Three years ago today, Michael Brown was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. Over night, many gathered at the spot where he was killed to honor and remember his life. After three years, a lot have asked the question how is Ferguson now? Have they moved on? Are they growing? During an […]

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Black drivers in Missouri were nearly 70 percent more likely than whites to get stopped by the police last year, marking a slight improvement from the year before but showing there still are significant racial disparities in such stops. State Attorney General Chris Koster’s office released a report Wednesday showing […]

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lesley McSpadden was taking a cigarette break from her grocery store job when a friend called to say someone had been shot in the street near Canfield Green Apartments in Ferguson. Within minutes, her cellphone rang again. It was a family member declaring the victim was McSpadden’s 18-year-old son, Michael Brown. […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is discouraging state court systems from jailing poor defendants who fail to pay fines or fees, warning against practices that it says run afoul of the Constitution and erode community trust. A letter sent Monday by the federal government to state court administrators makes clear that judges should consider […]

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An order to withdraw all arrest warrants issued in Ferguson, Missouri before December 31, 2014 was announced today. CNN reports: Municipal Court Judge Donald McCullin, who was appointed in June, also changed the conditions for pretrial release. According to a press release put out by Ferguson, all defendants will be given new court dates with alternative penalties like […]

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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police outnumbered protesters along West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson on Tuesday night, perhaps signaling the demonstrations around the anniversary of Michael Brown‘s death are starting to fade. The crowd of around 100 demonstrators was mostly calm and peaceful. Occasionally a few people would march or start a chant, but they spent […]

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The latest in the events marking a year since the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri (all times local): 12:00 a.m. St. Louis County Police say an officer who came under heavy gunfire returned shots amid a protest in Ferguson. The department confirmed the shooting in a statement on […]

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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A year ago, Ferguson, Missouri, was a mostly quiet working-class suburban town. The uneasy relationship between its growing black population and its mostly white police force barely registered in local headlines. Everything changed on Aug. 9, 2014, when a white police officer named Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown, an […]

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A year ago, most Americans had never heard of the St. Louis suburb called Ferguson. But after a white police officer fatally shot a black 18-year-old in the street, the name of the middle-class community became virtually a household word. From the first hours after Michael Brown‘s death, Associated Press reporter Jim Salter watched as […]

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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Leaders of the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, are considering removing or replacing a makeshift shrine to Michael Brown that has lined the middle of the street where he was killed since last summer. The shrine to the unarmed black 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a white police […]

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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson’s first municipal election since a fatal police shooting sparked months of protests and exposed the city’s deep racial divide drew relatively little interest from prospective candidates as Tuesday’s filing deadline passed. Three of the St. Louis suburb’s six City Council seats are up for election on April 7 and none […]