Ferguson: A Community Stands Up For Its Rights




116 Responses to “Ferguson: A Community Stands Up For Its Rights”

  1. August 21, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    • 15 Nena20409
      August 21, 2014 at 7:25 pm

      I don’t see this as a Failure as the press has been reporting it. US had intel. They went to execute it. The Terrorists have moved out the captured reporters. Our special Ops got a few bad terrorists and one of ours was hurt. Our guys then left. That was the mission.

      I would rather our guys try than not. The lives of our special Ops were in danger. I am so proud of them. The media can go straight to Blazes.

      • August 21, 2014 at 7:42 pm

        Only the dipshits in the media are calling it a ‘failed’ mission: If you watched SOD Hagel & JCOS Hagel at their press conference today….the both referred to it as flawless. The sad irony of it all is the media was about to publish details of the attempted rescue which prompted the DOD to put out an account before god knows what OpSec details the scribes would have disclosed. By forcing an acknowledgement by the DOD the media themselves risked the lives of the other journalists still being held captive.

  2. August 21, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    We were just notified that there will be a protest against Ferguson Police here in downtown Phoenix today at 5 p.m. So glad.

    • 18 desertflower
      August 21, 2014 at 7:25 pm

      Really? At almost 4:30 in the afternoon? Wow. Glad they’re doing that but a little forethought might have been nice…we’ve known about this murder since August 9 for goodness sakes…Who notified you, Jackie?

      • August 21, 2014 at 7:33 pm

        Well, there may have been more notice by news agencies, but my building, the Bank of America Tower, sent an email to the tenants.

        • August 21, 2014 at 7:35 pm

          Here is another notice: An “Anti Police March” is scheduled Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. located at Civic Space Park, 424 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ. At this time, organizers have not disclosed whether or not they plan to march.

        • 21 desertflower
          August 21, 2014 at 7:37 pm

          Thanks for the info, Jackie. Glad they’re doing this

  3. August 21, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    If you thought Bibi wasn’t opportunistic enough…..the depth of how low he will go has no bounds

  4. August 21, 2014 at 7:31 pm

  5. August 21, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    (Reuters) – A Rolex watch that belonged to Dwight D. Eisenhower and a cane used by Franklin Delano Roosevelt will be among hundreds of U.S. presidential artifacts to be auctioned off in Boston next month, an organizer said on Wednesday. The 420 items, which also include a pair of Abraham Lincoln’s eyeglasses, will go on sale at an auction at Boston’s Omni Parker House hotel on Sept. 17-18, said Bobby Livingston, executive vice president of RR Auction.

    The artifacts come from the collection of Raleigh DeGeer Amyx, a former messenger for FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, who started befriending former White House employees such as maids, butlers, groundskeepers, Secret Service agents and valets in the early 1980s, Livingston said. “If Raleigh didn’t purchase them, curate them and take care of them, they would have been lost,” he said.

    Among the most prized items in the collection is a watch given to Eisenhower by the Swiss watchmaker Rolex in gratitude for his role in saving Europe from the Nazis during World War Two, Livingston said. The gold-colored watch, with Eisenhower’s initials engraved on the back, is believed to be the most valuable Rolex in private hands, Livingston said, and is expected to fetch more than $1 million. Eisenhower gave the watch to John Moaney, an Army sergeant who was his valet for nearly 30 years after being assigned to him in wartime London in 1942, as a token of his appreciation, RR Auction said in a statement. The two became close personal friends….continued

  6. 34 Dudette
    August 21, 2014 at 7:34 pm

  7. 41 Dudette
    August 21, 2014 at 7:46 pm

  8. 44 MadameSoph
    August 21, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    Thanks NW. Love that first tweet! The Ferguson Coalition will be a powerful thing to witness.

  9. August 21, 2014 at 7:49 pm

  10. 64 globalcitizenlinda
    August 21, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    i have learned so many things about Mr. Robin Williams -beyond his gifts as an entertainer ;


    he was a very caring human being – military, unions, minorities, homeless population …… ;


    during the course of my life, I have heard of many different entertainers put all kinds of riders (aka demands) in their contracts;


    I have never heard of an entertainer who put such an explicit socio-justice rider in their contracts as this one Mr. Williams included ;

    https://twitter.com/AFSCME/status/502515521078562816 ;


    imagine if this kind of rider oriented towards socio-economic justice became the fashionable thing to do – what a difference it would make in the lives of so many;

    I would like to know other people who have this kind of rider so I could hold them up

    • August 21, 2014 at 8:01 pm

      Many people recall his work with the USO, but even in President Obama’s statement on his passing “… He gave his immeasurable talent freely and generously to those who needed it most – from our troops stationed abroad ***to the marginalized on our own streets*** The Obama family offers our condolences to Robin’s family, his friends, and everyone who found their voice and their verse thanks to Robin Williams.” ….he referenced his work with the homeless community.

    • 66 Dudette
      August 21, 2014 at 8:03 pm

      Robin was an amazing human being. His work with and for the homeless and his art has touched millions of lives. His legacy will endure for generations.

  11. 69 Dudette
    August 21, 2014 at 7:55 pm

  12. 70 Dudette
    August 21, 2014 at 7:56 pm

  13. 73 Nena20409
    August 21, 2014 at 8:00 pm

  14. 74 MadameSoph
    August 21, 2014 at 8:03 pm


    You have probably seen this already, but just wanted to share this with you in light of our recent TOD conversation:
    Very interesting talk by Leonard Nimoy on the origin of the Vulcan Salute:

    \\// (“live long and prosper”) 🙂

    • 75 Dudette
      August 21, 2014 at 8:22 pm

      Hi MadameSoph! Yes, I’d seen this video a while back. The episode where “Live Long and Prosper” greeting and salute were introduced, is one of my absolute favorites.

      Thank you for that splendid walk down memory lane! 😀

      \\// Peace and Long Life!

  15. 77 Nena20409
    August 21, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    • 78 Nena20409
      August 21, 2014 at 8:07 pm

      Question should be who is hiding him?
      Now over $135K has been raised for him. Someone that shot and killed another human being in broad day light? America, We Have a Huge Problem.

      • 79 99ts
        August 21, 2014 at 8:26 pm

        Like the fools who gave their money to Zimmerman – Darren Wilson is on leave with full pay – most contributing probably have much less than Wilson. How does he get the money? Who organized the fundraising?

        Fools and their money are soon parted has never been truer.

      • August 21, 2014 at 9:10 pm

        I reckon it’ll be more like $20 million needed just to post his bail, if the eff’er doesn’t show himself soon. The longer he hides, the worse it will be for him. I suppose he thinks we will all forget?

    • August 21, 2014 at 8:26 pm

      Probably in an undisclosed bunker with Dick Cheney or holed up in Russia with Snowden!

      • 82 99ts
        August 21, 2014 at 8:30 pm

        Snowden is probably asking him for advice – like how do you break the law and not get arrested – can you introduce me to your friends in the police

    • August 21, 2014 at 8:31 pm

      the FBI knows where he is…I’m sure of it.

      • 84 carolyn
        August 21, 2014 at 8:43 pm

        I’m not at all sympathetic to Wilson, but I have a feeling that money will go for lawyers. They’ll take it all. He’s going to have HUGE legal fees, whether he realizes that now or not.

    • August 21, 2014 at 9:05 pm

      Totally, utterly bizarre. If he wasn’t guilty as sin, he would be facing the world, right?

  16. August 21, 2014 at 8:13 pm


    Our Story:

    #OperationHelporHush is a new spin on old-school organizing. #OperationHelporHush grew organically on Twitter in the midst of the events occurring in Ferguson, MO following the death of Mike Brown. Twitter activists are responsible for the incredible coverage and attention in Ferguson and have shown the power and potential of social media to impact social change.

    Twitter activists were the first to bear witness to the events in Ferguson, MO and have replaced traditional media as the source of record for on-the-ground events.

    Social media can be noisy. And it is easy to hide, and be hidden, in the noise. #OperationHelporHush started as critics doubted the impact that Twitter activists could have to influence change and our response was, “So help…or just hush” — either contribute to the movement or be quiet.

    We are taking social media to the streets. We are a community on Twitter and we are a community in the streets. We can move the conversation and we can move work in the name of social good.

    What kind of America do we want to live in? This is us reclaiming our America. We are using social media for social good. Join us. #OperationHelporHush.

    • 87 Dudette
      August 21, 2014 at 8:27 pm

      Tears streaming down right now!

    • 88 99ts
      August 21, 2014 at 8:33 pm

      How wonderful is that!

    • 89 Vicki
      August 21, 2014 at 8:38 pm

      Beautiful! Also I predict a big future for Antonio French. If it has been mentioned before forgive me, but another thing he is doing is opening a store front office in Ferguson. The freguson residents won’t be standing alone anymore.

      • 90 Vicki
        August 21, 2014 at 8:41 pm

        Plus, Ferguson schools will be opened on Monday.

        • 91 carolyn
          August 21, 2014 at 8:47 pm

          Glad to hear they will open Monday, but also so proud of the Ferguson library for hosting tutoring this week! Libraries are truly a bastion of freedom and are a truly democratic organization. Which is why right wingers have tried to dismantle them.

          This summer I tutored in a free reading program in our local library. We had two sessions on Mondays, 6 & 7, and both were full. Working with children was a different experience from working with college age, and I loved it. GO LIBRARIES!

          • 92 CEB
            August 21, 2014 at 9:18 pm

            I am surprised that the Ferguson Gestapo did not storm the library; and yes, this is not snark. They will go into churches and quiet neighborhoods, so I would not have been surprised if they had stormed the library with the children and their teachers there.

  17. 93 Edwina
    August 21, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    This should get some attention, I tweeted it to Don Lemon

    Ferguson cop’s hour long anti-government, racist rant. Same cop shoved CNN reporter Don Lemon on air


  18. 94 99ts
    August 21, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    Regardless of what he is saying – I just adore Pierce’s ability to so aptly name those he discusses. By explaining the truth with humor, it becomes so much more real. This one – has me ROFL

    “Nevertheless, there seem to be a lot of people with the vapors over what is happening to poor Goodhair right there in the middle of his ophthalmological makeover.”


  19. 96 Dudette
    August 21, 2014 at 8:50 pm

  20. August 21, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Oh good Lord. I am trying to listen to this interview CH is doing with the Gov. Gov. Nixon is mumbling and bumbling and stammering all over the place. He is weak, cowardly……NOT impressed!

  21. August 21, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    NW, THANK YOU so much for all these tweets of resilience. This community needs HOPE. May they find strength in one another. BRAVO.

  22. 100 Dudette
    August 21, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    Haha! In this article, the sentence ALONE makes it worth spending a few seconds to read it! 🙂

  23. 101 globalcitizenlinda
    August 21, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    stuff comes across each of our TL that make you wonder about the world we live in and the kind of people we share it with;

    a tweet came through mine a few minutes ago in which someone was pointing out at least one self-identifying member of the Chicago PD has donated to Ferguson PD Wilson’s fund;

    there are a number of other ID of people who are not only donating $ but also including a message;

    if you are curious to see who these people are and their thoughts then search on twitter for a tweet by a person who uses the name “Just Me” and twitter handle ‏@Petapup1 . this person has collected a few of these messages and tries to highlight the message from the Chicago PD office;

    caution : most of the messages are unbelievably evil and show you what kind of person is financing wilson

  24. August 21, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    Libraries. Librarians. You’re welcome. 😎

  25. 104 Dudette
    August 21, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    Hey, if you’re in D.C., in the next 5 minutes, go outside, look up and wave! 🙂

  26. 105 Dudette
    August 21, 2014 at 9:08 pm

  27. August 21, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    In Stewie the Wonderpup news…

    He used to go to school every day in more flush times. But with the missus’ job situation—and the fact that our doggie daycare goddess did such a bangup job raising him that he can stay home all day by himself without destroying the place—we send him every couple of weeks so that he can run around and see his friends.

    He went a couple of weeks ago, and as usual played, er, studied hard. He played so hard that he split open one of his toenails.

    We didn’t think much of it, as he was caringly licking it and treating it. But on Tuesday we were out back, and I happened to look at his paw. The nail was basically hanging on by a thread, with his quick completely exposed.

    We took him to our super-vet yesterday morning. They drugged him up with Dilaudid, removed the nail, and dressed him. The poor guy was knocked out most of yesterday imagining pink elephants from the drugs.

    So he has a think bandage around his right front paw, which we’ve accentuated by encasing it in a plastic freezer bag so that it won’t get wet. But he handles it with such equanimity that it almost makes up for the times he craps on our kitchen floor.

  28. 107 Dudette
    August 21, 2014 at 9:11 pm

  29. August 21, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    I’m not supporting Anonymous but this photo must be seen:

    • 110 CEB
      August 21, 2014 at 9:29 pm

      The photos of the real citizens of Ferguson with their courage, resolve, love and pain are the real story of this American tragedy and travesty, but we will never see them on TV and in newspapers. Thank God, for tools of the internet that allow citizen journalist to tell the real story.
      Why is it that the love that A A people have their children and their community considered to be less than that of others; as if we are less human, that 3/4 percent of a human being that is in the Constitution? The only way to be so savagely objective about anyone is for one to tell himself that the despised is somehow not like me, is lesser, is not quite human.

    • August 21, 2014 at 9:42 pm

      That picture is mighty powerful.

  30. 112 amk for obama
    August 21, 2014 at 9:22 pm

  31. August 21, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Well, well…….

  32. August 21, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    The dude is a monster ….

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