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  • Demilitarizing America's police

    Demilitarizing America's police
    It never made sense for the Pentagon to offer surplus materiel such as grenade launchers and mine-resistant armored personnel carriers to local law enforcement agencies. The practice helped increase the militarization of the nation's police, leading to such jarring images as assault-gun-toting officers in full body armor arriving in armored vehicles to confront demonstrators during the Ferguson, Mo., protests last year. Police officers enforce laws; military units rout enemy combatants and hold territory. Those two missions should not be commingled.
  • Today, a softer response to police violence than in 1960s and '70s

    Today, a softer response to police violence than in 1960s and '70s
    For those of us who were around in the late 1960s and '70s, the headlines since the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., in August have brought a dizzying sense of deja vu: The protests, the placards. The sobbing black families, the stone-faced...

    Hundreds of thousands march against government in Brazil

    Hundreds of thousands march against government in Brazil
    Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets in cities across the country on Sunday to protest a government beleaguered by scandal, with some calling for President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment. Sunday marked 30 years since the end of the...

    'Bloody Sunday' anniversary brings the world, and traffic woes, to Selma

    'Bloody Sunday' anniversary brings the world, and traffic woes, to Selma
    Barbara Giles does not judge people by the color of their skin, but by the skill of their parking. "Look here at this one," she says, letting her hands fly up momentarily from the steering wheel of Dallas County school bus 09-SE1. "Just parked halfway...

    Well-known Ferguson activist charged with arson, burglary

    Well-known Ferguson activist charged with arson, burglary
    St. Louis prosecutors on Saturday charged well-known Ferguson, Mo., activist Joshua Williams, 19, with setting fire to a convenience store during protests sparked by the police shooting of teenager earlier this week. St. Louis County police said in a...