All Articles on Ferguson

Artivists STL, an artist collective that formed in the midst of the Ferguson Uprising, created this liberation alter to honor Michael Brown Jr. (Photo: Harry Wadlington) Views
Five Years After Ferguson Uprising, Still Seeking Justice and Healing
On the fifth anniversary of Michael Brown's death, his family and the town of Ferguson look to the past—and future—to bring about meaningful change.
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The researchers "found officers bashing immigrants and Muslims, promoting racist stereotypes, identifying with right-wing militia groups and, especially, glorifying police brutality." (Photo: Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images) Views
The Armed Bureaucracy
"Sooner or later they end up in a cage, where (they) belong."
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"Bell’s win is testimony to the power of grassroots social movements." (Photo: B.C. Lorio/Flickr) Views
The Ferguson Effect: Why Wesley Bell’s Primary Victory in St. Louis Matters
As we move toward the midterm elections of 2018, we would do well to pay attention to the continued influence of the movement for Black lives on local elections and on the changing face of criminal justice reform in America
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Wesley Bell speaks during the dedication of a new community empowerment center in Ferguson, Missouri. News
Overcoming 'Decades of Corruption and Systemic Racism,' Reformer Wesley Bell Ousts Prosecutor Who Let Michael Brown's Killer Off the Hook
"We can't fundamentally reform our criminal justice system if we don't change our criminal prosecutors, and that's exactly what St. Louis County is poised to do."
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Protestors confront a convoy of Missouri National Guard humvees as they drive near the Ferguson police station on November 25, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. News
In 'Open Effort to Escalate Racial Tensions,' Trump to Fully Militarize Police
Trump's plan to reverse ban on transfer of military equipment to police denounced by civil rights groups as "exceptionally dangerous and irresponsible"
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'No Regard for Human Rights': Sessions Slammed for Order on Police Conduct
Order is "a clear indication that [Sessions'] Department of Justice is moving toward abandoning its obligations to uphold federal civil rights laws through consent decrees"
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Facebook, Instagram, Twitter Helped Police Track Activists of Color: ACLU
In marketing materials, surveillance developer Geofeedia called unions and activist groups "overt threats"
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Vowing to Fight On, Activists Honor Legacy of Ferguson's Mike Brown
"Mike Brown is a martyr," writes columnist Shaun King. "His death, and the injustice surrounding it, sparked the movement we are in right now."
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'Corroding Civil Liberties,' Supreme Court Codifies Unlawful Police Stops
"This case tells everyone...that your body is subject to invasion while courts excuse the violation of your rights," Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote in the dissent
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'Justice is Priceless': DOJ Sues Ferguson Over Refusal to Change Discriminatory Policies
'Residents of Ferguson...have waited decades for justice. They should not be forced to wait any longer.'
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