No indictment in Michael Brown shooting

Protest, riots erupt across the country after grand jury chooses not to indict officer Darren Wilson By: Richard Meyer ~Copy Editor~ Police officer Darren Wilson was not indicted by a grand jury on Nov. 24 following a three-month trial that debated his role in the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in August 2014. The killing comes two years after the Trayvon Martin shooting in 2012, which began a national conversation on the issue of police brutality and racial profiling. The man accused in Martin’s shooting, George Zimmerman, was acquitted of all charges in June 2013. The 12 people sitting on … Continue reading No indictment in Michael Brown shooting

Ferguson: seeking solutions

Body cameras would help police, civilians On Aug. 9, Michael Brown was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson. Wilson was not charged with any crimes. Protests turned to riots in Ferguson, Mo., and those riots were met by a heavily militarized police force. On Nov. 24, a grand jury decided that there was not sufficient physical evidence to disprove Wilson’s plea of self-defense. The protests continued. Regardless of how you interpret the evidence, that was the grand jury’s decision. You may not agree with it, and honestly it doesn’t sit entirely right with me. At this point, nothing … Continue reading Ferguson: seeking solutions

News in Brief

By: Meredith Francis ~Campus News Editor~ Five killed in Jerusalem attacks Two Palestinians attacked a synagogue in Jersusalem on Nov. 18. The attackers used knives and axes to kill four rabbis that were praying in the synagogue and to injure six others. Another woman died of injuries later that day. Three of the rabbis had dual citizenship with the United States and the other with Britain. These killings come as tensions have risen in Jerusalem following conflicts between Palestinians and Israelis in recent months. Ferguson braces for potential unrest Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency ahead of … Continue reading News in Brief