Jason Rosenbaum http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Ferguson's Mayor Faces The Heat As Forum Dissects City's Divisions http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/fergusons-mayor-faces-heat-forum-dissects-citys-divisions <p></p><p>A forum Thursday evening peering into Ferguson’s longstanding tensions as well as the St. Louis region’s racial divisions became angry and heated, with most of a crowd’s ire directed at the town’s mayor.</p><p>Audience members expressed searing criticism of Ferguson’s governance and leadership, both of which have come under fire since one of the Ferguson's police officers shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown.</p><p></p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 03:50:18 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 39277 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ferguson's Mayor Faces The Heat As Forum Dissects City's Divisions Who's In Charge Here? For Ferguson And St. Louis County Police, Not Elected Officials http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/whos-charge-here-ferguson-and-st-louis-county-police-not-elected-officials <p></p><p>Michael Brown’s death at the hands of a Ferguson police officer brought about an intense examination of the conduct, racial composition and “militarization” of local police departments.</p><p>But one topic that hasn’t been talked about that much is how elected representatives exert fairly little direct control over the region’s law enforcement agencies.</p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:05:52 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 39231 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Who's In Charge Here? For Ferguson And St. Louis County Police, Not Elected Officials Politically Speaking: Councilwoman Erby Recounts Ferguson Turmoil, Council Battles http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-councilwoman-erby-recounts-ferguson-turmoil-council-battles <p>On this week's episode of Politically Speaking, St. Louis Public Radio's Chris McDaniel, Jo Mannies&nbsp;and Jason Rosenbaum welcome St. Louis County Councilwoman Hazel Erby to the show. &nbsp;</p><p>The University City Democrat recently won re-election to the council's 1st District, which encompasses 38 municipalities. Erby's district includes Ferguson, the scene of more than two weeks of turmoil, unrest and international media attention</p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:38:06 +0000 Chris McDaniel, Jason Rosenbaum & Jo Mannies 39242 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: Councilwoman Erby Recounts Ferguson Turmoil, Council Battles St. Louis County Council Approves Up To $1 Million To Help Ferguson Residents http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-county-council-approves-1-million-help-ferguson-residents <p>The St. Louis County Council authorized up to $1 million to be spent to help Ferguson residents pay for expenses incurred during nearly two weeks of unrest. &nbsp;</p><p>Without opposition, the council authorized the county to spend up to $1 million to help Ferguson residents who felt the impact of riots and looting. For more than two weeks, the city was under almost constant turmoil after Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown earlier this month.</p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 01:51:00 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 39219 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis County Council Approves Up To $1 Million To Help Ferguson Residents Attorneys Ask Ferguson's Mayor To Commute Non-Violent Ordinance Offenses http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/attorneys-ask-fergusons-mayor-commute-non-violent-ordinance-offenses <p>A group of attorneys is asking Ferguson’s mayor to “wipe the slate clean” and grant clemency to certain people who broke the city ordinances, such as speeding or getting a parking ticket. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:06:01 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 39210 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Attorneys Ask Ferguson's Mayor To Commute Non-Violent Ordinance Offenses At Michael Brown's Funeral, Celebration Of His Life and Calls For Change http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/michael-browns-funeral-celebration-his-life-and-calls-change <p>Michael Brown's funeral Monday combined remembrances of the young man and calls for justice.</p><p>"Michael Brown doesn't want to be remembered for a riot," the Rev. Al Sharpton said. "He wants to be remembered as the one who made America deal with how we police in the United States."</p><p></p> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 19:04:02 +0000 Bill Raack, Stephanie Lecci & Jason Rosenbaum 39177 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org At Michael Brown's Funeral, Celebration Of His Life and Calls For Change An 11-Year-Old Provides Words Of Wisdom About Ferguson's Underlying Problems http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/11-year-old-provides-words-wisdom-about-fergusons-underlying-problems <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The turmoil in Ferguson drew the attention of some powerful people. Everybody from state legislators to the President of the United States spoke out about Michael Brown’s death and its aftermath.</span></p><p>While Marquis Govan doesn’t have a fancy title, the 11-year-old has some poignant ideas about the conflict. The University City resident has a ravenous interest in politics – and plenty to say about what’s going on in Ferguson.</p><p></p> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:54:58 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 39114 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org An 11-Year-Old Provides Words Of Wisdom About Ferguson's Underlying Problems Politically Speaking: Bob Onder On His Legislative Comeback http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-bob-onder-his-legislative-comeback <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">St. Louis Public Radio reporters Chris McDaniel, Jason Rosenbaum and Jo Mannies welcomed future state Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake St. Louis, to the Politically Speaking podcast.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:35:23 +0000 Chris McDaniel, Jo Mannies & Jason Rosenbaum 39076 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: Bob Onder On His Legislative Comeback Ferguson's Struggles Attract Out-Of-Towners To Protest Without Violence http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/fergusons-struggles-attract-out-towners-protest-without-violence <p>On a sweltering Tuesday outside the Ferguson Police Station, a dedicated group of protestors blessed a late lunch of water, fruit and fried chicken to fuel their demonstration.</p><p>This is one of the central hubs where people have demonstrated after a Ferguson police officer shot and killed Michael Brown. Most of the protestors have come from the St. Louis area. But on this day, they’re getting a little help from Kevin, Vicky and Jay Mattson. The Athens, Ohio, family made a detour from unrelated travels to get to Ferguson.</p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:58:46 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 39042 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ferguson's Struggles Attract Out-Of-Towners To Protest Without Violence If Not For Head Wound, Brown Might Have Survived, Concludes Private Autopsy http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/if-not-head-wound-brown-might-have-survived-concludes-private-autopsy <p></p><p>A private autopsy requested by Michael Brown’s family is providing some insight into how the 18-year-old died.</p><p>The examination found that Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson shot Brown six times, including twice in the head. It found that a shot to the top of the head was likely the one that proved to be fatal.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The autopsy also showed that the bullets hit Brown from the front. No gunpowder residue was found on Brown's body, which suggested Wilson didn’t shoot him at close range, although his clothes were not examined.</span></p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:39:22 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 38988 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org If Not For Head Wound, Brown Might Have Survived, Concludes Private Autopsy