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

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Good luck Ella, hope you win sister.

Ferguson mayor faces voters for first time since unrest

FERGUSON, Mo.— More than two years after this St. Louis suburb exploded in angry — and at times violent — protest following the police shooting of Michael Brown, Ferguson’s white mayor is asking the community’s predominantly black residents to give him a third, three-year term in office.

Mayor James Knowles III, 37, will face voters for the first time since the August 2014 fatal shooting of a black teen by a white police officer pushed this community into the center of a larger national debate about police relations in African-American communities ...

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/03/29/ferguson-mayor-faces-voters-first-time-since-unrest/99780164/



Knowles (right), a lifelong Ferguson resident, is being challenged by Ella Jones (left), who became the town’s first black female city council member when she was elected less than seven months after the Brown shooting. She has lived in the community for 40 years.
(Photo: Aamer Madhani, USA TODAY)


Aamer Madhani , USA TODAYPublished 2:43 p.m. ET March 29, 2017 | Updated 6 hours ago


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Dang! Black folk, Ella was good enough for a first time black city council seat but not to be Mayor :facepalm:

The Latest: Ferguson re-elects Knowles as mayor

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on Ferguson, Missouri, municipal elections (all times local):

Mayor James Knowles III on Tuesday held off a challenge from city Councilwoman Ella Jones, who was seeking to become the St. Louis suburb's first-ever black mayor, Knowles won with 56 percent of the vote to Jones' 44 percent ...

https://www.yahoo.com/news/latest-ferguson-voters-ok-body-camera-initiative-024556677--election.html


Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III shakes hands with Nikeisha Whittier outside the polling station at St. Peter's United Church of Christ in Ferguson, Mo., Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Knowles is being challenged in the mayor's race by Ferguson city council member Ella Jones. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)





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Ferguson courts 'in disarray' after police killing: state auditor

An audit launched in the wake of unrest following the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson found the city's court system "in disarray" and disorganized, according to a report released Wednesday by the Missouri state auditor.

State Auditor Nicole Galloway was in St. Louis to release details of the audit, which gave Ferguson courts a "poor" rating — the lowest available; the performance was so bad, Galloway said, that her office will conduct a follow-up review later this year ...

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/midwest/ct-ferguson-courts-20170426-story.html

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Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway stands next to a photo of mold-damaged files from the Ferguson municipal court during a news conference in St. Louis on April 26, 2017.




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Edward Crawford, The Protester From Iconic Ferguson Photo, Found Dead In St. Louis

Edward Crawford Jr., the subject of the iconic teargas photo from protests in Ferguson, was found dead late Thursday evening (May 4), The St. Louis Dispatch reports ...

https://www.yahoo.com/news/edward-crawford-protester-iconic-ferguson-094850885.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_15



Edward Crawford was found with a self-inflicted gun shot wound to the head Thursday evening (May 4)





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Edward Crawford, The Protester From Iconic Ferguson Photo, Found Dead In St. Louis

Edward Crawford Jr., the subject of the iconic teargas photo from protests in Ferguson, was found dead late Thursday evening (May 4), The St. Louis Dispatch reports ...

https://www.yahoo.com/news/edward-crawford-protester-iconic-ferguson-094850885.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_15



Edward Crawford was found with a self-inflicted gun shot wound to the head Thursday evening (May 4)





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so sad.

May he RIP.
 

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It is amazing to be here, in Ferguson. I had no idea it was actually, apart of St. Louis, Missouri. I actually just happened upon the very street and saw signs that said, Ferguson. I took a pic of a convenience store and later, realized it was the very store in this ordeal!

I was actually looking for the historic restaurant, SWEETIE PIE, founded by Robbie, and low and behold!!! it's on the same street as the Ferguson convenience store!-- and just a few streets down!
 

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It is amazing to be here, in Ferguson. I had no idea it was actually, apart of St. Louis, Missouri. I actually just happened upon the very street and saw signs that said, Ferguson. I took a pic of a convenience store and later, realized it was the very store in this ordeal!

I was actually looking for the historic restaurant, SWEETIE PIE, founded by Robbie, and low and behold!!! it's on the same street as the Ferguson convenience store!-- and just a few streets down!

Be sure and post those pictures, I can't wait to see them.:)

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Good job, Lesley.

Michael Brown's mom will finally receive her high school diploma
By Jacqueline Rose, CNN

She dropped out of high school as a junior to care for her young son. She'd gone from someone with career aspirations to a teen mom caring for a newborn.
On Friday, McSpadden will finally receive her diploma at age 37 ...

http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/26/health/michael-brown-mom-graduation-trnd/index.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_health+(RSS%3A+CNN+-+Health)



(CNN)Lesley McSpadden always wanted to finish school, but the timing was never right



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Good job, Lesley.

Michael Brown's mom will finally receive her high school diploma
By Jacqueline Rose, CNN

She dropped out of high school as a junior to care for her young son. She'd gone from someone with career aspirations to a teen mom caring for a newborn.
On Friday, McSpadden will finally receive her diploma at age 37 ...

http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/26/health/michael-brown-mom-graduation-trnd/index.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_health+(RSS%3A+CNN+-+Health)



(CNN)Lesley McSpadden always wanted to finish school, but the timing was never right



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Wow.
 

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