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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…

Protests continue in Berkeley, Calif., after more than 200 arrested in Monday night’s demonstrations

Hundreds of protesters marched through downtown Berkeley, Calif., on Tuesday night as demonstrations continue in Northern California over the chokehold death of Eric Garner. A California Highway Patrol said approximately 80 percent of its available staff would be deployed to monitor the fourth night of consecutive protests in the area. The agency arrested more than…

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…

Explosive Thrown at Cops in Berkeley

In Berkeley, California, a second night of protests against police killings of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York turned violent again Sunday as some demonstrators threw explosives at officers, assaulted each other, and shut down a freeway, police said. The California Highway Patrol said some protesters made their way to a freeway in…

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:…

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…

Michael Brown’s mother responds to Wilson interview [VIDEO]

Michael Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden, spoke out Wednesday morning to express frustration with officer Darren Wilson’s interview after the grand jury decision not to charge him in her son’s death, saying, ‘I don’t believe a word of it.’ Michael Brown’s parents are expressing their frustration after Officer Darren Wilson spoke out about having a “clear…

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…

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…

‘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…

Watch Now > John Oliver: Ferguson vs Police [VIDEO]

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver: Ferguson & Police [VIDEO] In the wake of Michael Brown’s shooting, Last Week Tonight looks at the racial profiling from some of Ferguson’s law enforcement officers and politicians, as well as the unnecessary militarization of U.S. police.

31 Arrested, 2 Shot in Ferguson on Monday Night

Chaos and violence continued in Ferguson, Missouri on Monday evening. Two people were shot near West Florissant and Canfield during protests. Cops were not involved in the shooting, and information of their conditions have not yet been released. More than 30 people were also arrested, with some from as far away as California and New…

Ferguson Protesters Throw Rocks at Chris Hayes’ Head [VIDEO]

Ferguson Protesters Throw Rocks at Chris Hayes’ Head [VIDEO] MSNBC’s Chris Hayes was reporting live from Ferguson, Missouri Monday night when protesters began throwing rocks at him. It appeared that he was hit at least once before his colleague Craig Melvin stepped in and helped block him from the unexpected onslaught. “Tell the true story!”…

New Eyewitness: Cop Chased After Brown [VIDEO]

New Eyewitness: Cop Chased After Brown [VIDEO] A new eyewitness who recorded footage of Michael Brown on her phone says he was chased down by officer Darren Wilson. Piaget Crenshaw has come forward with her account of the immediate events prior to Brown’s murder. “I knew the police shouldn’t have been chasing this young boy…