Ferguson, Missouri police are being trained to use and wear body cameras, CBS affiliate KMOV reports.
The training comes amid increased attention on police use of force in the wake of the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Following that shooting, local police in Ferguson donned riot gear and fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters who refused to disperse and, at times, broke into nearby businesses.
Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson said body cameras would have made a difference in the investigation of Brown's shooting.
"A picture's worth a thousand words and video, many more," Bibring said. "And video, from the perspective of the officer, is going to be an invaluable tool in determining why an officer acted the way he or she did - and whether he or she acted appropriately."
Video at the link: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ferguson-missouri-police-receive-training-on-body-cameras/
Ferguson's use of Force was a disgusting display of power.
I posted this here.
FERGUSON'S PEOPLE WERE NOT THE ENEMY! PLEASE READ THE QUOTE FROM WIKI! Dear Gawd!Freguson police did this! They did indeed TRY TO"destroy its will to fight."
Here is the video...
Please read the story here:
When we look back on what happened in Ferguson, Mo., during the summer of 2014, it will be easy to think of it as yet one more episode of black rage ignited by yet another police killing of an unarmed African American male. But that has it precisely backward. What weve actually seen is the latest outbreak of white rage. Sure, it is cloaked in the niceties of law and order, but it is rage nonetheless.
Protests and looting naturally capture attention. But the real rage smolders in meetings where officials redraw precincts to dilute African American voting strength or seek to slash the government payrolls that have long served as sources of black employment. It goes virtually unnoticed, however, because white rage doesnt have to take to the streets and face rubber bullets to be heard. Instead, white rage carries an aura of respectability and has access to the courts, police, legislatures and governors, who cast its efforts as noble, though they are actually driven by the most ignoble motivations.
White rage recurs in American history. It exploded after the Civil War, erupted again to undermine the Supreme Courts Brown v. Board of Education decision and took on its latest incarnation with Barack Obamas ascent to the White House. For every action of African American advancement, theres a reaction, a backlash.
The reason its important to remember this is that it keeps the focus where it should be...on racism. But it also allows us to acknowledge the strength of our cause. Change is happening and the backlash is very real. But as I've said so many times, the dying beast is lashing out in its death throes. That's why I loved how Rev. Al Sharpton ended his remarks at Michael Brown's memorial service.
The backlash we're experiencing now was triggered by just that kind of hope.
We know the battle ahead will be long. But always remember that, no matter what obstacles stand in our way, nothing can stand in the way of the power of millions of voices calling for change...
Lift Every Voice and Sing
MORE MORE MORE HERE:http://immasmartypants.blogspot.com/2014/08/beyond-ferguson-understanding-big.html
Daddy, stop hurting me! Please stop hurting me.
He says softly, do not tell. Never tell.
She remains silent.
Shame Hurt Fear Guilt Anger
Domestic Violence..or an accident
Ssssh. Don't tell.
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Posted on August 9, 2014 by SouthernGirl2
WTFF? Its open season on young black boys in America. Shot 10 times? Did he empty his clip? A hunter doesnt shoot a lion 10 times.
When Black people bring up the obvious racial component of this against the Black community by law enforcement, White people always want to diminish it, and disregard our valid feelings about it.
I want you to find 25 cases where WHITE PEOPLE are MURDERED by the police like this.
Unarmed and choked like Eric Garner in New York.
Standing in a Wal-Mart a place that sells and shills ACTUAL FIREARMS with a Plastic BBGuns being shot down
This young man being shot with his hands in the air.
Being shot in the back resisting arrest.
Committing Suicide while being handcuffed.
Killing a 92 year old woman in her house under a wrong warrant.
The Michael Brown Murder in Ferguson, Missouri
Posted on August 11, 2014 by rikyrah
[TW] After a lynching, the body left on tree for a while. 3 reasons. To make images of it. To entertain Whites. Psych warfare on Black ppl
And this reason, this context, this history, and this power, *directly* connects to Michael Browns execution and his body left in street.
DIRECTLY. It is not a metaphor. It is not a trope. Not use of Black death for non-BP anti-Blackness. His execution = legacy of lynching.
9:11 PM 10 Aug 2014
Of course. It fits the oppressors narrative. RT @AngryBlackLady: now the media is going to focus on looting rather than the shooting.
9:31 PM 10 Aug 2014
Please rest in peace Michael. We will stand for you now.
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