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  • Why did Michael Brown shooting happen where it did?

    FERGUSON, Mo. Long before the nation rested its collective conscience on the protests along West Florissant Avenue, there was a different mobilization going on. Hundreds of people were moving out of their urban neighborhoods to this north St. Louis...
  • Why don't we know how often a Michael Brown is killed by police?

    Why don't we know how often a Michael Brown is killed by police?
    The shooting death of Michael Brown by a police officer in suburban St. Louis has spotlighted a wide range of policy questions and social issues, from police training and militarization (evident with the response to the post-shooting protests) to the...
  • St. Louis city police shoot and kill suspect miles from Ferguson

    St. Louis city police shoot and kill suspect miles from Ferguson
    St. Louis city police shot and killed a knife-wielding man who allegedly charged at two officers on Tuesday just miles from the scene of a controversial police shooting in the suburb of Ferguson, Mo., that has sparked civil unrest. At a news conference,...
  • LAPD credits armored vehicle for protection in morning shootout

    LAPD credits armored vehicle for protection in morning shootout
    At a time when police action in the Midwest is raising concerns about the militarization of local law enforcement agencies, police in South Los Angeles are crediting some of that equipment for saving lives during a dramatic run-and-gun pursuit before...
  • Murder charges against the police officer in Ferguson shooting?

    Murder charges against the police officer in Ferguson shooting?
    Judging by the signs, the chants and the shouts of anger, protesters in Ferguson, Mo., want to see Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson charged with murder in the shooting death of unarmed Michael Brown. From what I know now, that hope doesn't strike...
  • New Haven Police Make Arrest In February Murder

    New Haven Police Make Arrest In February Murder
    NEW HAVEN – Police have arrested a 19-year old New Haven man and charged him with the shooting death of Kyle Brown-Edwards, who was shot in the hallway of a building on Kossuth Street in February. Police charged Jaquawn Burton, 19, of New Haven,...
  • Man shot and killed in Baltimore County

    Man shot and killed in Baltimore County
    A man was shot in a Parkville alley and died Sunday night, according to Baltimore County police. Officers found Ramel Keith Baker, 30, lying in an alley suffering multiple gunshot wounds, Baltimore County Police said. He was taken to the Maryland...
  • Missouri racial unrest mounts; U.S. leaders call for calm

    Missouri racial unrest mounts; U.S. leaders call for calm
    U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday called for calm and a change in police tactics in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, which has been rocked by racially charged clashes and riots after a white officer killed an unarmed black teenager 10 days ago. The violence...
  • 7-year-old shot by his grandmother fearing an intruder, deputies say

    A 7-year-old Florida boy is in critical condition after his grandmother mistakenly shot him, sheriff’s deputies say. Linda Maddox, 63, was sleeping in her bedroom with her twin grandsons after their father had gone to work, said Cristal Bermudez...
  • Theater of the Absurd in Ferguson, Missouri

    It was in a college theater class that I learned about a genre called "Theater of the Absurd." These were plays written mostly by European playwrights between the 1940s and 1960s, as well as a certain style that flowed from their work. What reminded me...
  • Weekend shootings in NYC leave two dead, 21 injured

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two people were killed and 21 injured in more than a dozen separate shootings in New York City over the weekend, police said on Monday. The gun violence, scattered around four New York boroughs, is part of a recent increase in...