Tag Archives: Ferguson

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 […]

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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  #Ferguson This photo is being circulated on Facebook by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Next week’s New Yorker cover. 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 also on  Pinterest, Google+ and Tumblr. Find us […]

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 […]

AP Exclusive: Ferguson no-fly zone was deliberate effort to obstruct media coverage of protests

 “From my own, distant vantage point, it certainly appears that at every turn in the still-unravelling story of the murder of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson, the local status quo has outmaneuvered a compliant MSM [mainstream media] that simply refuses to question…everything!” By Bob Swern  bobswern  Daily Kos  November 2, 2014 attribution: New Yorker Magazine […]

▶ 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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Arrested Legal Observer: Ferguson a ‘Pilot Program’ for When Communities Respond to Police Brutality

 Each legal observer arrested in Ferguson was “arrested for doing their job,” NLG interim executive director Dan Gregor said.  Gregor described other concerns he had with the kind of “police overreaching” that had occurred in Ferguson. By Kevin Gosztola  The Dissenter  FireDogLake,com  August 30, 2014 The National Lawyers Guild had legal observers on the ground in […]

Researchers: Police likely provoke protestors — not the other way around

“We’re finding police have a lot of capacity to set a tone,” Adams said during a recent radio interview with Sacramento’s KFBK. “When police show up in riot gear you get a different kind of interaction than when they show up in their regular uniforms.”

Glen Ford: Ferguson and the War on Black America

“Clearly, the U.S. is at war with Black America.” Glen Ford  By Glen Ford   The Progressive   August 21, 2014 The corporate media, reflecting their owners’ anxiety at the failure of Black people to revert to a state of passivity in Ferguson, Missouri, have arrived at a general consensus on two counts: the need to “demilitarize” […]

A Group Of Ferguson Protesters Releases List Of Demands, Calls For National ‘Walk Out’

A coalition of Ferguson protesters met with reporters Friday to announce a list of demands related to the investigation of the shooting death of Michael Brown and to call for college students to participate in a national “Walk Out” from classes on Monday. By DURRIE BOUSCAREN   St. Louis Public Radio   August 22, 2014 The group […]

▶ Mark Fiore: Post-Racial America Alert

Another great satirical animation from Mark Fiore. To watch the video click on the Watch the Video  with the blue background and white lettering. What better way to defuse racially-charged tension following a police shooting of an unarmed man than with a show of militarized force? Cue the tough talk from the pudgy pink police chief. […]

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Thor Benson: Putting the Police Under Surveillance

“Thankfully, many black Americans are rising up against a society that allows them to be killed for selling cigarettes or walking in the street, but it remains to be seen whether those not in danger will join the struggle.” By Thor Benson  truthdig.com  August 21, 2014 Shutterstock In some places in America, a black man […]

John Nichols: Defend Journalism That Speaks Truth to Power From Ferguson to Washington

 “Media criticism, at its best, is not rooted in partisanship, or ideology; it is a demand for the pursuit of truths that someone with economic or political power does not want told. Americans have good reason to be frustrated with media that misses the essential stories of racism and inequality, as well as assaults on […]

David Swanson: Militarism Is a Public Safety Crisis in Ferguson and Beyond

“There is a no-fly-zone over Ferguson, Mo., because people in the U.S. government, from which local police forces take their cues, view the people of the United States increasingly as they view the people of other countries: as best controlled from the air.”    By DAVID SWANSON  counterpunch.org  August 19, 2014 Peace and justice organizations in St. […]

▶ Democracy Now! Ferguson Protests Erupt Near Grave of Ex-Slave Dred Scott, Whose Case Helped Fuel U.S. Civil War

Many people don’t know that for a time, Dred Scott lived in Fort Snelling, where he met and married his wife, Harriet Robinson. Full story: MSR News (MN Spokesman Recorder) Published on Aug 18, 2014   http://www.democracynow.org – Just miles away from the scene of the protests in Ferguson lies the grave of Dred Scott […]

Henry A. Giroux: The Militarization of Racism and Neoliberal Violence

“But I want to introduce a caveat. I think it is a mistake to simply focus on the militarization of the police and their racist actions in addressing the killing of Michael Brown. What we are witnessing in this brutal killing and mobilization of state violence is symptomatic of the neoliberal, racist, punishing state emerging […]

Nick Bernabe,The Anti-Media: National Guard Troops Deployed in Ferguson as Police Threaten to Shoot Journalists

 National Guard troops have been ordered to Ferguson, MO, after two nights of mandatory curfew were ignored by protesters and rioters following the officer involved shooting death of teenager Mike Brown. Image credit: DVIDSHUB  Nick Bernabe | The Anti-Media  August 18, 2014 What looked like a deescalation only a few days ago following the transfer […]

Ebony, Bob Butler: What Happened to Freedom of the Press?

BOB BUTLER, PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK JOURNALISTS, WRITES THAT THE ARREST OF TWO JOURNALISTS IN FERGUSON REMINDS HIM OF 1964 By#TEAMEBONY  August 15, 2014    Press freedom in Ferguson: Is this 1964 or 2014?  Fifty years ago, America’s living rooms were interrupted with images of peaceful protesters in Selma or Washington or […]

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Tomgram: Matthew Harwood, One Nation Under SWAT

“A striking recent report from the American Civil Liberties Union indicates that . . . policing is being militarized nationwide in all sorts of unsettling ways.  It is, more precisely, being SWATified (a word that doesn’t yet exist, but certainly should).”  By Matthew Harwood   TomDispatch.com   August 14, 2014 Think of it as a different kind of blowback.  Even when […]