Ferguson

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
On the same day that clergy from about 40 churches marched through downtown Cleveland to protest the acquittal of a white police officer charged in the deaths of two unarmed black motorists in 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a settlement with the city and its police department, following a deeply critical investigation that found an...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
The off-duty police officer who fatally shot black 18-year-old Vonderrit Myers...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
The family of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teen shot to death by a police...

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Rage simmers on in Ferguson even as a judge turned down an ACLU move to block repressive police actions there. Still, many are speaking up and calling out what Kareem Abdul-Jabbar calls the "systemic racism (and) class warfare" against America's 50 million poor - with moves for new laws, less hardware, fundraising - without which "we will be gathering over and over again beside the dead bodies of our murdered children, parents, and neighbors."