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Washington Post finds Darren Wilson guilty by association

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 1:33pm 8/24/2014 at 1:33pm

The Washington Post has convicted Police Officer Darren Wilson, who shot Michael Brown, of guilt by association with a former troubled police force in a different town in a prior job than the one he held in Ferguson, MO, and of having parents who were in trouble with the law.

Seriously.

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Thankfully, the presumption of innocence applies even in Ferguson

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 22, 2014 at 10:30am 8/22/2014 at 10:30am

At The New Republic, author Yishai Schwartz argues that “Convicting Darren Wilson Will Be Basically Impossible” because of the presumption of innocence mixed with race and Missouri self-defense law :

We may never know what actually happened during the violent encounter between teenager Michael Brown and policeman Darren Wilson. But legal judgments rarely happen...

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#Ferguson Updates – Is the worst over?

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/08/18/ferguson-national-guard-michael-brown-jay-nixon/14219621/
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 3:21pm 8/21/2014 at 3:21pm
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/08/18/ferguson-national-guard-michael-brown-jay-nixon/14219621/

The latest developments, a growing list, feel free to add more in the comments:

NY Times, Missouri National Guard to Withdraw From Ferguson as Tensions Ease:

As tensions on the streets here seemed to ease on Thursday, Gov. Jay Nixon ordered...

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Reports: Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson was beaten by Michael Brown

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 8:00pm 8/20/2014 at 8:00pm

Fox News is reporting that police officer Darren Wilson was severely beaten by Michael Brown during the confrontation that ended with Brown’s death:

Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer whose fatal shooting of Michael Brown touched off more than a week of demonstrations, suffered severe facial injuries, including an orbital (eye...

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Holder Goes to Ferguson, makes matters (a) better, or (b) worse?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 5:36pm 8/20/2014 at 5:36pm
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Attorney General Eric Holder is meeting with law enforcement and civil rights leaders in Ferguson, Missouri today in an attempt to ease racial tensions in the St. Louis Metro area. It’s unclear, however whether Holder’s presence will calm the violence, or make things more difficult for local and state law enforcement:

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Misleading Initial Narrative of Zimmerman-Martin Case Applied in Ferguson

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 12:30pm 8/19/2014 at 12:30pm
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The fatal shooting of the Mike Brown by police officer Darren Wilson has raised a hue and cry about a wide variety of social issues, among them the increasingly vitriolic nature of American race relations, the astonishing militarization of the police (or, perhaps more accurately, their equipment), and the curious (to...

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Eyewitness testimony often unreliable, as Michael Brown case already shows

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 18, 2014 at 9:00pm 8/18/2014 at 9:00pm

According to the preliminary report from the autopsy requested by the Michael Brown family, Brown was shot six times, four in the right arm and two in the head, the last head shot killing him. All of the shots entered from the front.

These findings could end up being revised, but so...

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#Ferguson – Latest Developments Open Thread

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/08/18/ferguson-national-guard-michael-brown-jay-nixon/14219621/
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 18, 2014 at 10:27am 8/18/2014 at 10:27am
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/08/18/ferguson-national-guard-michael-brown-jay-nixon/14219621/

Things have moved so fast in the shooting of Michael Brown and the subsequent riots, that it’s hard to keep pace.

Andrew likely will have a post later with some legal analysis, but for now I’m just going to post some links, and readers can update in the comments.

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HuffPo reporter mistakes foam earplugs in Ferguson, MO, for rubber bullets

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 8:36pm 8/17/2014 at 8:36pm

In today’s edition of “He Can’t Possibly Be Serious,” we present Ryan J. Reilly, Justice Reporter for the Huffington Post, in a random act of serious journalism (h/t Instapundit):

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Stop it.

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UPDATED: Brown Was a Robbery Suspect, Cop Identified in #Ferguson

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 15, 2014 at 2:10pm 8/15/2014 at 2:10pm

Almost a week later, it looks we finally know what happened in Ferguson, Missouri last Saturday. At a press conference this morning, police identified the Darren Wilson as the officer who fatally shot unarmed teen, Michael Brown:

What police revealed today is different from the account given by Dorin Johnson who claimed he...

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#Ferguson: Obama says stop the looting and police excessive force

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 2:03pm 8/14/2014 at 2:03pm

What a nightmare Ferguson has become. Five days after the fatal shooting of unarmed teen, Michael Brown, and there’s still no consensus as to what actually happened. If you’re just jumping into this story, check out previous posts here and here.

Dorin Johnson’s Attorney

Yesterday I mentioned that the St. Louis Police who are...

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#Ferguson Missouri, Domestic War Zone

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 3:52pm 8/13/2014 at 3:52pm

The situation in Ferguson, Missouri has gone from bad to worse following the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen Saturday afternoon. Protests and riots persist, cops dressed in full riot gear are working to curb the violence, community leaders are encouraging peaceful protests, and there’s still no clear picture of...

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#Ferguson Missouri: Unarmed Teen Gunned Down by Cops, Riots Erupt

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 11, 2014 at 7:17pm 8/11/2014 at 7:17pm

All hell broke loose in Ferguson, Missouri after a police officer killed an unarmed teen. Michael Brown got into an altercation with local law enforcement, and was shot and killed by one of the police officers.

According to ABC News:

The struggle began when the officer encountered two men, one of whom was...

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