On August 10, a police officer shot dead Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African-American teenager. Following the incident riots sparked in the town. Some residents were injured in clashes with policemen who used tear-gas and rubber bullets. African-American residents in Ferguson claim discrimination by police.
The situation with police abuses and brutality in the United States worsened in the last year despite reforms started following the protests sparked by the shooting of an unarmed African-American teenager by a white policeman in St. Louis’s suburb of Ferguson, Director of War on Racism Coalition Jay Johnson told Sputnik.
At least one person was injured Sunday when shots were reported in the Southwest US suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, where the community was marking the one-year anniversary of an African-American teenager’s shooting death.
Ferguson authorities and the US Department of Justice (DOJ) continue to work on the DOJ report into the city’s law enforcement practices, and on how to address the issues raised amid the unrest after Michael Brown’s shooting in St. Louis’ suburb of Ferguson last year, Ferguson City Council Member Dwayne James told Sputnik on Saturday.
The business owners in Ferguson are planning to keep their businesses open during the weekend of memorial events on the first anniversary of Michael Brown’s death, official spokesperson for the City of Ferguson Jeff Small told Sputnik.
Several hundred law enforcement officers are ensuring that the city of Ferguson is safe amid the ongoing memorial events dedicated to the first anniversary since Michael Brown’s death, official spokesperson for the City of Ferguson Jeff Small told Sputnik.
Former police officer Darren Wilson notoriously known for fatally shooting unarmed African-American teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson has unsuccessfully applied to several police positions, according to US media reports.
The effort to remove the mayor of the US city Ferguson hit a roadblock Tuesday after the St. Louis County Board of Elections said a petition for Mayor James Knowles’ recall fell short of signatures, his office said.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said that the report on the Ferguson police's excessive use of force would be released in the coming days.
US President Barack Obama signed an executive order Thursday that sets up the “Task Force on 21st Century Policing” to determine how to strengthen the public’s and local communities trust for law enforcements.
St. Louis County Prosecutor’s office has released several documents regarding the fatal shooting of an unarmed African-American teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, including a federal autopsy conducted at the request of the US Department of Justice.
National Guard and the Missouri State Highway Patrol are playing a critical role in keeping people safe and protecting property in the St. Louis region, the office of Missouri governor said.
St. Louis police confirmed the arrest of 15 people after protests on Friday over a grand jury decision regarding the death of Michael Brown.
A crowdfunding website GoFundMe says that a cake shop owner whose premises were destroyed during Ferguson’s riots had raised more than $230,000.
A protester in the riot-ravaged suburb of Ferguson said that African-Americans have less to be thankful for on the national US holiday of Thanksgiving than others.
A man dressed in military fatigues made a "trigger signal" at an African-American student protester in the riot-ravaged suburb of Ferguson, the protester said.
US celebrities are joining calls on social media for a shopping boycott on Black Friday, one of the busiest consumer-spending days in the United States, over police brutality in riot-struck Ferguson.
In light of the ongoing Ferguson protests the US government should immediately act against the abuse of power and use of lethal force by police officers, Amnesty International said Thursday.
Head of the Rhode Island Police Chiefs' Association said a report that shows Rhode Island police arresting African-Americans at a much higher rate than members of other ethnicities lacks sufficient explanatory data.
Russian Foreign Ministry said the crackdown on Ferguson protests revealed flaws in US democracy, as well as deep-rooted racism within the society.
Organizers of pro-Ferguson events in Ottawa and Toronto, asked white people not to appropriate vigils for Michael Brown, sparking intense debate on social media.