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  • Fundraisers for Darren Wilson halted while awaiting legal advice

    09/02/2014 11:25:16 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 1 hour ago | Christine Byers
    Websites raising money for Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson temporarily stopped accepting donations Sunday while the sites' administrators await clarification on whether the money can be used to cover the officer's legal expenses, according to organizers.
  • Ferguson police are using body cameras

    09/02/2014 8:05:17 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 20 replies
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | August 31, 2014 11:30 pm | Denise Hollinshed
    FERGUSON • Police officers here began wearing body cameras on Saturday as marchers took to the streets in the most recent protest of a shooting three weeks earlier.
  • GoFundMe pages for police officer Wilson mysteriously stop accepting donations after raising $433K

    09/01/2014 10:57:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | September 1, 2014 | Michael Zennie
    The websites dedicated to raising money for Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson have mysteriously stopped accepting donations after collecting nearly half a million dollars - and it's not clear why. Since Wilson's name was released to the public on August 15, two GoFundMe pages have raised more than $433,000 to pay legal bills and other costs associated with his fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. By Sunday, however, both pages were no longer accepting money, giving donors the message: 'Donations are Complete! The organizer has stopped donations.' Wilson has been in hiding since he was identified as...
  • Finding justice on racial issues through the ballot

    09/01/2014 8:33:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | September 1, 2014 | Ebynn Hanna, state coordinator of Florida Black Youth Vote.
    The eyes of America remain focused on Ferguson, Missouri, gripped by the aftermath of Michael Brown’s death. The anguish of Ferguson — from the murder of an unarmed young person of color, to the lack of accountability fueled by a sheer disregard for black lives — is all too familiar for Florida. Our state has been the backdrop for a number of high-profile stories that have similarly illuminated America’s tragic legacy of killing unarmed people of color. There was Trayvon Martin, 17, who was walking down the street in Sanford in 2012 when he was followed and killed by George...
  • No gray area: Beliefs shape views of Brown killing

    09/01/2014 1:10:59 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 21 replies
    msn.com ^ | 9/1/2014 | JESSE WASHINGTON
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lamont Jones and Keith Stephens stood 60 feet from each other, separated by four lanes of pavement and a thousand miles of perception. Stephens was wearing a T-shirt printed with a police shield bearing the phrase "OFFICER DARREN WILSON I STAND BY YOU," as part of a rally supporting the white policeman who killed the unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. Jones was across the street, holding up a sign that said, in blood-red letters: "Darren Wilson is a Murderer." There was no overlap in the facts as seen by Jones and Stephens at the demonstrations staged...
  • Media showed double standard in Ferguson

    09/01/2014 6:48:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Marietta Daily Journal ^ | September 1, 2014 | Professor Melvyn L. Fein
    Let us do a thought experiment. Suppose a black police officer shot an unarmed 18-year-old white male. We do not know the circumstances, but the victim was almost twice the size of the cop. Can you imagine that the surrounding white community — any white community — would erupt in the sort of violence we witnessed in Ferguson, Mo.? There was a time, less than a century ago, when riots swept through white neighborhoods and blacks were lynched for petty offences. But now? Today, most Caucasians are more sophisticated. They are better educated and have developed more dependable self-controls than...
  • After Reaching $433,000, Donations For Ferguson Cop Halt Mysteriously

    08/31/2014 10:18:26 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 22 replies
    LATimes ^ | August 31, 2014 | MATT PEARCE
    After Reaching $433,000, Donations For Ferguson Cop Halt Mysteriously By MATT PEARCE Fundraising mysteriously ends for Ferguson police officer who killed Michael Brown After raising more than $400,000 for the police officer who killed an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Mo., two online donation pages appear to have been shut down by their organizers without explanation this weekend. On the crowdsourced fundraising site GoFundMe, "Support Officer Darren Wilson" and "Support Officer Wilson" -- two separate pages with similar names -- have raised $235,750 and $197,620, respectively, for the Ferguson police officer who shot Michael Brown on Aug. 9. A similar...
  • Michael Brown and Dorian Johnson, the friend who witnessed his shooting (Grab a hankie)

    08/31/2014 8:08:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 31, 2014 | Wesley Lowery and Darryl Fears
    FERGUSON, Mo. — Dorian Johnson had just moved from his mother’s house in St. Louis to a two-bedroom spot in the Canfield Green Apartments that he was sharing with his then-pregnant girlfriend and another roommate. Sometime in March, a buddy stopped by with a stranger. “Wow,” Johnson said, “that’s a big dude.” The dude, Michael Brown, was 6-foot-4, and he had brushed past Johnson with barely a hello as he headed to the video-game console and began to play. “I asked, ‘Why he don’t speak?’ ” Johnson recalled in a 90-minute interview with The Washington Post last week — his first...
  • Breaking: Michael Brown Allegedly Involved in Second Degree Murder Case

    08/29/2014 6:16:53 AM PDT · by safetysign · 170 replies
    IJReview ^ | 08/29/2014 | Kyle Becker
    Charles C. Johnson, the Editor-in-Chief of Got News and the investigator who debunked the Everytown shootings map, is suing the St. Louis County Court to release Ferguson shooting victim Michael Brown’s juvenile arrest records. As relayed by the website YoungCons.com, Johnson claims that he has “confirmed” Michael Brown was arrested in a case involving second-degree murder: record Johnson earlier reported on Twitter that he had two contacts in the St. Louis Police Department tell him that Michael Brown had a juvenile criminal record, thus prompting the lawsuit: record2 The reporter has been challenged on his rationale for seeking the juvenile...
  • Stephen Hunter: Thoughts on Ferguson (The actual shooting)

    08/31/2014 1:28:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Powerline ^ | August 31, 2014 | Stephen Hunter
    So much has been written about the incident at Ferguson, Missouri, that it’s remarkable none of it is of any use. So let’s try something new. My idea is to look at the shooting as a shooting, not as an avatar of social malaise, a tragedy or an inevitability. Instead, let’s determine what can be learned from the few facts known and considered incontrovertible. I am no expert but I do know a little about this stuff. The four shots that hit Michael Brown in the right arm, according to autopsy drawing provided by Dr. Michael Baden at the insistence...
  • At least 5 current Ferguson officers apart from Brown shooter figure in lawsuits

    08/30/2014 10:48:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 30, 2014 | Kimberly Kindy and Carol D. Leonnig
    Federal investigators are focused on one Ferguson, Mo., police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager, but at least five other police officers and one former officer in the town’s 53-member department have been named in civil rights lawsuits alleging the use of excessive force. In four federal lawsuits, including one that is on appeal, and more than a half-dozen investigations over the past decade, colleagues of Darren Wilson’s have separately contested a variety of allegations, including killing a mentally ill man with a Taser, pistol-whipping a child, choking and hog-tying a child and beating a man who was...
  • Prison system is failing America by Newt Gingrich and Van Jones

    05/21/2014 2:11:25 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/21/2014 | Newt Gingrich and Van Jones
    The numbers are arresting. If Americans under correctional supervision counted as a city of their own, they would form the largest city in the United States after New York. The number of people in prison, on parole or on probation, 6.9 million Americans, exceeds the populations of the second- and third-largest cities, Los Angeles and Chicago, combined. Or the size of the next four -- Houston, Philadelphia, Phoenix and San Antonio -- put together. Thirty-eight U.S. states are home to fewer people than live under the corrections system in this country. There are about as many people behind bars as...
  • When Whites Just Don’t Get It: After Ferguson, Race Deserves More Attention, Not Less (Groan)

    08/30/2014 5:29:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 110 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 30, 2014 | Nicholas Kristof
    MANY white Americans say they are fed up with the coverage of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. A plurality of whites in a recent Pew survey said that the issue of race is getting more attention than it deserves. Bill O’Reilly of Fox News reflected that weariness, saying: “All you hear is grievance, grievance, grievance, money, money, money.” Indeed, a 2011 study by scholars at Harvard and Tufts found that whites, on average, believed that anti-white racism was a bigger problem than anti-black racism. Yes, you read that right! So let me push back at what I...
  • Ferguson shooting spurs curriculum advocates to craft lesson on race (Black Panthers)

    08/30/2014 3:50:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 30, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Even though the police shooting of an unarmed man in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson is only weeks old and a grand jury is still trying sort out what really happened, a Washington-based nonprofit is offering a classroom lesson plan that draws a link between the incident and the revolutionary rhetoric of the 1960s Black Panther Party. Teaching for Change says its “Teaching about Ferguson” guide can help students think critically about the shooting of Michael Brown in an Aug. 9 confrontation with police and ways they can be proactive in their own communities. “The Black Panther Party’s 1966...
  • Audio captured at time of Michael Brown shooting, company says

    08/30/2014 4:10:15 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | August 28, 2014 | Jason Hanna
    A company whose video chat service apparently captured audio of Michael Brown's shooting said Thursday the recording was created at the time the Missouri teenager was killed this month. The revelation from Glide appears to bolster a man's claim that he inadvertently recorded audio of gunfire at the time a police officer shot and killed the 18-year-old Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson on August 9. The video was created at 12:02:14 p.m. that day, Glide said. Brown, who was unarmed, was shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shortly after noon.
  • Obama's Logical, Fanatical Foreign Policy

    08/29/2014 7:16:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2014 | John Ransom
    After World War I the third rate minds who brought us the conflict to begin with came up with another stupid idea: They decided to divide up former German, Austrian and Turkish empires into separate countries, like Czechoslovakia, and create makeshifts, like the Danzig Corridor. Germany lost territory to Poland to create a land corridor to Danzig that gave Poland access to the sea.Never mind that it cleaved a country in two. It was these territorial wedges-- wedges that diced up ethnicity-- that Hitler used to gain legitimacy in the eyes of Germans. By cutting up countries in defiance of...
  • Potentially Explosive – On Scene Evidence

    08/30/2014 10:08:33 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 27 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8-30-14 | sundance
    Initially we thought the item identified at the base of the drivers door was brass shell casings as a consequence of Officer Darren Wilson discharging his firearm while under assault by Mike Brown. (click to enlarge)
  • Race-Baiting CNN Falls For Another Trayvonesque Hoax

    08/30/2014 9:06:43 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 29, 2014 | Editorial
    Media Activism: Desperate to frame the shooting death of Michael Brown in racial terms, CNN has bitten hard on what appears to be faked evidence. The network did the same thing during the Trayvon Martin case. A sketchy audiotape CNN breathlessly claimed could be a game changer in the shooting turns out to be as credible as the bogus audio it hyped of George Zimmerman muttering a racial slur.The network spent the better part of last week pushing the "exclusive" story that a tape it obtained records Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson firing 10 shots at Brown in two volleys.
  • Don Surber: Ferguson shows Democrats’ problem

    08/30/2014 2:08:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Charleston Daily Mail ^ | August 27, 2014 | Don Surber
    For years, liberals have pointed to demographic projections with glee.White people seem headed to becoming less than a majority in America. Liberals say this poses a problem for the Republican Party as most white people now vote Republican, providing the party’s base. But the scenes of rioting in Ferguson, Missouri, pose a similar problem for the Democratic Party.In recent years, Republicans have diversified without becoming Democratic Lite. Democrats haven’t. Republicans have three Hispanic senators (Democrats have one) a black senator (Democrats have one), two Hispanic governors (Democrats have none) and two governors whose parents were born in India (Democrats have...
  • Mike Brown Juvenile Record? Lawsuit Seeks Alleged Arrest History Of Slain Missouri Teen

    08/29/2014 5:12:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    International Business Times ^ | August 28, 2014 | Christopher Zara
    A conservative blogger who claims he was told by law enforcement that Michael Brown had a juvenile arrest history has filed a lawsuit seeking to obtain the alleged records. Brown was fatally shot by police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9 in an incident that sparked weeks of civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. Though it’s been confirmed that the black 18-year-old was unarmed, many questions surrounding the shooting remain unanswered. Charles C. Johnson, a blogger and journalist who recently launched a website called GotNews.com, filed a lawsuit last week seeking Brown’s records from the office of Paul Fox, director of...
  • Unusual respiratory virus strikes metro kids

    08/29/2014 4:57:46 AM PDT · by Colehill1999 · 65 replies
    Fox4KC ^ | 8-28-14 | Marylin McKean
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An unusual respiratory virus is striking children in the metro in big numbers. Children’s Mercy Hospital is hospitalizing 20 to 30 kids a day with the virus. The hospital is as full now as it is at the height of flu season. This is not the same virus we told you about several weeks ago that can cause meningitis. This one can cause severe breathing trouble. Children’s Mercy has seen more than 300 cases in recent days in kids of all ages.
  • United in Hatred: Occupy and Ferguson

    08/28/2014 9:38:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | August 29, 2014 | Charlotte Hays
    A Washington Post story headlined “Not Their Grandfather’s Protest” sought to depict the Ferguson riots, triggered by the fatal shooting of a black youth by a white police officer, as a new generation of the Civil Rights movement. Not so. As much as we mourn the tragic death of Michael Brown, we can’t help noticing that the mob in Ferguson was destructive, hateful, and only too eager to liquidate small businesses that provided a livelihood for people whose only sin was doing business in Ferguson, Mo. Watching the Ferguson riots on TV, I spotted a sign that said, “Begin the...
  • Waiting for Facts Is Racism: Jon Stewart Joins the Ferguson Mob

    08/28/2014 8:20:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | August 28, 2014 | John Nolte
    Jon Stewart has no idea what happened in Ferguson, MO, but pretends he does. And according to the Washington Post and much of the media, that's how Stewart ObliteratedDestroyedBlastedDemolishedShredded Fox News. Let his trained seals in the media clap. The bottom line to Jon Stewart's rant is that he believes that waiting for facts is racism. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Somehow… Stewart just knows Michael Brown put his hands up. Stewart just knows racism was behind the shooting of Michael Brown. Stewart just knows the shooting of Michael Brown was unjustified. Stewart just knows that Al Sharpton's symbolic summits in Chicago are enough. Stewart...
  • Clinton says frayed trust led to Ferguson violence

    08/28/2014 1:24:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 28, 2014 4:18 PM EDT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton says the fatal shooting of an unarmed Missouri teenager and the violent protests that followed resulted from frayed bonds of trust in his racially divided community. […] As a potential Democratic presidential candidate, Clinton has been criticized for waiting so long to talk about the black teen’s shooting by a white police officer. …
  • Black activists explode over 'racist' help for Ferguson cop (Van Jones)

    08/28/2014 5:03:20 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 40 replies
    WND ^ | Leo Hohmann
    A group founded by former Obama aide Van Jones and former MoveOn.org activist James Rucker is calling on the Internet fundraising platform GoFundMe.com to take down its “Support Officer Darren Wilson” page, accusing the company of “profiting from racially motivated donors.” The Color of Change, founded by Jones and Rucker in 2005 to “strengthen the political voice of Black America,” says on its website that donors to Officer Wilson are “celebrating Michael Brown’s death” and that GoFundMe should take down the police officer’s fundraising page and return any profits it has generated. The fundraising campaign for Ferguson Police Officer Darren...
  • Missouri governor replaces head of public safety (Guess why?)

    08/27/2014 11:37:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Boston Globe / The Associated Press ^ | August 28, 2014 | Alan Scher Zagier and David A. Lieb
    Governor Jay Nixon appointed a new state public safety director Wednesday, giving his administration its only black Cabinet member nearly three weeks after the shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer led to violent protests in a St. Louis suburb. The governor said former St. Louis police chief Daniel Isom II will take over as director of the Missouri Department of Public Safety on Sept. 1. He will replace Jerry Lee, who resigned after almost three years as director. The appointment comes after Nixon faced criticism both for the lack of racial diversity among his department leaders...
  • CNN Now Worried Ferguson Shooting Audio Is Hoax

    08/27/2014 4:53:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | August 27, 2014 | John Nolte
    When CNN first broadcast the unverified audio of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, it was with all the sturm and drang of breathless breaking news. The audio led almost every hour and was the biggest story of the day. What a difference a day makes. The language coming from "New Day" anchor Michaela Pereira Wednesday morning is much more cautious. "Do you think it's authentic?" she squeaked to two law enforcement experts, both of whom believe it is a hoax: (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Even if the audio ends up being authentic, the fact that CNN is now concerned over its...
  • CNN Guests Think Brown Shooting Audio Is A Hoax [VIDEO]

    08/27/2014 4:41:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 27, 2014 | Chuck Ross
    “Do you think it’s authentic?” CNN “New Day” host Michaela Pereira asked her two guests on Wednesday, referring to the audio allegedly recorded by a man who lives in an apartment near where Brown was shot on Aug. 9. “I have no idea,” said David Klinger, a former Los Angeles police officer who now works as a CNN contributor. “I’ve told your producers that for all I know this is something that one of Howard Stern’s punk people have been doing. It came out, what, two weeks after the event, so I don’t have a high degree of confidence in...
  • St. Louis County Seeks FEDERAL BAILOUT for More Than 100 BUSINESSES Harmed During #Ferguson Riots

    08/27/2014 4:09:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 27, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    On Saturday August 9, 2014, 18 year-old Michael Brown was shot to death by a Ferguson police officer after he had earlier robbed a local convenience store. As a result of his death protesters in Ferguson have caused mass destruction in the community. Several dozen businesses were damaged in the looting and violence. Here is an interactive map of the attacks, shootings, lootings, and destruction. Many of the local businesses were looted not just once, but twice. Now this… St. Louis County officials are discussing disbursement of federal aid to the more than 100 businesses that suffered financial losses during...
  • Opinion: Who wants to invest in Ferguson now?

    08/27/2014 3:49:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Market Watch ^ | August 27, 2014 | David Weidner
    Shellena Eskridge: ‘We need role models. We need an entire change for the better. We need economic change.’FERGUSON, Mo. — This town is already cleaning up. The streets are litter-free. The windows are being repaired. Now the question is, can this small community be able to draw new business, and will anyone stay? And it’s a question not just for Ferguson but for St. Louis as a whole. Negative attention from more than two weeks of protests over the death of Michael Brown brought the region’s deep-seated racial, economic and social problems into the national spotlight. And not in a...
  • Ferguson Wrestles With What to Do Next

    08/27/2014 2:45:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | August 26, 2014 | Alex Altman
    The town is trying to figure out how to turn a tragic moment into a lasting movement. The funeral was choreographed to the smallest detail, from the celebrities sprinkled through the church to the Cardinals cap laid atop the black-and-gold casket. A massive crowd filed past the television cameras and into the jam-packed sanctuary or the overflow rooms live-streaming the service. The ceremony was billed as a celebration of Brown’s life, which ended Aug. 9 in a hail of bullets fired by a white policeman, and the crowd heard upbeat gospel music, stirring sermons and a eulogy from the Rev....
  • Farrakhan Attacks Arabs, Chinese, Koreans, Indians, Whites in Ferguson Rant

    08/26/2014 10:17:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | August 25, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)During his latest sermon for the Nation of Islam, Minister Louis Farrakhan addressed the protests and controversies surrounding Ferguson, MO. police officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot Micheal Brown. Farrakhan said, "With 67 percent of black people you have to live under a white mayor with 67 percent white people you cant make the laws that govern that town. Now if that's the condition let me set the stage for Michael Brown. See I don't know about the store they say he strong armed somebody and took some cigars but I know this, coming to Chicago ... when you live...
  • Cloning Capt. Ron Johnson (He's serious!)

    08/26/2014 9:13:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | August 25, 2014 | Jules Witcover
    One of the unsung blessings of Twitter is the way it continually reminds us that willful ignorance is alive and thriving in the American body politic. In the past week, we were treated to widely retweeted photos purporting to show Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol throwing a gang sign. The first controversial image showed up on an unvetted CNN social media webpage called iReport, and Internet trolls took it from there. The only problem is that the hand sign in question was the greeting of Kappa Alpha Psi, a historically black fraternity of which Johnson is a...
  • Celebrated #Ferguson Capt. Ron Johnson Pulls Gun on Unarmed White Kids on Bikes

    08/26/2014 5:31:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 26, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    <p>Last week Attorney General Eric Holder met with Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson in Ferguson. nd the highway was clearly already shut down at this point.</p>
  • Obama’s Harvard mentor compares Brown shooting to MLK assassination

    08/26/2014 2:29:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 26, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    The Harvard Law professor who mentored President Obama and the first lady during their time in Cambridge has compared the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown to the 1968 assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Speaking with MSNBC’s Alex Wagner, Charles Ogletree also compared the police shooting of 18-year-old Brown to the 1955 killing of Emmett Till. “Looking at what’s happened, this is just like the assassination of Dr. King in 1968, when everybody was very upset trying to figure out what was going to happen,” he said. “It’s like the killing of Trayvon Martin two years ago. “This is...
  • Is Eric Holder Trying to Railroad Ferguson Cop?

    08/26/2014 12:41:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    NLPC ^ | August 26, 2014 | Carl Horowitz
    If anyone thought the Obama administration planned to sit on the sidelines during the riots in Ferguson, Mo., those thoughts ought to be dispelled by now. Last Wednesday, Attorney General Eric Holder visited the suburban St. Louis community. Evidence suggests his ulterior motive was to conduct the groundwork for a criminal indictment against a white police officer, Darren Wilson, who on August 9 shot to death a local black youth, Michael Brown. All credible evidence reveals that Wilson, far from being a trigger-happy "racist" cop, had acted in self-defense. Brown sucker-punched Wilson, tried to take his gun, and then, after...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Ferguson Postmortem

    08/26/2014 8:26:35 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 24, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The backstory of Ferguson was that out of the millions of arrests each year only about 100 African-American suspects are shot fatally by white police. And yet we were falsely and ad nauseam told that Michael Brown was proof of an epidemic. There may well be an epidemic of blacks killing blacks, of African-Americans engaging in the knock-out game against non-blacks or flash-mobbing stores. But as far as rare interracial gun violence goes, in 2014 it is more commonly black on white. Ferguson is an anomaly that did not warrant hundreds of reporters who gladly skipped the real dramas of...
  • Funeral Pastors Compare Michael Brown’s Death To Jesus Christ’s Crucifixion [VIDEO]

    08/26/2014 3:10:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/26/2014 | Heather Smith
    A crowd of family, friends, music stars, civil rights leaders and preachers gathered at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church on Monday for the memorial of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old robbery suspect who was fatally shot by local police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo.Brown’s uncle, Pastor Charles Ewing, gave a passionate eulogy and made parallels of his nephew’s life and that of the life of Jesus Christ. “Michael Brown was 18 years old. He was shot around noon. Our Lord and Savior hung on the cross — now compare our time frame 12 o’clock to the Jewish time frame...
  • Michael Brown Funeral: Cop-Lynching Pep Rally

    08/26/2014 3:07:18 AM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 8/26/2014 | Matthew Vadum
    An Al Sharpton-led memorial service yesterday for Michael Brown, the black 18-year-old thug who gave a white Ferguson, Mo. police officer a severe head injury while trying to seize his handgun, became the grotesque political rally some observers feared it would be.The distinctly anti-police tone of the service was proof that the lie that Brown tried to surrender to white police officer Darren Wilson, rather than trying to beat the life out of him, won’t die. The racial-grievance industry, egged on by President Obama, won’t let it go. The Left’s narrative that the nearly 300-lbs. Brown, who had just robbed...
  • Left Bullies Black Reporter To Recant 'No Angel' Description of Michael Brown (John Eligon, NYT)

    08/25/2014 6:20:09 PM PDT · by maggief · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 25, 2014 | JOHN NOLTE
    John Eligon, a 31 year-old black New York Times reporter who says that he has been racially profiled by police, was mercilessly bullied by the Left Monday into recanting his description of Michael Brown as "no angel." (snip) Nonetheless, in the online Soviet-style show trial, Eligon was found guilty of an inconvenient truth and recanted: “I understand the concerns, and I get it,” Mr. Eligon said. He agreed that “no angel” was not a good choice of words and explained that they were meant to play off the opening anecdote of the article in which Mr. Brown saw an angelic...
  • 6 Funerals Obama Cared Less About Than Michael Brown

    08/25/2014 6:04:22 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Aug 2014, 1:07 PM PDT | Ben Shapiro
    On Monday, the funeral of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was shot under disputed circumstances by Officer Darren Wilson, took place. Slated attendees included Snoop Dogg, Governor Jay Nixon (D-MO), Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO), P. Diddy, Spike Lee, Jesse Jackson, and giving the eulogy, Al Sharpton. The White House has also sent three aides to the funeral: Broderick Johnson of My Brother’s Keeper Task Force; Marlon Marshall, deputy director of the White House Office of Public Engagement; and Heather Foster, adviser for the Office of Public Engagement. Which begs the question: why would the Obama administration send not one but three...
  • Michael Brown Spent Last Weeks Grappling With Problems and Promise

    08/25/2014 2:22:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 24, 2014 | John Eligon
    FERGUSON, Mo. — It was 1 a.m. and Michael Brown Jr. called his father, his voice trembling. He had seen something overpowering. In the thick gray clouds that lingered from a passing storm this past June, he made out an angel. And he saw Satan chasing the angel and the angel running into the face of God. Mr. Brown was a prankster, so his father and stepmother chuckled at first. “No, no, Dad! No!” the elder Mr. Brown remembered his son protesting. “I’m serious.” And the black teenager from this suburb of St. Louis, who had just graduated from high...
  • The prosecution: The next Ferguson flash point

    08/25/2014 12:03:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Columbia Daily Tribune ^ | August 25, 2014 | Henry J. Waters III
    Now that the potential prosecution of Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson is at hand, circumstances are custom-made to produce another round of anger on the streets. Flash point No. 1 is the presence of St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCullough, who has a good reputation among peers but whose family has long ties with the police. McCullough is white. Years ago his father, a police officer, was killed in a confrontation with a black suspect. Protesters from the predominantly black community are not likely to believe anything from McCullough other than an all-out prosecution of the white officer who...
  • PUBLIC OPINION HARDENS AGAINST PROTESTERS, SOFTENS ON POLICE

    08/25/2014 10:32:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    YOUGOV ^ | 08/25/2014 | by William Jordan
    Views of the police reaction to protests in Ferguson, Mo. have become more favorable since last week, but views on the subject have become even more racially polarized Rallies and vigils are planned around the country for this weekend and Monday to mark the funeral of Michael Brown, the Missouri teenager who was shot to death on August 10 by a police officer. His death sparked weeks of unrest in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, centering on accusations of racial discrimination by the almost totally white police force against a majority black population. The police department’s reaction to the...
  • Libertarians, Ferguson, and "Racism"

    08/25/2014 9:46:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2014 | Jack Kerwick
    In the wake of the shooting death of a young black man by a white Ferguson, Missouri police officer, it is to no one’s surprise that the usual suspects on the left are screaming “racism” from the rooftops. Infinitely more disturbing for the lover of liberty is that ever growing legions of “libertarians” are regurgitating this same talking point. Moreover, the libertarian’s obsession with “the State” has endowed him with boundless sympathy for the hordes of violent black criminals that have been violating every principle that he claims to hold sacred while attributing the assault against civilization on display in...
  • Michael Brown’s dad urges ‘day of silence’ (Nothing to "defile" the name of Michael Brown)

    08/25/2014 8:50:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    ST. LOUIS — The father of a black 18-year-old shot to death by a white police officer in Ferguson pleaded Sunday for a “day of silence” as he lays his son to rest Monday. “Tomorrow all I want is peace,” Michael Brown Sr. told hundreds of people in St. Louis’ largest city park during brief remarks at a festival that promotes peace over violence. “That’s all I ask.”(continued)
  • E Pluribus Discidium-Identity Politics Unleashed

    08/25/2014 8:07:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2014 | Terry Paulson
    Michael Brown was a college-bound, black teenager who no longer has an opportunity to forge a future he could be proud of. He is dead, allegedly killed execution style after a confrontation with a policeman. Darren Wilson is a white police officer, who after six years of blemish-free service to his community, used deadly force to allegedly defend himself in an escalating confrontation with an unarmed teenager. Do you know which version is closer to the truth? The search for justice is always difficult. In the rush for judgment in Ferguson, Missouri, it has become all but impossible. As coverage...
  • Celebrities, Activists Gather for Michael Brown's Funeral

    08/25/2014 7:10:17 AM PDT · by maggief · 58 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 25, 2014
    Well-known activists, politicians and celebrities were gathering Monday at a St. Louis church for the funeral of Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old shot dead by a police officer two weeks ago. The list of VIPs expected to attend the service includes director Spike Lee, rapper Snoop Dogg, music mogul Diddy, comedian Nick Cannon.
  • Frustrated WaPo Sics NINE REPORTERS on Darren Wilson – Finds Nothing

    08/24/2014 7:54:55 PM PDT · by Bratch · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 24, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    Who does the Post think he is, Sarah Palin?Missing and unmentioned in the Post article are any complaints of mistreatment or racism by Officer Wilson from residents of Jennings and Ferguson prior to the Brown shooting.The Washington Post published a long article Saturday night–more than seventy paragraphs–with three bylines and six supporting reporters looking for dirt on Officer Darren Wilson–an effort unmatched by the media since Sarah Palin’s official emails were released from her time as Alaska governor.Officer Wilson is the white Ferguson, Missouri policeman who shot unarmed black 18 year old robber Michael Brown in a confrontation in the...
  • VIDEO: Police Officer Beaten to a Pulp by UNARMED Man

    08/24/2014 6:35:42 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 11 replies
    http://www.tpnn.com ^ | August 24, 2014 | Greg Campbell
    Too many political pundits have lost sight of the dangers that face police officers each and every day. At first, the story coming out of Ferguson, Missouri, was only one of a white police officer shooting an unarmed, black child who was minding his own business. Then, the story shifted; it was a white officer shooting a black adult who was gigantic, but a “gentle giant” with a heart of gold. The story began to erode as evidence surfaced. Michael Brown was a gigantic adult male who not only robbed a convenience store and assaulted the store owner earlier that...