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$1.5 Million to Michael Brown's Family:  The city of Ferguson, Missouri has settled a wrongful-death lawsuit brought by the family of Michael Brown for $1.5 million.  USA Today reports that Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was fatally shot on August 9, 2014 by a white police officer.  The national media quickly reported that Brown was shot because he was black by a racist police officer working for a racist police department, and riots ensued.  This Washington Post story on August 12, advanced the narrative that the Ferguson shooting was just another example of racist police gunning down unarmed black men.  On November 23, more riots broke out after a grand jury, which included black members, refused to indict the officer who shot Brown, finding that under the circumstances (Brown was charging the officer) the shooting was justified.  The New York Times reported in March of 2015, that after a five-month investigation, Eric Holder's Justice Department also cleared the officer, but the Department also issued a CYA report indicating that the Ferguson Police Department was racist.  

14 Cartel Members Busted In Texas:  DEA and local law enforcement agents have arrested 14 members of the Orrantia drug cartel in El Paso, TX.  Ray Bogan of Fox News reports that those arrested including the cartel's ringleader Mario Armando Orrantia.  During the arrests, agents seized 600 kilos of pot, five kilos of cocaine, seven vehicles and almost $140,000 in cash.  The DEA reported that the cartel smuggled hundreds of kilos of cocaine and marijuana into El Paso for distribution to locations including Ohio, South Carolina and Colorado.  All but two of those arrested could be sent to a federal prison for life.        

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Raise a criminal who robs a store and attacks a cop and goes for his gun and get $1.5 million---ain't America great?

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