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Posted on September 23, 2014
Originally posted on MrMilitantNegro™:
FERGUSON, Mo. – A memorial for 18-year-old Michael Brown who was killed by a Ferguson police officer last month burned down Tuesday morning.
Capt. Jeremy Corcoran with the Ferguson Police Department says the fire started on Canfield Drive around 6:45 a.m. He says when firefighters arrived they found a small area where items had been gathered for a memorial had been burned.
Two portable water extinguishers were used to put the fire out.
The cause of the fire has not been determined, but there is evidence candles were used within the memorial.
Photos of the damage:
Chief Jackson released the following statement about the fire:
“We’re all saddened by the fire that was reported at one of the Michael Brown Memorials this morning and are trying to obtain as much information as possible to determine what happened…
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Originally posted on GOOD BLACK NEWS:
The family of slain teen Michael Brown, who senselessly died early last month at the hands of Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson, are now in Atlanta to kick off a nationwide effort to arm police with body cameras, according to WSB-TV.
Brown’s parents, Lesley McSpadden (pictured right) and Michael Brown Sr. (pictured), are trying to get legislation, the Michael Brown law, passed that will require officers to sport body cameras while on duty.
According to the couple, if Wilson would have been wearing the body camera, there would be no questions as to the tragic turn of events that led to their son’s murder. Wearing cameras have been associated with dramatic reductions in use of force and complaints against officers.
The couple attended a rally on Sunday that was held at a Baptist church in Atlanta. The pair reportedly felt Atlanta was a great place to start with…
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Originally posted on ChildreninShadow.wordpress.com:
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A police officer in a St. Louis suburb has been suspended over a series of Facebook posts, insulting Ferguson protesters, who have been rallying in condemnation of the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer.
The police department in Glendale, Missouri, announced in a Friday statement that it had suspended police officer, Matthew Pappert, due to “several very concerning and inappropriate posts on his personal Facebook page.”
“I’m sick of these protesters,” one of the posts says. “You are a burden on society and a blight on the community.” The screenshots of an apparently deactivated account have been obtained by The Daily Caller.
“These protesters should have been put down like a rabid dog the first night,” Pappert says in another post.
The Glendale police learnt of the posts on Friday morning and immediately launched an investigation into the matter, according to a statement by Police Chief Jeffrey Beaton, who specified the views expressed in the posts were not shared by the department.
“The matter is being taken very seriously and a thorough internal investigation will be conducted to determine why the posts were made,” the statement added.
A press photographer, covering the Ferguson protests, recognized Pappert as one of the police officers summoned to the scene to handle the unrest. The journalist recalled Pappert threatening journalists with a night stick.
“He was ready to swing at us,” the photographer told AFP.
Mathew Pappert is not the only police officer suspended amid the Ferguson protests.
Another St. Louis-area police officer, Dan Page, was also suspended on Friday over a controversial YouTube video. It was likely done two years ago, but got into the spotlight recently, after a CNN reporter Don Lemon, who complained of Page pushing him, brought it to the department’s attention.
“I personally believe in Jesus Christ as my lord savior, but I’m also a killer. I’ve killed a lot. And if I need to, I’ll kill a whole bunch more. If you don’t want to get killed, don’t show up in front of me, it’s that simple,” Page says in an hour-long presentation, which also includes incendiary comments on minority groups, women, liberals and politicians.
The case of Page, a 35-year veteran of the police department, will now be reviewed by the internal affairs unit.
“With the comments on killing… that was obviously something that deeply disturbed me immediately,” St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar told the St Louis Post-Dispatch.
Earlier this week, a suburban St. Louis police officer, Ray Albers, was suspended indefinitely for threatening to kill protesters and journalists in Ferguson, Missouri. He was caught on camera while pointing a rifle in the crowd’s direction during a demonstration this week.
18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer on August 9 in Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb. Brown’s death sparked massive protests in the area. Many of those ended in clashes with police using tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the rallying crowds.
Originally posted on The Fifth Column:
You won’t believe what the police brass in St. Louis are doing now…in the wake of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson
The deadly police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, in Ferguson prompted nationwide outrage and weeks of protests. But police in the area apparently still have a lot to learn.
The St. Louis County And Municipal Police Academy, which encompasses Ferguson, is offering a “Continuing Education” course in October entitled “OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING — YOU CAN WIN WITH THE MEDIA.” The class is billed as “fast-paced class is jam-packed with the essential strategies and tactics, skills and techniques” and includes a “detailed case study of Ferguson.”
Learning about how to manipulate the media after a police officer shoots someone can be a blast, according to a flier produced by the…
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