Attorney General Eric Holder discusses mistrust of Ferguson youth

Attorney General Eric Holder

Below are excerpts of the AG’s remarks to the meeting earlier today at St. Louis Community College. “The eyes of the nation and the world are watching Ferguson right now. The world is watching because the issues raised by the shooting of Michael Brown predate this incident. This is something that has a history to [...]

Will Attorney General Eric Holder pursue a civil case against Michael Brown’s killer?

Attorney General Eric Holder (New America Media)

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson, New America Media Attorney General Eric Holder has a compelling federal case in the Michael Brown killing if he decides to bring civil rights charges against Ferguson, Missouri cop, Darren Wilson. He’s certainly taken almost unprecedented lightning fast first steps in that direction. He’s got a phalanx of FBI agents assigned to the [...]

2 Black men per week are killed by a cop in America

Howard University students join the Hands Up Don't Shoot movement in memory of Michael Brown

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Occasionally, police officers behave in such as dastardly manner that it captures international attention. There was the 1997 famous video of four White LAPD officers taking turns clubbing and kicking Rodney King nearly beyond recognition after a high-speed automobile chase. In 1999, on the opposite coast, an unarmed, 23-year-old [...]

Governor Perry booked in Travis County on two federal charges

Governor Perry's mugshot via Twitter

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry, the longest-serving governor in Texas history, turned himself in amid the cheers of supporters at the Travis County Courthouse on Tuesday to face two felony counts of abuse of power. He was not a contrite defendant. “I believe in the rule of law,” he told the crowd. “We will prevail.,” [...]

Popular Channel 11 Morning Anchor Fired Following Aspen Arrest

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CBS 11 early morning anchorman Brendan Higgins had a good time in Aspen, Colorado while on vacation recently. Judging from his mugshot – too much of a good time. Although he issued an apology to all involved – word came down today that he was fired. Personally I liked him to the point I had [...]

Dogs Get More Respect than Michael Brown

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By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist It doesn’t matter if you are state legislator or an alderman, a journalist or a local leader. If you are in Ferguson, Mo., you won’t get any respect. You can be the uncle of a victim whose body was left to lie on the street for several hours and you [...]

Michael Brown was shot at least 6 times according to autopsy

Via New York Times

FERGUSON, Mo. — Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager who was killed by a police officer, sparking protests around the nation, was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, a preliminary private autopsy performed on Sunday found. One of the bullets entered the top of Mr. Brown’s skull, suggesting his head was [...]

Ferguson Police still seem unsure how to handle protests

Via @metoyamonroe (Instagram)

Tear gas, gunfire and arrests marked the eighth day of unrest in the St. Louis suburb that has become a powder keg since an unarmed black teenager was shot and killed by police Aug. 9. “You are violating the state curfew,” a police officer told protesters over a loudspeaker just before 1 a.m. today. “You [...]

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