Rachel Lippmann

Lippmann returned to her native St. Louis after spending two years covering state government in Lansing, Michigan. She earned her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and followed (though not directly) in Maria Altman's footsteps in Springfield, also earning her graduate degree in public affairs reporting. She's also done reporting stints in Detroit, Michigan and Austin, Texas. Rachel likes to fill her free time with good books, good friends, good food, and good baseball.

State News
5:43 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Public Release Of Evidence Provides Some Clarity In Michael Brown Shooting

St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch announces that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will not face charges for the death of Michael Brown

Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 7:43 pm

After St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch announced Monday that a grand jury had decided not to charge Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson with a crime in the August death of Michael Brown, he carried out his promise to release thousands of pages of grand jury testimony and evidence.  

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State News
5:49 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Local Leaders Respond To Grand Jury's Non-Indictment

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon speaks Monday at a news conference before the grand jury announcement.

Originally published on Tue November 25, 2014 3:18 pm

Within minutes after St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced that the grand jury did not recommend that Darren Wilson face indictment for the shooting death of Michael Brown, reactions from area politicians came quickly. 

Before and after the grand jury’s decision was made public, area officials made clear Monday night that they understood the stakes.

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NPR Story
8:34 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Grand Jury Declines To Charge Darren Wilson In The Death Of Michael Brown

St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch announces that the grand jury declined to indict Darren Wilson on any of five counts that were presented to it.

Originally published on Tue November 25, 2014 4:04 pm

A grand jury in St. Louis County has decided not to charge Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson with a crime for the Aug. 9 death of Michael Brown, an unarmed, 18-year-old black man.

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State News
4:12 am
Fri August 15, 2014

On Fifth Night of Protests, Calm Settles Over Ferguson

Mo. State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson joins a march of youth and pastors to a looted QuikTrip in Ferguson on August 14, 2014.

Originally published on Fri August 15, 2014 4:49 pm

The sound of honking horns became a symbol Thursday night along West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson.

It was the first night since Saturday -- the day Michael Brown was shot to death by a Ferguson police officer -- that traffic had been allowed to move freely along one of the main commercial strips in Ferguson. There was no line of police in riot gear and armored vehicles facing off against a crowd. The few officers spotted were in regular uniforms. The atmosphere felt more like a party than a protest.

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State News
5:34 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Protestors asked for suggestions to reduce tensions

Credit Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio

Activists who work in north St. Louis County used the fourth day of protests over the shooting of an unarmed teenager to try and channel some of the anger into productive conversations. 

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State News
5:04 am
Mon August 11, 2014

Peaceful Protest Against Police Brutality Turns Into Night Of Violence

A memorial at the site where Michael Brown was shot on August 9th.

Originally published on Mon August 11, 2014 5:42 pm

Updated at 7 a.m. Monday
 
The situation in Ferguson has settled down following a night of destruction.
 
There is no more systematic looting, but small groups are still casing stores, according to St.
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