By Brian Anderson, January 29, 2015.
It’s kind of hard to have a conversation on race and police/community relations when one side is an unruly mob and the other never gets a chance to speak. That’s exactly what happened at a hearing to decide the formation of a civilian police review board in St. Louis. The crowd of mostly angry black citizens started a near riot to prevent police from speaking on the matter.
Following the completely justified police shooting of Michael Brown in nearby Ferguson, MO black activists and looters demanded that area police departments establish civilian review boards that would scrutinize police tactics and behavior. To placate the angry mobs, the city of St. Louis held an open hearing on Wednesday at City Hall to decide if they would adopt such a board.
Citizens were allowed to speak first and according to Fox 2 News it was wave after wave of black citizens criticizing the police with little to no constructive testimony relevant to a civilian review board.
Eventually, the police had a chance to speak on their behalf and the crowd went wild with anger. As officers attempt to present their side of the issue, which is they don’t want the review board, the crowd heckled them and booed them off the podium.
At this point, Police Association Leader Jeff Roorda, who is white, asked Alderman Terry Kennedy, who is black, to take control of the meeting and restore some civility. Alderman Kennedy didn’t take kindly to the request and angrily responded, “Excuse me, first of all, you do not tell me my function.”
The sight of a black alderman getting into it with a white police officer set the room off. The black crowd began pushing and shoving, with some even attempting to grab police officers. The melee lasted for 15 minutes until additional officers were called in to restore order. No arrests were made and there were no reports of injuries.
Officer Roorda slammed Alderman Kennedy for letting the meeting get out of control and doubted that a review board formed by him would be impartial.
“We’re supposed to rely on aldermen like Terry Kennedy to provide a fair civilian review board for our members when we just saw a sham of a process in his very own hearing,” said Roorda.
“He hears from 35 anti-cop radicals promoting violence against police officers and we hear from two police officers and he (Kennedy) lets the place go wild,” he continued.
In response, Alderman Kennedy proved that he lives in a fantasy world:
“I’ve had several people come up to me to thank me for maintaining decorum in this meeting by showing respect to individuals who came forward. It’s unfortunate that the city has these kind of division we have but we have to begin work on it,” said Kennedy.
Not only are there deep racial divisions in St. Louis, but also apparently blacks and whites have different definitions of decorum and respect. Also, I apologize for Kennedy’s horrible grammar, but that’s the way Fox 2 reported it.
This seemed more like a hate whitey and eff the police fest than a civil exchange of ideas concerning a police civilian review board. But hey, the crowd managed not to burn down City Hall or loot anything so maybe things are getting better in the St. Louis area.
by Katie McGuire
This just makes my skin crawl. This is legitimately a course being taught at ASU. Why would you let kids absorb this kind of HATE? From Mad World:
Students at Arizona State University (ASU) are now able to sharpen their racist knowledge, which may serve them well if they are hoping to work for Al Sharpton some day. The course is perfectly acceptable on the liberal campus, not considered bigoted in the slightest bit because it educates college kids on the “problem with whiteness,” not blackness, being female, or any other taboo topic.
According to Campus Reform reporter and ASU student Lauren Clark, the course titled “Studies in American Literature/Culture: U.S. Race Theory & the Problem of Whiteness” will be taught from these books:
◾The Possessive Investment in Whiteness
◾Critical Race Theory
◾Everyday Language of White Racism
◾Playing in the Dark
◾The Alchemy of Race and Rights
All of these books have a disturbing trend and that’s pointing to all white people as the root cause of social injustices for this country,” Clark said in an interview on Fox News’ Fox & Friends. “So clearly, we see a course that is causing more problems than solutions.”
This is so sick to even offer this course. Why would you indoctrinate college kids with this type of racist hate speech? I hate to break it to you, but racism hurts when you’re white, too. I am white, and I don’t appreciate being painted with the same hate brush. No one will benefit as long as there is hate being bred and taught. If we focus our energy on seeking solutions instead of looking for a problem, America would be a much better place to live and be.
An out-of-control student at JFK High in Paterson, New Jersey slammed his 62-year-old teacher to the ground last week as other students stood around and watched. The 16-year-old student was upset because the teacher took away his cellphone.
Students are allowed to use cellphones for academic purposes but that wasn’t the case here. The aggressive student flipped out when the teacher confiscated his cellphone from another student.
Unable to wait until after class to recover his phone, the student wrapped up the teacher and demanded it back. The student then pushed him into a desk and dropped the instructor to the floor before wrestling his precious phone away from the teacher’s grasp.
One classmate tried to calm the aggressor but most of the students cowered away from the action hoping to get a better camera angle for the video that would later be uploaded to YouTube. One student can be heard in the video yelling for security.
The student has been charged with third-degree aggravated assault.
If the Knights can’t defend a 62-year-old teacher, these cowards don’t stand a chance against their Eastside rivals, the Ghosts.
Published on Jan 26, 2015
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As a result of this – DOZENS of Ferguson businesses were looted, torched and vandalized by hundreds of violent protesters and looters
by JIM HOFT | GATEWAY PUNDIT | JANUARY 24, 2015
Governor Jay Nixon ordered the Missouri National Guard out of Ferguson, Missouri before the grand jury released its decision on Michael Brown’s shooting death.
As a result of this – DOZENS of Ferguson businesses were looted, torched and vandalized by hundreds of violent protesters and looters.
Ferguson Mayor Knowles tried desperately to contact Governor Nixon the night of the rioting but was unable to reach him or his staff.
The Associated Press obtained an email that shows Missouri Democratic leaders met to discuss Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson – who they wanted to resign.
In the email top Missouri Democrats were told the National Guard would be pulled from Ferguson before the grand jury decision on the Michael Brown case: “Apparently the guard will not move to the FPD per the governor.”
“Apparently the guard will not move to the FPD per the governor.”
Ferguson Mayor James Knowles discussed this explosive development Thursday with Jamie Allman on The Allman Report:
On Thursday The Gateway Pundit reported that in November 2014 Democratic Governor Jay Nixon ordered the National Guard out of Ferguson before the verdict was announced.
And….. TOP MISSOURI DEMOCRATIC LEADERS including Claire McCaskill, Lacy Clay, Chris Koster, Mayor Francis Slay and St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley all knew about this order.
The Associated Press hid this information at the end of their January 9, 2015 report:
Some of Missouri’s top leaders tried unsuccessfully to pressure Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson to resign after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, interviews with several elected officials and records released Friday show.
Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III told The Associated Press that top state officials had several meetings where they applied pressure on the city to force Jackson to resign. Missouri House Speaker John Diehl and U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill confirmed they both attended a fall meeting to discuss whether Jackson should be forced out.
Also, records provided to AP under an open records request include a Nov. 10 email from St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar to an assistant that describes an apparent meeting of state and local officials. It references the potential timing of Jackson’s “separation” and identifies a potential successor…
…The email lists several names of apparent attendees: McCaskill, Koster, Slay, Rainford, Diehl, Doyle, then-St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley and U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay.
Spokespeople for Clay and Koster declined immediate comment, and messages seeking comment from Dooley and St. Louis County police were not returned.
The email also made reference to a request to Gov. Jay Nixon to place the National Guard in front of Ferguson police headquarters on the date of the grand jury announcement. “Apparently the guard will not move to the FPD per the governor,” the email said.
Knowles and others were critical of the decision not to have the Guard in place in Ferguson at the time of the announcement, after a dozen area businesses were destroyed in fires during protests.
Missouri Lt. Governor Peter Kinder said he spoke with leading Missouri state lawmakers including Senator Kurt Schaeffer and a Senate committee is requesting all pertinent emails for their investigation into this matter. A FOIA request will go out Friday.
Republican John Diehl, the Missouri Speaker, was at the meeting but would not agree with Democrats that Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson should resign.
UPDATE: Here is a copy of the email from St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar to top Missouri Democrats.