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A Persistent Case in Ferguson Raises Doubts About Reform

A Persistent Case in Ferguson Raises Doubts About Reform

A pickup basketball game at a park in Ferguson, Mo., where Fred Watson was arrested while sitting in his car. He is due in court on Tuesday.
Ferguson Drops Charges Against Man Cited in Justice Dept. Report

Ferguson Drops Charges Against Man Cited in Justice Dept. Report

Fred Watson last month in the Ferguson, Mo., park where he was charged with a host of minor offenses five years ago.
Former St. Louis Officer, Jason Stockley, Acquitted in Shooting of Black Driver

Former St. Louis Officer, Jason Stockley, Acquitted in Shooting of Black Driver

Demonstrators marched in St. Louis after Jason Stockley, a former St. Louis police officer, was found not guilty in the shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith.
Op-Ed Contributor: Sessions Says to Courts: Go Ahead, Jail People Because They’re Poor

Op-Ed Contributor: Sessions Says to Courts: Go Ahead, Jail People Because They’re Poor

Attorney General Jeff Sessions last week abandoned the Justice Department’s effort to end debtors’ prisons.
Exclusive: Lezley McSpadden on Why She’s Considering a Run for Ferguson, Mo., City Council

Exclusive: Lezley McSpadden on Why She’s Considering a Run for Ferguson, Mo., City Council

On April 23, something unexpected happened to me. I woke up that morning to fly to Boston for a screening and panel discussion about my new documentary, Stranger Fruit, at Harvard’s prestigious
Starbucks, at the Intersection of Race and Class in America

Starbucks, at the Intersection of Race and Class in America

Carolyn Gwydir, left, sat outside the Starbucks in the Delmar Loop area of St. Louis on Saturday with her two children. Ms. Gwydir said the coffee shop had served as a meeting point for her family,
Can a Criminal Justice Advocate Unseat Ferguson’s Lead Prosecutor? Wesley Bell Will Try

Can a Criminal Justice Advocate Unseat Ferguson’s Lead Prosecutor? Wesley Bell Will Try

Wesley Bell, a Ferguson councilman, is challenging the longtime St. Louis County prosecutor, Bob McCulloch, who was criticized for his handling of the Michael Brown shooting.
Can a Criminal Justice Advocate Unseat Ferguson’s Lead Prosecutor? Wesley Bell Will Try

Can a Criminal Justice Advocate Unseat Ferguson’s Lead Prosecutor? Wesley Bell Will Try

Wesley Bell, a Ferguson councilman, is challenging the longtime St. Louis County prosecutor, Bob McCulloch, who was criticized for his handling of the Michael Brown shooting.
Wesley Bell, Ferguson Councilman, Unseats St. Louis County Prosecutor

Wesley Bell, Ferguson Councilman, Unseats St. Louis County Prosecutor

Wesley Bell, a Ferguson City Council member, at his campaign office in St. Ann, Mo., this month. Mr. Bell unseated Robert P. McCulloch, the St. Louis County prosecutor who oversaw the investigation
Wesley Bell, Ferguson Councilman, Unseats St. Louis County Prosecutor

Wesley Bell, Ferguson Councilman, Unseats St. Louis County Prosecutor

Wesley Bell, a Ferguson City Council member, at his campaign office in St. Ann, Mo., this month. Mr. Bell unseated Robert P. McCulloch, the St. Louis County prosecutor who oversaw the investigation
In Ferguson, a New Prosecutor ‘Gives Us Hope’ 4 Years After Shooting

In Ferguson, a New Prosecutor ‘Gives Us Hope’ 4 Years After Shooting

Wesley Bell, a lawyer and the son of a police officer, developed a national profile as a criminal justice reformer in the wake of the Michael Brown shooting and unrest in Ferguson, Mo. On Tuesday, he
In Ferguson, a New Prosecutor ‘Gives Us Hope’ 4 Years After Shooting

In Ferguson, a New Prosecutor ‘Gives Us Hope’ 4 Years After Shooting

Wesley Bell, a lawyer and the son of a police officer, developed a national profile as a criminal justice reformer in the wake of the Michael Brown shooting and unrest in Ferguson, Mo. On Tuesday, he
Jeff Sessions Limited Consent Decrees. What About the Police Departments Already Under Reform?

Jeff Sessions Limited Consent Decrees. What About the Police Departments Already Under Reform?

Demonstrations in 2015 to observe the anniversary of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Mo. Police reforms are now underway in the city, a suburb of St. Louis.
Who Will Now Police the Police?

Who Will Now Police the Police?

Jeff Sessions, while President Trump's attorney general, imposed policies that impeded reforms of local police departments.