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Heavily-Armed White Oath Keepers Roam Ferguson Streets As Police Order Protesters To Disperse

Heavily-Armed White Oath Keepers Roam Ferguson Streets As Police Order Protesters To Disperse

On the anniversary of Michael Brown's murder, a group of heavily armed white militiamen paraded around playing army, and looking…

9 years ago

If Detroit Blows, Will Water Shutoffs Feed The Fire?

Ever since the civil unrest occurred in Ferguson, Missouri, sparked by the murder of Michael Brown by a police officer…

9 years ago

A Bridge Too Far: Crowdfunding For Killer Cop Michael Slager Falls Flat

As of Thursday afternoon, Officer Michael Slager hadn't even reached his first 1000 dollars from crowdfunding sites.

9 years ago

The Tide Is Turning: Time Magazine Puts ‘Black Lives Matter’ On Its Cover

But this time, things were different. Here's what happens when things start to change. Time magazine, one of the most…

9 years ago

Thanks For Doing The Right Thing, Mayor Summey

The question I suspect a lot of black folks are asking today in the wake of the recent murder-by-cop of…

9 years ago

Ferguson Protesters Denounce Violence After Two Police Officers Shot And Wounded

Instead of the story being about Ferguson police chief Tom Jackson finally resigning, Thursday morning's headlines are filled with reports…

9 years ago

Madison Cop Who Killed Unarmed Black Male Was Involved In Prior Fatal Shooting

Officer Matt Kenny was also involved in a fatal shooting of a white male in 2007.

9 years ago

Protesters March On Ferguson Police Department To Demand Change In Light Of DOJ Report

Hours after the Department of Justice released a report Wednesday highlighting systemic racial discrimination committed by the Ferguson Police Department,…

9 years ago

Police Union Official Wearing ‘I Am Darren Wilson’ Wristband Starts Brawl At St. Louis Meeting

Jeff Roorda, the business manager for the St. Louis Police Officers Association, interrupted a meeting at St. Louis City Hall…

9 years ago

It’s On! Ben “I’m not crazy” Carson Exploring 2016 Presidential Bid

Feeling "fingers from God" but assuring us he is not crazy, Ben Carson has appointed an Iowa operative for a…

9 years ago

Part Two Of Ferguson Grand Jury: Prosecutor Tricks Of The Trade

Witnesses, experts and evidence would supposedly direct the jurors to a final decision; either the return of a True Bill…

9 years ago

If Protesters Are Responsible For Officers’ Deaths, So Then Are The Tea Party

Are the protesters responsible for the death of the officers? If yes, then the Tea Party is responsible for the…

9 years ago

President Obama Explains That Discussion Regarding Race Issues Is Healthy For The Nation

During a comprehensive interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep that was released Monday, President Obama spoke at length on a number…

9 years ago

Friday Fox Follies – Post-Holiday Edition

Fox "News" has been slowly sliding into bat-guano-crazy territory ever since protests erupted following Michael Brown's killing in Ferguson on…

9 years ago

Ferguson Protesters Spend Christmas Night Rebuilding Vandalized Michael Brown Memorial

After midnight had struck and another Christmas had passed, activists and protesters in and around Ferguson got word that a…

9 years ago

Fox News Condemns President Obama Over Ferguson Protester Attending DOJ Meeting

During Wednesday morning's episode of Fox & Friends, Peter Johnson, Jr. and Tucker Carlson said the Department of Justice investigation…

9 years ago

Questions Arise As Another Black Teen Shot And Killed By White Cop Near St. Louis

Late Tuesday night a white police officer shot and killed an 18-year-old black male after an interaction at a gas…

9 years ago

Blame N.Y. Officers Deaths On Convicted Criminal With A Gun, Not Obama

However, as Americans have witnessed more and more,  when police kill citizens, especially unarmed African American citizens, no one is…

10 years ago

Fox Affiliate Deceptively Edits Protest Footage To Show Protesters Chanting “Kill A Cop”

Baltimore news station Fox45 ran a story Sunday night attacking protests against police brutality and racial disparity by running deceptively…

10 years ago

Prosecutor Admits He Let Witnesses Who “Absolutely Lied” Testify Before Ferguson Grand Jury

In an interview with a St. Louis radio station Friday, St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch admitted he let witnesses…

10 years ago

ACLU Files Lawsuit Claiming Racial Discrimination In Ferguson School District Voting

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Thursday is a St. Louis federal court in which it claims the…

10 years ago

CNN’s Use Of #AskACop On Twitter For Police News Special Totally Backfires On Network

Prior to the airing of the special, CNN decided to crowdsource questions from Twitter using the hashtag #AskACop. As one…

10 years ago

Tea Party Nation Says #Whitelivesmatter

According to Judson Phillips, because a black youth shot at a police officer, and the black youth killed, #whitelivesmatter

10 years ago

Bill Clinton Says Eric Garner “Didn’t Deserve To Die” For Selling Untaxed Cigarettes

In an interview with Fusion that will air in its entirety Tuesday evening, former President Bill Clinton told interviewer Jorge…

10 years ago

Key Witness Who Corroborated Darren Wilson’s Testimony Exposed As A Total Fraud

On Monday, The Smoking Gun published a lengthy report exposing "Witness 40," a woman who testified before the St. Louis…

10 years ago

Lynching Obama

Republicans just can't get over the fact that they can no longer get together and lynch the black guy they…

10 years ago

Ferguson Protesters Send Peaceful And Powerful Message To Law Enforcement

PoliticusUSA's Justin Baragona was on the scene during a protest march through downtown St. Louis Friday morning.

10 years ago

Welcome to the Age of Authoritarianism – Sponsored by the 1 Percent

The 21st century is seeing the spread of the authoritarian principle that far from being the origin of authority, people…

10 years ago

Friday Fox Follies – Fox Family Values

Since hitting the cable dial in 1996, Fox "News" Channel values have been on full display: Anti-truth chief among them.…

10 years ago

Why The World Can’t Breathe

In the heated space between two murders, both committed by police officers who were later given a free pass by…

10 years ago

Attorney General Eric Holder Announces Federal Restrictions And Bans On Racial Profiling

The Department of Justice announced Monday that Attorney General Eric Holder has unveiled stricter policies governing federal law enforcement when…

10 years ago

MSNBC Contributor Calls Out Media For Not Covering Obama’s Initiatives In Wake Of Ferguson

During Monday morning's episode of Morning Joe, MSNBC contributor Dorian Warren called out the media for not giving proper coverage…

10 years ago

Friday Fox Follies In Black And White

If the last 2 weeks of reporting and punditry tell us anything, Fox "News" is willing write off one side…

10 years ago

Missouri Town Residents Greet Ferguson Protesters With Confederate Flag And Fried Chicken

Ferguson protesters marching through Missouri on their way to Jefferson City were met by angry residents in the small town…

10 years ago

MSNBC and Joe Scarborough Aspire To Be As Racist As Fox News

Scarborough's version of the story bared no resemblance to the truth, but that is precisely what one expects from "Fox…

10 years ago

St. Louis Motorist Hits Protesters With Minivan Then Threatens Them With Handgun

During a protest in St. Louis' Central West End neighborhood Wednesday night, a minivan-driving man drove through a crowd of…

10 years ago

Unbelievable! New York Cop Who Killed Eric Garner With Chokehold Will Not Be Indicted

NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo will not be indicted on any charges relating to the death of Staten Island man Eric…

10 years ago

Fox News Blames Obama for Apartheid, Racist Cops, and GOP Jobs Obstruction

The latest "blame Obama" crusade is reaction to the President's request for funding to train and outfit racist cops with…

10 years ago

Fox News Contributor Claims Michael Brown’s Stepfather Should Be Charged In His Death

Fox News' resident psychiatrist and member of the network's 'Medical A-Team' Keith Ablow appeared on Fox & Friends Wednesday morning…

10 years ago

Rush Limbaugh Claims President Obama Is Looking To Frame A Cop For “Racial Assassination”

In Limbaugh's mind. Obama, Holder and all the other race hustlers feel that they didn't "get a win" with the…

10 years ago

Racists Demand Punishment For African Americans Exercising First Amendment Rights

For decent Americans it is beyond comprehension that it is acceptable for white supremacists, whether they are St. Louis-area cops…

10 years ago

Morning Joe Explains Ferguson To Black People and Calls Michael Brown A Thug

At the beginning of Monday morning's episode of Morning Joe, host Joe Scarborough said that he was sick and tired…

10 years ago

President Obama Will Request $263 Million To Outfit Law Enforcement With Body Cameras

President Obama will announce on Monday a proposal to provide $263 million in funds over a three-year period to outfit…

10 years ago

Rudy Giuliani Tells Black People They’re To Blame For Police Brutality

Rudy Giuliani has used Fox News as a safe ground to further denigrate the black community and justify the racist…

10 years ago

Black Lives Matter: Ferguson Protesters Stage ‘Die-Ins’ At St. Louis Shopping Center

After Black Friday demonstrations, protest organizers arranged for another action on Saturday. This time they targeted the Brentwood Promenade, a…

10 years ago

Black Friday Fox Follies

Check out Black Friday's edition of Friday Fox Follies, In this article, see how Fox News ignored the truth about…

10 years ago

Hundreds Of Ferguson Protesters Shut Down St. Louis Shopping Malls On Black Friday

In a powerful display of true civil disobedience, hundreds of protesters stormed a St. Louis area shopping mall Friday afternoon,…

10 years ago

St. Louis Grand Jury Indicted, Tried, And Convicted Unarmed Murder Victim Michael Brown

Not only did the prosecutor succeed in acquitting the murderer Darren Wilson, he convinced the grand jury to indict, try,…

10 years ago

Michael Brown’s Empty Chair At Thanksgiving

Three days before the holiday where we here in America are expected to feast, rejoice, and give thanks, the parents…

10 years ago

Why Ferguson Is Also, And Again, About Guns

What's happening in Ferguson, and rattling the cages of strained municipalities throughout the country, is, of course, about our complicated…

10 years ago

Ferguson Decision Is Another Sign Of American Apartheid

America is not a civilized society and the concept of equality for all its citizens is exactly that; a concept.…

10 years ago

GOP Minority Outreach: Rudy Giuliani Continues Racist Tirade Over Michael Brown Killing

Over the past few days, both before and after the St. Louis County grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson…

10 years ago

Bryan Fischer Literally Demonizes Michael Brown, Saying He was Demonically Possessed

Fischer said, "the chances were very good...there was a demonic presence...inside Michael Brown" I don't think so. I think we…

10 years ago

The Ferguson Grand Jury Decision — A Social Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941, the date of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor is not the only " horrific event that…

10 years ago

Hypocritical Conservatives Who See Revolt In Ferguson Easily Forget Their Own Actions

As cities across the nation either burn or shut down because of protests, conservatives jump in and express their opinion…

10 years ago

Attorney For Michael Brown’s Family States That The “Process Needs To Be Indicted”

When discussing how the legal system continuously seems to not work when it comes to men of color being killed…

10 years ago

Activists Immediately Call For Eric Holder To Indict Darren Wilson On Federal Charges

Immediately after the announcement that the killer of teenager Michael Brown would not be indicted, activists are calling for Attorney…

10 years ago

Grand Jury Decides Not To Indict Michael Brown’s Killer Darren Wilson

A St. Louis County grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed…

10 years ago

St. Louis Woman Accidentally Kills Herself With Gun She Bought For Possible Ferguson Unrest

A 26-year-old woman accidentally shot and killed herself late Friday evening with a gun she purchased in preparation for large-scale…

10 years ago

Police Arrest Reporter Covering Ferguson Protest For Walking On Sidewalk

While covering a protest in front of the Ferguson police station Saturday night, reporter Trey Yingst was arrested for failure…

10 years ago

Sources Claim Darren Wilson Will Resign From Ferguson Police Force If Not Indicted

CNN reported late Thursday evening that sources close to Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson confirm that Wilson is in the…

10 years ago

St. Louis Cop Who Killed Black Teenager Identified As Obama-Hating Gun-Loving Racist

The St. Louis police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Vonderrit Myers, Jr. last month was inadvertently identified by the…

10 years ago

Darren Wilson Supporter Plans On Purchasing “Pants Up, Don’t Loot” Billboard Near Ferguson

In a willful attempt to incite further racial tensions in and around Ferguson, a resident of Tennessee has announced that…

10 years ago

Darren Wilson Threatened And Arrested Ferguson Man For Recording Video Of Him

A man who was arrested last year by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson uploaded video of the incident to YouTube…

10 years ago

Anonymous Responds To KKK’s ‘Lethal Force’ Ferguson Threat By Hacking Twitter Account

The 'hacktivist' group Anonymous responded to threats by a Missouri chapter of the Ku Klux Klan to use lethal force…

10 years ago

Ferguson Police Chief Says Darren Wilson Will Return To Active Duty If Not Indicted

In a conversation with St. Louis news station KSDK 5 on Friday evening, Ferguson police chief Tom Jackson told the…

10 years ago

Missouri Governor Says He Will Use National Guard In Ferguson After Grand Jury Decision

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon held a press conference near St. Louis Tuesday afternoon to discuss contingency plans surrounding Ferguson in…

10 years ago

Gun Shop Owners Near Ferguson Profiting Off Of Racial Tension As Grand Jury Decision Nears

CNN reported on Monday that gun sales in the St. Louis area, especially near Ferguson, have spiked as anxiety builds…

10 years ago

Conservative Pundit Ben Stein Says Poor Black People Are “Pathetic” And “Self-Defeating”

Ben Stein appeared on Newsmax TV Monday afternoon and declared that the biggest problem with race in America is that…

10 years ago

Police Admit No-Fly Zone Over Ferguson In August Was Aimed At Suppressing Media Coverage

The Associated Press reported on Sunday that a FAA flight restriction over Ferguson during the height of the protests in…

10 years ago

Resignation Of Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson Will Not Magically Fix Broken System

Late Tuesday evening, CNN reported that Ferguson police chief Tom Jackson is expected to step down from his position as…

10 years ago

Prominent Tea Partier Says Michael Brown’s Parents Received ‘Taxpayer-Funded Abortion’

Former executive director of the South Carolina Republican Party Todd Kincannon sent out a tweet Wednesday evening saying Michael Brown's…

10 years ago

Media Leaks And Governor’s Press Conference Set Stage For Darren Wilson Non-Indictment

Throughout the day and evening Tuesday, a number of events seemed to foreshadow the inevitable non-indictment of Ferguson police officer…

10 years ago

Coverage Of Pumpkin Fest Riot Compared To Ferguson Protests Exposes Media’s Overt Racism

Dozens of people were arrested and police used tear gas and pepper spray to disperse a rioting crowd after a…

10 years ago

No Justice, No Peace: Darren Wilson Likely To Avoid Civil Rights Charges In Shooting

In an eye-opening piece run by the New York Times late Friday evening, federal government officials close to the Justice…

10 years ago

Ferguson October: Young Protesters Reject Message Delivered By Older Religious Leaders

As the gathering wore on, younger activists, who have been on the ground in Ferguson since an unarmed Michael Brown…

10 years ago

St. Louis Police Hit Protesters With Pepper Spray And Batons During Shaw Shooting Protest

A day of peace, love and solidarity ended violently when St. Louis police dispersed a crowd of protesters gathered at…

10 years ago

People From Around The World Gather In St. Louis For March Against Police Brutality

Activists and protesters from all over the world gathered Saturday morning in downtown St. Louis to participate in a march,…

10 years ago

Nurse Travels From Oregon To Show Solidarity With Ferguson During Weekend Of Resistance

After a planned Ferguson October event, PoliticusUSA's Justin Baragona was able to speak to Tamara Cottongim, a nurse out of…

10 years ago

Shaw Shooting: St. Louis Police Use Pepper Spray And Billy Clubs On Protesters And Media

Protesters and members of the media were hit with pepper spray and rushed by police officers armed with batons and…

10 years ago

Giving A Voice To Those Seeking Justice — PoliticusUSA Talks To Protesters After Shaw Shooting

PoliticusUSA's Justin Baragona was on the scene at the Shaw shooting in south St. Louis late Wednesday evening. Late in…

10 years ago

Police Kick Ferguson Protesters Out Of Council Meeting To Protect Darren Wilson Supporter

Demonstrators were escorted by police out of an open St. Louis County Council meeting on Tuesday night after a woman…

10 years ago

Federal Judge Rules Police Violated First Amendment Rights Of Ferguson Protesters

In response to a lawsuit filed by the ACLU of Missouri, a federal judge ruled Monday that police in Ferguson…

10 years ago

Requiem For Mike Brown: Ferguson Protesters Make Powerful Statement Saturday Night

Protesters made a powerful statement Saturday night when they showed up at the St. Louis Symphony and sang what is…

10 years ago

Ferguson Police Stomp All Over First Amendment By Arresting Protesters For Bad Language

What began as a day filled with severe rain storms and an opportunity for a number of Ferguson protesters to…

10 years ago

Change Is Coming: Ferguson Sees Huge Surge In Voter Registration Since Michael Brown’s Death

USA Today reported on Thursday that the town of Ferguson has seen a huge surge in voter registration since the…

10 years ago

Grand Jury Looking Into Michael Brown Shooting Now Being Investigated For Misconduct

The St. Louis County Prosecutor's office is now investigating potential misconduct surrounding the grand jury that is currently investigating the…

10 years ago

Ferguson Officials Taking Cue From Sarah Palin By Demanding High Fees For Public Records

On Monday, the AP ran a story detailing the efforts Ferguson government officials have taken to discourage media outlets from…

10 years ago

Exclusive Interview: Young Activist Explains Situation On The Ground In Ferguson

PoliticusUSA's Justin Baragona was able to speak with an activist in Ferguson this weekend. The activist, Kayla Reed, lives in…

10 years ago

Racist Fox News Host Claims Eric Holder Ran DOJ Like It Was The Black Panther Party

During Thursday's broadcast of Fox News' Outnumbered, co-host (and longtime sufferer of Obama Derangement Syndrome) Andrea Tantaros spouted off that…

10 years ago

White Cop Charged With Assault For Unprovoked Shooting Of Black Driver During Traffic Stop

A white highway patrolman was charged with aggravated assault and battery after an unprovoked shooting of a black driver. The…

10 years ago

Tensions Boil Over In Ferguson Tuesday Night After Fire At Michael Brown Memorial

Protests resumed in Ferguson Tuesday night that led to the arrests of seven people. One local store was damaged when…

10 years ago

Ferguson Residents Angry As Michael Brown Memorial Destroyed By Fire Tuesday Morning

A memorial dedicated to slain teenager Michael Brown was destroyed by a fire Tuesday morning. The memorial, made mostly of…

10 years ago

Editor For St. Louis Newspaper Blasts Fox News For Terrible Coverage Of Ferguson Protests

In a conversation with Media Matters for America this week, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Editor-In-Chief Gilbert Bailon blasted Fox News and…

10 years ago

New Video Footage Shows Man Shouting That Michael Brown Had His ‘Hands In The Air!’

On Wednesday night, CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 aired video footage from a cellphone taken shortly after Micheal Brown was shot…

10 years ago

Ferguson Protesters Will Not Rest Until Michael Brown’s Killer Is Brought To Justice

PoliticusUSA's Justin Baragona was on the scene in Ferguson Wednesday afternoon and witnessed a protest where the goal was to…

10 years ago

Ferguson Residents Express Their Anger And Disgust During Volatile City Council Meeting

A month after an unarmed black teenager was viciously shot and killed by a white police officer, the city of…

10 years ago

The Latest Martyr To The Republican Corporate Cause

If there was a wall of martyrdom, Maria Fernandes' name would surely be chiseled into it. Her avoidable tragedy goes…

10 years ago

More Witnesses Come Forward And Validate Other Witness Accounts In Michael Brown Shooting

On Saturday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch released a story regarding two workers who were at the scene when 18-year-old Michael…

10 years ago

Ferguson Police Chief Caught In Huge Lie Surrounding Michael Brown Surveillance Video

Ferguson police chief Tom Jackson was caught in a huge lie on Friday when it was revealed that he did…

10 years ago