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thinksquad:

Updated at 11:56 p.m. with more details of tear gas; shots fired
When protesters defied police orders to leave the parking lot of the burned-out QuikTrip, police fired tear gas Monday night after repeated warnings.
Just before midnight, St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson told reporters shots had been fired at Canfield and told the media to go to the command center about a quarter-mile away.
The St. Louis County Police Chief, Jon Belmar, echoed Dotson, telling reporters to move back to the command post because of gunfire.
Steven Hawkins, the executive director of Amnesty International, saw the tear gas being fired near QuikTrip. He said the police reacted when protesters wouldn’t leave.
He could not confirm whether protesters threw rocks at police, but said “even if a few rocks were thrown, it wouldn’t have made a difference. The police are in full body armor.”
Shortly before midnight, police increased their efforts to clear some areas. They used loudspeakers to warn: “You need to disperse immediately. If you are credentialed media, move to your designated area. Do it now.”
11:50 p.m, Steve Giegerich, Ken Leiser
Protests escalated again late Monday night as police fired tear gas at protesters who defied police by refusing orders to disperse, instead gathering in groups near the QuikTrip and other Ferguson spots.
Police fired at least three tear gas volleys near the QuikTrip as emergency vehicles sped to the scene. Police also used tear gas to break up protesters near West Florissant and Northwoods Estates.
“They’re gassing our kids,” one protester shouted.
In front of the McDonald’s restaurant, a tactical united removed a driver from his car at gunpoint. There was no immediate word on why.
Some protesters also tipped over portable toilets and dragged them into the streets.
11:15 p.m, Steve Giegerich, Ken Leiser, Valerie Hahn
Tear gas fired again in Ferguson
Police fired tear gas on protesters near the QuikTrip late Monday night after they defied officers by gathering and refusing to disperse.
Police also forced a man out of his car at gunpoint about the same time they were firing tear gas.
The standoff at the burned-out convenience store had gone on for more than 20 minutes before the tear gas was deployed.
11:05 p.m. Steve Giegerich
Protesters defied police by gathering in large groups at several spots Monday night, including near the burned out QuikTrip and at West Florissant and Northwind Estates.
Police used a loudspeaker near the QuikTrip and warned about 100 protesters, “If you are standing around on the QuikTrip, you may be subject to arrest.”
At several points during the night, police warned off protesters by beating the pavement with their night sticks.
Police made some arrests during the night but no official tallies were released. Just before 11 p.m., reporters estimated that the number of protesters was down to about 100.
Valerie Hahn, Ken Leiser, Steve Giegerich, 10:45 p.m.
A peaceful night took a precarious turn just before 10 p.m. Monday in Ferguson as protesters threw bottles at police, who responded with orders for protesters to clear the streets and high-pitched sound cannons blaring.
Police ordered protesters, “Back off now!” and told them to clear the streets immediately.
Things turned tense when a group of protesters marched toward a police line and stopped, defying the night-long orders for all protesters to keep moving. Police put on their helmets and seemed prepared for a confrontation.
An armored vehicle moved down the street trying to clear the crowd, and some pastors in the street stood with their arms locked trying to restore peace. They helped to move protesters away from the police line.
Pastor Michael McBride said he helped calm the protester before police deployed tear gas by talking to the protesters.
"We put our arms around them and whispered that we love them," he said.
10:10 p.m, Steve Giegerich, Valerie Hahn
Shools will stay closed all week
The Ferguson-Florissant School District announced Monday night that its schools would stay closed for the rest of the week.
“We believe that closing schools for the rest of this week will allow needed time for peace and stability to be restored to our community,” the district said in a statement.
The district said it would hold the first day of classes on Monday, Aug. 25.
9:10 p.m. Monday, staff
As darkness fell Monday night, police increased their effort to keep protesters moving — politely telling protesters they needed to keep moving.
One protester asked pointedly “Did they tell the people supporting the cop downtown to keep moving?” referring to a Sunday evening gathering in support of Officer Darren Wilson.
But the crowd, smaller than Sunday night, was staying on the sidewalk and obeying officers’ orders to keep moving. At 9 p.m., the protests remained peaceful.
One protester was arrested in front of the McDonald’s after 9 p.m., for failure to disperse, police said. When the officers walked him off, a group of protesters followed along.
Carmelita Wiliams came from Dellwood to join the protests. She said she plans to be out for as many nights as it takes.
"If one person is left, I want to be with that person," she said.
Another protester, Allysha Hamber, 42, asked how her sons can stand fight for America, “but I can’t stand on sidewalk and protest?”
In a related development, a federal judge Monday night denied a motion by the American Civil Liberties Union for a temporary restraining order to stop police from requiring people to keep moving on sidewalks and thoroughfares in Ferguson unless they’re gathered in a designated protest area.
8:20 p.m. Monday Steve Giegerich, Valerie Hahn, and Margaret Gillerman.
Press Club condemns treatment of journalists in Ferguson
The Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis on Monday condemned the treatment of journalists covering the Ferguson crisis and said they should be able to freely cover the news.
"We strongly condemn the manhandling and disrespect shown to our colleagues by authorities during the unfolding crisis in Ferguson, Mo.," the group said in a statement. "We believe these actions should cease, and that those responsible for maintaining order in Ferguson establish and enforce rules to assure the safety of our journalistic colleagues."
8 p.m, Margaret Gillerman
Police kept protesters on the move Monday night, telling anyone who stopped in a parking lot or street to keep moving.
Reporters were included in the keep-moving mandate by police, who shooed them off the parking lot at the McDonald’s restaurant. Police officers walking the scene carried riot gear and big sticks
Highway Patrol troopers on the scene had zip ties — which are used as handcuffs — attached to their belts. They told motorists driving through the area to be careful.
Some protesters bought roses and bottled water from the Family Dollar store, then handed the roses out to peaceful demonstrators.
http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/police-keeping-protesters-on-the-move-in-ferguson-national-guard/article_f794b446-1ee7-56f1-b4f5-03c5663b596f.html
Aug 19

thinksquad:

Updated at 11:56 p.m. with more details of tear gas; shots fired

When protesters defied police orders to leave the parking lot of the burned-out QuikTrip, police fired tear gas Monday night after repeated warnings.

Just before midnight, St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson told reporters shots had been fired at Canfield and told the media to go to the command center about a quarter-mile away.

The St. Louis County Police Chief, Jon Belmar, echoed Dotson, telling reporters to move back to the command post because of gunfire.

Steven Hawkins, the executive director of Amnesty International, saw the tear gas being fired near QuikTrip. He said the police reacted when protesters wouldn’t leave.

He could not confirm whether protesters threw rocks at police, but said “even if a few rocks were thrown, it wouldn’t have made a difference. The police are in full body armor.”

Shortly before midnight, police increased their efforts to clear some areas. They used loudspeakers to warn: “You need to disperse immediately. If you are credentialed media, move to your designated area. Do it now.”

11:50 p.m, Steve Giegerich, Ken Leiser

Protests escalated again late Monday night as police fired tear gas at protesters who defied police by refusing orders to disperse, instead gathering in groups near the QuikTrip and other Ferguson spots.

Police fired at least three tear gas volleys near the QuikTrip as emergency vehicles sped to the scene. Police also used tear gas to break up protesters near West Florissant and Northwoods Estates.

“They’re gassing our kids,” one protester shouted.

In front of the McDonald’s restaurant, a tactical united removed a driver from his car at gunpoint. There was no immediate word on why.

Some protesters also tipped over portable toilets and dragged them into the streets.

11:15 p.m, Steve Giegerich, Ken Leiser, Valerie Hahn

Tear gas fired again in Ferguson

Police fired tear gas on protesters near the QuikTrip late Monday night after they defied officers by gathering and refusing to disperse.

Police also forced a man out of his car at gunpoint about the same time they were firing tear gas.

The standoff at the burned-out convenience store had gone on for more than 20 minutes before the tear gas was deployed.

11:05 p.m. Steve Giegerich

Protesters defied police by gathering in large groups at several spots Monday night, including near the burned out QuikTrip and at West Florissant and Northwind Estates.

Police used a loudspeaker near the QuikTrip and warned about 100 protesters, “If you are standing around on the QuikTrip, you may be subject to arrest.”

At several points during the night, police warned off protesters by beating the pavement with their night sticks.

Police made some arrests during the night but no official tallies were released. Just before 11 p.m., reporters estimated that the number of protesters was down to about 100.

Valerie Hahn, Ken Leiser, Steve Giegerich, 10:45 p.m.

A peaceful night took a precarious turn just before 10 p.m. Monday in Ferguson as protesters threw bottles at police, who responded with orders for protesters to clear the streets and high-pitched sound cannons blaring.

Police ordered protesters, “Back off now!” and told them to clear the streets immediately.

Things turned tense when a group of protesters marched toward a police line and stopped, defying the night-long orders for all protesters to keep moving. Police put on their helmets and seemed prepared for a confrontation.

An armored vehicle moved down the street trying to clear the crowd, and some pastors in the street stood with their arms locked trying to restore peace. They helped to move protesters away from the police line.

Pastor Michael McBride said he helped calm the protester before police deployed tear gas by talking to the protesters.

"We put our arms around them and whispered that we love them," he said.

10:10 p.m, Steve Giegerich, Valerie Hahn

Shools will stay closed all week

The Ferguson-Florissant School District announced Monday night that its schools would stay closed for the rest of the week.

“We believe that closing schools for the rest of this week will allow needed time for peace and stability to be restored to our community,” the district said in a statement.

The district said it would hold the first day of classes on Monday, Aug. 25.

9:10 p.m. Monday, staff

As darkness fell Monday night, police increased their effort to keep protesters moving — politely telling protesters they needed to keep moving.

One protester asked pointedly “Did they tell the people supporting the cop downtown to keep moving?” referring to a Sunday evening gathering in support of Officer Darren Wilson.

But the crowd, smaller than Sunday night, was staying on the sidewalk and obeying officers’ orders to keep moving. At 9 p.m., the protests remained peaceful.

One protester was arrested in front of the McDonald’s after 9 p.m., for failure to disperse, police said. When the officers walked him off, a group of protesters followed along.

Carmelita Wiliams came from Dellwood to join the protests. She said she plans to be out for as many nights as it takes.

"If one person is left, I want to be with that person," she said.

Another protester, Allysha Hamber, 42, asked how her sons can stand fight for America, “but I can’t stand on sidewalk and protest?”

In a related development, a federal judge Monday night denied a motion by the American Civil Liberties Union for a temporary restraining order to stop police from requiring people to keep moving on sidewalks and thoroughfares in Ferguson unless they’re gathered in a designated protest area.

8:20 p.m. Monday Steve Giegerich, Valerie Hahn, and Margaret Gillerman.

Press Club condemns treatment of journalists in Ferguson

The Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis on Monday condemned the treatment of journalists covering the Ferguson crisis and said they should be able to freely cover the news.

"We strongly condemn the manhandling and disrespect shown to our colleagues by authorities during the unfolding crisis in Ferguson, Mo.," the group said in a statement. "We believe these actions should cease, and that those responsible for maintaining order in Ferguson establish and enforce rules to assure the safety of our journalistic colleagues."

8 p.m, Margaret Gillerman

Police kept protesters on the move Monday night, telling anyone who stopped in a parking lot or street to keep moving.

Reporters were included in the keep-moving mandate by police, who shooed them off the parking lot at the McDonald’s restaurant. Police officers walking the scene carried riot gear and big sticks

Highway Patrol troopers on the scene had zip ties — which are used as handcuffs — attached to their belts. They told motorists driving through the area to be careful.

Some protesters bought roses and bottled water from the Family Dollar store, then handed the roses out to peaceful demonstrators.


http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/police-keeping-protesters-on-the-move-in-ferguson-national-guard/article_f794b446-1ee7-56f1-b4f5-03c5663b596f.html

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Aug 19

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Monday night. Part 6.

[part 1] [part 2] [part 3] [part 4] [part 5]

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Aug 19

magnolome:

Before CNN, who just arrived, tries to skew these stories. These two men were saying “this are my tax dollars” pointing at the SWAT vehicles and police officers “This is what we go through everyday.” “This has been taken to another level” “We’re subject to this stuff on a regular basis” “Yall got gas masks on. Don’t cut it out. Show the people what’s real” “The media says we’re provoking this. We aint doin nothin” “Yall got fully automatic weapons on us. Aint nobody armed out here”.

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arabellesicardi:

the police are telling AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL TO LEAVE and they’re doing so AT GUNPOINT

EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THE POLICE OFFICERS IN FERGUSON SHOULD BE IN JAIL. TRIED FOR TREASON. I DON’T EVEN UNDERSTAND. WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK

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Aug 19
Aug 11

pattilahell:

onlyblackgirl:

odinsblog:

Racial bias in America: from higher suspension rates in preschool, to disproportionate rates of capital punishment, to everything in between, structures of authority routinely allow anti-Black racial bias to color the “facts”, and warp the narrative. And frequently (whether unintentional or otherwise) the police and the media often work together to further criminalize innocent Black victims

1Criminalizing Blackness in America

2. 14-year-old Tremaine McMillian attacked and choked by police, literally while holding a puppy…because McMillian made them “feel threatened” and gave them “dehumanizing stares

3. Author and CNN contributor keithboykin: how the AP slandered Renisha McBride even in death

4.  The Associated Press: when can skin color alone determine who is and who isn’t a looter? (hint: don’t be Black)

This implicit racial bias does not magically stop at innocuous events like the VMAs, or in Hollywood. So far, it doesn’t ever turn off. There are two Americas and racial bias is as ubiquitous as the air we breathe

They just figured this out?

"A new study"

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the-world-is-a-corner:

shadowstep-of-bast:

carpeumbra:

No you don’t understand how frustrated I am that we always depicted the Apostles as old men, especially when it comes to during-Jesus-alive stuff.

They were probably late teens to early 20s, given the time and the description and some Biblical passages.

They were not ancient old men with long ass beards and wrinkles at the Last Supper.

They were young adult rebels with a cause.

where my punk-rock apostles at

And none of them were WHITE.

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Aug 11
Aug 11

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Aug 11

stele3:

Ferguson Police have dogs and shotguns. The unarmed crowd is raising their hands.

For anyone not following the Mike Brown story on Twitter: a 17 year old black boy named Mike Brown, who was supposed to start college tomorrow, was shot to death in Ferguson, Missouri by police while jaywalking. He was unarmed. He was shot 9 times.

Initial media reports claimed that an 18 year old black man had been shot and killed while fleeing police after shoplifting.

People in the neighborhood, including members of Mike Brown’s family, came out of their homes and began to protest, shouting “no justice, no peace,” and keeping their hands in the air.

Media reports claimed that a violent mob quickly formed around the shooting location shouting “kill the police.”

Spread this. Tell the truth about what happened to this boy. Tell the truth about what is happening NOW. The police and the mainstream media is painting him as a criminal, and his community as a violent mob.

SPREAD THIS. Don’t let them lie.

And people says racism is dead in America.  <3

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Jul 1

xsugarfacex:

rhamphotheca:

Beautiful photos of abandoned places.

It’s funny cause when we have left the earth just sort if goes “haha mine again”

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Jun 29

buzzfeed:

The 31 Realest Tumblr Posts About Being A Women

*stands up*

*salutes*

*applauds forever*

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yamiyuugi:

when life gives you lemons remember to read and review no flames plz

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Jun 26
slightlypsychicparade:

elleduzitwell:

DO NOT SCROLL PASS. THIS IS YOUR DAUGHTER, YOUR SISTER, YOUR FRIEND. PLEASE HELP TO BRING #relisha #rudd BACK HOME SAFE AND SOUND.

This isn’t a scam, or an abuser trying to find someone hiding from them.I live in the area, and it’s all over the news. This child is REALLY missing.
Jun 15

slightlypsychicparade:

elleduzitwell:

DO NOT SCROLL PASS. THIS IS YOUR DAUGHTER, YOUR SISTER, YOUR FRIEND. PLEASE HELP TO BRING #relisha #rudd BACK HOME SAFE AND SOUND.

This isn’t a scam, or an abuser trying to find someone hiding from them.

I live in the area, and it’s all over the news. This child is REALLY missing.

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Jun 12

emmylovestrees:

fairytalesandfallenangels:

thesoil:

Holy shit

I can’t even begin to describe the brilliance of this segment. 

Bravo.

Bra-vo. 

i’m screaming. she’s fucking awesome. anyone know where this can be found as an actual video?

(Source: bostonreview, via achievement-hunter)

alwayssmilecuzyoucan:

afangirlstreehouse:

hheath541:

Apple download - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/aspire-news/id733163167?mt=8
Android download - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.collectiveray.aspire

I’m sorry - not my usual stuff - but this is incredibly important. Please share around. It could save someone’s life.

I DON’T CARE IF THIS DOESN’T SUIT YOUR BLOG TYPE IF YOU DON’T REBLOG THIS I’M JUDGING YOU 
Mar 22

alwayssmilecuzyoucan:

afangirlstreehouse:

hheath541:

Apple download - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/aspire-news/id733163167?mt=8

Android download - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.collectiveray.aspire

I’m sorry - not my usual stuff - but this is incredibly important. Please share around. It could save someone’s life.

I DON’T CARE IF THIS DOESN’T SUIT YOUR BLOG TYPE IF YOU DON’T REBLOG THIS I’M JUDGING YOU 

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