Nadia Prupis, staff writer
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday filed a civil lawsuit against Ferguson, Missouri, less than a day after the city rejected an agreement to reform its discriminatory criminal justice system. Ferguson's black residents still face " ongoing and pervasive " civil rights violations, largely stemming from the city's continued use of law...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
In what appeared to be a reference to Comey's "Ferguson effect" claim, President Obama on Tuesday told an assembly of police chiefs that they can't "cherry-pick" crime data. (Photo: Andrew Harnik/AP)
As President Obama spoke Tuesday to an international conference of police...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Sunday gave a candid endorsement of the...


Rage simmers on in Ferguson even as a judge turned down an ACLU move to block repressive police actions there. Still, many are speaking up and calling out what Kareem Abdul-Jabbar calls the "systemic racism (and) class warfare" against America's 50 million poor - with moves for new laws, less hardware, fundraising - without which "we will be gathering over and over again beside the dead bodies of our murdered children, parents, and neighbors."