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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 10, 2014

Ferguson’s Plan To Cut Back On Court Fees Could Inspire Change

By Joseph Shapiro

A line of people wait to speak during a meeting of the Ferguson City Council.

Ferguson, Missouri's City Council met for the first time since the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Members have proposed addressing one source of tension -- and cut back on the heavy collection of court fines and fees that hurt low-income people the most.


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 05, 2014

Beyond Ferguson: White Fear, Black Anger, American Rage

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We don’t know exactly what happened in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9th when a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager. The facts may still be unclear, but the outrage from groups on all sides of the issue has crystallized on the streets of Ferguson and around the country.




NPR - Illinois Public Media News - August 23, 2014

Obama Orders Review Of Transfers Of Military Surplus To Local Police

By Scott Neuman and Steve Mullis,with Additional Reporting from Illinois Public Media

Police arrest a man on Aug. 9th in Ferguson, Mo.

President Obama has ordered a review of federal programs that supply local law enforcement agencies with military weapons and equipment after concerns over how the police handled unrest in Ferguson, Mo., in the aftermath of the shooting death of Michael Brown.





AP - Illinois Public Media News - August 19, 2014

Prayers For Peace In Ferguson

By The Associated Press, with Addtional Reporting from National Public Radio

Protests on Monday, Aug. 18 in Ferguson, Mo

The archbishop of St. Louis says a Mass for Peace and Justice Wednesday will offer prayers for Ferguson.  At least two people were shot and 31 were arrested in clashes Monday night.


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