Posts Tagged ‘protest’

Two NYPD Officers Murdered, But The Killer Only Gets Partial Credit

photo by Dave Hosford via Flickr

This past weekend saw the vicious murder of two New York City police officers, something you would expect to unify the law-abiding public, but as it turns out, the killer only gets partial credit for this heinous crime. Excuse me if I’ve misinterpreted the grandiose oratory of Fox News, right-wing media, and your conservative uncle. Because…
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Ferguson: Iconic Photo Of Defiance Against Police Brutality

In the story linked below, there is a now iconic photo by Robert Cohen, showing a man throwing a tear gas canister back at police, representing in one image the justified defiance of demonstrators who faced an over-the-top militarized police force losing control in Ferguson, Missouri. The man in the photo has now come forward,…
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Ferguson: Does The National Guard Qualify As An ‘Outside Agitator’?

photo by Getty Images

Since the killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer two weeks ago, residents have demonstrated in the streets demanding justice. But also in the streets are protestors who don’t call Ferguson home, and of course the news media. Many local officials have referred to “outside agitators” as the driving force…
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Missouri GOP Leader Calls Ferguson Voter Registration Drives ‘Disgusting’

photo by J.B. Forbes / AP / St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Apparently when you want to take part, maybe hold your local government accountable, some Republicans show you nothing but contempt. In Ferguson, Missouri, after the killing of Michael Brown, a black unarmed teenager by a white police officer, you might expect at least a few black residents will register to vote, and set their sights on…
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Was Civil Unrest In Ferguson Inevitable?

I have one thought on Ferguson, positing that the level of protest, demonstration, and civil unrest is an indictment itself on the officer involved shooting and killing of Michael Brown. After all, do you really think the community would respond the way it has if this was a justified shooting and killing? Of course, remembering…
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