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Missouri Police Officer Paralyzed From Neck Down After Being Shot On Duty

The Huffington Post | Mariah Stewart | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics

ST. LOUIS ― On the same day that five police officers were killed in one of the deadliest days for law enforcement since Sept. 11, Missouri police o...

Dozens Of Ferguson Protesters Charged Under Bad Law Could Be Arrested Again

The Huffington Post | Mariah Stewart | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics

ST. LOUIS -- Officials in St. Louis County have issued warrants for the arrest of at least 47 individuals charged in connection with the August 2014 p...

Prosecutors Finally Dropped Their Bogus Charges Against Me For Reporting In Ferguson. Not Everyone Is So Lucky.

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics

St. Louis County authorities finally agreed on Thursday to drop charges they filed against Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery and me in connection...

MacArthur Foundation Bails Out Jurisdictions That Jail Too Many

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The MacArthur Foundation named the jurisdictions this week to which it will distribute millions of dollars in an effort aimed at reducin...

Judge Guts Law Written To Curb Money-Hungry Municipal Courts

The Huffington Post | Mariah Stewart | Posted 03.29.2016 | Politics

ST. LOUIS -- A Missouri state judge on Monday gutted a bipartisan law, passed in the wake of the unrest in Ferguson, that aimed to prevent small munic...

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 stem...

Ferguson Moves On, But Reporters Arrested There Still Being Prosecuted

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 01.30.2016 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Since the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in 2014, the city of Ferguson, Missouri, has tried to take steps toward reforming ab...

Woman Who Spoke At The White House This Month Nearly Spent Christmas Homeless

The Huffington Post | Mariah Stewart | Posted 12.30.2015 | Politics

ST. LOUIS -- A woman who captivated an audience at the White House earlier this month with her story of spending years in and out of jails in St. Loui...

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, Misso...

St. Louis County Mayors Still Want To Use Courts As Cash Cows

The Huffington Post | Mariah Stewart | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics

ST. LOUIS -- A dozen St. Louis County municipalities are suing over a new law designed to curb their over-reliance on petty traffic tickets for revenu...

This City Is Fining Black Residents For Having Weeds In Their Gardens

Courthouse News Service | Nico Pitney | Posted 11.12.2015 | Politics

PAGEDALE, Mo. (CN) - Missouri resident Valarie Whitner lives in fear, but not of violence - fear of another ticket for chipped paint on a downspout, o...

New Bill Would Require All St. Louis County Police Departments To Get Proper Training

The Huffington Post | Mariah Stewart | Posted 10.23.2015 | Politics

EmbedContent(5627ec6ee4b08589ef4a900f,,Embed,aolon,Some({})) ST. LOUIS -- After decades of "fleece force" policing in St. Louis County, a new proposal...

Ferguson Considers Settling Suit Over 'Debtors Prison' Abuses

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lawyers representing the city of Ferguson, Missouri, are considering settling a federal civil rights lawsuit alleging widespread constit...

After Ferguson, A St. Louis County Town Must Learn To Police Without Profit

The Huffington Post | Mariah Stewart | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

ST. ANN, Mo. -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) signed a law this summer that was intended to prevent small cities from using their municipal courts to ge...

St. Louis County Police Department Is Obsessed With SWAT Team

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The St. Louis County Police Department, which came under heavy criticism for what some called a “militarized” response to protests i...

'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...

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 August bega...

New Ferguson Judge Is Finally Doing Something About Abusive Court

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ferguson Municipal Court Judge Donald McCullin issued an order on Monday that attempts to address some of the damage caused by St. Louis...

'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...

Officer Boasts Of 'Annual Michael Brown Bonus,' Prompts Investigation

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 08.17.2015 | Crime

A St. Louis County policeman who boasted of how he spent his "annual Michael Brown bonus" has prompted an investigation by the department. Officer Tod...

One Year After Mike Brown Was Killed, St. Louis County Still Doesn't Know How to Handle Protests

The Huffington Post | Mariah Stewart | Posted 08.14.2015 | Politics

ST. LOUIS -- One year ago, the world watched as militarized police aimed their weapons at civilians protesting the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguso...

The Ferguson Protests Worked

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 03.03.2016 | Politics

FERGUSON, Mo. -- Nearly a half-century ago, a University of Missouri law professor named T.E. Lauer issued a warning. Missouri’s network of municipa...

Michael Calderone

St. Louis County Still May Charge Journalists Who Covered Ferguson

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 07.16.2015 | Media

St. Louis County prosecutors will soon decide whether to bring trespassing charges against two journalists arrested while covering demonstrations last...