Selma’s Lesson for Ferguson: Voting and Protest Go Hand in Hand

In March of 1965, peaceful protesters in the quiet town of Selma, Alabama, were confronted with violent police force, waking Americans to long-silenced injustices and hastening the passage of the Voting Rights Act. Recognized as the nation’s most effective civil rights law, the VRA was the result of a sustained, principled political struggle to defend […]

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February 4, 2017

Interim Ferguson Report

A Survey of Ferguson Stakeholders and A Vision of Community Policing Highlights The Ferguson Collaborative (formerly the DOJ Working Group) undertook our survey of Ferguson residents and stakeholders from a desire to raise up the voice of those directly affected by policing. It is from those voices, we believe, that the most effective solutions will […]

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February 4, 2017

The Organization for Black Struggle Condemns Ferguson City Council for Rejecting Consent Decree, Calls for Transparency in Impending Litigation

ST. LOUIS – Yesterday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against the City of Ferguson, alleging a pattern or practice of law enforcement conduct that violates the First, Fourth and 14th Amendments of the Constitution and federal civil rights laws. This is following […]

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February 4, 2017