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Ferguson activists meet with President, demand an end to police brutality

Ferguson, Missouri activists met with President Barack Obama Monday to demand that officials put an end to police brutality in the nation. It has been one week since a St. Louis County grand jury failed to indict Officer Darren Wilson for fatally shooting 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9. The unarmed teenager was shot six […]

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Ferguson Mayor: Darren Wilson not to receive severance package

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The white police officer who resigned almost four months after fatally shooting an unarmed black teen in Ferguson, Missouri will not receive severance pay, according to the city’s mayor. Darren Wilson was not asked to leave the force, but chose to resign after his actions sparked a wave of international protests. 

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BYP100 stages ‘die-in’ in response to Mike Brown grand jury decision

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Members of the Black Youth Project 100 gathered outside of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office Tuesday to protest the decision by a Missouri grand jury to not charge Officer Darren Wilson who shot and killed an unarmed teen in August. 

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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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Grand jury testimony in Michael Brown slaying closed to finished

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The grand jury determining whether to charge a white Missouri police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen in August appears to be approaching a decision. A private pathologist hired by Michael Brown’s family was scheduled to testify on Thursday after the grand jury requested him to do so. 

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Michael Brown’s parents address U.N.: ‘we need the world to know’

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The parents of Michael Brown, a Missouri teen whose death has sparked international protests and a call to end police brutality, testified before the U.N. committee Tuesday to let the world know “what’s going on in Ferguson.” Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr. spoke to the United Nations Committee Against Torture. The committee works to […]

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Marchers block Atlanta highway as they protest Mike Brown shooting death

Protesters stopped traffic on a busy Atlanta highway in response to the shooting death of 18-year-old Missouri teen Mike Brown Wednesday evening. Atlanta police spokesman Officer John Chafee said a number of protesters were present near Freedom Parkway’s Downtown Connector. 

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Events

National Day of Protest against police brutality scheduled for October 22

The 19th annual Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression, and the Criminilization of a Generation will take place on Wednesday Oct. 22. The event will be hosted by the Stop Mass Incarceration Network, a building national movement to stop the injustice of mass incarceration and police brutality throughout the country. 

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Reflections on Ferguson and Beyond

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Let’s call out the names of our fallen brothers and sisters:  Michael Brown, John Crawford, Timothy Thomas, Troy Davis, Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Johnathan Ferrell, Emmett Till, Oscar Grant, Sean Bell, Renisha McBride, Darius Simmons, Jordan Davis, Kimani Gray, Rekia Boyd, Kendrec McDade, Timothy Russell, Malissa Williams, Everette Howard, Amadou Diallo, Orlando Barlow, Arron Campbell, […]

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Video: Ferguson police chief apologies to family of Michael Brown

Ferguson, Missouri police chief Thomas Jackson issued a public apology on Thursday to the family of Michael Brown in a short video posted online regarding the teen’s death. 

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