Kerry Picket

Kerry Picket

Obama to Host Meetings with Civil Rights Leaders on Ferguson

President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet on Monday with Vice President Joe Biden, his Cabinet, civil rights leaders, and law enforcement officials among others, to discuss the the civil unrest that happened in Ferguson, Missouri.  Riots were set off

Obama to Host Meetings with Civil Rights Leaders on Ferguson

44 People Arrested During Another Night of Protests in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Missouri–St. Louis law enforcement is confirming the arrest of 44 individuals on Tuesday night during a second evening of post-grand jury verdict protests in Ferguson.  Although the violence in the Ferguson area was not as intense as Monday night,

44 People Arrested During Another Night of Protests in Ferguson

Reporters Attacked, Robbed at Gunpoint in Ferguson

Four freelance reporters were robbed at gunpoint on Tuesday night around 8 p.m., when they attempted to shoot video at the Canfield Drive memorial, a street off of West Florissant Avenue, the Daily Riverfront Times reports. Emily Molli, a freelancer

Reporters Attacked, Robbed at Gunpoint in Ferguson

Most Businesses Destroyed in Ferguson Minority Owned

FERGUSON, Missouri—-KMOV-TV reports that the majority of stores that were damaged or completely destroyed during Monday night’s violent riots in Ferguson were minority owned. Fire Departments around the St. Louis County Area put out 25 structural fires caused by vandals

Most Businesses Destroyed in Ferguson Minority Owned

MO Governor Jay Nixon Denies Obama Admin Pressured Him Over National Guard

FERGUSON, Missouri–Missouri Governor Jay Nixon called Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder’s charge against him, relating to National Guard deployment in Ferguson on Monday, “absurd.”  Kinder told KTRS on Tuesday morning that he wants to know if the Obama administration, particularly the

MO Governor Jay Nixon Denies Obama Admin Pressured Him Over National Guard

St. Louis Police: Automatic Rounds Fired in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Missouri–Gunfire was first heard by Breitbart News and other media outlets at around 10 PM CST in front of the Ferguson Police Department where angry protesters gathered after news was disclosed that Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson would not

St. Louis Police: Automatic Rounds Fired in Ferguson

Ferguson Protesters Face Criminal Element in St. Louis

Missouri state Senator Jamilah Nasheed faced a gunman demanding her car in the city of St. Louis just after midnight on Saturday, Fox 2 now first reported. Nasheed tweeted that a gun was pointed at her when she exited her

Ferguson Protesters Face Criminal Element in St. Louis

Official: St. Louis Cops Have Received ‘Sensitivity Training’

Missouri Director of Public Safety Dan Isom told reporters on Friday afternoon that part of local law enforcement’s instruction during the past 100 days was sensitivity training. The information was revealed at a St. Louis Mayor presser discussing how law

Official: St. Louis Cops Have Received ‘Sensitivity Training’

CNN Grills Ferguson Protester Who Shouted Down Reporter

Bassem Masri, a protester in Ferguson, Missouri known for live streaming demonstrations in the area, was questioned by CNN’s Brian Stetler on Sunday about his confrontational tactics with not only media outlets like CNN but also law enforcement. Masri and

CNN Grills Ferguson Protester Who Shouted Down Reporter

Organizers Train Newly Minted Protesters in St. Louis

Protesters anxiously awaiting the St. Louis grand jury decision relating to the shooting death of 18-year-old Mike Brown have been training activists all weekend in preparation for the day the grand jury makes an announcement about whether to indict Ferguson

Organizers Train Newly Minted Protesters in St. Louis

St. Louis Mayor Says National Guard Will Not Be On 'Front Lines'

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay reacted to Governor Jay Nixon’s declaration through an executive order that the National Guard would be activated for the next 30 days. Slay stressed to reporters at a press conference on Monday that the guard

St. Louis Mayor Says National Guard Will Not Be On 'Front Lines'

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon Declares State of Emergency

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency in his state on Monday. The order was posted as St. Louis residents wait anxiously on the decision of the county’s grand jury as to whether or

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon Declares State of Emergency

GOP Promises Cassidy Seat on Energy Committee

Senate Republicans just put a hole in a campaign claim of Senator Mary Landrieu (D – LA), who has been saying that her Republican opponent, Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), will not be able to get onto the chamber’s energy committee

GOP Promises Cassidy Seat on Energy Committee

NYC Bar Calls NYPD on African American Leaders

A group of political activists demanding to speak to the president of the New York City Bar Association about the organization’s refusal to dismiss attorney Andrew Barovick as chair of the bar’s medical malpractice committee were turned away by the

NYC Bar Calls NYPD on African American Leaders

Police ID Michael Brown's Mother as Alleged Robbery Attacker

The Smoking Gun website posted a police report describing a brawl among members of Michael Brown’s family regarding the sale of commemorative t-shirts.  Mike Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson back in August, sparking violent

Police ID Michael Brown's Mother as Alleged Robbery Attacker

David Perdue Wins GA Senate Seat

ATLANTA, Georgia–Georgia businessman Republican David Perdue won his senate race against Democrat Michelle Nunn on Tuesday night and also broke 50 percent, so the GOP’er will not be forced to compete in a January runoff. Perdue took 55 percent of

David Perdue Wins GA Senate Seat

Posters Mocking Jerry Brown: 'If It's Brown Flush It Down'

Politics can be dirty, but also funny. For example, see some guerrilla political street art in California. Poster art making fun of Governor Jerry Brown appeared in Los Angeles on utility boxes and cables near Paramount Studios, the Hollywood Bowl,

Posters Mocking Jerry Brown: 'If It's Brown Flush It Down'