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A 2015 report by the Department of Justice found that in Ferguson, Missouri, the city had “allowed its focus on revenue generation to fundamentally compromise the role of Ferguson's municipal court.” The DOJ concluded it led to violations of the Fourteenth Amendment's due process guarantee, which ...
In the late 1990s, Starbucks teamed up with Magic Johnson Enterprises to invest in stores in underserved neighborhoods. The partnership ended in 2010, but after the demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2015, the company recommitted to opening cafes in poor urban neighborhoods, and has opened ...

Since the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014, many Americans have questioned what they see as an excessive police use of force, particularly against black men and other minorities, that continues despite years of protests and media attention. Some students expressed skepticism ...
In what sounds like an "Oceans Eleven" caper, someone has stolen two 19th-century, gem-encrusted tiaras from the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis. The crowns were from the city's storied and controversial Veiled Prophet Ball. The last time anything was stolen from the museum was 17 years ago.
Several times in recent years, the nation has found itself mired in grief, outrage and confusion over the killings of civilians, many of them men of color, at the hands of police officers. As authorities investigate the latest such death, the fatal shooting of Stephon Clark in Sacramento, here's a look back at some ...
A photo of Devonte went viral back in 2014. The photo, taken on Nov. 25, 2014, showed the young boy hugging a white police officer as tears flooded his face during protests in Portland, Ore., over the shooting death of Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer and a grand jury's refusal to indict the ...

The film follows the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson on August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, MO. The killing of an unarmed black man by a white cop resulted in several nights of riots in Ferguson — known by the locals as Ferghanistan — and gave rise to the Black Lives ...
The nation's oldest civil rights organization, the NAACP, and Illinois police officials announced Thursday an agreed upon resolution they say took years to hash out. The "affirmation of shared principles" was inspired in part by the death of Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a police officer in ...
David Correia and Tyler Wall said their book "The Police: A Field Guide" released this month is intended to provide activists in places like Ferguson, Missouri, and Sacramento, California, ways to identify attempts by those seeking to thwart prevention of future police shootings. That includes pinpointing ...
They must withstand those daily indignities or find themselves trapped in a veritable debtor's prison, as the Justice Department found in Ferguson, Missouri. And even though they know police officers sometimes plant guns or drugs or lie on the witness stand, they are the ones told to shut up and just trust a ...
Crump represented the family of black teenager Michael Brown, whose shooting death in Ferguson, Missouri, by police in 2014 sparked nationwide protests. Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg said this week that city officials would examine police protocol for how they identify themselves in such cases.
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – A play that explores the community reaction to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri opens Tuesday night in Milwaukee. The woman who wrote the play, Dael Orlandersmith, interviewed dozens of people in the aftermath of the shooting. She used the interviews to ...
ST. LOUIS – Officials from Ferguson, Missouri, and the U.S. Department of Justice will be back in front of a federal judge for an update on how the St. Louis suburb is addressing concerns about the mistreatment of black residents by Ferguson's police and court system. U.S. District Judge Catherine Perry will ...
At least 65 full-time workers and 25 part-time workers have been on strike since December 1 when after several months of negotiations no agreement on a new contract could be reached. In a letter sent in December to the striking employees the Christian Care Home indicated that they had been ...
CrimeStoppers is offering a $50,000 reward for information in a Ferguson, MO homicide, but the deal is good for only a month. Ferguson police announced the reward on Thursday as the search continues for the suspects in the death of Donnell Drake Jr., who was shot and killed July 28, 2017. Another man ...
7:34 – Andy Kroll, investigative reporter with Mother Jones and author of “Cloak and Data: The Real Story Behind Cambridge Analytica”. 8:08 – Ashley Yates, activist and one of the frontline organizers at Ferguson following the murder of Michael Brown. 8:35 – Kharyshi (kai-REE-shee) Wiginton, Senior ...
The strike that commenced on December 1 involving 65 full time and 25 part-time employees of the Christian Care Nursing Home in Ferguson Missouri ended last week. The workers approved a new labor contract with the nursing home that grants a derisory 20-cent per hour rise in wages. Contract ...

The letter noted the university's appropriate responses to bias-related incidents on and off campus, as well as emails in response to movements in Ferguson, Missouri, the Muslim ban that threatened to block entry into the United States for citizens of Muslim majority countries, and the multiple swastikas that ...
King has written extensively about the Black Lives Matter movement, covering discrimination, police brutality, the prison industrial complex and social justice in the wake of violence in New York, Baltimore, Cleveland, Ferguson, Missouri, Charleston, South Carolina and other cities. In his position as senior ...
Children watch from their home as people march to protest the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Many residents of the St. Louis suburb ... Protester Janelle Pittman holds her 6-year-old daughter, Kat, as police in riot gear stand guard in Ferguson, Mo. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. Jeff Roberson ...
From the police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., to the neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Va., to last week's school schooting in Parkland, Fla., younger Americans by the millions have been energized to advocate against persistent police brutality, rising hate crime, and pervasive gun violence. In the ...
These sorts of penalties have long been disproportionately levied on vulnerable communities—take the 2015 Justice Department report on police in Ferguson, Mo., which found that law enforcement had become a “plundering collection agency.” Of course, a fine doesn't need to be about black people in ...
Deadly force by police has long been on the nation's radar screen, but it gained additional urgency with the 2014 death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. The unarmed African-American teenager, suspected in a store robbery, was shot and killed by a white police officer. The fatal encounter prompted ...
FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A third-grader was hit by a car near an elementary school in Ferguson Thursday morning. The girl was struck while crossing the street near Griffith Elementary School, located in the 200 block of Day Drive, before 9 a.m.. After being hit, the student was taken to the hospital. Her condition has ...
Based in Newark, New Jersey, Fort was a powerful force in the creation of the Black Lives Matter movement in Ferguson, Missouri, and upon returning home he created "7 Last Words: Strange Fruit Speaks,” a liturgy commemorating the last words of Black people killed by police and vigilantes. Fort also ...
9, 2014 shooting of an 18-year-old black male by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. “So much media coverage, I think lately, with the mainstream media downplaying the officers' role and always critiquing everything when they don't publish the whole story sometimes ... I know it makes officers ...
I tacked this sheet to my wall a few years ago after speaking to a friend about the teenager who had been shot in Ferguson, Missouri, by a police officer. As we were talking, I realized I couldn't remember the slain boy's name. “Not Tamir Rice,” I said. “The other one. Not Philando, not Freddie, not Eric, not ...
FERGUSON, Mo. – The Ferguson Youth Initiative is helping shape young minds to be the business leaders of tomorrow. The group meets every two weeks to make dog biscuits to sell. They bag the treats and sell them. Aaron Harris leads the youth initiative. “We can make 180 treats on one good baking ...
(The restrictions were put in place in response to the militarized tactics used by police against protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, who were demonstrating after a police officer there fatally shot Michael Brown in August 2014.) During another part of her speech on Thursday, Haley — alluding to then-Egyptian ...
The report said the increase in violence against law enforcement “likely” began after the August 2014 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and subsequent grand jury decision not to indict the police officers involved. “This document essentially says we don't care about your ideology, we care about ...
After the Ferguson, Missouri riots in 2015, a DOJ report found that local police over-patrolled black neighborhoods and stopped black drivers significantly more often that white drivers. If autonomous police vehicles relied on traffic violations recorded by area, how do we know they wouldn't repeat these ...
Police charged a former city spokesman with possession of methamphetamine on Tuesday after a traffic stop. Error loading player: No playable sources found. Jeff Small, also a former on-air reporter in St. Louis, began working for the city in 2014 following the death of Michael Brown, KPLR-TV reports.
Deon Taylor and his Hidden Empire Film Group partners Roxanne Avent and Robert F. Smith are ramping up on police drama “.38,” with production planned for March in Los Angeles, Variety has learned exclusively. Producers have started casting and have hired cinematographer Dante Spinotti, who ...
The Russian foreign ministry sought to equate the Iranian government response to the protests with what Zakharova called “mass arrests and suppression of the Occupy Wall Street movement” and in Ferguson, Missouri. The comparison is inaccurate mainly for two reasons, the most obvious being fatalities.
Two weeks later, Michael Brown would be killed by a white police officer on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri. Protests were erupting all over the country. We flew back from Ferguson later that August, in order to cover a major march in Staten Island, with over 1,000 people demanding justice for Eric Garner, ...
According to the Post-Dispatch, he now runs a public safety consulting business, in addition to being global security manager for Emerson Electric, a multinational corporation based in Ferguson, Mo. Fitch said he was inspired to run for office by the unrest in Ferguson after county prosecutors declined to ...
The Blue Lives Matter website provides that the organization was founded following the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, that followed the shooting of Michael Brown by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson. The website declares, The media catered to movements such as Black Lives Matter, whose goal ...
Russia's mission to the UN, for example, raised the notion of the Security Council meeting about protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and Occupy Wall Street demonstrations. Russia's deputy foreign minister has called the US proposal "harmful and destructive." The Trump administration has never been shy ...
Russia has mocked American attempts to line up world support for the past week's anti-government demonstrations in Iran, even sarcastically suggesting that the U.S. let the police department of Ferguson, Missouri teach Iranians how to really put down civil unrest — a reference it returned to during U.N. ...
The white suburban mother lives in a tony enclave on the outskirts of St. Louis with street names like Joy and Glen, a world apart from the turmoil that erupted 16 miles away in Ferguson, Mo., in 2014. She had no inclination to join the protests sparked by a white policeman's fatal shooting of Michael Brown, ...
FERGUSON, MO – Wednesday the FBI and Ferguson Police Department release photos and information on the so called “Left-handed Bandit”. The suspect is accused of robbing the Great Southern Bank Tuesday just after 5 pm at a branch office located on West Florissant Road. The suspect, a black male, ...
The Ferguson, Missouri, Police Department headquarters as shown March 3, 2015 in Ferguson. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI. FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOX) – Two men shot to death several hours and a few hundred yards apart in Ferguson on Christmas Day, but police say the cases are unrelated. Major Frank ...
FERGUNSON, Mo. — A 60-year-old Ferguson woman could face criminal charges for confronting school children with a gun. On November 8, Gail Boyd was arrested by Ferguson police for unlawful use of a weapon at the Northwinds Apartments. Boyd told KMOV the incident happened around 3 p.m. ...
Ferguson, Missouri is reviewing thousands of municipal court cases to determine which should be thrown out. The fatal August 2014 police shooting of Michael Brown prompted a Justice Department investigation that resulted in a consent agreement between Ferguson and the U.S. Department of Justice in ...
10, 2015, file photo, officers and protesters face off along West Florissant Avenue, in Ferguson, Mo. A federal judge will get an update Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, on progress the city of Ferguson is making in addressing concerns about mistreatment of black residents by the Missouri town's police and court ...
FERGUSON, MO – A woman is dead and a man in serious condition after a shooting Saturday night in Ferguson, MO. On Sunday, family members of 20-year-old Christina Jones gathered for a candlelight vigil after the young woman was shot and killed just outside her home. “She didn't deserve this,” her ...
NPR's Audie Cornish talks to filmmakers Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis about their new film, Whose Streets?. It focuses on the protest movement that sprung up after Michael Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson in 2014. AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: It's been three ...
A federal judge on Tuesday approved a settlement in the lawsuit brought by the family of Michael Brown against the police officer who fatally shot him in Ferguson, Mo., ending the legal chapter of a case that sparked national outrage over the police's treatment of black people. Mr. Brown, who was 18 and ...
Attorney Anthony D. Gray speaks at a 2015 news conference as Michael Brown's parents, Lesley McSpadden, second from left, and Michael Brown Sr., right, listen along with attorney Benjamin L. Crump, left. The parents have settled a wrongful death lawsuit with the the city of Ferguson, Mo., over the fatal ...
Voters in Ferguson, Missouri, re-elected Mayor James Knowles III on Tuesday in the first election since the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in 2014. Knowles — who rode out weeks of unrest after Brown, an unarmed teenager, was shot and killed by Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson — defeated City ...


 

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