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Ferguson report's racist Obama email: 'What black man holds a steady job for four years'

At least two emails uncovered by probe contained racist language, the second joking a black woman received a ‘Crime Stoppers’ check for ending pregnancy<p>An email suggesting that Barack Obama would not be president long – because “what black man holds a steady job for four years” – is among racist …

Policing

Loretta Lynch Says There's 'No Data' To Support The Ferguson Effect

The attorney general said the discussion about policing only makes us all safer.<p>WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Tuesday there was "no data" to support the notion that the national debate over the use of force by police has made the country less safe, an idea that has sometimes …

Policing

Obama Has Some Regrets About Ferguson Response

The president spoke to GQ about what he wished he'd done differently.<p>President Barack Obama has some regrets about how the White House responded in the wake of the Ferguson protests.<p>In an interview with Bill Simmons in GQ, Obama said that there was a delay in how quickly the White House was able to …

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Stop Pretending the 'Ferguson Effect' is Real

This week, FBI Director James B. Comey became the latest public figure to claim that national scrutiny of police has contributed to a "spike" in violent crime in America. This nefarious theory, dubbed the "Ferguson Effect" has become a regular talking point on conservative media and has been …

Justice

How bad were things in Ferguson? Police officers tell their stories

As stressed-out officers policed last year's protests in Ferguson, Mo., it was sometimes hard for them to know who was in charge as more than 50 law enforcement agencies swarmed the suburb. Sometimes they had confusing directions.<p>When they got home, some argued with their spouses. Hackers stole …

State of emergency declared in Ferguson after police shoot and critically injure man during protests

FERGUSON, Mo. — A man who was shot and critically injured by police here after authorities said he opened fire at officers was in critical condition Monday, his father said, as questions remained about what sparked the gunfire amid protests marking the first anniversary of the fatal shooting of …

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2 police killings: Lessons learned from Ferguson to North Charleston

<b>(CNN) —</b> The shootings' main similarity is that the officer was white and the victim was black and unarmed. Outside of that, the highly publicized police shootings in Ferguson and North Charleston bear only mild resemblance.<p>So what's changed between the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, …

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Ferguson unveils racist emails referenced in Justice Department report

Local police and a city official in Ferguson, Mo., sent racially charged emails comparing minority welfare recipients to dogs and made insensitive comments about Muslims, copies of the emails released by the city show.<p>The emails, made public on Friday, were referenced in a March report from the …

Ferguson's ugly, racist emails released - CNN.com

<b>(CNN) —</b> The racist and offensive emails that resulted in three Ferguson, Missouri, city employees either resigning or being fired have been released.<p>The exchanges between the city's top court clerk and two police officers were discovered during a U.S. Justice Department investigation of racial …

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'Ferguson' play: Michael Brown shooting staged with grand jury testimony

Actual grand jury testimony from the Michael Brown case lays the groundwork for the new play "Ferguson," written by journalist and documentary filmmaker Phelim McAleer and to be presented by Theatre Verite Collective in Los Angeles in late April.<p>The play, a guest production of Odyssey Theatre, …

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People across New Zealand are embracing an environmental goal so ambitious it's been compared to putting a man on the moon: ridding the entire …

Criminal justice: Lessons from Ferguson

Criminal justiceLessons from Ferguson<p>Step one is to stop using cops as tax collectors<p>print-edition iconFrom the print edition | United States<p>Mar 12th …

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The Gangsters of Ferguson

Darren Wilson was innocent. If only the city's cops offered their own citizens the same due process he received.<p>Yesterday the Justice Department released the results of a long and thorough investigation into the killing of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson. The investigation concluded that …

Justice

Anniversary of Selma march rekindles Ferguson comparisons

WASHINGTON (AP) — In only a few minutes on national television, the beatings of civil rights marchers by police on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, dragged the inhumanity of Southern segregation into America's living rooms as never before.<p>The images were unforgettable: police …

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8 horrifying revelations in the Justice Department’s Ferguson report

From unconstitutional searches to racist emails, here are some of the most revolting findings<p>The Justice Department released its full report on the Ferguson Police Department on Wednesday, seven months after Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed unarmed African American teen Michael Brown — an …

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A Startling Admission By The Ferguson Prosecutor Could Restart The Case Against Darren Wilson

Ferguson prosecutor Bob McCulloch admitted that he presented evidence he knew to be false to the grand jury considering charges against Darren …

Some Ferguson witnesses weren't credible - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- The grand jury in the case of Michael Brown's shooting didn't just face an onslaught of witnesses with conflicting memories of what happened the day white police officer Darren Wilson killed Brown, an unarmed black teenager. It also heard from witnesses who couldn't be believed at all.<p>Some …

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UCLA law professor learns Ferguson-related exam question taboo

Law school exams often present legal conundrums ripped from headlines of the day, but one UCLA law professor is apologizing for basing a test question on what is apparently a taboo subject -- the fallout from the police shooting of a black man in Ferguson, Mo.<p>Professor Robert Goldstein said the …

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Ferguson’s plan to close its revenue gap: Increase police ticketing

Surely this will end badly<p>The city of Ferguson has faced its share of problems in the months since the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, ranging from protests to looting to, apparently, an ongoing budget crisis. The St. Louis suburb, already torn by tension over law …

Joint Statement from Museum Bloggers & Colleagues on Ferguson

The recent series of events, from Ferguson to Cleveland and New York, have created a watershed moment. Things must change. New laws and policies may …

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All School Meeting Address: Winter Welcome 2014 and Discussions in the Wake of Ferguson

Good morning, Andover!Over the Thanksgiving break, I wrote to you all an email, asking that you take some time to understand what was happening in …

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