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(MSNBC) NewsFlash Hide your kids, hide your wife, hide your husband, 'cause they're about to be releasin' the name of the officer who shot Michael Brown (by 9 a.m.)   (msnbc.com) divider line 1062
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2014-08-15 08:33:24 AM  
Who?
 
2014-08-15 08:33:30 AM  
It is public record so the public has the right to know.
 
2014-08-15 08:33:49 AM  
This is going to end well
 
2014-08-15 08:34:20 AM  
"After a careful review of the facts, we have determined that Michael Brown shot himself in an effort to frame a police officer and tarnish the city of Ferguson."
 
2014-08-15 08:34:43 AM  
Bloody well about time. He's a public employee, the public has the right to know.
 
2014-08-15 08:34:44 AM  
I'm going to guess the guy and his family are up in Alaska by now, seeking sanctuary with Sarah Palin.
 
2014-08-15 08:35:02 AM  
If the kid was accused of shooting a cop you can bet your ass his name and face would be all over the news.
 
2014-08-15 08:35:26 AM  
BREAKING NEWS (8:59 AM): Police cancel planned release of officer's name due to "growing safety concerns"

/I'll believe it when I see it
 
2014-08-15 08:35:32 AM  
Is there any video? I heard the gun was fired inside the squad car during a struggle. Simple forensics will tell the truth, any powder burns on the dude?
 
2014-08-15 08:36:07 AM  
Prepare for Fox News to white knight this guy.
 
2014-08-15 08:36:18 AM  

monoski: If the kid was accused of shooting a cop you can bet your ass his name and face would be all over the news.


In before "that's different"
 
2014-08-15 08:37:27 AM  
www.byehighschool.org
 
2014-08-15 08:38:06 AM  

Professor Duck: BREAKING NEWS (8:59 AM): Police cancel planned release of officer's name due to "growing safety concerns"

/I'll believe it when I see it


Hmmm... if you feel your safety may be at risk because you killed an unarmed kid then perhaps you shouldn't shoot unarmed kids.
 
2014-08-15 08:38:23 AM  

Jacobin: monoski: If the kid was accused of shooting a cop you can bet your ass his name and face would be all over the news.

In before "that's different"


It is different, because the kid would be in jail. Did this cop even get put on administrative leave?
 
2014-08-15 08:38:41 AM  
img.fark.net


Not so relevant.
But there it is.
First available image.
 
2014-08-15 08:38:56 AM  
Maybe the guy shouldn't have assaulted a police office?
 
2014-08-15 08:38:59 AM  
I hope this goes well in the thread. I needed reading material during work today.
 
2014-08-15 08:39:36 AM  
Barney Milton Fife?
 
2014-08-15 08:40:15 AM  
About farking time
 
2014-08-15 08:41:22 AM  
I thought Anonymous already released the officer's name. Then again, I didn't really follow an updates on the story yesterday.
 
2014-08-15 08:41:27 AM  
I'm so over this hashtag.
 
2014-08-15 08:41:48 AM  
Yeah, baby! This right here is how you get things rolling.

Mathematics of Wonton Burrito Meals: Maybe the guy shouldn't have assaulted a police office?

 
2014-08-15 08:41:54 AM  
I am sure the officer is in protective custody far from Ferguson.  Because he is going to be afforded the right of "innocent until proven guilty,"  the right he deprived his victim of.  Which has become pretty standard for LE in small towns across the nation.  40% of White males under the age of 25 have been arrested and 50% of black males.  In Brunswick Co. NC, the sheriff deptuies kicked it up a notch, and shot a spindly 18yo, with psychiatric issues and killed him.  The comment was made as they shot him, "We don't have tome for this."  His parents had called police to help restrain him and get him psychiatric help.  I guess this did not make national news because he was a white kid.
 
2014-08-15 08:42:11 AM  
This will not end well.
 
2014-08-15 08:42:30 AM  
How likely is it that this officer is already out of the country doing some consulting work somewhere in Asia?
 
2014-08-15 08:42:50 AM  

Mathematics of Wonton Burrito Meals: Maybe the guy shouldn't have assaulted a police office?


Maybe you shouldn't be blaming the victim?
 
2014-08-15 08:42:58 AM  
Let's discuss The Facts of the case.  Michael "Pimp Dog" Brown was wandering aimlessly with no good intentions with his homies, probably on the way to buy some purple drank, when they were observed by a kind and brave first responder.  The officer, who probably reads to orphans in his spare time, kindly asked the young punks why they were swearing so much and wearing their pants so low.  The craven thugs swiftly and savagely attacked our hero, pounding his head relentlessly against the hard seats of his taxpayer funded police cruiser.  The officer called out "I just want to mentor you to be good in school and stay off drugs", but the thug muttered "I'ma git you sucka" so the brave patriot had to choice but to defend America with his trusty sidearm.

It's a pretty cut and dried case.  There can be no debate about this.
 
2014-08-15 08:42:58 AM  
Better than having Anonymous potentially ruin somebody's life with a false accusation.

/the officer in question needs to face justice
//I don't trust internet vigilantes at all
 
2014-08-15 08:43:01 AM  

Enlightened Liberal: I thought Anonymous already released the officer's name. Then again, I didn't really follow an updates on the story yesterday.


They kinda cocked that up.
 
2014-08-15 08:43:53 AM  
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2014-08-15 08:44:23 AM  
One member of Anon released a name
Other members of Anon said it might not be correct and there was a disagreement
Of course, if he's right, twitter will be fun to watch.
 
2014-08-15 08:44:31 AM  

2xcited: I am sure the officer is in protective custody far from Ferguson.  Because he is going to be afforded the right of "innocent until proven guilty,"  the right he deprived his victim of.  Which has become pretty standard for LE in small towns across the nation.  40% of White males under the age of 25 have been arrested and 50% of black males.  In Brunswick Co. NC, the sheriff deptuies kicked it up a notch, and shot a spindly 18yo, with psychiatric issues and killed him.  The comment was made as they shot him, "We don't have tome for this."  His parents had called police to help restrain him and get him psychiatric help.  I guess this did not make national news because he was a white kid.


Yeah, that's great and all, but right now we're talking about a specific crime. So go stuff yourself and we can debate general racism in police procedures and poor training overall at another time.
 
2014-08-15 08:44:36 AM  
Assault on precinct 13?
 
2014-08-15 08:44:43 AM  

Professor Duck: BREAKING NEWS (8:59 AM): Police cancel planned release of officer's name due to "growing safety concerns"

/I'll believe it when I see it


..on social media. " Really?!?! This guys safety is in jeopardy because of media?? Like a knife is going to come out of his tablet at him?? WTF.
 
2014-08-15 08:45:01 AM  
Daughters, lock up your MILTSWANCAs!!
 
2014-08-15 08:45:05 AM  

Ah,Tyrone Slothrop: Bloody well about time. He's a public employee, the public has the right to know.


Ah, "the public"  No, the people involved (family, lawyers) need to know, not "the public".  How, exactly, will your life change once you find out his name?

The name needs to be released, but let's please stop all this high and mighty "the public has a right to know" BS.  The only reason "the public" wants the guys name is to somehow be part of his punishment - and frankly you have no right to that.
 
2014-08-15 08:45:32 AM  
Good to hear.  I wasnt able to follow the coverage last night.  Did anything significant happen or did the gathering remain peaceful after dark?
 
2014-08-15 08:46:12 AM  

Muta: It is public record so the public has the right to know.


The public has the right to know, once the review has determined that there is enough evidence to go forward with disciplinary procedures. If that has happened, then this is good. In the context of this particular case, I think it's reasonable to worry that this may be more about simply bowing to pressure from an angry mob. But there is certainly room for a pleasant surprise.

In any event, it's not like they're just going to hand a piece of paper with the guy's name on it to a reporter: there will almost certainly be more information concerning how the internal review is going. So I'll get my answers at pretty much the same time you get yours.
 
2014-08-15 08:46:24 AM  

Gunny Highway: Good to hear.  I wasnt able to follow the coverage last night.  Did anything significant happen or did the gathering remain peaceful after dark?


The Black Panthers were directing traffic to help the cops
It was seriously that much calmer.
 
2014-08-15 08:47:42 AM  
HMS_Blinkin:
//I don't trust internet vigilantes at all

Ya know, we are really at the point where I think I might wanna fight Skynet rather than the police. I don't know how much sarcasm is in that statement, but it ain't much. So, it goes to say that I will wave the pom-poms for the internet vigilantes over the police vigilantes any day.
 
2014-08-15 08:47:43 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Let's discuss The Facts of the case.  Michael "Pimp Dog" Brown was wandering aimlessly with no good intentions with his homies, probably on the way to buy some purple drank, when they were observed by a kind and brave first responder.  The officer, who probably reads to orphans in his spare time, kindly asked the young punks why they were swearing so much and wearing their pants so low.  The craven thugs swiftly and savagely attacked our hero, pounding his head relentlessly against the hard seats of his taxpayer funded police cruiser.  The officer called out "I just want to mentor you to be good in school and stay off drugs", but the thug muttered "I'ma git you sucka" so the brave patriot had to choice but to defend America with his trusty sidearm.

It's a pretty cut and dried case.  There can be no debate about this.


An alternative narrative, wherein the young Mr. Brown was returning home after performing volunteer work at a soup kitchen at the time that he was accosted by the as-yet unnamed officer who, upset that Mr. Brown's act of crossing the street at a crosswalk delayed the officer's errand of retrieving his white sheets from a local cleaning service, gunned down the innocent youth in a fit of rage, should be presented as a counterpoint.

/I say let 'em crash.
 
2014-08-15 08:48:06 AM  

Enlightened Liberal: I thought Anonymous already released the officer's name. Then again, I didn't really follow an updates on the story yesterday.


As near as anyone was able to figure out thus far, the person Anonymous named doesn't even work for the Ferguson police department.
 
2014-08-15 08:48:45 AM  
So, do we have a betting pool on how long before the first attempt is made on the officers life?
 
2014-08-15 08:49:03 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: Maybe you shouldn't be blaming the victim?


LOL the guy beating up a police officer is the "victim".
 
2014-08-15 08:49:14 AM  

Mudd's woman: [img.fark.net image 320x480]


Not so relevant.
But there it is.
First available image.


I still would. If you know what I mean, and I think you do.
 
2014-08-15 08:49:20 AM  

FirstTimeLongTime: One member of Anon released a name
Other members of Anon said it might not be correct and there was a disagreement
Of course, if he's right, twitter will be fun to watch.


Actually I think releasing a name even if the wrong one is probably a great bit of social hacking.  Basically once one officer is getting blamed the police can't say no it wasn't him but we still won't tell you who.  Nobody would believe them, so the police have the obligation to either release the real name, which they should have done anyway, or put another officer's safety in danger.
 
2014-08-15 08:49:32 AM  

SordidEuphemism: 2xcited: I am sure the officer is in protective custody far from Ferguson.  Because he is going to be afforded the right of "innocent until proven guilty,"  the right he deprived his victim of.

Yeah, that's great and all, but right now we're talking about a specific crime. So go stuff yourself and we can debate general racism in police procedures and poor training overall at another time.


OK, there ya go. His first two sentences are now absolutely 100% pertinent. See, you actually had to read less!
 
2014-08-15 08:50:05 AM  
If the name is "George Zimmerman", Fark may actually melt its servers.
 
2014-08-15 08:50:17 AM  
It takes a couple of day to set up witness protection. There is no way in hell he is anywhere near MO.
 
2014-08-15 08:50:37 AM  

Millennium: The public has the right to know, once the review has determined that there is enough evidence to go forward with disciplinary procedures.


No, I'm pretty sure we have a right to know regardless of whether he was at fault or not.
 
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