before seen photos of the white officers injuries, clothing and car from which he fired two rounds at Brown witness statements...
  • White supremacy lives on: Ferguson decision confirms absence of legal and moral justice (Barf)

    11/25/2014 8:30:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    Salon ^ | November 24, 2014 | Falguni A. Sheth
    For days, large swaths of the U.S. and the globe waited to hear whether the grand jury would indict Office Darren Wilson. For a week, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon had declared a state of emergency, calling out the National Guard to maintain peace and protect those exercising their right to free speech. Today, he repeated the same message. Together we are all focused to make sure that the necessary resources are at hand to protect lives, to protect business and to protect free speech.
  • Did Holder Cause the National Guard to be Kept From Ferguson?

    11/25/2014 8:25:26 AM PST · by don-o · 40 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | November 25, 2014 | Keith Koffler
    The Republican Lieutenant governor of Missouri today said he believes the states Democratic Governor, Jay Nixon, did not deploy National Guard troops to Ferguson to prevent the outbreak of violence because of pressure from the Obama administration to keep them away. Heres my question that the governor must answer, Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder said today. Is the reason that the national guard was not in there is because the Obama administration and the Holder Justice Department leaned on you to keep them out? Kinder noted that the Guard had been sent to other locations in the region. I cannot imagine...
  • Dem Missouri State Senator: "This Is Our Race War"

    11/25/2014 9:01:49 AM PST · by Adam Taxin · 46 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 11/24/14 | Real Clear Politics
    STATE SEN. MARIA CHAPPELLE-NADAL: Tonight, when you listen to what Prosecutor Bob McCulloch said, in fact, I've been getting text messages non-stop as I've been listening to your reporting, and people are angered, because they feel as though his words are empty, as it was said earlier today, and because of the systematic racism that we have in our state government, and our state party, and we do not bring the truth to bear, then we will not recover from what we are going on, what we are experiencing right now. And I have to tell you, this is St....
  • A Look at the Destruction After Ferguson Riots

    11/25/2014 8:32:04 AM PST · by Morgana · 145 replies
    ABC ^ | NOV. 25 1014 | RHEANA MURRAY Rheana Murray More from Rheana Digital Reporter
    As the sun came up this morning in Ferguson, Missouri, it revealed destroyed businesses, burnt cars and wreckage from the riots that erupted after a grand jury cleared Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown. A row of scorched cars covered in soot sat in a parking lot in nearby Dellwood, a manager surveyed the burned down building of the gas station where she works, and business owners assessed smashed windows and rubble from the fires.
  • Documents Released in the Ferguson Case

    11/25/2014 8:22:34 AM PST · by servo1969 · 49 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11-25-2014 | Robert P. McCulloch
    Here are documents and evidence presented to the grand jury in Clayton, Mo., that was deciding whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the August shooting of Michael Brown. The documents were released by the St. Louis County prosecutor, Robert P. McCulloch. Note: Some of the documents contain graphic language.
  • Mark Levin On Ferguson: "What We Are Witnessing Now Is The Left's War On Civil Society"

    11/25/2014 6:52:53 AM PST · by Biggirl · 72 replies ^ | November 25, 2014 | Breitbart News
    From Mark Levin's Facebook page: Ferguson burns and violence has been unleashed thanks to the reckless liberal media, the lawless administration (especially Eric Holder) exploiting the shooting to smear police departments across the nation, phony civil rights demagogues, race-baiting politicians, and radical hate groups.
  • Darren Wilson on why he shot Michael Brown

    11/25/2014 6:58:31 AM PST · by PROCON · 91 replies
    nypost ^ | Nov. 25, 2014 | Joe Tacopino
    The officer who fatally gunned down Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., described to the grand jury how the unarmed teen overpowered and taunted him. I drew my gun, Officer Darren Wilson recalled. I said, Get back or Im going to shoot you. He immediately grabs my gun and says, You are too much of a puy to shoot me. The officer said he was sitting in his patrol car when he drew his firearm after Brown slugged him twice in the face through an open window. They proceeded to struggle over the weapon and Wilson who is 6 feet...
  • Holder: Federal Investigation 'Remains Ongoing'

    11/25/2014 7:16:31 AM PST · by McGruff · 51 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Nov 24, 2014 | DANIEL HALPER
    Attorney General Eric Holder released this statement after news came down that Darren Wilson would not be indicted for the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri: While the grand jury proceeding in St. Louis County has concluded, the Justice Departments investigation into the shooting of Michael Brown remains ongoing. Though we have shared information with local prosecutors during the course of our investigation, the federal inquiry has been independent of the local one from the start, and remains so now. Even at this mature stage of the investigation, we have avoided prejudging any of the evidence. And although federal...
  • Ferguson businesses torched in overnight protests

    11/25/2014 7:41:24 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 119 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 11/25 | JIM SALTER and DAVID A. LIEB
    Smoke billowed from burned-out buildings and sidewalks were strewn with broken glass Tuesday morning after Ferguson erupted over a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the killing of unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown. Firefighters were dousing the blackened remains of some businesses and at least one was still ablaze. Some Ferguson stores that weren't burned had smashed display windows, but the streets of the St. Louis suburb were mostly clear. Monday night's protests were far more destructive than any of those that followed Brown's Aug. 9 death, with more than a dozen businesses badly damaged...
  • Woman says, Were ready for Ferguson, accidentally shoots self in head

    11/25/2014 7:47:21 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 77 replies
    Fox 13 SLC ^ | 24NOV2014 | Ashton Edwards
    ST. LOUIS, Mo. A woman appears to have accidentally fatally shot herself in the head with a gun bought to prepare for possible Ferguson-related unrest, according to sources briefed on the police investigation. The shooting occurred Friday night in downtown St. Louis, the citys Metropolitan Police Department said, in an area dominated by vacant lots beside a football stadium. The female victim, identified in a police report as Becca Campbell, 26, was a passenger in a car involved in an auto accident. Her 33-year-old boyfriend was driving, the sources told CNN. The boyfriend, who wasnt identified, told police that...
  • Officer Darren Wilson Reacts to Grand Jury Decision

    11/24/2014 7:51:50 PM PST · by PROCON · 84 replies
    mediaite ^ | Nov. 24, 2014 | Josh Feldman
    Officer Darren Wilson has, through his legal team, put out a statement reacting to the news tonight he will not be indicted by the Ferguson grand jury for the shooting of Michael Brown. Here is the statement in full:Today, a St. Louis County grand jury released its decision that no charges would be filed in the case involving Officer Darren Wilson. From the onset, we have maintained and the grand jury agreed that Officer Wilsons action on August 9 were in accordance with the laws and regulations that govern the procedures of an officer. In a case of this magnitude,...
  • Al Sharpton: Rand Pauls outreach to blacks could hurt Democrats in 2016

    11/25/2014 6:32:46 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | November 24, 2014 | Katie Glueck
    The Rev. Al Sharpton says Rand Pauls efforts to engage black voters could present a strategic challenge for Democrats: If the Republican senator runs for president, fewer African Americans may be motivated to show up and vote against him. The civil rights activist and TV host had breakfast with the Kentucky senator last week, and the pair discussed the need for criminal justice reform before disagreeing over how to deal with the immigration system.

    11/25/2014 5:29:43 AM PST · by shortstop · 78 replies ^ | 11/25/14 | Bob Lonsberry
    Actually, relations between the police and my community are great. The police enforce the laws, the community obeys the law, we get along fine. We speak to the police politely, we comply with their orders, we dont have a problem. Its all good. So, no Mr. President, there isnt a national problem between the police and the community, at least not in most communities. And, likewise, Ferguson is not about some great rift between the police and society. Ferguson is about a kid who did a strong-armed robbery of a store and then attacked a police officer. Period. Its about...
  • Congressional Black Caucus Chair: There Is An Unwritten Rule That Black Lives Hold No Value

    11/25/2014 5:48:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 119 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/25/2014 | PAULA BOLYARD
    On Monday Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH) called the grand jury’s decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown a “miscarriage of justice.”In a statement released through the Congressional Black Caucus, which she chairs, Fudge said the decision not to indict Wilson “is a slap in the face to Americans nationwide who continue to hope and believe that justice will prevail.”“This decision seems to underscore an unwritten rule that Black lives hold no value; that you may kill Black men in this country without consequences or repercussions,” Fudge said. “This is a frightening narrative for...
  • WA Post Read Darren Wilson's Full Grand Jury Testimony, and Documents This is from the Post.
  • Ferguson grand jury decision: Brown's death should be call to action not violence

    11/25/2014 5:56:33 AM PST · by Hoodat · 72 replies
    Fox News ^ | 25 Nov 2014 | Juan Williams
    Where is the black leadership now that a grand jury has decided not to indict the police officer that killed Michael Brown? Where is Al Sharpton? He advertises himself as a spokesman for the best interests of black America. But he is absent. Where is Jesse Jackson, another popular media personality who says he speaks for black America? Hes missing in action, too. It breaks my heart to see televised images of violence from Ferguson, Missouri juxtaposed next to President Obama, the first black president. The president represents black power beyond anyones imagination just a few years ago. President Obama...
  • Darren Wilson, recalling shooting, said Michael Brown looked like a demon

    11/25/2014 5:44:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/25/2014 | Maria La Ganga
    It started with a simple request "will you just walk on the sidewalk?" Forty-five seconds later, Michael Brown lay sprawled on the street, shot dead by a police officer who had never before fired his gun in the line of duty. And as he drove away from the 18-year-old's body, heading to the Ferguson police station to wash Brown's blood from his hands and surrender his gun, all Officer Darren Wilson could think was, "I'm just kind of in shock of what just happened. I really didn't believe it." Those were the words he shared with a grand jury....
  • Parents of Michael Brown Jr. to meet with Rev. Al Sharpton, call for police body cameras

    11/25/2014 4:48:17 AM PST · by maggief · 53 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | November 25, 2014 | JASON MOLINET
    The legal fight may over in Ferguson, Mo., but the war of words has just begun. The family of slain teen Michael Brown Jr. and the Rev. Al Sharpton will hold a joint press conference Tuesday in Ferguson, Mo., one day after a St. Louis grand jury chose not to indict Police Officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting.
  • "Anonymous" Ferguson Protester Takes Out Fox News Camera (Warning: Graphic Words)

    11/25/2014 2:47:54 AM PST · by Biggirl · 43 replies
    Real Clear Politics Video ^ | November 25, 2014 | Tim Hains
    A protester in Ferguson, MO wearing a Guy Fawkes mask, commonly associated with the hacker collective "Anonymous," approached Fox News reporter Steve Harrigan, yelled "F--- you and f--- Fox News," and disabled the live TV camera.