Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson - November 2014 Edition - Update #26

From AddictingInfo:  Bob McCulloch connected to organization that did fundraising for Darren Wilson.  Special prosecutor, bee-yuch.

From RSN:  Benjamin Watson is angry.  Join the crowd.

From YahooNews:  No severance package for Darren Wilson... or so Ferguson's mayor says.

From YahooNews:  Darren Wilson resigns.

From ThinkProgress:  Compare Justice Scalia's writings on what a grand jury is supposed to do.

From HuffingtonPost:  McCulloch manipulated grand jury process to shield a killer police officer.

From Variety:  Oscar-nominee Amy Berg, actor Nate Parker, and writer/director Matthew Cooke launch an Indiegogo campaign for their film, "Black Male Crisis," in wake of Ferguson non-indictment.

From Esquire:  Charles Pierce mocks Darren Wilson's ridiculous story as given to the ridiculous George Clinton-connection-oulos interview on FOX News lite... err ABC.
From YahooTV:  Garth Brooks cancels promotional appearances for his new album as distasteful while Mike Brown protests are occuring.

From ABCNews:  Celebs react to injustice of no indictment.

From TheVox:  Why Killer Darren's story is unbelievable.

From TheVox:  Why President Obama can't give the Ferguson speech his supporters want.

From YahooNews:  George Stephanopoulos interviews Darren Wilson.

From InTheseTimes:  A short history of killer cops.

From RSN:  No indictment.

From YouTube:  Reporter Larry Everest confronts Missouri Governor Jay Nixon at Ferguson press conference.

From StLouisDisptach:  Darren Wilson married his girlfriend.  His wedding gift to her was the carcass of a "buck" he killed just a few months ago.

From FirstLook:  A complete guide to the shooting of Mike Brown.

From YahooNews:  Mike Brown's killer does not expect to be charged with killing Mike Brown, according to the St. Louis Police Officer's Association.

From RSN:  Pre-emptive state of emergency means that the grand jury decision is rigged, indeed.

From RSN:  Read Missouri Governor Jay Nixon's declaration of a state of emergency.

From the DailyBeast:  Dread in America, following Ferguson.

From Esquire:  They're right:  What is going on in Ferguson is not going to end well.

From YahooNews:  The Associated Press answers questions about the Ferguson grand jury on the Michael Brown killing.

From YahooNews:  Reportedly, Officer Shooter... err... I mean Wilson could return to the Ferguson police department if he is not indicted.  Sounds like a winner!

From YahooNews:  Where're the injuries, Officer Wilson?  Video footage of Darren Wilson in the hours after his killed Michael Brown are released under state open records laws.

From the AP via RSN:  Ferguson no-fly zone was aimed at media.

From YahooNews:  Missouri governor, Jay Nixon, prepared for war, but not to prosecute a murdering cop.

From the GuardianUK:  Ferguson police ready for war.  Gonna kill us some more Niggers!

From RSN:  18-year-old Black male (what else) shot from behind by St. Louis (where else) cop.

From the WashingtonPost:  There will likely be no federal charges against Darren Wilson, the man who killed Mike Brown.  They're too busy bringing charges against anti-war and environmental activists.

From YahooNews:  Attorney General Holder: Ferguson police need "wholesale" change.  D'uh, General Holder, d'uh


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.

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