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  • NLRB hits McDonald’s as joint employer

    12/19/2014 12:05:51 PM PST · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 19, 2014 | Tim Devaney
    McDonald’s and its franchisees illegally retaliated against employees for participating in union-related activities, the National Labor Relations Board’s top lawyer alleged Friday in a case with sweeping industry implications. NLRB general counsel Richard Griffin announced Friday he will issue 13 complaints involving 78 charges against franchises and McDonald’s USA, LLC. Though many of these alleged labor violations were committed by independent franchise owners, Griffin ruled earlier this year that McDonald’s can be held liable for those actions as a so-called joint employer, leaving the corporatrion — and potentially other franchisors — exposed to such claims. McDonald’s said the decision will...
  • 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....
  • Witnesses Gone Wild: Why Did McCullough Release Obvious Lies To Grand Jury?

    12/15/2014 8:06:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    News One for Black America ^ | December 15, 2014 | Staff
    Since the night St. Louis Country prosecutor Bob McCullough announced that police officer Darren Wilson would face no charges in the death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown and released thousands of documents in connection to the case, many interested parties have combed through the pages and analyzed them, trying to get a sense of why the grand jury decided not to indict. CNN recently did a comprehensive breakdown of Ferguson witness reports which showed how witnesses on both sides presented conflicting information, changed their stories, and some lied under oath. Some witnesses testimony, like that of Dorian Johnson, the...
  • No other team wants to pick up openly gay NFL draft pick Michael Sam after ....

    08/31/2014 7:00:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 98 replies
    mail online ^ | Josh Gardner AP
    FULL TITLE: No other team wants to pick up openly gay NFL draft pick Michael Sam after he's cut from the St. Louis Rams Michael Sam was not picked up by any other team Sunday after the NFL's first openly gay draft pick was cut by the St. Louis Rams. Sam's dreams of becoming the first gay NFL player have now been placed on hold. Sam is now free to sign with any NFL practice team. Scroll down for video
  • Michael Brown Star Witness Gets Government Job - Robbery and lying pay off...

    12/11/2014 7:21:21 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 36 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 12/11/14 | Yehuda Remer
    The father of the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot,” slogan has just been employed by the United States government. Dorian Johnson, the star witness to the Michael Brown shooting and the man who was assisting Brown during the strong-arm robbery moments before Brown was killed, has been hired by the city of St. Louis. According to STltoday.com, “Jeff Rainford, Mayor Francis Slay's chief of staff, has confirmed that Johnson was hired under a state grant through the city's Agency on Training and Employment, or SLATE.” Meeting the low income eligibility requirements, the 22-year-old will be holding the temporary position and will...
  • St. Louis police allege hate crime in latest attack on Bosnian resident

    12/08/2014 5:34:13 PM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 29 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 12/08/14 | FoxNews
    The St. Louis police chief has asked for the FBI's help investigating what he believes was a hate crime attack against a woman in the same Bosnian neighborhood where a man was beaten to death days earlier by hammer-wielding teens, and where assaults have spiked dramatically in recent months. The 26-year-old Bosnian-American woman told police she was stopped in her car by three African-American teens early Friday morning in the city's Bevo Mill section, where tens of thousands of Bosnians settled following the civil war in the former Yugoslavia 20 years ago. .....
  • Reggie Bush Wears Protest Shirt (I can't breathe)

    12/07/2014 1:01:51 PM PST · by doug from upland · 43 replies
    espn ^ | 12-2014
    DETROIT -- Lions running back Reggie Bush, who has been outspoken about the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, continued his outspoken nature Sunday when he wore a shirt reading "I Can't Breathe" during pregame warm-ups Sunday. Bush wrote the message -- in black ink on his blue shirt -- signifying the last words of Eric Garner, the New York man who died while being placed in a chokehold as he was being arrested. Bush wore the shirt a day after Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose wore an "I Can't Breathe" T-shirt in pregame warm-ups prior to his team's game Saturday night...
  • Jeff Fisher Taunts 'Skins With RG3 Trade Haul Before Game

    12/07/2014 4:39:49 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 29 replies
    Deadspin ^ | 12/7/14 | Samer Kalaf
    The Rams shut out the 'Skins 24-0 today, but St. Louis head coach Jeff Fisher punked Washington before the game even started. Remember when Washington traded up in the 2012 draft to get Robert Griffin III? Oh, Fisher remembers.
  • Another Race-Based Attack In St. Louis: Black Thugs Drag Bosnian Woman Out Of Her Car and Beat Her

    12/06/2014 9:02:36 AM PST · by MeatshieldActual · 137 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/05/2014 | Debra Heine
    A 26-year-old white Bosnian woman was dragged out of her car early this morning and beaten by three black assailants in the same South St. Louis neighborhood that saw a Bosnian man bludgeoned to death with hammers earlier this week. Via St. Louis CBS Local: According to a police report, at about 5:30 a.m., a Bosnian woman was driving on the 4600 block of Lansdowne when three black males in their late-teens to early-20s stepped in front of her vehicle. When the woman tried to drive around them, the suspects reportedly pulled out a firearm, so she stopped the car....
  • Planned Parenthood Ferguson tweet outrages Black genocide film producer

    12/03/2014 11:05:17 PM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    life dynamics ^ | December 3, 2014 | life dynamics
    A Ferguson tweet by Planned Parenthood has outraged the producer of the Black Genocide documentary film, Maafa21, who said the organization has done more damage to the Black community than the Klan. Charlie Butts from One News Now interviewed Life Dynamics‘ president Mark Crutcher producer of Maafa21, who said Planned Parenthood has no business camping onto the Ferguson tragedy to promote its agenda of racial targeting in the Black community: VIDEO ON LINK We have republished this interview with permission below. A pro-life group says a series of tweets from Planned Parenthood concerning the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, masks that...
  • Article claims 'proof' Ofc. Wilson had to shoot (MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell vs. Washington Post

    12/03/2014 8:44:52 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 21 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 12/2/2014 | Lawrence O'Donnell
    In the Rewrite Lawrence O'Donnell questions several claims made in a Washington Post story written by a law professor about the shooting death of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson. ...
  • Teens Jump, Beat St. Louis Man to Death with Hammers (Guess what is missing on this story?)

    12/01/2014 2:14:05 PM PST · by bestintxas · 65 replies
    breitbart ^ | november 30, 2014 | a hawkins
    On November 30, four teens jumped a man in south St. Louis, using hammers to beat him to death. According to the St. Louis Bosnian, the victim was 32-year-old Zemir Begic. He was sitting in his car around 1 a.m. when the teens began banging on it. He stepped out of the car, and the teens attacked him until he was unconscious then left him for dead. Begic died, and surveillance video led to the capture of two of the suspects. One of them is 15 and the other is 16 years of age. This senseless beating death—which came on...
  • Protesters: St. Louis Man Beaten to Death with Hammers because he was White

    12/01/2014 11:57:26 AM PST · by rightistight · 36 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 12/1/14 | Aurelius
    Zemir Begic, a Bosnian man who moved to St. Louis this year, was beaten to death by black and Hispanic assailants because he was white, according to protesters who have taken to the streets since his murder. Mr. Begic was attacked by three teens wielding hammers yesterday. They repeatedly struck Mr. Begic in the “head, abdomen, face, and mouth.” He died after being rushed to St. Louis University Hospital. Protesters took to the street last night to bring attention to and denounce the attack. A number believe that it was racially motivated because Mr. Begic was white and his attackers...
  • Bosnian community in St. Louis outraged over fatal hammer attack in Bevo Mill neighborhood

    12/01/2014 7:18:42 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 51 replies
    stltoday.com St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 3 hours ago | Joel Currier
    ST. LOUIS • St. Louis Bosnians outraged about a deadly hammer attack in the city’s Bevo Mill neighborhood spilled into the streets Sunday night to voice frustrations over violence touching their community. [....] Police said Begic was in his vehicle about 1:15 a.m. in the 4200 block of Itaska when several juveniles approached and began damaging his car. Police said Begic got out to confront the juveniles, who began yelling at him and hitting him with hammers. Begic, 32, who lived in the 4200 block of Miami Street, suffered injuries to his head, abdomen, face and mouth. He died at...
  • Gen Honore: If Riots Not Stopped St. Louis May Have To Invoke The Insurrection Act

    11/26/2014 2:52:13 AM PST · by Biggirl · 46 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 26, 2014 | Breitbart TV
    Tuesday on CNN, retired lieutenant general and the commander of Joint Task Force Katrina Gen. Russel L. Honoré said if the riots in Missouri cant be controlled the next step is "the Insurrection Act."
  • (Ferguson) Protesters swarm courthouse steps in St. Louis

    11/25/2014 12:23:03 PM PST · by Zakeet · 43 replies
    AP ^ | November 25, 2014
    Protesters angry about the grand jury decision to not indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson have overturned barricades and swarmed the steps of the federal courthouse in downtown St. Louis. [Snip] Those who swarmed the courthouse steps chanted "You didn't indict. We shall fight."
  • Ferguson Protesters Vandalize St. Louis City Landmark

    11/24/2014 2:50:09 AM PST · by Adam Taxin · 39 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/24/14 | Jim Hoft (aka "The Gateway Pundit")
    #Ferguson protesters marched Sunday in St. Louis City near the Vonderitt Myers memorial on Shaw Avenue. Vonderitt Myers, who was 18, was shot dead when he fired on police in October near the Botanical Gardens in St. Louis. Myers was charged with murder at 16 but was not convicted after the witness did not show up. The Vonderitt Myers memorial was covered with plastic on Sunday night. The protesters shutdown Kingshighway. The protesters also vandalized a landmark on Flora Place and Grand. The vandals wrote, “If we burn, You burn with us – FTP” When we drove over to check...
  • Police in St. Louis agree to ‘rules of engagement’ for protests after grand jury decision

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

    11/18/2014 5:19:17 AM PST · by SJackson · 29 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 18, 2014 | Matthew Vadum
    FBI Warns of More Ferguson RagePosted By Matthew Vadum On November 18, 2014 @ 12:50 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 9 Comments The FBI is warning that extremist protesters will probably threaten or physically attack police officers or federal agents when a grand jury investigating the death of Michael Brown decides whether to indict the policeman who shot him.Brown, an 18-year-old black male, was killed in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9 by white police officer Darren Wilson after he beat Wilson and tried to grab his handgun. Brown’s defenders characterize him as a gentle giant even though a few minutes...
  • Ted Cruz Saves America Released by ColoringBook.com - Back by Popular Demand

    11/12/2014 3:00:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    PR Web ^ | November 11, 2014
    ColoringBook.com owned by Really Big Coloring Books, Inc. releases Ted Cruz Saves America in conjunction with the number one (#1) selling coloring and activity book Ted Cruz to the Future. The Ted Cruz to the Future Coloring and Activity Book is back by popular demand. Really Big Coloring Books ® is releasing Ted Saves America as a supplement to the Ted Cruz book. The additional eight (8) page supplement is complimentary with the purchase of the Ted Cruz book, the #1 selling coloring book. Releasing the book and supplement on Veterans' Day corresponds with 2nd Amendment values. "The supplement and...
  • Ferguson Missouri’s “Don’t Shoot Coalition” issues rules for police behavior but not for rioters

    11/12/2014 10:26:38 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 26 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/12/14 | Doug Book
    The New Black Panther Party, Amnesty International, Sistahs Talkin’ back, CAIR and the Organization for Black Struggle are but a few of the groups which make up the “Don’t Shoot Coalition,” a collection of individuals and organizations which has taken it upon themselves to decide how police and other government officials must respond should demonstrations take place in response to a Grand Jury decision against indicting Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown. Nineteen proposed Rules of Engagement have been released by the Coalition for the purpose of “ ‘…[deescalating violence]’ without tamping down on peaceful protest...
  • St. Louis rolls out new program to hire minority police officers

    11/08/2014 6:33:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    KPLR-TV ^ | November 8, 2014 | Shirley Washington
    St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay is working in collaboration with the NAACP St. Louis Branch, the St. Louis Public Safety Department, and the Ethical Society of Police to recruit more minority police officers to the force. The City has been working on the initiative for months. However, the tragic shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson on, August 9, 2014, gave the plan a greater sense of urgency. Tonight on The Pulse of St. Louis, learn the qualifications needed to become a St. Louis police officer and how to help improve the relationship between law enforcement...
  • Deion Sanders on Michael Sam: Gay ‘Could Be’ a Choice – ‘The God I Know Don’t Make Mistakes’

    11/08/2014 7:38:12 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 33 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/07/2014 | Michael W. Chapman
    When questioned about openly homosexual football player Michael Sam, Pro Football Hall of Famer and CBS Sports analyst Deion Sanders said that gay “could be” a choice and added that, “The God I know don’t make mistakes.” In a Nov. 7 interview preview on ORA.tv, an online program, host Larry King asked Sanders what he thought about Michael Sam, who was drafted by the St. Louis Rams and later released, and then picked for the Dallas Cowboys practice squad and not long thereafter also released. Sanders, who is also a commentator for the NFL Network, said, “You know what, I...
  • Mahatma Gandhi - The Man, The Myth, The Gas Station Attendant by Hillary Clinton

    01/07/2004 5:38:04 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 41 replies · 423+ views
    Mahatma Gandhi - The Man, The Myth, The Gas Station Attendant by Hillary Clinton 1/7/2004 - Marni Malarkey -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Senator Hillary Clinton has apologized if a comment she is reported to have made at an event on Saturday offended anyone, but has said she was "misquoted by the vast rightwing conspiracy in the press." The New York Democrat made the remark at a fund-raiser in St Louis, during which she allegedly introduced a quote from Mahatma Gandhi by saying: "You all know Gandhi. He ran a gas station down in St Louis." Americans of South Asian descent have protested Senator...
  • Missouri's gay marriage ban thrown out; St. Louis issuing licenses

    11/05/2014 7:29:13 PM PST · by BurningOak · 16 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/05/2014 | Lauren Raab, James Queally
    A judge overturned Missouri’s ban on gay marriage Wednesday, and St. Louis immediately began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The state’s ban violated the 14th Amendment’s equal protection clause and due process clause, St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex M. Burlison wrote in his ruling. “Any same-sex couple that satisfies all the requirements for marriage under Missouri law, other than being of different sexes, is legally entitled to a marriage license,” he wrote. ... St. Louis ended up issuing marriage licenses to four same-sex couples Wednesday afternoon, and more are expected in the days to come, said Jennifer Florida, St....
  • MO:Open Carry March in Downtown St. Louis

    10/29/2014 5:31:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The open carry march in St. Louis went off without a hitch on Saturday, 25 October.   In stark contrast to unruly and violent Ferguson demonstrators, the open carry marchers, who celebrated the restoration of constitutional rights under the newly passed amendment 5, were polite, considerate, peaceful, and had no violent interactions with the police.  From stltoday.com, a counterprotestor complained: Counterdemonstrator Tef Poe, of Hands Up United and the Organization of Black Struggle, said the calm police reaction was in contrast to police behavior at protests in Ferguson.“When we protest in a similar manner, without guns, they proceed with aggression...
  • Cardinals' Oscar Taveras killed in car accident in Dominican Republic

    10/26/2014 6:15:25 PM PDT · by Straight Vermonter · 7 replies
    CBS ^ | 10/26/14 | Mike Axisa
    Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras and his girlfriend were killed in a car accident in the Dominican Republic, agent Brian Mejia has confirmed to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. Taveras was 22. GM John Mozeliak expressed his condolences to the family according to USA Today, but said the team was awaiting more details before making a formal announcement. MLB announced the news on Twitter. Taveras made his MLB debut with St. Louis this season and hit .239 in 80 games. Taveras hit a game-tying pinch-hit solo home run in the seventh inning of Game 2 of the NLCS against the Giants two...
  • Cardinals slugger Oscar Taveras killed in auto crash in Dominican

    10/26/2014 6:30:22 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 9 replies
    The St. Louis Cardinals hoped slugger Oscar Taveras would become a star in Major League Baseball. Instead, at age 22, his light has gone out forever. Taveras died after a car wreck in his native Dominican Republic, a report confirmed Sunday night by Yahoo Sports' reporter Jeff Passan.
  • Armed demonstrators stroll through downtown St. Louis

    10/26/2014 1:37:54 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 34 replies
    STLToday.com (St. Louis Post Dispatch) ^ | October 26, 2014 | Jim Gallagher
    About 40 demonstrators armed with pistols and rifles — and a 19-month-old toddler with a toy gun — took to the streets of downtown St. Louis on Saturday afternoon to assert their right to carry guns openly in public. The crowd walked peacefully along sidewalks from Citygarden to the Gateway Arch, surprising tourists along the route. The heavily armed crowd shouted “Congrats!” to surprised wedding parties posing for pictures in Kiener Plaza. They carried pistols in holsters and long guns slung from their shoulders. About 10 St. Louis police officers watched the gathering at Citygarden but didn’t interfere or follow...
  • Police investigating assault and theft following argument between Brown family relatives

    10/25/2014 8:46:35 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 45 replies
    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – In a recent statement, Michael Brown’s mother asked that her son not be part of self-serving business or political actions as she pleaded that he be remembered for the good. A reported assault and theft this past weekend may dramatically underscore that sentiment. It happened Saturday night, October 18th, at about 8:15 pm in the parking lot of Red’s BBQ. It`s the corner of Canfield and West Florissant, just blocks from where Michael Brown was shot and killed. Police sources tell us Brown`s Grandmother, Pearlie Gordon, along with Brown`s Cousin Tony Petty, were selling t-shirts...
  • 'It's murder and they will feel the wrath of God's vengeance': Michael Brown's....

    10/20/2014 6:38:58 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 10.20.14 | Daniel Bates for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: EXCLUSIVE - 'It's murder and they will feel the wrath of God's vengeance': Michael Brown's family react angrily to leak of Darren Wilson's testimony 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...
  • Is Ferguson officer about to be CLEARED over killing of unarmed Michael Brown? ......

    10/18/2014 6:39:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 60 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 10.18.14 | Mia De Graaf for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Is Ferguson officer about to be CLEARED over killing of unarmed Michael Brown? Al Sharpton leads outcry after report there is not enough evidence to charge cop who says he was 'in fear of his life' Reverend Al Sharpton is leading a wave of outcry after a report suggested that investigators do not have enough evidence to charge a police officer over the shooting of Michael Brown. Details revealed by the New York Times included the first account of the shooting to come from Darren Wilson - who says he struggled with Brown in his squad car and...
  • St. Louis area police arrest at least 17 who 'threw rocks' during weekend.....

    10/12/2014 5:11:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    mailonline ^ | Reuters
    FULL TITLE: St. Louis area police arrest at least 17 who 'threw rocks' during weekend of protests that saw thousands take part in marches and demonstrations Riot-gear clad police arrested at least 17 people on Sunday after they refused orders to disperse from a spontaneous sit-in outside a convenience store in St. Louis during a weekend of otherwise peaceful protests against police violence. Thousands of people are staging protest marches, vigils and other demonstrations in the St. Louis area this weekend, calling for the arrest of a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in August. Another...
  • IS ISIS, Hamas, US Muslim Network Trying To Sabotage American Police?

    10/11/2014 6:10:34 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 25 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | October 11, 2014 | Joel Leyden
    IS ISIS, Hamas, US Muslim Network Trying To Sabotage American Police?By Joel Leyden Israel News Agency New York — October 11, 2014 … Police in St. Louis and Hammond, Indiana have recently come under attack – for doing their jobs. In St. Louis, police shot dead Vonderrit D. Myers after he opened fire at police during a chase. Ballistic evidence shows Myers fired three shots at the police officers before his gun jammed. Police said they recovered the 9mm gun, which had been reported stolen on Sept. 26. Online court documents illustrate Myers was free on bond when he was...
  • Furious protesters torch and hang the US flag upside down in second night....

    10/10/2014 7:40:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 87 replies
    mail online ^ | Lydia Warren for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Furious protesters torch and hang the US flag upside down in second night of St Louis protests over cop killing of black teen Protesters have clashed with cops for a second night in St Louis, Missouri following the fatal shooting of black 18-year-old Vonderrit Myers Jr., who was gunned down by an off-duty police officer on Wednesday. Demonstrators burned American flags, blacked intersections, banged drums and taunted police as they gathered in Shaw to protest the teenager's death at the hands of the unidentified cop - just moments after they had met for a quiet candle-lit vigil for...
  • St. Louis Shooting: Protest Against Vonderrit Myers Killing Stops Traffic In Shaw Neighborhood

    10/09/2014 8:53:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    International Business Times ^ | October 9, 2014 | Howard Koplowitz
    Traffic in St. Louis’s Shaw neighborhood came to a standstill on Thursday after demonstrators protesting the shooting of a black teen killed by a white off-duty policeman blocked streets in the city’s Shaw neighborhood. The shooting Wednesday of Vonderritt Myers Jr. came two months after the shooting of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. While Brown was unarmed, authorities claimed Myers had a gun and shot at the off-duty officer before the cop retaliated with fatal gunfire. ---snip--- Thursday marked the second day protests erupted in St. Louis. Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery said St. Louis police officers used different tactics...
  • Here we go again. Another Police shooting in Missouri

    10/09/2014 8:50:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/09/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    In what is already being cited by the media as a flashback to the events in Furguson, there has been another shooting in the St. Lois area involving a white police officer and a black teenager. This one has several twists, however, which at least initially make it sound like a different set of circumstances. But the resulting protests look eerily similar. Another police-involved fatal shooting of a teenager, this time in south St. Louis not far from the Missouri Botanical Garden, led to hours of protests overnight Wednesday and into Thursday morning as an angry crowd gathered quickly...
  • St. Louis Shooting Victim Vonderrit Myers, Jr. “No Stranger” to Law Enforcement – Had Ankle Monitor

    10/09/2014 10:29:03 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 44 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 10-9-2014 | Jim Hoft
    An 18 year-old teenager was shot by a police officer in St. Louis City Wednesday night. The suspect reportedly shot at the officer during a chase. A 9mm Ruger was recovered from the scene. The shooting took place around 7:30 PM CT.Hundreds of protesters, including Ferguson protest leaders, took to the street after the shooting. (Matthew Wyczalkowski)Once again, the grievance mongers in the St. Louis region are calling for a revolution, a war against police. Its going to b a civil war the police against the people @SLMPD when the police approach us we need 2 shoot first ask ?...
  • Police officer fatally shoots teenager in south St. Louis

    10/09/2014 1:34:45 AM PDT · by maggief · 56 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | October 9, 2014 | Fred Barbash
    Update, from 1 a.m. media briefing: St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said the officer was patrolling the neighborhood for a private firm at the time of the shooting. He confirmed that the victim was 18 years old. Dotson said the officer was in a car when he saw three males and one of them started to run away but stopped. The officer did a U-turn and then all three ran. He drove through streets following them and then chased them on foot. He then got into a physical confrontation with one that escalated into gunfire. The teenager had a...
  • Tensions run high after officer-involved shooting in south St. Louis

    10/08/2014 9:02:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    KMOV-TV ^ | October 8, 2014 | Staff
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Police said a suspect is dead after an officer involved shooting in south St. Louis Wednesday night. Authorities said the shooting occurred in the 4100 block of Shaw. According to police, an officer, who was off duty, but working a security detail for a company, drove up to four men. Authorities said the four men ran as the officer got out of his car. According to police, the officer then chased after them. "As he exited the car, the gentlemen took off running. He was able to follow one of them before he lost him and then found him again...
  • St. Louis Police Officer Fatally Shoots Teen Incident Sparks Protest

    10/09/2014 3:35:59 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 57 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct 9, 2014 | Ben Kesling
    St. Louis Police Officer Fatally Shoots Teen Incident Sparks Protest Echoing Those in Nearby Ferguson, Mo. Ben Kesling An off-duty St. Louis police officer shot and killed a black teenager Wednesday evening, triggering protests in a metropolitan area that has been rattled by weeks of sometimes violent unrest in some neighborhoods following a high-profile police-involved shooting in August. The white, six-year veteran of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, who was working as a private security officer, shot and killed Vonderrit Myers Jr., an 18-year-old black teen, following an alleged struggle and after the teen allegedly fired a pistol at...
  • Protesters interrupt St. Louis Symphony Orchestra with ‘Requiem for Mike Brown’

    10/06/2014 3:18:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/05/2014 | Robert Samuels
    Ferguson, Mo. — Protesters rallying over the slaying of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown left the streets on Saturday night, put on sports coats and fancy dresses and sat in on the St. Louis Symphony. During the intermission of a performance of Brahms Requiem, the 23 protesters sitting in various parts of the auditorium stood up and sang, “Requiem for Mike Brown.” “Justice for Mike Brown is Justice for us All, Which side are you on friend? Which side are you on?” As they began to sing, protests unfurled banners from the balcony that encouraged symphony patrons to “join the...
  • 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...