Ferguson

Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Attorneys for the family of Michael Brown announced Thursday they are filing a wrongful death lawsuit against Ferguson, Missouri and Darren Wilson, the officer who shot and killed the unarmed black 18-year-old last August. Brown's death on August 9, 2014 sparked civil rights protests around the country, which continued to grow after a series of...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday announced that it will not...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Presidential task force says that local law enforcement agencies must "acknowledge the role of policing in past and present injustice and discrimination and how it is a hurdle to the promotion of community trust." (Photo: Thomas Hawk/cc/flickr)
Rights groups and others are welcoming the release of a report by the president...

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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."