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State Of Emergency Declared In Ferguson After Shooting At Protest

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.

Change Didn't Come To Ferguson

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.

Embattled Ferguson Mayor Faces Possible Recall

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.

How Ferguson's Legal System Echoes An Ugly Past

Ferguson's exploitative municipal court system echoes the South's history of trumped-up legal charges designed to force blacks back into servitude.

Here's How Ferguson Police Use Dogs On Town Residents

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 "Selma" Cast Wore "I Can't Breathe" T-Shirts To Their Premiere

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.

Missouri Prosecutor Releases More Ferguson Grand Jury Evidence

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.

"Pro-Cop Rally" Planned In New York Because #BlueLivesMatter

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.

Here Are 11 Unarmed Victims Killed By Police In 2014

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:

Why Grand Juries Don't Indict Cops When They Kill

Police are allowed to use lethal force under specific circumstances, when it's reasonable to do so. Especially when it comes to black suspects, that means almost anytime.

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