Reports of Wilson’s injuries have been exaggerated.
I am shocked at this development! Shocked, I tell you!
I mean look at the video. Bloodied? Almost beaten to unconsciousness? Swollen face?
White folks will make up these lies and most white folks believe it.
Yep, hearing this from quite a few people lately. It’s hard to stay in a relationship with people when you see they’re not who you thought they were:
Angela Mitchell-Phillips’ predominantly white church had a “come to Jesus” moment on race last weekend.
Her minister leaned over the pulpit and said something like: As God is my witness, I better not ever hear of anybody in this parish calling another human being an ‘animal’.
The congregation turned pin-drop silent. Mitchell-Phillips looked around the pews.
“I bet somebody did it,” she thought. “I bet he saw it on Facebook. And I bet he was pissed.”
The moment points to how raw and tense the issue of race has become in St. Louis, and around the country, since Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson fatally shot 18-year-old, unarmed Michael Brown and the volatile days of protests since.
It can be hard enough when family members are yelling at one another in front of the television or met with stony silence at the dinner table. But it can be even worse when you come across a post or comment on social media that leaves you stunned.
It’s harder to have a meaningful conversation in a limited, public space like social media.
The aftermath of Ferguson has generated a rash of friend fallouts. Mitchell-Phillips posted a rant on Monday.
People are giving Wilson money to thank him for killing an unarmed black teenager. Please report this to GoFundMe, as it violates their Terms of Service and they get 5% of the tens of thousands of dollars being donated. Click to report.
This is my message, in case you want to copy and paste:
Your Terms of Service prohibit “items that promote… hate, racial intolerance, or the financial exploitation of a crime.” Take a look at the comments that come with the donations on this page and tell me that doesn’t violate your terms. “Support Officer Wilson” is a thin veil for people rewarding Wilson for killing a black kid.
Reporting this fuck out of this racist shit.
Done. It takes like a minute. Fuck this white asshole and his racists supporters. He shouldn’t profit 200k from killing a black child.
Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.
Here’s another follow-up to my article about Jim Hoft’s dishonest tactics in promoting his bogus claim that officer Darren Wilson suffered a fractured eye socket in a purported struggle with teenager Michael Brown.
As I pointed out in the earlier piece, Hoft posted a stock image of a CT scan of a fractured eye socket, but apparently erased the words “UNIV OF IOWA” from his copy of the image.
Well, thanks to LGF readers @franklinftw and @loveheylola, I can now remove the word “apparently” from that description, because we have proof that Hoft (or someone who works with him) did indeed alter that CT scan, almost certainly to mislead people into believing it was an image of officer Darren Wilson. (And he was successful in fooling many right wingers, including Ann Coulter.)
A cached version of Hoft’s page at the Internet Archive Wayback Machine captured at 18:08:39 (UTC) on August 19th shows that when Hoft first posted the image, it did contain the words “UNIV OF IOWA.” Here’s a screenshot of the Internet Archive’s cached version:
Zooming in on the CT scan, we see the words “UNIV OF IOWA” at bottom right:
But an hour later, at 19:19:19 on August 19th … hey! What happened to the “UNIV OF IOWA?”
That’s right, folks — in that hour between the first capture and the second, Hoft crudely blacked out the words “UNIV OF IOWA” and reposted the image, in a pathetically obvious attempt to hide the true source of the CT scan.
A closeup view of the altered version:
Not only has Jim Hoft’s story been shown to be false by CNN, we now know he deliberately misled his readers into thinking this was a CT scan of officer Darren Wilson by altering the image.
Jim Hoft is busted. Exposed as a fraudster. He should apologize and retract this post, but I know he won’t — because that’s not how the Dumbest (and Most Dishonest) Man on the Internet rolls.
The parents of a toddler who was severely injured when a SWAT team’s grenade exploded in his face may be on the hook for all of his medical expenses.
Georgia will not pick up the tab for the more than $500,000 worth of medical treatment Bounkham Phonesavanh received after he was injured during a botched drug raid in May.
"It leaves me heartbroken to know that they really don’t have any compassion or remorse for what they’ve done to my family," Phonesavanh’s mom, Alecia, told The Huffington Post. "
I read all these articles about how bad they feel and how traumatized they are, but I don’t see it. I don’t see it in their words or their actions at all.”
A SWAT officer threw a flash grenade that landed in the toddler’s crib, badly burning him. The blast left holes in Phonesavanh’s face and tore away at his chest, exposing his ribs.
He was put into a medically induced coma for days and, at one point, had only a 50 percent chance of survival, his family said.
Authorities said that they previously purchased drugs from the house and that there was no evidence to indicate a child would be present.
The suspect, wanted on federal drug charges, was not there. The American Civil Liberties Union has challenged the assertion that there was no sign a child could be present, saying that there were toys in the front lawn.
Phonesavanh said there were no drugs found in the house and that it was “not a drug house.” Now, the county says it’s not legally allowed to pay the child’s medical bills.
"The question before the board was whether it is legally permitted to pay these expenses," the county said in a statement sent to the station. "
After consideration of this question following advice of counsel, the board of commissioners has concluded that it would be in violation of the law for it to do so.
Solar energy that doesn’t block the view
A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”