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Posted 2 years ago on Aug. 11, 2015, 1:23 p.m. EST by MattHolck0 (3867)
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Here's why you can't keep the Ferguson protesters down even after shooting

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[-] 3 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 2 years ago

Ferguson Under State of Emergency as 100+ Arrested in Ongoing Protests http://owl.li/QLsJo

Ferguson Under State of Emergency as 100+ Arrested in Ongoing Protests

In news from Ferguson, Missouri, authorities have declared a state of emergency for St. Louis County amid continuing protests marking the first anniversary of Michael Brown’s death and the shooting Sunday of another African-American teenager. Nearly 150 people were arrested Monday as protesters blocked rush-hour traffic on Interstate 70. Authorities also filed charges Monday against 18-year-old African American Tyrone Harris, who was critically injured Sunday night in what police describe as a shootout with officers. Tyrone Harris’ father said his son and Michael Brown were "very close." The two attended Normandy High School together. During Monday night’s protests, heavily armed men from the militia group the Oath Keepers were also in Ferguson’s streets. The militia largely consists of active and former military members and police officers who claim to uphold the U.S. Constitution.

[-] 2 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 2 years ago

YouTube Marquis, 12 Yrs Old, Lives the Ferguson Reality

It can't Be that they just through us bones, we need solutions! We need to get involved, we need to make the change! Marquis Govan, From St Louis (Ferguson) ...

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33169) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Thank you Marquis - only 12 years old and you hit it right on the head where many adults fail to - the Ferguson community as well as all African American communities across the nation - need to get active in LOCAL STATE and FEDERAL politics - to get African American Representation into office. In this manner can Ferguson and other majority African American communities get government that represents them and works "with" them to better the community institutions. Bettering community institutions includes getting the police force to represent the community in the make up of the members on the force. It does not stop there either. Getting proper local representation in government also allows the community to get proper justice system representation as well - this representation being a prosecutor who will charge criminal cops and criminal cop actions and prosecute to the full extent of the law. It also means an opportunity to appoint a really good public defense office - that will work for the people who can not afford their own representation - and go after improper policing practices alongside the prosecutor. And what I said above does not just stop at the African American population but is something every population of this nation of ours needs to take part in - no matter their color. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sF2e6Ehudzc

[-] 2 points by Renneye (3874) 2 years ago
[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 2 years ago

meh ‏@msiemen70 2m2 minutes ago

If your able to post bullshit on the Internet and you get called out on it, you probably shouldn't throw a fit #Ferguson #Truthbomb 1:47 PM - 13 Aug 2015 · Details 0 retweets 0 favorites Tweet text Reply to @msiemen70

Matt Holck ‏@Matt_Holck now

@msiemen70 Police Chief #AndreAnderson Tyrone Harris shot in #ferguson survives hail of bullets his testimony would help is he hostage? 0 retweets 0 favorites

Matt Holck ‏@Matt_Holck now

@msiemen70 check no one is respond suspect black out please echo

[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 2 years ago

Retweeted 545 times Megyn Kelly ‏@megynkelly Aug 11

Ferguson protesters stomp American flag, berate veteran who tried to stop them. #KellyFile

people sure like to tweet about flag stompings

I don't even believe the story

[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 2 years ago

Retweeted 546 times Megyn Kelly ‏@megynkelly Aug 11

Ferguson protesters stomp American flag, berate veteran who tried to stop them. #KellyFile

this only got retweet once in the last 6 hours

[-] 0 points by grapes (4988) 2 years ago

Our First Amendment protects the freedom of speech, which includes the stomping on the American flag. Fundamental rights must be exercised from time to time to remind us that we still have them.

I would be truly saddened if we could not stomp on our flag anymore. It may very well upset many people, especially the veterans who had risked their lives so that our flags fly high wherever they are. We should all remember that our flags are only our national symbols, not as valuable as our rights and freedoms protected by our venerable veterans.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33169) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

I would like to see a flag rally where everyone flew the stars and stripes upside-down = sign of distress.

[-] 1 points by grapes (4988) 2 years ago

Go ahead. Make it happen.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33169) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Can you send me a flag and something to mount it with? As it is I am flat broke and trying to keep some sort of appetite for plain rice - and hoping it will last until next month.

[-] 1 points by grapes (4988) 2 years ago

I will look for them. I put them away somewhere since Valerie Plame was outted and Abu Ghraib prisoner abuses came to light because I had lost my national pride. It seemed that politics was trumping national security and freedom of speech. Worse yet, our service members behaved like out-of-control children from the "Lord of the Flies."

Did you try applying for SNAP? Peanuts go well with rice and a pinch of salt.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33169) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

SNAP ? Yes - I am deemed as having too much of an income to qualify.

Social safety net programs are being gutted.

Allergic to peanuts - use sunflower seeds though.

[-] 1 points by grapes (4988) 2 years ago

I used to be stupid enough to fight Mother Nature by uprooting dandelions. I wised up after the brutal drought years. Now, I have shade from trees to inhibit the dandelions and dandelion greens if picked early are rather good salads.

Believe it or not, I am trying to grow dandelions! My relationship with dandelions has changed greatly. It is salad, not a recalcitrant weed anymore.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33169) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

It is also said that dandelions put nutrients back into soil - that where you have healthy soil - you do not have an abundance of dandelions.

[-] 0 points by grapes (4988) 2 years ago

I may have healthy soil now. I wonder if my failed attempt to grow a lucky four-leaved clover has anything to do with the healthiness of the soil. With more trees, I got more wood and I found mushrooms growing on some dead wood. Maybe after identifying their not being poisonous, I can make them into "Pilzgerichte." Someday, I will be buried under a blanket of clovers in the shade of a tree, feeding the mushrooms like dead wood does.

[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 2 years ago

No peace until police shootings stop http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/National_News_2/article_102533.shtml … #Ferguson

[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 2 years ago

the last kid shot in #ferguson

looks like a suicide by cops

but Tyrone Harris, 18, lives

would help to see him speak

[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 2 years ago

this post on this page has not yet appeared

https://twitter.com/hashtag/ferguson?f=realtime&src=hash

[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 2 years ago

@AnonFatCat @angelacarwile

ferguson

my posts appear blocked

https://twitter.com/hashtag/ferguson?f=tweets&vertical=default&src=hash

when signed out

need check

http://occupywallst.org/forum/ferguson/#comment-1065156

I don't see them when I am not signed in

[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 2 years ago

Megyn Kelly ‏@megynkelly Aug 11

Ferguson protesters stomp American flag, berate veteran who tried to stop them. #KellyFile

This seems to be auto voted to the top #ferguson page

Perhaps in reaction to my posts on the #DOD there

DOD refer to targets as terrorist rather than people #ferguson That's RACIST!

operation inherited resolve: Institute Racism "No troops on the ground" americans > others http://occupywallst.org/forum/operation-inherited-resolve-dod-calls-its-tareget-/ #ferguson

any thought ?

[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 2 years ago

I'll check from a remote cite tomorrow

[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 2 years ago

Justin L Hopkins ‏@JustinLHopkins 5m5 minutes ago

Watch mark 10:28 @ZerlinaMaxxwell #Ferguson #BlackLivesMatter https://youtu.be/WHSC-zaYdaQ via @YouTube

[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 2 years ago

Keegan Stephan ‏@KeeganNYC

California has banned the use of Grand Juries for cops who kill, first state to do so:

http://www.mercurynews.com/bay-area-news/ci_28621966/gov-brown-oks-nations-1st-ban-grand-juries

[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 2 years ago

PulpNews Crime ‏@PulpNews 2m2 minutes ago

2 Arrested in #Chicago Protest of #Ferguson #Shooting - Aug 12 @ 2:49 AM ET h http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/2-Arrested-in-Chicago-Protest-of-Ferguson-Shooting-321510131.html