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McCulloch has a history.
From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's description of McCulloch's public assertions regarding the 2001 secret grand jury proceeding in which the officers who shot unarmed suspects Earl Murray and Ronald Beasley 21 times in the parking lot of a Jack in the Box, and were no-billed after claiming the suspects tried to run over them:
Grand jury proceedings are secret. McCulloch, in telling the public what the grand jury had found, repeatedly insisted that “every witness” had testified that the two detectives fired to defend themselves after the suspect tried to run them over with his car.
The Post-Dispatch reviewed the previously secret grand jury tapes and found that McCulloch’s public statements were untrue. Only three of the 13 detectives who testified said the suspect’s car had moved forward, in the direction of the two officers who shot him and his passenger. Two of those were the shooters themselves. The third was a detective who McCulloch later said he considered charging with perjury because his account was so at odds with the facts.
Contrary to McCulloch’s public statements, the grand jury tapes showed that four other detectives testified that they never saw the suspect’s car travel toward the officers....McCulloch never brought independent evidence before the grand jury to sort out who was right....Nor did he request the testimony of a nationally noted collision expert who investigated the case for the Justice Department. He determined that the suspect’s car had always been in reverse — added proof that it did not move toward the detectives....
more at: http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/sign-petitions-seeking-special-prosecutor-in-michael-brown-shooting/article_d0cc6e7f-8b32-5153-8ab4-86ebdc4659ca.html
Posted by Faryn Balyncd | Thu Aug 21, 2014, 10:02 AM (30 replies)
Today's email brings the following from MoveOn member and Missouri State Senator Jamilah Nasheed:
"Dear MoveOn member,
I'm Missouri State Senator Jamilah Nasheed, a MoveOn member in Saint Louis, Missouri, and I started a petition to Robert P. McCulloch, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney, which says:
. . . . "
Appoint a Special Prosecutor to Investigate the Murder of Michael Brown
Petition by Missouri State Senator Jamilah Nasheed
To be delivered to Robert P. McCulloch, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney
The death of Michael Brown at the hands of Ferguson, MO police has stoked tensions and caused unrest across our community, state, and nation. This racially charged climate demands an independent, impartial investigation that the St. Louis County Prosecutor's office simply cannot provide.
There are currently 69,237 signatures. NEW goal - We need 75,000 signatures!
Bob McCulloch must fully recuse himself and his office from the investigation related to the murder of Michael Brown.
McCulloch's decision not to charge officers who murdered two unarmed African-American men in 2000 by shooting into their car 20 times, especially in the face of the U.S. Attorney's independent investigation finding that those officers lied about their actions, gives us no confidence that his office can provide a fair and impartial investigation into this current matter.
That failure, coupled with McCulloch's recent participation in one of the most racially polarizing elections in the history of St. Louis County, means that his office's continued oversight of this tragedy will only sow further distrust and discord in our community.
For the good of the entire St. Louis region and the nation as a whole, we call on Robert P. McCulloch to recuse himself and his office from this matter and to appoint a special prosector to investigate the murder of Michael Brown.
Posted by Faryn Balyncd | Wed Aug 20, 2014, 03:10 PM (15 replies)
Mike Papantonio appearing on The Ed Show explains why St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch is absolutely the WRONG prosecutor to present this case to the grand jury.
If McCulloch is to be prevented from whitewashing this murder, it is imperative that the governor IMMEDIATELY assign this case to an impartial jurisdiction with a prosecutor has the capacity to be impartial.
Not only does McCullough have multiple family members in the police department, a father who was killed in the line of duty by a black, but McCullough has already gone public with his pre-formed bias, blasting (in the words of the St. Louis Post Dispatch) the governor for "denigrating" the County Police by bringing in the Highway Patrol:
St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch Thursday night blasted the decision by Gov. Jay Nixon to replace St. Louis County Police control of the Ferguson situation with the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
“It's shameful what he did today, he had no legal authority to do that," McCulloch said. "To denigrate the men and women of the county police department is shameful."
Such biased public pronouncements, totally outside the domain of his area of responsibility, should totally disqualify McCulloch from any role in this case.
If the governor does not exercise his duties and assure an impartial prosecutor and grand jury, the only possible outcome is a whitewash.
Posted by Faryn Balyncd | Tue Aug 19, 2014, 08:46 PM (8 replies)
Posted by Faryn Balyncd | Fri Aug 15, 2014, 01:36 AM (4 replies)
(at 0:45, after a few "...uh...uh..." s)
Posted by Faryn Balyncd | Wed Jun 11, 2014, 12:27 PM (17 replies)
TEXAS CITY — A collision between a barge and a ship Saturday near the Texas City Dike spilled 160,000 gallons of heavy oil into Galveston Bay.The accident forced authorities to evacuate the dike and surrounding areas — and to close the Houston Ship Channel.Authorities also suspended operations of the ferry between Galveston and Port Bolivar. Traffic in and out of the ports of Texas City and Galveston was also suspended. . . . The barge was carrying about 924,000 gallons of bunker oil, according to a report from the U.S. Coast Guard. Coast Guard Capt. Brian Penoyer said late Saturday that 160,000 gallons, or 3,800 barrels, of the oil leaked from the barge into the bay.
“This is an extremely serious spill,” he said. “This is a persistent oil. It’s a large quantity. It will spread. People should be aware of that.”
Bunker oil or bunker fuel is a heavy crude and highly polluting oil that also is referred to bottom of the barrel oil...
Texas City dike closed after barge and ship collide
By Anita Hassan, Jayme Fraser, Harvey Rice, Ingrid Lobet | March 22, 2014 | Updated: March 23, 2014 7:23pm
"Vessels work with skimmers and oil containment booms in Galveston Harbor on Sunday, March 23, 2014, in Galveston. Dozens of ships are in evolved in clean-up efforts to remove up to 168,000 gallons of oil that make have spilled into Galveston Bay after a ship and barge collided near the Texas City dike on Saturday afternoon."
"A dead oil covered bird is shown washed ashore on the beach area along Boddeker Rd. on the east end of Galveston near the ship channel Sunday, March 23, 2014 in Galveston."
"Oil containment booms cuts across a sand bar covered with birds on Pelican Island on Sunday, March 23, 2014, in Galveston, Texas. Dozens of ships are in evolved in clean-up efforts to remove up to 168,000 gallons of oil that make have spilled into Galveston Bay after a ship and barge collided near the Texas City dike on Saturday afternoon."
article, and more photos at:
Posted by Faryn Balyncd | Sun Mar 23, 2014, 09:19 PM (8 replies)
Your vote is needed in the Texas Democratic primary tomorrow as a bonafide LaRouchite cultist, who is calling for the impeachment and execution of President Obama and the colonization of Mars, and has campaigned with an image of President Obama portrayed with a Hitler moustache, is LEADING in polls in a 5 candidate race with 35%, and, with right wing crossover votes, is threatening to make the run-off and be an embarrassment to viable Texas Democratic candidates in the general election.
Despite being dis-avowed by the Texas Democratic Party, Kesha Rogers has twice before managed to win the Democratic nomination for District 22 House of Representatives (Tom Delay's old seat) in 2010 and 2012.
The remaining 65% of the vote is split among 4 candidates. David Alameel, who has been endorsed by Wendy Davis and others, has 27% support, the remaining 3 candidates splitting remaining 38% (with none having more than 15%).
Rogers only endorsement listed in the Wikipedia article on the 2014 Texas race is an "organization" by the name of "Doctors Against Murderous Obamacare", which appears to consist of at least one LaRouchite Pennsylvania physician, Mark Shelley, MD.
Burnt Orange Report: Reminder: Democratic Senate Candidate Kesha Rogers Has Called for Obama's Impeachment, Execution
by: Katie Singh
Wed Feb 26, 2014 at 04:30 PM CST
This year, perennial candidate Kesha Rogers is running for US Senate in the Democratic primary. A recent UT/Texas Tribune poll found her leading the pack among Democratic senate candidates, probably because she has been on a ballot the most times. (Although it is important to note that the majority of surveying for this poll took place before the best-financed candidate, David Alameel, began running ads and sending mailers.)
It is important for Texas Democrats not to be fooled--Kesha Rogers is absolutely the wrong candidate to be the Senate nominee. Though she calls herself a Democrat, she associates herself with Lyndon LaRouche, whose LaRouche movement has compared President Obama to Hitler and has a history of violent, anti-Semitic rhetoric.
Rogers has also repeatedly called for President Obama to be impeached. In 2012, when she was running in CD-22, Burnt Orange Report also revealed that Kesha Rogers produced a campaign video that called for the President's execution. . . . .
University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll:
David Alameel 27%
Michael Fjetland 9%
Harry Kim 14%
Kesha Rogers 35%
Maxey Scherr 15%
Meet "Democrat" Kesha Rogers: Worse Than Ted Cruz
We’ve pointed out before why Ted Cruz doesn’t deserve your vote or political support. However, there’s someone else running for office - as a Democrat - who could make it onto the ballot...and makes Cruz look like a stand up citizen in comparison.
Her name is Kesha Rogers and she thinks Obama starting a thermonuclear war is a legitimate concern. So she wants to execute him.
Running for the U.S. Senate as a “LaRouche Democrat” Rogers has already been rejected by the Democratic Party. The State Democratic Executive Committee’s released its official party position on Rogers’ candidacy. “The Texas Democratic Party will have no relationship with the campaign of any person identifying him or herself as aligned with the LaRouche Movement or Lyndon LaRouche…”
...Kesha Rogers also produced a highly offensive video in which she, again, refers to the President as Hitler and cheerfully calls for his doctor to “administer some pentathol of sodium”. Sodium thiopental was commonly used during lethal injections in U.S. executions until 2010.
Posted by Faryn Balyncd | Mon Mar 3, 2014, 10:02 PM (15 replies)
Posted by Faryn Balyncd | Sat Feb 22, 2014, 05:55 PM (8 replies)
The Northern Securities Case (1904), which established President Theodore Roosevelt’s reputation as a “trust buster,” reached the Supreme Court in 1904. It was the first example of Roosevelt’s use of anti-trust legislation to dismantle a monopoly, in this case a holding company controlling the principal railroad lines from Chicago to the Pacific Northwest.
In 1901, railroad builder James J. Hill of St. Paul, Minnesota, fought off an attempt by his arch rival Edward H. Harriman for control of the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad. Hill, who controlled the Great Northern and the Northern Pacific railroads, wanted to gain access to Chicago for his lines from the Twin Cities. After a protracted and potentially disastrous bidding war for the CB&Q, Hill and Harriman cooperated with banker J. P. Morgan and financier John D. Rockefeller to create the Northern Securities Company. Established in the state of New Jersey (which had laws favorable to this type of arrangement), Northern Securities held the majority of shares in the CB&Q, the Northern Pacific, and the Great Northern railroads, along with smaller roads associated with these three.
In 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt instructed his Justice Department to break up this holding company on the grounds that it was an illegal combination acting in restraint of trade. Using the Sherman Anti-Trust Act, the federal government did so and the Northern Securities Company sued to appeal the ruling. The case worked its way up to the Supreme Court, where the justices ruled 5-4 in favor of the federal government. Roosevelt’s action had ignored the advice of leading conservatives in the Republican Party and demonstrated his independence from party elders. It also increased his popular support and helped in his election campaign in 1904.
Or, for that matter, would the 1963 Kennedy/Johnson Justice Department, (which used the Clayton Act to block a merger that would have created a bank controlling 30% of the Philadelphia banking market)???
Posted by Faryn Balyncd | Thu Feb 13, 2014, 02:20 PM (4 replies)
So how is Fox "News" covering the murder in West Virginia of brothers Garrick and Carl Hopkins, killed by their white neighbor as they were inspecting their newly purchased property?
Would you believe total silence?
Searches the entire internet:
Google search for "Garrick Hopkins": 5270 results
Google search for "Garrick Hopkins" + "Rodney Bruce Black" + "Barboursville": 607 results
Seaches of foxnews.com:
Google search of foxnews.com for "Garrick Hopkins" + "Rodney Bruce Black" + "Barboursville" : Zero results
Google search of foxnews.com for "Garrick Hopkins" : Zero results
Google search of foxnews.com for "Rodney Bruce Black" : Zero results
Google search of foxnews.com for "Rodney Black" : Zero results
Google search of foxnews.com for "Barboursville" : 25 results (none of which reported on the murder of Garrick & Carl Hopkins, although, in fairness to Fox "News", they did cover the 2008 scorpion sting at the Barboursville WalMart.)
(Interestingly, Fox "News" has been quite vocal about what they think of those who are "silent" regarding interracial violence:
In August, following an incident on a Florida school bus, Fox not only ran repeated stories, but repeatedly criticized Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, for "silence" about a school bus assault in Florida in which 3 blacks were convicted of felony assault.)
But another Google search for "interracial violence" at foxnews.com leads us to a Bill O'Reilly interview of Fox favorite Bernard Goldberg that just might give a clue as to why Fox "News" thinks Fox viewers already know all they need to know about interracial violence:
Here's the O'Reilly interview:
Bill O'Reilly: Violent crime and the media
There is no question, no question at all that the American media is not reporting the black, white crime situation accurately. Last night Bernie Goldberg said this about the reportage.
GOLDBERG: They paint this picture of white people hunting black people. Here's an inconvenient fact. Any time there is interracial crime, there is an overwhelming chance that the victim is going to be white and that the criminal is going to be black.
O'REILLY: Do you have a stat on that, Bernie? Do you have a stat on that? . . . And here it is. According to the FBI between the years 1976 and 2005, the latest stats available; 91 percent of homicides on black Americans were committed by other blacks... 91 percent. Also, 14 percent of homicides on white Americans were committed by blacks twice as many as the other way around. So the truth is that black men are not being "hunted" down by whites as some hysterical commentators charge after the Zimmerman acquittal.
But the lie was not challenged by the national media. In fact, the horrendous black-on-black murder rate is virtually ignored by the press. The reason is that any exposition of violence in the black community is bad for business. The liberal media wants no part of exposing problems in the minority precincts . . . Big time TV commentators working on politically correct networks well understand that any skepticism towards minorities is unacceptable. And those in the race business, the Congressional Black Caucus, race leaders like Jackson and Sharpton well know they will be finished if they don't toe the party line. . . No matter what the evidence, no matter what facts are presented, the liberal line will be the same. . . There is far too much money at stake for any journalist to tell you the truth. If it's bad for business, we'll spin it or ignore it . . . "
In case skeptics might question whether O'Reilly & Goldberg have experience & expertise in the area of violence and media silence, O'Reilly and Goldberg not only have the experience, they are joined at the hip:
Along with fellow Fox commentator Sean Hannity, O'Reilly and Goldberg have the distinction of being 3 of the select group of right wing authors who wrote the books in the personal library of Jim David Adkisson, books that inspired Adkisson to take his Remington Model 48 12-gauge shotgun into the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee, during a youth performance of a musical on July 27, 2008, and murder Greg McKendry, an usher who deliberately stood in front of the gunman to protect others, and 61-year-old Linda Kraeger, and wound 7 others, and leave the following manifesto:
"Know this if nothing else: This was a hate crime. I hate the damn left-wing liberals. There is a vast left-wing conspiracy in this country & these liberals are working together to attack every decent & honorable institution in the nation, trying to turn this country into a communist state. Shame on them....
"This was a symbolic killing. Who I wanted to kill was every Democrat in the Senate & House, the 100 people in Bernard Goldberg's book. I'd like to kill everyone in the mainstream media. But I know those people were inaccessible to me. I couldn't get to the generals & high ranking officers of the Marxist movement so I went after the foot soldiers, the chickenshit liberals that vote in these traitorous people. Someone had to get the ball rolling. I volunteered. I hope others do the same. It's the only way we can rid America of this cancerous pestilence."
"I thought I'd do something good for this Country Kill Democrats til the cops kill me....Liberals are a pest like termites. Millions of them Each little bite contributes to the downfall of this great nation. The only way we can rid ourselves of this evil is to kill them in the streets. Kill them where they gather. I'd like to encourage other like minded people to do what I've done. If life aint worth living anymore don't just kill yourself. do something for your Country before you go. Go Kill Liberals.
Little details that Fox "News" was no more anxious to report in 2008 than they are to cover the murder of Garrick & Carl Hopkins in 2014.
Stories of paranoid wingers who murder new neighbors. . . . . . Stories of paranoid wingers (inspired by the books of Fox "News" commentators & the books of the propagandists who they invite on their shows) who murder as many liberals as they can access. . . . . . . . .
Stubborn stories that just won't fit the narrative.
Posted by Faryn Balyncd | Wed Jan 29, 2014, 11:03 PM (13 replies)