Ferguson will cap the amount of revenue the city makes from tickets and fines, the city announced Monday ahead of its first council meeting after the Michael Brown shooting. The city will only use fines for 15 percent of its revenue — everything else will go towards community projects.
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania — Movie night in Mouloud, Djibouti. Skype lessons in Ethiopia. Veterinary training assistance in Garissa, Kenya. And in this country on the east coast of Africa, work on both primary and secondary schools and a cistern to provide clean water. These are all-American good works, but who is doing them — and why?
In her monthly column, “Human Rights and Global Wrongs,” law professor, writer and social critic Marjorie Cohn explores human rights and US foreign policy, and the frequent contradiction between the two.
On Wednesday, August 27th at Bus Boys and Poets Restaurant in Washington, D.C., a focal point for progressive artistic expression and political thought, hundreds gathered for a powerful discussion of the police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and the epidemic of police misconduct, violence and killings in Black communities across the nation.
FERGUSON, Mo. — Hundreds of demonstrators tracked through pouring rain and blistering heat on Saturday, calling for accountability for the officer who gunned down an unarmed 18-year-old here three weeks ago and for broader policing reforms.
WASHINGTON — A coalition of activists carried 900,000 petitions to the gates of the White House on Thusday afternoon demanding that Attorney General Eric Holder…