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  • 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....
  • Brown family attorney decries process as cleanup begins in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, Mo. An attorney for Michael Brown's family said Tuesday morning that the grand jury process to determine justice in the shooting of the unarmed "should be indicted." The comments from Benjamin Crump came during a news conference at Greater St....
  • Per post-tragedy script, guns rights activists call for more guns at FSU

    Per post-tragedy script, guns rights activists call for more guns at FSU
    Sadly, shootings are so frequent that the post-tragedy scripts by activists on both sides of the debate about guns have become predictable. Proving my point, one of Florida's most outspoken and extreme gun rights groups sent out a press release that...
  • No charges against Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, grand jury decides

    CLAYTON, Mo. Officer Darren Wilson will not face state criminal charges in the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson. St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert P. McCulloch announced Monday night that a grand jury delivered a "no true bill" after...
  • Obama calls for peace in wake of Ferguson decision

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama said the nation should accept the Ferguson grand jury's decision in the Michael Brown shooting. But he also said he understood why many are upset, viewing it as part of the legacy of bad relations between police and...