Ferguson schools will have a 7-day delayed start.

newshour:

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That affects 11,000 kids, many who rely on the schools for their free breakfast and lunch programs.

Community leaders are taking it upon themselves to provide meals for kids.

The school district has contacted outside counseling groups to help students upon their return.

Learn more.



fuckyeah-nerdery:

artslip:

imnothavinit:

Link to the NYT article on the autopsy

what the fuck man

So basically, that cop fully intended to murder a black person that day. I hear that the Justice Department or FBI is investigating whether or not Michael Brown’s civil rights were violated and I so, so, SO hope they were because that makes his murder a FEDERAL CRIME and that folks, is a whole different ball game. I also hope that they can slap him with a hate crime charge, if they can establish that the cop murdered Brown because he was black.



memewhore:

epicleicaness:

soulslookingforhome:

thinksquad:

As anger erupted again on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, a human rights team from Amnesty International worked on the ground in the US for the first time ever.

Confrontation flared up after an autopsy found that Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager who was fatally shot by an officer on 9 August, had suffered at six bullet wounds including one in the top of his head.

Eye-witnesses report seeing police, with no visible ID badges, hurling tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters and threatening members of the press in another night of demonstrations.

Amnesty International, said it would be observing police and protester activity and gathering testimonies as well as training local activists “on methods of non-violent protest” in an “unprecedented” move by the campaigners.

Amnesty International USA’s Executive Director, Steven W Hawkins said that the “people of Ferguson have the right to protest peacefully the lack of accountability for Michael Brown’s shooting”.

Jasmine Heiss, one of the 13-strong team sent by Amnesty, told Buzzfeed that the limits placed on the organisation’s access to post-curfew areas was indicative of “the overall lack of transparency in this investigation”.

Complex Magazine said that police had opened fire into the crowds without warning three hours before the midnight curfew began, causing some children and members of the media to be hit with tear gas and rubber bullets.

Two black journalists from Complex also said that they had been racially profiled, being refused re-entry into the press area whereas white members of the press had been.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/michael-brown-shooting-amnesty-international-sends-team-within-us-for-first-time-as-national-guard-deployed-9675149.html

it begins

This is getting absurd.

Getting??



coolvintagesoul:

I hope this sinks in your hearts.



furbearingbrick:

deeper and deeper into the rabbit hole we go





sinidentidades:

HAPPENING NEAR WHERE MIKE BROWN WAS MURDERED

  • Police have heavily barricaded the streets with concrete barricades
  • Media are not allowed in
  • Residents are not allowed in and out of their homes 
  • Police claim they found people with weapons, hence the lockdown of the neighborhood 


iwriteaboutfeminism:

Monday night. Part 5.

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iwriteaboutfeminism:


Monday night. Part 4

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iwriteaboutfeminism:

Monday night. Part 3.

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