Ferguson, Missouri

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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 »

No Charges for Ferguson Cop

No criminal charges for Darren Wilson in shooting of Michael Brown

(Newser) - He's cleared: Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will not face criminal charges in the shooting death of Michael Brown, reports CNN . St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch announced the grand jury's decision tonight, asserting among other things that "eyewitness accounts conflicted with physical evidence." He... More »

St. Louis Mayor: Violence 'Will Not Be Tolerated'

He and governor urge calm ahead of grand jury decision

(Newser) - About two hours ahead of the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown shooting, the governor of Missouri and the mayor of St. Louis issued an appeal for calm. Neither revealed whether officer Darren Wilson will be indicted on criminal charges or exonerated, but Mayor Francis Slay predicted that "... More »

Ferguson Schools Will Be Closed Tomorrow

Districts start holiday break early ahead of grand jury decision

(Newser) - The grand jury has made its decision in the Michael Brown shooting, and so has the Riverview Gardens School District. That district encompasses the Canfield Green apartment complex where Brown was shot; it's closing tomorrow (it technically added a day to the start of the Thanksgiving break) "due... More »

Michael Brown Family Asks for 4.5 Minutes of Silence

It's a reference to the number of hours he spent on the street after being shot

(Newser) - With the grand jury decision expected to be announced later today in the death of Michael Brown, the teen's family has requested a moment of silence once it is made public. The family called for 4½ minutes of silence, which CNN explains is a reference to the approximately 4½... More »

Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Coming Today

St. Louis newspaper expects news conference at 6:30 ET

(Newser) - Today's the day: A grand jury has decided whether Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will face criminal charges in the shooting death of Michael Brown, reports the Washington Post . An attorney for Brown's relatives says they have been notified that the decision is in and that it will... More »

Woman Killed by Gun She Bought to Prep for Ferguson

Sources: Boyfriend says she was waving it around when car accident happened

(Newser) - As the St. Louis Post-Dispatch describes it, the events of Friday evening sound tragic but unremarkable: Police responded to a call of a woman shot in the head in a car around 11:45pm; 26-year-old Becca Campbell was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. But police sources close to... More »

2 Men in Ferguson Accused of Planning Pipe Bombs

They were caught in FBI sting ahead of grand jury decision

(Newser) - Reports of two arrests in Ferguson don't bode well for calm once a grand jury decision is announced in the Michael Brown shooting. Reuters quotes a law enforcement source as saying that two men who belong to the New Black Panther Party were caught trying to buy material for... More »

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