BREAKING: Reports of police officer shot in Ferguson, Missouri!/ABC7Chicago/status/516060567455678464

These are the latest reports out of Ferguson:

#Breaking Police officer shot in #Ferguson

— KSDK NewsChannel 5 (@ksdknews) September 28, 2014

Listening to the police scanner to get any sort of confirmation of the reports coming out of Ferguson about a cop being shot.

— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) September 28, 2014

BREAKING NEWS: Police officer shot in Ferguson, MO. Police in riot gear.

— PzFeed Top News (@PzFeed) September 28, 2014

Updates to follow.

Update (10:49)

St. Louis County Police confirm to News 4 #Ferguson officer has been shot. Updates coming on News 4 @ 10

— KMOV (@KMOV) September 28, 2014

Update (10:52)

BREAKING NEWS: Ferguson police in riot gear after being involved in a fatal shooting. Suspect has been killed –

— PzFeed Top News (@PzFeed) September 28, 2014

Ferguson, Missouri, police officer was shot Saturday evening, St. Louis County Police spokesman says. The officer was not killed.

— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) September 28, 2014

Bad situation. Reports of a cop killed. Angry cops, angry people in #Ferguson.

— Antonio French (@AntonioFrench) September 28, 2014

Update (10:55)

RT @cnnbrk Ferguson, MO police officer was shot Saturday evening, St. Louis County Police spokesman says. The officer was not killed.

— KUTV 2News (@KUTV2News) September 28, 2014

Update (11:06)

Join us @ksdknews at 10. #Ferguson police officer shot. Suspect still on the loose. More details on a few.

— Kelly Jackson (@KellyJKSDK) September 28, 2014

JUST IN: KSDK reports a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer has been shot. Suspect still on the loose.

— WNDU (@WNDU) September 28, 2014

According to @stlcountypd the officer was shot in the arm. #ferguson

— FOX2now (@FOX2now) September 28, 2014

Update (12:02). From the St. Louis Post Dispatch:



Update (12:38 a.m.)

Ron Johnson "a police officer was shot tonight. No one else." #Ferguson

— Willis Arnold (@WillisRArnold) September 28, 2014

Update (12:55 a.m.)

UPDATE: Male officer interrupted a burglary at a business when he was shot in the arm #kmov

— KMOV (@KMOV) September 28, 2014

Update (1:13 a.m.)

Police fired at suspects. Police say they have no indication the suspects were injured. #Ferguson

— Nicholas J.C. Pistor (@nickpistor) September 28, 2014

police say they don't believe this incident is linked to #Ferguson protests.

— Nicholas J.C. Pistor (@nickpistor) September 28, 2014

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets. 


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NYT: Rape victim who testified against gun control is ‘scare mongering’!/michellemalkin/status/528234465672589312

As Twitchy founder Michelle Malkin wrote in her syndicated column Friday, while New York Times editorial writer David Firestone purported to investigate campaign fear-mongering, it’s independent-thinking women who give him the chills. Malkin writes:

This week, Firestone took aim at “attack ads” sponsored by the National Rifle Association. The “worst commercial,” he says, “features a rape victim describing her assault and accusing” former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg “of wanting to take away her right to defend herself.”

That rape victim has a name and a story Firestone couldn’t even bother to mention. She is Kimberly Weeks, a brave and fierce Colorado woman who testified against the Bloomberg-backed gun-control measures that beleaguered Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper now admits he passed “without basic facts” and concedes were ineffective from the get-go.

While Firestone and the New York Times couldn’t be bothered to acknowledge Weeks by name, she is certainly capable of telling her own story, which she bravely shares in a guest op-ed today at Revealing Politics. She also takes on Firestone’s editorial dead on.

Very recently, I’ve been accused of fear mongering and waging a war on women in an election season where ads about a fabricated birth control apocalypse and condom shortages are main stream. But my real-life experience is not a gimmick or a strategy, it is just a truth. I could easily be your daughter, your sister, your wife, or your mother. This makes many people uneasy; to have to imagine their loved ones in my shoes. I’m not asking you to go out and buy a gun if that’s not your choice; I know it wasn’t always mine. All I ask is that you not infringe upon my rights to do so.

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Protests erupt in St. Louis after fatal, cop-involved #shawshooting [pics]


— Anonymous (@YourAnonGlobal) October 09, 2014

The hashtag #shawshooting was trending late tonight after south St. Louis residents took to the streets following a fatal, officer-involved shooting incident. News consumers should learn from the past and be wary of inflammatory claims made by overzealous advocates on all sides. But, alas, many won’t.

Here’s the story for now. The victim’s name has been identified as VonDeritt Myers. He was reportedly holding a sandwich, which was reportedly mistaken for a gun.

Fatal officer involved shooting in south St. Louis leads to crowd unrest #STL

— FOX2now (@FOX2now) October 9, 2014

His name was VonDerrit Myers, Jr. #16shots #STL is #Ferguson #FergusonIsSTL

— Stephen Houldsworth (@sfhouldsworth) October 9, 2014

I see @Stltoday changed the victim's name to Vonderrit Myers. Can anyone confirm that is correct? #shawshooting #16times

— Sean Jordan (@seanjjordan) October 9, 2014

Wearing a hoodie, walking in the street, playing w/ toys & eating a sandwich are now Capital Offense. #ShawShooting #16Times #VonderritMyers

— Delonte (@mettawordlife83) October 9, 2014

And here’s the scene at the intersection of Shaw and Klemm, plus the surrounding area where marchers have gathered. Not all of them are congregating “peacefully,” unfortunately.

Pray for nonviolence, no more death tonight. Violence will not solve this But there will be no peace until deep truth is told & change made

— Mike Kinman (@MKinman) October 9, 2014

RT @Patricialicious: They just broke out the back window of a police truck.

— Michael Calhoun (@michaelcalhoun) October 9, 2014

Protesters marching down middle of Grand, police have traffic shut down, but there is no police presence

— David Carson (@PDPJ) October 9, 2014

Just smashed cop window #shawshooting

— Ryan Frank (@ryanfrank314) October 9, 2014

Grand Ave shut down at 44 protesters confronting police

— David Carson (@PDPJ) October 9, 2014

Suspect's aunt cries: "they shot my Drew 16 times. All he had was a sandwich" ; fatal police shooting Klemm&Shaw So StL @FOX2now

— Andy Banker (@andybankertv) October 9, 2014

Threats at police hurled from crowd at shooting scene at Shaw&Klemm in SoSTL; officer wrkng 2dary security shot,killed suspect @FOX2now

— Andy Banker (@andybankertv) October 9, 2014

#shawshooting "All you need to know" and why things aren't adding up.

— IG:OverlyLiked (@OverlyLiked) October 9, 2014

Crowd is breaking windows on an @SLMPD car.

— Rachel Lippmann (@rlippmann) October 9, 2014

Crowd gathered at Klemm and Shaw near site of fatal shooting by @SLMPD officer.

— Rachel Lippmann (@rlippmann) October 9, 2014

At Klemm and Shaw, just heard several shots south of me in Shaw.

— Valerie Schremp Hahn (@valeriehahn) October 9, 2014

Glass from back window of squad car #shawshooting

— Mariah Randi Stewart (@MzzzMariah) October 9, 2014

Chanting "Our Streets!" and walking down #Shaw avenue. #shawshooting #STL

— Matthew Wyczalkowski (@MaciekStL) October 9, 2014

#ShawShooting area NOW #16times #16shots

— Charles Wade (@akacharleswade) October 9, 2014

Intersection of grand and gravois shut down #shawshooting

— Mariah Randi Stewart (@MzzzMariah) October 9, 2014

There have been Twitter calls for “avenging” the victim’s death.

#VonderritMyers #MikeBrown #Martyrs

— TheAnonMessage (@TheAnonMessage) October 9, 2014

@TheAnonMessage We have already begun !!! #shutitdown

— WARP USA (@warp_usa) October 9, 2014

Sure it is RT@onthewrite: Vengeance is not justice. #VonderritMyers

— D▲ЯK TW▲INΞ (@DillEsq) October 9, 2014

A plea for calm. Let’s hope it’s not futile.

Stay safe and calm. Real sustainable change takes time. Use this moment wisely. #ShawShooting

— tchamplin (@tchamplin) October 9, 2014

Update 2:20am. St. Louis police chief Sam Dotson held a press briefing late tonight to provide more details of the gun battle between the officer and the 18-year-old victim.

BREAKING: @ChiefSLMPD: 18-year old suspect fired 3 shots before gun jammed, but kept pulling trigger. #shawshooting #stl #Ferguson

— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) October 9, 2014

#ShawShooting @ChiefSLMPD: Ballistics show suspect fired at least 3 rounds at the officer

— KSDK NewsChannel 5 (@ksdknews) October 9, 2014

@ChiefSLMPD : ballistics from behind officer confirm suspect was armed; officer was not hurt @FOX2now

— Andy Banker (@andybankertv) October 9, 2014

From @ChiefSLMPD: This is not about painting a picture, it's about getting to the truth. #shawshooting

— Cassidy Moody (@CassFM) October 9, 2014

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