Riots in Ferguson, Missouri after police shoot Michael Brown

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  1. The Wrong Guy Member

    deray mckesson @deray · 6m
    Under threat of immediate arrest, we protest. I can't even tell you what this feels like.

    deray mckesson @deray · 5m
    We were just told that anyone who protests or marches in the street will be immediately arrested.

    deray mckesson @deray · 52s
    The K-9 unit paces the marchers. Dog barks. We march. America.

    deray mckesson @deray · now
    This crowd is incredibly diverse. We were all shocked when they arrested the older white woman. Shocked. Still shocked.
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  2. rof Member

    but . . . . but

    why do we protest?
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    Charles Wade @akacharleswade · 6m
    We are facing them arms locked. This is my view! Crowd screaming, "pigs go home!"


    Charles Wade @akacharleswade · 27s
    I can not believe this shit. They are macing people.

    Charles Wade @akacharleswade · 14s
    I'm so upset. Tonight is the tipping point. #Ferguson PD are absolutely out of control!

    Charles Wade @akacharleswade · 10s
    Grown men are crying hot tears of frustration. Women are screaming, guttural screams of deep pain and frustration. This is surreal.

    Charles Wade @akacharleswade · 3m
    I'm trying not to cry but I don't know what else to do. My emotions are everywhere. I can't believe this is America in 2014.
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    Charles Wade @akacharleswade · 12m
    Some of the screams I heard I will never forget. I have never heard screams of anger, frustration, and pain like that in my life.

    Charles Wade @akacharleswade · 11m
    This is about #MikeBrown but this is also about the weight of systematic oppression.

    Charles Wade @akacharleswade · 8m
    There's something spiritual happening out here. People are releasing their hurt into the atmosphere.

    Charles Wade @akacharleswade · 7m
    There's almost a deliverance happening out here. Energy to fight will fill the now empty space that the pain released once held.

    Charles Wade @akacharleswade · 1m
    Wow. Protestors removed the other Charles. They've said he was an informant for weeks.

    Charles Wade @akacharleswade · 7s
    Police trying to negotiate us leaving for releasing those arrested with no bond. Nope.

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    Doesn't look like they have anything to hide, does it?
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    Grand jury gets 2nd case on Ferguson officer | The Associated Press

    A county judge on Monday approved a request by prosecutors to let a grand jury review a 2013 drug case in which an arresting officer was the suburban St. Louis police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown last month.

    An attorney for Christopher Brooks alleges Ferguson officer Darren Wilson "roughed up" his client after he refused to hand over the keys to a locked car parked in his grandmother's driveway, where police say they found drug paraphernalia and several ounces of pot.

    "Wilson is compromised as a witness," said defense attorney Nick Zotos, who opposed the request by Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch's office to shift the drug case to a panel that meets behind closed doors.

    It wasn't clear whether Brooks' made the allegation against Wilson before or after Brown was killed, and the prosecutor's office provided no immediate comment.

    A police union attorney who has spent decades representing members of law enforcement in court told The Associated Press Monday that he represents Wilson, who is under a grand jury investigation over whether he used excessive force in the August shooting death of Brown.

    James P.Towey, general counsel for the Missouri Fraternal Order of Police and a former general counsel for the St. Louis Police Officers Association, said Wilson may be willing to publicly discuss the case in the future. He declined to provide details of the whereabouts of Wilson, who has gone into hiding since Brown's death.

    Wilson, 28, received a Ferguson City Council commendation for his role in Brooks' arrest in February 2013. Zotos questioned whether the honor was merited.

    "We give trophies every day for just showing up," he said after the brief hearing in St. Louis Circuit Court. "If you play on the team, you get a trophy."

    Zotos wants the marijuana distribution charge against Brooks dismissed because he doesn't expect Wilson, who did not attend the preliminary hearing, to show up in court.

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    Eight Arrested In Ferguson As Protests Show No Sign Of Slowing

    Eight protesters were arrested in this St. Louis suburb Sunday night during a tense stand-off between demonstrators and police outside the Ferguson Police Department, where activists once again were demanding the arrest of an officer who shot and killed an unarmed teenager last month.

    While most of the dozens of protesters remained peaceful, some members of the crowd tossed bottles at officers on the scene. Those taken into custody were charged with failing to disperse or with resisting arrest. They were processed and released without having to post bond after a strange negotiation in which police agreed to release them if protesters were quiet and remained on sidewalks.

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    Darren Wilson breaks his silence in texts to friend | Daily Mail Online

    'I can't go out... the support is really keeping me going during this stressful time. Just stay safe': Under 24-hour guard in fear for his life, Darren Wilson breaks his silence in texts to friend
    • Jake Shepard, a friend of 14 years, showed MailOnline texts from Wilson
    • Wilson, who shot dead Michael Brown, sparking seven nights of unrest, 'can't go out' and thanked him for support during 'stressful time'
    • Shepard said he believes Wilson, who has a young child, is still in the St Louis area
    • He feels bad that now Brown's and Wilson's lives are both 'now over'
    • Shepard that while Brown's family has the support of the 'whole nation'... 'Darren doesn't get that'
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    Police In Ferguson Lock Up Peaceful Daytime Protesters By Mistake, Chief Testifies

    St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, who helped oversee last month's aggressive response to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, said Monday that communications failures led police to lock up peaceful citizens during daytime hours.

    Belmar testified in federal court about the so-called five-second rule that police in Ferguson allowed protestors before enforcing Missouri's law against refusing to disperse. Though the statute only applies to individuals who refuse a police order to leave an "unlawful assembly, or at the scene of a riot," police in Ferguson repeatedly demanded crowds disperse during protests last month of a police officer's fatal shooting of Michael Brown, 18, who was unarmed.

    Police applied the rule to everyone, from protesters and journalists, to children and a 73-year-old woman. Even during daylight hours, officers arrested people who stopped moving for a few seconds, and threatened those who didn't keep in motion. The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri is suing both St. Louis County and St. Louis Highway Patrol over the enforcement of the law on behalf of protesters, seeking an injunction forbidding police from arresting protestors who are standing still.

    Belmar testified that the five-second rule was only supposed to be applied at night. Yet the rule was enforced during daylight. Even a news photographer was arrested during a peaceful daytime protest, apparently because he stopped on the sidewalk to take photos and wasn't inside the designated media area.

    Belmar said the "keep moving" instructions were applied by mistake by officers. He said there had been a breakdown in communication.

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    Elgin, Illinois cop fired after Facebook comments | Chicago Tribune

    The Elgin Police Department has fired an officer for making disparaging remarks on Facebook, including a comment about the Ferguson, Mo. teen shot dead by police, officials said.

    Officer Jason Lentz lost his job because of conduct that undermined the city’s credibility and violations of the police department’s social media guidelines, according to department officials.

    Lentz, an 18-year veteran of the force, allegedly made numerous online remarks that investigators found to be “potentially inappropriate,” according to documents released by the city.

    The department put him on leave Aug. 21 after he allegedly made a provocative comment in response to a news story about slain Ferguson teen Michael Brown purportedly stealing cigars.

    “Hmmm … innocent victim my ass,” the comment said. “Did society a favor.”

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    Second set of town hall meetings draws small but impassioned crowds in Ferguson | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    More than 100 residents showed up Tuesday night for the second set of closed-door “town hall” meetings here with city officials.

    Attendance at the two locations seemed smaller this round, perhaps due to the earlier 5 p.m. start time. Several residents said tempers were calm, and the process still much needed in the aftermath of the police shooting of Michael Brown and the protests that have followed.


    The city has planned three more meetings, scheduled every other week this month and the first week of November, covering, diversity and racial tension, then growth, and finally youth and civic engagement.
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    Ferguson Officials Aren't Telling You What Happened to Mike Brown | VICE News

    Nearly two months after 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot dead by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, the public is still not entirely sure what happened that afternoon on August 9 — and it appears that Ferguson city officials are going out of their way to make it extremely difficult for anyone to access documents that may shed light on this.
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  18. RightOn Member

    what year is it again?
    totally outrageous
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    Shaun King @ShaunKing · 19m 19 minutes ago
    Early this morning, a longtime St. Louis resident posted that she had a friend on the Grand Jury for Darren Wilson.

    Shaun King @ShaunKing · 18m 18 minutes ago
    She went on to post that her friend told her they doubted they'd charge Darren Wilson and hadn't been given enough info to indict him yet.

    Shaun King @ShaunKing · 18m 18 minutes ago
    Within seconds of posting this, her friends told her to delete it and she did. It was screenshotted first.

    Shaun King @ShaunKing · 18m 18 minutes ago
    She has since deleted her entire account. Before she deleted it, we saw that she is indeed a St. Louis resident with years of tweets there.

    Shaun King @ShaunKing · 18m 18 minutes ago
    If true, her tweet not only reveals a leak in the Grand Jury, but gives us an ugly glimpse into how things have gone so far.

    Shaun King @ShaunKing · 17m 17 minutes ago
    This person who posted it on Twitter and her contact on the Grand Jury must be fully and completely investigated and removed if it's true.

    Shaun King @ShaunKing · 15m 15 minutes ago
    Listen, I am not willing to simply accept that this was a fake post. This person freaked out when she saw we were on it. Deleted her account.

    Shaun King @ShaunKing · 14m 14 minutes ago
    We must be ALL THE WAY DILIGENT. You have to know that the winds in St. Louis are not blowing toward justice, but corruption and injustice.
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    Grand jury considering the Ferguson shooting is being investigated for misconduct | The Washington Post

    The St. Louis County prosecutor’s office is investigating an accusation of misconduct on the grand jury that is hearing the case against the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown.

    Ed Magee, the spokesman for county prosecutor Robert McCulloch, said they received the information from a “Twitter user” Wednesday morning. “We are looking into the matter,” he said.

    An account of possible jury misconduct surfaced Wednesday morning on Twitter, when several users sent messages about one juror who may have discussed evidence in the case with a friend. In one of those messages, a person tweeted that they are friends with a member of the jury who doesn’t believe there is enough evidence to warrant an arrest of the officer, Darren Wilson.

    The same person who tweeted about being friends with a member of the jury has also tweeted messages of support for Wilson.

    Magee confirmed that the Twitter user and feed came from an activist, Shaun King.

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    How one tweet can lead to a St. Louis County grand jury investigation

    Possible Leak by Ferguson Grand Juror Is Investigated

    Officials investigating claimed Michael Brown grand jury leak

    Tweet Reveals Holes in Mike Brown Case, Grand Jury Now Being Investigated for Misconduct
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    Here's a First Look at the Ferguson Police Department's Internal Code of Conduct | VICE News

    By Jason Leopold and Alice Speri

    The Ferguson Police Department's Code of Conduct covers a lot: the training of new officers, the "rights of victims and witnesses," discipline, racial bias, the use of force, the type of weapons issued to all officers — even name tags.

    "The name tag will be worn on both the uniform shirt and jacket," states the department's uniform and equipment policy, recently obtained by VICE News along with hundreds of other department guidelines in response to an open records request. "The name tag shall consist of the officer's first initial and his last name."

    The guidelines also state that police officers must provide their names, rank, and other identifying information to anyone who asks for it. But officers from the Ferguson Police Department — and other police departments — repeatedly failed to display identification or provide identifying information during the protests that followed the August 9 shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. The lack of transparency even prompted the Department of Justice to reprimand Ferguson police in a letter addressed to Chief Thomas Jackson.

    The 776 pages of "general orders" signed by Jackson and obtained by VICE News (pdf below) lays out department procedures and instructs officers how to perform their jobs. It would appear that Ferguson police do not always follow those procedures and instructions.

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    Ferguson Police Are Still Locking Up Mike Brown Protesters, Even In Broad Daylight

    By Mariah Stewart

    Nearly two months after police officer Darren Wilson gunned down unarmed teenager Michael Brown in this St. Louis suburb, protesters calling for Wilson's prosecution are still regularly being locked up by police, even when they are just standing on a public sidewalk in the middle of the day.

    St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said this week that a miscommunication led to the arrest of peaceful protesters during daytime hours during the height of the demonstrations in mid-August. But now that the Ferguson Police Department is back in charge of day-to-day operations -- and as much of the national media has disappeared -- police seem to be continuing a policy of "catch and release" that demonstrators believe is designed to discourage protests.

    Here are the stories of four of the individuals who were arrested over the weekend.

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    Woman denies sending tweet sparking Ferguson grand jury misconduct inquiry | CNN

    The Missouri woman whose Twitter account publicized supposedly confidential information about the grand jury proceedings in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown says she didn't send the tweet and her account was "probably hacked."

    Prosecutors in St. Louis County are investigating a Twitter post claiming the grand jury hearing evidence in the Ferguson shooting hasn't heard enough to warrant charging Officer Darren Wilson in the death of the unarmed teenager.

    "The matter has been referred to the prosecuting attorney for investigation," said a statement from the St. Louis County court administrator. "The court will hear the matter and take appropriate action, if the prosecutor finds cause to believe misconduct has occurred."

    The woman, who CNN is not identifying, said in an interview with reporters on the doorstep of her home that she hadn't used her Twitter account in months and thought she had deleted it.

    "I didn't care for it because I just don't get the whole Twitter thing," she said, adding that someone had hacked her account and posted spam in the past.

    She further said that she knew no one on the grand jury hearing Wilson's case and told CNN she had left a voicemail for St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch about the tweet. She hasn't heard back from his office, she said.

    "It had to have been hacked," she said of her account. "I promise you I did not do any of this."

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    Shaun King @ShaunKing · 1h 1 hour ago
    If you believe the lady who said she has a friend on the grand jury was hacked, I have a bridge to sell you. She tweeted for YEARS.

    Shaun King @ShaunKing · 1h 1 hour ago
    Not only that, but we found her FB account, her Google + account, accounts of her family and friends, all saying the same stuff as her Twitter.

    Ryan J. Reilly @ryanjreilly · 1h 1 hour ago
    Here are some Tweets from the account of the woman who said she didn’t "get the whole Twitter thing."



    VincentAntonFreeman @Doc_Milla · 1h 1 hour ago
    @ryanjreilly @Nettaaaaaaaa It's a good thing that after it was "hacked" she was able to regain control, delete the tweet, and then shut it down.
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  27. No. Rlly. Her account was hacked.
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    brittany. @bdoulaoblongata · 41m 41 minutes ago
    We are all arrested.

    brittany. @bdoulaoblongata · 38m 38 minutes ago
    Tweeting while cuffed.

    brittany. @bdoulaoblongata · 35m 35 minutes ago
    We were arrested while on the sidewalk, by the way.

    brittany. @bdoulaoblongata · 26m 26 minutes ago
    They arrested about 12 of us.

    brittany. @bdoulaoblongata · 20m 20 minutes ago
    They are doubling the bail if this is your second arrest.

    brittany. @bdoulaoblongata · 17m 17 minutes ago
    We are still sitting here in the back of the wagon. 8 of us in this one. Too many of us. Not sure where they are sending us.

    brittany. @bdoulaoblongata · 15m 15 minutes ago
    They said we violated the "noise" ordinance". It's been 50+ days. NOW they effort a noise ordinance. Bullshit.

    brittany. @bdoulaoblongata · 6m 6 minutes ago
    The WHOLE damn system is guilty as hell.

    brittany. @bdoulaoblongata · 4m 4 minutes ago
    We are almost at our destination. My followers report that jail support is on the way.
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  34. Kilia Member

    Lord O' Mercy!!
  35. Random guy Member

    Why is the the Ferguson police seems unable to learn the simple lesson of the Streisand-effect?
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  37. Hugh Bris Member

    Incentives, RG, incentives. Until the police work for citizens, not 'the government', they will not have the incentive to act better. The Streisand effect also works to show how you will be treated if you go to Ferguson. Now people know the cops are dicks, and they know they will likely be arrested and suffer the consequences.

    IOW, the cops are not worried about the consequences.

    That's what's really scary
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    MariaChappelleNadal @MariaChappelleN · 3h 3 hours ago
    Mary Moore has been working with CNN during this #Ferguson ordeal. She was arrested probably because she showed the truth via video and pictures.

    MariaChappelleNadal @MariaChappelleN · 1h 1 hour ago
    NEW RULE: Ferguson police are now saying any language used that "could" incite a riot, a person will be arrested. Okay.
    #FergU #1stAmendment

    MariaChappelleNadal @MariaChappelleN · 1h 1 hour ago
    ANNOUNCEMENT: Ferguson has now set bail at $1,300. It started at $300. Then $1,000. NOW $1,300.

    MariaChappelleNadal @MariaChappelleN · 15m 15 minutes ago
    The reporter, Mary Moore, is being charged $1,300 to get out of jail! Someone please help her and @MusicOverPeople!

    MORE @organizemo · 5m 5 minutes ago
    Jail support knows of 14 arrests last night. Told by #Ferguson PD they are on 20-hour hold and we will not know the bond until the hold is up.
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    brittany. @bdoulaoblongata · 9m 9 minutes ago
    Okay y'all, right now clergy is communication with us what they know on the outside.

    brittany. @bdoulaoblongata · 9m 9 minutes ago
    We're still locked up in orange jumpsuits like criminals though. They set my bail at $2,300. As well as Alexis and Ash.

    brittany. @bdoulaoblongata · 8m 8 minutes ago
    It is our duty to fight. It is our duty to win. We must love and support each other. We have nothing to lose but our chains.

    brittany. @bdoulaoblongata · 7m 7 minutes ago
    We'll be out before the night is over. The system is working hard as hell to keep us down. They won't win.

    brittany. @bdoulaoblongata · 7m 7 minutes ago
    When they put @brownblaze in her jumpsuit she asked why, St. Ann told her to ask #Ferguson.

    brittany. @bdoulaoblongata · 6m 6 minutes ago
    No one can give us clear answers on anything though, aside from the fact that we will be out and that people are working on it now.

    brittany. @bdoulaoblongata · 5m 5 minutes ago
    Again, all 13 of us are still in jail. I'm tweeting, yes, I have the opportunity to do so. Spread the word that we are going to be okay.

    brittany. @bdoulaoblongata · 5m 5 minutes ago
    Four men.


    brittany. @bdoulaoblongata · 4m 4 minutes ago
    The rest are us women.


    brittany. @bdoulaoblongata · 3m 3 minutes ago
    Angry. Angry as hell. Let's get free.

    brittany. @bdoulaoblongata · 2m 2 minutes ago

    brittany. @bdoulaoblongata · 2m 2 minutes ago
    Make it a trend y'all #FreeFerguson13
    We LOVE y'all.

    brittany. @bdoulaoblongata · 26s 27 seconds ago
    We gotta go now. Headed by to the cell shortly. We'll be out soon.
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