The Democrat eked out a slim victory of just 1,531 votes over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who said he wouldn’t ask for a recount in the state’s primary.
The city’s approval of the deal to overhaul its courts and police comes a month after the council voted not to accept it, which prompted the DOJ to sue the city.
The tornado was so massive and the damage so extensive that in some areas, plows had to push debris off the streets so emergency crews could reach survivors.
In a first, the six-member City Council in Ferguson, Mo., is now half white and half black. Voter turnout was reported at 30 percent in the majority-black community.
One officer was shot in the face and another in the shoulder; they aren’t expected to have any “remarkable long-term injuries,” says St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar.
Chief Thomas Jackson’s departure is effective March 19. He is the latest employee to resign or be fired in the wake of a Justice Department report that accused local police and courts of racial bias.
The Justice Department found that the department violated the Constitution with discriminatory policing practices. It found blacks disproportionately targeted by the police and the justice system.
President Obama has been meeting with civil rights leaders and other officials to discuss mistrust of police in communities of color. Obama is announcing a task force on “21st century policing.”
The Ferguson Public Library has become a refuge for community during a difficult time. In response, donations to the library have reached “several orders of magnitude” higher than ever.
About 25 people stood on the corner of C and 7th in downtown Anchorage on Wednesday evening holding signs reading “Black lives matter” and “His name was Michael Brown.”