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  • Transcripts from grand jury testimony give murky picture of Ferguson incident

    ST. LOUIS Outside the St. Louis County courthouse it seemed everyone had a different opinion about what happened between Michael Brown and Officer Darren Wilson. Inside the grand jury room, there were supposed to be answers. Did Wilson shoot at the 18-...
  • Ferguson decision: Readers blast police brutality, media, prosecutor

    In a case with not even the faintest of silver linings, it's no surprise that the initial batch of letters responding to the announcement that Ferguson, Mo., Police Officer Darren Wilson would face no charges in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael...
  • Mayo: The hard truths about Ferguson

    Mayo: The hard truths about Ferguson
    The grand jury might have gotten it right legally, but everything else has gone wrong in Ferguson. And there are two components to sort out today, in the smoldering wake and simmering stew of raw emotions and pent-up frustrations from the Aug. 9 fatal...
  • What's next, what's not in wake of Michael Brown decision

    WASHINGTON What now? Another heated national conversation has begun, following the decision by a St. Louis County grand jury not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. There will be talk, lots of talk,...
  • Justice Department likely to impose reforms on Ferguson police

    Those hoping the federal government will criminally prosecute Ferguson, Mo., police Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of an unarmed black man are likely to be disappointed, but chances are strong that the Justice Department will impose significant...
  • Civil lawsuit may be only recourse for Ferguson teen's family

    Without a criminal indictment, Michael Brown's family might have no better legal recourse than to sue local authorities for the African-American teenager's fatal shooting by a white Ferguson, Missouri, police officer. After a St. Louis County grand...
  • FSU shooting revives debate over guns on college campuses

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Last Thursday's shooting at Florida State University has spurred a renewed call for allowing guns on college campuses. Among those leading the charge: Nathan Scott, one of three people shot and wounded last week when Myron May opened...
  • Attorney for Brown family calls judicial process tainted by prosecutor

    ST. LOUIS An attorney for Michael Brown's family said Tuesday that the grand jury process to determine justice in the shooting of the unarmed teenager was flawed and tainted by a prosecutor who shares a close relationship with police. A St. Louis...
  • Holder says Justice Department continues civil rights probe in Ferguson case

    WASHINGTON With the Ferguson grand jury's decision now in the court of public opinion, the legal focus turns to the U.S. Department of Justice, whose civil rights investigation of Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson faces a "high legal bar" to...
  • Legal experts react to grand jury process in Michael Brown shooting

    ST. LOUIS The grand jury that decided there was no probable cause to charge Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in Michael Brown's killing was anything but typical on that much, everyone agrees. But as legal experts pore over thousands of pages of...
  • Ferguson's pain is all too familiar in America

     Ferguson's pain is all too familiar in America
    There were no burning squad cars in Chicago on Monday night. There was no tear gas in the Loop, no looting on Michigan Avenue. But there were hundreds of protesters, marching and chanting about justice. There were cops on bikes and foot and horseback....