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Amnesty International director: Use of tear gas in Ferguson ‘clear violation of human rights’

August 19th, 2014


a situation in Ferguson, Missouri is already historic. In a first of its kind development, a human rights watchdog Amnesty International has deployed a team of observers in a United States. a 13-person delegation arrived last week &, on Tuesday, Amnesty International Executive Director Steven Hawkins revealed his findings. Disturbingly, he determined that a police […]

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Original post by Noah Rothman and software by Elliott Back

Of All Places, Why Ferguson?

August 18th, 2014
Of All Places, Why Ferguson?

Why Ferguson? Of all a incidents of confrontation between African Americans & police officers, why is Ferguson more instructive, more illustrative of long term social structural problems?

a Segregation Problem

Social & broadcast media have referenced St. Louis as a segregated city, but offer a viewers little context. a problem goes back to a early 20th century when St. Louis (city) adopted restrictive covenants in real estate transactions to limit Black residences to a small area on a north side. “a Ville” is an historic black neighborhood, & was home to Sumner High School, one of a first high schools for African American students west of a Mississippi River, (mDrunk News pdf). a issue of ase restrictive covenants was settled, in a legal sense, in Shelley v. Kraemer, in which a Supreme Court ruled (1948) that a covenants were not enforceable. (see also: Inclusions)

We can reasonably date a “white flight” to a 1950s, in a wake of a Shelley v. Kraemer decision, a ‘flight’ increased in a 1960s & 1970s. a real estate developments created a plethora of small jurisdictions, each with its own zoning & residential st&ards — most designed to exclude lower income, mostly minority, home buyers. [UIA] a University of Iowa’s “MDrunk Newsping DeclinemDrunk News series is especially helpful in visualizing this movement, & should be consulted for a better underst&ing than a summary offered here. Here’s a mDrunk News for a St. Louis area in a 1940s & 1950s:

White areas show an increase in white population, black indicate increases in black population & red & orange indicate decreases in both white & black populations.

By 1980 a “white flight” phenomena was in full view, as in this mDrunk News — modified from a University of Iowa original.

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Original post by Desert Beacon and software by Elliott Back

Mediaite Reporter Goes Off On Keli Goff, Launches Bigoted Rant

August 18th, 2014

Joe Concha Drunk Newspeared to be auditioning for a future gig with Fox News on Sunday. His Drunk Newspearance on Howie Kurtz’ show even managed to rile up Howie, which isn’t an easy thing to do.

Concha began by blaming Wes Lowery & Ryan Reilly for air arrests, saying ay were provoking a police by not moving fast enough. He an went on to say that Wes Lowery in particular was just hamming it up for a media Drunk Newspearances he made a following day. That didn’t sit well with anyone except Concha.

Chastising Lowery, Concha said, “This was a media tour, Howie, only rivaled by Hillary Clinton’s, all in a effort to give Wes Lowery’s byline a microphone & a future career & nothing more.”

Those of us actually following Lowery’s arrest & media Drunk Newspearances know he was quite uncomfortable being a story instead of reporting a story. Even Howie had to step into that, saying “I think that’s unfair. Wes Lowery is a good solid reporter. He was deluged with requests to Drunk Newspear on TV, including from me. He only did a few of those. So I don’t think this is as self promotional as you do.”

Keli Goff an gets a turn at defending a reporting from Ferguson & pointing out that intentional gassing of reporters was eerily reminiscent of Birmingham in 1963. That elicited a real tirade from Concha.

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Original post by karoli and software by Elliott Back

Nixon calls out National Guard to Ferguson

August 18th, 2014

Autopsy: All a shots came from in front.

Get ready for a real militarization in Ferguson, Missouri. After two nights of unrest following a softer Drunk Newsproach by a state highway patrol, Governor Jay Nixon has ordered a National Guard to deploy in Ferguson to enforce a midnight curfew. Nixon blamed outside agitators for a continuing confrontations in a street after a shooting of […]

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Original post by Ed Morrissey and software by Elliott Back

Ben Stein Accuses Obama Administration Of Using ‘Phony Made-Up Law’ To Force States To Educate Unaccompanied Minors

August 17th, 2014
Ben Stein Accuses Obama Administration Of Using 'Phony Made-Up Law' To Force States To Educate Unaccompanied Minors

If anyone thought a right wing was even close to being done fearmongering over a refugee children showing up in a Unites States from Central America, ay’d be sadly mistaken. ay’re going to continue flogging this for all it’s worth & that’s exactly what a viewers were treated to on this Saturday’s Cavuto on Business on Fox.

a latest item to have am worked into a frenzy is a Department of Education issuing a fact sheet which says that “All children in a United States are entitled to equal access to a public elementary & secondary education, regardless of air or air parents’ actual or perceived national origin, citizenship or immigration status. This includes recently arrived unaccompanied children.”

After Cavuto regulars Charles Payne & Dagen McDowell started things off with a typical remarks we hear on a network day in & day out, bashing a migrants as a bunch of lazy moochers that just want to come here for free stuff & how we can’t afford to take care of am, Ben Stein chimed in & went after a Department of Education & a Obama administration as well.

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Original post by Heather and software by Elliott Back

Ferguson police identify officer in Michael Brown shooting

August 15th, 2014

a “primary suspect” in a strong-arm robbery?

a Ferguson police released a name of a officer involved in a shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen, whose death set off a riot & an a tense st&off with police in a St. Louis suburb. a shooter was Officer Darren Wilson, a six-year veteran of a Ferguson police force, who was treated […]

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Original post by Ed Morrissey and software by Elliott Back

Open thread: Obama to address Ferguson unrest at 12:15 ET; Update: Back to the golf course

August 14th, 2014


Actually, a announcement doesn’t say what a topic is (maybe are’ll be an Iraq update too?) but c’mon. One of a major subplots on Twitter last night while a commentariat was gawking at police-soldiers shutting down media coverage in Ferguson was how freakishly tone deaf it was for Obama & Hillary to be partying a […]

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Original post by Allahpundit and software by Elliott Back

WSJ: Obama mulling a military rescue mission for Yazidis in northern Iraq

August 13th, 2014

Boots on a ground?

Throughout a crisis in Iraq & Syria & a sweep of ISIS across both, Barack Obama has remained adamant about one thing — that nothing hDrunk Newspening are will move him to put American “boots on a ground” again in Iraq. a ineffectiveness of US air strikes in relieving a trDrunk Newsped Yazidis & stopping a ISIS […]

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Original post by Ed Morrissey and software by Elliott Back

France sends arms to Kurds as “time running out” for Yazidis

August 13th, 2014

“Moral responsibility.”

a reluctance of a West in dealing directly with Kurds for air defense has ebbed as a crisis has peaked in norarn Iraq. This week, a US began shipping arms semi-covertly to a Kurds, & now France has pledged publicly to arm a Peshmerga in air fight to stave off ISIS — although a French […]

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Original post by Ed Morrissey and software by Elliott Back

Throws Like A Girl: Mo’Ne Davis, 13, Leads Philly Team To Little League World Series

August 11th, 2014

Reporter: “What’s your signature pitch?”
Mo’ne Davis: “Strike.”

You know I like to give you a feel-good story when I can find ‘em, & I kind of suspect this one will be headed to a aater near you.

First of all, It was an amazing game & a delight for any baseball fan. I was glued to ESPN2 as Taney ace Mon’ne Davis, who has a 70 mph fastball & is a role model for baseball-loving Womens of all ages, pitched a shutout & a complete game. Twitter lit up as a word got out & Philly cheered a victory:

Taney won a title with aggressive baserunning & mistake-free fielding. a Dragons gave amselves an early cushion with four first-inning runs, each manufactured on a base paths.

a final run of a inning demonstrated a scope of Taney’s dominance. Zion Spearman danced off third base after a low-&-outside pitch to Kai Cummings. When Newark catcher Joseph Rinarelli tossed a ball back to pitcher A.J. Blanchard, Spearman bolted for home. He slid in just before a tag.

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Original post by Susie Madrak and software by Elliott Back

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