Photo gallery: National March on Ferguson

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79 Responses to Photo gallery: National March on Ferguson

  1. Breaking: The DOJ to launch Civil Rights probe of ENTIRE #Ferguson Mo police department.

    • Ametia says:

      Why is Daryl Parks talking to CNN? I don’t like the idea of these attorneys running in front of the camera giving away the goods, while DARREN WILSON is traveling incognito, no incident report, no arrest.. NO NOTHING! WTF

  2. Oh Look! They’re close buddies. Isn’t that nice?


    Jeffrey Roorda and Governor Nixon

  3. Looky here Chicas!

    • Ametia says:

      FOLLOW THE $$$. That Jeff Roorda and folks like him can put on a suit and tie and think they’re respectable politician. Just KKK without hoods.

  4. I give up. You work your ass off supporting the party & a Democrat comes along to stab you in the freaking back. ->Jeffrey Roorda

    • Ametia says:

      SG2, you must NEVER forget that some Dems, if not the majority of them are not supportive of this POTUS. They are part of the problem in creating, maintaining, and fighting to maintain the white power structure. NEVER forget this.

  5. I’m sick, Chicas! I feel like giving up. What’s the point in supporting a party where a Democrat is stabbing us in the back?

  6. From Emmett Till to Michael Brown, a story as old as America itself

    Familiarity breeds contempt.

    For two weeks now, as we’ve watched the events in Ferguson, Missouri unfold, there’s been a vulgar familiarity about them. The grieving family, the protesters, the police in gas masks and military garb: They all seemed locked into a story as old as America itself. It is the story of implicit bias, black pain, disenfranchised communities and systemic racism.

    Eighteen-year-old Michael Brown was killed by a police officer when he was stopped for walking in the middle of a street. Witnesses say Brown put his hands up and said “Don’t shoot” to Officer Darren Wilson. The police, however, have remained quiet on Wilson’s version of events, choosing instead to make the victim the focus by releasing grainy video footage of the teen allegedly haranguing a store keeper over a pack of pilfered cigars.

    It’s all too familiar, from the blaming of the victim to the community outcry, and is yet another example of how this nation has long devalued the lives of its black citizens. Instead of trust and healing, the streets of Ferguson were full of tear gas and militarized police. In the place of justice, there is only anger, reminiscent of scenes we have seen before.

    Fifty-nine years ago this week, 14-year-old Emmett Till was murdered for allegedly “whistling” at a white woman. His death and open-casket funeral revealing the boy’s brutalized body caused a national outcry, demonstrating how African Americans were viewed as less than human in many parts of our society, and that those who kill them would likely go unpunished.

    But the killings of Emmett Till and those like him, for infractions small or imagined, didn’t start 59 years ago. These killings and the divide they illustrate are rooted in 400 years of oppression.

  7. Ametia says:

    SG2, please tweet this: attempts to UPHOLD WHITE UTOPIA by labeling & blaming NEGROPHOBIA!


    • Negrophobia? TIME is getting in the gutter along with the @nytimes

    • Ametia says:

      The only thing SOME white folks have to fear is themselves. They fear their own self-worth and project it on to POC.

      They steal, mimic, copy, parrot, co-opt anything and everything from other cultures and claim it as their own.

      No orginality, and then fear the very people they steal from. This is their LEGACY

    • Ametia says:

      This is some BULLSHIT here. Propaganda to soothe the white fear and make it justifiable for them to fear black people. DESPICABBLE!

      • yahtzeebutterfly says:

        That writer needs to give it up and sing this:

        What kind of fool am I…
        ….It seems that I’m the only one
        That I have been thinking of
        What kind of mind is this
        An empty Shell,
        A lonely cell,
        In which, an empty heart must dwell
        What kind of clown am I?
        What do I know of life?
        Why can’t I cast away this mask of clay
        And live my life

      • yahtzeebutterfly says:

        What a horrible term…I don’t even want to write that phobia here!

        That writer is beating around the bush instead of hitting evil racism head on and instead of say that this people with the supposed phobia illness are really people who love the White institutional/power system that lets them keep Blacks down and keep the history going making money off unwilling Black labor.

      • Ametia says:

        Yahtzee, you nailed it. making some kind of pscyho term using “negro” in the title is so deceptive.

        White folks need to CLAIM THEIR SHIT. They are the “diseased” with their self-proclaimed idea of superiority, goodness, and might.

        Not excepting other peoples of color by negating them, keeps the “white is right” train moving on their vile track of life.

    • When I speak of white fear, I’m not speaking about all white people. I’m speaking about the white fear that oppresses us daily. It’s not just black people marching/protesting in Ferguson. White people in Ferguson are all UP in IT. Some went to jail too. I saw a white man in a wheel chair rolling too. Just like in the 60’s.

  8. It’s been 23 days since Darren Wilson shot dead an unarmed Michael Brown. No charges, no arrest and not even an incident report.

    • Ametia says:

      Do the the powers that be think folks are going to get tired, forget, and go about business as usual? I.DON’TTHINK.SO. It’s going to be up to the citizens of Ferguson to keep this going, otherwise, NOTHING CHANGES.

  9. SPANISH LAKE- about 4 miles north of Ferguson.The truth they don’t want you to hear about White Flight!

  10. After unrest over shooting, Ferguson police now wear body cameras

    (Reuters) – Police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, have begun wearing body cameras after weeks of unrest over the shooting death of an unarmed black teen by a white officer and sharply differing accounts of the incident, officials said on Sunday.

    Michael Brown, 18, was shot multiple times by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, sparking nearly three weeks of angry protests in the St. Louis suburb and drawing global attention to race relations in the United States.

    Law enforcement and witnesses gave differing accounts of what transpired before Brown was shot, with police saying the teen had struggled with the officer. Witnesses say Brown held up his hands and was surrendering when he was shot multiple times in the head and chest.

    The discrepancy has revived calls for officers across the county to be outfitted with body cameras to help capture an accurate record of police-involved incidents.

    The policy has the support of scores of law enforcement agencies and the American Civil Liberties Union. Opponents say the cameras could be an invasion of privacy and deter people from approaching police with a tip.

    During protests on Saturday, Ferguson officers began wearing small body cameras clipped to their uniforms that recorded crowds, conversations and even some taunts by demonstrators, a police official said on Sunday.

    Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch the cameras have been well received by officers.

  11. rikyrah says:

    well….chokehold a WHITE BOY…and cop gets fired….

    uh huh


    Morning Mix
    Knox County cop fired immediately after photos show brutal choking of student

    By Nick Kirkpatrick April 28

    Usually, after charges of police brutality, police officials take their time reacting while they follow procedure to determine who did what. But this episode in Knoxville, Tenn., was so extreme and well-documented that the local sheriff fired the officer immediately.

    Frank Phillips, a Knox County Sheriff’s officer, was fired Sunday night after a series of pictures taken by photographer John Messner were published in the Daily Mail in Britain. They showed an officer identified by the Sheriff’s Office as Phillips grabbing 21-year-old college student Jarod Dotson around the neck and squeezing him until he fell to his knees.

  12. Liza says:

    The Nation ✔ @thenation
    Stoicism, respectability politics and piecemeal measures of progress are not working.” #Ferguson5:13 PM – 31 Aug 2014

  13. Ferguson protests through the eyes of a teenager

    Shane Flowers: I saw George Zimmerman get away it. If this police get away it, I’m telling y’all, this ain’t Florida…this is St Louis Missouri

  14. GrannysStandingforTruth says:

    “What was the point of being scared? The only thing they could do to me was kill me and it seemed like they’d been trying to do that a little bit at a time ever since I could remember.”
    ~Fannie Lou Hamer~

    “I always said if I lived to get grown and had a chance, I was going to try to get something for my mother and I was going to do something for the black man of the South if it would cost my life; I was determined to see that things were changed.”
    ~Fannie Lou Hamer~

    “Sometimes it seem like to tell the truth today is to run the risk of being killed. But if I fall, I’ll fall five feet four inches forward in the fight for freedom. I’m not backing off.”
    ~Fannie Lou Hamer~

  15. rikyrah says:

    Anyone know the answer?

    Ferguson’s been going on for at least 3 weeks..

    Has SENATOR BOOKER stepped up to a microphone to say ANYTHING about it?

    Just curious

  16. rikyrah says:

    you are bringing it, SG2…and thank you.

    • rikyrah says:

      this is what makes me nod my head…..

      they’ve spent so much time trying to discredit the witnesses, and BOOM, here comes this recording.

      Nobody has answered where the cellphones are that the Ferguson PD confiscated the day of the murder

  17. Heal STL: Ferguson Nonprofit Braces for More Violence If Darren Wilson Isn’t Indicted

    Antonio French says there will be more violence if Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson isn’t indicted. “That’s predictable.”
    The nightly violent standoffs between police and protesters in Ferguson may have stopped, but the anger that fueled two weeks of unrest here — anger at police, at elected officials, at oppression — remains.

    And if Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson isn’t charged with a crime for shooting and killing unarmed teen Michael Brown, anger could again swell into chaos.

    “If there isn’t an indictment, we’re going to see the same thing again,” says Antonio French, a St. Louis alderman who has emerged as one of the leaders behind the movement for change and peace in Ferguson. “That’s predictable. It’s going to get bad.”

    But this time, community leaders won’t be caught off-guard and “flat-footed,” as French says, by the anger. By the time the grand jury decides on Wilson’s fate five or more weeks from now, things will be different.

  18. Ametia says:

    Watching “Cloud Atlas for the 6th time

    The movement in Ferguson runs paralel to this scene.

  19. Liza says:

    They still haven’t arrested the killer. Amazing. And not assigning a special prosecutor is unconscionable.

    Great job on the photos, SG2.

  20. Ametia says:

    Spectacular gallery, SG2. HISTORY of America that will NOT be swept under the carpet.

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