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DOJ: Ferguson Cops Escalated Protests, Violated Right to Free Speech

The Ferguson, St. Louis County, and St. Louis police departments along with the Missouri Highway Patrol have been newly and specifically faulted for the role they played in the Ferguson protests in the 16 days after the death of Michael Brown. In a report obtained by the St. Louis Dispatch, to be delivered to police… » 6/30/15 12:45pm 6/30/15 12:45pm

Heartless Monsters Cut Down Mike Brown Memorial Tree in Ferguson 

Just one day after a memorial tree was planted in Michael Brown’s honor, some callous asshole cut the tree in half and stole the memorial stone that accompanied it. The 18 year-old was already unjustly killed and his family denied the right to seek justice so why not pour salt into that wound just because? » 4/20/15 3:30pm 4/20/15 3:30pm

White America's Silence on Police Brutality Is Consent

Late Tuesday, news broke that yet another unarmed American, a black man named Walter Scott, was killed by a white police officer. As with Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, and Rodney King nearly 25 years ago, the brutality was captured on video for the world to see. The New York Times put the damning evidence at the very top… » 4/10/15 12:45pm 4/10/15 12:45pm

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

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

Who Really Burns: Quitting a Dean's Job in the Age of Mike Brown

My grandmother was born in the 1930s, the seventh living child of black sharecroppers in Greenville, South Carolina. She spent her adulthood raising four children, caring for her husband, and working 30 years on factory lines to help pay the mortgage on the family home in Manchester, New Hampshire. » 12/02/14 12:10pm 12/02/14 12:10pm

Pharrell Criticized Michael Brown's 'Bully-ish' Behavior in Ebony

On November 13, 11 days prior to a grand jury's decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson for the murder of Michael Brown, Pharrell Williams gave an interview to Ebony about racism and Ferguson, MO. The things he said (that Michael Brown's actions looked "bully-ish" and he should have listened to Wilson's orders)… » 11/25/14 4:30pm 11/25/14 4:30pm