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“If we don’t get it, shut it down!”
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St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch Denies Raising Money for Darren Wilson

Backstoppers says they will not accept money to support Wilson
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We have an update on our post from last night about the fundraising effort that was apparently linked to an organization led by St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert P. McCulloch; Backstoppers Inc. now denies having anything to do with it.

Leaders of The Backstoppers Inc., which raises money to financially support families of fallen emergency responders who die in the line of duty, do not know who is selling T-shirts that read: “I support Officer Darren Wilson,” and will not be accepting any money from the sales if it is offered, said Executive Director Ron Battelle.

Social media sites began circulating rumors this past weekend that profits from the T-shirts would benefit Backstoppers as well as a fundraising website for Wilson, who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson. Some claimed the move was a conflict of interest for St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch.

So there you have it; but I do want to point out that this was more than just an unsubstantiated “rumor,” since the page at teespring.com specifically says donations from T-shirt purchases will go to Backstoppers.

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Mark Sanford’s Sleazy Divorce Transcript: Dead Children and a Deadbeat Dad

Yech
US News • Views: 21,069

You may have already known that South Carolina Republican Rep. Mark Sanford was an amazingly crummy person. but the new details unearthed by Wonkette’s Kaili Joy Gray take Sanford into the realm of jaw-droppingly horrible: Dead Children and a Deadbeat Dad: Mark Sanford’s Sad, Sleazy Divorce Hearing Transcript.

In this creepy story, you will learn:

  • that Mark was a deadbeat dad who was found in contempt of court for his refusal to make his court-ordered child support payments;
  • that the previously unexplained prohibition against Mark flying airplanes at children arose because "crazy cousin" John played "chicken" by flying an actual passenger airplane at the Sanford kids;
  • that Mark and his ex-wife's primary concern, following the deaths of TWO kids who drowned at Coosaw Plantation, the Sanford family farm, was not about making the farm safer, but rather, protecting their financial assets in case any more kids died there;
  • that Mark repeatedly offered to get back together with his ex, while he was still banging his Argentine lover;
  • that Mark needlessly lied about legal representation.

Wonkette has lots more details; go ye and read of it. But in case you really want to wonk out, here’s the actual court document for your perusal. My only comment is “yeccchhh.”

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Is St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch Helping Raise Money for Ofc. Darren Wilson?

A clear conflict of interest
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St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert P. McCulloch

In what seems to be a serious conflict of interest, a T-shirt being sold to raise money for officer Darren Wilson, who gunned down unarmed teenager Michael Brown in a Ferguson street last month, appears to be associated with the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney, Robert P. McCulloch; here’s the page for the T-shirt: I SUPPORT OFFICER D. WILSON | Teespring.

“I SUPPORT OFFICER D. WILSON” is an officer inspired design to show support for officer Darren Wilson of the Ferguson Police Department in Missouri. Donations from purchases will be divided between a fund set up for Officer Wilson at gofundme.com as well as The BackStoppers Inc. organization which can be visited at backstoppers.org for more information.

And at the website of backstoppers.org, we find that the Vice President of this company is none other than Robert McCulloch:

(h/t: @gwmizer.)

UPDATE at 9/14/14 5:57:03 pm by Charles Johnson

According to an article at stltoday.com, McCulloch is now actually the President of Backstoppers, Inc.

McCulloch joined former St. Louis County Police Chief Ron Battelle in accepting a $292,000 check from the 27th annual Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses event earlier today at city hall in St. Louis. McCulloch also will be serving as president of the board for Backstoppers in the 50th anniversary year of his father’s death.

(h/t: @ceye.)

Also see:
Prosecutor in Michael Brown Case Has Deep Family Ties to Police

New Michael Brown Shooting Witnesses: Brown Had His Hands Up When He Was Shot to Death

More damning evidence against officer Darren Wilson
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CNN has new video showing two men who witnessed the shooting of Michael Brown, describing what they saw; and once again, their accounts are consistent with other witness reports. The two men in the video say they were about 50 feet away when officer Darren Wilson opened fire, and they saw Brown with his hands up when Wilson fired the barrage of shots that ended Brown’s life.

One of the men told CNN Brown was running away from the police car as Wilson fired at his back — which, again, is consistent with reports from eyewitnesses and with a statement from law enforcement officials to the New York Times.

An exclusive cell phone video captures their reactions during the moments just after the shooting.

“He had his f**n hands up,” one of the men says in the video.

The man told CNN he heard one gunshot, then another shot about 30 seconds later.

“The cop didn’t say get on the ground. He just kept shooting,” the man said. That same witness described the gruesome scene, saying he saw Brown’s “brains come out of his head,” again stating, “his hands were up.”

The video shows the man raising his arms in the air — just as, he says, Brown was doing when he was shot.

The other contractor told CNN he saw Brown running away from a police car. Brown “put his hands up,” the construction worker said, and “the officer was chasing him.”

The contractor says he saw Wilson fire a shot at Brown while his back was turned.

Remember 9/11 - 13 Years Later

US News • Views: 27,628

I’ve written essentially the same opening each of the past few years. It’s still appropriate to remember today, as it was when I first wrote this:

September 11, 2001. New Yorkers were heading to the polls to vote in primary elections to determine the next mayor of the city. It was a morning full of promise and baseball fans were excited about the Yankees’ chances of making the playoffs, the Mets thinking about the future, and the start of the new football season. In other words, it was a day not unlike the ones we’ve experienced once again this year.

While everyone was focused on the day ahead, another group of people were thinking about the mission that would forever alter the skyline of NYC and alter history. Al Qaeda’s terrorists were already on board four jets bound for New York and Washington DC and had already overpowered the crews.

I was on a NJ Transit train with my dad when I first noticed something wrong at the WTC out of the corner of my eye; it was smoke coming from the upper reaches of the tower.

It was just around 8:45.

The world changed, and I didn’t quite realize it. No one did.

People watching the morning news didn’t know it either at first. But they would soon be glued to broadcasts that showed the horrors of the worst terror attacks ever perpetrated.

The damage done on that morning was nearly impossible to comprehend. In the mere blink of the eye, nearly 3,000 people were condemned to death and the World Trade Center would soon be reduced to a pile of rubble that would burn for weeks on end. Reports would come in that a third plane had struck and damaged the Pentagon. But the death rattle of the Twin Towers would continue for just under two hours and victims trapped above the fires had to make the choice to stay and choke on the heat and smoke or jump to a certain death. All too many make that decision to jump. Firefighters on the ground also succumbed before the towers fell - falling debris hitting firefighters and fleeing people alike.

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St. Louis County Court Officially Denies Request to Unseal Michael Brown’s Juvenile Records

This despicable effort at character assassination is finished
US News • Views: 23,377

Last week we reported that the St. Louis County Juvenile Court’s attorney told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Michael Brown had never been convicted of a felony as a juvenile, and was not facing any charges at the time of his death. At that time the judge in this case had not actually issued a ruling on the requests to release Brown’s records; but today that ruling came down: Judge Denies Request for Michael Brown’s Juvenile Records.

Chuck C. Johnson and Jim Hoft are now officially shut down. It’s over. You lose. Your bogus claims that Michael Brown was “involved in a second-degree murder” have proven to be scurrilous lies.

A circuit court judge in St. Louis County denied a request by the Post-Dispatch to release Michael Brown’s juvenile criminal records.

[…]

Cynthia Harcourt, a lawyer for county juvenile officer Kip Seely, had contested the release of any records, saying the integrity of the family court was on the line. In comments to a reporter after the hearing, she confirmed that Brown had never been found delinquent of the juvenile equivalents of Missouri’s class A and B felonies and was not facing any at the time he died.

Class A felonies include second-degree murder and first-degree robbery; class B felonies include voluntary manslaughter, second-degree robbery and first-degree burglary.

Those disclosures put to rest claims by a California-based blog and others that Brown was facing a murder charge at the time he was shot to death.

Former VA Governor Bob McDonnell Found Guilty in Corruption Trial

US News • Views: 38,098

In a sweeping verdict, former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen have been found guilty of multiple counts of conspiracy in their corruption trial.

Bob McDonnell is the first Virginia governor convicted of a felony.

A federal jury today convicted Virginia’s 71st governor and former first lady Maureen McDonnell on multiple counts in their corruption trial in U.S. District Court.

Bob McDonnell has been convicted on 11 of 13 counts.

Maureen McDonnell has been convicted on nine of 13 counts.

Watch Live: Attorney General Eric Holder Holds Press Conference on Ferguson

DOJ announces broad civil rights investigation of St. Louis police departments
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The Suit to Get Michael Brown’s Juvenile Records Collapses, but Jim Hoft Just Keeps Lying

Jim Hoft continues his groundbreaking work
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Here’s the latest news about the spurious, completely irrelevant lawsuit to get Michael Brown’s juvenile records released: Juvenile Court: Michael Brown Had No Serious Felony Convictions, Did Not Face Felony Charges.

CLAYTON • Michael Brown was never found delinquent of the juvenile equivalents of any Class A or B felony charges, and was not facing any at the time he died, a court official said this morning at a hearing on whether his juvenile records should be released.

But if you think that clear statement of fact is going to stop Jim Hoft, the Dumbest Man on the Internet, think again — because he’s still pushing lies. It’s what he does.

Breaking—- Juvenile Court: Mike Brown Had No Serious FELONY CONVICTIONS | the Gateway Pundit

MORE>>>> John Burns, the attorney for Charles Johnson at Got News, told The Gateway Pundit after the hearing this morning at the St. Louis County courthouse that Brown was never convicted of a serious felony but may have been charged with a serious felony before his death. The Post Dispatch may be inaccurate in their report today.

UPDATE: Charles Johnson, who sued for the release of the records, told The Gateway Pundit that the Post-Dispatch article is inaccurate.

Hilarious! One liar tells another liar that the St. Louis Post-Dispatch is “inaccurate.”

And speaking of lies, this is from the lawsuit filed by Chuck C. Johnson:

26. Just days ago, Plaintiff was informed by law enforcement authorities at the local and federal levels that Michael Brown had a substantial juvenile record.

27. Specifically, Plaintiff was given information suggesting that Brown had been charged with second degree murder, while he was a juvenile.

We now know this statement was yet another bald-faced lie from this hateful racist idiot.

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