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NAN’s Statement Regarding DOJ Clearing Darren Wilson of Civil Rights Charges

National Action Network, the civil rights organization led by civil rights leader Reverend Al Sharpton, is deeply disappointed with the decision by the DOJ that they have cleared Officer Darren Wilson of civil rights charges in the death of Michael Brown. From the day Michael Brown was killed, NAN has stood with the Brown family […]

Darren Wilson Won’t Face Civil Rights Charges in Mike Brown Death

*Darren Wilson, the former Ferguson, Missouri cop who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in August, will not face federal civil rights charges in connection with Brown’s death, Justice Department officials said Wednesday. DOJ found that Wilson’s use of deadly force against Brown could not be proven to be considered “objectively unreasonable,” and that federal […]

Rapper Talib Kweli Provides Ferguson Protesters with $100,000 in Grant Money

*Rapper Talib Kweli provided Ferguson, Mo. protesters with a $100,000 grant for economic support on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, according to News One. “These are young men and women who have put their lives on hold to stand up for all of our freedoms,” Kweli said in a statement. He added, “the overly militarized police […]

Mike Brown’s Killer Darren Wilson to be Cleared by Justice Department: NY Times

*Former Ferguson, Mo. police officer Darren Wilson could be cleared for fatally shooting Michael Brown, according to the New York Times. In its report, which came out Wednesday, the Times stated that the U.S. Justice Department is about to close the investigation into Brown’s shooting as it quoted law enforcement officials who said that federal […]

Ferguson Grand Jury Member Sues Prosecutor for ‘Mischaracterizing’ Process

*A member of the grand jury that decided not to indict former Ferguson, Missouri, Police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown is suing the prosecuting attorney in St. Louis County, accusing Robert McCulloch of mischaracterizing the grand jury process. The still-anonymous grand juror, referred to only as “Grand Juror Doe” […]