Tag: Missouri

New Michael Brown Video Sparks Protests in Ferguson

A newly released video of Michael Brown on the day he was shot has called into question the facts surrounding his shooting, a revelation that sparked protests over the weekend. Surveillance footage from Ferguson Market & Liquor, the convenience store Brown allegedly robbed, shows that Brown was there earlier on…

FBI, Homeland Security Sued Over BLM Surveillance Records

A lawsuit has been filed against the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for not releasing information regarding surveillance of Black Lives Matter protesters and activists. The Center for Constitutional Rights and the Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic Center at Case Western Reserve University School…

Advancement Project: 'Voting rights groups are winning and changing the narrative'

As legal battles wage on fighting issues including strict voter ID laws, one group has chosen to focus on community-centered solutions in the battle for equal voting rights. The Advancement Project is a national nonprofit organization that uses an “on-the-ground” approach to “reform and dismantle” discriminatory policies targeting minorities, including…

Two Years After Ferguson: Has Reform Happened

This week marks the two-year anniversary of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by former police officer Darren Wilson, whoresigned from his position but was not charged. Twenty-four months, periods of unrest and a Justice Department investigation later, the city remains in the early stages of transition. A complete overhaul,…

Police Officer Appears in Racist Music Video

A St. Joseph, Missouri, police officer, Zackary Craft, has been placed on unpaid administrative leave after appearing in a racially charged music video for a song called “Before This Bomb Blows Up (Racism Goes Both Ways),” which was uploaded on YouTube, by Josh Smith (who goes by J. Smitty). Throughout…

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,…

Former Mizzou Pres.: I was 'attached unfairly to racism'

A private email written by Tim Wolfe, former president of the University of Missouri, was made public last week. In the email, which was intended for some of his close supporters, Wolfe describes the events and circumstances that led to his resignation and seems unwilling to take any blame for…

Missouri Bill Proposed Revoking Scholarships from Student Athletes who Protest

Republican lawmakers in Missouri attempted to silence student athletes and take away their right to free speech and take away their scholarships following theUniversity of Missouri football team’sinfluence last month in joining protesters to call for the removal of theschool’s president and chancellor for failing to address racial issues on…