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    Johnson has just announced a curfew in Ferguson from midnight to 5 am (I think for just the night but it isn't clear -- I don't have any idea how this will work... They aren't saying other than stay at home and sleep).

    Him & Nixon trying to spin this as a good thing.

    live event ended

    There are some very angry people there.

    "How do you plan to enforce the curfew?"

    "Will you be using tear gas against us?"

    Johnson was an excellent choice. He's eloquent and knows how to stay on subject. He doesn't get phased and makes the audience feel that he is working for them. "It's a partnership" "I can't do it by myself" etc.

    There are some crowd members who aren't buying it. Saying that the police have manipulated what is said and that they are lying to the press.

    Sentiment is turning. "Why are you telling people to calm down?"

    Representative from NAN (don't know what NAN is but evidently he is also the head of the New Black Panther Party and other groups) seems to be trying to take control of the conversation around security of businesses tonight. Wants his "100 to 150" members to be in charge of securing business and dispersing the protest ("like we did on Thursday night").

    Bureaucrats are trying to take control. Any talk about the Brown case is cut-off with variations of "it's not our area of responsibility". That's just getting part of the crowd more angry.

    Press is going to be allowed an area where they can report from a "staging area".

    Nixon was mid sentence and the feed ended... Buggar.

    Obvious that there were people in the crowd (better term then audience) spaced around to calm the more rowdy people. Was very apparent when there was applause. Not much and it seemed spread all over the place.

    Again, I've got no idea how this will be enforced and I'm not sure anyone in Ferguson does either...

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    So a Curfew & State of Emergency have been declared in Ferguson (population 15,000) from 12 midnight to 5 am.

    This will get written about in text books on how to NOT run this sort of operation.

    Everything that could be done wrong has been done wrong.

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    Just over 40 minutes until curfew.

    Live feed from Ferguson here.
    Alternate here.

    Riot gear was reported on some officers.

    Canine unit on ground.

    Much of crowd reported being dispersed by New Black Party members.

    less than 10 minutes to curfew.

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    Heavy rain in Ferguson.

    Media in "green zone" (militarisation of situation othering of protesters).

    Protesters were on streets in a line (some went undercover due to rain).

    Feeds are variable. County vehicle moved in front of media (to inhibit line of sight?).

    Tim from Vice is live again from in amongst the protesters:


    Good to see some civil disobedience.

    Police are being report as possibly moving around behind protesters (riot gear - shields etc).

    Crowd just vocal not violent. Wait for the police to come in and change the situation.

    Police have relented and retreated following a female protester spokesperson getting on a loud-hailer and asking the crowd to remain calm (and disperse).

    Gradual creep forward by protesters toward police/reporters line.

    Better quality feed from "green zone" back up here.

    Police reportedly telling reporters they are preparing to move in.
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    SWAT are moving in.

    Full militarised response preparation visible in "green" feed here.

    Final warning from police announced.

    Side note: Really interesting being able to see from both perspectives.

    Tim from Vice said "It looks like it's mostly journalists in the line" lol -- (60% ???).

    "Green" report "journalists who are not in containment area are liable to arrest".

    Gas masks haves been ordered in green feed.

    So much for Johnson & Nixon.

    Smoke cannisters so far (from crowds lack of reaction).

    Someone threw a molotov at a building. Protesters put the fire out.

    Police coming in from behind.

    Percussives being used (no audio dispersion -- strange).

    Remaining crowd appears to be gradually dispersing (police evidently not arresting so far).

    Please note that there was no violence from the crowd prior to the police use of cannisters etc.

    Only violence witnessed so far from crowd area was the molotov that was put out by protesters and the "return to sender" of cannisters.

    Seems to have stopped for a moment.

    Ah, I think that was the audio dispersal (the 'sonic cannon') (1 hour in).

    Police moving back in (said to be going to arrest this time).

    Cannisters deployed again (media removed from scene).

    This is not an unlawful demonstration under US law.

    This a lawful demonstration. Know your rights!

    Heavy rain falling. French being "escorted" by riot police away from scene.

    Still no evidence of arrests. Percussives used ("flash bang grenade").

    Reports that after most of the media left the protesters the police used tear gas (unconfirmed but multiple reports -- Tim's feed reports a police officer said that it probably was "but that was all SWAT stuff", Reilly reports the police spokesperson changed their story [here, here and here]).

    1 and a half hours in seems protesters are largely dispersed.

    Most live feeds dark -- gv still on St Louis police scanner here. KMOV here.

    Been reports of someone possibly having been shot (unknown if rubber covered metal bullets, pellets or normal bullet).

    Timeline here show below image of cannister (CTS 37mm Munition):



    Cannister is short range smoke (specs here).

    Apologies the CS dispersal agent is a tear gas:
    CS gas

    More info on the CS cannisters from CSI and their dangers here:
    http://facingteargas.org/tc/22/combined-systems-inc-csi
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    This is a moderate response in the US according to Johnson & Nixon?











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    Unbelievable.

    Photographic evidence shared online seems to have led to the police admitting to using tear gas.

    Vivia net neutrality!

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    Had to admit it eventually cause they were caught by their own lies.

    One of the spokespersons admitted it straight off but then denied it (maybe they were trying to get the official line out -- "we good -- they bad" dichotomy).

    We know certain things from footage we've seen and this is the take away from this article:

    Quote Johnson on Saturday said police would not enforce the curfew with armored trucks and tear gas but would communicate with protesters and give them ample opportunity to leave. Local officers faced strong criticism earlier in the week for their use of tear gas and rubber bullets against protesters. Johnson said one tear gas canister was deployed Friday night after the group of rioters became unruly and several officers got trapped and injured.
    [...]
    On Saturday, some residents said it appeared the violent acts were being committed by people who came from other suburbs or states.
    Remember the percussive's used during Friday nights demonstration?
    Remember "agent provocateur"?

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    Police Deploy Tear Gas To Impose Ferguson Curfew
    By David A. Lieb & Jim Salter, August 17th, 2014.



    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Police said they fired smoke and tear gas canisters into a crowd of defiant protesters who gathered in a St. Louis suburb early Sunday where a black teen had been shot by a white police officer while walking down the street.

    Hundreds of other protesters left peacefully before the midnight to 5 a.m. deadline took effect in Ferguson, Missouri, where 18-year-old Michael Brown had been shot Aug. 9.

    But remaining protesters - chanting "No justice! No curfew!" - refused to leave the area. As five armored tactical vehicles approached the crowd, officers spoke through a loudspeaker: "You are in violation of a state-imposed curfew. You must disperse immediately. Failure to comply, may result in arrest."

    As officers put on gas masks, a chant from the distant crowd emerged: "We have the right to assemble peacefully."

    A moment later, police began firing canisters into the crowd of protesters.

    Highway Patrol Spokesman Lt. John Hotz initially said police only used smoke, but later told The Associated Press that they also fired tear gas canisters. He said of police efforts: "Obviously, we're trying to give them every opportunity to comply with the curfew."

    Jayson Ross, who was leading the protesters toward police before the canisters were fired, said: "They got guns. We got guns. We are ready."

    The unrest between police and protesters came after Gov. Jay Nixon on Saturday declared a state of emergency in Ferguson.

    Nixon's curfew announcement came after tensions again flared in Ferguson late Friday night. Earlier that day, local police identified the officer who shot Brown as Darren Wilson and released documents and video footage alleging that Brown had robbed a convenience store just before he was shot. Police said Wilson was unaware Brown was a suspect when he encountered him walking in the street with a friend.

    As the curfew approached late Saturday night, New Black Panther Party leader Malik Shabazz roamed the street with a bullhorn, encouraging people to leave for their own safety. Many appeared to follow his suggestion.

    "C'mon you all, let's roll out," Shabazz said through his bullhorn. "Let's roll out of here, get some rest and come back tomorrow."

    Crowds that were in the hundreds prior to the curfew had dwindled significantly in the final hour.

    Keyon Watkins, a 26-year-old computer science worker from St. Louis, said on Saturday that if many others stayed in the street, he would join them.

    "All of this is just building up - pent-up aggression by being mistreated on a daily basis," Watkins said.

    In announcing the curfew, Nixon said that though many protesters were making themselves heard peacefully, the state would not allow looters to endanger the community.

    "I am committed to making sure the forces of peace and justice prevail," Nixon said during a press conference at a church that was interrupted repeatedly by people objecting to the curfew and demanding that the officer who shot Brown be charged with murder.

    "We must first have and maintain peace. This is a test. The eyes of the world are watching," Nixon said. "We cannot allow the ill will of the few to undermine the good will of the many."

    State statute gives the governor broad powers when he declares a state of emergency, but he hasn't indicated that he plans to do anything other than imposing the curfew and empowering the state highway patrol to enforce it.

    Meanwhile, Nixon said the U.S. Department of Justice is beefing up its civil rights investigation of the shooting.

    Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson, who is in charge of security in Ferguson, said 40 FBI agents were going door-to-door in the neighborhood starting Saturday, talking to people who might have seen or have information about the shooting.

    Johnson on Saturday said police would not enforce the curfew with armored trucks and tear gas but would communicate with protesters and give them ample opportunity to leave. Local officers faced strong criticism earlier in the week for their use of tear gas and rubber bullets against protesters. Johnson said one tear gas canister was deployed Friday night after the group of rioters became unruly and several officers got trapped and injured.

    Brown's death had already ignited several days of clashes with furious protesters. Tensions eased Thursday after Nixon turned oversight of the protests over to the Missouri Highway Patrol. Gone were the police in riot gear and armored vehicles, replaced by the new patrol commander who personally walked through the streets with demonstrators. But Friday night marked a resurgence of unrest.

    On Saturday, some residents said it appeared the violent acts were being committed by people who came from other suburbs or states.

    "Who would burn down their own backyard?" asked Rebecca McCloud, a local who works with the Sonshine Baptist Church in St. Louis. "These people aren't from here. They came to burn down our city and leave."

    Wilson, the officer who shot Brown, is a six-year police veteran who had no previous complaints against him, the local police chief has said.

    The Ferguson Police Department has refused to say anything about Wilson's whereabouts, and Associated Press reporters were unable to contact him at any addresses or phone numbers listed under that name in the St. Louis area.

    Wilson has been on paid administrative leave since the shooting. St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch said it could be weeks before the investigation wraps up.

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    Another image of a CSI tear gas cannister found at Ferguson:


    Source: Ben Kesling (Wall Street Journal)

    Specs for this found here

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    So, let me get this straight...

    There was no looting in Ferguson on Saturday night.
    The operation to clear the street began before the gun shots because people were not looting inside a steak house... (So the gun shots were because the police were advancing then?)
    To maintain order the police fired tear gas at peaceful (but vocal) protesters because some people were in a steak house ('Red's Barbecues')?
    Not looting, just in the steak house and some may have been on the roof watching the protesters/police...
    Then 7 people who were not looting inside Red's Barbecues were arrested (for "failure to disperse"?) none of them had firearms [turns out they weren't arrested in the Red's Barbecues but anyhoo].

    Someone was seen by police in the crowd (though binoculars) with what appeared to be a hand gun. [This does not appear to be a big stretch and why they needed binoculars to say that there was someone there with a gun is a bit strange -- isn't there some US amendment or right or something about armed bears which means that everyone can (must?) carry a gun?].

    Someone was shot by a person unknown (not found) and is in critical condition...

    The police started to advance because of the "situation" in Red's Barbecue and this was the reason they fired the tear gas but also because they were trying to get to the person who had been shot. Now, somehow they did this before shots were fired? Is that right? [I'm still a bit fuzzy on this because the shots that are heard in the video are a good 5 minutes after the first smoke volleys. Were there rubber bullets fired before the shooting? It seems to be not until the smoke clears that the police move in but that doesn't mean that rounds weren't fired. Was the shooting near Red's Barbecue in response to rubber/wooden bullets? Was it from a "protester"? Was the person shot in/on/near Red's Barbecue? Is my mind a jumbled mess? I'd say yes to the last one there...]

    We don't know if the person who was shot was part of the protest.
    We don't know if the person who did the shooting was part of the protest.

    We do know that it was protesters who evacuated the person who was shot to the hospital.
    We also know that it was protesters who put out the fire that had been lit (on both Friday & Saturday nights).

    A police car was evidently shot at.

    The tear gas was nothing to do with the protesters. (?)
    It was to protect them then?

    Audio here:
    https://soundcloud.com/producermatth...erguson-curfew

    Oh, and don't forget that 'the operation began because of the intelligence that we had that several subjects had entered Red's Barbecue and that they were armed' (audio 8:20-8:35).

    So, it wasn't because of a gun shot victim that the operation began...

    'When we responding it was in reference to what was going on at Red's Barbecue. It just corresponded with the curfew time...' (audio 10:15-10:25)

    Well that's inconvenient isn't it.

    Now, the reporters indicate that this occurred at 12:10. I do not recall any reference to gun shots on any of the videos at this time. [note, there were evidently reports from the police -- coming originally from people in the protest -- that people were in/on/near Red Barbecue at around 12:10]

    Vice video timeline of events from ~00:15 to just before 01:00 when reports were made of shots fired, possibly from direction of protesters:
    • There is a reference in the Vice footage @~1:30:30 [just before 00:15 am] to tweets coming out about police saying that they believed there were armed persons @Red's Barbecue, no gun shots reported then. French has a reference in his timeline to Red's Barbecue: 'A hardcore group has congregated on Red's Barbeque lot. They say they aren't moving. Some are armed.' (source with vine video footage here).
    • @~1:38:10 police are said to be moving forward & around behind protesters but this changes into the crowd saying that the police are going to come in from behind.
    • @1:41:00 Senator Nasheed [cross reference French's timeline] gives a stirring "let's go home" speech, some disperse.
    • Vice video @~1:43:25 possible cross reference to Stone's commentary on a bus transporting provocateurs. Contrary to Johnson's comments the Vice video commentary says that at 12:30 police were pulling back on all sides.
    • @~1:49:55 Report that the police appear to be regrouping. No disturbance visible in the crowd.
    • @~1:50:50: Report from crowd member on megaphone that '50 police officers are around the building'. At this stage there is no disturbance in the crowd. The protesters had gone quiet and this stirred them up again.
    • @~1:52:05: Report small part of the crowd starts to inch toward the police.
    • @~1:52:50: Peacekeeper warns crowd to move back because the police are 'gearing up'.
    • @~1:54:05: Report police appear to be moving forward.
    • @~1:56:15: Police are reported to be moving in 'they're coming' 'trucks are moving in'. Chants start to get louder of 'hands up'. Police form up. There have been no guns shots audible nor reports in video as of Vice 1:57:00.
    • @~1:58:10: Police announce that the protesters are violating the curfew. Threaten the protesters with arrest if they don't disperse. 'Failure to comply may result in arrest and/or other actions' [wtf?]. This riles up some protesters while others are reported as leaving.
    • @~2:01:05: Reference to many of remaining protesters not being from here 'you can clearly see there's a lot of protesters that are not from here, still in the street'.
    • Photo op taken @2:01:30 by activists [good, well organised publicity move so probably not locals, photo-journalists love this stuff]. Police vehicles are visible and in a line. There has been no gun shots, no disturbances really at all.
    • By @2:04:00 Tom Pool from Vice has moved to a position between the police and remaining protesters but off to one side.
    • @~2:04:50: First sound resembling a shot is reported. It is reported as being tear gas. Second tear gas round @2:05:05. Third tear gas @2:05:15 [5 dispenser]. @2:06:15 a single cannister.
    • Tim Pool has been moving away from police line past protesters and is now clear of fire but down wind from smoke.
    • ~2:06:20: Report molotov cocktail thrown at store [Pan hypothesise non-resident possible ap]. Another single cannister. Loud car heard speeding away and people putting our fire from cocktail. 4 more rounds of single smoke fired.
    • @~2:07:20: Series of rounds heard. Reported as being rubber bullets. First mention of anything resembling a gun shot.
    • ~@2:07:45: Tim Pool is talking about the fire having been put out by protesters.
    • ~@2:08:20: Another cannister fired. 1 at least thrown back followed by what is reported as 7 cannisters and then another 3. Then another 5 cannister round.
    • @~2:10:20: Report of police coming in from behind group.
    • Crowd has not dispersed by this stage and there has still been no mention of a shooting. In a dynamic crowd like this every single person would have known about a shooting within minutes.
    • @~2:10:15: It isn't until after police have cornered the entire protest group and saturated the area with tear gas that shots are heard. From commentary it appears reporter knows what a ricochet sounds like and if it was targeted at press that would make sense. Cars can be seen leaving following this and I wonder if this is when the 7 people were "arrested" in their cars.
    • @~2:15:10: Woman says 'They got guns, we got guns'. So this probably nearer to when the shooting occurred. Way after the police had already used dozens of tear gas cannisters and the crowd had largely dispersed.
    • @~2:16:30: Mention is made of people still near Red's Barbecue... Notice the disparity between what was officially reported and what is observable in this video???

    I'm going off the time of gunshots being fired as reported by Tim Pool from Vice which I think was after the smoke cannisters had been launched (but I'll check that against the raw video stored on Youtube in a bit [midnight starts around here] because I'm probably making a mistake [no I wasn't, see above timeline]).

    Also Johnson said the police were aware of the gunshot victim: "I don't know how that call came in but we got the call we were in contact with the parties that were there with the victim" (audio 7:30-7:45).

    Ok, so the police fired tear gas because people were seen in a steak house who weren't looting and were eventually found to be unarmed and they needed to get to a gun shot victim who hadn't been shot yet...

    They did all this to protect the protesters.

    Fair enough.

    With protectors like that who needs enemies!

    I'll go back over the audio and the Vice raw footage, maybe I've made a mistake.
    If not, then this timeline of events is a bit weird...

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    I've gone over the Vice raw footage [yes, I made a back up for my own weird purposes] for a comparison against the officially stated time of events. As far as I can work out Johnson's version of events sort of resemble the recorded a bit but there are some glaring problems with it.

    The only way it could possibly be accurate is if the shooting happened after the police action occurred and the crowd had dispersed or were not aware of it.

    Having been in large dynamic environments like this myself I can't see the second option being the case. I could be wrong, wouldn't be the first time.

    This means that the shooting happened after the crowd had mostly dispersed...

    So, again I'm trying to understand what the reason was that the police advanced. To protect the protesters? To protect the businesses? To protect the police who said they were not going to use tear gas that night?

    Seems this is just very strange (but there again that's what this has been from the beginning so why expect anything less!).

    I'll see if more information is available now that I've finished my cross referencing...
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    Man Shot As Protesters Defy Curfew in Ferguson

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    One person was shot and seven people were arrested early Sunday morning as police use tear gas to impose a curfew in Ferguson, Missouri. Last weekend, an unarmed black teen was shot and killed by a white police officer. (Aug. 17)

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    MORE is reporting that the people arrested were in their vehicles (not in Red's Barbecue) and that police in army fatigues shot rubber bullets into their wind screens.

    All 7 of those arrested were in their cars at the time of arrest.

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    An event happens in which the sorcerer mind knows they can exploit....the narrative is twisted through the MSM as they send in some paid goons and enticed cut-throats to cause mayhem.....and presto! There you have it, a mini Egypt, Libya, and Ukraine, right at our front door...

    Dahboo's connecting a few dots with this....



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    Good quality video that covers the time of the gunshots I mentioned above:


    Notice that the timeline from Tim Pool's video around the 2:04:00 mark fits in with this pretty well.

    The reporter says at the end he is near the Red's Barbecue...

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    Brown family is having a 3rd autopsy done on their son's body.

    What sort of 'extraordinary circumstances' are they talking about here?

    He died of gun shot wound/s not poisoning, dehydration, mental distress or an exotic disease!

    Quote U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has asked for the Justice Department to arrange an autopsy on the body of Michael Brown by a federal medical examiner.

    Justice Department spokesman Brian Fallon said in a news release on Sunday that Holder asked for the additional autopsy because of the "extraordinary circumstances involved in this case" and at the request of Brown's family.

    The 18-year-old Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer on Aug. 9. Brown was black and unarmed. Officer Darren Wilson is white.

    Fallon says the autopsy will take place as soon as possible.

    He also said the Justice Department will still take the state's autopsy into account during the investigation.
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    Press statement from legal support team representing the people arrested by the police last night.

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    Statement on 7 Arrested Last Night from the Legal Support Team
    Posted by Arielle Klagsbrun 230sc on August 17, 2014

    7 Arrested in Ferguson Were Sitting in Cars, Some Were Dragged Out by Hair

    Two different groups totalling seven people, charged with failure to disperse, were arrested in Ferguson this morning at approximately 1:30am. Five out of the seven people were released this morning at 7am. The Legal Support Team picked the arrestees up from the Buzz Westfall Justice Center in Clayton and received the following report of how arrests happened last night.

    The first group was comprised of five people who had been at the Justice for Mike Brown march earlier in the evening. After leaving the march, they went to the home of one of their aunt’s on Kirk Drive. They were sitting in their parked car in front of the house smoking a cigarette when a swarm of police officers dressed in fatigues and what the arrestees describe as “military garb” rushed the car, put guns in their faces, and began pulling them out of the car. Two young women were pulled out of the car by their hair, and one was dragged through the dirt. All were told they were resisting arrest.

    The second group was comprised of two people who were sitting in a parked car in a parking lot. Police instructed them to pull out of the parking lot and go home. As they pulled out of the parking lot, police pointed a rifle at them and directed them into the street. Police told them to stop the vehicle. After they stopped, an officer shot a rubber or wooden bullet straight into the windshield, cracking it. The two people in the car then stepped out and were arrested.

    The Legal Support Team continues to be concerned about the ever escalating militarization of the police and what seems to be indiscriminate targeting of Ferguson residents.

    “It feels like I’m not human. It feels like I’m being treated like an animal--being told when I can come, when I can go, what time I can be out in my own community outside of my own house where I pay the mortgage and bills,” said Cieara Delaney, one of the women arrested outside of the house and dragged by her hair.

    Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE) is the community group that is currently hosting the collection of donations for the legal support fund. The legal support line for those who are in jail or who know those needing legal support is 314-862-2249. Donations can be madehttps://bitly.com/fergusonbailfund.

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    Really good quality images of the protests and related things here:
    http://www.stltoday.com/news/multime...e848c0d31.html

    Compare these photos and spot the difference:











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    Really good comment on some of the underlying problem that the death of Michael Brown has bought to the surface:


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    More data from another witness:

    Ferguson Killing: Neighbor Live-Tweeted Brown Shooting; May Be Damning Evidence Against Officer

    By Amanda Shea, Global Research, August 17, 2014
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    A Ferguson, MO man live-tweeted the shooting death of Michael Brown last Saturday with a raw account that contradicts what police reported to the media — Brown was shot twice in the back and five times in the front, according to the witness’ tweets.
    @TheePharoah from behind ?
    — DIGITAL ERA (@SLIKK_DARKO) August 9, 2014
    Ferguson police didn’t confirm a specific number of shots fired, but said the officer at the center of the controversy, Darren Wilson, fired four to six times at the unarmed teen, according to NYDailyNews.

    Twitter user “Bruh,” who goes by the handle @TheePharoah posted on August 9, “I JUST SAW SOMEONE DIE OMFG,” followed by a gruesome photo he snapped with his phone of Brown lying face down in the street with two officers standing over his body, just two minutes after his initial tweet.
    ******** **** pic.twitter.com/UpPNMEzuwf
    — Bruh. (@TheePharoah) August 9, 2014
    “Its blood all over the street, n—– protesting ns—,” he wrote next. “There is police tape all over my building. I am stuck in her omg.”

    @DeadestPoet hella out here pic.twitter.com/vtKig1NKQY
    — Bruh. (@TheePharoah) August 9, 2014
    Bruh provided a real perspective of the shooting that differs from that of the police as well as friends of Brown’s, noting that he heard at least seven gunshots that hit the teen with the possibility of a couple other other missed shots.
    @taeGawd: @TheePharoah he 17 and got shot 9 times.” BRUH
    — Bruh. (@TheePharoah) August 9, 2014
    “Dude was running and the cops just shot.him. i saw him die bruh,” TheePharoah tweeted. “The first two was clear, then it was a barage of them s—-,” he said of the gunshots.

    Almost three hours after Bruh’s tweet of shots fired, Brown’s body still remained in the street, “Homie still on the ground tho,” he posted.

    In a public statement Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson made to the press Friday, Jackson said Wilson shot the teen after he saw the boy and a friend walking in the middle of the road. Police confirmed that moments before the fatal incident, Brown allegedly stole cigars during a strong-arm robbery at a nearby convenience store, but Wilson was unaware of this altercation at the time he shot the teen.
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    Twenty bucks says the problem officers are all Freemasons.
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    Curfew in Ferguson again tonight from midnight to 5 am (source).

    Here's a funny. A quick guide for journalists:



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