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1 hr ago | Mother Jones

What we know so far about the Justice Department's probe into Michael Brown's death.

Last Friday, the Department of Justice announced that FBI agents were working with attorneys from the Civil Rights Division and US Attorney's Office to conduct what Attorney General Eric Holder promised would be a "thorough and complete investigation" into the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Related Topix: US News, Prison, Ferguson, MO, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, John Conyers

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Switched

Lacy Clay: 'Serious Concerns' About Prosecutor In Michael Brown Case

Missouri Congressman Lacy Clay said on Thursday that he had "serious concerns" about the prosecutor in charge of Michael Brown's case.

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

Russia Taday

Cop suspended for threatening to kill Ferguson protesters, journalists

A suburban St. Louis police officer has been suspended indefinitely for threatening to kill protesters and journalists in Ferguson, Missouri while he pointed a rifle in the crowd's direction during a demonstration this week.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, St. Louis, MO, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, St Louis County, MO, St. Ann, MO

Daily Kos

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Can Darren Wilson be convicted?

Total arrests related to protests: 155 Refusal to disperse: 123 Burglary: 20 Unlawful use of weapons: 4 http://t.co/... Several people have been arrested more than once during the ongoing unrest in Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US Politics, Emanuel Cleaver, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Life, Self Defense

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Holder offers reassurance to people of Ferguson

Attorney General Eric Holder, left, listens during his meeting at the U.S. Attorney's office in St. Louis, Mo., Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Emanuel Cleaver, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Roy Blunt, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Republican, Senator Roy Blunt, Ferguson, MO

The Lebanon Daily News

Quieter night in Ferguson, with fewer protesters

Attorney General Eric Holder, left, listens during his meeting at the U.S. Attorney's office in St. Louis, Mo., Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Emanuel Cleaver, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Roy Blunt, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Republican, Senator Roy Blunt, Ferguson, MO

Wed Aug 20, 2014

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

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

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

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