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Fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

The St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo., has been the scene of protests since a white police officer, now identified as six-year veteran Darren Wilson, shot and killed an 18-year old black man on Aug. 9.

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  • Black drivers in Ferguson far more likely to be stopped than whites, report finds

    Black drivers in Ferguson far more likely to be stopped than whites, report finds

    Black drivers in Ferguson, Mo., the suburb that experienced violent protests after the shooting death of Michael Brown, were four times as likely last year to be stopped by police than white drivers, a state report shows. Statewide, black drivers were 75% more likely to be subjected to a motor...

  • Ferguson Police Department from interim chief's point of view

    Ferguson Police Department from interim chief's point of view

    Alan "Al" Eickhoff, interim police chief in Ferguson, Mo., took over the embattled department in March after former Chief Tom Jackson resigned amid investigations into how police handled the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Eickhoff, 59, had joined the department as assistant chief...

  • Ferguson police chief's 'hostile fire' remark draws ire

    Ferguson police chief's 'hostile fire' remark draws ire

    The interim police chief in Ferguson, Mo., is drawing criticism for a recent interview in which he said that it took hours to remove 18-year-old Michael Brown’s body from the street after he was shot by a police officer “because of hostile fire against our officers.” The statement has proved controversial...

  • 150 artists and a Ferguson, Mo., police car at political pop-up 'Manifest Justice'

    150 artists and a Ferguson, Mo., police car at political pop-up 'Manifest Justice'

    It couldn't be a more poignant moment in which to have an exhibition on the topic of social justice. Baltimore is reeling from riots in the wake of Freddie Gray's death, the young man whose spine was severed while in the custody of police officers. And around the United States on Wednesday, people...

  • The lessons of Baltimore, and Ferguson, and too many places

    The lessons of Baltimore, and Ferguson, and too many places

    Half a century ago, in the weeks between the bloody beating of civil rights marchers by Alabama state troopers on Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge and the six days of looting, arson and death in Watts, it would have seemed unthinkable that people then living would see an African American as president...

  • Michael Brown's family sues Ferguson, Mo., for wrongful death

    Michael Brown's family sues Ferguson, Mo., for wrongful death

    Michael Brown's parents filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Thursday against the city of Ferguson, Mo., former Police Chief Thomas Jackson and former Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of their son last summer. In a televised news conference held outside the St. Louis County courthouse, where...

  • In Ferguson, a reminder of the dangerous job police have

    In Ferguson, a reminder of the dangerous job police have

    The shooting of two police officers early Thursday at the close of a protest at police headquarters in Ferguson, Mo., is a reminder to the public at large that officers put their lives on the line daily and that criminals target them.Police, of course, need no such reminder. They are no doubt mindful...

  • St. Louis police, state troopers to monitor protests after Ferguson ambush

    St. Louis police, state troopers to monitor protests after Ferguson ambush

    St. Louis County and Missouri state troopers are taking responsibility for monitoring protests in Ferguson, Mo., starting Thursday evening as police hunt for the shooter who wounded two police officers during a protest. No arrests have been announced in the attack, which St. Louis County Police...

  • Ferguson voters turn out to elect 2 more black City Council members

    Ferguson voters turn out to elect 2 more black City Council members

    With voter turnout soaring, Ferguson voters remade the racial makeup of their City Council on Tuesday in the St. Louis suburb's first municipal election since a white police officer killed an unarmed black man last summer. Of three new council members elected, two are black. Once they are sworn...

  • A chance for change as Ferguson votes for 3 City Council seats

    A chance for change as Ferguson votes for 3 City Council seats

    At first glance, this St. Louis suburb doesn't look much different from a few months ago. A pile of stuffed animals, lightly ringed by dirt and dead leaves, still marks where an unarmed Michael Brown, 18 and black, was fatally shot by Officer Darren Wilson. Buildings that burned down during a riot...

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