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."
Instead of the story being about Ferguson police chief Tom Jackson finally resigning, Thursday morning's headlines are filled with reports that two police officers were shot and wounded during protests in front of the Ferguson Police Department.
Hours after the Department of Justice released a report Wednesday highlighting systemic racial discrimination committed by the Ferguson Police Department, protesters gathered in front of the police station in Ferguson to call for change and the dismantling of the current department.
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.
Late Tuesday evening, CNN reported that Ferguson police chief Tom Jackson is expected to step down from his position as part of a larger effort to reform the city's embattled police department. Jackson may announce his resignation as early as next week.
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.
PoliticusUSA's Justin Baragona was able to speak with an activist in Ferguson this weekend. The activist, Kayla Reed, lives in the Ferguson area and has participated in the protests that have occurred since the death of Michael Brown on August 9th.
A tense standoff between protesters and local law enforcement occurred late Thursday evening in Ferguson after the town's police chief Tom Jackson showed up at the scene and spoke to the crowd.
Protests resumed in Ferguson Tuesday night that led to the arrests of seven people. One local store was damaged when a rock was thrown through a window. However, there was no looting of the store, despite local media outlets using that word in their headlines.
A month after an unarmed black teenager was viciously shot and killed by a white police officer, the city of Ferguson held its first city council meeting since the incident. On Tuesday night, at a local church, over 600 people attended the meeting to voice their frustration and anger.
Ferguson police chief Tom Jackson was caught in a huge lie on Friday when it was revealed that he did not get "a lot of Freedom of Information requests" for a surveillance video from a local store the day 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.
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.