‘No Probable Cause’ in Ferguson + Top Five Events of 2015

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In tonight’s edition of Planet Waves FM, I look at the chart for Monday’s announcement that no charges would be brought against Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot Mike Brown, an unarmed teenager. In the second half of the program I begin the discussion of the top five events of 2015, covering three of them — Saturn transitioning into Sagittarius, the separating Uranus-Pluto square, and Chiron conjunct Borasisi in Pisces.

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Suzanne Vega on stage with Jerry Garcia, Madison Square Garden, September 1988.

Suzanne Vega on stage with Jerry Garcia, Madison Square Garden, September 1988.

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In tonight’s edition of Planet Waves FM, I look at the chart for Monday’s announcement that no charges would be brought against Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot Mike Brown, an unarmed teenager. The chart for that announcement is below. Here is today’s written analysis of the chart, sent to my subscribers; here is my prior coverage of the Ferguson incident.

In the second half of the program I begin the discussion of the top five events of 2015, covering three of them — Saturn transitioning into Sagittarius, the separating Uranus-Pluto square, and Chiron conjunct Borasisi in Pisces.

Our musical guests are Suzanne Vega and Jane’s Addiction, performing Grateful Dead songs that appear on the all-star tribute album Deadicated. This is the first of two weeks of Grateful Dead-related musical guests in honor of the 49th anniversary of the band’s first concert, which is on Dec. 4. I will read that chart next week.

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Chart for St. Louis DA announcing that no charges would be filed against police officer Darren Wilson for shooting Mike Brown in Ferguson, MO.

8 thoughts on “‘No Probable Cause’ in Ferguson + Top Five Events of 2015

    1. chief niwot's sonchief niwot's son

      No, the 12.4.65 show was the San Jose Acid Test at Big Nig’s house. It was the first public Acid Test and the first performance by the band as The Grateful Dead, and followed a Rolling Stones concert at the San Jose Civic Auditorium. The first performance by the Warlocks with Phil Lesh on bass was 6.18.65.

      Suzanne Vega played at the Rainforest Benefit in MSG on 9.24.88, she opened the second set with the boys and performed “Chinese Bones” by Robyn Hitchcock and her song “Neighborhood Girls.”

      1. sunsprawl

        The MSG shows are among the privileged bootlegs on cassette I’ve kept, I was left in speechless adoration by her telling of “Chinese Bones” :) And I would just like to add, it’s probably been 20 years or more since I’ve heard Jane’s Addiction raise the Ripple vibration. I had forgot how good it is! What planetary influence do you think they add into the mix? It feels Uranian to me, maybe a Libran Uranus (those gorgeous, radical, electrical harmonies? But I think Libra and Uranus have a special connection, so I might be biased by my own Uranus in Libra, lol) Loved the tribute to Birdsong at the end :)

  1. Eric Francis Post author

    Kidding about Veva, she was six when the acid test happened…she was not Mozart!

    I saw the show before the Rainforest benefit, which I sometimes use on PWFM…it was quite an experience from the 5th row in front of Garcia.

  2. Eric Francis Post author

    Comment to NY Times coverage of lack of indictment:

    It’s very disturbing to me as a retired police officer with more than 29 years of experience as a police officer on the street, and accredited formal education in law enforcement to hear the opinions of some of these “experts.” My feelings, and opinions about Officer Wilson’s actions are that he should be soundly criticized by the majority of these experts, but part of the problem is clearly that too many of them, like too many college professors, have very little actual daily contact with the public. Most of these “experts” appear to have had administrative experience. I , qualifying as an expert witness, would obliterate all of Wilson’s excuses for his failure to use non-lethal force, or call for back-up. Based upon his initial encounter with Brown, Wilson should have immediately called for back-up assistance when Brown allegedly displayed resistance to police authority. I received this kind of basic police academy training in 1980. If this training served me well for more than 29 years, then you had better believe that if I had been on any jury of his “peers” I would vote to indict Wilson for manslaughter. If the majority of American police are not receiving deadly-force as a last resort training, then the Justice Dept. needs to see that they get it. In addition, no officer should be allowed to be on duty without immediate access to all of levels of force on his gun belt. On-duty supervisors should be performing uniform inspections daily.

  3. Eric Francis Post author

    I think so — which would seem to botch up my whole analysis and understanding of why the Sun’s motion is under one degree per day right now…that would argue for aphelion. I will ask Tad Mann, he knows everything.

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