Breaking News: St. Louis County Police To Be Relieved of Duty

Ferguson citizen engulfed in tea gas.The St. Louis County Police Department will no longer be involved in the policing Ferguson, Missouri, the suburban community rocked by protests after the death of an unarmed black teenager who was shot by a police officer last week.

Rep. Lacy Clay (D-Mo.), who represents Ferguson, told Bloomberg on Thursday that Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) is expected to announce the decision later today.

Police: “This is no longer a peaceful protest. You must disperse now

About SouthernGirl2

A Native Texan who adores baby kittens, loves horses, rodeos, pomegranates, & collect Eagles. Enjoys politics, games shows, & dancing to all types of music. Loves discussing and learning about different cultures. A Phi Theta Kappa lifetime member with a passion for Social & Civil Justice.
This entry was posted in Current Events, Domestic Terrorism, Gun Violence, News, Open Thread, Police bruality, Racial Bias, Racial Profiling, Racism, Terrorism and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

156 Responses to Breaking News: St. Louis County Police To Be Relieved of Duty

  1. Breaking News: The family of Michael Brown will hold a press conference this hour.
    *****************
    Be there!

  2. GrannyStandingforTruth says:

    Tiffany Willis ‏@tiffany_willis 6m
    Anonymous Apologizes For Previous Mistake, Releases Chat Log With Another Alleged Shooter Name http://bit.ly/1qacBL4 #opferguson #ferguson
    http://www.liberalamerica.org/2014/08/14/anonymous-releases-photo-of-alleged-michael-brown-shooter-bryan-willman/

  3. Ametia says:

    New thread is up!

  4. GrannyStandingforTruth says:

    Kenny @Kennyo415 · 9m

    In the Cliven Bundy standoff, there were protesters armed & pointed at the authorities & Fox loved it,in #Ferguson completely different story

  5. GrannyStandingforTruth says:

    R. Paine ‏@ArrghPaine 2m

    Jelani Cobb got it just right, far too many Americans look at African Americans as “less than a citizen” #inners #Ferguson

  6. rikyrah says:

    Ferguson Is Mostly Black. Why Is Its Government So White?
    By Jordan Weissmann

    Ferguson, Missouri, is a majority-black city governed mostly by whites. The mayor is white. The police chief is white. The police force is 94 percent white. Only one of its six city council members is black. These facts, as much as anything, have shaped the protests over the police shooting of Michael Brown. Ferguson, with a 67 percent black population, is a place where the largest community has little political voice.

    Why is that? David Kimball, a political science professor at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, has studied the dynamics of race and elections in St. Louis proper. He says that the pattern in Ferguson is common throughout the city’s inner-ring suburbs, where blacks have gradually replaced whites in recent decades.

    The issue boils down to who votes. Ferguson is roughly two-thirds black, but compared with the city’s whites, the community is younger, poorer (the city has a 22 percent poverty rate overall), and, as the New York Times recently wrote, somewhat transient, prone to moving “from apartment to apartment.” All of these factors make black residents less likely to go to the polls, especially in low-turnout municipal elections. And so whites dominate politically. “The entire mobilization side of it is what accounts for the difference,” Kimball said.

    To illustrate the point, Kimball told me about a recent school board election in which the city’s racial fissures came to the fore. In 2013, Art McCoy, the young and promising school district superintendent, was suspended by the board without explanation. McCoy, who later resigned, was black, as were three-quarters of the district’s students. Six of the school board’s members were white, while the other was Hispanic. Local outrage grew quickly.

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2014/08/14/ferguson_missouri_government_why_is_it_so_white.html?wpsrc=sh_all_dt_tw_top

  7. rikyrah says:

    Attorney General Eric Holder Speaks To Michael Brown’s Parents
    Posted: 08/14/2014 6:37 pm EDT

    FERGUSON, Mo. — Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday spoke with the parents of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager killed Saturday by a police officer in this St. Louis suburb, The Huffington Post has learned.

    Holder, who also issued a statement on the shooting and ensuing protests in Ferguson, promised the family a full and independent investigation, according to a person briefed on the matter.

    A lawyer representing Brown’s family told CNN Thursday afternoon that he and the family had met with officers from the Justice Department’s Community Relations Service, a secretive peacekeeping arm of DOJ that helps soothe tensions in communities across the country. Attorney Anthony Gray said the family felt “way more comfortable” after the meeting, which took place at the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The phone call with Holder took place there as well.

    In his Thursday statement, Holder said he was “deeply concerned that the deployment of military equipment and vehicles sends a conflicting message” to the community.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/14/eric-holder-michael-brown_n_5680093.html?&ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000067

  8. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Antonio French @AntonioFrench · 5m
    In solidarity in Chicago. #JusticeForMikeBrown

    pic.twitter.com/nw4ajs6Z2I

  9. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Here is one live streaming site:

    http://new.livestream.com/accounts/9035483/events/3271930

  10. GrannyStandingforTruth says:

    When The Media Treats White Suspects And Killers Better Than Black Victims http://huff.to/1BgqTCu via @blackvoices

  11. vitaminlover says:

    Surely this ‘officer’s’ name can be leaked.

  12. GrannyStandingforTruth says:

    I signed into my twitter account, but still trying to figure out little by little how to maneuver through it and operate it.

    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      Go Granny go!

      You and SG2 are way ahead of me. [I am sticking to blogs only :) ]

    • rikyrah says:

      Granny, you are ahead of me…

      I’m still not on twitter.

    • GrannyStandingforTruth says:

      SG2, how do I post some of the pictures or comments from Twitter on here? Does 3Chics get my retweets when sent to followers or do I have address them to you? Right now, I am surfing Twitter.

      • Yes I get your retweets. On a tweet, you will see the reply, retweet and more button. Click the more button and then you will see the options to email or embed. Click embed and copy the tweet code. Voila!

  13. Wow! This is how it’s done, folks. Protesters in Ferguson are getting a police escort. Thank you, God!

  14. Rep. John Lewis asks Obama to declare martial law in Ferguson

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/08/14/1321628/-Rep-John-Lewis-asks-Obama-to-declare-martial-law-in-Ferguson

    When civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis begins comparing Ferguson to the violence of the civil rights movement, people should pay attention.

    “Ferguson, Missouri is part of the United States of America,” he noted. “People have a right to protest, they have a right to dissent, they have a right to march in an orderly, peaceful, nonviolent fashion, and the press has a right to cover it.” Ferguson, he added, is “not the Congo, it is not China, it is not Russia. We can do better.”
    Lewis is asking the president to declare martial law in the area.

    President Obama should use the authority of his office to declare martial law. Federalize the Missouri National Guard to protect people as they protest. And people should come together: reasonable elected officials, community leaders and address what is happening there. If we fail to act, the fires of frustration and discontent will continue to burn, not only in Ferguson, Missouri, but all across America.

    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      I read about this earlier. It is the best solution I can think of right now to get the St. Louis police out of the action. But, we have to pray that the right General is in charge.

  15. rikyrah says:

    Sunny Hostin ✔ @SunnyHostin

    Head of DOJ civil rights criminal section, Robert Moossy, has been sent to Ferguson, MO along with a team of investigators.

  16. rikyrah says:

    JDS09 @jdsconnect

    ‘Attitude weren’t improving’ that’s Jim Crow speak y’all.

  17. rikyrah says:

    Our youth can lead…..

    Thursday, August 14, 2014
    Georgia Teens Develop App to Document Police Abuse
    Posted by For Harriet

    14-year-old Parkview High School Freshman, Caleb Christian was concerned about the number of incidents of police abuse in the news. Still, he knew there were many good police officers in various communities, but had no way of figuring out which communities were highly rated and which were not. So, together with his two older sisters: Parkview High School senior Ima Christian, and Gwinnett School of Math, Science, and Technology sophomore, Asha Christian, they founded a mobile app development company– Pinetart Inc., under which they created a mobile app called Five-O.

    Five-O, allows citizens to enter the details of every interaction with a police officer. It also allows them to rate that officer in terms of courtesy and professionalism and provides the ability to enter a short description of what transpired. These details are captured for every county in the United States. Citizen race and age information data is also captured. Additionally, Five-O allows citizens to store the details of each encounter with law enforcement; this provides convenient access to critical information needed for legal action or commendation.

    http://www.forharriet.com/2014/08/georgia-teens-develop-app-to-document.html

  18. rikyrah says:

    I don’t listen to Blackademics, all Bill Clinton had to do to prove his blackness was play a horn, cheat on his wife and smoke a joint.—
    Michael Hargrove (@MichaelHargrov1) August 14, 2014

  19. rikyrah says:

    IBNN News @IBNNNEWS

    @johnlegend Music…stay in your lane.

    John Legend ✔ @johnlegend
    Follow

    @IBNNNEWS human. citizen. taxpayer. i’m in my lane, homie.
    11:14 PM – 13 Aug 2014

  20. rikyrah says:

    John Legend ✔ @johnlegend
    Follow

    Calling us “animals” has been the language to justify slavery, Jim Crow and all manner of injustice. Dehumanization and racism go together
    12:23 AM – 14 Aug 2014

    • Ametia says:

      Tell.IT! And they are the very ones who are base-level than animals. When another human cannot and won’t acknowledge another human being as HUMAN, they are in fact lower than the animal kingdom.

      NEXT!

  21. rikyrah says:

    From DON over at TOD

    Don
    August 14, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    I thought President Obama made a statement when not more than two days after Mike Brown was executed you had the Justice Department and the FBI already in Ferguson. Sometimes it’s not what President Obama says as much as it matters what President Obama does. You name me which President that has moved this fast after the killing of a black child.

    http://theobamadiary.com/2014/08/14/statement-by-president-obama/

  22. rikyrah says:

    John Lewis ✔ @repjohnlewis
    Follow

    How many more young men of color will be killed before we realize that we have a problem in America? #Ferguson
    11:21 AM – 14 Aug 2014

  23. Ametia says:

    OPTICS! How soon do you think Claire would have gone into a white community and hugged it’s citizens?

    BvA1JyZIcAAMKBK</a

    • Ametia says:

      I can only imagine what went down in that convo.
      PBO: “Looka here Gov, you better bring some NEGROES in leadership roles into the picture, because, Ferguson citizens aren’t buying dogs, tear gas, and sundown threats!

  24. Governor Jay Nixon starting his news conference.

  25. Ametia says:

    Notice how SILENT some of the loudest “EMPROGS NSA/SNOWDEN freaks” are? When citizens of Ferguson are using their own personal cell phones, Ipads, and cameras to record the fuckery in their town, you’d think they would be banded together in solidarity with them.

    NOPE! It’s all about that white privilege for them. (W.I.I.F.M.E) WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME?

  26. GrannyStandingforTruth says:

    Ladies, I have to go and take care of some business. I’ll be back some time this evening.

  27. Anonymous posted this. I wonder where did he get it. Looks like someone took this from inside their house.

    Michael Brown lay dead on the ground while police look on.

    • Ametia says:

      AH SHIT NOW! Those photos are coming out of the woodworks! And bank it, there are many more. so FPD and their chief can keep lying that white supremacist asses off. The evidence is MOUNTING against them.

    • Liza says:

      Another heartwrenching photo of that scene.

      Damn that cop. Damn his racist ass. I hope he ends up in a Federal prison.

      • Liza, you think they’re gonna seek the death penalty?

      • Liza says:

        I don’t know, SG2. I hope that they have a lot of evidence against the cop, physical evidence that supports the witnesses. The medical examiner’s report should be devastating for the cop.

        My expectation is that the most likely charges are going to be at the federal level, violation of civil rights because he is supposed to be a law enforcement officer. I think that’s why Eric Holder moved in so quickly, to not let the locals botch the investigation. What I really don’t know is how likely the feds would be to seek the death penalty, but I suppose the evidence will be the determining factor.

        Personally, I’d be okay if this guy spent the rest of his life in a cage.

  28. GrannyStandingforTruth says:
  29. rikyrah says:

    From Balloon Juice:

    D.N. Nation says:
    August 14, 2014 at 11:30 am

    This isn’t a police department. It’s a white-supremacist criminal enterprise. RICO the whole lot of them- arrest the officers, arrest the police chief, confiscate their equipment, confiscate their homes, seize their financial assets. Every single one of them should be sitting in a jail cell. With the threat of their families next unless they talk.

    http://www.balloon-juice.com/2014/08/14/best-news-i-heard-all-week/

  30. Department of Justice
    Office of Public Affairs

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

    Statement by Attorney General Eric Holder on Latest Developments in Ferguson, Missouri

    Attorney General Eric Holder released the following statement Thursday following his meeting earlier today with President Obama to discuss the latest developments in Ferguson, Missouri:

    “This morning, I met with President Obama to discuss the events in Ferguson, Missouri. Like the President, I extend my heartfelt condolences to the family of Michael Brown. While his death has understandably caused heartache within the community, it is clear that the scenes playing out in the streets of Ferguson over the last several nights cannot continue.

    “For one thing, while the vast majority of protests have been peaceful, acts of violence by members of the public cannot be condoned. Looting and willful efforts to antagonize law enforcement officers who are genuinely trying to protect the public do nothing to remember the young man who has died. Such conduct is unacceptable and must be unequivocally condemned.

    “By the same token, the law enforcement response to these demonstrations must seek to reduce tensions, not heighten them. Those who peacefully gather to express sympathy for the family of Michael Brown must have their rights respected at all times. And journalists must not be harassed or prevented from covering a story that needs to be told.

    “At a time when we must seek to rebuild trust between law enforcement and the local community, I am deeply concerned that the deployment of military equipment and vehicles sends a conflicting message. At my direction, Department officials have conveyed these concerns to local authorities. Also at my direction, the Department is offering – through our COPS office and Office of Justice Programs – technical assistance to local authorities in order to help conduct crowd control and maintain public safety without relying on unnecessarily extreme displays of force. The local authorities in Missouri have accepted this offer of assistance as of this afternoon.

    “Department officials from the Community Relations Service are also on the ground in Missouri to help convene law enforcement officials and civic and faith leaders to plot out steps to reduce tensions in the community. The latest such meeting was convened in Ferguson as recently as this morning. Over time, these conversations should consider the role that increased diversity in law enforcement can play in helping to build trust within communities.

    “All the while, the federal civil rights investigation into the shooting incident itself continues, in parallel with the local investigation into state law violations. Our investigators from the Civil Rights Division and U.S. attorney’s office in Missouri have already conducted interviews with eyewitnesses on the scene at the time of the shooting incident on Saturday. Our review will take time to conduct, but it will be thorough and fair.”

    http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2014/August/14-ag-854.html

  31. rikyrah says:

    Today 9:12 am
    What I Saw in Ferguson
    By Jelani Cobb

    Nothing that happened in Ferguson, Missouri, on the fourth night since Michael Brown died at the hands of a police officer there, dispelled the notion that this is a place where law enforcement is capable of gross overreaction. Just after sundown on Wednesday, local and state officers filled West Florissant Avenue, the main thoroughfare, with massive clouds of tear gas. They lobbed flash grenades at protesters who were gathered there to demand answers, and, at times, just propelled them down the street. That they ordered the crowd to disperse was not noteworthy. That the order was followed by successive waves of gas, hours after the protests ended, became an object lesson in the issues that brought people into the streets in the first place. Two journalists, Wesley Lowery, of the Washington Post, and Ryan Reilly, of the Huffington Post, and a St. Louis Alderman, Antonio French, were arrested. (The journalists were let go without charges; the alderman, as his wife told reporters, was released after being charged with unlawful assembly.) What transpired in the streets appeared to be a kind of municipal version of shock and awe; the first wave of flash grenades and tear gas had played as a prelude to the appearance of an unusually large armored vehicle, carrying a military-style rifle mounted on a tripod. The message of all of this was something beyond the mere maintenance of law and order: it’s difficult to imagine how armored officers with what looked like a mobile military sniper’s nest could quell the anxieties of a community outraged by allegations regarding the excessive use of force. It revealed itself as a raw matter of public intimidation.

    Whatever happened to Michael Brown in the moments before he died has become secondary to what the response to his death has revealed. The name of the officer who shot him remains unknown. Even the number of times that Brown was shot has not been disclosed, despite the completion of a preliminary autopsy. Jon Belmar, the St. Louis County Chief of Police, justified withholding the officer’s name by citing a deluge of threats against the department and noting that he has not been charged with a crime. In the same press conference, Belmar released the name of a nineteen-year-old young man who was shot in the head by a police officer during the previous night, who Belmar said brandished a firearm during a protest. The young man remains in critical condition, but, if he survives, he will be charged with felony assault of a police officer. Belmar stated that he saw no reason to doubt the officer’s version of the events.

    Two days earlier, the police department had pledged to investigate Brown’s death while simultaneously stating that the shooting was the result of a struggle in which Brown allegedly went for an officer’s weapon. They had, at that point, not interviewed the witnesses who claimed that Michael Brown was shot down while running away or attempting to surrender. Inside of a week, two black teen-agers have been shot by police and, in both instances, the bureaucratic default setting has favored law enforcement, fuelling a perception that the department is either inept or beholden to a certain nonchalance about the possibility of police brutality.

    I watched the events that led up to the eruption of tear gas with Etefia Umana, an activist who is chairman of the board of an organization called Better Family Life, and who lives about fifteen hundred feet from the spot where Brown was shot. Umana explained to me that the durable anger in Ferguson is fuelled by the enigma of the officer’s identity and the perceived possibility that, should the department fail to bring charges against him, his name may never be known. Umana, who is forty-three years old, has worked on grassroots development projects in the area for the past twenty-six years, but even he has been surprised by the depth of the anger about Brown’s death. “There’s not a tradition of unrest in St. Louis,” he said to me. “Even in the sixties, when the rest of the country was exploding, you didn’t have that kind of thing here. And if there was some kind of problem it almost never lasted more than a day.” Neither the police nor many of the residents expected the fury to remain undimmed over the past four days. When I spoke to Umana and Malik Ahmed, the C.E.O. of Better Family Life, they acknowledged that the anonymity of the officer may have something to do with the death threats, but said that it also would make it easier for the department to avoid scrutiny until an official narrative has been crafted. “Nobody out here believes that young man actually went for the officer’s gun,” Ahmed told me.

    The people who live in Canfield Green, the apartment complex where Brown was shot while on his way to visit his grandmother, not only witnessed his death but were subjected to an undignified wake: his prone figure sprawled on the street for four hours in the unforgiving August sun, with blood on the asphalt—an indignity in sharp contrast with the quick departure of the officer from the scene. “This was brazen,” Umana said to me. “It was done out in the open.” Better Family Life arranged for a bus with volunteer social workers and psychologists to be stationed near the spot to help community members cope with the trauma.

    http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/saw-ferguson

  32. GrannyStandingforTruth says:

    Did anyone ever find out if it is true that the killer is the mayor’s son?

  33. rikyrah says:

    From POU:

    edp4bho

    LOL. PBO reminds me of the saying black folks have loved to utter in times of trouble about the Lord. “He may not come when you want Him but He ‘s always on time”. Now no fool better try and accuse me of equating PBO with God, but they’d do well to take heed. He collects the facts and weighs his options, doesn’t operate in unbridled emotionalism, which to me would be unbecoming to a leader of his stature, fighting on many fronts as often as he does. I say all those complaining about him haven’t the class he carries in his pinky. Stay stupid, hatas. Y’all ain’t going nowhere.

  34. Ametia says:

    Time to AIR all of Ferguson’s dirty laundry.

    clothes

    • GrannyStandingforTruth says:

      Don’t forget to use plenty bleach and some disinfect might be needed in Ferguson’s case.

  35. rikyrah says:

    to the Blacker than thou criticizing the President:

    unpforgettable pfire @firefire100

    @PragObots @LiberalPhenom tweeting live from the 5,000 sq ft home in the white zip code talking about “blackness”

    • Ametia says:

      Fuck the blacker than thou ground. It’s never about them, though they try to make it about them. Funny you never see these SAMBO faces in the crowd of the disenfranchised, now do you?

      JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL BROWN JR.!

  36. Ametia says:

    Dude is WAY OVER HIS HEAD here. It’s hard to keep all the LIES straight, isn’t it, chief?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JNcl47bw_c

  37. GrannyStandingforTruth says:

    I got me some much needed rest last night. My mind and body is refreshed. I’m ready to fight against the injustice with you ladies today.

    The police were stalling to try and find some dirt on the Michael Brown who is the victim and on the witnesses. They are hoping to criminalize them in order to justify a murder. That’s not gonna work this time because people are fed up with the persistent police brutality and murder of African Americans. Police are not above the law.

  38. President Obama: There is never an excuse for violence against police. There’s also no excuse for police to use excessive force.

  39. Liza says:

    According to this article, the name Anonymous revealed is “Bryan P. Williams.” The name on the allegedly altered Facebook account is “Scooby Willman.” The PD denies that such a person is on their force. I tried doing searches in St. Louis County for property information and recorded documents and the websites are down. Maybe just a coincidence, ha ha ha.

    Mike Brown’s Killer Name Revealed by Anonymous
    by Toni Stephens August 14th, 2014 @ 12:02pm

    The infamous online hacking community Anonymous has released the name of the Ferguson county policer officer who allegedly shot and killed the unarmed teenager Mike Brown.

    Bryan P. Williams, the cop identified, took to his personal Facebook account and changed his first name to “Scooby” in hope it would keep the public off his tail. The police department is denying this is in fact the killer and is still refusing to release the name of the officer until their investigation is complete.

    @TheAnonMessage has already released personal information on the Ferguson city police chief, including his social security number, home address and a photo that seems to show a confederate flag hanging in the chief’s home.

    All of these are part of their plan to force the city to address the injustices in Ferguson and to improve the policing system across the country.

    In a delayed response, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, finally visited Ferguson where violent clashes have gone on since Saturday. He released a statement today saying he has removed the Ferguson police from manning the protest any further.

    http://allhiphop.com/2014/08/14/mike-browns-killer-name-revealed-by-anonymous/

    • Liza says:

      There is confusion about the last name. Other articles I’ve read identify the guy as “Bryan P. Willnan” not “Williams.” “Willnan” was on the FB account. We should know pretty soon.

      • Ferguson police chief is denying he’s the guy. Says that’s not the name. We shall see.

      • Liza says:

        Yeah, it’s actually “Willman,” I spelled it wrong. There is a Bryan P. Willman on whitepages.com who is age 30-34, lives in St. Louis, and has a PO Box for an address. So a guy with that name and of that age lives in the area. You can’t scrub whitepages.com so easily.

        I think there’s a damn good chance that it’s the guy.

      • Liza says:

        @TheAnonMessage has been suspended on Twitter.

        Ha, seems to indicate they know something and they’re right.

      • GrannyStandingforTruth says:

        Someone needs to show the witnesses his picture to see if that’s the right guy.

      • Ametia says:

        “CONFUSTION” It’s the name of the game. That’s what they want to do. Keep everything stirred up and chaotic, and distract,while they destroy evidence and concoct their LIES.

      • GrannyStandingforTruth says:

        Exactly, that’s why everyone needs to stay on top of it. This dung has got to end! Our children are entitled to freedom of movement without harassment and fear of being shot down like a dog in the streets just like any other citizens in America. All African American youths are not criminals and the police need to recognize and understand that. The stereotype B.S. has got to stop. Enough is enough!

    • GrannyStandingforTruth says:

      On the screen printout, Wilman said, “Nobody will find me with that name.”
      Whatever is in the dark comes to the light. He better ask somebody.

  40. Pres. Obama: The loss of Michael Brown is “heartbreaking and tragic”: http://on.msnbc.com/1mNngtW

  41. Ametia says:

    ACLU Sues Ferguson Police After Being Denied Teen Shooting Report
    Source: TPM

    The American Civil Liberties Union sued the Ferguson, Mo., police department Thursday in an effort to obtain the department’s incident report on the shooting of an unarmed African-American teen.

    The lawsuit alleged that the ACLU had been denied access to the department’s full report on the police shooting of Michael Brown on Saturday. The suit alleged that the denial was a violation of Missouri’s Sunshine Law.
    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/aclu-sues-ferguson-police-michael-brown-incident-report

    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      Wonderful. Good job ACLU!

    • GrannyStandingforTruth says:

      What about the autopsy? Are they afraid that it will show that Brown was shot in the back? Is it true that the police stood over him and shot him again while he lie dying on the street?

  42. Ametia says:

    What took you so LONG, Senator?
    McCaskill in Ferguson: Time to ‘de-militarize this situation’

    Senator meets with citizens in Ferguson, calls for their right to peacefully protest to be respected, protected
    Thursday, August 14, 2014

    WASHINGTON – Following the shooting of teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Mo. police officer, and subsequent clashes between local police and protestors, U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill is in Ferguson today, talking directly with constituents. She released the following statement:

    “We need to de-militarize this situation—this kind of response by the police has become the problem instead of the solution. I obviously respect law enforcement’s work to provide public safety, but my constituents are allowed to have peaceful protests, and the police need to respect that right and protect that right. Today is going to be a new start, we can and need to do better.”

    <McCaskill is also scheduled to speak directly today with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. While the U.S. Attorney General has no jurisdiction over local police actions, McCaskill plans to discuss with Holder what she described as the “totally unacceptable” situation on the ground in Ferguson as local police and protestors continue to clash, as well as the status of the federal civil rights investigation.

    http://www.mccaskill.senate.gov/media-center/news-releases/mccaskill-in-ferguson-time-to-de-militarize-this-situation

  43. Ametia says:

    St. Louis Police thought nobody would come and support Ferguson, after all, there just a bunch of black “animals” as one KKK cop called a citizen. If it weren’t for social media pushing this atrocity, the Po po would have killed more Michael Brown Jrs. SMGDH

  44. Ametia says:

    4 damn days, FOUR FUCKING DAYS after Michael Brown Jr. was murdered and left in the streets, bleeding out like a butchered hog uncovered, while MO MILITIA SWAT TEAMS, try to sundown the BLACKS and destroy them with tear gas.

    Shameful, just shameful! Shame on America for allowing our citizens be bullied, threatened, and intimidated by its so-called police force!

  45. The President will give an update on the latest developments in Iraq, and a statement on the situation in Ferguson at 12:15pm.

    • Ametia says:

      Thank you for this. The scene on these videos and all the photos and tweets show a Ferguson city in WAR ZONE. And the police are the enemy!

      Past time to get control of these crazy MOFOS!

      • GrannyStandingforTruth says:

        Exactly, time for an overhaul in police departments across this nation, some anger management classes, and more intense evaluations of their mindsets in hiring the police. Ferguson needs more African Americans on their police force, city council, and other local governing positions.

      • Ametia says:

        Exactly! ENOUGH of this segregated BULLSHIT!

  46. Tiffany Mitchell, eye witness to the Michael Brown shooting

Leave a Reply