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09.12.14 Rhett Jones

If you thought the story of Michael Brown, Ferguson, and the racist, militarized, out-of-control police was over, a new exhibition on the LES by the art collective Yams reminds you that it’s far from finished. While the intense 24/7 media coverage of Ferguson has receded, this week alone there were several arrests of protestors following an “insulting” proposal […]

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08.26.14 Sophie Weiner

The rap group G-Unit featuring 50 Cent, Young Buck and Kidd Kidd released a video for “Ahh Shit,” a scathing indictment of police brutality and violence against blacks. The video features footage of Eric Garner as he was put in a fatal chokehold by a police officer and Reverend Al Sharpton’s condemnation of the NYPD, as well […]

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08.24.14 Bucky Turco

A mural honoring Mike Brown, an unarmed black teenager shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri was painted on the side of a business in North St. Louis. The tribute was done by artist Joseph Albanese and commissioned by Signature Screenprinting according to the St. Louis Dispatch. It’s a “dedication to the Mike […]

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08.23.14 Aymann Ismail

Marcellus Buckley, 22, reads his poem, “The People vs The Police” on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson Friday evening. (Video: Aymann Ismail/ANIMALNewYork) […]

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08.22.14 Amy K. Nelson

Sam Boyd walked into Insite Media’s small Ferguson office on Wednesday afternoon and wanted a t-shirt made. Boyd, like so many others here, wanted something original that would encapsulate what Michael Brown’s death represents. He took a clipboard and filled out what would be on front of the shirt, then the back: “Hands up, Shoot […]

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08.21.14 Aymann Ismail

After a public uproar over the St. Louis County Police Department’s handling of the Michael Brown protests, Governor Jay Nixon put the Missouri State Highway Patrol in charge of security for the small town. Click through the gallery above for photos of officers from that unit and various other law enforcement agencies currently operating in […]

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Bucky Turco

Two white people showed up in Ferguson on Wednesday evening carrying signs in support of Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, angering some on what was an otherwise calm night. A crowd of protesters (and journalists) quickly formed around them and one young man lobbed a water bottle in their […]

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Sophie Weiner

Last night at around 7pm, protestors marched over the Brooklyn Bridge towards City Hall as a large Palestinian flag reading “Gaza. Boycott Divestment Sanctions” was unfurled from the Manhattan Bridge. The flag was removed by the NYPD approximately 30 minutes later. Reportedly 300 people attended the protest. The "no justice, no peace" chant has made it's […]

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08.19.14 Sophie Weiner

A recent demonstration in Philadelphia highlighted the divided views of the current crisis in Ferguson, MO for Americans of different backgrounds. Actor Keith Wallace and friends leveraged an iconic landmark and tourist destination – Robert Indiana’s LOVE sculpture – to force a public confrontation with uncomfortable realities of racism in America. ArtNet’s Ben Davis described the scene: For more […]

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Amy K. Nelson

On the day the National Guard arrived in Ferguson, police cracked down on anyone in the street. Cops arrested citizens and journalists, and commanded that anyone on the street keep walking, so people wouldn’t congregate. The curfew was gone, but by nightfall, the teargas returned and Ferguson was being forced back into the shadows. There […]

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