Lesley McSpadden, the mother of Michael Brown, stands by her son’s coffin during his funeral at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St Louis. (Richard Perry/Pool photo via European Pressphoto Association) (Source)
Monday, August 25, 2014
Saturday, August 23, 2014
A St Louis County police officer working in Ferguson, Missouri in the aftermath of Michael Brown's shooting death has been suspended from duty after disturbing video emerged of him referring to black people as 'little perverts' and President Obama as an illegal immigrant.
Officer Dan Page, who was caught live on CNN News earlier this week pushing the network's anchor Don Lemon and threatening to arrest him, made the hate-filled speech in April of this year during an Oath Keepers of St Louis/St Charles meeting.
His offensive remarks weren't limited to black people - he also had vitriol to spew about Muslims, women who have abortions, gay people and people who suffer domestic violence. (Source)Hat tip to Bossip.com for this story.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
On Tuesday, two officers from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police shot and killed 25-year-old Kajieme Powell, less than four miles from where police shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown not quite two weeks ago. Powell was suspected of shoplifting. On Wednesday, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department released video—cell phone footage recorded by an eyewitness—of the fatal encounter. Be warned, the footage is graphic. (SOURCE)
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Monday, August 18, 2014
As Prosecuting Attorney, [Robert P.] McCulloch not only prosecutes criminals but he fights to protect the citizens of St. Louis County and Missouri. Recognizing that criminals released from prison too early by the Parole Board commit many violent crimes, Mr. McCulloch led the effort to keep criminals in jail and stop them from becoming "repeat offenders." Mr. McCulloch initiated and successfully fought for Missouri's Truth in Sentencing Statute that prohibits parole for violent criminals until they have served at least 85% of their sentence.
Mr. McCulloch has been the Prosecuting Attorney of St. Louis County since January 1991. After serving for one year as a law clerk for the Honorable Joseph G. Stewart of The Missouri Court of Appeals, he served as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney from 1978 to 1985. He was in private practice from 1985 until his election in 1990.
Mr. McCulloch is past president of the Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys. He serves on the Board of Directors of the National District Attorneys Association, a member of the Metropolitan Committee and Chairman of the National District Attorneys Association NAC oversight committee. Mr. McCulloch is also on the Advisory Board of LAAW, the Childrens Advocacy Center and several other victims' rights organizations.I learned some additional interesting facts about the St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert P. McCulloch while listening to The Tom Joyner Morning show three days ago. McCulloch's father, who was a police officer, was allegedly killed by a Black suspect while in the line of duty. McCulloch is an extremely "pro-cop" prosecutor who has repeatedly failed to bring charges or indictments against any cop who has used excessive force in his jurisdiction.
The prosecutor heading the Michael Brown investigation has a perception problem: When it comes to his impartiality, the jury is still out.
Overseeing possible charges in the shooting death of the unarmed teen falls on St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert P. McCulloch, a Missouri native whose police officer father was killed in the line of duty when McCulloch was 12.
McCulloch's mother, brother, uncle and cousin also worked for the St. Louis police department. Those close family ties to the police — and a bellwether decision 14 years ago not to prosecute two cops who shot and killed two suspects in a drug bust — have raised doubts about his objectivity in deciding whether Ferguson, Missouri, officer Darren Wilson should be prosecuted for the Aug. 9 killing of Brown, 18.
Robert P. McCulloch should recuse himself immediately from the prosecution and investigation into the murder of unarmed Mike Brown by Darren Wilson. And if he doesn't, then the MO State Attorney General should take over the prosecution.
If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding the indictment of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the murder of unarmed teen, Mike Brown on, please contact Chief Prosecutor Robert P. McCulloch at telephone # (314)615-2600 or email email@example.com.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Monday, August 11, 2014
Amid growing calls for justice, Internet and social media users are seeking answers as to why a black teenager was shot and killed by police near St. Louis on Saturday afternoon. The victim, who was reportedly unarmed, is being identified on social media as Michael Brown, 18, a recent high school graduate.
Authorities confirmed Brown was shot by police in Ferguson, Missouri, a predominately African-American suburb of St. Louis. Few details of the shooting are currently known, but Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson told the AP a second person involved in the altercation is being questioned. As of yet, the person has not been arrested or charged.
Following news of the shooting, calls for justice spread quickly throughout the Internet on Saturday and continued into Sunday when Brown’s name trended on Twitter for several hours, along with hashtags such as #JusticeForMike. Several “Justice for Mike” pages popped up on Facebook as well, with one page amassing several hundred “likes” per hour as of Sunday afternoon. Another Facebook page had attracted nearly 4,000 likes before it was removed without explanation Sunday....
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Brown was a 2014 graduate of Normandy High School and was scheduled to begin classes on Monday at Vatterott College career training institute. Shortly after the shooting, hundreds of outraged Ferguson residents spilled out of their apartments and confronted local authorities, shouting obscenities and threating comments like “kill the police.” About 100 protesters also gathered outside Ferguson police headquarters chanting, “No Justice! No Peace!” the Post-Dispatch reported.
UPDATE: Ferguson, Missouri, police said Sunday a black youth shot to death Saturday struggled with an officer inside a car, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. He was then shot multiple times as he ran away. The Justice Department said attorneys in its civil rights division would monitor the case. (Source)