Civil RIghts

FERGUSON, MO - MARCH 12: Police officers secure the crime scene outside the police station after two officers were shot and wounded during last night's protest on March 12, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Police And Activists Try To Tamp Down Tensions In Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — With measured remarks and a conciliatory tone, police, political leaders and civil-rights activists on Thursday sought to tamp down tensions after two police officers were shot in front of the Ferguson […]

03/12/2015

SELMA, AL - MARCH 06:  Police cars clear lanes of traffic on the Edmund Pettus Bridge on March 6, 2015 in Selma, Alabama. Selma is preparing to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the famed civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery that resulted in a violent confrontation with Selma police and State Troopers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge on March 7, 1965.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

St. Louis Family Revisits Selma in Honor of Patriarch

A St. Louis family plans to drive to Selma, Alabama, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of a historic civil rights march.

03/06/2015

A protester displays signs and T-shirt during a rally in support of Officer Darren Wilson on August 23, 2014,  in St. Louis, Missouri. (Michael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images)

Darren Wilson ‘Relieved’ at No Charges From Feds

“It also really does say that the narrative that came out from people like Dorian Johnson and the ‘hands up, don’t shoot,’ that that narrative was simply false,” Wilson’s attorney Neil Bruntrager says.

03/04/2015

Behold Monument Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Best MLK Weekend Getaways In America

Cities across the nation will be celebrating the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend but some hold a more historical significance than others.

01/07/2015

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ACLU Asks Court to Halt Punishment of Student Who Participated in Silent Protest

The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri filed a civil rights lawsuit against the Kansas City School District today because the district violated a student’s First Amendment rights, according to a news release from the ACLU.

12/22/2014

Dorian Johnson, 22, leaves the funeral of friend Michael Brown at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis on August 25, 2014. Johnson was with Brown when he was shot by a white Ferguson, Missouri police officer on August 9. The shooting led to several nights of looting, arrests and heavy police presence.   UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Key Interview Missing from Ferguson Documents

Prosecutor Bob McCulloch has not released transcripts on some 40 witness interviews, including the transcript of the two-hour interview by the FBI and a county police detective with Brown’s friend Dorian Johnson, KSDK-TV first reported.

12/08/2014

President Barack Obama speaks to members of the news media before a meeting with members of his cabinet at the White House November 7, 2014 in Washington, DC.   (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Obama Wants More Police Wearing Body Cameras

Obama is proposing a three-year, $263 million spending package to increase use of body-worn cameras, expand training for law enforcement and add more resources for police department reform.

12/01/2014

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

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