Items belonging to Rosa Parks that had been stored in a warehouse have been sold to the son of billionaire Warren Buffet. According to the Associated Press, Howard G. Buffet bought the items, which include Parks’ Medal of Freedom. “I’m ….
Sometimes, there are moments so stark that they have the power to encapsulate an ugly truth in a single frame. This is one such moment.
Today in Saint Louis, around 100 people demonstrated in support of Darren Wilson, the officer who gunned down Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. The mostly white crowd gathered at a local watering hole popular with police, held signs and raised money for Wilson. Many suggested Wilson was the victim of a rush to judgement, and some insisted the episode had nothing to do with race, but rather with a police officer doing his job, as evidenced by this gem:
“They are saying it’s murder because a white officer killed a black man,” said Karen Kennedy, who attended the rally with her daughter Katie. “I don’t know where that comes from.”
Several outlets are reporting that police in Texas pulled over a woman who had four young children in her car. They instructed her to exit the vehicle, then placed her under arrest without warning, at gunpoint.
The officers were searching for a beige or tan Toyota with four black males after authorities were alerted a gun was pointed out of the window.
Police pulled over a burgundy red Nissan Maxima driven by Kametra Barbour’s on Aug. 9 that was spotted in the same area as the other car, the station [WFAA] reported.
Did not know this!!!
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“This is my pledge to the people of Ferguson: Our investigation into this matter will be full, it will be fair, and it will be independent.” -Attorney General Eric Holder #JusticeForMichael
#Ferguson police raid local church that was allowing the Dream Defenders and other peaceful protesters a safe space. The armed police entered Greater St. Mark Family Church with children present and took Maalox, which the protesters were using to help people who had been attacked by tear gas and pepper spray. Hear this interview with leader Phillip Agnew by Rev. Dr. Pamela Lightsey.
What the hell is going on in this town?
What Chief Jackson didn’t tell anyone at any of the press conferences was that, until he took over in 2010, use of force complaints were not kept in an officer’s personnel file.
Jen Hayden wrote about the Henry Davis case on Friday: Ferguson police beat a man and then charged him with ‘destruction of property’ for bloody uniforms
What I found interesting in the Daily Beast article by Michael Daly, was the way use of force complaints were treated by the Ferguson PD.
Many lawmakers, such as Rep. John Lewis, have spoken out about the events unfolding in Ferguson, MO, but some observers are beginning to wonder why the person leading the field for the Democratic nomination for president hasn’t spoken out on…
By Nigel Boys Since the ruling by the Supreme Court in 1963 that sectarian Bible classes could not be taught in public schools, the nation has been on a moral decline, this should be obvious to anyone in their 40s…
St. Louis local news is reporting that the Attorney for the Ferguson store, Jake Kanzler said the the Ferguson store owner, nor any store employee called the police to report any shoplifting of cigars, but, rather, a customer called the police.
Please notice, the I was not able to embed the video of St. Louis local news but the video can be seen here)
REPORTER: The owner of the store dispute the claim that they or an employee called 911, saying a customer inside the store made the call. They also say St. Louis County issues the warrants for the hard drive of surveillance video Friday.
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In case you thought the arrest of two reporters covering the shooting death of Michael Brown last week in Ferguson, Missouri, was some sort of anomaly and that the media has been free to do their job, think again.
“Get the f–k out of here and keep that light off or you’re getting shelled with this,” an officer appeared to shout at Mustafa Hussein, the operator of the Argus Radio Livestream channel, “You’re in our way!”
Prior to the incident, Hussein could be seen using a light to get a better view of the scene, but did not appear to be directly blocking police activity.
Yet another eyewitness has come forward in the Michael Brown shooting. Piaget Crenshaw appeared on CNN to discuss the events she saw unfold live from her apartment. She also said the police confiscated her phone and she’s upset the video hasn’t been released.