Tonight on <em>The Independents</em>: Let’s Try That Ferguson Show Again, Featuring Deroy Murdock, Basil Smikle, Eric Guster, Mollie Hemingway, and More

Well, last night got a bit pear-shaped, but tonight, knock on wood, we’ll be back with a fresh new episode of The Independents (Fox Business Network, 9 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. PT, repeats three hours later), where we’ll have a chunk of the same topic (Ferguson!) and two of our same scheduled guests: Fox News […]

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George Stephanopoulos Lands First Interview with Darren Wilson, Obama Hurts Hagel's Feelings, First <em>Jurassic World</em> Trailer Debuts: P.M. Links

In the continuing fallout from the Ferguson grand jury decision, George Stephanopoulos will be the first journalist to air an interview with Darren Wilson, the cop who killed Michael Brown. Documents suggest the grand jury confronted huge volumes of conflicting eyewitness testimony from people who claimed to have seen what happened between Wilson and Brown. […]

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Why Police Officers Keep Claiming Their Unarmed Victims Had Guns, and What We Can Do About It

Police officers keep claiming that they genuinely thought their unarmed victims had lethal weapons. Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who shot unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, claims in his grand jury testimony that Brown put his right hand “under his shirt in his waistband” and then lunged at him—153 feet away. Yet Michael Brown did […]

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<em>New York Times</em> Alters Hagel Story to Eliminate Obama's Dismissive Analysis of ISIS

Yesterday, The New York Times broke the story that Chuck Hagel was resigning under pressure (fired) as secretary of defense. The story noted the struggle Hagel had trying to gain any traction within President Barack Obama’s insider-run administration, his lack of much influence with the establishment, and it pointed out when Hagel’s comments deviated from […]

Political, Public Pressure to Prosecute in Brooklyn "Accidental" Police Shooting of Black Man in Dark Stairwell

Associated Press reports on some political pressure to actually hold accountable legally the police office Peter Liang who shot and killed 28-year-old Akai Gurley in the dark stairwell of a Brooklyn housing project. By police accounts, the officer and his partner were not investigating any specific violent crime, merely on patrol. NYPD Commissioner William Bratton […]

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