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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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How Much Do Black Lives Matter in Ferguson, Missouri?: Justice Department Investigation Finds Pattern of Racial Bias in Ferguson Police Department and Courts

By Elaine Magliaro The Justice Department released two reports today. In one report, the DOJ explained why it does not plan to “pursue federal civil rights charges against Darren Wilson, the white police officer, who shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black … Continue reading

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Department of Justice Could Sue Ferguson, Missouri, Police Department for Racial Discrimination

By Elaine Magliaro Evan Perez and Alexandra Jaffe of CNN announced this evening that the Department of Justice “is preparing to bring a lawsuit against the Ferguson, Missouri, police department over a pattern of racially discriminatory tactics used by officers, if the … Continue reading

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Ferguson Prosecutor to Speak at St. Louis University

by Gene Howington Bob McCulloch is in the news again. The now infamous prosecutor from the Michael Brown case has been scheduled for an upcoming speech at St. Louis University, raising the ire of some students. The focus of the … Continue reading

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Remembering 2014: Mark Fiore Presents “The Year in Crazy”

Submitted by Elaine Magliaro Political cartoonist Mark Fiore says that 2014 “saw everything from a mooching rancher and his well-armed militia buddies fighting off the federal government to the killing of an unarmed black man sparking a nationwide conversation on … Continue reading

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Singer at Ex-Cop’s Charity Event Celebrates the Death of Michael Brown with Parody of Jim Croce’s Song “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown”

By Elaine Magliaro TMZ reported this morning that the Elks Lodge in Glendale, California, “is investigating a shocking incident that went down in the club a week ago Monday, when a member of the lodge performed “a song celebrating the death of … Continue reading

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