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  1. Worcester NAACP president sees 'hope for a better tomorrow'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 18 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Patricia L. Yancey is starting her second two-year term as president of the Worcester unit of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. A recent interview took place just ahead of the release of the movie "Selma" as well as Martin Luther King Jr. Day, so there were some timely topics to reflect on.

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  2. Black Caucus Members Invoke MLK at Ferguson Church Service, Vow to...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 18 | TheBlaze.com

    Leading black members of Congress are vowing to lead a legislative fight for criminal justice reform after recent fatal police shootings around the U.S. Eight members of the Congressional Black Caucus joined U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay at Wellspring United Methodist Church in Ferguson on Sunday. They invoked the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-Mo., left, smiles along side fellow Congressional Black Caucus member Rep. Shelia Jackson-Lee, D-Texas, during a service at Wellspring Church, Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo.

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  3. Police In St. Louis County Admit They Beat Up The Wrong Young Black ManRead the original story

    Saturday Jan 17 | Memeorandum

    St. Ann Police admit to injuring, arresting wrong person after chase - ST. ANN, Mo.

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  4. St. Louis cops apologize for beating wrong black man bloody in chase after suspectRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 17 | The Raw Story

    The chief of police in St. Louis County, Missouri has issued an apology to a 22-year-old student who was brutally beaten by police officers who were pursuing another man. According to KMOV Channel 4 , officers were in pursuit of a suspect named Anton Simmons on Interstate 70 outside St. Louis on Thursday when student Joseph Swink lost control of his car and crashed as he attempted to make way for police vehicles.

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  5. McCaskill Marks Anniversary of Freeing of Missouri SlavesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 17 | Kansas City InfoZine

    Given that Missouri was not a part of the Confederacy, the state was exempt from President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and, accordingly, it took a statewide Emancipation Proclamation issued by Missouri Governor Thomas C. Fletcher to free slaves in Missouri. The full text of the statement is below: "I ask unanimous consent that the following be entered into the record.

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  6. St. Louis County towns eye municipal court mergersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 11 | KFVS12

    With the calls for municipal court reform continuing after the fatal Ferguson police shooting, some towns in north St. Louis County aren't waiting for possible changes to state law that could spell their demise. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the nonprofit group Beyond Housing is coordinating talks among 24 North County municipalities about possible court mergers.

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  7. Are grand juries needed?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 11 | News Tribune

    For some Americans, this year's "failures" of grand juries in St. Louis County and in New York City to indict police officers involved in the deaths of two African American men is a clear sign the grand jury process must be changed or abolished - at least at the state level. State Rep. Brandon Ellington, D-Kansas City, wants Missouri voters to eliminate the grand jury, and has introduced a bill for lawmakers to consider, to place a constitutional amendment on next year's statewide general election ballot.

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  8. Missouri Senators ponder meaning of Wednesday's protestRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 11 | News Tribune

    Thursday morning, before Missouri lawmakers went home for the weekend, state senators discussed Wednesday afternoon's protest that disrupted the chamber's opening day ceremonies, and caused the Visitor's Gallery to be cleared. "What I got from it a was that there are a lot of people who feel oppressed - and I get that message," Sen. Rob Schaaf , R-St.

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  9. Missouri leaders pressured Ferguson for chief's resignationRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 10 | Pocono Record

    Some of Missouri's top leaders tried unsuccessfully to pressure Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson to resign after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, interviews with several elected officials and newly released records show. Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III told The Associated Press on Friday that top state officials had several meetings where they applied pressure on the city to force Jackson to resign.

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  10. Man shot, found dead in Pine LawnRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 10 | KMOV-TV Saint Louis

    A man was found shot dead from multiple gunshot wounds in the 4500 block of Rosewood in Pine Lawn on Friday. Pine Lawn Police say officers received a call around 1:30 p.m. They found a deceased male in the backyard of a vacant residence.

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  11. Residential segregation a reality in St. LouisRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 10 | KRCG-TV Jefferson City

    The fatal Ferguson police shooting is forcing St. Louis real estate agents to again confront thorny issues of race and housing segregation that shaped the region's growth for decades before Michael Brown's death five months ago. More than 200 housing industry workers, bankers and community organizers packed a west St. Louis County conference room Friday for a discussion hosted by the St. Louis Association of Realtors on the "Ferguson impact."

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  12. Group Seeks New Grand Jury in Ferguson Police Shooting CaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 10 | Milwaukee Courier Online

    The NAACP's Legal Defense and Educational Fund, citing "grave legal concerns," is asking a Missouri judge to convene a new grand jury to consider charges against the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown . The letter submitted Monday to St. Louis County Circuit Judge Maura McShane also asks for a special prosecutor to oversee the case and an investigation of the grand jury proceedings that ended in November with a decision not to charge Officer Darren Wilson .

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  13. Ferguson organizers tread the corridors of powerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 9 | KRCG-TV Jefferson City

    Two days after leading a demonstration at the Missouri Capitol on the first day of the 2015 legislative session, some Ferguson police shooting protest organizers met with a group of black lawmakers Friday to plan strategy for a host of proposed changes to police practices after Michael Brown's death. The Organization for Black Struggle had invited the 20 members of Missouri's Legislative Black Caucus to a Ferguson church to discuss their proposed "Quality Policing Initiative" and other legislative remedies sought after the fatal shooting of Brown five months ago by Ferguson officer Darren Wilson.

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  14. Ferguson's destruction helps no oneRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2014 | Washington Examiner

    President Obama's Monday night speech on the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Mo., was completely ignored by the arsonists, rioters and looters who took charge there that night. It was almost jarring to watch the president call for calm on one side of the split screen while scenes of the burgeoning riot played on the other.

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  15. Missouri leaders wanted Ferguson chief to resignRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 10 | Capitol Hill Blue

    Some of Missouri's top leaders tried unsuccessfully to pressure Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson to resign after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, interviews with several elected officials and newly released records show. Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III told The Associated Press on Friday that top state officials had several meetings where they applied pressure on the city to force Jackson to resign.

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  16. Missouri leaders pressured Ferguson for chiefa s resignationRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 10 | TheCourier.com

    File-This Aug. 15, 2014, file photo shows Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson surrounded by his officers as he answers questions at a news conference in Forestwood Park.

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  17. St. Louis pitches football stadium that would cost at least $860MRead the original story

    Friday Jan 9 | Missourian

    St. Louis upped its bid Friday to either keep the Rams or lure a new NFL team, unveiling plans for a new open-air football stadium on the banks of the Mississippi River, not far from the Gateway Arch. The 64,000-seat stadium would cost $860 million to $985 million, with construction beginning in 2016 and ending by 2020.

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  18. Glendale firefighter killed in accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 9 | KSDK-TV Saint Louis

    St. Louis County police have identified a man who died early Friday morning in a single-vehicle accident in south St. Louis County. Glendale firefighter killed in accident St. Louis County police have identified a man who died early Friday morning in a single-vehicle accident in south St. Louis County.

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  19. How crime was reduced at problem apartment complex in Spanish LakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 9 | KMOV-TV Saint Louis

    The new owners of the Spanish Cove Town Homes said they used a simple strategy to reduce crime at the complex. Police said they used to receive around 60 calls a month from the complex, which was previously known as the Countryside Apartments.

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  20. Grand jury declines to indict Ferguson police officer; more chaotic protests fill streetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2014 | Nanaimo Daily News

    A grand jury declined Monday to indict white police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests and inflamed deep racial tensions between many African-Americans and police. Moments after the announcement by St. Louis County's top prosecutor, crowds began pouring into Ferguson streets to protest the decision.

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