News Forum - HomePage - RSS News Forum - HomePage - RSS ( Wed, 26 21 2014 01:21:48 GMT Wed, 26 21 2014 01:21:48 GMT Protesters Block Lincoln Tunnel Following Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Wed, 26 09 2014 01:09:29 GMT 14593f93c40940f2ff697558ab4b965752eade04 CBS News [New York] & Associated Press, by Staff Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Wed, 26 09 2014 01:09:29 GMT New York ' Protesters angry about the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri engaged in a standoff with police Tuesday evening, shutting down an entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel as they attempted to march through. The protesters marched to the Lincoln Tunnel and attempted to walk through, CBS2 reported. Police blocked the protesters at 41st Street and Eleventh Avenue, and traffic was left at a standstill. CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported the standoff eventually came to an end and the protesters decided to march north on Eleventh Avenue, and later returned to Duffy Square. But a driver reported being stuck for Obama to Peaceful Protesters: ‘Your President Will Work With You’ Wed, 26 59 2014 12:59:15 GMT 9a16238d44080f456e320004a1dc0cfa272631f0 Mediaite, by Matt Wilstein Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 26 59 2014 12:59:15 GMT President Barack Obama was in Chicago this afternoon to speak about his executive action on immigration, but towards the beginning of his speech he took several minutes to address the ongoing situation in Ferguson, Missouri after a grand jury decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown. Following up on his comments from the night before, the president urged any protests to be peaceful and said there is “no excuse” for the destructive violence seen last night. “Burning buildings, torching cars, destroying property, putting people at risk — that’s destructive and there’s no excuse The Wizards at War Wed, 26 38 2014 12:38:15 GMT 0a90ada3c4e3cb41f42c85e7c8a59321920152fd PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez Posted By: Hazymac- Wed, 26 38 2014 12:38:15 GMT For more than a decade some entities, identified by pundits as probably the NSA and Britain’s GCHQ, have been seeding “telecom operators, government institutions, multi'national political bodies, financial institutions, research institutions [and] individuals involved in advanced mathematical/cryptographical research” with malware called Regin. Regin can be thought of as the B'2 bomber of cyberware. It was a vehicle for different kinds of payloads which dropped software components in the target systems. These components constituted a secret library which could later be invoked by some signal or event, or which routinely interacted with other components in ways that are as yet poorly Media an unbridled disgrace on Ferguson decision Wed, 26 27 2014 12:27:06 GMT ea87adbf477d907ea027deeef9e72e5f06162e8c American Thinker, by Drew Belsky Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 26 27 2014 12:27:06 GMT NBC News interrupted State of Affairs last night with an urgent update, featuring Brian Williams´s very concerned'looking face. The Grand Jury in Ferguson, Williams &#34;reported,&#34; &#34;has failed to come up with an indictment&#34; against police officer Darren Wilson. Has failed? Williams´s overwrought interpretation – he stressed the word failed – proved characteristic of how the media treated yesterday´s much'hyped Grand Jury decision in Missouri. USA Today, for example, framed the decision with this passage: Brown´s lifeless and bleeding body lay for more than four hours in a Ferguson residential street after the shooting, prompting dismay and anger as a crowd Obama Did Not Watch St. Louis County Prosecutor’s Announcement Wed, 26 18 2014 12:18:28 GMT 096b9250f12dc6bfa06efa5b1510eab348fcf642 CBS DC News & Associated Press, by Staff Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 26 18 2014 12:18:28 GMT President Barack Obama appealed for calm and understanding in Ferguson on Monday after a grand jury decided not to indict in the death of Michael Brown, pleading with both residents and police officers to show restraint. “We are a nation built on the rule of law, so we need to accept that this decision was the grand jury’s to make,” Obama said. CBS News reports that Obama did not watch St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch’s announcement, but his aides did and briefed him. It was the fifth time Obama addressed Brown’s death. In a late'night statement from the White Protesters gather in Union Square for second straight night to oppose Ferguson grand jury decision on Michael Brown shooting Wed, 26 09 2014 12:09:44 GMT 8c7282695579a834a9a4087f4da611ad33a19eb9 New York Daily News, by Kerry Burke,* Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 26 09 2014 12:09:44 GMT Protesters were on the march in Manhattan for a second straight night Tuesday and daring cops to stop them. Hundreds had gathered once more in Union Square to condemn the decision to let the Missouri cop who killed Michael Brown walk, but before police could pen them in they knocked over the barricades and headed up Broadway. “Send the racist cop to jail,” they chanted as traffic ground to a halt and frustrated motorists added to the growing din with a cacaphony of car horns. Police officers were forced again to give chase as the numbers of the demonstrators swelled to around Exclusive: Police Officer Darren Wilson Explains How He Feared for His Life Tue, 25 56 2014 11:56:31 GMT 49843dbe5b9d8d39d137d10ca336dfb88d990099 ABC News, by Meghan Keneally Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 25 56 2014 11:56:31 GMT Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson has spoken out to ABC News for the first time publicly since fatally shooting a black teenager, Michael Brown, and he said that he would not do anything differently. Speaking exclusively to ABC News´ George Stephanopoulos, Wilson said that Brown reached into his police car and grabbed for his gun, causing Wilson to fear for his life. &#34;All I wanted to do was live,&#34; said Wilson, who the grand jury declined to indict in connection with the fatal shooting in August. He told ABC News about the struggle he faced with Brown as the teen Republicans question BofA settlement funding ´activist groups´ Tue, 25 35 2014 11:35:59 GMT ed8f55377ec4294135b5a61d838174f284492b06 Charlotte Observer [NC], by Deon Roberts Posted By: Muncsdad- Tue, 25 35 2014 11:35:59 GMT Republican lawmakers are questioning a requirement in recent U.S. Justice Department settlements with lenders, including Bank of America´s $16.7 billion accord, that the banks donate money to housing counseling agencies, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. The Journal reports that the lawmakers want to know how the Justice Department determined that the banks, including Citigroup, be required to donate money to the housing counseling agencies approved by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Eric Holder promises ‘thorough’ civil-rights probe in Ferguson Tue, 25 34 2014 11:34:14 GMT 929e654e8b26f95136aaa9823332b8f33c3cbc34 Washington Times, by Phillip Swarts Posted By: KarenJ1- Tue, 25 34 2014 11:34:14 GMT The Justice Department’s civil rights investigation in Ferguson will be “thorough,” Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday, adding that law enforcement must work to “restore trust” and “foster understanding.” Mr. Holder’s comments come the day after a grand jury decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the death of black teenager Michael Brown. The announcement set off a wave of protests around the country and rioting in Ferguson. Mr. Holder said he was “disappointed that some members of the community resorted to violence,” and that the “acts of violence threaten to drown out those that have legitimate **Media Shock**: New York Times Publishes Darren Wilson’s Address Info Tue, 25 06 2014 11:06:41 GMT 011cee0decc0d3786edd91f7302c3f648acbb12a Breitbart Big Journalism, by John Nolte Posted By: BaseballFan- Tue, 25 06 2014 11:06:41 GMT Breitbart News will not link the story or give out the specific information, but the New York Times had no qualms whatsoever about publishing almost all the information needed for Officer Darren Wilson´s enemies to track him and his wife down at home: Officer Wilson and [his wife] own a home together on XXXXXXX Lane in XXXXXXXXXX, Mo., a St. Louis suburb about a half-hour drive from Ferguson. This malicious move by the New York Times has not gone unnoticed by Ferguson´s protesters: But printing his street name in the nation’s most influential newspaper on the day the grand jury Ferguson on guard for another night of unrest as governor vows tough response Tue, 25 56 2014 10:56:48 GMT 552814ebf13d5b70d1b3144bf0e5a7e3c0ce9509 Fox News, by Staff Posted By: NorthernDog- Tue, 25 56 2014 10:56:48 GMT Residents and business owners around the Ferguson, Mo. area warily awaited dusk on Tuesday afternoon as Gov. Jay Nixon vowed tough measures to protect a region scarred by rioting and clashes between demonstrators and police. More than 1,500 National Guard troops will join about 700 guardsmen already on the scene to help local law enforcement protect residents and property in the Missouri city, one day after a grand jury declined to hand up an indictment against Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown in August. &#34;No one should have to live like this. No Opposition to Common Core spurs jump in homeschooling Tue, 25 48 2014 10:48:49 GMT d5541ba7ef42e8f786827cecc6e68545a15ec98c Fox News, by Perry Chiaramonte Posted By: ChipThome- Tue, 25 48 2014 10:48:49 GMT The home'schooling boom is getting a new push due to opposition to Common Core, the controversial national education standard that some parents claim is using their children’s public school lessons to push a political agenda, according to critics of the Washington'backed curriculum. North Carolina, already a home'schooling hotbed, saw a 14 percent rise last year in the number of students being educated at home, according to a report from Heartlander Magazine. Similar increases have been seen in Virginia, California and New York, according to education activists. Ferguson riots claim first casualty as 20'year'old found ´shot´ dead in his car and relative says ´somebody killed him´ during the carnage Tue, 25 40 2014 10:40:01 GMT 30a9bd60a1d9d985ae9d835905471865a168b7e0 Daily Mail [UK], by Daniel Bates Posted By: earlybird- Tue, 25 40 2014 10:40:01 GMT A man has died during the Ferguson riots just yards from where Michael Brown was shot dead. Residents on Canfield Drive said that DeAndre Joshua, 20, was shot whilst in his car though police at the scene refused to confirm any details. DeAndre´s grandmother Renita Towns said that ´somebody killed him´ during the carnage. She said that he graduated Beaumont High School and that he was working in Wal'Mart. Family member Brian Joshua, 45, added: ´He was a good kid, he´s gone to high school, he´s got a job, he´s not into drugs or any of that stuff. ´I only saw him yesterday morning. Ferguson decision could spark renewed interest in Utah case of Dillon Taylor Tue, 25 56 2014 09:56:15 GMT 9cd58719e541cd604ceaaf45d630b51df3535198 Washington Times (DC), by David Sherfinski Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 25 56 2014 09:56:15 GMT A grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer who killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, announced this week, could spark renewed interest in a case in Utah involving a young, unarmed man killed by a police officer outside a 7'Eleven. The case of 20'year'old Dillon Taylor had lingered in the public mind for months but did not rise to the level of the attention devoted to the case in Ferguson, which saw a confluence of racial tension, national media interest and public statements on the matter from President Obama and Attorney General Eric H. Holder #Ferguson Grand Jury evidence: Police Officer’s Account of Shooting Tue, 25 33 2014 09:33:49 GMT f957ca8cca9a6fb8fb1bfc6394433017f9381c1f Legal Insurrection, by Andrew Branca Posted By: earlybird- Tue, 25 33 2014 09:33:49 GMT <i>Officer Wilson: “At this point I’m like . . . this guy is going to kill me if he gets ahold of this gun.” </i> As promised, the transcripts of the Ferguson Grand Jury have been released to the public. That’s the good news. The bad news is that the transcripts amount to 4,799 pages. (Snip)To make this more than a mere re'packaging of the official transcript, I suggest it might be a useful exercise as you read through Wilson’s narrative to ask yourself whether it meets the required five elements of the law of self'defense. (Strictly speaking, just four of Two female suicide bombers kill 30 at Nigeria market Tue, 25 32 2014 09:32:47 GMT e00a9bb7803af33665836418a7bb76a8c893f224 Associated Press, by Staff Posted By: mitzi- Tue, 25 32 2014 09:32:47 GMT BAUCHI, Nigeria — Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up Tuesday in a crowded market in Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri, killing at least 30 people, said witnesses and a security official. The two teenage girls dressed in full hijab entered the busy market and detonated their explosives, said Abba Aji Kalli, the Borno state coordinator of the Civilian Joint Task Force. The first set off her explosives and killed about three women, said Kalli. When others gathered around the scene, the second bomber screamed and blew herself up, killing about 30, he said. “I am right here at the Democrat Wants Gag Order On Liberal Lawyer Representing GOP In Obamacare Lawsuit Tue, 25 30 2014 09:30:30 GMT 020e8756958284dae7ce42eb52e76c304694f076 Daily Caller, by Sarah Hurtubise Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 25 30 2014 09:30:30 GMT Self'avowed liberal law professor Jonathan Turley is representing the House GOP in its lawsuit against President Barack Obama’s implementation of Obamacare and at least one House Democrat wants him punished for it. Turley, a George Washington University law professor, is also a frequent media commentator on political issues. Despite describing himself as a political liberal, he’s long been harshly critical of Obama’s use of executive power and said he’d jumped at the chance to represent the House GOP in the lawsuit against unilateral changes to the Affordable Care Act in its implementation. Now that Turley’s working for the GOP, Pennsylvania Insult to injury: White House says Chuck Hagel was just ‘low'hanging fruit’ Tue, 25 18 2014 09:18:17 GMT 699d2d1b9bdb4f6d734569d798bad02077a174c3 Hot Air, by Noah Rothman Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 25 18 2014 09:18:17 GMT It was the subject of a New York Times article which might have seemed like small potatoes to the layman, but it was a moment of great significance in the eyes of Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan. The Times recently chronicled how Barack Obama had personally called Sen. Harry Reid (D'NV) during 2013’s government shutdown. On that call, Reid got an earful from the president who complained that someone on his staff was leaking information to the press. That agitated an aide who was surreptitiously listening in on this telephone call to the point that he took it upon Rep. King: Obama should invite Darren Wilson to White House Tue, 25 11 2014 09:11:21 GMT b7be7693448f0b6997baf72df3d5b7d45152ba03 The Hill (Washington DC), by Peter Sullivan Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 25 11 2014 09:11:21 GMT Rep. Pete King (R'N.Y.) is urging President Obama to invite Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson to the White House, after a grand jury decided not to bring charges against him in a case that has captured the nation´s attention. &#34;I think it would be very helpful if President Obama went and met with the police officer, or invited him to the White House and said, you’ve gone through four months of smear and slander, and the least we can do is tell you that it’s unfortunate that it happened and thank you for doing your job,&#34; King said Tuesday on Obama´s Split'Screen Appeal Lost in Ferguson´s Anger Tue, 25 03 2014 09:03:27 GMT 83f9429745a697a7a1936572d6da923a9a8bc3cb National Journal, by James Oliphant Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 25 03 2014 09:03:27 GMT It will be an image that may endure beyond Barack Obama´s tenure: The president calling for calm on one side of the TV screen; the scene in Ferguson, Mo. escalating with sirens, smoke, flash grenades, and furious residents on the other. Obama emerged into the White House Briefing Room shortly after 10 pm ET, a little more than 90 minutes after prosecutors in St. Louis County announced that a grand jury had voted to not indict Officer Darren Wilson in the summer shooting death of Michael Brown. Even as the president spoke, it felt as if the situation on the Texans´ J.J. Watt has pizza delivered to Houston firefighters, police officers Tue, 25 50 2014 08:50:55 GMT 5bb359ee2701213314b4533b8a30a6606006acea Sporting News, by Rana L. Cash Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 25 50 2014 08:50:55 GMT As sports fans, we have a lot to be thankful for, including players like J.J. Watt. The Texans´ defensive end provides endless entertainment with his jaw'dropping athletic ability. And tell the truth, you´ve started dancing along with him during the commercial with him at the prom. It doesn´t end there, though. Watt bought pizzas for lunch for the Houston area firefighters and policemen on Tuesday, his way of thanking them for their service. The Papa John´s delivery came with a handwritten note from Watt: (Tweet, Photo of letter) 'I just wanted to send y´all a small token of my appreciation Celebrities react to Ferguson decision Tue, 25 43 2014 08:43:44 GMT fbdd9093f115354c17a9c384317e98d962f8c8a8 The Hill (Washington, DC), by Judy Kurtz Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 25 43 2014 08:43:44 GMT A St. Louis grand jury’s decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown drew a flood of reactions on social media, with many celebrities adding their voices to the flurry, as protesters took to the streets of Ferguson, Mo. Former “Two and a Half Men” star Charlie Sheen wrote: (Tweet) “America’s Got Talent” host Nick Cannon noted what appeared to be tear gas being used against protesters: (Tweet) Actress Alyssa Milano expressed disbelief at the scene that was unfolding: (Tweet) Actress and activist Mia Farrow tweeted: (more Tweets) Severed Heads Found in Western Mexico Tue, 25 40 2014 08:40:43 GMT 4e7215dffb7ed1de1405e4483bed5374e08509ce Latin American Herald Tribune [Miami, FL], by Staff Posted By: PageTurner- Tue, 25 40 2014 08:40:43 GMT MEXICO CITY – Two severed human heads were found Monday on the edge of a village in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, authorities said. The heads belonged to two unidentified males, the state Attorney General’s Office said. Agents from the AG’s office transported the heads from the village of Tiamba to the Michoacan medical examiner’s office and a criminal investigation is under way. Mexico’s criminal organizations often dump victims’ bodies or body parts in public spots to send a message, whether to rival gangs, authorities or local populations they are trying to intimidate. Read Officer Darren Wilson’s Testimony to Ferguson Grand Jury Tue, 25 37 2014 08:37:46 GMT 4d6b1b5431f4cb1867b1017d8958aff23ce80bc1 Mediaite, by Josh Feldman Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 25 37 2014 08:37:46 GMT The St. Louis County Prosecutor’s Office has put out all the evidence and testimony tonight in the Ferguson grand jury case, including testimony from Officer Darren Wilson himself. Wilson explained that he first saw Brown and Dorian Johnson when they were walking down the middle of the road. He said, “As he [Brown] came around to the mirror I said, ‘Well, what’s wrong with the sidewalk?’ Brown then replied… ‘Fuck what you have to say.’” Wilson then reportedly saw the Cigarillos, realized he must have been the suspect who stole from a convenience store he heard about in his police Darren Wilson Tells ABC News He Wouldn’t Have Done Anything Differently Tue, 25 34 2014 08:34:00 GMT d718b4455a12407b1490d8a2cfd12931f3fbc718 Mediaite, by Josh Feldman Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 25 34 2014 08:34:00 GMT George Stephanopoulos cut into ABC programming this afternoon to share details of his interview with Officer Darren Wilson about the Ferguson grand jury decision and his confrontation with Michael Brown. Stephanopoulos did not show any footage of Wilson speaking, but did say the Ferguson officer told him while he remains very sad about the loss of life, “he said he would not do anything different that day, that he did what he was trained to do.” Watch the clip below, via ABC News: NYPD braces for riots over Ferguson decision Tue, 25 30 2014 08:30:59 GMT 6734edc484a87aa56b329810b4cbf50a078d48e2 New York Post, by Kirstan Conley,* Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 25 30 2014 08:30:59 GMT Nearly 2,000 NYPD cops stationed at 1 Police Plaza ranked lieutenant and below were ordered to dress in full riot gear Tuesday ahead of planned protests in Union Square against a grand jury’s decision to not indict the Ferguson cop who shot Michael Brown. The rare mobilization announcement was made via loud speaker at police headquarters. “All uniformed members of the service assigned to headquarters are ordered to appear in the first floor auditorium with bullet resistant vests, helmets, batons, reflective vests and tactical response hoods. Full compliance is mandatory,” the announcement said.