'Hercules' Actor Kevin Sorbo Calls Ferguson Protestors 'Animals,' 'Losers'
Former “Hercules” star, political conservative and outspoken Christian Kevin Sorbo unleashed a Facebook rant about the protestors in Ferguson, Missouri, labeling them “animals" and "losers.”
Sorbo took to Facebook Wednesday, Aug. 20, to discuss the Ferguson protestors who have been calling for justice since the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9. The actor criticized those who have been gathering in the St. Louis suburb for having what he said are ulterior motives.
"Ferguson riots have very little to do with the shooting of the young man," Sorbo wrote. "It is an excuse to be the losers these animals truly are. It is a tipping point to frustration built up over years of not trying, but blaming everyone else, The Man, for their failures. It’s always someone else’s fault when you give up. Hopefully this is a reminder to the African Americans ( I always thought we just Americans. Oh, well.) that their President the voted in has only made things worse for them, not better."
So. That Kuvira girl. The metalbending officer who was shown during Korra’s kidnapping at Zaofu, helped wrap up Tonraq after his fight, asked eagerly to go with the gang to go rescue Korra from Zaheer and got a special little close up/scene (with Tonraq thanking her) so we could specifically learn…
If you listen carefully, she leans in to Su and whispers “Hail Hydra”!!
Conservatives literally make stuff up to smear Mike Brown
By Markos Moulitsas for Daily Kos
LGF, who early on debunked the “broken eyesocket” nonsense, shows just how far conservatives went to invent that lie.
The short of it? A right-wing blogger used a generic CT scan found online and claimed it was a scan of Darren Wilson. And how clumsy was this lie? Well, he first posted this:
attribution: Little Green Footballs
It was PROOF that Michael Brown was a thug who beat Officer Wilson nearly senseless, so the cop had no choice but tomurder kill the teen in self defense! Well, except that pesky “UNIV OF IOWA” marker on the lower right-hand corner. Obviously, Ferguson is nowhere near Iowa. One hundred and seventy-one miles, to be exact. So people might discover the hoax. So this conservative did what every good propagandist does: he tried to erase the evidence. Literally:
Well, that fixed THAT problem! So it was bullshit, and it was easily debunked bullshit, but hey, Fox News and Ann Coulter and Washington Post and many others ran with it, so now you have people running around lamenting poor Wilson’s fractured eyesocket and tsk tsk Michael Brown deserved what he got. In other words, mission accomplished!
New Republic reporter Yishai Schwartz points out the central problem with prosecuting Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the Michael Brown shooting: Under Missouri law, you’re pretty much allowed to shoot anyone.
[W]e expect situations of justified violence and legal killing to be the rare exception, and most people would probably imagine that policemen and citizens raising claims of justifiable homicide must meet a substantive burden of proof. But in Missouri, these justifications barely require any evidence at all. […]
Instead, as long as there is a modicum of evidence and reasonable plausibility in support of a self-defense claim, a court must accept the claim and acquit the accused. The prosecution must not only prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant committed the crime, but also disprove a defendant’s claim of self-defense to the same high standard. Under Missouri law, all a citizen claiming self-defense or a police officer claiming to have fired while pursuing a dangerous criminal need do is “inject the issue of justification.” In other words, he only needs to produce some evidence (his own testimony counts) supporting the claim. Once he does so, “any reasonable doubt on the issue requires a finding for the defendant.”
This isn’t specific to law enforcement officers, mind you; citizens get to make the same claims. Prosecutors don’t just have to prove you killed someone, they need to prove that your justifying self-defense scenario could not have happened beyond a reasonable doubt, and if your only claim is “he was coming right for me,” they have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you were lying about that. It’s all very Stand Your Ground, which may or may not be one of the reasons that St. Louis remains a hellhole. Sorry, I mean “faces challenges.”
Schwartz calls the case against Wilson “basically impossible.” That seems extreme; there are numerous witnesses all telling the same story, and that story seems to disprove a self-defense claim, but the deference given police officers over even multiple neighborhood witnesses could very well constitute the necessary reasonable doubt. Especially when the prosecutor himself has a similar history of being deferential to the claims of law enforcement.
On June 15, 2013, according to authorities and trial testimony, Couch was witnessed on surveillance video stealing two cases of beer from a Walmart store, driving with seven passengers in his father’s Ford F-350 pickup truck, and speeding (70 MPH in a designated 40 MPH zone). Three hours after the incident, he had a blood-alcohol content of 0.24, three times the legal limit for adult drivers in Texas. Couch also tested positive for Valium.
Approximately an hour after the beer theft, Couch was driving his father’s truck at 70 MPH on a dark, rural road where motorist Breanna Mitchell’s sport utility vehicle had stalled. Hollie Boyles and her daughter Shelby, who lived nearby, had come out to help her, as had passing youth minister Brian Jennings. Couch’s truck swerved off the road and into Mitchell’s car, then plowed into Jennings’ parked car, which in turn hit an oncoming Volkswagen Beetle. The truck then flipped over and hit a tree. Mitchell, Jennings, and both Hollie and Shelby Boyles were killed, while Couch and his seven teen passengers (none wearing seat belts) survived, as did the two children in Jennings’ car and the two people in the Volkswagen.
Got it? Teen steals beer, gets hopped up on valium, then goes on to kill four people. And what did he get? Probation.
Michael Brown steals some cigars, kills no one, and gets murdered by police.
Jim Hoft has been called a lying douchebag, a spinner of tall tales, and a guy who plays into extremist right wing narratives that people such as Matt Drudge buy into and support. This time Hoft made waves with his base talking about how Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson had suffered an “orbital blowout fracture to…
Attorney General Eric Holder will travel to Ferguson today to meet with community leaders, FBI investigators, and federal prosecutors. Read his message to the people of Ferguson in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
okay serious question is there a reason why Barack Obama has not directly stepped in to stop the situation in Ferguson??? Because everything going on down there is very illegal and it seems like he should be doing something.
I know he’s a busy guy especially with everything happening in the middle east right now but you gotta take care of your own people before you go taking care of the rest of the world
For those wondering about this; the Federal government has restrictions about under what circumstances they are allowed to interfere with a state’s methods of internal law enforcement, usually only when a particular state is violating Federal law. The state Governor is the highest authority for directing law enforcement, and the DOJ must legally give him time and leeway to solve internal problems. So far the measures Missouri law enforcement have used may be excessive, but they are arguably within Missouri state law and have not clearly violated Federal law. However, the President and the DOJ have now sent in large numbers of FBI agents to investigate the Mike Brown killing, due to clear concerns of civil rights violations, which ARE Federal laws.