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The Economics of Ferguson: Emerson Electric, Municipal Fines, Discriminatory Policing

By Walter Johnson Take a walk along West Florissant Avenue, in Ferguson, Missouri. Head south of the burned-out Quik Trip and the famous McDonalds, south of the intersection with Chambers, south almost to the city limit, to the corner of … Continue reading

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Who’s Accountable for Ferguson’s Crimes? No One, It Seems

By Gary Younge In the wake of the deaths of Mike Brown and Eric Garner, Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly had some advice for black America: “Don’t abandon your children. Don’t get pregnant at 14. Don’t allow your neighborhoods to … Continue reading

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The Fight For The Soul Of The Black Lives Matter Movement

At a march in mid-December organized by Al Sharpton’s National Action Network in Washington D.C., organizers rushed the stage and claimed that the old guard was attempting to hijack the nascent Black Lives Matter movement away from its founders. “This … Continue reading

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Progress After Ferguson? Good Ideas Need Good Implementation

By Nelson Lim & Greg Ridgeway Two reports released by the U.S. Justice Department last week have thrust police-community relations back to the center of the national discourse. One clears former police officer Darren Wilson (PDF) in the shooting death … Continue reading

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Ferguson Activists Are Struggling with Mental Trauma Long After Police Abuse During the Protests

By Terrell Jermaine Starr Johnetta Elzie rose to national prominence as a leading protester in Ferguson last summer. Her activism protesting the police shooting death of Michael Brown has been highlighted in national publications like the Los Angeles Times and … Continue reading

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Madison police response to shooting contrasts with Ferguson

By Todd Richmond Within hours of a white officer shooting an unarmed black man, the police chief of Wisconsin’s capital city was praying with the man’s grandmother, hoping to strike a conciliatory tone and avoid the riots that last year … Continue reading

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Ferguson City Manager Cited in Justice Department Report Resigns

By John Eligon The city manager of Ferguson, whom a Department of Justice report blamed as one of the officials responsible for much of the questionable conduct by the police and the courts here, has agreed to resign. The announcement … Continue reading

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Justice Speaks

By Editorial Board of The Washington Post THE JUSTICE Department said two things about Ferguson, Mo., last week, both of which should make Americans uncomfortable. First, federal officials announced that they did not have evidence showing that police officer Darren … Continue reading

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Darren Wilson testifies in front of grand jury

By Robert Patrick Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson testified for almost four hours Tuesday in front of a St. Louis County grand jury investigating the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown, a source with knowledge of the investigation said Wednesday. … Continue reading

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