David P. Goldman talks sense about Ferguson and the liberal-left threat to civil society and the rule of law: The argument of what now might be termed a “criminals’ rights movement” is that the police should not have the right...
Don Lemon and Jesse Jackson definitely have opposing views where justice is concerned. While the famed civil rights activist feels protesting and rioting sends a message of substance, Lemon has questioned the effectiveness of such actions. Show More Summary
Al Sharpton reportedly isn’t ready to give up on seeking justice for Michael Brown. Now, that the protests and riots have ended, the 60-year-old civil rights activist has re-emerged to continue the legal battle against former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Show More Summary
On Monday a grand jury chose not to indict Officer Darren Wilson, the white police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, on a street in Ferguson, Missouri, in August. Innumerable people were immediately outraged, erupting in fury. Show More Summary
He is fighting the case, claiming his civil rights have been violated. In 2012, Thomas G. Smith had seen an Arena Police Department Facebook post thanking community members for helping to detain two black children. Smith responded with a profanity-laced message about how Arena officers were racists. A federal lawsuit obtained by the StarTribune said [...]
The US Senate will hold a public hearing on civil and human rights after a grand jury’s decision to not indict a policeman who killed an unarmed black youth triggered violent protests. The case of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was shot during an altercation with a Ferguson, Missouri police...
A federal lawsuit filed by a Minnesota man alleges that Arena police violated his civil rights by charging him for calling officers racists on Facebook. In 2012, Thomas G. Smith had seen an Arena Police Department Facebook post thanking community members for helping to detain two black children....
Civil rights groups are on different pages about the proposed changes that Census officials might make to the racial and ethnic categories that appear on the 2020 Census.
I don't know if Don Lemon was just being willfully obtuse here or if he honestly doesn't know anything about the history of the Civil Rights movement in America, but it's segments like this one that make me cringe whenever I see himShow More Summary
Lewis grew up as one of just a handful of African-Americans in a small town along the Hudson River in Westchester County, New York. He really began to feel his distinct other-ness as a teen, so for college he chose the opposite route and headed for Morehouse, a historically black all-male school in Atlanta. Show More Summary
DeAndre Joshua - The "Ninja Who Got Himself Kilt" In Ferugson MO, In The Shadow Of The Ritualized March For "Social Justice For Mike Brown". DeAndre Joshua's legacy won't appear in the "Africana Studies Historical Text: 2008 - 2016: The Year The Americanized Negro Rose Thanks To Obama But Then Suffered A Backlash From The Entrenched White Right-wing Republican Guard"
Fox News contributor Bernie Goldberg said tonight that people shouldn't be trying to make Michael Brown into a "civil rights martyr" because he was "the bad guy" in his confrontation with Officer Darren Wilson.
As unions in Silicon Valley are pushing for better conditions for contract employees, including security guards, Apple finds itself caught in a labor debate. The Service Employees International Union and civil rights activist the Rev. Show More Summary
Like many in this country, Priscilla Hancock Cooper is among those breathing a sigh of relief with President Obama's recent executive action on immigration. She is the executive director of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. OneShow More Summary
(Reuters) - Civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton said the grand jury system was misused in the case of Michael Brown, the black teenager shot and killed in August by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb. At a news conference...Show More Summary
A St. Louis County grand jury on Monday decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael Brown, but the U.S. Justice Department’s civil rights division is still reviewing the incident and investigating allegations of unconstitutional policing practices in Ferguson, Mo. Show More Summary
CNN's Don Lemon has sure found himself in the middle of multiple heated debates over the Ferguson situation. Earlier this morning he battled his colleague Van Jones over the nature of the ongoing protests, and then hours later he and LZ Granderson debated ex-George W. Show More Summary
Just before he disappointed civil rights advocates — and set off a long night of marches, die-ins, and anger around the country — by announcing a “no indictment” verdict for the officer who shot unarmed teen Mike Brown to death in Ferguson Missouri, prosecutor Robert McCulloch had a message for the media. … Read More
CNN's Don Lemon -- who in the last thirteen hours has smelled marijuana, been tear gassed, and clashed on-air with his cohost -- asked Reverend Jesse Jackson Tuesday morning "what's changed" since the days of peaceful civil rights marches led by Martin Luther King, Jr., causing Jackson to remind Lemon that Ferguson wasn't exactly America's first riot.
Eric Holder announced Monday the DOJ civil rights investigation into the Michael Brown shooting will go forward after the Ferguson grand jury failed to indict Officer Darren Wilson. Holder maintains the federal investigation has always been separate from the local investigation and will remain so now. Show More Summary