MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24 This week of flubbed justice, high-school whoremongers, and extended national protest kicks off in Missouri, where this afternoon the St. Louis County prosecutor's office revealed that the findings of the Ferguson grand jury tasked with deliberating murder charges against police officer Darren Wilson for his fatal shooting of the unarmed, 18-year-old Michael Brown would be announced tonight at 9 p.m. EST—a ridiculous proposition that ensured the fraught announcement would be made after nightfall in Ferguson, with residents given all day to stoke their passions before hearing the nighttime jury findings. Following this stupid decision were many others, foremost of which was the grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the murder of Michael Brown, and to deny this conflicting-story-ridden case a proper trial. The spokesmodel for most of today's stupid decisions: St. Louis County prosecuting attorney Robert McCulloch, who announced the grand jury decision at an instantly infamous televised press conference that found McCulloch casting blame for Ferguson's troubles on social media and "the 24-hour news cycle"—rather than trigger-happy cops in a long-established swamp of racial division—while praising the jury for "giving up their lives" in the process of deciding that the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old did nothing wrong. McCulloch's tone-deaf corporate swagger will earn widespread derision, with CNN legal expert Jeffrey Toobin denouncing McCulloch's performance as "an extended whine" and "entirely inappropriate and embarrassing." As for the grand jury's refusal to let the case even proceed to trial, it will inspire a night of protests—fires in Ferguson, attempted interstate blockage in Seattle—that will grow into a week of protests, including tomorrow's 2,000-strong march on Seattle's federal courthouse and simultaneous unaffiliated march of 1,000 Garfield High School students to the University of Washington.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25 Speaking of impressive things done by high-school students, the week continues in Sarasota County, Florida, where today police proudly announced their busting of a prostitution ring allegedly run by high-school students. As Reuters reports, the investigation began roughly six months ago, after four female students at Venice High School told school administrators they'd been approached about providing services for the school-based prostitution ring. Last week brought the investigation's first two arrests: a 17-year-old girl from nearby Sarasota High School, who faces charges of human trafficking, and 21-year-old John Michael Mosher, who faces charges of "felony sexual battery on a victim older than 12," reports the Tampa Bay Times. "Police say he paid $40 and a bottle of liquor to have sex with a 15-year-old girl. She did not want to participate in the sex act, according to police." Today brought arrest number three: a 15-year-old boy at Venice High School, who also faces charges of human trafficking. "One girl was sexually assaulted in the ploy," reports Reuters. "The victim told detectives that the student ringleaders arranged for Mosher to have sex with her against her will at a swimming pool in August when she was 15 years old, police said. Detectives said they found Facebook messages in which the arrested students detailed plans to use the girl for prostitution." Risky business, indeed.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26 Speaking of awful allegations of sexual assault, the week continues with Jian Ghomeshi, the former CBC radio host who was arrested today on four counts of sexual assault. Ghomeshi pled not guilty and was released on $100,000 bail, reports the Toronto Star. "Presiding justice Rebecca Rutherford ordered Ghomeshi to remain in Ontario upon his release on bail, and to surrender his passport. He was also ordered to live with his mother and not contact any of his accusers."

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27 Nothing happened today, unless you count food and football.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28 The week continues with some memorably intense hours in downtown Seattle, as today the continuing pain and outrage over the Ferguson decision joined forces (perhaps inadvertently) with the anti-capitalist-worker-exploitation Black Friday movement to seriously complicate the status quo at Westlake Center. "More than 200 protesters, some chanting 'Black Lives Matter!' disrupted Black Friday shopping and downtown Seattle's traditional Christmas tree lighting ceremony," reports "Shortly before 6 p.m., Seattle police turned shoppers away from the downtown Westlake Center mall, saying it was closed for the night. ... The mall had been scheduled to stay open until 9 p.m." At least five people were arrested on charges of assaulting an officer and damaging an officer's bicycle.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29 Nothing happened today, unless you count the muddleheaded destruction that went down tonight in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood, where a few dozen people wearing masks and carrying anarchy signs marched through the streets, with one genius anarchist allegedly hitting a cop in the face with a rock and a couple others smashing the window of the store that sells Ferraris.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30 The week ends, appropriately enough, with two eloquent statements on what did and did not happen in Ferguson this week. Exhibit A: the St. Louis Rams, specifically the players Tavon Austin, Stedman Bailey, Kenny Britt, Jared Cook, and Chris Givens, who today entered the field at St. Louis's Edward Jones Dome with their hands raised in the iconic "hands up, don't shoot" stance that spread as a statement in the wake of both the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in August and the grand jury's failure to send the case of Brown's fatal shooting to trial on Monday. In response to the silent gesture of protest, the St. Louis Police Officers Association flipped out, insisting the NFL punish the players for their "tasteless, offensive, and inflammatory" gesture. To their credit, the NFL refused to punish anyone, publicly confirming that the players will not be fined. Exhibit B: a car sinking in an icy canal in Thurston County, Washington, where just after 2:30 a.m. the driver called 911 from inside her sinking car. "When officers arrived, her car was partially submerged," reports KIRO. "The driver side door was pinned against the embankment, and she was not able to get out by herself." To the rescue: Deputy Brett Campbell and Officer Devon Taylor of the Yelm Police Department, with the former helping the latter scale down the steep embankment to the sinking car, break out the back window with his baton, hold the driver's grip as the car slid away into the canal, then pull her to safety. "The woman was treated at St. Peter Hospital for minor injuries and exposure to the cold," reports KIRO. recommended

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