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  • Tension in Ferguson at 'Boiling Point,' Residents Say

    09/30/2014 5:08:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 30, 2014 | Aaron Mermelstein
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) FERGUSON, Missouri — Time hasn’t healed the anger here. Eight people were arrested during protests outside the police station on South Florissant Avenue on Sunday night, and residents say the tension is still palpable, nearly two months after Michael Brown was killed by police officer Darrell Wilson. At a basketball court in Forestwood Park, about a mile from where the shooting happened on Aug. 9, Tyrone Parker said he feared the community was about to hit a "another boiling point" as a grand jury weighs possible charges. “I don’t see nobody that has calmed down yet,” he said. Sunny...
  • Missouri boy battling terminal cancer scores touchdown in first game

    09/30/2014 12:17:50 PM PDT · by Fenhalls555 · 12 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | Alexandria Hein
    A six-year-old Missouri boy battling terminal cancer served as captain of a local football team last weekend, and scored a touchdown with the help of some teammates. When he was just 3-years-old, doctors diagnosed Liam Myrick with stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma. Since then, Liam has undergone 14 rounds of intravenous chemotherapy, two bone marrow transplants, 20 rounds of radiation, six rounds of oral chemotherapy and nine major surgeries, Shawna Myrick, his mother, told FoxNews.com.
  • The Well Armed Woman to host National Shooting Chapter Leader Conference

    09/30/2014 7:16:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    womensoutdoornews.com ^ | 9/28/2014 | Women's Outdoor News
    The country’s largest women’s shooting organization will hold its National Chapter Leader Conference Oct. 3-5, 2014 in St. Louis MO. With the number of women who own firearms for personal protection skyrocketing, there are now over 200 of The Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapters in 44 states, all formed in less than two years. Chapter leaders from coast to coast will travel to St. Louis for three days of seminars, training and for the chance to meet and network with their sister chapter leaders.
  • Boeing to shift some defense work out of Washington state

    09/29/2014 4:57:09 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 7 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | By Andrea Shalal and Alwyn Scott
    Boeing on Monday said it would move most of its defense services and support work out of Washington state to other U.S. cities, affecting the jobs of about 2,000 of its 5,200 defense employees in the Puget Sound region. The changes are part of ongoing efforts by Boeing to streamline its defense business, and will not affect its P-8A spy plane or KC-46 aerial refueling tanker programs. Both of those programs are based on commercial jetliners made in the area. The transition could take three years to complete. Boeing would shift as many affected workers as possible to the company's...
  • Case Involving Arrest by Ferguson Officer on Hold (Going after him on past cases)

    09/29/2014 6:31:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    ABC News / The Associated Press ^ | September 29, 2014 | Alan Scher Zagier, Associated Press
    A drug case involving an arrest made by the Ferguson police officer who killed an unarmed 18-year-old in a separate incident is on hold while a grand jury reviews the shooting. A judge approved a request by prosecutors Monday to send the drug case involving the arrest by officer Darren Wilson to a St. Louis County grand jury. But a spokesman for Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch later said that the case is "on hold" until Wilson's status is resolved. Spokesman Ed Magee called the move standard procedure in cases where police officers are not immediately available to testify in court....
  • It's Official: Obama Takes Sides in Ferguson [time for a beer summit?]

    09/29/2014 3:16:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 9/29/2014 | Larry O'Connor
    Any pretense that President Obama would let justice take its course in Ferguson, MO without his use of the bully pulpit of the presidency to influence or sway events on the ground has been completely thrown out the window. Saturday night, Obama firmly "took sides" in the Michael Brown case during a speech to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. Obama called the shooting an event that exposed the racial divide in America and "scars the hearts of our children."Fox News reports on Obama's speech and quotes the President using language that could easily be part of an Al Sharpton monologue...
  • Ridiculous Ruling Says University Can't Release Course Syllabi

    09/29/2014 1:35:34 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 15 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 29, 2014 | George Leef
    College syllabi are handed out en masse at the beginning of a course for students. Sometimes they’re kept and carefully followed; sometimes they’re tossed away when the student decides not to take it after all. Professors often post their syllabi online. They are not treated like creative works. Therefore, the idea that syllabi are the copyrighted property of the professor seems far-fetched. The idea that the university that employs the professor must refuse requests for copies of them under a state’s “Sunshine Law” seems even more so. But that is exactly the situation in a dispute involving the University of...
  • Ferguson officer enlists police union attorney

    09/29/2014 1:30:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    CLAYTON, Mo. — The suburban St. Louis County police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old has enlisted a police union attorney who has spent decades representing members of law enforcement in court. James P. Towey Jr. told The Associated Press Monday that he represents Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Wilson is under a grand jury investigation....
  • Comparing American Cops with Islamic Terrorists

    09/29/2014 7:19:02 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 4 replies
    city-journal.org ^ | Heather Mac Donald
    Obama is also right that “we have our own racial and ethnic tensions.” But those tensions are exacerbated by the selective narratives favored by Obama and Holder, who a day before Obama’s U.N. speech had invoked the Ferguson riots as a wake-up call to the country to confront the “hard truths” of race and policing. Addressing a conference on incarceration, Holder urged the police to “work with the communities they serve . . . by forging close bonds, establishing deep trust, and fostering robust engagement.” Well and good, but police-civilian relations are a two-way street. Few are the departments that...
  • Obama: ‘Most Americans’ think nation is racist

    09/29/2014 6:14:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 28, 2014 | Joseph Curl
    For President Obama, the color of a man’s skin is far more important than the content of his character. On the night when a police officer was shot in a Missouri town torn by racial strife, the president donned a shiny tuxedo to attend a ritzy black awards dinner, where he said police nationwide are to blame for community mistrust, even claiming that “most Americans” think the country is racist. Remember, when Ferguson exploded in racial rage in August, Mr. Obama chose not to curtail his 15-day vacation, spending day after day on the golf course in the white-skinned, white-wined,...
  • St. Louis County Police report bottles and rocks thrown at Ferguson police

    09/28/2014 10:12:37 PM PDT · by blueplum · 38 replies
    KMOV TV ^ | September 28, 2014 11:45pm | KMOV TV staff
    (KMOV.com) -- St. Louis County Police reports at least a dozen people were arrested Sunday night (story truncated due to copyright stuff)
  • Two police officers wounded amid continuing tension in Ferguson

    09/28/2014 5:51:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | September 28, 2014 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Matt Pearce
    There were no demonstrators outside the Ferguson Police Department or on the city's main business center Sunday afternoon, yet the wounding overnight of two police officers in apparently unrelated incidents left the troubled Missouri city far from at ease.. Tensions flared in the St. Louis suburb over the weekend after officials said a Ferguson police officer was shot in the arm Saturday while chasing a suspect outside the city's community center. In a separate shooting incident shortly after midnight early Sunday morning, an off-duty St. Louis city officer was hurt by breaking glass after the occupants of another vehicle shot...
  • Ferguson, Missouri, Police Officer Shot Saturday Evening

    09/28/2014 5:48:13 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 40 replies
    NBC News ^ | Sep 28, 2014 | Tom Winter
    Ferguson, Missouri, Police Officer Shot Saturday Evening By Tom Winter A Ferguson police officer was shot Saturday night in the St. Louis suburb where the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen sparked days of protests, according to officials. The officer was shot close to the area impacted by protests last month over the shooting of Michael Brown, a senior local police source with official knowledge of the situation told NBC News. St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said he did not think the officer's shooting was related to two separate protests about Michael Brown's shooting that were...
  • BREAKING: Reports of police officer shot in Ferguson, Missouri

    09/27/2014 8:00:11 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 298 replies
    twitchy ^ | 27-sept-2014 | twitchy
    Listening to the police scanner to get any sort of confirmation of the reports coming out of Ferguson about a cop being shot.
  • Despite Holder resignation, Michael Brown’s family remains confident in Justice probe

    09/27/2014 8:33:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Nation ^ | September 27, 2014 | Wesley Lowery
    The parents of slain 18-year-old Michael Brown said Saturday that, almost two months after his shooting, they remain deeply skeptical that they will receive justice for their son through the local prosecutor, and they have more faith in the federal probe into the circumstances surrounding his death. Members of Brown’s family said they have still had almost no interaction with the Ferguson Police Department or St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch. Two days after Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson released a video apologizing to the family for the fact that Brown’s body lay in the street for several hours after...
  • DOJ asks Ferguson chief to stop police from wearing 'I am Darren Wilson' bracelets on duty

    09/27/2014 5:41:28 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 72 replies
    The U.S. Department of Justice asked Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson on Friday to prohibit police officers from wearing “I am Darren Wilson” bracelets while on duty in Ferguson. Christy Lopez, a deputy chief in the Civil Rights Division, told Jackson in a letter that residents had photos of officers, from unknown local agencies, wearing the bracelets. “We are keenly aware of the importance of individual expression of opinions, even those that some find offensive, insensitive, or harmful,” Lopez said in the letter. However, she continued, “these bracelets reinforce the very ‘us versus them’ mentality that many residents of Ferguson...
  • Michael Brown's Parents Unmoved by Ferguson Chief's Apology

    09/27/2014 4:53:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The parents of Michael Brown said Saturday in an interview with The Associated Press they were unmoved by the apology of the Ferguson, Missouri, police chief gave weeks after their unarmed 18-year-old son was killed by a police officer. Brown's mother, Lesley McSpadden, said, "yes," when asked if Chief Tom Jackson should be fired, and his father, Michael Brown Sr., said rather than an apology, they would rather see Officer Darren Wilson arrested for the death of their son on Aug. 9. "An apology would be when Darren Wilson has handcuffs, processed and charged with murder," Brown Sr. said....
  • Justice Department tells Ferguson police to stop wearing bracelets

    09/27/2014 6:16:05 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 29 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 9/26/14 | Eric Beech, Kenny Bahr, Brendan O'Brien and Dan Whitcomb
    The U.S. Justice Department asked the Ferguson, Missouri, Police Department on Friday to order its officers not to wear bracelets in support of the white policeman who shot to death an unarmed black teenager last month, sparking protests. Ferguson unrest persists despite chief's gesture Associated Press Justice Department investigates Ferguson police In a letter to Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson, the Justice Department said residents had told its investigators that officers policing protest sites on Tuesday in Ferguson were seen wearing "I am Darren Wilson" bracelets.
  • Feds tell Ferguson chief to ban bracelets ["I AM DARREN WILSON"]

    09/26/2014 5:20:54 PM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    AP ^ | 9/26/2014
    Federal civil rights investigators want the Ferguson police chief to ban his officers from wearing bracelets supporting a white colleague who shot and killed an unarmed, black 18-year-old. In a letter released Friday, the U.S. Justice Department asks Police Chief Tom Jackson to "confirm our understanding" that officers in the suburban St. Louis County department won't wear "I am Darren Wilson" bracelets while on duty.
  • Forum on Ferguson violence highlights mayors’ conference in Sacramento (With Benjamin Crump!)

    09/26/2014 3:51:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Sacramento Bee's City Beat ^ | September 26, 2014 | Ryan Lillis
    Mayor Kevin Johnson will convene a two-day forum of the U.S. Conference of Mayors this weekend in Sacramento that will include a session discussing the response to the violence in Ferguson, Mo. The attorney representing the family of Michael Brown, the young man killed by police in Ferguson in August, will be part of the panel discussion. Attorney Benjamin Crump also represents the family of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed teenager shot in 2012 by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Fla....
  • Ferguson, Missouri's Police Chief Joins Michael Brown Protesters (Backfires, of course)

    09/26/2014 1:41:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 26, 2014 | F. Brinley Bruton and Richie Duchon
    An attempt to calm tensions in the wake of the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown backfired spectacularly overnight when the police chief of Ferguson, Missouri, marched with protesters calling for his resignation. Appearing in civilian clothes, Police Chief Thomas Jackson triggered scuffles and a standoff in the St. Louis suburb after joining a march late Thursday outside of his force's headquarters. Hours earlier, he'd released a video apology to the Brown family. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Jackson assured protesters that there would be changes in the wake of Brown's killing. "All those things that are causing mistrust are being evaluated and we...
  • Police, Protesters Scuffle After Ferguson Apology

    09/26/2014 5:45:27 AM PDT · by walford · 29 replies
    AP/ABC ^ | September 26, 2014 | Staff
    Police and protesters clashed briefly in Ferguson just hours after the St. Louis suburb's police chief issued an apology to the family of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer last month. Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson appeared outside the police department in civilian clothes late Thursday to assure protesters that there would be changes in the wake of Brown's killing
  • Civil Rights Leaders Want Feds to Intervene in Ferguson Probe

    09/25/2014 3:11:23 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    TIME ^ | September 25, 2014 | by Maya Rhodan
    “Whether they wear blue jeans or blue uniforms, criminals must be held accountable” Civil rights leaders called Thursday for the federal government to intervene in criminal investigations into the deaths of two unarmed black men killed by police. Officials from the National Urban League, the National Action Network and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People condemned the law enforcement response to both the cases of Michael Brown, who was shot by a Missouri police officer on Aug. 9, and Eric Garner, who died after being held in a chokehold by New York police earlier this summer. A...
  • Abortion Activist Leads Prayer at Missouri Legislature, Prays to “Loving Mother God”

    09/25/2014 9:40:06 AM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Carole Novielli
    The head of a pro-abortion organization was invited to the Missouri House Chamber to open them in prayer before the induction of women’s right to vote activist Virginia Minor, into the Hall of famous Missourians. Rev. Rebecca Turner has been Executive Director of Faith Aloud since June of 2001. Faith Aloud is a group of religious people who believe in abortion for every person. They describe themselves on their website this way, “We are people of diverse religious beliefs, denominations, and practices. Our mission is to eliminate the religious stigma of abortion.” Faith Aloud is known for some of their...
  • Bob McCulloch says Mike Brown case may be decided by November; Grand Jury to get range of charges

    09/24/2014 10:43:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    KTVI-TV ^ | September 24, 2014 | George Sells
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) – The grand jury investigating the shooting of Michael Brown by Ferguson police will likely finish its work by late October or early November. That’s significantly sooner than some reports indicated. St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCullough says some people read too much into what was essentially a housekeeping matter, when prosecutors extended the grand jury’s term into January. “Nobody anticipates it’s going to go anywhere near January or even December,” McCullough said. “But just to make sure everything can be covered, because if we don’t do it now it can’t be done until time runs out.”...
  • McCulloch: Grand jury in Brown case might finish in October

    09/24/2014 1:53:53 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    St. Louis Business Journal ^ | September 24, 2014 | by Diana Barr
    The grand jury considering a possible indictment of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in last month’s shooting death of Michael Brown could finish its work by late October or early November but could go “possibly a little longer,” according to St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch. McCulloch made the comments Wednesday morning on KTRS-AM. He said he was appearing on the radio station to address some of the misinformation surrounding the grand jury process.
  • Michael Brown memorial burns and Ferguson explodes again

    09/24/2014 6:29:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/24/2014 | Rick Moran
    After a memorial to the Ferguson, MO man who was shot by a white police officer was destroyed by fire on Tuesday afternoon, protestors gathered in downtown Ferguson and proceeded to loot a beauty supply store for the 3rd time.ABC News: Protesters took to the streets in Ferguson, Missouri, late Tuesday night and looted a store, according to police, after a fire destroyed one of the memorials dedicated to 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was gunned down by a police officer this summer. An unruly crowd gathered around 9 p.m. local time Tuesday on Canfield Drive in Ferguson, close to where...
  • Armed robber shouts ‘This is for Michael Brown’ as he holds up 3 couples outside St Louis restaurant

    09/24/2014 2:53:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | September 23, 2014 | Darren Boyle
    A pair of gunmen attack the six diners as they leave the St Louis restaurant One man holding a small silver gun shouts 'This is for Michael Brown' The two attackers, both described as black and in their 20s, fled the scene The victims aged 59 to 61 had just left Eleven Eleven restaurant at 11pmTwo armed raiders held up three couples leaving a St Louis restaurant shouting: 'This is for Michael Brown,' before running off with their belongings. One of the men was holding a silver gun as the diners, aged between 59 and 61 left the Eleven Eleven...
  • Fire Destroys Michael Brown Memorial on Street where the 18-year-old was Fatally Shot by ....

    09/23/2014 1:21:51 PM PDT · by Cecily · 55 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | September 23, 2014 | Zoe Szathmary
    A fire has destroyed one of two memorials at the site where 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Ferguson resident Meldon Moffitt said the fire started around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday on Canfield Drive, the street where Brown was fatally shot Aug. 9 by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. About two dozen residents gathered at the site Tuesday morning, many of them angry. One man said it was like a grave being desecrated. Ferguson resident Marcus Henley told MSNBC 'I woke up to it. They light candles with no problem. I think somebody set it...
  • Thieves allegedly rob six victims in name of Michael Brown

    09/23/2014 3:01:30 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 28 replies
    kmov.com ^ | 9/22/2014
    Police say two thieves robbed six people in the 1100 block of Mississippi Saturday night and said “This is for Mike Brown” before fleeing the scene. According to investigators, the six victims, whose ages range from 59-61, were leaving a restaurant and walking north on Mississippi when the two suspects approached them. One suspect pulled out a gun and the other demanded the victim’s property. The victims complied and the suspects fled the scene. One of the suspects is described as a black male with a thin build, 18-25 years old, 5 feet, 6 inches tall, and wearing a white...
  • Ferguson Citizens Given Wearable Cameras to Film Police: And Ferguson's police chief approves

    09/22/2014 4:51:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | September 22, 2014 | Nolan Feeney
    In the wake of the killing of an unarmed teenager by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., concerned citizens of the St Louis suburb will be donning cameras in a bid to prevent future abuses of power. A California-based group called “We Copwatch” has raised more than $6,000 to buy video equipment for people in the Canfield Green Apartments, which are near the spot where Michael Brown was killed by Ferguson officer Darren Wilson in August, KDSK reports. In addition to handing out the cameras, We Copwatch is partnering with community group the Canfield Watchman to teach classes about observers’...
  • School tells Missouri boy his 9/11 souvenir violates school weapons policy

    09/22/2014 1:56:59 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 249 replies
    Fox News | Sep 19, 2014
    Education School tells Missouri boy his 9/11 souvenir violates school weapons policy A souvenir shell casing handed out by veterans at a 9/11 ceremony landed a seven-year-old Missouri boy in hot water when he took the keepsake to school. Sherry Falke said her son, Zane, forgot he had the souvenir in his pocket when he showed up for class on Tuesday, Fox4KC.com reported. The boy was given the souvenir at a Sept. 11 memorial ceremony in Carrollton, Mo. "He felt it in his pocket, and he took it out and was showing some of his friends at school," Falke told...
  • Gov. Jay Nixon: Forget about innocent until proven guilty, prosecute Darren Wilson

    08/19/2014 8:37:21 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 67 replies
    conservativefiringline.com ^ | August 19, 2014 | Governor Jay Nixon (YouTube)
    It seems Jay Nixon, the Democratic Governor of Missouri, doesn’t think too much of that whole “innocent until proven guilty” thing and has decided instead to call for a “vigourous prosecution” of Darren Wilson, the officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown. Not a vigorous investigation, mind you, but a vigorous prosecution. In other words, to hell with the evidence and the mitigating circumstances. Naturally, it doesn’t matter that over a dozen witnesses have corroborated Wilson’s side of the story. VIDEO
  • Ferguson versus Whitopia

    09/21/2014 8:41:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    al-Jazeera ^ | September 21, 2014 | Rich Benjamin
    Focus on police bias obscures meaningful debate on structural racism that perpetuates racial injustice and inequality. In the wake of the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager shot by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 9, the public has heard quite a bit about the town, its residents and their supposed violence. But about half an hour drive west of Ferguson, along a highway straddling the Missouri River, you will come to what may seem a planet away: St. Charles County. St. Charles is a “Whitopia” — a predominantly white county that has posted 6 percent...
  • Remove the Stigma of Bad Black Behavior that Hurts our Race

    09/21/2014 1:05:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | September 19, 2014 | Derryck Green
    Rather than waiting until specifics about the Michael Brown case are known — such as autopsy results, detailed officer reports, toxicology or other details regarding his death — some Ferguson residents, Brown supporters and various hangers-on decided to act. Learning nothing from the Trayvon Martin case, people took to the street with demands for “justice” and homemade protest signs. They were aided by a media seemingly excited about exploiting the narrative that Brown’s death was at the hands of a brutal and possibly racist cop in a militarized police force that cares little about black residents. Ensuing nights after the...
  • Three arrested in Ferguson after protester says he was struck by car

    09/20/2014 10:44:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | September 20, 2014 | Denise Hollinshed, Steve Giegerich and Nicholas J.C. Pistor
    The driver of a vehicle bumps protesters who decided to block traffic on S. Florissant Rd. in an act of civil obedience on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, as demonstrations continue against the police shooting of Michael Brown. The incident lend to the arrest of two protesters and the man driving the vehicle.Three people were arrested during protests near the Ferguson Police Department on Saturday afternoon after a protester claimed he was bumped by a passing vehicle, police said. The incident triggered a round of standoffs between police and protesters, who blocked traffic on the street. About 35 people were protesting...
  • For people living under threat of arrest around St. Louis, a constant stress

    09/20/2014 7:44:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | September 20, 2014 | Jeremy Kohler
    Hunkered down in her south St. Louis County apartment with a mug of coffee and a thick novel, Carol Ray, 54, tries to enjoy a sunny morning off from work. But that’s hard when you’re a fugitive from justice who could be taken away in handcuffs at any moment. On her kitchen table sit unpaid traffic tickets from the cities of Beverly Hills and Town and Country: $199 total. Somebody with money could hire a lawyer with contacts in the court, exchange a few emails and pay extra to keep points off their license. With no more sacrifice than a...
  • Glenn Beck: 'The Good Has Far Out-Shadowed The Bad' In Ferguson

    09/04/2014 8:24:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | September 4, 2014 | Ashley Alman
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Conservative television and radio host Glenn Beck highlighted the good coming out of Ferguson, Missouri amid the protests and unrest that rattled the suburb following the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown. "Yes there were looters. Yes there were vandals. Yes there were bad cops. Yes there were good cops," Beck said. "The good, the good has far out-shadowed the bad." Beck commended Arianna Huffington for going beyond images of protests and tear gas to point to the good deeds being carried out in Ferguson. "At a time when most were using Ferguson to divide or gain power, Arianna...
  • When Will Darren Wilson Be Charged, If At All? The St. Louis Grand Jury Is Still Deciding

    09/20/2014 4:18:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Bustle ^ | September 20, 2014 | Chris Tognotti
    Don’t forget about Michael Brown and the people of Ferguson. We’ve largely moved on from reading about the daily and nightly protests, civil unrest, and the toxic relationship between the St. Louis County suburb’s police force and its citizens, but this story is far from over — Michael Brown’s killer, after all, is still on paid leave. It all raises an obvious question: When will Officer Darren Wilson be charged for shooting Brown, if at all? The simplest answer is that it could be a long time, if it even happens at all. That’s because the decision whether or not...
  • Ferguson mob swarms town meeting: If cop gets off, ‘ya’ll better bring every army y’all got.

    09/19/2014 7:19:32 PM PDT · by walford · 169 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | September 17, 2014 | Joe Saunders
    A raucous crowd disrupted speakers, threatened violence and accused police of murder Tuesday night as the fallout from the police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., reignited. And anyone who disagreed with the mob needed a police escort to get out. That was the scene of “democracy” as protesters apparently conceive it during a meeting of the St. Louis County Council in Clayton, Mo., as a meeting called to conduct local government descended into two hours of near chaos and mob rule, according to an account by the St. Louis Post Dispatch. The mob was on hand, of course, to “protest” the...
  • Boeing Faces a Future Without Fighter Jets

    09/19/2014 11:14:41 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 52 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Sept. 18, 2014 | DOUG CAMERON and ROBERT WALL
    Boeing Co. BA +0.48% , which has built military planes for almost a century, is preparing for the prospect of a fighter-less future. The steadfast commitment of the U.S. and many allies to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program made by Lockheed Martin Corp. LMT +0.60% is drying up funding for Boeing's fighters. Now, the head of Boeing's defense unit is preparing a road map that would concede the fighter market to Lockheed and pin the business's future on other aircraft, including military versions of its commercial jetliners. "You have to face reality," Chris Chadwick, president of Boeing, Defense, Space...
  • Grand Jury Process Raises Questions About a Ferguson Indictment

    09/19/2014 1:32:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | September 18, 2014 | Alex Altman
    The ongoing grand jury proceedings may suggest the prosecutor is trying to avoid backlash if Wilson isn't indicted.Officer Darren Wilson testified this week in the grand jury investigation into his shooting of Michael Brown, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The newspaper’s scoop was unusual. Unlike most criminal-justice proceedings in the U.S., grand juries are highly secretive. Leaking information about them is a criminal act. But perhaps it should no longer be surprising to see the investigation take an interesting turn. More than a month after Brown’s death in Ferguson, Mo., the grand jury appears to be nowhere near a...
  • Ferguson asked residents to comment after the Michael Brown shooting. Here’s what they had to say.

    09/18/2014 4:48:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Nation ^ | September 18, 2014 | Sarah Larimer
    <p>After last month’s fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager, the city of Ferguson, Mo., postponed its August council meeting. Instead of holding the forum, it sent postage-paid comment cards to residents and asked them to mail their feedback.</p>
  • Man charged in attempted fire bombing of Missouri congressman's office

    09/18/2014 10:26:39 AM PDT · by adingdangdoo · 20 replies
    Yahoo! News (from Reuters) ^ | 9/17/14 | Kevin Murphy
    KANSAS CITY Mo. (Reuters) - A Kansas City man was charged on Wednesday with trying to fire-bomb the local office of Missouri U.S. Democratic Representative Emanuel Cleaver using two bottles filled with charcoal lighter fluid, prosecutors said.
  • Ferguson was our 9-11

    09/17/2014 10:18:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The St. Louis American ^ | September 17, 2014 | Umar Lee
    Ferguson. West Florissant. The street I grew up traveling up and down, riding the 74 Florissant bus, going to Charlie Chicken with my father, attending the funerals of dead family members at Bellefontaine and Calvary cemeteries, shopping at the old Northland Mall and the other shops up and down West Florissant. All of these memories came to me as I walked through smoke and teargas on West Florissant, as I took cover at a Ponderosa I used to binge on wings at, as I watched military vehicles usher in men dressed for war, as I watched the mall of my...
  • Ferguson officer appears before grand jury on shooting of Michael Brown (Darren Wilson)

    09/17/2014 5:51:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | September 17, 2014 | Kim Bell and Robert Patrick
    Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson testified here for almost four hours Tuesday in front of the St. Louis County grand jury investigating his Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown, a source with knowledge of the investigation said Wednesday. Wilson was not obligated to appear, and also has spoken with St. Louis County investigators twice and federal investigators once, the source said. The source said Wilson was “cooperative.” A spokesman for Prosecuting Attorney Robert P. McCulloch’s office, Ed Magee, refused to comment Wednesday on who has testified. The shooting of Brown, 18, who was black and unarmed, by Wilson, who is...
  • Loud Ferguson protesters disrupt government meeting

    09/17/2014 12:10:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    CLAYTON, Missouri -- Protesters seeking the immediate arrest of the white Ferguson police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old loudly disrupted another government meeting Tuesday. The group renewed calls to remove the county prosecutor investigating the case and vowed political retaliation against an elected official tied to the prosecutor. The demand for officer Darren Wilson's arrest and the recusal of the St. Louis County prosecuting attorney began with the final utterance of the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of the St. Louis County Council meeting. "For all," crowd members shouted, emphasizing the second word, as the pledge...
  • Environmentalist: Ferguson Happened Because of Climate Change

    09/17/2014 2:47:45 PM PDT · by walford · 75 replies
    National Review ^ | September 17, 2014 | Katherine Timpf
    According to a top environmentalist organizer, climate change is responsible for this summer’s violence in Ferguson, Missouri. “To me, the connection between militarized state violence, racism, and climate change was common-sense and intuitive,” 350.org Strategic Partnership Coordinator Deirdre Smith wrote. “Oppression and extreme weather combine to ‘incite’ militarized violence,” she continued. Weeks of rioting followed the killing August 9 of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Observers around the nation criticized the police for a heavy-handed response to protests in the town, but while the rioting received international attention, it did not result in any loss of...
  • Missouri, Alabama schools drop Michelle O’s lunch program

    09/17/2014 9:06:08 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    eagnews.org ^ | Victor Skinner
    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – New federal school food regulations promoted by First Lady Michelle Obama are becoming a massive headache for many schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program. And many, like Missouri’s Notre Dame Regional and Saxony Lutheran high schools, are taking matters into their own hands. Those schools and numerous others across the country are ditching the federal regulations and the funding that comes with them to save their cafeteria programs, which have experienced a nose-dive in sales and skyrocketing waste since the new rules were implemented in 2012. At Notre Dame, school officials turned to...
  • Ferguson Protesters Vow More Violence, Threaten to Shut Down Rams, Cardinals Games

    09/17/2014 8:29:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 55 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/17/2014 | unknown
    Ferguson demonstrators stormed a St. Louis County Council meeting on Tuesday evening and threatened more violence and to shut down St. Louis Rams and Cardinals games if the officer who shot Michael Brown to death is not arrested or indicted. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that "protesters demanded the arrest of Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown to death on a Ferguson street five weeks ago, the removal of County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch from the Brown case, the resignations of County Police Chief Jon Belmar and Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson and accountability from the elected...