We Are a Society In Desperate Need Of Good Cops
Back when I was a wee child of 11 years, a cop visited my fifth grade class to talk to us about drugs for the DARE program. He was a young, friendly man with a brown mustache and he played the guitar and sang a song at our graduation assembly. He made our moms cry with joy. I ...read more
Oh Look, A Police Department That Actually Treated Ferguson Protesters Like U.S. Citizens
In the wake of the disastrous rioting and looting that hit Ferguson last week after Officer Darren Wilson was exonerated for Mike Brown's death, much attention has been paid to the speed with which protesters turned to violence. But less attention has been paid to the speed with ...read more
The Ferguson Grand Jury Was Set Up To Fail and So It Did
(Photo: Larry W. Smith/European Pressphoto Agency) So, that's it. As far as the possibility of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson being tried in criminal court for the killing of Mike Brown, there is none. A grand jury has decided there isn't enough evidence to move forward ...read more
President Obama On #Ferguson Grand Jury Decision: 'This Is An Issue For America'
As St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch concluded his press conference announcing the grand jury decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown, the White House announced that President Obama would be delivering a statement. Amid ...read more
BREAKING: Officer Darren Wilson Won't Be Indicted in Ferguson Shooting
Update: 9:30PM ET St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch has announced that Officer Darren Wilson will not be indicted in the shooting of Mike Brown. The grand jury made its decision today. More to come. Here's live streaming video of a protest going on in ...read more
Rudy Giuliani Goes Balls-Out Racist On Meet The Press
The decision by Governor Jay Nixon (D-MO) to declare a state of emergency in his state ahead of the grand jury decision in the killing of Michael Brown has been a hot topic this week, and resulted in a very clarifying moment on NBC's Meet The Press Sunday morning. In discussing ...read more
Local Fox Station's Website Wrongly Reports Ferguson Cop Darren Wilson Indicted
Updated Below For the moment, we're all still waiting for a grand jury decision on whether Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson will face a trial in the killing of 18-year-old Mike Brown. It would seem, though, that one local Fox affiliate either has insider info the ...read more
The Ferguson Leaks: Anatomy Of a Reverse Lynching
As America waits for a grand jury in Missouri to decide whether Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will stand trial for the killing of unarmed 17 year-old Michael Brown, a steady stream of one-sided leaks from that secret proceeding makes it pretty clear that there will be no ...read more
Prepare Yourself: Officer Darren Wilson Probably Won't Be Charged for Shooting Mike Brown
Updated Below There's a better-than-average change that Officer Darren Wilson won't be indicted in the shooting of Mike Brown. If he is indicted, it likely won't be for murder but for a drastically lesser charge. We may as well face this right now. Yesterday, the St. Louis ...read more
Why Did The New York Times Only Tell Part Of Darren Wilson's Story?
One of the big pieces of "news" that dominated this weekend was a New York Times report on Officer Darren Wilson's account of the Michael Brown killing that was only slightly more fair and credible than right-wing radio host Dana Loesch's August interview with an anonymous ...read more
How Many White People In St. Louis County Think Mike Brown Deserved To Die?
A poll released this week shows what the media likes to call a Racial Divide® on whether the shooting of unarmed 17 year-old Mike Brown was justified, but just how many area white people think it was? Well, a lot. Despite the fact that every single eyewitness says that Brown ...read more
Salon's Brittney Cooper Doubles Down, Says Darren Wilson's Family Should've Faced Public "Reprisal"
Unlike conservatives, I don't feel it's incumbent upon black people or anyone to explicitly condemn the rioting, looting, and general disorder taking place in Ferguson, Missouri. This is for two reasons: First, no matter how much some people use it as an excuse to commit crimes, ...read more
Supporters of Mike Brown's Killer Selling White Badge T-Shirts
For the past eight days, America has watched the City of Ferguson, Missouri react to the killing of 18 year-old Mike Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, but on Sunday, supporters of Officer Wilson gathered to raise their voices, and make some bank. The rally of ...read more
Ferguson PD: Darren Wilson Shot Mike Brown, Who Was Maybe Violent Cigar Thief
At a much-anticipated press conference Friday morning, Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson rolled out his department's latest media strategy, pairing his announcement of six-year veteran Darren Wilson as the shooter of Mike Brown with information on a "strong-arm robbery" that ...read more