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Originally posted by ragincajin ragincajin wrote:

Today I saw an old colleague and witnessed proof that some black folk have lost their collective minds.

Now the interesting thing about this former colleague is that she was one for whom a black man, couldn't do anything for her, but lead her to a white man. She married one and has two boys.

Fast forward twelve years and her once super fair sons are now much browner.

I asked her how young Mike Brown's death had affected her sons. What kinds of talks she and her husband have had with the boys?

Now here's the crazy part: She says, "Oh that doesn't apply to us. My boys are white!"

I looked in her eyes and asked her if she was crazy. If she really believed that?

She said "Black folk make mountains out of mole hills."

Is this life? I ask you, is this life?
The pathos is deep. So deep.



Let her be. 
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Missouri governor names new public safety director

Former St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom, left, speaks after he is named the director of the Missouri Department of Public Safety during a news...



ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday appointed a new state public safety director, giving his administration its only black Cabinet member nearly three weeks after the shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer led to violent protests in a St. Louis suburb.

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The governor said former St. Louis police chief Daniel Isom II will take over as director of the Missouri Department of Public Safety on Sept. 1. He will replace Jerry Lee, who resigned after almost three years as director.

The appointment comes after Nixon faced criticism both for the lack of racial diversity among his department leaders and for the state's response to protesters and looters following the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.

Nixon did not directly say whether the leadership change was related to the events in Ferguson. He said Isom "has experience and training in law enforcement that are almost unmatched." Nixon also denied forcing Lee to resign.

"I work constantly to try to make sure we have a government that reflects the citizens of the state," Nixon said at a St. Louis press conference that abruptly ended after he had fielded only a few questions.

In the immediate days after Brown's shooting, local police in riot gear fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters who refused to disperse and, at times, broke into nearby stores. Nixon eventually placed the State Highway Patrol in charge of securing Ferguson with a more relaxed approach. After one relatively calm night, however, police stood by as people again looted stores. Nixon then imposed a curfew, lifted it after a couple of nights of clashes between police and protesters, and called in the National Guard.


Later Wednesday, Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson announced that the Guard and police from the city of St. Louis had completed their departure from Ferguson. Johnson declined to discuss when state troopers would cede authority in the West Florissant Avenue commercial corridor to local police, though he did say that fewer troopers are on the ground now.Tensions have lessened in recent days, but Nixon did not say Wednesday how long the patrol would remain in charge of securing the neighborhood near where Brown was shot.

The public safety director oversees both the patrol and the guard. He also oversees the State Emergency Management Agency, which deals with natural disasters, and a wide variety of other programs such as veterans' nursing homes and casino regulations.

Isom joined the St. Louis police department in 1988 and served as the chief from October 2008 until he retired in January 2013. He currently serves as a professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

"As a professor and as a police officer, I've dedicated my life to trying to find out better ways to make the community safe," Isom said.

Before his appointment in October 2011, Lee worked for 38 years in the St. Louis County Police Department, including serving as chief from 2004 to 2009. He submitted a one-sentence resignation letter dated Tuesday that provided no explanation about why he is leaving the state public safety department.

Although Isom will be Nixon's only black Cabinet member, he is not the first. Kelvin Simmons served as commissioner of the Office of Administration from 2009, when Nixon became governor, until he left in 2012 for a private-sector job.


http://news.yahoo.com/missouri-governor-names-public-safety-director-155216603.html

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Trying to hold onto his seat

When is the next round of elections?
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Someone post this article please

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/27/ferguson-oppressive-countries_n_5723720.html



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Originally posted by Alias_Avi Alias_Avi wrote:

Someone post this article please

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/27/ferguson-oppressive-countries_n_5723720.html




What The World's Most Repressive Regimes Have To Say About Ferguson

The Huffington Post  | By Nick Robins-Early & Eline 
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Repressive regimes looking to criticize the U.S. have all recently turned to events in Ferguson, Missouri, where police shot unarmed black teenager Michael Brown earlier this month. Engaging in what’s known as "whataboutism" in political circles, these nations are jumping at the chance to promote their views that the U.S. can’t meet the standards it preaches to the rest of the world.

Yet while the events in Ferguson reminded many in the U.S. that the country urgently needs to tackle questions of inequality and race relations, these oppressive governments -- perhaps unsurprisingly -- fail to mention their own records on human rights over the years.

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In a statement published by state media on Tuesday, North Korea says that the shooting of Michael Brown is proof that the United States is a “graveyard of human rights.”

American citizens “are subject to discrimination and humiliation due to their races and they are seized with such horror that they do not know when they are shot to death," the statement says.

The regime in Pyongyang, which has been globally condemned for running prison camps, oppressing its population and cracking down against opposition, has often been quick to denounce the United States, and in doing rarely separates fact from fiction.

Russia


Konstantin Dolgov, the special representative for human rights for Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, argued in an official statement last week that the events in Ferguson reveal “the deep-rooted problems with human rights and democratic standards in the U.S.” Dolgov also deplored American authorities’ “harsh” reaction against “active opponents of continuing inequality” and the treatment of some members of the press who covered the events in Ferguson.

The representative even had some advice for U.S. authorities: “Address long-simmering domestic problems and give up the outdated policy of interference in other nations’ affairs to overturn undesirable regimes under the pretext of protecting democracy and human rights.”

Though Dolgov may have a point in his critique of the police’s use of “army arsenals against civilians," he fails to mention Russia's brutal crackdown on political opposition as well as its efforts to limit freedom of speech in the country.

China


The Chinese government's official news agency Xinhua slammed the U.S. for so often lashing out at foreign governments for infringing on people's rights while it violates human rights in its own country.

"The Ferguson incident once again demonstrates that even if in a country that has for years tried to play the role of an international human rights judge and defender, there is still much room for improvement at home," Xinhua wrote.

The U.S. is one of several western countries that have regularly criticized Beijing for its human rights record. In a February report, the U.S. State Department argued that “repression and coercion, particularly against organizations and individuals involved in rights advocacy and public interest issues, were routine.”

Syria


Syria, a country engaged in a brutal civil war that has claimed the lives of more than 190,000 people, condemned Ferguson authorities' behavior in a recent report published by state media. According to Reuters, news agency SANA described the actions of Missouri police as “racist and oppressive.”

Iran


Iran has been relishing calling out the U.S. over its actions in Ferguson, with the country's state TV claiming that “Obama has endorsed the use of the National Guard to suppress protests.” In addition to the televised jabs, leader Ayatollah Khamenei has made repeated disparaging remarks on Twitter about U.S. hypocrisy and crackdowns on dissent. Unsurprisingly, Khamenei made no mention of Iran’s own record on human rights.

Egypt


On Aug. 19, Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement on Ferguson that called on the United States to have “respect for the right of assembly and peaceful expression of opinion.” The statement came just a few days after the one-yearanniversary of an Egyptian massacre, in which security forces killed more than 800 protesters.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/27/ferguson-oppressive-countries_n_5723720.html




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Originally posted by afrokock afrokock wrote:

Trying to hold onto his seat

When is the next round of elections?


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We have elections coming in Nov.
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