Ferguson protestor

A change in police tactics led to peaceful, non-violent protests on Thursday after 4 nights of civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.

The residents of Ferguson were protesting the police shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown at the Canfield Green apartments on Saturday. Residents complained that the overzealous police stripped them of their constitutional rights to express themselves peacefully.

As a result of the lawless tactics of the Ferguson and St. Louis County PDs, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon removed the riot police from the streets and named Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson as leader of security operations in Ferguson. Johnson was raised in Ferguson and he still lives in the area. His calm approach and willingness to talk to the protestors made all the difference in Ferguson last night.

Protestors were also encouraged by the news that the officer who killed Brown would finally be named on Friday.

From the NY Daily News:

“It means a lot to me personally that we break this cycle of violence,” Johnson, who is black and a native of Ferguson, said at a press conference Thursday as it was announced the highway patrol would take over security operations in the besieged city of some 20,000 people outside St. Louis.

By 5:30 p.m. local time, Johnson was backing up his claim. He walked surrounded by protesters yelling, "Hands up! Don’t shoot!" as they walked to the spot where 18-year-old Michael Brown was gunned down by a Ferguson police officer Saturday afternoon.
"I've assigned all police assigned to this detail to take their gas masks off," Johnson told reporters at the march, tweeted Wesley Lowery, a Washington Post reporter arrested Wednesday covering the turmoil. "I'm not afraid to be in this crowd today, that's why I walk up front (in the march). Hopefully, (there will) be some healing."

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    • Chocolate

      bout time :coffee:

    • Chocolate

      Morning Sandra :waves: happy friday

    • luVn_liFe…

      CHOCOLATE??? Morning :wave:

      the police were/are the problem to begin with

    • libra80sbaby

      :thankyou: But Sir you should have BEEN did this chit. :tea:

    • lovezoe

      We will see. DM Hughly posed a question that do you have to raise your black children differently? Yes. You absolutely do. We got to conform to be labeled, if we loud and laughing with our friends, we ghetto and probably ain't got no daddy. Then again, our own people feel the same way. Still in captivity and dont know they free.

    • NO JOKE_IM FASERIOUS

      so ova this :rollseyes: *plays fukk da police*

    • http://www.lipstickalley.com/showthread.php?p=18507979 <—MisTaken: My shoulders too big to box with God. GET.INTO.IT :eek:

      :claps:
      STOMPS AROUND THE BLOG with a sign that says NO JUSTICE NO PEACE :cosign:
      Oh we past this stage? :lol:

    • Wasting time

      It was good to see him yesterday.
      My town participate in the moment of silence too at one of the churches.

      I feel that woman's sign with all my soul!
      "I'm still protesting this Shyt?! "

    • Chocolate

      @luVn_liFe... says :hug: morning

    • aRoTh

      *because I love to joke on this here site abt ANY and EVERYTHING no matter the circumstance*

      HOW many times did she have to write that sign to get it right. Looks like she erased a whole bunch of times....but I feel her.

      #couldntmakeoutthefirsthashtag

    • aRoTh

      Where was THAT (going off the pic uptop) protest held? I see a whole lot of "others" in the crowd.

      Guess I should go read, huh?

    • Gigi26

      Her sign is everything tho :lol: :yes: :applause:

    • BullSweetness

      @Zoe we absolutely have to raise our children differently. They/We had to be taught to have a corporate/work vs personal life switch and know that only one can be on at a time. We have to be 10 times better at things. Unfortunately we have to, I have acquaintances that thunk we equal and spit. We are the most hated race there is. To quote old Kanye, "even if you in a Benz you still a nigguh in a coupe". Just damn rude

    • BullSweetness

      I think I'm going to put the words from her sign in my office.... I wonder if it would be just as powerful on a dry erase board. :thinking: such a first world problem... Why can't we be limited to first world problems? :shrug:

    • luVn_liFe…

      aRoTh says: HOW many times did she have to write that sign to get it right. Looks like she erased a whole bunch of times….but I feel her.
      ~~~
      YEW R SEW negative.

    • https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=663758563679083 VDot

      HOW many times did she have to write that sign to get it right. Looks like she erased a whole bunch of times….but I feel her.

      ________________

      Bye aRoth!! :rofl: :rofl:

    • aRoTh

      BullSweetness says:

      @Zoe we absolutely have to raise our children differently. They/We had to be taught to have a corporate/work vs personal life switch and know that only one can be on at a time. We have to be 10 times better at things.
      ____________________

      *in my serious mode now*

      I've told my daughter from the GATE! You were already born with TWO strikes against you. You're a woman AND you're blk. Stay on your game so tough that when you walk in a room, THEY know it's time to step THEIR game up.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRALyMDoCBw&sns=em Nancy Drew (fka IsThisThingOn) has entered into witness protection :cool:

      Ferguson chief about to release shooters name, on live now

    • http://Twitter@MsMarcella Afiya

      :thumbsup:

    • http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/news-features/TMG10063828/Kim-Kardashians-feet-feel-the-squeeze.html User Friendly

      I like her shirt :yes:

    • aRoTh

      I wonder if it would be just as powerful on a dry erase board.
      _______________

      :yes: It could be written on a gum wrapper/napkin and still be as profound. :thumbsup: Remember it ain't what you say, it's HOW you say it.

    • lovezoe

      DL said if somewhere alone and a alabaster woman walks in, he leaves. We can't walk up on cops like they do, we can't get lost at night, I don't want to be bitter, but this is how it is. A black man in office don't change nothing that this a racist country. A woman posted about this yesterday (alabaster) saying folks need to stop being myrdered. She got a son from Africa (black) don't you think she know what her son face?! I'm just tired of this mess.

    • lovezoe

      Daren Wilson is the shooter.

    • aRoTh

      Nancy Drew (fka IsThisThingOn) has entered into witness protection :cool: says:

      Ferguson chief about to release shooters name, on live now
      _____________________

      What channa?

      *just as Jill Scott's Comes To Light (Everything) flows from my Pandora*

      YAAASSSS!!!!!
      #rightontime
      #appropriate

    • luVn_liFe…

      Nancy Drew (fka IsThisThingOn) has entered into witness protection :cool: says:
      Ferguson chief about to release shooters name, on live now

      ~~~~~~
      :bite:

    • https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=663758563679083 VDot

      Darren Wilson is a six year veteran of the Ferguson Police Department.

    • Beta

      About time

    • http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/news-features/TMG10063828/Kim-Kardashians-feet-feel-the-squeeze.html User Friendly

      HOW many times did she have to write that sign to get it right. Looks like she erased a whole bunch of times….but I feel her.
      _________________________

      them eyes do look kinda weary. like they were marching with Martin Lutha the Kang and aint went home yet :oldman: <---them eyes said life aint been no crystal stair :yawn: :zzz:

    • Miany

      bullshoot
      :waves: good morning yall

    • http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/news-features/TMG10063828/Kim-Kardashians-feet-feel-the-squeeze.html User Friendly

      lovezoe says:

      Daren Wilson is the shooter.
      _____________________

      ok. now what?

    • https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=663758563679083 VDot

      Beta, who is that giving face in your gravi?

    • luVn_liFe…

      just googled Darren Wilson images is disabled for that :no:

    • Ms Peaches

      aRoTh says: HOW many times did she have to write that sign to get it right.
      -------------------------------------------------------
      Well its only four good sides on a box, so I say it probably took her 3 times to write it. Hell the first two times she tried to make her sign she probably got so mad that she had to start all over again. So I will stick to the third time its a charm.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRALyMDoCBw&sns=em Nancy Drew (fka IsThisThingOn) has entered into witness protection :cool:

      He insinuated that Brown was a "robbery suspect"

    • aRoTh

      User Friendly says:

      lovezoe says:

      Daren Wilson is the shooter.
      _____________________

      ok. now what?
      _________________

      HOPEFULLY he will be charged AND convicted. But..... :shrug: :tea:

    • https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=663758563679083 VDot

      Darren must have left town and is in hiding. :tea:

    • Miany

      I'm sick and tired of this shii...and honestly what does protesting even accomplish? I feel helpless :( Can we affect real change? And how??? we already know mentality is the hardest thing to change and these crakkkaz don't even think there's anything wrong with their mentality.... they think it's ok to shoot down black folk

    • Gigi26

      Sorry but racism will NEVER go away you wanna know why? Because it goes as far back as the beginning of time.

      Hell the Palestinians and Israeli's are BROTHERS BY BLOOD. BOTH THE SONS OF ABRAHAM. And look how they do each other. That should tell you. That's the oldest form of racism and prejudice to date! And they are kin to each other.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRALyMDoCBw&sns=em Nancy Drew (fka IsThisThingOn) has entered into witness protection :cool:

      Y'all should SEE the way he delivered the statement though :rolleyes: ...it'll prob be online shortly if not already...

    • libra80sbaby

      So did Sandra remove that post about the dude Anon said it was or nah?? :tea:

    • Beta

      V Dot ion know some beauty I saw on Pinterest :heart:

    • Miany

      :hug: Luvn
      GOOOOOOOOOOOOOD morning Beta, VDOT, User, Nancy, aRoth, Ms Peaches, lovezoe, Afiya, Bullsweetness, Gigi, Mistaken :happy: , chocolate, Wasting, Nojoke, libra

    • lovezoe

      Robbery suspect= black male

    • Who Dat

      Darren Wilson is far far away from Ferguson, MO at this point. And been gone since prolly Tuesday.

    • lovezoe

      They trying to taint Mike name now. I'm about yo cry. I can't deal.

    • BullSweetness

      Aroth I always knew I had to be better. Even on my laziest day I make sure I'm still more productive than they are. I worked at a company that was very cliche filled and quite a few were racist. I didn't have the problems some blacks had because they were trying to be in the cliche that would backfire. I did my job and went home. "No I'm unavailable to go out for drinks tonight"

    • luVn_liFe…

      Miany says: I’m sick and tired of this shii…and honestly what does protesting even accomplish?
      ~~~
      I know they should just burn Ferguson's outside limits down. like they did TULSA
      :tea:
      damn PIGS

    • NO JOKE_IM FASERIOUS

      Hello Miany :hi:

    • Who Dat

      Sorry but racism will NEVER go away you wanna know why? Because it goes as far back as the beginning of time.

      Hell the Palestinians and Israeli’s are BROTHERS BY BLOOD. BOTH THE SONS OF ABRAHAM. And look how they do each other. That should tell you. That’s the oldest form of racism and prejudice to date! And they are kin to each other.

      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      Cosign ya to the nth sis. :yes:

      I keep saying this.

      Them and the folks in India with the caste system. Both Pre-dates US by not hundreds...but THOUSANDS of years.

    • lovezoe

      Even IF Mike was involved in a robbery, explain shooting him AFTER his hands were up?

    • Ms Peaches

      They will hide him where Zimmermans as-s was hid out.

    • https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=663758563679083 VDot

      Sorry but racism will NEVER go away you wanna know why?

      ________________

      :cosign:

      Hey Miany :waves:

    • Beta

      Miany :hi: hope all is well

    • NO JOKE_IM FASERIOUS

      You talk about people, you don't even know
      And you talk about places, you NEVER go
      You talk about your girl, from head to toe
      I said your mouth's moving fast, and your brain's moving slow

      You talk too much You never shut up!!
      I said you talk too much Homeboy you never shut up

    • Ms Peaches

      Good Mortin Mainy!!!

    • Miany

      I can't lie to yall... I don't know much about this case but what I know is they shot this man while his hands were up (correct me if I'm wrong)
      If his hands were in the air what diff does his "status" as a suspect make? These mofos will say anything.
      If the shii is on film and the man had his hands in the air they need to put the officer under the jail...seems kinds simple to my dumb azz

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5tyqEZaFHE Man, I just don’t care™

      Ferguson police had no way of even tracking complaints against police officers.

      There is a seperate lawsuit going on by a black man named "Henry Davis." He was arressted because there was a warrant for someone else with the same name (sice it is a common name).

      The Ferguson police jailed him, refused his right to make a phone call, beat him and then CHARGED HIM with damage of property... guess what the damage was... he "bled on their uniforms." He wound up with a concussion.

      THEN, at trial, the police officer under oath said that he didn't bleed on his uniform DESPITE filing the claim that he did. And the judge ACKNOWLEDGED he perjured himself but said it was too minor to prosecute!

      Man, we headed right back to the 1800's!

    • Wasting time

      I need to see Darren Wilson.
      I need to make sure he is really the shooter and not the fall guy.
      Why was his name not on the roster? I need to see him and Bryan.
      6 Days later they could have pulled a Okie Doke for real. When is the police report coming? :no: To many loose ends and procedure wasn't followed. Why didn't they call EMT's but the witnesses did? Anything they tell me now, I'm taking as lies and I don't care if'n a brother delivers the information.
      So now he was a robbery suspect before he was "holding up traffic" by walking in the street, then jumped through the cop car window and went for his gun, then then then

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKUg9iK7xeU Miss Iyana stay RAZZLING on you hating bishes :nun:

      I like both her sign and shirt. :yes:

    • Ms Peaches

      Today is my low tolerance to bullsh-it day.

    • NO JOKE_IM FASERIOUS

      Skin head, dead head
      Everybody gone bad
      Situation, aggravation
      Everybody allegation
      In the suite, on the news
      Everybody dog food
      Bang bang, shot dead
      Everybody's gone mad

      All I wanna say is that
      They don't really care about us
      All I wanna say is that
      They don't really care about us

    • lovezoe

      I just can't. I can't deal with this.

    • Miany

      :hug: Hey WhoDat

      @Gigi I know it will never go away... I don't even care to make it go away at this point in my life. I just need them to let justice be blind. Nothing more nothing less....Let the law be just. If a mofo shoots down an innocent regardless of race, take his azz to jail.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRALyMDoCBw&sns=em Nancy Drew (fka IsThisThingOn) has entered into witness protection :cool:

      Right Zoe! He described the robbery as "strong arm" does that suggest no weapon was involved? If so, and no weapon was used, that, to me still suggests an UNarmed 'suspect'

      Now they're saying he had a pic of the suspect and the question now is, does that suspect look like Brown or IS it Brown? :no:

    • BullSweetness

      I think the other thing that sells what she's doing is her attitude in the picture. That's the no bullshyt you're kidding me right face.

    • lovezoe

      need to see Darren Wilson.
      I need to make sure he is really the shooter and not the fall guy.
      -----
      I would not doubt this at all. Also, his fellow officers beat him up to prove injuries.

    • luVn_liFe…

      :facepalm: Darren Wilson is NOT the same Darren Wilson that's prez of Ethical Society of Police. That one works for STL City PD.

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKUg9iK7xeU Miss Iyana stay RAZZLING on you hating bishes :nun:

      #57 hurts my heart. :crying1:

    • Gigi26

      @MAN: Look up the Dred Scott decision. That should tell you the state that Missouri is. :yes:

    • Wasting time

      :hi: Miany

    • BullSweetness

      Can we get a :newpost: ? I'd prefer to not be shyt today instead. :sad:

    • NO JOKE_IM FASERIOUS

      at some point...when do the excuses run out and common sense kick in...a sin is a sin is a sin...a murder is a murder is a murder...there's no levels to this...ppl are so ignant..cops just as fukked up as government is...can't just sweep it unda the rug

    • Gigi26

      The Missouri Compromise :yes: That should tell you the attitudes of a lot of the older sprite folk that breed these animals who are police officers :yes: :tea:

    • aRoTh

      Wasting says:

      I don’t care if’n a brother delivers the information.
      ________________________

      He's still a cop so.......BELIEVE YOU WHY? TUH. :nono:

    • Wasting time

      Anonymous ain't been wrong since they said we are gonna knuck since Ferguson bucked.
      I believe Anonymous gave us the right person.

    • MystyBlu

      Good Morning Everyone. I'm smdh at all this cat and mouse bs. Darren Wilson sounds like a black man but I know if it was one of us they would've been thrown his tail to the wolves. This case stinks of rancid meat. Now all of a sudden Mike is a robbery suspect. Is that similar to how it is "unknown whether or not the suspect Ezell Ford was a gang member"?! This blame the black man for being black mess is crazy. And an automatic death sentence. I'm at a loss for what to do at this point. :(

    • aRoTh

      I’d prefer to not be shyt today instead
      ________________________

      Hence why I started up earlier. LOL

      It's Friday and I'm looking forward to sleeping IN tomorrow for the first time in IDK HOW LONG!

      #willstillbeupbefore8AM

    • BullSweetness

      The most important thing from the Dred Scott case? "Persons of African descent cannot be, nor were ever intended to be, citizens under the U.S. Constitution"

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5tyqEZaFHE Man, I just don’t care™

      @GIGI
      I"m familiar with the Dred Scott case!

    • Ms Peaches

      On a lighter note, lets talk about Towanda's new teeth. (Braxtons)

    • Gigi26

      :applause: THANK YOU BULLSWEETNESS That attitude still carries on till today.

    • lovezoe

      So why treat as a suspect if you were only trying to move him of sidewalk.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5tyqEZaFHE Man, I just don’t care™

      @LOVEZOE
      "So why treat as a suspect if you were only trying to move him of sidewalk."
      _________________________

      Man, these niggas have changed they story 50/11 times already!

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nAbQogbMOk Buttercup

      I'm not able to watch the press conference, so I don't have the details of what was announced. If they are trying to justify the officer's shooting by saying Brown was a robbery suspect, it still doesn't give the police officer the right to fire his weapon. Once Brown placed his hands up, he should've been arrested and allowed due process of the law. Oh wait a minute, the justice system wasn't designed to protect us.

    • NO JOKE_IM FASERIOUS

      i bet they was in meetings tryna make up all kinds of situations and tweak what really happened to make what they did justifiable...ion trust none of them...even the ones that seem "empathetic" to the situation...at the end of the day you gon protect and ride for your own ppl even if they wrong cuz you dnt wanna be blackballed or outcasted and you wanna keep your job...

    • lovezoe

      No matter what they Can't explain shooting him with HIS HANDS UP!! LRts say he did rob someone, he had his hands up. Up equals surrender.

    • Miany

      shoot first....explain later.
      they want us desensitized to dead black bodies. PERIOD.

      I wont believe differently until I see a change in trends.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5tyqEZaFHE Man, I just don’t care™

      So CNN just posted video of "Michael Brown" stealing cigars from a conveienant store.

    • lovezoe

      MAN- doesn't matter if be did (stealing us wrong no doubt) don't explain the cops actions. The cops FIRST. Account was that the cop was trying to get them off the shirt, Mike reached in car. That's what happened. So now he's a robberyUapect and they had a description of him?! Which tale is true?

    • Beta

      So CNN just posted video of “Michael Brown” stealing cigars from a conveienant store.
      __________________

      :facepalm: I fukking hate some media platforms still doesn't justify shooting a young man with his hands in the air

    • BullSweetness

      Stealing cigars is what "petty theft". It damn sure isnt armed robbery and even still none of that explains what happened.

    • Miany

      Cops should use force equal to the threat against them... If he robbed the convenience store at gunpoint they could be justified in pulling their weapons...but they CANNOT be justified for shooting an unarmed man who had his arms up in surrender..
      :waiting: to see the final spin they put on this. I just KNOW they will find a way to make this shootingjustified.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nAbQogbMOk Buttercup

      So CNN just posted video of “Michael Brown” stealing cigars from a conveienant store.
      ==============
      Is this what they are referring to as "robbery?"

    • WalkingKontradiction

      Okay I tried to avoid commenting on this but after that "news conference" I just can't. The fact that they chose to release the name along with still footage of Mike Brown allegedly committing a strong arm robbery is straight bullish! Then the person shown in the video is effing huge! From all the pics of seen of that kid while he was tall he was no linebacker and look at that footage, that's a chunky ass dude. And you can't see that man's face AT ALL! Finally, even if that was him how do you justify killing him when he had no weapon? Oh I get it, the video shows how aggressive he was and that he was able to manhandle a poor man with his bare hands so of course he manhandled that cop for the gun. PLEASE!! As an attorney I'm disgusted! This was not a coincidence, they've been had this "evidence" but it took them 5 days to release it and it was simultaneously done with the releasing of the officer's name. This is all by design. Ain't shit you can do when you're in a system that has always found a way to make you the villain.

    • Wasting time

      So CNN just posted video of “Michael Brown” stealing cigars from a convenient store.
      ----------------------
      Yeah a big black blurry nigra
      :facepalm:
      I just can't! If that was the truth that would have been out on Sunday!

    • WalkingKontradiction

      And others won't even evaluate the footage as critically. They'll just take the cops word for it. Same with Trayvon, oh he smoked weed so he must have deserved being hunted down and murdered. They're not even releasing the autopsy report of Mike Brown. But now they've concocted their story so it must be true. Effing idiots. Yiu need minimum education and age to be a cop most places but all of a sudden they're experts in the law and everything else? Please.

    • lovezoe

      :newpost:

    • WalkingKontradiction

      @Wasting my sentiments exactly!

    • Apparition

      :bite: They probably have footage of me "stealing" a grape or two from the produce section. Imma have to take the back way home for a while.

      Maria Chapelle-Nadal was goin in on twitter. :applause:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5tyqEZaFHE Man, I just don’t care™

      Ok, I looked at the stills from the "robbery" and then at Mike Brown's deceased body (no other choice).

      That WASN'T HIM. Again, that WASN'T him that did the robbery. The "robber" looked older, taller, a little slimmer and he was wearing a red hat.

    • WalkingKontradiction

      The robber actually is much huskier than Mike. Let's not forget I don't recall seeing a hat on or near Mike Brown's body. But he wore that hat in a pic that's online so it MUST be him. There's only one hat like that in the world :rollseyes: