Michael Brown

7:13 am
Wed September 24, 2014

After Tense Day In Ferguson, Protests Flare On West Florissant; Council Acts On Fines

Protesters return to West Florissant Avenue on Tuesday night.

Originally published on Wed September 24, 2014 11:05 am

Police forcibly dispersed dozens of protesters in Ferguson early Wednesday morning after hours of  confrontation and the smashing of a window at the Beauty Town shop. Tensions had been running high since Tuesday morning when a memorial for Michael Brown burned down close to where he was killed.

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6:56 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Department Of Justice To Investigate Ferguson Police

Attorney General Eric Holder visited Ferguson Aug. 20.

Originally published on Thu September 4, 2014 3:01 am

Attorney General Eric Holder is reportedly planning to launch a civil rights investigation into the Ferguson Police Department and other police departments in the St. Louis Area.  

The announcement of the new investigation could come as early as Thursday, according to a report published in the Washington Post Wednesday evening.

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6:52 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Just Who Were The Outside Agitators In Ferguson?

Clouds of tear gas hang over West Florissant Ave. on August 17, 2014, as police try to disperse a crowd they said had grown violent.

Originally published on Fri August 29, 2014 3:50 pm

It was after midnight on August 19 when Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson stepped to the microphone to give a nightly press briefing on the situation in Ferguson. And he was angry. 

"We are going to make this community whole, and we are going to do it together," he said. "I am not going to let the criminals who have come out here from across this country or live in this community define this neighborhood and define what we are going to do to make it right." 

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Code Switch
9:34 am
Thu August 21, 2014

An Officer Shot A Black Teen, And St. Louis Rioted — In 1962

News outlets in 1962 paired this image of injured police officers with a story about the aftermath of a riot in a St. Louis suburb.
Proquest Historical Newspapers Archive

Amid the flurry of coverage about Michael Brown's death and the reaction in Ferguson, Mo., journalists have been unpacking St. Louis' long, tense history of racial unrest. In some of these stories, the parallels between the events of years past and those of the past few weeks are striking.

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4:19 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Southeast Students From Ferguson Can Move In Early

Southeast Missouri State University

Southeast Missouri State University students from Ferguson are getting the chance to move on campus earlier than other students.

This comes after more than a week of protests and violence hitting the St. Louis suburb. Southeast president Ken Dobbins sent letters to 300 students in Ferguson to extend an opportunity to move in early.

The official move in date is scheduled for Thursday for new students and Friday for returning students. Ferguson students have the option to move in on Wednesday.

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