AIR DATE: Monday, November 24, 2014
President Obama on Ferguson Grand Jury Decision (9 min.)
President Obama delivered a statement from the White House after a grand jury in St. Louis decided it didn’t have enough evidence to press charges against Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Missouri, police officer who killed an unarmed teenager this summer.
KEYWORDS: Rule of Law, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Ferguson, Police, Grand Jury

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C-SPAN is excited to announce the launch of this year’s StudentCam competition. Now in its eleventh year, this national contest invites all middle school students (grades 6-8) and high school students (grades 9-12) to create a 5-7 minute documentary, based on the theme:
 

“The Three Branches & You"
Tell a story that demonstrates how a policy, law, or action by either the executive, legislative, or judicial branch has affected you or your community.”
 

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