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  • Cher Sued For Alleged Racism Against Black Dancers

    09/19/2014 5:40:02 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 62 replies
    vibe.com ^ | 9/18/14 | Adelle Platon
    Cher might be wishing she could turn back time after a new lawsuit claims she was being racist. According to TMZ, the veteran diva was auditioning dancers for her 2014 Dressed To Kill tour when choreographer Kevin Wilson had a particular liking for a "minority female dancer." Cher allegedly told Wilson to seek out a white, blonde dancer, saying, "We have too much color onstage." He claims in the suit that she also requested not to cast "anymore dark skinned black dancers on the tour."
  • LIAR: Black Firefighter Cries ‘Racism, Police Bullying’, Cop’s Body-Cam Proves Him Wrong

    09/15/2014 4:22:15 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 26 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 9/14/14
    Make sure you watch both videos! See how the two videos give two different stories. Someone call Al Sharpton quickly before he gets the pitchforks out. With the nation a racial tinderbox in the wake of 18-year-old Michael Brown’s shooting death by a white police officer, a California firefighter threw out what could have been an incendiary spark by accusing a cop of treating him differently because he’s black. Little did Oakland firefighter Keith Jones know that the officer was wearing a body-cam video recorder when their tense encounter unfolded. And the video didn’t quite match the complaint Jones filed...
  • Charlie Crist sides with teachers union over black clergy in school choice program lawsuit

    09/15/2014 6:15:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 9/10/14 | Marc Caputo
    Charlie Crist is siding with the teachers union — not African-American ministers — over a new lawsuit that seeks to dismantle the state’s major school-choice program..... Crist made his choice clear Wednesday when he refused to heed the request of a major Panhandle civil-rights leader, the Rev. H.K. Matthews, who asked the Democrat to “publicly denounce” a new teacher union-led lawsuit that seeks to dismantle the major school-choice program. “You cannot stay silent on this lawsuit,” Matthews wrote. “These families deserve to know if you support or oppose the lawsuit to evict 70,000 poor — and mostly minority — children...
  • Profit or Prejudice? Race Sensitivity Creates New Marketing Risks

    09/14/2014 9:49:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 14, 2014 | Autry J. Pruitt
    When Pepsi-Cola President Walter Mack recognized his company could sell more product to black Americans in the 1940s, he initiated a racially-targeted marketing effort to increase sales. It worked and the company’s market share rose dramatically in just a few years. The strategy was so successful, some inside the company were concerned it might be off-putting to white consumers, prompting Mack to declare that Pepsi would not, “become known as a n----r drink.”This infamous racial slur, unapologetically stated in the presence of African-American ad executives, ran through my mind after reading media reports about the racist emails from Atlanta Hawks...
  • Utah woman blames race for fatal shooting of son by Saratoga Springs police

    09/13/2014 9:18:25 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 63 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 13, 2014
    SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah – A woman has criticized police in the Utah County city of Saratoga Springs over the fatal shooting of her 22-year-old son, saying she believes the outcome would have been different had he not been black. Susan Hunt of Saratoga Springs said her family wants answers about what happened leading up to Wednesday's shooting by officers of her son, Darrien Hunt.
  • Two Generations of Leftist and American Muslim Ideology Bears Rotten Fruit

    09/11/2014 5:42:37 PM PDT · by walford · 9 replies
    Facebook ^ | 09/11/2014 | walford
    We should be concerned when reading Y. Kerry Sara’s essay of being raised as a young black girl under hard Leftist -- and black American Muslim -- ideology. Our President’s mother worked hard to raise him with similar ideas and we must wonder how much of the hatred for everything that America stands for that his mentors held has touched his soul -- and affected his policies as well as how he regards the body of the American people. The Left -- and particularly the Party of Jim Crow -- has a lot to answer for in their inter-generational pursuit...
  • Republicans Leading In 8 Senate Races – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert! (video)

    09/11/2014 3:55:19 PM PDT · by Signalman · 9 replies
    Dickmorris.com ^ | 9/10/2014 | Dick Morris
    In this video commentary, I discuss how Republicans are leading in 8 Senate races. Tune in!
  • Reverse Race Card: NBA Owner Outs Himself -- as a 'Racist'

    09/11/2014 6:53:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 11, 2014 | Larry Elder
    The NBA's Atlanta Hawks owner has discovered that he is, Lord help him, a "racist"! How do we know this? He tells us. Owner Bruce Levenson "outed" himself by producing an email he wrote back in 2012. Now, to the untrained eye, this email might read like a standard analysis of how to attract a larger and more diversified market share. But Levenson now realizes that he was practicing ... racism! So in the interest of purging the NBA of all "racist" owners, Levenson is reluctantly now offering to sell his team. What exactly did the "incendiary" memo say? It...
  • An Open Letter To Iggy Azalea: You’re A Racist And A Phony

    09/09/2014 11:07:36 AM PDT · by walford · 29 replies
    Thought Catalog ^ | September 5, 2014 | Anne Gus
    Dear Iggy Azalea: I am Anne Gus—journalist, social-justice activist, and reigning Queen of Thought Catalog. I know you’re finding it hard to believe that someone like me would bother writing to someone like you, and I know that you might be a teeny bit starstruck right now, but you’ve, like, been on my radar for a while now and I can’t remain silent about you any longer…I can’t let your atrocities go, like, unchallenged anymore…so congrats, I guess you can consider yourself officially famous now that I’m talking to you…or whatever. Iggy, in many ways we’re very similar people. We’re...
  • High School Girl Taunted, Beaten At Bus Stop For Acting ‘Too Much Like A White Person’

    09/08/2014 7:28:39 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/07/2014 | Eric Owens
    A 16-year-old high school girl in Rock Hill, S.C. told police that another high school girl taunted her on a school bus and then beat her up after she got off the bus. The assailant allegedly was angry at the victim because she was behaving “too much like a white person.” Both the alleged attacker and the victim are black, reports The State, a Columbia, S.C. newspaper. In an interview with police, the victim claimed that there has been an ongoing feud between the two girls for over a year. The victim described herself as a “light-skinned black female,” according...
  • Was Hawks' owner correct about season tickets?

    09/08/2014 5:22:58 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    9/8/14
    Following bigoted comments from 2012, Atlanta Hawks owner agrees to sell team http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/09/07/following-bigoted-comments-from-2012-atlanta-hawks-owner-agrees-to-sell-team/
  • Complete e-mail sent by [Atlanta Hawks Co-Owner Bruce] Levenson [Race Controversy]

    09/07/2014 2:45:46 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 18 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 8/7/14 | Chris Vivlamore
    Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson cited an “inappropriate and offensive” e-mail he sent two years ago in an abrupt announcement Sunday that he will sell his controlling interest in the team. “I have said repeatedly that the NBA should have zero tolerance for racism, and I strongly believe that to be true. That is why I voluntarily reported my inappropriate e-mail to the NBA." ***** 4. Regarding game ops, i need to start with some background. for the first couple of years we owned the team, i didn’t much focus on game ops. then one day a light bulb went off....
  • Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson to sell NBA team after racist email

    09/07/2014 9:34:51 AM PDT · by freebilly · 85 replies
    Q13 Fox News ^ | Q13 FOX NEWS STAFF/Jillian Martin
    <p>Another NBA owner has been caught making racist remarks, but it doesn’t appear the Atlanta Hawks’ Bruce Levenson wants to take the prolonged path to being stripped of his team that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling took this year.</p>
  • Owner Bruce Levenson selling Hawks

    09/07/2014 9:15:15 AM PDT · by freebilly · 11 replies
    Espn.com ^ | 09/07/2014 | ESPN Staff
    Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson is selling his controlling interest in the team, NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced Sunday. In July, Levenson self-reported an email he wrote to the team's co-owners and general manager Danny Ferry in August 2012 that he called "inappropriate and offensive." The league commenced an independent investigation after being made aware of the comments.
  • Police provide list of items least coveted by looters in Ferguson

    09/05/2014 10:06:53 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/5/14 | Jim Coles
    The following items have NOT been stolen by looters in Ferguson, Missouri: Pens, pencils, resume kits, work boots, work gloves, work coveralls, shovels, rakes and Father’s Day cards. Whoever thought through this list certainly saw beyond the shallow, juvenile, inflammatory (so-called) news coverage of the Ferguson mess. Media messages concerning ‘the demise of the gentle giant’ Michael Brown were deliberately constructed to agitate & reinforce biases on all sides of the affair. Yet the issue isn’t race. In fact, there are two: 1) social class and culture; 2) the political/economic power sought by would-be ruling groups. The worst of the...
  • Man shot, 6-year-old injured in Liberty City

    09/05/2014 5:50:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 9/4/14 | Charles Rabin
    A man was shot and a 6-year-old child was injured in Miami’s Liberty City on Thursday night. The adult male, who was not identified, was shot in the leg and lower back. The child, also not identified, suffered a non-life threatening shrapnel wound, Miami police said.
  • Nixon cancels emergency order for Ferguson

    09/03/2014 3:01:45 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    KMOV-TV ^ | 9/3/14
    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has lifted the state of emergency that he declared Aug. 16 in response to looting and violent protesting in Ferguson.
  • At Ferguson March, Call for Labor Day Highway Protest

    08/30/2014 3:05:25 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | 8/30/14 | MANNY FERNANDEZ
    FERGUSON, Mo. — Activists on Saturday called for mass civil disobedience on the highways in and around this St. Louis suburb to protest the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer, with the leaders of one coalition encouraging supporters to stop their cars to tie up traffic on Labor Day.
  • Reparations Could Prevent the Next Ferguson

    08/29/2014 3:10:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 119 replies
    TIME ^ | August 29, 2014 | by Belinda Cooper
    The U.S. government and society need to recognize the direct connections between continuing racial disparities in this country and the wrongs that gave rise to them. ... One of the most important aspects of successful transitional justice, therefore, lies in illuminating not only the victims’ suffering, but the ways in which an entire society continues to bear the burdens of history. This helps elevate an important point: correcting injustice may require affirmative steps. The U.S. government and society need to recognize — and educate citizens on — the direct connections between continuing racial disparities in this country and the wrongs...
  • A Modern Day, High-Tech Lynching of a Police Officer

    08/28/2014 9:27:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2014 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Damn the facts. President Obama and Attorney General Holder are railroading an innocent police officer to fit their narrative of racism in America. The President needs an indictment and conviction to please his last remaining group of supporters - black Americans. Remember polls show that Obama is now considered the worst president since WWII- lower rated than even Nixon or Carter. Yet in the last election Obama received 93 percent of black votes. That’s precisely why we are witnessing a modern-day, high-tech political and media lynching of an innocent police officer who clearly acted in self defense…if Michael Brown's supporters...
  • Ferguson-like attack in Utah escapes media notice; race bias seen

    08/26/2014 11:24:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 08/26/2014 | By Valerie Richardson
    On the surface, the cases appear nearly identical: Michael Brown and Dillon Taylor, two young, unarmed men with sketchy criminal pasts shot to death by police officers two days apart. But while the world knows of the highly publicized situation involving 18-year-old Mr. Brown, whose Aug. 9 death in Ferguson, Missouri touched off violence, protests and an angry national debate, most people outside Utah have never heard of 20-year-old Mr. Taylor. Critics say there’s a reason for the discrepancy in media coverage: race. Mr. Brown was black and the officer who shot him was white. Mr. Taylor wasn’t black —...
  • Mindset of Michael Brown “[meant] everything” in confrontation with Officer Wilson

    08/26/2014 9:25:47 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 26 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/26/14 | Doug Book
    Last week, former St. Louis Police Chief Ed Delmore addressed an Open Letter to Captain Ron Johnson, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon’s choice to “direct all law enforcement operations” in Ferguson after the shooting death of Michael Brown. Chief Delmore revealed that he is not a fan of what another officer described as Capt. Johnson’s “hug a looter” attempts to bring criminals under control by directing St. Louis County Police to “remain uninvolved” on the night “the rioting and looting began again.” The essence of Delmore’s criticism, however, is directed at Capt. Johnson’s claim that “there was no reason to release”...
  • More White House officials at Michael Brown's funeral than Thatcher's | Fox News

    08/25/2014 6:11:07 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 19 replies
    FOXNEWS.COM ^ | 2014-08-25
    The White House sent three officials to attend Monday's funeral for Michael Brown in St. Louis -- three more than it sent for former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral last year. Article Link: More White House officials at Michael Brown’s funeral than Thatcher’s | Fox News (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/08/25/more-white-house-officials-at-michael-browns-funeral-than-thatchers/) Posted with Article Posting Assistant: (http://code-happy.bahits.com/?p=62)
  • Utah: Black cop kills white man, media hide race

    08/25/2014 5:25:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 08/25/2014 | Joe Kovacs
    While national news media continue to focus on race in Ferguson, Missouri, where a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager, they apparently don’t think a similar case in Utah with the races reversed is that newsworthy. Police in Salt Lake City are continuing their probe into an Aug. 11 shooting outside a 7-Eleven convenience store, when a black police officer, whom local media are referring to as “not white,” shot and killed 20-year-old Dillon Taylor, who was unarmed at the time, according to his supporters. Police Chief Chris Burbank said the entire incident was captured on...
  • Hands Up! Don’t Abort!

    08/25/2014 2:01:15 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 8-25-2014 | Mike Adams
    Something is just not right with me. In fact, I’m downright rude. I have a tendency to crash protests even though no one invited me. It happened when I donned a burka back in 2003 disguising myself as an Iraqi woman in order to infiltrate a campus protest against the War in Iraq. It happened again in 2009 when I joined a protest against myself at UMASS-Amherst. It happened yet again last Saturday night when I went to Ferguson and protested against the man while holding a sign saying “Hands up, Don’t Shoot!” I learned a lot that night. So...
  • Weekend toll climbs as at least a dozen shot across city Sunday [One day in Chicago!]

    08/25/2014 2:15:30 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/25/14 | Adam Sege
    ....a dozen people have been shot across Chicago since Sunday afternoon, according to authorities...
  • Ben Carson Battles Jesse Jackson: Ferguson ‘Has Nothing to Do with Race’

    08/24/2014 8:15:21 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 23 replies
    Mediaite via Fox News ^ | 8/24/2014 | Evan McMurry
    Neurosurgeon and rising GOP star Ben Carson phoned in to Fox News Sunday (due to technical difficulties) this morning and debated Reverend Jesse Jackson over whether race was the predominant factor in the shooting death of Michael Brown and subsequent unrest in Ferguson, MO. Jackson had called Brown’s death a “state execution” and linked it to a pattern of law enforcement violence against African Americans, violence that almost always goes unpunished. Carson responded that the incarceration and violence in black communities was largely a matter of personal responsibility, not racial disparities. “If you take race out of the issue altogether...
  • White privilege: An insidious virus that’s eating America from within

    08/23/2014 2:10:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 182 replies
    Salon ^ | August 23, 2014 | Andrew O'Hehir
    In one of the most famous passages of the New Testament, the apostle Paul writes to the Christians of Corinth, employing a complicated series of metaphors on the theme of transformation: from childhood to adulthood, from ignorance to knowledge, from sinfulness to a state of grace. “When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child,” the epistle runs, in the memorable rhythms of the King James Version. “But when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face...
  • How Al Sharpton became Obama’s go-to man on race.

    08/22/2014 12:25:31 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | August 21, 2014 | Glenn Thrush
    A few days after 18-year-old Mike Brown was gunned down in Ferguson, Missouri, White House officials enlisted an unusual source for on-the-ground intelligence amid the chaos and tear gas: the Rev. Al Sharpton, a fiery activist who became a household name by provoking rather than pacifying. Sharpton—once such a pariah that Clinton administration officials rushed through their ribbon-cuttings in Harlem for fear he’d show up and force them to, gasp, shake his hand—arrived on the scene 72 hours after the shooting at the request of Brown’s grandfather, who had admired his advocacy on behalf of the family of slain Florida...
  • Race-Based Justice

    08/22/2014 10:37:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    Among the demands of the "protesters" in Ferguson is that the investigation and prosecution of police officer Darren Wilson be taken away from St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch. McCulloch is biased, it is said. How so? In 1964, his father, a St. Louis police officer, was shot to death by an African-American. Moreover, McCulloch comes from a family of cops. He wanted to be a police officer himself, but when cancer cost him a leg as a kid, he became a prosecutor. Yet, in 23 years, McCulloch has convicted many cops of many crimes, and has said that if...
  • ferguson: what will it take?

    08/22/2014 10:10:00 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/22/14 | Bill Martinez
    Looking at the non-stop unrest in Ferguson reminds me of what so much of America has become. Our ideology and unsettled grievances result in a tension that is keeping us apart from reason and if left unresolved will lead to even worse consequences and ramifications. I see reasonable people in Ferguson who are willing to see due process play out. After all, 99.9% of us were not there when Michael Brown was shot by police office Darren Wilson. The facts are yet to be determined and that will take a reasonable amount of time. Every news report or sound bite...
  • Red Bull Soapbox Race is coming to Pioneer Square on August 24th (2014)!

    08/21/2014 10:09:15 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 7 replies
    ABOUT RED BULL SOAPBOX RACE Not to be confused with the youth soapbox derby, Red Bull Soapbox Race is a national race for amateur drivers, which is fueled by creativity and competitive fun – not to mention the need for speed. This unique non-motorized racing event challenges both experienced racers and amateurs alike to design and build outrageous, human-powered soapbox dream machines and compete against the clock in a downhill race. Teams are judged on three criteria: speed, creativity and showmanship. This criteria has inspired a piano, a baby carriage, a rodeo clown, a massive cob of corn, a jail...
  • What About 'Black-on-Black Crime'?

    08/21/2014 1:45:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2014 | Steve Chapman
    The shooting of Michael Brown and its turbulent aftermath have renewed an old question: Why does the black community raise a ruckus when a white person kills a black person, which is rare, but not when a black person kills a black person, which is far less rare? It's a complaint perennially lodged by conservative commentators. Jason Riley, an African-American editorial writer for The Wall Street Journal, criticized the Rev. Al Sharpton's appearance in Ferguson, Missouri. "The problem is not cops shooting blacks but blacks shooting each other," he asserted. Yet "so-called black leaders are much more interested in making...
  • While Nation's Eyes Are on Ferguson, Justice for Injured Toddler Is Ignored

    08/21/2014 8:35:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2014 | Matt Towery
    The details about the death of Michael Brown and the actions of the Ferguson, Missouri, policeman who shot him remain very much at issue. There are too many theories and longstanding feelings, ranging from race relations to support for law enforcement, for any columnist to properly take a stand on the matter. But one thing seems clear. The entire national media and hundreds if not thousands of people have taken to the streets of Ferguson to protest or report on a potential injustice. At the same time, in Georgia, a young child, whose face was left hideously scarred from...
  • Over-Covering Ferguson

    08/21/2014 5:43:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2014 | Michael Reagan
    Why have the protests and riots lasted so long in Ferguson? Why have out-of-town agitators and opportunists like the Communist Revolutionary Party and the New Black Panthers flocked to a St. Louis suburb? Why, 12 days after Michael Brown was shot to death by a policeman, do the good people of Ferguson who want to see a fair and just investigation into the facts surrounding Brown's death still have no peace? It's the national news media, stupid. It's the ratings-hungry, pot-stirring, sensationalizing TV media that never misses a chance to milk - and perpetuate -- a white-on-black news story. Ferguson...
  • Ferguson: Not Even An O.J. Jury Would Convict Officer Wilson

    08/21/2014 5:07:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2014 | Larry Elder
    Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson is neither Mark Fuhrman nor Barney Fife. Based on what has been presented so far in the media, not even an O.J. Simpson juror would find Wilson guilty of murder. Many simply have chosen to believe that teenager Michael Brown was "executed" or "shot several times in the back" -- the evidence can wait. Witnesses who definitively assert that officer Wilson "shot him in the back" have been contradicted by the Brown family's own medical expert, respected pathologist Dr. Michael Baden, who conceded the wounds could be consistent with Brown charging toward Wilson,...
  • New York Leaders Decry Anti-Semitic Knockout Game [More Unarmed Black Teens]

    08/21/2014 4:51:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    New York dignitaries....held a joint press conference...on Monday....at the exact site where a young Jew was violently assaulted...
  • St. Louis archbishop urges prayers for peace to calm chaos in streets of Ferguson

    08/20/2014 2:16:55 PM PDT · by Welchie25 · 4 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 8/20/14 | Catholic News Service
    Residents of Ferguson “are struggling to find peace in the chaos” that has followed the shooting death of an unarmed teen by a police officer and “as people of Christ, we are struggling to find direction in the unrest,” said Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis. “We are all aware of the turmoil and tragedy our St. Louis community is experiencing,” he said in an Aug. 18 letter to Catholics of the archdiocese. After visiting Ferguson, about 11 miles from downtown St. Louis, and offering prayers at a memorial there to 18-year-old Michael Brown, Archbishop Carlson said he has...
  • Saggy pants law challenged by critics

    08/20/2014 11:41:11 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 136 replies
    clickorlando.com ^ | 8/19/14 | Kristin Giannas
    ......over a month after signing the controversial saggy pants ordinance, Ocala Mayor Kent Guinn said Tuesday he no longer supports it..... His stance comes after criticism by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The groups claims to be taking direct action against the city, which can mean a lawsuit, according to Dale Landry, with the NAACP Florida chapter. "I'm sorry, it's going to be black males that are the subject of this," Landry said.
  • In Ferguson, a Race to be Wrong

    08/20/2014 5:59:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    The events in Ferguson, Missouri, have launched a familiar spectacle: the race to be wrong first. Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African-American man, was shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. The Washington Post had more on the story about what one witness called an "execution-style slaying": "Lawyer Freeman Bosley Jr. said Dorian Johnson, a friend of Brown's, has told the FBI that Officer Darren Wilson confronted the two because they were walking in the middle of the street. "Wilson cursed at the pair and ordered them onto the sidewalk, Bosley told The Washington Post. When they refused to comply,...
  • Hackensack cops seek ‘knockout game’ suspect after three assaults [UBM]

    08/20/2014 4:44:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    northjersey.com ^ | 8/19/14 | STEFANIE DAZIO AND ABBOTT KOLOFF
    Hackensack residents were warned to be alert as police hunted for a man who randomly approached and punched three others Monday night in what may be the first local incidents of “the knockout game.” The activity has resulted in one North Jersey death...... .... the assailant was described as a 6-foot-tall or taller black man with an athletic build who was wearing a black V-neck short-sleeved T-shirt, black pants and a Brooklyn Nets cap.
  • Pregnant woman punched in Brooklyn assault: 'I was worried about the baby' [Unarmed Black Man]

    08/20/2014 4:29:12 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 8/15/14 | THOMAS TRACY, JOSEPH MATOS, STEPHEN REX BROWN
    It may be the most cold-hearted case of the knockout game yet. A 33-year-old punk punched a pregnant woman in the face so hard that she lost consciousness. But the creep was quickly arrested, just blocks away, cops said Friday. Jannatul Ferdous — two months from her due date — told the Daily News she was horrified for her unborn child.
  • Trayvon Martin’s Mother Shares Pain With Family Of Michael Brown

    08/20/2014 3:18:38 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 8/19/14
    A South Florida mother who knows the pain of losing a son firsthand has written an open letter in support of the family of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old killed by a police officer in Ferguson, MO earlier this month.... “They both were unarmed. They were both teenagers. They both were African Americans and the both were shot and killed by a non-African American,” Fulton said.
  • A message to the people of Ferguson (ERIC HOLDER)

    08/19/2014 4:06:49 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 27 replies
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | August 19, 2014 | Eric Holder, Jr.
    Since the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, the nation and the world have witnessed the unrest that has gripped Ferguson, Mo. At the core of these demonstrations is a demand for answers about the circumstances of this young man’s death and a broader concern about the state of our criminal justice system. At a time when so much may seem uncertain, the people of Ferguson can have confidence that the Justice Department intends to learn — in a fair and thorough manner — exactly what happened.
  • The summer of the “angry Black man” is wearing thin

    08/19/2014 8:47:11 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 23 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/19/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The “Angry Black Man” (ABM) is angry again. Civil insurrections are flaring up in various parts of the country because ABM is angry. The implied message in these riots is that it is time for the greater society to ante up more free stuff. The free stuff ABM has gotten for 4 and 5 generations has long since been taken for granted. The Society’s largesse elicits no thanks, just fresh demands accompanied by threats. ABM believed the Ministry of Information’s “Gentle Giant” (GG) mask would cover the fact that their latest Trayvon Martin was apparently a strong arm robber. Now...
  • Missouri senators to join Eric Holder [Irony: One of them is BLUNT! LOL!!]

    08/19/2014 6:38:11 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | Burgess Everett
    Holder will have a bipartisan congressional delegation with him when he visits Ferguson, Missouri, this week. Holder, dispatched to the city by President Barack Obama after the police shooting of Michael Brown stoked a week of protests, will be joined in the St. Louis suburb by Missouri Sens. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat, and Roy Blunt, a Republican, on Wednesday, their offices confirmed late Monday.
  • Ferguson: Trayvon Martin's mom shares pain

    08/19/2014 5:45:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    krdo.com ^ | 8/19/14 | Emma Lacey-Bordeaux
    ...."I hate that you and your family must join this exclusive yet growing group of parents and relatives who have lost loved ones to senseless gun violence" she writes in the letter published in Time magazine. "But Michael is much more than a police/gun violence case; Michael is your son." Two and a half years ago on Feb. 27, 2012, Fulton's son was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, a volunteer neighborhood watch captain. The case quickly drew national attention as weeks went by without formal charges....
  • Fans unapologetically sing ‘Hail to the Redskins’ during pre-season game

    08/19/2014 2:32:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    twitchy ^ | 8/19/14
    Phil Simms may have self censored himself from saying the name “Redskins” but fans show no signs of abandoning the name.Link to song:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPVfFzbRuc4&feature=youtu.be
  • Report: Nixon Did Not Give White House ‘Heads Up’ He Was Calling In National Guard

    08/18/2014 12:03:15 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 39 replies
    CBS St Louis ^ | 8/18/14
    Missouri’s governor on Monday ordered the National Guard to a St. Louis suburb convulsed by protests over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen, and he reportedly did so without first telling the White House.
  • Obama’s Racism for Fun and Profit

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