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Old 08-13-2014, 10:02 PM   #1
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Following the shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black man, by police in Ferguson, Missouri, there has been some expected outrage. Things are absolutely intense in Ferguson, Missouri as I am typing this. Protests and outrage are currently underway and it is being responded by a completely militarized police force and SWAT teams including assault rifles and snipers. They are using their right of assembly, they are angry, they are mourning and are looking for accountability. (UPDATE: They are now using tear gas on the crowd and shit is hitting the fan again.) There were also several reports of police firing tear gas towards individuals protesting on their own personal properties.

For a thorough description of what is going on, I suggest reading this Twitter account. https://twitter.com/WesleyLowery He's a reporter for the Washington Post that's been on the scene for hours now. Earlier tonight, he was arrested and released. A really important Twitter feed to read. There have also been many other reports of journalists being harassed.

Some seriously reprehensible stuff going on there right now and more attention needs to be drawn to this incident. Please share these stories and information and help get some accountability for Michael Brown and the people of Ferguson.

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http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/12/3...est-since-1887/
http://www.businessinsider.com/miss...ferguson-2014-8
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Old 08-13-2014, 10:03 PM   #2
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Try to keep this stuff out of here. Trying to keep this a serious thread.
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Well... Shit's about to go down now. Police are gonna advance on protesters and broadcastors and journalists have been cleared out.
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considering he's from iceland, his sentiment towards american police is probably 100% serious.
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This is happening right now. Protests today were for the most part peaceful.
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Unfortunately, for many of the dumb and distant people who follow this from afar, aka most people, this only further dichotomizes the issue when it seriously deserves intelligent and focused discussion. The inflammatory use of pictures such as the police in the first one, pictures without context, and whatnot serve to facilitate that.
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Old 08-13-2014, 10:22 PM   #13
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Hold the phone, ladies and gents.

This is in response to the picture in the first post.

According to the 2010 US census Ferguson's demographics is comprised of

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As of the census of 2010[...] the racial makeup of the city was 29.3% White, 67.4% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.


By virtue of the fact that African Americans are the majority of the population in Ferguson, one can easily see how African Americans are arrested more then any other subset of the population.

I don't condone racial profiling and I think what happened is despicable but let's connect the dots before we light the torches and grab the pitch forks ok?
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This is in response to the picture in the first post.

According to the 2010 US census Ferguson's demographics is comprised of



By virtue of the fact that African Americans are the majority of the population in Ferguson, one can easily see how African Americans are arrested more then any other subset of the population.

I don't condone racial profiling and I think what happened is despicable but let's connect the dots before we light the torches and grab the pitch forks ok?


True, and that might explain the disproportionate amount of arrests, though it still doesn't preclude racial profiling, but the higher likelihood of a white person having contraband is pretty noteworthy.

It matches other national trends (as in trends throughout different places in the nation) of equal rates of offense but staggeringly disproportionate rates of search and arrest.
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For a thorough description of what is going on, I suggest reading this Twitter account. https://twitter.com/WesleyLowery He's a reporter for the Washington Post that's been on the scene for hours now. Earlier tonight, he was arrested and released. A really important Twitter feed to read. There have also been many other reports of journalists being harassed.

wow, this guy has some great coverage. Some pretty shocking stuff happening.
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Reports of residents getting teargassed and LRAD into their own homes. Exits being blocked off and protesters being trapped with incoming police forces.
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