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Police prepare for grand jury decision in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri police have been brushing up on constitutional rights and stocking up on riot gear to prepare for a grand jury's decision about whether to charge a white police officer who fatally shot a black 18-year-old in suburban St. Louis.

The preparations are aimed at avoiding a renewed outbreak of violence during the potentially large demonstrations that could follow an announcement of whether Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will face a criminal trial for the Aug. 9 death of Michael Brown.

5 votes

Ferguson officer says he feared for life

WASHINGTON (AP) — The police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in a St. Louis suburb last summer has told investigators that he was pinned in his vehicle and in fear for his life as they struggled over his gun, The New York Times reported

4 votes

Activist confronts St. Louis Cop trying to intimidate her by calling her boss, Trying to get her fired

A Saint Louis community officer calls the employer of a local activist @stacksizshort in an attempt to intimidate and cause her to lose her job.
UPDATE: The Police Union and Roorda have hired an attorney and other trolls are trying to get Leigh Maibes fired.

http://www.mediaite.com/online/ferguson-activist-st-louis-of...

6 votes

Rand Paul Becomes First Presidential Hopeful to Visit Ferguson

Sen. Rand Paul met with civil rights leaders Friday in Ferguson, Missouri, the city torn apart by racial unrest following the August shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer.

http://reason.com/24-7/2014/10/10/rand-paul-becomes-first-pr...

5 votes

Ferguson demands high fees to turn over city files of Brown shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bureaucrats in Ferguson, Missouri, responding to requests under the state's Sunshine Act to turn over government files about the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, are charging nearly 10 times the cost of some of their own employees' salaries before they will agree to release any records.

The move discourages journalists and civil rights groups from investigating the shooting and its aftermath.

9 votes

Police around Ferguson, MO getting shot at

(Reuters) - Police were seeking suspects on Sunday in what appeared to be the unrelated shootings of two police officers in and near the Missouri city of Ferguson, which remains on edge after a black teenager was shot to death by a white police officer last month.

The Saturday night shooting of an officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson did not seem linked to peaceful protests occurring elsewhere in the city, police said, nor was it connected to a separate shooting involving an off-duty police officer in St. Louis early Sunday.

3 votes

Missouri officer who used Taser on teen driver says he smelled pot in car before confrontation

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Missouri police officer who used a stun gun on a 17-year-old during a traffic stop says he smelled marijuana in the vehicle and saw him recording the incident on an iPhone.

Bryce Masters has been upgraded from critical to serious condition at a hospital where he was taken Sunday after the Independence police officer used a Taser on him. A spokesman for Masters' family says he went into cardiac arrest and was being treated for a lack of oxygen to his brain.

2 votes

Officer Wilson testifies before grand jury in Ferguson shooting case

(CNN) — Shortly after being given more time to weigh evidence in black teenager Michael Brown’s fatal shooting, a Missouri grand jury heard from the man at the center of it — Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson — a local newspaper reported.

0 votes

Ferguson protesters call anew to remove prosecutor

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Protesters seeking the immediate arrest of the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old loudly disrupted another government meeting Tuesday, renewing calls to remove the county prosecutor investigating the case and vowing political retaliation against an elected official tied to the prosecutor.

The demand for Darren Wilson's arrest and the recusal of the St. Louis County prosecuting attorney began with the final utterance of the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of the St. Louis County Council meeting.

3 votes

Teen critical from stun gun; FBI investigates case

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Doctors were trying Tuesday to awaken a suburban Kansas City teenager who was put in a medically induced coma after a police officer critically injured him with a stun gun in an incident the FBI is investigating.

Bryce Masters, 17, of Independence, is being treated for a lack of oxygen to the brain that occurred when his heart stopped after he was shocked Sunday afternoon, his family members said Tuesday in a statement released through their attorney, Daniel Haus.

1 vote

Dueling narratives in Michael Brown shooting

We know a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, fatally shot the unarmed 18-year-old, but police and witnesses have given different accounts of what happened in the moments before the shooting. The confusion has fueled protests in Ferguson and, earlier in the week, strong police response in the streets of the St. Louis suburb.
Spike Lee: There's a war on black males
Here are five key questions about the incident:

6 votes

Tazed Teen in Missouri in a COMA!


http://youtu.be/22SAR6BTDi4

...the FBI is investigating...

PART 2

...the witnesses speak...


http://youtu.be/cb3-z4WYL-Y

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