St. Louis Post-Dispatch: St. Louis Police Officer Under Investigation Following Call To Protester’s Employer.


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Published on Oct 15, 2014

A Saint Louis community police officer calls the employer of a local activist @stacksizshort in an attempt to intimidate and cause her to lose her job.

 

 

From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

 

St. Louis police officer under investigation following call to protester’s employer

 

 

ST. LOUIS   •   Internal Affairs is investigating a police officer who called a woman’s employer to discuss her involvement in Ferguson protests.

 

Leigh Maibes recorded a phone conversation with Officer Keith Novara on a YouTube video in which she questions why he called her boss regarding her involvement and Twitter posts about police tactics used during protests.

 

In the video, she says Novara called and texted her boss, a real estate broker, on Tuesday, about her tweets.

Novara responds that he was giving the broker a “heads up” because he is a south St. Louis business owner, and communicating with them is part of his responsibilities as a South Patrol officer. Novara can then be heard saying that he was warning Maibes’ boss that the phones at the business might be “blowing up,” from people upset about Maibes’ tweets.

Maibes says in the video that beside Novara, her boss only received one phone call from a woman who complained.

The St. Louis Police Officers Association released a statement in response to allegations that Novara tried to “intimidate a local activist.”

The union’s business manager Jeff Roorda said it has hired an attorney specializing in First Amendment rights to represent Novara.

“It is confounding to us as an organization of law enforcement professionals that apologists for the so-called ‘peaceful protestors’ in Ferguson and the Shaw neighborhood defend throwing bricks, bottles and rocks at police officers as ‘freedom of speech or freedom of expression,'” the statement reads. “Then, those very same people feign righteous indignation when a police officer who is fed up with the corrosive, anti-police rhetoric that this particular agitator has made in a public forum on social media, exercises his freedom of speech and freedom of expression in a truly peaceful manner.”

In the release, Roorda says Novara and other officers have received death threats, had threats made against their children or have been subject to cyber-attacks.

“All of this for the mere act of setting the record straight on public statements made by people spreading irresponsible lies and calling for violence against the police,” he wrote. “Police officers are not second-class citizens. They enjoy First Amendment rights and every other right that is enjoyed by every other citizens and we will aggressively defend those rights to our last breath.”

Stephen Deere of the Post-Dispatch contributed to this report

​Christine Byers is a crime reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

 

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How in the holy hell can a police officer call a citizen of The United States Of America’s employer to inform that employer that their employee is practicing her 1st amendment rights…in hope of getting said employee fired…..for practicing her 1st amendment rights? I’m confused. When did America become The United States Of AmeriKKKa?

 

When did law enforcement agencies in AmeriKKKa decide they have the right to harass and intimidate American citizens who use their Constitutional rights? You see this Ferguson war is a lot deeper than race. It’s not Black against caucasian but instead is freedom & liberty against slavery & control and violation of The United States Constitution.

 

 

First Amendment to the United States Constitution

 

The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances. It was adopted on December 15, 1791, as one of the ten amendments that constitute the Bill of Rights.

 

Allow me to repeatabridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble.

 

Ms. Leigh Maibes, aka @stackizshorthas every right under the 1st amendment of the Constitution, to protest peacefully, to transmit a live stream covering the peaceful protest in Ferguson, Missouri (especially since main stream media can not be trusted to report fair and accurate news) and not have her employment in jeopardy while she does so.

 

If this is permitted to happen to her, it indeed will happen to you, me and any American citizen who has need to protest injustice in AmeriKKKa. Show Your Support For Ms. Leigh Maibes, aka @stackizshort as she battler Officer Keith Novara and the entire South Patrol/Ferguson/St Louis Police Department.

 

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From The Daily KOS: Since St. Louis Has Decided Against Releasing A Report, Here’s The Timeline Of Mike Brown’s Murder.


 

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Since St. Louis has decided against releasing a report, here’s the timeline of Mike Brown’s death

 

by Shaun King for shaunking

 

Mike Brown, an unarmed teenager, was shot and killed in the middle of the street by Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson on a hot and hazy Saturday afternoon on August 9, 2014.

 

For over two months, people have practically begged the St. Louis County Police Department to release a detailed incident report of the shooting. Rather quietly, it was recently announced that the police will not be doing any such thing. In an interview with the Washington Post, Officer Brian Schellman, spokesman for the department, confirmed that that the police have no intention of releasing it whatsoever. Schellman said there are only two conditions in which the report will ever be released: If the grand jury in the Darren Wilson case decides against an indictment, or if Wilson is indicted and the report is used in court. Otherwise, we won’t be seeing it.

 

With this absence of information, the public has practically been forced to piece together public evidence to create a timeline of the day.

 

Below is a working theory of the killing of Mike Brown based on five things: six eyewitness accounts, confirmed audio of the fired gunshots, dozens of photos from the Aug. 9 shooting scene on Canfield Drive, visits to the crime scene by volunteers, and the publicly released autopsy results.

 

The typical police firearm usually holds 12-15 rounds (up to 17) to a magazine with possibly one bullet in the chamber, and Wilson may have nearly unloaded his entire gun during this incident.

 

Amazingly, a young man living in an apartment on Canfield Drive was using a mobile app called Glide in which he was recording a message to his girlfriend during the final moments of Brown’s life. The time stamp and location of the recording were authenticated by the technology company.

 

From the moment Mike Brown first saw Darren Wilson until he was laying face down, dead, on Canfield Drive, was less than two-and-half minutes. Jump below the fold for the timeline.

 

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Before Glide App Video Messaging Audio:12:00 PM: Mike Brown and Dorian Johnson are casually walking in the middle of Canfield Drive. This was/is a common practice on this street on a Saturday afternoon in this neighborhood. They notice a police SUV coming toward them. 

12:00 PM: Officer Darren Wilson, driving past them, slows down and tells them “to get the fuck on the sidewalk.” Brown remains silent while Dorian Johnson tells Wilson that they are just a minute away from their destination.

 

12:00 PM: Wilson, having passed them by, violently puts the car in reverse, screeching the tires in the street, nearly hitting Brown and Johnson, who are forced to jump out of the way, stops right next to them, and thrusts open his door. The driver’s side door only opens only a few inches because it hits Mike Brown and ricochets back into Wilson.

 

12:01 PM: A struggle ensues at the window of the police SUV, which causes Brown to lose his red, fitted baseball cap, found at this exact location after the shooting. Wilson immediately grabs at the neck of Brown as Brown tries to pull away, Wilson pulls his weapon, and threatens to shoot Brown. Brown’s hands remain outside of the SUV, and he uses the vehicle as leverage to pull away.

 

During this struggle, the first shot is fired from inside the vehicle by Wilson. It hits Brown in his chest/arm area.

 

Fearing for their lives, Brown and Johnson flee in different directions. Brown loses one of his flip-flops approximately 20 feet from the SUV. Johnson hides behind a black Monte Carlo.

 

Wilson, gun drawn, exits his SUV and prepares to fire at a fleeing Brown.

 

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12:02:14 PM.: Wilson pursues Brown as he flees some 100-plus feet from the police vehicle.  During the pursuit, firing at the back of Brown, Wilson fires shots two (12:02:16 PM), three (12:02:16 PM), four (12:02:17 PM), five (12:02:17 PM), and six (12:02:17 PM)within milliseconds under three seconds, missing a fleeing Brown.

 

12:02:18 PM: Shot seven grazes Brown’s right forearm, at which point Brown turns aroundto surrender. There is a three-second pause after shot seven, as Wilson continues his pursuit of a surrendering Brown, closing the pursuit gap significantly. Brown, with his hands up, says, “Okay, okay, okay. I’m unarmed, don’t shoot…” Before Brown can finish his plea, Wilson begins to fire the last four shots that hit Brown.

 

12:02:22 PM: In just under two seconds shots eight through eleven strike Brown (making the encounter from shots two through eleven mere milliseconds under eight seconds.)

 

Shots eight and nine (12:02:22 PM) strike Brown’s arm/hand while Brown’s hands are up. Brown’s hands come down and he staggers forward a few feet in the direction of Wilson.

 

12:02:23 PM: While falling to the ground, Brown cradles his arms close to him as Wilson fires shot ten (12:02:23 PM) into his eye and shot eleven (possible fatal bullet fired at 12:02:23 PM) into the top of his head.

 

12:02:25 PM: Brown is dead on Canfield Drive—over 108 feet away from Wilson’s SUV. The time from the confrontation at the SUV to Brown’s death takes just about one minute.

 

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(Vincent Heck was a key contributor to this report.)

 

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Thank you Shaun King & DAILY KOS

 

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Women And Children Are Among Those Holding The Front-Lines Of Ferguson


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Protesters cheer after blocking an intersection after a vigil in St. Louis, Mo. on Oct. 9, 2014. Photo by Jim Young/Reuters

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From MSNBCAmanda Sakuma:

 

Women hold the front-lines of Ferguson

 

FERGUSON, Missouri For a time, little more than a few inches of space separated a delicate line between peace and chaos.

 

Protesters tested the limits to the invisible boundary Friday night, toeing dangerously close to the row of officers lined up to protect the police headquarters here. Warnings from law enforcement officials that they may soon begin arresting people were easily drown out by music and chants from the thickening crowd. Photographers readied their cameras, waiting for something to pop as demonstrators on the front lines stared down their opponents, leaving little room to breathe.

 

All except for Shermale Humphrey — she was facing the other way.

 

While the fallout of a teen’s death at the hands of a police officer focused heavily on the day-to-day injustices incurred by young black men, it’s the women who helped turn a string of protests into a movement, by seamlessly shifting between the roles of the peace-keepers, disrupters, organizers and leaders.

 

In Ferguson Friday night, Humphrey knew exactly what to do when she saw a young man — barely 15-years-old — struggling to contain the energy and anger building up inside him.

 

Carving space between a foreboding police officer dressed in full riot gear and a 6’3’’ tall teen on edge, Humphrey, a tiny young woman with a slight frame easily lost in a crowd, became the physical shield protecting the two sides.

 

“She’s got an officer in SWAT gear inches from her, and she’s just says, ‘You know what? Ain’t nobody putting their hands on him,’” Thenjiwe McHarris said of her friend on the protests front-lines, recounting Friday night. “Unafraid too. You gotta see there’s so much power in that.”

 

Since Aug. 9, when a police officer shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown in broad daylight, women have made up a significant number of the protesters turned out in the streets. Many of the women heard their voices go hoarse after spending hours leading chants and making up rhymes. A number of them have been arrested — even more than once. Others say they’ve spent more time behind bars since Brown’s death than the man who killed them.

 

“It’s usually men on the forefront, but we gotta step up, we gotta show them that we all are equal,” Humphrey said, “White and blacks gotta be equal as man and woman.”

 

The protests in Ferguson have given birth to a movement led by groups that are consistently in the trifecta of those marginalized in society — young women of color. In the weeks since the community was roiled by violence and a brutal police crackdown, activist groups like Millennial Activists United emerged out Twitter and the familiar faces on the front-lines of the protests, founded almost entirely by women.

 

“We’re less concerned with what the police response will be,” said Ashley Yates, one of the founding leaders of MAU. “We want people to come out, we want people to share our resistance.”

 

One of the most prominent people to take the protests’ message to a national scale by being a barometer of shifting emotions in Ferguson is not only an elected official, but a black woman. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, a Missouri state senator known in part for her controversial and sometimes even profane opinions, rose to national prominence almost overnight due to her response to the protests.

 

“There are multiple stories of people who are out here and i spent a lot of time with young people. I felt the anger in these young people’s hearts,” Chappelle-Nadal said. “As a legislator, being black, being a woman … we’re pigeonholed, we’re put into a box. I’m sick of it.”

 

For McHarris, women have always been the driving force behind movements. This time, they’re not invisible — people are paying attention.

 

“Historically, women have always been leading,” McHarris said. “A lot of times women are often unseen leaders because women are all just doing it — we’re all just doing the work.”

 

Thank you Amanda Sakuma & MSNBC.

 

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The MilitantNegro™ SoapBox: A Turning Point For Justice This Weekend….Or Not.


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Vonderrit Myers Jr., pictured with his mother and alone, was shot dead by an off-duty police officer on Wednesday night. Police said he fled when approached by the officer and a fight ensued

Vonderrit Myers Jr., pictured with his mother and alone, was shot dead by an off-duty police officer on Wednesday night. Police said he fled when approached by the officer and a fight ensued

On Wednesday, police in Missouri killed another young black man. Just two months since a police officer in Ferguson shot and killed Mike Brown, an off-duty St. Louis police officer fired between 16 and 18 shots at a teenager, Vonderrit Myers, Jr., killing him. Although police claim Myers shot at them, witnesses and relatives insist he was unarmed.

 

Mike Brown’s killer is still free, and it’s clear that discriminatory policing is still happening across the country. It’s time for justice. This weekend, activists are converging on Ferguson to build momentum for a nationwide movement against police violence. In solidarity, progressive groups from across the country are coming together to demand the federal government step in to help bring lasting, fundamental change to policing in America.

 

The federal government has the power to make sweeping changes that can expose and stop discriminatory policing. They don’t need to wait on Congress to act. Now is the time to urge President Obama and the Department of Justice to begin investigating and reforming unfair policing in America. By issuing executive orders and making changes to existing federal programs, the Obama Administration can ensure Ferguson is a turning point for justice.

 

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Below are some of the important reforms that the White House, Department of Justice, and other federal agencies can start immediately — reforms that would finally address the discriminatory policing crisis:

 

  • A fully-resourced and rigorous investigation by the Department of Justice into discriminatory policing, excessive force, and death or injury by police in every state in the country.
  • A public national-level database of police shootings, excessive force, misconduct complaints, traffic and pedestrian stops, and arrests, broken down by race and other demographic data.
  • An end to federal grants and programs that incentivize the militarized and inhumane policing practices of the War on Drugs.
  • An executive order that creates a strong and enforceable prohibition on police brutality and discriminatory policing based on race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, immigration status, disability, and housing status.

 

These reforms will not just help address a long history of discriminatory policing in America. They will also help build better relationships between police and community members in neighborhoods across America. Those positive relationships are essential to protecting public safety and reducing crime — and in providing lasting justice for everyone in America.

 

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St Louis Police “Story” Version:

 

Incident: Officer-Involved Shooting
Location: 4100 block of Shaw
Date/Time: 10/8/14 @ 19:28
Victim: 32-year old white male (St. Louis Police Officer with 6 years of service)
Suspect: Vonderrit D. Myers, Jr., 18-year old black male of the 4200 block of Castleman

 

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The officer was working secondary for a private security company patrolling the Shaw neighborhood. As the officer drove past three males, one of the males began to run, but then stopped. The officer then did a u-turn, and observed the males run from the area. The officer followed the males’ path, through several streets, at one point exiting his vehicle, when he followed one of the males through a gangway. The officer observed the male running and holding his waistband, causing the officer to believe the suspect had a gun. The suspect then began to approach the officer in an aggressive manner.

 

The officer gave the suspect verbal commands, instructing him to surrender. The suspect continued to move toward the officer. The suspect and the officer then got into a physical altercation, with hands on each other. During the altercation, the suspect’s hooded sweatshirt came off of him. The suspect then ran from the officer, up a hill in the 4100 block of Shaw. At this time, the officer saw the suspect was armed with what he believed to be a gun. The officer wanted to be certain what the suspect had was a gun, and did not immediately fire at the suspect.

 

The suspect then turned toward the officer, pointed the gun at the officer and fired at least three rounds. Three projectiles were recovered going toward the officer, down the hill, with ballistic evidence, a bullet in a vehicle, located behind the officer. As the suspect fired at the officer, fearing for his safety, the officer returned fire. As the officer moved toward the suspect, the suspect continued to pull the trigger. Upon recovery of the gun, investigation revealed the gun had malfunctioned and had jammed after firing at least three rounds. As the suspect continued to point the gun toward the officer and pull the trigger, the officer continued to fire shots at the suspect, fatally wounding him.

 

The suspect was pronounced deceased on the scene. The suspect’s 9mm handgun was recovered at the scene. The gun was reported stolen on 9/26/14. Per department policy, the officer has been placed on administrative leave. To clarify, secondary employment allows officers to work security in uniform and carry their department-issued weapons. The officer, while not on duty for the Police Department, still has the same responsibilities and power to affect arrest and the officer operates in the capacity as a St. Louis Police Officer.

 

St. Louis Police Officers work secondary for securities companies, business establishments, sporting events, etc. The Force Investigative Unit responded and is investigating. The investigation is ongoing.

 

Updated at 3:45: This afternoon Mayor Francis Slay announced that Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce will team with the U.S. Attorney’s Office to determine what — if any — charges to file against the officer. That decision will come after the Force Investigative Unit delivers its case to the Circuit Attorney’s Office. And, like the situation in St. Louis County where a grand jury is determining whether to charge Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for shooting Michael Brown, prosecutors plan to release all information regarding the case should charges not be issued. “I believe it will add an extra layer of independence to a policy that is already open and transparent,” said Slay in an online statement.

 

Myers, pictured, was just buying a sandwich before he was chased and shot dead, his family said.

Myers, pictured, was just buying a sandwich before he was chased and shot dead, his family said.

 

Family Of Slain 18 Year Old Vonderrit Myers, Jr, Version:

 

His family said he was still in high school and disputed police claims that he was armed.

‘He was unarmed,’ said his cousin, Teyonna Myers, to the Post-Dispatch. ‘He had a sandwich in his hand, and they thought it was a gun. It’s like Michael Brown all over again.’

The boy’s uncle, Jackie Williams, also says he is not buying the story being told by police.

‘My nephew was coming out of a store from purchasing a sandwich. Security was supposedly searching for someone else. They Tased him,’ Williams said.

‘I don’t know how this happened, but they went off and shot him 16 times. That’s outright murder.’

Officers are claiming they recovered a gun at the scene and that the officer did not have a Taser.

Another man, Lavell Boyd, who lives in the neighborhood, claimed to hear as many as 15 shots fired.

‘When I pulled up I saw the cop standing over him [Myers] then he pointed the gun at everyone else telling everyone to get back while he was searching for another clip,’ Boyd said.

News of the death quickly spread across social media and sparked more protests in the street – just the latest outcry after the death of Michael Brown.

David Carson, a photographer for the Post-Dispatch, reports that protesters filled the streets near where the shooting happened and have been chanting ‘Black lives matter.’

Protests after police officer kills teen in St. Louis

 

 

 

No Signs Of Gun On St Louis Teen Minutes Before He’S Shot By Cop

 

Published on Oct 10, 2014

No Signs Of Gun On St Louis Teen Minutes Before He’S Shot By Cop

 

Newly-released CCTV footage shows Vonderrit Myers Jr buying a sandwich just moments before he was shot dead by an off-duty cop in Shaw, Missouri. There appears to be no sign of a gun although police claim he opened…

 
Store video shows St Louis teen buying a sandwich with friends just minutes before he was killed by off-duty police officer – and there is NO visible sign he had a gun

 

Surveillance video of Vonderrit Myers that has just been released shows the teenager purchasing a sandwich just moments before he was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer.
Myers, 18, is seen with friends at Shaw Market in Shaw, Missouri, walking around, talking and then heading back outside.
In the video, which is time-stamped a little after 7:00 pm, there is never any sign of a visible gun on Myers, who is wearing a fitted shirt and has his pants slung down low, leaving few places, if any, to conceal a weapon.
This comes as major protests and riots are beginning to break out in the area, with police even using pepper spray to control the crowds and protesters burning American flags.

Police claim that it was Myers who first opened fire on an unidentified 32-year-old officer that caused the officer to shoot and led to his fatal shooting, just a few feet away from the market.
He was struck by seven or eight bullets, St. Louis city Medical Examiner Dr. Michael Graham said Thursday night.

 
‘All but one gunshot wound were to the lower extremities,’ Graham said according to CNN.
‘The one fatal wound was to the head.’

The officer, who is a six-year veteran of the force, was in a car working a secondary job for a private security company and paroling the area when he saw three males in the street and thought they were acting suspiciously, St Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said in a press conference.
As he approached them, one of them started to run away, so the officer did a U-turn and then all three ran, Dotson said, the St Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

‘One of them ran in a way that the officer believed that he was armed with a gun – holding his waist band, not running at full stride,’ Dotson said, referring to Myers.
The officer, who was wearing a Metropolitan Police Department uniform, jumped out of his car and chased them on foot before getting into a scuffle with Myers, who reached for his gun, Dotson said.
Myers shot at least three times at the officer, who then returned fire – and when the teenager tried to fire again, his gun jammed, Dotson said.

The officer, a white male, then fired 17 times at the teenager. He died from his injuries.
Police recovered a 9mm Ruger at the scene, he said.
The officer was working for Hi-Tech Security, which employs several St. Louis police officers in secondary jobs. He was patrolling the neighborhood on behalf of the company rather than the Metropolitan Police Department but was wearing his police officer’s uniform.

 
He has been placed on administrative leave and an investigation is underway. He was not hurt.
Dotson said that the 18-year-old was ‘no stranger to law enforcement’, the St Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

 
He was wearing an ankle bracelet at the time as a condition of bail in a gun case, according to his lawyer and police, the Post-Dispatch reported.
The newspaper reported that Myers was due in court in November for unlawful use of a weapon and resisting arrest after he allegedly ditched a gun after jumping from a car that had been involved in a high-speed chase.

Police caught him nearby and recovered the loaded .380-caliber pistol he had allegedly dropped.
He was jailed for a few days before being released on $1,000 cash bond and fitted with an electronic monitoring device.
He was allowed to leave his home for work, school, court appearances, meetings with attorneys and meetings with the private monitoring firm, the Post-Dispatch reported.
His family said he was still in high school and disputed police claims that he was armed.

‘He was unarmed,’ said his cousin, Teyonna Myers, to the Post-Dispatch. ‘He had a sandwich in his hand, and they thought it was a gun. It’s like Michael Brown all over again.’
The boy’s uncle, Jackie Williams, also says he is not buying the story being told by police.

 
‘My nephew was coming out of a store from purchasing a sandwich. Security was supposedly searching for someone else. They Tased him,’ Williams said.

 
‘I don’t know how this happened, but they went off and shot him 16 times. That’s outright murder.’

 

 

 

Shaw Shooting St. Louis (VIDEO) Off-Duty Cop Kills Suspect: Vonderrick myers Shot 16 TIMES!

 

 

 

Join us in calling on President Obama, the Department of Justice, and other federal agencies to take immediate action to strengthen police accountability and end discriminatory policing.

 

Join Democracy for America and a progressive coalition to tell the White House and the Department of Justice: take definitive steps to set a higher standard for American police!

 

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Has anyone besides me noticed that since July the 17th, when Eric Garner was murdered in NYC law enforcement, there has been “one after another” of young Black men murdered by law enforcement? Has anyone besides me noticed the Department of Justice and The Obama administration, including Barack Hussein Obama himself, have been as silent as church mice pissing on cotton?

 

Where exactly is that hope and change we were told was on the way? How many Black Americans have to give their lives before the DOJ/Barack Obama steps in to overhaul the entire United States Of AmeriKKKa’s law enforcement agencies? How long before re-education is acknowledged as a solution to blatant racism by law enforcement?

 

HOW LONG?

 

 

 

 

Join Democracy for America and a progressive coalition to tell the White House and the Department of Justice: take definitive steps to set a higher standard for American police!

 

 

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Steve Harvey’s Emotional Chat With Michael Brown’s Mom, Ms. Lesley McSpadden. Ferguson Grand Jury Investigated For Misconduct.


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From The Steve Harvey Show:

 

“I Haven’t Any Time To Myself To Grieve.” Mike Brown’s Mother Lesley McSpadden Opens Up On Steve Harvey Show

 

An emotional Lesley McSpadden, the mother of slain teen Michael Brown appeared on the Steve Harvey show, to open up about what she has been through since the passing of her son: 

 

“I was at work, I got a call from my sister’s mother. She said ‘They shot Mike Mike!’ I didn’t want to think he was dead. All I could think was run, just run. I ran back into my job and told them get me to him. The first thing I seen that let me know he was dead was the yellow tape. I wanted to see him, to know it was really him and the cop told me no. For four and a half hours they told me no.” she said tearfully.

 

Next Steve asks her where does she find comfort these days: 

 

“Prayer. My other children”

 

When asked has she had a chance to grieve she says: 

 

“No. This is public. This is so public. Most people get to grieve in silence. I haven’t had any silence.I haven’t had any time to grieve at all.” 

 

Steve then speaks about teaching his sons how to interact with police so they don’t become victims with tears starting to pool in his eyes: 

 

“And for those out there who have to do like I do, because I have three sons and every time an incident happens like this, we have to go over, we have to go over the things again. Why do I have to teach my sons to assume the position? Why do I have to teach my sons “10 and 2,” palms up? I have to teach my son, when the window goes down, show both hands on both sides. Why am I teaching my sons this?”

 

Steve Harvey’s emotional chat with Michael Brown’s mom

 

Published on Sep 30, 2014

It’s a story we all remember. None of us could miss the headlines and the national issues it dug up; violence, race and dignity. They’re topics we must talk about as a society but we can’t let that overshadow the loss Michael’s family is going through right now, the grief they can only hope to one day overcome.

Steve talked with Lesley McSpadden, Michael Brown’s mom, about overcoming grief.

 

 

#Ferguson grand jury being investigated for misconduct

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From The Washington Post:

 

Grand jury considering the Ferguson shooting is being investigated for misconduct

 

By Kimberly Kindy

 

The St. Louis County prosecutor’s office is investigating an accusation of misconduct on the grand jury that is hearing the case against the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown.

 

Ed Magee, the spokesman for county prosecutor Robert McCulloch, said they received the information from a “Twitter user” Wednesday morning.

 

“We are looking into the matter,” he said.

 

An account of possible jury misconduct surfaced Wednesday morning on Twitter, when several users sent messages about one juror who may have discussed evidence in the case with a friend.

 

In one of those messages, a person tweeted that they are friends with a member of the jury who doesn’t believe there is enough evidence to warrant an arrest of the officer, Darren Wilson.

 

The same person who tweeted about being friends with a member of the jury has also tweeted messages of support for Wilson.

 

Magee confirmed that the Twitter user and feed came from an activist, Shaun King.

 

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The jury has been weighing evidence on the case since Aug. 20, within days of the Aug. 9 shooting. McCulloch told The Washington Post last week that both the FBI and county police’s investigations into the shooting are “pretty much done.” He also said that jurors should be done hearing all the evidence by later this month, but they could meet through mid-November.

 

Grand jury proceedings are confidential and if there has been a breach, the prosecutor’s office may have to start over with a newly empaneled group.

 

Meanwhile, Ferguson is grappling with continuing protests amid the wait over whether Wilson will face charges.

 

Attorney’s for the Brown family did not immediately respond to requests for commentregarding the investigation into the grand jury. 

Reached on Wednesday evening, King told the Post that the potential link was further evidence that the current legal proceedings may be flawed.

 

“At a time where so many people in Ferguson already don’t believe that Prosecutor Bob McCulloch will take this case seriously, this potential leak is a disaster,” King said. “If it’s found to be true and the Grand Jury has to be dismantled, McCulloch should be taken off of the case immediately and replaced with a special prosecutor.”

 

-Wesley Lowery contributed to this report

 

Kimberly Kindy is a government accountability reporter at The Washington Post.

 

 

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