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  1. GrannyStandingforTruth says:

    Chief Jackson’s strategy is to pretend that the police are the victims. It’s obvious! Yet, the police are gassing the Black citizens of Ferguson and criminalizing them for protesting.

  2. GrannyStandingforTruth says:

    I said this once and I’m gonna say it again. The governor sent the National Guard to protect the police, not the citizens. First time I’ve ever heard of the National Guard being under the command of the Highway Patrol, but we all know that Capt Johnson has no real authority and taking orders from Captain Jackson. I have a bad feeling about it in the pit of my stomach. The whole incident is B.S. Remember what I said.

  3. The attack on protesters are to stop them from speaking out and to deter any other people from ever protesting again.

  4. Police are abusing the hell out of black citizens. Police told protester you will exercise your first amendment right when I TELL you.

  5. GrannyStandingforTruth says:

    Talking Points Memo ‏@TPM 7m
    Larry Klayman: “Racist in chief” Obama siding with “black brothers” in #Ferguson

    Pluck racist, white supremacist Larry Klayman!

  6. The entire Ferguson police force need to be FIRED. They’re lawless thugs. Not firing the entire force puts black citizens lives at risk.

  7. rikyrah says:

    Stonewall Jackson blocks justice for Michael Brown

    By Jonathan Capehart
    August 18 at 6:00 AM

    For more than a week, we have watched and read with astonishment the stunning ineptitude of Ferguson, Mo., Police Chief Thomas Jackson. “We couldn’t care less” appears to be his and his department’s motto. Not about the residents of that tense Missouri town, not about state and local federal officials trying to keep a lid on tensions and not even about their own reputation. Each Jackson appearance is followed by an immediate facepalm. And little tidbits in the Sunday papers only add to the negative impression.

    Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed unarmed African American teenager Michael Brown, didn’t call in the shooting. In its gripping story about how Brown would meet Wilson on Aug. 9, The Post reports how the St. Louis County police dispatcher couldn’t get any answers from the Ferguson PD after getting calls about a police-related shooting.

    In audio recordings released last week and confirmed by authorities as authentic, a St. Louis County police dispatcher indicated that Ferguson police were unaware that an officer was involved in the shooting.

    The dispatcher noted that she had received two calls about an “officer-related shooting” on Canfield Drive.

    “We just got another call about an officer-involved shooting . . . there,” she said.

    A few seconds later, the dispatcher said she couldn’t get confirmation from the police in Ferguson. “We just called Ferguson back again, and they don’t know anything about it,” she said.

  8. rikyrah says:

    BJW2 @Freefree0Bobbie

    @TAW3333 @TurnKyBlue @Dudette9t9 @chrislhayes One wld think if Molotov cocktails were actually thrown cops would’ve wanted press to film it.

  9. rikyrah says:

    Lisa Bloom @LisaBloom

    Remember officer must justify each bullet fired based on threat to this life or life of another. No free pass on shots at unarmed civilians.
    10:55 AM – 18 Aug 2014

    • Liza says:

      Yeah, like the one to the top of Brown’s head after the cop shot him in the eye?

      All I can say is that the cop had totally taken leave of his senses. He shot up that kid like he was having target practice.

  10. rikyrah says:

    Dudette @Dudette9t9

    Just wondering.: Molotov cocktails are incendiaries. Anybody got vids of stuff burning or burnt from last night? #Ferguson

    BJW2 @Freefree0Bobbie

    @Dudette9t9 Ferguson police kept saying Molotov cocktails were thrown, my question is did any reporters witness this? Cc. @chrislhayes
    10:52 AM – 18 Aug 2014

  11. rikyrah says:

    Michonne. @ErickaSimone

    People. This is the ONLY man who can #ARRESTDARRENWILSON. Call him & ask why he hasn’t arrested #MikeBrown’s murder.

  12. rikyrah says:

    Lisa Bloom @LisaBloom

    What strikes me most about autopsy: large # of shots and unusual shot in #MikeBrown’s palm, consistent with his hands up as witnesses say.

  13. rikyrah says:

    meta @metaquest

    Baden: No signs of struggle on Mike Brown w/exception to abrasions to the head consistent w/fall to the ground & impact from wound to head

  14. rikyrah says:

    From hopefruit at TOD:

    August 18, 2014 at 11:28 am

    Baden revealed that the Ferguson PD lied in some KEY areas

    1. There were at least 6 shots fired (that hit Brown). The Police Chief said not more than 2 shots were fired.
    2. There was no evidence of a struggle – Ferguson PD claimed that Brown was “trying to reach for Darren’s gun”
    3. Bullets were likely fired from a distance of at LEAST 2ft or more – again, inconsistent with Ferguson PD’s claims that there was a struggle.

  15. rikyrah says:

    Nerdy Wonka @NerdyWonka

    Dr. Baden says all the gun shot wounds were survivable, except the kill shot wounds to the head as #MikeBrown was bent forward. #Ferguson
    10:20 AM – 18 Aug 2014

  16. rikyrah says:

    BaptizedNDirtyWater @KlarenceKarter

    “@AC_Hussle: Dr. Baden passed up $10k and did the #MikeBrown autopsy for the family free. Salute #Ferguson”

  17. rikyrah says:

    Matthew Keys @MatthewKeysLive

    Reporter: “I’m media. I’m lost and I’m scared.” Police: “You shouldn’t have been out here in the first place.” –
    2:13 AM – 18 Aug 2014

  18. rikyrah says:

    Andie the Obamanista @andie_walsh


  19. rikyrah says:

    Nerdy Wonka @NerdyWonka

    Dr. Michael Baden says there was no evidence #MikeBrown struggled with #DarrenWilson. Another #Ferguson PD lie has been revealed.
    10:12 AM – 18 Aug 2014

  20. rikyrah says:

    Nerdy Wonka @NerdyWonka

    Forensic pathologist says the bullet wound on his arm could have occurred as #MikeBrown was walking away or had his hands up. #Ferguson
    10:11 AM – 18 Aug 2014

  21. rikyrah says:


    “No evidence of a struggle. Abrasions are consistent with AFTER he sustained the gunshot wounds and fell down unprotected.”

  22. rikyrah says:

    Dr. Goddess @drgoddess

    The “kill shot” at the top of #MikeBrown’s head is a “back to front” shot. The head was in a down position. #ArrestDarrenWilson #Ferguson
    9:56 AM – 18 Aug 2014

  23. rikyrah says:

    twitter told us this last week. no bombshell.

    Carlos Scott @NVisionMarketin

    Wow! @SenatorNasheed just dropped HUGE bomb about #BobMcCulloch on @newsone w/@rolandsmartin His dad (a cop) was shot & killed by Black man
    8:48 AM – 18 Aug 2014

  24. rikyrah says:

    Raven Rakia @aintacrow

    when the National Guard came to Newark in 1967 to quell police brutality protests, they opened fire, killed 26 ppl, incl 10yo, injured 1,750
    2:04 AM – 18 Aug 2014

  25. rikyrah says:

    April @ReignOfApril

    I bet the National Guard wouldn’t even be needed if Ron Johnson was actually allowed to do his job & his authority was respected. #Ferguson
    8:42 AM – 18 Aug 2014

    • GrannyStandingforTruth says:

      Chief Jackson is old school racist. They don’t believe in taking orders from a Black man.

  26. rikyrah says:

    Vincent @VinShu_ESQ

    Those two shots to Mike Brown’s head? What we soldiers call a “double tap”. Which is actually a violation of the law of war.

  27. rikyrah says:

    Ignacio Gallup-Diaz @igallupd

    White House correspondent on MSNBC reports that Gov Nixon didn’t consult/inform Pres regarding sending in the National Guard.

  28. rikyrah says:

    Zach Green @140elect

    #Ferguson police don’t seem to understand that their excessive use of force won’t silence folks angry about excessive use of force.
    9:11 PM – 17 Aug 2014

  29. Liza says:

    I went to bed early and missed this whole thing when all hell broke loose in Ferguson last night. Wow. Those cops are dangerous and completely out of control.

    But this morning I was wondering if the DOJ might move forward on their case where normally they wait for the state to take action (or not take action.) AG Eric Holder ordering an autopsy suggests that he either doesn’t trust the state’s evidence or he’s moving forward with the Feds full investigation as quickly as possible so that DOJ can file charges.

    If it’s the latter, then I like it. It could set a precedent when these cops decide to commit murder. I’m not aware of anything that would preclude the DOJ from charging the cop before the state makes a decision. We know that they aren’t going to arrest the cop and charge him, they are protecting him, because too many folks there in Missouri have their own agenda regarding race. One dead black kid executed by a cop means nothing to them even though we are living in the 21st century.

  30. rikyrah says:

    another terrific and on point comment from TOD:

    August 18, 2014 at 1:13 am

    My take. The Ferguson police chief watched the church rally for Michael Brown, with all of the speeches from activists. All of the people coming together. The plans to change conditions in Ferguson. Townspeople cleaning up again today, like they were going to make it through this, and get stronger together. So, the chief decided to “take back” his town tonight, pre-curfew. One last one for the gipper, so to speak. Surely tomorrow the governor will send in the MO National Guard … because the outrage over tonight will be long-reaching and is already palpable. It’s my guess the chief wanted to take a stand and has the prosecutor behind him.

  31. rikyrah says:

    #ABWisdom @adbridgeforth

    BREAKING: New witness, Piaget Crenshaw, corroborates execution of Brown to @CNN, has video of officer pacing after the shooting. #Ferguson

  32. rikyrah says:

    Linda Husser @LindaHusser

    @MichaelEDyson this is your time to shine… Grab your Bible and go on down to #Ferguson. And stop worrying abt what PBO is doing. DO YOU.

  33. rikyrah says:

    Matt Pearce ✔ @mattdpearce

    At a community meaning with black leaders expressing concern over white out-of-towners who have started dumpster fires, had Molotovs.

  34. rikyrah says:

    That 70s Hoe @eclecticbrotha

    Listening to Chris Hayes recount McCullough’s hostile response to the change in tactics and wondering if he’s the one orchestrating it all.

  35. rikyrah says:

    Mike Chehadé @ChehadeTheKing

    Wow, just wow! In his own yard on his own property NOT in the street! Cops are acting crazy! Watch this: #Ferguson

  36. rikyrah says:

    rolandsmartin ✔ @rolandsmartin

    Dr. Michael Baden did his #MikeBrown autopsy in four hours. EIGHT days later, The St. Louis Co. Medical Examiner still hasn’t released it.

  37. rikyrah says:

    PzFeed Top News @PzFeed

    Autopsy expert on CNN says shots that hit inside of arm and hand are consistent with a man with arms up in style of surrendering. #Ferguson
    Retweeted by PragmaticObotsUnite

  38. rikyrah says:

    good comment by sherijr on TOD:

    August 18, 2014 at 8:08 am

    I just don’t know what to think. According to what folks have written about Ferguson last night- the cops were responding with tear gas to “shots fired & malotov cocktails thrown’ – and yet with all the media out there, I’ve seen not one bit of proof of this. Only proof of cops firing gas into crowds with children/ disabled and other protestors.. 3 hours before curfew. The only “looting” I’ve actually seen proof of, is when protestors broke the McDonald’s window in order to get MILK to poor on the faces of folks who’d been gassed. And Now Gov Nixon has sent out the National Guard.. who, I wonder will they be protecting? Are they not being sent to reinforce the police? I have yet to see one move by this governor that has “protected” the people from the police.. even Capt Johnson said he wouldn’t gas people- and yet wasn’t he out there last night? All the people of Ferguson have asked for- is transparency.. to bring the perpetrator of this crime to justice.. and yet that is not being done, in fact it is not even being addressed by the Gov, the cops or even Capt Johnson. I realize there is an ongoing investigation… yet if Mike Brown and shot and killed police officer Darren Wilson- he would, at minimum, be locked up right now.. and things would be moving quickly and radically to ‘bring him to justice’. How does a whole town become the enemy of their own police force- the police force they pay taxes to “protect and serve” them?? How is any of this justified? And now the actual military is being brought in.. now the town IS under siege. I have zero trust in the authorities at this point, their judgement has been skewed from the start.

    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      Outstanding comment and right on point!

      I just transcribed this John Oliver excerpt from one of his shows last week:

      John Oliver – – –
      All of which brings us back to this week and Ferguson.

      So how do you improve things there? Well, you could demilitarize the police force to stop things looking like this (4 militarized police aiming their guns at a calm protestor with hands up.) But that would just change the optics.

      The substance of the problem would still be there as was embodied by a police officer on the streets of Ferguson this week who was dressed entirely normally. (Oliver plays video of police officer saying,
“Bring it! All you fucking animals. Bring it, I don’t give a fuck.”)
      That kind of statement betrays an inability to see the citizens of Ferguson as individuals and instead treat them as a threatening whole.

      And, that is a top down problem. Because last night this is how the Governor of Missouri decided how to rebuild trust between the police and the community – – –Video of Gov. saying, “I signed an order declaring a state of emergency and ordering implementation of a curfew in the impacted area of Ferguson.”

      Back to Oliver:

      Oh, perfect. So you took a community tired of being treated as criminals and imprisoned them all in their own houses for a night. And, in doing so, employed the tone of a pissed off vice-principal trying to restore order at assembly.

      Video of Gov: “If we’re going to achieve justice, we must first have and maintain peace. This is a test.
The eyes of the world are watching.”

      Back to Oliver:

      That is profoundly patronizing. Look let’s see if you all can remain quiet for 20 minutes and then we’ll see if you all can go and play outside.

      If even the Governor can’t distinguish between the good and the bad elements of the community and decided to punish everyone equally then that should go both ways. I know the police love their ridiculous, unnecessary military equipment.

      So, here’s another patronizing test:

      Let’s take it all away from them, and if they can make it through a whole month without killing a single unarmed Black man, then and only then can they get their fucking toys back.

  39. rikyrah says:

    from lamh over at Balloon Juice:

    lamh36 says:
    August 18, 2014 at 8:24 am

    Anyone else aware that police in Ferguson have not been wearing name tags or they have them turned around so that one cannot see their name or badge number.

    I guess do that if/when they “control the crowd” too excessively that no one can know their names.

    Funny that, as a hospital employee, I’m required to wear my badge at all times even if I’m at lunch or break. So that patients know that I work there and can ask for aide if need be. But I guess PD doesn’t need to worry about that.

    I sure there reasoning is not nefarious at all.

  40. rikyrah says:

    Ferguson Solidarity @FergusonUnity

    Lady on CNN: “I did ten years in Iraq and never got tear gassed and now I’m getting tear gassed in the city streets” #Ferguson
    2:17 AM – 18 Aug 2014

  41. rikyrah says:

    southpaw @nycsouthpaw

    12:12 AM – 18 Aug 2014

  42. rikyrah says:

    Joe Catron @jncatron

    A cop refused to let a nurse perform CPR on #MikeBrown. If shooting him wasn’t murder, that certainly was. #Ferguson
    7:45 PM – 16 Aug 2014

    • GrannyStandingforTruth says:

      Wilson wanted to make sure that Brown wouldn’t be able to tell his side of the story.

  43. rikyrah says:

    Caleb-Michael Files @cmichaelfiles

    All of this. All of this, to make sure that one white cop doesn’t face the consequence of killing an unarmed black boy. #ferguson

  44. rikyrah says:

    Michael Eric Dyson ✔ @MichaelEDyson

    @itgurl_29 @theonlyadult @Charmed86 @thuddyt No. It’s his job to tell the truth and lead the nation as he pledged to do. Be brave in leading

    Bobfr @Our4thEstate

    Dude @MichaelEDyson the only DISHONESTY & COWARDICE displayed by your tweet are YOURS. @itgurl_29 @theonlyadult @Charmed86 @thuddyt
    12:50 AM – 18 Aug 2014

  45. rikyrah says:

    Christopher Hayes ✔ @chrislhayes

    If you walk about 100 feet from OK’ed press area you find yourself lit up by a spotlight and a squad of police on hair trigger.

    Bobfr @Our4thEstate

    @chrislhayes You’ve just had an itty-bitty taste of what BLACK Americans experience 24x7x365x400+YEARS, fella. cc @PressSec
    12:37 AM – 18 Aug 2014

  46. GrannyStandingforTruth says:

    sophia ponders ‏@sophiaponders 8m
    So, if the police in #Ferguson are armed and dressed like military, whats the national guard gonna be like.

  47. Good bye, Tom Jackson. He needs to be given his walking papers and hit the muther effing door.


    Governor Jay Nixon signs executive order directing Missouri National Guard resources to Ferguson

  49. GrannyStandingforTruth says:

    Now, the governor has signed an executive order to send the National Guard to Ferguson to sic on the people. Read the order. He is protecting the police.

  50. GrannyStandingforTruth says:

    #BringBackOurGirls ‏@imadeintruth 6m
    Within 24 hours, Capt. Johnson went from apologizing to the community to LYING to the community. #Ferguson

    Yep! And the church says AMEN!

  51. GrannyStandingforTruth says:

    Okay, they’re using Captain Johnson as a front. Pay close attention to the speech he is giving right now, It is not heartfelt. The speech was written by someone else and he’s forced to read it.

    • GrannyStandingforTruth says:

      You can tell it is not his own words.

      • yahtzeebutterfly says:

        No doubt then he is being ordered to read it.

      • GrannyStandingforTruth says:

        That’s his punishment for saying what he said today at the rally. So, they’re putting him back in his place, showing him whose boss. His job is on the line. Yep! Racism is alive and well in Ferguson. Notice his voice cracked slightly at times like he wanted to cry. There was a sadness in his voice. Those Black folks that live there are living Jim Crow all over again.

        The governor, chief, and police want Ferguson Blacks to shut up. They want to silence them.

    • dande says:

      I was just thinking the same thing. Bullshit.

    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      He hasn’t been reading speeches before, has he Granny?

      I missed the speech. I will have to look for a video tomorrow.

      • GrannyStandingforTruth says:

        Nope, he hasn’t read his speeches before. That let’s me know that he is use to public speaking. This time he read the speech.

    • rikyrah says:

      You are so on point.

  52. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    At least St. Louis has that great arch (which needs to be renamed) to warn people that St. Louis is the capitol of militarized, racist police practicing the new Jim Crow….the archway to Hell!

  53. GrannyStandingforTruth says:

    The Ferguson police department remind me of Birmingham, Alabama tactics on the protesters. Ferguson’s police chief need to go. He is determined to do it his way. If there are undercover cops in the crowd, I betcha that they’re the ones setting off firecrackers and setting stuff on fire.

  54. rikyrah says:

    PragmaticObotsUnite @PragObots

    Y’all exposing yourselves when you make excuses for criticizing Obama and not the #Ferguson mayor, police chief and Gov. Nixon.

  55. rikyrah says:

    Greg Mitchell @GregMitch

    Love TV guests/hosts saying autopsy report doesn’t tell us much new. Except that it sustains all witness accounts. No big deal?

  56. rikyrah says:

    Joy Reid ✔ @JoyAnnReid

    ““People have been asking: How many times was he shot? This information could have been released on Day 1,” Dr. Baden said” @NYTimes

  57. rikyrah says:

    zellie @zellieimani

    There’s nothing to be done to “restore peace” because there was never any. Ferguson police have alway been hostile towards Black residents.

  58. rikyrah says:

    Natalie Jackson @NatJackEsq

    #MikeBrown @MSNBC Your reporter is missing the most important thing on the autopsy, 1 shot was on the right inner palm. Looks like hands up.

  59. rikyrah says:

    Dirk Lester @Dirk2112

    This kid was executed. This suburb is on fire basically and the most useful thing you have to say is Barack Obama save us. Seriously?

  60. rikyrah says:

    Zandar @ZandarVTS

    I go to bed with my TL in the same place it’s been for the last 5 nights: shaking my head at people who I respect blaming Ferguson on POTUS
    11:06 PM – 17 Aug 2014

  61. rikyrah says:

    Irin Carmon ✔ @irin

    “You’d have to be eight feet tall to shoot someone in the top of the head, unless they were falling, or kneeling.” –law enforcement analyst

  62. rikyrah says:

    rolandsmartin ✔ @rolandsmartin

    Cop pulled gun on @marclamonthill until he screamed media! Bruh, tell @cnn to overnight you a hat, jacket & bright vest. I’m dead serious.

  63. rikyrah says:

    Rashad Chambers @ryc30078

    @rolandsmartin @marclamonthill @CNN Producer who claimed he heard gunshots is now all of the sudden having trouble remembering what happened

  64. rikyrah says:

    Christopher Hayes ✔ @chrislhayes

    If you walk about 100 feet from OK’ed press area you find yourself lit up by a spotlight and a squad of police on hair trigger.
    10:26 PM – 17 Aug 2014

  65. rikyrah says:

    Frances Robles @FrancesRobles

    A federal medical examiner will conduct a separate autopsy. How often does that happen? I can’t say I have ever seen that before. #ferguson

    Alex Little @AlexLittleTN

    @FrancesRobles @juliebosman It’s incredibly rare. And only would happen if first autopsy was considered potentially unreliable.
    11:12 AM – 17 Aug 2014

  66. GrannyStandingforTruth says:

    What in the world. When I went to sleep Black folks were all energized and uplifted by the rally. I wake up and all hell has broke lose, and the police are back to bombing the people with tear gas and rubber bullets.

    Ferguson police done lost their mind!

  67. rikyrah says:

    Nerdy Wonka @NerdyWonka

    Cameras rolling and you have cops saying they’ll shoot journalists if they don’t stop recording. This is why #Ferguson can’t trust them.
    10:21 PM – 17 Aug 2014

  68. rikyrah says:

    August 17, 2014
    A Movement Grows in Ferguson
    By Jelani Cobb

    In the eight days since Michael Brown, an eighteen-year-old, was killed by a police officer named Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, what began as an impromptu vigil evolved into a sustained protest; it is now beginning to look like a movement. The local QuikTrip, a gas station and convenience store that was looted and burned on the second night of the protests, has now been repurposed as the epicenter for gatherings and the exchange of information. The front of the lot bears an improvised graffiti sign identifying the area as the “QT People’s Park.” With the exception of a few stretches, such as Thursday afternoon, when it was veiled in clouds of tear gas, protesters have been a constant presence in the lot. On Sunday afternoon the area was populated by members of local churches, black fraternity and sorority groups, Amnesty International, the Outcast Motorcycle Club, and twenty or so white supporters from the surrounding area. On the north side of the station, a group of volunteers with a mobile grill served free hot dogs and water, and a man stood on a crate, handing out bright yellow T-shirts with the logo of the National Action Network, the group led by Al Sharpton.

    The conversation here has shifted from the immediate reaction to Michael Brown’s death and toward the underlying social dynamics. Two men I spoke with pointed to the disparity in education funding for Ferguson and more affluent municipalities nearby. Another talked about being pulled over by an officer who claimed to smell marijuana in the car as a pretense for searching him. “I’m in the United States Navy,” he told me. “We have to take drug tests in the military so I had proof that there were no drugs in my system. But other people can’t do that.” Six black men I spoke to, nearly consecutively, pointed to Missouri’s felon-disfranchisement laws as part of the equation. “If you’re a student in one of the black schools here and you get into a fight you’ll probably get arrested and charged with assault. We have kids here who are barred from voting before they’re even old enough to register,” one said. Ferguson’s elected officials did not look much different than they had years earlier, when it was a largely white community.

    Ferguson had, instead, recently seen two highly visible African-American public officials lose their jobs. Two weeks before Brown was shot, Charles Dooley, an African-American who has served as St. Louis County Executive for a decade, lost a bitter primary election to Steve Stenger, a white county councilman, in a race that, whatever the merits of the candidates, was seen as racially divisive. Stenger lobbed allegations of financial mismanagement and incompetence, and worse. Bob McCulloch, the county prosecutor appeared in an ad for Stenger, associating Dooley with corruption; McCulloch would also be responsible for determining whether to charge Darren Wilson. In December, the largely white Ferguson-Florissant school board fired Art McCoy, the superintendent, who is African-American. Those who were gathered at the QuikTrip parking lot on Saturday were as inclined to talk about the underlying political issues as they were about the hail of bullets that ended Brown’s life.

  69. rikyrah says:

    Drank Underwood @catchBifUcan

    No way for a 5’10” man to deliver a headshot that travels downward from his eye to jaw, to collarbone, into a 6’4” man that’s still standing
    Retweeted by PragmaticObotsUnite

  70. rikyrah says:

    April @ReignOfApril

    “Why bring your 8 yr old to a protest?!” 1) Victim blaming 2) It was peaceful 3) It wasn’t even 10pm 4) He should witness this 5) Sod off
    10:04 PM – 17 Aug 2014

  71. rikyrah says:

    Ron. @RonnieSnark

    Why are the police so adamant about iReporters turning their cameras off? What are they trying to hide?
    10:12 PM – 17 Aug 2014

  72. rikyrah says:

    Glen Coco @MrPooni

    #Ferguson apologists, if police are willing to mace Chris Hayes live on MSNBC what do you think they’d be willing to do if noone’s watching?
    10:27 PM – 17 Aug 2014

  73. rikyrah says:

    jelani cobb @jelani9

    God #ferguson looks like a civil war.

    Alycee @jazziz2

    @jelani9 NO, this is what a POLICE RIOT looks like. Police are retaliating for Capt Johnson’s outreach to the community.
    10:27 PM – 17 Aug 2014

  74. rikyrah says:

    Charles Johnson @Green_Footballs

    Earlier today: Eyewitness: “The Officer Kept Shooting, He Fell to His Knees, He Shot Him in the Head”
    10:23 PM – 17 Aug 2014

  75. rikyrah says:

    Political Line @PoliticaILine

    Foreign media outlets are sending their war correspondents to St Louis… #howtheworldseesit

  76. rikyrah says:

    Liberal Librarian @Lib_Librarian

    Remember: Curfew isn’t for another 90 minutes. What we’re seeing is unprovoked violence against men, women, and children.
    10:24 PM – 17 Aug 2014

  77. rikyrah says:

    Liberal Librarian @Lib_Librarian

    Those reports of “shots” which sent cops into roid rage? MT @chrislhayes: Police now saying reports of shots fired are fireworks.
    10:43 PM – 17 Aug 2014

  78. rikyrah says:

    Maryn McKenna @marynmck

    truly astonishing to see a journalist threatened with a gun by a cop live on camera. #Ferguson
    10:14 PM – 17 Aug 2014

  79. rikyrah says:

    Neale Clunie @AbeFroman

    More tear gas & aggresssive police action in #Ferguson taking place. My heart & soul are crying watching fellow citizens being terrorized.
    9:39 PM – 17 Aug 2014

  80. rikyrah says:

    Max Fisher ✔ @Max_Fisher

    If Ferguson PD tell livestream-recording journalist “get the fuck outta here or I will shoot you,” wonder what they say to regular citizens.
    10:10 PM – 17 Aug 2014

  81. rikyrah says:

    Charles M. Blow ✔ @CharlesMBlow

    Ppl keep waiting for these protesters to get tired. Problem is, being tired is why they’re out there… #Ferguson
    9:37 PM – 17 Aug 2014

  82. rikyrah says:

    Mari Brighe @MariTheTNF

    Just watched an officer point an automatic weapon at a reporter and scream “I will shoot you if you dont turn that camera off!” #Ferguson
    10:10 PM – 17 Aug 2014

  83. rikyrah says:

    Liberal Librarian @Lib_Librarian

    If nothing else, .@allinwithchris now sees what life is like in the real America, not from his ivory tower.
    10:20 PM – 17 Aug 2014

  84. Hey Chicas! Liza and Yahtc. Check this out.

  85. rikyrah says:

    Nerdy Wonka @NerdyWonka

    Michael Brown “was shot at least 6 times, including twice in the head.” This was an execution. #Ferguson

  86. rikyrah says:

    The New York Times ✔ @nytimes

    Breaking News: Autopsy Shows Michael Brown Was Struck at Least 6 Times
    10:02 PM – 17 Aug 2014

  87. rikyrah says:


  88. rikyrah says:

    April @ReignOfApril

    Serious question. I know curfew was imposed again, but for WHAT TIME? Because it’s not even 10pm in #Ferguson. Preemptive strike?

    GoBrooklyn @GoBrooklyn

    @ReignOfApril Same time. No one’s reported any changes.
    9:47 PM – 17 Aug 2014

    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      Do some of these police have PTSD from being former soldiers???

      Too many of them are losing it and not thinking straight. One just pointed a gun at a reporter from Argus radio>

  89. rikyrah says:

    8 year old hit with tear gas

  90. rikyrah says:

    Amy K. Nelson ✔ @AmyKNelson

    Women carrying their babies back up street saying cops fired tear gas. There were lots of kids in that crowd. Helicopter flies above.
    9:10 PM – 17 Aug 2014

  91. rikyrah says:

    Greg Thomas @minossec

    They really about to attempt genocide on live TV.
    9:36 PM – 17 Aug 2014

  92. rikyrah says:

    Amy K. Nelson ✔ @AmyKNelson

    absolute total chaos. multiple tear gas kids everywhere cops told me they’re gonna keep launching insane

  93. rikyrah says:

    Amy K. Nelson ✔ @AmyKNelson

    one man. screaming crying at cops: “there are kids in there how could you do this???”

  94. rikyrah says:

    That 70s Hoe @eclecticbrotha

    @Johngcole I’m guessing its Ferguson and STL Co doing it in a way to make highway patrol look like they’re in on it too.

  95. rikyrah says:

    Shaun King @ShaunKing

    I need to remind you that the police started this THREE HOURS BEFORE the curfew. Kids and families were out. Gave 5 second warning.
    9:37 PM – 17 Aug 2014

  96. rikyrah says:

    Josh Kruger @jawshkruger

    The police are reportedly shooting rubber bullets and tear gas without warning into crowds of American civilians demonstrating in #Ferguson.
    9:20 PM – 17 Aug 2014 Ivyland, PA, United States

  97. rikyrah says:

    Nerdy Wonka @NerdyWonka

    It’s 3 hours before the curfew and the cops are firing tear gas at children and families. Yet they wonder why people are outraged? #Ferguson
    9:41 PM – 17 Aug 2014

  98. rikyrah says:

    rolandsmartin ✔ @rolandsmartin

    I’m not understanding this taunting of the police by protesters. Seriously, what does this achieve? #Ferguson #MikeBrown

    aspirational12 @aspirational12

    @rolandsmartin How do you know it’s the protesters doing the taunting? Are you there? @psddluva4evah
    9:40 PM – 17 Aug 2014

  99. rikyrah says:

    What I Did After Police Killed My Son

    Ten years later, we in Wisconsin passed the nation’s first law calling for outside reviews.
    August 15, 2014

    After police in Kenosha, Wis., shot my 21-year-old son to death outside his house ten years ago — and then immediately cleared themselves of all wrongdoing — an African-American man approached me and said: “If they can shoot a white boy like a dog, imagine what we’ve been going through.”

    I could imagine it all too easily, just as the rest of the country has been seeing it all too clearly in the terrible images coming from Ferguson, Mo., in the aftermath of the killing of Michael Brown. On Friday, after a week of angry protests, the police in Ferguson finally identified the officer implicated in Brown’s shooting, although the circumstances still remain unclear.

    I have known the name of the policeman who killed my son, Michael, for ten years. And he is still working on the force in Kenosha.

    Read more:

  100. The got damn police are at it again.

  101. rikyrah says:

    it’s 9:25 pm.


    the curfew begins at MIDNIGHT.

    It’s 9:25 pm

  102. rikyrah says:

    thefieldnegro @fieldnegro

    Black folks, remember the polititricksters who did and didn’t speak out about Ferguson when they run in 2016. #FergusonShooting

  103. rikyrah says:

    Objectivity of prosecutor in Missouri shooting of Michael Brown is questioned

    By Kimberly Kindy August 15

    St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley on Friday said he is leading an effort to remove the county prosecutor from investigating the Michael Brown case because he thinks the prosecutor’s personal experiences and recent statements have tainted his ability to act objectively.

    Brown, a black 18-year-old, was fatally shot by Officer Darren Wilson last Saturday in Ferguson, Mo. Wilson is white.

    Dooley’s spokeswoman, Pat Washington, said there have been long-standing concerns among many black leaders in the community regarding County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch’s ability to handle such cases because his father was killed in the line of duty when McCulloch was 12 years old. The man who shot his father was black.

    Most recently, she said, Dooley feels McCulloch crossed a line when he publicly criticized a decision this week by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) to bring in the State Highway Patrol to lead efforts to quell the violent street protests that erupted after the shooting of Brown.

    “He injected himself in a matter in a way that further exacerbates the community distrust of him,” Washington said. “Rather than stay focused on the investigation, the prosecuting attorney decided to wade over into a whole other area and challenge the governor. He inflamed the community, which already distrusts him.”

    Washington said Dooley had called the state attorney general’s office to determine how a special prosecutor could be appointed in place of McCulloch and was told there was a petition process for doing so, which he is looking into. Dooley was planning to meet Friday night with several local and state elected officials who Washington said have voiced similar concerns about McCulloch, but she declined to identify who would be at the private meeting.

  104. Ametia says:

    Let it be know taht all self-hating Coons & Buckdancing, Hanky-headed, Slave-catchers, massa is not your friend.

  105. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    A new CIVIL RIGHT MOVEMENT has been given birth.

    I just know God is blessing it.

  106. rikyrah says:

    jesseWilliams. ✔ @iJesseWilliams

    All of you vile, incurious, justify-anything, white supremacist cowards need to miss me w/ the bullshit & unfollow, forthwith. #Ferguson
    10:54 PM – 13 Aug 2014

  107. I am so emotional. I have tears all over again.

    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      I was so moved listening to him, SG2.

      I can only imagine what it meant to you… much deeper for you.

  108. rikyrah says:

    in case you didn’t know, there’s a slave catching coon who went to the Murderer’s rally today.

    as always, Black twitter is on the case with this sambo.

    • Ametia says:

      Rev Al doesn’t need to throw shade. He UPROOTS the Tree of TRUTH and asks you to have a seat, if you can’t take the heat from the sunlight!

      See how it’s done, Hillary and Democrats?

    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      Timestamp 0:35 to 2:24

      Al Sharpton:

      Let us be clear. There’s been a smear campaign against this young man.
      Melissa, when we look at the fact that the Police Chief would release a tape alleging that he shoplifted…let’s quit talking about robbery….his is at best shoplifting…minutes before his death and was forced to admit it had nothing to do with the death. It shows a real contempt for even a young man who hasn’t even been buried yet.

      And, this is the kind of thing that is causing the outrage of a lot of the young people in this city. We are saying to them that we understand and share your anger, but don’t go mad and don’t get ahead of the family’s pursuit of justice.

      So, we’re dealing with all of that while we’re calling on the Justice Department.

      This is a DEFINING MOMENT: Can America deal with how it is policing its citizens. This is what it is going to come down here, Eric Garner’s case in New York, the case of Pinnock in L.A.

      America’s got to come to terms with policing. That’s the overall challenge here.

  109. rikyrah says:

    Stop The Looting And Vandalism Of Ferguson Shooting Investigation

    Tommy Christopher on August 17, 2014

    As the crisis in Ferguson, Missouri enters its second week, developments on the ground have mostly centered on the degree to which violence is being handled. Police have shifted gears several times in that regard, but little is being done to prevent the violence being done to the investigation of Mike Brown’s killing.

    Since Friday’s treacherous press conferences by Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson, the situation on the ground in Ferguson has taken several dramatic shifts. Jackson’s decision to release surveillance footage from a “strong-arm robbery” that allegedly involved Michael Brown angered residents, who again took to the streets to protest Friday night. In a scene that was extensively chronicled on the indispensable Twitter feed of Alderman Antonio French (D-Ward 21), looters were met by protesters who guarded the entrances to local businesses, including the Ferguson Market & Liquors where the alleged “strong-arm robbery” took place:

    At the request of local leaders, including Alderman French, police did not engage with the looters, for fear it could escalate the situation. There were, however, engagements between police and protesters.

    On Saturday, Governor Jay Nixon (D-MO) held a press conference at which he announced a state of emergency, and a midnight curfew for the City of Ferguson. Residents were angered by the announcement, and let Nixon know it, particularly at about the fifteen-minute mark:

  110. rikyrah says:

    Tommy Christopher @tommyxtopher

    St. Louis County PD approved of #Ferguson Chief’s smearing of #MikeBrown. They should all be taken off the case.
    5:49 PM – 17 Aug 2014

  111. rikyrah says:

    itgurl @itgurl_29

    Y’all oughta tell that genius @MHarrisPerry that ppl who exercise prudence, like PBO, don’t have 2 apologize 4 careless shit 2 minutes later
    5:51 PM – 17 Aug 2014

  112. rikyrah says:

    Charles Johnson @Green_Footballs

    Just a reminder: Ferguson PD chief went on Fox News, Ferguson mayor went on Newsmax. This should be a major clue to what’s going on there.
    9:03 PM – 16 Aug 2014

  113. rikyrah says:

    itgurl @itgurl_29

    @Mama4Obama1 @TheFix That “post racial” crap is WHITE PEOPLE SHIT. Give me a break. Prez Obama never ran on that. Is he crazy?! Lyin’ ass!

  114. rikyrah says:

    put tears in my eyes.

  115. Ametia says:

    Thant’s right Captain Johnson, you go home and look at your son. Take a real good look and keep on loving him as a HUMAN BEING.

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