BREAKING: The Department of Justice announced Wednesday that it will sue the City of Ferguson to force policing reform.

The federal government filed a 56-page civil lawsuit Wednesday against the City of Ferguson, Mo. alleging that the city’s police and court system violate residents’ civil rights, according to a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

The suit — a contentious next-step in what has been a months-long negotiation process over potential reforms between federal and city officials — says these “ongoing and pervasive” violations come from the city’s use of law enforcement to generate revenue, echoing the findings of the Justice Department’s investigation into the city in 2014. (ARTICLE)

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Last Night in Ferguson (8.11.15): Shit continues to be fucked up. The police continue to outright assault protesters and make indiscriminate arrests. A year later, the police are also no better at de-escalating tensions. And then, the Oath Keepers showed up… who the fuck and why?! Overall, nearly 150 protesters were arrested yesterday in Ferguson/St Louis. #staywoke #farfromover

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Save Our Kids (8/11/15): Meet Andre. Andre is a 15-year old teen who was killed this past Sunday by Indianapolis police, on the one-year anniversary of teenager Michael Brown’s murder at the hands of killer cop Darren Wilson. Like Mike, police are eager to make sure you believe that Andre was responsible for his own death, even if it means changing their own story. Originally, police claimed that Andre stole a car, and while trying to apprehend him, Green fired a gun at them. When that story didn’t hold water, they claimed that Andre tried to use the car as a weapon to hit them (similar to the lie Jessie Hernandez’s killer tried to used to justify her death). No video seems to have been taken. Andre is the youngest person to be killed by US police since Tamir Rice last November. #staywoke #farfromover