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Dec 04 2014
President Barack Obama said the decision by a New York grand jury not to indict the police officer who ultimately killed Eric Garner “speaks to a larger issue” in America.
Some responded with outrage after a grand jury opted against the indictment on Wednesday. The police officer put a chokehold on Garner during the arrest and it ended up killing him.
“It is incumbent upon all ofThe Blaze
Dec 01 2014
After another day of mostly peaceful protests in Ferguson, Mo., President Obama is scheduled to meet with civil rights leaders to discuss mistrust of police in communities of color.
A White House official said Obama will also meet elected officials, and community and faith leaders, "to discuss how communities and law enforcement can work together to build trust to strengthenNPR (Online News)
Nov 30 2014
City officials in Ferguson, Mo. were due Sunday to address the resignation of Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed teenager Michael Brown in a confrontation in August that fueled protests in the St. Louis suburb and around the nation.
Stephanie Karr, Ferguson city attorney, told the Associated Press that city officials planned to make a statement regarding Wilson'sFox News (Online News)
Nov 28 2014
Dozens of protesters interrupted holiday shopping in the St. Louis area late Thursday and early Friday as part of the ongoing reaction to a grand jury's decision to not indict the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown this past August.
Protester Johnetta Elzie, who who had been tweeting and posting videos of the demonstrations, told the Associated Press that the groupFox News (Online News)
Nov 28 2014
The death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, reveals many things about America. One of them that has not yet received adequate attention is that there is a strong case for a form of gun control that is much stricter than anything that's remotely plausible in the context of American politics.
This is true if you think Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson should have been foundVox
Nov 25 2014
The 12-person grand jury in Ferguson, Mo., has reached a decision: Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson won’t face charges in the Aug. 9 shooting death of teenager Michael Brown.
How did it get there?
There’s a good chance that we’ll never know. Grand juries, like the one in Ferguson, are typically conducted in secret. The main reason is to allow witnesses the opportunity toWall Street Journal (Opinion)
Nov 22 2014
There's still no word on whether a grand jury will indict officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown. As of early Saturday, officials have declined to say where the jury is in its process.
Ahead of that announcement, here's what we do know:
• Police and protesters are planning ahead. Police leaders have met five times with some protest group leaders, resultingUSA TODAY
Nov 19 2014
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. Metro Shooting Supplies reports selling two to three times more weapons than usual in recent weeks — an average of 30 to 50 guns each day — while the jury prepares toNBC News (Online)
Nov 16 2014
While this St. Louis suburb holds its breath waiting to learn whether a grand jury will indict officer Darren Wilson, 28, in the shooting death of Michael Brown, 18, people are talking.
At restaurants, coffee shops and dinner tables and on social media, everyone is buzzing about the case and what may have happened during the fatal Aug. 9 shooting.
USA TODAY looks at some mythsUSA TODAY
Oct 19 2014
Marching onto the campaign trail for the first time this year, President Barack Obama accused Republicans of peddling fear and cynicism on Sunday as he rallied voters for Democrat Anthony Brown's campaign for governor in a heavily black corner of Maryland.
In front of a rowdy crowd of about 8,000 people — plus an overflow crowd in a gym next-door — Obama painted Brown as a champion forTownhall