Ferguson Under Seige

Apparently from reading an article on +ABCNews‘ website, the town of Ferguson, MO, is under seige. And actually, it’s by the city’s police force, looking to keep the protests from spreading further about the botched investigation of Michael Brown’s killer, an officer of the Ferguson PD. As a matter of fact, the situation’s gotten so out of whack, that a gentleman, who goes by the name haiku_rs on +Instagram, has been documenting the ongoing struggle to seek justice for Michael Brown.

Some of the photos are just amazing, yet haunting at the same time due in part to the obvious overt racism on display by Ferguson’s police. However, I need to make note of the fact that while +Ferguson Police do have a history of racism in enforcing the law, they’re not the only department. Basically, what’s going on in Ferguson, is a universal problem all over America. There are too many law enforcement agencies still bogged down with racialized criminal profiling. This particular aspect needs to change, and change immediately.

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More News On The Kookieness Of Our Nation’s Far Right Wing

Ha! That title as apparently one can see, doesn’t adequately explain the wholeness of the far-right these days.

First off, we need to address one key fact here. Not all Republicans or conservatives are die-hard supporters of the True-Believer/Tea-Party wing of the +GOP. Let’s be clear on that. I’m sure that many of you, like myself, know people who are registered Republicans and are not these unreasonable types as the faction mentioned above. I can say this off-hand, as I’m related to one (one who happens to be a fiscal conservative).

Now with that settled, here’s what’s going on. Apparently there’s been a large amount of trolling on both +Twitter and +Instagram aimed towards Robin Williams’ daughter. Again much of what it had to do with is Robin’s activism in liberal politics. However, a lot of it got downright personal to the point of Zelda largely leaving her accounts dormant. Additionally, there’s been talk of Robin Williams taking his own life due to the liberalism on display by none other than +Barack Obama. That’s about as bogus as ever.

However, that’s not the craziest among the stories. I’ve noticed that the case involving the death of Michael Brown, there’s been a few rather crazy developments. First off, I’ve read on +Raw Story that the Ku Klux Klan has mounted a fundraising effort for the shooting officer’s legal defense. Their claim is that they need to defend a hero who took out a “thug” (direct Klan quote of what they called Brown). This is an exact replay of what happened with Treyvon Martin back in 2012 or Oscar Wild in 2007. The fact still remains, racism is still abound in this country. More so than people could ever imagine. However there’s a couple of other articles that I think people ought to read here. One article from DeadSpin shows that many still hold the view that America is a Whites only nation. Don’t be so shocked by this, it’s fairly common in many parts of America. There’s another article from Gawker, which explains clearly that even though Brown was not armed when the police officer in question shot him, his situation is not unusual for young African-American men. Actually it’s a tragic and all too familiar narrative, police come in and shoot young Black man. Senseless, and playing to the very reason why we need to do more to make society aware of the deadliness of White Supremacy, when combined with the declaration that we as Americans need to armed to the teeth. I’m sure about 1 thing, those 2 statements are bogus, plain and simple. It’s just whack to think that if we could put Blacks in their place then there’d be less of them showing up dead in our news lines. Yeah, that’s like racism 101 to believe that.