Civil rights attorneys and St. Louis-area police have reached an agreement that prohibits the use of chemical agents against anti-police-brutality demonstrators.
Months after a large protest in Minnesota’s Mall of America, protesters from the Black Lives Matter movement are facing prosecutions.
People tell BuzzFeed News why they continue to demonstrate even after a major shake-up in Ferguson city leadership.
The coffee giant’s CEO is encouraging the company’s 191,000 employees to talk about race relations with customers through an initiative called “Race Together.”
Jeffrey Williams, 20, was charged Sunday over the shooting of two police officers during protests early Thursday. His attorney, though, said the officers were not targeted.
Ferguson’s city council candidates agree on a lot, but their very different backgrounds offer diverging visions of the future.
Five anonymous residents have filed a petition asking Mayor James Knowles to resign. If they get 15% of the city’s registered voters to sign it, they could force a special election.
Two days after officers were shot while standing in front of the Ferguson Police Department, investigators are still unsure of the identity or motive of the gunman.
The president made the remarks during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday evening.
A prayer vigil went off without violence on Thursday evening, one night after a 41-year-old officer was shot in the shoulder and a 32-year-old was shot in the face during a protest outside the Ferguson Police Department. BuzzFeed News reporter Jim Dalrymple II is in Ferguson.
Ferguson’s exploitative municipal court system echoes the South’s history of trumped-up legal charges designed to force blacks back into servitude.
Jackson’s resignation will take effect on March 19. But a state representative on Wednesday said that’s not enough, and wants the city’s mayor to also go.
John Shaw becomes the latest Ferguson employee to leave the city in the wake of a scathing report on racial discrimination among local law enforcement.
Tony Robinson died on March 6 after being shot by Officer Matt Kenny. Protests were held in the aftermath of the teen’s death.
Ronald Brockmeyer wears many hats — criminal defense attorney, local prosecutor, and municipal judge in a town called Ferguson. Here’s a look at how that has played out.
President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday sharply criticized law enforcement in Ferguson. Holder said he was willing to dismantle the city’s police department.
Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery marches, which ushered in the passage of the Voting Rights Act. President Obama will be in Alabama to mark the occasion.
With dialogue like, “You wish you were white so they would like you better,” John Ridley, who earned an Oscar for the 12 Years a Slave screenplay, is adding to network television’s already much talked about diverse new offerings, but with a much harder punch.
Officer Jackie Person was the only patrolwoman in the police department of her small hometown in Massachusetts when she killed a man in 2004. Everyone agreed she was justified in using deadly force, but she would never be the same.
One of them, Mary Ann Twitty, the chief administrator in Ferguson’s much-criticized municipal court system, was fired. The two others, Capt. Rick Henke and Sgt. William Mudd, resigned Thursday.
The Mar. 5 installment told the story of an unarmed black teen who was shot and killed by a white police officer in the streets of Washington D.C. WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD.
The finding was buried in the Justice Department’s scathing report of the Ferguson police department.
A group of demonstrators chanted in the street Wednesday night outside the Ferguson Police Department. Photos and videos showed police apparently arresting several people.
The Justice Department civil rights investigation mostly corroborated the former Ferguson officer’s version of events from the shooting of Michael Brown.
Hint: It can be a convoluted and expensive process in a city where, according to the Department of Justice, officials have consistently set maximizing revenue as the priority for law enforcement.
The scathing report Justice Department report found an endemic racial bias in the Ferguson Police Department, as well as a focus on generating revenue, rather than public safety.
Ferguson police “have exclusively set their dogs against black individuals, often in cases where doing so was not justified by the danger presented,” according to a Department of Justice report investigation released Wednesday.
The demonstrations came Wednesday night after a Justice Department civil rights investigation found a pattern of racial bias and unconstitutional use of force among Ferguson police officers. Police on Thursday wouldn’t disclose the charges of those arrested, saying the information was “private.”
The months-long investigation in the wake of Michael Brown’s death is expected to be released as soon as Wednesday, a law enforcement source told BuzzFeed News. The coming report finds that police conduct in Ferguson routinely violates the Constitution and federal law.
The nearly completed review reportedly accuses the Missouri city’s police department of racial bias in traffic stops, officials told the New York Times.