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March 4, 2015 15 Comments

Ferguson Reacts To Scathing Justice Department Report

The report found that the Ferguson police department is systematically violating the rights of its black citizens.

January 7, 2015 23 Comments

Grand Juror In Ferguson Case Sues To Challenge Gag Order

The ACLU has filed a lawsuit on behalf of an unidentified juror who wants to speak out about the Michael Brown case.

December 4, 2014 Comment

DOJ Investigating An ‘American Problem’ In New York, Ferguson And Cleveland

The Department of Justice is investigating three high-profile cases of fatal shootings of black males by white police officers.

December 2, 2014 9 Comments

Poll Uncovers Stark Racial Divide On Ferguson Decision

The poll found 9 percent of blacks approve of the grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson, compared to 58 percent of whites.

December 1, 2014 2 Comments

Ferguson Commission Holds First Public Meeting

The commission was appointed by Missouri’s governor to study the causes of the unrest and come up with specific recommendations.

November 27, 2014 2 Comments

Ferguson Cake Shop Buoyed By Money And Support

Natalie Dubose sold her cakes at flea markets for years to save up to open her own bakery this summer. It was damaged in the riots.

November 26, 2014 24 Comments

National Bar Association Critical Of Ferguson Grand Jury Process

St. Louis attorney Pamela Meanes, who is president of the association, explains her concerns with how the D.A. handled the process.

November 25, 2014 3 Comments

St. Louis Radio Personality Responds To Ferguson Decision

After the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, Jowcol “Boogie D” Dolby turned off the music and opened the phone lines.

November 25, 2014 Comment

Ferguson Officer’s Version Of Events Revealed In Testimony

The now-public testimony offers the first and most detailed account from Darren Wilson, who shot Michael Brown.

November 25, 2014 6 Comments

No Charges Against Ferguson Officer; Businesses Torched

There’s an uneasy calm this morning, but last night it looked like a repeat of August, only worse, said the police chief.

November 25, 2014 5 Comments

How The Media Handles Ferguson — And Vice Versa

NPR’s David Folkenflik discusses the media coverage in Ferguson, including how the press handled last night’s violent protests.

November 25, 2014 6 Comments

Voices From Ferguson After A Night Of Chaos

Reporting from Ferguson, host Jeremy Hobson spoke with members of the community about the protests and fallout.

November 25, 2014 4 Comments

Ferguson Activist Responds To Grand Jury Decision

Tory Russell, co-founder of the group Hands Up United, reacts to the decision not to indict the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.

November 24, 2014 4 Comments

Ferguson Anxiously Awaits Grand Jury Decision On Police Shooting

USA Today reporter Yamiche Alcindor joins us from Ferguson to talk about how the city is preparing for the upcoming grand jury decision.

November 21, 2014 2 Comments

Country Awaits Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

As the nation waits to hear whether the officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown will be charged, we look at the protests through the lens of history.

November 18, 2014 52 Comments

Ferguson Grand Jury Nears Decision

The 12-member grand jury is debating whether to charge the police officer who shot unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown.

November 18, 2014 35 Comments

Ferguson Activists Fear Police Violence

Protest leader Tory Russell discusses his concerns ahead of the grand jury decision on whether to charge the officer who killed Michael Brown.

November 14, 2014 4 Comments

Ferguson Activists Testify Before U.N.

Activists claim that the shooting death of African-American Michael Brown by a white police officer was an excessive use of force.

October 22, 2014 11 Comments

Official Autopsy Of Michael Brown Shows Teen Was Shot At Close Range

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the official autopsy supports the Ferguson police officer’s version of events.

September 16, 2014 7 Comments

Sheriff Defends Use Of Military Equipment

The Sheriff of Payne County, Okla., defends the possession and use of military equipment by local law enforcement.

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Teenagers Create Impromptu Exhibit At San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art

As the pair toured the museum, they wondered if they could do better. So 16-year-old Kevin Nguyen decided to get creative.

June 3 3 Comments

‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Author Explores Conformity, Mental Health In New Teen Novel

Matthew Quick published his fourth young adult book, "Every Exquisite Thing," this week.

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