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Latest: St. Louis protests move to upscale neighborhood


Associated PressSeptember 15, 2017


... Protesters have moved to the upscale Central West End section of St. Louis, where a large group is marching through streets chanting as people look on from restaurants and the windows of hospitals lining busy Kingshighway.

The group is attempting to march onto Interstate 64 via a nearby entrance, but a large contingent of police is blocking the path ...



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Michael Brown’s Mother Considering A Run For City Council

| By Veronica Wells


In one memorable part of Lezley McSpadden’s, Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil: The Life, Legacy, and Love of My Son Michael Brown, she writes about meeting Beyoncé and her mother Tina Knowles-Lawson. After the two exchanged pleasantries, Knowles-Lawson asked Lezley what she was going to do, it was a question that stuck with McSpadden, eventually causing her to launch The Michael O.D. Brown | We Love Our Sons & Daughters Foundation ...

http://madamenoire.com/1022804/michael-browns-mother-considering-a-run-for-city-council/

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Four years after Michael Brown was shot, the neighborhood where he was killed still feels left behind

Washington Post

FERGUSON, Mo. — When Starbucks opened here in 2016, politicians celebrated, predicting that the coffee chain would revitalize a city marred by violent protests over Michael Brown's killing two years earlier. Other corporations jumped in with multimillion-dollar commitments to help rebuild the majority-black town that became a global symbol of racial and economic inequality; but four years after the unrest, nearly all of the new development is concentrated in the more prosperous — and whiter — parts of town, bypassing the predominantly black southeast neighborhood where Brown was fatally shot by a police officer while walking to his grandmother's home.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/59fb59b0-4d8f-3ab5-985f-491e33d1305e/four-years-after-michael.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_15

 

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...And for the first time in a long time, one of the chief caretakers of that system, Robert McCulloch, the man who let Brown’s killer go free, will face a serious reform-minded challenger. That challenger is Wesley Bell.

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https://www.thedailybeast.com/this-time-things-are-different-as-ferguson-elects-a-prosecutor
JUSTICE DELAYED
This Time Things Are Different as Ferguson Elects a Prosecutor
The political calculus on mass incarceration and police violence is changing because the movement is making it change


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Prosecutor Criticized for Handling of Michael Brown Case Loses Election in St. Louis County
https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/e4e4b80f-53ed-3e26-9a15-4b5d00e77a86/prosecutor-criticized-for.html
...Robert McCulloch, the lead prosecutor of St. Louis County for nearly three decades and the man many blame for failing to get justice after an unarmed black teenager was shot by police in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014, was unseated Tuesday night by reformist challenger Wesley Bell in the county’s prosecuting attorney race. With 89 percent of votes counted, Bell had 55 percent of the vote to McCulloch’s 45, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

The Daily Beast


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Prosecutor Criticized for Handling of Michael Brown Case Loses Election in St. Louis County, Robert McCulloch

 

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Missouri Democratic Rep. William Lacy Clay rebuffed a challenge from Cori Bush in the party's Tuesday's primary

https://www.yahoo.com/news/congressman-holds-off-progressive-challenger-030338352.html
...Bush had hoped to replicate the success of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who endorsed her and pulled off a similar upset when she defeated New York Rep. Joe Crowley in June. But Lacy Clay’s longstanding ties to the district were too much to overcome.


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