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Footage from Fatal Missouri Shooting Leaves Unanswered Questions

Questions are emerging about the video footage available for the fatal shooting of Antonio Martin, an 18-year-old black man who was recently killed by a police officer at a gas station in Berkeley, Missouri -- just a few miles from Ferguson. The post Footage from Fatal Missouri Shooting Leaves Unanswered Questions appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Antonio Martin Was Likely Heading to Prison When He Pointed Gun at Berkeley Cop & Was Shot Dead

Antonio Martin faced several criminal charges before he was shot dead on Tuesday night in Berkeley, Missouri. Martin had attended Jennings High School until he was expelled. St. Louis County Police released two more videos of last night’s police shooting … Continue reading ?

St. Louis County Police Release TWO MORE VIDEOS of Wednesday Night Berkeley Police Shooting

St. Louis County Police released two more videos of last night’s police shooting in Berkeley, Missouri. 18 year-old Antonio Martin had a criminal record, with charges including three assaults, armed robbery, armed criminal action and multiple uses of weapons… since … Continue reading ?

Happy Hour Roundup

Jonathan Martin and Ashley Parker examine the changing politics of crime within the GOP: Since the Watts riots in Los Angeles in 1965, generations of Republicans from Richard M. Nixon to the first George Bush have deftly capitalized on the anxiety of white voters over crime and urban unrest, winning elections with appeals for […]

Cop-Hating StL Pastor & Member of Governor’s Ferguson Commission Blames Police for Berkeley Shooting

That didn’t take long. Pastor Starsky Wilson from St. Louis blasted police for shooting 18 year-old repeat felon Antonio Martin on Tuesday. Wilson also told reporters that most of the local protests have been non-violent. Seriously? Protesters looted and torched … Continue reading ?

StL County Police Attorney: Berkeley Shooting May Have Been a Set-Up to Kill Cops

18 year-old Antonio Martin had a criminal record, with charges including three assaults, armed robbery, armed criminal action and multiple uses of weapons… since he was 17. On Tuesday night Antonio Martin drew a gun from his pocket and pointed … Continue reading ?

Saturday Night Live Soars Into "Meh" Territory

They noticed that host (from two shows back) Martin Freeman was in both The Hobbit and the original British version of The Office, so they did a sketch....

HuffPo Punked! Backlash After Prankster Said He Was Best Pals w/Antonio Martin – Then Pushes Mixtape

Jesus Christo – NOT – best friends with deceased Antonio Martin. Fake: Jesus Christo claimed he was best friends with latest police shooting victim Antonio Martin and watched him get killed last night. (Daily Mail) Nice work, Huffington Post! HuffPo … Continue reading ?

Closed Circuit Camera Shows Teen Raising Gun To St. Louis Cop

The shooting by a cop of black teen is very different than the Michael Brown case. The victim, named by his mother as Antonio Martin, 18, was killed at a Mobil gas station on North Hanley Road in Berkeley at about 11.15pm on Tuesday. Toni Martin, who has disputed the police account of the killing, was [...]

Berkeley Mayor Holds Press Conference – Praises Police – ANGRY PROTESTER CRASHES PRESSER (Video)

Berkeley, Missouri Mayor Theodore Hoskins held a press conference this morning. Last night 18 year-old Antonio Martin was shot dead after he pointed a gun at police. Berkeley Mayor Hoskins now speaking. Watch live: — BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) … Continue reading ?

Another Police Shooting In Missouri

[guest post by Dana] When a suspect pulled a gun on him, a Berkeley police officer fired at least three shots in return killing an 18-yeard old black male named Antonio Martin. This just two miles from Ferguson: Police Chief Jon Belmar said the officer was doing a business check at a Mobil on the […]

Teenager Shot In Missouri: So What?

(John Hinderaker) One of this morning’s big news stories is the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Antonio Martin by a policeman in Berkeley, Missouri–a place that, the Associated Press tells us helpfully, is “just a few miles from Ferguson.”...Show More Summary

BREAKING: Surveillance Video Shows Berkeley, Mo Suspect Antonio Martin Raising Gun at Police!!

Surveillance video shows suspect Antonio Martin pointing a gun at police! Surveillance video from officer-involved shooting in Berkeley, Missouri. This video shows the suspect pointing a gun at the officer. More information on the incident: At approximately 11:15 PM on … Continue reading ?

Over Easy: Police Kill 18-year-old black teen Antonio Martin near Ferguson, Missouri

Last night in Berkeley, Missouri, police fatally shot Antonio Martin, an 18-year-old black male, at a Mobil gas station. The St. Louis Dispatch reports that officers were performing a routine business check after hours at the gas station when they spotted two men. Show More Summary

A Monument To Bad Taste

Martin Filler received an unpleasant surprise on a recent trip to Chartres Cathedral: Carried away by the splendors of the moment, I did not initially realize that something was very wrong. I had noticed the floor-to-ceiling scrim-covered scaffolding near the crossing of the nave and transepts, but had assumed it was routine maintenance. But my […]

The Political Capital Of Fear: How It Helps Governments And Why

A truthful response by our elected leaders to the siege in Martin Place is crucial to good societal health. Dr Lissa Johnson explains why we got something else.

Let Love Arise

From protest to brutal killings, this is not what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had in mind. The tragedy of two New York City cops losing their lives makes me question, "Where is the love?" Senseless crimes are destroying families and taking...Show More Summary

In Memoriam December 21, 2014

This Week brings news of two American deaths in Afghanistan. Allied forces casualties now number 3485. SFC Ramon S. Morris, 37, US Army, New York SPC Wyatt J. Martin, 22, US Army, Arizona

If We Don't Kick Racism Out of Criminal Justice Now, Then When?

by Yolande Cadore The failure of the U.S. criminal justice system to protect nonwhite people is at an all-time high. The opportunity to correct course is now. The recent killings of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Rekia Boyd,...Show More Summary

Bill O'Reilly's Advice To Blacks: Wear 'Don't Get Pregnant At 14' T-shirts

Bill O'Reilly's attacks on black teenage girls has been well documented here and Wednesday night he continued his assault on African American girls when he told Martin Luther King III, that if blacks want to succeed in life and helpShow More Summary

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