Have you been following the news from Ferguson?
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Angelicka- I take you weren't around for the Katrina coverage with the same behaviors x1000.
The other guys lawyer backtracking on cnn last night was interesting. He was arguing the difference between robbery and shoplifting and theft. And that his client didn't use force to shoplift so it's not robbery. Very entertaining with the back peddling
I really don't think calling the victim a "child" is appropriate if he just boosted a convenience store.
If those details are inaccurate, excuse me, I'm not following the story, but just because someone is under 18 they are not necessarily a "child."
So the riots and looting helped the situation? Shouldn't the police be on guard? Public safety is their responsibility and if all hell breaks lose, again, then they get dinged for letting it happen.
Heck no, I am not watching ANY of the coverage. When was the last time CNN gave overwhelming coverage to any of the BLACK dictators running Africa into the ground? They almost NEVER talk about THE FACT that most crime is BLACK ON BLACK, not white cop on black.
Yes. I never thought I would watch on TV armored tanks driving down a US street.. That makes me feel sick.. Sadly this is not the America I was raised in.
@ rajahcat…I concur
the initial response created the problem, a more experienced police department would have been on top of that shit long time, but they messed up by being too defensive and then for that one police guy to get caught by the media calling the protestors PIG, i knew shit would get out of hand quick.I think he knew about the robbery BUT remember the role of the police isnt to kill but to apprehend and do so in a way that protects everyone, they should only kill when they realise that the suspect poses a danger to others
No. I follow the news from my house in the PIGS.
Continuing to watch. Just saw the video of Mike Brown and his buddy who talked about the shooting on camera robbing a convenience store here:http://www.stltoday.com/news/multimedia/videos/ferguson-police-release-convenience-store-surveillance-video/html_9cdfc317-764d-5ccd-a574-2c75d2d0c753.html
This never should have escalated to death. So much wrong with it all.
Hi Kassie. Hope u continue to comment. (-:
@LadyH – except, Anonymous doxxed the wrong guy. Again.
Sending lotsa love to everyone in the area. Stay strong! XoXo
Hi Kassie, and thanks for your post
Howdy, Kassie 🙂
Avidly, via Reddit's live feed (http://www.reddit.com/live/tdrph3y49ftn/) and Al-Jazeera America.In the UK, BBC news website has been balanced in its reportage and included a video made with Radley Balko, author of 'Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces' (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-28782308).Sorry, I don't know how to create links.
I live about 10 miles away from "ground zero" so yes, I am following it very closely.
Yes, following. Whatever happened to that young man aside, the police department completely and utterly fucked up what happened next.
Yes. I was relieved to read this morning that the state troopers are getting along with the protestors *much* better than their predecessors.
Yes indeed, avidly. At the National Moment of Silence vigil last night in Minneapolis, Governor Mark Dayton marched with the people in disgust at the Ferguson PD and the murder of Michael Brown.
Yep. And a militarized police force will behave like an occupying army sooner or later, anywhere.
Last night, hundreds of unarmed people chanted "hands up, don't shoot," before police hit them with tear gas and rubber and wooden bullets. A St. Louis alderman, Antonio French, was reporting from the scene via social media. He was arrested.
Yup and that is why this country is so fucked up
Yes. Via Twitter, from people who were there, in the crowd. The misinformation about what the crowd was doing (and what they were not actually doing) is staggering.
As with most news, only via Anonymous and Al-Jazeera
Following, yes. Glued to every breathless report, no.
yep and it's another circus
let's get this sorted before we all make the same mistake made in the Martin case
don't pre judge
I live in STL…