Michael Brown’s Family To File Civil Lawsuit Against City Of Ferguson, Darren Wilson – NewsOne

During a Thursday press conference, Michael Brown‘s family attorneys announced they will file a civil lawsuit against the city of Ferguson following the Justice Department’s decision not to press charges against Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed their unarmed son.

Wilson will be among those named in the suit, according to attorney Daryl Parks.

The Brown family is “officially in the process” of building their case. This is the first time the family has released a statement since the scathing Justice Department report that exonerated Wilson and found racially biased policing practices within the department. (Source: Read more)

Key Witness Who Corroborated Darren Wilson’s Testimony Exposed As A Total Fraud – PoliticusUSA

The Political Agitator response: This is no surprise because this shows that it does not matter who you are, it matters what their agenda is and that is to do what is right when it is convenient for them. Go ahead and get mad but I don’t just make this stuff up.

On Monday, The Smoking Gun published a lengthy report exposing “Witness 40,” a woman who testified before the St. Louis County grand jury who corroborated all of the main details of former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson’s story regarding his encounter with unarmed teenager Michael Brown in August. TSG was able to identify “Witness 40″ as Sandra McElroy, a 45-year-old St. Louis resident who has a history of making false statements and previously interjected herself in a high-profile case in the St. Louis area. McElroy’s testimony has been used by a number of conservative pundits, most visibly Sean Hannity, to bolster their support of Wilson’s account. (Source: Read more)

Ferguson Missouri: Possible Missteps In Ferguson Investigation

The Political Agitator response: Now let’s talk about this!

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: White People Feel Targeted by the Ferguson Protests — Welcome to Our World

White Americans feel like they are being singled out because of the color of their skin rather than any actions they’ve taken. That’s how black people feel. Every. Single. Day.

In 1971, a riot broke out at the Attica Correctional Facility in New York during which prisoners demanded more political rights and better living conditions. About 1,000 inmates out of 2,200 took control of the prison, holding 42 staff members hostage. Negotiations went on for days before state police stormed the prison, resulting in 43 deaths. Attica has since become a pop culture reference in movies, songs, and TV shows. Even children’s shows like SpongeBob Squarepants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch have referenced it. The word “Attica” is no longer about what happened in that prison 43 years ago, but is now simply a synonym for political oppression. (Source: Read more)

Rep. Larry Hall Show Talk Back Sunday Morning Talk Show On FM 104.3 10 AM – 11 AM

Ferguson Missouri discussion about the Michael Brown Grand Jury verdict. A retired police officer talking about what should have taken place at the murder scene.

Good information from this law enforcement officer.

He talked about all of the mistakes from the scene all the way up to the Governor’s office. I say it again, so many folks are focusing on Black on Black crime and the looting and don’t want to talk about the real facts that will either justify or not not justify whether Officer Darren Wilson acted properly.

Until folks decide they are going to deal with making sure law enforcement follows their own policies and procedures then nothing is going to be accomplished. But Ferguson authorities are keeping the folks distracted so they will not have to respond to the real questions.

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Where Do We Go After Ferguson? – New York Times

The Political Agitator response: I am going to continue to do what I do and have been doing since the late 80’s being and advocate for justice. I just wish I could retire from my day job and do what I do on a full time basis versus.

WASHINGTON — WHEN Ferguson flared up this week after a grand jury failed to indict the white police officer Darren Wilson for killing the unarmed black youth Michael Brown, two realities were illuminated: Black and white people rarely view race in the same way or agree about how to resolve racial conflicts, and black people have furious moral debates among ourselves out of white earshot.

These colliding worlds of racial perception are why many Americans view the world so differently, and why recent comments by President Obama and the former New York City mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani cut to the quick of black identity in America.

From the start, most African-Americans were convinced that Michael Brown’s death wouldn’t be fairly considered by Ferguson’s criminal justice system. There were doubts that the prosecution and defense were really on different teams. The prosecutor, Robert McCulloch, looked as if he were coaching an intramural scrimmage with the goal of keeping Officer Wilson from being tackled by indictment. (Source: Read more)

Ferguson Missouri: Yara Allen Report From Ferguson Along With The North Carolina NAACP Delegation And Others

The Political Agitator response: Absolutely! Nobody can tell people’s story like they can tell their own, but, there ARE some dedicated journalists who will.

Yara Allen said: …and there you have it, folks. People have been saying it all along, “Don’t believe the hype.” Nobody can tell people’s story like they can tell their own, but, there ARE some dedicated journalists who will. Go there, whoever you are, with your compassion, your cameras, and your determination to tell the real stories; go there and see to it that this does not get swept under the proverbial rug. Help them tell their stories. PLEASE. God bless the foot soldiers who risk life and limb to see justice done.

WHAT AN EXPERIENCE! We’re home safely, y’all…thanks for the love and concern. There is soooo much that I could tell you but just know these two things:

1. Don’t believe everything you see on the media outlets. Being there in the community where Mike Brown was killed and spending time with the people (AFTER THE CAMERAS LEFT) really opened our eyes to things that mainstream media isn’t catching on film…so we don’t see what’s REALLY going on. The people are genuinely hurting, scared, angry, fed up and fired up and they aren’t going away quietly. Still…there are things happening to them that the cameras don’t catch.

2. Rev. Barber is…AMAZING! We went in with about 180 people or more, including the national NAACP President, Cornell Brooks, and the local NAACP. There were people from other states as well. News cameras were everywhere!!! Many residents (not all) got very angry and hurled insults at us claiming that we were there for our 15 minutes of fame! It got pretty bad. Long story short, when the marchers and the media left..who stayed? Right…Rev. Barber and four more of us from NC NAACP. What we saw was nothing short of a miracle. The insults were still coming from about 10 really angry people. About 25 minutes went by and Rev. Barber began walking around the memorial…slowly…praying in silence. After about the fourth time around, the residents began to get silent and join in and we completed 7 times around. It calmed the people and opened the way for discussion, which started with “energy”. They were soon comfortable with the fact that we weren’t there for the cameras. Rev. Barber listened to them and talked with them. The loudest “heckler” ended up embracing and thanking him for being there! I heard him tell Rev. Barber as they embraced, “Old school, I’m sorry man if I turned you off with my language…but I’m angry” We shared hugs, stories and promises to meet again. Sisters hugged me and I apologized on behalf of all of those who have exploited their pain…even if those who have done that never apologize, I felt that the residents were owed that much. One older lady called me down on the steps where she was sitting. She embraced me and laid my head on her shoulders and we….just…cried. I looked over to see the crowd around Rev. Barber, still listening, and thanking him again. Then, out of concern for us, they asked us to leave before 5:00….not out of fear that residents would harm us, we had bonded with them at that point. I won’t go into details about it, not just yet…but this is why I say, don’t believe everything you see on t.v..

May (God) bless the people of Missouri.
May (God) continue to bless Rev. Barber and the NC NAACP team as well as others who are not exploiting the pain of the people for their own self interests

Rev. Al Sharpton Hour of Power Sunday Morning November 30, 2014 Weekly Talk Show Sunday 9 AM – 10 AM

Damn I get so sick and tired of ignant damn Black folks calling in talking about what about how many Blacks have been killed by Blacks over the years? Hell ok! I got that! But what does that have to do with questioning white cops killing Black folks and it appears that it was not justified. Just justify white cops killing Blacks and we will stop the questioning.

Damn this woman just called in and said President Barack Obama ain’t saying anything. Sharpton got her straight because he has been on National TV several times and he has ordered the Justice Department to investigate.

Damn another woman talking about why majority Black in Ferguson and the DA has been running unopposed. This is not only just true in Ferguson but in many states.

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CNN Investigates Michael Brown Autopsy Assistant Now, After Months Of Using Him As An Expert – TheDC

An assistant medical examiner who helped perform a private autopsy on Michael Brown and whose medical credentials were called into question by CNN this week wonders why the network is only now bringing accusations against him to light.

“Why are you guys bringing this old stuff up, but yet you guys used me on your program several times?” Shawn Parcells, the Kansas-based assistant examiner, said of CNN in an interview with The Daily Caller on Friday.

Parcells aided forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Baden in the Aug. 17 autopsy on Brown, who was shot to death on Aug. 9 by Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson.

The CNN report aired Wednesday, two days after a St. Louis County grand jury decided against indicting Wilson in Brown’s death. (Source: Read more)

Ferguson protesters begin long march to state capital – WRAL

FERGUSON, Mo. — Demonstrators are marching from Ferguson to the Missouri governor’s mansion in Jefferson City to protest the grand jury decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Several people gathered in Ferguson on Saturday at the site where Brown was killed. The 120-mile march to Jefferson City will take seven days and was organized by the NAACP.

North Carolina NAACP President Reverend William Barber is one of the thousands participating in the march. (Source: Read more)

Structural and Institutional Racism Exists Within Police Forces – The New York Times

The Political Agitator response: I totally agree! This was a very good article. But I really love the comments about the role of the Grand Jury but folks who want don’t want real justice don’t talk about the real issue at hand but continue to do everything they possibly can to justify killing black folks.

The Ferguson grand jury operated in an unorthodox way in the Darren Wilson case: The prosecutor, Robert McCullough, presented all the evidence and then took a hands-off approach designed to shift responsibility for securing an indictment from himself – the government – to a group of citizens. That’s not a legal failure, that’s politics.

Police officers are so rarely held accountable for killing even unarmed black and brown people, that no one was really surprised at the outcome this time. People have lost faith in the system, which repeatedly tells them black lives don’t matter. (Source: Read more)

Jason Riley On Ferguson: ‘The Issue Here Is Black Criminality, Not The Behavior Of Cops’ [VIDEO] – The DC

The Political Agitator response: “Ignorance will never end. Even those with money can’t buy SENSE!!” Author: Curmilus Dancy II The Political Agitator Okay let’s continue to deal with black on black crime. Let’s deal with white cops killing black folks. Let’s deal with it all.  I love it when educated folks especially black folks who want to compare black on black crime to a white cop killing black folks because to me it shows just how ignant they are when it comes to true justice. The black killer goes to jail so what is your point? If the situation add up when the white cops kill black folks then I have no problem with that, but damn all we want is for the justice system to be carried out properly. In Ferguson and other areas it is just that some black folks in their right mind along with some white folks in their right mind, we just want justice. Is that asking too much?

The Wall Street Journal’s Jason Riley said Tuesday the real cause of violence in black communities is black-on-black crime and not police officers.

“The issue here is black criminality, not the behavior of cops,” Riley told Fox News host Megyn Kelly, noting the homicide of African-Americans is too high, and the “leading cause of death for young black men.”

Riley, who appeared with Vincent Warren of the Center for Constitutional Rights, also echoed former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s comments on “Meet the Press” Sunday, saying the main reason for deaths among African-Americans is “because other black people are shooting them.” (Source: Read more)

Ferguson residents pick up the pieces – MSNBC

R Roth comments are right on!: When I was a prosecutor and presented cases to Grand Juries, we didn’t bring in possible defenses for the GJ to consider! The purpose of the GJ, instead of holding a Preliminary Hearing, is to determine whether there is enough evidence to prosecute the case within the evidentiary standards. Defenses are to be presented at the time of trial. The GJ is not there to determine guilt or innocence, only to determine if there is “probable cause” to file an indictment. GJs are not trials, that’s why there’s no defense attorney allowed in the hearing room, only the prosecutor.

The Ferguson prosecutor demonstrated his bias by not following the rules. The hearing should have taken less than a week, under normal circumstances.

Hope the prosecutor’s job is on the line. 

FERGUSON, Missouri — Seventeen-year-old Molly Rodgers couldn’t paint over all the destruction on the streets of downtown Ferguson, but she was willing to try. With a set of brushes and a few bottles of paint, Rodgers set out to do what little revitalization she could, using the boarded-up window at Cathy’s Kitchen as her canvas.

Her message, in pink and white cursive letters: “Love will win.” (Source: Read more)

Ferguson officer who shot Michael Brown resigns – Yahoo News

The Political Agitator response: Okay right now I ain’t talking about the murder and the Grand Jury decision, so what is his reason for resigning? Was he forced to or is he afraid now even more as he stated he was afraid of Brown?

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The white police officer who killed Michael Brown has resigned from the Ferguson Police Department, his attorney said Saturday, nearly four months after the fatal confrontation with the black 18-year-old that fueled protests in the St. Louis suburb and across the nation.

Darren Wilson, 28, has been on administrative leave since the shooting on Aug. 9. His resignation was announced Saturday by one of his attorneys, Neil Bruntrager. The resignation is effective immediately, Bruntrager said. He declined further immediate comment but said he would release more details Saturday night. (Source: Read more)

Nancy Grace Absolutely Obliterates Darren Wilson And Prosecutor Robert McCulloch On CNN (VIDEO) –

The Political Agitator response: This is some good stuff Nancy is right on!

When Darren Wilson escaped being indicted for murder by the grand jury, outrage erupted in Ferguson and across the nation, and that outrage extended to the CNN set as Nancy Grace made it crystal clear that she thinks Wilson’s testimony is complete garbage and that he should have been indicted.

On Wednesday, Grace appeared on CNN with Brooke Baldwin to discuss the grand jury decision. Grace didn’t hold back, and she thoroughly ripped Darren Wilson, his testimony, the grand jury, and the prosecutor a new one.

GRACE: When people say, it just doesn’t add up, I will tell you what doesn’t add up, these photos. Because I was expecting to see and we’ve all seen them, I’ve looked at a them, I’ve studied them, and I was expecting to see his face mangled. I hear what he’s saying and that he was afraid and this happened and that happened, but I always go back to the beginning and the beginning is this: You got an armed man and an unarmed man. The unarmed man is shot six to seven times. He unloaded many many more bullets. Why? (Source: Read more)