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Ferguson Activist Darren Seals Found Brutally Murdered After Being Threatened By...

AFRICANGLOBE - As police look for suspects in the death of Darren Seals, a man loved by his community, it appears that the only ‘enemies’ Seals had in the area — were police. In July, What makes this case even more suspicious is the fact that just weeks ago, Seals took to Twitter to expose how he’d been threatened by multiple cops for his activism. Seals tweeted that he and his 14-year-old brother were pulled over at gunpoint by police who warned him to “choose your enemies wisely.”

Activist Darren Seals Found Dead In Burning Car After Ferguson Cops...

AFRICANGLOBE - A homicide investigation was underway Wednesday in St. Louis County into the fatal shooting of Ferguson activist Darren Seals, whose body was found in a burning car. County police spokesman Officer Benjamin Granda said the department's arson unit was called to assist the City of Riverview with a vehicle fire Tuesday morning. When the fire was extinguished, the body of Seals, 29, was found inside. Seals had suffered a gunshot wound, Granda said.

Ferguson Increases Black Political Representation

AFRICANGLOBE - In the first year after 18-year-old Michael Brown was murdered by a white police officer, Ferguson voters elected two African-Americans to the City Council, giving Black residents almost equal representation in the city for the first time in history.

Armed White Supremacist Turn Up At Michael Brown Protests In Ferguson

AFRICANGLOBE - Heavily-armed members of a controversial right-wing "patriot" group added an extra dose of unease to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, early Tuesday. The Oath Keepers organization says its members — all former military, police and first responders — pledge to "defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic."

In Ferguson, Protesters Challenge State Of Emergency

AFRICANGLOBE - Police maintained close watch Tuesday over protest-wracked streets in Ferguson after another night of demonstrations that left more than two dozen people in custody and brought new potential flash points.

American Cops More Heavily Armed Than Combat Soldiers In War Zones

AFRICANGLOBE - Rafael Rivera – who served in the U.S. Army for seven years – writes "The police in Ferguson have better armor and weaponry than my men and I did in the middle of a war. And Ferguson isn’t alone — police departments across the US are armed for war ". In some places local police departments are more heavily armed than the National Guard.

Black Votes Matter: Ferguson Adds Two Blacks To City Council

AFRICANGLOBE - Ferguson, Missouri, added two African-American representatives to the city council on Tuesday night. 30 percent of the city’s voters cast ballots in the April 7th city election. While that percentage may not sound impressive, it is more than double the normal turnout for a municipal election in the city.

Protesters Condemn White Minority Rule, Apartheid In The St. Louis Area

AFRICANGLOBE - In the small municipalities in St. Louis County, not just Ferguson, young Black men are targeted and can face warrants and fines from multiple jurisdictions at the same time.

Lawyer: Police Shooting Suspect Didn’t Fire Gun In Ferguson

AFRICANGLOBE - The man accused of shooting two police officers during a demonstration in Ferguson this month had nothing to do with the incident, his attorney said Wednesday, adding that police should be searching for the real shooter.

Ferguson Judge Who Threw People In Jail For Owing A Few...

AFRICANGLOBE - This week, Ferguson Judge Ronald J Brockmeyer, who was exposed for imprisoning poor people that couldn’t pay fines, actually owes the state over $170,000 in taxes himself. Brockmeyer was implicated in a recent Department of Justice report, for fixing traffic tickets and enforcing strict penalties for those who were unable to pay.

Ferguson: Campaign Underway To Oust Mayor

AFRICANGLOBE — Five Ferguson residents have taken a first step toward ousting the city’s mayor in the wake of a federal probe into the police murder of unarmed Black youth Michael Brown, activists said yesterday.

Half Of Ferguson’s Young Black Men Are Missing – Must Read

AFRICANGLOBE - More than 40% of Black men in both the 20 to 24 and 35 to 54 age groups in Ferguson are missing. The problem of missing Black men extends to other age groups. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, while there are 1,182 Black women between the ages of 25 and 34 living in Ferguson, there are only 577 Black men in this age group.

Ferguson Shooting: It Could Be Time For Washington To Intervene Directly

AFRICANGLOBE - Ferguson’s basic problem – a Black town run by whites – is not isolated. It persists in towns across the South and border states like Missouri, a hangover from an era of racial discrimination. But if events there are left to fester, the situation could mirror Selma in 1965.

Blaming Protesters For Ferguson Police Shootings Is A Deliberate Tactic

AFRICANGLOBE - Now that the DOJ has brought Ferguson’s police tactics to light, it ought to be clear to the world why protesters are demanding justice. Everything, from racist emails being exchanged between city officials, traffic stops that target Black Americans 86 percent of the time and the fees that earned from it that generates much of Ferguson’s revenue is a direct attack against its Black citizenry. And it is not just Ferguson. Many in the Black community feel that policing in America is done to the detriment of Black Americans’ safety.

Two Police Officers Shot Outside Ferguson Police Department

AFRICANGLOBE - Two police officers were shot during a protest outside Ferguson, Missouri, police headquarters early on Thursday, police said, just hours after the city's police chief quit following a damning U.S. Justice Department report into his force.

Policing For Profit: How Ferguson Courts Plundered The Black Community

AFRICANGLOBE - Just about every branch of Ferguson government -- police, municipal court, city hall -- participated in unlawful targeting of Black residents for tickets and fines, the Justice Department concluded last week. The millions of dollars in fines and fees paid by Black residents served an ultimate goal of satisfying "revenue rather than public safety needs," the Justice Department found.