In a vote of 6-0, the city council of Ferguson approved the deal with the Justice Department to overhaul the city's police force and court system, which have been criticized over the fatal shooting of Michael Brown Jr. in 2014. The move allows the city to avoid a costly legal battle with the federal government.
Society March 16, 2016
Darren Wilson, the officer who killed Michael Brown, has been cleared of federal civil rights charges. The Department of Justice, however, called for changes to law enforcement practices in Ferguson, where police officers are found to routinely violate the rights of black people.
Society March 6, 2015
Lawyers from the United States Justice Department will recommend for no civil rights charges to be placed upon Officer Darren Wilson for shooting unarmed teenager Michael Brown. Back in November of last year, the grand jury in the case for Brown's death similarly voted not to indict Wilson.
Society January 22, 2015
“Selma” producer Oprah Winfrey commemorated one of the bloodiest chapters in civil rights history by leading a march in Selma, Alabama on the eve of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.
Society January 19, 2015
The New York Yankees offered to pay for slain NYPD officer Rafael Romos' surviving children's education, as other sport teams stand up for the boys in blue.
Internet Culture December 22, 2014
Ismaaiyl Brinsley, the 28-year-old gunman that ambushed and murdered a pair of officers from the New York Police Department, has a long list of run-in with the authorities. He took his life after the incident.
Society December 22, 2014
Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were killed in the line of duty by a gunman in New York City. What drove the assassin to kill police officers?
Society December 22, 2014
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
Basketball great Charles Barkley shares some harsh opinion on the rioters in Ferguson and how the media sensationalizes race issues.
Internet Culture December 2, 2014
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
Darren Wilson, the officer who escaped indictment in the killing of unarmed Ferguson teenager Michael Brown, resigns. That and more developments in the Ferguson situation here.
Society December 1, 2014
The UN panel against torture urged the U.S. to conduct a thorough investigation on police brutality. The panel further told the U.S. to prosecute those who are responsible in shootings where most of the victims involved were blacks and Latinos.
Society November 29, 2014
Benjamin Watson of the New Orleans Saints opened up his thoughts on the Ferguson decision in a Facebook post which has now gone viral. The NFL player felt inspired to write the post after a game of football on Monday.
Society November 29, 2014
Thousands of people swarmed the streets in the U.S. on Monday evening. People were protesting a grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson, the police officer who was charged with the killing of Michael Brown.
Society November 26, 2014
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
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
An unarmed man who was doing nothing but enter the stairwell to walk down an apartment complex was 'accidentally' shot in the chest by a rookie police officer manning the building.
Society November 22, 2014
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 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
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
Tension in Ferguson is at its peak as gun sales spike. The Missouri city and the rest of the country await the grand jury decision on whether Darren Wilson will be prosecuted for the shooting that killed Michael Brown.
Society November 11, 2014
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
Official autopsy results for Michael Brown are out and they match the contents of the report from the private autopsy his family requested.
Society October 23, 2014
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
One of Michael Brown's makeshift memorial caught fire on the morning of Sept. 23, igniting tension and violence in Ferguson, Missouri. Authorities say the blaze may have been an accident, but some residents believe it was deliberately started.
Society September 25, 2014
Violence broke out once again in Ferguson after a fire destroyed one of two Michael Brown memorials. The cause of the fire remains unknown.
Society September 25, 2014
In a segment from last night's 'The Daily Show,' host Jon Stewart grills Fox News over the network's attempts to blame media and "race baiters" in Ferguson as the cause of the unrest.
Internet Culture August 27, 2014
New York Times' writer John Eligon penned a profile of Mike Brown in which he called the deceased 'no angel.'
Feature August 26, 2014
A support campaign to raise funds for Ferguson cop Darren Wilson, who is accused of shooting 18-year-old black teen Michael Brown, has generated $250,000. The crowdsourced funds are raising questions as activists challenge the campaign.
Internet August 23, 2014
A new study reveals that cable news networks are falling behind in the coverage of the Ferguson events and Twitter is filling in the gap.
Internet Culture August 22, 2014
Twitter trolls and sociopaths have been feasting on the deaths of Robin Williams, Michael Brown and James Foley this week. In response, the company has suspended offending accounts and created a new policy for removing abusive messages and imagery.
Internet August 20, 2014
A private autopsy conducted on the insistence of the victim's family reveals that 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot six times. The Department of Justice will also be carrying out another autopsy to confirm the findings.
Society August 19, 2014
The protests in Ferguson, Mo. have gained a lot of support online from the hacker group Anonymous and trending hashtags on Twitter. The shooting of Michael Brown by police on Aug. 9 inspired the protests.
Internet Culture August 14, 2014
Shortly after Michael Brown's shooting, people were causing riots everywhere in St. Louis County. People were protesting against the shooting of the 18-year-old black teenager.
Society August 12, 2014
Twitter users asked what image the media would use in the viral hashtag, #IfTheyGunnedMeDown. The viral hashtag is in response to the fatal shooting of teen Michael Brown.
Internet Culture August 12, 2014