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Nov 15, 2014
Nov 14, 2014
Nov 14, 2014

Awaiting Ferguson grand jury, activists drill protest tactics

LOUIS (Reuters) – In a former union hall in downtown St. Louis, about 100 activists formed a rough circle and, at the instruction of organizer Michael McPhearson, crossed the room wading through a crowd of people going the opposite way.

“How hard was that? How much harder will it be after the grand jury comes back?” McPhearson, executive director of activist group Veterans for Peace, asked the group, which ranged from young black college students to bearded white retirees.

Nov 14, 2014
Nov 14, 2014

St. Louis-area schools will get notice of grand jury’s finding: letter

By Scott Malone

FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) – A suburban St. Louis school district told parents that it expects to receive at least three hours’ notice from prosecutors when a grand jury decides whether to charge a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen in Ferguson, Missouri.

Officials and residents around Ferguson, which was torn by weeks of sometimes violent protests following the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown, 18, were braced on Friday for a report from the grand jury, which has been meeting for weeks and is expected to decide before the month’s end whether to charge officer Darren Wilson.

Nov 14, 2014

Grand jury testimony in black Missouri teen’s slaying nearly done: attorney

By Scott Malone

CLAYTON Mo. (Reuters) – The grand jury decision on whether to indict a white Missouri police officer for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager is nearing, a lawyer for the family said on Thursday, calling for calm in a situation that has put police and residents on edge.

A pathologist hired by the family of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old shot dead in August in Ferguson, Missouri, testified before the grand jury on Thursday and will likely be one of the final witnesses before a decision is made on whether to indict Darren Wilson, attorney Anthony Gray said.

Nov 13, 2014
Nov 13, 2014

Family of slain Missouri teenager plea for peaceful protests

By Scott Malone

CLAYTON Mo. (Reuters) – The family of the unarmed black teen shot dead by a Missouri police officer in August pleaded on Thursday for peaceful protests and a measured police response after a grand jury decides whether or not to indict the white officer involved in the shooting.

A grand jury, meeting in private under standard U.S. procedures, was expected to reach a decision this month on whether to indict Darren Wilson, the officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

Nov 13, 2014
Nov 13, 2014

Attorneys for slain black Missouri teen to speak on Thursday

By Scott Malone

FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) – Lawyers for the unarmed black teen shot dead by a Missouri police officer on Thursday planned to discuss a private autopsy the teen’s family commissioned, as the pathologist who performed it testifies before a grand jury.

A grand jury, meeting in private under standard U.S. procedures, was expected to reach a decision this month on whether to indict Darren Wilson, the white officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson in August.

    • About Scott

      "Scott Malone is the Boston-based editor in charge for general news overseeing the northeastern United States, where he covers everything from politics to storms to the weird and wonderful of New England. Scott has interviewed newsmakers ranging from Macky Sall, the president of Senegal, to chart-topping rockers Aerosmith. His reporting has taken him from storm-swept New Orleans to the weather observatory atop Mount Washington in New Hampshire."
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