Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson ID’d as Michael Brown’s Shooter

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Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson  ID’d as Michael Brown’s Shooter

Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson identified as unarmed black teen Michael Brown’s shooter.  Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson said there was a robbery at the QuikTrip that was caught on videotape. It is not clear if Michael Brown was involved in the robbery. He said there was an altercation between the cop and the teen, resulting in injury to the Officer Darren Wilson.

Fox News is reporting that Michael Brown was a robbery suspect. Then, what about his friend Dorian Johnson? Where is the footage from QuikTrip? They dragged Trayvon Martin through the mud and they are about to do the same thing with Michael Brown.

Officer Darren Wilson encountered Michael Brown at 12:01, second officer arrives at 12:04 pm, and then the unarmed teen is dead. Dorian Johnson was also named as a suspect in the robbery.

Here’s footage of the QuikTrip robbery:

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Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson ID’d as Michael Brown’s Shooter

Report: St. Louis County Police to Be Taken Off Duty Amid Ferguson Protests

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Report: St. Louis County Police to Be Taken Off Duty Amid Ferguson Protests


BREAKING: Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, who will announce St. Louis County police taken off duty but he has not specified who will take over policing. There is overwhelming evidence of misconduct. Two journalists were assaulted and arrested. Many tear-gassed and hit with rubber bullets.

News 4′s Russell Kinsaul reports US Senator Claire McCaskill made those remarks just moments ago. During a statement Thursday, Nixon said he is prepared to make “operational shifts” in Ferguson. News 4 saw a Missouri Highway Patrol mobile command center setting up in Ferguson, near the St. Louis County command post. Source: KMOV

President Obama has asked the Department of Justice and the FBI to investigate the murder of Michael Brown. He said the police should not be “bullying and arresting’ reporters, as we saw last night when Ryan Reilly, with Huffington Post, and Wesley Lowery, with the Washington Post, were arrested, while doing their jobs.

Unarmed Black Man, Ezell Ford, Shot and Killed by LAPD Officers

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Unarmed Black Man, Ezell Ford, Shot and Killed by LAPD Officers

The Los Angeles Police Department is under fire for the murder of an unarmed black man in South LA on Monday. Ezell Ford was shot three times while lying on the ground and complying with officers, his mother, Tritobia Ford, said.

The news release from the LAPD said the police had conducted an “investigative stop” in the Newton area. “During the stop, a struggle ensued, which resulted in an officer-involved-shooting. It is unknown if the suspect has any gang affiliations,” the news release said.  Ezell Ford died are being transported to a local hospital.

“They laid him out and for whatever reason, they shot him in the back, knowing mentally, he has complications. Every officer in this area, from the Newton Division, knows that — that this child has mental problems,” he said. “The excessive force … there was no purpose for it. The multiple shootings in the back while he’s laying down? No. Then when the mom comes, they don’t try to console her … they pull the billy clubs out.” Source: KTLA

This comes days after unarmed black teen, Michael Brown, was gunned down by a white Ferguson, Mo., officer as he and his friend, Dorian Johnson walked back to an apartment complex.

Beating of Mentally Disabled Man Barry Montgomery by Deputies Under Investigation

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Beating of Mentally Disabled Man, Barry Montgomery, by Deputies Under Investigation (Photo credit: KTTV)

The NAACP is calling for a federal investigation into the July 14 beating of Barry Montgomery, a mentally disabled man, by Los Angeles sheriff’s deputiees. The man is reportedly left with permanent injuries. This revelation comes on the heels of the shooting death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown by a white Ferguson, Mo., police officer.

About 9:25 p.m. July 14, deputies confronted Montgomery in Enterprise Park, in the 13000 block of Clovis Avenue, after smelling what they believed to be the odor of marijuana in the immediate area of the bench where he was sitting, according to sheriff’s Capt. Britta Steinbrenner. While he was in the process of being detained, Montgomery became “verbally confrontational and subsequently attempted to punch one of the deputies,” Steinbrenner said. Source: KTTV

The Compton chapter of the NAACP says Barry Montgomery suffered a fractured eye socket, seven broken ribs and other injuries. They allege he was harassed and beaten by the deputies while handcuffed for 25 minutes.

 

Ferguson Police Chief Says Officer in Michael Brown Shooting Had Facial Injuries

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Ferguson Police Chief Says Officer in Michael Brown Shooting Had Facial Injuries

MICHAEL BROWN SHOOTING:  Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson told News 4′s Laura Hettiger that the officer involved in the Michael Brown shooting had facial injuries.

Jackson said the officer was injured in the altercation that led to Brown’s death. He said the officer was “hit” and the “side of his face was swollen.” Um, where did he seek medical assistance?

Jackson also claims Michael Brown pushed the officer back in the patrol car and a struggle ensued over the officer’s weapon, which discharged inside the car.

St. Louis County Officer Shoots and Critically Wounds Man Near Protests

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St. Louis County Officer Shoots and Critically Wounds Man Near Protests

More unrest in St. Louis County, Mo., in the aftermath of the murder of unarmed black teen, Michael Brown, by a Ferguson police officer. Tuesday night, a St. Louis County police officer shot and critically wounded a man he claims pointed a gun at him. The police also say they recovered the gun. But who is going to believe that was indeed the case?

At about 1 a.m., a St. Louis County Police officer shot and critically wounded a man who police said pointed a handgun at the officer near the intersection of West Florissant and Chambers Road.

The shooting happened near Chambers and Sheffingdell Court, not far from the site of protests against police over the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. The location is less than a mile from the QuikTrip on West Florissant that was looted and burned Sunday night.

Police said they received a call reporting about four to five men in the area armed with shotguns and wearing ski masks. They also got reports of shots fired in the area. Police officers arrived and saw “multiple subjects running,” said police spokesman Officer Brian Schellman.

An officer approached one of the men and he pulled a handgun on the officer who then fired, Schellman said.

Police said they recovered the handgun at the scene. The man was taken to a hospital.  Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

FAA Issues Flight Restrictions in Ferguson Amid Tensions Over Michael Brown Shooting

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FAA Bans Flying Over Ferguson for Planes Traveling Under 3000 Feet

The FAA issues no-fly zone over Ferguson amid tensions over Michael Brown shooting.

Michael Brown Shooting:  The FAA issues a no-fly ban over Ferguson, Mo. All flights under 3000 feet were banned over the airspace in Ferguson.

The Daily Caller (right wing website) reports the no-fly restriction came after rioters fired “multiple times” at police helicopters. Um, that’s not totally true.  Here’s what the airport director had to say (H/T Komo News):

St. Louis airport director says a shot was fired in the air sometime Sunday morning while a helicopter was flying over; ‘It doesn’t mean it was shooting at the helicopter,’ but FAA temporary flying order was put in place – @kmoxnews

Here’s the bulletin from the FAA:

FDC 4/2599 ZKC MO..AIRSPACE FERGUSON, MO..TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS WITHIN AN AREA DEFINED AS 3 NM RADIUS OF 384428N0901812W (ST LOUIS VORTAC STL129011.0) SFC-3000FT TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES. PURSUANT TO 14 CFR SECTION 91.137(A)(2) TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT. ONLY RELIEF AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS UNDER DIRECTION OF ST. LOUIS COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT ARE AUTHORIZED IN THE AIRSPACE. AIRCRAFT LANDING AND DEPARTING ST. LOUIS LAMBERT AIRPORT ARE EXEMPT FROM THIS TFR. ST. LOUIS COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT, TELEPHONE 314-889-2360, IS IN CHARGE OF THE OPERATION. KANSAS CITY /ZKC/ ARTCC, TELEPHONE 913-254-8500, IS THE FAA COORDINATION FACILITY. 1408121315-1408182000

Duh: St. Louis County Police Say Gunshot Wounds Cause of Michael Brown’s Death

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Duh: St. Louis County Police Gunshot Wounds Cause of Michael Brown’s Death

DUH:  St. Louis, Mo., County police release preliminary cause of death following autopsy of Michael Brown; shows he died of gunshot wounds, doesn’t specify how many – @kayquinn, @RobertDEdwards

UPDATE:  The FAA issues no-fly restriction over Ferguson amid tensions over Michael Brown shooting.

This comes as the FAA has banned flying over Ferguson, Mo. Really? All flights under 3000 feet have been banned over the airspace in Ferguson.

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FAA Bans Flying Over Ferguson for Planes Traveling Under 3000 Feet

Here’s the bulletin from the FAA:

FDC 4/2599 ZKC MO..AIRSPACE FERGUSON, MO..TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS WITHIN AN AREA DEFINED AS 3 NM RADIUS OF 384428N0901812W (ST LOUIS VORTAC STL129011.0) SFC-3000FT TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES. PURSUANT TO 14 CFR SECTION 91.137(A)(2) TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT. ONLY RELIEF AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS UNDER DIRECTION OF ST. LOUIS COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT ARE AUTHORIZED IN THE AIRSPACE. AIRCRAFT LANDING AND DEPARTING ST. LOUIS LAMBERT AIRPORT ARE EXEMPT FROM THIS TFR. ST. LOUIS COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT, TELEPHONE 314-889-2360, IS IN CHARGE OF THE OPERATION. KANSAS CITY /ZKC/ ARTCC, TELEPHONE 913-254-8500, IS THE FAA COORDINATION FACILITY. 1408121315-1408182000

Ferguson MO is 67 Percent Black with A Nearly All-White Police Force

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Ferguson MO is 67 Percent Black with A Nearly All-White Police Force

Ferguson, a suburb of St. Louis, is 67 percent black with a police force that is 94 percent white. Why isn’t the police department representative of the population? There is bound to be problems between the residents and the police, which culminated in the murder of urarmed teen  after an “alleged” scuffle with a white officer.

Looking at the city’s leadership, you would never know that only 29.3 percent of the population is white and the rest black. Here’s more from the Los Angeles Times:

Ferguson’s police chief and mayor are white. Of the six City Council members, one is black. The local school board has six white members and one Latino. Of the 53 commissioned officers on the police force, three are black, said Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson.

Racial profiling has been ongoing in Ferguson. Last year, 86 percent of traffic stops and 92 percent of arrest in the city were of black residents. So, the anger we see brimming over with the shooting death of Michael Brown is coming from this distrust of the police and the racial profiling by the cops. Too bad the town of Ferguson isn’t living up to it’s “community of choice” motto.

Allison McGuire & Daniel Herrington, Create App to Avoid ‘Sketchy’ Neighborhoods

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Racist: Allison McGuire & Daniel Herrington Create App to Avoid ‘Sketchy’ Neighborhoods (Photo Credit: Facebook)

The duo behind a new app which would help users identify “sketchy” neighborhoods can’t understand why people have deemed their product racist, Crain’s New York reports.

Allison McGuire, who designed the SketchFactor app with Daniel Herrington, said, “We understand that people will see this issue and even though Dan and I are admittedly both young, white people, the app is not built for us as young, white people. As far as we’re concerned, racial profiling is ‘sketchy’ and we are trying to empower users to report incidents of racism against them and define their own experience of the streets.” Um, right.

Here’s more on the “Sketchy” and racist app:

SketchFactor, the brainchild of co-founders Allison McGuire and Daniel Herrington, is a Manhattan-based navigation app that crowdsources user experiences along with publicly available data to rate the relative “sketchiness” of certain areas in major cities. The app will launch on the iTunes on Friday, capping off a big week for the startup, which was named as a finalist in the NYC BigApps competition.

According to Ms. McGuire, a Los Angeles native who lives in the West Village, the impetus behind SketchFactor was her experience as a young woman navigating the streets of Washington, D.C., where she worked at a nonprofit.

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After meeting Mr. Herrington, an electrical engineer who was taken with the SketchFactor idea, the two quit their Washington D.C.-based jobs and decamped to New York City with funding from family and friends.

As one of the finalists in the BigApps competition, SketchFactor is poised to receive more attention when it launches.

Um, I guess nothing is racist about this app because two smiling white people say so. Um, can we get an app to target racist white neighborhoods?