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Fox Reacts To Garner Decision: ‘Hope Nothing Happens In NYC… We’ve Got The Tree Lighting Ceremony’

Today, a grand jury decided not to indict David Pantaleo, the police officer who killed Eric Garner with an illegal chokehold. Moments after the decision was announced, Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson expressed her deep concern about the outcome. Not concern that the police killed Garner, who was allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes, without facing legal repercussions. But concern that anger over the decision could impact a “the tree lighting ceremony” scheduled for that evening at Rockefeller Center.


Carlson’s worst fears may come true. The New York Times’ Mike Grynbaum reported that “The mayor’s appearance tonight at the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting has been canceled.”

Video (I could not watch) and more:

A protest at Grand Central station in midtown Manhattan


ME TOO!!! Obama on Eric Garner: 'I'm not interested in talk, I'm interested in action.'

“This is an issue that we’ve been dealing with for too long...” Obama said. “I’m not interested in talk, I’m interested in action. I’m absolutely committed as president of the United States” to ensure equality before the law.

“We are not going to let up until we see a strengthening of the trust and a strengthening of the accountability” in the relationship between communities and law enforcement. He says law enforcement can only work “if everybody has confidence in the system.”

He calls discrimination “an American problem, and not just a black problem and not just a native American problem.”

“When anybody in this country is not being treated equally under the law, that’s a problem, and it’s my job as president to try to solve it.”


NOT A Justice System-This Is How Law Serves As A Cover For Power

Eric Garner’s Killer Won’t Be Indicted

.....This is not a justice system. This is not policing in any form that I understand. This is how law serves as cover for power when the forms but not the substance of civil society are all that is left.

Image: Hans Memling, Massacre of the Innocents at Bethlehem, (detail), 1480.


First graders asked about the photo of Mike Brown. Such innocence


We Are Being OUT-GOVERNED By the Rest of the World

sorry, no transcript, but THIS is really spot-on

"Startling Cop-O-Vision"

The saga of Shawn Parcells, the uncredited forensics ‘expert’ in the Michael Brown case


.....an investigation by CNN that included interviews with attorneys,
law enforcement and physicians suggests Parcells isn’t the expert he seems to be . . .

CNN: So that master’s degree in New York, you have that degree?

Parcells: I will have it next month, yes.

CNN: I don’t mean the piece of paper. I mean have you been conferred that degree?

Parcells: Yes, I will. Next month.

CNN: Right now, as we speak, you have that degree?

Parcells: No, I do not.


The CNN report also mentions several specific cases in which Parcells appears to have conducted autopsies on his own without a doctor present, and one bizarre case in which he may have lost a man’s brain.


Landrieu Says Democrats Abandoned Her

Landrieu Says Democrats Abandoned Her

December 3, 2014
By Taegan Goddard

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) “lobbed a barb at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Tuesday, saying they effectively abandoned her after the Nov. 4 midterm election,” the Washington Post reports.

Said Landrieu: “I am extremely disappointed in the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. I’ve said that. You know, they just walked away from this race.”

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