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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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXhtvd0o2Fw

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.

Some additional links and information (may be added to later):
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/12/31/32-officers-killed-by-gunfire-nationwide-last-year-lowest-since-1887/
http://www.businessinsider.com/missouri-state-senator-gassed-while-protesting-in-ferguson-2014-8
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**** the police
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**** the police

Try to keep this stuff out of here. Trying to keep this a serious thread.
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Rest in Peace, Troy Davis and Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis and Eric Garner and Mike Brown
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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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Try to keep this stuff out of here. Trying to keep this a serious thread.


considering he's from iceland, his sentiment towards american police is probably 100% serious.
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Live stream added to the OP.
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https://vine.co/v/MYdrMdbVwWP

This is happening right now. Protests today were for the most part peaceful.
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Rest in Peace, Troy Davis and Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis and Eric Garner and Mike Brown
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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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Try to keep this stuff out of here. Trying to keep this a serious thread.

i'm serious
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i kinda wish we all had a penis and vagina instead of buttholes

i mean no offense to buttholes and poop or anything

Rest in Peace, Troy Davis and Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis and Eric Garner and Mike Brown
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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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I do not know how to express my feelings toward this. But I have lots of feelings toward this.
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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


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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i kinda wish we all had a penis and vagina instead of buttholes

i mean no offense to buttholes and poop or anything

Rest in Peace, Troy Davis and Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis and Eric Garner and Mike Brown
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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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Police are forcing reporters to turn off their cameras.
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Rest in Peace, Troy Davis and Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis and Eric Garner and Mike Brown
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but the higher likelihood of a white person having contraband is pretty noteworthy.

*white person being pulled over

Also, the fact that there are almost 450 more black people than white in the sample set makes it pretty unsurprising to see a difference of 2 in 5 people. Now if it were something like only 1 in 10 black people having contraband as opposed to white then it might be more convincing, but I see no conclusions to be made solely from the contraband stats.
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*white person being pulled over

Also, the fact that there are almost 450 more black people than white in the sample set makes it pretty unsurprising to see a difference of 2 in 5 people. Now if it were something like only 1 in 10 black people having contraband as opposed to white then it might be more convincing, but I see no conclusions to be made solely from the contraband stats.


i feel like that point of that stat was to demonstrate that the profiling is cannot be justified with a 'success' rate.
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yea shit is pretty turbulent in st. louis. businesses around the st. louis area being looted, protesters getting shot, people breaking out in violence.

edit: the protesters that got shot pulled a gun out at police, but still its kind of crazy
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MSNBC is broadcasting footage. People retreating and still being fired on.
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"We cannot guarantee your safety. We will not be answering 911 calls" from that twitter, jesus
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Wanted to post a nice thing.



David Carson: "#Ferguson some great people gave me shelter in their house, gave me water, love these guys"
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i kinda wish we all had a penis and vagina instead of buttholes

i mean no offense to buttholes and poop or anything

Rest in Peace, Troy Davis and Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis and Eric Garner and Mike Brown
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also lolmnt they tear gassed them because some people started to throw shit at the cops
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also lolmnt they tear gassed them because some people started to throw shit at the cops

One person threw something. It hit a truck. The crowd did not react to it.
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i mean no offense to buttholes and poop or anything

Rest in Peace, Troy Davis and Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis and Eric Garner and Mike Brown
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yea unfortunately thats all it takes
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i kinda wish we all had a penis and vagina instead of buttholes

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Rest in Peace, Troy Davis and Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis and Eric Garner and Mike Brown
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yea unfortunately thats all it takes

I'm reading police officers talk about how much of an overreaction this is.
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i mean no offense to buttholes and poop or anything

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its really ridiculous that people are angry they wont release the officers name

if they did then there would be man hunts for him
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its about to go down
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This is down. It's just a recording of what's happened.
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Make sure you get the right livestream, guys. One's just a recorded video.

Oh sorry, deleted although it shows attacks on the entirely peaceful crowd starting around 8:30
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oh dammit thanks lol
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