Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Chris Hayes in Ferguson


Makes me wish I could afford satellite,

Military Veterans Send Urgent Letter To National Guard In Ferguson Telling Them To Stand Down

Military Veterans Send Urgent Letter To National Guard In Ferguson Telling Them To Stand Down

(TheAntiMedia) Hundreds of active duty US military and veterans have sent an open letter to Missouri National Guard members urging them to join Ferguson protesters, not fight against them.

The letter, signed by many veterans including dozens who fought in the Iraq war, was published on MarchForward.org and can be viewed here.:
  

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Anonymous Claims to Have Evidence Directly Connecting Darren Wilson & Ferguson PD to KKK | The Free Thought Project

Anonymous Claims to Have Evidence Directly Connecting Darren Wilson & Ferguson PD to KKK | The Free Thought Project

Ferguson, Mo. – The hacker collective Anonymous launched #OpKKK and #HoodsOff this past week which took down, and took over, multiple klan websites and social media accounts while exposing numerous Ku Klux Klan members by making their personal information public.

In the process of outing Ku Klux Klan members, Anonymous discovered connections between the Klan and the “We Support Darren Wilson” group.

One of the Darren Wilson rallies was held in Imperial, Missouri, and was rumored to have been organized by the Klan. It’s important to note that this is also allegedly the hometown of Darren Wilson’s girlfriend and fellow Ferguson police officer Barbara Spradling.


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For Episcopal Church’s Leader, a Sermon Leads to More Dissent - NYTimes.com

For Episcopal Church’s Leader, a Sermon Leads to More Dissent - NYTimes.com

But Bishop Jefferts Schori pointed out, in an interview on Friday, that elsewhere in the Bible, Paul appears to condone slavery. Her sermon was thus part of a necessary, continuing tradition of interpretation.

“If the church had never reinterpreted Scripture,” the bishop said, “we would still have slavery — legal slavery.” Scripture must be read “in our own time and our own context,” because prior generations had “a limited view,” she said.

“They had to have a limited view, because none of us is God.”
  

Officer Darren Wilson's story is unbelievable. Literally. - Vox

Officer Darren Wilson's story is unbelievable. Literally. - Vox

Wilson had been publicly silent since the events of August 9, when he shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. And, even as the grand jury announced its decision not to indict him, he remained silent. He had his attorneys release a statement on his behalf.

But on Monday night, St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch released the evidence given to the grand jury, including the interview police did with Wilson in the immediate aftermath of the shooting. And so we got to read, for the first time, Wilson's full, immediate account of his altercation with Brown.
And it is unbelievable.
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Exactly How Often Do Police Shoot Unarmed Black Men? | Mother Jones

Exactly How Often Do Police Shoot Unarmed Black Men? | Mother Jones

Police shootings of unarmed black people aren't limited to poor or predominantly black communities. Jones-Brown points to examples where police officers have shot unarmed black men and women in Hollywood, Riverside (California), and Prince Georges County—a Maryland suburb known as the most affluent US county with an African-American majority. "Part of the problem is that black people realize that you don't have to be poor, you don't have to be in your own community...and this can happen to you," she says. These killings occur against black people of varying socioeconomic backgrounds: "Actors, professional football players, college students, high school grads. They happen to black cops, too."
  

One big obstacle stands in way of House lawsuit against Obama - Yahoo News

One big obstacle stands in way of House lawsuit against Obama - Yahoo News

In July, John Malcolm and Elizabeth Slattery from the Heritage Foundation summed up the legal roadblock in an in-depth research finding.

“The House will have to demonstrate to a court’s satisfaction that as an institution, it has been personally harmed by President Obama’s actions, which have effectively nullified the votes of its members, leaving it little recourse to rectify this injustice without court intervention,” they said. “Such a lawsuit would require the courts to police the limits of the political branches’ powers, and overcoming the natural reluctance of courts to get involved in disputes that have political overtones involving the other branches of government will not be easy.”
  

Evidence Piles Up Against Right-Wing Media's Defense Of Voter ID | Research | Media Matters for America

Evidence Piles Up Against Right-Wing Media's Defense Of Voter ID | Research | Media Matters for America

Brennan Center's Andrew Cohen: "Mountains Of Evidence" Led To Federal Court Ruling That Texas Voter ID Law Was Discriminatory. Writing in the Los Angeles Times, Andrew Cohen, a contributing editor at The Atlantic and a legal fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice, noted that federal courts have twice found Texas' voter ID law to be racially discriminatory, both in intent and effect. Although it will be implemented for the midterm elections, Cohen pointed out that the evidence relied on by the courts that found this law violated the Voting Rights Act and the U.S. Constitution remains uncontroverted:
  

Janet Porter Prays for Right Wing Control of The Media; It Seems to be Working! | Ring of Fire

Janet Porter Prays for Right Wing Control of The Media; It Seems to be Working! | Ring of Fire

Ultra-religious right-winger Janet Porter prays for God’s supernatural takeover and influence of the American mainstream media. Just what we need, more conservative, Bible-driven spook stories of Armageddon and gay-hating fear mongering in the mainstream media. Yeah, right.
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Ray Lewis on Corporate Takeover of Police Forces