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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.

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.

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.

Darren Wilson resigns from Ferguson Police Department

Ferguson - Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Missouri police officer who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown earlier this year, has resigned from the suburban St. Louis department.

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.

Crime spree unfolds while police tied up with Ferguson protesters

Police across America are at a breaking point trying to keep law and order while monitoring large scale demonstrations and anti-establishment protests in several cities in the U.S.

Op-Ed: The story about Brown and Wilson is bigger than Ferguson

Ferguson - What is happening in Ferguson is a tragedy, but the narrative of looting, arson, and the death of Michael Brown only scratches at the surface of the bigger issue. Police all over America have killed unarmed Americans, and have escaped punishment.

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.

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.

Grand Jury clears Ferguson officer who shot Michael Brown

Ferguson - At 9:30 p.m. ET, a grand jury decided to clear Missouri police officer Darren Wilson over the death of an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown.

Op-Ed: Protester getting 'ready for Ferguson' shoots herself in the head

St Louis - A St. Louis woman and her boyfriend, preparing for increased unrest in Ferguson, purchased a gun for protection and accidentally shot herself in the head on the way home.

Michael Brown Sr. and Obama appeal for calm, protesters ignore it

Ferguson - The father of Michael Brown has appealed for calm ahead of the grand jury decision against a police officer. President Obama has joined in the appeals but protesters were out in force on Friday night in Ferguson, Missouri anyway.

Mom of slain Ferguson youth taking case to the UN Committee

When an event such as the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri gets media attention, it gets that attention all over the world.

Source: Feds say charges against Ferguson cop unlikely

Washington, D. C. - Reports from the U.S. capital indicate that federal prosecutors are likely not planning to bring civil rights charges against a white Ferguson, Mo., police officer who shot an unarmed black teenager in August and set off riots and days of street protests.

NRA 'Killer Cop' competition prompts outcry over police violence

Albuquerque - Beginning Sept. 15, the National Rifle Association will host its annual National Police Shooting Competition (NPSC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The competition is expected to draw more than 500 police officers from law enforcement agencies nationwide.

Michael Brown shooting audio surfaces, 10 or more shots fired

The FBI are examining an audio recording that may be of the shooting of Michael Brown, the Ferguson teen shot to death by Officer Darren Wilson on August 9. The audio was played on CNN and a burst of gunfire is heard, then a pause, then more gunfire.

Op-Ed: Answers to Ferguson police shooting to lead to justice - one day

Let's start here: if the policeman, now known to be Darren Wilson, stood over young Michael Brown and executed him then he's guilty of murder. IF. Yes, the protesters in Ferguson want justice now but unhappily that takes time. And facts.

Ferguson chief names Darren Wilson as cop who shot Michael Brown

Ferguson - The police chief in Ferguson, Missouri identified a six-year veteran as the officer who shot and killed unarmed black teen Michael Brown last Saturday.
 

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Protesters against the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., gather in front of St. Louis County police headquarters in nearby Clayton. The shooting of Michael Brown occurred on August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis
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