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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

16 Photos of Ferguson Burning

Posted By on Tue, Nov 25, 2014 at 3:00 PM

"Burn this motherfucker down!" When the grand jury announced no indictment against Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson, Louis Head rushed to comfort his wife, Lesley McSpadden, Brown's mother. Then, obviously reeling from his wife's pain, he turned to the crowd and shouted: "Burn this bitch down! Burn this bitch...

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[UPDATED] University City Woman Dead and Police Officer Shot During Home Break-In

Posted By on Tue, Nov 25, 2014 at 1:32 PM

A University City woman is dead and a University City police officer is recovering from a gunshot wound following a home break-in last night. University City police say they received a call around 10 p.m. Monday for a burglary in progress in the 7400 block of Wayne Avenue. The...

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After Promises of Advance Notice, Nighttime Release of Grand Jury Decision Stuns St. Louis

Posted By on Tue, Nov 25, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Just 24 hours ago, everybody in St. Louis seemed to know someone getting advance notice of the grand jury's decision regarding the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. Law enforcement officers said they'd get 48 hours notice from officials. So did medical workers. Schools promised to give parents several hours...

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Shaw Protesters March, Peacefully Block I-44 Before Riot Cops, Burglaries Take Over

Posted By on Tue, Nov 25, 2014 at 9:53 AM

They gathered in the designated "safe space" -- MoKaBe's, a Tower Grove South coffeehouse that's usually filled with the din of clinking cups and chatting patrons. But when 8 p.m. rolled around last night, an eerie silence descended. For thirteen minutes around 80 people sat captivated by the voice...

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[VIDEO] "We're Ready to Fight": Ferguson Protesters React with Fury After Grand Jury

Posted By on Tue, Nov 25, 2014 at 9:09 AM

Riverfront Times videographer Sadiyya Rice was filming police as they used riot shields to protect themselves from thrown rocks when nearby protesters walked up, demanding to be heard. Like the other hundreds of protesters who filled West Florissant Avenue Monday night, they were angry. A grand jury had just...

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Tear Gas, Shootings, Arson and Looting in Ferguson After No True Bill Announcement

Posted By on Tue, Nov 25, 2014 at 8:15 AM

Another night of violence, looting and property damage plagued Ferguson last night with the grand jury's announcement that Darren Wilson would not be charged with the killing of Michael Brown. Although the reaction on South Florissant Road in front of the Ferguson Police Department seemed peaceful at first, the...

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Monday, November 24, 2014

No Indictment for Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson in Fatal Shooting of Michael Brown

Posted By on Mon, Nov 24, 2014 at 7:27 PM

Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson will not face criminal charges for fatally shooting unarmed black teen Michael Brown in August. The grand jury investigating Wilson's case voted Monday to issue a "no true bill," a legal term meaning there's not enough evidence to indict a defendant. St. Louis County...

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Grand Jury Decision on Darren Wilson Investigation To Be Released Monday

Posted By on Mon, Nov 24, 2014 at 2:53 PM

St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch will announce the results of the grand jury's investigation into the shooting death of Michael Brown Monday. The prosecutor's office released this terse statement Monday afternoon: "The Grand Jury hearing the Michael Brown/Darren Wilson investigation has reached a decision and it will...

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Chris Schaefer, Livestreamer Beaten at Ferguson Activist Meeting, Speaks Out

Posted By on Mon, Nov 24, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Chris Schaefer says he's still hurting. "I'm still recovering, still been sleeping a lot. I've had a hard time breathing," says the 24-year-old University of Missouri-St. Louis student, his voice wheezing over the phone. Schaefer's face and bandaged, bloody hands made headlines earlier this month after he was allegedly...

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Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson Got Married Last Month: NYT

Posted By on Mon, Nov 24, 2014 at 10:15 AM

Darren Wilson, the police officer who fatally shot Ferguson teen Michael Brown, has tied the knot. According to The New York Times, Wilson, 28, and Barbara Spradling, 37, who is also an officer with the Ferguson Police Department, officially married on October 24. Wilson and his bride could have...

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