Suppose there was no intensifying of the ongoing wars in the Middle East, wouldn't everybody be more focused on the Ferguson issue and many other similar incidents all over the USA? Something really bad is brewing down south which, at the moment... is still a low murmur but has all the potential of becoming a roaring tidal wave.
Do you think the aggressive police officers we are seeing these days in North America are recent recruits from the ranks of ex-soldiers from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan? They shoot to kill like the war machines that were sent to Muslim lands to kill Muslims.
"I Am Darren Wilson" Bracelets Are Missouri Cops' New Fashion Statement Yesterday, after reports that a mysterious fire had been set to a Michael Brown memorial, a photo allegedly depicting a Ferguson, Mo., police officer wearing an "I am Darren Wilson" bracelet, in support of the officer who shot and killed Brown, began to circulate on social media.
Police, protesters clash at rally in Ferguson, Missouri
Several protesters were arrested on Thursday night after police clashed with demonstrators at a rally in Ferguson, Missouri, where black teenager Michael Brown was shot to death by a white police officer last month, CNN and KMOV-TV reported.
A number of protesters were arrested after Ferguson police chief Tom Jackson began marching with a crowd of rally-goers and a scuffle broke out near him, the broadcasters, CNN and St. Louis television station KMOV, said..........
Louisiana sheriff’s deputy fatally shoots 14-year-old boy: police
A Louisiana sheriff’s deputy opened fire and killed a 14-year-old boy after responding to a report of armed suspects running into an abandoned home Tuesday afternoon, police said.
Cameron Tillman, a freshman at Ellender Memorial High School, was gunned down by a Terrebonne Parish deputy around 5:40 p.m. in Houma..........
Officers' Actions Probed in Arrest of Pregnant Woman.
NYPD to Investigate Excessive-Force Claim
The police department's Internal Affairs unit is investigating whether officers used excessive force when they brought a pregnant woman to the ground, stomach first, during an altercation in Brooklyn this weekend.
The takedown occurred as Sandra Amezquita, 44 years old, was being arrested for interfering with officers apprehending her 17-year-old son on criminal weapons charges Saturday, police said.
Ms. Amezquita, who is five months pregnant, was given a summons for disorderly conduct..........
Meanwhile, up north from the USA in Canada's Brampton:
...Eyewitness Richard Appleby told CBC News he saw the shooting while outside on a break from his job at Crabby Joe's restaurant. He said the man now identified as Carby was slowly walking toward officers with his arms outstretched when he was shot.
"I heard the police officer say 'drop the knife' a couple of times and something to effect of 'don't make us shoot you," Appleby said. "Like, 'we don't want to shoot you, drop the knife.'"
Appleby said he heard four shots but did not see a knife.
Police said he was taken without vital signs to Brampton Civic Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
"I had never seen anybody get shot. I've never seen a real gun even be shot," said Appleby. "It's not like the movies. I just saw him drop. I was just praying that they were rubber bullets. I don't know what was going on. I thought they were going to Taser him."
The province's Special Investigations Unit — which probes all instances in which someone is killed or injured during an interaction with police — has been called in............