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  • Malaysia police arrest 42 foreigners after riot at export factory

    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian police have arrested 42 men after a riot by up to 1,000 mostly Nepalese workers sparked fires and destroyed parts of an electronics export factory, highlighting accusations of poor conditions for many of the estimated...
  • U.S. court will not block lawsuits over Connecticut SWAT raid

    MILFORD Conn. (Reuters) - A U.S. federal appeals court has ruled that Connecticut police cannot claim immunity to quash lawsuits seeking millions of dollars in damages from a botched 2008 raid by a SWAT team that severely injured a homeowner and killed...
  • Will Ferguson sour business on St. Louis?

    Tear gas, looters, protest signs, cops in riot gear and angry demonstrators became the image of St. Louis over the past two weeks, as the troubles in Ferguson, Mo., led international newscasts and hit the world's front pages. Brian Williams hosted "NBC...
  • Ferguson's old quarter a world away from protests

    FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Images of rioting and demonstrations after the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, have provoked outrage across the world. Yet just a 10-minute drive from where Michael Brown was killed on Aug. 9,...
  • Ferguson debacle should spark look at 'Rambo' policing

    Ferguson debacle should spark look at 'Rambo' policing
    Twenty years ago, before World Cup soccer invaded Orlando, then-Orange County Sheriff Kevin Beary had a brain flash for controlling barbarians at the Citrus Bowl gates. He needed a tank. Well, not a tank, really, but a $139,000 armored truck. Beary just...
  • Arthur H. Garrison: It's important to understand reasons behind riots

    Arthur H. Garrison: It's important to understand reasons behind riots
    On Aug. 9, Michael Brown was killed by Darren Wilson, a white police officer, in Ferguson, Mo. As soon as the killing was made public, every politician, platitude, accusation, argument, justification, rationalization and defense that exists in these...
  • Cheryl Duckworth: Ferguson and our post Sept. 11 culture of war

    Many people believe that violence is caught or imported into the United States' borders from problems that start somewhere else — a phenomenon that I sometimes call Contagion Theory. To the contrary, our nation's history shows that violence is...
  • In Ferguson, strip mall sets the stage for nightly drama

    In Ferguson, strip mall sets the stage for nightly drama
    Barbershop owner Antonio Henley, a burly man in a smock labeled "Tony Da Boss," was surveying the few customers who had ventured in for haircuts, and the unusually large number of empty chairs. "My shop has never been this empty on a Friday," he sighed....
  • Forgotten lessons of '60s urban riots

     Forgotten lessons of '60s urban riots
    Televised scenes of fires and looters ravaging storefront buildings in Ferguson, Mo., brought flashbacks in my memory to other urban riots a half-century ago — and to lessons that Ferguson officials failed to learn. In short, the most critical...
  • Chicago 1919: A racial tinderbox

     Chicago 1919: A racial tinderbox
    Almost a century ago, the poet Carl Sandburg, who doubled as a Chicago newsman, searched for the underlying cause of a bloody race riot. In the wake of the current violence in Ferguson, Mo., his essential conclusion is worth reconsidering: The slums...
  • Md. college campus police also getting military surplus gear

    Md. college campus police also getting military surplus gear
    Three campus police departments in Maryland now own surplus military gear including "riot type" shotguns, M16 assault rifles and an armored truck under a Defense Department program that's sparked new controversy this month. The items are part of more...