Tensions mounted in a St. Louis suburb Wednesday morning, after a Berkeley, Missouri police officer fatally shot an 18-year-old black man who pointed a handgun at him late Tuesday. Following the shooting, the dozens of protesters that descended onto the … Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Executions and new death sentences dropped to their lowest numbers in decades in 2014, an anti-death penalty group said in a new report. Continue reading
Activists gathered in Ferguson, Mo., on Saturday to take part in a seven-day march to the state’s capital to protest the grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. 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.
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
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.
A grand jury has decided not to indict the Missouri police officer whose August killing of an unarmed black teenager sparked months of protests. St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch announced the jury’s decision at an evening press conference Monday. Continue reading
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed an executive order Monday declaring a state of emergency as Ferguson and the larger St. Louis area prepare to learn whether a grand jury will charge police officer Darren Wilson with the killing of teenager Michael Brown. Continue reading