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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • SketchFactor app identifies 'sketchy' neighborhoods

    SketchFactor app identifies 'sketchy' neighborhoods
    A new app uses crowd-sourced data to identify which neighborhoods can be considered "sketchy" or unsafe, but some people are saying SketchFactor may promote racial discrimination, according to PC Mag. Apple and Android users can download the app onto...
  • 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...
  • More Lawsuit Notices Filed Over Enfield Officer

    ENFIELD – Two more men have filed notices of their intent to sue the town after confrontations with K-9 Officer Matthew Worden. There have been four lawsuit notices filed in the past few weeks for incidents involving Worden, who has been the...
  • Chief Beck gets five more years to prove himself

    Chief Beck gets five more years to prove himself
    Did LAPD Chief Charlie Beck deserve the new five-year contract he got Tuesday morning? Yes. Did he gracefully sprint across the finish line with hands held high? No, he stumbled and staggered, with a series of dubious disciplinary moves topped off...
  • L.A. Police Chief Charlie Beck reappointed to second five-year term

    L.A. Police Chief Charlie Beck reappointed to second five-year term
    Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck won a second term in office Tuesday but acknowledged he must now work to address shortcomings that have come to light in recent months. In the run-up to the vote, Beck endured a rocky evaluation process. He faced...