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  • Former American Front leader: 'I am a racialist'

    Former American Front leader: 'I am a racialist'
    Marcus Faella first shaved his head in the early 1990s. Then 18, Faella and his buddies would pack into their cars and travel to punk-rock concerts and clubs. Usually thrown out after slam-dancing in front of the stage, Faella said that's where skinheads...
  • 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...
  • 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, Missouri, everyone should agree on the profound sadness of it all: sadness that an 18-year-old boy-man walked a path that...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ferguson prosecutor put Brown, not Wilson, on trial

    Ferguson prosecutor put Brown, not Wilson, on trial
    The name Ferguson should become shorthand for dehumanization. No one should have been surprised that police officer Darren Wilson was not charged in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown. I've written before, and likely will have to write again,...
  • 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...
  • Sao Paulo, Brazil, officials downplay water crisis as residents suffer

    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...
  • St. Louis-area protesters win restraining order limiting police use of tear gas

    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,...
  • 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...
  • Hong Kong police to remove protesters from streets after court order

    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...