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Ferguson grand jury evidence reveals holes in investigation

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Evidence reviewed by a grand jury tasked with deciding on whether or not to charge Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown had a lot of missing information.

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Large number of police shootings do not end with prosecutions

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A Missouri grand jury’s decision to not indict officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown can be now added to a long list of police shooting investigations that show that more officers walk free than not. The panel was tasked with figuring out if Wilson had probable cause when he killed […]

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In wake of Ferguson decision, push to boycott Black Friday emerges on social media

Momentum on social media is slowing building as users take to various sites to push for a nationwide boycott of Black Friday sales. The move comes in response to a grand jury’s decision to not charge a Ferguson, Missouri police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen in Aug. 

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No indictment in Michael Brown shooting death

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A Ferguson, Missouri police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager will not be indicted for the teen’s murder. Michael Brown died on Aug. 9 after an encounter with Officer Darren Wilson. 

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Video: Men run 550 miles in honor of Mike Brown, attend memorial

Londrelle Hall and Ray Mills ran an average of 35 miles a day in honor of slain teen Mike Brown. The men, who hail from Atlanta, journeyed to Ferguson, Missouri to attend Brown’s memorial on Nov. 3. 

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Name of cop who shot teen six times in back released

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The family of an 18-year-old who was fatally shot by an off-duty St. Louis police officer in October publicly released the name of the shooter despite authorities withholding the information. Officials were hesitant to release the officer’s name until a “threat assessment” was completed. 

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Video: 7-year-old hopes to bring peace to Ferguson by playing violin

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7-year-old Leah Flynn is using her talent to bring peace to Ferguson. The violinist has performed as a soloist at numerous concerts and venues. She hopes use her talent to calm the unrest happening in Ferguson, Missouri. 

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Little League superstar Mo’ne Davis lands book deal

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She caught our attention this past summer when she competed in the Little League World Championships. Although Mo’ne Davis’ team did not take home the title, the baseball superstar has been racking up ever since. First, it was gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated. Then famous director Spike Lee made a documentary based on her life. Now […]

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Report: KKK threatens Ferguson protesters with lethal force

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Members of a Missouri-based chapter of the Ku Klux Klan have been distributing fliers in the St. Louis metro area promising to use “lethal force” against protesters in Ferguson who they say have threatened police and their families. The Traditionalist American Knights also have taken to social media, and refer to the protesters as “terrorists” […]

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Activists hold silent protest at United Nations

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Activists, including members of BYP100, stood in silent protest as the United Stated defended its record before a UN anti-torture watchdog. On the second and final day of the UN Committee Against Torture’s review of the U.S., the young protesters flaunted UN protocol and stood up as America’s delegation talked about abuse by police in […]

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