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  • 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 in 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...
  • Police: Brown was suspect in robbery before he was killed

    FERGUSON, Mo. A report released Friday by Ferguson, Mo., police identifies Michael Brown as a suspect in a robbery at a convenience store a short time before he was fatally shot by a police officer. Ferguson authorities have identified Darren Wilson as...
  • With Ferguson essay, Rand Paul proves a very different Republican

    With Ferguson essay, Rand Paul proves a very different Republican
    Win or lose—and there’s no question he’s running—Rand Paul has firmly established himself as the most intriguing Republican eyeing the White House in 2016. Thursday brought fresh evidence as the Kentucky senator leaped headlong...
  • 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...
  • Blurring line between police, warriors

    The following editorial appeared in the Orange County Register on Wednesday, Aug. 13: Despite the return of American warplanes to Iraq, the nation's attention is rightfully riveted on Ferguson, Mo., where residents are reeling from days of protests and...
  • Missouri governor pledges 'different tone' for authorities as highway patrol takes over

    FERGUSON, Mo. Facing a withering national judgment that a community in his state had come to look like "a war zone," Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered on Thursday that the Missouri State Highway Patrol take over security of Ferguson from St. Louis County...
  • Ferguson-area businesses face new struggle in wake of protests

    FERGUSON, Mo. Business is resuming along the strip of food markets, chop suey restaurants and auto-parts stores that line West Florissant Avenue. But it's not business as usual. Most shops have reopened, although many work from behind plywood nailed 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...
  • 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...
  • Michael Brown's uncle describes nephew as large in size, quiet in demeanor

    FERGUSON, Mo. The uncle of 18-year-old Michael Brown says his nephew was a "gentle giant" who didn't want to play football because he didn't want to hurt anyone. Brown, who was shot to death Saturday afternoon in Ferguson by a police officer, stood 6-...
  • Federal probe into Ferguson shooting is proceeding, Eric Holder says

    FBI and Justice Department investigators from St. Louis and Washington have already spoken with key witnesses who saw a police officer shoot an unarmed teenager during a confrontation last weekend in Ferguson, Mo., Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. said...