MSNBC gives “All In” viewers a look at the history-making election in Ferguson, MO.
After months of upheaval, the beleaguered city of Ferguson, Missouri, has a new governing board. It looks different than the old one, states CNN.
After a higher-than-normal 30% turnout, two African-American candidates won their wards last Tuesday to make the six-member City Council 50% black.
Ferguson’s population of about 21,000 is 70% black, but the City Council was predominantly white, as is the police force.
A man opened fire on police attending a swearing-in ceremony for new officers in New Hope, Minnesota, on Monday night.
Two officers were shot before police returned fire, killing the man. The officers are expected to survive.
The shooting happened right after two newly sworn-in officers left the chambers. It is not known if the two officers who were shot were newly sworn-in.
As a city council member began a discussion of a resolution, a man with a handgun began firing, said Hennepin County Chief Deputy Mike Carlson.
Officials don’t yet know why the man targeted officers. His name hasn’t been released.
The city council records their meetings and video cameras captured the sound of the gunshots, according to CNN.
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Wikipedia: Tony Perkins is president of the Family Research Council, a conservative public policy and lobbying organization based in Washington, D.C.
Here, Perkins equates the firing of a fire chief for distributing to employees his anti-gay book to the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks in Paris.
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Who is Jerry Boykin?
Sources state that William G. “Jerry” Boykin was the United States Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence under President George W. Bush from 2002 to 2007 and is a conservative Christian political activist.
He is currently executive vice president at the Family Research Council.
During his 36-year career in the U.S. Army, he spent 13 years in the Delta Force, including two years as its commander, and was involved in numerous high-profile missions, including the 1980 Iran hostage rescue attempt and the Black Hawk Down incident in Mogadishu, Somalia.
The Family Research Council was designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center in 2010.
Recently, Boykin said “Thank God For ISIS” for bringing attention to the “Destruction Of The Military,” and he claimed the military will “never get out of” the Middle East.
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Who is Tony Perkins?
Wikipedia states: “Anthony Richard ‘Tony’ Perkins (born March 20, 1963) is president of the Family Research Council, a conservative public policy and lobbying organization based in Washington, D.C. Perkins was previously a police officer and television reporter, served two terms as a Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives and unsuccessfully ran for the U.S. Senate in 2002.”
According to Right Wing Watch: “Last week, the Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins appeared on the ‘Point Of View’ radio program to discuss his participation in the marriage conference hosted by the Vatican in November, saying that the event has convinced him that the Religious Right will win the fight against gay marriage in America because ‘we’re on the side of the one who wrote history.'”
The Southern Poverty Law Center listed the Family Research Council as an anti-gay hate group in 2010, and Perkins is a frequently-booked anti-gay marriage and anti-LGBT pundit.
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