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  • 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...
  • 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,"...