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  • 6 dead in St. Louis shootings

    09/07/2014 12:17:13 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 6, 2014
    Six people are dead after a violent 24-hour period in St. Louis. Police say it is unclear if any of the shootings are related. It began Thursday afternoon when two men wearing ski masks targeted a car on the city's north side. Instead, they hit innocent bystanders, killing a man in his 50s.
  • At Mass, archbishop outlines steps to ‘dismantle systemic racism’

    08/21/2014 11:37:37 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 14 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 8/21/14 | Dave Luecking
    With the strife and violence continuing in the aftermath of Michael Brown’s shooting death by a police officer in Ferguson, more than 500 St. Louis Catholics gathered for a votive Mass for peace and justice Aug. 20 at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. Brown, 18, was black, and Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot him Aug. 9, is white. St. Louis Archbishop Robert J. Carlson celebrated the Mass with 27 priests and, in his homily, laid out five important steps to “dismantle systemic racism,” which has become evident in Ferguson: - “I am re-establishing today the Human Rights...
  • Of 163 arrests since shooting, 7 from Ferguson

    08/21/2014 11:14:56 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    KMOV St. Louis ^ | August 21, 2014
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Police records show that 163 arrests have been made in the Ferguson protest zone since the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, but just seven are residents of the St. Louis suburb. St. Louis County spokeswoman Candace Jarrett provided information to The Associated Press on Thursday with the name, address and birth year of each person arrested, and the charges against them.
  • Police release video of fatal Kajieme Powell shooting in St. Louis

    08/21/2014 8:25:04 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 160 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8/21/2014 | Chris McGreal
    Authorities release recordings of death that came amid extreme tension in nearby Ferguson over Michael Brown killing Police is St. Louis Missouri have released video and audio recordings of the shooting on Tuesday of Kajieme Powell, a 25-year-old man described as "behaving erratically" and carrying a knife when officers arrived on the scene. One video, taken by a witness with a phone camera, shows officers opening fire repeatedly within 15 seconds of arriving at the scene. 12 shots are fired in rapid succession. ...
  • St. Louis City police shoot, kill knife-wielding suspect

    08/19/2014 11:30:11 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 19 replies
    Fox2Now.com ^ | 8/19/14 | KTVI
    Authorities are responding to a report of an officer involved shooting in north St. Louis. It happened just before 1 p.m. Tuesday at Mclaren and Riverview outside a market. Authorities say a man walked into a store and showed a knife.
  • St. Louis reporter: Police claim more than a dozen witnesses support the cop’s account

    08/19/2014 9:16:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/19/2014 | AllahPundit
    A story is coming at the Post-Dispatch, I assume, but for now this is all we have. Police sources tell me more than a dozen witnesses have corroborated cop's version of events in shooting #Ferguson— Christine Byers (@ChristineDByers) August 19, 2014 The only public interview I’ve seen with someone who supports Darren Wilson’s version of the shooting was Dana Loesch’s chat with “Josie,” and Josie wasn’t a witness. She claimed to be relaying Wilson’s own account of what happened. But then, go figure that locals who saw the shooting and think Brown wasn’t as innocent as he’s been portrayed...
  • Ferguson 8/18/14 - swat and police getting ready to disperse crowd [gunshots, tear gas, flash bangs]

    08/18/2014 7:56:23 PM PDT · by backpacker_c · 656 replies
    vanity
    well, at 10:50 pm eastern, the police have moved in their vehicles and started to try to disperse the crowd again. visible rocks and other objects are flying
  • National Guard Ordered Onto Streets of Ferguson, Missouri

    08/18/2014 12:17:02 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 229 replies
    Missouri's governor ordered the National Guard onto the streets of Ferguson early Monday after another night of violence following the shooting by police of an unarmed black teen. "Tonight, a day of hope, prayers, and peaceful protests was marred by the violent criminal acts of an organized and growing number of individuals, many from outside the community and state, whose actions are putting the residents and businesses of Ferguson at risk," Gov. Jay Nixon said in a statement. "Given these deliberate, coordinated and intensifying violent attacks on lives and property in Ferguson, I am directing the highly capable men and...
  • Cousin of slain teenager Michael Brown says the victim's family is haunted

    08/17/2014 4:04:59 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 78 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17 August 2014 | Daniel Bates
    The family of the black teenager shot dead by a policeman in St Louis are haunted by the image of him holding his hands up at the moment he was killed, a family member claimed today. Ty Pruitt said that the mental picture of Michael Brown surrendering was stuck in his relatives’ minds as it showed he was ‘killed like an animal’. Pruitt spoke out at an emotional Sunday church service during which Brown’s mother Lesley McSpadden sobbed and wiped the tears away from her eyes with a tissue. His father Michael Brown Sr stood grim faced whilst wearing a...
  • St. Louis Area Gun Stores See Sales Spike

    08/16/2014 5:06:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 14, 2014 - 2:24 PM | Eric Scheiner
    The St. Louis Business Journal reports that gun stores have been busy in the area as residents react to the violent events unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri. Metro Shooting owner Steve King tells the Business Journal, he has been “unbelievably busy” at his Bridgeton gun store. Claiming business has spiked 50 percent in recent days. …
  • Must We Have a Dead White Kid?

    08/15/2014 7:37:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 15, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    The facts that seem undisputed -- and in these situations that is so rare -- are that an unarmed 18-year-old named Michael Brown was walking in a street; an altercation occurred with a police officer; the officer gave chase to Mr. Brown after the scuffle and shot Mr. Brown at least once in the back, approximately 20 feet from where the scuffle occurred. The police officer claims Mr. Brown tried to take the police officer's gun. Witnesses disagree. What is undisputed is by the time you read this, Mr. Brown, who worked his way through a bleak high school...
  • Video: Protester justifies the looting in Ferguson

    08/14/2014 1:20:54 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 44 replies
    Fox2now.com ^ | Aug 11, 2014
    DeAndre Smith, 30, of Ferguson, justifies the looting that happened in Ferguson.
  • In Living Color: The Ruse of Riots

    08/13/2014 10:24:33 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 5 replies
    Self | 8/14/14 | Me
    Anytime someone dies unexpectedly, family or not, it’s a tragedy. The death of Mike Brown in St. Louis is no different. However, regardless of culpability, I’m curious about something; have any of the race baiters, media puppets, and opportunistic anarchists converging in Missouri ever rioted or held a vigil for the numerous white victims of black crime? Hmm, how about in the name of a white citizen gunned down - wrongfully or not - by a cop? No, still nothing? There is real life misfortune, tragedy, and then there is racially instigated civil disobedience. If someone wants to pillage and...
  • Missouri police shooting follows shameless pattern

    08/13/2014 7:14:04 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/13/2014 | John Kass
    Every big-city mayor and police chief in America — including the guys from Chicago — are watching what is happening outside of St. Louis, in the town of Ferguson. Ferguson was once a white suburb. Now it is predominantly black. And it's hurting. A young African-American man, Michael Brown, is dead, shot by police. In the days since there have been anger, rioting, looting and, of course, the politics of race. And the thug behavior of the looters accomplishes something else: It helps lock Americans into various camps from which we're comfortable listing grievances and condemning the behavior of others.
  • 'This Is Not Open For Discussion' — Massive SWAT Team Tells Peaceful Protesters In Ferguson To Leave

    08/13/2014 4:52:35 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 547 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/13/2014 | Paul Szoldra
    A large police SWAT team showed up to a peaceful demonstration in Ferguson, Missouri and the scene is getting increasingly tense, reports Huffington Post's Ryan J. Reilly, who is currently on the ground. Soon after the team of more than 70 officers came on the scene, they told protesters they needed to leave the area and that "this [was] not open for discussion," Reilly tweeted. MSNBC reporter Trymain Lee tweeted that police told the crowd, "Go home, return to your vehicles. The protesters responded, "Mike can't go home!" "Your right to assembly is not being denied," the police said later...
  • Holder says Missouri shooting deserves review

    08/13/2014 10:26:41 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 32 replies
    KFBB ^ | Aug 11, 2014
    Attorney General Eric Holder says the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in a St. Louis suburb deserves a full review. Holder's statement Monday comes as the Justice Department dispatched its Community Relations Service to the scene to try and help calm the area's racial tension.
  • #Anonymous Releases Names, Address of Wife, Children of St. Louis County Police Chief

    08/13/2014 8:30:31 AM PDT · by Mariner · 245 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Aug 13th, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    On Tuesday #Anonymous released the private information of St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar and his wife and children. The group posted a link to the information in a tweet.
  • Resource Acquisition [Spontaneous Marxism in the St. Louis riots]

    08/12/2014 6:31:45 AM PDT · by HammerT · 10 replies
    The Peoples Cube ^ | 8/11/2014 | Krasnodar
    Is it not a pleasant sight ? Our young people of the urban Midwest are adopting the same methods that our beloved Administration uses in managing the country's material wealth! “What's mine is mine.... what's yours is mine.” And that folks, is pure, unfiltered socialism on display. Red Square:From our People's Glossary: Spontaneous Marxism Intent or act of liberating public property from morally wrong private possession. Considered illegal under capitalist law and stigmatized by such non-words as shoplifting, looting, thievery, piracy, larceny, robbery, and vandalism. Spontaneous Marxism does not require a proficient knowledge of the works of Karl Marx...
  • How many unarmed people have to die?

    08/11/2014 9:37:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | August 11, 2014 | L.Z. Granderson, CNN Contributor
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)I am tired. Tired of our streets being peppered with dead, unarmed black people. Tired of listening to armed assailants describe how they feared for their lives. Tired of being told "this has nothing to do with race." I am tired of having to march to have murderers arrested. Tired of worrying about my 17-year-old being gunned down by some random white guy who thinks his music is too loud. Tired of knowing the same could happen to me. I am tired of seeing a hashtag in front of a victim's name on Twitter. Tired of seeing Al Sharpton speak...
  • ‘Loot … and rob them, not your own'; Twitter users advise black people to loot white neighborhoods

    If you gon @ least loot, go to the white people neighborhood— #Struggle (@illmatic_kid) August 11, 2014 Words from mentor. If you're going to riot and loot, at least take it to the rich white folk neighborhood. 😂— Kesus ⚡ (@KesusWalks) August 11, 2014
  • Family Of Mike Brown Furious Over Rioting, Looting: We Didn’t Ask For This, Please Stop

    08/11/2014 10:21:20 PM PDT · by grundle · 12 replies
    weaselzippers.us [link only] | August 11, 2014
    link only: http://weaselzippers.us/196081-family-of-mike-brown-furious-over-rioting-looting-we-didnt-ask-for-this-please-stop/
  • CNN Anchor Don Lemon: 'I Understand' St. Louis Rioting, Looting

    08/11/2014 10:20:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | August 11, 2014 | Tony Lee
    After hundreds of people rioted and looted in Ferguson, Missouri, Sunday evening to protest the death of Michael Brown – an unarmed, black 18-year-old whom a police officer shot over the weekend – CNN anchor Don Lemon sympathized with the rioters and lawbreakers. Appearing as a guest on Brooke Baldwin's CNN show Monday, Lemon said, "this is about the treatment of men of color in our society." "They are treated differently whether it be law enforcement, whether it be at work, whether it be at a grocery store, whether it be on the street," he said. "They are treated differently,...
  • Democrats Pay Black Staffers 30% Less

    08/11/2014 10:44:23 PM PDT · by grundle · 15 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | August 11, 2014 | Tim Mak
    African-American staffers on Democratic campaigns were paid 70 cents for each dollar their white counterparts made. For Hispanic staffers in Democratic campaigns, the figure was 68 cents on the dollar. Political operative Michael Gomez Daly worked on two congressional campaigns in 2012 with similar budgets. On one campaign, Daly, who describes himself as “a very light-skinned Hispanic,” was brought in as a field director, primarily for his skills as a Latino operative who could reach out to the Hispanic community. On the second campaign, where they did not know he was Hispanic, “I just came in as ‘Michael Daly,’ instead...
  • Marc Lamont Hill: Police are domestic terrorists who kill black men all the time

    08/11/2014 10:52:32 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 52 replies
    Marc Lamont Hill ✔ @marclamonthill Follow A Black man in America is killed every 28 hours by police or vigilantes. THAT, not rioting, is domestic terrorism... 12:49 AM - 11 Aug 2014
  • Ferguson, Missouri Unrest Enters Second Night: Angry Mob Confronts Police with Tear Gas, Tanks

    08/11/2014 8:36:46 PM PDT · by montag813 · 50 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 08-11-2014 | Brian Hayes
    by Brian Hayes | Top Right NewsUPDATE: LIVE VIDEO AND SOCIAL MEDIA UPDATES AT THE END OF THIS ARTICLEUnrest has broken out for a second night in a St. Louis suburb where a young unarmed black man was fatally shot by police. Authorities blocked off access to Ferguson on Monday night and KTVI-TV reported that police in riot gear were using tear gas to disperse a crowd of protesters. It said there were reports of rubber bullets being fired. KMOV-TV said the tear gas was being fired at people gathering near a major intersection. This as Attorney General Eric Holder...
  • Michael Brown shooting: Vigil for dead teen turns violent

    08/11/2014 7:34:58 PM PDT · by grundle · 67 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | August 11, 2014
    FERGUSON, Mo. - A day of anger over a fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen in suburban St. Louis turned to mayhem as people looted businesses, vandalized vehicles and confronted police in riot gear who tried to block access to parts of the city. Additionally, Laura Hettiger, a reporter for CBS affiliate KMOV-TV, tweeted that the police chief in Ferguson claims he and the St. Louis County Police chief were shot at overnight in a Walmart parking lot. Police told CBS affiliate KMOV-TV in St. Louis that close to 300 officers responded to the area and two officers...
  • ‘Loot the White Neighborhoods!’ – Rioters Burn Store, Assault Reporter, Shoot at Police in St. Louis

    08/11/2014 12:27:34 PM PDT · by montag813 · 64 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 08-11-2014 | Brian Hayes
    Above: "We take anything we want!" Rioters loot a QuikMart before setting it ablazeby Brian Hayes | Top Right NewsThe mayhem outside St. Louis we reported last night continued late into the morning hours in Ferguson, Missouri, as rioters looted dozens of stores, including a WalMart and Target, damaged or destroyed over 200 cars, including 5 police cruisers, and even burned down a QuikTrip convenience mart. One official also reported that gunshots were fired at police by some rioters.
  • Riots, Mass Looting Engulf Ferguson, Missouri After Protest of Shooting Death (Video)

    08/10/2014 9:19:24 PM PDT · by montag813 · 195 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 08-11-2014 | Brian Hayes
    by Brian Hayes | Top Right NewsUPDATE: LIVE VIDEO BELOWThe situation has escalated  in Ferguson, Missouri where people have been protesting the police shooting of the unarmed Michael Brown on Saturday night. This town just North of St. Louis has become a powder keg, starting when the crowd started hurling bottles at a police line they had faced off with earlier tonight. And now hundreds of idiots, who seem to be a majority in this crowd, have started looting nearly every single business in town. Don't these people realize they have to wake up to this tomorrow morning? Just insanity.
  • Angry crowd gathers after Missouri police shoot teen

    08/10/2014 3:22:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 57 replies
    CBS ^ | staff
    FERGUSON, Mo. - A large crowd of angry residents confronted police officers in Missouri on Saturday afternoon, yelling such things as "kill the police" after an officer fatally shot a teenager who witnesses say was unarmed. Officer Brian Schellman, spokesman for the St. Louis County Police Department, said "a couple hundred" people came out of apartment buildings after an officer shot and killed the young man. Schellman did not identify the male or say what prompted the shooting. But family members and witnesses identified the young man as 18-year-old Michael Brown. Multiple witnesses said Brown had no weapon on him...
  • NFL to Use Tracking Chips on Players

    08/02/2014 12:45:22 PM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 62 replies
    http://news.discovery.com ^ | Aug 1, 2014 | Glenn McDonald
    As a hardcore baseball guy, I often wonder why people needlessly waste their time on all those other, lesser sports. But I suppose everyone has a right to their insane opinions. In any case, football fans may want to keep an eye on this development: The NFL announced this week that it will be using RFID tracking chips on players during select games in the 2014 season. The high-tech chips — RFID stands for radio-frequency identification — will generate precise positioning data on each player on every play. Football Uniforms Throughout History For the initial rollout, the RFID system will...
  • St. Louis issues marriage licenses to 4 same-sex couples; likely to face lawsuit

    06/26/2014 11:24:42 AM PDT · by BurningOak · 21 replies
    St. Louis Business Journal ^ | Jun 26, 2014 | Jacob Kirn
    The city of St. Louis on Wednesday evening issued marriage licenses to four same-sex couples, a direct challenge to Missouri's constitutional ban on gay marriage. The couples were married in Mayor Francis Slay's office. Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is now likely to sue the city, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
  • Out of Egypt [Saint Louis Art Museum, Ka-Nefer-Nefer mask]

    02/18/2006 8:17:53 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies · 412+ views
    Riverfront Times ^ | Feb 15, 2006 | Malcolm Gay
    Goneim dubbed the woman Ka-Nefer-Nefer: the Twice-Beautiful Ka. So taken was Goneim with Ka-Nefer-Nefer (pronounced caw nef-er nef-er) that he would publish photographs of the mask in three subsequent books about the excavation. But amid the excitement of the dig in 1952, her fate was obscured. She would disappear from public view for nearly 50 years. More precisely, until 1998, when the Saint Louis Art Museum purchased the mask for a half-million dollars from Phoenix Ancient Art, an antiquities dealership owned by the Lebanese brothers Hicham and Ali Aboutaam.
  • The Saint Louis Art Museum Ka-Nefer-Nefer Egyptian Mask Saga Continues

    12/14/2008 3:41:58 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies · 399+ views
    Riverfront Times Blog ^ | Wednesday, November 26, 2008 | Tom Finkel
    A recent Associated Press article reports that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is now looking into the provenance of the Ka-Nefer-Nefer mask, a 3,000-year-old Egyptian relic acquired in the late 1990s by the Saint Louis Art Museum. The mask, said to date back to the Nineteenth Dynasty (1293-1185 B.C.), was unearthed early in 1952 by an up-and-coming Egyptian archaeologist named Mohammed Zakaria Goneim. It is now at the center of a long-running ownership dispute between the art museum and the Egyptian government. The set-to was the topic of an in-depth Riverfront Times story by Malcolm Gay, "Out of Egypt,"...
  • Egypt asks US museum to return gold mummy mask

    03/01/2006 10:35:43 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies · 997+ views
    Middle East Times ^ | February 24, 2006
    CAIRO -- Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities said on Thursday that it has asked a US museum to return a Pharaoh's golden mask, which it said had disappeared from a storage area in Cairo's Egyptian Museum. It asked the Saint Louis Art Museum in Missouri to return the mask of Ka-Nefer-Nefer, which it said dated to the XIX dynasty and had been spotted by an Egyptologist in a recent tour of the Missouri museum collection. The mummy mask "was discovered by Egyptian archaeologist Mohammed Zakaria Ghoneim in 1952 and was placed in the museum's storage area in 1959", said a...
  • South St. Louis Father Guns Down TWO Hostage Taking Felons Holding His Daughter At Gunpoint

    06/12/2014 12:31:34 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 6 replies
    Bearing Arms.com ^ | 6/12/14 | Bob Owens
    Moms Demand Action From Illegal Mayors in Everytown cult leader Shannon Watts claims that a good guy with a gun has “never” stopped a bad guy with a gun. Here’s just the latest example of her being dead wrong. It was about 11pm Monday when a 17 year old girl who lives in the home was getting something from her car. Two men, both with guns, grabbed her. The began to push her back into the home with a gun to her head. Her father, who says he was visiting the girl and her mother, saw the gunmen and pulled...
  • Police: Dad shoots, kills man who held gun to teen daughter

    06/10/2014 1:08:22 PM PDT · by rwa265 · 34 replies
    KTVI TV ^ | June 10, 2014 | Chris Regnier
    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – An attempted home invasion turned into a murder investigation Tuesday morning. One suspect is dead and another is in critical condition after allegedly holding a gun to a teen’s head. St. Louis police are releasing chilling details of a late night shooting in south St. Louis that left one person dead, another injured and a neighborhood shaken up. It all went down at 11:00pm last night on Newport near Neosho in the Bevo Mill neighborhood. Investigators say it all started with a teenaged girl being confronted by two armed men in front of her home....
  • Historic moment as Michael Sam becomes first openly-gay player EVER drafted into the NFL...

    05/11/2014 11:45:45 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/11/14 | RYAN GORMAN
    ... after getting seventh round call from St Louis Rams...and he celebrated with a kiss from his boyfriend College football star Michael Sam and the St. Louis Rams made history Saturday night when the team made him the first openly-gay player ever drafted by a National Football League team. The highly decorated defensive end was drafted in the seventh round, 249th overall, and famously kissed boyfriend Vito Cammisano after smashing cake in his face on national television. Sam was named as both an All-American and the SEC Defensive player of the year after a stellar senior campaign last season for...
  • Clippers Owner Settles Discrimination Suit: Where's the Rush Outrage?

    11/08/2009 3:08:22 PM PST · by Justaham · 3 replies · 273+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 11-8-09 | Noel Sheppard
    Last month liberal media members armed with false allegations of racism went into a full-court press to prevent Rush Limbaugh from becoming an owner of the St. Louis Rams. On Tuesday, the owner of basketball's Los Angeles Clippers settled a multi-million dollar discrimination lawsuit wherein it was alleged that he had for years tried to keep blacks and hispanics out of his apartment buildings. This is actually the second such suit Donald Sterling has settled in the past four years. Despite this, America's television news media, which had a field day going after Limbaugh last month, completely ignored the story.
  • B.B. King, 88, is heckled at an awkward St. Louis performance

    04/07/2014 8:35:15 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 114 replies
    St Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 4/7/14 | Daniel Durcholz
    B.B. King has spent decades singing “The Thrill Is Gone.” Perhaps at long last it actually is. Make no mistake: King is a living legend, a national treasure, and the sobriquet “king of the blues” is not mere wordplay, but a title earned. To be in the same room as him and breathe the same air is an honor and a privilege. But for the majority of King’s concert at the Peabody Opera House on Friday night, the sizeable crowd could have been excused for thinking that’s all they were going to get. King’s shows in recent years have featured...
  • Woman survives shooting by ex-boyfriend when the gun misfires

    02/21/2014 5:55:24 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 33 replies
    KMOV.COM ^ | 21 FEBRUARY 2014 | KMOV.COM
    (KMOV.com) -- An amazing story of survival as an O’Fallon woman has a loaded gun shoved in her face by her ex-boyfriend. He pulls the trigger several times, but nothing happens. The female victim asked not to be identified. She said her ex-boyfriend, Jerry Beatty, 53, kicked in the door of her home and had a gun in his hand. “Somebody points a gun in your face, you know I turned my head and it clicked,” the victim said, “[He] was like, ‘Look at me when I kill you.’” Police said there was nothing wrong with the gun, but the...
  • MSNBC: Tasteless Ronan Farrow Compares War Hero's Struggles to Congressional Bickering

    01/31/2014 12:30:07 PM PST · by chessplayer · 20 replies
    What is wrong with the hosts at MSNBC? Ronan Farrow, who will begin anchoring a network program on February 24, made a tasteless joke on Tuesday night, comparing war hero Cory Remsburg's struggles to that of politicians in Congress. Farrow tweeted, "Cory 'struggles on the left side.' Congress relates.'" Farrow has not apologized for the tweet On Wednesday, political reporter Mark Murray, whose wife works in the Obama administration, compared Remsburg's struggle to that of the President: "Obama's ending on Remsburg wasn't just a story about America -- it also was a story about Obama.
  • Parents revolt against public schools leave buildings empty

    01/31/2014 1:28:43 PM PST · by usalady · 52 replies
    Examiner ^ | Jan. 31, 2014 | Martha
    As those in power continues to hang onto the 19th century model of education or accept Common Core indoctrination for their students, parents are moving toward becoming the “deciders” as they chose charter and private schools, homeschooling, and online programs, it is leaving thousands of empty school buildings all across America. According to a recent study among the cities with vacant school buildings are
  • Missouri lawmakers to consider raising speed limit

    01/09/2014 11:04:57 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    FOX 4 News ^ | January 8, 2014 | John Pepitone
    BELTON, Mo. — As Missouri lawmakers return to Jefferson City Wednesday, one of many issues they are expected to consider is raising the state’s speed limit. Along Interstate 49 here, the speed limit is 70 miles an hour, but that could jump up to 75 if this proposal becomes law. A southwest Missouri lawmaker wants drivers in the Show-Me State to be able to go faster on rural highways. Rep. Mike Kelley from Lamar, further south on I-49, wants to raise the speed limit to 75 miles an hour on 4-lane highways away from the cities. Currently Missouri’s speed limit...
  • MSNBC Crank Joy Reid: Knockout Game Most Overrated Story of Year (It’s Just Whitey)

    12/30/2013 10:18:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 30, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    In April 2011 an elderly St. Louis man was attacked by a mob of black youths playing “the knock out game” while walking home from the grocery store with his wife. They killed him. In June 2011 a group of black youths beat a gay man bloody playing “the knock out game.” In August 2011 black teen mobs targeted St. Louis cyclists in the knock out game. In September 2011, a 73-year-old St. Louis man was knocked unconscious just outside of Tower Grove Park. One local teen claims to have knocked out over 300 people in the “game.” There have...
  • Snowstorm Expands: To Impact More Than 110 Million

    12/14/2013 7:07:15 AM PST · by george76 · 152 replies
    AccuWeather ^ | December 14, 2013 | Alex Sosnowski
    Heavy snow and travel disruptions will spread from the Midwest and into the Northeast as the day progresses on Saturday. The snowstorm will span more than 1,000 miles. Snow will fall on and impact every major city and rural area from St. Louis to Boston, including Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and New York City. The area encompasses about 110 million people.
  • What's an Olivette man doing running pro-gun website?

    12/14/2013 6:47:32 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    stltoday.com ^ | 13 December, 2013 | Todd C. Frankel
    ROCK HILL • Sitting inside a Starbucks, sipping black coffee, joking with the baristas, Dan Zimmerman doesn’t look like a gun guy. He looks like a guy who might work in accounts receivable, which is what this Olivette resident did for years. He is 53, balding, wearing tortoise shell glasses, carrying a little extra weight and dressed in the beige tones of business casual. He smiles easily. He is working on a laptop at a back table. He also might be packing heat. Could be his .38 snubby. Maybe his Kahr 9 mm. He won’t say. “I really don’t talk...
  • Man in drive-through lane robs bank in south St. Louis

    12/08/2013 10:35:28 AM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 30 replies
    stltoday.com ^ | December 8, 2013 | Denise Hollinshed
    St. Louis police are searching for a man who robbed a Bank of America branch from the drive-through lane about noon Saturday. Police said the man drove up to the bank in the 6600 block of South Kingshighway in a white Impala and announced a robbery while at the drive-through window. The teller gave him an undisclosed amount of cash and the man drove off.
  • The 50 Most Violent Cities In The World

    11/28/2013 12:10:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 109 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/28/2013 | PAMELA ENGEL, CHRISTINA STERBENZ AND GUS LUBIN
    Drug trafficking, gang wars, political instability, corruption, and poverty have combined to make Latin America by far the most homicidal region of the world. The region has 40% of the world's murders, despite having only 8 percent of the population, according to the U.N. The highest murder rate of all is in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, with 169 homicides per 100,000 people, according to a study published earlier this year by Mexico's Citizens' Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice. The ranking is based on 2012 data, except for San Pedro Sula and Distrito Central in Honduras, where authorities would...
  • When Opposing Jihad Is ‘Racist’

    11/12/2013 7:47:30 AM PST · by SJackson · 21 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 12, 2013 | Robert Spencer
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - When Opposing Jihad Is ‘Racist’Posted By Robert Spencer On November 12, 2013 @ 12:39 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 17 Comments “Islamophobia” has broken out at Washington University of St. Louis, sparking outrage, grief, an “open solidarity forum,” and an avalanche of groveling apologies from university administrators.It all started, according to the university’s independent student paper Student Life, with a “controversial Halloween photograph” that went “viral” and became an “emotional trigger” for Muslim students, “bringing back memories of personal experiences with racism.”The offending photo featured a group of students apparently dressed as soldiers pointing...
  • Alert: FBI Investigating Threats to Midwest Water Supply Systems: “On High Alert”

    10/19/2013 3:31:23 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 26 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 10/19/13 | Mac Slavo
    Reuters reports that the FBI and other agencies are in the process of investigating multiple threats to Midwest Water Supply Systems. Specifically, the FBI has named Wichita, Kansas as a target, but utility facilities have also been put on alert in other Midwestern cities. (Reuters) The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation learned of the threats in the past two days and has contacted the water supply facilities and law enforcement offices for the municipalities, said Bridget Patton, a spokeswoman for the FBI office in Kansas City, Missouri. Patton declined to discuss the nature of the threats or the number of...