"When people do not have equal opportunity to thrive, the entire region pays a price."
When Michael Brown was shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., last August, his death set off riots and violence — and
Knowles told The Huffington Post that he found many aspects of the report, which focused on Ferguson's police department
Funding for school policing programs has expanded and more school-based police are being armed with the same weapons cops carry on the streets. This expansion has not come with significant strings attached or proper guidelines.
The death of 18-year-old Michael Brown last August ignited protest over issues of race and police brutality that has rocked
The Department of Justice's 102-page report is a rich source of damning facts about the Ferguson criminal justice system. But tucked halfway in and passed over quickly is a truly revelatory set of figures: the arrest warrant data for the Ferguson Municipal Court.
Overall, white Americans believe that discrimination against whites (i.e., "reverse racism") is a more prevalent phenomenon than the racial discrimination African Americans face. That's why the Justice Department's investigation of the police department and the municipal court system in Ferguson, Missouri, is so important.
But Ferguson is far from the only municipality in the United States with glaring racial disparities in minor arrest statistics
On March 7, 1965, protesters marched along Alabama's Edmund Pettus Bridge on a mission led by Martin Luther King Jr. and
The news comes just one day after the U.S. Department of Justice officially announced its decision not to file federal charges
The report also found that “many officers have no tools for de-escalating emotionally charged scenes.” “Everything’s about