Hospital patient who refused COVID vaccine is denied heart transplant
People need to have a choice!”D.J.’s mother, Tracey Ferguson, insists that her son isn’t against vaccinations, noting he’s had other immunizations in the past. is an informed patient,” Tracey Ferguson said in a brief interview at her home in Mendon, about 30 miles southwest of Boston. In Colorado last year, a woman suffering from late-stage kidney disease said she was denied a transplant by her hospital because she was unvaccinated. “Our goal is to preserve patient survival and good outcomes post-transplant.”This undated photo provided by Tracey Ferguson shows her son D.J. “It’s devastating,” Tracey Ferguson said.mlive.com
Eric Ferguson ‘stepping away’ from The Mix morning show, vows to defend himself from allegations of inappropriate behavior
Chicago radio host Eric Ferguson said Friday he is stepping away from the popular morning program he has helmed at WTMX-FM for 25 years following allegations of inappropriate behavior by female former colleagues.chicagotribune.com
Former Eric Ferguson co-host Melissa McGurren breaks silence, alleges ‘unbearable’ work conditions at WTMX radio
In complaints made public Tuesday in court filings, former WTMX co-host Melissa McGurren alleged Eric Ferguson subjected her to an “unbearable hostile work environment” and the management did nothing about it for years.chicagotribune.com
Ida-linked deaths climb to 6, with hundreds of thousands still without power
More than 985,000 electric customers across Louisiana woke up Wednesday in the dark again, with complete power restoration potentially weeks away. More than 768,000 of those outages were from Entergy, the state’s largest power provider.washingtonpost.com
City’s inspector general finds Chicago Police Department struggles to keep Black candidates in hiring process
The Chicago Police Department has struggled to hire an adequate number of Black applicants to reflect the racial makeup of the city, Chicago’s government watchdog said in a report on Thursday.chicagotribune.com
Chicago would create public database of closed complaints against cops under City Council proposal Lightfoot said she opposes
A joint City Council committee debated an ordinance on Friday that would mandate an online database of closed complaints against Chicago police officers dating back almost 30 years, a plan Mayor Lori Lightfoot has said she opposes.chicagotribune.com
Man pleads guilty to possessing two dozen illegal guns sold out of his popular Chicago food truck
Ferguson has also pleaded guilty in a separate case alleging he and his son along with another associate tried to intimidate a witness against him after the drug and gun charges were unveiled in 2018. Prosecutors said that the day Ferguson was released on bond, he visited the victim, a former business partner, at his suburban warehouse and urged him to ignore a grand jury subpoena.chicagotribune.com
Chicago police showed ‘confusion and lack of coordination’ that endangered protesters, officers last May, city watchdog concludes in scathing report
Officers are required to turn on body cameras during arrests and other confrontations, but department leaders acknowledged that the cameras often weren’t rolling, Ferguson wrote. His office said that less than 1/5 of arrest reports indicated there was bodycam footage of the arrest. Only 43% of uses of force were caught on bodycams, the report states. Many officers weren’t properly equipped after reporting to locations other than the districts, where the cameras are kept, Ferguson wrote.chicagotribune.com
New app aims to help drivers safely navigate traffic stops
As this country has seen numerous times, traffic stops can often lead to scary interactions between law enforcement and citizens -- especially for minorities. Legal Equalizer is an app designed to help keep citizens safe during a traffic stop by by recording the stop and connecting users to help in real time. "The way the app works is when you log in, it’s going to ask you for access to your contacts -- please say yes. “We also have (information on) what to do during police encounters and immigration encounters,” Njaie said. Njaie says he has spoken with several police departments who have shown approval of the app, saying it’s a way to hold everyone accountable.
At least five officers, including a commander, face suspension after probe of former police boss Eddie Johnson’s conduct
Ferguson opened the investigation into Johnson’s conduct shortly after he was found asleep at the wheel at 34th Place and Aberdeen Street in the Bridgeport neighborhood on the night of Oct. 16, 2019. Johnson publicly blamed the incident on his failure to take blood pressure medication but privately told Mayor Lori Lightfoot he had “a couple of drinks” with dinner that evening, which she disclosed in an interview with the Sun-Times.chicagotribune.com
"The Power of August"
"The Power of August" "The Power of August" looks back at transformational moments in American civil rights history that happened in the month of August. Anchored by Maurice DuBois, "The Power of August" is comprised of four acts, each told in eight minutes and 46 seconds — the approximate duration of time a Minneapolis police officer had his knee on George Floyd's neck. Each act explores stories of powerful and historic August events, beginning with Emmett Till's murder, then the March on Washington, Ferguson and the power of the vote in 2020.cbsnews.com
Bush latest Ferguson protester with political success
2019, file photo, Rep. William Lacy Clay, right, D-Mo., speaks with St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson after a news conference in St. Louis. Come January, shell almost certainly be representing the St. Louis suburb in Congress, making her the most prominent of many Ferguson protesters who have turned to politics. The district that covers St. Louis and north St. Louis County is overwhelmingly Democratic, and Bush is heavily favored in November against her little-known Republican challenger, Anthony Rogers. He was replaced by another Ferguson activist, Rasheen Aldridge, who is just 26. Zaki Baruti, another leading Ferguson activist, said he recognized Bush's potential during the protests and helped convince her to run for U.S. Senate in 2016.
Ex-Justice Department lawyer will lead Elijah McClain probe
Jonathan Smith, the executive director of the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, will lead the three-person panel reviewing policing policies at issue in the death of Elijah McClain, Sentinel Colorado reported Tuesday. Three officers stopped McClain as he walked down an Aurora street on Aug, 23, 2019 after a 911 caller reported him as suspicious. The Justice Department division is responsible for investigations of civil rights violations by law enforcement, juvenile justice and mental health and disability agencies. Last year, the local district attorney said he could not file charges against the officers because a pathologist could not determine whether the officers' actions caused McClain's death. Federal authorities recently revealed they have been researching since last year into whether they should launch a civil rights investigation into McClains death.
16-year-old shot in Detroit by unknown shooter
DETROIT A 16-year-old was shot in the area of Fenkell and Ferguson at 11:30 p.m. Thursday, Detroit police say. The victim was in the passenger seat of a vehicle when someone fired shots striking him. He is in stable condition. The shooter is unknown. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.
Ferguson swears in city's first African-American police chief
This past week, Delrish Moss was sworn in as the first African-American police chief of Ferguson, Missouri. He's taking over nearly two years after a white Ferguson officer killed an unarmed teenager, setting off protests nationwide. Jeff Pegues has more.cbsnews.com
Ben Carson on Michael Brown, Black Lives Matter
GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson is surging in the polls. The neurosurgeon visited Ferguson, Missouri, and talked to CBS News chief White House correspondent Major Garrett about the death of Michael Brown and the Black Lives Matter movement.cbsnews.com
Police shoot man who opens fire near Ferguson protests
A protester has critical injuries after a police-involved shooting in Ferguson, Missouri. Gunfire rang out just before midnight, and dozens of shots were fired. Four officers struck the one man after he opened fire on their unmarked police van. The violence happened after a day of peaceful rallies in Ferguson where many gathered to mark the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown's death. Don Champion reports from Ferguson.cbsnews.com
Michael Brown shooting anniversary remembered in Ferguson
One year ago, Michael Brown was killed during a confrontation with Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson. The shooting sparked riots across the U.S. and put police procedures under scrutiny. Don Champion is in Ferguson where hundreds came out to remember Michael Brown.cbsnews.com
The death of Michael Brown: What’s changed one year after Ferguson?
President of NAACP Cornell William Brooks believes there has been a “seismic shift” in the American attitude towards race relations and policing in this country, but there has there has not been adequate legislative action to back recent momentum.cbsnews.com
Open: This is Face the Nation, August 9
The latest on the 2016 presidential campaign, the first Republican debate, and Ferguson one year later, with business mogul Donald Trump, GOP candidate Carly Fiorina, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, Dr. Ben Carson, NAACP Cornell William Brooks, and others.cbsnews.com
Ferguson's new police chief works to reform department
As the new interim police chief in Ferguson, Missouri, Andre Anderson knows the town is still recovering from the shooting death of Michael Brown. CBS News correspondent Michelle Miller met up with Anderson to see how he's working to help fix the department and heal the community.cbsnews.com
Fixing Ferguson Lawyers from the US Justice Department will head to Ferguson next week to start implementing reforms after a report found widespread racial bias in the police department and courts. CBS News Justice Department Reporter, Paula Reid, spoke to Vanita Gupta, acting head of the Civil Rights division at the Department of Justice in her first on-camera interview.cbsnews.com
Ferguson shooting suspect claims he was not targeting officers
Ferguson shooting suspect claims he was not targeting officers Missouri police are holding a man who they say confessed to shooting two police officers in Ferguson. While Jeffrey Williams says police were not his target, he's being called a "demonstrator" by the prosecution. Activists worry that police tying him and his arrest to their movement could complicate their mission of non-violence. Dean Reynolds reports.cbsnews.com
3/15: Suspect arrested in shooting of 2 officers in Ferguson; Student makes big bucks from old basketball shoes
3/15: Suspect arrested in shooting of 2 officers in Ferguson; Student makes big bucks from old basketball shoes Missouri officials say they have a suspect in custody after two officers were shot earlier this week in Ferguson during a protest. Authorities say videos and tips from witnesses helped them identify 20-year-old Jeffrey Williams; and, success often comes by thinking outside of the box. Chase Reed, a 17-year-old high school student, has gained a foothold in the business of used basketball sneakers.cbsnews.com
Ferguson on edge as hunt for gunmen continues
Ferguson on edge as hunt for gunmen continues In Ferguson, Missouri, the manhunt continues for whoever shot and wounded two police officers during a protest. Police say they're following up on more than a dozen tips and have asked the community for help. Craig Boswell reports from Ferguson with the latest.cbsnews.com