“It’s important to remember how this started: with the death of #MikeBrown.”


116 Responses to ““It’s important to remember how this started: with the death of #MikeBrown.””

  1. 1 dotster3
    August 14, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    Don’t want to be first (shy) 🙂
    but this is welcome, needed news——people need to ignore and rebuff these freaks

  2. 7 kasai
    August 14, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    Good Day Everyone:-)

    I need to share this story that happened to me yesterday…As you know I’ve been down and depressed for the past week.
    so I went to the store to do some grocery shopping at “Fresh & Easy” ran into this older white man…he greets me with a smile and say “HI” and says..I never forget a pretty face:-) evidently he mus have seen me there before.. I said thank you and notice he was wearing a beautiful necklace kinda African looking…and complimented him on it. He then he took it off and told me than it was a gift that was given to him by his best friend, when he was fighting in Vietnam.. I thanked him for his service..without asking, he told me he was an AA soldier that died in that war. I had tears..He then went on to re-assure me that..Don’t worry about what;s going on in the world…we’re in this together…gave me a hug…It was so unreal. Felt like he just lifted such huge rock off my shoulders…humanity at it;s best..coming from a complete stranger…

    So yes! Chips Birthday for me ended on a high note:-)

    • August 14, 2014 at 1:29 pm


      • 9 kasai
        August 14, 2014 at 1:32 pm

        I shared this story…because it’s unusual living in the reddest county of CA..near Murietta, where folks don’t even notice you let alone say Hi….Thank you (((Prettyfoot))

        • 10 MadameSoph
          August 14, 2014 at 4:00 pm

          Wow! When those nuts were protesting those kids, my friends and I were thinking how they were embarrassing and bringing shame to the rest of the state. I just looked up Riverside County stats. Yikes! Here’s hoping that more people like the man you ran into will move into the area in the coming years.

          • 11 kasai
            August 14, 2014 at 4:08 pm

            I hope so…Never ever did I expect this from this elderly white man…Bless his heart, the story he shared just touched me..and the necklace he wore given to him by his best friend…I could tell he was so proud to wear it…that’s when I teared up…

    • 12 daisydem
      August 14, 2014 at 1:32 pm

      I left a comment to you on previous post but will repeat here kasai. How lovely and touchingly special this encounter. There is such good humanity in the world and it is a shame that the bad sometimes overshadows it. Thank you for sharing this goodness with us.

    • 14 sjterrid
      August 14, 2014 at 1:48 pm

      Thank you for sharing this story, Kasai. I’m so glad that this encounter was able to lift your spirits.

    • 17 Betsy
      August 14, 2014 at 1:51 pm

      That’s awesome! Consider yourself hugged by this 59yr old white lady too.

      • 18 kasai
        August 14, 2014 at 1:55 pm

        ((Betsy)) back at you..

        • 19 HZ
          August 14, 2014 at 2:30 pm

          Kasai, I left you a comment on the last thread.{{{{{{{{{{{Loving and understanding the reddest city situation}}}}}}}}}}}}}. I have the exact setting. I keep close to my inner peace which provides me a calmness to not holler and say some words that would not give honor to my precious mother and myself plus taint my loving brother’s work. I walk carefully, but my fervid personality will move when my spirit is on the overload. Just can take so much. I am grateful for the balance, though. Mother’s sweet, sweet reminders to me daily through her spirit.

          {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{ You take good care of yourself, Kasai, okay}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}HZ

          • 20 kasai
            August 14, 2014 at 2:34 pm

            I will dear HZ…I will work harder to surround myself with happy thoughts…regardless of my environment..I am thankful for your kind words…You lift me up every time…I am truly grateful to be able to read your wonderful words of wisdom.
            Thank you so much…Love you (((((HZ)))

    • 21 MadameSoph
      August 14, 2014 at 3:53 pm

      I left this on the other thread…

      Oh Kasai! I posted last night that I was thinking and praying for you (just in case you were lurking). I read your post about having a heavy heart and worrying about your son. Now my own heart is lifted because of your experience! I feel like this encounter you had was not just an answer to your prayers, but mine and others here as well! Thank you so much for taking the time to share this. This time I’m feeling a lump in my throat as well, but it’s a good lump! 🙂

    • August 14, 2014 at 6:32 pm

      Kasai, thank you for this beautiful, moving gift. This story means the world to me. Profound and inspiring. Your spirit beauty and wisdom enrich this TOD community and the wide world through your presence and words. I hope all your goodness comes back to you multiplied.

      • 23 kasai
        August 14, 2014 at 7:58 pm

        Thank you kindly Nancie:-) you’re an angel, Your kind heart is what gives me hope to march on..
        Much Love.

  3. August 14, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    President is on top of this, police chief …not so much!

  4. 26 Don
    August 14, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    I thought President Obama made a statement when not more than two days after Mike Brown was executed you had the Justice Department and the FBI already in Ferguson. Sometimes it’s not what President Obama says as much as it matters what President Obama does. You name me which President that has moved this fast after the killing of a black child.

  5. 27 hopefruit2
    August 14, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    BOOM, and there you have it. A president who’s more about getting things DONE, rather than flexing his slactivist muscle with ineffective yells and rants…

    • 28 Nena20409
      August 14, 2014 at 1:36 pm

      Yep. Action speaks LOUDER than words.

    • 29 amk for obama
      August 14, 2014 at 1:46 pm

      yup. that’s why I lose patience with some here.

    • August 14, 2014 at 2:05 pm

      Totally agree. If the President would yell and rant, it would ESCALATE the situation. The objective is to DE-escalate the situation.

      What the President says and HOW he says it is very important. He talked, AS ALWAYS, in a responsible way. He condemned what had to be condemned, but in a way that was dignified and calm.

  6. 31 GGail
    August 14, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Good West Coast morning Chipsticks & TOD family.

    Thanks for the video – I have a moment now to listen to it.

    Chips, I hope you had a GRAND time for your birthday yesterday. It was lovely to see so many people give you recognition yesterday on TOD. It just warmed my heart that you are soooo loved and respected! 🙂

  7. 40 nospin
    August 14, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Ezra Klein is that you?

    • August 14, 2014 at 1:54 pm

      Just before the President’s statement, Major Garret , in his intro, talked about the problem of the militarization of the police. When you lose even the right wing pundits…

  8. August 14, 2014 at 1:29 pm

  9. 43 hopefruit2
    August 14, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    • 44 GGail
      August 14, 2014 at 1:36 pm

      Hahahahaha! I’m looking forward to hearing what PBO & Holder said.

    • 45 Don
      August 14, 2014 at 1:36 pm

      That pretty much summed up what he said, the only difference is that he said it in a Harvard accent.

    • 48 nospin
      August 14, 2014 at 1:37 pm

      which is unfortunate because POTUS is only here for 2 more years. What happens after that if we don’t address and work toward resolving these issues now?

    • 54 Vicki
      August 14, 2014 at 1:38 pm

      Good for PBO and AG Holder. This behavior by police dressed up as SWAT teams has to end immediately.

    • 55 Nena20409
      August 14, 2014 at 1:51 pm

      Those Two are Doing their Job……24/7.

      I can comfortably say that had it not been PBO and AG Holder…….would Gov Nixon have been able to see the light? Thank goodness that the Gov in MO is a Dem…….I am not excusing his blunders since Saturday. Now imagine had this been in states like; FL, PA, OH, MI, WI, AZ, OK, etc….. where these rightie Govs would rather flame than seek solutions…….a near catastrophic condition would be at hand.

  10. August 14, 2014 at 1:38 pm

  11. 57 sabreen60
    August 14, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Sometimes I would like to smack some folks on Twitter. This idiot, “Professor” Anthea Butler is calling for President Obama (in a most disrespectful manner) to go Ferguson. I tweeted back, yeah just what Ferguson needs – hundreds of Secret Service and additional police to protect the President. As LL said, the blacker than thou crowd has blocked him. These people want President Obama to pull out a can of whoop ass. The madness never stops.

    • August 14, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    • 63 Don
      August 14, 2014 at 1:46 pm

      I saw her ass on twitter yesterday with her bullshit. Before President Obama got elected I never heard of any of these people. I wonder what the fuck these people are going to do after President Obama leaves office. I know one thing; if Hillary gets elected she ain’t going to have a damn thing to do with any of them.

    • 64 nospin
      August 14, 2014 at 1:51 pm

      sabreen60 – most of us know that it shouldn’t take POTUS to step in and do the right thing in Ferguson. So Anthea can go away.

      All I know is that the conversation between POTUS and Nixon must have been a doozy. Pretty sure Nixon got ripped a new hole and he will have problems sitting down for a loooonnnggg time.

      Can you imagine POTUS looking at the paper and seeing the US on the front pages of the global news, being compared to third world countries and knowing that the folks in Ferguson were getting tips from the people in Gaza on how to deal with tear gas?

      smdh! Daddy can never leave home without some fool showing his a*s to the neighbors and embarrassing him.

      • 65 elo4obama/biden
        August 14, 2014 at 6:16 pm

        Hahahahah! In this case nospin, Daddy didn’t even leave home! This crazy haired ProfB got some nerve though mocking our President’s calmness in the face of BS and tragedy, disrespect and flippin world on fire with issues every single day!

        Wooo! Just give us 2 more years Mr. President and then these fools will really be missin you and your hard earned calm and steadfastness.
        Bless you and your administration plus their families. You have given much and demanded much from others. I’m even a better citizen, doing my best to get up to speed on some serious issues and we ALL could use refreshers in government 101.

      • August 14, 2014 at 6:51 pm

        You ain’t never lied. I thought of all he has to contend with- Gaza, Iraq, Liberia, Sudan, Ukraine/Russia- just an explosion of upheavals, and now this at home. How the hell can he be secured while the town needs securing from the invaders? Some people need to STFU and get a brain cell.

  12. 67 Nena20409
    August 14, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    The Final Nail in that Coffin, MTP

    Happened on 8-14-14

    • 68 Jeff
      August 14, 2014 at 1:43 pm

      I’d sooner watch David Gregory.

    • 69 dotster3
      August 14, 2014 at 1:43 pm

      Stupid decision—–he is so unqualified to host anything. Guess I can continue to not watch.

    • 70 Don
      August 14, 2014 at 1:55 pm

      I’m starting to think that MSNBC is setting Chuck Todd up. Does anyone believe that this clown is the best that MSNBC could find to host “MTP?”

      • 71 vcprezofan2
        August 14, 2014 at 5:19 pm

        Someone apparently did ….on Monday last {Don’t kill the 1st responder – 😉 }

        ‘Based on the staff that they already have, NBC’s choice of Chuck Todd to host Meet the Press makes perfect sense. He will modestly improve the show for the simple reason that he actually has a better understanding of politics than David Gregory. However, I don’t think he’ll make the show “must-see” television. Maybe he will surprise me, but I expect it will just accelerate a drift I have seen from Todd over recent years away from solid analysis into more of a dispassionate “objective” perspective that really adds very little to the debate. Considering the condition of American politics at the moment, we could use someone like Norm Ornstein as a host. Chuck Todd isn’t going to call crazy “crazy,” and that’s a problem.


  13. 72 dotster3
    August 14, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    OT, but like this cool pic

  14. 75 Nena20409
    August 14, 2014 at 1:43 pm
    • 76 Vicki
      August 14, 2014 at 1:47 pm

      Very weak, you asshole. Michael Brown was an unarmed 18 year old.
      You, sir, need to lose your badge, your gun and your job.

      • 77 Don
        August 14, 2014 at 1:51 pm

        Vicki, their days are numbered. Like most out of control police forces, the Feds will step in and monitor their every move for the next 18 to 24 months.

        • 78 nospin
          August 14, 2014 at 1:57 pm

          ” the Feds will step in and monitor their every move for the next 18 to 24 months.”

          it is a beautiful thing Don and so well deserved. Please thank you wife for this birthday gift.

    • 79 nospin
      August 14, 2014 at 2:00 pm

      look at his facial expression. He really believes it and this is why they should all go.

    • 80 derbingleguy
      August 14, 2014 at 2:00 pm

      Moron. The deadly force came from the Ferguson police.

  15. 81 Nena20409
    August 14, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    This is true of just about every Police Community since 9-11-01.
    Ferguson, MO is one of Many, unfortunately.

    • 82 derbingleguy
      August 14, 2014 at 1:58 pm

      If you want to know why the situation escalated look no further than this picture.

      • 83 Nena20409
        August 14, 2014 at 2:03 pm

        They escalated it. They shot the cans containing tear-gas and the rubber bullets.

        Folks were ignoring them and protesting. They used the dark……Night-fall…..to disguise their attacks on people who were minding their business.

        • 84 derbingleguy
          August 14, 2014 at 2:26 pm

          I have no doubt they wanted to provoke the protestors into a violent response so they could really test out some of their hardware. .

  16. 85 amk for obama
    August 14, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    President Barack Obama has paid tribute to US forces for an operation in northern Iraq that helped “break a siege” and rescue tens of thousands of displaced people.

    Mr Obama said the situation on Mount Sinjar had greatly improved.

    Many of those displaced had now left the mountain and further rescue operations were not envisaged, he said.

    However, Mr Obama said the US would continue carrying out air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants.


  17. 88 Linda
    August 14, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Wolf just asked if the FBI and DOJ investigations will be separate.

    Jeffery Toobin says no,,,,they are really one in the same.

    Huh ? I thought the FBI reports to the NIA..and the DOJ reports to our President.

  18. 90 kasai
    August 14, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Love John Legend….He’s trending worldwide:-)

  19. 92 hopefruit2
    August 14, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    WOW…this country has people who have some serious Daddy issues..

    If someone gets a hangnail they run to Twitter to express the need to see PBO go full shaft in concern for their stupid hangnail or else nothing else will matter….

  20. 97 hopefruit2
    August 14, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Where is our Nerdy? Hope she’s just on vacay/break/busy but well otherwise. 🙂

  21. 98 nospin
    August 14, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    US DOJ getting it done.

    All 36 Charged Aryan Brotherhood of Texas Members and Associates Have Pleaded Guilty to Federal Racketeering Charges in Southern District of Texas

    73 Convicted Across Five Federal Districts, Including All Five Active ABT Generals, Effectively Dismantling Organization


  22. 99 dotster3
    August 14, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Also OT—–looking for good stuff—–Chgo cheering on the Little League team, Jackie Robinson West, which plays in the LL World Series this afternoon. Saw Chgo Cubs players were wearing “Cubs heart JRW” tshirts today.

  23. 100 kasai
    August 14, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    I see why John Legend is trending in S. Africa…
    He gave IBNews a smackdown…Wow!

  24. 107 mtsarafui
    August 14, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    For the many who have been expressing opinions critical of over events in Iraq, and fear of US military role in Iraq expanding out of control, todays announcements made them look stupid (Rachel Maddow looking at you).

  25. 109 Nena20409
    August 14, 2014 at 2:09 pm
  26. 110 mtsarafui
    August 14, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Replacing all the local police from Ferguson with state/federal by Gov Nixon, together with the Presidents remarks today was excellent. I hope the polic chief resigns in shame or shamed into resigning his post.

    • 111 jacquelineoboomer
      August 14, 2014 at 2:49 pm

      Those kind of police chiefs don’t ever resign … usually they’re asked to resign before being fired, but most times that’s all hush hush, too. Then they turn into bitter old crusty former police chiefs. This guy definitely needs to go. Friday’s always a good day to receive a “pink slip,” and be escorted out.

  27. 112 Nena20409
    August 14, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    1001% in agreement with this reporter.

  28. 113 Nena20409
    August 14, 2014 at 2:22 pm

  29. 115 Nena20409
    August 14, 2014 at 2:28 pm


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