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Darren Seals: Ferguson Activist Found Dead In Burning Car With Gunshot Wound

Protest leader Darren Seals, 29, was found shot inside a burning car in the village of Riverview, about five miles east of Ferguson, early on Tuesday, St. Louis County Police said in a statement.

September 7, 2016

Hundreds Of Mourners Wait Outside Church For Michael Brown’s Funeral

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Mourners are gathering at a St. Louis church this morning for the funeral of 18-year-old Michael Brown, whose shooting death Aug. 9 by a police officer began nearly two weeks of unrest in Ferguson. The service is set to begin at 10 a.m. at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church. The church can […]

August 25, 2014

Community Activism Lauded In Calm Ferguson Protests

By Kurtis Lee, Los Angeles Times FERGUSON, Mo. — Community activism and the work of local clergy were lauded by law enforcement officials as the primary influences that led to a relatively calm night of protests overnight in Ferguson. Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson said protesters remained orderly and police did not fire tear […]

August 21, 2014

Holder Visits Ferguson, Mo., In Bid To Have ‘Calming Influence’

By Kevin McDermott, St. Louis Post-Dispatch FERGUSON, Mo. — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder met privately on Wednesday with the parents of Michael Brown, part of a one-day swing through the region by the nation’s top law enforcement official in the wake of 12 nights of riots and strife. The stated purpose of Holder’s visit […]

August 21, 2014

Smaller Protest Forms In Ferguson, Mo.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch FERGUSON, Mo. — A smaller, quieter protest formed in Ferguson on a sultry Wednesday night after other marches converged upon the St. Louis County Justice Center in Clayton, where a grand jury has begun examining the Michael Brown case. In Ferguson, crowds of barely 200 protesters walked along West Florissant Avenue at […]

August 21, 2014

Uneasy Calm In Ferguson As Holder To Meet With Leaders

By Tina Susman and Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times FERGUSON, Mo. — After a night of uneasy calm in Ferguson, Missouri, which has been rocked by unrest since the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, the county prosecutor was expected Wednesday to begin presenting evidence in the case to a grand jury, which would decide whether […]

August 20, 2014

Officials Express Concern Over ‘Outsiders’ In Missouri Protests

By Steve Giegerich, St. Louis Post-Dispatch FERGUSON, Mo. — The perpetrators of violence who have instigated a response that has filled the air with tear gas the past ten days are generally not a presence among the demonstrators protesting the death of Michael Brown. Rather, police and peaceful demonstrators say, the rocks, Molotov cocktails and gunfire directed […]

August 20, 2014

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon Not Ready To Call Special Prosecutor

By Kevin McDermott, St. Louis Post-Dispatch ST. LOUIS — Even as a St. Louis County grand jury prepares to open its examination of Michael Brown’s death, a rising chorus is demanding that the county’s controversial elected prosecutor step aside and let a special prosecutor handle it. But Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon isn’t ready to join […]

August 20, 2014

Amid Ferguson Unrest, Michael Brown’s Family Plans Public Memorial

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times FERGUSON, Mo. — After peaceful protests in Ferguson devolved into the ninth night of unrest, with at least 31 arrests and two shootings, residents gathered to clean up debris from embattled West Florissant Avenue Tuesday morning and the parents of Michael Brown said they are planning […]

August 19, 2014

Getty Photographer Detained, Released In Ferguson

Ferguson (United States) (AFP) — Getty Images confirmed the arrest of one of its photographers covering the unrest in a Missouri town where a white police officer shot dead an unarmed black teenager. In a caption with a photograph showing the arrest of Scott Olson, the agency said he was being “placed in a paddy […]

August 19, 2014

National Guard To Help Restore Calm In Ferguson

St. Louis Post-Dispatch FERGUSON, Mo. — Just moments after Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ronald S. Johnson announced early Monday that new security steps were planned in Ferguson that would not include National Guard troops, Gov. Jay Nixon announced that he was activating those forces. “Given these deliberate, coordinated, and intensifying violent attacks on lives and […]

August 18, 2014

Brown Was Shot At Least 6 Times, Private Autopsy Shows

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Richard A. Serrano, Los Angeles Times FERGUSON, Mo. — Michael Brown was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, a preliminary private autopsy found, a Brown family attorney said Sunday night. This mostly black St. Louis suburb has been racked by unrest since Brown was shot by a […]

August 18, 2014

Michael Brown Family Denounces ‘Devious’ Police Report On Son

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Matt Pearce and Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times FERGUSON, Mo. — Police bowed to public pressure Friday and named Darren Wilson as the officer who shot to death unarmed teenager Michael Brown, and they released a report that said Brown was being sought in connection with a robbery minutes before the fatal […]

August 15, 2014

Police: Brown Was Suspect In Robbery Before He Was Killed

St. Louis Post-Dispatch FERGUSON, Mo. — A report released Friday by Ferguson, Mo., police identifies Michael Brown as a suspect in a robbery at a convenience store a short time before he was fatally shot by a police officer. Ferguson authorities have identified Darren Wilson as the police officer who shot and killed the unarmed […]

August 15, 2014

Police Shoot, Critically Wound Another Man In Ferguson, Missouri

By Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times FERGUSON, Mo. — A St. Louis County police officer has reportedly shot and critically wounded a man who police say pointed a handgun at the officer early Wednesday in Ferguson, Mo., where the fatal shooting of an unarmed young black man by an officer has triggered demonstrations, street clashes and […]

August 13, 2014

Justice Department Has Widened Involvement In Local Law Enforcement In Past Two Decades

By Chuck Raasch, St. Louis Post-Dispatch WASHINGTON — The U.S. Justice Department has intervened in cases involving more than two dozen local or state law enforcement departments over the last 20 years. The most recent intervention is coming in the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on Saturday. Since 1997, 21 […]

August 13, 2014