This internal thread concerning events in and about Ferguson, Missouri, is stuck to the top of the blog, newer, less vital, posts appear below. Hands up. Don’t shoot. The image of black men and women repeating this simple action at protests in Ferguson, Missouri – and across the globe – generates its power from what […]
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Via Janine Gibson, Times executive editor Jill Abramson–at a meeting to convince the Guardian to collaborate on certain NSA stories–sent a message: Please tell Glenn Greenwald personally [but not officially or professionally, JH] that I agree with him completely about the fact that we should never have run the claim about China ‘draining’ Snowden’s laptops. […]
[Update @ 1140: Mano Singham is also not pleased and offers a prescription below...] The last time Elizabeth Warren was asked about her views on the Israeli attack on Gaza – on July 17 – she, as Rania Khalek put it, “literally ran away” without answering. But last week, the liberal Senator appeared for one […]
Police didn’t violate the First Amendment when they threatened to ticket Christian evangelists at an Arab-American street festival in suburban Detroit, a federal appeals court said Wednesday in a 2-1 decision that drew a pointed dissent from a judge who called it a “blueprint” to stifle speech. Members of a group called Bible Believers were […]
Also and previously…
[Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron] Johnson has garnered praise from many for his brand of public engagement during the unrest [in Ferguson, Missouri]. But he has also fielded critical questions over law enforcement’s treatment of media covering the demonstrations. More than a dozen journalists have been arrested covering events in Ferguson, including this reporter. Johnson […]
Nothing could better illustrate the reality of anti-African-American bias in America today than the stark contrast between what happened at the Bundy Ranch in Nevada and what is happening in Ferguson, Missouri. The response to those two events is a portal to the soul of a nation that still belongs to Jim Crow. In Nevada, […]
Here in the United States of America, police should not be bullying or arresting journalists who are just trying to do their jobs —President Barack Hussein Obama, 14 August. Only five days later… Late Monday evening, after many of the major media outlets covering the protests in Ferguson, Mo., had left the streets to broadcast […]
During one confrontation, police fired tear gas and flash grenades. There were no immediate reports of serious violence. From the Associated Press Are we really that fucked up?
Ferguson: Missouri national guard to be deployed.
There is a systemic problem with today’s law enforcement. Not surprisingly, big government has been at the heart of the problem. Washington has incentivized the militarization of local police precincts by using federal dollars to help municipal governments build what are essentially small armies—where police departments compete to acquire military gear that goes far beyond […]
Protesters and riot police have clashed again in Ferguson, Missouri amid renewed tension over the shooting of an unarmed teenage boy by a police officer. Police fired a teargas canister at a crowd of around 200 people last night who gathered near a shop that Michael Brown, 18, was suspected of robbing. Some protesters threw […]
So where are all the patriot gun-toters? How come they’re not flocking to Fergusen like they did to Bundy’s Ranch or when they paraded around sleepy Medina, Ohio, on a Saturday morning, with ARs slung over their shoulders, terrifying shoppers and soccer moms? This is the REAL deal here, government thugs bringing the jackboot down […]
What is happening in Ferguson, Missouri will not stay in Ferguson, Missouri Previously…
The harrowing events of the last week in Ferguson, Missouri – the fatal police shooting of an unarmed African-American teenager, Mike Brown, and the blatantly excessive and thuggish response to ensuing community protests from a police force that resembles an occupying army – have shocked the U.S. media class and millions of Americans. But none […]
The governor of Missouri stood down the police force that had been leading the policing of demonstrations against the killing of an unarmed 18-year-old, after Barack Obama added his voice to widespread criticism of a military-style crackdown. Jay Nixon handed responsibility for law and order to the Missouri state highway patrol, led by an African […]
When David Whitt returned from the supermarket to his apartment in Ferguson, Missouri one recent evening, he quickly realised that he had made a mistake and would have to head back out on his bicycle. “I forgot the Pampers for my two-year-old son,” said Whitt, who lives yards from where Michael Brown was shot dead […]
Mano Singham and Jon Stewart also weigh in on the crimes of Baltimore Ravens’ Ray Rice.