Friday, October 24, 2014

News Round-up: The Death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri Update #72

GoFundMe page for Mike Brown's family

From TheIntercept via RSN:  Klan jury... I mean grand jury in Mike Brown's shooting began Wednesday, August 20th, 2014.

Michael Brown, 18, was shot to death, reportedly by police officer Darren Wilson, on Saturday, August 9th, 2014 at approximately 2:15 pm on Canfield Drive in Ferguson, Missouri.  Ferguson is a small city in St. Louis County.  The shooting of the unarmed Brown sparked a furious backlash and days of protests, some violent and involving looting.  What follows is a list of links to news articles about the shooting and related matters:

From the StLouisPostDispatch:  An early article about the Michael Brown shooting

From the LosAngelesTimes:  This is the earliest (or oldest) article that I could find about the Michael Brown shooting.

From HuffingtonPost:  Another early article about the local African-American community's reaction to the shooting of Brown

From PrisonCulture:  A searing image of Michael Brown's father

From the WashingtonPost via RSN:  More of Darren Wilson's history and background emerges; it seems that he was previously associated with another police department that had a bad relationship with the local black folks.

From  Al Jazeera via RSN:  Darren Wilson: Judge, jury, and executioner.

From YahooNews via CSM and the AP:  Shooter a.k.a. Darren Wilson tells his "side" of the story about how he shot an unarmed black man to death.

Updated Shooting Timeline:  The AP via YahooNews.


From YahooNews:  Why is the Justice Department surprised by anything Ferguson and St. Louis investigators do.

From Reuters:  Amnesty International: Police in Ferguson committed human rights abuses.

From YahooNews:  The results of a government autopsy of Mike Brown leaked to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

From Guardian UK via RSN:  Young people resist older generation's call for "peace."

From YahooNews:  A weekend of resistance.

From the Guardian UK via RSN:  Ours sons could be the next Michael Brown.

From RSN:  The much-talked about grand jury tweet.

From Esquire via RSN:  Another black teenager shot by a you-know-what.

From Reuters via RSN:  Missourri planning for riots.

From ABC News via YahooNews:  There is a night of unrest after police kills black teen.

From Truthout:  The fault lines of Obama's "My Brother's Keeper."

From The Feminist Wire via Truthout:  Black women on the front lines of Ferguson.

From the AP via RSN:  Ferguson price-gouging media and other entities seeking files, records and information connected to Darren Wilson's killing of Mike Brown.

From Truthout:  Facism 101 - Police and media control.

From the USA Today via RSN:  Voter registration surges in Ferguson post-Mike Brown killing.

From the AP via RSN:  President Obama says mistrust of police is corroding America.

From Reuters via RSN:  People shooting at Ferguson police officers.  I'm surprised this didn't happen sooner.  Of course, this may not be linked to the Mike Brown shooting...

From YahooNews:  Mike Brown's parents ain't buyin' your bull, Chief/Grand Dragon Tom Jackson!

From Salon via RSN:  Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson attempts to join protest march calling for his resignation.

From YahooNews:  The Justice Department asked the Ferguson Police Department to order its officers to stop wearing "I am Darren Wilson: bracelets.

From YahooNews:  The Department of Justice begins interviews in its investigation of the Ferguson Police Department.

From NPR via RSN:  The 11-year-old who shocked the St. Louis County Council.

From YahooNews:  Slide-show about tensions in Ferguson.  The real treat is the string of anti-Black racists posts in the comments section.

From YahooNews:  More looting after a Mike Brown memorial is burned.

From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch via RSN:  Mike Brown's killer, Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson testifies before grand jury.  Mike Brown was also scheduled to testify, but he failed to appear because he is dead... because of Darren Wilson, who was able to testify because no one has killed him... yet.

From YahooNews:  Protestors renew calls for D.A. Bob McCullogh's recusal, as judge gives klan jury... I mean grand jury until January to complete is cover-up... I mean complete its inquiry.

From Salon via RSN:  Hands up! Don't shoot!

From Salon via RSN:  There's a cover-up in  Ferguson.

From CSM via RSN:  When respect goes down, shootings go up.

From the WashingtonPost via RSN:  Protests in Ferguson continue; 38 arrested in act of civil disobedience to have Bob McCulloch removed as the prosecutor in the Mike Brown shooting.

From Rolling Stone via RSN:  Grammy-winning rapper and actor, T.I., speaks about the Mike Brown shooting - America has created a monster.

From the AP via RSN:  Ferguson, MO elected leaders are met with protests and anger during a Tuesday, September 9, 2014 meeting with the public.

From StLouisToday: New witnesses that Mike Brown has his hands up.

From Truthout:  St. Louis area cops loved shooting Black males before Mike Brown.

From Truthout:  Black men share their stories of abuse at the hands of the Ferguson (my term) "klops," klan cops.

From The Nation via Truthout:  A former Marine explains the weapons of war used by the Ferguson police.

From The Feminist Wire via Truthout:  The price of blackness

From Public Radio International via RSN:  In 2013, British police fired guns three times.

From the IrishTimes:  African-American men at risk...

From MTV:  Ma$e drops rhymes about Trayvon Martin and Mike Brown.

From RSN:  Why the grand jury will love the killer Darren Wilson.

From the AP via RSN:  The outrageous behavior of a killer cop and his cohorts has united victims of police violence nationwide.

From TIME via RSN:  Hilary finally speaks on Mike Brown shooting.

From TPM:  Protesters sue Missouri police.

From Yes! Magazine via Truthout:  The #FergusonSyllabus

From YahooNews:  2 law enforcement officers who acted up during Mike Brown/Ferguson protests are out of jobs - one resigned and the other was fired.

From  Jordan Lebeau on being "no angel."

From TheDailyBeast:  Shocker!  The Koch Bros. take on the militarization of police.

From RSN:  The New York Times called out for its dishonest of its "Ferguson shooting" story by many including Lawrence O'Donnell of MSNBC and William Boardman of RSN.

From TheWeek:  Jon Stewart returns to "The Daily Show," and talks FOX News, Ferguson, and race; FOX doesn't get the best of that.

From Reuters via RSN:  Coverage of Mike Brown's funeral.

From the HuffingtonPost and TheVox:  The New York Times draws criticism for calling Mike Brown, "no angel."  The killer, Police Officer Darren Wilson, was described as "well-mannered" in the same article.

From the HuffingtonPost: NYT and Uncle Tom back down on "no angel."

From the HuffingtonPost:  The always presumptuous Sean Klannity... I mean Sean Hannity gets schooled by Ferguson democratic politician, Patricia Bynes, in not backing down from a paternalistic white bully.

From TheVillageVoice:  The difference between the outrage over Mike Brown and over Eric Garner.

From the NewYorkTimes:  The secret to raising big money on crowdfunding sites is to kill a black male... apparently.

From YahooNews:  Two rallies, one racial divide over Ferguson shooting

From The Wire via RSN:  I bet he does represent quite a bit of the rank-and-file St. Louis County Police Department

From RSN:  The Ferguson police have a card up their sleeves

From CommonDreams via RSN:  10 Facts about police violence in Ferguson on Sunday night, August 17th, 2014

From RSN:  D.A. Bob McCulloch stalls for time:  A woman who served on McCulloch's grand jury for eighteen Wednesdays said that the vast majority of witnesses McCulloch uses are police officers. "He relies on them to make his cases. They are his allies...He can present the case against Wilson any way he wants to get the outcome he wants."

From Truthdig via RSN:  The ghost of Dred Scott

From MotherJones:  Not surprisingly, racists donate to Darren Wilson

From Esquire via RSN:  A body does not lie in the street for four hours... not in an advance society

From YahooNews:  Autopsy vs. autopsy

From Truthout: How the mainstream media killed Michael Brown - by helping to spread the "official account" when cops kill Black men

From TheGuardianUK:  The ghost of Mike Brown

From The Daily Beast via RSN:  Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson has a history of supervising cops that shoot unarmed men.

From RSN:  Police kill mentally ill woman in Arizona

From RSN:  An account of the night police fired rubber bullets at protesters

From the WashingtonPost: Reporter Wesley Lowery's story of being arrested at a McDonald's in Ferguson

From RSN:  Did you know an unarmed black man was also shot by police in Los Angeles?
From Reuters via RSN:  Protest of that killing continue

From HuffingtonPost:  Veteran Cop:  If you don't want to get shot -- shut up

From Inquisitr:  The "bum rush" theory

From YahooNews:  Police mistrust among minorities still prevalent years later

From The Feminist Wire via Truthout:  Dancing While Lying Dead in the Street: Michael's body lying in street as the spectacle of lynching

From Truthout:  The Militirization of Racism and Neoliberal Violence by Henry A Giroux

From Time via RSN:  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on what a coming race war will really be about.

From Fox2Now of St. Louis:  The Baden autopsy press conference - Brown could have survived all the shots, except the last one, says Dr. Baden

From the NewYorkTimes:  The autopsy of Michael Brown - the results by Dr. Michael M. Baden, the former chief medical examiner of the City of New York.

From HuffingtonPost:  A Klan-like rally in support of killer-cop, Darren Wilson.

From NBCNews:  First photographic images of police officer Darren Wilson who killed Michael Brown.

From YahooNews:  At Greater Grace Church in St. Louis:

Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson, a natural and adept, soft-spoken but firm performer, also spoke about his own son who, he said, wears his pants saggy, his hat crooked, and has tattoos running up his arm.

“And that’s my baby! That’s my son,” the police captain said, to raucous applause.

Al Sharpton: “Nobody can go to the White House until they stop by our house!”

From YahooNews: Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson earned police honor before killing Michael Brown

From TheGuardian:  St. Louis Country prosecutor furious over transfer in leadership

From Huffington Post:  Darren Wilson is the police officer who killed Michael Brown.

From HuffingtonPost:  Missouri governor did not know who killed Michael Brown.

Conflicting information about the cop who killed Michael Brown:  RT, Wonkette, and TheWire.

From YahooNews:  Police defend use of tear gas, smoke at protests.

From TheGuardian via RSN: St. Louis County officer shoots "second man" in Ferguson, where police officers shot 18-year-old African-American man, Michael Brown, dead.

From TheGuardian:  ACLU may sue to obtain the name of the police officer who (which has not been revealed as of this post) shot Michael Brown dead.

From The Guardian:  They shot another young black man in America.

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