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The World According to Officer Darren Wilson

The World According to Officer Darren Wilson

By Dennis Loo (11/25/14)

Officer Wilson, why did you shoot and kill Michael Brown, when he had his hands up and was telling you he gives up, why did you have to shoot him six times?

“The only way I can describe it, it looks like a demon, that’s how angry he looked. He comes back towards me again with his hands up.”

Officer Wilson, what do you mean “it” looks like a “demon”? Why do you call Michael Brown “it”?

“At this point it looked like he was almost bulking up to run through the shots, like it was making him mad that I’m shooting at him.

“And the face that he had was looking straight through me, like I wasn’t even there, I wasn’t even anything in his way.”

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The Right to Protest: Ferguson and Beyond

The Right to Protest: Ferguson and Beyond

By Dennis Loo (11/21/14)

Some people find it unremarkable that Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has called out the National Guard, declaring a state of emergeny, prior to a grand jury's decision about whether or not to indict officer Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO. As I previously noted, this pre-emptive move by Nixon, by St. Louis Mayor James Knowles III, and by the FBI, to intimidate and suppress any prospective demonstrations, is based upon their clear expectations that the grand jury's verdict will be to exonerate Wilson's shooting Brown to death.

I find it remarkable that some people don't find the calling out of the National Guard to be outrageous. Their view points to a) an inadequate understanding of what civil liberties are, and b) a faulty understanding of what is in play in Ferguson.

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Ferguson, MO: Gov Declares a State of Emergency Before the Grand Jury Rules

Ferguson, MO: Gov Declares a State of Emergency Before the Grand Jury Rules

By Dennis Loo (11/17/14) updated November 18, 2014

Upon hearing that Missouri's governor Jay Nixon has today called upon the National Guard, declaring a state of emergency for Ferguson and St. Louis, even before the grand jury issues its findings on whether or not to indict officer Darren Wilson for shooting Michael Brown, do you think to yourself:

a) the governor has no idea what the grand jury will say and just wants to be careful to protect people's constitutional rights to speech and assembly,

b) the governor knows that the grand jury will not indict Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown and he plans to violently suppress the inevitable protest, or

c) this announcement just reinforces my faith that the criminal justice system is fair and impartial?

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Elaine Brower of World Can't Wait speaking at the NYC Stop the War on Iran rally 2/4/12