On Thursday, the Department of Justice plans to announce it will conduct a civil rights investigation of the Ferguson Police Department.
Another right-wing lie was exposed on Wednesday as the St. Louis Juvenile Court revealed that Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old who was shot to death by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson on August 9th, was not facing any serious felony charges at the time of his death.
Conservatives, and primarily Republicans, have noticed their racist tendencies are attracting a bit too much attention and for the second time in a month are attempting to distract Americans with accusations that President Obama is a racist who hates and is waging a war on white people.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported on Sunday that Ferguson police officers began wearing body cameras this past Saturday. The department received a donation of 50 cameras from Safety Visions and Digital Ally.
After a thorough examination of America’s pathetic record of disparate treatment of minorities, a United Nations watchdog reported what people of color, particularly African Americans, have known first hand and all too well for decades. “Racial and ethnic discrimination remains a serious and persistent problem in all areas of life from de facto school segregation, access to health care, and housing.”
Tuesday night, Bill O’Reilly decided he needed to whitesplain to everybody, but especially blacks, why white privilege does not exist and how too many African-Americans are using it as an excuse to not take any responsibility for their lives.
Late Monday evening, CNN’s Don Lemon, still on the scene in Ferguson, provided breaking news regarding an alleged audio recording taken at the time 18-year-old unarmed Michael Brown was shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.
While Michael Brown’s family and friends gathered for his funeral on Monday, Fox continued down the Reich wing brick road of blaming Michael Brown for his own death.
Ferguson is not an isolated case in the St. Louis area. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ran a story Sunday detailing the lack of diversity that exists in other St. Louis County police departments.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has a brilliant idea. Instead of militarizing local police departments with tanks and heavy equipment, the country should take the billions of dollars and use it to create jobs.
President Obama showed his commitment to seeing that justice is done in Ferguson by sending Attorney General Eric Holder to the scene and doing everything in his power not to prejudice the investigation during his White House remarks.
Fox News smeared a dead unarmed African-American teen today by claiming that Michael Brown may have been high on drugs when he was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer.
Far too many of the images that we have all seen countless times by now of the atrocity that took place – and continues to take place – in Ferguson, Missouri, are images not at all unfamiliar to African American communities. Black mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, and neighbors enraged and in mourning due to Senseless Killing of Black Man Number However-High-You-Can-Count.
The Department of Justice warned Ferguson Police not to release the video of an alleged robbery yesterday in their attempts to avoid taking responsibility for their previous inaction after one of their officers shot and killed Mike Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old teenager, but they did it anyway.
The broken windows policing tactic is a major reason why we see conflict between the police & African Americans. In fact, it guarantees death.
Noted plagiarist Sen. Rand Paul wrote in an editorial today about the need to demilitarize the police. However, this wasn’t Paul’s own idea. Democratic Rep. Hank Johnson first wrote about his legislation in March.
President Obama released a statement about the killing of Michael Brown today. The president called the unarmed teen’s death heartbreaking. He also urged reflection and understanding.