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  • When will protests subside?

    FERGUSON, Mo. Protests Thursday began with a few small groups strolling along West Florissant Avenue just as they have most nights since the fatal shooting nearby of an unarmed teen touched off rioting and a fierce national debate about police use of...
  • Expert on American race riots weighs in on Ferguson

    ST. LOUIS McKendree University political scientist Ann Collins began researching American race riots in 2000 while she was a graduate student at Washington University. At the time she lived in Bel-Nor, Mo., about three miles south of the of looting and...
  • Military setup needed for good reason: My Word

    In view of the Ferguson, Mo., riots, much has been said about the militarization of police nationwide. By this, I mean police with armored military vehicles, weapons, uniforms, etc. Some people say this intimidates the rioters, increases the tension...
  • Cheryl Duckworth: Ferguson and our post Sept. 11 culture of war

    Many people believe that violence is caught or imported into the United States' borders from problems that start somewhere else — a phenomenon that I sometimes call Contagion Theory. To the contrary, our nation's history shows that violence is...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • No answers yet on how to end the turmoil in Ferguson

    No answers yet on how to end the turmoil in Ferguson
    Bottles had been lobbed by the angry crowd, but it was still about an hour before protesters would begin lighting blazes and firing guns at police officers. Tear gas had yet to waft down the streets, but a weary Capt. Ron Johnson was losing patience....
  • Police becoming more hesitant to use guns

    Your question ends with "and the subsequent protests and riots reveal about America?" The question should have ended with "subsequent protests, riots and looting reveal about blacks?" Historically, what race is always responsible for rioting and...