It’s bad for the market, for property, and that’s the only kind of bad that matters in the neoliberal US.
|By: DSWright Thursday November 27, 2014 6:55 am|
hough Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch made it clear he had no interest in prosecuting the man who killed Michael Brown, he did release the evidence he presented to the grand jury which included Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson’s sworn testimony. Wilson also provided a detailed explanation and justification for his actions in an interview with ABC News where he said he had a “clean conscience” and denied that the situation with Brown could have been handled any differently.
|By: DSWright Wednesday November 26, 2014 7:03 am|
Americans marched to support justice for Michael Brown and proclaim “Black Lives Matter” from coast to coast yesterday. The nationwide protests occurring in approximately 37 states came in response to Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch announcing there would be no indictments after a very odd grand jury process and a general feeling among many in the country that black lives are not valued equally with white lives when it comes to law enforcement and the decision to use deadly force.
|By: DSWright Tuesday November 25, 2014 7:00 am|
Monday night civil unrest shook the town of Ferguson, Missouri after it was announced that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted for shooting and killing Michael Brown. The decision was relayed to city and county officials in the afternoon but the announcement was not made until after dark.
|By: Elliott Monday November 24, 2014 8:00 pm|
Let’s not just make noise, let’s make a difference.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday November 24, 2014 6:48 pm|
After much anticipation, a grand jury in Clayton, Missouri, did not indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for killing unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, on August 9.
St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced the grand jury determined “no probable cause” existed to file a charge against Wilson.
“In this moment, we all have a choice to make,” said Tef Poe, who is the co-founder of Hands Up United, “We can stand by while police and their apologists in prosecutors’ offices and city halls continue to kill, harass and criminalize our communities – or stand up in this moment to demand that our elected officials lead and finally deal with our broken policing system.”
|By: DSWright Tuesday November 18, 2014 7:00 am|
Missouri Government Jay Nixon has called up the national guard and declared a state of emergency in anticipation of possible civil unrest in the event that officer Darren Wilson is not indicted by a grand jury for the shooting death of Michael Brown. The FBI has said a not guilt verdict by the grand jury will likely lead to violence by protesters.
The FBI said violent protesters will “infiltrate” demonstrations and also said groups like Anonymous could cause trouble. The “agitators” plan to use the demonstrations to launch violent attacks on law enforcement, or so says the FBI.
|By: Peterr Saturday November 15, 2014 8:18 am|
Here in KC, folks have been preparing for the first winter storm of the season. Now it looks as if the worst of the storm is sliding to the north, so most of the preparations will not be needed this weekend. But across the state, the folks in metro St. Louis are preparing for another kind of storm, predicted to arrive on the heels of any announcement from the grand jury considering whether to charge Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson with a crime for shooting Michael Brown.
And when the storm arrives — and it will arrive, whatever the grand jury decides — remember the name of St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch. Since Michael Brown was shot and killed, McCulloch’s been playing with matches in an area filled with decades of dried tinder.
|By: DSWright Wednesday October 8, 2014 11:19 am|
Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, is not the only one whose fate may rest on the actions of a grand jury. According to Reuters, Missouri police are reaching out to the FBI and other police departments in preparation for possible riots if Officer Wilson is not indicted by a grand jury investigating the killing of Brown.
|By: Peterr Saturday September 27, 2014 9:37 am|
The shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and the continuing actions of Ferguson and St. Louis County officials are providing a textbook case study in avoiding accountability. There are lots of steps along the way, but at the end, the big lesson is that the protection granted by a culture of non-accountability is only for those in power.