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Ferguson Commission to Look at Post-Shooting Issues

Ferguson Commission to Look at Post-Shooting Issues

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — An independent commission will be created to study issues that have surfaced since the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Tuesday. Nixon, who has been criticized by some residents and activists who say he hasn’t done enough to address the unrest in the St. [...]
Ferguson Officer who Shot Michael Brown Feared for LifeWASHINGTON (AP) — The police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in a St. Louis suburb in August has told investigators that he was pinned in his vehicle and in fear for his life as they struggled over his gun, The New York Times reported. Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson has told authorities [...]
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Man Convicted in ‘Loud Music’ Killing Gets Life SentenceJACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man convicted of first-degree murder for fatally shooting a teenager in an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole. The life sentence imposed by Circuit Judge Russell Healey was mandatory for 47-year-old Michael Dunn after prosecutors decided not [...]
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Georgia Residents are Battling – Just to Get on the BusRIVERDALE, Ga. — Standing off state Route 85, Jessica Jarrett waves a huge placard above her head to draw attention to a voter registration drive for the November elections. Cars, vans and trucks speed by on this Saturday morning last month. At this moment, no motorist stops at this office which houses Friends of Clayton [...]
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St. Louis Life Before ‘Ferguson?’ Families Show Strength.We traveled to a small city in St. Louis to do a video to stop a young man from being executed. When asked about his life he said, “You grow into the shape of the container you were raised in.” To tell his story, we needed to tell the story of the city and era [...]
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Rattling Cages in Ferguson to be ‘Agents of Liberation’I do feel blessed and privileged to share what I believe is possibly a kairos moment, a moment of extreme urgency of that has in many respects been brought to the surface because of evil and very public injustice inflicted not only on the family of Mike Brown but the whole community. I want to [...]
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‘Ferguson October’ Protesters Zero in on HumanityFERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Pounding rain and tornado watches didn’t deter hundreds of protesters Monday outside Ferguson police headquarters, where they stayed for almost four hours to mark how long 18-year-old Michael Brown’s body was left in a local street after he was fatally shot by police. Nearly 20 people were arrested — including scholar [...]
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‘Black Lives Matter’ Becomes Focus at ‘Ferguson October’ST. LOUIS (AP) — Thousands gathered Saturday for a second day of organized rallies and marches protesting Michael Brown’s death and other fatal police shootings in the St. Louis area and nationwide. The events remained peaceful but boisterous gatherings into the night. Vietnam-era peace activists, New York City seminarians and hundreds of fast-food workers bused [...]
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St. Louis Protests Heat Up. Ferguson Justice Rallies Begin.ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protesters angered by the fatal shooting of a Black 18-year-old by police faced off with officers in south St. Louis for a second night as accusations of racial profiling prompted calls for a federal investigation ahead of a weekend of planned rallies and civil disobedience. State and city leaders have urged [...]
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Death of Black Man in St. Louis Sparks Call for U.S. ReviewST. LOUIS (AP) — A state senator and other Black leaders on Thursday called for the Justice Department to investigate the fatal shooting of a Black 18-year-old by a White St. Louis police officer, an incident that some protesters are likening to the death of Michael Brown in nearby Ferguson. St. Louis Police Chief Sam [...]
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