By: Jim Harper
It got a lot of attention this morning when I tweeted, “You’re Eight Times More Likely to be Killed by a Police Officer than a Terrorist.” It’s been quickly retweeted dozens of times, indicating that the idea is interesting to many people. So let’s discuss it in more than 140 characters.
Michael Brown shooting: Ku Klux Klan raises ‘reward’ for officer who shot unarmed teen in Ferguson, Missouri
By: Heather Saul
Protests continued in Ferguson, Missouri for the tenth straight night following the shooting death of black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer. Al Jazeera’s Rob Reynolds reports from Ferguson.
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Russell Brand The Trews Comments Edition (E124).
I respond to comments and questions. Today’s edition focusses on responses to yesterday’s episode about the protests in Ferguson, St Louis, following the shooting of Michael Brown.
By: Greg Howard
The United States of America is not for black people. We know this, and then we put it out of our minds, and then something happens to remind us. Saturday, in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo., something like that happened: An unarmed 18-year-old black man was executed by police in broad daylight.
By now, what’s happening in Ferguson is about so many second-order issues—systemic racism, the militarization of police work, and how citizens can redress grievances, among other things—that it’s worth remembering what actually happened here.