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  • WWII vet's death a textbook case of excessive force, but no hashtag for him

    WWII vet's death a textbook case of excessive force, but no hashtag for him
    John Wrana, the 95-year-old World War II veteran killed by police, wasn't killed for selling illegal "loosie" cigarettes on the streets of New York. And he wasn't killed by an officer on the street in a small town outside St. Louis, just after wrestling...
  • Violent Protests Bypass Connecticut; Police Point To Training, Standards

    Violent Protests Bypass Connecticut; Police Point To Training, Standards
    Vigils have been held throughout the country and in Hartford this week in memory of two New York City police officers who were killed Dec. 20, marking a break in the anger toward law enforcement that has fueled nationwide protests for the past several...
  • Protests, vigils follow shooting near Ferguson

    Protests, vigils follow shooting near Ferguson
    Protests flared into early Thursday in the St. Louis suburb where a white police officer fatally shot a black man who brandished a gun at a gas station on Tuesday night. A group of protesters marched onto Interstate 170 in the city of Berkeley, ...
  • Blood on their hands

    Blood on their hands
    The politicians and so-called civil rights leaders who lent credibility to the unlawful protesters, rioters and looters around the country have blood on their hands after two New York City police officers were assassinated by a deranged man who did...
  • In 2014, hip hop takes a potent stand

    In 2014, hip hop takes a potent stand
    There's a line in New York rapper ASAP Ferg's syrupy new track "Talk It," a musical response to the death of Michael Brown and the subsequent riots in Ferguson, Mo., that underscored the calcified nature of relations between black communities and the...
  • Missouri History Museum seizing chance to capture Ferguson history as it happens

    From street-artist paintings on boards protecting store windows to signs bearing the now iconic statement, "Hands Up. Don't Shoot," cultural images from the Ferguson protests have become firmly established in recent Missouri history. So much so that the...
  • Calm comes to troubled Ferguson; protests dwindle in other cities

    Calm comes to troubled Ferguson; protests dwindle in other cities
    Tensions eased in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson on Thursday after two nights of violence and looting sparked by racially charged anger over a grand jury's decision not to charge a white police officer for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager....
  • Marchers gather around U.S. in second night of protests over chokehold death

    Marchers gather around U.S. in second night of protests over chokehold death
    People swarmed the streets of New York and other cities for a second night to protest a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the death of an unarmed black man. The wave of protests began after no charges were brought against...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...