Ferguson Police Chief to Finally Resign. Bye. 

Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson has resigned from his position following an abysmal handling of the Mike Brown shooting and a U.S. Justice Department report that found the Ferguson Police Department to be a gang of racist thugs. » 3/11/15 5:30pm 3/11/15 5:30pm

Ferguson's Chief Executive Resigns

You Need to Watch President Obama's Speech in Selma

Yesterday President Obama gave a bold speech in honor of the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday," when hundreds of non-violent protesters were beaten and tear-gassed by Alabama state troopers as they tried to march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge bridge for civil rights. » 3/08/15 2:15pm 3/08/15 2:15pm

Scandal's Ferguson Storyline Was Much Too Much

The exact moment I started crying during last night's Scandal was at the end when Brandon Parker was finally zipped up into a body bag after laying in the street for way too long, and the camera froze on his face. This episode did the most and was asking a lot, and all in all it was just a gruesome fantasy. » 3/06/15 1:20pm 3/06/15 1:20pm

Darren Wilson Avoids Civil Rights Charges 

Darren Wilson, the cop who unnecessarily shot and killed 18 year-old Michael Brown and then profited off of his death, will not face federal civil rights charges for the incident. Wilson was cleared of criminal charges by a St. Louis grand jury in November. » 3/04/15 2:10pm 3/04/15 2:10pm

Police Union Spokesman Not Sorry for Shoving Black Woman: 'Oh God, No'

Police union spokesman Jeff Roorda, who is on camera shoving a black woman during a meeting at St. Louis City Hall, denies shoving that woman. And furthermore no, he is definitely not sorry. » 1/30/15 12:30pm 1/30/15 12:30pm

St. Louis Police Spokesman Assaults a Black Woman at Public Meeting

Jeff Roorda, a spokesman for the St. Louis Police Officer's Association, grabbed and then shoved a woman named Cachet Currie during a meeting at St. Louis City Hall last night, an incident which was captured on video. Roorda, who attended the meeting wearing a bracelet reading "I am Darren Wilson," is also accused by… » 1/29/15 9:30am 1/29/15 9:30am

Ferguson Protesters Pepper-Sprayed After Storming St. Louis Police HQ

A group of 75 protestors occupied the St. Louis Police police department headquarters earlier this evening. The protesters marched through the city and then congregated in front of the headquarters where they demanded that all those "occupying the department" be removed. » 1/01/15 12:30am 1/01/15 12:30am

Boston Officials Ask Die-In Protesters to Stop Traumatizing Kids, Plz

Boston public safety officials are concerned that protesters intending to stage a die-in at the city's First Night event on New Year's Eve will scare children with their antics and are asking the protesters to please chill out for one night and just let the kids have their fun, OK? Is that so much to ask? » 12/30/14 6:40pm 12/30/14 6:40pm

With All the Protests, Why Are Artists So Afraid of Protest Music?

As the Black Lives Matter movement grows around the deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, John Crawford, Akai Gurley—and as of last night, Antonio Martin—where are our favorite artists in this conversation? Where are the protest songs of 2014? » 12/24/14 1:40pm 12/24/14 1:40pm

Mall of America Protest Organizers Will Face Criminal Charges 

On Saturday, protesters gathered inside the Mall of America to draw attention to police violence, just like many groups of people have, in many different cities, to increasingly alarming levels of backlash and resistance. The Mall of America is a public space big enough to hold Yankee Stadium seven times over, but it… » 12/23/14 1:45pm 12/23/14 1:45pm

NYC's Millions March Totally Annoyed These SantaCon Attendees

Since the Ferguson and Eric Garner grand jury decisions, New Yorkers have been staging protests across the city. Over the weekend, thousands took over the streets as part of the Millions March, which happened to coincide with the annual drunkfest that is SantaCon. Gothamist captured video of SantaCon participants who… » 12/16/14 2:00pm 12/16/14 2:00pm

First Black Sororities Tell Members Not to Wear Logos While Protesting

Amid nationwide protests against police brutality and the failed indictments of Officers Darren Wilson and Daniel Pantaleo, the oldest black sororities Alpha Kappa Alpha and Delta Sigma Theta are instructing their members not to wear their Greek letters while marching. The directive is pissing off some members and… » 12/09/14 1:15pm 12/09/14 1:15pm

Denver Students Stage Walkouts in Protest of Garner, Brown Decisions

Students at Denver's South High School staged a walkout in solidarity with protesters across the country on Monday. » 12/08/14 11:30pm 12/08/14 11:30pm

Most White People Think Race Played No Factor In Ferguson & Garner…

A national survey conducted by the Pew Research Center and USA Today finds that most people do not think race played a major factor in the grad jury decisions not to indict the police officers involved in the killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. » 12/08/14 9:30pm 12/08/14 9:30pm

Cut SNL Sketch Imagines Morning Show Bummed Out By Ferguson News

Delivering perky, upbeat news on a local morning show is tough—honestly, who's really that happy at 5 a.m.?—but you know what's really hard? Being perky and upbeat while your city is burning and army tanks are rolling down residential streets as your viewers are bombed with tear gas. SNL spoofed that very moment in a… » 12/08/14 1:10pm 12/08/14 1:10pm

Fox Host Thinks Minorities Should Be More Sensitive Toward Cops

Fox News is at it again as Justice with Judge Jeanine host Jeanine Pirro says the American public needs to learn how to better deal with police, instead of the other way around. Because between Mike Brown, Eric Garner and Akai Gurley, it's wild how many civilians are fatally shooting cops these days. » 12/08/14 12:30pm 12/08/14 12:30pm

Jury Doesn't Indict Cop Videotaped Choking Eric Garner to Death

On Wednesday, a Staten Island grand jury decided against indicting the Officer Daniel Pantaleo who choked Eric Garner to death on July 17 in an incident that was caught, in its entirety, on film. Suddenly, New York City isn't so far removed from Ferguson or Cleveland or any other place where black people are killed… » 12/03/14 3:00pm 12/03/14 3:00pm

Attorney General Eric Holder Announces Plan to End Racial Profiling

In a speech on Monday night, Attorney General Eric Holder said he plans to target the practice of racial profiling in law enforcement agencies throughout the country and end it "once and for all." » 12/01/14 11:00pm 12/01/14 11:00pm

St. Louis Rams Call St. Louis Police Liars

A St. Louis Rams executive apologized (Update: he denies apologizing, see below) to police on behalf of the team's front office for players' use of the "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" gesture before Sunday's game—a gesture that left St. Louis cops demanding punishment for the players. » 12/01/14 10:30pm 12/01/14 10:30pm