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DOJ Sues City of Ferguson [VIDEO]

After the Ferguson City Council voted yesterday to amend the consent decree on local police reforms it had negotiated with the Department of Justice, the federal agency sued the city. “The Department of Justice will take the necessary legal actions to ensure that Ferguson’s policing and court practices comply with the Constitution and relevant federal…

Police Release Ferguson Shooting VIDEO

Ferguson authorities released new surveillance footage on Tuesday purporting to show a teenager pulling a gun from his wasitband just before he was shot and critically injured by plainclothes officers. The St. Louis County Police Department identified the person in the footage as 18-year-old Tyrone Harris Jr., who was shot after he allegedly opened fire…

Michael Brown’s Family to Sue Ferguson [VIDEO]

Michael Brown’s family is planning to file a wrongful-death lawsuit against the city of Ferguson on Thursday, according to their attorneys. The family and attorneys are set to announce the suit at a press conference at 10:30 a.m. outside the St. Louis County Courthouse in Clayton, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by former Ferguson…

Stewart Trashes Fox Calling for Ferguson Apologies [VIDEO]

Jon Stewart exposed Fox News for demanding apologies over Ferguson when no one at Fox apologized for how over-the-top they got about Benghazi. Stewart took note of how Fox touted only one of the two DOJ reports on Ferguson––the one that very clearly refuted “hands up, don’t shoot.” And in the weeks since, Fox News…

[PHOTO] 20 yr old Charged in Shootings of 2 Officers in Ferguson Missouri

Authorities say a man who had been out at Thursday’s protest is charged in the shootings of two St. Louis area officers. St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch said 20-year-old Jeffrey Williams is charged with two counts of first-degree assault among other things. McCulloch also that Williams told police that he was firing at someone…

Federal Autopsy Released in Ferguson Shooting [VIDEO]

Documents show, a federal autopsy in the Ferguson police shooting reached similar conclusions to those performed by local officials and a private examiner hired by 18-year-old Michael Brown’s family. The Armed Forces Medical Examiner System’s autopsy on Brown, conducted at the request of the Department of Justice, was among grand jury documents that St. Louis…

Authorities investigate Michael Brown’s stepfather following outburst

Investigators are considering whether to charge Michael Brown’s stepfather with attempting to incite a riot for an outburst following the Ferguson, Mo., grand jury decision. Police are investigating Louis Head as part of a larger inquiry into violence after the jury declined to charge police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Brown. Photo:…

Eric Holder heckled by protesters at church in Atlanta [VIDEO]

In a speech in Atlanta briefly interrupted by protesters Monday, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that new Justice Department guidance will aim to end racial profiling. Holder spoke at Ebenezer Baptist Church in a town hall called The Community Speaks, which the church described as “a community dialogue that ties the killing of Michael Brown,…

Obama Announces Post-Ferguson Task Force [VIDEO]

In a meeting with a variety of officials and community leaders, President Obama said the underlying issues of policing and relationships with minorities are a national but solvable problem. He is soliciting recommendations to guarantee police departments don’t become militarized, and announced plans to sign an executive order about the issue. A new task force…

Obama Meets Monday on Ferguson

President Obama will discuss the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday with his Cabinet, civil-rights leaders, law-enforcement officials, and others. The White House says Obama’s Cabinet meeting will focus on his administration’s review of federal programs that provide military-style equipment to law-enforcement agencies. The White House says the president also will meet with young civil-rights…

Nancy Grace Goes Off on Darren Wilson: ‘It Doesn’t Add Up!’ [VIDEO]

Nancy Grace joined CNN’s Brooke Baldwin to discuss the Ferguson grand jury decision Wednesday afternoon and she had a lot to say about Officer Darren Wilson’s version of the story, which has finally come out through his testimony and interviews. According to her, the whole thing “doesn’t add up.” “When people say, it does not…

Killer Cop Darren Wilson Using Zimmerman As Role Model

Artist Creates Zimmerman Portrait With Skittles

The lawyers for Darren Wilson have shared details about how the former Ferguson officer lived a life in hiding when his home address started circulating on the web ten days after he killed Michael Brown. Wilson was in the middle of mowing his lawn on August 19 when he got a call telling him his…

Plot to Kill Ferguson Officials

The St. Louis Post Dispatch reported late Wednesday that two men will be charged with allegedly plotting to kill Ferguson, Missouri’s chief of police and St. Louis County’s prosecuting attorney, as well as planning to bomb the St. Louis Gateway Arch. Brandon Orlando Baldwin and Olajuwon Ali Davis were indicted last week on charges of…

Ferguson Protests Spread Across U.S. [VIDEO]

Thousands of Americans across the nation, from New York to Los Angeles, have taken to the streets to protest a Ferguson grand jury’s decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson for any crime in the killing of Michael Brown. A day after St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch announced there would be no criminal…

Woman allegedly kills herself with gun bought to prepare for Ferguson unrest

A woman appears to have accidentally fatally shot herself in the head with a gun bought to prepare for possible Ferguson-related unrest, according to sources briefed on the police investigation. The shooting occurred Friday night in downtown St. Louis, the city’s Metropolitan Police Department said, in an area dominated by vacant lots beside a football…

Ferguson Court May Not Release Evidence

A St. Louis County Circuit Court official said Sunday there is no guarantee that grand jury evidence in Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson’s case will be made public in the wake of a decision. Prosecuting attorney Robert McCulloch vowed to seek a court order to release the evidence if Wilson is not charged in the…

Ferguson Cop Darren Wilson Who Shot Mike Brown Said in Talks to Resign

Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot Michael Brown on August 9, is in the final stages of negotiations with city officials to resign. The grand jury hearing evidence in the case is preparing to meet Friday for what might be its final session. A decision on whether to charge Wilson in the death…

Gun Sales Increase in Ferguson Area

Some gun dealers in suburban St. Louis are reporting a sales boom, particularly among first-time buyers, as fearful residents await a grand jury’s decision on whether to indict Darren Wilson, the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown. One dealer, Metro Shooting Supplies, located in an area near the city’s main airport, reports selling two…

Darren Wilson’s radio calls show fatal encounter was brief [VIDEO]

The Aug. 9 fatal shooting here that sparked three months of protests and calls for change from around the world happened in less than 90 seconds, interviews and an analysis of police and EMS records shows. The records, obtained by the Post-Dispatch via Missouri’s Sunshine Law, provide the best timeline yet for the events surrounding…

[VIDEO] Ferguson on Edge as Grand Jury Set to Announce Decision

Ferguson on Edge as Grand Jury Sets to Announce Decision on Officer Darren Wilson. Police say Wilson could return to work immediately if a grand jury does not indict in the shooting death of the unarmed teenager Michael Brown. A grand jury is considering whether to indict Wilson, 28, in the shooting death of 18…

‘Leaked’ Michael Brown Autopsy To Portray Him In Negative Way

Radio host and CNN contributor Mo Ivory told the network Thursday morning that the leaking of the Michael Brown autopsy and information about African American witnesses during the grand jury hearing, both of which reportedly confirm Officer Darren Wilson’s account of the shooting, sure was suspicious. “This is all an attempt to continue to paint…

Ferguson Police Start Wearing Body Cameras

Police in the St. Louis suburb where a white officer shot and killed an unarmed 18-year-old have started wearing body cameras. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Ferguson police began wearing the cameras Saturday. Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson told the newspaper officers had the devices on during a protest march Saturday. The march marked…

Cop Removed for Making Death Threat [VIDEO]

Cop Removed for Making Death Threat [VIDEO]: A police officer was suspended indefinitely after he pointed his gun at a group documenting events in Ferguson, Missouri and declared “I will fucking kill you.” The St. Ann police officer was on duty in Ferguson when he was caught on tape. He was removed after the ACLU…