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  • 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...
  • Rioters should learn to appreciate police

    Those who rioted in Ferguson should be arrested. Then they should be required to ride, in uniform, with a police officer in Ferguson for one month, on the night shift. Maybe then they would have an appreciation for the task confronting police officers....
  • The Gin Bottle Race Riot

    The Gin Bottle Race Riot
    Half a century before protests and violence racked Ferguson, Mo., racial clashes in a south Chicago suburb followed a similarly tragic scenario. Both situations included petty shoplifting — allegedly cigars outside St. Louis, a bottle of gin in...
  • L.A. protests over Ferguson decision continue for second night

    L.A. protests over Ferguson decision continue for second night
    As protesters poured through the streets of Los Angeles for a second night Tuesday, they chanted about change and racial injustice while rallying against a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in the August death of an unarmed...
  • If Obama can't bridge racial divide, who can?

    If Obama can't bridge racial divide, who can?
    After a grand jury decided not to indict a police officer in the death of Michael Brown, President Barack Obama stepped up to perform his unofficial yet widely presumed role: racial explainer-in-chief. It is not a new role, but as he shared a split-...
  • Ferguson protesters take to Baltimore streets

    Ferguson protesters take to Baltimore streets
    Hundreds of demonstrators turned out in Baltimore to voice frustration and solidarity with protesters in Ferguson, Mo., marching through downtown streets and shutting down the entrance to Interstate 83. At Morgan State University, students blocked...
  • In L.A., anatomy of a protest in wake of Ferguson decision

    In L.A., anatomy of a protest in wake of Ferguson decision
    The protests in Los Angeles on Monday night over the decision in Missouri not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of Michael Brown offered a window into the tactics of both demonstrators and police. Below is a review...
  • After grand jury announcement in Missouri, it's time to build bonds in community [Letter]

    This week a Grand Jury in St. Louis County, Mo., announced that Police Officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African American male. After the announcement news outlets were filled with images of...
  • Schiff reaffirms support for cameras on police officers following Ferguson riots

    Schiff reaffirms support for cameras on police officers following Ferguson riots
    In response to the violence and rioting that erupted Monday night in Ferguson, Mo., following a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer in the killing of an unarmed black man, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) issued a statement...