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.
“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.
Michael Brown and Eric Garner were only two of several unarmed people who died this year at the hands of the police officers around the nation. Here are some of the most compelling cases:
Protesters took to the streets in New York City, Hollywood, Anchorage, Salt Lake City, and other places.
And the rules of engagement they follow.
Working in Ferguson has never been more complicated after recent protests swept the city. Jim Dalrymple II reports from Ferguson, Missouri, for BuzzFeed News.
Protesters temporarily shutdown several shopping centers Friday. Across town, W. Florissant continued to experience an economic pummeling that began in August. Jim Dalrymple II reports from Ferguson, Missouri for BuzzFeed News.
Ferguson took a break from protests Thursday after days of at-times violent clashes with police in the wake of a grand jury’s decision in the Michael Brown case.
Protesters were “peacefully disruptive” in the St. Louis Galleria.
Groups shut down roads and bridges to protest a St. Louis County grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for shooting Michael Brown.
The Ferguson police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown spoke out for the first time Tuesday in a televised interview.
People around the nation either mentioned Ferguson or used #Ferguson in their tweets.
Photos from the evidence considered by a grand jury showed the Ferguson police officer at a hospital after he fatally shot the unarmed black teen. Medical records showed he was advised to take Aleve if he felt pain.
“No matter what the grand jury decides, I do not want my son’s death to be in vain.”
The school’s principal said the students did not do it intentionally.
A St. Louis, Missouri, woman says that she was raped by a corrections officer in exchange for her release from the Ferguson jail. WARNING: Graphic language.
Gov. Jay Nixon said the National Guard will support law enforcement in the event of “unrest that might occur following the grand jury’s decision concerning the investigation into the death of Michael Brown.” The St. Louis County prosecutor has said an announcement will be made later this month.
Several hundred people joined the protest in St. Louis, Missouri. Residents of the area are waiting on a grand jury decision of whether the police officer who shot the unarmed 18-year-old will face charges.
Newly-released recordings show the fatal encounter between Officer Darren Wilson and Michael Brown lasted less than two minutes.
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“Law enforcement should have been equally condemned by the governor,” lawyers for the Michael Brown’s parents said on behalf of the family.
Gov. Jay Nixon acknowledged that he expects demonstrations following the grand jury decision in the Darren Wilson case, says “violence will not be tolerated.”
“ANY AND ALL claims of an announcement date or time from any source, especially social media, are rank speculation and should be ignored.”
The brawl happened on Oct. 18 just a few blocks from where Brown was killed. It involved Brown’s mother and paternal grandmother, as well as dozens of others.
A new Amnesty International report accuses the agencies that policed the Ferguson protests of improperly using force, among other things.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch obtained the official coroner’s report on the death of the teen, who was shot in August in a confrontation with police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson. The toxicology report also said that Brown had marijuana in his system at the time of the shooting.
Gov. Jay Nixon announced the creation of an independent group to study the unrest that followed the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown and make recommendations for how to improve the St. Louis area. This commission will not investigate the death of Michael Brown, the governor said.
Warning: There is a lot of swearing in this video. Oh, and a moth being pulled out of a man’s ear.
Vonderrit Myers, 18, was fatally shot Oct. 8 by police after he first fired at an officer, authorities said. His family disputed that he was armed.