‘Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri’ 1


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The police officer involved in the fatal shooting of an unarmed teen in a St. Louis suburb has been identified as Darren Wilson. Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson, who released the name to reporters today, said Wilson has been a police officer for six years.

Michael Brown, an African-American teen, was shot to death Saturday. Police have said the shooting occurred during a struggle for the officer’s gun. Witnesses have said Brown’s arms were raised when he was shot.

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“THE FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION” Reply


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The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances. It was adopted on December 15, 1791, as one of the ten amendments that constitute the Bill of Rights.

The Bill of Rights was originally proposed as a measure to assuage Anti-Federalist opposition to Constitutional ratification. Initially, the First Amendment applied only to laws enacted by the Congress, and many of its provisions were interpreted more narrowly than they are today. Beginning with Gitlow v. New York (1925), the Supreme Court applied the First Amendment to states—a process known as incorporation—through the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. [FULL POST]