14Jun

Meanwhile a pissing competition over who owns St. Louis’ most visible symbol of racism and oppression…

Meanwhile a pissing competition over who owns St. Louis’ most visible symbol of racism and oppression…Civil War Museum Says Confederate Monument Is TheirsThe Executive Director of the Missouri Civil War Museum says the confederate monument in Forest …

14Jun

Another controversial figure from #Ferguson dead. He was working with Al Sharpton’s NAN network during Ferguson, his church was set on fire after the announcement not to indict Darren Wilson.

Another controversial figure from #Ferguson dead. He was working with Al Sharpton’s NAN network during Ferguson, his church was set on fire after the announcement not to indict Darren Wilson.

Real grassroots movement folks are struggling, fighting the righteous battle, laying low, imprisoned or tuning up dead. Those who sold out got new lives… stay getting rewarded, awarded… new gigs, speaking engagements, access, fame, seats on commissions, committees and councils.

They’re living the glamorous life while the collective is worse off than before.

Carlton Lee, Mike Brown Sr.’s Pastor, Dies From Heart Attack at 34

The Rev. Carlton Lee, 34, National Action Network’s Ferguson, Mo., chapter president, died Tuesday morning after suffering a heart attack, sources close to the family confirmed to The Root Tuesday afternoon after NAN’s founder and president, the Rev. Al Sharpton, shared the sad news on Twitter.

“Davis sued Ferguson and three police officers in 2010. He claimed he was not only beaten while handcuffed, but charged with destruction of property for bleeding on the officers’ uniforms.

The officers claimed that Davis became combative about being jailed and lashed out first. They denied beating him while handcuffed.

Davis’ appeal to the Eighth Circuit had several points: the court’s denial of his Batson challenge (peremptory challenge in jury selection), the admission of his hospital records, exclusion of records he claimed showed one of the officers to be racist, and Ferguson’s failure to keep the jail surveillance tapes of the incident.

Davis’ counsel entered a Batson challenge after Ferguson attorneys struck the lone prospective black juror during the jury selection process.”

Ferguson Police Cleared on Pre-Michael Brown Beating

Well before the late Michael Brown made Ferguson, Missouri, a national symbol for excessive police force, Henry Davis sued three Ferguson police officers for beating him while handcuffed. Now the E…