Two major human rights watchdog organizations have released reports documenting how the police response to protests over the police shooting of an unarmed teen in Ferguson violated rights of protesters and journalists. Amnesty International, which exposes human rights abuses worldwide, and PEN Amer ... More >>
Own a gun in Missouri? Legally? With a concealed carry license? Well, congratulations are in order, because you can open carry that gun all you want, seemingly anywhere, and nobody -- not St. Louis mayor Francis Slay, state legislators or the cops -- will stop you. That's the takeaway from Saturda ... More >>
The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri argued to a federal judge Monday that St. Louis County and Missouri State Highway Patrol are enforcing an unconstitutional "five second rule" that allows cops to arrest protesters at will. Known as either the "five second rule" or "keep moving rule," t ... More >>
As the chaos in Ferguson dies down (at least, for now,) St. Louis County Police released the names and charges for all 204 people it arrested during the stand-off. Daily RFT broke the arrests into a timeline with added links for clarity, but you can read through all the St. Louis County Police arre ... More >>
Ferguson is a crowded place these days. Social activists, volunteers, legal observers, medics, church groups, bloggers, anarchists, revolutionaries -- all have crashed into the St. Louis suburb since Michael Brown's death on August 9. They've certainly made the situation on West Florissant Avenue ... More >>
Of the 52 people arrested by St. Louis County police in Ferguson during protests Monday night and early Tuesday morning, only four are from Ferguson. Most were arrested on the charge of refusal to disperse, says St. Louis County Police spokesman officer Brian Schellman. Police arrested one person ... More >>
Ten Amnesty International staffers were out observing last night's march in Ferguson, including executive director Steven Hawkins, who's in town from New York City. When Daily RFT caught up with him in the media staging area, he did not mince words about what he is seeing. "This is a human rights ... More >>
By Paul T. Bradley Perhaps you've heard about all of the crazy sponsorships celebrities are getting to simply show up to Coachella and wear clothes. Glee actress Lea Michele is said to receive $20,000 from Lacoste to wear the French fashion label's clothes, while Spring Breakers star V ... More >>
Lucinda Williams' 2009 show at the Pageant. Photo by Jon Gitchoff.Lucinda Williams | Over the Rhine The Pageant October 12, 2011 Note: If you shot good photos at the show and want to share 'em with our readers, please e-mail versions at least 550p wide, along with your name so we can credit ... More >>
Remember back in the 1980s, when people got worked up because tuna fishing was killing dolphins? The industry eventually changed, and consumers could return to their Starkist and Chicken of the Sea assured that the only thing that died for their tuna salad was the tuna. Ah, but apparently all is n ... More >>
Image viaNow that Egypt's Hosni Mubarak has finally given in to the masses of brave demonstrators (and military leaders) demanding his resignation, we couldn't help but fantasize about who should follow his example.There are, after all, a ton of terrible dictators out there -- and the world would ... More >>
REVIEW AND PHOTOS BY KATIE MOULTON "You're telling me you're not nostalgic," Joan Baez sings on "Diamonds and Rust," "Then give me another word for it." The 1975 piece is Baez at her most personal, a look back on her relationship with Bob Dylan, and was the appropriate close to her set last night a ... More >>
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