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  • Missouri racial unrest mounts; U.S. leaders call for calm

    Missouri racial unrest mounts; U.S. leaders call for calm
    U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday called for calm and a change in police tactics in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, which has been rocked by racially charged clashes and riots after a white officer killed an unarmed black teenager 10 days ago. The violence...
  • Police move against protestors as calm dissolves in Ferguson

    Police move against protestors as calm dissolves in Ferguson
    FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Police in riot gear ordered demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, to disperse late on Tuesday, then charged into the crowd to make arrests as relative calm dissolved during an 11th night of protests over the fatal shooting of a...
  • A view from the front lines in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, Missouri Shortly after 9 p.m. on Sunday night I joined approximately 150 protesters, who formed a line stretching across West Florissant Avenue. About 100 yards south of us, the wide avenue was blocked by a line of police vehicles, several of...
  • RedBlueAmerica: Are America's police over-militarized and under-accountable?

    Americans have been transfixed for a week now by the protests in Ferguson, Mo., sparked when an unarmed black man, Michael Brown, was shot and killed by a police officer. Police, outfitted with camouflage, tear gas, crowd-dispersing noise-makers, and...
  • 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 turns tense around midnight; protesters step in to keep peace

    Ferguson turns tense around midnight; protesters step in to keep peace
    After a night of virtual calm on Ferguson streets, protests over the Aug. 9 police killing of an unarmed black man turned tense shortly before midnight Tuesday when someone threw a bottle and police swarmed to make an arrest. The night appeared on the...
  • Police Engagement Has Borne Better Relations

    There was anger and concern in the neighborhood after a Hartford police officer injured 18-year-old Luis Anglero Jr. with a stun gun on Tuesday while breaking up a crowd at the corner of Albany Avenue and Garden Street in the city's North End. But there...
  • Police Military Gear Calls For Caution

    Police Military Gear Calls For Caution
    Accepting surplus military equipment provided free by the U.S. Department of Defense is certainly cost-effective for local police departments. But great care must be taken that this equipment is used properly and sparingly, and only by those who are...
  • Ferguson Repeats Mistakes Of Detroit's Riot Response

    How do you quell a riot? Missouri officials and commentators across America have asked that question many times in the wake of the violence plaguing Ferguson, Mo., which began after police killed an unarmed black teenager. The answer is in an...
  • Marching and praying, U.S. clerics seek to restore calm in Ferguson

    FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Some clad in clerical collars and others in flowing robes, religious leaders have descended on Ferguson, Missouri, to help end nearly two weeks of violence sparked by the police killing of an unarmed black teenager. By Thursday,...
  • 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...