“Drive on Interstate 70 and other area highways at 4:30 p.m. Monday [Sept. 1, 2014], turn their hazard lights on and stop their vehicles for four and a half minutes…”
Will road rage and accidents ensue in the wake of this radical left-wing extremist stunt?
I don’t suppose an angry mob of hundreds immediately swarming upon the scene chanting “kill the police” and 5 shots ringing out in the vicinity had anything to do with impeding the processing of the scene.
Nah, that would make to much sense.
Anthony Shahid (Tauheed Islamic Youth Group) organizer of Officer Darren Wilson lynch mob protests and prominent professional St Louis area agitator in his now infamous Mike Brown protest garb featuring a mock police hat and a noose marching side by side with Mike Brown’s parents Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr.
(NY Times) –FERGUSON, Mo. — Activists on Saturday called for mass civil disobedience on the highways in and around this St. Louis suburb to protest the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer, with the leaders of one coalition encouraging supporters to stop their cars to tie up traffic on Labor Day.
The appeal came at a peaceful if at times tense march and rally on Saturday that drew what appeared to be well more than 1,000 demonstrators to some of the same Ferguson streets where the police clashed with protesters in the days after the killing of Michael Brown. Mr. Brown, 18, was shot Aug. 9 by Officer Darren Wilson of the Ferguson Police Department, and his bloody body lay on Canfield Drive for about four and a half hours before it was removed.
Organizers at the rally called on demonstrators to drive on Interstate 70 and other area highways at 4:30 p.m. Monday, turn their hazard lights on and stop their vehicles for four and a half minutes to symbolize the four and a half hours that Mr. Brown’s body lay in the street.
“We’re going to tie it down, lock it down,” Anthony Shahid, one of the lead organizers of the rally, told supporters from the stage at a park. The following week, if the coalition’s demands were not met, including that Officer Wilson be fired and arrested on charges of murder, another four-minute traffic shutdown would occur on two days instead of just one, he said.
“I want the highways shut down,” he said of the Monday protest. “I know it’s a holiday, but it won’t be no good holiday.”
The march and rally were organized by a coalition of black activists and leaders largely from the St. Louis region, including state legislators, lawyers, and representatives of the Nation of Islam, the N.A.A.C.P., the New Black Panther Party and the Green Party. Organizers with the group, called the Justice for Michael Brown Leadership Coalition, said they wanted Saturday’s event to be peaceful and had coordinated with city, county and police officials. They estimated the crowd at 10,000. [...]
Be careful out there St. Louisans. Keep your eyes and ears open.
See the “Justice for Michael Brown Leadership Coalition” list of demands here.
Doug Ross links in his latest Larwyn’s Linx roundup…thanks!
(Fox) –Senate Democrats failed to muster enough support to push a controversial Justice Department nominee past a key test vote on Wednesday, leaving the nomination stalled amid bipartisan concerns about his past work on behalf of convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal.
The nomination of Debo Adegbile for head of the Civil Rights Division was blocked, on a 47-52 vote.
Adegbile needed just 51 senators to support him in order to advance to a final vote. In anticipation of a tight vote, Vice President Biden even attended in case he was needed by his Democratic colleagues to break a tie. But it did not get to that point, as a total of seven Democrats peeled off, joining a united Republican opposition.
At issue is Adegbile’s work with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund on behalf of Abu-Jamal. Perhaps America’s most well-known cop killer, he was convicted for the 1981 murder of Philadelphia officer Daniel Faulkner. The case has attracted celebrity and media attention for decades, amid claims that Abu-Jamal faced racial discrimination. Abu-Jamal’s death sentence was eventually overturned, but his conviction stands.
Republicans and law enforcement groups like the Fraternal Order of Police were staunchly opposed. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., questioned Tuesday whether Adegbile could be counted on to advocate for the civil rights “of all Americans,” if confirmed to the post of Civil Rights Division director.
The president of the Fraternal Order of Police has called the nomination a “thumb in the eye of our nation’s law enforcement officers.”
Faulkner’s widow, Maureen Faulkner, has adamantly opposed the nomination and lobbied senators to vote “no.”
Obama nominated Adegbile to succeed Thomas Perez in the DOJ post, after Perez was confirmed for Labor secretary
…… Adegbile is the first Obama nominee to fail on a Senate test vote since Democrats pushed through changes that allow certain nominees to clear that hurdle with a simple majority, as opposed to the customary 60 votes.
Interestingly, Adegbile has a personal story that’s similar to Obama’s. The DoJ nominee was raised by a single mother in the absence of her son’s Nigerian father, reports the Washington Post.
Under Adegbile’s leadership, NAACP LDF acted in several legal proceedings for the black leftist folk hero who has parlayed his 1981 murder of white Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner into a career behind bars. Born Wesley Cook, the former Black Panther often referred to affectionately in radical circles as simply “Mumia,” enjoys celebrity status on the Left and is a frequent guest speaker at college commencement ceremonies.
“The question of Abu-Jamal’s guilt is not a close call,” according to John Fund. “Two hospital workers testified that Abu-Jamal confessed to them: ‘I shot the motherf***er, and I hope the motherf***er dies.’ His brother, William, has never testified to his brother’s innocence even though he was at the scene of the crime. Abu-Jamal himself chose not to testify in his own defense.”
As Faulkner tried to arrest Abu-Jamal’s brother during a traffic stop, Abu-Jamal shot the policeman once in the back and then stood over him and shot him four more times at close range, once directly in the face. Multiple eyewitnesses were present during the crime.
Booing scandal ridden Obama (the most unpatriotic anti-American POTUS in history who has zero respect for our military men and women; past and present) is a ‘thought crime’ not to be tolerated. Free speech is an “inappropriate and unpatriotic” so says “embarrassed and angry” State Rep. Clem Smith (D-Velda Village Hills).
(KMOX) –….fans at a Missouri-Tennessee football game Sunday booed when Barack Obamaâ€™s name was mentioned during a halftime ceremony.
New members of the Missouri National Guard were being sworn in, said Chad Moller, spokesman for University of Missouri-Columbia athletics.
Mo state rep Clem Smith(D-Velda Village Hills); an an NAACP member who just so happened to be Obama Delegate to the Missouri Democratic Convention in 2008.
But during part of the oath that reads â€œI will obey the order of the president of the United Statesâ€ members of the crowd could be heard booing, according to the Missourian.A St. Louis County Representative said he is outraged and embarrassed.
State Rep. Clem Smith (D-Velda Village Hills) said he was at the football game and found the actions of some in the crowd inappropriate and unpatriotic.
â€œThose crowd members disrespected the proud men and women of our nationâ€™s great military, the President of the United States and the upstanding citizens of Missouri,â€ Smith said in a release. â€œA public ceremony to honor those who volunteered to serve this nation and state is not an appropriate place for such displays.â€
Smith said at no point did university officials reprimand the crowd.
State Rep Clem Smith thinks that University of Missouri officials should take on the role of Obama blasphemy thought police. Revere Obama, trample on the US Constitution.
Lee County NAACP president James Muwakkil could have simply responded that he disagreed with Sheriff Mike Scott and arrange a meeting with Scott to discuss the issue. But nooooooooo out comes the knee jerk race card.
The Lee county NAACP is calling Sheriff Mike Scott a racist. That’s not all – they are also calling for his job.
It comes after Scott sent a letter to group about why he will not attend or be a sponsor for the their annual fundraiser.
In the letter, the sheriff says there is a double standard when the NAACP picks and chooses which issues to rally around – citing the Zimmerman verdict and the Robert E. Lee painting in the commission chambers.
In response to the letter, Sheriff Scott says he’s heard people call him everything from a hero to a racist, and says the response was expected.
Scott said even in the face of backlash, he stands by what he wrote and says others do too.
“The feedback I’m receiving via email, phone calls texts and what we’ve all seen on [NBC2] Facebook posting, your Facebook postings right now are running about 75%-25% in my favor,” Scott said. [Facebook link--ed.]
The NAACP says this debate is far from over. They are sending the letter to Governor Rick Scott’s office and the national office of the NAACP.
As for having Scott removed from office – Scott won his last re-election in 2012 with 66% of the vote. He also noted in an email Thursday evening that he’s been awarded the local NAACP’s top honor twice in his eight years in office.
‘Walking While Hispanic’ Stalking(?) Profiling(?) Yep.
(Baltimore Sun) –Baltimore police say they are investigating a witness account that a group of black youths [THUGS --ed.] beat a Hispanic man near Patterson Park Sunday while saying, “This is for Trayvon.”
A witness posted the account on a community Facebook page, and police confirmed they are looking into whether the suspects’ reaction to the verdict in the Florida trial of George Zimmerman played a part in the incident. A police report on the beating does not mention the alleged comments.
Sgt. Eric Kowalczyk, a police spokesman, declined to go into further detail.
In a post that drew nearly 50 comments on Facebook, real estate agent Christina Dudley said she was walking to her car just before 9 p.m. when she saw several young black males and two black females chasing a 37-year-old Hispanic man west on North Linwood Avenue past East Fairmont Avenue.
“One of the boys had a handgun out and it was pointed at the back of him,” Dudley said in an interview.
They caught up to the man at the corner of Fairmount and N. Streeper Street, and the male with the gun beat the victim with what appeared to be his gun while others kicked and stomped him, Dudley said.
“They were just yelling and calling him names as they ran after him, but once they were hitting him and after that they started yelling, “This is for Trayvon, [expletive],” said Dudley, who heard the chant repeated multiple times.
Using a translator, police spoke to the victim, who knows some English, according to the police report. The victim told officers that he was standing in the intersection of Fairmont and N. Potomac Street when a group of five black males first approached him.
He described all of the males as between 16 and 18 and told police a 6-foot suspect with a black “stretchy” shirt and mohawk told him, “What’s up, [expletive].” When the victim raised his phone to call 911, the suspect raised his shirt and flashed a silver handgun in his waistband.