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Darren Wilson identified as Ferguson police officer who killed Michael Brown

Ferguson's police chief (pictured) releases name of the officer responsible for fatally shooting Michael Brown

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Ferguson Area Gun Store Sees 700 Percent Spike In Sales Ahead Of Jury Verdict

WASHINGTON -- The St. Louis region is on edge this week as residents anxiously await word on whether a grand jury will indict Darren Wilson, the white police officer who killed an unarmed African-American teenager in August. The shooting of Michael B...

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St. Louis County Police Chief Defends Aggressive Response To Ferguson Protests

St. Louis County Police Chief Defends Aggressive Response To Ferguson Protests HEAVY URBAN ARES.... What DAFUQ does that mean ?... "BLACKS"

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The first sign of change: Ferguson police are now wearing body cameras

Two months into a trial of on-body cameras for Los Angeles Police Department officers, the devices have earned mostly positive feedback, officials said Tuesday.Department officials overseeing the pilot program told the Los Angeles Police Commis


OPINION: For police accountability, look beyond individual racial bias

Addressing a department’s labor and identity issues can be just as key in decreasing officer misconduct

from Gawker

Department of Justice Orders Second Autopsy for Michael Brown

According to a statement made by Justice Department Spokesman Brian Fallon, Attorney General Eric Holder has ordered the Department of Justice to perform a second autopsy on Michael Brown, due to the "extraordinary circumstances" of the case.

"Teaching About Ferguson" (blog post) (via Teaching for Change) (21 August 2014) Offers some ideas and resources for teaching about issues related to what's happening in Ferguson, from police brutality and the militarization of police, to a history of racism, to student fear and resilience. #FergusonSyllabus

The St. Louis Rams aren't sorry for Sunday's gesture of solidarity with Ferguson residents, no matter what the police say.