Jeremiah Wright: ‘Ferguson and Palestine have united’

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The Hill calls him a “controversial religious leader,” although we like to think of Jeremiah Wright as that guy whose photo suddenly disappeared from Barack Obama’s campaign website when the audio from one of his sermons was leaked. Apparently Louis Farrakhan’s#JusticeOrElse rally wouldn’t have been complete without his input. In today’s sermon, Wright askedthe crowd […]

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Pro-Palestinian contingent preaches black liberation at #FergusonOctober

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http://twitter.com/#!/RaqiyahMays/status/521000360522309632 As its name would imply, #FergusonOctober was planned as a protest of the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and police violence in general. Brown certainly wasn’t forgotten at Saturday afternoon’s rally, but the organizers happily yielded the stage to a number of pro-Palestinian activists. Crowd at #FergusonOctober march and rally […]

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Ayatollah Khamenei uses Ferguson, Mo., to lecture US on democracy, justice

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http://twitter.com/#!/nhprman/status/516238378321588224 Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, today delivered a series of tweets inspired by Ferguson, Mo., that sound like they could have been lifted from President Obama’s comments at Saturday night’s Congressional Black Caucus Foundation awards dinner. I like how he basically paraphrases THE PRESIDENT on #Ferguson. Great job, WH speechwriters. @michelelfrost @GPollowitz @khamenei_ir — VACUOUS […]

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Hands not up? New details leaked from the Michael Brown autopsy

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http://twitter.com/#!/RobProvince/status/524901908356796416 The St. Louis Post Dispatch is reporting some bombshell, narrative-changing new details from the official autopsy of Michael Brown: Official autopsy shows Michael Brown had close-range wound to his hand, marijuana in system The official autopsy on Michael Brown shows that he was shot in the hand at close range, according to an analysis of […]

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Tensions rise in Ferguson, Mo., as angry anti-police protests intensify

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http://twitter.com/#!/AntonioFrench/status/498605022624890880 As Twitchy reported earlier today, protesters in Ferguson, Mo., are taking to the streets to show their anger about the shooting of an unarmed black teenager named Mike Brown. St. Louis alderman Antonio French, whose tweets we featured in our earlier post, says tensions are rising this evening, and the situation is becoming more volatile. His description of the Vine video above says, “People are blocking […]

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‘Moral Mobday’: Ferguson area Walmarts targeted for protests, evacuated

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http://twitter.com/#!/akacharleswade/status/521856147142479872 #FergusonOctober protests continued Monday with a #MoralMondays Day of Civil Disobedience, which led demonstrators into at least three Ferguson-area Walmart stores to draw attention to the shooting death of John Crawford III in an Ohio Walmart in August. Police say Crawford was waving an air rifle inside the store and ignored their commands to drop his weapon and […]

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‘Are you out of your mind?’ Rep. John Lewis calls for martial law in Ferguson

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http://twitter.com/#!/lachlan/status/499958425900834816 President Obama is speaking today on the situation in Ferguson, and Rep. John Lewis has already put in a request: http://twitter.com/#!/mikememoli/status/499957302175465472 http://twitter.com/#!/aseitzwald/status/499957860739350529 What could go wrong? http://twitter.com/#!/sunnyright/status/499958140612640769 http://twitter.com/#!/EdMorrissey/status/499958079602319361 http://twitter.com/#!/allahpundit/status/499959198902267905 *** Update: President Obama has concluded his brief remarks. No mention of martial law. Tough break, Rep. Lewis. Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/08/14/are-you-out-of-your-mind-rep-john-lewis-calls-for-martial-law-in-ferguson/

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WH claims Obama briefed on Ferguson after ‘hug summit’: How did it happen? Like this

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http://twitter.com/#!/AprilDRyan/status/499771427713982464 Well, then. All is hunky-dory! White House deputy press secretary Eric Schultz also claimed that Obama was briefed on Ferguson after the hurl-worthy “hug summit” in Martha’s Vineyard. How was he briefed? We think we know the answer: http://twitter.com/#!/derekahunter/status/499786704606494720 O-Bam! Remember, President Know-Nothing has claimed that he only finds out about whatever is going […]

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Report: Police move in as protesters begin throwing bottles in Ferguson

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http://twitter.com/#!/Yamiche/status/501561889173020672 With the curfew lifted, protesters who had been directed to stick to the sidewalks and keep moving clogged the streets Monday night and reportedly threw bottles and other objects at police. http://twitter.com/#!/jonswaine/status/501561562956460032 "This is our city!" "Crooked ass cops!" "Eff the police!" http://t.co/rsiPxG8Dxa— Trymaine Lee (@trymainelee) August 19, 2014 http://twitter.com/#!/ShimonPro/status/501561456077594624 http://twitter.com/#!/neiLmunshi/status/501562648140718081 http://twitter.com/#!/ShimonPro/status/501563582820384768 http://twitter.com/#!/Yamiche/status/501564797675372544 http://twitter.com/#!/keithboykin/status/501567040734638080 […]

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‘Ready to jam’: #Ferguson heats up again Friday night; cops with flash bombs

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http://twitter.com/#!/alanblinder/status/500516822463303680 http://twitter.com/#!/blackink12/status/500523604631515137 Here we go again. After a small respite, things heated up once more in Ferguson. This is what late Friday night looked and sounded like: http://twitter.com/#!/michaelcalhoun/status/500508138697936897 http://twitter.com/#!/KoranAddo/status/500509489599352832 “Instigators” on scene: http://twitter.com/#!/yeahbuddy81/status/500519404153495554 http://twitter.com/#!/AntonioFrench/status/500515292343463936 http://twitter.com/#!/AntonioFrench/status/500519687965655041 Long night…and morning ahead: http://twitter.com/#!/ToluseO/status/500519466707730432 As of 2 a.m. Eastern: http://twitter.com/#!/AmyKNelson/status/500513879550885889 http://twitter.com/#!/blackink12/status/500520455967481858 http://twitter.com/#!/blackink12/status/500522959627251713 Previous Twitchy coverage of Ferguson. Read more: […]

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