Sunday, November 30, 2014

Pharrell Williams causes Twitter storm after saying Michael Brown behaved in 'bully-ish' way

Pharrell Williams causes Twitter storm after saying Michael Brown behaved in 'bully-ish' way

Singer enters debate over shot teenager. Meanwhile keep up with all the latest breaking news on the Ferguson story on live TV at
Singer Pharrell Williams has caused a heated debate on Twitter after entering the controversy over the shooting of black teenager Michael Brown.

The 41-year-old star told Ebony magazine he was ‘troubled’ by a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer who fired on Brown in Ferguson, Missouri – which has sparked violent protests across the US.

But Pharrell added that he thinks Brown’s behaviour just before the shooting was ‘bully-ish,’ causing some Twitter users to vehemently disagree with his comments.

Pharrell told Ebony: ““I don’t talk about race since it takes a very open mind to hear my view, because my view is the sky view. But I’m very troubled by what happened in Ferguson, M.”

The section of the interview that has angered some people on Twitter is as follows:
EBONY: Did you see the video allegedly showing Michael Brown stealing from a convenience store minutes before his death?

WILLIAMS: It looked very bully-ish; that in itself I had a problem with. Not with the kid, but with whatever happened in his life for him to arrive at a place where that behavior is OK. Why aren’t we talking about that?”

The exchange has caused a flurry of responses, including one Twitter user who wrote: “Mike Brown was a bully says Pharrell Williams. So do we get  pass to shoot bullies in society? Way to go Pharrell. Fox news says hi.”

It’s worth reading the full interview in order to keep things in context. Pharrell also says he believes President Obama should have visited Ferguson.

Several major news organizations have picked-up on Pharrell’s comments over night, including the New York Daily News.

Meanwhile, you can keep up with breaking news on the Ferguson situation via, where there are hundreds of free live web TV channels to choose from, including the BBC (embedded below).

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Cops are the new Baby Killers

MEMPHIS TN (IFS) -- As a Vietnam era veteran, I was called a "baby killer" by some of my high school mates, and spit upon.  I really never could give a good reason to show up at any of the high school reunions afterward.   It's been awhile since these terrible days of that war that I lost. 

In real perspective, back in the days of school, when we played a game and lost, it was always said, "why did you loose the game?"  But when the game was won, it was "We won!".  It's a pleasure and a shame that the title of baby killers be placed on the police force. It goes all the way back to Emmett Till, a 14 year old boy murdered by Southern police officers.  And the beat goes on and it never changes.  White police officers killing young babies, old men and women and they expect us to respect them. The police are a necessary evil, just like the Taliban who kill and oppress their villages and then whip the people with fear.

I don't know if I can tolerate these outlaws any longer.

Cops are the new Baby Killers - America's Department of Justice is starting to Target the Badges of bad cops.

When enough is enough. Darren Wilson says he'll do it again and would kill a kid and anybody else that looked like a "demon".

Cleveland police on Wednesday released the names of two officers involved in the shooting death of a 12-year-old boy who had a pellet gun, an incident that has touched off protests in the area. The officers were identified as 26-year-old Timothy Loehmann, who was appointed to the force this year, and 46-year-old Frank Garmback, who's been with the department since 2008.

Cleveland dispatcher never relays the word that the gun is a fake. The kid was pulling up his pants. A child was playing in a playground and the cops kills the kid, and its justified.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Officer Darren Wilson Speaks About Shooting Michael Brown

 The Ferguson, Mo. police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in August said in an interview aired on Tuesday that there was "no way" Michael Brown had his hands up right before he was killed -- disputing one of the core controversies at the heart of a case that touched off nationwide protests and racial unrest.

 In his first public statements since a grand jury declined to indict him on charges of murder and manslaughter, Darren Wilson told ABC's George Stephanopoulos that Brown, 18, started an altercation between the two on Aug. 9 when he reached into the officer's squad car and began assaulting him, punching him twice in the face and reaching for his sidearm.

Wilson, who reportedly is 6-foot-4 and weighs around 210 pounds, said he reached for his gun only when he began to fear for his life, and he struggled with the 6-foot-3, nearly 300-pound Brown over control of the weapon. Shots were fired inside the car, causing Brown to flee, and Wilson then chased after him on foot, telling Stephanopoulos he had "to see where this guy goes." According to Wilson, Brown then stopped, turned and began charging at him, at which point the officer fired several shots, hitting Brown several times, including a fatal wound to the head.

Wilson told Stephanopoulos he would have acted the same way if circumstances were repeated. "The reason I have a clean conscience is I know I did my job right," Wilson said, adding that he would have made the same decisions had Brown, who was black, been a white man. Wilson, who said the incident was the first time he had ever fired his gun in the line of duty, said witness accounts that Brown held up his hands to signal his surrender were "incorrect." He added that he was sorry for Brown's parents that they lost their son.

 Additional portions of the interview were scheduled to air later Tuesday on Nightline and Wednesday on "Good Morning America." The interview's airing comes after a night of sometimes violent confrontation between protesters and authorities in Ferguson and in other cities across the country following the grand jury's decision.

Authorities early Tuesday night warned against a repeat of the looting and vandalism that marked Monday's protests in Ferguson, and Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said more than 2,200 National Guard troops would be in the city to deter violence.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Professional Victims of Dr. William Cosby

MEMPHIS TN (IFS) -- It appears that Bill Cosby is between a rock and a hard place.  All of the acquisitions from over seven (7) women and counting.  Over three (3) decades the stories have been flying around this person.

So at this time, the women are pointing fingers and screaming that he spiked their drinks and take advantage of them.

No police reports for the most part, and a very tasty public that putting on a show of their own. As the old saying goes. . . you can never say "No" enough.

I feel for Mrs. Cosby, as she has been by his side forever, and how she stands the humiliation from all of this negative attention is beyond this writer belief.

Having been to several concerts of Mr. Cosby over the years, I have personally witnessed how the women would line up at the stage for autographs and just the chance to shake his hand and touch him.  I believe that he did not need any portion to "trick" any woman into having sex with him.  They were standing in line for a chance to be near him, and I know he could have had anyone of them at just a nod of his head.

Being an old man these days, I hope that Dr. Cosby is not hurting for any funds, as all of his shows of the past and his new current shows have been cancelled and or postponed.

As with anything else in life, your past does come back to terrorize you, if you have been bad.  I hope that this does not create a lasting effect on his pocketbook as well as his personal life.