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  • King's message of civil disobedience resonates among protesters

    King's message of civil disobedience resonates among protesters
    When he first heard that a white police officer had fatally shot a young black man near St. Louis last summer, the Rev. Jamal Bryant got a sick feeling in his stomach.
  • Hong Kong police haul in protesters for 'arrests by appointment'

    Hong Kong police haul in protesters for 'arrests by appointment'
    Police on Friday arrested some of the student leaders of the territory’s pro-democracy movement, only to set them free within hours without requiring bail in an exercise some critics said smacked of harassment.  The “arrests by appointment&...

    Pro athletes should speak out on controversial issues

    Pro athletes should speak out on controversial issues
    When top NBA players took the court for warm-ups sporting their now-famous "I Can't Breathe" T-shirts, they were clearly violating the NBA attire rules, but they also evoked the American tradition of civil disobedience championed by Henry David Thoreau....

    Police body cameras a game-changer?

    Police body cameras a game-changer?
    With protests across the country fueled by police killings such as the ones in New York City and Ferguson, Mo., two groups often at odds — law enforcement officials and civil rights advocates — are beginning to see body cameras as a way to...

    College protests for 'Black Lives Matter' aren't a valid reason for finals extensions

    College protests for 'Black Lives Matter' aren't a valid reason for finals extensions
    Some of the college and graduate students who participated in the “Black Lives Matter” protests happen to study at schools that were preparing for finals. And in a few cases, they asked the administration and professors for leniency of various...