Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
The family of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager shot and killed by a white police officer this summer, and grassroots organizers from Ferguson, Missouri are in Geneva, Switzerland this week to testify before the United Nations Committee Against Torture, press for justice in Ferguson and other disenfranchised communities, and "to unite...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Protesters gather at the Ferguson police station on Saturday, October 12. (Photo: sarah-ji/flickr/cc)
A coalition of approximately 50 local organizations in Ferguson, Missouri on...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
As hundreds of protesters marched to the steps of the Ferguson police station...


Declaring "we're all in this together," Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson, the new, black, homegrown police commander in Ferguson, ordered cops to remove SWAT gear and gas masks and then marched with protesters, prompting what observers called a stunning mood change in what had felt like a war zone hours before. Ordered by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon to replace clueless, thuggish local police, Johnson said he understood "the anger and fear (of) residents... We all want justice, we all want answers."

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