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11 hrs ago | Hispanic Business

Ferguson Case Goes to Grand Jury

St. Louis Post-Dispatch By Word Count: 1177 Aug. 20--Even as a St. Louis County grand jury prepares to open its examination of Michael Brown's death, a rising chorus is demanding that the county's elected prosecutor step aside and let a special prosecutor handle the case.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, St Louis County, MO, Jay Nixon, US Governors

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Common Dreams

'This is the Story of Power in this Country': Ferguson, Institutionalized Racism and the Militarization of Police

Last week, after days of violent police rampages in Ferguson, Missouri, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin said the Senate will "review" the Defense Department program that gives military weapons and equipment to civilian police departments for free.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Carl Levin, Department of Defense, Liberal Political News

Examiner.com

Ferguson shows why St. Louis region must come together

Sign from Ferguson protest. The quote, "Justice will not be Served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are," attributed to Benjamin Franklin, although not found in any Franklin primary sources, the words, nevertheless, ring true.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Missouri, St Louis County, MO, Tax, African-American

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Georgia County Won't Pay Medical Bills for Toddler Critically Injured ...

Politicians like Rep. Lacy Clay who have supported the militarization of police but have found it politically unfeasible to do so now have been looking for a way to square their support with a little bit of politically-motivated outrage.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, US News, Habersham County, GA

Recordpub.com

Mo. prosecutor's impartiality in probe questioned

The Missouri prosecutor overseeing an investigation into the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown has deep family roots among police: his father, mother, brother, uncle and cousin all worked for St. Louis' police department, and his father was killed while responding to a call involving a black suspect.

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Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Media Notes Congressional Failure to Demilitarize Police, and Reason is Proud to Lead the Way

Members of Congress had a recent chance to demilitarize policing-and Ferguson, Missouri's own member of Congress, Rep. Lacy Clay , is among the majority of both Democrats and Republicans who turned up their noses at the opportunity.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Ferguson, MO, Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer, Eric Cantor, Republican

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Daily Journal

Obama: Time to review local police militarization

President Barack Obama is sending Attorney General Eric Holder to Ferguson, Missouri, Wednesday to meet with U.S. law enforcement authorities investigating the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Barack Obama, Eric Holder

WTLC-AM Indianapolis

Rep. Andre Carson Speaks To Amos About Michael Brown Death, Situation ...

Rep. Andre Carson talked live to Afternoons with Amos on the situation in Ferguson, Missouri and the controversial shooting and killing by police of 18 year old Michael Brown that has captivated and enraged African-Americans here and people worldwide.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Jay Nixon, US Governors, St Louis County, MO

The Washington Post

At church rally, community pours out support for Michael Brown's family

Civil rights leader the Rev. Al Sharpton told a packed church on Sunday that the Michael Brown case would mark a defining moment in civil rights history and fundamentally change the way police engage with the African-American community.

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The Washington Post

The House voted not to demilitarize cops just two months ago. Will it be different after Ferguson?

On June 19, the House voted on an amendment to a Department of Defense appropriations bill authored by Rep. Alan Grayson .

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Department of Defense, US News, US Politics, Representative Alan Grayson, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Henry "Hank" Johnson, Representative Hank Johnson

Courthouse News Service

Worst Violence Yet; GovernorSends National Guard to Ferguson

Violence escalated in Ferguson, Mo. Sunday as protesters fired guns and threw Molotov cocktails at police, who responded with tear gas, rubber bullets and smoke bombs, while behind the scenes, local, state and federal officials took aim and fired - at one another.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Jay Nixon, US Governors, St Louis County, MO

KNUS-AM Aurora

Credibility concerns in Missouri shooting probe

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Violent Crime, Missouri, Ferguson, MO

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Switched

Eric Holder Authorizes Second Autopsy Of Michael Brown

US Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during a Naturalization Ceremony at the Justice Department in Washington, DC, July 22, 2014.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Ferguson, MO, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Missouri, Violent Crime, Jay Nixon, US Governors

Switched

Ferguson's Congressman Has 'No Confidence' In Local Cops To Give Brown Family 'A Fair Shake'

As protesters and police in Ferguson, Missouri continued to clash over the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager shot to death by a police officer on August 9, Rep. Lacy Clay called on federal investigators to secure "equal justice under the law" for Brown's family.

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Crooks and Liars

CNN's Crowley Asks Rep. Clay He's 'Usurping' Brown Investigation By Calling It Murder

CNN's Candy Crowley asks Missouri Rep. Lacy Clay if he's somehow interfering in the investigation of the death of Michael Brown by expressing his opinion.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Missouri, Liberal Political News

Switched

Missouri Rep. Lacy Clay Calls For Police Diversity Amid Ferguson Unrest

AUGUST 15: Congressman Lacy Clay speaks to demonstrators gathered along West Florissant Avenue to protest the shooting and death of Michael Brown on August 15, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Bloomberg

St. Louis Prosecutor Must Boost Brown Investigation, Nixon Says

St. Louis County prosecutors must step up their investigations into the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, Governor Jay Nixon said.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Jay Nixon, US Governors, Violent Crime

Daily Kos

Sunday Talk: Black and blue

Meet The Press : Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ; Rep. John Lewis ; Rep. Mike Turner ; Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake ; Others TBD.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Jay Nixon, US Governors, John Lewis, Missouri, Peter King, Republican, Senator Ron Johnson, US Senate

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Daily Reporter

Ferguson curfew arrives, most protesters disperse

A suburban St. Louis police chief on Friday identified the officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager ignited days of heated protests.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Jay Nixon, US Governors, Florissant, MO

Gateway Pundit

WOW! Gov. Nixon Struggles Thru #Ferguson Presser - All Hell...

Missouri Governor Declared A State Of Emergency And Curfew In Ferguson. CROWD ERUPTS - Malik Shabazz takes over press conference Governor Jay Nixon of Missouri declared a state of emergency on Saturday, issuing a curfew in the city of Ferguson to clear the streets where protests have raged since an unarmed 18-year-old was shot dead by a police ... (more)

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