The 20-year-old man charged in the shooting of two police officers in Ferguson last week is telling authorities the cops were not his intended targets. In fact, Jeffrey Williams has acknowledged he fired the shots, according to St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch, but has insisted that his aim was an individual at the protest who […]


The Quik-Trip convenience store that was looted and burned just hours after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown Jr. in Ferguson will soon be repurposed as a job training center, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. The now-charred structure, a daily reminder of the frustration of a community that endured decades of racially biased policing, will be […]

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UPDATE: Thursday, March 12, 1:55 PM EST  Two men and one woman were questioned in connection to the shooting of two veteran officers in Ferguson, Mo. Wednesday night. A police spokesman has confirmed that the group was seen making a hole in the roof of their Ferguson home. After being questioned last night, they were […]

Despite a damning Justice Department report that found African-Americans made up 93 percent of arrests even though they only represent 67 percent of the Ferguson, Mo. population, the mayor is claiming the city does not have a race problem. In an interview Friday, Mayor James Knowles III rejected the scathing 102-page report, claiming police department practices are […]

During a Thursday press conference, Michael Brown‘s family attorneys announced they will file a civil lawsuit against the city of Ferguson following the Justice Department’s decision not to press charges against Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed their unarmed son. Wilson will be among those named in the suit, according to attorney Daryl […]

The unrelenting winter weather may have not been ideal, but the below freezing temperatures didn’t dissuade demonstrators from gathering in front of the Ferguson, Mo. Police Department following the release of a damning Justice Department report that criticized police for their racially biased practices. It’s unknown just how many congregated in front of the brick structure — […]

UPDATED Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 3:21 p.m. EST –  Michael Brown, Jr.‘s parents Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown, Sr. had the following to say in a statement released by their lawyers, according to Buzzfeed News: Today we received disappointing news from the Department of Justice that the killer of our son wouldn’t be held accountable […]

Just one day after the New York Times reported the Department of Justice was set to fault the Ferguson, Mo. police department for making racially biased traffic stops and arrests, an official report is confirming that officers routinely violated the constitutional rights of the city’s black residents. The Justice Department report accuses the officers of making unjust traffic […]


UPDATED, 8:22 PM EST, 2-19-15: While commending the Department of Justice for contemplating filing a lawsuit against the Ferguson Police Department for racial discrimination, Justin Hansford, a civil rights lawyer, activist and professor at St. Louis University Law School, tells NewsOne the problems are not new to most residents. “We who live here didn’t need to […]


St. Louis County, Mo., police are still looking to arrest looters who took to the streets in November after a grand jury failed to indict a White officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown, who was Black and unarmed, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. SEE ALSO: George Zimmerman’s Ex Alleges He’s a “Psycho” […]

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Roland Martin, Attorney Benjamin Crump and the “NewsOne Now” Straight Talk panel (featuring Rock Newman, Mayor William Bell, Lauren Victoria Burke, Francesca Chambers and Yamiche Alcindor) dissect the new audio and video released in the Michael Brown shooting case. Attorney Benjamin Crump, who spoke with Martin via phone said, “… at the very beginning Ferguson Police Department did […]


A U.S. Department of Justice official on Wednesday condemned a string of leaks in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, (pictured) who was unarmed when he was shot two months ago by a White police officer in Ferguson, Mo., the Los Angeles Times reports. RELATED: Michael Brown Autopsy Shows Ferguson Teen Shot At Close Range […]