the-bazzard-cove:

i just wish i could be this guy in this big suit of bulletproof armor and a gas mask and go to ferguson and just rescue people from there

I love you.

Police Threaten Al Jazeera Journalists Near Ferguson: ‘I’ll Bust Your Head’

susanpfeit:

Police Threaten Al Jazeera Journalists Near Ferguson: ‘I’ll Bust Your Head’

Al Jazeera America producer Aaron Ernst and his team were confronted by two police officers last Thursday ..

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THEY HAVE HIRED MERCS TO DEPLOY IN FERGUSON

ehentalix:

MERCENARIES FROM ASYMMETRIC SOLUTIONS HAVE BEEN CONTRACTED TO DEPLOY A HIGH-THREAT TEAM IN FERGUSON, MISSOURI.

risenwhimsy:

I’ve seen a good amount of this in the Ferguson tag on here and Twitter recently: WHITE PEOPLE ARE (THIS), WHITE PEOPLE ARE (THAT)!

Yes, some of us are, but what you are doing is called generalizing. That’s the same thing those racist assholes in the news are doing. They’re judging a person’s character based on their skin color.

I’m not going to try and pretend this isn’t a racial issue, but this also isn’t a blacks vs. whites issue. This is an us (whatever ethnicity that may entail) vs. the ignorant, bigoted assholes who are suppressive and cruel.

Please, don’t alienate your allies.

Generalizations are complete crap. A commenter on this post once again has proven that.

lucithoughts:

If you can’t see why Ferguson is the way it is right now, or the shit that’s been causing the shit that you see plastered across Tumblr and Twitter for…what it is, at least a week, then you’ve got problems.

And are most likely part of the problem

leavesareallgone:

I’m tired of the hateful world, and I’m tired of hating and being angry, I’m tired of being confused, I’m tired of trying to understand, I’m tired of complaining, I’m tired of being scared and sad. The world can only begin to change if myself and everyone else refuse to be ignorant of what’s going on. But it hurts so much and I’m not sure if I can manage the exposure to it all anymore.

bent-edge-represent:

I don’t see the cops doing shit about KKK members attacking civilians in Ferguson. I don’t care what race you are. If you live near Ferguson, go help your fellow humans right now. The police have turned against us, its up to us to save each other now.

10 days, 16 hours since Mike Brown was killed.

hasdarrenwilsonbeenarrestedyet:

Mo. Attorney General Chris Koster said a grand jury will be convened at 9 am [on August 20th]. He gave protesters the news. Source: https://twitter.com/Yamiche/status/501910224857726977

philosophy-in-blue:

What I don’t understand is why some force above Ferguson’s police force (feds? Surely the President is aware of the chaos by now) doesn’t come in and stop all this bullshit. Like can someone just tell everybody to stop and then sort this out without tear gas.order these wreckless officers to drop their weapons and handle this more maturely, ..it’s all so awful and I fear for everybody caught up in it, I’m disgusted by the levels of discrimination that still exist in my country. Whatever happened to words,whatever happened to logic and verbal arguments that weren’t bloody and were calm.

brown-likeme:

The recorder than asks the officer what his name is to which he replies “go fuck yourself”.

These are the kinds of people who are currently “policing” Ferguson

maza-dohta:

"When France Francois (pictured) held up her sign last week at a vigil in Washington, D.C., devoted to the death of Michael Brown and other black people gunned down by cops, she had no idea it would resonate with so many people on social media.

Her sign read, “I CANNOT BELIEVE I STILL HAVE TO PROTEST THIS SHIT!!”

Taken from http://www.alternet.org

maza-dohta:

"When France Francois (pictured) held up her sign last week at a vigil in Washington, D.C., devoted to the death of Michael Brown and other black people gunned down by cops, she had no idea it would resonate with so many people on social media.

Her sign read, “I CANNOT BELIEVE I STILL HAVE TO PROTEST THIS SHIT!!”

Taken from http://www.alternet.org

swaggafella:

In the months before Michael Brown was shot, what was crime like in Ferguson, Missouri? We don’t know because the Ferguson Police Department was one of the 23 law enforcement agencies in the state to have its crime statistics rejected for “major errors in data” by the Missouri Department of Public Safety, the agency that runs Missouri’s Uniform Crime Reporting system.

The bungling of the crime statistics was the latest black eye on the Ferguson Police Department, which has been sued twice in federal court for alleged civil rights violations since 2008, court records show. One case was dismissed and a ruling on the other is pending. A civil suit was also filed against the department stemming from a 2009 incident in which a resident was charged with destruction of property because he bled on the uniforms of officers who allegedly beat him, the Daily Beast reported.  Arguments in that case are scheduled for December.

About 3.5 percent of Missouri law enforcement agencies who send in crime stats to public safety have seen their most recent submissions rejected, an International Business Times analysis of the data indicated. To put it another way, there are 651 local and county police departments that report crime to UCR. Only 23 had “major errors in data,” meaning they were sent back to the departments and cannot be viewed by the public until they are corrected, Kyle Comer, manager of the UCR unit, told IBT.

“There’s some sort of discrepancy in the math” for the crime stats to be rejected, he said, such as arrest totals not adding up. Comer wasn’t speaking specifically about Ferguson’s rejected crime stats.

The police department faced scrutiny over its tactics in dispersing protesters demonstrating in the wake of the Brown shooting, with officers in riot gear throwing tear gas and shooting rubber bullets during protests that had been described as peaceful. It’s not the first time the department has been accused of infringing on the rights of those it’s supposed to serve and protect.

In March 2008, Andre Porter sued the Ferguson Police Department alleging detectives submitted “erroneous” and “fraudulent” probable cause statements alleging he committed two bank robberies in October 2007. Porter claimed a detective never read him his Miranda rights while he was being interrogated and witnesses to the robbery never picked him out of a live lineup. Porter said the same detective “presented an erroneous probable cause statement to secure an indictment along with prejudice and bias judgment to enhance bail.” Porter said another suspect was chosen in a lineup twice by the second bank robbery victim, and a detective “falsified and introduced fraudulent evidence” in the case.

The lawsuit was dismissed by a judge in April 2008 because it didn’t “contain any allegations that a policy or custom of the city of Ferguson was responsible for the alleged violations of plaintiff’s constitutional rights,” court records show. The records indicated Porter wanted to appeal but didn’t have the funds to do so.

 In December 2013, Eugene McAllister filed a civil rights lawsuit against Ferguson police Officer Eddie Boyd and three members of the St. Louis County Police Department, stemming from a car chase in January 2011 in which officers allegedly used excessive force. McAllister said the officers stopped the car in which he was riding and the Ferguson officer smashed the window near the seat he was occupying even though he had put his hands up, saying, “I give up.” Despite his pleas, McAllister alleged the officer “started to grabing [sic] me and pulling and punching me in the head and face and body.” He also claimed a dog from a K-9 unit bit him in the arms, head and legs, and he suffered a broken finger from the officer’s actions.

The case is pending.

magnolome:

Police and SWAT vehicles have moved forward and have begun arresting people. 

artiquno:

watch the vice livestream here.