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Some unsolicited advice . . .

. . .Guys please take time to "unplug" from social media, news, and the onslaught of negative stories that  just keep coming and coming and coming. We can not fix everything all at once. We are no good to the cause if we're depressed, despaired, and too emotionally vested. I know this sh*t hurts, I know it just doesn't make sense. Trust me, you'll drive yourself insane trying to figure it out, trying to make sense of why things happen the way they do, or why people do what they do.
Take some time with your family and friends, enjoy the life you have, re-energize, then re-engage in ways that are productive for yourself and your community.
I find myself tuning out of the media when I'm feeling overwhelmed. Trust me there has been a lot of that going on lately.
Bringing change starts with your life. Whatever you can do to make the world a better place, start there. I've been soooo damn angry over the course of the past few weeks, but not having a positive outlet only hurts me. I've been working locally to do whatever I can to prevent this from happening here and to bring awareness.
First and foremost, if you don't vote, then you really need to STFD, because that is the number one way to make a difference in your respective communities (locally). Second, please get involved with your local chapter of the NAACP, Urban League, 100 Black Men etc. They need young folks more than ever to become engaged and bridge the gap between the elder generations. Make sure to hold your elected officials accountable!



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yall see this

apologies if its been posted before

Cop who killed Michael Brown started his career at disgraced unit that was DISBANDED over racial tensions - after officers opened fire on fleeing mother and child and beat up another woman

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2732986/Darren-Wilson-s-policing-job-Missouri-police-department-shut-entire-force-replaced-amid-racism-corruption-allegations.html

The police officer who shot an unarmed teenager in Ferguson two weeks ago learned his trade on a force that was disbanded over racial tensions, it has emerged.

Darren Wilson shot black teenager Michael Brown dead on 9 August, sparking weeks of protests and charges that the town’s police force is racist.

Now the Washington Post reports that Wilson’s first job as a police officer was with a nearby force in the city of Jennings that was scrapped over racial tensions following a series of controversial incidents.

In one, a Jennings officer fired his gun at a mother fleeing in her car with a child in the back seat.

In another, an officer beat a woman on her own front porch.

The city council concluded that the force had been discredited with the local population and dismissed every officer.

An incomplete picture of Texas-born Ferguson officer Darren Wilson has emerged since the shooting, when authorities say the white six-year police veteran killed Michael Brown during a confrontation in the predominantly black city where all but three of the 53 police officers are white.

The Brown family’s attorneys have labeled Wilson as a murderer, though the investigation continues and no charges have been filed. The 28-year-old officer has gone underground since the shooting, with relatives refusing to reveal his whereabouts or discuss the shooting or Wilson’s background.

But snippets of his life have emerged. Court records show Wilson divorced last November.

His parents were married only four years before divorcing in 1989 in Texas.

His mother Tonya Durso, also known as Tonya Harris, went on to marry twice more and died at the age of 35 when Wilson was just 16.

Online court records show that she pleaded guilty in 2001 to a dozen felony stealing and forgery counts in Missouri’s St. Charles County just west of St. Louis and was sentenced to five years on probation, with the judge suspending a five-year prison sentence.

After her death, Wilson was placed under the guardianship of Durso's second husband Tyler Harris until a St. Charles County judge dissolved that in mid-2004.

According to the Washington Post, after completing police academy training, Wilson was employed as a rookie officer in Jennings, a city of 14,000 citizens, 89 per cent of whom were African-American and largely working class.

The 45-strong police force had just one or two black officers.

City council member Rodney Epps told the Washington Post that 'the straw that broke the camel's back' was an incident in which an officer shot a woman who'd been stopped for a traffic violation.

'She had a child in the back [of the] car and was probably worried about getting locked up. And this officer chased her down Highway 70, past city limits, and took a shot at her. Just ridiculous,' he said.

Complaints and lawsuits piled up against the force for using unnecessary force.

One woman, Cassandra Fuller, described to the Washington Post an incident in which she'd called police for help after a car smashed into the parked van in front of her home and was thrown to the ground and kicked for making a joke.

There were also instances of police corruption and the city council voted six-to-one to close the department and have St Louis County run its policing.

Lieutenant Jeff Fuesting was put in charge and spent four months with Wilson during a cross-over period, describing him as 'an average officer.'

He said there was a fundamental disconnect between the police force and the community they were supposed to be protecting.

New officers were brought in to try and create a credible police department.

Wilson didn't face any disciplinary action during his time at Jennings.

After being dismissed from that position, Wilson found a new job in another small, largely black Missouri town where the police force is mostly white: Ferguson.

A new report from Arch City Defenders, a not-for-profit legal defense organization, shows that 'despite Ferguson’s relative poverty, fines and court fees comprise the second largest source of revenue for the city, a total of $2,635,400.'

In other words, a large part of the city's income is derived from fines generated by the police from the citizens for minor infringements.

Civil unrest erupted in Ferguson in the wake of the shooting, with constant demonstrations and protests over the more than two weeks since the incident indicating a deep and longstanding issue with the police force.

On Saturday, Wilson's supporters staged a public rally in Ferguson where they claimed Michael Brown's death was 'warranted and justified' and promised the cop their 'unwavering support.'

Having successfully raised $235,000 online for the controversial officer, The Support Officer Darren Campaign has become far more vocal in recent days, with the outdoor rally attracting a sizeable crowd in the bright afternoon sun.

One woman took issue with the pro-Wilson protest 10 miles south of Ferguson. Sondra Fifer, of St. Louis, told the protesters at Barney's Sports Pub in St. Louis: 'I'm not against officers, I'm against police brutality'

Addressed by a woman who, in a symbolic gesture of solidarity, declared her name was Darren Wilson, shared her supporters' opinion that the Ferguson officer is the victim in the story.

A longtime friend — former high school classmate and hockey buddy Jake Shepard — has recently come to Wilson’s defense, insisting that he would never maliciously take a life.

Still, Shepard said, 'I think he’s kind of struggling a little bit, but I think he’s doing OK.'

'He didn’t really want to talk much about it,' Shepard, also 28, said of Brown’s death. 'But I can tell you for sure it was not racially motivated. He’s not the type of person to harbor any hate for anybody. He was always nice, respectable and well-mannered, a gentleman. He doesn’t have anything bad to say about anybody, ever. He’s very genuine.'

Similar depictions of Wilson, who has been on paid administrative leave since Brown’s death, have come from his boss, Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson.

During a Ferguson City Council meeting in February, Wilson got special recognition from Jackson for what the chief said then was his role in responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle, then struggling with the driver and detaining him for arrest until help arrived.

Jackson said the suspect was preparing a large quantity of marijuana for sale. His proclamation in hand, according a video of the meeting obtained Tuesday by the AP, Wilson returned to his seat with a broad grin.

'He was a gentle, quiet man,' Jackson said last Friday while publicly identifying Wilson, a four-year veteran of the department after spending two policing in nearby Jennings, as the officer who shot Brown, noting that Wilson has no prior disciplinary record.

Calling Wilson 'distinguished' and 'a gentleman,' Jackson added that 'he is, he has been, an excellent officer.'

Wilson, who has Missouri hunting and fishing licenses, did not answer the AP’s knock Tuesday on his door at his brick, ranch-style home in Missouri’s Crestwood, a largely white St. Louis suburb some 18 miles southwest of Ferguson.


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The whole St. Louis area law enforcement is disgusting. 


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Originally posted by HaitianLuv HaitianLuv wrote:

Originally posted by honeyb87 honeyb87 wrote:

Originally posted by Fraiche2Death Fraiche2Death wrote:

Sometimes I just stop reading and just pause and have an "oh sh*t" moment. Like...this is happening. This dude is free & that boy is dead. There's a fcuking pile... No mountain of evidence and humans who saw what happened are being called liars. A town is hiding a white person. Like...I think I'm having some sort of outer body moment. I cant explain it...

I know EXACTLY how you feel....like, I cannot fathom....whites already have more rights as evident by this (and many) situations, yet other white people willingly fund a murderer when all logic goes against this case....$400,000??? Really??? Are American white people seriously this deluded, hateful, dismissive, stupid? How can you not see that shooting someone 10 times was uncalled for??
This thread pisses me off. WTF is wrong with people????


Yes they are. Always have been and always will be. But dont let that sway you. They may have given more money but they have far less supporters. They have what maybe 3,000 that contributed to the 400,000. But we have wayyyy more that contributed to our gofund me and various other aspects of the case. We have people from around the world on our side. They're just a small group but we have far more than them. so dont concern yourself with their stupidity just keep being loud, keep pushing, and see this case through to the end.

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Originally posted by kfoxx1998 kfoxx1998 wrote:

Jolie I woke up this morning thinking that the next thing we're going to hear is someone trying to legitimize racial "fears" as some type of medical condition that can't be helped because of the history in this country.  Its not their fault.  They are "victims" of the American system of racism.  Any day now. 



Well they did come up with afluenza so you might not be too far off. Devils.
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I knew thats why they concealed his Identity.
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Originally posted by JoliePoufiasse JoliePoufiasse wrote:

Originally posted by sexyandfamous sexyandfamous wrote:

Originally posted by JoliePoufiasse JoliePoufiasse wrote:

I bet Wilson was part of a white supremacist group or something that was really, really bad. Why else would the wipe out his social media footprint? I woke up scared over this case this morning. I must have dreamt about it because the first thing that came to mind when I woke up is what the hell is this prosecutor telling the grand jury? We have no idea what evidence he is presenting or not presenting right now. I saw him on heard is gravel voice the other day on TV. I didn't like him on sight.


I think they just don't want to see him convicted because if he is, that opens the door for ALL the white murderer cops to be convicted.


I want him to be found guilty by a white jury, so the racists can't claim the jury was the racist one.


You are so right about it opening the door. And we NEED that door to be opened. But will a white jury do the right thing in 2014-2015? That is the question. And I'm scared of the answer.


Thats probably who is giving this overwhelming support to DW. These white racists cops want this to go away. They dont want to be held accountable or tied down with body cams. So they are giving money and support and spreading useless facts to make sure that people are swayed in favor of DW. They are covering their azzes all around, not just in Ferguson PD.
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Originally posted by afrokock afrokock wrote:

Y'all peep this?

yo im pretty sure this is blatantly illegal
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Originally posted by bunzaveli bunzaveli wrote:

Originally posted by afrokock afrokock wrote:

Y'all peep this?

yo im pretty sure this is blatantly illegal


^among the other sht that they have done that is blatantly illegalLOL. Im not surprised at all.
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