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Baltimore and the New Civil Rights Movement: Learning the Lessons of Ferguson

Posted by Timothy McBride on Friday, May 1, 2015, In : Ferguson 

Today marks another milestone in what we here in St. Louis have been calling the “new Civil Rights Movement.”  Here, for those of us who lived through the tumultuous events surrounding the tragic death of Michael Brown, we feel that this event last summer sparked a new, urgent emphasis on the underlying issues brought up by that tragic event, and everything that followed.

The Baltimore City Attorney’s decision today to charge all six officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray, afte...


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Why all Civil Libertarians should agree on the Garner and Brown cases

Posted by Timothy McBride on Thursday, December 4, 2014, In : Ferguson 

There has been, to a great extent, a partisan divide over the Michael Brown case, and Ferguson issue.  I don’t think there should be, but sadly, that is the world we seem to be in these days.

But today, as we heard about the sad results from the Eric Garner case, and one more incident where officers’ actions led to the death of an African-American man, I heard reaction to Garner's case on a so-called "right-wing" station. I was struck by the comments, and it led me to these thoughts, which...


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Timothy McBride Timothy D. McBride, Ph.D. is a Professor at the Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis. Here you can find musings on health policy and other issues. Opinions are mine and not those of my employer. Contact: mcbridetd@gmail.com