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  • 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...
  • Eric Holder's trip to Ferguson, Mo., rooted in his civil rights pledge

    Eric Holder's trip to Ferguson, Mo., rooted in his civil rights pledge
    Eric H. Holder Jr.'s planned trip Wednesday to the center of riot-torn Ferguson, Mo., in many ways began 5 1/2 years ago, when he became the nation's first African American attorney general and pledged to make federal civil rights enforcement a hallmark...
  • Holder visits Ferguson as grand jury hearings begin

    U.S. Atty. General Eric H. Holder Jr. visited Ferguson on Wednesday, meeting with students, community leaders and federal investigators as the St. Louis County prosecutor opened grand jury hearings in the fatal police shooting of unarmed 18-year-old...
  • Consequences in Ferguson, Mo.

    We in America have always fought to preserve freedom and the rights granted under our Constitution. The Constitution grants the right of assembly, demonstration and protest. We are have been inundated with the news of rioting, looting and arson in...
  • Newport News police chief consulted on defusing Ferguson tensions

    Newport News police chief consulted on defusing Ferguson tensions
    Newport News Police Chief Richard Myers was one of several police chiefs from around the nation asked to share advice with a team of Missouri state police on how to defuse the tensions in Ferguson, Mo. Myers has experience with tense community...
  • In Ferguson, Holder recalls own 'humiliating' experiences with police

    U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. visited Ferguson on Wednesday, meeting with students, community leaders and the parents of Michael Brown in a fast-paced series of gatherings that coincided with one of the most peaceful days since the Aug. 9 fatal...
  • Opportunists fan the flames of racial unrest

    Violence following the recent fatal shooting of an unarmed robbery suspect in Ferguson, Missouri, has tragically followed a predictable script. On average, more than 6,000 African-Americans are killed by gun violence each year. That startling figure is...
  • Ferguson, Mo. residents again clash with police despite calls for peace

    Ferguson, Mo. residents again clash with police despite calls for peace
    On a small hill overlooking an area of Ferguson where rioters ravaged stores Sunday night, a crowd of youths stared down police and reveled in the confrontation late Monday. Little could be seen of what lay at the bottom of the hill, where bright police...
  • Obama calls Missouri shooting death tragic, urges reflection

    Obama calls Missouri shooting death tragic, urges reflection
    President Barack Obama called the police shooting death of an unarmed black teenager a tragedy and called on Tuesday for thoughtful response after two nights of violent protests, looting, arrests and tear gas in a St. Louis suburb. He promised a full...
  • 'We want answers,' family lawyer for Missouri teen shot by cop says

    As demonstrators gathered for a fourth straight day Tuesday, the Ferguson, Mo., police chief said that because of death threats he will not publicly release the name of the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager. Racial tensions have...
  • Racism, the misuse of genetics and a huge scientific protest

    "A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race, and Human History" is the new book by science writer Nicholas Wade that asserts a genetic basis for certain human behaviors and distinguishes them by race. It's been widely panned in book reviews, especially by...