Tag: Violence

Michael Brown's Killer Testifies Before Grand Jury

By Chris Hoenig Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed an unarmed Michael Brown on Aug. 9, has testified in his own defense before a grand jury. Wilson, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, spent four hours on the stand and was “cooperative” with questions from prosecutors. He…

Can Prosecutor in Michael Brown Shooting Lead a Fair Investigation

By Chris Hoenig A history that raises questions about his ability to fairly lead the investigation into the shooting death of Michael Brown has led to calls for St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch to step aside. But he’s not going anywhere, and he has a significant ally on…

Ferguson Mayor: 'Not a Racial Divide' Here

By Chris Hoenig For more than a week, tensions have boiled over with a police force decked out in full-on military armor launching tear gas at protesters—many of whom have been peaceful—and journalists, all following the deadly shooting of an unarmed Black teen by a white cop. But there is…

Tensions Rise as Michael Brown Investigation Is Kept Under Wraps

By Chris Hoenig Tensions are continuing to rise in Ferguson, Mo., as authorities remain tight-lipped about the investigation into the shooting death of unarmed Black teenager Michael Brown. Brown, just 18 years old, was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer during an encounter on Saturday, Aug. 9. But…