The white police officer who shot an unarmed black teenager last summer had faced civil rights charges. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and his civil rights chief, though, will have the final say.
Most DAs are opposed to naming an outside prosecutor for police cases. The district attorney in Manhattan, though, has shown some support for the idea.
Advocacy group Ferguson Action said the holiday should be a time where Americans unite in a national “resistance to injustice” in the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton gave their end of the year news conference Monday and city crime stats. BuzzFeed News highlights the takeaways and provides some context.
BuzzFeed News spoke to a protester who chanted for “dead cops” on Dec. 13, which was captured on video and has become a nationwide flashpoint. “We wanted to separate ourselves from people who just want to get a guy fired.”
Protesters are still marching every day, sometimes clashing with police. On New Years Eve, demonstrations took place in St. Louis, New York, Los Angeles, and other cities.
The shots were fired Tuesday as officers arrested six people who allegedly were burglarizing a beauty supply store damaged during protests violent protests in November.
Police fear a new wave of violence against officers. Activists fear an end to efforts to hold cops accountable when they cross the line.
Ezell Ford’s autopsy report released after months of delay by the LAPD.
Officer Timothy Zoll made the comments to The Washington Post Friday after a street memorial for Michael Brown was destroyed by a driver.
Protesters in Los Angeles took to Beverly Boulevard for the Millions March LA. In New York, protesters called for justice for Akai Gurley.
A car drove through the candles and stuffed animals on Ferguson, Missouri’s Canfield Drive, where Michael Brown died in August. Officials and family members said they’re working on plans for a more permanent location.
The demonstration came a day after an officer killed a teenager in Berkeley, Missouri.
The 18-year-old man was shot at a Mobil gas station after pulling a gun, Berkeley police said. A crowd later gathered and clashed with police.
Pressure is continuing to build on the San Jose Police Department, after BuzzFeed News exposed the controversial tweets made by one of its officers against civil rights protesters.
A new lawsuit alleges black voters and candidates are at a perpetual disadvantage in Ferguson’s racially charged school board elections.
It comes down to how police see young black men.
Over 100 Legal Aid Lawyers in NYC staged a walkout and die-in outside Brooklyn Criminal Court to protest what they say is a broken criminal justice system.
Co-writer and director Ava DuVernay and many cast members showed their support for Eric Garner and Mike Brown at the New York premiere of Selma, a film that sheds light on another massive civil rights movement in the United States.
Thousands packed Pennsylvania Avenue to memorialize recent victims and call for policy changes.
St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch apologized for “inadvertently” omitting to release some of the evidence collected after the shooting of Michael Brown. The newly released evidence includes a transcript of an interview with Dorian Johnson, a friend of Brown’s, who was with the 18-year-old when he died.
Thousands are taking to the streets of the Washington D.C. and New York to demonstrate against recent police action against minorities, including the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
Amidst protests against police brutality, Daniel José Older returns to a favorite novel and explores the misreading of rage.
A judge delivered a legal victory to protesters Thursday, saying police have to warn protesters and give them time to disperse before firing tear gas.
The California Highway Patrol said it has used plainclothes officers in the Bay Area since protests against police violence that began Nov. 24. Some protesters are accusing the officers of attempting to instigate looting.
The staffers raised their hands on the steps of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., to show solidarity with protesters and families of the black men who were killed by white police officers.
Invitations posted on the internet say the demonstration on Dec. 19 is to show support for members of the New York Police Department. The owner of a Facebook page promoting it said the event is not about race. There are some questions about the legitimacy of the rally.
“This is what due process looks like: it is messy, it can be long and it can be frustrating.”
The owners of Swiish Bar and Grill in Jennings, Missouri, said they lost thousands of dollars when law enforcement turned their parking lot into a command center.