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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 »

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 »

New Autopsy: Michael Brown Shot in Hand at Close Range

Supports 'significant altercation' in car; Toxicology finds pot in his system

(Newser) - Two different autopsies, two different conclusions: The official St. Louis County autopsy of Michael Brown , killed by officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, indicates the Ferguson teen was shot at close range in the hand—contrasting with results of a private autopsy released Aug. 18 that said Brown had no... More »

St. Louis Cops: Dead Teen Had Gunshot Residue

Say tests prove Vonderrit Myers fired in fatal exchange with off-duty cop

(Newser) - Gunshot residue was on the hand, waistband, and shirt of an 18-year-old man killed by a St. Louis police officer last week , authorities said yesterday. Police union leaders said the lab test by the Missouri State Highway Patrol dispels claims that Vonderrit Myers didn't shoot at the officer on... More »

St. Louis Protesters Decry 'Epidemic of Police Violence'

Protest meant 'to destroy systematic racism and white supremacy,' organizer says

(Newser) - Demonstrators marched to St. Louis University early today, then hunkered down for a sit-in to cap three days of protest against what organizers are calling an "epidemic of police violence," the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Although police and campus security hovered around both the march and sit-in, no... More »

St. Louis Cops, Protesters Face Off for 2nd Night

City a 'racial powder keg' after latest police shooting

(Newser) - Protesters angered by the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by police faced off with officers in south St. Louis for a second night last night as accusations of racial profiling prompted calls for a federal investigation ahead of a weekend of planned rallies and civil disobedience. State and city... More »

Off-Duty Cop Fatally Shoots St. Louis Teen

Protesters invoke Michael Brown

(Newser) - "It's like Michael Brown all over again." That from the cousin of a teen who was fatally shot by an off-duty police officer in south St. Louis last night, sparking loud protests in the area. St. Louis Police Chief Col. Sam Dotson says the 32-year-old officer was... More »

Mom Killed After Pushing Daughter to Safety

St. Louis woman struck by vehicle in Walgreens parking lot

(Newser) - A 33-year-old woman was killed in a freak accident in a Walgreens parking lot, but authorities say she managed to push her 10-year-old daughter to safety first, reports KSDK-TV . Colleen Segbers died yesterday when an SUV accelerated suddenly and pinned her against a pillar. Police say the 58-year-old driver of... More »

Ferguson's New Plan: Police Cameras

City calmer ahead of Holder visit

(Newser) - Ahead of a visit from Attorney General Eric Holder today, officials in Ferguson, Missouri, say they want to make big changes to law enforcement and end the "discord and heartbreak" that has followed the police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. A statement released by city leaders says it... More »

St. Louis Cops Kill Knife-Wielding Man

Shooting occurs a few miles from Ferguson

(Newser) - Exactly what authorities looking to calm tensions in Ferguson, Mo., didn't want to happen: Two St. Louis police officers shot and killed a man wielding a knife this afternoon, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch . City police chief Sam Dotson said the man took energy drinks and pastries from a... More »

Ferguson Police ID Officer, Say Teen Robbed Store

Cops say Michael Brown took cigars, pushed store clerk

(Newser) - Big new developments today in the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Mo.: Authorities identified the officer who shot the 18-year-old to death, and they said Brown was suspected of robbing a store and roughing up a clerk shortly before the shooting, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch . Police Chief Thomas Jackson... More »

Ferguson Tensions Ease as Police Ditch Armor

Authorities to identify officer today after Anonymous apparently got it wrong

(Newser) - After several nights of protests—and clashes with police in riot gear—the mood was a lot lighter in Ferguson last night after the Missouri Highway Patrol took over from local police . Armored vehicles were absent, cars honked their horns in celebration, and Capt. Ronald Johnson, the highway patrol official... More »

McCaskill: 'Demilitarize' Cops' Response in Ferguson

Obama calls for calm as Anonymous claims to ID officer

(Newser) - The unrelenting protests in Ferguson, Mo., after the police shooting of Michael Brown clearly have the full attention of Washington now. Both President Obama and Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill weighed in today, while Anonymous claimed to ID the officer who did the shooting. Details:
  • McCaskill: Speaking at a local church,
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Anonymous Releases Audio in St. Louis Shooting

'We are switching over to the riot channel'

(Newser) - St. Louis County police haven't released audio regarding the shooting of black teenager Michael Brown , but the hacker collective Anonymous took care of that today, reports Mashable . The lengthy file released on YouTube shows the progression of events after an officer shot the unarmed teen in the suburb of... More »

After Shooting, Hands Up Becomes Protest Gesture

Governor pleads for calm in Ferguson, Mo.

(Newser) - Protesters infuriated by the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., have adopted a new protest gesture: the "hands up" gesture witnesses say 18-year-old Michael Brown was making when he was shot dead in the street. Protesters have been using the gesture to confront police, putting their... More »

FBI Takes Over Case of Cop Who Shot Unarmed Teen

Federal agency to investigate death of 18-year-old Michael Brown

(Newser) - The FBI will be taking over the investigation into the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., the local police chief tells the AP . The unarmed teen was fatally shot Saturday by a St. Louis officer after a struggle. A candlelight vigil for Brown on Sunday turned violent... More »

Vigil for St. Louis Teen Shot by Cops Turns Violent

Accounts of Michael Brown's shooting conflict

(Newser) - Vigils and protests for a black teenager shot dead in the street by police in St. Louis County turned violent last night, with reports of looting, fires, and gunshots amid confrontations with police. Witnesses saw multiple stores being looted and police cars being vandalized, the AP reports. Earlier, thousands of... More »

St. Louis Erupts After Cop Shoots Teen

18-year-old Michael Brown dead after altercation with police

(Newser) - An angry crowd of a couple hundred people marched into a suburban St. Louis County police department this morning, demanding answers a day after a police officer shot and killed an 18-year-old black man. Some in the crowd taunted police with chants of "Don't shoot me" as they... More »

Circus Elephants Escape, Go on Mini Rampage

At least 2 vehicles damaged after they slip handlers at Moolah Shrine Circus

(Newser) - Three circus elephants got a little taste of freedom and hooliganism yesterday when they apparently slipped their handlers at Moolah Shrine Circus and went on a mini rampage in a St. Louis parking lot, reports StLToday.com . At least two vehicles were damaged, though one witness makes it sound more... More »

Streets Named After MLK Paved With Broken 'Dream'

'Dr. King would be turning over in his grave'

(Newser) - More than 900 streets across the nation are named for Martin Luther King Jr., and many of those streets are struggling. In St. Louis, drug markets and pawn shops line Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. In Chicago, parts of the 12-mile drive are in bad shape and have serious... More »

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