MO - Grief & protests follow shooting of teen Michael Brown #6

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  1. Blue_Dolphin308

    Blue_Dolphin308 We can't help everyone, But everyone can help some

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    The fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager Saturday by a police officer in a St. Louis suburb came after a struggle for the officer’s gun, police officials said Sunday, in an explanation that met with outrage and skepticism in the largely African-American community.The killing of the youth, Michael Brown, 18, ignited protests on Saturday and Sunday in Ferguson, Mo., a working-class suburb of about 20,000 residents. Hundreds of people gathered at the scene of the shooting to question the police and to light candles for Mr. Brown, who was planning to begin college classes on Monday.
    Mr. Brown’s stepfather, Louis Head, held a cardboard sign that said, “Ferguson police just executed my unarmed son.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/11/us/police-say-mike-brown-was-killed-after-struggle-for-gun.html


    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?253372-Police-shooting-of-unarmed-teenager-Michael-Brown-St-Louis&p=10861113&posted=1#post10861113

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sh...-teen-Michael-Brown-2&p=10867195#post10867195

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  3. Kimster

    Kimster Former Member

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    :modstop:

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  4. LambChop

    LambChop Former Member

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    Please continue here... :websleuther:


    Let's keep the unrelated political views off this thread. Thanks
     
  5. tlcya

    tlcya Well-Known Member

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    present and accounted for
     
  6. popsicle

    popsicle faith hope love

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  7. Isabelle

    Isabelle Verified registered nurse

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    Won't be long before HLN has Frank Taffee on to give his views!
     
  8. Softail

    Softail New Member

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    Too many people have been hurt or killed. STAY HOME! or you are just asking for trouble. :notgood: SMH
     
  9. Really?

    Really? Well-Known Member

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    Haha, me too......what is this about ISIS signs?
     
  10. popsicle

    popsicle faith hope love

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    Second, a vigorous prosecution must now be pursued.
    The democratically elected St. Louis County prosecutor and the Attorney General of the United States, each have a job to do. Their obligation to achieve justice in the shooting death of Michael Brown must be carried out thoroughly, promptly, and correctly; and I call upon them to meet those expectations.
     
  11. tlcya

    tlcya Well-Known Member

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    I am very disappointed with Governor Nixon's statement. I should clarify. I agree with some of it but the repeated references to helping Mr. Brown's family achieve and receive justice imply that the governor has himself already decided and is announcing that there was wrongdoing on teh part of officer Wilson.

    If there was then I agree, justice must be sought. But his statement implies that has already been determined and if it has then the public deserves to how he or others in positions of authority have arrived at it.

    To me it seems as if the deck has been steadily and deliberately stacked against Wilson in the name of restoring peace and I am not at all okay with that.
     
  12. Softail

    Softail New Member

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    On an Off topic note... My beloved dog Isis died 2 years ago in September. I HATE seeing her name demonized in the media. My Isis was a sweet wonderful girl. I still miss her dearly. :sigh:
     
  13. Lovejac

    Lovejac These boys are my heartstrings!

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    http://fox2now.com/2014/08/19/gov-n...for-missouri-about-the-situation-in-ferguson/

    But amid all the pain and distrust and anger, we’ve also seen tremendous acts of grace, courage, and kindness as the people of Ferguson try to maintain peace, while they call for justice for the family of Michael Brown. In Ferguson, people of all races and creeds are joining hands to pray for justice. Teenagers cooking meals for law enforcement officers. Community leaders demonstrating courage and heroism throughout the night in standing against armed and violent instigators. Volunteers coming out to pick up littered neighborhoods.
     
  14. JLSChook

    JLSChook Fin's Pet

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    She's been on leave since March. Read the other tweets. She was off work so was tweeting on her own time.
     
  15. MyBelle

    MyBelle Well-Known Member

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    The information probably was given to her "off the record" and she failed to honor it, which is unethical.

    JMO
     
  16. Softail

    Softail New Member

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    HUH? I'm merely suggesting to stay the :censor: home, if you don't want trouble. Way to exaggerate the situation. :thumb:
     
  17. Yoda

    Yoda Master

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    Same here. I just read the entire statement.

    SMH Officer Wilson has been abandoned. JMO
     
  18. tlcya

    tlcya Well-Known Member

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    For them, for the family of Michael Brown, for all the parents who have had their sons taken from them much too soon, and for all the children dreaming of a brighter and better future, we now have a responsibility to come together and do everything we can to achieve justice for this family, peace for this community, and have the courage to address the problems that have divided us for too long. Real problems of poverty, education inequality, and race.

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    Second, a vigorous prosecution must now be pursued.
    The democratically elected St. Louis County prosecutor and the Attorney General of the United States, each have a job to do. Their obligation to achieve justice in the shooting death of Michael Brown must be carried out thoroughly, promptly, and correctly; and I call upon them to meet those expectations.

    Finally, once we have achieved peace in Ferguson and justice for the family of Michael Brown, we must remain committed to rebuilding the trust that has been lost, mending what has been broken, and healing the wounds we have endured.

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    So I ask that we continue to stand together as we work to achieve justice for Michael Brown, restore hope and peace to the streets of Ferguson, and march together toward a future of greater opportunity and understanding for all of us.”

    http://fox2now.com/2014/08/19/gov-n...for-missouri-about-the-situation-in-ferguson/

    Very disappointing

    MOO
     
  19. SStarr33

    SStarr33 Inactive

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    Thanks. I am going to delete my post.
     
  20. MyBelle

    MyBelle Well-Known Member

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    iow, I'm relieved these are agencies not in my direct control.
     
  21. tlcya

    tlcya Well-Known Member

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    There will be no justice. There will be peace instead.

    Heart breaking for officer Wilson as I type.
     
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