Oct. 29 9:20 pm
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Lisa Bloom exposes Prosecutor Bob McCulloch protecting Darren Wilson.

Every choice he has made has been in favor of Darren Wilson. This is obstruction of justice.

Jesse Williams: What about Black pain is so fun to you?

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When Halloween comes around, how exactly does dressing as Trayvon and other illustrations of black pain make you feel? Please be specific.

I wonder that same exact thing every year.  I never saw Black people dressed up as Nicole Brown Simpson.  I’ve never seen photo after photo of Black people putting on costumes to mock the murders of white people, but every single year we all collectively shake our heads and wonder why white people hate us so much.  The glee present in those white faces as they smile for pictures dressed up as dead Black people is depressing and baffling because what did we ever do to white people?

Read every single tweet (capped by poldberg)

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Oct. 29 7:13 pm

Sometimes in life you get a second chance for mistakes you make. When Don Surber, editorial columnist for Charleston’s Daily Mail, called Mike Brown an “animal” who deserved to “be put down,” and referred to protestors as “packs of racists,” he crossed a line where second chances are much harder to come by. Today Surber was fired by the Daily Mail for his incendiary comments Mike Brown and protestors and the following statement, titled “Regrets and a Change,” was issued:

The point of view of The Charleston Daily Mail’s editorial page is conservative. It was so disheartening to see the careless words of one of our own editorial writers describing a young man whose life ended tragically too soon. Writing on his own personal blog, Don Surber discussed the tense race-related situation in Ferguson Missouri. He selected words that were unfortunate, inflammatory and, in our view, inexcusable. [….] As of this week, Mr. Surber is no longer employed by the Daily Mail. While his sometimes controversial and caustic columns were noted by many readers, few readers realize the in-depth institutional knowledge and substantial contributions he made during his 30 year career here.

Sadly, referring to African Americans with animal adjectives has a deep and ugly history in this country. Thankfully, the Daily Mail understands that one can be fully and staunchly conservative without advancing that ugly history into 2014. Mike Brown was not an animal, but rather a son, a brother, a friend, a teenager who died a tragic death.

wardoffthenight heeft gezegd:

I'm pretty sure that unfortunately, the Ferguson police chief is not stepping down. That article's title is misleading. The police department and the mayor have made it clear that he isn't being asked to leave, and he's said he has no intentions of stepping down from what I've read.

Yes, I thought that might be the case.

I’m looking into it now. 

Oct. 29 8:03 pm
Officer Darren Wilson to be "Eased Out" of Ferguson Police Dept.; Police Chief Denies Report that he Will Resign

Officer Darren Wilson to be “Eased Out” of Ferguson Police Dept.; Police Chief Denies Report that he Will Resign

Police officers work to keep order as demonstrators express their feelings on August 18, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Violent outbreaks have taken place in Ferguson since the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 9th. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson is reportedly expected to be “eased out” of the department.

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Statement from St Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch denying that the leaks in the Mike Brown case are coming from grand jury.

Prosecutor McCulloch has a long history of siding with police.

(Read more about McCulloch’s history)

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