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  • Holder visits Ferguson as grand jury hearings begin

    U.S. Atty. General Eric H. Holder Jr. visited Ferguson on Wednesday, meeting with students, community leaders and federal investigators as the St. Louis County prosecutor opened grand jury hearings in the fatal police shooting of unarmed 18-year-old...
  • Rioting requires police response [Letter]

    Rioting requires police response [Letter]
    As an Army officer in the late 1960s, I was trained in riot control, responding to the race riots in Washington, D.C. after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and just before my departure to Vietnam. I have a simple solution. You see the use of...
  • Police becoming more hesitant to use guns

    Your question ends with "and the subsequent protests and riots reveal about America?" The question should have ended with "subsequent protests, riots and looting reveal about blacks?" Historically, what race is always responsible for rioting and...
  • No answers yet on how to end the turmoil in Ferguson

    No answers yet on how to end the turmoil in Ferguson
    Bottles had been lobbed by the angry crowd, but it was still about an hour before protesters would begin lighting blazes and firing guns at police officers. Tear gas had yet to waft down the streets, but a weary Capt. Ron Johnson was losing patience....
  • Opportunists fan the flames of racial unrest

    Violence following the recent fatal shooting of an unarmed robbery suspect in Ferguson, Missouri, has tragically followed a predictable script. On average, more than 6,000 African-Americans are killed by gun violence each year. That startling figure is...
  • Ferguson, Mo. residents again clash with police despite calls for peace

    Ferguson, Mo. residents again clash with police despite calls for peace
    On a small hill overlooking an area of Ferguson where rioters ravaged stores Sunday night, a crowd of youths stared down police and reveled in the confrontation late Monday. Little could be seen of what lay at the bottom of the hill, where bright police...
  • Obama calls Missouri shooting death tragic, urges reflection

    Obama calls Missouri shooting death tragic, urges reflection
    President Barack Obama called the police shooting death of an unarmed black teenager a tragedy and called on Tuesday for thoughtful response after two nights of violent protests, looting, arrests and tear gas in a St. Louis suburb. He promised a full...
  • 'We want answers,' family lawyer for Missouri teen shot by cop says

    As demonstrators gathered for a fourth straight day Tuesday, the Ferguson, Mo., police chief said that because of death threats he will not publicly release the name of the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager. Racial tensions have...
  • Missouri police shooting follows shameless pattern

    Missouri police shooting follows shameless pattern
    Every big-city mayor and police chief in America — including the guys from Chicago — are watching what is happening outside of St. Louis, in the town of Ferguson. Ferguson was once a white suburb. Now it is predominantly black. And it's...
  • Ferguson, Mo., police are using a blunt instrument -- tear gas

    Ferguson, Mo., police are using a blunt instrument -- tear gas
    The images have left a searing impression: Heavily armed police lobbing smoking tear gas canisters into the crowd of protesters. The backlit plumes of smoke have appeared nearly every night, enforcing the picture of suburban Ferguson, Mo., as a...
  • 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...