Please tell me you guys are absolutely outraged at the situation in Ferguson. I'm absolutely outraged and have half a mind to protest in my own city. A police officer shot an unarmed teenager, possibly murdered The police department still refused to release the name of the officer There is a media blackout - mainstream slant, lack of coverage, FAA No Fly Zone, reporters arrested, reporters gassed Police offers have preemptively tear-gassed, fired rubber bullets, launched flash bang grenades, and possibly used sound cannons on PEACEFUL protestors Some looting and rioting is occurring, largely from a minority of people and possibly in response to the police militarization Reporters from The Huffington Post and Washington Post have been arrested, apparently for recording the police or public assembly The city alderman was arrested for "unlawful assembly" (?) A state Senator was in the protests and got tear gassed The Al Jazeera television crew was teargassed by police, then had their equipment dismantled by police Residents have been teargassed in their back yards and have been cut off from assembling and traveling POSSIBLE media blackout in the Ferguson area through blocking television broadcasts and/or internet connectivity Anonymous has leaked the name of the shooting officer (possibly false), leaked audio from the night, and has called for protests across the United States Try telling me we have freedom of speech. Try telling me we have freedom of the press. Try telling me we have the right to peaceable assemble. WE NO LONGER HAVE THESE RIGHTS IN THE UNITED STATES. The police are militarized and the United States is a police state. This is not just Ferguson, this is true nationwide. Obama is about to make a statement on the situation. He's going on air at 12:15 EST. You can watch his statement here. If you are not already following this situation I urge you to do so. Find the Twitter hashtag #Ferguson. Check out the Reddit livestream here.