Last Night in Ferguson, Missouri: A gaggle of drunk kids attempted to loot stores in the area while Ferguson residents tried to block them from entering, reports the Washington Post's Wesley Lowery. "Ain't nobody going in this motherfucker, bro," said one. "Cops nowhere near. Crowd policing ITSELF. Community leaders and NIO/Panthers PREVENTING LOOTING," Lowery tweeted.
Eyewitness Accounts: You'll notice there are no major inconsistencies between them.
And: “After the shot, the kid just breaks away. The cop follows him, kept shooting, the kid’s body jerked as if he was hit. After his body jerked he turns around, puts his hands up, and the cop continues to walk up on him and continues to shoot until he goes all the way down."
And: "the police just shot someone dead in front of my crib yo"
About One Month Ago: A woman interviewed by CNN claims Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson told her to "shut the fuck up" and made her sit on the curb. Wilson was identified yesterday by Ferguson's police chief as the officer who killed Michael Brown.
Circa 2009: "Police in Ferguson, Missouri, once charged a man with destruction of property for bleeding on their uniforms while four of them allegedly beat him."
In Los Angeles: Protesters are demanding justice for Ezell Ford, fatally shot Monday by LAPD.
How Often Do Police Shoot Unarmed Black Men? There's a mishmash of data out there, all of which suggests systematic racial bias. Mike Brown's death in Ferguson is "just the tip of the iceberg," says Samuel Walker, a criminal justice researcher.
Meanwhile in the UK: "From 2012 to 2014, there have been no deaths due to police shootings."
Two Competing Seattle Pre-K Measure on the Fall Ballot: Anna has the lowdown on this shitshow.
Rick Perry: Indicted. As a onetime Texan, this fills me with unbridled joy.
India: The country's new prime minister used a major speech to decry the prevalence of horrific sexual assaults on Indian women.
Hillary Clinton: Is totally a neocon. Take the quiz if you don't believe me.
Able-Bodied Man: ...identifies as a disabled person. Huh.