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  • Protesters chain themselves to Oakland police station doors

    Protesters chained themselves to the doors of police headquarters in Oakland, California, on Monday, prompting several arrests, and one demonstrator scaled a flagpole to hang a "Black Lives Matter" banner in front of the building. Oakland and neighboring...
  • Ferguson unrest's effect on local economy is ambiguous

    ST. LOUIS After the August protests and riot, St. Louis development consultant Ken Nuernberger was visited by a New York real estate investor. He'd watched the news about Ferguson, and wanted to see all the damage. "He thought that it was like half of...
  • St. Louis-area protesters win restraining order limiting police use of tear gas

    A federal court has issued a restraining order to curb St. Louis-area law enforcement agencies' use of tear gas and chemical sprays, a decision prompted by police actions during days of protests following a grand jury's decision not to indict a Ferguson,...
  • Sao Paulo, Brazil, officials downplay water crisis as residents suffer

    The water crisis is so bad in South America's largest city that when rain began to dribble from the sky recently, workers in a downtown office high-rise stood up and cheered, running to the windows to celebrate each drop. A majority of city residents...
  • Police officer who wore 'Wilson' name tag to be disciplined

    ST. LOUIS A city police officer stationed at City Hall when protesters showed up Friday to protest police brutality drew the attention of demonstrators with a "Wilson" name tag worn on his sleeve in a show of solidarity with former Ferguson Officer Darren...
  • U.S. congressional staffers stage walkout in latest police protests

    Dozens of U.S. congressional staff staged a walkout on Thursday to protest decisions by grand juries not to charge white police officers in the killings of unarmed black men in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York City. The staffers, including members of the...
  • Oakland city and police sites down, Anonymous hackers claim credit

    The Oakland police department and city websites were offline on Wednesday and activist hackers from the Anonymous collective who threatened to take action against law enforcement over the Bay Area demonstrations claimed responsibility for the outage....
  • Hong Kong police to remove protesters from streets after court order

    Setting up what looked to be a final showdown between Hong Kong government authorities and the pro-democracy protesters who have occupied streets for nearly 10 weeks, a court has issued an order allowing for the removal of barricades from areas near...
  • Mob violence and quick rush to judgment undermine stability in society

    Mob violence and quick rush to judgment undermine stability in society
    The fiasco of "Rolling Stone" magazine's apology for an unsubstantiated claim of gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity house — and the instant rush to judgment of the university administration in shutting down all fraternities, when those...
  • Response to Ferguson rioters: Restitution and shaming

    Response to Ferguson rioters: Restitution and shaming
    No matter whose side you are on in the upheaval following the killing of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo., everyone should agree on the profound sadness of it all: sadness that an 18-year-old boy-man walked a path that led to...
  • Commentary: Lessons from Ferguson inform our police work too

    For weeks now, the media have been talking about Ferguson, Mo., and all the rioting, looting and burning of businesses there. The scenes remind me of when I was an officer working in Los Angeles County during the 1992 Rodney King riots. I can still...