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  • South Africa shaken by anti-immigrant riots

    01/25/2015 10:27:03 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 25, 2015 11:41 AM EST | Christopher Torchia
    South African authorities have re-established order—for now—in Soweto and other Johannesburg townships, after a week of looting of foreign-owned shops and violence in which four people were killed. The 19-year-old mother of an infant who died after being trampled by a mob during the looting said she was accidentally caught in the street chaos. Some witnesses, however, said the mother was herself pillaging when she was knocked down with her baby strapped to her chest. …
  • Media description of “another unarmed black man” under scrutiny

    12/31/2014 1:44:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 31, 2014 | JAZZ SHAW
    Back in August, shortly after the shooting of Michael Brown, there was another, similar incident which took place in Los Angeles. 25 year old Ezell Ford, a man reported to have a history of mental problems as well as a police record including drugs and illegal possession of a loaded firearm, was walking through one of the more gang-heavy districts of the region. For some reason, he found himself in an encounter with the police and wound up being shot three times by the two officers and later died. At the time, a witness who was described as a friend...
  • Sheriff David Clarke if Black lives mattered they’d protest abortion clinics

    12/29/2014 6:38:00 PM PST · by Morgana · 24 replies
    Saynsumthn's Blog ^ | December 28, 2014 | Saynsumthn
    CNN’s Poppy Harlow interviewed Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke about the recent protests that some in the Black Community have sparked after the police related deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. Harlow asked the Sheriff, who has been on several news shows on Fox and others, about a tweet he sent out implying that if Black lives mattered the protesters would be outside abortion clinics because of the high numbers of black babies killed by abortion. The tweet sent by Sheriff Clarke, a black man himself, was sent to Mitch Smith, Journalist in the Chicago bureau of The New York...
  • They hate us because they ain't us (Now where did I hear that before)

    12/26/2014 8:07:27 PM PST · by eastforker · 10 replies
    me and the interview | 12/26/2014 | eastforker
    I gotta say that is what comes to mind when I read about all the looting, riots,protest of the liberal left.
  • Threats to New York Police Stream In After Fatal Shootings, Putting Department on Edge

    12/25/2014 5:36:23 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    NY Times via MSN ^ | 12/24/14 | J. DAVID GOODMAN
    In the days since two New York City police officers were fatally shot in their car by a man who forecast his intentions online, threats of other attacks on the police have streamed in from 311, 911 and online postings. Investigators have scrambled to separate serious warnings from disturbing pranks. On Wednesday, heavily armed officers stood guard outside a pair of precinct station houses in Brooklyn that were the targets of specific violent threats. Officials felt enough concern that the Fire Department moved an entire engine company from its base adjacent to one of the station houses. John J. Miller,...
  • NYPD 'Pigs': Another 'Hard Hat Riot' could erupt as marchers again taunt cops

    12/25/2014 10:02:29 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Wilmington Examiner ^ | December 24, 2014 | Timothy Whiteman
    It may be a case of everything old is new again. Much like during the turbulent late '60s and early '70s when more than just a few hard-left individuals managed to get their images splashed across television screens across the planet, much like their forefathers of almost half a century ago, today's members and supporters of The Revolutionary Communist Party, USA are propagating as loud as they can to convince the masses that police departments across the nation are dyed-in-the-wool racists, referred to as "Pigs," who seek to murder as many blacks and Latinos as possible. Despite his critics decrying...
  • Riot Police Protect St. Louis Cathedral from Protesters at Christmas Midnight Mass

    12/25/2014 7:23:56 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 71 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Dec 25, 2014
    Riot Police Protect St. Louis Cathedral from Protesters at Christmas Midnight Mass Posted by Kristinn Taylor on Thursday, December 25, 2014, 12:18 AM Churchgoers in St. Louis Wednesday night were not allowed to celebrate the birth of Jesus without the threat of disruption by supporters of the so-called Black Lives Matter campaign. Photos posted to Twitter show police in riot gear massed in force protecting a church identified as the Cathedral Basilica.
  • Police Officer Shoots, Kills Teen Near Ferguson, Missouri, Sparking New Unrest

    12/24/2014 5:37:58 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 118 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dec 24, 2014
    Home> U.S. Police Officer Shoots, Kills Teen Near Ferguson, Missouri, Sparking New Unrest Dec 24, 2014, 6:52 AM ET By ABC NEWS via Good Morning America A man was shot and killed by a police officer Tuesday in Berkeley, Missouri, authorities said – sparking new unrest in a region already reeling following an August police shooting a few miles away in Ferguson. The shooting happened at 11:15 p.m. Tuesday at a Mobil gas station, St. Louis County Police public information officer Sgt. Brian Schellman said.
  • NYC protesters say they won't stop demonstrations despite de Blasio's wishes

    12/23/2014 1:53:05 AM PST · by Zakeet · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 23, 2014
    Activist groups in New York City have rejected a call by Mayor Bill de Blasio to hold off on any new demonstrations until after the funerals of two NYPD officers who were ambushed and murdered Saturday in Brooklyn. [Snip] However, the Rev. Al Sharpton told Reuters late Monday that de Blasio's request was too "ill-defined" to heed. "Is a vigil a protest? Is a rally?" Sharpton asked. Another group, The Answer Coalition, said it would go ahead with a long-planned march Tuesday evening, and denounced the mayor for what it called an "outrageous" attempt to chill free speech. ... "We...
  • Protest leaders hurry to disavow NYPD slayings

    12/22/2014 5:26:33 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 25 replies
    Washington Post/MSN ^ | 12/21/2014 | Staff
    ( The Rev. Al Sharpton and family members of Eric Garner stressed their support of nonviolent protests following the deadly shootings of two New York City police officers. ) The ambush killing of two New York police officers Saturday has forced a burgeoning protest movement over police use of lethal force to address accusations that it bears some responsibility for violence carried out in the name of that cause. Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were fatally shot Saturday as they sat in their patrol car in a Brooklyn neighborhood. The suspect, 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, is thought to have posted...
  • Ferguson: Riot or Rebellion?

    12/21/2014 10:15:12 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Huffington Post's The Blog ^ | December 19, 2014 | Professor Jack Schneider, College of the Holy Cross
    "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." So observed a sanguine Thomas Jefferson in 1787, responding to news of violent uprising in Massachusetts. But who ranks as a patriot? And what counts as tyranny? As it turns out, it depends on skin color. Just look in a history textbook. If whites are involved, uprisings tend to be framed as rebellions. Flip through the index of any social studies text, and you'll find several of them: Bacon's Rebellion, Shays's Rebellion, Dorr's Rebellion. The list goes on. When blacks are involved,...
  • Lawmaker wants investigation of McCulloch (Ferguson incident)

    12/19/2014 9:43:07 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A state lawmaker from St. Louis is asking a legislative committee to investigate whether St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch "manipulated" the grand jury in the Michael Brown case. A joint House and Senate committee is investigating why Gov. Jay Nixon did not use National Guard troops to prevent burning and looting in Ferguson on Nov. 24, the night McCulloch announced that the grand jury would not indict Ferguson officer Darren Wilson in the August shooting death of Brown....
  • Ferguson Rioters Object to Time Magazine Decision [satire]

    12/16/2014 3:46:20 PM PST · by John Semmens · 9 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 Dec 2014 | John Semmens
    Time magazine’s editors’ selection of the Ebola fighters as the recipients of the publication’s annual “person of the year” designation greatly riled some of the leaders of the Ferguson, Missouri riots. “It’s just another case demonstrating that Black lives don’t matter,” complained arsonist Monte Burns. “An innocent Black man was shot down on our streets. Now a white magazine is trying to sweep that under the rug by pushing a story about some germs.” “The Ebola fighters haven’t done anything to help right the social injustices that plague America,” insisted Ferguson looter Robbie Moore. “We’re taking direct action to redistribute...
  • The Cop-Killing Cult of Larry Davis

    12/12/2014 3:09:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 12, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    In Manhattan's Union Square last week, a protester wielded a menacing sign. It didn't make the front page of any newspaper. You didn't see it on cable news. An appalled bystander sent me a photo of the marcher and his inciteful placard, but didn't want to be identified in any way. You'll know why in a moment. "Justice Please," the top line of the poster read. "Before we see a lot of new Larry Davis[es]," the message threatened. "1986 6 cops killed," the banner ended ominously. It was underlined in red marker for bloody emphasis. "Larry Davis" is quite the...
  • IDF on High Alert Ahead of Abu Ein Funeral

    12/10/2014 5:28:16 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/12/14 | Kobi Finkler
    The IDF will be on high alert in Judea and Samaria on Thursday, in anticipation of riots by Palestinian Arabs during the funeral of Ziad Abu Ein, a senior Palestinian Authority official who died Wednesday of a heart attack during riots against the IDF. As part of the preparations for the funeral, the IDF will send reinforcements to the region. The decision to do so was made in light of intelligence information that was received indicating that Arabs are planning riots. Abu Ein, 55, was a convicted terrorist who previously held the post of PA Deputy Minister of Prisoners' Affairs....
  • American exceptionalism is dead: Why the nation rediscovered its protest roots

    12/10/2014 5:11:08 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    Salon ^ | December 9, 2014 | David Dayen
    I have been out of the country twice this year. The first time, I was in Mexico when protests broke out in Ferguson, Missouri, over the shooting death of Michael Brown; more recently, my two weeks in Argentina coincided with nationwide demonstrations against the lack of grand jury indictments in the cases of Brown and Eric Garner, the Staten Island police chokehold victim. Witnessing a nascent anti-police brutality movement from a distance has given me a different perspective on it, because the novelty of getting out in the streets in America and demanding justice stands in stark contrast to the...
  • Berkeley mayor: Some protesters "cowards and thugs"

    12/09/2014 8:05:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    BERKELEY, Calif. -- Hundreds of people marched through Berkeley for a third night a row, blocking a major highway and stopping a train as activists in this ultra-liberal bastion protested grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers in the deaths of two unarmed black men. Demonstrators blocked traffic on both sides of Interstate 80 in Berkeley, while another group stood on and sat on train tracks, forcing an Amtrak train to stop Monday night. At one point, a woman in a vehicle stuck in the traffic jam caused by the I-80 blockage went into labor, and the local...
  • Russell Simmons: USA Hasn't Seen Protests Like Those That're Coming if Justice Doesn't Start

    12/09/2014 6:40:27 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | December 9, 2014 | Sarah Fisher
    We have a list of demands.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) Russell Simmons, co-founder of Def Jam Recordings, appeared on CNN last night on Out Front with Erin Burnett to warn there are more protests coming if "demands" were not met. We are seeing the beginning of the end of police policing the police, he added. "On Wednesday, we are going to ask for indictments and list of achievable demands." ('We' referring to high profile celebrities and athletes that share Simmons' beliefs.) "And America has not seen protests like those that are coming if justice doesn't start to come down," warned Simmons. Simmons told Burnett,...
  • The Ferguson Riots Are Nothing Like The Original Tea Party Protests

    12/08/2014 8:17:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 8, 2014 | Dan McLaughlin
    There are four major problems with justifying the violence in Ferguson by reference to the Boston Tea Party and the Stamp Act Riots, either in moral terms or in terms of effectiveness. If you were reading left-leaning commentators over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, you probably saw a rather strange argument: that looting, arson and rioting in Ferguson, Missouri in the aftermath of the decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for shooting Michael Brown was defensible on the grounds that it was equivalent to the Boston Tea Party or the Stamp Act Riots. The problem with this parallel is that...
  • President Obama Says Eric Garner, Ferguson Protests ‘Necessary’ (You read that right)

    12/08/2014 7:19:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | December 8, 2014 | Maya Rhodan
    'As long as they're peaceful'President Obama, who started his career in politics as a community organizer, said Monday that protests in the wake of grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers in the deaths of unarmed black men are a necessary step. “As long as they’re peaceful, I think they’re necessary,” Obama said during an interview that aired on BET Monday. “When they turn violent then they turn counterproductive.” “Power concedes nothing without a fight, that’s true , but it’s also true that a country’s conscious has to be triggered by some inconvenience,” Obama said. “The value of...
  • Protesting Law and Order

    12/08/2014 8:41:47 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/08/14 | Alan Caruba
    I worry that too many Americans fail to respect the police who put their lives on the line to protect them. They are not the enemy. The criminals are. I doubt there was ever a time in America, pre-Revolution and since, that race was not an issue. It was for the framers of the Constitution who, in order to get the southern colonies to accept it, included in Article Two that, for the purpose of taxation, slaves were to be identified as only “three-fifths” of being a person. In Section 9, it was agreed that the issue of slavery was...
  • Missouri Guv Explains Absence of National Guard at Ferguson Riots [satire]

    12/08/2014 8:16:17 AM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 Dec 2014 | John Semmens
    Governor Jay Nixon (D) explained why, despite pleas from Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder and Ferguson Mayor James Knowles, the state’s National Guard troops weren’t immediately dispatched to quell the riots. “I couldn’t risk National Guard troops shooting people like they did at Kent State in 1970,” Nixon offered. “Then the blood would be on my hands and Neil Young would write a song about me…me. It’s bad enough that I already share an unfortunate surname with former President Nixon. I didn’t want to replicate his actions.” The Governor characterized the contention that troops might have lessened the damage as “pure...
  • Blacks using Ferguson to wage race war? White immigrants tell terrifying tales of hate crimes

    12/07/2014 5:55:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | December 7, 2014 | Gina Loudon
    Riots in Ferguson, MissouriFERGUSON, Missouri – Burned buildings, looted businesses and riots here may be getting the bulk of the media’s attention, but at least one group is warning the racial violence is just beginning, with black rage turning viciously against white immigrants. Within days of the death of black teenager Michael Brown at the hands of a local policeman, leftist activists from outside of Ferguson set up a protest campaign office in the besieged city. Almost immediately, what started as “peaceful protests” escalated into rampant looting. The local state senator, a black Democrat, took to the airwaves demanding justice....
  • Protesters storm Apple store and Macy's in third day of anti-racist demonstrations in NY

    12/06/2014 2:28:36 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 65 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | December 6, 2014 | Mia De Graaf
    Protesters have staged a third night of rallies in New York following a grand jury's decision not to indict white police officer Daniel Pantaleo over the chokehold that killed black father-of-six Eric Garner. Authorities attempted to appease the crowds by insisting prosecutors will consider charges against the officer who fatally shot 28-year-old Brooklyn father Akai Gurley in November. And Eric Garner's daughter, Erica, revealed she does not believe racism played a role in her father's death. However, hundreds of people gathered at various locations in the city - and elsewhere across the United States - to denounce the use of...
  • Governor won`t answer why National Guard plans changed, leaving soldiers on sideline

    12/06/2014 1:43:54 AM PST · by greeneyes · 45 replies
    Fox 2 News ^ | Dec. 3, 2014 | Chris Hayes
    (KTVI) – While parts of North St. Louis County burned, hundreds of National Guardsmen waited on the sidelines. We`ve learned that all 2,200 Guardsmen were in St. Louis area before the Darren Wilson Grand Jury decision. Not all of them were used, when it appears they were most needed. Hundreds of them were part of a special force ready to act, yet remained on standby while businesses burned. During FOX2 live coverage the night of November 25th, Ferguson Mayor James Knowles said, ‘It`s one in the morning. There are fires all over North St. Louis County, buildings burning in Ferguson,...
  • Di Blasio letting communist organized protesters disrupt Grand Central Station

    12/05/2014 5:33:06 PM PST · by Rome2000 · 52 replies
    CNN is complicit.
  • The Lies People Tell Themselves (Darren Wilson & Ferguson)

    12/04/2014 11:43:24 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Officer.com ^ | December 4, 2014 | Michael Wasilewski and Althea Olson
    All lies and jest, Still, a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest - From “The Boxer” by Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel It’s the morning of Tuesday, November 25, 2014 as I write this, and I feel worn out. Frankly, this article was to be on a completely different topic, something reflecting on recent personal experiences we’ve had and how we’ve begun to think about the application of their lessons to the realm of law enforcement. But things change. Barely 12 hours ago, Althea and I watched St Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch deliver the...
  • White Reds Exploiting Blacks in Ferguson

    12/03/2014 11:34:06 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 12 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 2, 2014 | Cliff Kincaid
    If Ferguson 2014 is remembered on an objective basis by our media, we will be reminded of an unprovoked attack on a white policeman by a black thug named Michael Brown, who was high on drugs; Michael Brown’s stepfather Louis Head (a convicted marijuana distributor) yelling, “Burn the bitch down;” the burning and looting of local businesses, including black-owned businesses; and the indictment of two blacks for plotting to kill St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch and Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson. Another important factor in all of this has been the constant presence of outside agitators, including members...
  • The Steep Cost of the Ferguson Riots

    12/03/2014 6:27:29 AM PST · by kimtom · 16 replies
    http://www.nationalreview.com ^ | December 2, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    Everyone seems to have an opinion about the tragic events in Ferguson, Missouri. But, as Daniel Patrick Moynihan used to say, “You’re entitled to your own opinion, but you’re not entitled to your own facts.” Soon after the shooting death of Michael Brown, this 285-pound young man was depicted as a “gentle giant.” But, after a video was leaked, showing him bullying the owner of a store from which he had stolen some merchandise, Attorney General Eric Holder expressed displeasure that the video was leaked. In other words, to Holder the truth was offensive, but the........
  • Ferguson: Defining Moment In Race Relations? Agitator Calls For ‘Bloodshed,’ ‘Some'll ‘Have To Die’

    12/02/2014 9:12:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | November 30, 2014 | Meaghan Ellis
    Ferguson protestor Cat Daniels, along with a number of others, have caused quite a controversy following their recent statements during an interview with USA Today. The 53-year-old financial consultant has openly shared her disapproval of her generation’s impact on their children’s lives. Unfortunately, she feels her generation has failed, and the series of events that have ensued following the highly publicized death of Michael Brown has only made her perspective more evident. Daniels, affectionately known as Mama Cat to younger protestors, feels that little progress has been made since the civil rights era, which is why the fight for...
  • Ferguson Schools Let Students Leave to Protest in Streets--Without Notifying Parents

    12/02/2014 8:07:20 PM PST · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    CNS News ^ | December 2, 2014 | Brittany M. Hughes
    Hundreds of students were allowed to leave several high schools in Ferguson, Mo., Tuesday morning to protest in the city’s streets--a decision the school district made without notifying the children’s parents before or during the protest. Teachers and administrators also walked with the students as they blocked traffic and clogged congested intersections.
  • Without A Hint Of Irony, Planned Parenthood Joins #BlackLivesMatter Protest

    12/02/2014 9:53:26 AM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    DAILY CALLER ^ | 12/01/2014 | Tristyn Bloom
    Despite its history of pioneering widespread abortions in black communities, Planned Parenthood joined the #BlackLivesMatter Twitter protest Monday afternoon, tweeting, “We are joining #Ferguson organizers and protesters in DC today — standing in solidarity with you! #HandsUpWalkOut #BlackLivesMatter” The movement is part of the ongoing response to a grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson for the murder of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African-American who was shot and killed by the police officer in August. Some have said that the failure to indict is evidence that black people in the United States don’t merit the same legal protections that...
  • Charles Barkley: Rioters are 'scumbags'

    12/02/2014 8:25:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/02/2014 | Carol Brown
    Charles Barkley isn’t afraid to speak truth to power.  The man has integrity – a rare commodity these days. Case in point: with regard to Ferguson, Barkley has been unafraid to call rioters and looters “scumbags.”  Nor has he been stingy with praise for police who work in black neighborhoods. Yahoo News reports: Former NBA star Charles Barkley recently called Ferguson looters "scumbags," praised police officers who work in black neighborhoods, and said he supports the decision made by the grand jury not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the Michael Brown shooting. During an interview on 97.5 The...
  • 3 Myths About the Rioters and Looters of Ferguson

    12/02/2014 6:03:02 AM PST · by Shery · 3 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 28 November, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    The angry rioter is a sacred figure in the progressive pantheon of social justice. The shirtless men in bandanas carting away cell phones are so outraged by injustice that they are willing to take to the streets and do what progressive hipsters taking social justice selfies of themselves in souvenir t-shirts plastered with the face of the latest victim of “white supremacism” can only dream about. But the saint of the looted convenience store is as mythical a figure as the selfless community organizer. The race riot isn’t a bubbling stew of outrage out of which wounded souls emerge to...
  • Sharpton Advising Obama Insults Police — And Blacks

    12/01/2014 8:48:37 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Investors.com ^ | December 1, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Crime: By rolling the red carpet out for black "leader" Al Sharpton, President Obama spits in the eye of every police officer — white, black or whatever. A federal war on police begins. Scholar Heather MacDonald of the Manhattan Institute's City Journal charges that "President Obama betrayed the nation" and "perverted his role as the leader of all Americans and as the country's most visible symbol of the primacy of the law" in his comments after a grand jury found no evidence of wrongdoing by white police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of black suspect Michael Brown. "The testimony...
  • Black Deaths Matter only if the Killer Is a White Cop

    12/01/2014 3:24:16 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 12 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 1 December 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    On 18 October, black 29-year-old Jermaine Jones was standing with a few friends on a street in Berkeley, next to Ferguson, Missouri, when he was shot dead. Three witnesses - his black friends, also wounded - told the police that an unknown black male fired shots at them. JonesÂ’s sister, Margaree Dixson, was also fatally shot a half-mile away a few hours earlier, and the police suspect another unidentified black man for her murder too. Why aren't Ferguson protesters who are holding banners saying "Black deaths matter" protesting these African-American siblings' deaths? Because they were caused by fellow blacks...
  • Sowell: Opinions Versus Facts

    12/01/2014 10:44:30 AM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 2, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    Everyone seems to have an opinion about the tragic events in Ferguson, Missouri. But, as Daniel Patrick Moynihan used to say, "You're entitled to your own opinion but you're not entitled to your own facts." Soon after the shooting death of Michael Brown, this 285-pound young man was depicted as a "gentle giant." But, after a video was leaked, showing him bullying the owner of a store from which he had stolen some merchandise, Attorney General Eric Holder expressed displeasure that the video was leaked. In other words, to Holder the truth was offensive, but the lie it exposed was...
  • Ferguson Protests Devolve Into Nonsense

    12/01/2014 5:44:21 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 11 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | December 1, 2014 | Leo McNeil
    The state of protest in America is pretty poor. Last week we got to witness riots in Ferguson Missouri over the decision of a Grand Jury not to indict Police Officer Darren Wilson for the murder of Michael Brown. After the riots though we got to see the state of progressive protests. All along the people protesting Ferguson have largely been from out of the area. They’re basically leftist community organizers who have decided Ferguson needs to be organized in order to defend a criminal who got shot while charging at a police officer. The protests haven’t really been organic,...
  • Ferguson Protesters Take the Lead in TIME’s Person of the Year Poll

    11/30/2014 7:28:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    TIME ^ | NOVEMBER 29, 2014 | Sam Frizell
    The protests over the grand jury decision this week have captivated international attention. Ferguson protestors have gained the lead in TIME’s Person of the Year poll, with seven days to go in the voting. Unrest in Ferguson and around the country focused attention on race and policing, helping to lift Ferguson protestors into first place in the TIME reader poll with 10.7% of the vote. Thousands of demonstrators marched in solidarity with the family of Michael Brown, an unarmed black man who was shot by the police, disrupting Black Friday shopping in San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Seattle and other...
  • CNN is lying when they say Ferguson protests were ‘peaceful’

    11/30/2014 6:55:15 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | NOV 29, 2014 | Naomi Schaefer Riley
    CNN is lying when they say Ferguson protests were ‘peaceful’ By Naomi Schaefer Riley November 29, 2014 | 7:15pm Here’s a quiz for you folks in the media: What happens if you’re out doing “man on the street” interviews but none of the men on the street fit your “narrative”? If you’re CNN, you stop interviewing them. It has been remarkable to watch the last few days as America’s self-styled “most trusted news network” has sent out teams of reporters to various areas of Ferguson, Mo., ostensibly to cover the protests there. While their cameramen are watching cars on fire...
  • Against Protester Brutality

    11/30/2014 6:35:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2014 | Paul Jacob
    Most people agree about the wrongness of police brutality, if not about whether a particular police action is an example of it. But what about protester brutality? Again, most oppose it. Still, skeptics on this point have been particularly loud and insistent lately. Some even suggest (or scream) that violence against the innocent is fully justified if thatÂ’s what it takes to protest injustice. But the existence of police brutality does not justify protester brutality, protester vandalism, protester looting or setting fires, protester indifference-to-evidence, or any other dangerous violence or irrationality. The grand jurors in Ferguson were not dealing with...
  • JESUS & RIOTERS: A Theology Of Rioting

    11/30/2014 5:27:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2014 | Doug Giles
    Last week, as I was watched the Ferguson fiasco go down, I kept bouncing back and forth between CNN and MSLSD to see how the Left was pitching this massive destruction of personal and private property on behalf of the “innocent” and “gentle giant”, Michael Brown.Both networks had black ministers on throughout the week that basically justified the riots. Yes, some pooh-poohed the extreme acts of violence, however several of them didn’t really crap on the “protestors”. Chief amongst the “ministers” who didn’t seem to care what chaos was created was the Reverend Al Sharpton and his spirit-twin the Reverend...
  • Private Enteprise A Casualty In Ferguson And Beyond

    11/30/2014 4:42:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2014 | Austin Hill
    “Burn this b**** down.” Some believe those words, shouted by Louis Head, stepfather to the late Michael Brown of Ferguson, Missouri, are what touched-off three days of rioting, violence, and untold property damage across the U.S. and elsewhere. Head was captured on video with Brown's mother Leslie McSpadden, after a grand jury determined that Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson did not commit a crime when he shot and killed Brown in a confrontation last summer. The grand jury did determine that contrary to "eye witness accounts" Michael Brown had attempted to enter Wilson's police vehicle and take the officer's weapon,...
  • Ferguson Defense Fund: Protesters Need 'Money for Jail, Bail & Life'

    11/29/2014 10:01:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | November 29, 2014 | Michelle Moons
    A crowdfunding campaign advertising itself as the Ferguson Legal Defense Fund has been running a campaign since October that boasts a goal of raising $250,000 for protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, seeking “money for jail, bail & life.” Protesters have been voicing outrage over the shooting death of Michael Brown, ratcheting up demonstrations in the days surrounding a grand jury decision over whether to indict the officer who shot Brown....
  • #Ferguson protesters capture food court, advancing on Sears

    11/29/2014 8:05:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | November 29, 2014 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    Local security guards form defensive line at strategic Men’s Wearhouse and Express crossroads.It has come to this. The video is by anti-Israel activist Bassem Masri, whose voice narrates as protesters take over parts of the South County Mall someplace, somewhere in America. (Language Warning) (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Biggest surprise of the evening? There’s a Sears store still open. UPDATES: Sears has been breached, as protesters used the ancient Escalator Maneuver, first used by Hannibal to cross the Alps, flanking the Ladies’ Wear staff and leaving the Mens’ Footwear attendant fleeing into the Holiday Special Items section: After intense rounds of hide-and-seek, the protesters...
  • Americans Bought Guns At A Record-Setting Clip On Black Friday

    11/29/2014 11:02:13 AM PST · by blam · 37 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11-29-2014 | Zach Noble
    Zach Noble, The Blaze November 29, 2014Forget the Xboxes, iPhones and Tickle Me Elmos — Americans were really going crazy for guns this Black Friday, in record-setting numbers. The typical Black Friday boom in gun sales doubles the number of background checks handled by the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), from one per second on an average day to two per second. By Friday afternoon, that figure had reached three checks per second, CNN reported, putting 2014 on track to blow past the prior Black Friday record of 144,758 FBI-processed gun transactions in a single day. A...
  • Ferguson Riots Dwarfed by 1965’s Watts Riots [satire]

    11/29/2014 9:10:01 AM PST · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 Nov 2014 | John Semmens
    Jealous of all the media attention being given to the riots in Ferguson Missouri, Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard Parks has introduced a resolution calling for a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Watts Riots. “From all the hoopla attached to the recent events in Ferguson you’d think that this riot is the most significant Black uprising against white oppression in recent memory, but you’d be wrong,” Parks said. “Back in 1965 the Black Community devastated Watts causing 34 deaths, 1,032 injuries, and over $40 million in property damage. Over 3,000 people were arrested. What went down in Ferguson...
  • 'I'm Lost Now': Can Ferguson's Businesses Ever Rise From Rubble?

    11/28/2014 1:17:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 130 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11/28/2014 | BILL BRIGGS
    It will be a quiet Black Friday on Ferguson's West Florissant Avenue. The modest commercial strip that runs through the heart of the embattled city has been devastated by rioting and looting. Now, a haze of doubt hangs over many workers and merchants there who wonder whether their businesses can survive the terrible toll — and the fear of possible uprisings to come. Some retailers, like Mohamad Yaacoub, have been slammed twice by violence. His store, Sam's Meat Market, was looted in August after unarmed, 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. On Monday night,...
  • For Some, Locations Of Brown's Hands Irrelevant

    11/28/2014 5:20:22 AM PST · by Biggirl · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 28, 2014 | David A. Lieb,Holbrook Mohr
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- The word spread within minutes of Michael Brown's death - a young black man with his hands raised in surrender had just been shot by a white cop.
  • Me & Thornberry Annoy an Australian Leftist on Ferguson

    11/28/2014 2:49:28 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Larry Thornberry and I have both annoyed an Australian leftist academic with our respective commentary on the events in Ferguson. Binoy Kampmark, who teaches at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, wrote a piece "analyzing" conservative commentary in the wake of the grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson. Kampmark has been associated with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and unsuccessfully ran for the Australian Senate under the Wikileaks Party banner. In addition to taking Larry and I to task, Kampmark also criticizes NRO's Rich Lowry and Ian Tuttle. Here is what Kampmark writes about Thornberry and me: [must read...