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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 »

Darren Wilson's Actions After Shooting: 'Very, Very Bad'

Darren Wilson booked own gun into evidence

(Newser) - Police actions in the immediate aftermath of the shooting of Michael Brown were a long way from normal, according to grand jury transcripts, which reveal that officer Darren Wilson drove himself back to the station by himself, cleaned the blood off himself, and checked his own gun into evidence, all... More »

Darren Wilson to Be a Dad

Ferguson cop who shot Michael Brown says wife is pregnant in ABC interview

(Newser) - The next portion of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson's ABC News interview with Good Morning America anchor George Stephanopoulos has been released, and Wilson has some updates for everyone. He admits that his life has been "stressful" since the shooting and reveals that he even grew a beard... More »

Michael Brown's Father's Church Set Ablaze

44 more arrested in Ferguson

(Newser) - More than a dozen buildings were set ablaze in Ferguson on Monday. Among those that burned: Flood Christian Church. NBC News reports that's the church where Michael Brown's father was baptized on Sunday. The buildings around it were untouched, leading the Rev. Carlton Lee to speculate that it... More »

Car Plows Through Michael Brown Protest

Minneapolis woman suffers minor injuries

(Newser) - A terrifying moment at one of the many Ferguson rallies across America yesterday: In Minneapolis, a car plowed through a group of people protesting the grand jury decision. According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune , the vehicle's driver, a man, started honking at protesters who had blocked an intersection near... More »

National Guard, Protesters Gather in Ferguson

Police pledge that there won't be another night of violence

(Newser) - National Guard troops showed up in Ferguson, Mo., today, pouring out of an unmarked school bus with automatic rifles to guard buildings that haven't burned down yet, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Meanwhile, a crowd of roughly 50 protesters gathered in front of the Ferguson police station and several... More »

Darren Wilson Speaks Out for 1st Time

George Stephanopoulos gets interview with Ferguson, Mo., police officer

(Newser) - Darren Wilson says he has a clear conscience and wouldn't have done anything differently during his fatal encounter with unarmed teenager Michael Brown. Tonight, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer is speaking publicly about the violent encounter for the first time in an ABC News interview with George Stephanopoulos. Wilson... More »

Of Course Darren Wilson Wasn't Indicted

Observers call for action on accountability

(Newser) - As the media reacts to a grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson, commentators appear to agree on one thing: This isn't a surprise. While grand juries usually return an indictment, FiveThirtyEight.com notes, that doesn't seem to be the case when it comes to police... More »

Ferguson Cops Investigate Man's 'Suspicious' Death

More National Guard troops will arrive today following 61 arrests

(Newser) - St. Louis police are investigating a "suspicious" death in Ferguson, Mo., after police chief Jon Belmar described a riot-like scene overnight . The body of a young black male was discovered this morning in a burned-out white Pontiac parked in a driveway near the spot where Michael Brown was killed,... More »

Why Darren Wilson Says He Shot Michael Brown

Inside the officer's Sept. 16 grand jury testimony

(Newser) - "You want me to just go with the whole thing?" So asked Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson near the start of his Sept. 16 grand jury testimony , per a transcript released last night. What follows is Wilson's explanation of what happened in the last minutes of Michael Brown's... More »

What Ferguson Grand Jury Saw, Heard

Including photos of Darren Wilson's face

(Newser) - Why did the grand jury decide against indicting Darren Wilson ? Soon after the decision was announced, the St. Louis County prosecuting attorney's office released thousands of pages of evidence that had been presented to the jurors over 25 days of meetings that included testimony from around 60 witnesses.... More »

St. Louis Skies Now Cleared After Shots Diverted Flights

29 arrests made after chaos follows Brown decision

(Newser) - The Federal Aviation Administration diverted about 10 St. Louis-bound flights to other airports last night because of reports of gunshots fired into the sky in Ferguson, Mo. The FAA says the flights were rerouted "to provide a safe environment for law enforcement activities," though the AP notes those... More »

Obama: 'We Need to Accept' This Decision

No excuse for violence, president says

(Newser) - President Obama appealed for calm and understanding in Ferguson, Mo., after a grand jury decided not to indict in the death of Michael Brown, pleading with both residents and police officers to show restraint. "We are a nation built on the rule of law, so we need to accept... More »

Ferguson Grand Jury: What We'll Never Know

Vote count won't be made public

(Newser) - Authorities have released evidence presented to the grand jury that decided not to indict Darren Wilson, but some facts won't be made public—including who was on the jury. St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch says the 12 grand jurors were "working, not retired, working professional, blue... More »

Lawyers: Ferguson Cop 'Followed His Training'

Anger greets grand jury decision

(Newser) - Soon after the grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson was made public, his lawyers issued a statement saying the Ferguson police officer "followed his training and followed the law" when he shot and killed Michael Brown. The statement stressed that the decision was made by a "... More »

What Michael Brown's Parents Have to Say

They express 'profound disappointment' at outcome of grand jury

(Newser) - Moments after St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch announced that the grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson, Michael Brown's parents released a statement via attorney Benjamin Crump on Twitter . What Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr., wanted to say: "We are profoundly disappointed... More »

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