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14

Mar

Sleep Is the New Woke

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Sleep Is the New Woke is our live broadcast hosted by Nyota “bgyrl4life” Uhura. Each morning Nyota and the crew will provide critical, historical & political analysis of news & the pressing issues of the day. Read more…

14

Mar

The ‘new’ surveillance video is the tip of the iceberg, in Darren Wilson’s list of admissions submitted in response to a civil suit filed last year he admits Michael Brown did not reach for his gun, he shot at Michael Brown while he was running away and he had been formally accused of using excessive force & racial discrimination as a police officer among other things…

  • By Hands Up Dont Shoot

The ‘new’ surveillance video is the tip of the iceberg, in Darren Wilson’s list of admissions submitted in response to a civil suit filed by his family last year he admits Michael Brown did not reach for his gun, he shot at Michael Brown while he was running away and he had been formally accused of using excessive force & racial discrimination as a police officer among other things,

– When he first encountered Michael Brown and Dorian Johnson they were not engaged in any criminal activity

– Before he said anything to them, he had not communicated to any person or entity via radio or telephone

– That he stopped his vehicle an an able to cut them off and keep them contained

– That he was the aggressor, he made first contact banging his door into Michael Brown’s body and then reaching threw his window to grab him.

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11

Feb

“I think you were in Texas during Ferguson. If so, you may have missed what happened here: We woke up. Black people woke up. Allies stood up. Young people spoke up.” – Tishaura O. Jones

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“I think you were in Texas during Ferguson. If so, you may have missed what happened here: We woke up. Black people woke up. Allies stood up. Young people spoke up.” – Tishaura O. Jones


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23

Mar

“I’m no more sure what to believe about the footage and its import than I am of precisely what happened that day between Brown and Wilson. But I am sure that the last person entitled to have his opinion on the matter taken seriously is St. Louis County, Missouri prosecutor Robert McCulloch.<br><br>McCulloch calls Pollock’s theory “just stupid” and “just nonsense.” But it was McCulloch whose epic, and apparently intentional, mishandling of the formal investigation made speculative inquiries like Pollock’s inevitable. Stranger Fruit exists because Robert McCulloch wanted neither to do his job nor to be seen as not doing it.<br><br>As a prosecutor, McCulloch had discretion to do one of three things.<br><br>He could charge Wilson with a crime, presenting evidence to sustain the charge in a public preliminary hearing.<br><br>Or he could take the case to a grand jury where the evidence would be considered in secret.<br><br>Finally, he could decide not to pursue the matter further if he didn’t believe the evidence was there to convict Wilson.<br><br>At all times when taking any of these three courses, McCulloch’s job remained the same: To pursue charges if he believed he could prove the case, to not pursue charges if he didn’t.<br><br>Instead, McCulloch set up shop as Wilson’s defense attorney behind the closed doors of the grand jury proceedings. For all intents and purposes he quit his job as prosecutor and concentrated solely on NOT doing what he was supposedly there to do, which was to get an indictment.<br><br>McCulloch’s machinations created the impression that “the fix was in” — because it was. His priority wasn’t to do his job, or to reach the truth, or to serve justice. It was to exonerate Darren Wilson because, and only because, Wilson was a police officer.<br><br>McCulloch has a long and legendary record of bending over backward to ensure that no police officer is ever held responsible for his or her actions, even when those actions are clearly criminal.”

  • By Hands Up Dont Shoot
"I’m no more sure what to believe about the footage and its import than I am of precisely what happened that day between Brown and Wilson. But I am sure that the last person entitled to have his opinion on the matter taken seriously is St. Louis County, Missouri prosecutor Robert McCulloch.

McCulloch calls Pollock’s theory “just stupid” and “just nonsense.” But it was McCulloch whose epic, and apparently intentional, mishandling of the formal investigation made speculative inquiries like Pollock’s inevitable. Stranger Fruit exists because Robert McCulloch wanted neither to do his job nor to be seen as not doing it.

As a prosecutor, McCulloch had discretion to do one of three things.

He could charge Wilson with a crime, presenting evidence to sustain the charge in a public preliminary hearing.

Or he could take the case to a grand jury where the evidence would be considered in secret.

Finally, he could decide not to pursue the matter further if he didn’t believe the evidence was there to convict Wilson.

At all times when taking any of these three courses, McCulloch’s job remained the same: To pursue charges if he believed he could prove the case, to not pursue charges if he didn’t.

Instead, McCulloch set up shop as Wilson’s defense attorney behind the closed doors of the grand jury proceedings. For all intents and purposes he quit his job as prosecutor and concentrated solely on NOT doing what he was supposedly there to do, which was to get an indictment.

McCulloch’s machinations created the impression that “the fix was in” — because it was. His priority wasn’t to do his job, or to reach the truth, or to serve justice. It was to exonerate Darren Wilson because, and only because, Wilson was a police officer.

McCulloch has a long and legendary record of bending over backward to ensure that no police officer is ever held responsible for his or her actions, even when those actions are clearly criminal."

Stranger Fruit Meets Rotten Fruit: Robert McCulloch and the Michael Brown Shooting | The William Lloyd Garrison Center for Libertarian Advocacy Journalism

As the 2014 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson was litigated in the court of public opinion, Ferguson’s police department released video which appeared to show Brown robbing a local store a few minutes before his fatal encounter with Wilson.


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23

Mar

They invited him over then got uncomfortable with his views about police. Once black folks make white folks uncomfortable everything goes downhill. Black folks can end up dead.

  • By Hands Up Dont Shoot
They invited him over then got uncomfortable with his views about police. Once black folks make white folks uncomfortable everything goes downhill. Black folks can end up dead.

'You Shot Me, Bro'
They invited him over then got uncomfortable with his views about police. Once black folks make white folks uncomfortable everything goes downhill. Black folks can end up dead.
Tyler Gebhard was killed by a St. Louis County cop he knew, in a home where he was once welcome


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23

Mar

If a black 4 year old child brought a shell casing to school, the narrative and coverage would be very different. Children and family services would be involved, the parents would be under investigation and any criminal records would be published.

  • By Hands Up Dont Shoot
If a black 4 year old child brought a shell casing to school, the narrative and coverage would be very different. Children and family services would be involved, the parents would be under investigation and any criminal records would be published.

Collinsville mom takes to Facebook, says shell casing got her 4-year-old son suspended
If a black 4 year old child brought a shell casing to school, the narrative and coverage would be very different. Children and family services would be involved, the parents would be under investigation and any criminal records would be published.
By late Wednesday Kristy Jackson's Facebook post had received nearly 800 shares.


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