Law Forum : Ferguson Issues and Post-Michael Brown Movement (BLM) - Protests

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St. Louis officer fatally shoots man who fled traffic stop, opened fire



ST. LOUIS • One person was fatally shot Friday night in an exchange of gunfire with a police officer in St. Louis, Chief Sam Dotson said.

No officers were injured.

The name of the person killed was not released, but Dotson said he is black and was born in 1978. He also said the man was wanted on parole violations and had felony convictions ...







http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/st-louis-officer-fatally-shoots-man-who-fled-traffic-stop/article_f0582caa-de7f-5a9e-b715-478ac9a61ca2.html?ref=yfp


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Beloved Ferguson Activist Was Fatally Shot And Found In A Burning Car



Darren Seals, who rose to prominence during the Mike Brown tragedy and subsequent Ferguson riots, was found dead in a burning car Tuesday. (Sept. 6) Seals was 29.

According to a press release by the St. Louis County Police, Seals body was discovered after the flames from the fire had been extinguished. Law enforcement responded to calls of a burning vehicle in the northern suburbs of St. Louis. According to reports, police were not aware of Seals prominence in the community or with the Black Lives Matter organization ...

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https://www.yahoo.com/music/beloved-ferguson-activist-found-dead-210148426.html


Darren Seals, 29, was a prominent activist in the Black Lives Matter movement


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prominent-ferguson-activist-found-dead-in-burning-car
Discussion in 'Black People Politics' started by jamesfrmphilly, Yesterday at 11:17 AM

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Ferguson Activist/Black Nationalist Darren Seals Found Murdered
Discussion in 'Black People Open Forum' started by Chidike, Yesterday at 6:28 PM

https://destee.com/threads/ferguson-activist-black-nationalist-darren-seals-found-murdered.87679/


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St. Louis artists set to release song in support of Black Lives Matter


The July shooting death by a Minnesota police officer of Philando Castile, an African-American man born in St. Louis, set off something in St. Louis musician Leslie Sanazaro.

Sanazaro, a Black Lives Matters supporter, has appeared at protests and rallies since Michael Brown’s shooting death in Ferguson in 2014.

For her, the tipping point was Castile’s death. She decided to record a song speaking out on the issues ...





http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/kevin-johnson/st-louis-artists-set-to-release-song-in-support-of/article_4dd98739-e6d3-52a2-b74f-17e2c3e4f440.html?ref=yfp

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Ferguson Activist Victorious in Court-Ordered Do-Over Primary


A political newcomer scored a landslide victory Friday in a court-ordered special election to decide the Missouri 78th State House District Democratic primary election.

Bruce Franks Jr., a black business owner and activist, will be the Democratic Party’s candidate on the November ballot.

Franks is favored to beat Republican Erik Shelquist in a district which the Democratic Party dominates ...


https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/2016/09/17/ferguson-activist-victorious-in-court-ordered-do-over-primary/


Bruce Franks listens as his lawyer Dave Roland, right, talks to media Aug. 17, 2016, about a formal challenge to the results of the Aug. 2 primary. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

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Ferguson emerges as factor in Missouri governor's race

... At issue is whether Democratic Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster, who is now running for governor, pushed for the ouster of Darren Wilson, the officer who shot Brown, before the facts were in. Republican gubernatorial candidate Eric Greitens has accused Koster of trying to get Wilson fired soon after the August 2014 shooting ...


http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/ferguson-emerges-factor-missouri-governors-race

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Filmmaker Says This New Video Of Mike Brown Challenges Ferguson Police Narrative
We had to do this so that people understand what really happened,” said the documentary filmmaker who obtained the video


... Film director Jason Pollock debuted “Stranger Fruit,” a documentary that examines Brown’s story from his family’s perspective, at the South By Southwest Festival in Austin on Saturday. The film includes footage that Pollock said was suppressed by police ― a move that consequently fueled the characterization of Brown as a “thug” ...

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mike-brown-ferguson-second-video_us_58c583a6e4b0ed71826d3e1d
By Kim Bellware




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Shots ring out at Ferguson protest sparked by new documentary

Gunfire erupted as protesters gathered outside the Ferguson Market on Sunday following the release of new surveillance footage of police shooting victim Michael Brown, police said.

There were no known arrests and no one is believed to have been hit, the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement ...

Video
http://abcnews.go.com/US/shots-ring-ferguson-protest-sparked-documentary/story?id=46088500



By KARMA ALLEN
Mar 13, 2017, 5:13 AM ET



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St. Louis mayoral race holds lessons for black candidates

... Lyda Krewson, 64, a white alderwoman, defeated black city Treasurer Tishaura Jones by fewer than 900 votes in Tuesday's all-important Democratic primary. St. Louis is heavily Democratic, and Krewson will be the overwhelming favorite in the April 4 general election ...

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/national-politics/article137932048.html


BY
ERRIN HAINES WHACK AND JIM SALTERAssociated Press



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Jay Z, Weinstein Company to Make Trayvon Martin Film and Documentary Series

Shawn “Jay Z” Carter and the Weinstein Company are partnering on an ambitious series of film and television projects about Trayvon Martin, Variety has learned.

The indie label and the rap icon won a heated bidding war for the rights to two booksSuspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It and Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin ...

https://www.yahoo.com/movies/jay-z-weinstein-company-to-make-trayvon-martin-film-and-documentary-series-233802046.html


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VarietyMarch 23, 2017


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