The lib media continues to stoke racial strife.
The lib media continues to stoke racial strife.
Oh noes! He’s on to us!
Keep stoking that flame, Obama.
OBAMA: I hope you don’t mind, because obviously there’s a lot of stuff in the news, I actually need to begin by saying a few words about what happened over the past day. Not just in Ferguson, Missouri, our neighbor to the south, but all across America. As many of know, a verdict came down — or a grand jury made a decision yesterday that upset a lot of people. And as I said last night, the frustrations that we’ve seen are not just about a particular incident. They have deep roots in many communities of color, who have a sense that our laws are not always being enforced uniformly or fairly…
Via Daily Mail:
News anchors found themselves uncomfortably close to the action during live broadcasts of rioting in Ferguson, Missouri last night, as a CNN reporter was filmed being struck on the head with a rock, two of her colleagues choked on tear gas, and an MSNBC anchor was forced off air by gunfire.
While reporting on the angry crowds outside a burning car dealership on Florrissant Avenue, CNN’s Sara Sidner managed to keep composed despite being struck by a projectile thrown from behind.
As Ferguson rioters and hoodlums were burning down buildings in their communities, shooting at police officers, looting stores, and pelting CNN reporters with rocks and bottles on Monday evening, the NAACP invoked Trayvon Martin in vowing to fight the “appalling” grand jury decision to not indict officer Darren Wilson.
“Local officials in Ferguson utterly failed in their duties to conduct an open and transparent investigation,” NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks said in a statement. “We will not allow this to be another Sanford, Florida. We will not allow the justice system to let us down once more. Take action today, for Michael, and for all of our sons.”
Before the grand jury’s decision that there was insufficient evidence to charge Wilson in Brown’s death was announced, Brooks called Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D) “presumptuous” for declaring a state of emergency and activating the National Guard. Brooks expressed his displeasure that officials were treating Ferguson as a “security crisis” instead of a “social justice crisis” because “99%” of the demonstrators, he said, were “non-violent.”
No reason to think Sharpton isn’t still acting as Obama’s official race baiter in Ferguson.
Via NY Post:
The Rev. Al Sharpton is the White House’s man on the ground in Ferguson.
The 59-year-old Sharpton has become a key adviser to President Obama on race issues, according to Politico, and is acting as his liaison in the racially charged St. Louis suburb, where the police shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown led to days of riots.
Sharpton arrived at the protest site in Ferguson three days after the shooting and quickly began briefing the White House.
“There’s a trust factor with The Rev from the Oval Office on down,” a White House official told Politico. “He gets it, and he’s got credibility in the community that nobody else has got. There’s really no one else out there who does what he does.”
While in Ferguson, Sharpton met with the Brown family and reported back directly to Valerie Jarrett, one of Obama’s closest aides.
Sharpton was directed to find out specific information, including what the Brown family wanted from the White House, Politico reports.
According to MSNBC’s legal analyst Lisa Bloom, the word “charged” is a “racially tinged offensive” term.
BLOOM: This issue about charging, which I find to be a racially tinged offensive word in and of itself, but I would have asked him, what exactly does that mean? At one point he says Mike brown took a step forward.
— Wolverine (@Nickarama1) November 25, 2014
Last night, as the carnage began in Ferguson, the Mayor of the city reportedly begged for the National Guard from the Democratic Governor, Jay Nixon. But deployment was delayed until this morning. One has to wonder about the delay, given that the reaction was predictable, and the Guard has been mobilized for a while.
According to CNN:
Ferguson Mayor James Knowles on Tuesday slammed how the National Guard was deployed in his city. “The decision to delay the deployment of the National Guard is deeply concerning. We are asking that the governor make available and deploy all necessary resources to prevent the further destruction of property and the preservation of life in the city of Ferguson,” Knowles told reporters.
The Missouri Lt. Governor claims had the National Guard been properly deployed last night, the lootings and burning of businesses wouldn’t have occurred. He actually asks “Is the reason that they were not deployed, because Obama or Holder asked you to keep them out?”
HT: Right Scoop
You got me, I was the person who torched Little Ceasars last night.
Last night, St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch laid blame on the “24-hour news cycle” for impeding justice in the grand jury case surrounding the shooting of Michael Brown. Now, a member of the 24-hour news cycle has turned around and blamed “bloggers” for causing an outsized amount of “commotion” in Ferguson. […]
“OK, here’s the thing that people at home should understand,” Lemon began. “So there is this outrage that everyone thinks is out there. Most of that outrage is coming from the Internet and social media.”
The host went on to explain that “the people who are actual protesters” are mostly “peaceful.” He said, “They have a beef and they are being peaceful about it. And they aren’t the people who are out there causing the commotion every day.” Instead, he pointed to “bloggers and people who are trying to make a name for themselves, people who want you to follow them on Twitter, or follow their blog, or follow them on live stream” as the ones causing problems.
“These were bloggers and as many people are calling them, ‘outside agitators,’” Lemon said, referring to the people who disrupted the press conference. “That’s where the commotion is coming from.” So while it may look to outsiders that “everyone here is pissed off and angry or what have you,” he said, “It’s the people who are online who are taking things out of context. Those are the people who are really creating the stir.”
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protesters angry about the grand jury decision to not indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson have overturned barricades and swarmed the steps of the federal courthouse in downtown St. Louis.
About 300 people marched from a park to the courthouse during the lunch hour Tuesday and remained there for about 30 minutes before heading elsewhere. Organizers gave tips beforehand to anyone who was planning to be intentionally arrested.
Those who swarmed the courthouse steps chanted “You didn’t indict. We shall fight.”
It was one of several protests in the St. Louis area Tuesday over Monday’s grand jury decision not to indict Wilson for killing 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9.
Update: More mayhem.
Who will protest the death of this man?
Via Daily Mail:
A man has died during the Ferguson riots just yards from where Michael Brown was shot dead.
Residents on Canfield Drive said that DeAndre Joshua, 20, was shot whilst in his car though police at the scene refused to confirm any details.
DeAndre’s grandmother Renita Towns said that ‘somebody killed him’ during the carnage.
CAIR continues its liberal outreach.
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/25/2014) – The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called for a “national action” to address issues of racism in the aftermath of a Missouri grand jury’s decision to not indict a police officer who killed Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager who was shot to death in August.
CAIR also questioned the “problematic” grand jury process that resulted in a failure to indict the officer.
In a statement, CAIR said:
“The tragedy in Ferguson makes it imperative that Americans of all races and backgrounds initiate national action to address the issues of systemic racism and police profiling that the shooting brought to the surface.
“We question the problematic conduct of the prosecutor’s office in the grand jury process as demonstrated by showing unprecedented deference to the officer, a potential criminal defendant.
“We urge all Americans to contact their elected officials to urge passage of the End Racial Profiling Act (ERPA) and any similar legislation that addresses unconstitutional actions by American law enforcement. We once again call on the Department of Justice to complete its independent investigation of the killing of Michael Brown in a transparent and thorough manner. CAIR is also concerned about any militarized response of law enforcement to peaceful protesters in Ferguson or in other cities nationwide.
“If any good is to come of this heartbreaking incident, it will be in the recognition that many Americans still feel the impact of institutional racism and that there is still much work to do to create a society in which people ‘will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.’
Bad news for Mike Brown’s supporters who’ve been hyping federal charges since the grand jury decision was announced last night.
Justice Department investigators have all but concluded they do not have a strong enough case to bring civil rights charges against Darren Wilson, the white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., law enforcement officials said.
When racial tension boiled over in Ferguson after the Aug. 9 shooting, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. traveled to the St. Louis suburb to meet with city leaders and protest organizers in an effort to bring calm. He assured them that the federal government would open a civil rights investigation into the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. But that investigation now seems unlikely to result in any charges.
“The evidence at this point does not support civil rights charges against Officer Wilson,” said one person briefed on the investigation, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the case.
Justice Department officials are loath to acknowledge publicly that their case cannot now meet the high legal threshold for a successful civil rights prosecution. The timing is sensitive: Tensions are high in greater St. Louis as people await the results of a grand jury’s review of the case.
Even better, Blimpy then claims the people rioting were “righteous.”
The scummiest of all scumbags is in Ferguson today.
Via Washington Examiner:
MSNBC host Al Sharpton slammed Wednesday the prosecution’s handling of the grand jury. “I’ve never seen a prosecutor hold a press conference to discredit the victim,” he said during a Brown family press conference.
Sharpton described the prosecution’s decision to release the grand jury’s decision at 8 pm as “irresponsible” and “provocative.”
He also said that he and other civil rights leaders have called an emergency meeting in Washington, D.C. next week to discuss boycotts, marches and demonstrations.
Sharpton likened the follow-up to the case to Rodney King.
“Before you think this is over, remember what happened in Rodney King,” he said, vowing not to give up in the face of a defeat in the legal system.
Via The Smoking Gun:
Michael Brown’s stepfather last night repeatedly urged protesters to “Burn this bitch down” after a prosecutor announced that no criminal charges would be filed against the Ferguson, Missouri police officer who killed the unarmed teenager.
Louis Head, an ex-con who is married to Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden, was with McSpadden outside the Ferguson Police Department headquarters Monday evening as prosecutor Robert McCulloch disclosed that a grand jury declined to vote an indictment against Officer Darren Wilson in the August 9 shooting.
After consoling a weeping McSpadden, the 38-year-old Head–who was standing atop a platform in the middle of the agitated crowd of several hundred protesters–began screaming “Burn this bitch down!” He did this at least ten times, and at one point yelled for a microphone so that he could broadcast his message beyond the range of his unamplified voice.
Justice, Ferguson style…
Looted / Burned
St.Louis Fish & Chicken Grill
O’Reilly’s Auto Parts
A.J. & R. Pawn Shop
Cakes and More [Natalie DuBose’s store]
STL Bread Company
Auto Buy Credit
Sam’s Meat Market
Toys R Us
Chop Suey restaurant
Antonio French’s Heal Stl Community Center
Here’s Natalie Dubose’s Facebook so you can see the cakes she made which are reportedly quite good.
Good news, while damaged, Cakes and More was not burnt out and is still in operation, trying to get orders out for Thanksgiving. They are cleaning up and trying to deal with the damage.
“I’m baking today,” Dubose told CNNMoney, as the sound of broken glass being swept up can be heard over the phone. “We have orders to go out for Thanksgiving. I can’t tell the people — I won’t tell the people — that I’m canceling.”
Like many other small businesses, her bakery Natalie’s Cakes and More was vandalized Monday night in the wake of the grand jury decision not to charge Officer Darren Wilson with killing Michael Brown.
The shop’s main window is “busted out completely. They threw a chair in it to bust it out … It’s a big mess,” said Dubose, who opened Natalie’s Cakes as recently as June.
Despite the mess, however, Dubose says she will continue to bake. She can’t afford to give up now, having invested all she had into a business that was funded through bake sales at flea markets.
“I am a single mom, a mother of two,” she said. “This is everything that I own. I can’t walk away from it. I just got to start up and start baking again.”
The dreaded sternly worded letter.
The following statement was issued by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, in Geneva on 25 November 2014
“The Grand Jury’s decision not to charge a police officer who fatally shoot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, has led to violent protests, including looting and arson. I urge all protestors to avoid violence and destruction in the wake of this decision, in accordance with the expressed wishes of Mr. Brown’s parents and with the law. People have the right to express their dismay and their disagreement with the Grand Jury’s verdict, but not to cause harm to others, or to their property, in the process.
Without knowing the details of the evidence laid before the Missouri Grand Jury – which in turn depends on the quality of the investigation into the killing of Michael Brown – I am not, at this point, able to comment on whether or not the verdict conforms with international human rights law.
Nevertheless, I am deeply concerned at the disproportionate number of young African Americans who die in encounters with police officers, as well as the disproportionate number of African Americans in United States prisons and the disproportionate number of African Americans on Death Row.
It is clear that, at least among some sectors of the population, there is a deep and festering lack of confidence in the fairness of the justice and law enforcement systems. I urge the United States authorities to conduct in-depth examinations into how race-related issues are affecting law enforcement and the administration of justice, both at the federal and state levels.
Concerns about institutionalized discrimination in the United States have repeatedly been raised, by respected national bodies and by United Nations bodies monitoring the implementation of international human rights treaties, ratified by the United States. These include, this year alone, the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, and the Human Rights Committee.* In addition, just two weeks ago, Michael Brown’s parents addressed the Committee against Torture** which is currently reviewing the United States’ application of its obligations under the Convention against Torture. That committee will deliver its conclusions on Friday.