Micheal Brown and Ferguson is all about the upcoming elections and nothing else.

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  1. Revmitchell

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    FERGUSON, Mo. — Down the street from where the body of Michael Brown lay for hours after he was shot three weeks ago, volunteers have appeared beside folding tables under fierce sunshine to sign up new voters. On West Florissant Avenue, the site of sometimes violent nighttime protests for two weeks, voter-registration tents popped up during the day and figures like the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. lectured about the power of the vote.

    In this small city, which is two-thirds African-American but has mostly white elected leaders, only 12 percent of registered voters took part in the last municipal election, and political experts say black turnout was very likely lower. But now, in the wake of the killing of Mr. Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, by a white Ferguson police officer, there is a new focus on promoting the power of the vote, an attempt to revive one of the keystones of the civil rights movement.

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    “A lot of people just didn’t realize that the people who impact their lives every day are directly elected,” said Shiron Hagens, 41, of St. Louis, who is not part of any formal group but has spent several days registering voters in Ferguson with her mother and has pledged to come back here each Saturday. “The prosecutor — he’s elected. People didn’t know that. The City Council — they’re elected. These are the sorts of people who make decisions about hiring police chiefs. People didn’t know.”

    N.A.A.C.P. leaders are creating a door-to-door voter registration effort with a jarring reminder as its theme: “Mike Brown Can’t Vote, but I Can.” Senator Claire McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat, is working with others to hold a “candidate school” for people, including young black residents who say they want to serve on a city council or school board but need guidance on what a political campaign requires.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/31/us/getting-ferguson-majority-to-show-its-clout-at-polls.html?_r=0
     
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    Its not about race, its not about justice, its not about anything other than politics. The Dems are so desperate they are willing to exploit this death and ruin the life of a cop so they can gain in the elections.

    They have no morals and they have no shame. The Democrat party is the America's existence.
     
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    Like Benghazi....

    Benghazi was covered up, because of the truth and how it may have hurt Obama in 2012.

    You are probably right on with this observation!
     
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    Never let a good tragedy go to waste.
     
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    Did Al Sharpton say that? :laugh:
     
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    Should be his motto.

    But actually, it's a play on words from a Rahm Emanuel quote:

    “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.”
     
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    Speaking of votes and voting..... when did black people vote Al Sharpton as their leader?
     
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    So the Democrats are doing what the Republicans and so called evangelical Christians do on this board EVERYDAY:laugh:Shame on them for trying to muscle in on some of yall's schtick.
     
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    You mean Rush and Sean didn't contact you?
     
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    About the same time as Chris Matthews contacted you.
     

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