"The Police say the fire was accidental."
Oh. Riiiiight. The Police. The Ferguson Police. The Police who stepped on and let their dogs urinate on the Mike Brown Memorial. The Ferguson Police who covered up Mike Brown’s shooting, the Police who started martial law and shot rubber and wood bullets into crowds of peaceful protestors. The Ferguson Police. That Police??? I DUNNOOOOOO.
BREAKING: Peaceful Protesters In Ferguson MO Get Pummeled By Police Officers After Their Chief Marched With Protesters
- I think the #ferguson PD is aggressively attacking protestors because they assume @CNN @ABC @msnbc & @BarackObama no longer gives a damn
- Chief Jackson did this. His officers did this. Women were attacked. He said he was marching with us. Lies..he set us up #ferguson
- And Chief Jackson didn’t do ANYTHING to stop the attacks and mayhem. DID NOTHING! #Ferguson
- LOTS of cops out right now. A short clash with the police after arrests were made. Live Feed Here: http://argusnewsnow.com/live #Ferguson
only urban people are revolutionary. rural people are backwards racist hicks, and also !republicans!, who only exist to prove how forward-thinking we urban intellectuals are. clearly rural working people are not oppressed by capital because they have different ideological values than us city inhabitants, and most importantly! because they’re dumb and rednecks. what really matters is boston, portland, minneapolis, and convincing your UC Santa Barbara classmates to not vote.
I hope everyone remembers Hillary Clinton’s passionate defense of Israel’s war crimes and total silence on Ferguson when she’s running for president in two years.
and her desire for refugee children to be deported immediately with no regard for their rights.
I had been on the ground helping Al Jazeera America cover the protests and unrest in Ferguson, Mo., since this all started last week. After what I saw last night, I will not be returning. The behavior and number of journalists there is so appalling, that I cannot in good conscience continue to be a part of the spectacle.
Things I’ve seen:
-Cameramen yelling at residents in public meetings for standing in way of their cameras
-Cameramen yelling at community leaders for stepping away from podium microphones to better talk to residents
-TV crews making small talk and laughing at the spot where Mike Brown was killed, as residents prayed, mourned
-A TV crew of a to-be-left-unnamed major cable network taking pieces out of a Ferguson business retaining wall to weigh down their tent
-Another major TV network renting out a gated parking lot for their one camera, not letting people in. Safely reporting the news on the other side of a tall fence.
-Journalists making the story about them
-National news correspondents glossing over the context and depth of this story, focusing instead on the sexy images of tear gas, rubber bullets, etc.
-One reporter who, last night, said he came to Ferguson as a “networking opportunity.” He later asked me to take a picture of him with Anderson Cooper.
One anecdote that stands out: as the TV cameras were doing their live shots in front of the one burnt-out building in the three-block stretch of “Ground Zero,” around the corner was a community food/goods drive. I heard one resident say: “Where are the cameras? I’m going to go see if I can find some people to film this.”
Last night a frustrated resident confronted me when he saw my camera: “Yall are down here photographing US, but who gets paid?!”