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Warner Bros. Is Reportedly Making A Movie About Mike Brown

It’s been nearly three years since the untimely death of Mike Brown, now, Brown’s story is reportedly being developed into a film by Warner Bros.

According to The Root, Warner Bros. has acquired the rights to “Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil: The Life, Legacy, and Love of My Son Michael Brown, a memoir co-written by Brown’s mother, Lezley McSpadden, and novelist Lyah Beth LeFlore ...

http://madamenoire.com/833998/mike-brown-movie/



“Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil: The Life, Legacy, and Love of My Son Michael Brown"

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Michael Brown book gets picked up by Hollywood studio

According to Tracking Board, the studio has picked up the rights to the autobiography of Lezley McSpadden, Brown's mother. The book is titled "Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil."

http://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/columns/joe-holleman/michael-brown-book-gets-picked-up-by-hollywood-studio/article_0ee449d1-2ddf-5544-8690-ad6e4bfe708e.amp.html?hl=1&noRedirect=1


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Lezley McSpadden, whose 18-year-old son was shot and killed by police earlier in the afternoon in the 2900 block of Canfield Drive in Ferguson, pleads with the crowd to back up from the scene on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014


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Settlement near in civil suit over death of Michael Brown

FERGUSON • The family of Michael Brown, the city of Ferguson, former Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson and former police Officer Darren Wilson are nearing settlement of a lawsuit over Brown’s 2014 fatal shooting by Wilson, the Post-Dispatch has learned ...

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/settlement-near-in-civil-suit-over-death-of-michael-brown/article_6cbf9dcf-2c0a-53bb-bfd3-1cd7bfed811d.html





By Robert Patrick St. Louis Post-Dispatch


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Michael Brown's Parents Settle Wrongful Death Lawsuit With Ferguson, Mo.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber approved the settlement with Brown's parents, Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden — and ordered it sealed.

The paper says a person familiar with the settlement negotiations said the agreement would be for less than $3 million because that is the maximum the city can pay under its insurance ...

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/06/20/533738274/michael-browns-parents-settle-wrongful-death-lawsuit-with-ferguson-mo?sc=tw&hl=1&noRedirect=1


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Missouri Republicans Lower St. Louis Minimum Wage From $10 To $7.70


... On Friday, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (R) said he would let the law go into effect, thereby barring cities and counties from setting a minimum wage higher than the state level.
For low-wage earners in St. Louis itself, the new law will have a startling consequence: It will actually push the minimum wage back down, from the city-approved $10 per hour to the state-approved $7.70, the downgrade is slated to take effect on Aug. 28 ...


https://www.yahoo.com/news/missouri-republicans-lower-st-louis-175201811.html


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Wounds are still raw in Ferguson, three years after Michael Brown



Left to right, former Police Chief Tom Jackson, Police Chief Delrish Moss, former Attorney General Eric Holder, Lezley McSpadden, Rev. Tommie Pierson, Sabrina Webb. (Photo illustration: Yahoo News, photos; Michael Thomas for Yahoo News [2], Mark J. Terrill/AP, Jeff Roberson/AP, Michael Thomas for Yahoo News [2]; background photos: Charlie Riedel/AP, David Carson/St Louis Post-Dispatch/ZUMAPRESS.com, Lucas Jackson/Reuters)

https://www.yahoo.com/news/wounds-still-raw-ferguson-three-years-michael-brown-090046238.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_15





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Lessons from Ferguson should not be lost to revisionist history

... So when you hear our young people asserting that Black Lives Matter, they are not saying that to diminish the worth of others, they are simply calling out a hard, hateful truth that we can no longer deny: In the United States, in 2017, some lives are still worth more than others. They are justifiably outraged by that, and so am I ...

http://www.stltoday.com/opinion/columnists/lessons-from-ferguson-should-not-be-lost-to-revisionist-history/article_34177dee-aef0-5108-80fc-3bc7bb12ebdc.html



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IN ST. LOUIS, JASON STOCKLEY VERDICT IN FATAL SHOOTING OF ANTHONY LAMAR SMITH COULD BE THE NEXT FERGUSON
BY MELINA DELKIC ON 9/6/17 AT 6:12 PM


... Almost exactly three years after the trial of Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown tore St. Louis apart, a similar trial threatens to reopen old wounds.

Six years ago, Jason Stockley, a 36-year-old, white policeman, shot and killed Anthony Lamar Smith, then 24, in a car chase following what Stockley said was a drug transaction; just before he shot Smith, Stockley said, “Going to kill this (expletive deleted), don’t you know it,” according to dashboard camera video cited in closing arguments at Stockley's trial ...

http://www.newsweek.com/jason-stockley-anthony-lamar-smith-michael-brown-ferguson-660680


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Former St. Louis Police Officer Is Acquitted Of Murder In Anthony Lamar Smith Case

... A judge has acquitted former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley of first-degree murder in the shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith in late 2011, the verdict over Smith's killing has been highly anticipated — and it prompted protests outside the courthouse.

Here's an overview of the case from St. Louis Public Radio: ...

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/09/15/551228046/former-st-louis-police-officer-is-acquitted-of-murder-in-anthony-lamar-smith-cas?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=news



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