Days after the Justice Department issued a scathing review of police practices in Ferguson, Missouri, President Obama on Friday said the embattled city "will now have to make a decision" to either end discriminatory practices or face a federal lawsuit.
Flashpoint Ferguson: The latest from the crisis roiling the U.S.
The latest news from Ferguson, Missouri, after a grand jury decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for shooting teenager Michael Brown.
By Dave Boyer - The Washington Times
President Obama didn't invite any police officers from Ferguson, Missouri, to White House meetings that were aimed at solving unrest over the police shooting of a black teen in that town. Published December 2, 2014
The Justice Department will not bring any federal civil rights charges against Darren Wilson, a white police officer involved in the death of a black teenager, The New York Times reported Wednesday.
Activists protesting the police shooting of Michael Brown reportedly stormed the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department headquarters Wednesday with an intent to "reclaim" the department for the people of Ferguson.
The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating after a song performed at a retired officer's party reportedly mocked Michael Brown, who was fatally shot by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer, as looking "like some old Swiss cheese."
The city of Bloomington, Minnesota, plans to file criminal charges against Black Lives Matter protest organizers after hundreds of demonstrators crashed Mall of America and forced the private shopping center to partially close down.
In the aftermath of Michael Brown's death, legal activists suggested that some of the raw anger that erupted in suburban St. Louis had its roots in an unlikely place — traffic court.
The National Bar Association has petitioned the Missouri Department of Public Safety, demanding that Darren Wilson's law enforcement license be revoked following the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Terrell Doss, 28, of Ferguson, Missouri, was formally charged with two counts of assault on law enforcement after he allegedly fired a gun at a St. Louis County Police helicopter carrying a couple officers.
A Missouri pub is facing backlash over a six-shot drink special that invoked the Ferguson police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Michael Brown. Eric Garner. Tamir Rice. The names have become rallying cries to protesters across the U.S. who are demanding changes to police tactics and reforms in the judicial system.
High school students chanted "hit him again" and cheered after four officers on bikes were hit by a car Wednesday during a protest march against the grand jury's decision in Ferguson, Missouri, according to the Denver police union.
President Obama's decision this week to wade once again into accusations of police misconduct has added more fuel to a raging national debate, but it also has raised questions about whether the commander in chief has backed himself into a corner and will be expected to weigh in on every single controversial action by law enforcement.
President Obama is proposing a task force, and — for once — I'm glad that he did.
Other activists have been watching the unfolding events in Ferguson and elsewhere. That includes the same organization behind the massive, gaudy, drum-thumping People’s Climate March that drew 400,000 protestors to the streets of New York in September, and in 150 cities overseas. The group did not disband after their big event, which included celebrities and Democratic lawmakers among its marchers. They want to repeat their performance in the near future, and perhaps offer their street theater and resources to Ferguson-inspired protestors.
Four Denver police officers were injured after being struck by a car during a Wednesday morning demonstration by high school students who walked out to protest the grand jury's decision last week in Ferguson, Missouri.
Economist Thomas Sowell said Tuesday night that the "hands up, don't shoot" rallying cry out of Ferguson that has since been adopted by members of the Congressional Black Caucus reminds him of the "big lie" doctrine favored by Adolf Hitler's propaganda czar, Joseph Goebbels.
This week, President Obama had his big race summit at the White House with tax cheat and race hustler Al Sharpton, a man who's done nothing but make things worse in this country, and who certainly made things much worse in the current racial crisis.
Bears legend and NFL Hall of Fame coach Mike Ditka weighed in on the Rams players who took to the field with the "Hands up, don't shoot!" gesture as a Ferguson protest before Sunday's game, and he isn't a fan.
Perhaps no community has suffered as much devastation both physically and emotionally in recent months as the people of Ferguson, Missouri. It seems like one tragedy has followed another.
Attorney General Eric Holder is guilty of race-bait tactics in his response to Ferguson, said Milwaukee's widely quoted and tough-talking black sheriff, David Clarke, in a recent nationally televised interview.
Charles Barkley of NBA fame said he's not backtracking on his earlier characterization of Ferguson violent rioters and looters as "scumbags" — and moreover, the grand jury was quite right in not indicting policeman Darren Wilson.
Police are investigating Michael Brown's stepfather for angry comments on the streets of Ferguson after a grand jury decided not to indict the police officer who fatally shot his stepson, a spokesman said Tuesday.
Fox News host Bill O'Reilly said during a recent broadcast that many protesters rallying around the Ferguson theme — the "Hands up, don't shoot" attitude and gesture that suggest police unfairly target black victims — are basing their outrage on false views.
Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus took to the House floor to give impassioned speeches about Ferguson, the common theme being the grand jury was wrong, former Officer Darren Wilson should have been charged, and white police officers unfairly target blacks.
From Harvard to high school, students across the nation took part in a mass protest for Ferguson, walking out of classes and staging "die-ins" and demanding the powers-that-be put in place some real reforms in police departments' policies.
A handful of Democrats took to the House floor to protest the lack of an indictment in the shooting of an unarmed teen in Ferguson — raising their arms to their chest and displaying open palms in a "Hands up, don't shoot" gesture.
Scattered protests shut down traffic around the District for a third day Monday, with demonstrators lying in roadways and blocking highways to decry the grand jury decision in the police shooting death of Michael Brown.
Four months of tension and violence in Ferguson, Missouri, may have lit a fuse under 24-hour television news, but the wall-to-wall coverage is attracting a far more muted response from those who aspire to be the next American president.
Let's get something straight: Not all race agitators are black. The people agitating for comprehensive immigration reform and marijuana reform, a war against the Islamic State and against education reform are not all black. The people agitating for justice reform are not all black.
Former NBA star Charles Barkley said during a recent radio interview that "we would be living in the wild, Wild West" if it weren't for police officers and that there is no excuse for "scumbags" to be torching police vehicles in Ferguson, Missouri.
MSNBC host Joe Scarborough blasted the network for what he called "BS" coverage of the turmoil in Ferguson, Missouri, following the police shooting death of Michael Brown and a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who killed him.
President Obama on Monday called on Congress to spend $263 million for police body cameras and better training, and for more monitoring of military-style equipment for police departments, in his first proposal to address unrest over the shooting death of a black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.
Florida civil rights activists are calling on Duval GOP Secretary Kim Crenier to resign after she tweeted Monday night that officials should blast fire hoses at "thugs" in Ferguson, Missouri.
Chris Rock explained in a lengthy interview Sunday that he believes part of healing racial relations in America is by white people "owning" the actions of their ancestors.
Ferguson's a long way from Washington -- but that didn't matter to protesters who wound their way to the 14th St. Bridge, one of the heaviest traveled portions of roadway for commuters, and blocked off traffic with their bodies.
David Brooks, a columnist for The New York Times, said during a nationally televised interview on "Meet the Press" that whites need to bend over backwards to understand blacks when it comes to police and racism.
The St. Louis Police Officers Association sent out a scathing response to the Rams' sideline show in support of Ferguson protesters, saying in a written statement that the "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" pose adopted by some players only fanned the flames.
The Rev. Al Sharpton said the resignation of Darren Wilson — the police officer who fatally shot teen Michael Brown on Aug. 9 — hardly constitutes justice, and in an address to a St. Louis church, implored the congregants to stay the course and continue the protests.
The Missouri police officer at the heart of a racial controversy roiling the nation decided to resign because of threats against the Ferguson Police Department and its officers, his attorney said Sunday, hours before the White House announced President Obama would enter the raging debates prompted by the Ferguson shooting with a series of White House events.
Several St. Louis Rams players entered the field for Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders with their hands raised overhead in an apparent act of solidarity with Ferguson protesters.
The Rev. Louis Farrakhan gave a racially charged sermon on Saturday, arguing that a "law for retaliation" exists in Islam that justifies violence in the wake of grand jury decisions in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases.
Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder said Saturday that it's "tragic" Al Sharpton has such a strong influence in New York City, calling him an "inciter of mobs" ahead of a grand jury's impending decision in the police chokehold death of Eric Garner.
Darren Wilson decided to resign from the Ferguson, Missouri, police force after he learned of threats against the department and its officers, his attorney said Sunday.
Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown, has resigned, his attorney said Saturday, nearly four months after the confrontation between the white officer and unarmed black 18-year-old that ignited protests in the St. Louis suburb and across the nation.
Family members of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown Jr., two teens killed in separate shootings that sparked protests and accusations of racism, found comfort in each other's company in a South Florida vigil.
A touching photo of a white police officer hugging an African-American boy at a Portland protest this week has drawn heavy attention on social media.
Amid the fallout from a grand jury's decision in the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Missouri, a panel in New York City is quietly nearing its own conclusion about another combustible case involving the death of an unarmed man at the hands of police.
St. Louis-area media outlets are reporting that two New Black Panther Party men were plotting to use the Ferguson chaos that was projected post-grand jury ruling as a shield to kill Police Chief Tom Jackson and prosecutor Bob McCulloch.
Officer Darren Wilson, the policeman at the heart of the Ferguson furor, is currently discussing how best to resign his post from the department, his attorney told CNN.
Juan Williams, a frequent Fox News contributor who just served as a fill-in host on "The O'Reilly Factor," asked his guest Hilary Shelton, an NAACP official, to explain his group's seeming avoidance of all things Ferguson.
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.
A two-year-old case involving the shooting death of an unarmed 18-year-old white man by a black police officer is gaining attention on social media in the wake of this week's protests and rioting in Ferguson, Missouri.
Police arrested six people in New York on Thursday for trying to disrupt the world famous Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in protest of a grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri.
The Associated Press has obtained a copy of the testimony and evidence presented to the grand jury that declined to indict Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.
Police in Oakland and Los Angeles arrested scores of demonstrators during a third night of unrest linked to the shooting protest in Ferguson, Missouri.
As demonstrations in California heated up overnight, the robust protests in Ferguson dwindled in size and severity as Thanksgiving approached, a change from the days immediately following the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.
A Ferguson bakery owner says she is "so humbly blessed" after receiving nearly $100,000 in online donations to repair her shop that was damaged by looters.
The announcement this week that a grand jury did not find sufficient evidence to charge Officer Wilson, who is white, with a crime for shooting Brown, with is black, reignited racial tensions and sparked protests in the community and across the country.
The mother of Michael Brown says she doesn't believe Officer Darren Wilson's version of what happened in the Aug. 9altercation that left her son dead.
Sen. Rand Paul said the events in Ferguson have shown him one thing -- that the War on Drugs has taken quite a toll on communities and that politicians are pretty much to blame.
Recent Commentary Columns
For President Obama and his cronies, everything is political and everyone is a pawn. After a grand jury declined to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the White House and Department of Justice immediately pushed the meme that the issue in Ferguson was about racism and policing. While a legitimate issue, in reality it is a symptom of the systemic problem of big-government-sponsored poverty, made worse by the liberal agenda so dear to Mr. Obama himself.
The justifiable homicide of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, is simply about one issue. Race.
The process by which a 12-member grand jury decided against any criminal indictment of Ferguson, Missouri, white police officer Darren Wilson in the killing of black teenager Michael Brown was one of the law's finest hours.
From The Vault
After months of enduring trial by media while remaining silent, embattled Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson finally got to tell in his own words Tuesday night how an unarmed 18-year-old black man charged at him and then tried to take his weapon and kill him.
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Officer Darren Wilson during his medical examination after he fatally shot Michael Brown.
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Violence erupts after the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo.