Jean? Jean! Jean! Jean!!!?!? JEAN!
I’m surprised they still have designated media zone since they got rid of the curfew. And when I say surprised, I don’t mean that I expected them to relax their response to the media, I just didn’t think they’d have an area set up for once the curfew ended.
"Go to this holding pen, and we will give you information on what is happening in the parts of town you’re not allowed to be in, thanks ;)"
"You keep reporting when we do bad stuff to peaceful protestors, and that makes it hard for us to create a narrative."
Yesterday one of the livestreams was in the press area, and they’d get updates from a Captain Todd, with stuff like, “reports of shots fired,” etc.
I don’t think I have to tell you how bad things would be if the reporters on Twitter/Vine weren’t sharing it with all of us.
This is a very serious disease* so I gladly accept the “bucket challenge”
*My heart goes out to all those who struggle with ALS but I am, of course, talking about the disease of apathy. If (and hopefully when) Michael Brown’s killer is brought to justice and convicted of 1st degree murder, it still won’t prevent this from happening again. We cannot accept this as the status quo. We MUST continue the fight at the ballot box, in the media and by working to create systemic change. I’m not naive to the dirty politics (redistricting, voter ID requirements, etc) that will try to prevent us from our goal. But I refuse to give up hope. My “bullet bucket challenge” is not about pointing fingers and it’s not about being angry. Every shell casing in that bucket represents the life of someone who fought and died in the goal for civil rights and human dignity. As a member of law enforcement (yes I really am a reserve sheriff) I will not stand idly by while others violate civil and human rights under the cover of authority and I will insist that other good cops rise to the same standard as well. As a black man I will demand more from myself and my community. I will not allow outsiders to co-opt our struggle in order to commit violence in our name. I’m channeling my outrage into action so I no longer feel powerless. It’s not about black or white. It’s not about rich or poor. It’s about us vs. them. There are more of us — from all races, genders and identities — then there will ever be of them. And we will be victorious”
"The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality"
What if Michael Bay Directed “UP”?
The president is supposed to be speaking soon on Ferguson.
He hasn’t started yet, but it was supposed to start at 4pm EST.
UPDATE: It’s starting now. You can watch here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/live
I’m’ seeing a lot of tweets from journalists being threatened with arrest, by Captain Johnson:
The guy running the livestream actually mentioned that he was ordered to shut his cameras off, and leave immediately.
Here’s the livestream: http://new.livestream.com/accounts/9035483/events/3271930