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Darren Wilson Opens Up A Year After His Killing of Mike Brown

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*Nearly a year after he gunned down and unarmed 18-year-old Mike Brown and unwittingly started the #BlackLivesMatter movement, former Ferguson, MO policeman Darren Wilson has given his first interview. Wilson told The New Yorker that he and his family have to take precautions when they go out.

“We try to go somewhere — how do I say this correctly? — with like-minded individuals. You know. Where it’s not a mixing pot.”

Wilson, who was not indicted in Brown’s killing, still lives in relative seclusion the St Louis area. He says he hasn’t reflected much on who Brown was because he had been preoccupied with the waves of protests in Ferguson and the civil lawsuit Brown’s parents filed against him in May.

“You do realize that his parents are suing me?” Wilson told The New Yorker’s Jake Halpern. “So I have to think about him.”

When asked if he’d ever given thought about who Brown was as a person, his answer was telling:

“who he was as a person?” “Not really,” Wilson admits. “Because it doesn’t matter at this point. Do I think he had the best upbringing? No. Not at all.”

In the days following the fatal shooting, he informed his then six-year old stepson that Michael Brown “was a bad guy,” and went on to recall Brown as having “the most intense, aggressive face” during their altercation, similar to that of a “demon.”

Wilson who’s been without work since he resigned from the Ferguson police department, told the magazine that he’s interviewed for a few law enforcement positions, but the Brown case is “too hot an issue, so it makes me unemployable.”

If you wanna know more, read the full story at The New Yorker.

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  1. I said it.

    August 4, 2015 at 8:05 am

    Confirmation of his character.

  2. droppbombz

    August 4, 2015 at 8:21 am

    This interview is very chilling & telling of an example of how Cops dont give a damn who you are as a human being & will snuff your life away with no remorse or 0% fux given. This murderer should never get another job in law enforcement.

  3. Reds

    August 4, 2015 at 9:33 am

    I just wish the Obama DOJ would explain how they were able to “conclude”, based purely on “physical, ballistic, forensic, and crime-scene evidence, and statements from purported eyewitnesses”, that Brown did not raise his hands in surrender and that Brown had been advancing towards Wilson.

  4. C

    August 4, 2015 at 9:58 am

    Hey Reds.. I’m surprised you didn’t comment on the Obama / trump story.. being a hater of the Obama administration and all! Here you go again.. blaming O for not pressing charges and bypassing the three branches of the Legislation! I cant wait for O to leave.. so sick of you and others blaming him for what he can and cant do regarding ALLL the BS in the world!! Anyhow….DW will pay for the killing of Mike Brown.. one way or other!! He has no remorse and appears to be content w/ the life he’s taken. Speaking on MB’s up bringing is cold! It will come back to haunt him one day!

    • Reds

      August 4, 2015 at 10:47 am

      C, I’m going to give you the benefit of the doubt, seeing that today is such a sentimental occasion for die hard Obama supporters. Being his birthday and all. So you are more than likely less objective than you normally would be, regarding topics relating to him.

      But first on Trump. Honestly dude, I don’t really have time to follow the likes of Trump. I barely glanced at the headline regarding him and Obama. It’s only now that I focused on it, that I realized even what the topic was about. Really don’t have the time or bandwidth to waste reading or commenting on Donald Trump.

      Now back to important stuff.

      ” blaming O for not pressing charges”

      I was just reporting the facts regarding his Department of Justice, quoted directly from the link accompanying this story. I’m pretty sure that if it was a Republican Department of Justice, we would ask the exact questions regarding their conclusions.

  5. C

    August 4, 2015 at 11:46 am

    Reds~ Thank you for sparing Obama today.. WE appreciate it!

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MD GOP Candidate Kim Klacik Drops ‘Part 2’ of Viral Campaign Ad Touring Baltimore Blight (Watch)

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Kim Klacik in new campaign as “Part 2: The Plan”

*Kim Klacik, the GOP congressional candidate from Baltimore, has a sequel to her viral video from August, where she walked the poor neighborhoods of the city and blamed its condition on longtime failed Democratic leadership.

In the her new ad released over the weekend, “Part 2: The Plan,” Klacik, continues walking the streets but is more specific with her ideas to better Baltimore, including school choice and offering tax credits for residents to buy and rehabilitate the city’s over 17,000 abandoned buildings. The clip ends with women of varied ages and races, all dressed in Republican red, filing in formation behind her as she walks forward. “Baltimore doesn’t have to vote Democrat,” she says at the end, with the women posed behind her.

Klacik is running to fill the vacant seat left by the late, legendary Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings.

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‘Is This The Same Joy That Paraded Around in Blackface?’: Black GOP Candidate Calls Out Joy Behar on ‘The View’ (Watch)

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*Things went left on “The View” Friday with the appearance of a Black guest from the right.

Kim Klacik, the Maryland GOP candidate running for Baltimore’s congressional seat last held by the late Democrat Elijah Cummings, gained national attention over the summer after her campaign ad showed her walking through the city’s poorest neighborhoods and blaming Democratic leadership for poverty and crime.

All parties were appearing on “The View” from their homes due to social distancing. Klacik, 38, had already gotten side-eye vibes after spending the first part of her interview defending President Trump’s racism by citing his restoration of “funding for HBCUs” and “criminal justice reform.” When co-host Joy Behar called her out for refusing to acknowledge that Trump lied about the severity of the coronavirus, Klacik asked, “Is this Joy speaking? The same Joy that paraded around in blackface not too long ago?”

Behar became enraged. “That’s not true. Excuse me — excuse me! The Black community had my back,” she said. “They know that that was not blackface. That was an homage. Oh, please.”

“The Black community has my back as well,” Klacik replied.

That’s when co-host Sunny Hostin jumped in. “The Black community has your back? The Black community has your back? The Black community did not vote for you. The Black community did not vote for you. What planet are you living on? What planet are you living on?”

“Sunny, can I speak? It was during a special election while we were still under lockdown—” Klacik explained before getting cut off again by Hostin.

“Wow! Wow!” Hostin continued.

“Can I speak, or are you just going to scream over me?” Klacik asked.

“All right, before this becomes a big — listen, Kim, good luck to you. Thanks to Kim Klacik. Bye,” Behar said, cutting the interview short.

“That’s being very immature, but thank you for having me,” Klacik said.

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Later Klacik took to Twitter to criticize Behar.

“The ladies of @TheView didn’t like what I had to say, so naturally they cut me off,” she wrote. “Why are they silencing Black Women? Hey, @JoyVBehar — I think your White Privilege is showing through your blackface!”

Klacik lost to Kweisi Mfume (D) in an April special election earlier this year. She’s now facing off against Mfume again in November’s general election.

In 2016, Behar admitted on “The View” that she dressed up as a “beautiful African woman” for a Halloween party when she was 29 years old.

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Blackface? Joy Behar dressed up as a “beautiful African woman” for a Halloween party when she was 29.

She said her curly Afro was her real hair but that she used makeup “that was a little bit darker than my skin.”

 

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Teyana Taylor Channels Malcolm X, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and More for New Video ‘Still’ (Watch)

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Teyana Taylor channels Malcolm X in the video for “Still.”

*Teyana Taylor channels Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Trayvon Martin, Elijah McClain and the mother of Emmitt Till in the poignant video for her new song, “Still.”

Taylor also directs the clip, which mixes real footage from Civil Rights marches, Black Panther demonstrations and Black Lives Matter protests with images of the singer dressed as the aforementioned notable figures who have either died or been affected by police killings. There are also shots of her dressed as Black Panther co-founder Huey Newton and late civil rights figure Malcolm X.

Malcolm X’s voice begins the video before names of recent Black and brown victims of police violence fil the screen in rapid succession.

Taylor sings: “I keep crying for love/ But it won’t wipe, won’t wipe my tears.”

The video ends with a black screen and the voice of Floyd calling out for his deceased mother.

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