More than a dozen civil and human rights groups are appealing for openness in the investigation of the police shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Police in St. Louis County say an officer shot and critically wounded a suspect early Wednesday near Ferguson, the suburb of the city of St. Louis where a fatal weekend police shooting sparked two nights of violent protests, reports CBS St. Louis affiliate KMOV-TV.
On Aug. 9, 18-year-old Michael Brown, a recent high school graduate about to start college, was shot and killed by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer. Brown was unarmed.
There was another night of unrest in Ferguson, but less than two hours earlier, the NAACP talked with community members at the Murchison Tabernacle CME Church in Jennings.
The parents of slain suburban St. Louis teen Michael Brown appeared at a news conference in tears and demanding justice in the wake of the shooting Saturday that sparked vigils and demonstrations where thousands marched and prompted a federal investigation.
Leaders of the black community of Ferguson are appealing for calm in the wake of Sunday night’s rioting. The Rev. BT Rice with the NAACP of St. Louis County was among those who rushed to the scene in Ferguson.
The NAACP has released the following statement on the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown of Ferguson, MO.
The Missouri chapter of the NAACP is vowing to mount its “largest-ever effort” to abolish the death penalty in the state.
State Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro is accused of working with groups opposed to public education.
The four senators, two Democrats and two Republicans, say their legislation makes much-needed modifications.