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Justice Department sues city of Ferguson to push police reform

Ferguson - The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a civil rights lawsuit against Ferguson, Missouri, because the City Council tried to amend a deal with the DOJ that would have enacted changes in its policing and court practices.

Missouri cop bragged about bonus from Ferguson protests: Report

Washington - A St Louis County police officer is being investigated after apparently bragging on Facebook about how he spent his "bonus" for working during recent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, the Guardian reported.

Ferguson under state of emergency after new clashes

Ferguson - The racial flashpoint city of Ferguson awoke under a state of emergency Tuesday after a second night of clashes between police and protesters, a year after the shooting death of an unarmed black teen.

Ferguson police shoot gunman on anniversary of teen killing

Ferguson - Police shot and critically wounded a man who opened fire at them in the US city of Ferguson on Sunday, ending what had been a day of remembrance for a black teen killed a year earlier.

Tensions flare in Ferguson on police shooting anniversary

Ferguson - Tensions flared in the US city of Ferguson late Sunday as looters targeted at least one store following a day of somber remembrance to mark the anniversary of the police shooting of an unarmed black teen.

March in Ferguson on eve of first anniversary of Brown death

Ferguson - Several hundred people marched in Ferguson to mark the first anniversary of the police shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown, which shone a spotlight on race relations in America.

Hope and fear in Ferguson, one year on

Ferguson - Charred shells of burned buildings still mar the landscape near Ferguson, Missouri a year after the police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown sparked a global Black Lives Matter movement.

Op-Ed: Dismissing #AllLivesMatter completely misses the point

Phoenix - One Democratic presidential hopeful made a grave mistake. He dared to question a progressive lie, and he now faces the wrath of the very people he needs to vote for him.

Hip-hop power couple leverages wealth to bail out protesters

Baltimore - Hip-hop and R&B power-duo Jay-Z and Beyonce donated tens of thousands of dollars to bail out protesters jailed during demonstrations in Ferguson, Miss., and Baltimore, according to a source close to the couple.

'The Purge' — Did social media play a part in Baltimore riots?

Baltimore - Fox News claims an analysis of social media accounts has unearthed striking connections between the rioting in Ferguson, Missouri and Baltimore, Maryland last night, according to a leading data mining firm.

Man charged in Ferguson police shooting

Ferguson - Police charged a young African-American man Sunday in connection with the shooting in Ferguson last week that wounded two police officers and rekindled tension in the racially troubled Missouri city.

Obama on Jimmy Kimmel Live: Reads mean tweets, talks Ferguson

US President Barack Obama appeared on the late night show "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on ABC, and made his first official statement about the Ferguson cop shooting, as well as reading mean tweets.

Ferguson police chief quits after racism report

Washington - The embattled police chief in Ferguson, Missouri resigned Wednesday, a week after a scathing US Justice Department report into the fatal shooting of the unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by one of his officers.

Policeman cleared in US town that 'targeted blacks'

Washington - The US Justice Department said it will not prosecute the white policeman who shot dead unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, but in a damning report found the local force systematically targeted African Americans.

Ferguson Witness 41 says she taped Brown shooting, trashed phone

Ferguson - A Ferguson grand jury witness, identified in the records as "Witness 41," said she videotaped the Aug. 9 confrontation between Officer Darren Wilson and teenager Michael Brown on her cell phone, but later, accidentally, dropped the phone into the toilet.

Op-Ed: The U.S government’s history of violently suppressing protest

Washington D.c. - Without resisting the laws forced onto them by the British, America wouldn’t exist. The dissent that built a nation is still strong among those protesting police brutality, but as history shows, the attack on protest by the U.S government is not rare.

New limits on racial profiling released by Department of Justice

Washington D.c. - Attorney General Eric Holder's efforts to have the new limits on racial profiling to be finally pushed through are the result of an expansion of the Guidance Regarding the Use of Race by Federal Law Enforcement Agencies originally put in place in 2003

More outrage as grand jury fails to indict in Eric Garner death

The death of a black man being taken into custody for a minor reason - suspicion of selling cigarettes illegally - has sparked more racial outrage. The white officer who killed Eric Garner with a chokehold will not be charged, a grand jury said today.

Obama asks Congress to buy 50,000 body cameras for U.S. police

In an effort to help increase the trust minority communities have in their police forces, President Obama asked the U.S. Congress to provide funding for police body cameras. It was one of a number of measures the president spoke of on Monday.

City of Ferguson will hire more minority police officers: Mayor

The mayor of the beleaguered city of Ferguson said Sunday they will be hiring more minority police officers there. This comes in the wake of the death of black teen Michael Brown and the grand jury declining to indict the white officer who shot him.

Black residents protect white-owned store in Ferguson

Ferguson - Racism was transcended in Ferguson when four armed black men stood their ground to protect a white-owned store from looters.

Protest over Ferguson violence halts Bay Area transit service

Oakland - Dozens of San Francisco Bay Area residents tied up regional transit service for more than an hour Friday with a peaceful protest that closed a major station serving transbay commuters.

Ferguson cop who shot Michael Brown is leaving police work

Darren Wilson, the white policeman who shot and killed unarmed black teen Michael Brown on Aug. 9, has resigned from the Ferguson police force. The announcement came today from one of his attorneys, Neil Bruntrager.

Op-Ed: In Ferguson, media, many black leaders, selfishly stoke the fire

Something needs to be refuted regarding the tragedy that is Ferguson. It's not easy doing that and given a young person lost his life it may not be popular. It is this: Michael Brown was not shot because he had his hands up and said don't shoot.

Op-Ed: In the wake of the Ferguson riots, 'white privilege' revisited

While protests against the grand jury decision in Ferguson and elsewhere continued through the Thanksgiving weekend, the concept of "white privilege" has been presented as an acceptable phraseology.

Op-Ed: Prosecutors misled Ferguson jurors on Wilson's right to shoot

Ferguson - Grand juries are often criticized because it is easy for prosecutors to obtain an indictment. In the shooting of Michael Brown by officer Wilson however the aim of the grand jury process seems to have been not to indict Wilson but to fail to indict him.

Op-Ed: NFL player's Facebook post on Ferguson full of meaning, hope

The tragedy that is the death of Michael Brown, the feelings of anger in America's black community, the looting in Ferguson, all of it, is being commented on throughout the U.S. and the world. But few have so poignantly spoken up as Benjamin Watson.

Op-Ed: The real lessons behind the Ferguson grand jury decision

Ferguson - It's a maelstrom in Ferguson, Missouri after a grand jury decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson after he killed Michael Brown, an unarmed teen. Wilson was white, Brown was black, and the case mixed alleged racism with police abuse of force.

Op-Ed: Police change story in Ferguson case

Ferguson - Although St. Louis cops made much to do of witnesses changing stories in the Michael Brown killing, investigators themselves made a significant change in their description of what occurred.

No indictment of white cop who shot black teen, protests start

The Grand Jury in Ferguson released its decision this evening and there will be no indictment of the police officer who shot and killed teen Michael Brown in August. Officer Darren Wilson will not be charged and already violence is breaking out.
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Black-and-white photo shows memorial to slain teenager Michael Brown on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri. The shooting of Michael Brown occurred on August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, a suburb of St. Louis
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The makeshift memorial to Michael Brown was intentionally run over with a vehicle, according to witnesses. Volunteers quickly rebuilt the memorial.
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Ferguson protester Becca Campbell seen on Aug. 18 arguing with a cop.
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SHOOTING: Protesters objecting to the police shooting of an unarmed black teen gather in Ferguson, Mo., before the start of demonstrations on Aug. 13., four days after Michael Brown died. The shooting of Michael Brown occurred on August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis
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Demonstrators march on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 13 to protest the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager a few days before.
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Militarization of police in America
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Demonstrators carry signs last month at a protest in Ferguson, Missouri, over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager, 14 August 2014. The shooting of Michael Brown occurred on August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis
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OFFICIALDOM: The Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building and Courthouse in Oakland, Calif.
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Demonstrators march during a peaceful protest on November 17, 2014 in Clayton, Missouri
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Missouri woman discovers she lives in serial killer's old house.
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Observers from Amnesty International are order to leave the area by police in Ferguson, MO.
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The nation and the world is trying to understand the killing of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri.
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