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Peace and Justice in Ferguson, Very Elusive, says Rev. Al Sharpton

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Image, Reuters

The Reverend Al Sharpton had plenty of things to say about Ferguson, police brutality,  from the NYDailyNews:

One shot, in critical condition as Ferguson, Mo., cops crack down on protesters, arrest seven for breaking curfew

A group of citizens refused to comply with Gov. Jay Nixon's midnight curfew and broke into a restaurant. Police responded by throwing smoke and tear gas to get them to comply. A man was shot and a police car was the target of another shooter as the tensions continued to escalate.

Photo courtesy JamesKeivom, New York Daily

Americans don't enjoy curfews, never have … but when your town looks like a bad day in Baghdad, tempers will flare and burn for some time. From Melissa Harris-Perry:

What is it going to take  to reform the country back to decent common gun sense? I don't see a whole lot of smiling going on after a night of curfews, militarized police/federal investigators and shooting victims - one death.

Back to MHP:

A turn of events was made possible by the decision of the White House and Eric Holder to order a Federal Examination of Michael Brown's corpse.

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Brown's family had been asking for a thorough autopsy, looking for justice and truth. And kept calling the West Wing for an assist.

Some more perspective from the Rev. Al:

Sharpton also took the opportunity to rail against Police Commissioner Bill Bratton’s “broken windows” approach to policing, which critics say unfairly targets minorities.

“There is a connection” between Brown and Garner, he said. “Both of them were victims of this aggressive policing of alleged low-level crime. There ain't no difference between dealing with looseys and dealing with telling kids to get out of the street.”

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Updating the Inanity in Ferguson, MO -- Live Feed, bit of a brawl.

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Ferguson --- that name will be with us for some time. Will post reactions and updates following the show.

Today, Nixon's presser needed a Come to Jesus moment … think it got lost in digital transit.

The Governor of Missouri, Jay Nixon (relation of The Wichard?) scheduled a presser for 4 p.m. EST.

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Governor Nixon is announcing a new Ferguson curfew -- 12 midnight to 0500 hours. As well as declaring it a state of emergency - more tanks and automatic long guns, the no-ethics gun fondlers ought to be nervous.

The aforementioned militarization of Missouri is more than mildly scarifyinwent over like a lead hot-air balloon. Things got a bit ugly before the wise, firm but compassionate Captain Ben Johnson.

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Here's some background, from CNN.

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Bipolar Disease: Becoming More Homicidal n' Stealing the Best of Us

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Less than a year and a half ago, I got a call from my best friend, who had heard first and wanted my husband and I to hear it from her. Our dear, brilliant, poem-filled rock star of a Best Man (of 12 years ago). Padraic was so close to Dave (hubs) … his girl-friend (a good friend as well) found him hanging in his apartment.

Actual Shocked doesn't cover it, still.

So many American families have the resilience to care for their un-well … and they will be offering the humblest gift of respecting our elders. Now.

I don't know why, but most of my dearest friends suffer with that bitchy, stubborn and under-researched condition (or a cousin of It), called Bipolar Disease. They are often generous, caring remarkable people, I have found. And bright as hell.

They know Shite!! A thimbleful of good Scotch led my Gram into many a learning moment in there for free … that can be a part of the attitude and some very deep acts of desperation.

A morsel of stand-up from Williams …

Maybe, just maybe, Bipolar research and testing will get a bump -- because Robin Williams was killed by it this time. Read Laffy's outstanding posts, here, about his loss and her raw reactions.

Richard Dreyfuss, is also a victim célebre of  brain health issues.

Poster courtesy our friend Mel Neuhaus, @acehanna54 on the Twitterz

Poster courtesy our friend Mel Neuhaus, @acehanna54 on the Twitterz

Dreyfuss first spoke publically about his bipolar disorder during the 2006 documentary, “The Secret Life of Manic Depressive.”

Since then he has been open and has freely discussed his struggles in the hope of alleviating some of the stigma associated with mental illness. He told People magazine:

“There is no shame in having depression. It never should be something to hide.”

Dreyfuss realized that he was suffering from this mental illness around the age of 14, when he felt range of emotions was not the same as everyone else’s.

So of course the Teabbing Folks sang  #AndISaidNoNoooNoooooooo as they read the obscure G.D. facts - and the gamut … Including The Limpbaugh and LaPalin [didn't there used to be a species of the Good Conservative].

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Ferguson, Missouri Police Take Another Protester's Life

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This story was horrific enough yesterday.

Today, we wake up to fatal overnight violence again in Ferguson. It's a culmination of prejudice, The Other, waaaaay too many gun fondlers on the streets and the tragedy of Michael Brown's death by cop that started the passionate protesters to Missouri ASAP.

Lawrence O'Donnell had a terrific segment, in two parts. See you on the other side.

 
And a slightly different angle.


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From MSNBC.

FERGUSON, Missouri—Police shot and critically injured a man early on Wednesday morning, not far from where protesters have gathered the past few nights following last weekend’s killing of unarmed teen Michael Brown by police.

Around 1 a.m., St. Louis County police received a call reporting gunfire and that four or five African-American men in ski masks and armed with shotguns were walking around the area, according to NBC station KSDK.

The level of trust in this community has descended into a boiling cauldron, said one expert to Josè Díez-Balart. Clip below.

When police arrived at the scene, they saw a number of individuals begin to run, according to local news reports. At some point one of the men reportedly brandished a handgun and aimed it an one of the officers. The officer then reportedly fired at the man, wounding him.

Authorities said about an hour earlier, a woman was wounded in what appeared to be a drive-by shooting. Her condition is still unknown.

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Bubba Clinton Heads to Kentucky To Endor$e Alison Lundergan Grimes

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Bill Bubba Clinton raised 600,000 in Kentucky alone for Lundergan-Rimes, and after Fancy Farm 2014 (they'd prefer 1714 but you can't always get what you want as a political extremest) … perhaps that's why they're so damn angry and hatin' hatin' hat in'.From Morning Schmoe and Mika, on messbbc.

From Now with Alex Wagner:

Whatever we might think of the Clintons, Bill can seriously make it rain.

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Voter Suppression Continues to Confound and Infuriate non-Republicans

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Once in a while old Tweety, aka Chris Matthews, knocks one toward the cheap seats, and Wednesday was one of those episodes of 'Hardball'.

I have the biggest crush on Fugelsang, full disclosure. I married for humor, but hotness was also included.

Here he and Joy Reid helped Matthews with a large and thorny issue,

Then to compliment the Tweety goodness, Ezra Klein subbing for Chris Hayes got the actual author, the hard hitting fellow who did the Voter ID Study that's sweeping to great acclaim. And horror.

From MSNBC:

What are voter ID laws even for?
A new investigation finds just 31 credible incidents of voter impersonation over 14 years and one billion ballot

Well that's post-Tea Party DefCon Amurrika, right thar' … we didn't think we as a country could Go Dumber than we did in 2000 for an endless, ubër-mockable, embarrassing, humiliating, eight years o' Dubbayhah.

We are SO better than this as a country. A democratic country. We supposedly monitor less worthy cow entries elections with a spyglass, but our own citizens face voter impression.

Humiliating, is what these efforts are - embarrassing and shameful also come to mind. It seems our GOP, The Tea Years, is bent on having only old white men and their Stepford Spouses count at the polls. Truly heart-sickening.

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Biggest Gaffe Ever At MSNBC?

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In the words of of Belle Carroca (Lanie Kazan) in the film classic, My Favorite Year, "This I did not even know."

And I'm willing to bet, MSNBC didn't know it either.

Joy Reid needed smelling salts after collapsing on stage hearing this. Reports are that she's fully recovered and won't miss any additional work at MSNBC.

MSNBC Fact checkers? Can you please clean up the mess in front of the White House lawn. Her name is Chris Jansing and she needs some schooling. Oh, and a washcloth to remove the egg from her face.

It seems the mush-headed thinking reporter, Jansing (who must have taken too much of her medication before going on air) claims she was talking about the President's father, not the President.

But if you hear her go on, she's absolutely talking about the President as she refers to his election and his expectations he'd do great things for Africa after his election sure make this reporter look awfully unprepared and quite ignorant.

The President's Kenyan father was never elected to anything as far as anyone fact checking can find. Quite a gaffe from a woman who will most certainly be the laughing stock of MSNBC for years to come. Her next assignment will probably be getting someone coffee at the news outlet, not reporting from the White House.

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