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  • Ferguson announcement botched

    Ferguson announcement botched
    I am struck by the fact that there were demonstrations throughout the country Monday night in reaction to the grand jury decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown ("Ferguson's grievance," Nov. 25). The Ferguson Police Department had National Guard troops and still botched the announcement by dragging it out for several hours and making it at night. It's curious that they would do it in this way, knowing that riots would ensue. As I watched the split screen of President Barack Obama asking for calm and cars and buildings being burned, it reminded me of the riots that followed the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. as well as Los Angeles riots after the Rodney King decision.
  • Justice Department likely to impose reforms on Ferguson police

    Those hoping the federal government will criminally prosecute Ferguson, Mo., police Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of an unarmed black man are likely to be disappointed, but chances are strong that the Justice Department will impose significant...

    Tension mounts in Ferguson with every day of waiting

    FERGUSON, Mo. The boards have long been in place, large slabs of wood attached to the front windows of her strip-mall hair salon. A company came and attached them for $350, right around the time a neighboring business had its windows shattered. Triondus...

    Police killing, beating of civilians raise issue of reasonable force

    Police killing, beating of civilians raise issue of reasonable force
     A wooden cross on a narrow, tree-lined road marks the spot where Samantha Ramsey died a violent death. Passersby might think the marker, etched with the 19-year-old's name and a yellow smiley face, is a memorial to a car crash victim. They would be...

    Ferguson Tension Recalls Watts, Rodney King

    Ferguson Tension Recalls Watts, Rodney King
    By every indication — from both the street and civic offices — Ferguson, Mo., is expected to blow. The grand jury decision on whether a white police officer will be charged in the shooting death of an unarmed 18-year-old black man could come...