Ferguson unrest - updates

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Mayor vows to rebuild riot-torn Ferguson

Dec 01, 2014 - 7:34 AM

Mayor James Knowles: We are recommitted to rebuilding the city and to once again becoming a thriving community for economic development and residential stability

HOLIDAY CHEER. Ferguson resident Karen Gold paints on a boarded window of her store in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 26, 2014. Jewel Samad/AFP

Ferguson cleans up, but passions still inflamed

Nov 27, 2014 - 7:36 AM

Despite simmering fury over Officer Darren Wilson s August killing of 18 year old Michael Brown there are signs in Ferguson that the situation is stabilizing

HOLIDAY CHEER. Ferguson resident Karen Gold paints on a boarded window of her store in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 26, 2014. Jewel Samad/AFP

Slain US teen's parents call officer's account 'crazy'

Nov 26, 2014 - 10:14 PM

Brown s mother Lesley McSpadden visibly emotional in an interview on NBC s Today show said the officer s remarks added insult after injury and were so disrespectful

MOTHER'S LOVE. Michael Brown's mother Leslie McSpadden cries outside the police station in Ferguson, Missouri, after hearing the grand jury's decision on her son's fatal death. Jewel Samad/ AFP

Ferguson police officer says he has 'clean conscience'

Nov 26, 2014 - 8:47 AM

UPDATED The reason I have a clean conscience is because I know I did my job right Wilson tells ABC News speaking publicly for the first time

SPEAKING OUT. Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in an interview with ABC News's George Stephanopolous (not in photo), aired 25 November 2014. Image courtesy ABC News

Bitter disappointment fuels rage and riots in Ferguson

Nov 26, 2014 - 6:58 AM

I m very disappointed I m very saddened I m very angry

US VS THEM. Demonstrators face off against the police after the Grand Jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, USA, 24 November 2014. Larry W. Smith/EPA

Protests over Ferguson ruling spread across US

Nov 25, 2014 - 2:24 PM

Angry people took to the streets from Seattle out west to Chicago in the middle and New York the nation s largest city as the hotspot town of Ferguson Missouri – where the decision was rendered – roiled with rioting

Protesters march with their hands in the air to Time Square to protest the St. Louis County grand jury decision not to bring criminal charges against Darren Wilson, the white police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown, in New York, New York, USA, 24 November 2014. Peter Foley/EPA

No charges vs officer in Ferguson shooting

Nov 25, 2014 - 6:48 AM

UPDATED US President Barack Obama and the family of slain 18 year old Michael Brown separately appeal for calm after the St Louis prosecutor revealed the jury s verdict

FOR JUSTICE. Protestors march shouting slogans and carrying signs through neighborhoods in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, 23 November 2014. Tannen Maury/EPA

Father of slain teen urges calm in US town of Ferguson

Nov 22, 2014 - 8:37 AM

Thank you for lifting your voices to end racial profiling and police intimidation but hurting others or destroying property is not the answer says Michael Brown Sr

'END RACIAL PROFILING.' In this photo Michael Brown Sr. (C), the father of the unarmed black teenager Michael Brown who was shot and killed by a white police officer in the norther Saint-Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, last August arrives to give a press conference on November 12, 2014 in Geneva after attending a session of the United Nations Committee against Torture (CAT). File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Ferguson braces ahead of grand jury decision

Nov 12, 2014 - 9:18 AM

A grand jury is looking at the racially charged shooting in which white police officer Darren Wilson shot 18 year old Michael Brown and is expected to announce its findings any time between mid to late November

Demonstrators march in protest over the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, USA, 18 August 2014. Larry W. Smith/EPA

US policeman who shot dead teen 'feared for his life'

Oct 18, 2014 - 12:58 PM

Police officer Darren Wilson tells authorities that teenager Michael Brown who died August 9 had punched and scratched him repeatedly

SUPPORT. A protester displays signs and T-shirt during a rally in support of Officer Darren Wilson on August 23, 2014, in St. Louis, Missouri. File photo by Michael B. Thomas/AFP

Police arrest 17 at US protests over Ferguson shooting

Oct 13, 2014 - 8:13 AM

Thousands of people take to the streets and hold vigils as part of a so called weekend of resistance staged in anger over the August 9 death of Michael Brown

Demonstrators taunt police officers in riot gear as they protest the shooting death of Michael Brown outside the Ferguson Police Station October, 11 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Joshua Lott/AFP

Thousands protest in St Louis over Ferguson shooting

Oct 12, 2014 - 1:45 PM

The protest is part of a so called weekend of resistance organized in the aftermath of the August 9 shooting death of 18 year old Michael Brown in the nearby suburb of Ferguson Missouri

Demonstrators taunt police officers in riot gear as they protest the shooting death of Michael Brown outside the Ferguson Police Station October, 11 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Joshua Lott/AFP

Police officer shot in Ferguson

Sep 28, 2014 - 3:38 PM

UPDATED Ferguson has seen large protests take place since Michael Brown 18 was shot dead on August 9 by a white police officer

Officer faces grand jury over Ferguson shooting

Sep 19, 2014 - 12:28 AM

Darren Wilson testified for almost 4 hours about the August 9 shooting of 18 year old Michael Brown

REMEMBERING MIKE. People stand near a memorial setup on the spot in the street where Michael Brown's body lay after he was shot by a police officer on August 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

US to probe police in Ferguson

Sep 04, 2014 - 1:50 PM

Attorney General Eric Holder s agency would probe police in Ferguson to see if there was evidence of a pattern of civil rights violations by the department

CHAOS IN FERGUSON. Tear gas and smoke wafts around the site of a protest of the death of Michael Brown August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Joshua Lott/Getty Images/AFP

Ferguson: Thousands bid farewell to slain US teenager

Aug 26, 2014 - 7:43 AM

Michael Brown s family bid farewell to the 18 year old with gospel hymns and fiery orations that rocked a packed Baptist church

FAREWELL. The casket of Michael Brown is taken out of the church during the funeral services for Michael Brown at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church, St Louis, Missouri, USA, 25 August 2014. Robert Cohen/Pool/EPA

#Ferguson: Thousands expected at Michael Brown's funeral

Aug 25, 2014 - 2:22 PM

Though calm had returned to the small city of Ferguson MO after days of sometimes violent protests the funeral for Michael Brown will be under heavy surveillance

REMEMBERING MIKE. People stand near a memorial setup on the spot in the street where Michael Brown's body lay after he was shot by a police officer on August 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Police officer brands Ferguson protesters 'rabid dogs'

Aug 23, 2014 - 2:08 PM

The officer from the police department in Glendale another St Louis suburb was suspended after he expressed contempt for the Ferguson protesters on his Facebook account

PROTESTS. Demonstrators protesting the shooting death of Michael Brown march through the streets as they make their voices heard on August 20 in Ferguson, Missouri. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

National Guard ordered out of US riot town

Aug 22, 2014 - 12:02 PM

State troopers and then the National Guard were sent in to improve security and by late Wednesday following the Holder visit tensions on the streets of Ferguson had eased

DAY OF RAGE. A handful of protesters gather outside the White House for an event, organized by the activist group Anonymous, called 'National Day of Rage' over the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri in Washington DC, USA, 21 August 2014. Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

US Attorney General meets with Brown family in Ferguson

Aug 21, 2014 - 11:37 AM

Attorney General Eric Holder promises the family in a private 20 minute meeting that there would be a fair and independent inquiry into the August 9 death of their 18 year old son

Demonstrators protesting the shooting death of Michael Brown march through the streets as they make their voices heard on August 20, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Police hold back on tear gas at Ferguson protest

Aug 20, 2014 - 3:16 PM

Ferguson is ground zero of a renewed debate about race and strong armed law enforcement in America since the August 9 fatal shooting of 18 year old Michael Brown

ON GUARD. Police in riot gear move in to make arrests as demonstrators protest the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, USA, 19 August 2014. Larry W. Smith/EPA

New fatal police shooting near US protest town

Aug 20, 2014 - 7:35 AM

Civic leaders in Ferguson in Missouri call for night time quiet and reconciliation after another night of protests and violence in the majority black town

ANOTHER INCIDENT. People raise their arms while chanting, 'Hands up, Don't Shoot', as they stand nearby to where St. Louis police say officers shot and killed a 23-year-old man who was wielding a knife and refused to drop it on August 19, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Police fire tear gas in Ferguson as Obama calls for calm

Aug 19, 2014 - 8:02 AM

UPDATED Obama says there is no excuse for local police to employ excessive force and urges Missouri to make only limited use of the guards while still condemning violent protest

US President Barack Obama delivers a statement to provide an update on Iraq and the situation in Ferguson, Missouri in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 18 August 2014. Olivier Douliery/Pool/EPA

Missouri governor deploys National Guard to Ferguson

Aug 18, 2014 - 11:51 AM

UPDATED Nixon issues his executive order after police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to rioters after looting broke out and after they were fired upon and attacked with Molotov cocktails

CHAOS IN FERGUSON. Tear gas and smoke wafts around the site of a protest of the death of Michael Brown August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Joshua Lott/Getty Images/AFP

Fresh violence in riot-hit US town, new autopsy ordered

Aug 18, 2014 - 7:13 AM

The US Justice Department announces that a federal medical examiner would carry out a second autopsy on Brown s body citing the case s extraordinary circumstances

Malik Shabazz (C), National President of Black Lawyers for Justice, carries a picture of Michael Brown as he leads demonstrators on a march on West Florissant Avenue to protest Brown's shooting-death in Ferguson, Missouri, USA, 16 August 2014. Roberto Rodriguez/EPA

Missouri suburb under state of emergency, curfew after looting

Aug 17, 2014 - 12:27 PM

Governor Jay Nixon: This is not to silence the people of Ferguson or this region – or others – but to contain those who are drowning out the voice of the people with their actions

'HANDS UP, DON'T SHOOT' A demonstrator protests in front of police along Florissant Avenue on August 16, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP