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Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson Fled Town 'Days Ago'

Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson Fled Town ‘Days Ago’

by Julianne Hing on August 15 2014, 4:05PM

Whose safety is the police department protecting?

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

Obama on Ferguson: 'No Excuse for Police to Use Excessive Force'

Obama on Ferguson: ‘No Excuse for Police to Use Excessive Force’

by Julianne Hing on August 14 2014, 1:11PM

“I know emotions are raw right now,” Obama said.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

Police Dispatch Tapes From Michael Brown's Shooting

Police Dispatch Tapes From Michael Brown’s Shooting

by Aura Bogado on August 13 2014, 4:03PM

Police call for crowd control support from neighboring precincts—but not for an ambulance for Brown.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

10 Tweets: Munitions in Ferguson

10 Tweets: Munitions in Ferguson

by Aura Bogado on August 13 2014, 1:42PM

The militarized streets of Ferguson are littered with tear gas canisters and rubber bullets.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

Will Demanding Justice for Mike Brown Land You a Visit from the FBI?

Will Demanding Justice for Mike Brown Land You a Visit from the FBI?

by Aura Bogado on August 13 2014, 11:27AM

‘Justice isn’t here right now.’

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

Trial Underway for North Carolina Sheriff Accused of Targeting Hispanic Drivers

Trial Underway for North Carolina Sheriff Accused of Targeting Hispanic Drivers

by Carla Murphy on August 13 2014, 10:58AM

Jailed drivers in Alamance County were automatically transferred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Understanding What's Happening in Ferguson

Understanding What’s Happening in Ferguson

by Carla Murphy on August 12 2014, 3:31PM

Get caught up with the most thoughtful reporting and reaction so far

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

Ferguson Police Won't Release Name of Officer that Killed Michael Brown

Ferguson Police Won’t Release Name of Officer that Killed Michael Brown

by Aura Bogado on August 12 2014, 1:01PM

The department is citing safety reasons.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

Witness to Michael Brown's Killing Explains What He Saw

Witness to Michael Brown’s Killing Explains What He Saw

by Aura Bogado on August 12 2014, 12:00PM

Ferguson police decline an opportunity to speak to one of only a few witnesses to Brown’s death

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

10 Social Media Shares About the Horrors in Ferguson

10 Social Media Shares About the Horrors in Ferguson

by Aura Bogado on August 12 2014, 10:32AM

Tear gas, armored trucks and rubber bullets—and police slamming a pregnant woman facedown on the ground.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

Grandmother Assaulted by CHP Officer Breaks Silence

Grandmother Assaulted by CHP Officer Breaks Silence

by Aura Bogado on August 11 2014, 2:26PM

‘He was trying to beat me death.’

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Police Officer Calls Ferguson Protestors 'Animals'

Police Officer Calls Ferguson Protestors ‘Animals’

by Aura Bogado on August 11 2014, 10:20AM

The unnamed white officer taunts black protestors.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

Michael Brown's Death Didn't Happen in a Vacuum

Michael Brown’s Death Didn’t Happen in a Vacuum

by Jamilah King on August 11 2014, 10:10AM

Members of Ferguson, Missouri’s black community have been under siege for years.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

Guilty Verdict Returned in Renisha McBride Trial

Guilty Verdict Returned in Renisha McBride Trial

by Carla Murphy on August 7 2014, 3:09PM

Theodore Wafer, 54, had claimed self defense

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

New Research: White Voter Support for Fewer Prisoners Depends On Who's Locked Up

New Research: White Voter Support for Fewer Prisoners Depends On Who’s Locked Up

by Carla Murphy on August 7 2014, 12:09PM

Showing them evidence of racial disparities may not motivate white people to join the cause and fight inequality, new research says.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Jury Deliberation Begins in Renisha McBride Trial

Jury Deliberation Begins in Renisha McBride Trial

by Carla Murphy on August 6 2014, 3:13PM

Closing arguments wrapped today

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

NYC Sikh Man Called 'Terrorist,' Run Over by Truck

NYC Sikh Man Called ‘Terrorist,’ Run Over by Truck

by Aura Bogado on August 6 2014, 10:54AM

Sandeep Singh remains hospitalized

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Federal Inquiry: 'Culture of Violence' Against Teens At Rikers

Federal Inquiry: ‘Culture of Violence’ Against Teens At Rikers

by Carla Murphy on August 6 2014, 10:03AM

Teens requested solitary confinement for their own protection

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Criminals, Victims and the Black Men Left Behind

Criminals, Victims and the Black Men Left Behind

by Carla Murphy on August 4 2014, 7:00AM

Young, black men in Chicago are far more likely to be touched by violent crime than any other group. But they’re not innocent enough to get the help they need to recover.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Health

Eric Garner's Death Ruled a Homicide

Eric Garner’s Death Ruled a Homicide

by Aura Bogado on August 1 2014, 3:53PM

The Department of Justice is also keeping tabs on the case

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW