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Re: Ferguson, MO Thread

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Tue Nov 25, 2014 4:08 am

Killer cop Darren Wilson's testimony begins with describing him as a good guy who helps sick babies.

"Now at some point you had a sick call, a sick baby, I think?"

"Yes, ma'am."

Wilson then describes Michael Brown as if he's fighting a huge wild animal. Wilson shot Brown six times. From his description, we don't get the impression of a human being, but rather a demonic creature that bullets couldn't stop. In Wilson's mind, this creature could "run through the shots, like it was making him mad that I’m shooting at him."

"He grabs my gun, says 'you are too much of a pussy to shoot me.'

… And when I grabbed him, the only way I can describe it is I felt like a five-year-old holding onto Hulk Hogan. That's just how big he felt and how small I felt just from grasping his arm."

[Both men are or were 6 foot four inches and over 200 pounds.]

"He looked up at me and had the most intense aggressive face. The only way I can describe it, it looks like a demon, that’s how angry he looked. He comes back towards me again with his hands up … I tried to pull the trigger again, click.

… He made like a grunting, like aggravated sound and comes back toward me ...

I shoot another round of shots.

Again, I don’t recall how many him every time. I know at least once because he flinched again. At this point it looked like he was almost bulking up to run through the shots, like it was making him mad that I’m shooting at him…And the face that he was looking straight through me, like I wasn’t even there, I wasn’t even anything in his way …

Like he was going to just tackle me … Just coming straight at me like he was going to run right through me. And when he gets about that 8 to 10 feet away, I look down, I remember looking at my sites and firing, all I see is his head and that’s what I shot… I don’t know how many, I know at least once because I saw the last one go into him. And then when it went into him, the demeanor on his face went blank, the aggression was gone, it was gone, I mean, I knew he stopped, the threat was stopped… When he fell, he fell on his face.”


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Re: Ferguson, MO Thread

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Tue Nov 25, 2014 4:18 am

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https://twitter.com/dblackanese/status/ ... 3650298880

"If your unarmed teenage son was shot dead in the street, you'd want a trial. And if he was white, you'd get one."

"Tear gas is cruelly redundant in Ferguson tonight."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqepHZ9Hi2E

The legal observers from Amnesty were gassed, while in a safe space.

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http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/ferg ... en-wilson/

http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article ... ren_Wilson

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http://charlesbarkley.tumblr.com/post/9 ... tstax-1973

http://www.reddit.com/r/politics/commen ... se/cmcaiyh

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/2 ... 1416894100

https://twitter.com/missokistic/status/ ... 60/photo/1

"Urge to ask Ferguson protestors to be like Martin Luther King ignores how the State actually responded to Martin Luther King."

The medical investigator who examined Michael Brown - who usually takes photographs - didn’t take any photographs because the "battery in [the] camera died."

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http://totallynotagentphilcoulson.tumbl ... 3533455292

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St. Louis police union rep said on CNN, of the wait for the Ferguson grand jury’s decision to be announced, that it’s like “the night before Christmas.”
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Re: Ferguson, MO Thread

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:19 am

When Mike Brown was shot in August, and the police militarized and attacked, I watched the livestream video every night, from every source I could find. I couldn't believe what I was seeing.

It didn't matter what the protesters did or didn't do. The protests I saw were very peaceful. They got shot at by police anyway. Flash grenades. Tear gas. It didn't matter who you were or what you were doing. Cops went through quiet residential neighborhoods gassing and firing at anyone they saw on the streets.

The situation was like this. Constantly.
https://vine.co/v/O1XVd955Mau

What I saw were a military force of cops, looking for any excuse to attack. If they weren't given an excuse - since the protests were peaceful - they would announce "this is no longer a peaceful protest" anyway and start firing. It didn't matter what the crowds did or didn't do.

So to hell with respectability politics.

When I saw looting, it was being done by a couple of white kids in masks who saw an opportunity and kept looting one place for an hour, unchecked. People came from Chicago to loot.

Old white Communist groups from out of town came in to start trouble. Anonymous 4Channers came in to start trouble and incite. Community leaders tried to stop them. What I saw was a community trying to keep it together.

It was also revealed that undercover cops were amongst the protesters.

What I saw is not what the media reported.

"[The] urge to ask Ferguson protestors to be like Martin Luther King ignores how the State actually responded to Martin Luther King."
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Re: Ferguson, MO Thread

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:52 am

Todd Kincannon, former executive director of the South Carolina Republican Party, wants police to kill protesters.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B3Qj5L8CMAI2h5D.png

https://storify.com/laurahib/jeff-roord ... -mcculloch

Without more information, I can't take this too seriously, but Anonymous has claimed that Darren Wilson's wife is tied to the KKK.

http://tftppull.freethoughtllc.netdna-c ... 1/anon.jpg

This Twitter account has been de-masking local KKK members.
https://twitter.com/AnonNex
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Re: Ferguson, MO Thread

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:17 am

"Here's the question you have to ask yourself about last night in Ferguson : why were there tons of Illinois plated cars where all the looting was? In both the official police scanner and tons of live stream videos, that is all you heard. That a lot of the people looting came down from Illinois. Kinda like when all the bad rioting that happened right after Mike Brown was killed was due to outsiders coming in to start shit. But surly people don't go into a trouble zone to profit and cause more trouble, right? Of course they do. Because people suck and it's easier to get away with it if you do it within chaos." - RGW

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Re: Ferguson, MO Thread

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Tue Nov 25, 2014 3:44 pm

The racism of US newspaper editorial cartoonists never ceases to amaze me.

From a few months ago:

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Not nationally published, but here's one to make you wonder what decade this is ...

http://i.b5z.net/zirw/29/i/ui/4000668/i ... .jpg?ab=34


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Re: Ferguson, MO Thread

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Tue Nov 25, 2014 4:58 pm

Martin Luther King Jr., Letter From a Birmingham Jail:

I must confess that over the last few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great stumbling block in the stride toward freedom is not the White Citizens Councillor or the Ku Klux Klanner but the white moderate who is more devoted to order than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says, "I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I can't agree with your methods of direct action"; who paternalistically feels that he can set the timetable for another man's freedom; who lives by the myth of time; and who constantly advises the Negro to wait until a "more convenient season." Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection.

In your statement you asserted that our actions, even though peaceful, must be condemned because they precipitate violence. But can this assertion be logically made? Isn't this like condemning the robbed man because his possession of money precipitated the evil act of robbery? Isn't this like condemning Socrates because his unswerving commitment to truth and his philosophical delvings precipitated the misguided popular mind to make him drink the hemlock? Isn't this like condemning Jesus because His unique God-consciousness and never-ceasing devotion to His will precipitated the evil act of crucifixion? We must come to see, as federal courts have consistently affirmed, that it is immoral to urge an individual to withdraw his efforts to gain his basic constitutional rights because the quest precipitates violence. Society must protect the robbed and punish the robber.

I had also hoped that the white moderate would reject the myth of time. I received a letter this morning from a white brother in Texas which said, "All Christians know that the colored people will receive equal rights eventually, but is it possible that you are in too great of a religious hurry? It has taken Christianity almost 2000 years to accomplish what it has. The teachings of Christ take time to come to earth." All that is said here grows out of a tragic misconception of time. It is the strangely irrational notion that there is something in the very flow of time that will inevitably cure all ills. Actually, time is neutral. It can be used either destructively or constructively. I am coming to feel that the people of ill will have used time much more effectively than the people of good will. We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people. We must come to see that human progress never rolls in on wheels of inevitability. It comes through the tireless efforts and persistent work of men willing to be coworkers with God, and without this hard work time itself becomes an ally of the forces of social stagnation.

You spoke of our activity in Birmingham as extreme. At first I was rather disappointed that fellow clergymen would see my nonviolent efforts as those of an extremist. I started thinking about the fact that I stand in the middle of two opposing forces in the Negro community. One is a force of complacency.
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Re: Ferguson, MO Thread

Postby pauljthacker » Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:04 pm

Officer Darren Wilson's story is unbelievable. Literally.:

http://www.vox.com/2014/11/25/7281165/d ... story-side

"Again, stop for a moment and think about that. Brown is punching Wilson, sees the terrified cop reaching for his gun, and says 'You're too much of a fucking pussy to shoot me.' He dares him to shoot."

And then there's the part where Brown, already shot, starts charging at Wilson like a mad bull...
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