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Ferguson Police Spokesman Calls Mike Brown Memorial "Pile of Trash"

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A Ferguson police officer has been placed on unpaid leave after calling a longstanding memorial to slain teen Michael Brown "a pile of trash in the middle of the street," CBS reports. Read more...

Ferguson officer gets unpaid leave after calling Mike Brown memorial 'trash'

He couldn't hide his lie for long. The Ferguson police spokesman who called a memorial for Michael Brown "trash" while speaking to The Washington Post and then denied it when flak ensued has been placed on unpaid leave. Public Information...Show More Summary

Hundreds Of Officers Turn Their Backs On New York Mayor At Police Funeral

Karoli at Crooks and Liars: You remember that time that Mayor de Blasio asked the protesters standing for Eric Garner and Mike Brown to stand down until after the officers’ funerals out of respect for the families? Evidently Pat Lynch and his crowd doesn’t have the same respect for those slain officers and their families, [...]

Hundreds Of NYPD Officers Turn Backs To Bill DeBlasio At Officer's Funeral

You remember that time that Mayor DeBlasio asked the protesters standing for Eric Garner and Mike Brown to stand down until after the officers' funerals out of respect for the families? Evidently Pat Lynch and his crowd doesn't haveShow More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

“We want Christmas without occupation.” Send Marissa Alexander a holiday card.  Last night a driver intentionally destroyed Mike Brown’s memorial. A spokesperson for Ferguson PD had this to say in response: “I don’t know that a crime has occurred. A pile of trash in the middle of the street? The Washington Post is making a […]

Driver Destroys Mike Brown Memorial, Community Rebuilds By Morning

As activists worked until dawn to reconstruct the memorial, Ferguson Police called it "a pile of trash in the middle of the street." The post Driver Destroys Mike Brown Memorial, Community Rebuilds By Morning appeared first on ThinkProgress.


Another setback for the Mike Brown street memorial. Skid marks and ashes Mike Brown was shot by Police Officer Darren Wilson in August. This was after Brown robbed a store and grabbed for Officer Wilson’s gun. A street memorial was … Continue reading ?

What happened to Lennon Lacy? Was it a lynching?

National headlines have been focused on the response to the chokehold homicide of Eric Garner in NYC, continuing events taking place in Ferguson around the murder of Mike Brown, and demonstrations for justice taking place around the country. Show More Summary

While Supporters Hold Vigil for Injured Denver Police Officer – Thieves Steal Family Car

As Denver Police Officer John Adsit was lying in the hospital in critical condition, someone stole his family car. Officer Adsit was seriously injured during a protest for Mike Brown in December. Earlier this month four police officers were struck … Continue reading ?

Ferguson In A Nutshell [OregonMuse]

Looks like there's nothing in the AoSHQ queue right now, so I might as well put this bit of old news up. This is an awesome NSFW rant about who really is to blame for Mike Brown getting shot, by...

Update: LAPD Cops Under Investigation For Celebrating Mike Brown’s Death In Parody Song “His Brain Splattered On The Floor”

Really??? California Cops Under Investigation For Mike Brown Parody Song Via TMZ reports: The LAPD is conducting an investigation to determine if cops currently on the force attended a dinner at the Glendale Elks Lodge which featured a horrible

R.I.P. #AntonioMartin: St. Louis Cop Fatally Shoots 18-Year-Old Black Teen Two Miles From Ferguson

Another one?!?! Antonio Martin Death Tension is at an all time high in Missouri after a suburban St. Louis officer killed 18-year-old Antonio Martin just two miles from the city where Mike Brown was murdered. Details are skimpy but ...

Race Matters: Starbucks CEO Forces Employees To Discuss Race Relations Amid Police Murders Of Eric Garner & Mike Brown

The CEO of Starbucks is doing his part to make sure his employees are aware of the impact that business can have on race relations amid the rise in police killings of black men in America. via Huffington Post Starbucks

People Ain’t Isht: “Funny” Singer Croons Offensive Song About Mike Brown’s Death At Cops Charity Event [Video]

You CANNOT be fing serious Offensive Song About Mike Brown’s Death Performed At Police Charity Event According to TMZ reports: The Glendale, CA Elks Lodge is investigating a shocking incident that went down in the club a week ago

Black Dynamite Tackles Police Brutality With Erykah Badu and Tyler, The Creator  

You can’t turn the television on without hearing talks of police brutality. It seems as though the summer of 2014 will go down as one where the police went gung-ho and faced no repercussions. Mike Brown, John Crawford, Tanesha Anderson and Eric Garner are just a few of the people this summer that met their fate at the hands of those who were sworn to protect and serve.

“It may out-Ferguson Ferguson”: Why Milwaukee’s police violence will horrify you

The sad lesson of Milwaukee is that what happened to Mike Brown is no exception. Here's the terrifying reality

BREAKING: Cop Killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley Attended Mike Brown-Eric Garner Rally – Took Video

Cop Killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley Attended Mike Brown Rally – Took Video Ismaaiyl Brinsley murdered NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Raphael Ramos in cold blood on Saturday. Today New York police officials announced that Brinsley had attended a Mike Brown rally … Continue reading ?

Women at the forefront of #BlackLivesMatter protests

If you’ve been paying attention to who’s been behind the scenes of much of the action in the aftermath of the extrajudicial murders of Eric Garner and Mike Brown, you might have noticed that Black women are at the forefront of the movement.  Queer Black women were the creators of #BlackLivesMatter, and Black women and […]

Man Executes Two NYPD Officers In Retaliation For Eric Garner & Mike Brown – “They Take One Of Ours…Let’s Take Two Of Theirs”

SMH! Two NYPD Cops Murdered Execution Style In Brooklyn A Maryland man with ties to Atlanta and New York went on a shooting rampage on December 20 — first shooting his girlfriend in Baltimore, then traveling to Brooklyn to kill

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