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Ferguson Missouri Protests

What The World's Most Repressive Regimes Have To Say About Ferguson

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early & Eline Gordts | Posted 08.28.2014 | World

Repressive regimes looking to criticize the U.S. have all recently turned to events in Ferguson, Missouri, where police shot unarmed black teenager Mi...

Ferguson: The Untold Story

Arianna Huffington | Posted 10.21.2014 | Media
Arianna Huffington

Think you have a pretty good idea of what's going on in Ferguson, Missouri? You may not, even if you've been watching a lot of cable news. Especially if you've been watching a lot of cable news. If the media's job is to give viewers and readers an accurate and full idea of what's really going on, we have to acknowledge that there is a long way to go. Of course, Ferguson is not an isolated case. But it is a chance for those of us in the media to expand our understanding of our role in covering the news. At HuffPost we are certainly covering the violence and the underlying racial tensions, but we are also committed to telling the "untold story" (as our splash put it on Tuesday) -- of compassion, ingenuity, kindness, trust, collaboration and community.

7 Documentaries You Can Stream Right Now To Better Understand What's Going On In Ferguson

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 08.20.2014 | Entertainment

The recent events in Ferguson, Missouri likely trigger many emotions: Confusion, frustration, anger, distrust. In an attempt to break down what is goi...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Even Russia Is Criticizing The Police Crackdown In Ferguson | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As clashes continue between police and protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, Russia's Foreign Ministry suggested on Wednesday that the Unite...

Amanda Terkel

Ferguson Tense Ahead Of First Night With National Guard Troops In Town | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

FERGUSON, Mo. -- Police moved aggressively Monday evening to prevent the kind of chaos that ensued the previous night, when protesters threw molotov c...

The Lessons of Ferguson, Missouri: Teachable Moments About Policing

Tom R. Tyler | Posted 10.18.2014 | Politics
Tom R. Tyler

Ferguson represents another step in the escalating failure of the "broken windows" view of crime that has gained ascendancy during the past generation.

Al Sharpton Slams Chris Christie For Partying While Ferguson Violence Worsened

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics

The Rev. Al Sharpton slammed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) for dancing with Jamie Foxx in the Hamptons over the weekend, while protests and polic...

U.N. Chief Calls For Protection Of Rights In Ferguson Protests

Reuters | Posted 10.18.2014 | World

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 18 (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on U.S. authorities on Monday to ensure the protection of the rights of...

Amanda Terkel

Group Rallies In Support Of Cop Who Shot Michael Brown | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Frustrated with the national coverage of protests surrounding the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teen who was fatally sho...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Missouri Governor Defends Curfew Despite Violent Clashes In Ferguson | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Gov. Jay Nixon (D) on Sunday defended his decision to impose a curfew on Ferguson, Missouri, as protesters continued to clash with polic...

Marina Fang

Civil Rights Commission Implores Holder To Take Stronger Action On Ferguson | Marina Fang | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is urging Attorney General Eric Holder to delve deeper into possible civil rights violations in the ...

Ferguson Resulted From Republican Talking Points That Ignore the Economic Segregation of Blacks in America

H. A. Goodman | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Republicans should explain poverty using more words than "single mother" and "culture." The unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, a town with 75 percent African-American citizens and double the poverty rate of Missouri, is a testament to the economic segregation faced by black citizens.

Ryan J. Reilly

It Turns Out Policing Is Better Than Occupying | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

FERGUSON, Mo. -– There was a stark change Thursday from a day earlier in this St. Louis suburb, with police officers from the city of St. Louis ming...

The Ferguson Solution

Russell Simmons | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics
Russell Simmons

Police in general get a bad rap, and the vast majority are good, loyal souls. But their training and the institutional mentality they come from often leads to a warped perspective of how they function within communities that they do not live in.

Rep. John Lewis On Ferguson: 'Declare Martial Law'

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.14.2014 | Politics

Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) called on President Barack Obama to declare martial law in Ferguson, Missouri, where police and protesters h...

Rand Paul Calls For Demilitarization Of Police After Ferguson Shooting

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.14.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) added his voice to the chorus of politicians condemning police conduct in Ferguson, Missouri, following Saturday's fatal shooti...

Steve King: Racial Profiling Not A Concern Since Ferguson Protesters Are Of A 'Continental Origin'

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 08.14.2014 | Politics

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) claimed that racial profiling is not a concern in Ferguson, Missouri, because all of the protesters are of a "continental ori...

Massive SWAT Team Swarms Ferguson Protest

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 08.14.2014 | Politics

Scores of SWAT officers swarmed Ferguson, Missouri, where unrest has broken out this week in the wake of a teenager's death. Michael Brown, a black...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Michael Brown Killing Reignites Debate Over Deadly Force | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.13.2014 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- The shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, has reopened the debate over law enforcement protocol and the use of deadly force. ...

9 Powerful Photos That Show Ferguson Is Pretty Much Being Treated Like A War Zone

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 08.13.2014 | Black Voices

Since the fatal shooting of unarmed, black teen Michael Brown at the hands of a local police officer, the town of Ferguson, Missouri, has erupted in u...

Amanda Terkel

Ferguson Police Fired Tear Gas On Protesters In Their Own Backyard | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.13.2014 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- As authorities attempted to contain the protests that broke out in Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting of an unarmed black teenag...