An attorney for former Ferguson, Missouri cop Darren Wilson, who fatally shot unarmed teen Michael Brown in 2014, said Monday that his client admitted to using the N-word to describe Black people.
What makes the video the source of ire for protesters is that after Brown’s death at the hands of Police Officer Darren Wilson, who was not charged in Brown’s death, police released surveillance footage from the Ferguson Market, allegedly showing Brown pushing one of the clerks—participating in what the police called a “strong-armed robbery”—and supposedly justifying the officer's use of force against the unarmed teen.
The Missouri city and DOJ officials are nearing a reform deal that will likely effect change and overhaul "unconstitutional" policing.
A revealing report released by a panel formed by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon after the death of Michael Brown Jr. is highlighting a long history of racial inequality and divides in the St. Louis area. The 198-page report, released Monday by the 16-person commission, also offers reforms in several areas — including police practices and […]
A federal judge has scheduled an October 2016 trial for the wrongful death lawsuit brought against the city of Ferguson by Michael Brown Jr.’s parents after a White police officer fatally shot their 18-year-old son in August 2014. The decision, announced by U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber in St. Louis, means the family won’t see a courtroom […]
More proof that the state of emergency exists in the Black community? Check out the numbers in this week's The Retweet.
Just a day after the anniversary of Michael Brown’s death, the city of Ferguson was placed in a state of emergency, leaving many to realize not much has changed since the teen’s untimely death one year ago. On Sunday morning and throughout the afternoon, the city of Ferguson was filled with activists, friends, supporters, and family of the […]
As a community grapples with the one-year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown and yet another Black male shot by police in Ferguson, Missouri, a heavily armed White militia group arrived on the scene Monday, swiftly drawing criticism from police and protesters alike. Reuters reports that the group allegedly appeared in bulletproof vests and […]
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