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“Anonymous” says there will be no #Ferguson indictment

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 10:05am 10/28/2014 at 10:05am

A group purporting to be part of “Anonymous” claims that it has insider information from two independent sources with knowledge of relevant secret internal police communications that Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson will not be indicted in the killing of Michael Brown.

It further reports that this non-indictment is to be made public...

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Intifada Missouri – Anti-Israel activists may push Ferguson over the edge

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 5:48pm 10/25/2014 at 5:48pm

While no one knows if there will even be an indictment of Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown, leaked evidence including an autopsy report raise the possibility there will be no indictment.

If that happens, the streets will be on edge, and it will not take much...

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Amnesty International Finds “Human Rights Abuses” in Ferguson

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 24, 2014 at 2:28pm 10/24/2014 at 2:28pm

We have reported extensively on the ongoing tension in Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown. Most recently, it was revealed that the shooting was not an act of random racial violence, but a likely act of self-defense.

That hasn’t stopped the NGOs from marching in with...

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Michael Brown Autopsy A Further Blow To #Ferguson Racial Narrative

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 1:45pm 10/22/2014 at 1:45pm

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has obtained and released the official autopsy report of Mike Brown, the black man shot and killed by Police Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, MO this past August.  (The autopsy report is embedded below.)

The item in the report that perhaps sheds the greatest light on the circumstances of...

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New #Ferguson: “forensic evidence … lent credence to Officer Wilson’s version of events”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 17, 2014 at 10:45pm 10/17/2014 at 10:45pm

A breaking New York Times report sheds new light on Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson’s mortal encounter with local Michael Brown.

The police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., two months ago has told investigators that he was pinned in his vehicle and in fear for his life as he struggled...

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#Ferguson Witness: Mike Brown’s Hands Were Not Raised When Shot

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 11:00am 10/16/2014 at 11:00am

A black witness who claims to have seen the killing of Mike Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson “from start to finish” and who also purports to have just completed testifying in front of the Grand Jury, has subsequently been interviewed by the local St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper (on condition of anonymity).

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Ferguson redux? Police officer shoots, kills black man

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 5:35pm 10/9/2014 at 5:35pm

[UPDATE: An image purporting to be a police report of this shooting event was linked in the comments. I have embedded that image below–thanks Ras.  I can not personally attest to its provenance, but it appears to be of a form I would expect of an actual police report for such...

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Ferguson resident: “There’s going to be hell to pay” if businesses don’t rebuild

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 9:00am 10/5/2014 at 9:00am

Look up irony in the dictionary, and by all rights you should find a footnote pointing to this news story from CBS re: Ferguson MO: “Ferguson residents frustrated over lack of opportunity.”

The story notes that the previous night was sufficiently quiet–“just eight arrests”–and that the National Guard is pulling out (meaning,...

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Code Pink to exploit Ferguson “Weekend of Resistance” to bash Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 3, 2014 at 4:22pm 10/3/2014 at 4:22pm
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As if the situation in Ferguson, Missouri wasn’t bad enough, Code Pink has decided to join the riots and protests.

Code Pink infamously dressed as vaginas and paraded around the RNC in 2012. They also protested the maker of my favorite body wash, Ahava, (made in Israel), because it contains “occupied mud.”

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Was Ferguson Grand Jury Confidentiality Compromised?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 8:30am 10/2/2014 at 8:30am

The Grand Jury investigating the recent shooting in Ferguson MO of Mike Brown by Police Officer Darren Wilson may have been irreparably compromised, reports the Washington Post.

The proceedings of Grand Juries are, of course, confidential, and jurors are prohibited from discussing them with others.  This prohibition is made explicitly clear to...

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Ferguson, Missouri still a mess

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 3:55pm 9/27/2014 at 3:55pm

Although Ferguson is no longer taking up primetime news real estate, violent confrontations with law enforcement persist. Last month, protests erupted in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson after Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer.

Thursday, protests (they’re still protesting the death of Michael Brown) got nasty as...

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Just How Confidential IS Mike Brown’s Confidential Juvenile Record?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 10:00am 9/4/2014 at 10:00am

A self-described “avid reader” of Legal Insurrection has asked us to address the issue of the confidentiality of Mike Brown’s juvenile criminal record (if any), and whether these are likely to be released to the press and public.

Disclaimer: Neither I nor Legal Insurrection knows with certainty whether Mike Brown even has a...

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Ferguson Police Begin to Equip with On-Body Cameras

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 1, 2014 at 6:00pm 9/1/2014 at 6:00pm

A report from NBC news indicates that police officers in Ferguson, Missouri are being equipped with on-body cameras in the aftermath of the shooting of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson.

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When can you legally use a gun against an unarmed person?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 6:20pm 8/31/2014 at 6:20pm

One of the most common laments to come out of Ferguson these last days has been that surely it was outrageous for Office Darren Wilson to use his service pistol to shoot an “unarmed” Mike Brown.  (Earlier iterations of this narrative went further in their misinformation, describing the 18-year-old 6’4″ 292...

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Protesters Sue City of Ferguson

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/08/18/ferguson-national-guard-michael-brown-jay-nixon/14219621/
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 8:38am 8/31/2014 at 8:38am
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/08/18/ferguson-national-guard-michael-brown-jay-nixon/14219621/

The riots in Ferguson may have subsided, but the legal battle brewing between protesters and city officials may rekindle racial tensions and bring the St. Louis area back into the spotlight.

From the ABA Journal:

Five protesters are suing the city of Ferguson and St. Louis County, Missouri,...

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Police wife: If husband defends himself he’s damned, if doesn’t he’s dead

http://youtu.be/eBx06JcFGdk
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 11:49am 8/26/2014 at 11:49am
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From a comment to Neo’s post, Competing media narratives of Darren Wilson and Michael Brown:

As the wife of a police...

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Competing media narratives of Darren Wilson and Michael Brown

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 25, 2014 at 12:25pm 8/25/2014 at 12:25pm

On Saturday the WaPo featured a wordy piece devoted to Darren Wilson’s dysfunctional family of origin, and the racial and other problems in the police force he used to work for, difficulties that seem to have had nothing whatsoever to do with him. As William A. Jacobson has written, it’s an...

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