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5 Horror Stories From The DOJ’s Ferguson Police Report

AFRICANGLOBE - In 2011, a 14-year-old Black boy was mauled by a police dog handled by a Ferguson officer while he waited for friends in an abandoned house. According to the police account of the incident, the boy was found hiding in a storage unit by the officer and refused to comply. But the boy, who was interviewed by investigators, provided a dramatically different account. He says he was given no warning before the attack, and was instead chased down by the dog, who first bit his ankle and then went for his face, but was parried by his left arm, which took the bite.

Obama’s Justice Department: No Charges Against Ferguson Killer Cop

AFRICANGLOBE - The US Justice Department announced Wednesday that it will not bring federal charges against Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Missouri police officer who fired at least six bullets into Michael Brown last August, killing the unarmed teenager.

U.S. Justice Report Finds Blatant Pattern Of Racial Bias In Traffic...

AFRICANGLOBE - The U.S. Justice Department is expected to release a report this week blasting police in Ferguson, Mo. for discriminatory traffic stops of African-Americans that have created years of racial tension in the small midwestern town, the New York Times reports.

Ferguson Faces Lawsuit For Jailing People Too Poor To Pay Fines

AFRICANGLOBE - The lawsuit, which was filed on Sunday on behalf of 11 residents of Ferguson, alleges that the city has for many years operated a “municipal scheme designed to brutalize, to punish, and to profit” off the poorest members in the community.

Military Hardware Still Flowing To American Police After Ferguson

AFRICANGLOBE - The federal government shipped nearly 4,000 more assault rifles to local law enforcement agencies in the three months following the Ferguson protests, marking a huge surge in the amount of lethal firearms being doled out to police and sheriff’s offices.

Police Targeting Hundreds Of Black Americans In Connection With Anti-Racist Protests

AFRICANGLOBE - St. Louis County Police are making video and still images public in hopes of arresting alleged looters. Shawn McGuire, a police spokesman, said the release of the videos has taken time because detectives not only are working the rebellion cases but also current crimes. They hope people in the community will help identify people.

Inspired By Ferguson Afro-Brazilians Take To The Streets To Protest Police...

AFRICANGLOBE - The fight against institutional racism and police brutality went international and arrived in Brazil, where police lethality is not new nor are street protests against state violence. Inspired by the movement that erupted in the US against police violence, thousands of young Black men and women take to the streets in São Paulo, protesting their greatest tormentor, the Military Police.

Obama In Post-Black America

AFRICANGLOBE - Many Americans, but Blacks in particular, expected that great achievements would follow from the election of Barack Obama. While few, if any, expected that the race problem would disappear, quite a few expected the fulfilment of Martin Luther King’s dream. It was assumed that “freedom” had finally come, and that Jim Crow and the colour bar would be anachronisms of the past. There is now a great deal of disappointment among some naive Black folk.

Ferguson: United Nations Torture Committee Condemns U.S. Racism

AFRICANGLOBE - The United Nations on Friday denounced the U.S. for violating an international treaty against torture, including several instances of police shootings of unarmed Black youth. In a 16-page review of the U.S.’ track record on torture since 2006, the U.N. took aim at what it said were “numerous reports” of police brutality against minorities as well as distressing conditions in some U.S. prisons

8 Horrible Truths About Police Brutality And Racism Laid Bare By...

AFRICANGLOBE - The hard truths about American racism exposed by Ferguson aren’t going away. That’s the case, even as the president, Barack Obama, responding to Monday’s renewed protests, said, “Nothing of significance, nothing of benefit, results from destructive acts.” Racism is real, Obama said, and he urged Americans to “mobilize,” “organize,” find the “best policies,” and “vote.”

Ferguson: Businesses Ablaze, Bullets Fly In Overnight Rebellion Over Grand Jury

AFRICANGLOBE - Police said Tuesday that more than 150 shots were fired in Ferguson, Missouri, during a night of unrest that followed a grand jury’s decision not to charge thug cop Darren Wilson for the murder of teenager Michael Brown.

Fear In Ferguson – The Gantt Report

AFRICANGLOBE - I have no idea what happens now in Ferguson but I do know some Blacks in Missouri. The Missouri Blacks that I know are scared! Not just afraid of cops, they are timid in general. They are slow to respond, reluctant to stand up and speak out and have little desire to fight for their children and their community. Victims and parents typically say that Black community violence is not the answer but history says the opposite.

More Arrests In Ferguson As Residents Await The Conclusion Of The...

AFRICANGLOBE - Police arrested at least two demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, for a second night running as tensions simmer ahead of a grand jury decision whether to charge thug cop Darren Wilson for gunning down an unarmed teenager in August.

Ferguson: Whites Stocking Up On Guns Ahead Of Grand Jury Decision

AFRICANGLOBE - Some suburban St. Louis gun dealers have been doing brisk business, particularly among first-time buyers, as fearful residents await a grand jury's decision on whether to indict thug cop Darren Wilson, the police officer who gunned down Michael Brown.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon Declares State Of Emergency In Ferguson

AFRICANGLOBE - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) declared a state of emergency Monday in anticipation of possible unrest following the announcement of findings of two separate criminal investigations into the murder of Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager killed by a Ferguson, Mo. thug cop Darren Wilson.

The Real Reason Ferguson Is Boarding Up Its Storefronts

AFRICANGLOBE - In early November, as rumors spread that the grand jury decision in the case of Darren Wilson was about to be released, Ferguson began to board itself up. Nearly all stores on the small area of West Florissant Avenue that has been the hub of protest activity are boarded, save for Ferguson Burger Bar, a popular restaurant among protesters.