Nearly a year after Ferguson, Mo. teenager Michael Brown Jr. was fatally shot by former police officer Darren Wilson, the Justice Department is confirming that police response to the traumatized community antagonized crowds, incited fear, and violated free speech. While Brown’s death sparked protests nationwide, demonstrations in Ferguson were often the ones that ended with police releasing […]

In the aftermath of national protests against police brutality and the shooting death of unarmed Black teen Michael Brown nearly a year ago in Ferguson, Missouri, police claim that demonstrators are jeopardizing community safety, highlighting a rise in violent crime in recent months in St. Louis, according to Think Progress. But a new report released by […]

In what critics are calling a gross misrepresentation of facts, Ferguson, Missouri’s police chief is under fire for claiming in a recent interview that it took hours to remove 18-year-old Michael Brown‘s body from the street after he was shot “because of hostile fire against our officers,” according to The Los Angeles Times. Interim Police […]

Michael brown memorial comes down on his 19th birthday — Jessica Lussenhop (@Lussenpop) May 20, 2015 On a rain-soaked day when his son would have turned 19, Michael Brown Sr. made the painful decision to remove a makeshift memorial of teddy bears, candles, balloons, and flowers that were laid down on the street corner […]

A prosecutor said Tuesday that no charges would be filed against an off-duty White St. Louis police officer who shot and killed VonDerrit Myers, 18, during an alleged firefight in October, Reuters reports. Jennifer Joyce, the City of St. Louis Circuit Attorney, declined to bring criminal charges against the unnamed officer, saying her office’s independent […]

The Obama administration announced plans on Monday to restrict police use of military gear in an effort to ease tensions between officers in some communities in the aftermath of Ferguson, Missouri, according to The New York Times. President Barack Obama announced the change Monday after a task force he created in January determined that police […]

Just a day after his lawyer announced he would sue the City of Ferguson, Mo. and former police officer Darren Wilson, Dorian Johnson, a key witness in the Michael Brown shooting, was arrested. According to CNN, Johnson was arrested for allegedly “discarding suspected narcotics on the ground” and interfering with an arrest. Charges have not […]

Dorian Johnson, a friend of Michael Brown Jr.’s who was also with him the day he was fatally shot by a Ferguson, Mo. police officer, has filed a lawsuit against the city and Darren Wilson, NBC reports. Johnson, a witness to the shooting, alleges that he was wrongly stopped and shot at on Aug. 9, […]

How much unrest will our country experience before we substantively address the injustices acutely impacting Black people? For months, across the nation, tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets to demand police accountability, transparency and justice for the families that have fallen victims to state violence. I am Latino and I stand […]

While thousands took to the streets all over the country to demonstrate after Freddie Gray‘s death, protests also continued in Ferguson, Missouri after two separate shootings left three injured on Tuesday evening. Several dozen protesters took to the streets and blocked traffic, performed die-ins and sang songs of praise for Michael Brown and Gray, the St. […]

Three people were injured in two separate shootings in Ferguson this week during community marches for Freddie Gray. The shootings occurred late Tuesday evening as a group of about 50 protesters marched near West Florissant Avenue near Canfield Drive, the same area where Michael Brown was shot and killed by former officer Darren Wilson last year, the St. […]

UPDATE: Thursday April 23, 2015 During a morning press conference, the family of Michael Brown announced they have filed a lawsuit against the city of Ferguson that seeks “punitive and compensatory damages in excess of $75,000,” CNN writes. Brown’s parents attended a news conference in front of the St. Louis County Courthouse after the suit […]