The petition that requires all police to wear body camera is here. The first petition, which is to make all police in St Louis and Ferguson to wear body camera is here. They have 35k signatures so far, and are requesting 50k.
I wish all blacks in the US would vote... actually, if only a third votes, we already would have millions of signatures.
WASHINGTON -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) on Sunday criticized the Ferguson police for releasing a video allegedly showing Michael Brown robbing a convenience store before he was shot and killed.
Ferguson police released the video on Friday, reportedly ignoring a request from the Justice Department
not to. Police Chief Thomas Jackson has acknowledged to reporters that
the shooting death of Brown last week was not related to the robbery,
calling into question why the video was released amid dual
investigations by local authorities and the DOJ into the circumstances
around Brown's death.
Appearing on ABC's "This Week with George
Stephanopoulos," Nixon said he and his staff were unaware that the video
was going to be released.
"We certainly were not happy with that being released, especially in
the way that it was," Nixon said. "It appeared to cast dispersions on a
young man that was gunned down in the street. It made emotions raw."
governor went on to say that the renewed unrest in Ferguson, the St.
Louis suburb where Brown was killed by a police officer, was in part due
to the police's decision to make public the details of the robbery.
Nixon declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew Saturday that led to clashes between a small group of protesters and police.
On NBC's "Meet the Press," Nixon reiterated his disapproval of the decision to release the video.
attempt to in essence disparage the character of this victim in the
middle of a process is not right. It’s just not right," he said. "And
secondarily, it did put the community, and quite frankly the region and
the nation, on alert again. These are old wounds. These are deep wounds
in these communities. And that action was not helpful."
he spoke to Ferguson police about the release of the video, but didn't
say if there would be any punitive actions taken.
"We’ve had very
serious discussions about that action and how much we thought that it
was not the right way to handle the victim’s family," Nixon said, adding
that he met with Brown's family. "They were deeply troubled, and when
you see your son gunned down in the street and then you see a police
chief begin an attempt to attack his character, that’s just not the way
obama can do a whole lot if he had some balls. SOOO many white presidents before him publicly supported whites, voted for things that only advance whites, put down blacks and sht wasnt said about it. All that segregation and slavery, mistreatment and abuse that white president before him signed of on.But with Obama he cant even look in the direction of blacks without whites whining about him being biased. They all need to STFU. Now that the president is black these whites want the president to view all americans equally and be treated as such when a few years ago they were perfectly fine with presidents doing things in favor of whites. So yall could miss me with all that "well what do we expect him to do?" BS.
In a short but powerful segment on Saturday, Melissa
Harris-Perry connected the recent police killing of Michael Brown to the
deaths of other black men at the hands of police — and to America's
history of injustice towards black people.
Harris-Perry read the
names of some of the hundreds of men who were killed by police across
the country "in the past decade alone," from Sean Bell to Oscar Grant to
Eric Garner to Brown. All of the men she mentioned were unarmed at the
time of their death.
In the past decade alone, these men and hundreds of others have lost their lives to police.
"From 2006 to 2012 a white police officer killed a black person at least twice a week in this country," she said.
then noted that Ferguson, where Brown was shot dead, is close to the
place from which the slave Dred Scott waged a legal battle for his
freedom. She quoted from the notorious Supreme Court case which rejected
Scott's claim because, in the infamous words of Chief Justice Roger
Taney, he had "no rights which the white man was bound to respect."
Harris-Perry repeated that last phrase over and over again, as images of police in Ferguson flashed behind her.
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