During Friday morning’s broadcast of Morning Joe, co-host Mika Brzezinski tried with all of her might to give Jeff Roorda, the business manager of the St. Louis Police Officers Association, every opportunity to walk back comments he made to Fox News the previous day about Ferguson protesters wanting “dead cops.”
During Wednesday morning’s episode of Fox & Friends, Peter Johnson, Jr. and Tucker Carlson said the Department of Justice investigation into Michael Brown’s death was discredited because they “sought advice” from radical Ferguson protester and livestreamer Bassem Masri.
Late Tuesday night a white police officer shot and killed an 18-year-old black male after an interaction at a gas station in Berkeley, Missouri.
In an interview with a St. Louis radio station Friday, St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch admitted he let witnesses who “clearly were not telling the truth” testify before a grand jury that decided not to indict former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.
On Monday, The Smoking Gun published a lengthy report exposing “Witness 40,” a woman who testified before the St. Louis County grand jury who corroborated all of the main details of former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson’s story regarding his encounter with unarmed teenager Michael Brown in August.
PoliticusUSA’s Justin Baragona was on the scene during a protest march through downtown St. Louis Friday morning.
During a protest in St. Louis’ Central West End neighborhood Wednesday night, a minivan-driving man drove through a crowd of protesters, hitting four people. After he was stopped, he waved a gun at them.
For decent Americans it is beyond comprehension that it is acceptable for white supremacists, whether they are St. Louis-area cops or owners of a sports bar, to demand that African Americans suffer punishment for exercising their constitutional rights.
After Black Friday demonstrations, protest organizers arranged for another action on Saturday. This time they targeted the Brentwood Promenade, a shopping center just outside the city limits of St. Louis.
In a powerful display of true civil disobedience, hundreds of protesters stormed a St. Louis area shopping mall Friday afternoon, leading to the mall’s temporary closure on the busiest shopping day of the year.
Not only did the prosecutor succeed in acquitting the murderer Darren Wilson, he convinced the grand jury to indict, try, and convict the unarmed murder victim Michael Brown.
America is not a civilized society and the concept of equality for all its citizens is exactly that; a concept. In fact, what America really has always been is a nation founded on the principles of apartheid, or the policy of racial segregation and political and economic discrimination against non-whites.
Thousands of protesters in 170 American cities participated in rallies and marches Tuesday night to not only show their solidarity with Ferguson protesters, but to also display their outrage at the racial injustice apparent in the nation’s broken legal system.
When discussing how the legal system continuously seems to not work when it comes to men of color being killed by police officers, attorney Benjamin Crump said, “The process is broken. The process needs to be indicted.”
A St. Louis County grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed Michael Brown.
A 26-year-old woman accidentally shot and killed herself late Friday evening with a gun she purchased in preparation for large-scale protests in the aftermath of the impending grand jury decision in the death of Michael Brown.
While covering a protest in front of the Ferguson police station Saturday night, reporter Trey Yingst was arrested for failure to disperse. Witnesses say Yingst was on the sidewalk at the time.
CNN reported late Thursday evening that sources close to Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson confirm that Wilson is in the last stages of negotiating his resignation from the Ferguson police department.
The St. Louis police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Vonderrit Myers, Jr. last month was inadvertently identified by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department when his name was included in an evidence envelope when Myers’ body was delivered to the funeral home.
In a willful attempt to incite further racial tensions in and around Ferguson, a resident of Tennessee has announced that he’s reached his crowdfunding goal of $3,000 to purchase and display a billboard using the conservative hashtag #HandsUpDontLoot.
The ‘hacktivist’ group Anonymous responded to threats by a Missouri chapter of the Ku Klux Klan to use lethal force against Ferguson protesters by hacking the organization’s national Twitter account on Sunday.
In a conversation with St. Louis news station KSDK 5 on Friday evening, Ferguson police chief Tom Jackson told the station that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will be immediately reinstated to the active duty if he is not indicted by the St. Louis County grand jury in the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon held a press conference near St. Louis Tuesday afternoon to discuss contingency plans surrounding Ferguson in the wake of the upcoming grand jury decision regarding the shooting death of Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.
CNN reported on Monday that gun sales in the St. Louis area, especially near Ferguson, have spiked as anxiety builds ahead of the announcement from the St. Louis County grand jury on Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson’s fate.
PoliticusUSA’s Justin Baragona was on the scene Saturday afternoon when a smaller than expected group of open carry enthusiasts descended on downtown St. Louis for a march.
A gun rights activist from Ohio plans to lead a march through downtown St. Louis on Saturday afternoon. The walk through the heart of the downtown area will start at 1 PM local time and consist of other open carry enthusiasts.
In an eye-opening piece run by the New York Times late Friday evening, federal government officials close to the Justice Department’s investigation of Michael Brown’s death state that the evidence they’ve seen so far does not support a civil rights charge against Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.
A St. Louis police officer is under investigation after calling the a real estate broker’s office to discuss the broker’s involvement in protests surrounding the shootings of Michael Brown and VonDerrit Myers, Jr.
Ferguson October, a weekend long series of events held in the St. Louis area to protest against police violence and racial disparity, officially wrapped up Monday with a number of seemingly spontaneous protests across a number of locations in the metropolitan area.
A day of peace, love and solidarity ended violently when St. Louis police dispersed a crowd of protesters gathered at a local gas station by using pepper spray and batons.
After a planned Ferguson October event, PoliticusUSA’s Justin Baragona was able to speak to Tamara Cottongim, a nurse out of Ashland, Oregon. Ms. Cottongim had just taken part in a march in Clayton, known as the Justice Now March, which was the first organized event of the Weekend of Resistance.
Protesters and members of the media were hit with pepper spray and rushed by police officers armed with batons and riot shields Thursday night in south St. Louis.
A large number of demonstrators descended on south St. Louis Wednesday evening after word spread that a black teenager was fatally shot by a white police officer.
Ferguson protesters were greeted with taunts and insults from St. Louis Cardinals fans while demonstrating at Busch Stadium Tuesday. In one instance, a fan gave the demonstrators a Nazi salute.
Protesters made a powerful statement Saturday night when they showed up at the St. Louis Symphony and sang what is being described as a ‘Requiem for Mike Brown’ at the end of an intermission.
USA Today reported on Thursday that the town of Ferguson has seen a huge surge in voter registration since the August 9th death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
In a conversation with Media Matters for America this week, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Editor-In-Chief Gilbert Bailon blasted Fox News and other media outlets for their coverage of the Ferguson protests in the aftermath of Michael Brown’s death.
On Wednesday night, CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 aired video footage from a cellphone taken shortly after Micheal Brown was shot dead by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. The footage shows two contractors, roughly 50 feet away from the scene, reacting in the immediate aftermath of Brown’s shooting.
Contrast law enforcement’s overwhelmingly violent military response to peaceful, and unarmed, African Americans protesting the cold-blooded murder of an unarmed African American teenager at the hands of a white Ferguson police officer and one can hardly claim law enforcement does not apply a different standard to armed whites as opposed to unarmed African Americans.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported on Sunday that Ferguson police officers began wearing body cameras this past Saturday. The department received a donation of 50 cameras from Safety Visions and Digital Ally.
Ferguson is not an isolated case in the St. Louis area. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ran a story Sunday detailing the lack of diversity that exists in other St. Louis County police departments.