The Live-Tweeting of Michael Brown’s Killing [photos]

Warning: foul language
mashable-BunLgIMCIAAZtiZ.jpg large‘Just after 12 p.m. local time in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis, a Twitter user and St. Louis-area rapper named Thee Pharoah tweeted that he saw someone die.

‘He then tweeted a photo of Michael Brown’s dead body lying in the street (warning: this is graphic).

‘The world would later learn that Michael Brown was shot after the officer, Darren Wilson, encountered him and another man on the street at 12:01 p.m. local time. The initial confrontation occurred because Brown and a friend were “walking down the street blocking traffic,” Ferguson’s police chief said on Friday.

‘Eyewitness to the shooting who have previously spoken to the media said Brown ran before he was shot. Thee Pharoah said the same in his tweets…’

LinkedIn Mistakes To Avoid
‘The other day I received a notification from LinkedIn that made me actually laugh out loud. My friend and colleague Lauren Orsini had endorsed me for “murder” and “arson.”

‘It was a joke referencing my Twitter bot and law-breaking alter ego, @SelenaEbooks; I’m not actually all that skilled in either murder or arson. But LinkedIn asked me if I wanted to include the new endorsements on my LinkedIn page. I accepted “murder” because I wanted to see if LinkedIn would actually take it—and it did. (I did turn down “arson,” though.)

‘It’s not just joke endorsements that could potentially jeopardize a potential job prospect or tarnish online reputations. Whether they’re purposely to get a rise out of a friend, colleague or stranger, or because people legitimately don’t understand how to use the service, there are a few key things people should stop doing on LinkedIn…’
mistakes to avoid

You can use your phone to film the police, even if they tell you not to
‘This should be obvious to anyone living in a free society but, it’s worth repeating: citizens have the right to record the public actions of the police. And while some police officers don’t like this fact, they have no right to stop you.

‘The issue came up again this week in riot-torn Ferguson, Missouri where police reportedly told a crowd of protesters to turn off their cameras following a volley of tear gas and rubber bullets. If this account is true, the police are simply wrong: protesters have the right to film the police.

‘This is the position of liberal and conservative scholars, and of appeals courts throughout the United States. As scholar and blogger Eugene Volokh explains of a 2011 First Circuit decision:…’


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