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  • 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...
  • Grand jury reaches decision in Ferguson shooting

    Grand jury reaches decision in Ferguson shooting
    A Missouri grand jury has made a decision on whether to indict a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, a killing that sparked angry protests in the St. Louis suburb, prosecutors said on Monday. The grand...
  • Ferguson erupts after grand jury decides not to charge police officer in teen's fatal shooting

    Police fired tear gas and protesters set businesses ablaze in Ferguson, Missouri, in racially charged unrest sparked by a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager in August. St. Louis...
  • Local protesters react to Ferguson grand jury decision

    Local protesters react to Ferguson grand jury decision
    SANFORD — As Missouri prosecutors announced that Officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted, about 35 people who attended a rally at City Hall in downtown Sanford huddled around a woman holding a cellphone live-streaming the press conference....
  • Ferguson erupts, more than 60 arrested, after officer not charged in teen's shooting

    The St. Louis area was braced for another day of protests on Tuesday after a grand jury cleared a white police officer in the fatal August shooting of an unarmed black teenager, sparking a night of violet and racially charged rioting. About a dozen...
  • Ferguson's grievance

    Ferguson's grievance
    The rioting and violence that erupted in Ferguson, Mo., after the news Monday night that a white police officer would not be indicted in the shooting death of an unarmed black teen were inexcusable. The cause of racial justice will not be advanced by...