Harvard Law Professor: Arrest Officer That Shot Michael Brown [VIDEO]

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Brendan Bordelon

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Harvard law professor Charles Ogletree called for the arrest of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for shooting and killing teenager Michael Brown last week, explaining that he shot and killed a man and “no one knows why he did it.”

Ogletree appeared on NBC’s “Meet The Press” on Sunday to discuss the fallout from last week’s police shooting of Brown, which incited race riots and a heavy-handed police response in the small Missouri town.

“I think the first thing that needs to happen: you need to arrest Officer Wilson,” the law professor declared. “He shot and killed a man — shot him multiple times — and he’s walking free. No one knows anything about him, no one knows why he did it. We need to have to have that done, number one.”

On Friday the Ferguson police department released a video showing Brown robbing a convenience store…

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James Risen: “A lot of people still think this is some kind of game or signal or spin.”

Jamie Weinstein
Senior Editor

President Barack Obama is no friend of press freedom, says a New York Times reporter who may be sent to jail for refusing to reveal a source.

“A lot of people still think this is some kind of game or signal or spin,” reporter James Risen told his own paper in a profile about his plight published Saturday. “They don’t want to believe that Obama wants to crack down on the press and whistle-blowers. But he does. He’s the greatest enemy to press freedom in a generation.” (RELATED: NYT reporter: Obama administration ‘the greatest enemy of press freedom’ in a generation)

Risen’s troubles stem from the 2006 publication of his book “State of War,” which included classified information about a failed CIA plot against Iran’s nuclear program. In…

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‘Thanks Michelle!’: Disgusted teens across the country pose alongside new healthy vending machines in their schools to protest the removal of their favorite treats

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey live-tweets protests in Ferguson

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Demonstrators protesting the shooting death of Michael Brown raise their arms with some chanting, ' Hands up, Don't Shoot', on August 16, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Demonstrators protesting the shooting death of Michael Brown raise their arms with some chanting, ‘ Hands up, Don’t Shoot’, on August 16, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — In the week since a police shooting that killed an unarmed black teenager, Twitter has been a restless diary of the protests and developments in Ferguson, Missouri.

Among those who have pushed “#Ferguson” and similar terms up trending lists on the site is Jack Dorsey, the billionaire co-founder of Twitter and a St. Louis native.

Since his Friday post “Heading home to Saint Louis,” Dorsey, who goes by @Jack online, has documented and commented on the gatherings and frustrations in the suburban community.

His posts are a mix of his own videos and snapshots, as well as retweets of others’ posts, including political figures.

Many of the videos show the signs carried by demonstrators, the…

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Unwitting Witness Pokes Holes In Michael Brown Shooting Story

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Chuck Ross

A man who claimed to have witnessed the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown said that he saw the 18-year-old doubling back towards the officer who shot him – a claim that counters most other witnesses’ rendition of the incident.

The man’s account was captured in the background of a video uploaded to Youtube. The blog The Conservative Treehouse first discovered the background chatter.

“How’d he get from there to here?” a bystander asked a man who claimed to have seen Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shoot Brown.

“Because he ran,” said the witness.

“Police was still in the truck,” he described.

“Why his body come this way though?” the other man asked.

“He was like, over the truck, [garbled] so then he ran. Police got out, and ran after he him,” said the witness.

After running, the witness said that Brown stopped and turned back around.

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9 Things To Think About Before You Start Rioting And Looting

Give Me Liberty

This is from Clash Dailey.

Does posting this make me a racist?

Things are getting dicey out there in the United States of Acrimony, eh?  People are pissed.  They’re sick of the government sick of control sick of the inequities and absurdities in our land sick of the man and the machine sick of our borders having bigger holes than a fat woman’s pantyhose after high steppin’ a barbed-wire fence; and sick, hallelujah, of that little priss, Justin Bieber.

It appears as if, ladies and gents, that rebellion/revolution is America’s soup de jour.

Yep, it’s cuckoo time and me likey.

This is what it must’ve felt like in 1773 minus the powdered wigs and small pox.

As we’ve seen this past week in Ferguson, MO, folks are fed up and ready to break crap if they have to in order to bring about justice; and I…

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Ferguson’s Affirmative Action Solution

Mike Street Station

Part of the fallout of the Trayvon Martin shooting was a change at the top for Sanford PD.  Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee first stepped down from his position, and then later, after offering to resign, was fired.  Lee was replaced by Cecil E. Smith as the new Sanford Police chief. In Ferguson, MO, Police Chief Thomas Jackson had his entire police department shunted to the sidelines as the Governor put the State Police, lead by Captain Ron Johnson, in charge.  The common thread of course is that in both racially charged cases, a white person was replaced by a black person.

Of course, in the never ending war on noticing, we…aren’t supposed to notice that.  It’s just a guy bungling the situation replaced by someone who is hopefully more competent.  But in both cases with black victims and an activated civil rights establishment on the march…

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