FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The monitor overseeing the federal consent agreement requiring police and court changes in Ferguson is seeing troubling signs that residents are increasingly disengaged in the reform process. Just 22 people showed up Wednesday for a town hall-style meeting with the monitor team at the Ferguson Community Center. There was a time […]


FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A prosecutor was critical Monday of store surveillance footage from a new documentary about the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, calling it a heavily edited attempt to distort an incident that occurred several hours before Brown died in an encounter with a police officer. Filmmaker Jason Pollock responded by calling St. […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The police response to unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, last summer offers lessons in how not to handle mass demonstrations, according to a Justice Department report that warns such problems could happen in other places roiled by mistrust between law enforcement and the community. The report fleshes out a draft version made public […]

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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson was a community on edge again Monday, a day after a protest marking the anniversary of Michael Brown’s death was punctuated with gunshots and police critically wounded a black 18-year-old accused of opening fire on officers. Police, protesters and people who live and work in the St. Louis suburb were […]

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Thousands of people rallied late Monday in U.S. cities including Los Angeles and New York to passionately — but initially peacefully — protest a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer who killed a black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri. They led marches, waved signs and shouted chants of “Hands Up! Don’t Shoot,” […]

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hundreds of people lined up in sweltering heat Monday to say goodbye to Michael Brown, the 18-year-old shot and killed earlier this month in a confrontation with a police officer that fueled almost two weeks of street protests. More than an hour before Brown’s funeral was to begin, a steady stream […]

For U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, America’s top lawyer, father, and self-described social activist, uplifting the nation’s Black boys and young men of color is not just a priority, it’s a principled mission. Sitting at a long desk in a cavernous conference room inside the U.S Department of Justice, Holder, the nation’s first Black U.S. […]

Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown, Sr. parents of slain teenager Michael Brown, will attend a protest rally in New York for Eric Garner, the Staten Island man who died after an illegal chokehold was applied during an arrest. The rally, scheduled for Saturday is expected to draw 15,000. The protest will begin on the street […]