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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....
  • Ferguson protesters march to county justice center, site of grand jury probe

    FERGUSON, Mo. Protesters gathered again in Ferguson on a sultry Wednesday night and marched to the St. Louis County Justice Center in Clayton, where a grand jury has begun examining the case. After sunset Wednesday, more than 100 protesters gathered on...
  • Boy, 9, killed, four others injured in separate South, NW Side shootings

    Boy, 9, killed, four others injured in separate South, NW Side shootings
    A 9-year-old boy was killed and four others were wounded in separate shootings on the city's South and Northwest Sides, officials said. The first shooting happened about 3:45 p.m. on the 3900 block of South Lake Park Avenue in the city's Oakland...
  • U.S. attorney general visits Missouri town for meetings on fatal shooting

    FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder met with community members in Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday and vowed a thorough civil rights probe into the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager that has set off 12 nights of...
  • Disturbing video emerges in St. Louis fatal police shooting

    Disturbing video emerges in St. Louis fatal police shooting
    A disturbing cellphone video of a St. Louis police shooting has sparked some concern as protests in nearby Ferguson over the controversial killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown entered an 11th day. The video of the Tuesday killing, released by the St....
  • Officer who pointed rifle at Ferguson protester suspended indefinitely

    Officer who pointed rifle at Ferguson protester suspended indefinitely
    A police officer who pointed his assault rifle at a demonstrator in Ferguson, Mo., and threatened to shoot has been suspended indefinitely, authorities said Wednesday. The unidentified officer from the St. Ann Police Department pointed his weapon...
  • Don't challenge a cop during a stop

    A teenager is fatally shot by a police officer; the police are accused of being bloodthirsty, trigger-happy murderers; riots erupt. This, we are led to believe, is the way of things in America. It is also a terrible calumny; cops are not murderers. No...
  • Prosecutors push to link Jason Austin to fatal shooting of cop

    Prosecutors push to link Jason Austin to fatal shooting of cop
    Troy Davis had described in detail how his drug dealer friend had killed the off-duty Chicago police detective and his companion on the West Side in 2008. Just days after the murders, Davis told investigators Jason Austin had walked up to an SUV,...
  • $5-million LAPD payout: 'They shot my son in cold blood,' dad says

    $5-million LAPD payout: 'They shot my son in cold blood,' dad says
    A proposed $5-million payout to the family of an unarmed National Guard veteran killed on live TV is the largest settlement the city has made in a fatal police shooting case in at least a decade. The settlement approved Wednesday by the Los Angeles City...
  • Family of Corvette driver killed on live TV gets $5 million from L.A.

    Family of Corvette driver killed on live TV gets $5 million from L.A.
    The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday approved a $5 million settlement with the family of a National Guard veteran who officers fatally shot at the end of a wild pursuit last year in downtown Los Angeles. The settlement comes in the case of Brian...
  • Defendant called 4 slayings 'just kills,' charging papers say

    SEATTLE A man already charged with two homicides in Seattle and a third in New Jersey was charged Wednesday with an additional count of aggravated first-degree murder in the April drive-by slaying of a Skyway, Wash., man. That makes a total of four...