Posts tagged “ferguson”

  1. This weekend marked the one-year anniversary of Mike Brown's death in Ferguson at the hands of Darren Wilson.

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  2. From Matt Pearce at the LA Times: "If you don't already have a copy, you can read the DOJ's Ferguson investigation here":

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  3. "Do you want to hear something funny?" someone asked me. "This is a joke," he told me, "with a punchline 100 days in the making."

    A member of the St. Louis police force has been charged with excessive force.

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  4. I don't have anything in particular to add about the decision last night not to indict officer Darren Wilson. Here are a few other voices you should be listening to.

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  5. Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared what people thought. And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, ‘Grant me justice against my adversary.’ “For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, ‘Even though I don’t

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  6. I am a writer, nothing more, nothing less. In the face of injustice, I only have words and words can only do so much. Last night, the St. Louis County prosecutor, Bob McCulloch, stood before television cameras and offered a lengthy statement, that from the outset made it clear the grand jury was not going to indict officer Darren Wilson for the murder of 18-year-old Mike Brown, who was, at the time of his murder,…

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  7. It's not okay, and it's not going to be okay anytime soon, and we have to keep looking at it and calling it by its name.

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    "Officer Go Fuck Yourself."

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    "There is a growing chorus of military veterans who have chimed in on the absurdity of photographs like this one. Let me join the parade. What we’re seeing here is a gaggle of cops wearing more elite killing…

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  8. Are you following Buzzfeed's Joel Anderson yet? He's been in Ferguson all week, and he is putting himself in unbelievably dangerous situations in order to report what's going on. It's an important corrective to mainstream reports -- I'm more shocked than I should be, probably, at the number of stories I've seen in national newspapers and TV networks giving credence to the police's lies about "reaching for the gun" and mass, widespread

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