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  • 'Let The Fire Burn' Playing At Real Art Ways

    'Let The Fire Burn' Playing At Real Art Ways
    Here's one small, disgusting detail from the aftermath of one of the most horrific incidents of government-instigated urban violence in modern American history: In May 1985, a little African-American boy runs from a building in flames in Philadelphia....
  • Calm comes to troubled Ferguson; protests dwindle in other cities

    Calm comes to troubled Ferguson; protests dwindle in other cities
    Tensions eased in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson on Thursday after two nights of violence and looting sparked by racially charged anger over a grand jury's decision not to charge a white police officer for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager....
  • 5 injured in separate Thanksgiving Day shootings

    5 injured in separate Thanksgiving Day shootings
    At least five people were injured in separate shootings on Thanksgiving day, police said Thursday. The most recent shooting happened about 9:40 p.m. in the West Garfield Park neighborhood on the city's West Side. A 50-year-old man was shot during an...
  • Racism: It's the law

    Smoke and fire, sirens blaring, horns honking, a sudden hail of bullets. This is what passes for the American dialogue on race and justice. It's hidden until it explodes. "By 10 p.m.," the Wall Street Journal informed us, "a St. Louis County Police...
  • For Ferguson demonstrators, Thanksgiving is a moment of respite

    For Ferguson demonstrators, Thanksgiving is a moment of respite
    The hungry crowd, eager to dig into the trays of fried turkey, collard greens and creamy tres leches cake, had traveled far for their Thanksgiving meal. Some were hundreds or thousands of miles from home, but inside a St. Louis-area church it seemed...
  • Tamir Rice video shows police fatally shooting 12-year-old

    The Cleveland Police Department on Wednesday released edited video footage of a shooting in which officers killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was brandishing a toy gun. In the short video, Tamir is seen walking along a sidewalk outside a Cleveland...
  • Ferguson testimony shows inconsistencies, unorthodox forensic practices

    Ferguson testimony shows inconsistencies, unorthodox forensic practices
    When Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson left the scene of the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, the officer returned to the police station unescorted, washed blood off his hands and placed his recently fired pistol into an evidence...
  • 6 hurt in separate city shootings

    6 hurt in separate city shootings
    At least six people were wounded in shootings in Chicago on Wednesday, including a man and a boy who were shot in separate attacks within about an hour and a mile apart in Lawndale, police said. In the most recent attack, a 26-year-old man was shot in a...
  • Video shows police shot 12-year-old Cleveland boy within 2 seconds

    Video shows police shot 12-year-old Cleveland boy within 2 seconds
    Cleveland officials on Wednesday released a video of the fatal police shooting of a 12-year-old boy that shows him pointing a pellet gun around a park before police arrive and shoot him within two seconds. The incident, which occurred Saturday as the...
  • Two Charged After Weekend Shooting In New Haven

    Two Charged After Weekend Shooting In New Haven
    NEW HAVEN — Two teens were arrested in connection with a shooting over the weekend on Orchard Street, police announced Wednesday. Officers responded to 43 Orchard Street about 9 p.m. on Saturday after getting reports of gunfire, police said. A 17-...
  • Two FBI agents shot at house near St. Louis, suspect dead

    Two FBI agents were shot and wounded at a house in north St. Louis County early on Wednesday and the suspect was dead in an incident not related to the racially charged unrest around nearby Ferguson, officials said. The agents, one of whom was shot in...