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Aug 14 14 6:16 AM

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currently the press is being arrested in ferguson Ms and no ones do ing a fuc#$ thing about it this is a clear violation of the constitution by state authorities and it needs to be delt with immediatly and harshly from the top down no city or state has the right to quash the freedom of the press or to stop the citizens from protesting an injustice .the citizens  have spoken and the press is being deny acess to coverage of this event I never thought I'd live to see the day that a small town in the middle of no where would threaten its own citzenry and the press with weapons of war they made it look like a fucking battle zone down there and are way over the fricking line ...... so far the only ones with guns are cops but this could very well easily enough turn into ww3 if someone goes off the deep end again and starts killing un armed people this shit needs to stop immediatly
 
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Aug 15 14 6:41 PM

The Ferguson Tragedy - Curiouser and Curiouser The more information that surfaces about the August 8th shooting of Michael Brown by a cop in Furgson, Missouri and the massive public protests that it triggered, the deeper the mystery seems to become. My immediate reaction when this mess started making the news last Friday was, "Cops gun down people who don't obviously deserve shooting practically every day, somewhere in the USA, but there haven't been major riots over such an incident since a couple of years ago when a subway guard shot an unarmed, completely innocent black teenager in Oakland. But I assume it's just a matter of racism on the police force and a local black community that's fed up with it." However, I didn't expect the militant demonstrations to continue for six days, or the release of information about the case to be so imcomplete and obviously intended to incriminate the victim. So I'm starting this thread to trace events in this case from here on out...  Here's an excerpt from an article outlining the latest news on this: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/16/us/darren-wilson-identified-as-officer-in-fatal-shooting-in-ferguson-missouri.html?_r=0 Ferguson Police Identify Darren Wilson as Officer in Fatal Shooting and Link Teenager to RobberyBy ALAN BLINDER and TIMOTHY WILLIAMSAUG. 15, 2014 FERGUSON, Mo. — The police in Ferguson broke their weeklong silence on Friday and identified the officer involved in the fatal shooting of an unarmed African-American teenager, as demanded by protesters and the family of the victim. At the same time, the police released videotape and photographs that they said showed that the victim, Michael Brown, 18, was suspected of taking part in a robbery at a convenience store shortly before the shooting. Later, however, at an afternoon news conference, the police chief in Ferguson, Thomas Jackson, said the officer involved in the shooting, Darren Wilson, had not been aware that Mr. Brown “was a suspect in the case” when he stopped Mr. Brown and a companion “because they were walking down the street blocking traffic.” The manner in which Ferguson officials disclosed the information Friday, which included a police report on the robbery but no new details about last Saturday’s shooting, set off renewed anger among residents and quickly overshadowed the release of the officer’s name. After a peaceful night Thursday, after several nights of violent confrontations, concerns grew on Friday that the release of details about the convenience store robbery would stoke more disorder. Later, Chief Jackson said he had released material related to the robbery simultaneously with the long-awaited disclosure of the officer’s name because news media organizations had requested both pieces of information. “We didn’t have good cause not to release it,” Chief Jackson said. “We’ve had this tape for awhile.” Nonetheless, Benjamin L. Crump, a lawyer for the Brown family, said, “Nothing, based on the facts before us, justifies the execution-style murder by this police officer in broad daylight.” Mr. Crump said that he and the Brown family were “flabbergasted” that the police would release security camera photos from the store, which the police say show Mr. Brown, but none of Officer Wilson. ? “The police are playing games here, and the parents are beyond incensed with the way that the police are handling the distribution of information,” Mr. Crump said. “The police are not being transparent.” But Chief Jackson said he would have been criticized if he had made the robbery video public before revealing the identity of Officer Wilson. “If I had released that tape but not the officer’s name, there would have been similar questions,” he said.Yeah, this Ferguson tragedy is definitely getting "curiouser and curiouser. The more information that surfaces about the August 8th shooting of Michael Brown by a cop in Furgson, Missouri and the massive public protests that it triggered, the deeper the mystery seems to become. My immediate reaction when this mess started making the news last Friday was, "Cops gun down people who don't obviously deserve shooting practically every day, somewhere in the USA, but there haven't been major riots over such an incident since a couple of years ago when a subway guard shot an unarmed, completely innocent black teenager in Oakland. But I assume it's just a matter of racism on the police force and a local black community that's fed up with it." However, I didn't expect the militant demonstrations to continue for six days, or the release of information about the case to be so imcomplete and obviously intended to incriminate the victim. So I'm starting this thread to trace events in this case from here on out...  Here's an excerpt from an article outlining the latest news on this: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/16/us/darren-wilson-identified-as-officer-in-fatal-shooting-in-ferguson-missouri.html?_r=0 Ferguson Police Identify Darren Wilson as Officer in Fatal Shooting and Link Teenager to RobberyBy ALAN BLINDER and TIMOTHY WILLIAMSAUG. 15, 2014 FERGUSON, Mo. — The police in Ferguson broke their weeklong silence on Friday and identified the officer involved in the fatal shooting of an unarmed African-American teenager, as demanded by protesters and the family of the victim. At the same time, the police released videotape and photographs that they said showed that the victim, Michael Brown, 18, was suspected of taking part in a robbery at a convenience store shortly before the shooting. Later, however, at an afternoon news conference, the police chief in Ferguson, Thomas Jackson, said the officer involved in the shooting, Darren Wilson, had not been aware that Mr. Brown “was a suspect in the case” when he stopped Mr. Brown and a companion “because they were walking down the street blocking traffic.” The manner in which Ferguson officials disclosed the information Friday, which included a police report on the robbery but no new details about last Saturday’s shooting, set off renewed anger among residents and quickly overshadowed the release of the officer’s name. After a peaceful night Thursday, after several nights of violent confrontations, concerns grew on Friday that the release of details about the convenience store robbery would stoke more disorder. Later, Chief Jackson said he had released material related to the robbery simultaneously with the long-awaited disclosure of the officer’s name because news media organizations had requested both pieces of information. “We didn’t have good cause not to release it,” Chief Jackson said. “We’ve had this tape for awhile.” Nonetheless, Benjamin L. Crump, a lawyer for the Brown family, said, “Nothing, based on the facts before us, justifies the execution-style murder by this police officer in broad daylight.” Mr. Crump said that he and the Brown family were “flabbergasted” that the police would release security camera photos from the store, which the police say show Mr. Brown, but none of Officer Wilson. ? “The police are playing games here, and the parents are beyond incensed with the way that the police are handling the distribution of information,” Mr. Crump said. “The police are not being transparent.” But Chief Jackson said he would have been criticized if he had made the robbery video public before revealing the identity of Officer Wilson. “If I had released that tape but not the officer’s name, there would have been similar questions,” he said. 

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