#FERGUSON: ‘ St Louis county ends ” State of Emergency ” as calm returns – Video ‘

#AceNewsReport – ST LOUIS: Aug.15: Louis County on Friday ended the state of emergency imposed earlier this week in Ferguson, Missouri, and surrounding areas due to street protests.

“After reviewing the events of the past four evenings, under the state of emergency… our law enforcement officers have established order while preventing further acts of violence in Ferguson,” Reuters quoted St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger as saying.

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#AceNewsRoom – USA:Feb.19: This is an excellent post from my friend Gary and well worth a read at the link below.

Recent events in Ferguson Missouri that snuffed out the life of Mike Brown is haunting and it reminds me of the 1960’s and 70’s. From 1965 to 1971, I was a staff organizer for theNational Welfare Rights Organization (NWRO), one of the major civil rights organizations. I recall very vividly the rebellions that occurred in Harlem NY, Newark NJ, Detroit, Watts CA, and other urban centers, all of which were precipitated by a white police officer shooting a black youth.

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#AceWorldNews – FERGUSON – October 24 – Missouri police have been brushing up on constitutional rights and stocking up on riot gear to prepare for a grand jury’s decision about whether to charge a white police officer who fatally shot a black 18-year-old in suburban St. Louis.

The preparations are aimed at avoiding a renewed outbreak of violence during the potentially large demonstrations that could follow an announcement of whether Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will face a criminal trial for the Aug. 9 death of Michael Brown.



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WASHINGTON: ‘ Police Officer Who Fatally Shot Michael Brown Interviewed by Authorities ‘

#AceWorldNews – UNITED STATES (Ferguson) – October 18 – The police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in a St. Louis suburb last summer has told investigators that he was pinned in his vehicle and in fear for his life as they struggled over his gun, The New York Times reported.



Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson has told authorities that Michael Brown reached for the gun during a scuffle, the Times reported in a story posted on its website Friday night.

The officer’s account to authorities did not explain why he fired at Brown multiple times after emerging from his vehicle, according to the newspaper.



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FERGUSON: ‘ Protest in St Louis Black Armed Teenager Shot 17 Times by Off-Duty Police Officer ‘

#AceNewsServices – FERGUSON – October 09 – An off-duty police officer in St. Louis, Missouri, shot and killed a man after chasing him through a local neighbourhood.

Citizens are marching near the site close to the Missouri Botanical Garden, chanting slogans as more officers stand by.

Protesters in St. Louis’s Shaw neighbourhood

The dead man, an 18-year-old young African American, fired at least three rounds at the officer, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Chief Sam Dotson said at a news conference.

Police reported recovering a 9mm Ruger from the scene.

The 32-year-old officer was heading to his second job as a private security guard and was reportedly wearing a uniform. The police officer has served with the St. Louis force for six years.

St. Louis Police Lt. Col. Alfred Adkins told reporters that the officer approached four men on the street to question them.

“As he exited the car, the gentlemen took off running. He was able to follow one of them before he lost him and then found him again as the guy jumped out of some bushes across the street,” Adkins said.“The officer approached, they got into a struggle, they ended up into a gangway, at which time the young man pulled a weapon and shots were fired. The officer returned fire and unfortunately the young man was killed.”

Concerns are high that this latest police killing will lead to unrest in St. Louis.

People chanted slogans, including: “We’re young, we’re strong, we’re marching all night long!” and “Fight back, fight back!”

St Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson told reporters that during the Grand Avenue march in the city’s Shaw neighborhood several police cars were damaged and had their windows smashed.

As in the case with Michael Brown shooting two months ago in Ferguson, a suburb of St. Louis, the suspect was black, the police shooter is white.

The fatal shooting occurred Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Shaw neighborhood of St. Louis, according to local Fox affiliate KTVI News. Law enforcement explained that the off-duty officer was working a secondary job when he attempted a pedestrian check.

However, as a crowd formed at the scene, some individuals told reporters that the suspect did not have a gun. In fact, multiple people said he was only armed with a sandwich. They also told KTVI that he was shot 16 times.

Local resident Teyonna Myers, 23, said the suspect’s name was 18-year-old Vonderrick Myers Jr., her cousin.

“He was unarmed,” she told the Post-Dispatch. “He had a sandwich in his hand, and they thought it was a gun. It’s like Michael Brown all over again.”

The death of Michael Brown in the neighboring city of Ferguson sparked a fierce backlash against police, who many in the community criticized for using excessive force. Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager, was shot multiple times by an officer, and his death sparked a weeks of protests in the city – as well as nationwide debate over police behavior.

Another relative of Myers reportedly said that before being shot, the young man was also Tasered.

St. Louis police, meanwhile, are still conducting their investigation into the incident.


#ferguson, #st-louis

UNITED STATES: ‘ Americans Not Confident in Their Government to Minimise Threat from Terrorist Attacks – New Poll ‘

#AceNewsServices – UNITED STATES – October 06 – Most Americans are “not confident” that the US government can effectively minimize the threat they face from terrorist attacks, mass shootings, racial tensions and economic uncertainty, according to new poll.

The latest Associated Press-GfK poll released on Sunday shows that there is widespread unease across the US about the country’s economic and social problems that extends far beyond politics.

The AP-GfK survey found that 37 percent of Americans lack confidence in the government’s ability to minimize the threat of terrorist attacks in the US while 63 percent are “not too/not at all confident” that the government has the ability to reduce mass shootings.

The poll also found that 58 of percent of people think the Obama administration can’t quell the racial tensions that were reignited after the fatal shooting of an African American teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.

In addition, there is widespread uncertainty about the nation’s economy and unemployment. When asked about economic uncertainty and an unstable job market, 55 percent and 51 percent respectively had little or no confidence in Washington’s ability to fix them.

“I think what we’ve got going on here in America is the perfect storm of not good things,” said Joe Teasdale, 59, who lives in Wisconsin and works as an assistant engineer at a casino and supplements his stagnant salary by renovating and renting out duplexes.

“This is the first time I’ve felt insecure in my own country,” said Jan Thomas, 75, of Stevensville, Montana. “Especially after the beheading in Oklahoma. That’s scary.”


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' Obama Statement on Law Enforcement in Aftermath of Ferguson '

#AceNewsServices – WASHINGTON – September 28 – The widespread mistrust of law enforcement that was exposed by the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in Missouri exists in too many other communities and is having a corrosive effect on the nation, particularly on its children, President Barack Obama says.

He blames the feeling of wariness on persistent racial disparities in the administration of justice.

Obama said these misgivings only serve to harm communities that are most in need of effective law enforcement.

“It makes folks who are victimized by crime and need strong policing reluctant to go to the police because they may not trust them,” he said Saturday night in an address at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual awards dinner.

“And the worst part of it is it scars the hearts of our children,” Obama said, adding that it leads some youngsters to unnecessarily fear people who do not look like them and others to constantly feel under suspicion no matter what they do.

“That is not the society we want,” he said. “It’s not the society that our children deserve.”



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‘ Search for Two Men in Ferguson Shoot-Out ‘

#AceWorldNews – FERGUSON – September 28 – A search for two suspects in a St. Louis suburb that’s undergone racial unrest continued Sunday after a Ferguson police officer was shot in the arm following an encounter with two men at a community centre who ran from him and then opened fire during a foot chase, authorities said.

St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said at a media briefing early Sunday that the officer approached the men around 9:10 p.m.

Saturday because the community centre was closed.

As the officer approached, the men ran away.

When the officer gave chase, “one of the men turned and shot,” Belmar said.


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UNITED STATES: ' Authorities Refuse to Release Identity of Police Officer in Shooting Due to Social Media Threats '

#AceWorldNews – UNITED STATES (Ferguson) – August 12 – Authorities on Tuesday delayed revealing the identity of the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed teen three days ago, citing threats against the officer on social media.

​Chief Thomas Jackson had said he would reveal the officer’s name by noon Tuesday. Timothy Zoll, spokesperson for the Ferguson Police Department, said due to the threats there is now no timetable for release the officer’s name.

Witnesses say Michael Brown, 18, had raised his hands to surrender when the shots were fired.

Police have not confirmed that information.

​Monday night, officers in riot gear lobbed tear gas at crowds angered by the weekend shooting. KSDK-TV in St. Louis reported that police officers trying to quell unrest and violence began firing tear gas at crowds here.

There were 15 arrests but no reports of looting.

"This is a lot of young people reacting to getting shot at with tear gas, being met with riot gear," said protester Shawn Jordan.

"How else are these young kids going to react when they are being met with agressiveness?"

Video Link in Ferguson http://tinyurl.com/m5qwoo5


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