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Watch Powerful and Moving Protest Calling for Justice for Mike Brown

Source: NPR A Saturday performance of the St. Louis Symphony was disrupted by demonstrators protesting the killing of Michael Brown, the black, unarmed teenager who was shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. “Justice for Mike Brown is justice for us all,” protesters sang, before asking the audience, “Which side are you on, friend? Which side are you on?” …

Black Lawyers: Know Your Rights Because It Could Save Your Life Town Hall Meeting

Source: National Bar Association In light of the recent incidents involving police officers’ use of deadly force which has caused the deaths of  Rodney Mitchell (Sarasota, Florida); Michael Brown (Ferguson, Missouri); Eric Garner (Staten Island, New York); John Crawford (Beavercreek, Ohio); Marquise Jones (San Antonio, Texas); Clinton Allen (Dallas, Texas); Ezell Ford (Los Angeles, California) and a number of other unarmed individuals, the National …

Justice Department Study to Explore Police Bias

Source: Melanie Eversley/USA Today At the end of a summer that has included several controversial and sometimes fatal confrontations between police and unarmed black people, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday that his office is spearheading a study of potential law enforcement bias in five to-be-named cities. The fatal Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., which …

Feds Launching Investigation of Entire Ferguson Police Department

Source: NPR The U.S. Department of Justice will launch an investigation into police tactics in Ferguson, Mo., NPR’s Carrie Johnson reports, with a focus on looking for a pattern or practice of discriminatory policing. Carrie reports that department was holding off on announcing the investigation until clashes in the town died down. Federal authorities had held off on announcing a …