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The Journal of Steffanie Rivers: Bully Cops and the Blue Wall of Silence

*It’s been more than two weeks since that video went viral showing the modern-day lynching of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Were it not for protests around the United States and the world demanding arrests of the four policemen involved in his murder there’s no doubt they still would be on duty intimidating and killing somebody […]

Warner Bros Set for Mike Brown Film Based on his Mom’s Book (Report)

*A film about the police shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown is reportedly in the works at Warner Bros. According to The Tracking Board, the studio has purchased rights to Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil: The Life, Legacy, and Love of My Son Michael Brown, a memoir co-written by Brown’s mother, Lezley McSpadden and […]

More Ferguson Unrest After New Video Casts Doubt on Claim Michael Brown Robbed Store

*Gunfire rang out in Ferguson, Missouri Sunday night following the release of new surveillance footage showing Michael Brown in the store that police claimed he robbed before being fatally shot by a white officer. There were no known arrests and no one is believed to have been shot, the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Department said in […]

High Profile Cases Never Brought to Trial: Ever Wonder How Grand Jury’s Work?

*No “guilty” or “innocent” verdicts were handed down in two  high-profile cases last year. Officers Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo., and Daniel Pantaleo in Staten Island, N.Y., didn’t even go to trial at all.. And these officers actually killed unarmed, black men. In both cases, a grand jury decided that no criminal charges should be […]

‘Troubled Loner’ vs. ‘Thugs’: Why the Loaded Language in Crime Stories?

*Notice anything different with current news coverage surrounding Robert Lewis Dear, the man at the center of the shooting spree that occurred Friday at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado and past coverage of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown? If your answer is ‘yes,’ you are correct. A look at descriptions of people […]

How the #BLM Movement Stays Alive & Effective Outside Spotlight

*The longevity of the Black Lives Matter movement may have initially been doubtful, but months after its formation, the effort continues to make a difference in and out of the spotlight. The Christian Science Monitor notes that while the media has mostly focused on the two suspects arrested in connection with the recent shooting of […]

‘Ferguson Cover-Up’ Doc Examines Truth Behind Michael Brown Case

*More than a year after the death of Michael Brown, a new documentary is set to shed new light on the tragedy with an unflinching look inside the case and everyone involved in an effort to “help clear up some of the misunderstanding around what took place on August 9, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.” Detailing […]

Speaking on Darren Wilson, Lesley McSpadden Calls Him ‘The Devil’

*Nearly a year after Michael Brown‘s death, the slain teen’s mother is reflecting on recent comments made by Officer Darren Wilson as she compares the lawman to “the devil.” In an interview with Al Jazeera America, Lesley McSpadden was not shy about her dislike of Wilson as transcript of the chat revealed her saying that […]

Ferguson Testimonies Re-Enacted by Actors in ‘Verbatim: The Ferguson Case’ (Watch)

*The New York Times, as a part of their Op-Doc series, has released “Verbatim: The Ferguson Case,” which reenacts the legal transcript of testimonies in the shooting of unarmed Ferguson, Missouri native Michael Brown by white police officer Darren Wilson. In dramatic fashion, the video juxtaposes Wilson and witness Dorian Johnson’s testimonies, which show clear […]

Darren Wilson Opens Up A Year After His Killing of Mike Brown

*Nearly a year after he gunned down and unarmed 18-year-old Mike Brown and unwittingly started the #BlackLivesMatter movement, former Ferguson, MO policeman Darren Wilson has given his first interview. Wilson told The New Yorker that he and his family have to take precautions when they go out. “We try to go somewhere — how do […]

Michael Brown’s Parents File Wrongful Death Suit Against Ferguson

*Michael Brown’s parents filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the city of Ferguson on Thursday, beginning a new phase in the ongoing national firestorm over his shooting death by a white police officer. Attorneys for Brown’s parents promised the case would bring to light new forensic evidence that would raise doubts about the police version of […]

Giuliani: Darren Wilson Should Be ‘Commended’ for Shooting Michael Brown

*Citing a section of the Justice Department’s scathing report of racial bias within the Ferguson Police Department, Rudy Giuliani said former Officer Darren Wilson should be commended for shooting unarmed teenager Michael Brown in August. During an interview on Thursday, the former New York City mayor said Wilson acted dutifully and was vindicated by the […]

Michael Brown’s Family to File Wrongful Death Lawsuit

*The family of Michael Brown is planning to pursue a civil lawsuit against the city of Ferguson, Missouri, and former Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, an attorney for the family announced Thursday. The news comes just one day after the U.S. Department of Justice officially announced its decision not to file federal charges against Wilson […]