Ferguson’s Mayor Faces The Heat As Forum Dissects City’s Divisions [AUDIO]



An audience member shows Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III a rubber bullet wound that he says he received during unrest in the north St. Louis County city. A forum sponsored by St. Louis Public Radio became heated, with the biggest ire being directed at Knowles. NPR’s Michel Martin is at center.
Credit Jason Rosenbaum, St. Louis Public Radio



A forum Thursday evening peering into Ferguson’s longstanding tensions as well as the St. Louis region’s racial divisions became angry and heated, with most of a crowd’s ire directed at the town’s mayor.

Audience members expressed searing criticism of Ferguson’s governance and leadership, both of which have come under fire since one of the Ferguson’s police officers shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown.


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Brother Malcolm The Prophet Speaks [VIDEO]


In the early 1960s, Minister Malcolm X gave a speech about the problem of unlawful police actions against black people in America. This is a powerful message concerning police brutality that continues some fifty years later.


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Five-Year-Old Navajo Boy Denied Admission on First Day of School Because His Hair is Too Long


Five-Year-Old Navajo Boy Denied Admission on First Day of School Because His Hair is Too Long


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“Asian Privilege”: Racial Stereotyping 101


As the Ferguson crisis continued to roil this week, the Fox News talking head chimed in to deny the existence of “white privilege” in the United States. The implication, of course, was that deeply-rooted, historical patterns of anti-black racism had nothing to do with African American poverty, unemployment, disenfranchisement, and criminalization.


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Virginia Cop Sentenced To A Mere 3 Years For Killing Unarmed Woman


She has a name; Patricia Cook. She was killed in Culpeper, Virginia on February 9, 2012.

Patricia was 54 years old. No one knows why she was in the parking lot of Epiphany Catholic School, but while there, she was approached by Culpeper Police Officer Daniel Harmon-Wright.  Officer Harmon-Wright said he received a call of a suspicious vehicle.

Wright fired two shots into Patricia’s vehicle. The first two rounds, fired at point-blank range, tore into Cook’s face and arm. Patricia managed to drive away, but Harmon-Wright did not stop shooting. He shot Patricia 5 times; a round entered her brain, and the another round severed her spine and veered into her heart.


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Protestors say Utah cops kill unarmed man – CNN Video


Protestors in Salt Lake City say police are withholding evidence from the public in the shooting death of Dillon Taylor.

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Aunt says that when he reached to pull up his pants so that he could kneel down, then he was shot twice. Once in the chest and once in the stomach.


NYPD Chief Ignores A Quarter of Police Misconduct Rulings


It’s rare enough that citizens file complaints against the police and even rarer that those complaints are investigated. So, it’s appalling to hear that in 25% of cases where a NYPD police misconduct review board ruled that an officer be disciplined, Chief Bill Bratton did nothing. The New York Times has the story:

In the first six months of 2014, the department has declined to sanction officers in over 25 percent of cases in which the board found cause for discipline. That rate is near the high end of what was seen during the last years of the Bloomberg administration, when Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly were generally hostile to external oversight.

How officers are disciplined has come under new scrutiny following the death of Eric Garner during an arrest that included, the city medical examiner said, the use of a chokehold, which is banned by…

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Migrant Workers sue for being underpaid, poor housing, unsafe transportation and inadequate water


The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Grand Rapids, accuses Johnston, Iowa-based DuPont Pioneer and two recruiters of violating federal wage and migrant labor laws.


…allegations include poor housing, unsafe transportation to the fields and inadequate water.


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A list of unarmed Blacks killed by police


Here is a list of unarmed Blacks killed by police in the US. It is extremely incomplete. A complete list for just 2005 to 2012 would have at least 760 killings. I have only 6% of those. This list is just the tip of the iceberg.


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