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  • Ferguson police response has been negligent

    Ferguson police response has been negligent
    It's hard to pinpoint the moment law enforcement authorities and elected officials lost control of the situation in Ferguson, Mo. Monday — two days after the shooting of an unarmed African-American teen by a police officer — looks like a...
  • Is police brutality on the rise? We need data

    Americans had spent days watching round-the-clock coverage of the escalating tensions in Ferguson, Missouri when President Obama acknowledged that we are "deeply disturbed" by the situation. Indeed we are. Take your pick of the most dismaying elements of...
  • Hundreds demonstrate peacefully in embattled Ferguson, Mo.

    Boisterous yet peaceful demonstrations continued as night fell in Ferguson on Thursday under the lower-key supervision of police in standard uniforms. There were no assault rifles, riot gear or armored personnel vehicles that had inflamed tensions over...
  • Chicago vigil protests Ferguson violence

    Chicago vigil protests Ferguson violence
    Hundreds of people crowded Daley Plaza on Thursday night for a rally against police brutality as repercussions of violence in Ferguson, Mo., hit Chicago following the shooting death of Michael Brown. "I'm so mad right now I can't even speak. This...
  • #Ferguson reminds us what social media is really about

    #Ferguson reminds us what social media is really about
    Hashtags, in general, are stupid. They're really, really stupid. Some people use them as keywords (#chicago, #nightlife, #socks), some people use them as qualifiers (#sorrynotsorry, #butseriously, #ihatemymom) and some people (cough, social media...
  • Stop militarizing local police

    Did riots break out in Ferguson, Mo., because the police overdressed? Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon seemed to think so and he may be right. During four nights of rioting, the governor told a room full of reporters, the suburban St. Louis town "looked a little...
  • Ferguson Day 6: Protests continue, as rally approaches

    Ferguson Day 6: Protests continue, as rally approaches
    Minutes before a police officer shot him dead, Michael Brown had become a suspect in the theft of cigars from a store, according to police reports released on Friday after days of protests in a St. Louis suburb over the unarmed black teenager's death....
  • Racial prejudice and militarized cops are a bad mix [Commentary]

    Racial prejudice and militarized cops are a bad mix [Commentary]
    The killing of a young black man by a police officer inĀ Ferguson, Mo., and the subsequent military-style police response to protests has illuminated two very disturbing phenomena. One is older than our republic -- racial prejudice -- and the other is...
  • Obama's other role: An uncommon scold

    Obama's other role: An uncommon scold
    Riots in Ferguson, Mo., draw President Barack Obama into a familiar, although unwritten, part of his job description: a blend of national healer and scold-in-chief. It's always risky for a president to get involved in local disputes. But everybody looks...
  • Seattle police chief during WTO unrest appalled by Ferguson violence

    Seattle police chief during WTO unrest appalled by Ferguson violence
    The first thing Norm Stamper thought when he saw images of the protests in Ferguson, Mo., following the police shooting of an unarmed black man was straight out of a folk song — “When will we ever learn?” “My reaction was,...
  • Rep. Bobby Scott speaks out on Ferguson riots

    Rep. Bobby Scott speaks out on Ferguson riots
    U.S. Rep. Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, D-Newport News, signed a letter with two other lawmakers expressing concern about the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., in the aftermath of the shooting of an unarmed black teen by police. A national debate has emerged over the...