Abuses occurred amid weeks of racially-charged protests after unarmed black teenager was shot dead by white officer Darren Wilson Report criticizes Missouri law that allows police to use deadly force even if there is no imminent threat of harm Police committed human rights abuses during protests that erupted after an officer killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, Amnesty International has claimed. In a report released today, the international human rights organisation said the use of rubber bullets, tear gas and heavy military equipment and restrictions placed on peaceful protesters violated international standards.
Daily Mail, Fri, Oct 24 2014 @ 03:45 AM
The Ferguson-Florissant and Clayton school districts are reminding parents of emergency procedures ahead of the upcoming decision by a St. Louis County grand jury in the Michael Brown shooting. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that both districts sent letters home to parents discussing possible school cancellations or early dismissals, should safety concerns emerge.
KMOV-TV Saint Louis, Fri, Oct 24 2014 @ 10:19 PM
Official autopsy results show that Michael Brown was shot at close range in the hand and had been using marijuana at the time he was shot. Two experts not involved in the case interpreted the documents for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch .
Business Journal, Wed, Oct 22 2014 @ 11:42 PM
Months later, we still don't know what happened between Michael Brown and Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson. We have conflicting witness accounts, some of which have been given in a public forum, some of which have been leaked.
The Washington Post, Fri, Oct 24 2014 @ 03:05 PM
The son of St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley is jailed on $100,000 bond, suspected of robbing 18 gas stations. Authorities say 37-year-old Phillip Goodwin of University City was charged Thursday with two counts of second-degree robbery.
KMIZ, Fri, Oct 24 2014 @ 02:12 PM