Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on August 12, 2014 by Allahpundit

Statement by the President on the Passing of Michael Brown

The death of Michael Brown is heartbreaking, and Michelle and I send our deepest condolences to his family and his community at this very difficult time. As Attorney General Holder has indicated, the Department of Justice is investigating the situation along with local officials, and they will continue to direct resources to the case as needed. I know the events of the past few days have prompted strong passions, but as details unfold, I urge everyone in Ferguson, Missouri, and across the country, to remember this young man through reflection and understanding. We should comfort each other and talk with one another in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds. Along with our prayers, that’s what Michael and his family, and our broader American community, deserve.

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[Dorian] Johnson says he was within arm’s reach of both Brown and the officer. He looked over at Brown and saw blood pooling through his shirt on the right side of the body.

“The whole time [the officer] was holding my friend until the gun went off,” Johnson noted.

Brown and Johnson took off running together. There were three cars lined up along the side of the street. Johnson says he ducked behind the first car, whose two passengers were screaming. Crouching down a bit, he watched Brown run past.

“Keep running, bro!,” he said Brown yelled. Then Brown yelled it a second time. Those would be the last words Johnson’s friend, “Big Mike,” would ever say to him.

Brown made it past the third car. Then, “blam!” the officer took his second shot, striking Brown in the back. At that point, Johnson says Brown stopped, turned with his hands up and said “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!”

By that point, Johnson says the officer and Brown were face-to-face. The officer then fired several more shots. Johnson described watching Brown go from standing with his hands up to crumbling to the ground and curling into a fetal position.

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The president of the St. Louis branch of the NAACP says a second person has come forward to the civil rights group with an eyewitness account of the encounter that led to a Ferguson police officer fatally shooting unarmed, 18-year-old Michael Brown on Saturday…

The witness “did not see Michael Brown struggling with the police officer inside his car at any point,” Pruitt said earlier today. “They did witness the incident from the time it started from the time of the initial stop by the police car.”

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Ferguson police will not release the name of the officer who shot a teenager in the St. Louis suburb because of threats made to another officer who was falsely accused on social media of being the shooter, Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson said Tuesday…

Witnesses say the teen was unarmed and his hands were in the air demonstrating that. Police have said that Brown attacked the officer in his car and tried take his gun.

At a news conference, Benjamin Crump, the attorney for Brown’s family, blasted the department’s decision to withhold the name. He was flanked by numerous African-American leaders, including the Rev. Al Sharpton. Brown’s father also stood behind Crump.

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Also on Tuesday afternoon, the Federal Aviation Administration announced flight restrictions over Ferguson, banning pilots from flying less than 3,000 feet above the St. Louis suburb until Monday. The reason given for the no-fly was “to provide a safe environment for law enforcement activities.”

A spokesman for the St. Louis County Police Department, which has led crowd control efforts in Ferguson, told Ars Technica’s Cyrus Farivar that the department requested the no-fly zone after its helicopter was fired at several times during protests Sunday night. The helicopter was not struck by the gunfire.

An explanation from the department’s helicopter dispatcher to ThinkProgress suggests that the restriction was meant to, at least in part, clear the air of reporters.

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The F.B.I. has opened a civil rights inquiry into the shooting, and the case is being investigated by St. Louis County police. The results of an autopsy on Mr. Brown have not yet been released.

The protests against the local police have at times turned violent — stores have been looted and at least one business has been set on fire. The police have made more than 40 arrests during the past two nights and fired tear gas and rubber bullets at demonstrators…

On Tuesday, Benjamin Crump, one of the lawyers representing the Brown family, said that Mr. Johnson had yet to be called in for questioning by the police and that Mr. Johnson had subsequently decided that he wanted to speak to federal authorities only.

“He does not trust the local law enforcement community,” Mr. Crump said. “How could he? He saw his friend executed.”

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The standoff lasted for more than an hour, with about a dozen men approaching officers with their hands up saying, “Don’t shoot me.” At least 100 police officers were on the scene, shining bright lights into the crowd and telling people to return to their homes.

At one point, the sound of gunfire was heard from within the area where the police had barricaded streets in Ferguson. Earlier in the night, several people threw rocks at officers…

“You have to begin with the frustration,” said one of the protesters, Wayne Bledsoe of St. Louis. “Treatment of these communities is not equal. In white communities, the police truly protect and serve. In black communities, that is not the case.”…

Ferguson, a city of 21,000 northwest of St. Louis, has shifted substantially over the last decade, with blacks, once a minority, now making up two-thirds of the residents, after many white families moved out to surrounding suburbs. The town’s leadership and the police have remained predominantly white.

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“I was just trying to get to my sister’s house,” cried one 23-year-old, who lay sobbing on a lawn.

He said he was walking home when officers approached him and sprayed tear gas in his face and peppered him with rubber bullets.

“These m———— came out of the cut and sprayed me in the face like this is a f—– video game or something.” the man said. His friends pleaded with an ambulance to hurry, and a neighbor offered to drive him to the hospital.

“I don’t need a hospital,” the man yelled. “This is my home.”

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Whatever historical and contemporary injustices black Americans face, they are not in fact being habitually gunned down in cold blood by white-supremacist cops, and nor are they faced any longer with routine “lynching” or quotidian “vigilantism” or any of the other loaded and terrible words to which we are subjected whenever something awful happens. Still, the way to fight such hyperbole is to engage honestly with the topic and to acknowledge that — even when our understanding of the facts is limited — incidents such as this open old and real wounds. It is not to change or to dismiss the subject. Can it be any surprise that many black voters believe conservatives are deaf to their concerns when “this cop shot my unarmed son!” is met by so many with “but there are lots of citizen murders in this city; let’s talk about that instead”?

Such conflations do violence to time-honored American conceptions of law and liberty. The problems of black-on-black crime and the alleged miscarriage of justice in Ferguson are discrete issues per se. But they are philosophically separate, too. It remains the case that a life is a life, and a murder is a murder — after a point, one doesn’t grieve more acutely if one’s family is taken on purpose. Nevertheless, police shootings will always play a trickier role in society because, by definition, they are carried out under the imprimatur of the state. Even if the United States did not boast a history in which blacks were routinely disfavored, beaten, and even murdered by the governments that were ostensibly established to protect them, there would still be something distinct about being killed or hurt by a man in uniform. No, you are no less dead if your neighbor murders you. But you do enjoy a different relationship with him — and it matters. As a rule, your neighbor does not exist to protect you; he is not paid by the whole of the citizenry; he does not claim to act in your name, or to treat everybody equally. And, if he commits an illegal act, he will be charged by authorities and he will face a jury of his peers that will first pronounce upon his guilt and then decide upon his punishment. He, in other words, is subject to rules that are designed to help you if he steps out of line; the state, by contrast, has very little above it. Traditionally, conservatives like to ask “Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?” — who guards the guardians? — and, too, to maintain a clear line of separation between the public and the private spheres. One has to wonder what purpose can be served by blurring that line, as so many have done in reaction to the news from Missouri.

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evening all….

“Pentagon considering rescue mission for Iraqis trapped on mountain”

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/08/13/officials-pentagon-considering-rescue-mission-for-iraqis-trapped-on-mountain/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+foxnews%2Fpolitics+%28Internal+-+Politics+-+Text%29

(the WH staff is also considering tomorrows tee time)

going2mars on August 13, 2014 at 1:31 AM

Newtie and the Beauty on August 13, 2014 at 1:31 AM

Good night Newtie! Sleep well

cat_owner on August 13, 2014 at 1:32 AM

(the WH staff is also considering tomorrows tee time)

going2mars on August 13, 2014 at 1:31 AM

Hi G2M. I was just reading that on the Fox site.

I’m sure tee time won’t be delayed.

cat_owner on August 13, 2014 at 1:34 AM

anybody else get that itchy feeling,
when you see the name ‘Kerry’ and the word ‘War Memorial’
in a single sentence??..

“Kerry visits Solomon Islands, sees WWII memorials”

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/kerry-visits-solomon-islands

going2mars on August 13, 2014 at 1:35 AM

I’ve been driving for 43+ years, but I don’t like it. I never drive with passengers, always make them drive unless it is a non driver. I never use the radio while I am driving and I haven’t had a traffic ticket in 30 plus years. Driving is a necessary evil for me since I have to go places. I quit driving on freeways about two years ago unless it is absolutely necessary…
I really miss California driving where I felt safer than here in the Midwest…

OmahaConservative on August 13, 2014 at 1:35 AM

going2mars on August 13, 2014 at 1:35 AM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on August 13, 2014 at 1:42 AM

cat_owner on August 13, 2014 at 1:34 AM

is Golf Cart One…solar or wind powered??
Barry has chicken legs so you know
he aint running that thing Flintstone style…

going2mars on August 13, 2014 at 1:43 AM

To Quote Richard Pryor:

“BLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

williamg on August 13, 2014 at 1:46 AM

Dire Straits on August 13, 2014 at 1:42 AM

evening friend DS…
hope your world spins well..
wow today… bacall..

PS…3M is moving from jack to the 24 car.. 3yr deal..
(jack needs more major sponsors…not less)

going2mars on August 13, 2014 at 1:47 AM

“On Russia’s border with Ukraine, fighters and military gear move freely”

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/13/us-ukraine-crisis-border-idUSKBN0GD09320140813

going2mars on August 13, 2014 at 1:51 AM

OC,

That’s hilarious. Was down there for a couple weeks recently and they drive like crap.

Christien on August 13, 2014 at 1:52 AM

going2mars on August 13, 2014 at 1:43 AM

I will guess solar powered. Golf Cart One is a good name for it. :)

cat_owner on August 13, 2014 at 1:53 AM

PS…3M is moving from jack to the 24 car.. 3yr deal..
(jack needs more major sponsors…not less)

going2mars on August 13, 2014 at 1:47 AM

Carl Edwards saw this coming..It is my guess..But with sponsorship shrinking and the young guys not wanting to race cheap..I think NASCAR is fixing to go thru some changes..imho..:)

Dire Straits on August 13, 2014 at 2:01 AM

get well soon COL..!!

going2mars on August 13, 2014 at 2:02 AM

Dire Straits on August 13, 2014 at 2:01 AM

money is tight…
and while Fords are winning (2, 22)
they are not jacks cars..

going2mars on August 13, 2014 at 2:08 AM

I will guess solar powered. Golf Cart One is a good name for it. :)

cat_owner on August 13, 2014 at 1:53 AM

and if it rains??

going2mars on August 13, 2014 at 2:10 AM

going2mars on August 13, 2014 at 2:10 AM

Well, he can always play pool instead and enjoy a few beers.

cat_owner on August 13, 2014 at 2:14 AM

going2mars on August 13, 2014 at 2:08 AM

Agreed..It is only going to get tighter (money)..imho..:)

Dire Straits on August 13, 2014 at 2:15 AM

I think Barry is going to be at Martha’s Vineyard all next week too.

cat_owner on August 13, 2014 at 2:17 AM

I think Barry is going to be at Martha’s Vineyard all next week too.

cat_owner on August 13, 2014 at 2:17 AM

……..with Bill Clinton, as I Understand it………………

williamg on August 13, 2014 at 2:22 AM

Dire Straits on August 13, 2014 at 2:15 AM

did Edwards announce where he’s going yet??

going2mars on August 13, 2014 at 2:22 AM

I think Barry is going to be at Martha’s Vineyard all next week too.

cat_owner on August 13, 2014 at 2:17 AM

And, why the people up there call it Martha’s Vinegar this time of year. To some, he’s welcome, but to most he’s Hell Week on wheels there, despite their own lavish worship of him and all of limo liberalism that he represents.

TXUS on August 13, 2014 at 2:25 AM

williamg on August 13, 2014 at 2:22 AM

He and Hillary have spent $100K to spend a month at a mansion in the Hamptons.

Must be tough to be dead broke like that.

cat_owner on August 13, 2014 at 2:26 AM

“UK government confirms 3rd round of UK aid drops to northern Iraq to help thousands trapped on Mount Sinjar”

https://twitter.com/SkyNewsBreak

going2mars on August 13, 2014 at 2:26 AM

TXUS on August 13, 2014 at 2:25 AM

Yes, I’m sure all the security really disrupts their lives every summer when he’s there.

However, I’m also sure he got about 80% of the votes there, so I have no sympathy.

cat_owner on August 13, 2014 at 2:28 AM

going2mars on August 13, 2014 at 2:26 AM

I wonder if Cameron is home yet? Last week I heard he was wanting to recall Parliament to deal with the crisis, but he was in…… Portugal at the time.

cat_owner on August 13, 2014 at 2:30 AM

Portugal at the time.

cat_owner on August 13, 2014 at 2:30 AM

they make great porto there..
maybe he was shopping for a few cases..

http://grahams-port.com/

going2mars on August 13, 2014 at 2:34 AM

going2mars on August 13, 2014 at 2:34 AM

Yes, I bet it’s good. I just thought it was funny that he was saying Parliament should be recalled while he was vacationing in Portugal.

cat_owner on August 13, 2014 at 2:38 AM

cat_owner on August 13, 2014 at 2:28 AM

True, the Vineyard, as they call it, is where all the fine libs “summer”, at their Great Gatsby best. If we ever could cleanse the world of them, we’d send a boatload of the African Ebola-infected there, in August. Not a better place for the twain to meet.

TXUS on August 13, 2014 at 2:40 AM

“Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he’s holding open the possibility of sending a combat force to Iraq”

http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/1.610278

going2mars on August 13, 2014 at 2:43 AM

going2mars on August 13, 2014 at 2:43 AM

I think this is really going to escalate. Countries realize they cannot sit back and do nothing while innocent people are being slaughtered.

It’s barbarism. Most people could not do to animals what they are doing to people, including children.

It is absolutely horrific.

cat_owner on August 13, 2014 at 2:47 AM

Buggs sees and wolf calls Lauren Bacall.

http://youtu.be/_VrRlMt8SF4

rottenrobbie on August 13, 2014 at 2:49 AM

cat_owner on August 13, 2014 at 2:47 AM

did you see where Barry said it wasn’t his fault for Iraq..

within a few hours someone strung together 12 vids of Barry saying
‘he ended the war and brought the troops home’..
the man lives in some innerbizzaroworld ..
I wonder when was the last time, if ever, he touched reality..

going2mars on August 13, 2014 at 2:51 AM

I wonder when was the last time, if ever, he touched reality..

going2mars on August 13, 2014 at 2:51 AM

Yes, although the same could be said about his moonbat followers. They will excuse Barry no matter what he does.

Allah did a post on that, with a video of Barry bragging about ending the war. Now of course he’s trying to pass the buck again.

Most of the media will give him a pass. At least Sean Hannity called him out on it, but Sean would be preaching to the choir.

cat_owner on August 13, 2014 at 2:55 AM

going2mars on August 13, 2014 at 2:22 AM

Not officially..But I think Joe Gibbs Racing..:)

Dire Straits on August 13, 2014 at 2:56 AM

“just, put your lips together and blow”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KY15R3yHBEI

going2mars on August 13, 2014 at 2:57 AM

“anybody got a match?”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ekgzw33MbMk

going2mars on August 13, 2014 at 2:59 AM

I’m watching an episode of The Fugitive with a very young Kurt Russell. :)

cat_owner on August 13, 2014 at 3:02 AM

Am I Blue (1944) with the great Hoagy Carmichael

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9C1vJ2Z8aI0

going2mars on August 13, 2014 at 3:04 AM

going2mars on August 13, 2014 at 2:57 AM

If that Bacall scene doesn’t stir you, your Man Card is expired.

TXUS on August 13, 2014 at 3:07 AM

Not officially..But I think Joe Gibbs Racing..:)

Dire Straits on August 13, 2014 at 2:56 AM

that what I’ve heard too…
any ideas on a major sponsor??

going2mars on August 13, 2014 at 3:07 AM

“Japan says to “strongly protest” over Russia’s military exercises on disputed islands”

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/13/us-japan-russia-idUSKBN0GD08120140813

going2mars on August 13, 2014 at 3:11 AM

going2mars on August 13, 2014 at 3:07 AM

No noise on that..:)

Dire Straits on August 13, 2014 at 3:12 AM

starts at 14:37

What’s My Line? – Lauren Bacall (Nov 8, 1953)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_k94gNzapQ

going2mars on August 13, 2014 at 3:20 AM

Dire Straits on August 13, 2014 at 3:12 AM

Gibbs seems to find the money/sponsors..
I am sure Carl wants 5+/yr large… +++

going2mars on August 13, 2014 at 3:25 AM

going2mars on August 13, 2014 at 3:25 AM

Agreed..:):)

Dire Straits on August 13, 2014 at 3:29 AM

Dire Straits on August 13, 2014 at 3:29 AM

what’s the over/under on TS racing in Michigan this weekend?

going2mars on August 13, 2014 at 3:30 AM

going2mars on August 13, 2014 at 3:30 AM

Don’t see it happening..imho..:(

Dire Straits on August 13, 2014 at 3:35 AM

#pleasestopplayingwithyournucleartoysyoufatlildictator

“North Korea should realize it has ‘no room’ for further nuclear tests, Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization head says”

http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/national/2014/08/13/0301000000AEN20140813006700315.html

going2mars on August 13, 2014 at 3:38 AM

Dire Straits on August 13, 2014 at 3:35 AM

hmm…nods… maybe 60/40 no..
the season??

going2mars on August 13, 2014 at 3:39 AM

“American tourist’s body found in a suitcase at an exclusive hotel on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali”

http://news.yahoo.com/american-tourists-body-found-suitcase-bali-police-065353050.html;_ylt=AwrBEiFgEutTMn4ArBTQtDMD

(no luggage jokes please)

going2mars on August 13, 2014 at 3:42 AM

more shooting in st Louis co..

“Man in critical condition after being shot by police after he allegedly pointed a handgun at officer, St. Louis Co. Police say”

https://twitter.com/valeriehahn

going2mars on August 13, 2014 at 3:51 AM

going2mars on August 13, 2014 at 3:51 AM

Oh no. A bad situation is likely to become much worse now.

cat_owner on August 13, 2014 at 3:57 AM

cat_owner on August 13, 2014 at 3:57 AM

didn’t you tell me that Sharpton was there
and he was going to fix all that stuffs?

going2mars on August 13, 2014 at 3:59 AM

going2mars on August 13, 2014 at 3:59 AM

I heard on Monday that he was going. I assume he’s there now,although I haven’t heard much news about it.

But yeah….. we can count on the ‘reverend’ to keep everyone calm.

cat_owner on August 13, 2014 at 4:03 AM

cat_owner on August 13, 2014 at 4:03 AM

Jackson is already shopping for the next Ferguson..

“Jesse Jackson: There’s a ‘Ferguson’ near you”

http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2014/08/12/jesse-jackson-ferguson-riots-column/13957197/

going2mars on August 13, 2014 at 4:08 AM

going2mars on August 13, 2014 at 4:08 AM

Wow, that’s just so disgraceful. And how does Jackson know the cop was white? His race has not been mentioned.

I do think Sharpton is even worse than Jackson though. But they certainly don’t believe in letting any crisis go to waste.

cat_owner on August 13, 2014 at 4:15 AM

cat_owner on August 13, 2014 at 4:15 AM

and yet Barry golfs…raises money….
he clearly doesn’t care one whit about anyone in this nation..

going2mars on August 13, 2014 at 4:33 AM

going2mars on August 13, 2014 at 4:33 AM

No, he doesn’t, and he’s not even trying to hide it any more.

He’s toxic to dims and will drag the party down in November. I expect the midterms will be very bad news for dims.

Even so, I wouldn’t bet against Hillary or another dim winning in 2016. There are a lot of leftists in the country.

cat_owner on August 13, 2014 at 4:40 AM

Good morning. Winston woke me up. Seems he was hungry.

crankyoldlady on August 13, 2014 at 4:41 AM

cat_owner on August 13, 2014 at 4:40 AM

I think Hillary will have at least one contender from her left..

going2mars on August 13, 2014 at 4:46 AM

goodmorning COL..
I do hope Winston let you get your rest..
feeling any better?

going2mars on August 13, 2014 at 4:48 AM

crankyoldlady on August 13, 2014 at 4:41 AM

Good morning COL.

going2mars on August 13, 2014 at 4:46 AM

Oh yeah, I do too. Particularly since she’s sounding like George Bush on foreign policy. I expect Liz Warren to run.

cat_owner on August 13, 2014 at 4:49 AM

cat_owner on August 13, 2014 at 4:49 AM

LW at the least…maybe more than one…
any community organizers in the bull pin??

going2mars on August 13, 2014 at 4:57 AM

“Golf cart one”. I like that. I always feel better when I get some rest.

Someone mentioned Richard Pryor. Wasn’t he the one who made no bones about the fact he owed his success to white people? Or am I confusing him with someone else. I’ve been watching tv off and on since 1950.

crankyoldlady on August 13, 2014 at 4:58 AM

going2mars on August 13, 2014 at 4:57 AM

I don’t expect we will get any more “community organizers” but you never know.

I believe the dims want another ‘historic’ election. This time it will be the first woman. That’s why I believe it will be either Hillary or Liz.

I wouldn’t rule out others running though, like Bernie Sanders or other far leftists.

cat_owner on August 13, 2014 at 5:00 AM

Its bedtime now on the left coast.

cat_owner on August 13, 2014 at 5:07 AM

sleep well cat_o…cheers..

going2mars on August 13, 2014 at 5:11 AM

crankyoldlady on August 13, 2014 at 4:58 AM

I have to fall down COL…
please be safe and have a lovely day…cheers

going2mars on August 13, 2014 at 5:25 AM

Good morning
Had a little storm last night…..cooled us down a bit

cmsinaz on August 13, 2014 at 6:03 AM

Obama v Clinton

MJ panel digging it

cmsinaz on August 13, 2014 at 6:16 AM

OT, but awesome:

David Clarke, pro-gun sherfiff of Milwaukee County, defeats Bloomberg’s big outside money to win reelection

M240H on August 13, 2014 at 6:25 AM

“I was just trying to get to my sister’s house,” cried one 23-year-old, who lay sobbing on a lawn.

He said he was walking home when officers approached him and sprayed tear gas in his face and peppered him with rubber bullets.

“These m———— came out of the cut and sprayed me in the face like this is a f—– video game or something.” the man said. His friends pleaded with an ambulance to hurry, and a neighbor offered to drive him to the hospital.

“I don’t need a hospital,” the man yelled. “This is my home.”

What’s the background? Is a curfew in place? What happened before the “M—— came out to the cut”?
This story is fishy.

I’m sad for Michael Brown and his grieving family. As the details emerge this isn’t looking good for the coppers. On the other hand the rioters and looters are nothing more than animals and opportunists looking for an excuse to steal and break things. These goons do nothing to encourage justice.

kregg on August 13, 2014 at 6:31 AM

Ferguson, a city of 21,000 northwest of St. Louis, has shifted substantially over the last decade, with blacks, once a minority, now making up two-thirds of the residents, after many white families moved out to surrounding suburbs. The town’s leadership and the police have remained predominantly white.

This is interesting. I heard a day or two ago that the town had recently elected a white Republican mayor.

What the heck happened during this encounter? What did or didn’t happen to provoke this cop to shoot and shoot to kill rather than shoot to stop?

And, of course, the grievance industry would have us believe that this is a daily occurrence.

BuckeyeSam on August 13, 2014 at 6:50 AM

The police involved in the shooting need to be brought in for questioning and examined for the possibility of prosecution.

So do the rioters.

ajacksonian on August 13, 2014 at 6:51 AM

“Treatment of these communities is not equal. In white communities, the police truly protect and serve. In black communities, that is not the case.”…

I think this is one of those teachable moments on racism shunned by the racialists masters of the democrat party. The Great Society malaise has robbed blacks for generations of opportunity in exchange for empowering self segregation and a feeding tube full of sugar.
You could deputize an ACLU lawyer and in 2 weeks he/she’d be sick of patrolling a community he realizes he feeds, clothes, and houses that despises him. A place he fears for his life in everyday trying to protect and serve the very local society most dangerous to him.

onomo on August 13, 2014 at 6:55 AM

Good Morning, y’all!

Evidently, Obama did not study the Vietnam War in his Indonesian Madrassa, Hawaiian High School, Columbia, or Harvard. – KJ

My take: Welcome to “Iraqi-nam”! Obama Sending More “Military Advisers”

kingsjester on August 13, 2014 at 7:03 AM

This has all the elements of the Trayvon Martin racist agitation. Didn’t matter what the facts were, blacks would not be happy until somebody was lynched for killing a street thug on his way home to cook up a ghetto drug.

Now these same blacks are making out Michael Brown to have been summarily executed by the police on the way home from Bible study or something. Again, facts matter less than the fact that somebody “pay” with their lives for killing a black.

And we have reports that blacks just shot a cop in Ferguson. Blacks whine that all they want is tolerance but these events prove otherwise. Hard to talk about race issues when one side is no better than Hamas when it comes to tolerance and co-existence.

Happy Nomad on August 13, 2014 at 7:06 AM

The police involved in the shooting need to be brought in for questioning and examined for the possibility of prosecution.

ajacksonian on August 13, 2014 at 6:51 AM

You say that as if the St. Louis County investigators told the cop involved to go home and lay low until this blows over. That there isn’t a legitimate investigation going on- which would include interviews with the police involved. And, BTW genius, you don’t “examine” for the possibility of prosecution. That decision is made by the prosecutor based on the outcome of the investigation.

Happy Nomad on August 13, 2014 at 7:11 AM

I’m sad for Michael Brown and his grieving family. As the details emerge this isn’t looking good for the coppers.

kregg on August 13, 2014 at 6:31 AM

What details have emerged other than those from “eyewitnesses” brought forth by racists with a vested interest? You really think the NAACP is objective in the “details” it announces? The Trayvon Martin lawyer who had a bunch of stupid blacks thinking that the Martin in those years-old pictures released to the press had confronted George Zimmerman and not the street thug that really did.

In short, what detail have emerged that say anything other than we don’t know what happened in that police car nor do we know why the police officer acted as he did afterward. Might be good to hold your fire before declaring that the cops did anything wrong here.

Happy Nomad on August 13, 2014 at 7:15 AM

How big was “Big” Mike?

Viator on August 13, 2014 at 7:32 AM

Good morning. Winston woke me up. Seems he was hungry.

crankyoldlady on August 13, 2014 at 4:41 AM

Morning COL 84F and low humidity. Forget politics where I live as all the talk is about college football. For those folks, summer is over! Saw another terrible wreck on the interstate yesterday going home. A car drove under a tractor trailer and I guess the driver of the rig did not realize he had been rear ended as he drug the car about 100′ down the highway. Parts and bits everywhere and it look like a garage sale.

We, the wife and I, travel about 1,100 miles a week and see a lot of crazy stuff on the highways.

Have a good day and well wishes for all.

HonestLib on August 13, 2014 at 7:39 AM

Meanwhile, in Memphis, 3 kids, 16 and under, were shot last night, in gang-related shootings, including an 11 year old, hanging with his homies, outside, after dark, on a school night.

Parental Responsibility. Personal Responsibility. Nonexistent.

kingsjester on August 13, 2014 at 7:40 AM

Happy Nomad on August 13, 2014 at 7:06 AM

yep.

renalin on August 13, 2014 at 7:49 AM

How big was “Big” Mike?

Viator on August 13, 2014 at 7:32 AM

Let’s put it this way. His family, which are being set up as victims the same way Trayvon Martin’s parents were set up, let it be known yesterday that everybody encouraged him to play football but he was too timid. In other words the lawyer is setting Big Mike to be some sort of gentle giant who couldn’t possibly have done anything in that police car.

Happy Nomad on August 13, 2014 at 7:50 AM

Meanwhile, in Memphis, 3 kids, 16 and under, were shot last night, in gang-related shootings, including an 11 year old, hanging with his homies, outside, after dark, on a school night.

Parental Responsibility. Personal Responsibility. Nonexistent.

kingsjester on August 13, 2014 at 7:40 AM

School has already started? VA has the “Kings Dominion” law which makes it hard for school systems to start before the day after Labor Day.

But, yes, this has somehow managed to get the public attention int he way that gang-related and black-on-black crime does not. Here in DC, a child was killed in a dispute between two teens over the ownership of some clothes.

Happy Nomad on August 13, 2014 at 7:55 AM

In white communities, the police truly protect and serve. In black communities, that is not the case.”…

In black communities they execute little girls in drive bys while rioting and attacking innocent people in “knock out” games and attacks on the PO-leece. Apples and Oranges

HotAirian on August 13, 2014 at 9:17 AM

This right there is funny!!!

Doesn’t sound like it.
It’s more of a pulsing/fluttering

annoyinglittletwerp on August 13, 2014 at 12:11 AM

I got nothin’. Sorry, ALT.

Perhaps it’s excessive eye strain from all the *glare* :)

Doc Holliday on August 13, 2014 at 12:13 AM

Bmore on August 13, 2014 at 10:35 AM

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