Missouri

According to published reports, on Sept. 30 police were responding to the scene outside of a local gas station after a security guard called in claiming a fight had broken out in the parking lot. During the call, the guard reportedly said there were “15-20 individuals fighting on the business’s property,"--but it wasn't. 

The city of Kansas City, Mo. and its city council voted overwhelmingly in favor of renaming a 10-mile stretch of road in honor of the late Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Now, the decision by the council will be reversed after residents decided to revert to the street’s former name.

A white woman has learned the hard way that racism doesn’t pay. Her inappropriate comments got her booted from the Armed Forces.

Jason Stockley, a former St. Louis Police officer, was acquitted of killing Black driver Anthony Lamar Smith in 2011, sparking riots and protests.

A 55-year-old Missouri man stopped and helped a quartet of women fix a flat tire while driving home a week ago. The man’s kind act left him dead from a reported gun wound to the back and now, the four women he helped who were reportedly in the state as sex workers have been arrested and […]

The NAACP has issued a stark warning to Black people traveling to the state of Missouri. It is the first time the Civil Rights organization has crafted a travel advisory in this fashion, which is in response to a new law that would make racial discrimination lawsuits difficult to enact in the state.

An officer in Missouri has been placed on administrative leave without pay for appearing in a rap video holding a “Cops Live Matter” sign. St. Joseph officer, Zackary Craft, claims he wasn’t aware of the context of the video, “This Bomb Blows Up (Racism Goes Both Way) from an aspiring struggle rapper who goes by […]

The city of Ferguson was hit with a civil right lawsuit from the U.S. Department of Justice after officials rejected a deal to overhaul its criminal justice system and address police misconduct. The Justice Department made an announcement on Wednesday, with the suit appearing to be aimed at pushing officials into securing a new agreement.

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch testified at a House Judiciary Oversight Committee hearing Tuesday (Nov. 17) that there is no data to support the alleged “Ferguson effect.”  The theory, spearheaded by FBI director James Comey claims policing tactics are less aggressive since the shootings of  Michael Brown, and other unarmed Black men.

The ongoing protests in Ferguson, Mo. highlights clearly that tensions between police and citizens in the southern town have escalated to new heights. Monday evening, a reporter for a large outlet was roughed up by police and had his press badge taken from him.

Betty McCray, the newly elected mayor of Kinloch, Mo., just minutes from Ferguson, is facing opposition from the St. Louis County town. Officials in the town allege that McCray’s win happened by way of voter fraud and served her with impeachment papers on her first day on the job.

The family of slain teenager Michael Brown has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Ferguson, Mo. and former police officer Darren Wilson in the latest bid to claim justice for the 18-year-old. The lawsuit is also aimed at former Ferguson police chief Tom Jackson and calls for new measures to monitor police activity […]