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  • Riots in Mexico City

    11/22/2014 4:20:48 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 30 replies
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  • FBI arrests 2 men for buying explosives near Ferguson

    11/21/2014 7:46:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    CBS ^ | 11/21/2014
    The FBI arrested two men Thursday night accused of purchasing explosives they apparently planned to use during protests in Ferguson, Missouri, a law enforcement source told CBS News. The men, who live in the St. Louis area, are allegedly members of the new Black Panthers. They were arrested as part of an FBI undercover operation near Ferguson and intended to use the explosives in pipe bombs, the source confirmed. The suspects, whose names were not released, were arraigned in federal court on Friday. FBI spokeswoman Rebecca Wu told CBS News the suspects were arrested on outstanding warrants. Within days, a...
  • Police families in Ferguson fear for their safety and many have gone into hiding or left town ...

    11/21/2014 1:45:05 PM PST · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | November 21, 2014
    Complete Headline: Police families in Ferguson fear for their safety and many have gone into hiding or left town after receiving assault and death threats The families of many police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, are in hiding or running from town amid death and assault threats. One police wife told KTVI that she's received threats over the phone and she's been paranoid for her and her young daughter's safety ever since. 'Did they follow me here?' she told the station. 'Did I do a good enough job after work today of taking different routes, on my way home?
  • Schools to close in Ferguson (for all of next week)

    11/21/2014 1:35:26 PM PST · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 21, 2014 | Ben Kamisar
    A school district that includes part of Ferguson, Mo., will cancel classes next week in anticipation of a grand jury decision on whether to indict a police officer for killing an unarmed black teenager, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “With the heightened anxiety and activity, we thought it would be better for students and staff to extend the holiday at this point," Jennings School District superintendent Tiffany Anderson told the paper. She added that most students walk to school because the district doesn’t provide school buses and that people had been approaching students on their walk home.
  • Ferguson Protesters Harass Black Police, Call for Darren Wilson’s Death

    11/21/2014 12:45:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | November 21, 2014 | Justin Glawe
    At police headquarters, people told black cops they were supporting a murderer—called for Michael Brown’s killer to be killed.FERGUSON, Mo. — In August, protesters shouted “Hands up, don’t shoot!” and “No justice, no peace, no racist police!” Now, three months after Michael Brown was killed by Darren Wilson—and days or hours before the grand jury’s decision—the demands have become a base ultimatum. “What do we want?” “Darren Wilson!” “How do we want him?” “Dead!” Protesters formed a mob Thursday night in front of the Ferguson Police Department, fenced off in expectation of mayhem following grand jury. As cars approached a...
  • Ferguson Protesters Erupt Outside Police Department: ‘What Do We Want? Darren Wilson! ... dead!

    11/21/2014 8:03:59 AM PST · by Zakeet · 85 replies
    National Review ^ | November 21, 2014 | Ryan Lovelace
    Complete Headline: Ferguson Protesters Erupt Outside Police Department: ‘What Do We Want? Darren Wilson! How Do We Want Him? Dead!’ Protesters in Ferguson, Mo., have taken to the streets and chosen not to wait for a grand jury’s decision before clashing with police once again. A grand jury is expected to decide whether to indict police officer Darren Wilson, who is accused of shooting 18-year-old Michael Brown, in the coming days. But protesters made their voices heard outside the Ferguson Police Department on Thursday night shouting, “What do we want? Darren Wilson! How do we want him? Dead!” Protesters gathered...
  • Ferguson officer Darren Wilson in talks to resign from police force, sources say

    11/21/2014 7:53:05 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 91 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.
  • Only some civil disobedience is tolerable to the media

    11/20/2014 7:10:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 20, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Much hay is being made in the media about an offhand comment made by Senator Tom Coburn yesterday, when he speculated that national anger over executive amnesty could result in acts of protest. Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn warns there could be not only a political firestorm but acts of civil disobedience and even violence in reaction to President Obama’s executive order on immigration Thursday. “The country’s going to go nuts, because they’re going to see it as a move outside the authority of the president, and it’s going to be a very serious situation,” Coburn said on Capital Download. “You’re...
  • Senator Warns of Amnesty Backlash: “You Could See Anarchy, You Could See Violence”

    11/20/2014 10:39:59 AM PST · by blam · 50 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 11-20-2014 | Mac Slavo
    Mac Slavo November 20th As President Obama’s executive order providing de facto amnesty to millions by shielding them from deportation becomes official news, heated and angry responses are flaring up into all out fighting words. And that’s just from his political opposition in the media and halls of Congress: Oklahoma’s Republican Senator Tom Coburn, who is personally friends with the Obama’s but politically opposed to his immigration decree warned of the potential for violence stemming from anger against amnesty: Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn warns there could be not only a political firestorm but acts of civil disobedience and even violence...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Organizers Train Newly Minted Protesters in St. Louis

    11/17/2014 6:53:19 PM PST · by W. · 40 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 17 Nov 2014 | Kerry Picket
    Protesters anxiously awaiting the St. Louis grand jury decision relating to the shooting death of 18-year-old Mike Brown have been training activists all weekend in preparation for the day the grand jury makes an announcement about whether to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for Brown’s death. In a small room located on South Jefferson Avenue in a building used by IUOE Local 148, organizers like Rev. Osagyefo Sekou are instructing groups of individuals about tactics relating to resisting police commands during demonstrations. Sekou is a St. Louis native who grew up in the area but now lives in Massachusetts.
  • Ferguson National Response (Riots? VANITY)

    11/17/2014 4:14:14 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 63 replies
    Ferguson National Response Network Listing of planned responses around the country to the Darren Wilson Grand Jury Announcement CLICK INDIVIDUAL POSTS FOR DETAILS If you have an event to add - please click below
  • 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...
  • 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”

    11/16/2014 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...
  • Palestinian said seriously injured in East Jerusalem clash

    11/15/2014 2:42:13 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Palestinian man was reportedly seriously wounded on Saturday evening in clashes between protesters and Israeli security forces during a demonstration in East Jerusalem “Demonstrators threw rocks and [fired] fireworks at police, who used anti-disturbance measures to disperse them,” police spokeswoman Luba Samri said. “Apparently one Palestinian was wounded,” she said. However, Palestinian sources put the number of casualties at three, saying one person was taken to hospital in serious condition after being hit in the head. On Friday afternoon around 1,500 Israeli Arabs demonstrated in the town of Umm al-Fahm, east of Hadera, protesting the police’s killing of an Arab...
  • Protesters reportedly planning to shut down Missouri city after Brown decision (Clayton)

    11/14/2014 12:17:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 14, 2014
    Protesters in Missouri are reportedly planning to shut down Clayton following a grand jury decision on whether a suburban St. Louis officer who shot unarmed teen Michael Brown should face charges. The protesters want to financially hurt Clayton, a city of roughly 15,000 residents that borders St. Louis, where organizers met late Thursday to hopefully attract hundreds if not thousands of people to show up on the first workday after the grand jury reaches a decision, KTVI reports. The protesters will meet in public spaces and may spread out in small groups, possibly to take part in civil disobedience like...
  • Brown Family Attorney Responds To Governor's Ferguson Address

    11/14/2014 7:03:53 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    ozarks first ^ | 11/13/14
    Attorneys for the Michael Brown family say Governor Jay Nixon spoke too much to protesters, and not enough to law enforcement, in his statement Tuesday. Nixon outlined what is being done to prepare Ferguson for the release of a grand jury's decision whether to indict the officer that fatally shot Brown three months ago. Michael Brown family attorney Anthony Gray says what was missing from Governor Nixon's statement was admonishment of police.
  • Ferguson/ Michael Brown Grand Jury... Missourians encouraged to stock up on food, water

    11/13/2014 8:16:36 PM PST · by Adam Taxin · 59 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/13/14 | Adam Taxin
    St. Louis area schools and townships are warning residents to stock up on water, food and medicine before the Michael Brown court decision...
  • Brown family urges police, protester restraint

    11/13/2014 10:50:19 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    CLAYTON, Mo. — Attorneys for the family of Michael Brown are urging restraint by both protesters and police once a grand jury decides whether the suburban St. Louis officer who shot him should face charges. Attorneys Anthony Gray and Benjamin Crump held a press conference Thursday outside the St. Louis County Justice Center, where the grand jury is meeting and Dr. Michael Baden, who performed a private autopsy on the family's behalf, was scheduled to testify. Brown's parents, who were in Geneva this week as the U.N. Committee Against Torture heard testimony about U.S. policies, did not attend....
  • Missouri police respond to Ferguson Protest Leadership’s ground rules

    11/10/2014 7:08:07 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 37 replies
    Call the Cops.net ^ | 11/10/2014
    Protest leaders from Ferguson have created a 19 point set of ground rules they expect police to follow. These rules are for when they re-start the riots after the Grand Jury makes a decision about charging officer Wilson in the death of Michael Brown. In response Missouri police have released 9 point set of rules for protestors 1. The first priority will be for protestors to remember “don’t break the law” 2. Protest leaders will communicate to all protesters the need for non-violence. Leaders will accept responsibility for any acts of violence any protesters engage in. 3. Protesters shall give...
  • Netanyahu: Revoke Citizenship Of Those Calling for Destruction of Israel

    11/08/2014 2:23:54 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 25 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | November 8, 2014 | Israel News Agency Staff
    By Israel News Agency StaffJerusalem — November 8 … Part of the following was communicated by the Israel Prime Minister’s Office to the Israel News Agency. Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has released the following statement this evening: “Israel is a nation of law. We will not tolerate disturbances and rioting. We will act against those who throw stones, block roads and call for the establishment of a Palestinian state in place of the State of Israel. Whoever does not honor Israeli law will be punished with utmost severity. I will instruct the Interior Minister to evaluate revoking the citizenship...
  • Ferguson Waits Uneasily For Grand Jury’s Decision

    11/08/2014 5:42:58 AM PST · by blam · 36 replies
    NYT - Drudge ^ | 11-8-2014 | JULIE BOSMAN and MONICA DAVEYNOV
    JULIE BOSMAN and MONICA DAVEYNovember 7, 2014 Walk down West Florissant Avenue, and the scars of the summer are still there. The door and display window of a beauty supply store remain covered with plywood; a glued-up poster, “Beauty Town Is Back,” is the one hopeful sign of the life inside. A cellphone store, too, still has the plywood up from when riots and confrontations with the police shook this neighborhood. And the Family of Faith Baptist Church uses its billboard to proclaim, “Join us as we pray for peace.” But few are expecting peace as this St. Louis suburb...
  • Man beaten at Ferguson protest strategy meeting

    11/07/2014 1:49:57 PM PST · by tje · 68 replies
    St Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 11/07/2014 | Paul Hampel
    ST. LOUIS COUNTY • Some Ferguson protest strategists turned on one of their own Thursday night, allegedly beating a man they accused of sending out unauthorized video of a meeting at Greater St. Mark Missionary Church in unincorporated north St. Louis County. County police confirmed that they are investigating. The victim, identified as Chris Schaefer, an University of Missouri-St. Louis student, was chased from the church, at 9950 Glen Owen Drive, and beaten outside. He was treated for his injuries at a hospital. Patricia Bynes, a stalwart of the protest movement who attended the meeting, blamed members of the protest...
  • Brussels burns as more than 100,000 protesters clash with police during march against EU

    11/06/2014 4:44:16 PM PST · by mojito · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/6/2014 | Peter Allen
    Violence broke out on the streets of Brussels today as more than 100,000 people marched against EU-enforced austerity. Water cannons and tear gas were used in the centre of the Belgian capital as riot police tried to bring the situation under control. Fighting broke out soon after the end of a largely peaceful march organised by trade unions and left wing politicians. For two hours, the demonstrators had peacefully marched down the main thoroughfares of central Brussels to protest government policies that will raise the pension age, contain wages and cut into public services. But violence broke out at the...
  • Concern over Ferguson grand jury decision reaches beyond suburb

    11/01/2014 2:37:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    KCTV-TV ^ | October 31, 2014 | Jeanene Kiesling, Reporter & Laura McCallister, Multimedia Producer
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)WICHITA, KS (KCTV) - In Ferguson, MO, demonstrators plan to hold a four day "Justice for Michael Brown" weekend. Brown was a black teenager shot and killed by a white police officer, generating outrage. Currently a state grand jury is deciding whether to indict Darren Wilson, the officer in Brown's death. Police and activists like the Rev. Al Sharpton are preparing for the possibility of new demonstrations depending on what the grand jury decides. Concern over what will happen with the state grand jury decision reaches far beyond Ferguson. With the grand jury decision expected in the next couple of...
  • SWAT team arrests suspect in road-rage killing of California mother

    10/30/2014 10:49:31 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 41 replies
    FOX ^ | 10/30/2014 | FOX
    A manhunt for a suspected road-rage killer who California police say gunned down an Oakland mother of four on a weekend grocery run ended Wednesday night 100 miles away when a SWAT team descended on a home near Sacramento and arrested a suspect, police said. The suspect, identified by investigators as Carl Stephen Dubose, was nabbed in Elk Grove at about 5 p.m. Wednesday after agents surrounded a home there. Local reports said he had barricaded himself in the home before surrendering, while other accounts said he turned himself in without incident.
  • CNN Analyst Pretty Damn Sure Ferguson Will Riot if Officer Isn’t Indicted

    10/29/2014 4:17:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 29, 2014 | Evan McMurry
    Ferguson police chief Thomas Jackson is or isn’t resigning or being pushed out of his job, depending on how much you believe CNN’s reporting last night (Jackson disputes all versions). But CNN law enforcement analyst Tom Fuentes said the Ferguson PD was right to stock up on riot gear anyway, as things are “going to overheat” if Officer Darren Wilson isn’t indicted and convicted for shooting unarmed teenager Michael Brown. “Whether [Jackson] resigns, or is fired, won’t matter at the end of the day if Wilson isn’t arrested, prosecuted, and jailed for shooting Michael Brown,” said Fuentes, a former FBI...
  • Columnist Sets Off Storm Calling Michael Brown 'Animal' Who Had To Be 'Put Down' (Don Surber)

    10/28/2014 9:58:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | October 28, 2014 | Tom Kludt
    The frustration from Charleston Daily Mail's editor and publisher Brad McElhinny was clear when TPM reach him by phone on Tuesday afternoon. "I've had better days," he said. His exasperation was understandable. On Saturday, Don Surber, the West Virginia paper's lone editorial columnist, took to his personal blog to offer his thoughts on "police brutality" and the killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. "This summer I had an epiphany as I watched packs of racists riot in Ferguson, Missouri, in support of a gigantic thug who was higher than a kite when he attacked Ferguson Police Department Officer Darren...
  • Thurz Discusses Taking Justice In Ferguson, His Love For Acuras On The ‘Talking Points’ Podcast

    10/28/2014 12:33:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Known best for his 2011 political, concept album, L.A. Riot, Thurz is partnering up with Red Bull Sound Select to release his new project, Designer EP, next week. While his previous release was darker in nature, his latest endeavor is a bit more eclectic and bouncy, almost reminiscent of his music during his days with U-N-I. And before the project hits e-shelves, Thurz came on Talking Points to chop it up about all the transgressions happening in Ferguson, the OG status of the Acura Legend, his appreciation for Outkast, and why Kanye West is the best artist of the last...
  • Exclusive: St. Louis (County, MO) Businesses Warned of ‘Civil Unrest’ After Grand Jury Decision

    10/27/2014 4:31:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    CNS News ^ | October 27, 2014 | Curtis Kalin
    A St. Louis property manager is warning businesses near the St. Louis County courthouse to prepare for “civil unrest” in the wake of the imminent grand jury decision in the Michael Brown shooting. Public demonstrations and random acts of violence have plagued the St. Louis area since August, when a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed, black teenager in the North St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, MO. The warning to businesses came by way of a letter, dated October 21, addressed to “all tenants” in The Boulevard shopping center in Richmond Heights, MO. The shopping center is less...
  • Tales of employment woe plague some Ferguson protesters

    10/25/2014 4:48:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    MSNBC ^ | October 25, 2014 | Trymaine Lee
    Chris Hardy could hear the sounds of percussion grenades booming from his living room sofa. Tear gas would waft through his apartment complex, as a few blocks away, police launched canister after canister of the stuff at protesters. Officers toting machine guns would set up blockades all across the neighborhood when night fell, locking down neighborhood residents in a kind of Pandora’s Box filled with police and protesters. “When they put that curfew down, that’s when it all went really bad,” Hardy, 49, said. “You couldn’t get out. You couldn’t leave your house.” When protests erupted in the streets of...
  • In advance of grand jury decision, schools remind parents of emergency procedures (Guess where?)

    10/25/2014 12:29:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | October 25, 2014 | Jessica Bock
    The Ferguson-Florissant and Clayton school districts sent letters to parents this week with reminders of emergency procedures should classes be canceled, delayed or dismissed early. Schools typically send reminders before winter begins of inclement weather procedures. But the districts want parents to be especially cognizant this year as the public awaits a decision from the St. Louis County grand jury on whether to charge Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. “Should any event occur during school hours which presents a concern for public safety, a decision will be made as soon as possible regarding...
  • Ferguson on edge as doubts raised over Darren Wilson indictment

    10/24/2014 11:49:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Los Angeles Wave ^ | October 24, 2014 | Sara Sidner and Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN
    FERGUSON, Missouri — There is never a day where at least one person isn't outside the Ferguson, Missouri, Police Department sitting or standing near an anemic tree, the only place for a bit of shade. At night, the crowd tends to swell, and the protest grows more intense. There are almost always two or three people streaming events live. You can hear them loudly sharing thoughts or giving a play-by-play of what's happening. While their cameras capture live images, they call out what they think are injustices surrounding the August shooting of Michael Brown and the subsequent police crackdown on...
  • Missouri police prepare for riots as they await grand jury decision......

    10/24/2014 2:44:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    MailOnline ^ | , 24 October 2014 | Associated Press Reporter
    FULL TITLE: Missouri police prepare for riots as they await grand jury decision over whether to charge officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown Missouri police have been brushing up on constitutional rights and stocking up on riot gear to prepare for a grand jury's decision about whether to charge a white police officer who fatally shot a black 18-year-old in suburban St. Louis. The preparations are aimed at avoiding a renewed outbreak of violence during the potentially large demonstrations that could follow an announcement of whether Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will face a criminal trial...
  • With Ferguson Protests, 20-Somethings Become First-Time Activists

    10/24/2014 2:15:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | October 24, 2014 | Cheryl Corley
    (AUDIO-AT-LINK)In the weeks after 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., protesters gathered daily at the site of a burned-out convenience store. About a block away, the empty lot of a boarded-up restaurant became the campsite for a group of young activists called the Lost Voices. During the protests, the group "invited all the people who can't come out every day and wanted to share the experience with us," says Lenard Smith. One night, the Lost Voices was holding a "shut-it-down sleepover" when police raided the site, says Smith, who goes by the name...
  • Missouri Police Preparing For Grand Jury Decision

    10/24/2014 5:33:24 AM PDT · by blam · 121 replies
    AP ^ | 10-24-2014 | DAVID A. LIEB and JIM SALTER
    By DAVID A. LIEB and JIM SALTER October 24, 2014FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri police have been brushing up on constitutional rights and stocking up on riot gear to prepare for a grand jury's decision about whether to charge a white police officer who fatally shot a black 18-year-old in suburban St. Louis.The preparations are aimed at avoiding a renewed outbreak of violence during the potentially large demonstrations that could follow an announcement of whether Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will face a criminal trial for the Aug. 9 death of Michael Brown. Police and protesters have repeatedly clashed since...
  • Ferguson Protester: Things Will 'Never Be The Same' If Darren Wilson Isn't Indicted

    10/23/2014 5:04:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | October 23, 2014 | Mariah Stewart and Ryan J. Reilly
    FERGUSON, Mo. -- Five people, including a legal observer who said he was simply walking back to his car, were arrested outside the Ferguson Police Department Wednesday night as protesters gathered to call for the arrest of Darren Wilson, the police officer who killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in August. The officer's case is currently being reviewed by a grand jury, which must decide whether or not to indict Wilson by January 2015, though a decision expected within the next several weeks. Amid rampant speculation that the jury will side with Wilson, protesters on site predicted more turmoil in Ferguson in...
  • EXCLUSIVE-'It's murder & they'll feel the wrath of God's vengeance': Brown's family react angrily...

    10/22/2014 9:36:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 20, 2014 | Daniel Bates
    The family of Michael Brown have said that the cop who shot him dead will 'feel the wrath of God's vengeance' after the officer claimed he was acting in self defense. Sheryl Davis, Brown's aunt, told MailOnline that she believes Darren Wilson committed murder and that he will suffer retribution in a 'mighty way'. She said that Wilson's actions were 'evil' and that he will be punished by a higher power for what he did - even if he is cleared. Her comments are the most outspoken yet from Brown's family since Wilson's account of what happened was published in...
  • Autopsy, toxicology report on Michael Brown reportedly reveal marijuana ... (and vindicates the cop)

    10/22/2014 5:51:01 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 22, 2014
    Complete Headline: Autopsy, toxicology report on Michael Brown reportedly reveal marijuana, cast doubt on witness claims he was running away Michael Brown, the 18-year-old black man whose fatal shooting by a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson in August touched off weeks of racially-charged rioting, had marijuana in his system, was initially shot at close range and does not appear to have been killed while running away, according to experts who reviewed the official autopsy and toxicology report. [Snip] The newspaper had St. Louis medical examiner Dr. Michael Graham, who is not part of the official...
  • Twitter Users Mock White 'Culture Of Violence' In N.H. Pumpkin Fest Riots

    10/20/2014 5:10:22 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 16 replies
    TPM ^ | 10-19-14 | Ahiza Garcia
    <p>Police were forced to descend on Keene, New Hampshire Saturday night after students and outside agitators turned the city’s 24th annual Pumpkin Festival into “a destination for destructive and raucous behavior.”</p> <p>Those words — spoken by Keene State College President Anne Huot to CNN — only begin to describe the scene, which led to dozens of arrests and hospitalizations.</p>
  • Keene Pumpkin Festival Rioters Threw Full Liquor Bottles and Billiard Balls at Police, Officials Say

    10/20/2014 3:40:57 PM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 31 replies
    Boston ^ | 10/20/14 | Eric Levenson
    New Hampshire authorities promised to investigate and prosecute rioters responsible for the “disturbing” events during the Keene Pumpkin Festival, officials said in a press conference on Monday afternoon.
  • Ferguson plans alternate Halloween celebration

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Concerns over prolonged police shooting protests have prompted a Ferguson civic group to plan an alternative Halloween celebration to take place five days before the actual holiday. KSDK-TV (on.ksdk.com/1CwNiJt ) reports that the group I Love Ferguson has scheduled a pumpkin walk on Sunday afternoon in the Old East Ferguson neighborhood....
  • Coverage Of Pumpkin Fest Riot Compared To Ferguson Protests Exposes Media’s Overt Racism

    10/19/2014 10:45:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | October 19, 2014 | Justin Baragona
    Dozens of people were arrested and police used tear gas and pepper spray to disperse a rioting crowd after a riot broke out in the aftermath of the Keene Pumpkin Festival in Keene, New Hampshire. While the story was reported by national news outlets, the amount of violence and property damage that occurred Saturday afternoon and evening was not sensationalized anywhere near the same manner the Ferguson protests were. USA Today and CNN had rather vanilla headlines with the story. Meanwhile, Fox News buried the story on their main page and MSNBC didn’t even have the story featured on their...
  • Ferguson Has Awakened a Larger Struggle for Racial and Economic Justice in America

    10/15/2014 10:35:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Root ^ | October 15, 2014 | Peniel E. Joseph
    There’s a social-justice movement taking hold across the nation. Michael Brown’s death, which turned Ferguson, Mo., into a battleground this past summer, has helped catalyze a larger struggle for racial and economic justice in America. And St. Louis, where 18-year-old Vonderrit Myers Jr. was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer, has witnessed roiling street demonstrations that recall the heyday of the civil rights and black power eras. Taking a page straight from the civil rights era, activists launched a “weekend of resistance” that featured civil disobedience, direct action protests, tense standoffs with police and arrests. The issues raised—ending...
  • #FERGUSON PROTESTERS Hold Surprise Rally at Upscale Plaza Frontenac Shopping Mall – Harass Shoppers

    10/13/2014 7:59:18 PM PDT · by blam · 75 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10-13-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Jim Hoft Monday, October 13, 2014 Ferguson #MikeBrown protesters stormed the upscale Plaza Frontenac in St. Louis on Monday afternoon. The mall includes Nieman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Michael Kors, Talbots, Tiffany & Co. and several upscale stores. The protesters harassed and screamed at shoppers at Plaza Frontenac.(Go to the site for video and pictures)(snip)