Police killings of unarmed blacks top story of 2014, poll shows

The Boston Globe NEW YORK — The police killings of unarmed blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere — and the investigations and tumultuous protests they inspired — was the top news story of 2014, according to The Associated Press’ annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors. In a year crowded with dramatic and often… More Police killings of unarmed blacks top story of 2014, poll shows

10 things you need to know today: November 26, 2014

The Week Ferguson protests spread across America, Hong Kong police arrest pro-democracy leaders, and more 1. Ferguson protests spread across the U.S. Mostly peaceful protests spread from Ferguson, Missouri, across the country on Tuesday following the announcement that a grand jury had decided not to charge Darren Wilson, a white police officer, with the August… More 10 things you need to know today: November 26, 2014

10 things you need to know today: November 6, 2014

The Week Republicans lay out their legislative agenda, Obama assesses the damage, and more 1. Republicans lay out their legislative agenda A day after retaking the Senate and adding to their majority in the House, the GOP leadership is letting Americans in on their plan for the next two years. Chief among their priorities is… More 10 things you need to know today: November 6, 2014

Department Of Justice Orders Ferguson Police To Stop Wearing ‘I Am Darren Wilson’ Bracelets

Think Progress A Department of Justice letter sent to the Police Chief Tom Jackson of Ferguson, Missouri on Friday instructed all officers to stop wearing “I Am Darren Wilson” bracelets. Another letter issued on Tuesday ordered members of the police department to wear readable name plates, after officers were seen wearing unidentifiable tags or none… More Department Of Justice Orders Ferguson Police To Stop Wearing ‘I Am Darren Wilson’ Bracelets

Bogus Photo Does Not Show Ferguson Cop Darren Wilson’s Injuries; It’s Not Even Him

H/t:Ted The Huffington Post Unarmed teen Michael Brown was fatally shot by officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 9, but the circumstances leading up to his death remain unclear. Though Ferguson police have said that Wilson’s face was injured in an altercationwith Brown moments before the shooting, Wilson has yet to come forward… More Bogus Photo Does Not Show Ferguson Cop Darren Wilson’s Injuries; It’s Not Even Him

Officer Who Pushed Don Lemon Relieved of Duty After Racist Rant Emerges

  No words… Mediaite The same St. Louis police officer who was seen on CNN earlier this week pushing Don Lemon back during a live broadcast from Ferguson, Missouri, has been relieved of his duty after video emerged of an hour-long speech he delivered railing against African-Americans, the LGBT community and President Barack Obama. CNN… More Officer Who Pushed Don Lemon Relieved of Duty After Racist Rant Emerges

Time And Businessweek’s Ferguson Covers Are Stunning For More Than One Reason

The Ferguson story might be too much overload for some folks and that’s understandable.  However, the following is stunning because three major magazines’ cover stories are about the small Missouri town. The common theme around all three magazines below is “Hands up…don’t shoot!” The Huffington Post   Olson also happened to take the picture that… More Time And Businessweek’s Ferguson Covers Are Stunning For More Than One Reason

10 things you need to know today: August 19, 2014

The Week Obama sends Holder to Ferguson, civilians die fleeing fighting in Ukraine, and more 1. Obama sends Holder to Ferguson Protesters and police clashed again Monday night in Ferguson, Missouri, despite the arrival ofNational Guard troops. Police came under “heavy gunfire,” said Captain Ron Johnson, who blamed “a tiny minority of law-breakers” for the… More 10 things you need to know today: August 19, 2014