Michael Brown Articles

Justice Is Blind

The case of dueling DOJ reports on Ferguson, Missouri
Mar 30, 2015

Remember Michael Brown, the 18-year-old whose fatal shooting in Ferguson, Mo., last August triggered two waves of riots, a national protest movement, death threats against the officer who shot Brown, lamentations by college presidents regarding America’s enduring racial injustice, vilification of St.

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NYPD Chief: 'Some People Get Caught Up' in 'Anti-Police' Movement

12:25 AM, Dec 21, 2014

New York Police Department chief Bill Bratton said that "some people get caught up" in the "anti-police" movement: 

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Deval Patrick: Protests 'Disruptive'

'What is it we're trying to accomplish beyond disruption?'
12:32 PM, Dec 14, 2014

Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick explained on CNN that part of the point of protests yesterday in Boston, New York City, and Washington, D.C. was to be "disruptive." 

The CNN host asked, "What is the goal here?"

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Sentences We Didn’t Finish

Dec 08, 2014

"The St. Louis County grand jury’s decision not to indict the white police officer who in August shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, would have generated widespread anger and disappointment in any case. But the county prosecutor, Robert McCulloch, who is widely viewed in the minority community as being in the pockets of the police, made matters infinitely worse .  .  . ” (“The Meaning of the Ferguson Riots,” New York Times, Nov. 25).

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Kristol Podcast: On Ferguson

Hosted by Michael Graham.
3:35 PM, Dec 02, 2014

THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with editor William Kristol on the response to the Grand Jury's decision regarding now-former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson and the death of Michael Brown.

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Holder: Federal Investigation 'Remains Ongoing'

10:57 PM, Nov 24, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder released this statement after news came down that Darren Wilson would not be indicted for the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri:

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Obama: 'America Isn't Everything That It Could Be'

10:25 PM, Nov 24, 2014

President Obama, speaking live to the nation after the decision in Ferguson not to indict a police office for the killing of Michael Brown, said that "America isn't everything that it could be."

Watch here:

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Prosecutor a Democrat

10:10 PM, Nov 24, 2014

The prosecutor that announced Darren Wilson will not face charges for the murder of Michael Brown is a Democrat. From the 8th paragraph of a CBS report from the summer:

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Michael Brown's Family: 'Profoundly Disappointed ... Killer of Our Child' Not Indicted

9:35 PM, Nov 24, 2014

The family of Michael Brown has released this statement, upon hearing that Officer Darren Wilson will not be indicted for killing Brown in Ferguson, Missouri:

"We are profoundly disappointed that the killer of our child will not face the consequence of his actions.

"While we understand that many others share our pain, we ask that you channel your frustration in ways that will make a positive change. We need to work together to fix the system that allowed this to happen.

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Changes Everything, Right?

9:52 AM, Oct 23, 2014

Headline over a long, detailed Kimberly Kindy and Sari Horwitz pice in the Washington Post:

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A Headline That Raises Concerns

Sep 01, 2014

Sometimes it’s the little things that draw your attention. The other morning (August 20), for example, The Scrapbook noticed a subordinate headline for the main story on the front page of the Washington Post, about the racial confrontations in Ferguson, Missouri: “County prosecutor’s past raises concerns.” 

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Heck of a Book, Brownie

Bush’s FEMA director makes his case.
Jun 20, 2011

Michael D. Brown says he got a bad rap. With the statement, “Brownie, you’re doing a heck of a job,” on September 2, 2005, George W. Bush made Brown, then director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the name and face of governmental incompetence after Hurricane Katrina tore through the Gulf Coast. Ten days later, Brown resigned.

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