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 …

Police Officer That Killed Unarmed Black Teen Goes Home

Source: Dylan  Goforth/Tulsa World Shannon Kepler, the Tulsa police officer who is accused of killing his daughter’s 19-year-old boyfriend and shooting at his daughter, was released from jail Friday evening on $825,000 bond. Kepler’s attorney, Richard O’Carroll, had requested at a bond hearing earlier in the day that bail be set at $50,000, saying the state had not proven that a …

Ferguson Shows the Urgent Need for Diversity Still Exists

Source: Emil Guillermo/Diverse Education For all your friends who believe we’re somehow “post-racial,” I hope they’ve been watching the news unfold in Ferguson, Missouri. If we’re celebrating 50 years after the signing of the Civil Rights Act, it’s hard to believe after watching the news there’s been that much progress. 50 years? All negated by a few days in Missouri. …

National Black Lawyers Organization Files Lawsuit Against City of Ferguson

WASHINGTON, DC — Earlier today, the National Bar Association filed a lawsuit against the City of Ferguson, MO and the Ferguson Police Department seeking any and all incident reports, investigative reports, notes and memorandums prepared by Ferguson Police officers, in-dash camera video, photographs, cellphone video and recordings in connection with the shooting death of Michael Brown. The National Bar Association also …