- Marches across the country show support for FergusonNovember 25, 2014
Just a day after the grand jury announced not to indict police officer Darren Wilson, the city of Ferguson remains tense. Gwen Ifill speaks with Christina Swarns, Litigation Director for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and Susan McGraw of St. Louis University, on the grand jury’s role in the legal system and what’s next for the city of Ferguson. Continue reading
The decision that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson would not be charged by a grand jury for the shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown sparked riots and protests in Ferguson and major cities last night. Gwen Ifill reports on the reactions by protesters and law enforcement after the decision was announced. Continue reading
We read more than 500 hundred pages of this witness testimony and compared each statement to the statement given by officer Wilson. Below is a chart comparing several key details of the officer’s report to the statements of the 24 witnesses. Was Michael Brown facing towards Officer Wilson, or away when he was shot? Did Brown have his hands in the air, or at his waist? Continue reading
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon spoke at a news conference Tuesday, condemning “criminals intent on lawlessness and destruction” that “terrorized” Missouri communities Monday night in the wake of the Ferguson grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown. Nixon promised the deployment of “hundreds more” National Guard troops to Ferguson in an attempt to keep the peace.
Ferguson, Missouri Mayor James Knowles spoke Tuesday on the state of the city following Monday’s grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. Knowles, alongside community leaders, clergy representatives and business … Continue reading
Michael Brown’s family held a news conference Tuesday to respond to Monday’s grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Brown. The family’s attorney, Benjamin Crump, spoke alongside Rev. Al Sharpton to … Continue reading
Hours after the grand jury’s decision in the Micahel Brown case was made public, fires erupted in Ferguson Missouri. Several buildings and a police car were fully engulfed in flames by 11 p.m. local time. The St. Louis Post Dispatch reports there were more than 60 arrests, 10 businesses damaged and two people wounded by gunshots overnight. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — A St. Louis County grand jury declined Monday to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri. The decision resolves one aspect of the case, but additional investigations remain and the community for months has been bracing for demonstrations in anticipation of the grand jury’s decision.
Protesters assembled in Ferguson, Missouri, and across the U.S. Monday night following the announcement that a grand jury would not indict the officer who killed 18-year-old Michael Brown. Demonstrations were planned around the country in anticipation of the decision. Many more are scheduled to begin simultaneously at 7 p.m. EST Tuesday.
A St. Louis County grand jury has reportedly reached a decision on whether or not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for fatally shooting unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Missouri. The announcement of the decision is expected to come later today. The city is preparing for protests ahead of that revelation. Continue reading