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Michael Brown’s Father: ‘They Crucified His Character’

Michael Brown, Sr. spoke to Al Sharpton on MSNBC saying his son has been “crucified.” Brown told Sharpton, “The only person that can really talk for him is me and his mom and at this point, you’re right, he can’t defend himself, he’s buried.” He didn’t mention anyone by name, but he did refer to [...]

Ferguson

I did tune in to watch part of the announcement of the Michael Brown shooting decision last night. Although I wasn’t expecting otherwise, the announcement was such an obvious exercise in ass covering I changed channels before they got to the official announcement. Some politicians need to do a better job of faking sincerity. Charles […]

Black Friday - Movie Trailer

With the holidays coming up and with all the tension taking place in the news this week, I figured we all needed a laugh. Nacho Punch provides that by poking fun at our greed and mass consumerism with a fake movie trailer done in the style of horror film, The Purge. Enjoy the video above and Happy Thanksgiving.

Ferguson news and updates

12 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Michael Brown Sr. stands silently at a press conference condemning the grand jury process hat led to no charges being filed over the death of his son. Some brief evening updates on today's events in and around Ferguson, Missouri. Officer...Show More Summary

Darren Wilson vs. the Big Black Supermonster

Shawn King, Daily Kos: After a thorough examination of Darren Wilson's four-hour long open testimony before the grand jury, it's clear that he was well-prepared to paint the narrative of a cordial, helpless, respectable community servant...Show More Summary

More National Guardsmen Called to Ferguson

13 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : TalkLeft

MO Governor Jay Nixon has ordered 2,200 more national guardsman to Ferguson. More than 2,200 additional National Guard troops will take to the streets in the St. Louis area at night, Gov. Jay Nixon announced. They will join 700 Guardsmen already... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Peaceful protestors assaulted and teargassed over and over again in St. Louis

13 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

After the grand jury in Ferguson opted not to indict Darren Wilson over the August 9 slaying of Michael Brown, protests broke out all over St. Louis. Peaceful protestors, taking shelter in designated safe places all over the city, were deliberately targeted and teargassed by police, and assaulted with rubber bullets. Show More Summary

Dog Waits In Vain At Hospital Where Owner Died

The owner passed away at the Siberian hospital last year, but the dog won’t leave. Patients and staff at the Novosibirsk District Number One hospital have taken to ensuring that Masha the dog has a warm bed and food to eat. The hospitals staff does not know what breed the dog is, although she looks [...]

NY Times: Prosecutor Bob McCulloch Bungled It

The New York Times editorial board goes after the prosecutor for mishandling the investigation of Darren Wilson. First, he refused to step aside in favor of a special prosecutor who could have been appointed by Gov. Jay Nixon of Missouri. He further undermined public confidence by taking a highly unorthodox approach to the grand jury [...]

Memo To The Media: GOP Intel Committee Report Is Just The Latest To Debunk Right-Wing Benghazi Myths

On November 21, the Republican-led House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence released the findings of its investigation into the September 2012 attacks on two U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, debunking many right-wing media myths about the attacks. Show More Summary

Police Fired Tear Gas at Coffee Shop in St. Louis That Was Supposed ‘Safe Space’ – Twice

Police deployed in riot gear fired tear gas directly at a coffee shop in St. Louis early in the morning on Tuesday. The scene unfolded just hours after an announcement by St. Louis County prosecutor, Robert McCulloch, that a grand jury...Show More Summary

D.C. Moves One Step Closer to Allowing Recreational Marijuana Stores

Marijuana legalization continues to slowly but steadily move forward in our nation’s capital. On Tuesday the D.C. Council bill to tax and regulate marijuana was approved by the Committee on Business, Consumer, and Regulatory Affairs. The bill would provide the basic framework for licensing recreational marijuana businesses and retail stores in D.C. While Initiative 71 [...]

Right-Wing Media Defend Maine's EBT Photo ID Requirement To Hype SNAP Fraud Myths

Right-wing media have championed photo ID requirements on EBT cards for Maine residents who receive food stamp benefits, claiming high levels of waste and fraud. But in reality, Maine's SNAP program is not rampant with fraud and such photo identification measures have proved inefficient in other states. Show More Summary

Woman Arrested In Connection With Pumpkin Festival Riots Last Month, Others Sought

After Keene State College students and visitors to an annual pumpkin festival in New Hampshire totally lost their shit in October and proceeded to destroy the town, police have arrested 14 of the rioters so far. Keene police say Micaela Barbolla, 20, has been charged with one count of disorderly conduct for allegedly hurling a [...]

GOP Leaders Uniting Around Plan to Avoid Shutdown

House Republican leaders are beginning to coalesce around a strategy to avoid a government shutdown in less than a month. The likely proposal would fund nearly the entire government through September 2015, but immigration enforcement...Show More Summary

White rage doesn't have to take to the streets

When we look back on what happened in Ferguson, Mo., during the summer of 2014, it will be easy to think of it as yet one more episode of black rage ignited by yet another police killing of an unarmed African-American male.

Cartoon: Forty One

14 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Keith Knight is currently on tour with a slideshow of his police brutality cartoons. Support his work through the magic of Patreon!!

First Potential Female Secretary Of Defense Takes Herself Out Of The Running

Michele Flournoy says she doesn’t want the job. It said in a blog post that Flournoy, co-founder and chief executive of the Center for a New American Security, had written to the think tank’s board of directors saying she would remain in her post and had asked President Barack Obama to take her out of [...]

Grand jury's decision sparks protests from coast to coast. More than 100 are scheduled for today

15 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

A Seattle protester reacts to being pepper sprayed by police after a group of demonstrators attempted to stop traffic on Interstate 5 following the grand jury decision in the Ferguson, Missouri, police slaying of Michael Brown. In New...Show More Summary

U.S. Economy Has Strong Momentum

The economy in the second and third quarters posted its best back-to-back growth in 11 years, offering fresh evidence that the U.S. entered the final three months of the year with a good head of momentum. The government on Tuesday said gross domestic product rose at a 3.9% annual pace in the third quarter instead of 3.5%. Show More Summary

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