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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...
  • Officer in fatal Missouri shooting finds pockets of support

    FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - On the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, a community wracked by racial unrest, police officer Darren Wilson is vilified by protesters for shooting and killing an unarmed black teenager. Away from the front lines, however, a small...
  • NFL referee refused to work Redskins games because of team name

    NFL referee refused to work Redskins games because of team name
    Retired NFL referee Mike Carey, the first African-American referee assigned to the Super Bowl, did not work games involving the Washington Redskins after 2006 because of his belief the team's name is a racial slur. Carey, who began his career as a...
  • Even Obama seems trapped by racial divide

     Even Obama seems trapped by racial divide
    Some of President Barack Obama's supporters sound notably disappointed by his third speech on the Ferguson, Mo., crisis. Too timid, they say. Ta-Nehisi Coates of The Atlantic: "Feel like he is utterly exhausted. Actually feel bad for him. Not...
  • Ferguson, Mo.'s truth: We have a human-rights problem

    A few years ago, I spoke at a human-rights conference at George Mason University. I had documented the number of unarmed African-American males killed by American police as well as the high rate of black men who are being held in county, state and federal...
  • 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...
  • NFL roundup: Browns pick Hoyer over Manziel

    The Sports Xchange NFL roundup: Browns pick Hoyer over Manziel Brian Hoyer was named the starting quarterback of the Cleveland Browns for the regular-season opener Sept. 7 at Pittsburgh. First-year head coach Mike Pettine said Tuesday he needed more...
  • China chides US over Ferguson violence, American racism

    BEIJING China, a country with its own ethnic tensions and record of excessive police action, remained quiet during the first week of clashes between protesters and law enforcement in Ferguson, Mo. That has changed in the last two days. On Monday and...
  • Funeral planned for Missouri teen shot by police as clashes persist

    Funeral planned for Missouri teen shot by police as clashes persist
    Police said early on Tuesday they came under heavy gunfire and arrested 31 people during another night of racially charged protests in Ferguson, Missouri, sparked by the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman 10 days ago. Funeral...
  • 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...
  • Jewish anti-Zionism? Not in our name

    I recently journeyed to Columbus Circle in Manhattan to savor the atmosphere at two rival demonstrations over Israel's military campaign in Gaza. On one side, by the entrance to Central Park, and adjacent to the hot dog stands and "I Love NYC" souvenir...