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There’s a reason why Rush Limbaugh refers to him as Robert Reicccccccccccchhhhhhhhhh.  Because the man is the punchline of his own joke. Reich can be used as a barometer for where the Left is on any given issue, because when they go to the kooky former Clinton Labor Secretary now Berkeley (where else?) professor, it …

University of California Berkeley the birthplace of the free speech movement has turned into its graveyard. Breitbart editor, Milo Yiannopoulos, was scheduled to deliver an address defending free speech. Oh, the irony. Liberals, who claim to be the tolerant ones, silenced a gay immigrant man and vandalized a building named after a famous Civil Rights …

Per the Baltimore Sun’s City Hall reporter Yvonne Wenger, the total damage is in on last night’s riots in Baltimore: Protests over the police death of Freddie Gray had simmered over the weekend, and broke out into looting and burning following Gray’s funeral yesterday. Gray was stopped by police two weeks ago for unspecified reasons; …

According to Bureau of Justice Statistics data from 2008, there roughly 765,000 sworn officers in the United States — and an absurdly small number ever fire their weapons outside of training. Due to the success of American policing, our citizenry is able to remain blissfully unaware of the terrible dynamics of encountering an attack or …

Dorian Johnson, the primary witness to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, has an outstanding warrant for a 2011 theft in Jefferson City and pleaded guilty for filing a false police report related to that theft. St. Louis ABC affiliate ABC 17 cross referenced Johnson’s name against several records and discovered the warrant. Johnson will be the star …

Last week, prompted by complaints about his statement of sympathy on the death of Robin Williams while remaining silent on the killing of an unarmed black man by police, President Barack Obama issued a statement about the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. In his statement, Obama called the shooting “heartbreaking” and added …

So-called less-than-lethal munitions used on protesters in Ferguson have become not only a symbol of a militarized mindset among law enforcement in the US, but have galvanized bonds between struggles against state aggression, from Missouri to Palestine. Protests over the killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown on August 9 by a police officer continued into …

A 23-year-old African-American man was shot and killed by St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department officers midday on Tuesday, less than four miles from the protests in Ferguson. The man was brandishing a knife, witnesses said. According to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Chief Sam Dotson, the man entered a convenience store and stole two energy …

A woman claiming to be a friend of Darren Wilson is speaking out to say that Michael Brown “bum rushed” the officer before he was fatally shot. The woman, going by the name “Josie,” gave Wilson’s side in a radio interview on Friday with Dana Loesch at KTFK. CNN and other mainstream outlets picked up …

Chaos broke out in the streets of Ferguson on Friday night, the same day that policeannounced the name of the officer who killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown andreleased footage appearing to show Brown stealing cigarettes from a convenience store. Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson later said Friday the initial contact between Brown and officer Darren Wilson was not related …

Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager who was killed by a police officer, sparking protests around the nation, was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, a preliminary private autopsy performed on Sunday found. One of the bullets entered the top of Mr. Brown’s skull, suggesting his head was bent forward when …

As tensions continue to mount in Ferguson, police officers were captured on video threatening to shoot one journalist and mace another. Other reporters allege they were arrested while covering the protests. Shortly before midnight Sunday, a police officer was recorded on video giving a reporter a verbal dressing down for flashing a light from a …

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered National Guard troops to the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson early Monday after authorities used tear gas to clear the streets of protesters hours before a midnight curfew took effect for a second consecutive day, while a private autopsy on the unarmed black teen who was fatally shot by a …

A previously unnoticed detail in a background conversion of a video taken minutes after the Ferguson shooting could change the course of the investigation into Mike Brown’s death. The original video poster appears sympathetic to the narrative that Mike Brown was shot unarmed with his hands in the air. But he unknowingly picks up conversation …

A St. Louis television station apologized Saturday for airing video of the home of the police officer who fatally shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, a week ago. The station, KSDK-TV, aired video of Darren Wilson’s home on Friday, the same day he was identified by authorities as the officer who shot Brown. …

Protests in Ferguson failed to quell after the release of the name of the police officer who shot an unarmed black teenager. As hundreds continued to rally Friday, some individuals stormed local stores. Militarized US police face-off with Ferguson protesters LIVE UPDATES The street mayhem continued in the Missouri town as protesters took to the …

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew Saturday in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson where black teenager Michael Brown was shot to death by a white police officer a week ago. Nixon said at a press conference that though many protesters were making themselves heard peacefully, the state …