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  • 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...
  • 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

    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...
  • Mob violence and quick rush to judgment undermine stability in society

    Mob violence and quick rush to judgment undermine stability in society
    The fiasco of "Rolling Stone" magazine's apology for an unsubstantiated claim of gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity house — and the instant rush to judgment of the university administration in shutting down all fraternities, when those...
  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: Some thoughts as we wait to see whether Ferguson burns

    Last week, I spent a day at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, where some students and I talked about protest. Des Moines is six hours up the road from Ferguson, Missouri, the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, was shot to death...
  • Michael Brown's father: 'I don't want my son's death to be in vain'

    Michael Brown's father: 'I don't want my son's death to be in vain'
    In a video address published Thursday, Michael Brown's father urged demonstrators to stay peaceful after a grand jury decides whether to indict the police officer who killed his unarmed 18-year-old son. "My family and I are hurting, our whole region...