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The Ferguson Report

Primary Documents and News Sources

Primary Documents & News Sources

What happened when Michael Brown met Officer Darren Wilson | CNN

In-depth timeline with map and comparison of witness accounts and law enforcement.

Ferguson Timeline: Grief, Anger, and Tension | NPR

Documents Released in the Ferguson Case | Stanford Archives

Documents and evidence presented to the grand jury in Clayton, Mo., that was deciding whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the August shooting of Michael Brown. Archived by Stanford.

Ferguson Jury: No Charges For Officer In Michael Brown's Death | NPR

Detailed timeline of events that took place on November 24, 2014, the date of indictment.

Documenting Ferguson

"[A] digital repository that seeks to preserve and make accessible community- and media-generated, original content that was captured and created following the killing of 18-year-old, Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2014. A freely available resource for students, scholars, teachers, and the greater community, Documenting Ferguson has the ultimate goal of providing diverse perspectives of the events surrounding the conflicts in Ferguson."

#Ferguson Zotero Group

Public group collecting articles, social media, and citizen journalism about Ferguson.

#Ferguson on Twitter

See real time and past Tweets about Ferguson.

Four Lessons From The Media's Conflicted Coverage of Race | NPR

"Now more than ever, America needs productive conversations about race, stereotyping, police, crime and social justice. And too often, our national media continues to fall short."

The ACLU Response to Ferguson | ACLU

ACLU comment on Ferguson grand jury decision.

Military Veterans See Deeply Flawed Police Response in Ferguson | The Washington Post

Veterans discuss the militarized police response to protests after the killing of Michael Brown.

Police angry at 'hands up' gesture by St. Louis Rams players | CNN

"The football players' action sparked widespread reaction across social media. Some drew parallels between what the Rams players did and the black power salute by two black Olympians from the United States at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City."

New York mayor Bill de Blasio refuses to endorse Eric Garner grand jury decision | The Guardian

Ferguson Police Routinely Violate Rights of Blacks, Justice Dept. Finds | The New York Times

An investigation by the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division into the police department in Ferguson, Mo., found a pattern of racial bias between 2012 and 2014 violating the Constitution and federal law.

Investigation of the Ferguson Police Department

A report by the United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, March 4, 2015.



Racism, White Privilege, & Police Brutality

The New Threat: 'Racism without Racists' | CNN

Things To Stop Being Distracted By When A Black Person Gets Murdered By Police | Black Girl Dangerous

A discussion of how post-non-indictment rebellion is not "looting" or a "riot."

How to Really Understand White Privilege | Quartz

 In comic form.

Hands Up: A Roundtable on Police Brutality | n+1

All Eyes on Ferguson | Bitch Magazine

Review of indictment with examination of racial profiling and killing by police officers.

MTV's Look Different

Collaboration between MTV and the Southern Poverty Law Center to create PSAs and online interaction related to racism, privilege, and inequality surrounding Ferguson events.

Why It's Impossible to Indict a Cop | The Nation

"It’s not just Ferguson—here’s how the system protects police."

A Herstory of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement | The Feminist Wire

An account of how the #BlackLivesMatter movement began and where it stands currently by one of its founders.

Black Lives Matter / Black Life Matters: A Conversation with Patrisse Cullors and Darnell L. Moore | The Feminist Wire

Both Cullors and Moore will be in Tucson for the Black Lives Matter conference in January 2015 (see more info on the Campus Resources page).

Women of Color and the Hidden Trauma of Police Brutality | The Nation

Being a cop showed me just how racist and violent the police are. There’s only one fix. | The Washington Post



Info about Ferguson and Support for Ferguson

The Making of Ferguson: Public Policies at the Root of its Troubles | Economic Policy Institute

Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the American City

A collection of interactive maps to examine white flight, race and property, municipal zoning, and urban renewal in St. Louis

Ferguson Won't Heal: It's too soon to Turn the Page | Politico Magazine

How You Can Show Up For Ferguson | Autostraddle

What you can do to help the Ferguson community

12 Things White People can do now because Ferguson | Quartz


Research relating to today's news

Code Switch | NPR

Race and Identity, Remixed

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