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“Ferguson Has Happened Before. It Just Didn’t Get Tweeted”

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105 Responses to ““Ferguson Has Happened Before. It Just Didn’t Get Tweeted””


  1. August 13, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    So sad…unbelievable but you are right. It has happened before.

  2. 2 isonprize
    August 13, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    wow. RT @TallyAnnaE: People in #Gaza are tweeting information on how to handle tear gas to the citizens of #Ferguson. Mind blown. #MikeBrown— Imani ABL (@AngryBlackLady) August 14, 2014

  3. 3 isonprize
    August 13, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    “Ferguson Has Happened Before. It Just Didn’t Get Tweeted”

    #WEARETHEMEDIA

  4. 4 amk for obama
    August 13, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    that dashboard cam was spot on.

  5. August 13, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    • August 13, 2014 at 10:36 pm

      I honestly had my doubts until now LL, but this changes everything – Twitter forced/shamed the media to cover the story, without it, we might never even have heard about Michael Brown and what has happened since.

      • August 13, 2014 at 10:37 pm

        I was convinced during the Arab Spring.

      • August 13, 2014 at 10:50 pm

        You and LL are 100% right.

        The reason I love Twitter is its open nature — love its serendipity and spontaneity, and that everyone is more or less equal. Facebook and Apple are all about corporate greed with their closed gardens. Facebook tries to bypass the anonymous nature of the web, and Apple wants to tether consumers to their products.

        I’m probably the only person in TODville who has never purchased an Apple product (including the ubiquitous iPod).

        • 9 isonprize
          August 13, 2014 at 10:53 pm

          Nope, you AND me, Arapaho. No Apple stuff here — I just don’t like the interface. Droids make more sense to me…

  6. 10 amk for obama
    August 13, 2014 at 10:29 pm

  7. August 13, 2014 at 10:29 pm

  8. 14 Judith Fardig
    August 13, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    Hard to believe this isn’t the Jim Crow South. Stand down, policemen of Ferguson. Go hang your heads in shame!

  9. 15 amk for obama
    August 13, 2014 at 10:32 pm

  10. 16 nospin
    August 13, 2014 at 10:34 pm

  11. 18 amk for obama
    August 13, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    yup. pox news will start it and the msm will follow it.

  12. 19 Dudette
    August 13, 2014 at 10:36 pm

  13. August 13, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    Couple of things…

    1) #FergusonPD are idiots as well as bigots. The navel-gazing MSM is now OUTRAGED at the treatment of their reporters, so they will be a bulldog on this topic, thank heavens (think scandalabra squared).

    2) Counties usually have weak to non-existent governmental structure. They provide services (like building inspection, libraries, etc.) but no one has any authority — they might have an administrator, but that’s for budgeting purposes — a CPA ain’t gonna hold sway with FPD.

    Where the heck is @GovJayNixon — he’s a Dem, and he should have done something over the weekend.

    Think I’m gonna re-send the tweet I sent on Monday night.

  14. 21 Dudette
    August 13, 2014 at 10:37 pm

  15. 23 Dudette
    August 13, 2014 at 10:37 pm

  16. 25 Dudette
    August 13, 2014 at 10:38 pm

  17. 26 amk for obama
    August 13, 2014 at 10:38 pm

  18. August 13, 2014 at 10:39 pm

  19. August 13, 2014 at 10:39 pm

  20. 29 Dudette
    August 13, 2014 at 10:39 pm

  21. August 13, 2014 at 10:40 pm

  22. 34 Dudette
    August 13, 2014 at 10:40 pm

  23. 35 dotster3
    August 13, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    What in the world? This is nuts. Someone needs to do something—–out of control.

    http://twitpic.com/ea2knj

  24. 36 Dudette
    August 13, 2014 at 10:41 pm

  25. August 13, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    Unfreakinbelievable.

  26. August 13, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    Response to amk’s front page award-winning tweet:

  27. 40 Dudette
    August 13, 2014 at 10:43 pm

  28. August 13, 2014 at 10:44 pm

  29. 42 Dudette
    August 13, 2014 at 10:44 pm

  30. August 13, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    “We will not turn off our cameras” …

  31. 44 amk for obama
    August 13, 2014 at 10:45 pm

  32. 45 dotster3
    August 13, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    Post Dispatch reporter had to dart into a home—–it was getting too crazy and dangerous out there

  33. 46 Dudette
    August 13, 2014 at 10:45 pm

  34. 47 Nena20409
    August 13, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    Those tweeting and calling pres Obama Need to at least Learn from US History.
    United States of America…..in 50 states plus DC have a gov’t structure with Powers and In that structure are Governors, Legislatures, Mayors, AGs, City Council Members and County Officials.

    The Media in the 1960s and before were Not very helpful…..until the Cameras and the Visual became prominent.

    Whoever that is running this SWAT Militarized Ferguson Event will Not last long……No Town, City or State can stand idly by as the 49 states watch and the world watch with Us.

    The Constitution Guarantees The Citizens the Right to Peacefully protest against their government……..Period!

  35. August 13, 2014 at 10:46 pm

  36. 49 Dudette
    August 13, 2014 at 10:47 pm

  37. 50 Dudette
    August 13, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    • 51 Obama Grandmama
      August 13, 2014 at 11:44 pm

      After 9/11 when security from terrorists became a focal drive I was on a trip with a travel group in Europe. I saw military men dressed in khakis with Uzzis patrolling the airports and train stations doing sharp pivot turns while pointing their guns around corners. It was very unnerving and I remember thinking I had never witnessed something like that in the USA other than in the 60s. Fast forward to Ferguson.

  38. August 13, 2014 at 10:49 pm

  39. 56 dotster3
    August 13, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    This is some of what caused reporter to “take shelter with super nice people”….

  40. 57 amk for obama
    August 13, 2014 at 10:50 pm

  41. 58 Dudette
    August 13, 2014 at 10:50 pm

  42. 60 Nena20409
    August 13, 2014 at 10:51 pm

  43. 61 Vicki
    August 13, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    Where is Jay Nixon? This question needs an answer ASAP.

    • 62 Jeff
      August 13, 2014 at 10:57 pm

      Beyond disgusted with this governor. It’s as if he’s afraid of doing his job, I can’t believe he doesn’t know what’s going on and isn’t approving of force.

  44. 63 Dudette
    August 13, 2014 at 10:51 pm

  45. 64 Dudette
    August 13, 2014 at 10:54 pm

  46. 65 Loriah
    August 13, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    BREAKING: Anonymous Releases Police Recordings From Day of Ferguson Shooting

    Anonymous has vowed to get involved, and that simple justice for Michael Brown is not enough. The collective of hacktivists wants change–real change — from the top down. The hackers promised that if the protesters were harassed by police, they would begin releasing info – but since that warning police have continued a campaign of chemical warfare against protesters, and one more life has been lost at the hands of law enforcement.

    The hacktivists posted audio of St Louis police dispatch on the day that Brown was murdered.

    We are Anonymous.

    These files compiled in this video contains audio of St. Louis police dispatch from the date of August 9th 2014, the day Mike Brown was murdered by a Ferguson PD officer. We have released these tapes to the public so as they are able to get a sense of the atmosphere the moments before and the hours after Mike Brown was shot.

    http://aattp.org/breaking-anonymous-releases-police-recordings-from-day-of-ferguson-shooting/

    • 66 4morefor44
      August 13, 2014 at 11:16 pm

      “anonymous” is a libertarian trojan horse. they’re using this tragedy to try and gain support for their failed ideology within communities that usually pay them no mind. i wouldn’t be surprised if there isn’t a string puller somewhere who gets money from the usual suspects. if theyput something out there that is useful to find the truth – fine, but they do not have the same end-goals that we have. do not trust them.

      • 67 dotster3
        August 13, 2014 at 11:39 pm

        I don’t trust anything from “anonymous”—–think there is someone with ulterior motives—–behind all their shenanigans and efforts—-to cause havoc and unrest.

      • 68 LunarSea
        August 13, 2014 at 11:51 pm

        anon thwarted Carl Rove’s attempt to commit voter fraud on Ohio’s voting machines in 2008. That is why Rove was so agitated when Ohio went for then Senator Obama. He had them rigged but his rig was up.

        Anon is a loose collection of hacktivists. They are not a collective but a collection of individuals. I am happy to see them release this info.

        • 69 4morefor44
          August 14, 2014 at 12:17 am

          for a supposed loose collection they seem to have a remarkably consistent ideology, and that ideology always seems to end up exactly as what ron/rand paul say.

  47. 70 Dudette
    August 13, 2014 at 10:55 pm

  48. August 13, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    • 73 MadameSoph
      August 13, 2014 at 11:31 pm

      That’s what I keep thinking LL; people walk in the street all the time; it’s not a crime. That cop had no right to stop and harass those kids in the first place. You can see by how they are behaving now that they (this PD) are living in their own, utterly racist and hateful world. This department must be cleaned out and replaced, top to bottom. It is sick and perverted through and through. They think we don’t see them! The whole world can see it now!

  49. August 13, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Cops are firing rubber bullets indiscriminately in a residential neighborhood….unprovoked

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    tear gas into homes

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    this home is on fire

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  50. August 13, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    from POU:

    JB20005

    Fact: Michael Brown had no criminal record.

    Fact: Michael Brown was walking to his grandmother’s house.

    Fact: Michael Brown was detained by a Ferguson police officer for no clear reason, shot dead, and his body left to molder uncovered in the August sun for 4-hours.

    Fact: Ferguson PD will not identify the officer who killed him, how many shots were fired, or where the bullets entered.

    Fact: Ferguson PD is a 94% white force in a 67% black town.

    Fact: Ferguson PD have a history of race-based law enforcement discrepancies, searching black motorists in routine traffic stops at twice the rate of white motorists.

    Fact: Ferguson PD are now detaining and harassing journalists, and tear gassing people standing in their own yards.

    Fact: white right wingers consider the Ferguson PD the good guys in all of this.

    Conclusion: scratch a right winger, find a fascist underneath

  51. 77 Loriah
    August 13, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    Breaking: SWAT Arrests Huffpo and WashPo Reporters in Ferguson, MO and Hauls Them off to Jail

    http://aattp.org/breaking-swat-arrests-huffpo-and-washpo-reporters-in-ferguson-mo-and-hauls-them-off-to-jail/

    • 78 4morefor44
      August 13, 2014 at 11:11 pm

      huffpo doesn’t have reporters – just paid propagandists. there are still at least SOME actual journalists at washpo. not many left, but a few who believe in the trade.

  52. 79 nospin
    August 13, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    Where is the funding for an iron dome for the citizens of Ferguson?

  53. August 13, 2014 at 11:04 pm

  54. 81 Dudette
    August 13, 2014 at 11:06 pm

  55. 82 4morefor44
    August 13, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    ah, so police chief has enough time to go on, of all places, sean insanity, even after doing press conferences. seems he’s setting himself up for the wingnut welfare circuit cash and sheriff joe apaio branding of himself.

    the republican/libertarian justification for the military-like police takeover of a neighborhood seems to be the quik trip looting and supposed molotov cocktail (if that even actually happened). yet in the same breath, they say they’re all for 2nd amendment “remedies.” so the ron paul loving republicans would be fine with a bunch of neighborhood vigilantes hiding as snipers with AKs and ARs and killing a bunch of cops, but don’t you dare touch the quik trip?!?

    the stupidity of the modern republican/libertarian is mind-boggling.

  56. 83 anniebella
    August 13, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    Another witness was on CNN tonight talking to Don Lemon about what she saw when Michael Brown was murder.

  57. August 13, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    ***************

    I did not believe the Molotov cocktail rumor…

  58. 85 Nena20409
    August 13, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    This I believe with all my heart.

    • 86 carolyn
      August 13, 2014 at 11:15 pm

      I hope he told Jay Nixon to get his butt to Ferguson and call off the SWAT teams! Also, that the gov should make the police chief divulge who the officer was who shot, and release the autopsy report. That Gov is derelict in duty as far as I’m concerned!!! A bullhorn and an announcement to the SWAT teams to stand down would take care of it!!! Tell all those guys to go home and get out of their uniforms and lock up their weapons!!!! This entire episode was charged up by police! Not one bit of this response was needed!

      This does remind me of Selma, Little Rock and Kent State.

    • 87 HZ
      August 14, 2014 at 1:41 am

      Nena, you are so correct. And this I Know with all of my heart. Trust me. And I will leave it there. HZ

  59. August 13, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    Got cop’s face on video:

  60. 89 Nena20409
    August 13, 2014 at 11:12 pm

  61. 90 jacquelineoboomer
    August 13, 2014 at 11:13 pm

  62. 91 Nena20409
    August 13, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    That Speaks Volume.

  63. August 13, 2014 at 11:14 pm

  64. 94 amk for obama
    August 13, 2014 at 11:15 pm

  65. 95 forus50
    August 13, 2014 at 11:19 pm

  66. 96 Nena20409
    August 13, 2014 at 11:19 pm

  67. 98 dotster3
    August 13, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    Heard Chris Hayes insinuate that the QuikTrip which was looted and burned down was targeted because an owner/manager/employee was the one who called the police about the theft at his store by Michael Brown and his friend—–which resulted in the confrontation and the shooting and this whole ugly mess. Saw that someone had spray painted “Snitches get stitches” on the bldg., or something similar.

    • 99 99ts
      August 13, 2014 at 11:28 pm

      I heard a day or so ago that the people at the store said no-one had reported any theft at the store??

      • 100 dotster3
        August 13, 2014 at 11:33 pm

        Who knows? Not I. But it makes a little sense now—-whatever sense there is to be had here—–that was the first biz targeted. And initially there were rumors about a theft—-people were calling it a “candy theft”—–which brought the police cruiser to the area.

        • 101 99ts
          August 13, 2014 at 11:38 pm

          It does make sense dotster – and nothing about what the police have done makes sense – they obviously gave out the story about the theft to cover their man – and yet again – the actions of the police led to more trouble. Just too sad that a young man had to die to prove the obvious racism of a police force.

  68. August 13, 2014 at 11:25 pm

  69. August 13, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    This is the last tweet on Ferguson that Gov Nixon’ office tweeted

    *And when these traumatic events threaten to open a chasm of distrust, we must fill it with understanding and compassion. Remember what the Lord tells Zechariah in the Old Testament: ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another….In your hearts do not think evil of each other.”

    he made this statements at a Church gathering on the 12th…he should have made them to the police chief…

  70. 105 vcprezofan2
    August 13, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    Eyes starting to protest. G’Night!


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