This is a fund set up for the people who have been arrested while protesting in Ferguson. Please donate if you can and share widely. This is concrete action we can take to support the people of Ferguson. Also please call your local representative and let them know you do not agree with what’s happening. Here’s a script and a way to find the contact info for your local reps.
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anxiety is when you care too much about everything
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Having both is staying in bed because you don’t want to go to school and then panicking because you don’t want to fail. Having both is wanting to go see your friends so you don’t lose them all, then staying home in bed because you don’t want to make the effort. Having both is insanely hard and sucks to deal with.
What the hell are you talking about? You’re hiding behind an anonymous button, insulting a man who was just murdered. You are bringing down the name of a man who was just denied his rights and shot in the street like an animal. You are denying him and his family their right to privacy now, by attacking his character. You have no credibility or respect from me. And word of advice, don’t attack those who cannot defend themselves. Yes, Mike Brown’s shooting was UNPROVOKED. No one asks for one bullet, let alone multiple. Mike Brown was unarmed when Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed him. He fired multiple shots, and some witnesses said “up to eight shots were fired by the officer”. Additionally, the police announced they will not release the results of the autopsy on Brown’s, which will make it more difficult for the public to know how many shots were fired. My credibility isn’t shot, however your ability for empathy clearly is, anon. Please leave my blog now thank you.
Actually he was robbing a store, he was caught, they were putting him into the car when he struggled and tried to go at the cop, and the cop supposedly fired in self defense. I’m not saying that anything that happened was right, but there is security camera footage that mike brown was not shot “unprovoked”.
Actually, the video was released in an attempt to further move the attention from the, yes unprovoked murder of an innocent man. This was an attempt to smear the name of a man who was murdered. How about smear the name of the officer who went too far? Next time, get the facts before you open your mouth. Source: this article 'Ferguson police chief: Officer didn't stop Brown as robbery suspect'
The Ferguson police officer who shot Michael Brown didn’t stop him because he was suspected in a convenience-store robbery, but because he was “walking down the middle of the street blocking traffic,” the city’s police chief said Friday.
Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson — hours after documents came out labeling the 18-year-old Brown as the “primary suspect” in the store theft — told reporters the “robbery does not relate to the initial contact between the officer and Michael Brown.”
So why did Ferguson police opt to release surveillance video of the convenience-store incident Friday — the same day they named, six days after the shooting, the white police officer who fatally shot the African-American teenager — if the two situations aren’t related?
Jackson said he distributed the store videotape “because the press asked for it,” noting he couldn’t withhold it indefinitely.
The chief added “we needed to release that at the same time we needed to release the name of the officer involved in the shooting,” though he didn’t elaborate on why. Identifying the officer was one key demand of demonstrators, along with pressing for other details on the shooting amid allegations of a police coverup.
The flurry of details Friday added intrigue and, in some ways, anger to a case that’s spurred protests in the St. Louis suburb and beyond among those upset by Brown’s shooting and what they decry as a heavy-handed police response police afterward.
Brown’s family wasn’t told ahead of time anything about the robbery or store surveillance video, family lawyer Benjamin Crump told CNN’s Jake Tapper. Regardless, whatever happened there doesn’t matter, said Eric Davis, a cousin of Brown’s mother.
"It’s a diversion, and it’s an attempt to smear Michael’s character," said Davis, who added the family has "not been happy" with the Ferguson police department’s handling of the case. "… It (should be) more about what happened on Canfield Drive, where Michael was executed."
The man heading security in Ferguson amid the unrest — Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson — stated the robbery and shooting of Brown “are separate issues.”
"I told (Chief Jackson) I think both of those being released today was not needed and was not the way that we needed to go," he told CNN on Friday evening. "Today is about taking care of this incident here, getting to those facts that are there, and Michael Brown and his family."
It is my opinion the timing of the video release was nothing further than a continued smear campaign on Michael Brown, the victim. There is no reason any fellow human being should take any stance other than the defense of another fellow human being whose rights were not only denied, but in such a disgusting manner the police, department and many others involved with the situation seem to be willing to do anything but actually take blame and accept the responsibility and consequence for their actions. Stop the insensitive degrading of a human being who was already denied rights. Leave his family alone to grieve. That’s fucking enough about any robbery. You are robbing this family of their right to privacy and peace. Think about things before you open your mouth. The officer who took Mike Brown from the world at only 18 years old was Darren Wilson. I repeat, the shooting officer was Darren Wilson of Ferguson, MO.