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Michael Brown - Riots - Ferguson MO
« on: August 18, 2014, 09:55:27 am »
I'm still having a hard time taking this all in. Ferguson is just north of where I live and just a couple miles from where I work. This is an absolute cluster in every way possible and I'm so embarrassed for my town... St. Louis. Yes Ferguson is just a small county of St. Louis.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Ferguson, MO and Police Militarization (HBO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUdHIatS36A
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Re: Michael Brown - Riots - Ferguson MO
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2014, 12:27:35 pm »
So, another officer-involved shooting today in your neck of the woods. Seriously, the f*ck is going on over there?
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Re: Michael Brown - Riots - Ferguson MO
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2014, 12:58:56 pm »
Utter f uckdom
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Re: Michael Brown - Riots - Ferguson MO
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2014, 09:59:55 am »
Things are not getting better.

This recent 'promotional' video is intended to market and buy something to give money to?
This is so disgusting. It has Racism all over it and it's presented by children no less. It only shows how we view things differently.

Ya know, when you start off with Hey White People...

and the killer is, there were black callers saying they don't see any racism. Really? Try this experiment. Switch every thing Hey Black People and then put in every black stereotype and it becomes quite clear how racist this video is. Sets back relations by decades...

Hey White People...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQfg52m0-4o

So it's not possible to be friends with blacks? The sarcasm just makes it soooooo racist.
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Re: Michael Brown - Riots - Ferguson MO
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2014, 07:32:33 pm »
Exclusive: Darren Wilson Speaks Out For the First Time to George Stephanopoulos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Llwdma6zVhA

Interesting interview. I sure wouldn't want to be in his shoes.
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Re: Michael Brown - Riots - Ferguson MO
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2014, 02:15:06 pm »
The second to last paragraph has come to be the thoughts from the protestors.

Sad.

And what the protestors are definitely ignoring is there were 3 autopsy's. Michael Brown's family hired their own, who is a top forensic, with the results being the same as the other two.
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Re: Michael Brown - Riots - Ferguson MO
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2014, 09:53:07 am »
A little levity....

Cut for time.... my ass

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Re: Michael Brown - Riots - Ferguson MO
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2014, 04:55:43 pm »
NSFW

This happened last week. The Hazelwood school district allowed students to take the day off and in fact some faculty were there.

Peaceful protest huh? Good gawd. What's happening is most of the people want their Youtube fame. They dont give a squat about Michael Brown or the issues behind it. Assclowns.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1DdsHyiNqs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jze-VZRahtQ
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Re: Michael Brown - Riots - Ferguson MO
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2014, 05:06:54 pm »
I'm realizing 'ignorance' is driving force behind a lot of this conflict.

Ignorance with the protestors. Ignorance with criminals. We are losing focus.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CULy8HBcN7U
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Re: Michael Brown - Riots - Ferguson MO
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2014, 05:10:36 pm »
Of all the video's and news to hear this one is by far THE ONE to watch. Please watch this one and I hate to do this, but send it to everyone you know.

Responsa-damnbility!!!

Hell ya

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« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2014, 05:16:58 pm »
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Re: Michael Brown - Riots - Ferguson MO
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2014, 05:24:04 pm »
and on the other hand you have this asshat situation.

This does not help the cop situation at all. It's unbelievable

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Re: Michael Brown - Riots - Ferguson MO
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2015, 09:23:28 am »
What a ****** Up area. It just gets worse and worse, especially of the recent shooting of the cops.

Patience runs thin for Ferguson business owners

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The events this week are another crushing blow to so many who lost their businesses in the violence in November.

Just a few hours ago, I met with a young woman whose beauty salon and spa in Dellwood was destroyed the night of the St. Louis county grand jury decision in the Michael Brown shooting case.

Now, Queen Barnes-Greene, and so many others, try to keep STL Together in the face of more violence last night.

"It's just not going to solve anything," says Queen. "It's just going to make things worse."

Frustration, disappointment and sadness from this mother with a baby on the way, after two police officers were shot in Ferguson. Feelings that are all too familiar Queen, who owns a salon and spa in Dellwood called Queen's Royal Touch. Today, it stinks of smoke and is still covered in soot. It was destroyed the night of November 24.

"It's just like crushed dreams is all I see here," says Queen. "I thought three months, we're going to be able to turn this thing around and it's a lot harder than I thought."

Then last night, her hopes for some real progress in the community she loves were crushed again.

"This is 2015, and we're still going through stuff that I thought my son wouldn't have to worry about," says Queen about her 10-year-old.

Queen received $5,000 from the STL Together fund.

It's a project of NewsChannel Five and the St. Louis Regional Chamber to try to get business owners back on their feet.

But for her, the real price tag to re-open is closer to $50,000 or $100,000.

"So far the lowest bid we had is $98,000," says Queen. "The lowest. And that blew me away. Are you serious?"

Money this retired teacher, who used to have 10 to 12 employees and a beautiful spot for her customers, just doesn't have right now.

"I don't have any loans," says Queen. "I started this business with my retirement. I was a teacher. Now I'm back at square one. Nothing. No retirement. Nothing."

She's grateful for the letters and support she's gotten from people as far away as Rhode Island and Mexico.

And while she's still hopeful, she knows rebuilding her salon, and repairing a community that's been torn apart again, is going to take more patience than she ever expected.

"Those young men who did it," says Queen of last night's shootings, "or whoever did it, you know, I'm going to be praying for you. Because that's just not what we're trying to do. That's not what I want to get my business back."
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Re: Michael Brown - Riots - Ferguson MO
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2015, 06:10:09 pm »
I'm glad I live nowhere near there. But there are f*cked up places in every city, mine included.
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