Category Archives: Missouri

Draft of Justice Department Report Claims That Police Escalated Tensions in Ferguson, Missouri, Following the Death of Michael Brown

By Elaine Magliaro According to the draft of a Justice Department report, police in Ferguson, Missouri, escalated tensions after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. Matt Apuzzo (New York Times) said that the report “describes a chaotic scene in which … Continue reading

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Two Bright Lights in Missouri: The Ferguson Municipal Public Library and Its Director Scott Bonner Who Served the Community Well in a Time of Crisis

By Elaine Magliaro Here is some uplifting news out of Ferguson, Missouri: The Ferguson Municipal Public Library (FMPL) has been named Library of the Year by Library Journal magazine and Gale, a part of Cengage Learning. According to Caroline Siede … Continue reading

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Walter Johnson Explains why Ferguson, Missouri—a City That Hosts a Fortune 500 Company—Relies on Municipal Fees and Fines to Extract Revenue from Its Poorest Residents

By Elaine Magliaro Walter Johnson has an interesting article about Ferguson, Missouri, over at The Atlantic. In it, he explains why—despite the fact that the city hosts a multinational Fortune 500 company—it “relied on municipal fees and fines to extract … Continue reading

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Police Officers and Officials of Small Missouri Town Resign after First Black Mayor Is Elected

By Elaine Magliaro The town of Parma, Missouri, recently elected its first black mayor. Tyrus Byrd, a woman who served as the town clerk years ago, was sworn in as mayor last Tuesday. Prior to her swearing in, five of Parma’s six … Continue reading

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A Mark Fiore Political Cartoon Video: “Racist EZ-Cash”

By Elaine Magliaro Mark Fiore, the Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist, posted a video last week titled Racist EZ- Cash following the release of the Justice Department’s report on the city of Ferguson, Missouri. Fiore said that the veil had “been … Continue reading

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FERGUSON UPDATE: Suspect in police shooting in custody

By Chuck Stanley: Police in Ferguson, MO report they have apprehended a suspect in the sniper attack on two officers.  Details are sketchy. Lot of gossip on Twitter.  The weapon used has been seized, according to reports. No details on … Continue reading

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From the Office of the Missouri Attorney General: Racial Profiling Data for the City of Fegurson for the Year 2013

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