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    Hundreds protest LAPD shooting of unarmed black man

    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered the state’s National Guard soldiers to be deployed to a St. Louis suburb that has been the scene of unrest over the past week.

    Nixon announced early Monday morning that he had signed an executive order sending National Guard troops to Ferguson.

    "Given these deliberate, coordinated and intensifying violent attacks on lives and property in Ferguson, I am directing the highly capable men and women of the Missouri National Guard... in restoring peace and order to this community," he said in a statement.

    The unrest broke out after the killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by policeman Darren Wilson on August 9.

    Police clashed with protesters who are angry with police actions. Missouri's Highway Patrol chief said that police used tear gas to stop the violence.

    At least one protester has been killed in the clashes between police and demonstrators in Ferguson.

    There were also reports of gunfire and businesses being broken into. There were seven or eight people arrested in the protests, and at least two people were injured.

    A preliminary private autopsy has found that Brown was shot at least six times, including twice in the head.

    The New York Times reported that the autopsy found that one of the bullets entered the top of Michael Brown's skull, suggesting that his head was bent forward when he suffered a fatal injury.

    Brown’s attorney Benjamin Crump said the victim’s family is seeking justice for their child.

    “What we’re really asking for is simple justice,” Crump said. “We’re not asking for anything extraordinary. They just want what anybody else would want if their children were shot down in broad daylight.”

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    lol US Army attacking their own citizens. Now where are Human rights?
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    Hundreds protest LAPD shooting of unarmed black man

    The demonstrators called for a complete investigation into the death of Ezell Ford, 25 — who was killed during a confrontation with two veteran gang officers on Aug. 11.

    Hundreds of protesters rallied outside the Los Angeles Police Department’s downtown headquarters building on Sunday over an unarmed man who was fatally shot by police the week before.

    The demonstrators called for a complete investigation into the death of Ezell Ford, 25, who was killed during a confrontation with police on W. 65th St. on Aug. 11.

    “I’m sick and tired of the police killing our people off,” one protester, Nicole Tinson, told the Los Angeles Times.

    “It’s absolutely ridiculous. A man who holds his hands up is surrendering himself. You can’t go shoot someone already down.”

    Police maintain that Ford was refusing to comply with two veteran gang officers and was reaching for a cop’s gun when he was shot, KTLA-TV reported.

    But an eyewitness claims she didn’t see Ford struggling with cops when he was gunned down and that neighbors tried to warn the officers that the man had mental health issues.

    Ford was diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression. Relatives said he had been taking medication and was seeing a doctor.

    Cheryl Dorsey, 56, a retired LAPD sergeant, told the Los Angeles Times that cops need to release more information about the shooting.

    Ford’s aunt, Theresa Robinson, said she was grateful to see such an overwhelming response to her nephew’s death.

    “It feels good to know that he is supported,” Robinson told the newspaper.
    “Justice is all we want. Not just for my nephew, but for all the police have shot. It has to stop.”
    There were no reports of any arrests or injuries during the protests.

    “I want to know what probable cause did those gang officers have when they stopped Ford,” Dorsey told the paper.

    “There’s been no explanation other than a violent altercation ensued. What does that mean?”
    Some of the demonstrators had been gathering at rallies in honor of Michael Brown — an unarmed black teenager who was shot and killed by police on Aug. 9 — and joined to protest Ford’s killing.


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    Ferguson unrest: New clashes as Obama urges calm

    US police say they have arrested 31 people during another night of angry protests in the town of Ferguson in the state of Missouri.

    Unrest flared hours after President Obama called for calm following the fatal police shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown on 9 August.

    The US attorney general is due to visit Ferguson on Wednesday to meet federal officials investigating the killing.

    The National Guard has been deployed to support police operations.

    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon announced the deployment on Monday, in addition to lifting a night-time curfew imposed on the weekend.

    The killing of Mr Brown by a white policeman in a street has inflamed racial tensions in the largely black community of Ferguson.

    Officer Darren Wilson shot the teenager last week after reportedly stopping him for walking in the street.

    'Violent agitators'

    Police Captain Ron Johnson said officers were forced to use tear gas and stun grenades on Tuesday after they came under "heavy gunfire" and were attacked with petrol bombs and bottles.

    He said two people were hit by gunfire from demonstrators, insisting that officers did not use their weapons.


    Police and protesters clashed again, 10 days after an officer shot dead an unarmed black teenager

    Capt Johnson appealed to demonstrators to protest in the daytime to prevent a "tiny minority of law breakers" from deliberately sparking violence.

    "Anyone who has been at these protests understands that there is a dangerous dynamic in the night: it allows a small number of violent agitators to hide in the crowd and then attempt to create chaos," he told journalists.
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    Those arrested include people from other states, including New York and California, Capt Johnson said. Correspondent say this suggests the protests are becoming more organised.

    In an earlier statement, US Attorney General Eric Holder said he would "personally travel" to Ferguson on Wednesday to meet FBI investigators and prosecutors.

    "I realise there is tremendous interest in the facts of the incident that led to Michael Brown's death, but I ask for the public patience as we conduct this investigation," Mr Holder said.

    He added that the investigation into the shooting of 18-year-old Mr Brown was "a critical step in restoring trust between law enforcement and the community, not just in Ferguson, but beyond".

    Separately, President Barack Obama said he understood the "passions and anger" provoked by the death of the teenager.

    But he also stressed that giving into anger "by looting or carrying guns and even attacking the police only serves to raise tensions and stir chaos".

    Mr Obama said he recognised that in many communities in the US a "gulf of mistrust" existed between local residents and law enforcement.

    "In too many communities, too many young men of colour are left behind and seen only as objects of fear," he said.

    Earlier, a former New York pathologist hired by Mr Brown's family performed an independent post-mortem examination.

    Dr Michael Baden said he believed six bullets struck the teenager, two of which may have re-entered.

    "All of the gunshot wounds could have been survivable, except the one at the top of the head," he said.

    Dr Baden said there were no signs of a struggle, as abrasions around the teenager's face were likely from falling to the pavement after being shot.

    He also believed Mr Wilson did not shoot him at close range as there was no gunpowder residue on his body, suggesting the officer was more than 2ft (60cm) away.

    Witnesses have said Mr Brown was shot as he held his hands up in a position of surrender, while the police and supporters of Mr Wilson have said he fired during a fight with Mr Brown.

    The officer who shot Mr Brown, Darren Wilson, has been suspended with pay since the shooting. Mr Brown's family have called for his arrest.

    Another post-mortem on Mr Brown will be conducted by the US justice department, in addition to examinations by Dr Baden and St Louis county officials.

    Timeline of events


    Michael Brown had recently graduated from high school.

    9 Aug: Michael Brown is shot by police officer Darren Wilson after an altercation
    10 Aug: Unrest begins to brew after a candlelight vigil for Mr Brown, with car windows smashed and stores looted
    11 Aug: FBI opens an investigation into the teenager's killing. Tensions escalate at night, with riot police firing tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters
    15 Aug: Police release a video purporting to show Mr Brown robbing a convenience store. The move further angers demonstrators and leads to new clashes with police
    16 Aug: Missouri declares a state of emergency and imposes a curfew in Ferguson
    17 Aug: Governor calls out National Guard to keep peace
    18 Aug: Independent post-mortem tests confirm Mr Brown was shot six times, including twice in the head

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    Re: Hundreds protest LAPD shooting of unarmed black man

    They shot the boy 6 times. Unarmed and twice in the head. That's excessive in any ones language.

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    Re: Hundreds protest LAPD shooting of unarmed black man

    2nd man just been shot. Black again. That's not going to help the situation

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    Re: Governor calls in Missouri National Guard amid unrest

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    lol US Army attacking their own citizens. Now where are Human rights?
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    Re: Hundreds protest LAPD shooting of unarmed black man

    Great Job by Law Enforcement in Ferguson and St. Louis County. Let me count the ways...

    1) You blow away the life of an 18 year old kid who committed the Capital Crime of pushing a guy and taking a box of cigars and then perpetrated the unspeakable offense of (GASP!) walking down the center of a side street in a sleepy neighborhood.

    HINT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT: A little calm professionalism and sense, perhaps some basic pyschology instead of the tough cop act, and maybe a taser would have done the job if all that didn't work (or follow in your vehicle and call for backup instead of trying to be Rambo), ar AT THE VERY MOST IF the kid was charging, one shot to the kneecap- I mean Officer Wilson is supposed to be this great, dedicated, highly trained and decorated police officer, right? I seriously doubt a kid with everything to live for would charge a cop with a gun pointed at him, doesn't make sense to me at all but even if he did charge, YOU HAD TO EMPTY YOUR CLIP INTO HIM? No way, I don't buy it, and I never will. It was an unjustified homicide all the way around. I think this cop might have had a bad day and started out the whole episode with the typical barney badass head cracking cop role and so he lost his temper when the kid didn't immediately comply with whatever orders were being barked at him, so Officer Wonderful murdered the kid in cold blood when he tried to escape because cops think they can do anything to anyone if they sense they are being disobeyed and then conveniently say the old He-tried-to-take-my-gun trick, or the old reliable "I was in fear for my life" or "He charged at me" or "I thought he had a knife or a gun." I personally know that some cops even hope to be disobeyed so they can abuse that authority they've been given and beat the crap out of someone. Maybe if a police officer is that much of a coward then he should find some other line of work. But just like guys who like to abuse children often become priests, many high school bullies find their way into the field of law enforcement.

    2) Leave the kid's body laying there for many hours and roll out enough military hardware, armored vehicles and weaponry to overthrow a small country and point it all at American Citizens who at that time were peacefully demonstrating as is their CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT while you hide all the facts, arrest reporters for doing their jobs, refuse to release photos of the officer's supposedly horrific "facial injury" or the cop's name but then days later release a store surveillance video at the same time the cop's name was finally released in order to show that this kid was a thug and thus 'deserved' to get killed in a hail of bullets.

    HINT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT: If you want to act like Nazi Stormtroopers and the Gestapo towards an already neglected, mistreated and disenfranchised group of people who can't live THE AMERICAN DREAM because they can't escape from THE AMERICAN NIGHTMARE, then don't be surprised when some of them can't take any more and decide to throw a rock or a bottle at your armored helmet to try and knock some sense into you and the rest of America. And for those who feel so terrible for the police getting hit upside the head when they're playing Army, PLEASE inform me of the last time a cop was killed by a rock or bottle.

    NOTE TO PEOPLE OF EVERY COLOR: THE AMERICAN POLICE HAVE GONE OUT OF CONTROL IN NEARLY EVERY STATE AND ARE ABUSING ALL OF US MORE THAN EVER. THEIR DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS BEHAVIOR IN FERGUSON IN THE PAST WEEK ARE JUST THE MOST RECENT AND MOST UNDENIABLE EXAMPLES OF THE RADICALIZATION AND MILITARIZATION OF THE POLICE IN AMERICA. THEY OPERATE WITH NO ACCOUNTABILITY BECAUSE THEY HAVE BEEN ALLOWED TO. TAKE A LOOK AT YOU TUBE AND COP BLOCK AND OTHER WEBSITES WHICH HAVE THOROUGHLY DOCUMENTED THE WIDESPREAD EPIDEMIC OF POLICE THUGGERY AND CONSTITUTION STOMPING. OUR PATHETIC LEADERS DO NOTHING TO POLICE THE POLICE AND POLICE CHIEFS HAVE MADE A JOKE OF POLICING THEMSELVES. THE TIME HAS COME TO SAY NO MORE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    NOTE TO "GOOD" COPS: IT ISN"T "GOOD" ENOUGH IF YOU ARE NOT PERSONALLY ABUSING CITIZENS, AND IT ISN'T GOOD ENOUGH IF YOU ARE NOT ASSAULTING, FALSELY ARRESTING OR KILLING HOMELESS PEOPLE, MINORITIES, MENTALLY ILL PERSONS, VETERANS, CHILDREN AND ANYONE WHO HAS THE NERVE TO DEMAND THEIR RIGHTS AGAINST SUFFERING ANY FORM OF OPPRESSION, TYRANNY AND BRUTALITY. YOU ARE ONLY "GOOD" COPS IN THE REAL SENSE IF YOU DO NOT LOOK THE OTHER WAY WHEN YOU SEE YOUR FELLOW COPS BREAK THE LAW THEY ARE SWORN TO UPHOLD. STOP THEM. REPORT THEM. THEY ARE UN-AMERICAN AND THEY ARE CRIMINALS. SO DO YOUR DAMN JOB !!!!

    If you are reading this and you are a truly a good and decent police officer who never abuses your authority, upholds the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and you hold your tough duties and temper in check with your solemn oath to serve and protect each and every citizen professionally and with the same respect, compassion and empathy that you expect from others, if you don't brutalize citizens simply because you can, and if you don't allow other police officers to abuse others who are weaker and can't fight back against their abuse of power, then my hats off to you and I salute you. Please keep up the good work, for YOU ARE DEEPLY APPRECIATED and RESPECTED and I SALUTE YOU AGAIN but you must realize that your profession has a major problem and one of these days people everywhere are going to start fighting back when cops overstep the law and shred the Constitution and Bill of Rights that great Men and Women have fought and died for. MAYBE Ferguson is the turning point, so please expose any officers on the force who are evil and expose any officers who came back from overseas and concealed themselves amongst honorable soldiers and abused people in Iraq and Afghanistan and have continued the abusive behavior here in America. They must be stopped because they harmed America and Humanity there and they are now harming America and Humanity at Home.

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    Egypt calls on US to exercise restraint towards Missouri protests

    The Egyptian foreign ministry has said it is closely watching developments in the US city of Ferguson following clashes between security forces and protesters over the murder of African American teenager Mike Brown last week.


    It has called on US authorities to exercise restraint and deal with the protests in accordance with US and international standards, foreign ministry spokesperson Ambassador Badr Abdel-Atti told state news agency MENA.

    Abdel-Atti said Egypt was closely following reactions to the violence, including a statement by UN General Secretary Ban-Ki Moon, who demanded self-restraint and respect for the right to free assembly and expression.

    The foreign ministry hopes investigations will reveal the truth about Mike Brown's murder, Abdel-Atti added.

    Egyptian authorities were widely condemned for the killing of over six hundred pro-Mohamed Morsi protesters in Cairo and Giza in August 2013.


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    Re: Egypt calls on US to exercise restraint towards Missouri protests

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    The Egyptian foreign ministry has said it is closely watching developments in the US city of Ferguson following clashes between security forces and protesters over the murder of African American teenager Mike Brown last week.


    It has called on US authorities to exercise restraint and deal with the protests in accordance with US and international standards, foreign ministry spokesperson Ambassador Badr Abdel-Atti told state news agency MENA.

    Abdel-Atti said Egypt was closely following reactions to the violence, including a statement by UN General Secretary Ban-Ki Moon, who demanded self-restraint and respect for the right to free assembly and expression.

    The foreign ministry hopes investigations will reveal the truth about Mike Brown's murder, Abdel-Atti added.

    Egyptian authorities were widely condemned for the killing of over six hundred pro-Mohamed Morsi protesters in Cairo and Giza in August 2013.


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    ‘Apartheid is flourishing’ in US, says UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

    The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights says clashes between police and protesters in Missouri shows that “apartheid is flourishing” in the US, similar to South Africa during the apartheid era.

    Navi Pillay condemned on Tuesday the excessive use of force by police against demonstrators protesting last week’s fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a white police officer named Darren Wilson.

    During a wide-ranging interview in her office along Lake Geneva, Pillay also urged US authorities to investigate allegations of brutality and examine the "root causes" of racial discrimination in the country.

    "I condemn the excessive use of force by the police and call for the right of protest to be respected,” she stated. "These scenes are familiar to me and privately I was thinking that there are many parts of the United States where apartheid is flourishing.”

    Pillay is a South African of Indian Tamil origin who has worked for more than 30 years as a defense attorney including for anti-apartheid activists, exposing torture and helping to win rights on Robben Island, where prisoners included Nelson Mandela.

    "Coming from apartheid South Africa I have long experience of how racism and racial discrimination breeds conflict and violence," the UN high commissioner said.

    "Apartheid is also where law turns a blind eye to racism," she added, noting that African-Americans are often among the poorest and most oppressed US citizens, and account for many of the inmates in the country's overflowing prisons.

    On Monday, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged US authorities to deal with the demonstrations according to international standards.

    "The Secretary General calls on the authorities to ensure that the rights to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression are protected," UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters.

    "He calls on all to exercise restraint, for law enforcement officials to abide by US and international standards in dealing with demonstrators," Dujarric said.

    As darkness fell Tuesday in Ferguson, a predominantly African-American suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, police officers and protesters braced for the 10th night of confrontations.

    Scenes of heavily armed American police and National Guard troops confronting demonstrators have become daily fixtures on TV channels around the world.

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    Re: Hundreds protest LAPD shooting of unarmed black man

    This incident in Ferguson has exposed the deep racial divide in the US. This incident has become a white man vs black man thing, a white cop shooting an unarmed black teenager. Obama is trying to "cash in" from the situation, trying to use the "grievances" of the black man for his vote bank; with Al Sharpton (a non-local) becoming a key advisor to Obama on Ferguson. Obama has not addressed the difficulties faced by the average black American, and the trust in him is dwindling.
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    Re: Hundreds protest LAPD shooting of unarmed black man

    Quote Originally Posted by bilalhaider View Post
    This incident in Ferguson has exposed the deep racial divide in the US.
    It was never hidden except to people outside the US who have no way of knowing what's happening inside the country.

    Obama is trying to "cash in" from the situation, trying to use the "grievances" of the black man for his vote bank; with Al Sharpton (a non-local) becoming a key advisor to Obama on Ferguson. Obama has not addressed the difficulties faced by the average black American, and the trust in him is dwindling.
    He doesn't need votes anymore. His career ends in a couple of years and he can't run for office again. Obama was hired on behalf of USA's financial, corporate, and imperial interests. Anyone who ever thought otherwise (i.e., the marks and mugs who voted for him) deserve what they get.

    On the flip side I should mention all the wanton destruction and looting by blacks that has taken place in Ferguson.

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    There are separate black and white rallies in Ferguson, Missouri right now. African Americans firmly on the side of the killed black youth, the white people firmly on the side of the white police officer that killed him. The whites are already insisting on the police officer's innocence despite have no evidence to back up their stance. I know from my experiences in the US that the police can be very heavy handed in their approach, but everyone should wait for the facts to come out before coming to any conclusion.

    The predominantly black and white rallies, with the lack of diversity is an extremely troubling omen for the US, showing that the racial divide in the country is real and widening.

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    The white cop has gone into hiding, a Darren Wilson support group has been formed on facebook with more than 61,000 likes. Fundraisers have also been started in Missouri by white folks in Missouri. Very troubling developments in Ferguson, Missouri.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bilalhaider View Post
    The predominantly black and white rallies, with the lack of diversity is an extremely troubling omen for the US, showing that the racial divide in the country is real and widening.
    Blacks are a little above 10% of the population and concentrated in certain sections of major cities. It's not an "omen." The race divide was always there, and camouflaged by tokenism (the occasional black politician, general, supreme court judge).

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    Re: Hundreds protest LAPD shooting of unarmed black man

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    Blacks are a little above 10% of the population and concentrated in certain sections of major cities. It's not an "omen." The race divide was always there, and camouflaged by tokenism (the occasional black politician, general, supreme court judge).
    Have noticed the black token police officers are those being pushed in front of the media to show they like the blackys.

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    Re: Hundreds protest LAPD shooting of unarmed black man

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    Have noticed the black token police officers are those being pushed in front of the media to show they like the blackys.
    The authorities are terrified of a replay of the race riots of the '60s. And the country is such a tinder box of dissatisfaction and frustration that the riots could quickly spread beyond race riots. The government has been preparing for this in various ways (militarised police, the explosive growth of electronic surveillance, and vast FEMA camps being three examples), but this could become uncontrollable. A remote possibility admittedly at the moment but you never know ....
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    Re: Hundreds protest LAPD shooting of unarmed black man

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Badmaash View Post
    The authorities are terrified of a replay of the race riots of the '60s. And the country is such a tinder box of dissatisfaction and frustration that the riots could quickly spread beyond race riots. The government has been preparing for this in various ways (militarised police, the explosive growth of electronic surveillance, and vast FEMA camps being three examples), but this could become uncontrollable. A remote possibility admittedly at the moment but you never know ....
    Apparently in the last 24 hours the black people being arrested are from New York and even further away.

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    Re: Hundreds protest LAPD shooting of unarmed black man

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Badmaash View Post
    The authorities are terrified of a replay of the race riots of the '60s. And the country is such a tinder box of dissatisfaction and frustration that the riots could quickly spread beyond race riots. The government has been preparing for this in various ways (militarised police, the explosive growth of electronic surveillance, and vast FEMA camps being three examples), but this could become uncontrollable. A remote possibility admittedly at the moment but you never know ....
    I think if something like the 60's happens today things could easily get out of hand

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