Tag Archives: Michael Brown

Freedom Rider: Ferguson Reverberates Around the World

  by  Margaret Kimberley “The militarization of local police departments is directly tied to the government’s destruction of the black liberation movement of the 1960s.” At Black Agenda Report we understand the importance of making connections between domestic and international issues and finding common cause with people around the world. That is why we work […]

This Is What Happens When You Call The Cops

Posted on December 5, 2014 by WashingtonsBlog Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,   In a healthy, moral and civilized society defined by the rule of law, police can play an important role. They should be people who come from the communities they promise to “protect and serve.” They should view themselves as […]

QOTD: Lynch state

The state, from the police department, to the judicial system and even the president is all backing the proceduralization of the murder of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.  The state has absolved itself of any wrongdoing.  If we can’t look to the state, then aren’t we back to the problem we had with lynchings?  We […]

From “Hands up, don’t shoot,” to “Obama must Prosecute!”

Freedom Rider: Ferguson’s Reckoning for Obama   by Margaret Kimberley “Ferguson signifies the end of the age of Obama. It is a very sad end.” – Cornel West “For Wilson to publicly say that he would kill Brown again is too much for a grieving people to bear.” For nearly six years black Americans have […]

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

By: Kevin Gosztola The National Lawyers Guild had legal observers on the ground in Ferguson to monitor protests against the killing of unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, by a Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. They were also present to help with jail support for community residents. But, while working, four of the NLG’s observers fell […]

Callous police tactics continue to fuel anger in Ferguson

Michael Brown’s Mom Laid Flowers Where He Was Shot—and Police Crushed Them —By Mark Follman St. Louis County police officers confront a crowd in Ferguson after Brown’s shooting. David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/MCT/ZUMA Press As darkness fell on Canfield Drive on August 9, a makeshift memorial sprang up in the middle of the street where Michael […]

Powell Shooting (Cell Phone Camera): This Shit Crazy

ForbiddenKnowledgeTV Alexandra Bruce August 28, 2014 The entire event of the almost-point-blank-range killing of Kajieme Powell, 25 on August 19th by “peace officers” who are paid to protect the communities they serve, not to kill its members was recorded on video by a cellphone. In a city still reeling with revolts over the police killing […]

Latest from Ferguson: Brown was shot six times, reporters being threatened, National Guard called in

Latest from Ferguson: Brown was shot six times, reporters being threatened, National Guard called in  Daily Kos Morning in America More than a week after police gunned down an unarmed teenager in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, unrest continues.Earlier today, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon called in the National Guard: Gov. Jay Nixon said the National Guard […]