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Ferguson Protests

Dangerous Speech: Would the Founders Be Considered Domestic Extremists Today?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Do we negotiate the Constitution, or do we embrace it, no matter how uncomfortable it makes us feel, no matter how hateful or ugly it gets, and no matter how much we may dislike its flag-bearers?

Ferguson Tries And Fails To Convict Pastor For 'Praying While Black'

The Huffington Post | Mariah Stewart | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics

ST. LOUIS -- It took less than 20 minutes on Tuesday morning for a jury in St. Louis County, Missouri, to find a clergyman not guilty of a charge ste...

Could Desegregating Schools Have Prevented The Ferguson Protests?

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 02.10.2016 | Black Voices

In the wake of recent high-profile instances of racist police brutality, policymakers and politicians have touted fixes like police body cameras, ant...

How To Shoot Photographs While Facing Gun Shots

Ben Arnon | Posted 02.08.2016 | Media
Ben Arnon

I am a passionate photographer and also an avid consumer of news - both online and in print. I am often fascinated by photos I see accompanying news s...

White Privilege: The Reason I Can Be Angered by Police Violence Instead of Terrified

Benjamin Powers | Posted 01.31.2016 | Politics
Benjamin Powers

I can be scared at the idea of a racist system that perpetuates violence against minority communities, but I cannot be scared of the very real consequences of this system on a personal level. I am not the one that will be harassed, beaten or shot.

A Closer Look At Police Killings This Year Debunks A Big Myth About Community Violence

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 12.22.2015 | Politics

What does black-on-black crime have to do with police violence? Nothing, according to a new report from Campaign Zero, a policy platform that grew out...

Cop Who Threatened To Kill Ferguson Protesters Says His Life Is ‘Ruined’

The Huffington Post | Mariah Stewart | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A former police lieutenant forced out of his department after he pointed a semiautomatic rifle at protesters in Ferguson, ...

Recidivism Rates Don't Snitch on Repeat Offenders

Chandra Bozelko | Posted 11.18.2015 | Crime
Chandra Bozelko

I would say in not passing the Criminal Justice Commission Act before other reform bills like the Sentence Reform and Corrections Act, we put the cart before the horse but, since we are releasing thousands of people from federal prisons right now, the horse isn't around anymore.

Hungry for Human Rights

Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 11.09.2015 | College
Dr. Cindi Love

On November 9, 2015, Jonathan L. Butler, 25, a University of Missouri student in Columbia, MO was seven days into a hunger strike. His goal was to bring attention to deeply entrenched racism on campus and the lack of accountability for the problem by the president of the university.

Ferguson Police Seeks To Restore Trust

AP | Kelly Chen | Posted 11.09.2015 | Politics

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police in Ferguson are vowing to walk the streets and talk to residents more often as part of an effort to repair frayed r...

Anonymous Begins Revealing Information About Alleged Ku Klux Klan Members

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 11.02.2015 | Politics

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Rebuilding Baltimore

Now What | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 10.30.2015 | Politics

As Baltimore cleans up from rioting over the death of Freddie Gray, many wonder how the city will recover....

Ferguson Cover-Up: A New Documentary Reveals The Truth Behind Mike Brown

Jason Pollock | Posted 09.21.2015 | Black Voices
Jason Pollock

FERGUSON COVER-UP will blow the roof off the current narrative which America and the world has been fed around this story. People need to get the truth about this internationally relevant story, and this film will be the counter-narrative that everyone needs to hear.

Police Group Claims Protests Against Police Violence Causes More Violence

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 09.16.2015 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

In a TMFS sketch, the head of the pro-police group, Cops Are Always Right, praises the New York Times for promoting the Ferguson Effect, aka, the idea that #BlackLivesMatter protests against police violence lead to more violence.

Ferguson Report: We Have Not Moved Beyond Race

NPR | Jade Walker | Posted 09.14.2015 | Black Voices

When Michael Brown was shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., last August, his death set off riots and violence — and posed deep questions ...

Baltimore Mayor Says Rise In Violent Crime 'Is Not About Freddie Gray'

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 09.10.2015 | Politics

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Former NYPD Top Cop Peddles Widely Discredited 'Ferguson Effect'

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 09.09.2015 | Politics

Former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly on Wednesday attributed the rising murder rates in some U.S. cities to police supposedly acting in a more...

'Renaissance Mayor' Embraces Reform in Pensacola

Sara Warner | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics
Sara Warner

The mayor's election is officially non-partisan, but Hayward is a Republican and can sound like the pro-business CEO he was: "We are a first class city that will compete regionally, nationally, and internationally for jobs, investment, and talent," he says, explaining that he sees his constituents as shareholders in the future of his city. Move over Donald Trump!

'Provocative' Police Tactics Inflamed Ferguson Protests, Experts Find

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Law enforcement officials responding to demonstrations and unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, following the death of Michael Brown last Augus...

'Crazy' St. Louis County Municipal Court System Fights To Survive

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Missouri -- After a town near Ferguson agreed to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit this week by bringing sweeping reforms to its...

Iconic Ferguson Photo Subjects Are Being Charged A Year Later

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 08.25.2015 | Politics

ST. LOUIS COUNTY -- Two young men featured in iconic photos taken during the Ferguson, Missouri, protests of August 2014 are among a whole swath of de...

There Is a Ferguson Near You

Leah Gunning Francis | Posted 08.25.2015 | Religion
Leah Gunning Francis

I interviewed more than two-dozen clergy and young activists that helped fuel the movement for racial justice in Ferguson, and listened to their stories about what and why they did what they did.

St. Louis County v. The Press: Round 1 Begins Without The Reporters

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics

The showdown between St. Louis County and the two reporters who were charged with essentially doing their jobs in Ferguson, Missouri, last A...

St. Louis Neighborhood Erupts With Unrest Following Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting

The St. Louis American | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.20.2015 | Politics

Heavily armed police deployed tear gas into a North St. Louis City residential neighborhood last night (August 19) in an attempt to quell protests tha...

'Everybody' Arrested In Ferguson Last August Is Being Charged, Lawyers Say

The Huffington Post | Mariah Stewart | Posted 08.18.2015 | Politics

ST. LOUIS -- A year ago, after 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, police responded to even peaceful daytim...