Tag: Ferguson Protests

#CrimingWhileWhite Sheds Light On Racial Double Standard Following Eric Garner Decision

A Staten Island grand jury decided not to indict police officer Daniel Pantaleo for the death of an unarmed African American, which sparked more protests regarding race and police.

Internet Culture December 4, 2014

Obama Calls for Body Cameras on Police

Body cameras for police officers could soon become more common, after the President asked Congress to supply 50,000 of the devices to law enforcement agencies. But, could the cameras help prevent another incident like the one at Ferguson?

Society December 2, 2014

Picture of White Cop Hugging Black Boy Spells Hope at Ferguson Protest in Portland

A striking photo of Devonte Hart captured by Portland-based photographer Johnny Nguyen has gone viral. The photo is one of the most memorable taken amid the numerous protests that have erupted over the Ferguson decision.

Society November 30, 2014

Racial Divides Disappear in Heartwarming Hug Photo Amid Ferguson Protests

Photo of white police officer and young black child hugging while protests go on around them spreads through social media. The two came together at a protest in Portland of the shooting in Missouri of Michael Brown.

Society November 30, 2014

Ferguson In The Media: Newspaper Front Pages The Morning After The Decision

On Monday night peaceful protests and violent riots broke out after the announcement that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will not be charged for the death of Michael Brown.

Internet Culture November 25, 2014

Ferguson Grand Jury: No Criminal Charges Against Cop Who Shot, Killed Unarmed Michael Brown

The grand jury voted not to indict the white police officer that shot and killed Michael Brown. After the decision was revealed, riots erupted in Ferguson, Missouri.

Society November 25, 2014

Michael Brown Case: Missouri in State of Emergency, Other Cities Across U.S. Prepare for Possible Protests

People from cities across the United States await for the grand jury’s decision on whether to indict Darren Wilson or not in the Michael Brown killing. Police departments from Boston to Los Angeles brace for threat of large demonstrations.

Society November 18, 2014

Hacker Group Anonymous Takes Over Ku Klux Klan Twitter Account After Ferguson Threats

Hacker group Anonymous hacked into Twitter account and websites of the Ku Klux Klan, gaining access to personal information of its members. The cyber attacks come in response to the physical threats against the peaceful protestors in Ferguson.

Internet Culture November 17, 2014

Encounter Between Michael Brown and Darren Wilson Brief but Fatal, New Video Shows

Call logs obtained by the St. Louis Dispatch reveal that the encounter between police officer Darren Wilson and 18-year-old Michael Brown lasted no more than 90 seconds. The fatal encounter on Aug. 9 has sparked numerous protests in Ferguson.

Society November 16, 2014

Ferguson no-fly zone during protests purportedly to keep media out?

According to recorded telephone conversations, police made the airspace around Ferguson a no-fly zone not for general safety, but to keep media helicopters from covering the violent demonstrations being staged in the city after the shooting of Michael Brown.

Society November 3, 2014

Ferguson police chief apologizes weeks after Michael Brown's death

Tom Jackson, the chief of police in Ferguson, Missouri, apologized to the parents of Michael Brown who was shot to death in August by a police officer.

Society September 26, 2014

Why Twitter is for Ferguson updates and Facebook is for Ice Buckets

For the past couple of weeks, it seems like conversation about the Ferguson protests has dominated Twitter while videos of friends completing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge fill up your Facebook timeline. Here's why.

Internet Culture August 20, 2014

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