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Memo To Ferguson PD: The World Is Watching

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146 Responses to “Memo To Ferguson PD: The World Is Watching”


  1. 1 JER
    August 15, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    LIVE NOW: Awaiting Missouri Governor Press Confernce – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  2. 2 COS
    August 15, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    GM NW and TOD. Thanks for all of the tweets NW.

  3. 4 sherijr
    August 15, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    okay sound back.

  4. 5 Judith Fardig
    August 15, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    NW, Chips, and LL – so appreciate your comprehensive coverage of the police department disaster in the gratuitous killing of Michael Brown. I have faith that Attorney General Holder will see that justice is done.

  5. August 15, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    Utterly brilliant tweets Nerdy, thank you SO much for this.

  6. 9 anniebella
    August 15, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    A death sentence for stealing a pack of cigars. When the rich white kid who kill 4 people driving drunk got rehab at a fancy center. It is not right.

    • 10 57andfemale
      August 15, 2014 at 12:40 pm

  7. 11 hopefruit2
    August 15, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    Okay – so this conference is basically about safety of the residents, and not about the investigation of the case.

  8. August 15, 2014 at 12:17 pm

  9. 13 sherijr
    August 15, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    I really want to hear some facts, hear from the DOJ.

  10. 14 Dudette
    August 15, 2014 at 12:22 pm

  11. 15 anniebella
    August 15, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    The police chief was all about smearing Michael Brown, I don’t trust anything he says.

    • 16 anniebella
      August 15, 2014 at 12:32 pm

      Same old story, a black man gets kill for playing music to loud, for walking home with a hoodie on, for selling un-license cigarettes, for what ever excuse they can come up with. A black man, kid life means nothing.

  12. August 15, 2014 at 12:24 pm

  13. August 15, 2014 at 12:25 pm

  14. 19 JER
    August 15, 2014 at 12:26 pm

  15. 20 hopefruit2
    August 15, 2014 at 12:26 pm

  16. 21 sherijr
    August 15, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    This is all well and good, Capt Johnson inspires confidence and trust.. however, when he’s gone and the State police move on… these folks are once again stuck with the Ferguson Police, who at this time are quite busy smearing a young man they murdered.

  17. August 15, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    This is a lesson to the “press.” That man who just asked the question…….talked about being oppressed, how do we tell our kids that the police will take care of them………Wow. That answer he just gave about his daughter and Jesus and Peter. We need to be like Peter and “keep the faith.” Tears again. This man is…..just no words. Some of you will have the words. I don’t.

  18. 25 Nerdy Wonka
    August 15, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    A woman in the crowd made a great point. The robbery report released by the police shows that the store incident happened between 11:52AM/11:54AM and the cop encountered Michael Brown at 12:01PM and at 12:04PM Michael Brown was dead.

    How did Mike Brown have time to change his clothes on the sidewalk and mysteriously hide them in that time period? The suspect in the video was wearing different clothing from Mike Brown.

    The Ferguson PD is doing some suspicious things. An unarmed young man had bullets pumped into his body and was callously left on the street for four hours. The Ferguson PD’s smear job is disgusting. A young man is dead and that deserves real answers.

    • 26 Vicki
      August 15, 2014 at 12:42 pm

      It is not easy to maintain hope under the textbook RW assault going on now.

      It is maddening to see the attempted blameshifting. A murdered 18 year old somehow is guilty.
      The murdering policeman is a protected suffering victim.
      It is so ugly.

      Same playbook. Bibi suffering from rockets.
      Chris Christie suffering from traitors.
      The wife abuser complains about blood on his shoes.

      Truth will defeat lies.
      Best thing here wuld be to channel PBO and hang on to their emotions.

    • 28 hopefruit2
      August 15, 2014 at 12:42 pm

      That’s the problem I’ve having with this entire case right now. First of all, why was the Police Chief allowed to report about the robbery incident without being tasked with reporting the actual shooting incident? All that did was lay the groundwork for a smear job on Mike Brown and trial-by-media situation. Essentially Mike Brown is being slandered by the PD right before our eyes, and he has no one to defend him while the smear job takes hold over the next several days. None of the discrepancies like the one you mentioned are being directly challenged by anyone in the media – the police chief should have been forced to stay and and answer some questions and not run away like the damn coward that he is.

      This whole situation is so sickening…The DOJ and FBI had better have some answers, and SOON.

      • 29 Vicki
        August 15, 2014 at 12:45 pm

        The ferguson PD is running their playbook, hf. The blameshifting, share-the-blame deception is their go-to framing.

  19. 30 sherijr
    August 15, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    Gov Nixon does not inspire confidence whatsoever, imo. Not feeling real trusting of him.

  20. 32 amk for obama
    August 15, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    So, who gets to fire the entire ferguson pd including the police chief for murder and perjury? mayor? gov?

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  22. August 15, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    Do any of you think the “media” is taking a lesson from the citizens. Asking important and intelligent questions. I doubt it. I know, should take a lesson from PO and not be cynical, but with the “media”, it’s not easy to do.

  23. August 15, 2014 at 12:36 pm

  24. 37 donna dem 4 obama
    August 15, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    THIS!!

    • 38 anniebella
      August 15, 2014 at 1:22 pm

      NY Mayor Rudy Giuliani daughter was caught shoplifting, were she shot down like a dog?.

      • 39 jacquelineoboomer
        August 15, 2014 at 1:58 pm

        Check out Jeb Bush’s wife for not declaring stuff she bought in another country, while going through customs. Was she shot?

  25. 40 sherijr
    August 15, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    This woman is hitting it on the head… where is the transparency from the Ferguson chief this morning.. ?? throws out some bs photos and intimates Brown as suspect and then refuses to answer questions. Yet folks are supposed to be calm about this crap. There is more emphasis here today on crowd control/ behavior than on giving real answers on the killing of a young man/ teenager.

    • 41 hopefruit2
      August 15, 2014 at 12:46 pm

      I agree – I am not at all satisfied with this. The Ferguson PD just got away with slandering a teenager with questionable “reports” after killing him and then people are asked to keep calm. That chief needs to be called back to the podium and forced to take questions from the people and reporters – otherwise at this point, I don’t care if they break out in riots.

      • 42 sherijr
        August 15, 2014 at 12:51 pm

        Exactly how I’m feeling hf, When both the Gov Nixon and Capt Johnson state they knew nothing of the chief’s release of this info/photos until they saw it on tv- I’m both skeptical and appalled.. if this is an ‘ongoing’ investigation that is supposed to be transparent.. then how do a Gov and the guy in control of keeping the peace- peacefully, not get in the loop? So either they too are BSing us, or the PD Chief is so inept and secretive that he should not be within a mile of this investigation. I may be too cynical- but again, I’m also feeling snowed, as if what’s really important to these “authorities” is keeping folks from ‘misbehaving’ in reaction to the complete lack of truth and facts about Michael’s murder.

        • 43 hopefruit2
          August 15, 2014 at 1:00 pm

          I agree sherijr. Something is fishy as hell… Now, it might be possible that the DOJ/FBI are closing in on the case and the Gov and the Captain have been advised by them to not say anything just yet.
          But I will only accept that theory IF we hear from the DOJ and FBI soon.

          By now there should be an autopsy report showing exactly how many bullets, where the bullets entered the body, what position the victim was in when he got shot, died, etc. By now there should be a complete incident report of the shooting and the interactions just prior to that. We have heard nothing of any of that, but we are being given pictures of an alleged robbery with a sketchy, post-dated police report, and are expected to simply run along with the “oh he was committing a crime why he got shot” type of thinking.

          • August 15, 2014 at 1:28 pm

            Wonder if the medical examiner is a “friend” of the and whether he will show impartiality in the reporting. Hopefully, there will be an independent autopsy performed if for no other reason to confirm that the local examiner’s report was thorough and unbiased.

          • 46 sherijr
            August 15, 2014 at 1:30 pm

            Again you’ve echoed my thoughts and concerns, hf.

          • 47 99ts
            August 15, 2014 at 7:57 pm

            They are waiting for toxicology report before releasing the autopsy – Now why would that be – obviously looking for drugs to add to smearing of the victim! Corrupt – utterly corrupt city in every way

        • 48 Vicki
          August 15, 2014 at 1:00 pm

          me too, sherijr—-the old “I haven’t seen the tape” song and dance makes my skin crawl

        • August 15, 2014 at 1:15 pm

          You and I seem to be having similar thoughts, sherijr.

          It seemed to me that the governor’s concern at this point was to get rid of the visual of people rioting in his state, not to address the reason for the protesting. Captain Johnson (whose name the governor couldn’t seem to remember) was smart in inviting some of the Ferguson residents to the press conference. Their questions about what happens when the media and the state police go away was very appropriate and a reminder that the issues in Ferguson go beyond the murder of Michael Brown.

          • 51 sherijr
            August 15, 2014 at 1:32 pm

            yes the people of Ferguson aren’t letting go of this, and that matters most. The media can push the police line all day long.. but the people aren’t being fooled.

  26. 52 Vicki
    August 15, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    Entire crowd in Ferguson gets what is really going on here.
    I sure hope Capt. Johnson can turn this mess around.
    Some handcuffs on murderer would be a good start.

    • 53 hopefruit2
      August 15, 2014 at 12:53 pm

      Captain Johnson is not involved in the investigation and so his only capacity is for safety and crowd control. Which is why we need answers from the FBI and DOJ and sooner, rather than later. This smear job of Brown is going to develop a life of its own if left to fester for days with unanswered questions.

      The Ferguson PD should never have been allowed to report on this “robbery” without taking questions or being tasked with reporting of the actual shooting and interaction between the cop and Brown. This is a mistake in my opinion. Because the media is going to run with info about Brown – and then it becomes all about “whether or not Brown committed robbery or not” which should not be the question right now.

      • 54 Vicki
        August 15, 2014 at 12:58 pm

        Heartily agree!
        Captain Johnson has a charismatic and commanding presence which is appropriate to his mission.
        Now what we need is a pitbull prosecutor attached firmly to the murderers ankle

      • 55 sherijr
        August 15, 2014 at 12:59 pm

        yep you’ve nailed it hf… media already helping with this smear job.

      • August 15, 2014 at 1:23 pm

        The media wants the drama. They don’t seem to be too bothered by the fact that they weren’t allowed to ask questions after the bombshell was dropped. They’re not the ones questioning why it took so long to bring up the robbery. They are allowing the citizens to talk, probably in hopes that the peaceful demonstration from last night will revert to the looting and rioting. They have no concerns about the big issues of Ferguson…just the visual drama they hope will result.

        • 57 hopefruit2
          August 15, 2014 at 1:28 pm

          The media doesn’t want just drama. They are hand-in-hand with that PD to smear Brown. And that Police Chief knew that he had a willing friend in the media once he went out there with painting Brown in the most negative light. Heck, I’m sure his buddies Hannity et al at FOX NEWS told him what the deal was.

          “Hey, just paint this kid as a felon somehow – and the media will take care of the rest. Don’t worry…”

  27. 58 hopefruit2
    August 15, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    That’s pretty much what is going on here…

  28. August 15, 2014 at 12:51 pm

  29. August 15, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    • August 15, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    • August 15, 2014 at 2:40 pm

      “President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko noted that due to the support of global community, Ukraine managed to avoid the escalation of the situation with humanitarian aid from Russia.

      At the meeting with soldiers liberated from captivity in Donetsk region, the Head of State stressed that he was in constant negotiations with global leaders. “The entire world is with Ukraine now. We have never had such powerful support,” the President said.

      The President informed that Ukraine had gathered about 80 trucks with humanitarian aid for the Donbas residents. “The International Committee of the Red Cross receives the humanitarian assistance and ensures that residents of Luhansk and other cities receive products, medicines, power generators etc. We want all people affected by terrorist actions of the so-called DPR and LPR to return to normal life,” the Head of State emphasized.

      At the same time, the President noted that the aggressor continued provocations against Ukraine. “But today they are virtually left in isolation. Nobody in the world supports them,” Petro Poroshenko said.”

      http://www.president.gov.ua/en/news/31000.html

      • August 15, 2014 at 2:42 pm

        Statement of MFA of Ukraine on the attempts of RF to deliver humanitarian aid
        15.08.2014 | 09:20
        PRESS SERVICE OF THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

        “In connection with the aspirations of the Russian Federation to send humanitarian assistance to Ukraine, a position of Ukraine regarding envisaged by Ukrainian legislation and international law relevant dimensions was brought to the attention of the Russian Federation.

        To avoid provocations a number of technical arrangements has been achieved, those that allow to put the actions of the Russian side into the frames determined and controlled by Ukraine and the international institutions, in particular the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the OSCE.

        Notably, border and customs control as well as proper registration of the humanitarian assistance pursuant to Ukraine’s legislation shall be conducted by the authorized bodies of Ukraine under support and monitoring of the ICRS and the OSCE.

        The parties achieved understanding that all humanitarian goods, including the Russian humanitarian aid, will be delivered to the destinations that are controlled by the terrorists, only by the ICRC. The Committee will provide all logistical aspects joined with the storage and distribution of aid.

        Ukraine considers that a key role in coordinating the security aspects, as well as specific routes of humanitarian aid along the territory being controlled by illegal armed groups, including that provided by the Government of Ukraine, will play a Tripartite liaison group.

        The Russian Federation shall bear the sole responsibility for the actions of terrorists, who assumed control over the situation in certain areas of Luhansk region, to prevent any provocations against the initiated by the President of Ukraine International Humanitarian mission to provide the civilians of Luhansk region with all necessary things, and also against the ICRC staff during the mission.”

        http://www.kmu.gov.ua/control/en/publish/article;jsessionid=7EB662A9CC2E2E44AC66D7DF3393D763.vapp53?art_id=247526743&cat_id=244314975

  30. August 15, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    You all know I’m not religious. But for some reason this is in my head now:

    The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

    2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

    3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

    4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

    5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

    6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

    Seems to bring comfort at times like these.

  31. August 15, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    Jesus. Screaming headline on BBC News “Brown was robbery suspect”

    • 68 Vicki
      August 15, 2014 at 1:08 pm

      Ferguson PD says “mission accomplished.” I do not know how we fight this propaganda but we have to fight it somehow.

      • 69 carolyn
        August 15, 2014 at 1:13 pm

        Ferguson PD may say “mission accomplished” but it isn’t over, far from it. Remember GWB’s Mission Accomplished?

        By the way, my next comment which begins “whether he was or wasn’t” refers to LL’s quoting of the BBC headline.

      • 70 Betsy
        August 15, 2014 at 2:50 pm

        Mass protest on twitter!

    • 71 carolyn
      August 15, 2014 at 1:10 pm

      Whether he was or wasn’t, that does not change the fact of the execution style killing of Michael Brown. A “burglary suspect” is not gunned down in this peremptory fashion. That police department is rotten to the core. Police are not to be judge, jury and executioner, which this policeman was.

    • 72 anniebella
      August 15, 2014 at 1:15 pm

      Brown was robbery suspect, but if that cop had arrested him and he went to court his sentence would not have been death.

      • 73 anniebella
        August 15, 2014 at 1:26 pm

        But death is what he got. I think it was lowdown rotten what that police chief did in releasing this.

    • 74 hopefruit2
      August 15, 2014 at 1:24 pm

      No surprise there. And the Ferguson PD knew that once they linked Brown to some “crime” no matter how petty, or no matter how many discrepancies – the smear job in the media would take on a life of its own.

      And that’s where the mistake was – in allowing this Chief to put that info out there, and not asking him about the shooting or any discrepancies in his report of the robbery.

      The only way that this can be corrected is some strong hard-core evidence against the Ferguson Cop coming from the DOJ/FBI. No amount of tweeting, protests, rallies, are going to undo this smear job.

  32. 75 cluny
    August 15, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    steve benen is reporting that dorian johnson admitted to the fbi that they had taken the cigarillos. this was confirmed to msnbc via johnson’s lawyer. thanks to tod for all the great reporting on events unfolding in ferguson.

    • 76 Linda
      August 15, 2014 at 1:15 pm

      Why was Johnson not arrested or at least brought in for questioning then ?

      • 77 cluny
        August 15, 2014 at 1:18 pm

        i don’t know but as carolyn says the issue is that a supsected unarmed theft of cigars does not justify being gunned down in the street.

      • 78 Vicki
        August 15, 2014 at 1:22 pm

        Linda, most likely the murderer lost his temper. Some mixture of his racism, whilte privilege, stand your ground mentality spelled out death for Michael Brown, unarmed and 18 years old.
        What other answer could there be?

        Just as troubling as HF and others have said is the focus on preventing civil disturbace and police culpability rather than on providing justice.

        • 79 hopefruit2
          August 15, 2014 at 1:35 pm

          Another thing – is the FBI really telling the media about what Dorian Johnson said? And if so, why haven’t they released any other info related to the shooting?

          • August 15, 2014 at 1:42 pm

            Hope, the FBI is usually very reluctant to release info while they’re investigating. I hope they’re doing a good job and will be able to nail that cop.

            • 81 hopefruit2
              August 15, 2014 at 1:47 pm

              That’s my point exactly LB2008. Why would they release info to the media of all places about what Johnson told them if they are VERY reluctant to release info while they’re investigating?

    • 83 hopefruit2
      August 15, 2014 at 1:32 pm

      I’m not sure why the media keeps trying to confirm whether not cigarillos were stolen – it’s largely irrelevant to the shooting that took place. The media should instead be trying to get information about the shooting incident, not the robbery.

      • 84 sherijr
        August 15, 2014 at 1:36 pm

        my son just stated that the cigarillos signify that Mike Brown might have been high- THAT is the reason both cops and media would be pushing this. He’s not saying Mike was high, he’s saying that is the impression cops are trying to push, as cigarillos are apparently used to make ‘blunts’.
        But we now all have to resort to these types of ‘analysis’, suspicions, suppositions- because we are being given murky info without facts of any sort.. just a whole lot of innuendo meant to destroy a dead boy further.

      • August 15, 2014 at 1:44 pm

        They seem to be equating the theft of the cigarillos with justifying the officer killing Michael Brown.

        There is also the question of how many procedural rules the officer broke in the way he handled this incident. I’m sure the answer to that would support a homicide charge at some level.

      • 88 Obama Grandmama
        August 15, 2014 at 2:16 pm

        I do remember seeing an interview with Dorian Johnson on MSNBC about the day after the shooting mentioning cigarillos in it, but it was like they were smoking them while walking not that they had stolen them.

    • 89 daisydem
      August 15, 2014 at 1:38 pm

      I don’t trust any report from msnbc whether they report it as corroborated or not!

      • 90 Betsy
        August 15, 2014 at 3:17 pm

        I don’t either. They are getting worse and worse as a news station and the saddest thing is that they don’t seem to have a clue.

  33. August 15, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    Reading Wesley Lowery’s TL right now. Ferguson protesters have community talking points. They are on it.

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  36. 98 57andfemale
    August 15, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Ever since Wayne LaPierre took a week before making any statement about Newtown and then doubled down on his insanity, this has become the RWNJ M.O.: the sociopaths show no basic decency or understanding, and double down. Every black kid is bad, and they all look the same, so shut up and what’s your problem? Muddy the waters with abject nonsense, and it’s enough for the Haters to spread the lies.

  37. 99 Linda
    August 15, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Wolf Blitzer: Why Can’t Ferguson Police Just ‘Shoot To Injure?’

    • 100 Nerdy Wonka
      August 15, 2014 at 1:41 pm

      I see Wolf is competing with Andrea Mitchell for Dumbest Person Of The Day award.

    • 101 Layla
      August 15, 2014 at 1:44 pm

      Well Wolf, why shoot an unarmed child at all….and perhaps because the person who has been fatally shot cannot give their side of the story..and another thing Wolf, you are a stupid man

    • 103 Don
      August 15, 2014 at 1:45 pm

      There is no such thing as “Shoot to Injure” because anywhere on the body that you shoot a person has the potential to kill them.

  38. August 15, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    That press conference made it quite clear: only a federal investigation will get to the bottom of this.

  39. 105 Don
    August 15, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Either way you look at it the police chief of Ferguson is out of a job when this is over. He can’t run away from the history of his department as it relates to the citizens of Ferguson. If I were the chief I’d have my lawyer trying to negotiate a severance package because it only gets worst for the chief going forward. And besides, this chief ain’t built for trying to go to war with the Department of Justice.

  40. 106 cluny
    August 15, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Hopefruit – it’s not the FBI telling the media – it was Dorian Johnson’s lawyer. I just read the report posted by Lowery. It seems Dorian Johnso put back a box handed to him by Brown on the counter – perhaps that’s why he wasn’t arrested. But I agree with you – tis is an awful smear job and Brown’s supporters have been suckered because they are tweeting things like ‘he miraculously lost 40lbs’ when they should be focused on police corruption and the murder that was committed.

    • 107 hopefruit2
      August 15, 2014 at 1:49 pm

      The report is coming directly from Johnson’s lawyer?

      • 108 cluny
        August 15, 2014 at 1:53 pm

        that’s what I read on steve benen. he reported that DJ’s lawyer confirmed to msnbc that Dorian told fbi and maybe the county investigators about the cigarillos. the problem here seems to be that Dorian never mentioned it in earlier interviews. I’m apt to trust Steve benen’s reporting.

  41. 109 Linda
    August 15, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Ferguson police chief says No Charges for Dorion Johnson. They have determined he stole nothing.

    Yet, they have not bothered to talk to him ?

  42. 110 forus50
    August 15, 2014 at 1:49 pm

  43. 111 sherijr
    August 15, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Here is the statement today from Mike Brown’s family via their lawyers: http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1s44se5

  44. 112 hopefruit2
    August 15, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    I’m not satisfied with the way Brown’s attorneys are handling this.

    First of all, they should have never allowed the Ferguson police chief to hold a news conference detailing info about their client (that they hadn’t seen or were not aware of) while simultaneously withholding info about the cop who shot their client, and the circumstances of that shooting.

    Secondly, they release a weak, defensive sounding statement hours after the smear job has taken hold, with the word “piecemeal” misspelled in the first line of the statement. Granted that is a relatively minor issue in the grand scheme of things – BUT if you’re competently handling a case and you have difficulty with spelling of everyday words or you don’t bother to proofread a legal document sent out to the media….

    • August 15, 2014 at 2:03 pm

      Yeah – it’s bad. I wasn’t so impressed with him during the trayvon martin case either. It’s awful because when you read about the robbery it’s like something out of a teen film and not scary all – just this big teen grabbing cigarillos and sweeties whilst his friend calmly puts back a box he was just handed. hardly dangerous criminals and certainly no justification for executing him in cold blood.

    • August 15, 2014 at 2:09 pm

      I’m also pretty boggled by how Crump has handled this. Shocking, really.

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  46. 116 JER
    August 15, 2014 at 2:15 pm

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  48. 128 forus50
    August 15, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    I’m just sick over the further injustice done today by that Chief of Police. He needs to be fired on the spot today.

  49. 129 Linda
    August 15, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    CNN is doing a character assassination of Governor Nixon . Something about an incident 22 years ago that had to do with segregation.

    Nothing about the actual murder of Michael Brown

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  51. 132 Vicki
    August 15, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    OMG I went out for less than an hour and come back to the Lt.Gov. of MO sneering that “his process doesn’t conform to Media needs.”
    Entire tone was alarming. Defensive of MO Police.

    I felt the same way as I did when that disgusting FL prosecutor spoke about getting Trayvon’s case to a jury was a personal favor she extended to the Martin family.

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  54. 136 JER
    August 15, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    LIVE NOW: Ferguson, Missouri, Police Presser – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  55. 137 JER
    August 15, 2014 at 3:09 pm

  56. 138 JER
    August 15, 2014 at 3:11 pm

  57. 140 JER
    August 15, 2014 at 3:12 pm

  58. 141 Ann_T
    August 15, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    This is the worst chief of police!

  59. 143 JER
    August 15, 2014 at 3:15 pm

  60. 144 JER
    August 15, 2014 at 3:15 pm

  61. 145 Ann_T
    August 15, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    It’s painful to watch this crap. It will just tick everyone off more.

  62. August 15, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    DF disagreed with me this morning that Capt. Ron Johnson (Missouri Highway Patrol) is taking a page out of PBO’s book to give #Ferguson police chief Tom Jackson enough rope to hang himself.

    My personal opinion is that the Ferguson police chief has taken his cue from John Boehner (throw spaghetti against the wall to see how much sticks). He’s cornered and the #FergusonPD have lied from the beginning, apparently completely unaware that there’s a thing called Twitter on the intertubes.

    Check out what @JakeTapper linked to (!).


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