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Obama speaks about shooting of
Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

Washington Post, by William Branigin

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President Obama said Thursday that “now is the time for healing” after a series of clashes between protesters and police over the shooting of a black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., but he also called for an open and transparent investigation “to see that justice is done” in the case. Speaking from Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., where he is on vacation, Obama said that many Americans “have been deeply disturbed” by images of violence in the St. Louis suburb following the police shooting Saturday afternoon of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old African American who was headed to technical college this week. “When something like

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So the police aren´t to use excessive force even if they feel their lives are endangered? Of course the political hack Obama didn´t forcefully call for the violence to stop. He and Holder are getting just what they want and encourage. The code words “to see that justice is done” were heard loud and clear.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TexasAllTheWay, 8/14/2014 1:26:00 PM     (No. 9965907)

Boy, he wasn´t looking too good this morning.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 8/14/2014 1:29:11 PM     (No. 9965911)

His lack of enthusiasm for dabbling in racial issues again is starting to tell. He looks odd...strange mixture of tired and anger and personal nervousness. I sincerely hope the job is starting to eat his insides out.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: KingBubo, 8/14/2014 1:32:47 PM     (No. 9965916)

I saw a disturbing picture of what may have been Mike Brown. It did not mean he should have been killed, but the Martin Narrative of image control is out there. I am not clear what happened, but this is tragic on many fronts.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ruready?, 8/14/2014 1:33:05 PM     (No. 9965917)

He is legion.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: RCFlyer98, 8/14/2014 1:34:57 PM     (No. 9965919)

Probably a good thing he chimed in about events of Ferguson, Missouri. If cops are bad, go after them. But . . . how about commenting on the dead General in Afghanistan, how about the prisoner/marine being held in Mexico? I could go on, but perhaps this guy isn´t the one he preached about during campaining . . . such as President for "ALL" the people. Obama is divider, not a uniter!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Avanti1, 8/14/2014 1:35:28 PM     (No. 9965921)

The money line is "“there is never an excuse for violence against police or for those who would use this tragedy as a cover for vandalism or looting.”

There is ample EVIDENCE of lawless violence, vandalism and looting by blacks in Ferguson. Obama should call on his black brothers to obey the laws and call on Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton to follow his example in the future by butting out and letting local officials handle local issues.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: John c, 8/14/2014 1:41:47 PM     (No. 9965927)

I admit that I turn this turnip off, whether on radio or TV and won´t listen to his stupidity.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 8/14/2014 1:43:52 PM     (No. 9965932)

When his handlers told him that he had to make this speech today, don´t you know he had a hissy fit.

He is on vacation, and having to make a speech takes him away from valuable golf time after all.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Otheym, 8/14/2014 1:44:42 PM     (No. 9965933)

Heard the police chief of Milwaukee on Fox this morning. Since we are required to filter everything through a racial prism I should say the black police chief. Big 2nd amendment guy but asked to comment on this situation he gave the standard race based analysis on how a mostly white police force doesn´t represent a 70% black community. Why don´t they just release the cops name so the mob can lynch him and get it over with....another form of reparations don´t you know...

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Ben Around, 8/14/2014 1:46:00 PM     (No. 9965935)

He seems detached regarding events affecting the security of the country, yet he does not hesitate to butt in into local matters that are none of his damn business!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Bighambone, 8/14/2014 1:48:12 PM     (No. 9965941)

If you listened closely a lot of what you heard was about Obama, obviously it was not necessary for Omaha to tell the Dept of Justice and the FBI that he was sending them there to find out what went on, as they conduct those types of investigations all the time.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Megrits, 8/14/2014 1:48:59 PM     (No. 9965942)

Has the identity or even the race of the police officer been released ?. I can´t watch this on tv, hubby disconnected it in such a way I can´t get it back on, he´s had it with me and the tv. Anyone know?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Envirodude, 8/14/2014 1:50:01 PM     (No. 9965943)

OP- the kid was wounded, ran away, was in hands up and apparently ready to surrender when he was killed. Sorry, the cop was wrong this time and violated the constitution and the kids rights.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: dbdiva, 8/14/2014 1:56:24 PM     (No. 9965953)

I´m with #7. I cannot stand to look or listen to this ´man´ since he insults my intelligence with his pronouncements. My blood just boils.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: M2, 8/14/2014 2:00:07 PM     (No. 9965958)



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Reply 16 - Posted by: M2, 8/14/2014 2:02:30 PM     (No. 9965960)

I heard that nothingburger speech. He basically told everybody to behave themselves. That was after he congratulated himself on solving the problem of the people trapped on the mountain. He should have nursed his hangover instead. It was a useless speech.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: WestCoast, 8/14/2014 2:08:15 PM     (No. 9965967)

#13 - I hope to God you never sit on a jury of any type. I can only assume you were an eyewitness to the entire incident, start to finish, right?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: zbogwan2, 8/14/2014 2:09:48 PM     (No. 9965971)

“When something like this happens, local authorities, including the police, have a responsibility to be open and transparent about how they are investigating that death,” Obama said.

Talk about calling the kettle black, so to speak. Look at the transparency of the Obama Administration and Obama´s words make one puke at the hypocrisy Obama spoke here?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Tusker, 8/14/2014 2:15:31 PM     (No. 9965978)

Just another mindless "coke" head blowin´ in tha wind.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: jinx, 8/14/2014 2:17:43 PM     (No. 9965979)

I don´t recall Obama saying anything when that young mother was shot and killed by DC police. She had two young children in the car with her. There were no riots or race hustlers around. That was kind of hushed up and we never really heard much about why it happened or how. Hmmmmmm.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Janjan, 8/14/2014 2:23:47 PM     (No. 9965986)

I will probably get slammed by some of my fellow LDotters for my comments but here they are. I don´t believe for one minute that this teenager put his hands in the air and the cop opened fire on him unless the cop is a total whack job in which case he needs to go to prison. None of us know at this point what the heck happened so we should withhold judgement. Having said that, of course the police have the right to defend themselves but in the news they frankly look like jack-booted thugs who have fantasies of being some kind of Special Forces. The militarization of the police is starting to give me chills and we should be keeping a sharp eye on them. We could be their next targets at a peaceful Tea Party rally. Lastly, if Michael Brown had been shot by a black guy it wouldn´t even show up on the last page of the paper. These protestors are not looking for justice. They are theives.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 8/14/2014 2:30:33 PM     (No. 9965991)

Obama has no idea what occurred during this incident and neither does anyone else. As usual, the CrapMedia inflames the situation along with the presence of Sharpton.

Perhaps this could be a ´teachable´ moment as Obama was so fond of saying 5 years ago. Our public schools could help out by having a mandatory class to teach kids how to behave when having to interact with police officers, in general. For example, if you are stopped driving a vehicle, keep both hands on the steering wheel until the officer gets to your window an if you have to reach into something to retrieve your license/reg, then ask permission so the officer knows what you are about to do. Follow directions and do not be confrontational. As with all things in life, attitude is e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: T-Bubba, 8/14/2014 2:32:35 PM     (No. 9965993)

Did Michael Brown get shot repeatedly as he ran away, empty-handed?

If this is so, it is easy to understand why the cop has not been ID´d, as he would get the street justice that is coming to him, long before his trial and guilty verdict.

Police protocol does not call for the emptying of the weapon at a fleeing, unarmed perp, even if the perp tried to wrestle away the cop´s weapon before fleeing empty-handed.

We need fewer hotheads on police forces. The hotheads should be culled before they murder.

We need more arrests of street-agitating lowlife calling for resisting arrest and killing the cops, whose jobs are highly stressful and dangerous.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 8/14/2014 2:44:11 PM     (No. 9966002)

None of us know what happened.

This is a normal race-baiting tactic to throw all sorts of accusations out there that the brain dead public believes are "facts". No matter how they are refuted later by the real facts, people with an agenda will continue to believe the BS that is thrown out early in the story.

Just like with any other shooting, everyone needs to remain calm until this is thoroughly investigated. Then everyone needs to remain calm if/when there is a trial and verdict. That is what civilized people do, though clearly the people causing all the destruction and looting there long ago lost any pretense of being civilized...

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Reply 25 - Posted by: tearza, 8/14/2014 3:00:46 PM     (No. 9966018)

Mean while black on black killings in Chicago goes on unreported ....

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Safari Man, 8/14/2014 3:50:45 PM     (No. 9966057)

I noticed that Barry had "concerns" about the violent riots and looting. He didn´t deplore it. He came down MORE against the police than the rioters. Obama is responding very much like the Cambridge police situation, predictably.


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Reply 27 - Posted by: oh-heck, 8/14/2014 4:03:09 PM     (No. 9966075)

I´m sure that President Obama´s leadership in an open and transparent investigation into the deaths of 4 American in Benghazi will be easily exceeded by even the worst police department in the US.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Native Texan, 8/14/2014 4:06:06 PM     (No. 9966081)

He should have said more to calm the situation down, and tell black panthers and other outsiders to leave!!

Why does he not speak about the General killed in Afghanistan??

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Reply 29 - Posted by: ocjim, 8/14/2014 4:15:27 PM     (No. 9966087)

FTA: ´´...Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old African American who was headed to technical college this week.´´

Let the lefty media´s Trayvon-like canonization of Michael Brown begin. Can we find a photo of Michael when he was a cute 14 year old and use that?

It´s a particular fetish of the left news media to put forward a fable version of who the perps WERE, not so much the precise conditions and actions of the situation at issue. i.e. Here´s the shiny object of Michael´s promising life, don´t dwell on what he actually did, like go after a cop and his gun in the cop´s car.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 8/14/2014 4:17:14 PM     (No. 9966088)

Because, #28, the General killed in Afganistan was not BLACK. If Obama had a son, he´d look like Eric Holder.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: molly101, 8/14/2014 4:24:03 PM     (No. 9966093)

I am so sick of our president sticking his nose into anything concerning a black person and the allegedly mistreatment of one.
If President Bush had commented on every black on white crime that occurred, he´d never get anything else done. Read the papers or surf the net on any given day and it´s knock out whites, shoot babies in the face, robbing & looting and in general acting like the savages they are. On top of that, Obama said nothing about all the looting & destruction committed in the name of justice.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: MattMusson, 8/14/2014 4:29:54 PM     (No. 9966104)

Christians are being raped, murdered, beheaded and sold into slavery.

But they are not Obama´s people.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: lana720, 8/14/2014 4:40:38 PM     (No. 9966119)

What a flat, up impassioned delivery! He was obviously whizzed off to be dragged into doing his job in the first instance. He needs to go to Iraq himself and see how dayum safe it is today!
In the second, he should butt out and tell the stooges JJ and Sharpton to stop ginning up the black populace.
Gov. Nixon (D) gave the same type of talk a bit ago, sped thru as though he was late for a more important event, and introduced the others. All show, no substance.


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Meghan McCain joined the dog pile on the Secret Service this week, saying she’s had “nothing but horrible experiences" with the agency and likening the agents to “glorified mall cops.” The 29-year-old author and television personality, who is also the daughter of former GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), opened up on Pivot’s “TakePart Live” about some of her interactions with the Secret Service. "I have nothing but horrible experiences with the Secret Service,” McCain said. “One of my friends called them glorified mall cops and I don´t think that´s terribly far off. I found them cliquey. I hated

Some Blacks See Secret Service
as Flawed Shield for the President

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New York Times, by Peter Baker    Original Article
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WASHINGTON — Representative Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland was at the grocery store the other day when he ran into an elderly black woman who expressed growing concern about President Obama’s safety. Why, she asked, wasn’t he being better protected by his Secret Service agents? The furor that led to this week’s resignation of the director of the Secret Service resonated deeply among blacks, outraged that those supposed to be guarding the first black president were somehow falling down on the job — and suspicious even without evidence that it may be deliberate. “It is something that is widespread in

White House says it has
Ebola virus under control

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The Hill [Washington, DC], by Sarah Ferris    Original Article
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Top White House officials on Friday worked to reassure the American public that the national response to Ebola is under control. Leaders of the country’s health, defense and military branches stressed that they are taking the right steps to contain the spread of the deadly virus, which was first diagnosed in the U.S. on Tuesday. Top White House officials on Friday worked to reassure the American public that the national response to Ebola is under control. Leaders of the country’s health, defense and military branches stressed that they are taking the right steps to contain the spread of the deadly virus, which

California’s next big political fight:
Plastic grocery bags

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Washington Post, by Reid Wilson    Original Article
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Go to a grocery store in California and buy all the milk, eggs and vegetables you want. But there’s one thing you won’t find at the checkout line, beginning July 1, 2015: Plastic bags to carry your stuff home. Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Tuesday signed into law a ban on single-use plastic bags, making California the first state to prohibit stores from using the ubiquitous carry-alls. Shoppers will be charged 10 cents for every paper bag and heavy-duty plastic bag they use. “This bill is a step in the right direction,” Brown said in a press release announcing his approval. “It

Lindsey Graham Mulling White House Run
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Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
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The hawkish Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina says he is thinking about running for president in 2016. In an interview with Stephen Hayes of the Weekly Standard, the senator, running for re-election to the Senate this year, said: “If I get through my general election, if nobody steps up in the presidential mix, if nobody’s out there talking — me and McCain have been talking — I may just jump in to get to make these arguments,” Graham said. Graham, 59, also dismissed Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, 43, as a presidential candidate, saying he is too young. “He’s a good

Hillary Gets Tocqueville
Wrong By 100 Years

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Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 10/2/2014 11:31:10 AM     Post Reply
Speaking at a Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors event last night, Hillary Clinton decided to talk about Alexis de Tocqueville. The problem? She got it wrong -- by about a hundred years. "There´s a wonderful phrase that was first used by Alexis de Tocqueville, who came to the United States in the very early 1930s and traveled around our country," said Hillary Clinton, a probable 2016 presidential candidate. "And he was so amazed at how Americans organized themselves -- you know, coming from aristocratic Europe, which was totally top-down and hierarchical -- he couldn´t believe how many of us were joiners.


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