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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 […]

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A woman’s First Amendment rights may have been violated last week when a U.S. Marshal allegedly destroyed her recording device while she was filming an arrest, the Huffington Post reports. Officials are now looking into the April 19 incident, during which a woman recorded several officers in South Gate, California. The officers arrived to the area in response to a call about […]

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Mike Brown tree dedicated yesterday, decimated today pic.twitter.com/JmyHBgtRbH — Mo Costello (@mocostello60) April 20, 2015 A tree that was dedicated to the memory of Ferguson teenager Michael Brown Jr., who was killed by a cop, was vandalized just one day after it was planted. According to officials, the tree, which was located at January-Wabash Park, was […]

The Missouri National Guard, deployed in Ferguson, Mo. to control an eruption of protests following the fatal shooting of Michael Brown Jr. last summer, referred to demonstrators as “enemy forces” and “adversaries,” according to documents obtained by CNN. The “highly militarized” language, found in internal mission briefings, was used by troops as they prepared to […]

Al Sharpton’s annual National Action Network conference kicked off this week with a panel that allowed the mother of Michael Brown to reveal some startling truths about her troubles since losing her son last summer. In the panel, moderated by Iyanla Vanzant, Lesley McSpadden spoke about losing her son and how she’s received support from people all over the world, but is […]

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Following the deaths of Black men, women, and children at the hands of police this past year, many athletes and celebrities used their platforms to…

On late Monday, a man was on his way home via St. Louis’ MetroLink train when he was attacked after not voicing his opinion on the late Michael Brown. According to CNN: The second man, who was white, didn’t want to answer the question. Then the first man, who was black, boxed him in the face. Two […]

UPDATE: 3/11/15 5:40 P.M. Police Chief Thomas Jackson will officially step down from the position effective March 19. Jackson sent in his resignation email this afternoon, stating that the town of Ferguson didn’t need any more distractions. “I believe this is the appropriate thing to do at this time,” Jackson said during an interview with the […]

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 — […]

One Ferguson police officer has been terminated from the department, along with two being placed on administrative leave, after a slew of racist emails were exposed by the U.S. Justice Department in their 100-page report. According to NBC News, the seven emails were uncovered by the DOJ in the aftermath of the fatal shooting of […]