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Reggie Bush Compares Ferguson To Palestine

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Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush made several social media posts earlier this week comparing the racial injustice in Ferguson, Missouri,  where unarmed Black teenager Michael Brown was killed by a white police officer, to the killing of unarmed Palestinians in Gaza.  Bush posted the following image to his Instagram account with the caption, “No matter who you are, what color skin you have, where you live, we are all…

Men Run From Atlanta To Ferguson, Overcome With Emotion At Brown Memorial

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Londrelle Hall and Ray Mills set off on a 550 mile journey from Atlanta, Georgia to Ferguson, Missouri on November 3, running an average of 35 miles a day for almost three weeks as they ran what they named the Run for Justice, in honor of Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager who was gunned down in August.   Hall and Mills report that they not only wanted to bring attention to…

Ferguson Resident: People Who Aren’t Down For The Cause

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Ferguson, Missouri erupted in demonstrations after unarmed Black teenager Michael Brown was gunned down by white police officer Darren Wilson.  Brown’s body was left laying in the hot summer sun for four and a half hours after Wilson took less than 90 seconds to kill him after stopping him for jaywalking. People quickly took to the streets to express their anger, not just about Michael Brown’s death but about the…

FAA Abused No-Fly Zone To Stifle Media In Ferguson

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Recorded conversations obtained by the Associated Press through the Freedom of Information Act have revealed that the no-fly zone implemented in Ferguson, Missouri during protests that followed the death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown were put in place with the sole purpose of keeping news helicopters from covering events. The no-fly zone was implemented for twelve days in August after police began a militarized response to demonstrators. Sgt. Brian Schellman,…

Mike Brown’s Mother To Speak To UN About Police Brutality

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April V. Taylor Michael Brown’s mother Lesley McSpadden will be traveling to Geneva, Switzerland to testify to the United Nations Committee Against Torture about her son’s death.  Brown, an unarmed Black teenager, was killed by Officer Darren Wilson in August.  Wilson has not been arrested and leaks indicate that a grand jury is not likely to return an indictment against him for killing the unarmed Brown.  With little hope of…

Ferguson Activists Tell Country What The Mainstream Media Won’t In #FergusonFireside

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CNN Says Ferguson Police Chief To Resign, He Says Not True

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CNN published a report stating that Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson is set to resign in the future as part of the city’s effort to reform the police department.  CNN says the information came from government officials who are, “familiar with the ongoing discussions between local, state and federal officials.”  It is also being reported that the announcement of Jackson’s resignation could come as soon as next week.  Jackson’s resignation…

Anonymous Says Darren Wilson Won’t Be Indicted, Lives In South St. Louis

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April V. Taylor The hacker group Anonymous released a Tweet over the weekend stating that they had received leaked information that Darren Wilson will not be indicted by the grand jury for the death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.  Today, they released a report containing information about Darren Wilson’s current alias, appearance and location.  Anonymous stated in Tweets from their Operation Ferguson Twitter account that they had…

Amnesty International Declares Michael Brown’s Death A Human Rights Abuse

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April V. Taylor For the first time in the history of the United States, Amnesty International has documented human rights abuses on American soil.  The report entitled, “On The Streets of America: Human Rights Abuses In Ferguson,” declares Michael Brown’s death a human rights abuse and also highlights abuses that include police reactions to protesters and racist policing tactics across the country. Specifically regarding Officer Wilson killing unarmed teenager Michael…

Thousands March Against Police Killing, Imprisoning American Citizens on National Day of Action

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Ferguson Officials Preparing Public For No Indictment Through Leaked Documents

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April V. Taylor As Ferguson residents and people all over the country anxiously await the decision of the grand jury on whether or not Officer Darren Wilson will be indicted for the death of unarmed teen Michael Brown, it appears that officials are using leaked documents to prepare the public for an indictment not to be returned.  After a series of leaks through Twitter, the most recent leak of an…

Ferguson Protestors Say Senator Nasheed Refused Breathalyzer, Had Gun During “Staged” Arrest

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April V Taylor Missouri state senator Jamilah Nasheed was arrested by Ferguson police for blocking traffic outside of the Ferguson police department.  It was also reported that Nasheed refused bond and spent the night in jail.  While it appears as though her act of civil disobedience was meant to show solidarity with peaceful protestors, many who have been on the front lines ridiculed Nasheed for the events surrounding her arrest….

What Does The Supreme Court Say About Police Killing Unarmed Civilians?

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April V. Taylor The fact that the overwhelming majority of police officers who kill unarmed, surrendered civilians are never convicted of any crime makes one wonder what the law says about whether or not this act is legal or not.  The recent killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri has caused many across the country to focus on the issue of police killing and has revealed that incomplete…

Rev. Jim Wallis: White Christians Must Repent For Tolerating Racialized Policing

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April V. Taylor Rev. Jim Wallis, who is a Christian writer and political activist and also founded Sojourners, marched with fellow clergy during Ferguson October’s Moral Monday protest.  After being arrested alongside Dr. Cornel West, Carl Dix and more than forty others,  Wallis did an interview with HuffPost Live in which he discussed the role white Christians must play in helping to dismantle the “racialized police system” that exists in…

Chilling Ad: Vote Or Buy A Bullet Proof Vest For Your Sons

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April V. Taylor The Florida based social justice organization Dream Defenders has launched a satirical ad for The Dream Vest, which is being marketed to “provide safety for all children with high productions of melanin to protect them from unwarranted state violence on civilians.”  The initiative is using the hashtag #VestorVote and is meant to draw attention to the fact that people of color are disproportionately targets of police violence…