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  • Leaflet tells St. Louis students to ‘take Amerikkka if the murdering pig walks

    11/21/2014 8:03:16 AM PST · by rktman · 35 replies
    thecollegefix.com ^ | 11/21/2014 | Nathan Rubbelke
    Communist handout encourages St. Louis students to help shut campus, city down in wake of grand jury verdict ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Students at Saint Louis University were handed a communist leaflet as they walked between classes Wednesday afternoon that declared “if the murdering pig walks, AMERIKKKA must be brought to a halt.” The leaflet was distributed by two individuals associated with the Revolutionary Communist Party on Grand Boulevard, a busy street that intersects with the university’s quad and splits the two ends of the urban campus. “If the decision is announced at night, the next day should be a...
  • Ferguson officer Darren Wilson in talks to resign from police force, sources say

    11/21/2014 7:53:05 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 83 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/20/14 | Evan Perez and Shimon Prokupecz
    Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed teenager Michael Brown on August 9, is in the final stages of negotiations with city officials to resign, according to people close to the talks.
  • How differently do blacks and whites view Ferguson? Here are the numbers.

    11/21/2014 4:44:19 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 11/21/14 | Mark Trumbull
    ....In a broader nationwide survey, taken around the first week of September, 91 percent of blacks said Wilson should be charged, while only 42 percent of whites said that. Why the wide disparity? “The story is [probably] one of lived experience,” says Josh Pasek, a University of Michigan sociologist who helped conduct the nationwide survey.
  • Priorities–Mike Brown Body Lays In Unmarked Grave As Parents Jet Around Making Money off His Death….

    11/20/2014 8:43:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | November 19, 2014
    Perhaps Mike Brown’s mom, Lesley McSpadden, is too busy coordinating the next T-Shirt promotion. Or perhaps Mike Brown Senior is too busy scheduling the next private jet trip to Europe while meeting with celebrities to grift more money from his death. Regardless of reasoning, Mike Brown’s body remains in unmarked grave three months after his death. A CNN writer visited the cemetery and takes note: [...] I follow the footprints to a small bouquet of plastic flowers, red and purple, planted in the ground. There is not yet a headstone at Brown’s grave. I stand where Brown’s parents wailed as...
  • Union: Ferguson officer does not expect charges

    11/20/2014 2:24:26 PM PST · by xjcsa · 25 replies
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | November 20, 2014 | Associated Press
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A police union official says the suburban St. Louis officer who fatally shot Michael Brown does not expect to face criminal charges.
  • 4 Reasons Cases Like Ferguson Are Hard for Feds to Prosecute

    11/20/2014 1:04:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 20, 2014 | Mike Levine
    As soon as the grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri,, announces its decision over whether to charge Police Officer Darren Wilson for fatally shooting teenager Michael Brown, the public will almost certainly turn to the Justice Department and say: Your move, Mr. Attorney General. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has vowed a "fair" and "thorough" investigation into the matter. But when pressed by ABC News in August, Holder seemed to acknowledge federal charges against Wilson are hardly guaranteed. What are the hurdles to bring civil rights charges against a police officer who fatally shot an unarmed teenager? Here are the top...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Wilson's supporters attack President Obama for 'failing to support officer's family'

    11/19/2014 4:26:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | November 19, 2014 | Daniel Bates
    * Seven-minute YouTube video by 'friends of Darren Wilson' attacks President for not supporting the officer * Video calls Attorney General Eric Holder and Revs Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson 'antagonistic' * Recording uses inflamatory language, calling dead teenager Michael Brown a 'thug criminal' * Ferguson already on a knife-edge as it awaits grand jury decision on indicting officerSupporters of the white cop who shot dead a black teenager in Missouri have published a slick video attacking Barack Obama for failing to back the officer’s family. The seven-minute clip says that the President should have got in touch with Darren...
  • United Arab Emirates Designates Muslim 'Civil Rights' Group CAIR as a Terror Organization

    11/18/2014 7:47:22 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 11/18/2014 | Katie Pavlich
    The Council on American Islamic Relations, better known as CAIR, has been designated by the United Arab Emirates as a terror group comparable to ISIS and Al Qaeda. More from Fox News: The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) was one of 82 groups around the world designated terrorist organizations by the United Arab Emirates, placing it in the company of Al Qaeda, Islamic State and others. While CAIR has previously been linked to Hamas, it has held hundreds of meetings with White House officials on a wide range of community issues and has sought to present itself as a mainstream...
  • THE FEAR OF FERGUSON RIOTS

    11/18/2014 6:06:46 AM PST · by shortstop · 43 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 11/18/14 | Bob Lonsberry
    In Missouri yesterday, the governor put the National Guard on alert. He and his state and much of the county are fearing the worst. As early as today, a grand jury could come back in Ferguson after months of deliberation in the matter of a white police officer who shot and killed a black teen-ager. The National Guard and the region’s police agencies are on standby because of the expectation that the jury will find no probable cause to charge the officer with a crime. That decision, many fear, could spark race riots in Missouri and elsewhere. Earlier, upset in...
  • Report: Alleged Officer Warns Ferguson ‘If You Do Not Have A Gun, Get One’

    11/19/2014 9:03:13 AM PST · by blam · 46 replies
    Drudge - CBS ^ | 11-19-2014 | CBS
    November 18, 2014 FERGUSON, Mo. (CBS ST. LOUIS) - Law enforcement in the Ferguson area are preparing for potential protests and riots following the grand jury’s decision in the Michael Brown investigation, which is expected sometime this month. Talking to “St. Louis Coptalk” forum, a supposed police officer in the Ferguson area issued a warning to others in the community to “protect” their families with firearms. Many posting in the forum expressed fears that demonstrators will take to the streets regardless of the decision made in the Aug. 9 shooting death of the 18-year-old by officer Darren Wilson. Vocative reports...
  • Muslim groups seek to co-opt Ferguson protests, says watchdog group

    Muslim groups have stepped up efforts to co-opt protests over the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., with a drive to equate the teen’s death to the death of a radical Islamist shot during an FBI raid in 2009, a Washington-based security watchdog group is warning. Using social media, conference calling and traditional outreach methods, leaders of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) are portraying Brown and Detroit mosque leader Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah as African-American victims of police targeting, according to the Washington-based Center for Security Policy (CSP). In a conference call organized by CAIR-linked "Muslims for...
  • Militant group offers cash rewards for 'location' of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson

    11/18/2014 5:52:33 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 47 replies
    Mali Online ^ | November 18, 2014 | Laura Collins
    A group describing itself as a 'Militant Resistance' to a 'corrupt police state' has offered $5000 for details of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson's whereabouts, MailOnline can reveal.
  • Al Sharpton on 'High Alert' About Ferguson Decision

    11/19/2014 10:36:50 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 55 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 19, 2014 | By MEGHAN KENEALLY
    Al Sharpton said today that he is "on high alert" for the grand jury decision in the case of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager who was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Sharpton said that his civil rights group have been planning for "vigils and non-violent demonstrations" when the Ferguson grand jury hands down its ruling. "I have pledged to the mother and father of Michael Brown that I will be there with them when the decision is announced," Sharpton said at a press conference today.
  • A racial state of emergency: How we prepare for devastation in Ferguson

    11/19/2014 4:25:24 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Salon ^ | November 19, 2014 | Professor Brittney Cooper, Rutgers
    As we await the inevitable in Ferguson, here's one way for black folks to find joy -- and galvanize the movement. A state of emergency has been declared in Ferguson, Missouri, while a nation awaits a grand jury decision concerning the indictment of Michael Brown’s killer. That hundreds of thousands of dollars in new military equipment has been purchased by the police in anticipation of the decision suggests that Officer Darren Wilson will get away with his crimes. Ferguson activists have been actively preparing themselves for the inevitable for weeks now, but as young preacher and activist Nyle Fort remarked,...
  • Senate rejects Keystone XL bill {and Mary Landrieu}

    11/19/2014 5:00:29 AM PST · by thackney · 9 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | November 18, 2014 at 5:17 pm | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    The Senate narrowly rejected legislation to authorize the Keystone XL pipeline on Tuesday, handing a defeat to the oil industry and dealing a major blow to Louisiana Democrat Mary Landrieu, who staked her political career on the outcome. The Senate voted 59-41 for the legislation, falling one vote shy of the 60 needed for passage under the deal bringing it to the floor. But Keystone supporters insisted the defeat would be short-lived. Republican leaders are vowing to try again after they take over the chamber in January — when they will have more than enough votes to get a measure...
  • Muslim groups seek to co-opt Ferguson protests, says watchdog group

    11/19/2014 5:10:11 AM PST · by SJackson · 13 replies
    MyFoxDC ^ | 11-19-14
    Muslim groups have stepped up efforts to co-opt protests over the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., with a drive to equate the teen’s death to the death of a radical Islamist shot during an FBI raid in 2009, a Washington-based security watchdog group is warning. Using social media, conference calling and traditional outreach methods, leaders of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) are portraying Brown and Detroit mosque leader Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah as African-American victims of police targeting, according to the Washington-based Center for Security Policy (CSP). In a conference call organized by CAIR-linked "Muslims for...
  • Pro-Iran Communist, Plans “Peaceful” Shutdown Of Clayton, Missouri, In Wake Of Grand Jury Decision

    11/19/2014 7:28:20 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 15 replies
    Noisy Room ^ | Nov 19, 2014 | Trevor Loudon
    The Governor of the state, Jay Nixon, has declared a state of emergency and plans to mobilize the National Guard in anticipation of an imminent grand jury announcement on the Michael Brown case. Tensions are high in the area, as residents, businesses and police brace themselves for another round of rioting in the mainly black suburb of St. Louis. Their fears are well founded, as seasoned protest organizers are currently training activists to close in on and “shut down” the business district of nearby Clayton on the first business day after the grand jury goes public. Michael McPhearson The key...
  • Gun sales surge ahead of jury's Ferguson decision

    11/19/2014 7:17:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 4 replies
    AP ^ | November 19, 2014 | Alan Scher Zagier
    Some suburban St. Louis gun dealers have been doing brisk business, particularly among first-time buyers, as fearful residents await a grand jury's decision on whether to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown. Metro Shooting Supplies, in an area near the city's main airport, reports selling two to three times more weapons than usual in recent weeks — an average of 30 to 50 guns each day — while the jury prepares to conclude its three-month review of the case that sparked looting and weeks of sometimes-violent protests in August.
  • Missouri Executes Leon Taylor for 1994 Killing

    11/19/2014 5:55:07 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov 19, 2014, 2:03 AM ET | BRETT BARROUQUERE Associated Press
    A man who killed a suburban Kansas City gas station attendant in front of the worker's young stepdaughter in 1994 was put to death early Wednesday, the ninth execution in Missouri this year.
  • Gun sales in Ferguson spike a staggering 700% as residents wait to see if Wilson will be indicted

    11/19/2014 4:35:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | November 19, 2014 | Chris Spargo
    * Gun sales in one store near Ferguson, Missouri have increased 700% as a grand jury is expected to decide whether or not to indict Darren Wilson * Metro Shooting Supplies owner Steve King says he has sold 250 firearms this week, and claims everyone is buying them because of Ferguson * Officer Wilson is waiting to see if he will be indicted in the August 9 shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown * The FBI has already warned that the grand jury verdict 'will likely' lead to violence, and Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has declared a state of...
  • The Ferguson Days of Rage

    11/19/2014 3:19:28 AM PST · by servo1969 · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 11-19-2014 | Ben Shapiro
    This week, America held its collective breath as it waited on the grand jury indictment verdict for Officer ll. Wilson, you'll recall, had the misfortune to run into 6'5", 289-lb. Michael Brown, an 18-year-old black man who had just finished strong-arm robbing a convenience store. Wilson pulled Brown over as he and his accomplice walked in the middle of the street; all available evidence shows that Brown then pushed himself through the driver's side window, punched Wilson, went for his gun, was shot in the hand, ran, turned around, charged Wilson, and was shot to death. But that doesn't matter....
  • Militant group offers cash rewards for 'location' of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson

    11/19/2014 1:33:25 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 18 November 2014 | Laura Collins
    "A group describing itself as a 'Militant Resistance' to a 'corrupt police state' has offered $5000 for details of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson's whereabouts, MailOnline can reveal. Officer Wilson, 28, has been in hiding on paid leave ever since he gunned down unarmed teenager Michael Brown, 18, on 9 August. Now, in one of a series of incendiary tweets the RbG Black Rebels have stated, 'We are paying $5k cash for location of Ofc. Darren Wilson. Real $, no joke, no crime we just wana get his photo an ask him a few questions.' And though the RbG Black...
  • St Louis Mayor Predicts 'Widespread Civil Disobedience' In Ferguson [1000 Officers Readied!]

    11/18/2014 8:29:24 PM PST · by Steelfish · 32 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | November 18, 2014 | Jon Swaine
    St Louis Mayor Predicts 'Widespread Civil Disobedience' In Ferguson Francis Slay makes stark assessment as grand jury considers whether to charge police officer for killing Michael Brown Jon Swaine 18 November 2014 The mayor of St Louis has said he expects “widespread civil disobedience” following the announcement on whether a white police officer will face criminal charges for killing an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri. Giving one of the starkest warnings so far by a regional official about what they expect to follow a grand jury decision that is anticipated in the coming days, Francis Slay also said he...
  • Missouri governor appoints Ferguson Commission

    11/18/2014 7:26:56 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 18, 2014 8:10 PM EST | Alan Scher Zagier
    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Tuesday named 16 people to the new Ferguson Commission, an independent panel tasked with helping the St. Louis County suburb of Ferguson heal after the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. […] … The Democratic governor selected a racially diverse group: nine of its members are black; seven are white. Its ranks include the owner of Ferguson construction supply company, two pastors, a university professor, two attorneys, a 20-year-old community activist and a St. Louis police detective who is also president of the state chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police. …
  • Ferguson dilemma: Was calling up National Guard the right move?

    11/18/2014 2:21:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    CSM ^ | 11/18/2014 | By Mark Trumbull
    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon’s decision to activate his state’s National Guard is being welcomed by some in the St. Louis area as a wise precaution for public safety, but others warn will only antagonize already fragile race relations. The sharply divided responses follow Governor Nixon’s announcement of the National Guard callup Monday, a move tied to a grand jury decision, expected in the next two weeks, that could touch off a new round of protests in Ferguson, Mo. The grand jury is weighing whether to indict police officer Darren Wilson on charges related to his fatal shooting of Michael Brown,...
  • Police in St. Louis agree to ‘rules of engagement’ for protests after grand jury decision

    11/18/2014 2:19:40 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 18 at 4:43 PM EST | By Wesley Lowery and Kimberly Kindy
    Following weeks of intense negotiations, the three largest police departments in St. Louis, Mo., have agreed on a dozen rules or policies they will follow as they engage with protesters after a grand jury announces its decision regarding Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson. The negotiations have centered on 19 “Rules of Engagement” proposed by a coalition of 50 community and civil rights groups. The list is largely a docket of best police practices, such as “the first priority shall be preservation of human life” and “excessive force and other forms of police misconduct will not be tolerated.” In general, protesters have...
  • Navy veteran FIRED and branded a terrorist for taking pictures of...(scores of DHS SUV's-Ferguson)

    11/18/2014 12:08:33 PM PST · by maggief · 149 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 18, 2014 | JILL REILLY
    Mark Paffrath worked for the Drury hotel chain in Missouri Paffrath, a Navy veteran, posted photos of dozens of vehicles marked with the logos of the Department of Homeland Security to his Facebook Vehicles were located about a 30-minute drive from Ferguson, Missouri A Navy veteran has been fired and branded a terrorist for posting Facebook pictures of scores of Homeland Security SUVs parked at a hotel near Ferguson where he works. Mark Paffrath, who worked for the Drury hotel chain, took photos and a video of dozens of vehicles marked with the logos of the Department of Homeland Security...
  • No Justice, No Peace! – Take 2… #Ferguson Protest Leader Has House Looted

    11/18/2014 10:00:15 AM PST · by RummyChick · 75 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | 11/19 | hoft
    Alexis Templeton has been on the front lines of the Ferguson protest movement since its inception. KCUR reported: Twenty-year-old Alexis Templeton has been on the front lines of protests since she arrived in Ferguson, five days after Brown was shot. “I was in Phoenix, Arizona, when Michael Brown was shot and killed. When I got back, I immediately hit the ground, standing at the front of riot lines, being face to face with the police,” she said. “That was me for the last 89 days. Tomorrow, it will be three months, the days start to blend together.” She is a...
  • Ferguson protesters target Boeing, Anheuser Busch

    11/18/2014 9:58:55 AM PST · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 18, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Ferguson protesters have released a list of target rally sites and intended hits, and among them: Boeing and Anheuser Busch, companies that have little to do with Officer Darren Wilson’s August shooting of teen Michael Brown. Also on the list: Emerson Electric, a company that’s been a Ferguson fixture for more than five decades, The Gateway Pundit reported.
  • Will Ferguson race riots help Obama?

    11/18/2014 9:26:52 AM PST · by Biggirl · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 18, 2014 | Ernest Istook
    A race riot could erupt in Ferguson, Missouri, any day. To thwart it, President Barack Obama and Attorney-General Eric Holder should be utilizing tools like the federal Anti-Riot Act. Instead, they’re stoking the flames.
  • No Justice, No Peace! #Ferguson Protest Leader Has Car Stolen During (bleep) the Police” Rally

    11/18/2014 8:47:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 167 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 18, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    <p>No Justice, No Peace! Elizabeth Vega is one of the Ferguson protest leaders. She protested at sports venues and attempted a banner drop. She co-led the St Louis Symphony interruption, was arrested at the pumpkin smashing, yelled at the St Louis Post Dispatch protest, and helped block traffic with her freakshow in Clayton yesterday. While yelling “**** the Police!” apparently her car got stolen. Do you think she’ll file a police report requesting they help her now?</p>
  • Saint Louis University gives students protesting tips ahead of Brown verdict

    11/18/2014 7:22:03 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The College Fix ^ | November 18, 2014 | Nathan Rubbelke at St Louis University
    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Saint Louis University officials recently sent students tips on how best to protest if they choose to take part in possible unrest as a result of the Ferguson grand jury decision, expected in the next week or so. An administrator at the private college – a 20 minute drive from Ferguson – urged students to “travel in groups” if they protest in an email that also linked to several protest primers with tips on what to do if tear gassed or arrested, among other advice. “We understand that a group of protest organizers are working hard...
  • Darren Wilson Supporters Crowdfund ‘#PantsUpDontLOOT’ Ferguson Billboard

    11/18/2014 7:15:47 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    CBS News Local ^ | November 18, 2014
    FERGUSON, Mo. (CBS ST. Louis) - Supporters of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson successfully crowd-sourced the funds to put up a #PantsUPDontLOOT billboard in Ferguson. Don Alexander of Brentwood, Tenn., raised the over $3,000 to place the billboard in the Ferguson area amid months of racial tensions vandalism from riots following the Aug. 9 shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.
  • Michael Brown case: Media hype trumps appeal for calm in Ferguson

    11/18/2014 3:42:15 AM PST · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 18, 2014 | Dan Gainor
    Ferguson, Mo., is sadly back in the news. The city and an eager media anticipate a grand jury decision in the possible indictment of Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of an African-American teenager.
  • Radical Ferguson Group Starts Amazon Wedding Registry to Get People to Buy Their Riot Supplies

    11/17/2014 8:58:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 17, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    The radical Missouri Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE) organization (formerly ACORN) set up a wedding registry on Amazon to get people to buy their rioting supplies. Shipping Address: Shona Clarkson – St. Louis, MO Event Date: August 9, 2016 Couples’ Style: For specific questions about this registry email KeithRose.Ferguson@gmail.com And PLEASE contact KeithRose.Ferguson@gmail.com if you have made a purchase so that we can personally send our thanks and keep you updated on our work. As the (non)indictment announcement approaches, it is so important that we have all of the supplies delivered and ready to be put into use on...
  • Ferguson Police Department Ready To Welcome Darren Wilson Back

    11/17/2014 7:55:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Urban Daily ^ | November 17, 2014 | Sonia Eskridge
    The Ferguson Police Department has already determined its next steps as the world waits for a verdict from the grand jury in Darren Wilson’s case. Tensions in Ferguson are on a rolling boil as Michael Brown’s supporters get ready to protest should the grand jury decide to clear Darren of charges related to the unarmed teen’s shooting death. His fellow officers are also preparing for that possibility. Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson has told Yahoo! News that the Darren would “immediately” be put back on active duty should he not be indicted for gunning down the college-bound teen during an...
  • Brown Family Attorney: Missouri Gov. ‘Preparing for War’ in Ferguson

    11/17/2014 6:10:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 17, 2014 | Josh Feldman
    Anthony Gray, the lawyer representing Michael Brown‘s family, said on CNN today that by declaring a state of emergency, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is “preparing for war” in Ferguson and could be inviting anger with that very action he took to try to quell it should the grand jury decide not to charge Officer Darren Wilson. Nixon ordered the state of emergency because of concerns over “expanded unrest” as a result of a grand jury announcement. It is a likelihood at this point that the grand jury will not charge Wilson for Brown’s death, which already raised some concerns about...
  • FBI Warns Ferguson Decision ‘Will Likely’ Lead To Violence By Extremist Protesters

    11/17/2014 3:58:57 PM PST · by servo1969 · 109 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11-17-2014 | MIKE LEVINE, PIERRE THOMAS, JACK DATE and JACK CLOHERTY
    The FBI bulletin expresses concern only over those who would exploit peaceful protests, not the masses of demonstrators who will want to legitimately, lawfully and collectively express their views on the grand jury’s decision. The bulletin “stresses the importance of remaining aware of the protections afforded to all U.S. persons exercising their First Amendment rights of freedom of speech and freedom of assembly.” Within hours of the FBI issuing its bulletin, some police departments across the country issued their own internal memos urging officers to review procedures and protocols for responding to mass demonstrations. Still, the bulletin’s conclusions were blunt:...
  • CAUGHT ON TAPE: Ferguson Activists Discuss Plans to Target White Areas (Video)

    11/17/2014 3:22:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 17, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Lisa Fithian was a key organizer of the violent demonstrations that caused the shutdown of the 1999 WTO meetings in Seattle, Washington. She is an anti-capitalist revolutionary. Anarchist leader Lisa Fithian held several training sessions this month for Ferguson activists. At least 600 “activists” have already been trained. On Saturday one of her trainers told the attendees that they were going to target white areas. “Personally, I think we DONT need to be on West Florissant. I wanna advocate that we go on South Florissant because the people on South Florissant don’t look like me. The people on West Florissant...
  • In Ferguson, Tactics Set for Grand Jury Decision in Michael Brown Case

    11/17/2014 1:04:33 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 17, 2014 | By JOHN ELIGON, JULIE BOSMAN and MONICA DAVEY
    Since August, a disparate array of demonstrators — some from longstanding organizations, others from new groups with names like Hands Up United and Lost Voices — has been drawn here to protest not just the shooting of Mr. Brown, but also the broader issues of racial profiling and police conduct. Now, with the grand jury’s decision expected in the coming days, the groups are preparing with intricate precision to protest the no-indictment vote most consider inevitable. Organizers are outlining “rules of engagement” for dealing with the police, circulating long lists of equipment, including bandages and shatterproof goggles, and establishing “safe...
  • Missouri governor activates National Guard

    11/17/2014 12:49:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 147 replies
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard in advance of a grand jury decision about whether a white police officer will be charged in the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. Nixon said Monday that the National Guard would assist state and local police as needed, in case there is civil unrest when the grand jury's decision is announced. There was no indication an announcement is imminent....
  • Protesters mob courthouse where grand jury weighs Ferguson case

    11/17/2014 12:41:12 PM PST · by barmag25 · 77 replies
    Reuters via BDN ^ | 11/17/14 | Jim young
    CLAYTON, Missouri — Several dozen demonstrators took to the streets Monday in Clayton, Missouri, where a grand jury is determining whether to file criminal charges against a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teen in August. Protesters expressed anger that, 101 days after 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri, it was still unclear what will happen to the officer, Darren Wilson.
  • Missouri Governor just announced a state of emergency

    11/17/2014 12:21:21 PM PST · by CatOwner · 117 replies
    Details of executive order at link.
  • Misuse of a Grand Jury

    11/17/2014 12:01:59 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 65 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | November 16, 2014 | Rev. Al Sharpton
    It has been over three months since the horrific death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. It has been over three months since Brown's parents and loved ones began awaiting a semblance of justice and closure on this painful chapter in their lives. And it's been over three months since a community started searching for answers and justice after another one of its children died at the hands of police.
  • Ferguson Protest Group Releases List of Targets

    11/17/2014 11:52:05 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 154 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 17 NOV 14 | Jim Hoft
    Full Title: Ferguson Protest Group Releases List of Targets, Including: Anheuser Busch, Boeing, Emerson Electric, Airport The Justice for Mike Brown Ferguson protest group released its list of potential targets following the decision by the St. Louis County Courthouse on the Mike Brown case. The published map shows expected landmarks like the Ferguson City Hall and the County Courthouse. But it also marks things that have NOTHING to do with the Michael Brown situation, like Anheuser Busch and Boeing. Most telling thing is the mark for Emerson Electric. Emerson has been in Ferguson for at least 50 years, long before...
  • Obama Met With Ferguson Activists -- Said He's Concerned They "Stay on Course"

    11/17/2014 5:00:16 AM PST · by akalinin · 139 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Posted by Jim Hoft on Sunday, November 16, 2014, 7:38 PM
    President Obama met with Ferguson protest leaders on November 5th, the day after the midterm elections. The meeting was not on his daily schedule. He was concerned that the protesters “stay on course.” What does that mean?
  • ‘Die In’ Protest Held on Delmar Loop

    11/17/2014 8:02:04 AM PST · by rktman · 46 replies
    stlouis.cbslocal.com ^ | 11/16/2014 | Unknown
    Demonstrations continue in the St. Louis area, as a grand jury decides if it will indict a white police officer for shooting a black teen. Sunday marked 100 days since the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson. A light snow falling didn’t stop dozens of young adults from chanting “Arrest Darren Wilson” (the Ferguson police officer) and marching to the Delmar Loop to hold a “Die In” protest in the middle of the street in front of the Tivoli Theater.
  • Obama Met With Ferguson Activists – Said He’s Concerned They “Stay on Course”

    11/16/2014 7:12:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 16, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    President Obama met with Ferguson protest leaders on November 5th, the day after the midterm elections. The meeting was not on his daily schedule. He was concerned that the protesters “stay on course.” What does that mean? And why is the president meeting with the violent Mike Brown protesters before a verdict is reached in the court case? The Ferguson protesters have looted over 100 businesses in the St. Louis area. The New York Times hid this in the 21st paragraph of their report: But leaders here say that is the nature of a movement that has taken place, in...
  • Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson ‘exaggerated’ his injuries based on video, Brown family alleges

    11/16/2014 5:55:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Daily Digest News ^ | November 16, 2014 | Dan Taylor
    Never-before-seen video of Officer Darren Wilson on the night he shot unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., contradict police testimony, according to Brown’s family. The video shows Wilson leave for the hospital a few hours after he shot Brown fatally, an incident that sparked weeks of protests and at times violent clashes with heavily armed police. It also started a nationwide discussion on the treatment of black people by the police. The police department leaked information that Wilson had been severely beaten and suffered an orbital eye socket “blowout,” which suggested that the shooting was justified, but the video...
  • 'I'm gonna lock your ass up': Footage emerges of Ferguson cop who killed Michael Brown . . .

    11/16/2014 8:47:24 AM PST · by Scoutmaster · 157 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | November 16. 2014 | Kieran Corcoran
    Darren Wilson was filmed last year threatening to arrest Mike Arman Told resident of Ferguson, Missouri, he was not allowed to film him Footage has emerged of Darren Wilson - the police officer who killed Michael Brown - threatening to arrest a man for filming him. The video shows Wilson approaching a resident in Ferguson, Missouri, and demanding that he put away his camera. [snip]The arrest was filmed in 2013, but was only posted online this week. It shows Wilson telling Mike Arman, a 30-year-old Ferguson resident, to put away his phone or be arrested. Wilson, thinking he is...