| Dec 23, 2014
| 6:30 PM
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...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 2:32 PM
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,...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 7:30 AM
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...
| Dec 13, 2014
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...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 5:15 PM
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,...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 3:44 PM
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...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 7:40 AM
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...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 3:00 PM
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...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 2:30 AM
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...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 6:10 PM
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...