Joe Madison – “The Black Eagle”: Ferguson Grand Jury Leaks Crucial Information From The Michael Brown Case. Prosecutor and Grand Jury Should Be Dismissed.


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Ferguson Grand Jury Leaks Crucial Information From The Michael Brown Case. Prosecutor and Grand Jury Should Be Dismissed.

 

Ferguson Grand Jury Leaks Crucial Information From The Michael Brown Case

 

Published on Oct 23, 2014

Joe Madison The Black Eagle. The grand jury in the Michael Brown Ferguson, MO case has leaked serveral key pieces of information from their deliberations. Madison is calling for the grand jury to be dismissed and for a new group to be selected.

 

 

 

Brown’s Autopsy Report Was Taken Out Of Context, Says Forensics Expert

 

Published on Oct 23, 2014

“Judy Melinek, one of the forensic experts who was quoted by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Tuesday about the Michael Brown autopsy report, is taking issue with how the newspaper portrayed her comments.

The key piece of Melinek’s analysis, according to the Post-Dispatch’s original report, was that the report of Brown’s autopsy ‘supports the fact that this guy is reaching for the gun, if he has gunpowder particulate material in the wound. If he has his hand near the gun when it goes off, he’s going for the officer’s gun.’” *

 

 

 

Michael Brown Autopsy Facts & Truth:

 

It appears CNN has decided to out right lie about an autopsy report “leaked” TO CNN, the #FergusonOctober protest and everything Black in general. The MilitantNegro™ will not allow CNN to lie.

 

Michael Brown Autopsy Results by Doctor Baden

 

Published on Aug 20, 2014

There has been some false info and altered images circulated surrounding Mike Brown’s physical body. Watch this video for the source findings. Spend the 20 minutes to understand what medical and science professionals know about the shooting of Michael Brown.

 

 

 

Autopsy Report Shows Michael Brown Shot Six Times

 

Published on Aug 18, 2014

The private autopsy for the family of Mike Brown has been released. Dr. Baden reports Michael Brown was shot 4 times in the arm and twice in the head.

 

 

 

Autopsy Shows Michael Brown Was Struck At Least 6 Times

 

From The New York Times:

 

Autopsy Shows Michael Brown Was Struck at Least 6 Times

 

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By FRANCES ROBLES and JULIE BOSMANAUG. 17, 2014

 

FERGUSON, Mo. — Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager who was killed by a police officer, sparking protests around the nation, was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, a preliminary private autopsy performed on Sunday found.

 

One of the bullets entered the top of Mr. Brown’s skull, suggesting his head was bent forward when it struck him and caused a fatal injury, according to Dr. Michael M. Baden, the former chief medical examiner for the City of New York, who flew to Missouri on Sunday at the family’s request to conduct the separate autopsy. It was likely the last of bullets to hit him, he said.

 

Mr. Brown, 18, was also shot four times in the right arm, he said, adding that all the bullets were fired into his front.

 

The bullets did not appear to have been shot from very close range because no gunpowder was present on his body. However, that determination could change if it turns out that there is gunshot residue on Mr. Brown’s clothing, to which Dr. Baden did not have access.

 

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Dr. Michael Baden, right, and Prof. Shawn Parcells in Ferguson, Mo. Dr. Baden, based in New York, examined Michael Brown. Credit Eric Thayer for The New York Times

 

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said Sunday that the Justice Department would conduct its own autopsy, in addition to the one performed by local officials and this private one because, a department spokesman said, of “the extraordinary circumstances involved in this case and at the request of the Brown family.”

 

The preliminary autopsy results are the first time that some of the critical information resulting in Mr. Brown’s death has been made public. Thousands of protesters demanding information and justice for what was widely viewed as a reckless shooting took to the streets here in rallies that ranged from peaceful to violent.

 

Mr. Brown died last week in a confrontation with a police officer here in this suburb of St. Louis.

 

The police department has come under harsh criticism for refusing to clarify the circumstances of the shooting and for responding to protests with military-style operational gear.

 

“People have been asking: How many times was he shot? This information could have been released on Day 1,” Dr. Baden said in an interview after performing the autopsy. “They don’t do that, even as feelings built up among the citizenry that there was a cover-up. We are hoping to alleviate that.”

 

Dr. Baden said that while Mr. Brown was shot at least six times, only three bullets were recovered from his body. But he has not yet seen the X-rays showing where the bullets were found, which would clarify the autopsy results. Nor has he had access to witness and police statements.

 

Dr. Baden provided a diagram of the entry wounds, and noted that the six shots produced numerous wounds. Some of the bullets entered and exited several times, including one that left at least five different wounds.

 

“This one here looks like his head was bent downward,” he said, indicating the wound at the very top of Mr. Brown’s head. “It can be because he’s giving up, or because he’s charging forward at the officer.”

 

He stressed that his information does not assign blame or justify the shooting.
“We need more information; for example, the police should be examining the automobile to see if there is gunshot residue in the police car,” he said.

 

Dr. Baden, 80, is a well-known New York-based medical examiner, who is one of only about 400 board-certified forensic pathologists in the nation. He reviewed the autopsies of both President John F. Kennedy and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and has performed more than 20,000 autopsies himself.

 

He is best known for having hosted the HBO show “Autopsy,” but he rankles when he is called a “celebrity medical examiner,” saying that the vast majority of what he does has nothing to do with celebrities.

 

Dr. Baden said that because of the tremendous attention to the case, he waived his $10,000 fee.

 

Prof. Shawn L. Parcells, a pathologist assistant based in Kansas, assisted Dr. Baden.

 

“You do this for the families,” Mr. Parcells said.

 

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The two medical experts conducted the four-hour examination Sunday at the Austin A. Layne Mortuary in St. Louis. Benjamin L. Crump, a lawyer for Mr. Brown’s family who paid their travel expenses, hired them.

 

“The sheer number of bullets and the way they were scattered all over his body showed this police officer had a brazen disregard for the very people he was supposed to protect in that community,” Mr. Crump said. “We want to make sure people understand what this case is about: This case is about a police officer executing a young unarmed man in broad daylight.”

 

A spokesman for the Ferguson Police Department, Tim Zoll, said the police had not seen a report of the autopsy and therefore had no comment on it.

 

Dr. Baden said he consulted with the St. Louis County medical examiner before conducting the autopsy.

 

One of the bullets shattered Mr. Brown’s right eye, traveled through his face, exited his jaw and re-entered his collarbone. The last two shots in the head would have stopped him in his tracks and were likely the last fired.

 

Mr. Brown, he said, would not have survived the shooting even if he had been taken to a hospital right away. The autopsy indicated that he was otherwise healthy.

 

Dr. Baden said it was unusual for the federal government to conduct a third autopsy, but dueling examinations often occur when there is so much distrust of the authorities. The county of St. Louis has conducted an autopsy, and the results have not yet been released.

 

He stressed that his examination was not to determine whether the shooting was justified.

 

“In my capacity as the forensic examiner for the New York State Police, I would say, ‘You’re not supposed to shoot so many times,’ ” said Dr. Baden, who retired from the state police in 2011. “Right now there is too little information to forensically reconstruct the shooting.”

 

No matter what conclusions can be drawn from Dr. Baden’s work, Mr. Brown’s death remains marked by shifting and contradictory accounts more than a week after it occurred. The shooting is under investigation by St. Louis County and by the F.B.I., working with the Justice Department’s civil rights division and the office of Attorney General Holder.
According to what has emerged so far, on Saturday, Aug. 9, Mr. Brown, along with a companion, Dorian Johnson, was walking in the middle of Canfield Drive, a fistful of cigarillos in Mr. Brown’s hand, police say, which a videotape shows he stole from a liquor store on West Florissant Ave.

 

At 12:01 p.m., they were stopped by Darren Wilson, a police officer, who ordered them off the road and onto the sidewalk, Mr. Johnson, who is 22, later said.

 

The police have said that what happened next was a physical struggle between Mr. Brown and Officer Wilson that left the officer with a swollen face. Mr. Johnson and others have said that it was a case of racial profiling and police aggression from a white officer toward a black man. Within minutes, Mr. Brown, who was unarmed, was dead of gunshot wounds.

 

The sequence of events provided by law enforcement officials places Mr. Brown and Mr. Johnson at Ferguson Market and Liquors, a store several blocks away on West Florissant Ave., at about 11:50 a.m. After leaving the store with the cigarillos, the two walked north on West Florissant, a busy commercial thoroughfare, toward Canfield Drive, a clerk reported to the police.

 

Mr. Brown was a big man at 6-foot-4 and 292 pounds, though his family and friends described him as quiet and shy, a homebody who lived with his grandmother.

 

It is about a 10-minute walk from Ferguson Market to the spot where Officer Wilson, 28, with six years’ experience, approached Mr. Brown and Mr. Johnson.

 

The police tell of an officer who was enforcing the minor violation of jaywalking, as Mr. Brown and Mr. Johnson ignored the sidewalk and strolled down the middle of the road instead.

 

The morning after the shooting, Chief Jon Belmar of the St. Louis County police said that Officer Wilson was leaving his police car when Mr. Brown “allegedly pushed the police officer back into the car,” where he “physically assaulted the police officer.”

 

“Within the police car there was a struggle over the officer’s weapon,” Chief Belmar said. “There was at least one shot fired in the car.” At that point, the police said, Officer Wilson left his vehicle and fatally shot Mr. Brown. “More than a few” shell casings were recovered from the scene.

 

Mr. Johnson, who declined to be interviewed, has described the events differently in television interviews. While he and Mr. Brown walked, he said, Officer Wilson stopped his vehicle and told them to get on the sidewalk. When they refused, Officer Wilson slammed on his brakes and drove in reverse to get closer.

 

When the officer opened his door, it hit Mr. Brown. With his left hand, Officer Wilson reached out and grabbed Mr. Brown by the neck, Mr. Johnson said.

 

“It’s like tug-of-war,” Mr. Johnson said. “He’s trying to pull him in. He’s pulling away, that’s when I heard, ‘I’m gonna shoot you.’ ”

 

A neighbor, Tiffany Mitchell, said in an interview with MSNBC that she heard tires squeal, then saw Mr. Brown and Officer Wilson “wrestling” through the open car window. A shot went off from within the car, Mr. Johnson said, and the two began to run away from the officer.

 

According to Ms. Mitchell, “The officer gets out of his vehicle,” she said, pursuing Mr. Brown, then continued to shoot.

 

Mr. Johnson said that he hid behind a parked car and that Mr. Brown was struck by a bullet in his back as he ran away, an account that Dr. Baden’s autopsy appears to contradict.

 

“Michael’s body jerks as if he was hit,” Ms. Mitchell said, “and then he put his hands up.” Mr. Brown turned, Mr. Johnson said, raised his hands, and said, “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!”

 

Officer Wilson continued to fire and Mr. Brown crumpled to the ground, Mr. Johnson said. Within seconds, confusion and horror swept through Canfield Drive. On that Saturday afternoon, dozens of neighbors were at home and rushed out of their apartments when they heard gunshots.

 

One person who claimed to witness the shooting began posting frantic messages on Twitter, written hastily with shorthand and grammatical errors, only two minutes after Officer Wilson approached Mr. Brown. At 12:03 p.m., the person, identified as @TheePharoah, a St. Louis-area rapper, wrote on Twitter that he had just seen someone die.

 

That same minute, he wrote, “Im about to hyperventilate.”

 

At 12:23 p.m., he wrote, “dude was running and the cops just saw him. I saw him die bruh.”

 

A 10-minute video posted on YouTube appeared to be taken on a cellphone by someone who identified himself as a neighbor. The video, which has collected more than 225,000 views, captures Mr. Brown’s body, the yellow police tape that marked off the crime scene and the residents standing behind it.

 

“They shot that boy ’cause they wanted to,” said one woman who can be heard on the video.

 

“They said he had his hands up and everything,” said the man taking the video, speaking to a neighbor.

 

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Mr. Brown’s body remained in the street for several hours, a delay that Chief Jackson said last week made him “uncomfortable.” Antonio French, a St. Louis alderman who has been active in this case, said on ABC on Sunday that the body had remained in the street for nearly five hours.

 

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At one point, a woman can be heard shouting, “Where is the ambulance? Where is the ambulance?” The man taking the video, who remained off-camera, said, “God rest his soul. He’s gone.”

 

Thank you The New York Times

 

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From The Leatherman Law Blog: We are witnessing a massive coordinated effort by unnamed officials to unlawfully influence public opinion and the members of a grand jury regarding the Michael Brown shooting by selectively leaking and spinning information in the police investigation file. The purpose of this massive propaganda effort is to discredit eyewitness accounts of the shooting, persuade the public that Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown in self-defense and condition the public to accept a decision by the grand jury next month to not charge the officer with a crime.

 

This is criminal and someone needs to go to jail. The leaker needs to be identified and prosecuted. It’s a mockery of our Justice System.

 

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Now for the lies “leaked” to CNN by The St. Louis Medical Examiner:

Ferguson back on edge

 

Published on Oct 22, 2014

Tensions high in Ferguson after new evidence is leaked in the shooting death of Michael Brown. Sara Sidner reports.

 

 

 

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First off, the #O22, October 22nd protest that took place on the day this bull shit autopsy report was “leaked”, had been planned a month in advance. Twitter was alive with the hashtag #O22 for over a month, so how does CNN fix it’s lying mouth to report tensions were high last night from this bull shit? Tensions are high in Ferguson based on the murder of an unarmed 18 year old college bound Black male named Michael Brown. Tensions are high because Darren Wilson, the racist killer cop, who executed Michael Brown, is free, has never been arrested, is on “administrative leave.” THAT’s why shit is tense in Ferguson, Missouri.

 

The Department of Justice condemned the leaks as “irresponsibly and highly troubling” and says an effort to influence public opinion on Michael Brown’s death.

 

Hands Up Don’t Shoot – Stand Up For Your Rights

 

 

This is what residents of Ferguson, Missouri have had to endure the past 76 days. This is what The United States Of AmeriKKKa does to it’s Black citizens who dare to Stand Up. Speak Out. March & Protest against police brutality.

 

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National Day Against Police Brutality Oct. 22

 

Published on Sep 26, 2014

This is a nation wide action. If you’d like to find an action in your city, go to: http://www.october22.org/

 

 

 

Mothers Cry for Justice – All Out for #O22!

 

Published on Sep 13, 2014

Iris Baez & Juanita Young, whose sons were both murdered by the NYPD call on you to join the October Month of Resistance and take the streets on October 22nd!

 

 

Mothers Fighting Stolen Lives.

 

Statement From The Family Of Michael Brown & Their Attorneys.

 

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Statement from the Family of Michael Brown & Their Attorneys

 

“Michael Brown’s family is beyond outraged at the devious way the police chief has chosen to disseminate piece mil information in a manner intended to assassinate the character of their son, following such a brutal assassination of his person in broad daylight.

 

There is nothing based on the facts that have been placed before us that can justify theexecution style murder of their child by this police officer as he held his hands up, which is the universal sign of surrender.

 

The prolonged release of the officer’s name and then the subsequent alleged information regarding a robbery is the reason why the family and the local community have such distrust for the local law enforcement agencies.

 

It is no way transparent to release the still photographs alleged to be Michael Brown and refuse to release the photographs of the officer that executed him.

 

The police strategy of attempting to blame the victim will not divert our attention, from being focused on the autopsy, ballistics report and the trajectory of the bullets that caused Michael’s death and will demonstrate to the world this brutal execution of an unarmed teenager.”

 

Benjamin L Crump, Esq.
Anthony D. Gray, Esq.
Daryl D. Parks, Esq.

 

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Michael Brown Memorial Fund

 

On behalf of the Brown family, we thank each of you for your outpouring of support. We ask that you continue to keep the Brown family uplifted in your prayers.

Benjamin L. Crump, Esq.
Family Attorney
Parks & Crump, LLC

 

Michael Brown was an 18 year old that was killed by a Ferguson Police Officer on Saturday, August 9th.  His family is now seeking justice for Michael’s death.  Their pursuit for justice will be lengthy and hard but with the support of the community they will get justice.  If you are willing to support Michael’s family please donate to Michael Brown’s Memorial Fund.  These funds will assist his family with costs that they will acquire as they seek justice on Michael’s behalf.  All funds will be given to the Michael Brown family.  We appreciate your support.

 

Commmonly asked questions:

1. Who you are: Adner Marcelin, Assistant to Attorneys Benjamin L. Crump, Esq. & Anthony D. Gray (Brown Family Attorneys)

 

2. Where you’re from? (Tallahassee, FL)

 

3. Your relationship to the parties you’re raising funds for? (Family Lawyers)

 

4. How the funds will be spent? The funds collected here will be used by the Brown family to cover funeral and burial expenses, travel and living expenses of the parents as they seek justice for their son, Michael Brown, Jr.

 

5. How you intend to get the funds to those in need? All funds collected on this website will be withdrawn to the Brown Memorial Fund established by the parents of Michael Brown. Anyone with further questions may contact their law office at 1(877) 529-9529.

 

Michael Brown Memorial Fund

 

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QVC Host Lisa Robertson Announces She’s Leaving Network: Home Shoppers Express Their Shock.


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From E! News:

 

QVC Host Lisa Robertson Announces She’s Leaving Network: Home Shoppers Express Their Shock

 

QVC Host Lisa Robertson Is Leaving After 20 Years

 

 

Home shopping viewers are about to lose one of their favorite hosts!

 

QVC star Lisa Robertson shocked fans Thursday night when she announced she was leaving the shopping channel.

 

“Over the last 20 years, I have loved being with you on QVC. Tonight, I’m here to tell you that I’ve decided after a lot of thought, because I do love you, that I’m going to be leaving QVC in December,” she said before the QVC Beauty Awards. “I wanted to let you know so we’d all have time to talk, adjust and kind of figure things out and hopefully stay in touch afterwards.”

 

The announcement caught thousands of loyal customers by surprise. In fact, many of them headed to Twitter to express their sadness over the news.

 

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In a blog post on QVC’s official website, Robertson did not share what her plans were for the future. She did, however, open up about her decision.

 

“After a lot of soul-searching I have decided that I will be leaving QVC. It is time for a new challenge and a new adventure,” she wrote. “Although it is a little scary to leave what you have always known, I am very excited about what lays ahead.”

 

Robertson earned thousands of fans for her quick wit and love for all things fashion and beauty. Some of her most popular shows include PM Style, Friday Night Beauty and Ask Lisa About Style.

 

Before her final show on Dec. 12, Robertson is looking forward to shopping with customers and savoring each and every show.

 

“I will treasure every moment more because I know I will not have them much longer,” she wrote. “But I will also treasure the opportunity to be excited about what is to come.”

 

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Huffington Post: DOJ Gets Ferguson And St. Louis County Cops To Ban “I Am Darren Wilson” Wristbands.


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Ferguson Police Chief Sparks Fresh Round Of Protests

 

Published on Sep 26, 2014

Reverend Osagyefo Sekou talks about the causes of the root causes of new rounds of arrests and protests in Ferugon and explains why activists are calling for civil disobedience in October

 

 

From The Huffington Post:

 

DOJ Gets Ferguson, St. Louis County Cops To Ban ‘I Am Darren Wilson’ Wristbands

 

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WASHINGTON — Ferguson police officers who are on duty should not be wearing wristbands showing support for the cop who shot and killed an unarmed teenager last month, the Justice Department on Friday told police in St. Louis County. DOJ officials also said they personally had observed Ferguson police officers not wearing name plates, in direct conflict with Ferguson Police Department policy.

 

A photo posted on social media during demonstrations in Ferguson on Tuesday night appears to show an officer working crowd control wearing a wristband that reads “I am Darren Wilson.” That slogan is affiliated with a campaign in support of the Ferguson police officer who killed Michael Brown on Aug. 9, and whom protestors want to see arrested. A grand jury currently is weighing the evidence against Wilson, and the FBI has launched a separate civil rights investigation into the case.

 

Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson said the wristbands were “not a statement of law enforcement” and that he would have conversations with law enforcement agencies about officers wearing the wristbands.

 

Christy Lopez, deputy chief of the special litigation section of DOJ’s Civil Rights Division, sent a letter to Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson on Friday indicating that Jackson had agreed to prohibit Ferguson officers from wearing “I am Darren Wilson” bracelets while in uniform and on duty. The letter said Jackson had said he would make sure the other municipal agencies working in Ferguson would prohibit their officers from wearing the bracelets as well.

 

Lopez said St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar and Missouri Highway Patrol Ron Replogle had indicated to Justice Department officials they also would ban the bracelets.

 

“These bracelets reinforce the very ‘us versus them’ mentality that many residents of Ferguson believe exists,” Lopez wrote in the letter.

 

In a separate letter that DOJ sent to Jackson this week that was released on Friday, Civil Rights Division officials asked him to make sure his officers were wearing name tags while on duty. Lopez had mentioned that letter in a meeting with St. Louis County residents earlier this week, and Jackson reportedly assured federal officials that officers would wear name tags while on duty.

 

“Sometimes things are just so obvious that we feel like we can recommend a change right away,” Lopez said at the meeting. “In a democracy, people need to know who their police are.”

 

Some social media users have reported that officers from other police departments assisting police in Ferguson still were not wearing name badges at protests this week.

 

“Officers wearing name plates while in uniform is a basic component of transparency and accountability. It is a near-universal requirement of sound policing practices and required under some state laws,” the letter to Jackson states. “Allowing officers to remain anonymous when they interact with the public contributes to mistrust and undermines accountability. The failure to wear name plates conveys a message to community members that, through anonymity, officers may seek to act with impunity.”

 

Police officers regularly ditched their name tags during protests last month, allowing them to operate anonymously and making it more difficult for citizens to hold individual officers accountable for their actions. Asked about officers not wearing name tags last month, Johnson said people were harassing officers online, while Jackson said that protestors would use an officer’s name to taunt them. “It kind of reduces that personal taunt and allows us to be generic,” Jackson said at the time.

 

Protests have heated up in Ferguson this week, six weeks after Brown was killed after Wilson stopped him and a friend because they were walking in the middle of the street.

 

Jackson also apologized to the Brown family and protesters this week in a video released by a public relations firm working for the city. Jackson had been heavily criticized for releasing footage that showed Brown allegedly committing a strong-arm robbery at a convenience store shortly before he was killed.

 

Another component of the Justice Department, the Community Relations Service, also held meetings with Ferguson residents this week in an attempt to sooth tensions in the area.

 

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St. Louis Alderman Antonio French Opens “Heal ST. Louis” Office In Ferguson


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Alderman French Opens HealSTL Office in Ferguson

 

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Many people have followed or just read Antonio French on twitter during the demonstrations in Ferguson.  Mr. French is an alderman in the City of St. Louis, a people’s journalist (he had the paper and then blog, PubDef) and an long-time activist in the St. Louis area.  When Michael Brown was murdered in a police crime, and the streets erupted in Ferguson, Mr. French traveled the few miles from North St. Louis where he lives to report and help out in Ferguson.  He was arrested early on (on August 19) for reporting while black:

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FERGUSON, Mo. — St. Louis Alderman Antonio French, who was arrested late Wednesday while documenting the protests and police presence in Ferguson, was released early Thursday.

 

After his release shortly after 7 a.m., French told reporters he had been arrested for unlawful assembly, but hadn’t been given any documents about the arrest. He didn’t have to post any bond.

 

French said he had gone into his car to escape the smoke bombs and tear gas being thrown by police.

 

“I realized that the best place is in your car with the windows rolled up, to keep the tear gas out, and that was where I was.”

 

While in his car, police approached him, dragged him out of the car and arrested him.

 

USA Today: Antonio French freed after arrest in Ferguson, Mo.

French moved from reporting to peacemaking and organizing during the protests.  Realizing that there is a lacuna of

 

leadership in Ferguson, he has stepped up to help organize Ferguson’s future leaders.

 

Last week, he and others started the Heal STL movement.  

 

 

Despite brutal heat on Saturday, West Florissant was more active than it has been in several days. The atmosphere was positive, as many people were there to take part in the Heal STL movement.

 

Organizers and participants of the movement made signs and marched along the roadway.They also helped people register to vote.

 

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Among city leaders participating in the effort, was St. Louis Board of Alderman President Lewis Reed.

 

FERGUSON, Mo. – They have plans for change, and now have a building to house those efforts.

 

This week, St. Louis City Alderman Antonio French will open the doors to #HealSTL, adding a physical location to his work in Ferguson, Missouri.

 

Located just off West Florissant, French says this building will serve as a place to coordinate political change in that community.

 

“This is where volunteers will be able to come, where we’ll be organized in planning out next steps,” French said. “And we’re here for the long-haul. It’s not just a couple of weeks or a day, we’re here for the next few months, if not year.”

 

French ventured outside his official ward during the Ferguson unrest, and gained national recognition for his live tweets during that time. Now, he’s looking to the future.

 

“It’s really about next steps, after the events of the last two weeks,” he said. “Our first part of our next steps is to register everyone out here to vote in Ferguson and to get them educated and mobilized to get political change out here.”

 

French said the building he found sat vacant for a period of time, even before the unrest in Ferguson. Without giving specifics, he said he and some “supporters” paid for the property, which currently houses a few boxes and hand-drawn signs.

 

Volunteers planning to use the space come from all over the country.

 

“We have a lot of folks who want to help and want to do something, and so our role is to help coordinate that, organize it, and to use all this energy we’ve seen these last few weeks and put in a productive way, and a way that we actually create some change.”

 

He hopes to have #HealSTL open and running by this weekend.

 

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Department Of Justice To investigate Entire Ferguson Police Department…Too Late For Me.


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I am of the mindset that the Department Of Justice is a day late and $5 million short when it comes to the systematic genocide of Black Americans. It’s not just Ferguson, there’s Eric Garner in NY City not to mention the many many who have died at the hands of NYPD. Then there’s LAPD, so many have died at the hands of LAPD that I can’t list them all. John Crawford shot dead in an Ohio Walmart for holding a toy BB gun, by law enforcement.

WHEN will law enforcement agencies who murder unarmed Black citizens be held accountable for Black Genocide?

Attorney General Eric Holder: Investigating Ferguson for the murder of Michael Brown, IS NOT ENOUGH.

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Attorney General Eric Holder announces Ferguson police probe

From Mother Jones:

Update September 3, 2014: CNN reports that the Justice Department is preparing to launch a new investigation into the Ferguson Police Department. The new investigation, which is separate from the DOJ’s ongoing criminal investigation into the shooting of Michael Brown, will review complaints involving Ferguson police and how the department operates, to determine whether it is compliant with federal standards.

On August 11, the Department of Justice announced that FBI agents were working with attorneys from the Civil Rights Division and US Attorney’s Office to conduct what Attorney General Eric Holder promised would be a “thorough and complete investigation” into the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Since then, more than 40 FBI agents have arrived in the St. Louis suburb to interview witnesses and canvas the neighborhood where Brown was shot by a police officer on August 9.

The following week, the AG himself arrived in Ferguson for a series of meetings with federal investigators, local authorities, and community members. Writing in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Holder said, “At a time when so much may seem uncertain, the people of Ferguson can have confidence that the Justice Department intends to learn—in a fair and thorough manner—exactly what happened.”

What exactly happens when the feds step in to investigate a case like Michael Brown’s? A quick explainer:

What is the Justice Department investigating? Holder initially announced that the DOJ is specifically investigating “the shooting death of Michael Brown,” and “looking for violations of federal, criminal civil rights statutes.” The investigation is separate from local authorities’ investigation. Some have asked the DOJ to take a broader view: In a letter to Holder on August 11, Reps. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.), Marcia L. Fudge (D-Ohio), and William Lacy Clay (D-Mo.) asked the DOJ to consider expanding the scope of its investigation to include “the potential for any pattern or practice of police misconduct by the Ferguson Police Department.” Meanwhile, the US Commission on Civil Rights, a panel appointed by the president and members of Congress, has asked the DOJ to look into the disproportionately low representation of African Americans on Ferguson’s police force and city council. On September 3, a federal and Missouri official told CNN that the DOJ will also investigate the broader practices of the Ferguson Police Department.

What could happen as a result of the DOJ investigation? The findings of the investigations could lead to a federal prosecution against Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed Brown.

Who is conducting the investigation? So far, three branches of the DOJ are working together on the federal investigation. More than 40 FBI agents from the St. Louis field office are canvassing the area and interviewing witnesses. They’re working with the Civil Rights Division and the US Attorney’s Office, which would handle a potential prosecution. Within the Civil Rights Division, two sections may be involved: There’s the Criminal Section, which “prosecutes cases involving the violent interference with liberties and rights defined in the Constitution or federal law,” including excessive use of force by police officers; also, the Special Litigation Section conducts investigations into systematic violations of civil rights by state and local institutions, including police departments. The Criminal Section launched the initial investigation into the death of Michael Brown.

What triggered the investigation? Generally, DOJ investigations into civil rights violations can begin in response to an official complaint filed with the Civil Rights Division, or in response to major events like those in Ferguson. The CRD has not said if there was an official complaint filed by citizens, or if the department decided to initiate the investigation on its own. “There’s no rule book” that the department follows to determine if a case warrants an investigation, explains Samuel Walker, a criminal-justice scholar at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. The Civil Rights Division doesn’t announce all of its investigative activities. The agency has not responded to a request for comment on what percentage of incoming complaints it decides to investigate, and why. But back in 2012, then-DOJ spokeswoman Xochitl Hinojosa told my colleague AJ Vicens that “the department investigates each jurisdiction based on the allegations received. There is no one-size-fits all approach to our investigations or our settlements.”

Where else besides Ferguson is the DOJ investigating civil rights violations? The Civil Rights Division’s Special Litigation Section is currently investigating systematic violations of civil rights by law enforcement in at least 34 other jurisdictions across 17 states plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, according to a list on the DOJ website. But these cases are different from the investigation in Ferguson, which so has been focused on Wilson’s shooting of Brown, which falls under the purview of CRD’s Criminal Section. A new investigation into department-wide practices would fall under Special Litigation. According to its website, the Special Litigation Section can step in “if we find a pattern or practice by the law enforcement agency that systemically violates people’s rights. Harm to a single person, or isolated action, is usually not enough to show a pattern or practice that violates these laws.” The Criminal Section, meanwhile, lists 17 past investigations into criminal misconduct by law enforcement officials in 11 states.

The Justice Department’s Office for Civil Rights, which is separate from the Civil Rights Division, monitors discrimination in DOJ-funded state and local law enforcement institutions. In a May 2013 memo, OCR reported that over the previous four years, it handled 346 discrimination complaints, many of them alleging that federally funded law enforcement agencies “engaged in unlawful racial profiling in conducting traffic stops.”

Since when does the DOJ investigate civil rights violations? The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 authorizes the Civil Rights Division’s Special Litigation Section “to review the practices of law enforcement agencies that may be violating people’s federal rights,” and oversees cases involving discrimination—prohibited under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964—in state or local agencies receiving federal funds. As a result of these special litigation cases dating back to 1997, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 21 police departments across the country have signed consent agreements with the DOJ to improve their procedures and policies, often the use of force and relationships with minority communities. Samuel Walker says that the number of these cases fell dramatically during the Bush administration, but picked back up under the Obama administration, which has doubled the size of the special litigations unit. While criminal civil rights prosecutions under the DOJ date back to 1939, the Criminal Section’s powers were limited until the Civil Rights Division was created in 1957 as part of the Civil Rights Act.

How else is the DOJ involved in Ferguson? Holder has announced that the DOJ’s COPS (Community-Oriented Policing Services) office and Office of Justice Programs are also assisting local authorities “in order to help conduct crowd control and maintain public safety without relying on unnecessarily extreme displays of force.” It’s unclear how this assistance has played out on the streets of Ferguson. Holder added that Justice Department officials from the Community Relations Service are also helping “convene law enforcement officials and civic and faith leaders to plot out steps to reduce tensions in the community.”

When will we see some results from the investigation? It may be a while. As Holder wrote in Wednesday’s St. Louis Post-Dispatch, “Long after the events of Aug. 9 have receded from the headlines, the Justice Department will continue to stand with this community.” For now, there are many more questions than answers.

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Thank you Mother Jones.

The Department of Justice will launch a civil rights investigation into the Ferguson (Mo.) Police Department after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen by one of its white officers. 

A government official briefed on the planned investigation told Fox News that the Justice Department’s civil rights division would be in charge of the probe. The inquiry is referred to as a “pattern and practice” investigation and will focus on the department’s policies, not possible individual wrongdoing. 

The Justice Department is conducting a separate, narrower investigation into the August 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson. A grand jury is also considering whether to indict Wilson for the shooting, which which set off about two weeks of unrest in the streets of Ferguson and became a flashpoint in the national discussion of police treatment of minorities across the country. Two weeks ago, Attorney General Eric Holder visited the St. Louis suburb, where he met with investigators and Brown’s parents and shared personal experiences of having himself been mistreated by the police.

Holder is expected to formally announce the investigation at a press conference Thursday. The investigation was first reported by The Washington Post. The Associated Press reported that Missouri officials were notified of the new investigation Wednesday. 

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OK, lets use a tiny bit of common sense and logic, Ferguson as well as many local law enforcement agencies across AmeriKKKa have been using the badge & gun to systematically control, murder and harass people of color since the civil war freed slaves. I have said for years that the gun and law enforcement is the new method of lynching. The badge has replaced the rope.

Ferguson Mayor to Al Sharpton: Go Home and Stop Inciting Racial Hatred

Ferguson Mayor to Al Sharpton: Go Home and Stop Inciting Racial Hatred

This morning I observed the Mayor of Ferguson, James Knowles III, tell me, and anyone else watching/listening, that everything was OK in Ferguson. An unarmed Black teenager is murdered, protesters are gassed and journalist are arrested, cameramen are recorded having assault weapons stuck in their faces while being told “I’ll fucking kill you” by  cops in Ferguson, but everything “is OK in Ferguson.”

That’s as stupid as the Captain of the Titanic telling passengers “everything is OK, we’re just testing out the Titanic’s ability to be a submarine.” You’d have to be downright stupid to believe a damn thing coming out the mouths of any authority official in Ferguson, Missouri.

Everyone is happy about the DOJ doing it’s job. I am unhappy it took weeks for the DOJ to do it’s job.

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United States Department of Justice

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ), also known as the Justice Department, is the U.S. federal executive department responsible for the enforcement of the law and administration of justice, equivalent to the justice or interior ministries of other countries.

The Department is led by the Attorney General, who is nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate and is a member of the Cabinet. The current Attorney General is Eric Holder.

Department of Justice
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Flag of the United States Department of Justice
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Department overview
Formed July 1, 1870; 144 years ago
Jurisdiction Federal government of the United States
Headquarters Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building
950 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C., United States
38°53′35.7″N 77°1′29.9″WCoordinates: 38°53′35.7″N 77°1′29.9″W
Motto “Qui Pro Domina Justitia Sequitur” (Latin: “Who Pursues For Lady Justice”)
Employees 113,543 (2012)
Annual budget $27.1 billion (2013)
Department executives Eric Holder, Attorney General
James M. Cole, Deputy Attorney General
Website www.justice.gov

Divisions

Law enforcement agencies

Several federal law enforcement agencies are administered by the Department of Justice:

What Does the United States Department Of Justice Do?

The mission of the Department of Justice is to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic, to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime, to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior, and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

The Department of Justice also has four strategic goals which it devotes it resources too:

  • Goal 1: To prevent terrorism and promote the Nation’s Security
  • Goal 2: Enforce federal laws and represent the rights and interests of the American People
  • Goal 3: Assists state, local, and tribal efforts to prevent or reduce crime and violence
  • Goal 4: Ensure the fair and efficient operation of the Federal justice system

For ALL you dumbasses who say the DOJ has no jurisdiction in Ferguson….get an education in what you speak about BEFORE SPEAKING.

Michael Brown was murdered on August 9th, 2014. Before that, Eric Garner was choked to death in NYC by NYPD cops, Ezell Ford, unarmed, was murdered by LAPD cops, John Crawford was gunned down for holding a toy BB gun in a Walmart toy department. I could go on for days listing the UNARMED people of color murdered by law enforcement. I could go on for about 6 seconds listing the number of arrest and convictions of these law enforcement officials who committed these murders of Black men.

The White House has a real problem right here in The United States Of America. One does not have to go to Syria, Israel, Gaza, Iraq, Ukraine to find conflict and a war zone to be concerned about getting involved in and “fixing.” While the White House administration is concerned in Estonia and the United Kingdom, we here in America have to fear everytime out young Black men step outside…..we could be murdered by our AmeriKKKan law enforcement.

To Serve & Protect.

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