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▶ Updated 12.4.14: Jon Stewart Tears into Ferguson Response, Rips Fox News for ‘Race Plagiarism’

DIRECT FROM COMEDY CENTRAL Link here. And the Eric Garner verdict: Link here. Jon Stewart returned from break tonight to tackle the response to Ferguson, and dwelled not on the grand jury decision itself, but on the reaction to the decision, especially on Fox News. Stewart thought non-violence protesters were just “speaking out against systemic […]

FBI Report Accidentally Exposes Severity of America’s Police State

(TheAntiMedia) A recently published FBI report accidentally proves that while the police claim cops face growing threats from rowdy populations–like in Ferguson–the opposite is true. The report presents law enforcement deaths in 2013. By Carey Wedler for AntiMedia | MintPressNews  December 1, 2014    The report found that across the entire country, only 76 LEOs were […]

Marion Wright Edelman: Gun Violence: An All-American Crisis

“We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” —Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. POSTED BY ADMINISTRATOR   LA Progressive  March 2013 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote these words in his April 1963 Letter from a Birmingham Jail, in the same […]

“Down Outright Murder” A Complete Guide to the Shooting of Michael Brown by Darren Wilson

 For weeks, protesters and supporters of the Brown family, as well as elected officials, rallied to have McCulloch removed from the case, arguing that he had a longstanding history, rooted in personal trauma, of protecting police officers in use-of-force cases. McCulloch’s father was a police officer killed in the line of duty, 50 years before […]

Nygaard Notes: This Week: Objectivity? No.

Black Lives Matter!  That’s the sentiment that is animating the many rallies and demonstrations around the country in the wake of the grand jury’s failure to indict white St. Louis police officer Darren Wilson for the killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. Nygaard Notes Independent Periodic News and Analysis Number 566, November 26, 2014On […]

SPOT THE WINNING DEFENSE STRATEGY: HEAD SHOTS by Mr. Fish

Spot the Winning Defense Strategy HEAD SHOTS BY MR. FISH Published Truthdig.com

Marjorie Cohn: Prosecutor Manipulates Grand Jury Process to Shield Officer

 You know the fix is in when a suspect who shot an unarmed man voluntarily provides four hours of un-cross examined testimony to a grand jury without taking the Fifth. By Marjorie Cohn, Truthout .org | News Analysis   Police line up in the street outside the police department in Ferguson, Mo., Nov. 25, 2014. Police […]

▶ Michael Ratner: Obama’s Record on Defending Civil and Constitutional Rights Abysmal

 Michael Ratner and Paul Jay [Real News Network] discuss Obama administration’s policy towards Ferguson, Guantanamo, the NSA and torture Uploaded on Nov 26, 2014 Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. Rise Up Times is […]

Peter Hart: Media Inflames Fears Instead of Informing Viewers

In this environment, one would hope journalism could serve to inform without inflaming the situation. By Peter Hart, http://www.fair.org  PopularResistance.org  November 25th, 2014    Every day brings news reports that tell us the city of Ferguson remains “on edge” or “tense” awaiting a grand jury decision about whether to indict police officer Darren Wilson over the killing […]

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Rabbi Lerner: Making Thanksgiving Real: Rejoice in Our Ability to Challenge the Pervasive Injustice in American Society

 “You may be 38 years old as I happen to be, and one day some great opportunity stands before you and calls upon you to stand up for some great principle, some great issue, some great cause–and you refuse to do it because you are afraid; you refuse to do it because you want to […]

6 Unforgettable Photos of Ferguson’s Heartbreak and Chaos

Dramatic scenes of Missouri and a nation unnerved by the police shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. PHOTO GALLERY   Enter Photo Gallery By Shaya Tayefe Mohajer and Nicole Pasulka  takepart.com  November 25, 2014 The quiet was eerie. After months of spirited, ceaseless protest, Ferguson, Mo., residents and protesters gathered outside the courthouse, anxious and hushed, worried and […]

▶ Thom Hartmann: Thom discusses the renewed protests in Ferguson, MO with Radio Talk Show Host and Activist Joe Madison, Columbus Day, and more…

Published on Oct 13, 2014 Thom discusses the renewed protests in Ferguson, MO with Radio Talk Show Host and Activist Joe Madison, whether budget cuts at the NIH are hurting the U.S. response to Ebola with David Laska of the New York State Republican Party and how feminism and peep shows go together with Journalist […]

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▶ Cornel West among protesters arrested in Ferguson (VIDEO)

“It’s a beautiful thing to see people on fire for justice, but I didn’t come here to give a speech,” he said at Sunday’s event. “I came here to go to jail.” RT.com  Published: October 13, 2014 20:13  Edited: October 14, 2014 01:07   To view the video, click the Download video link below. (It […]

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Stephen Downing: What Policing Should Look Like

How can we build an ethical police force based upon the concept of Constitutional policing by consent? Stephen Downing  Reason.com  September 2, 2014 Over the past four decades, the federal government has flooded American law enforcement with billions of dollars worth of financial incentives and military equipment in order to leverage local police toward support […]

Ferguson isn’t about black rage against cops. It’s white rage against progress

When we look back on what happened in Ferguson, Mo., during the summer of 2014, it will be easy to think of it as yet one more episode of black rage ignited by yet another police killing of an unarmed African American male. But that has it precisely backward. What we’ve actually seen is the […]