Family of deceased teen pleads for peace as violence rages in St. Louis suburb

Violence raged in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri over the weekend in the aftermath of the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. As the Associated Press reported, police in riot gear restricted access to the town on Monday and used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse protesters. On radio this morning, Glenn condemned the violence and read a statement from Brown’s family asking for nonviolence and peace.

“The rioting in Missouri… I don't even understand it,” Glenn said. “How is this helping? What is this doing? What does this have to do with justice? This has nothing to do with justice.”

Glenn explained he was “not taking a side” in the case because “we don’t know for sure what happened,” but he failed to understand what protestors hope to accomplish with the violence and vandalism wreaking havoc in the area.

“The president is sending the FBI. Good. Send the FBI. Let's make sure we're getting the full story, but can the President please say something about how this has nothing to do with justice when you're out in the streets like this,” Glenn asked. “It has nothing to do with justice… This is Cloward and Piven… And the President needs to step forward and say, ‘Enough.’”

Below are some photos of the protests that emerged on social media:

Through various statements, the Brown family has pleaded to the community to stop the violence for it accomplishes little.

“To the family's credit, they seem to be saying, ‘He wouldn't want this,’” Stu said. “So at least they're trying to do something to settle it down a little bit.”

“If you have any information, please give it to us," said Brown’s father, Michael Brown Sr., in a Monday press conference. “But I don't want no violence. We don't want no violence. Because Michael wouldn't want no violence. He would have wanted none of it. We want to do it the right way. We need justice for our son.”

In another statement, an unidentified cousin of Brown said the following:

“I just want everyone to know and understand that the stealing and breaking in stores is not what Mike will want, it is very upsetting to me and my family. Our family didn’t ask for this but for Justice and Peace… Please let my family grieve in Peace in stop the violence in the street tonight, we don’t want this happing when we protest for justice for my cousin Mike Brown, please get this message out to the people that the Mike Brown family do not want this.”

“Good for them,” Glenn concluded. “Good for them.”

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Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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