Online Store Shein Apologized For Selling A Phone Case Depicting A Handcuffed Black Person Outlined In Chalk
The retailer had been criticized in the past for selling a "swastika pendant" and Muslim prayer mats as decorative rugs.
"Our investigation does not exonerate Darren Wilson," the county prosecutor said. "The question of whether we can prove a case at trial is different from clearing him."
People pointed out the symbolism of the blue line of paint — but police said the paint is gray.
Five members of the Hart family were killed and three children are missing after the car they were traveling in plunged off a 100-foot cliff on the California coast.
6 Kids, Including The Boy In A Viral Protest Picture, Are Believed To Have Died After Plunging Off A Cliff
The 2014 photo showed Devonte Hart, who is black, hugging a white police officer at a protest in Portland.
Brown, 18, was unarmed when he was fatally shot on Aug. 9, 2014, by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson.
Edward Crawford, best known for the image of him throwing a tear gas cylinder during the Ferguson protests, died Thursday night of a reported self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Two LAPD officers shot Ezell Ford in 2014, two days after an officer in Ferguson, Missouri, killed Michael Brown.
The painting depicting police as pigs was restored for a second time on Tuesday, but congressional Republicans say they hope to permanently remove it from the US Capitol. The Congressional Black Caucus is promising to fight for the young artist's freedom of speech.
The president-elect vowed during the campaign to overturn Obama's restrictions on the 1033 program, which were put in place following the Ferguson riots.
Police found the body of Darren Seals Tuesday morning. Seals became an activist after the 2014 killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson.
The new Justice Department program will require law enforcement to submit reports that include figures and details about any deaths that occur during arrests.
Using visceral imagery drawn from recent news about police brutality in America, award-winning poet Jericho Brown dares readers to stare directly into the smoking barrel of what has become a nightmarish reality for far too many people.
The changes, including body cameras for officers, come after the Justice Department determined the city had engaged in a pattern of discrimination against black residents.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch said jailing poor people who can't pay fines "criminalizes poverty."
The lawsuit comes after the Ferguson City Council voted to change a proposed settlement addressing a pattern of racial bias in the community where 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed by police in 2014.
The prominent activist joins a crowded field after filing his papers to run late Wednesday.
The proposed settlement, which still must be signed off by a federal judge, will force the city department to reorient its policing to be more accountable to community input.
The agreement would likely revamp the police department and establish federal oversight, but local officials are concerned about the cost.
A seventh church was set on fire on Thursday. Investigators are trying to determine if the arsons over the past two weeks are connected and motivated by hate.
The white baby pooch was found under a pile clothes after making a squeaking sound that someone first thought was a toy.
Jamyla Bolden was shot and killed on Aug. 18 while working on her fourth-grade homework at home. Police say a 21-year-old man confessed to the shooting.
The move is meant to restore confidence in the court after a Department of Justice investigation found that Ferguson’s police department and courts unconstitutionally targeted black people.
This week, Jill Gallagher explains why she opted to keep her ex-spouse's last name after their divorce. Read that and others from Medium, Gawker, Broadly, and more.
Police said that the location of the gunshot wound does not confirm that Ball-Bey refused to drop his gun or that he was running away.
Everything and nothing has changed since the death of Michael Brown one year ago.
Tyrone Harris Jr. remained in a hospital Tuesday after he was shot by police during the protests marking the one-year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
Plainclothes officers returned fire on a man who shot at their vehicle after heavy gunfire rang out in Ferguson, Missouri, police said. Multiple gunshots were fired Sunday night on the one-year anniversary of the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in the city.
Unlike what happened in Ferguson, Missouri, an investigative outcome for the fatal encounter between an officer in Cincinnati and an unarmed black man came in less than two weeks, largely because of what was captured on film.
Andre Anderson joins the Ferguson police department form Glendale, Arizona.
A report released by prosecutors Monday stated that VonDerrit Myers Jr. first shot at the officer before dying in a hail of return fire. Myers' family attorney said he plans to file a wrongful death suit.
Dream Hampton said Sunday that Jay Z and Beyoncé wired thousands of dollars to help release protesters jailed in Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri. Update: Representatives confirmed to BuzzFeed News on Monday that a donation was made to the Black Lives Matter movement, and co-founder Patrisse Cullors said “We are incredibly thankful to the Carters for their generous gift."
Dorian Johnson was arrested Wednesday after allegedly interfering with an arrest and trying to discard narcotics. He recently filed a lawsuit against Ferguson, Missouri, and other city officials in connection with Brown's death.
Dorian Johnson alleges that Wilson used unconstitutional lethal force against him while he was walking on the street with Michael Brown at the time of the shooting.
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In videos, a lengthy series of pops — identified by witnesses as gunfire — could be heard. The shootings took place not far from where Michael Brown was killed last August.
Body cameras are becoming more popular in police departments across the country, but state legislators are considering laws that would keep the videos out of public sight.
The family announced on Thursday that they had filed a wrongful death lawsuit in response to a Ferguson police officer fatally shooting the unarmed black teen on Aug. 9.
Mall of America, the nation's largest mall, tells media outlets that it will no longer purse $40,000 in extra security costs stemming from December protest. Criminal charges are still pending.
Despite historic election results changing the demographic makeup of the city council, the outcome of Ferguson’s municipal elections fall far short of the changes activists were seeking.
Former Mayor Brian Fletcher was among three candidates to win a city council seat in Ferguson, Missouri, on Tuesday. The city also elected two black candidates, Elle Jones and Wesley Bell.
Three municipal seats are open, and four of the eight candidates looking to fill them in Tuesday's election are black – currently most of the city's elected leaders are white.
No, I'm not happy to "just be here." Racism doesn't vanish the moment we set foot into the ivory towers and glittering soirees of the literati.
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.
Thomas Allen Jr., 34, died Sunday after he was shot by a police officer on Saturday in Wellston, Missouri, according to reports. Officials said Allen tried to drive away from a traffic stop while the officer was partially inside the vehicle.
A separate autopsy commissioned by the family of Antonio Zambrano-Montes shows he was shot in the back twice by police in Pasco, Washington, conflicting with earlier statements made by authorities, an attorney said Thursday.
After a months-long investigation, the DOJ reportedly is preparing to sue the Missouri city if it doesn't voluntarily change discriminatory police tactics.
Newly-released footage shows the alleged beating of Cortez Bufford last April. An officer can be heard pointing out a camera was rolling before switching it off.
Mayor James Knowles III said Wednesday he asked Gov. Jay Nixon to deploy the National Guard on Nov. 24. Nixon, however, waited to send in troops.
The lawsuit charge that the two St. Louis suburbs excessively fined and jailed impoverished people for unpaid traffic violations to raise revenue.
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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.
"The problem in Ferguson is that there's no consensus on leadership in the community," says Rep. G.K. Butterfield.
Last month, some members of the New York Police Department publicly turned their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio. We asked New Yorkers: Should they have turned their backs on him?
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.
"Grand Juror Doe" said he or she disagrees about how the facts of the case against Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson, who was not charged in the shooting death of Michael Brown, have been portrayed to the public.
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.
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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.
The mayor said the officer "needs professional help" and asked the media to respect his privacy. The officer shot and killed Antonio Martin, who police said was armed.
Police fear a new wave of violence against officers. Activists fear an end to efforts to hold cops accountable when they cross the line.
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.
A high school teacher who abused his students. A Georgia prison allegedly covering up the rape of a trans inmate. The chaotic aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson. The brief life and baffling death of an unarmed man shot dead by police in a Wal-Mart. A disappearing wage thief. The downfall of Mississippi's most progressive prison reformer. Here are a few of the most memorable crime stories published by BuzzFeed News in 2014.
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.
The White House "Task Force on 21st Century Policing" was announced Thursday. It will make its recommendations to the president about how to fix America's police forces by early March.