Tag: Ferguson

Police Body Cam Policies Fail to Meet Standards, Study Finds

A study updated this week concluded that of 50 United States police departments with body cam policies, none of them are effectively and appropriately implementing these policies. Notably, the police department in Ferguson, Missouri, failed to meet even the minimum qualifications in any of the areas the study took into…

Feds Sue City of Ferguson for Civil Rights Violations

The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the City of Ferguson, Missouri, to force the city to reform its police department and court system after the government found both had violated citizens’ civil rights and were especially biased against minorities. In announcing the lawsuit late Wednesday,…

Ferguson Police Chief Resigns

Ferguson’s interim police chief Andre Anderson has announced his resignation, effective Dec. 2, about two months before he was scheduled to leave. Anderson, who served as Ferguson’s first Black chief of police, signed a six-month contract with the Ferguson Police Department at the end of July. At the time he…

Twitter Stock Down as Revenue Plummets and a Diversity Scandal Rises

Twitter suffered a very dismal third quarter for 2015, with Twitter stock currently down 1.8 percent. And between Q2 and Q3, Twitter only increased its monthly active users by 1.25 percent. Meanwhile, Twitter now also finds itself in the midst of a very public diversity problem. Following CEO Jack Dorsey’s…

More Hate in St. Louis

A seventh St. Louis church, the Shrine of St. Joseph Catholic Church, was targeted early this morning in yet another case of arson that has devastated the city in an 11-day period. Officials now believe that a string of arsons at six churches in St. Louis, Missouri, are connected. The…

Report: County Police Had Poor Response to Ferguson Protests

According to a new report, the St. Louis County Police Department wasn’t prepared for the mass demonstrations that followed the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson in August 2014, as it underperformed in community policing as well as other areas. On Friday, the Depart of Justice’s Office of…

Police Chief Out After Calling Black Lives Matter 'Terrorist Group'

A North Carolina police chief was forced to retire this week after posting a Facebook rant calling the Black Lives Matter movement “nothing more than an American born terrorist group” and blaming President Barack Obama for failing to “put a stop” to the movement. Surf City, N.C., Police Chief Mike…

Ben Carson: 'Michael Brown was a bad actor'

Dr. Ben Carson recently discussed his feelings on the killing of Michael Brown and his thoughts about the Black Lives Matter movement, but his opinions have seemed contradictory. During a visit to the St. Louis area earlier this month, just miles outside of Ferguson, Carson told CBS News he thinks…