Thursday, January 29, 2015
The Killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson - January 2015 Edition - Update #20
From YahooNews: Brawl erupts at meeting to find peace between black people and St. Louis cops. White cop antagonizes until brawl erupts.
From DetroitFreePress: After two hung juries, Joseph Weekley, the white Detroit cop who fatally shot a seven year old black girl during a raid, will not face a third trial. The shooting happened during a raid that was filmed by the show, "The First 48."
From NYT: The Justice Department will not bring charges against Darren Wilson, the man who killed Michael Brown. Mike is dead. Wilson is now a millionaire because of donations he received for killing a black man and the $500,000 ABC News gave him for exclusive, softball interview. The victim is dead. The killer is rich. Yep, doesn't sound like a civil rights violation.
From NYT: New Mexico killer cops charged with killing homeless man.
From RSN: The cops who killed Tamir Rice tackled his sister to the ground when she tried to help her dying baby brother.
From FireDogLake: Activists move to remove St. Louis County Prosecutor, Robert McCulloch, from office.
From TPM and News9: White man shoots black police chief and will apparently get away with it. Chief was not killed because he was wearing a bulletproof vest.
From StLouisDispatch: A member of the Mike Brown grand jury wants to speak, and is suing district attorney, Bob McCulloch, to do so.
From Esquire: Mike Brown, Sr. and the agony of the black father.
From YahooNews: Trayvon Martin's killer ordered to turn in his weapons after this third arrest for domestic violence.
From TheDailyKos: This Montana police officer specializes in killing unarmed men during routine traffic stops. He's never been charged.
From RSN: Over $300 million paid to settle misconduct suits and claims against the NYPD from 2006 to 2012.
From RSN: The Justice Dept.'s report on the Cleveland Police Department.
From YahooNews: #EndWhiteSilence - Pittsburgh's new police chief has more balls than the Steelers showed Saturday night. 15 points on offense? Really?
From YahooNews: The "Black brunch" protests take off in NYC and Oakland.
From BuzzFlash: Darren Wilson was likely paid for his ABC interview. To date he may have received $1.5 million is fees and donations. Consider that a bounty for killing a black man.
From AlJazeeraAmerica: Decision reversed; "I Can't Breathe" T-shirts can be worn.
From People: President Obama praises athletes for "I Can't Breathe" stance.
From CrooksandLiars: Of course, the bastard did, and it is apparently not the first time.
From RSN: The abuse of Mayor Bill de Blasio by the NYPD and related unions.
From TheGuardian: Dear Fellow White People...
From TheGuardian: Another "I Can't Breathe" t-shirt controversy. The truth hurts, doesn't it.
From YahooNews: There was hell to pay for the callous comments about the Mike Brown memorial in Ferguson.
From Yahoo News via RSN: Hundreds of cop killings of civilians not reported to the FBI.
From Reuters via RSN: Hillary Clinton backs federal probes of Mike Brown and Eric Garner killings. Already she has more balls then so-called Democratic governors in Missouri and New York.