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Ferguson Prosecutor: Grand Jury Witnesses Lied

Bob McCulloch says he does not plan to pursue perjury charges

(Newser) - St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch has offered some surprising revelations to radio station KTRS about the grand jury proceedings in the Michael Brown case —namely that he knows some of the witnesses he put on the stand lied. "Clearly, some were not telling the truth," he... More »

Thousands Across US Protest Police Killings

25K reported at rally in Washington

(Newser) - Thousands of protesters marched across the country today—past the White House in the nation's capital, along iconic Fifth Avenue in New York, and in the middle of Nashville's honky-tonk district—to call attention to the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police and urge... More »

Cop Pulls Gun on Oakland Protesters

CHP officer to chief: 'I didn't know if we were going to make it out alive'

(Newser) - Apparently in fear for his life, a cop pulled a gun on a group of 30 to 50 people in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday night as crowds protested the killings of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. According to a California Highway Patrol chief, Avery Browne, the plainclothes detective, caught on camera... More »

100+ Congressional Staffers Stage Walk-Out for Garner, Brown

Dozens participate, hold their hands up

(Newser) - In protest of the grand jury decisions not to indict the police officers involved in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, dozens of congressional staffers walked out of the Capitol this afternoon, NPR reports. They stood on the steps of Capitol Hill holding their hands up in the... More »

Berkeley Protesters Block Highway, Stop Train

More than 1K crowd I-80, Amtrak tracks in 3rd night

(Newser) - Protests against the grand jury decisions not to indict the police officers who killed Michael Brown and Eric Garner continued for a third consecutive night in Berkeley, Calif., yesterday, with more than 1,000 people blocking traffic. Protesters thronged both sides of Interstate 80 as well as train tracks in... More »

Some Ferguson Grand-Jury Records Were Kept Secret

Certain witness interviews withheld from public as feds continue investigation

(Newser) - "As I have promised, the evidence presented to the grand jury, with some exceptions, and the testimony of the witnesses called to the grand jury will be released at the conclusion of this statement." Those were St. Louis Prosecutor Robert McCulloch's words at the Nov. 24 press... More »

Garner Protests Marred by Violence, Stolen Champagne

Business windows smashed as others call for peaceful protest

(Newser) - Protests over the killings of Eric Garner and Michael Brown continued last night in the Bay Area , beginning peacefully but eventually leading to looting, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Some of the hundreds of demonstrators climbed on police cars, kicking their sirens; others smashed the windows of a Radio Shack;... More »

Michael Brown's Stepdad: Sorry for Post-Verdict Shouts

But Louis Head says he shouldn't be blamed for what happened next

(Newser) - Michael Brown's stepfather has apologized after he was caught on tape calling on crowds to 'burn this b——- down" amid Ferguson protests. Louis Head shouted the words after a grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson, but he tells CNN that to blame him for... More »

Cops Now Investigating Michael Brown's Stepdad

Investigation into Louis Head's actions the night of Nov. 24 under way: police chief

(Newser) - As President Obama urged peace in the moments after it was announced Darren Wilson wouldn't be indicted in the shooting death of Michael Brown, chaos broke out in Ferguson—and now police there are investigating whether Brown's stepfather meant to start a riot himself. Louis Head was seen... More »

Mystery in Ferguson: Who Killed Deandre?

20-year-old was the only person to die after the Michael Brown grand jury decision

(Newser) - The morning after the grand jury's decision in the Michael Brown case, the body of a young black male was discovered in a burned white Pontiac. The car was parked in the lot of an apartment complex not far from the spot where Brown was killed. The dead man... More »

Rams Exec Insists There Was No 'Hands Up' Apology

Kevin Demoff says he said no such thing to Police Chief Jon Belmar

(Newser) - It's a he said, he said kind of story: Last night, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar let his staff know, via email, that a St. Louis Rams exec had called him to personally apologize for the five players who took to the field with their hands up... More »

White House Holds 3 Meetings on Ferguson Today

Will address law enforcement equipment, civil rights

(Newser) - As unrest over the shooting of Michael Brown continues, President Obama is scheduled to address the situation in Ferguson in three meetings today, Politico reports. All the meetings will also include Joe Biden, as per the White House schedule . First up is a Cabinet discussion of "federal programs and... More »

St. Louis Cops Fume Over Rams' Ferguson Protest

Some players walked onto field with their hands up

(Newser) - At yesterday's game, five players for the St. Louis Rams took to the field with their hands up, showing solidarity with protesters against the shooting of Michael Brown . "We wanted to come out and show our respect to the protests and the people who have been doing a... More »

Michael Brown's Family Might Sue Wilson: Lawyer

Benjamin Crump says they'll look at 'every legal avenue'

(Newser) - Darren Wilson may have resigned yesterday, but the family of Michael Brown is going to "look at every legal avenue," their lawyer tells CBS today. "The family greatly wanted to have the killer of their unarmed son held accountable," says Benjamin Crump, adding that that... More »

Woman Loses Eye in Encounter With Cop in Ferguson

Dornnella Conner says she was just 'respecting Mike Brown' in Ferguson

(Newser) - A reportedly pregnant St. Louis woman who says she was simply "respecting Mike Brown" is blind in her left eye and can't see well out of her right eye after a police officer shot a round of beanbags at the car she was riding in, KMOV reports. Dornnella... More »

Alleged Plot: Bomb Arch, Murder Ferguson Officials

Sources talk to 'St. Louis Post-Dispatch'

(Newser) - Just days before the Ferguson grand jury handed down its decision, two men were indicted on federal weapons charges. At the time, details were scarce . Now, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch talks to sources who say Brandon Orlando Baldwin and Olajuwon Davis's alleged plan involved blowing up the Gateway Arch... More »

Ferguson Protesters Target Black Friday

They shout slogans in St. Louis-area Walmarts

(Newser) - Dozens of people have interrupted holiday shopping at major retail stores around the St. Louis area to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown. The protests began Thanksgiving night and continued early today. Protesters spent a few minutes at... More »

How Darren Wilson Managed to Hide

He has yet to return to the home he abandoned 10 days after the shooting

(Newser) - How did Darren Wilson manage to escape the public eye these last three-and-a-half months? With very intentional effort, his four lawyers tell the Washington Post and CNN . They recount the August day when Wilson, while mowing his lawn, learned that his address had leaked online. He had killed Michael Brown... More »

LA to Protesters: No Need to Pay Bail, Go Eat Dinner

Those arrested in Ferguson protests get a reprieve

(Newser) - "We have every legal right to keep them until they post bail," says a Los Angeles police commander—but the city won't. People who are currently in jail after being arrested in Los Angeles while protesting the Ferguson grand jury decision are being released in time for... More »

$218K Sent to Single Mom for Damaged Ferguson Bakery

Natalie DuBose says support from strangers has been 'absolutely amazing'

(Newser) - There were times when Natalie DuBose didn't have enough money to buy new sneakers as she scrimped and saved to start a bakery in Ferguson, Mo.: She worked two jobs and held bake sales to make her dream come true in June, when she finally opened the doors to... More »

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