Protests of the Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Continued Across the Country Over the Holiday Weekend
Today marks a full week of national pop-up demonstrations protesting the Ferguson grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson, the officer responsible for the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.
On Saturday, Wilson resigned from the Ferguson Police Department, citing "credible threats" he could bring to his colleagues and to the department. The chief of police said Wilson will not receive a severance package or pension. The same evening, organizers on the ground in Ferguson issued the latest draft of their action plan, which included the�appointment of a special prosecutor in all cases of deadly force. The demands also reiterated calls for the immediate charge and arrest of Darren Wilson, and the implementation of state and federal law that establishes a clear standard operating procedure when an officer is implicated in a deadly-force situation.
Media Resources: Feminist Newswire 11/24/14, 11/26/14; Youngist.com, Open Letter From #StopTheParade 11/27/14; TheWrap.com 11/26/14; Forbes.com, 11/29/14; Huffington Post 11/21/11; KSDK-TV 11/28/14, 11/30/14; New York Times 12/1/14; NBC News 11/30/14; Scribd, FergusonAction.com & TheDemands.org 11/29/14; USA Today 12/1/14; Missouri Business Filings 8/16/14; Internet Archive, "Support Officer Darren Wilson" GoFundMe Page 8/27/14; Backstoppers, Inc; Washington Post 12/1/14; St. Louis American 9/23/14
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Emphasizing her party's commitment to maintaining Taiwan's independence from China, Tsai won over young voters eager to usher in a political changing of the guard following some 70 years of dominance by the pro-Chinese unification party, the Kuomintang (KMT), chaired by presidential opponent Eric Chu. . . .