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Ferguson police officer in talks to resign

[caption id="attachment_34895" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption] The Missouri police officer who fatally shot black 18 yr. old Michael Brown is in final negotiations with Ferguson city officials to resign, and may announce his de ...

Sharpton works to spread Ferguson unrest across the country

NEW YORK (AP) — Activists from across the country are gearing up for the highly anticipated announcement of a grand jury's decision over whether a white police officer should face criminal charges in the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old in Fergu ...

St. Louis area residents locked and loaded

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Some suburban St. Louis gun dealers have been doing brisk business, particularly among first-time buyers, as fearful residents await a grand jury's decision on whether to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown. ...

St. Louis mayor asks for 400 National Guard troops

ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay has requested 400 National Guard troops to be posted throughout the city in response to anticipated unrest following a grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case. Slay, in a letter to Alderman Phyllis Youn ...

Threats of protests and riots bad for business in St. Louis

For years, the Church of God in Christ, the largest Pentecostal denomination in the United States, has pumped millions of dollars into the St. Louis regional economy by holding its annual convention here. Now, because of Michael Brown's death, it's t ...

Missouri Gov. Activates National Guard in Advance of Grand Jury Decision

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency Monday and activated the National Guard ahead of a grand jury decision about whether a white police officer will be charged in the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old ...

Ferguson protest figure says violent elements could derail peaceful message

FERGUSON -- While the Don't Shoot Coalition has focused its training on de-escalating confrontations between demonstrators and police, one prominent protester says a schism has opened within the movement itself. Patricia Bynes, a longtime presence on ...

Cities across the country brace for Ferguson protests

[caption id="attachment_36095" align="alignright" width="300"] Indict America[/caption]BOSTON (AP) -- From Boston to Los Angeles, police departments are bracing for large demonstrations when a grand jury decides whether to indict a white police offic ...

Fatal encounter with Ferguson officer took less than 90 seconds

[caption id="attachment_34895" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]As people in and around Ferguson, Mo., await a grand jury decision on whether to charge a white police officer for the fatal shooting of Michael Brown Jr., a new ana ...

Organizers hold training for non-violent Ferguson protests, plan 'shutdown' of Clayton

[caption id="attachment_33862" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]ST. LOUIS -- A group of organizers who have held trainings for least 600 potential protesters in the last week have a vision, and they say it's a non-violent one. "W ...


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