Ferguson Grand Jury Has Until January to Decide Whether to Charge Officer – The Root

The grand jury convened in the case of the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., has been given an extension until Jan. 7 to decide whether to bring charges against police Officer Darren Wilson, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

The jury had been due to end its four-month term last week, but St. Louis County Judge Carolyn Whittington extended the deadline an additional 60 days beyond the six-month maximum. But as the St. Louis Post-Dispatch notes, although jurors have been given a longer deadline, it doesn’t mean they will need that much time to make their decision. (Source: Read more)

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Sports: East Carolina beats North Carolina 70-41 – ABC 11

Food For Thought! Are You Aware Of What Is Going On Around Your Neighborhood, Your Workplace And Etc.?

Do you really know what is going on in your neighborhood?

1. Is it safe?

2. Is it somewhere you would encourage others to move?

Do you really know what is going on in your workplace?

1. Do you love what you do on your job?

2. Do you love your working environment?

3. Are you aware of your surroundings such as the ratio of blacks to whites?

*The rumor is that if a lot of white folks work at a certain place or a lot of black folks work at a certain place that you can tell if the pay scale is high or low. Do you agree?

City leaders to discuss event center – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Political Agitator response: I can’t wait to so how this discussion turns out but most of all can’t wait to read the ignant racist comments and other comments from black folks who support the ignant racist comments.

Rocky Mount officials have a full agenda planned for Monday afternoon’s Committee of the Whole meeting, which will include discussions about various economic development projects such as the proposed downtown event center.

The meeting will kick off at 2 p.m. with a presentation by ElectriCities Executive Director Graham Edwards about an agreement for Duke Energy to purchase the N.C Eastern Municipal Power Agency’s ownership in five electricity generating plants, which represent approximately 700 megawatts of capacity. If approved by the N.C. Utilities Commission and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Duke would pay $1.2 billion for the ownership interest in the plants, fuel inventories and spare parts while entering into a 30-year wholesale power supply agreement to meet the needs of residents in 32 cities across Eastern North Carolina. Edwards will update officials about the progress of the acquisition. (Source: Read more)

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Ferguson mob swarms town meeting: If cop gets off, ‘ya’ll better bring every army y’all got. Cause it’s going down’

A raucous crowd disrupted speakers, threatened violence and accused police of murder Tuesday night as the fallout from the police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., reignited.

And anyone who disagreed with the mob needed a police escort to get out.

That was the scene of “democracy” as protesters apparently conceive it during a meeting of the St. Louis County Council in Clayton, Mo., as a meeting called to conduct local government descended into two hours of near chaos and mob rule, according to an account by the St. Louis Post Dispatch.

The mob was on hand, of course, to “protest” the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, a black man shot to death during a scuffle with a police officer Aug. 9. (Source: Read more)

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Tynesha Lewis Former WNBA Player And Motivated Speaker Speak To Crucifying Of Athletes In The News Recently

You know I’m tired of the crucifying of these athletes. Every since grade school people looked at these kids as dollar signs so coaches and sometime even parents overlooked character, changed grades, adjusted the rules and now when those very same issues rear their head and it cost you money now all of a sudden there’s zero tolerance. We as Society created this monster and we need to fix it. Tynesha Lewis Former WNBA