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  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by yuriburi
    +13 +1

    Permanent Michael Brown memorial installed in Ferguson

    A plaque and metallic likeness of a dove have been installed in Michael Brown's memory near the spot where the unarmed, black 18-year-old was shot and killed last summer by a white Ferguson police officer. Crews installed the plaque and dove Thursday hundreds of feet apart on a sidewalk in Ferguson, Missouri, one day after the mid-street memorial for Brown was cleared. Wednesday would have been Brown's 19th birthday.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by everlost
    +38 +1

    Justice Dept sues the City of Ferguson to force policing reform

    The Department of Justice filed a 56-page civil lawsuit Wednesday against the City of Ferguson, Mo. alleging that, 18 months after the police shooting of Michael Brown, the city’s police and court system continue to violate black residents’ civil rights. The suit — a contentious next-step in what has been a months-long negotiation process between federal and city officials over potential reforms — says these “ongoing and pervasive” violations come from the...

  • Video/Audio
    1 year ago
    by roxxy
    +5 +1

    Video may shed new light on Ferguson police shooting

    When 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014, police officers shared a video showing Brown with his hands around a shopkeeper's neck as he makes off with a carton of cigarillos. Police called the incident a strong-arm robbery and argued that Brown had brought the same level of violence to his confrontation with officer Darren Wilson moments later. But previously unreleased surveillance video casts doubt on whether Brown robbed the store shortly before he was fatally shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.