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Archived Since:February 7, 2008

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FBI Will Now Oversee Ferguson Protests, Operations - Update: FBI Says KDSK Report is Wrong

In a pretty obvious indictment of the heavy-handed tactics of the St. Louis County and Ferguson police departments, the FBI will now be taking over the investigation into the shooting of Michael Brown, as well as overseeing all operations and protests. KDSK has the details: FERGUSON, Mo. - NewsChannel 5...

Police Run Amok in Ferguson While Gov. Jay Nixon Prays, Meets With 4H Club

While the SWAT teams were setting up their sniper rifles and putting on their camouflage uniforms and getting ready for a night of tear gas and rubber bullets, Missouri governor Jay Nixon was having a lovely meeting with the St. Louis 4H club. Meeting w/ talented young people in @Missouri4h &...

Photo: St. Louis SWAT Police Train High-Powered Rifles on Unarmed Protesters in Ferguson

Bad craziness. RT @FOX2now #STL SWAT has weapons drawn in #Ferguson protest in broad daylight w/ media attending pic.twitter.com/cgCpydG4E2 -- Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) August 13, 2014 Is this Afghanistan, or Missouri? How can there possibly be any excuse for training weapons on people in a non-violent protest? Police loudspeaker: "Your right...

Interview With Michael Brown's Friend: He Was 'Shot Like an Animal'

MSNBC Dorin Johnson, who was with Michael Brown when he was gunned down in the street by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer, describes what happened in more detail in an interview with KDSK; this new account is completely consistent with his previous accounts. Johnson breaks down at one point, as he talks...

Another Horrifying Moment in Missouri: High-Powered Rifles With Sniper Scopes Trained on Protesters

#Ferguson picture from earlier in the day, high powered rifles trained on protesters pic.twitter.com/OYOur3ZCrA -- David Carson (@PDPJ) August 13, 2014

Horrifying Photo From Ferguson: Police in Military Gear Aim Assault Rifles at Unarmed Man

Weapons safety rule #2: "Never point your weapon at anything you do not intend to shoot." http://t.co/tAtnqaOvW5 pic.twitter.com/Y3mdBsuiWZ -- Paul Szoldra (@PaulSzoldra) August 12, 2014

FAA Shuts Down Airspace Over Ferguson at Request of Police

Now posted at the FAA website: 4/2599 NOTAM Details. NOTAM Number: FDC 4/2599 Issue Date: August 12, 2014 at 1318 UTC Location: FERGUSON, Missouri near ST LOUIS VORTAC (STL) Beginning Date and Time: August 12, 2014 at 1315 UTC Ending Date and Time: August 18, 2014 at 2000 UTC Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A...

Witness: Michael Brown Did Not Reach for Police Weapon Before He Was Shot to Death

MSNBC In this clip from Chris Hayes' MSNBC show All In, Michael Brown's friend Dorin Johnson describes what happened when a Ferguson, Missouri police officer shot Brown to death. Johnson's account differs radically from the official police account; he says Brown never "assaulted" the officer or tried to grab his gun. It's...

Yes, It's Yet Another Deluge of Open Racism at Breitbart "News"

Today Breitbart "News" is continuing the incitement of race-hatred in their white right wing audience, with yet another evil-minded post by Ben Shapiro titled: 5 RACE RIOTS IN OBAMA'S POST-RACIAL AMERICA. With a grotesque title like that, Shapiro is obviously appealing to the lowest common denominator knuckle-draggers, and you can probably...

Tonight in Ferguson, Missouri

Officers stand in a mist of tear gas. Protected by masks. #Ferguson pic.twitter.com/YS2IMxagEG -- FOX2now (@FOX2now) August 12, 2014 Media has been told to leave the area in #Ferguson pic.twitter.com/neHufnK7ed -- FOX2now (@FOX2now) August 12, 2014 Riot police point a gun into a yard pic.twitter.com/BIl5cTOLGJ --...

Breaking: Actor-Comedian Robin Williams Dead at 63 of Apparent Suicide

I was shocked to hear this news today -- it's way too soon for such a brilliant, talented artist. What a sad loss. He was apparently suffering from severe depression. Here's the official statement from the Marin County Sheriff's Office: August 11, 2014 Investigation into Death of Actor Robin Williams On August 11,...

Jim Hoft Posts Pictures of Three Looted Stores in Missouri, Commenters Spew Torrents of Overt Racism

All over the right wing blogosphere today, comment sections are packed with the ugliest kind of racist hate speech reacting to the civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, and the website of the Dumbest Man on the Internet, Jim Hoft, is among the worst. Today one of Hoft's followers sent him photos...

Breitbart Commenters Respond to Missouri Riots With Deluge of Outright Racism

Breitbart "News" put their black Tea Party writer Sonnie Johnson on the Michael Brown story, and the headline almost seems reasonable: Riots in Missouri Turn Legitimate Outrage Over Teen's Shooting Into 3-Ring Circus. But then, Johnson opens with this incredibly inflammatory statement, which, if a white person had written would be...

Police Shooting Victim Michael Brown Remembered as a 'Gentle Giant'

I have a pretty tough shell after 13 years of blogging, but this report by Elisa Crouch about 18-year old Michael Brown, gunned down by a police officer yesterday in Missouri, brought tears to my eyes. What a tragic loss to the world. Michael Brown Remembered as a 'Gentle Giant'. ...

Video: Witness to Shooting of Black Teenager: Police Said "Get the F-ck on the Sidewalk"

Here's a video from Fox 2 in St. Louis, with interviews with witnesses to the police shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. According to his friend Dorin Johnson, who was with Brown when the confrontation occurred, they were walking in the street to Brown's grandmother's apartment when a squad...

Protests Rock Missouri Town After Police Kill Unarmed Black Teen

Eighteen-year old Michael Brown and a friend were walking in the street in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri when a policeman drove up and ordered them to get on the sidewalk. A verbal confrontation ensued, and then, according to witnesses, the police officer got out of the car...

Now and Then

The top image is from tonight in Ferguson, Missouri. The bottom image is from 1963, in Birmingham, Alabama. pic.twitter.com/kUhpQ7SM9C -- Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) August 10, 2014

White students to no longer be majority at school

The cheerful sign outside Jane Cornell's summer school classroom in Pennsylvania's wealthiest county reads "Welcome" and "Bienvenidos" in polished handwriting. Inside, giggling grade-schoolers who mostly come from homes where Spanish is the primary language worked on storytelling with a tale about a crocodile going to the dentist. This poster and...

Saturday Jam: Fountains of Wayne, "The Summer Place"

YouTube Fountains of Wayne's latest album Sky Full of Holes is just so amazingly good. Every song is a gem. If you appreciate intelligent pop music you've got to own this one. "The Summer Place" is a great example of their genius for storytelling.

TeaParty.org Spreads Ebola Conspiracy Theories

Lest we believe that conspiracy theories allowing Ebola to spread are isolated to Africa, the far-right is convinced that that Obama is trying TAKE OUR GUNZ by creating the conditions for a mass epidemic. In case you needed more proof Infowars and the Tea Party are hazardous to public health: Ebola...

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