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    Quality Policing Initiative  
    The killings of Mike Brown, Kajieme Powell, Vonderrit Myers and others are not the result of abnormal incidents resulting in accidents, nor do these killings reflect “one bad apple” police officer. It is a manifestation of a system of policing that is unaccountable, out of control and acts from its worst impulses of racism and aggression. It sees black and brown citizens as individual targets and whole communities as collective threats.
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    Darren Wilson and the Status Quo
    By Jamala Rogers (Reprinted from the St. Louis American) In the 100-plus days since Mike Brown was gunned down by Darren Wilson, we have seen incredible incompetence and intractable racist behavior by the white power structure in the St. Louis metropolitan region.
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We Are Looking for New Fellows! Program Begins Aug. 24th

We Are Looking for New Fellows! Program Begins Aug. 24th

In the wake of Mike Brown’s murder, we have seen a number of young collectives and individuals emerge: Millennial Activists, Lost/Found Voices, Black Souljahs, Freedom Fighters, etc. And though these groups have been open to hearing and at times working with established organizations, they have also expressed an interest in maintaining their autonomy.

  • We Are Looking for New Fellows! Program Begins Aug. 24th

DOJ Faults Ferguson PD For Racial Profiling

DOJ Faults Ferguson PD For Racial Profiling

The Department of Justice will soon release a report which will lift the veil of the Ferguson Police Department’s legacy of racially biased policing. To truly change the way Ferguson police and officials interact with communities of color, we must raise the standards of ethics, accountability and transparency for those who wear police badges. No one is above the law, not even a recalcitrant and racially-biased police department who not only terrorized African Americans, but blatantly balanced its budget on the backs of a vulnerable community who had little recourse to protect themselves

  • DOJ Faults Ferguson PD For Racial Profiling

Quality Policing Initiative

Quality Policing Initiative

The killings of Mike Brown, Kajieme Powell, Vonderrit Myers and others are not the result of abnormal incidents resulting in accidents, nor do these killings reflect “one bad apple” police officer. It is a manifestation of a system of policing that is unaccountable, out of control and acts from its worst impulses of racism and aggression.

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Darren Wilson And the Status Quo

Darren Wilson And the Status Quo

In the 100-plus days since Mike Brown was gunned down by Darren Wilson, we have seen incredible incompetence and intractable racist behavior by the white power structure in the St. Louis metropolitan region. Every week since August 9 there have been acts of defiance and missed opportunities to show real leadership because of institutional racism.

  • Darren Wilson And the Status Quo

More than $15 in ‘15

More than $15 in ‘15

Today Mayor Slay introduced legislation to raise minimum wage in the city of St. Louis. If this bill is passed by the Board of Alderman and voted on by the majority of city residents, by 2020 the minimum wage will be $15. For us, raising the minimum wage is raising the quality of life for Black people and all people. 

  • More than $15 in ‘15

Board of Aldermen pass BB208 Civilian Oversight Board

On the last aldermanic session of 2014-2015, the Board of Aldermen voted 17-8-2 to pass BB 208 Civilian Oversight Board Bill. This city ordinance establishes a 7 member board composed of civilians that will have the authority to oversee internal affairs investigations of civilian complaints. The board would also be able to do its own investigations if it believes the Internal Affairs Division falls short, and it can make recommend changes to the police department's policies.

  • Board of Aldermen pass BB208 Civilian Oversight Board

Are You Ready For The Next Revolution?

Are You Ready For The Next Revolution?

Fifteen young activists successfully complete OBS's first round of the Next Revolution Fellowship Program, and gain invaluable skills for movement building.  

  • Are You Ready For The Next Revolution?

Activists Petition Circuit Court to Investigate and Remove Prosecuting Attorney in Darren Wilson Grand Jury

ST. LOUIS, MO — Following damning revelations from the grand jury investigation of former Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of unarmed teenager Mike Brown, a group of St. Louisans are asking a judge to appoint a special prosecutor that could oust Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch from office. Activists contend that McCulloch acted in bad faith during the proceedings and never intended to prosecute Darren Wilson.

  • Activists Petition Circuit Court to Investigate and Remove Prosecuting Attorney in Darren Wilson Grand Jury

OBS Meets With MO Black Caucus

OBS Meets With MO Black Caucus

Members of the Missouri Legislative Black Caucus met with activists from the Organization for Black Struggle on Friday, January 9 at Greater St. Marks Family Church in Ferguson. They discussed legislative strategy for the upcoming session and ways to incorporate the organization’s Quality Policing Initiative into legislation at the state, county and local levels.

  • OBS Meets With MO Black Caucus