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BY staff | Ferguson, MO | 8/17/14
Following Governor Jay Nixon’s announcement of a state of emergency here, police and state troopers launched an attack on protesters who were demanding justice for Mike Brown. In the early morning hours of Aug. 17, police used tear gas and carried out arrests.
BY Michael L. Sampson II | Ferguson, MO | 8/16/14
Governor Jay Nixon, a democrat, held a press conference here, Aug. 16, where he announced a state of emergency in Ferguson, placing the town under a curfew from midnight to 5:00 a.m. This announcement comes on the heels of peaceful protesters being tear gassed by riot police in the early morning hours.
BY Michael Sampson | Ferguson, MO | 8/16/14
The joyful atmosphere in the streets of Ferguson came to an end in the early morning hours of Aug. 16 when law enforcement launched tear gas and flash-bang grenades at peaceful protesters.
BY Michael L. Sampson II | Ferguson, MO | 8/15/14
With rain coming down around 8:00 p.m. here Aug. 15, more than 700 community members are out in force again, protesting the killing of Michael Brown at the hands of the Ferguson Police Department. People from all over the country are pouring into this Saint Louis suburb to support the community.
BY Michael Sampson | Ferguson, MO | 8/15/14
Earlier this morning, Aug. 15, Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson identified police officer Darren Wilson as the cop who murdered 18-year-old Black teenager Michael Brown on Aug. 9.
BY Tom Burke | Grand Rapids, MI | 8/14/14
As part of a national call for vigils, over 50 people gathered for Michael Brown at Cherry Park here, Aug. 14. Michael Brown is the teenager who just graduated high school and was about to start college, but was murdered by a white policeman in Ferguson, Missouri. There are large and militant protests taking place every day and night in Ferguson calling for justice and to jail the killer cop.
BY Michael L. Sampson II | Ferguson, MO | 8/14/14
Early this evening, Aug. 14, at about 5:00 p.m., around 100 people from the area are protesting outside the QuikTrip gas station on West Florissant Avenue, the building razed to the ground by protesters days ago after the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The gas station is ground zero for a lot of the activity here in Ferguson.
BY Freedom Road Socialist Organization | New York, NY | 7/30/14
Justice for Eric Garner and all victims of police brutality! Stop police terror! End the criminalization of African American, Chicano, Mexicano, Latino and other oppressed nationalities!
BY Lamont Lilly | Durham, NC | 11/22/13
Another Durham resident has now died in a controversial encounter with the Durham Police Department. This time it was teenager and local Riverside High School student, Jesus Huerta.
BY Jacob Flom | Milwaukee, WI | 7/07/13
Community members rallied in memory of Derek Williams, who was killed in the custody of the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) on July 6, 2011, two years ago to the day.
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