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Ferguson news and analysis from The Nation
March 29, 2017
Policing the Colony: From the American Revolution to Ferguson
King George’s tax collectors abused police powers to fill his coffers. Sound familiar?
March 3, 2017
Can a Champion of Black Lives Matter Become Mayor of St. Louis?
Tishaura Jones is running to “uproot racism” just a few miles from the streets where Michael Brown was murdered.
March 12, 2016
Why the Trump Rally in St. Louis Was So Different
In a city divided after 17 months of protests since the killing of Mike Brown, the GOP candidate never got more than a few minutes to speak without interruption.
January 11, 2016
Black Votes Matter in Ferguson
A federal trial challenging the city’s discriminatory election system begins today.
December 21, 2015
The Biggest Threat to American Public Safety Is the American Police State
Welcome to Cop Land, where the police make all the rules.
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December 18, 2015
The Real Reason Sandra Bland Got Locked Up
As in Ferguson, Waller County and Prairie View are choking residents with court fees in order to fill their coffers in a state without income tax.
September 22, 2015
The Ferguson Commission Issued 189 Calls to Action. Will Missouri Listen?
Rev. Starsky Wilson, a member of the Ferguson Commission, discusses its key findings and the prospects for change.
September 3, 2015
No, Protests Against Police Brutality Are Not Increasing Crime
And those who say so are practicing bad journalism and worse science.
Alex S. Vitale
August 10, 2015
One Year After the Ferguson Protests, Just a Few Reforms Have Succeeded
Did the protests in the wake of Michael Brown’s death spark change in this community? Some see more progress than others.
July 23, 2015
How Did ‘Driving While Black’ Turn Deadly for Sandra Bland?
Bland didn’t bow or scrape to an aggressive police officer.