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Eye witness releases video recorded right after shooting of Michael Brown

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Officer Darren Wilson was caught on cellphone footage looking at Michael Brown's lifeless body after he fired six shots at the unarmed teen on a Ferguson, Missouri street on August 9
A woman who claims she saw a police officer shoot dead Michael Brown has released video of his lifeless body in the street as the cop who killed him paces back and forth.

Piaget Crenshaw lives in an apartment with a balcony overlooking the street in Ferguson, Missouri where the 18-year-old was killed on August 9.

She said today that she waited until now to release the video as she feared for her safety and the officer's name had not been released.

On the cellphone footage, Ms Crenshaw can be heard saying: 'God bless his soul, police shot this boy outside my apartment.'

She told CNN today that she had recorded the incident because she believed that something was wrong.

Comment: Obama is lying as always. The militarization of American cops is an ongoing project of the government, and the Ferguson shooting is just another example of a trigger-happy cop at work, as trained. Obama and his government want total control of the population via the militarized police. Consider what this Iraq vet had to say:

Iraq Vet: Ferguson cops have better weaponry, armor than we carried in combat

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Ferguson: Where the real violence is coming from

While the Governor of Missouri is sending in the National Guard to Ferguson, it is worth considering where the real violence is coming from.
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A police officer holds his riot gun while demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri August 13, 2014
One. Hours before the 12 pm Sunday night curfew went into effect, peaceful nonviolent protestors were legally marching in Ferguson. Then without warning the police turned on the marchers. Purvi Shah, a human rights lawyer with the Center for Constitutional Rights, was marching with hundreds of others and reported just after 10 pm: "Just got tear gassed. Eyes burning. No warnings. People running with someone in wheelchair. This is lawlessness. Police fired on peaceful protestors."

Two. The police tear gas canisters hit an eight year old child walking with his mother according to Yahoo.

Comment: Goon cops have gone wild all over America


Number of Saudi students in US grows to 111,000 

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In this undated file photo shows education counselors at the US Embassy provide guidelines for Saudi students during an expo.
The number of Saudi students in the United States has reached 111,000 this year, up from 10,000 in 2007 while the number of Saudi students studying medicine in the States is over 600.

The Department of Commerce in the US said that international students have contributed to revive the US economy with $22.7 billion in 2011. "The number of Saudi students increased by 50 percent in 2011 alone," local media said.
Saudi students can go for higher studies abroad through enrolling in the King Abdullah Foreign Scholarship Program that allows access to the best world universities to pursue disciplines which lead to bachelors, masters and doctorate degrees and medical fellowships.

The countries where Saudi students are sent to study are selected on the excellence of their educational programs and are subject to periodic reviews. Currently, students accepted in the program are sent to the USA, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Australia, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, New Zealand, Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, the People's Republic of China, Malaysia, India and South Africa, according to the Ministry of Higher Education's website.

However, the most preferred destination for Saudi students is the US owing to the excellent academic programs in their universities. Accordingly, the Saudi government has raised the financial allocations of the education sector by 21 percent from the amount it had allocated in 2012. Education spending accounted for 25 percent of the Kingdom's public spending for the year 2013.

"The Saudi government is interested in sending its students to the best universities in the world. American universities represent a top priority for the Saudi government in spite of the high costs of living. In view of this, the Kingdom has allocated SR10 billion to send Saudi students to the US," Farooq Al-Kateeb, a former professor of economics at the King Abdul Aziz University and financial analyst told Arab News.

"Saudi students in the US play a big role in reviving the US universities which are currently facing a financial crisis.
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Fear and loathing in Liberia as Ebola 'plague villages' pop up across the country

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In scenes reminiscent of medieval Europe, "plague villages" have appeared across Liberia as the West African nation faces the spreading Ebola epidemic. The World Health Organization is urging people leaving the disease-hit countries to get screened.

Liberia's remote villages, quarantined off from the outside world, appear to be the only hope for the crude containment of the deadly fever. However, very little food and few medical supplies are getting in, Reuters reports. This means the sick are left with a stark choice: either get out and risk inflicting suffering on others, or stay put and risk death there.

And that suffering has consequences in more ways than one: in Lofa County, one Joseph Gbembo, who survived the disease, is now struggling to raise 10 children under the ages of five, while also taking care of five widows, after nine members of his family succumbed to the illness.

Even the healthy in the communities are being torn apart by fear. Gbembo's neighbors will no longer speak with him, blaming him for bringing Ebola into his village, Boya. Worse still, he says, "I am lonely... nobody will talk to me and people run away from me." On top of this, he receives no food, healthcare or benefits for the children.

Iowa GOP lawmaker arrested for having sex with incapacitated wife after judge told him not to

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A Republican state representative in Iowa was arrested last week on a third-degree sexual abuse charge for having sex with his wife after a court told him that she lacked the mental capacity to consent, the Iowa City Press-Citizen reports.

According to the criminal complaint, on May 15, 2014, Representative Henry Rayhons (R) was told by officials at the Concord Care Center that his wife, Donna Rayhons, no longer possessed the mental capacity to consent to sexual relations.

A little more than a month later, Donna Rayhons' daughter, Suzan Brunes, was made her mother's temporary guardian after video surveillance captured Rayhons leaving his wife's room and discarding her underclothes in a nearby laundry hamper.

Christian singer Vicky Beeching smacks down anti-LGBT activist on live TV

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Appearing on Britain's Channel 4 News, recently out Christian singer Vicky Beeching slapped down patronizing attempts by an anti-LGBT activist to shame her over her sexual orientation.

The British-born Beeching, a popular Christian singer in both her home country and in the U.S., came out as gay this week in an interview with The Independent, stating, "I'm gay. God loves me just the way I am."

The 35-year-old singer said she has know she was gay since she was twelve, but kept it tucked away, saying that being raised as a Christian made her feel "embarrassed and ashamed" over her feeling towards women.

"I increasingly began to feel like I was living behind an invisible wall. The inner secrecy of holding that inside was divorcing me from reality - I was living in my own head, " she said. "Anybody I was in a friendship with, or anything I was doing in the church, was accompanied by an internal mantra: 'What if they knew?' It felt like all of my relationships were built on this ice that would break if I stepped out on to it."

Stating the her faith "is stronger now than it has ever been" since coming out, Beeching swatted away comments from homophobic anti-gay activist Scott Lively who asked her, "Don't you care what God thinks, Vicky?"
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Mother of gay teenager who committed suicide outraged at FDA ban on gay organ donation

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A mother who tried to bring meaning to her gay son's tragic suicide by having his organs donated was shocked to learn that Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations prevent gay men from donating non-lifesaving organs, The Des Moines Register reports.

Sheryl Moore's 16-year-old son, A.J. Betts, took his own life after facing years of being bullied for being openly gay. She kept his body alive for four days after he was declared brain dead specifically so his oxygen-deprived organs could recuperate enough to be viable for transplants. His heart, lungs, and kidneys were all eventually harvested for transplantation, but his bone, tendons, heart valves, and eyes were not.

When she asked the Iowa Donor Network why those organs had not been harvested, she was told it was because of an FDA policy barring sexually active gay men from donating non-lifesaving organs.

Tennessee police cadet opens fire on ex-girlfriend's family, is killed by her brother

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A Tennessee police cadet shot and killed another man at his ex-girlfriend's house before the woman's brother shot and killed him. Cadet Michael William Little, of Knoxville, gunned down 28-year-old Travis Wegener at the home of Little's ex-girlfriend. Little also shot his ex-girlfriend and her mother, seriously wounding the older woman, shortly before 11:30 p.m. Friday.

Ashley Womack, 18, was treated and released from a hospital with a gunshot wound to her leg. Her mother, 47-year-old Rhonda Womack, was hospitalized in serious condition with a gunshot wound to her shoulder. Police said 22-year-old Joshua Womack grabbed a .22-caliber rifle to defend his family and killed Little during a shootout.
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Sainsbury supermarket removes Jewish (kosher) food amid anti-Israel protests

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Demonstrators march through the streets from outside the Israeli embassy in central London on July 26, 2014, calling for an end to violence in Gaza.
A central London branch of a major UK supermarket emptied its kosher food shelf after its manager feared anti-Israeli protesters outside would attack the store, the grocery giant has confirmed.

Meats, cheeses and sauces were removed and placed into cool storage at a Sainsbury's Local branch in Holborn as it was picketed by demonstrators calling on the grocer to boycott Israeli goods.

There followed uproar on social media as opponents of the move said many of the removed items were not actually from Israel. They also pointed out the distinction between Israeli exports and kosher dietary goods.
GIVES IN TO FEAR: UK supermarket, Sainsbury, REMOVES kosher food, fearing protesters
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Despite the Sainsbury family's Jewish ancestry, the supermarket was accused of anti-Semitism for its actions. Sainsbury's insisted the decision was taken to protect the food from damage. However, one opponent made a formal complaint against the grocer.

Comment: "Those of us who dare to criticize Israel's centrality in American life are at a real disadvantage. We are disgusted by what we see, but contemporary protocol requires us to show respect and tolerance to the very people who inspire the disgust in the first place. Worse still, our tormentors have no reciprocal obligation for civility. The deck of cards in this dispute is stacked. Saying the wrong word, uttering an incorrect phrase, and one can be tarred as a disreputable 'Anti-Semite', which has become the scarlet letter of our time.

Have Jews been mistreated, shunned, defamed and killed? Certainly. Have Jews done the same? Most definitely."

The virtue & necessity of deconstructing 'anti-semitism'


National Guard troops in Ferguson will only serve to escalate tensions, not bring peace

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After eight straight days of unrest in Ferguson, MO, following the shooting of 18 year-old Michael Brown, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has called the National Guard to attempt a restoration of peace in the city. However, the action will likely result in the opposite.

While protests have grown more violent since they started the night after Brown was shot, the number of injuries resulting from them is still relatively low. Protesters have been escalating their attacks though and the police's use of tear gas has become a daily headline. So far it appears only one to two people have been seriously injured from protest related incidents but it would seem that that number could be increasing very soon.

The state's first attempt to calm protesters was to remove the Ferguson Police Department's responsibility of containing the protests. Instead, the responsibility was given to the Missouri Highway Patrol and Capt. Ron Johnson. Because the police were the target of their protests and because Capt. Johnson is an African American; like 70% of Ferguson, many hoped only peaceful protests would continue.