An Open Letter From #Ferguson Protestors and Allies (10.7.14)

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53 Responses to An Open Letter From #Ferguson Protestors and Allies (10.7.14)

  1. Liza says:

    Why do these white cops hate black people, especially young black males, so much? Maybe a better question is why does a certain kind of white man, some of whom are cops, hate young black men so much?

    I reserve hatred for those who are just simply evil, those who commit crimes against humanity, those who kill and/or torture the weaker ones and the vulnerable, especially children and animals.

    In the 21st century, there is nothing to be gained by just hating someone, a total stranger, because that person is different from you. So what is it? Have white male sociopaths infiltrated law enforcement the way pedophiles infiltrated the Catholic priesthood? I’m leaning hard toward that as one aspect of the answer to my own question.

  2. The shooting victim is Vonderrick Myers Jr. 18 years old.

  3. Breaking News

    St Louis County police has killed another kid in Ferguson

  4. LIVE VIDEO: Attorney General Eric Holder speaks with US mayors, police chiefs about lessons learned from Ferguson, Mo.

  5. Black brown noser cop locks out the Michael Brown supporters but allow Darren Wilson supporter to stay.

  6. Liza says:

    I hope the DOJ is ready to move on this.

  7. Is the fix in? God help us.

    Exclusive: Missouri police plan for possible riots if Brown cop not charged

    FERGUSON, MISSOURI, Oct 7 (Reuters) – Missouri authorities are drawing up contingency plans and seeking intelligence from U.S. police departments on out-of-state agitators, fearing that fresh riots could erupt if a grand jury does not indict a white officer for killing a black teen.

    The plans are being thrashed out in meetings being held two to three times a week, according to people who have attended them. The FBI said it was also involved in the discussions.

    Details of the meetings and intelligence sharing by Missouri police agencies and their counterparts around the country have not been reported before.

    The grand jury is expected to decide next month whether to bring criminal charges against police officer Darren Wilson, who shot dead Michael Brown, 18, on Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Missouri.

    In differing accounts, police have said Brown struggled with Wilson before the fatal shots were fired. But some witnesses say Brown held up his hands and was surrendering when he was shot multiple times in the head and chest.

    If charges are not brought against Wilson, police fear an outbreak of violence not just in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, but across the greater metropolitan area and even in other U.S. cities, according to St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar and others involved in the planning meetings.

    James Knowles, the Ferguson mayor who has attended the meetings, told Reuters the concern is “the unrest is going to be far beyond the city of Ferguson.”

    Ferguson today is a city on the edge. While mostly black residents hold small protests outside the police station each night, gun store owners report a jump in sales to white residents. Local business owners in the area where Brown was shot complain about lost trade. Many storefronts remain boarded up with plywood.

    A memorial to Brown on the spot where he died, and where his body lay uncollected for four hours, still stands, a crucifix surrounded by teddy bears, photographs, flowers and handwritten notes decrying his loss and the alleged brutality of police.

    Brown’s killing sparked days of protests in Ferguson in August and looting that caused millions of dollars of property damage. Police were sharply criticized for what was seen as a heavy handed response to the protests, firing tear gas and arresting hundreds of people.

    Protestors and civil rights groups say Brown’s death is part of a national epidemic in which a disproportionately high number of unarmed black men are fatally shot by white police officers, an allegation police deny.

    Missouri law enforcement officials have been in contact with police chiefs in Los Angeles, New York, Florida and Cincinnati, Ohio and other jurisdictions as they prepare for the grand jury decision, Belmar said. Police in New York and Los Angeles did not return calls for comment.

  8. racerrodig says:

    Thanks a bunch…..signed up. I wish I could attend.

  9. National March on Ferguson. Oct 10th-13th.


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