Police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson

June 01, 2018 - 3:08 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nearly four years after protests in Ferguson raised concerns about racial profiling of blacks in Missouri, a report from the state attorney general shows that African-American drivers are 85 percent more likely to be pulled over than whites — the highest percentage in the 18 years...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2016 file photo, attorney Adante D. Pointer, left, speaks at a news conference in San Francisco as a video is displayed of the San Francisco police shooting of Mario Woods, who police say appeared to raise a knife and approach one of the officers. San Francisco prosecutors said Thursday, May 24, 2018, they will not charge officers involved in two fatal shootings, including one that prompted city-wide protests three years ago and led to reforms in the Police Department. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
May 24, 2018 - 6:30 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco prosecutors said Thursday that they will not charge officers in two shooting deaths, including the killing of a black man that led to citywide protests three years ago and federally recommended police reforms. District Attorney George Gascon declined to prosecute...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2016 file photo, Border Patrol agents stands near a border structure in San Diego. U.S. Customs and Border Protection has begun testing body-worn cameras on its employees at nine locations, potentially leading to a broad rollout that would make it the first federal law enforcement agency to use them on a large scale. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
May 01, 2018 - 3:05 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Tuesday began testing the use of body cameras by its employees at nine locations, potentially leading to a broad rollout by the nation's largest law enforcement agency that would make it the first federal agency to use the devices on a large...
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Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson, center, walks towards a meeting with Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and other officials Monday April 16, 2018, at Philadelphia City Hall. Starbucks wants to add training for store managers on "unconscious bias," Johnson said Monday, as activists held more protests at a Philadelphia store where two black men were arrested when employees said they were trespassing. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
April 17, 2018 - 3:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks, moving swiftly to confront a racially charged uproar over the arrest of two black men at one of its stores in Philadelphia, plans to close more than 8,000 U.S. stores for several hours next month to conduct racial-bias training for nearly 175,000 workers. The announcement...
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FILE - In this May 2, 1969 file photo, Rev. Ralph David Abernathy gives the victory sign as he is escorted back to jail from Charleston County Court in Charleston, S.C., wear he and others were taken for hearings on violating an injunction limiting pickets at two hospitals. The members of King's tight circle barely paused to grieve, after Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. They plunged into carrying out his unfinished work and turned it into a lifelong vow. (AP Photo/Lou Krasky, File)
April 01, 2018 - 9:49 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Tyrone Brooks was 22 years old and 400 miles away, seeking clues to an unsolved lynching as old as he was, when he got the news that Martin Luther King Jr. was dead. Stunned, Brooks dropped everything and drove to Memphis, crying all the way. The next day, King's closest confidant,...
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FILE - In this Monday March 26, 2018, file photo, attorney Benjamin Crump, right, stands alongside Sequita Thompson as she breaks into tears while talking about the fatal police shooting of her grandson Stephon Clark during a news conference, in Sacramento, Calif. Over the years, Crump has represented the relatives of other unarmed black men fatally shot by police in other parts of the country. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
March 31, 2018 - 12:11 pm
It's familiar ground for attorney Benjamin Crump — addressing reporters alongside grieving relatives of unarmed black men killed by police. With each death, the Tallahassee, Florida, attorney has helped lead community demands against a legal system that some believe is blind and deaf to blacks...
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ADDS THE YEAR 2010, WHEN THE PHOTO WAS CREATED - This 2010 student ID photo released by Austin Community College shows Mark Anthony Conditt, who attended classes there between 2010 and 2012, according to the school. Conditt, the suspect in the deadly bombings that terrorized Austin, blew himself up early Wednesday, March 21, 2018, as authorities closed in on him, bringing a grisly end to a three-week manhunt. (Austin Community College via AP)
March 23, 2018 - 10:17 pm
When a law enforcement official described a cellphone recording left by the Austin serial bomber as "the outcry of a very challenged young man," the remark caused an outcry of its own. Because the bomber was white, some people almost immediately questioned whether the same level of compassion would...
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In this May 1, 2015 photo, Tom Berman, Central Regional Editor for The Associated Press, poses for a photo in Chicago. The news cooperative announced on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, that Berman has been appointed to the new position of regional news director for the central United States, overseeing AP's journalism and news operations across media formats in 14 states stretching from Texas to the upper Midwest. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
March 20, 2018 - 10:14 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The Associated Press has named Tom Berman as regional news director for the central United States, a new position overseeing AP's journalism and news operations across media formats in 14 states stretching from Texas to the upper Midwest. The appointment was announced Tuesday by...
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A view of a Buisness center, believed to be the location of the new "troll factory" in St.Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. The U.S. government allege the Internet Research Agency started interfering as early as 2014 in U.S. politics, extending to the 2016 presidential election, saying the agency was funded by a St. Petersburg businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin. (AP Photo/Mstyslav Chernov)
February 20, 2018 - 1:14 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A Clinton-Obama sex tape using body doubles. A Facebook page promoting Texas independence riddled with grammatical mistakes. Islamic State anthems blasting out during the nightshift. The U.S. indictment centered on a Russian troll farm only scratches the surface of the St. Petersburg...
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2017, file photo, Serena Williams gestures while playing Britain's Johanna Konta during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. While Williams has long been an advocate of Black Lives Matter, it was only after former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the 2016 season that the country really began to pay attention to black athlete activism. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)
February 20, 2018 - 9:46 am
Moments after Serena Williams won her seventh Wimbledon title, she proudly raised her fist in a black power salute. It caused a bit of frenzy at the All-England Club in 2016, but Williams' action shouldn't have surprised anyone: She'd already been one of the most vocal supporters of the Black Lives...
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