Racial Tensions

DOJ Investigating Ferguson Police Dept for Civil Rights Violations

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. this week will launch a broad civil rights investigation into the Ferguson, Mo., Police Department, according to two federal law enforcement officials. The investigation, which could be announced as early as Thursday afternoon, will be conducted by the Justice Department’s civil rights division and follow a process similar to…

American Black on White Attacks Escalating

Police confirm the suspect arrested for a violent attack Thursday night on a young man in the Otterbein neighborhood near Federal Hill is now a suspect in a similar attack just one night earlier in the same area. Derek Valcourt talked to the father of the latest victim and has more on the attacks. Three…

Sharpton Screams Michael Brown’s Eulogy

Al Sharpton spared not his vocal cords as he delivered a crowd-roaring eulogy at Michael Brown’s funeral. Taking an opposite approach to the typically somber setting at a funeral, Sharpton prepared a flurry of rhetoric that whipped up the attendees, making the scene look more like a political rally. (Not that Sharpton would politicize such…

Marine Beaten in Racially Motivated Attack

On August 9, 2014, 18 year-old Mike Brown was shot dead by an injured police officer in Ferguson, Missouri after robbing a local convenience store. On Sunday, Ralph Weens IV, was beaten in West Point, Mississippi. Weens and his friend David Knighten were attacked outside a local restaurant by a black lynch mob. Weens was…

Two Women Beat 65-Year-Old Man

Danny Froschauer, a 65-year-old great grandfather, said he had already pulled up to a gas pump when he got an earful from the passengers of another vehicle laying claim to it. Froschauer told KNBC-TV in Los Angeles that women in the opposing vehicle approached him and yelled “get your car out of there!” But he…

Ferguson: Radical Protesters Increasing, Majority coming from out-of-state

FERGUSON, Mo. — On one corner of a battered stretch of West Florissant Avenue, the epicenter of ongoing protests, young men pull dark scarves up over their mouths and lob molotov cocktails at police from behind makeshift barricades built of bricks and wood planks. They call the gasoline-filled bottles “poor man’s bombs.” The young men…