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September 12, 2014 3 Comments

Proposed Ferguson Police Oversight Board Criticized As Weak

The Ferguson City Council has called for a Citizens Oversight Board for the police department, but critics say it’s not enough.

September 4, 2014 5 Comments

Justice Dept. Broadens Investigation Of Michael Brown Shooting

Investigators will look beyond just the shooting itself and examine policing practices in Ferguson.

August 26, 2014 8 Comments

It’s Not Business As Usual In Ferguson, Missouri

From barber shops to bike shops, WBUR’s Deborah Becker looks at what the protests have meant for businesses.

August 25, 2014 16 Comments

A Police Officer On Lessons From Ferguson

Jim Bueermann says the shooting of Michael Brown and the aftermath point to the need for a conversation about policing in the U.S.

August 25, 2014 3 Comments

Thousands Gather To Mourn Michael Brown

The father of the 18-year-old who was shot by a police officer has asked for a “day of silence” as his son is laid to rest today.

August 25, 2014 Comment

Michael Brown To Be Laid To Rest

Hundreds of people are gathering to say goodbye to Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer.

August 22, 2014 8 Comments

Hip Hop Community Responds To Ferguson

Lauryn Hill’s song “Black Rage” is one of several released in response to the shooting and protests in Ferguson.

August 21, 2014 2 Comments

St. Louis Radio Personality Opens Airwaves For Ferguson Community

Hot 104.1 DJ Boogie D discusses why he turned off the music and gave residents the opportunity to voice their concerns on the radio.

August 20, 2014 12 Comments

Historian: Ferguson Exposes Need For New Leadership

Peniel Joseph says the difference between today and the civil rights movement in the 1960s is that there are no unifying leaders.

August 20, 2014 Comment

Grand Jury To Begin Hearing Evidence On Ferguson Shooting

The grand jury will decide whether to bring charges against the Ferguson police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.

August 19, 2014 Comment

Another Night Of Protests, Arrests In Ferguson

Two people were shot, reportedly not by the police, and 31 people were arrested during another night of protests in the St. Louis suburb.

August 19, 2014 61 Comments

Historian Reflects On Michael Brown And Dred Scott

Blair Kelley sees a link between what’s happening in Missouri today and what happened there in the 1800s.

August 18, 2014 2 Comments

Autopsy Shows Teen Repeatedly Shot; National Guard Troops Sent To Ferguson

A forensic pathologist hired by the family of Michael Brown says the unarmed teen was shot at least six times, including twice in the head.

August 18, 2014 7 Comments

What Autopsies Can And Can’t Reveal

As the results of a private autopsy of Michael Brown are made public, a forensic pathologist discusses what an autopsy can – and can’t – determine about a crime scene.

August 15, 2014 53 Comments

Documents Reveal Slain Teen Was Robbery Suspect

Ferguson police say Michael Brown was a suspect in a convenience store robbery shortly before he was shot by Officer Darren Wilson.

August 15, 2014 11 Comments

Training Police To Put Aside Their Biases

Criminologist Lorie Fridell says police officers can and should be trained to recognize their own internal biases.

August 14, 2014 6 Comments

Protests Continue In Ferguson After Police Kill Unarmed Teen

Jelani Cobb, a professor of African American history, is participating in the protests and weighs in on the clashes between citizens and police.

August 14, 2014 3 Comments

Obama Says No Excuse For Excessive Force By Police

The brief remarks came in the tense aftermath of the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri.

August 14, 2014 Comment

Arrest Of Journalists In Ferguson Raises More Questions About Police Conduct

NPR’s David Folkenflik discusses what this could reveal about how police are treating locals.

August 14, 2014 4 Comments

Reporter Recounts His Arrest In Ferguson

Ryan Reilly of The Huffington Post was one of two reporters arrested last night during protests sparked by the police shooting of a teenager.

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