Civil RIghts

Missouri Congressman Lacy Clay (KMOX file photo)

Clay Wants Wider Civil Rights Investigation

U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay is asking the Justice Department to widen its civil rights investigation in the St. Louis region to include municipal courts in the city and throughout St. Louis County.

10/28/2014

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Guide to Developments in Ferguson Police Shooting

It has been nearly 11 weeks since Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer.

10/24/2014

Professor Cornel West(C) along with Clergy members and other demonstrators protest for the shooting of Michael Brown as they march to the Ferguson Police Station October, 13 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Civil rights organizations, protest groups and people from around the country were protesting the August 9 shooting of Brown, which involved Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson and other killings of black youths at the hands of police officers. (Joshua LOTT/AFP/Getty Images)

Cornel West Arrested in Ferguson Protest

Civil rights activist from New York faces charge of disturbing the peace.

10/13/2014

A light crowd of demonstrators march at the office of St. Louis County prosecuting attorney Bob McCulloch in Clayton, Missouri, on Aug. 20, 2014. The demonstrators gathered outside of the office to ask that McCulloch step down from the Michael Brown case. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Holder: ‘Change is Coming’ After Police Shooting

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder reassured college students Wednesday in suburban St. Louis, a few miles from where 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer, and a group of protesters gathered outside a building where a grand jury was expected to begin hearing evidence to determine whether the officer should be charged.

08/20/2014

Demonstrators react as police fire tear gas at them while protesting the shooting death of Michael Brown on Aug. 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Protester: ‘If I Got To Die Tonight, I Don’t Mind’

Protesters who have for days lined a busy suburban St. Louis street not far from the place where a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager have walked from nearby apartments, driven from neighboring communities and flown in from states hundreds of miles away.

08/18/2014

Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

McCaskill Working to Ensure Federal Investigation is Fair, Transparent

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill today spoke with Molly Moran, acting assistant attorney general for civil rights at the Department of Justice, on the status of a federal civil rights investigation.

08/13/2014

Photo: Getty Images

FBI Opens Civil Rights Case After Police Shoot Teen

The FBI is investigating possible civil rights violations after a suburban St. Louis police officer fatally shot an unarmed teenager.

08/11/2014

(Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for The Miami Project)

Poet, Civil Rights Advocate Maya Angelou Dies at 86

St. Louis native Dr. Maya Angelou, a renowned poet, author and civil rights advocate, has died at age 86.

05/28/2014

Justice

Robertson F.P.D. Settles 2nd Civil Rights Suit

Ex firefighter claimed his bosses retaliated against him for supporting plaintiffs in 1st suit.

05/08/2014

192021 08: John Kennedy Jr. playing in the Oval Office at the White House, Washington, DC, October 15, 1963. (Photo by Liaison Agency)

Rep. Clay Recalls His Memories of JFK Assassination

“At dinner that night, my Dad got up and excused himself from the table. That was the first time that I ever saw him cry,” the younger Clay recalls.

11/22/2013

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