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    Ferguson is absolutely fucking terrifying. I mean, there's so much that you could imagine the police putting a favourable spin on, but kicking out the press and declaring a no fly zone? Exactly what kind of policing needs that?
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    Absolutely none. And Obama's speech came way too late and was as weak as an octogenarian erection.

    They are arresting journalists and not filing paperwork, shooting tear gas directly into people's yards, firing rubber bullets indiscriminately, using tanks and military vehicles with mounted assault weapons...it's amazing. It's even more amazing that we are talking about LOCAL POLICE with absolutely no response on a state or federal level.
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeAug 15th 2014
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  3.  (11238.324)
    About time. Sad it took them five days to do it, but at least it's happening now.
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeAug 15th 2014
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    Meanwhile, Ferguson police are launching a smear campaign against the victim.
    • CommentAuthorajeroth
    • CommentTimeAug 15th 2014
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    "From 11:48 to noon, the officer involved in the shooting was on a sick call on Glenark [Drive], there was an ambulance present. At 11:51 there was a 911 call from a convenience store nearby. At 11:52, dispatch gave a description of a robbery suspect over the radio. A different officer arrived at the store where the strong-arm robbery occurred. A further description was given over the radio that stated the suspect was walking toward QuikTrip. The officer left the sick call. He encountered the– At 12:01, our officer encountered Michael Brown on Canfield Drive. At 12:04 a second officer arrived on the scene immediately following the shooting. At 12:05 a supervisor was dispatched to the scene and subsequent officers arrived. There have been some questions about the calling of an ambulance. The ambulance that was at the sick case at Glenark was coming by immediately following the shooting and they did respond to assess Michael Brown."

    What in the name of all the gods does that even mean?
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeAug 15th 2014
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    Note the use of the term "strongarm robbery" : "we can't really say "armed robbery" but we still want you to think about it".

    Also at a press Q&A that it still taking place as we speak and is live-tweeted by several journalists, Chief of Police Jackson stated multiple time that the officer who shot Michael Brown was not aware of the robbery when he made initial contact.
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeAug 15th 2014
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    New Device Allows Brain To Bypass Spinal Cord, Move Paralyzed Limbs

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – For the first time ever, a paralyzed man can move his fingers and hand with his own thoughts thanks to an innovative partnership between The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Battelle.

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    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeAug 15th 2014
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    Back on track on the Ferguson thing :

    How we'd cover Ferguson if it happened in another country

    FERGUSON — Chinese and Russian officials are warning of a potential humanitarian crisis in the restive American province of Missouri, where ancient communal tensions have boiled over into full-blown violence.

    "We must use all means at our disposal to end the violence and restore calm to the region," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in comments to an emergency United Nations Security Council session on the America crisis.

    The crisis began a week ago in Ferguson, a remote Missouri village that has been a hotbed of sectarian tension. State security forces shot and killed an unarmed man, which regional analysts say has angered the local population by surfacing deep-seated sectarian grievances. Regime security forces cracked down brutally on largely peaceful protests, worsening the crisis.

    America has been roiled by political instability and protests in recent years, which analysts warn can create fertile ground for extremists.

    Missouri, far-removed from the glistening capital city of Washington, is ostensibly ruled by a charismatic but troubled official named Jay Nixon, who has appeared unable to successfully intervene and has resisted efforts at mediation from central government officials. Complicating matters, President Obama is himself a member of the minority sect protesting in Ferguson, which is ruled overwhelmingly by members of America's majority "white people" sect
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeAug 15th 2014
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    Also relevant :

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      CommentAuthorCOMTE
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2014
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    And then, there's this:



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      CommentAuthorCOMTE
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2014
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    Or perhaps this.

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      CommentAuthorCOMTE
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2014
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    Ugh, not adding links.

    http://crooksandliars.com/2014/08/ferguson-cops-busted-new-video-seems-show
  4.  (11238.334)
    Got told to go eat a bag of dicks. Took it WAY TOO LITERALLY
  5.  (11238.335)
    @COMTE It seems a really weird angle when you've just shot someone multiple times to say "yeah but he possibly stole some cigars". It doesn't matter if he stole cigars or not, whether he was/wasn't about to enrol in college, etc. The only thing that matters is whether he shot him while he was running away, or if he shot him while he was trying to grab his gun.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeAug 24th 2014
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    @ Ben Klumaster

    Well, yeah. If a store owner shot a cop in the head and said, "I thought I saw him pocket some Black and Milds" that guy would be in jail now.
    • CommentAuthorScrymgeour
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2014
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    Just another reason why cops (who are civilian remember) should not be allowed weapons, I spoke to one the other day (in the UK) to ask how he was able to carry a weapon in the park, and his answer was
    "I'm not special or anything, just did a couple of courses"
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeAug 29th 2014
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    Just another reason why cops (who are civilian remember) should not be allowed weapons,


    I can't go with that. In the US we do have a lot of bad people who are very well armed. Removing weapons from police would likely result in a lot of dead police. Besides, "Stop! Or I'll say "Stop!" again in a louder tone of voice!" just doesn't have the same ring to it.
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    Define bad?
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeSep 1st 2014
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