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  • 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...
  • Clarence Page: Police misjudge anger in Ferguson's black community

    Televised scenes of fires and looters ravaging storefront buildings in Ferguson, Mo., brought flashbacks in my memory to other urban riots a half-century ago — and to lessons that Ferguson officials failed to learn. Among them: Never underestimate...
  • Thomas Sowell: Facts don't mix with law enforcement and urban riots

    The political left has been campaigning against the use of force since at least the 18th century. So, it is not surprising they are now arguing that heavily armed or aggressive police forces only inflame protesters and thus provoke violence....
  • Bethlehem police horses gear up for civil unrest

    As rows of Bethlehem police officers armed with batons and wearing riot gear marched in unison across a grassy field, two horses with the department's mounted unit trotted behind. Just like the officers in the civil disturbance drill, the horses wore...
  • Police presence winding down in Ferguson

    Police presence winding down in Ferguson
    Authorities on Wednesday disbanded what had been a command center in Ferguson, Missouri, for law enforcement responding to sometimes violent protests over the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer. Officers loaded up the...
  • Clinton breaks silence on Ferguson, calls for fixing justice system

    Hillary Rodham Clinton, addressing events in Ferguson, Mo., for the first time, said Thursday she was heartbroken by the police shooting of Michael Brown and called for the country to address the racial inequalities that skew the criminal justice system....
  • Missouri police sued for $40 million over actions in Ferguson protests

    Missouri police sued for $40 million over actions in Ferguson protests
    A group of people caught up in unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, after a white officer killed a black teenager, sued local officials on Thursday, alleging civil rights violations through arrests and police assaults with rubber bullets and tear gas. The suit,...
  • Missouri residents sue police over use of force in Ferguson protests

    Six Missouri residents filed a federal lawsuit Thursday alleging excessive force and false arrests by the Ferguson and St. Louis County police departments during the street protests that followed the shooting death of Michael Brown. Among the...
  • U.N. racism watchdog urges U.S. to stop police brutality after Ferguson shooting

    U.N. racism watchdog urges U.S. to stop police brutality after Ferguson shooting
    The U.N. racism watchdog urged the United States on Friday to halt the excessive use of force by police after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman touched off riots in Ferguson, Missouri.  Minorities, particularly...
  • Rioters are criminals

    Rioters are criminals
    We are a nation of laws. If laws are violated, there are consequences. Civil disobedience, looting and rioting are strictly Third-World country conduct and have no place in America where the wronged have protected remedies. It is the reason millions swarm...
  • Police Engagement Has Borne Better Relations

    There was anger and concern in the neighborhood after a Hartford police officer injured 18-year-old Luis Anglero Jr. with a stun gun on Tuesday while breaking up a crowd at the corner of Albany Avenue and Garden Street in the city's North End. But there...