Here’s what Canfield Court [in Ferguson, MO] looks like on Google’s street view: not exactly busy.
Knowing this, it appears to me that Officer Darren Wilson purposely & without cause provoked [Michael] Brown & [Dorian] Johnson by telling them to move to the sidewalk. (According to Johnson, Wilson shouted to them, “Get the fuck on the sidewalk.”) The fact that Wilson was cruising a residential street suggests that he was a neighborhood patrolman, someone who is supposed to establish rapport with residents & create a sense of public trust in the police. (“Get the fuck on the sidewalk” is not the best outreach initiative.)
Two black kids walking down the street equals “disobey me and I have a bullet with your name on it”-type sadistic police engagement.
White dude in St. Louis named Kevin Miner was wanted for burglary.
He eluded police officers until they conducted a search of a resident’s home and found him.
He attacked both officers, breaking one cop’s hand. The media even alludes to Miner being forced to “fight back” against the police because of how he was being apprehended!
Miraculously, the cops managed not to punch him in the face repeatedly, put him in a chokehold, or shoot him six times including once in the face and once in the head.
He, in fact, barely had a scratch on him.
The next time someone says to you:
"BUT IT’S NOT ABOUT RACE (Patent Pending)!"
Throw your tea dead in their face Dominique Deveraux-style and pump on away from them like Naomi Campbell.
Dr. Cornel West Breaks Down Ferguson.
Dr. Cornel West has spoken on the travesty that is Ferguson, Missouri. I always love when Dr. West speaks. Even if i don’t always necessarily agree with him, He always someone I love to hear talk about major events in the world. This interview is poignant, honest and direct.
Jake Tapper is genuinely confused by what’s going on in Ferguson, Missouri. All I can really say is this. No one is allowed to be shocked by this. Black people have been met with violence by those who are meant to serve and protect us since the days of slavery.
You are not allowed to act surprised by this. To do so is to ignore American history.
The hypocrisy of it all. #AlSharpton is completely right. #MikeBrown #Ferguson #PoliceBrutality #EricGarner #JeremyLake #News #Racism #policestate #MelissaHarrisPerry #MPH
Autopsy: Michael Brown shot at least six times in Ferguson, Mo.
The New York Times: Michael Brown, the unarmed black teen who was killed by police in Ferguson, Mo., was shot at least six times, a preliminary private autopsy found.
The former chief medical examiner for the City of New York found that Brown was four times in the right arm and two times in the head. The bullets did not appear to have been shot from close range.
Photo: A detail from a report showing the entry, and re-entry and exit wounds from six bullets. (Dr. Michael M. Baden)
Thank you neonnubian for your active post keeping me and others abreast.
"Shot in the head last night by police"
Keep in mind that the police were vehemently stating that it was not them who shot her and it was a drive by of a group of Black guys. They were probably praying that this girl died so no one would find out the truth. Well guess what? We have another testimony against the Ferguson police in court for blatantly lying like how they are doing now with not telling the truth about Michael Brown.
Y’all I was friends with Mya at HU, she is a peaceful person and would never do anything to deserve a bullet to the head. She’s slowly recovering, please keep her in your thoughts and prayers