Ferguson

The Newseum in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Newseum to Display Items from Ferguson Protests

The Newseum is displaying items from the protests and unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, as an extension of the Washington museum’s exhibit about civil rights.

12/18/2014

Thousands take part in the Justice for All March and Rally on Pennsylvania Avenue to the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on December 13, 2014, to protest the killings of unarmed African-Americans by police officers and the decisions by Grand Juries to not indict them. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Families of Michael Brown, Eric Garner Join Protesters in March on Washington

Protesters plan to converge on the nation’s capital Saturday to help bring attention to the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police and call for legislative action.

12/13/2014

D.C. Ferguson protesters make their way down Constitution Ave.  ( Photo Credit: Cameron Thompson/All News 99.1)

Questions Rising over Who’s in Charge of Protests

Who, if anyone, is leading the emerging movement around the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner — younger activists or legacy civil rights groups?

12/12/2014

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Driving While Black? App Developers Aim to Help

Though the developers of the soon-to-be released “Driving While Black” smartphone application want motorists to download their product, there is a time when they definitely don’t want users searching for it.

12/11/2014

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Black Officers Torn Between Duty and Race

Jorge “Jinho” Ferreira feels the tension between being black and carrying a badge every day as a sheriff’s deputy in Alameda County, California.

12/11/2014

An activist makes signs in preparation for a planned protest against police brutality in memory of Eric Garner. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Obama: Many People ‘Troubled’ By Eric Garner Video

In an interview with BET, President Obama says the video makes it harder to argue that “maybe blacks are exaggerating” about aggressive police behavior.

12/08/2014

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Protesters Stage ‘Die-In’ At Dept. of Justice HQ

Protesters are staging a 4.5-hour “die-in” in front of the Department of Justice headquarters Monday.

12/08/2014

Protestors display signs outside the White House November 24, 2014 in Washington, DC  following the announcement that the white policeman who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, will not face charges. US President Barack Obama urged calm as violent protests broke out on the streets of Ferguson after a grand jury decided officer Darren Wilson will not face charges for killing Michael Brown. (Photo credit: Eva Hambach/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Unveils Federal Law Enforcement Profiling Ban

The Obama administration issued guidelines Monday that ban federal law enforcement from profiling on the basis of religion, national origin and other characteristics, protocols the Justice Department hopes could be a model for local departments as the nation tackles questions about the role race plays in policing.

12/08/2014

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3 Ferguson Protesters Arrested in Maryland

Three men protesting the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of white police officers in New York City and Ferguson, Missouri were arrested on Maryland’s Eastern shore just as an annual Christmas parade was about to start.

12/08/2014

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New Profiling Guidelines Won’t Affect Border Stops

New racial profiling guidelines being announced by the Obama administration would restrict the ability of the FBI and other law enforcement agencies to take into account religion, national origin and other characteristics during investigations. But they would exempt agents from the Department of Homeland Security who do border checks and screen passengers at airports, according to a U.S. official familiar with the plans.

12/06/2014

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