politicalmachine:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

WASHINGTON — A multi-million dollar lawsuit was filed in federal court in Missouri on Thursday, seeking compensation for “excessive force” by the police in Ferguson, Missouri, in the days after the shooting of Michael Brown.

According to the suit, the excessive force included false arrest, assault and battery; led to intentional infliction of emotional distress; was the result of negligent supervision and discipline; and resulted in a violation of the plaintiffs’ constitutional rights.

The lawsuit, filed by three out-of-state lawyers — including Malik Shabazz from Black Lawyers for Justice, who participated in the protests in Missouri — seeks multi-million dollar judgments against the City of Ferguson and St. Louis County, as well as one specific ands several unknown officers on behalf of Tracey White, Dewayne A. Matthews Jr., Kerry White, Damon Coleman, and Theophilus Green.

In addition to the city and county, the chief of both city and county police are named as defendants, as is Justin Cosma, a police officer with the Ferguson Police Department.

The underlying cause:

The underlying cause:

The general reason for the lawsuit:

The general reason for the lawsuit:

The facts underlying Tracey White’s claim:

The facts underlying Tracey White's claim:

The facts underlying Dewayne A. Matthews Jr.’s claim:

The facts underlying Dewayne A. Matthews Jr.'s claim:

The facts underlying Kerry White’s claim:

The facts underlying Kerry White's claim:

The facts underlying Damon Coleman, and Theophilus Green’s claim:

The facts underlying Damon Coleman, and Theophilus Green's claim:

Read the complaint:

Source: Chris Geidner for Buzzfeed News

PERFECT

demnewswire:

March 26, 1993. A pleasant spring day in Seguin, Texas. But for one woman, it quickly became a nightmare.

A Kirby Vacuum salesman came to her door to offer an in-home demonstration. And while her children slept in the very next room the salesman brutally raped the young mother.

The salesman was a sexual predator on probation… …but the Kirby vacuum cleaner distributor had failed to perform a routine background check on him.

The woman and her husband went all the way to the Texas Supreme Court. Fighting for their right to sue Kirby. Six judges - Democrats and Republicans - ruled in their favor and they won.

But Greg Abbott sided with the company against the victim. Saying the company had no responsibility.

Thank god, this time…Greg Abbott lost.

The best Supreme Court in anybody’s memory. I’m really proud of this Supreme Court. It’s only five to four, and I pray for the health of the five.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, speaking behind what he thought were closed doors at the Koch brothers’ retreat for the ultra-rich. A GOP Senate, he promised, will slash funds to the ACA, Dodd-Frank and the EPA, and block any minimum wage hike

It’s almost like he’s an employee of the Koch brothers

(via odinsblog)

proud-atheist:

Apologies all aroundhttp://proud-atheist.tumblr.com
vietnamwarera:

A soldier returns to FSB Libby after a patrol during the rainy season, circa 1969.

vietnamwarera:

A soldier returns to FSB Libby after a patrol during the rainy season, circa 1969.

assholeofday:

Linda Chavez, Asshole of the Day for August 25, 2014
by TeaPartyCat (Follow @TeaPartyCat)
When I heard that Fox News had a segment suggesting that referring to Michael Brown as an “unarmed teen” was misleading and “playing the race card”, I thought it was a joke. I expected to see that it was on The Onion or Borowitz.
But then I saw the screenshot:



Yep, Fox News is objecting to “unarmed” for a man who had no weapon:

A Fox News segment asked whether the “unarmed teen” description of Michael Brown is misleading and featured Fox contributor Linda Chavez arguing that such a description enhances racial fears and is an attempt to play the “race card.”

CHAVEZ: I think that what is happening is really not calming racial fears but is actually enhancing them by acting as if, you know, this mantra of the unarmed black teenager shot by a white cop. You know, that description in and of itself actually colors the way in which we look at this story. We’re talking about an 18-year-old man who is six foot four and weighs almost three hundred pounds, who is videotaped just moments before the confrontation with a police officer strong arming an employee and robbing a convenience store.


Sorry, Ms. Chavez, but the cop who shot him didn’t know about the robbery. Even the Ferguson police chief admits this.
So to the cop who shot him, Michael Brown was an unarmed teen.
Now, sure, there’s still a struggle involved, but even then, even if you buy the police story hook, line and sinker, how did the officer get into a struggle over jaywalking? Is the town of Ferguson that worried about jaywalking that the police are willing to get in a fight over it? And why did he need six shots? Six? Does that sound like a reasonable response to jaywalking?
But rather than entertain questions about how a police officer gets into a position where he’s firing six shots at an unarmed man over jaywalking, Linda Chavez is more concerned that the media isn’t portraying Michael Brown as a scary black man. And for that, she is the Asshole of the Day.
It is Linda Chavez’s first time as Asshole of the Day, joining the many, many assholes featured here from Fox News.
Full story: Media Matters.

assholeofday:

Linda Chavez, Asshole of the Day for August 25, 2014

by TeaPartyCat ()

When I heard that Fox News had a segment suggesting that referring to Michael Brown as an “unarmed teen” was misleading and “playing the race card”, I thought it was a joke. I expected to see that it was on The Onion or Borowitz.

But then I saw the screenshot:

Yep, Fox News is objecting to “unarmed” for a man who had no weapon:

A Fox News segment asked whether the “unarmed teen” description of Michael Brown is misleading and featured Fox contributor Linda Chavez arguing that such a description enhances racial fears and is an attempt to play the “race card.”

CHAVEZ: I think that what is happening is really not calming racial fears but is actually enhancing them by acting as if, you know, this mantra of the unarmed black teenager shot by a white cop. You know, that description in and of itself actually colors the way in which we look at this story. We’re talking about an 18-year-old man who is six foot four and weighs almost three hundred pounds, who is videotaped just moments before the confrontation with a police officer strong arming an employee and robbing a convenience store.

Sorry, Ms. Chavez, but the cop who shot him didn’t know about the robbery. Even the Ferguson police chief admits this.

So to the cop who shot him, Michael Brown was an unarmed teen.

Now, sure, there’s still a struggle involved, but even then, even if you buy the police story hook, line and sinker, how did the officer get into a struggle over jaywalking? Is the town of Ferguson that worried about jaywalking that the police are willing to get in a fight over it? And why did he need six shots? Six? Does that sound like a reasonable response to jaywalking?

But rather than entertain questions about how a police officer gets into a position where he’s firing six shots at an unarmed man over jaywalking, Linda Chavez is more concerned that the media isn’t portraying Michael Brown as a scary black man. And for that, she is the Asshole of the Day.

It is Linda Chavez’s first time as Asshole of the Day, joining the many, many assholes featured here from Fox News.

Full story: Media Matters.

biomorphosis:

To ensure that mud and dirt doesn’t get tracked into their nice forest home, chipmunks are incredibly hygienic and will constantly groom themselves from head to tail.

biomorphosis:

To ensure that mud and dirt doesn’t get tracked into their nice forest home, chipmunks are incredibly hygienic and will constantly groom themselves from head to tail.

princesswhatevr:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Darren Wilson supporters are the literal worst. 

HOLY. SHIT. I mean wow.

Fuck cops. Fuck that murderer. Fuck his supporters. Fuck white people.

radicalreboot:

radicalreboot:

My little brother, SiriusXM talk show host and stand-up comedian Pete Dominick. @PeteDominick

Seems a good time to reblog this one.

"If you are more outraged at poor black folks in Missouri looting stores than rich whites on Wall Street looting your future, you have been duped."

radicalreboot:

radicalreboot:

My little brother, SiriusXM talk show host and stand-up comedian Pete Dominick. @PeteDominick

Seems a good time to reblog this one.

"If you are more outraged at poor black folks in Missouri looting stores than rich whites on Wall Street looting your future, you have been duped."