| Aug 13, 2014
Every big-city mayor and police chief in America — including the guys from Chicago — are watching what is happening outside of St. Louis, in the town of Ferguson.
Ferguson was once a white suburb. Now it is predominantly black. And it's...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 9:05 PM
FERGUSON, Mo. Tension stayed high and raw Monday as the St. Louis region continued to wait for answers in the fatal shooting of an unarmed teenager by a municipal police officer.
In another day of fast-moving events, the FBI promised to investigate the...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 1:13 PM
The first thing Norm Stamper thought when he saw images of the protests in Ferguson, Mo., following the police shooting of an unarmed black man was straight out of a folk song — “When will we ever learn?”
“My reaction was,...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 10:00 AM
My desk at The Times faces out onto Spring Street and LAPD headquarters. Normally it’s a pretty dull view, a lot of gray concrete and slim ribbons of glass.
But around 4:30 each afternoon, something quite wonderful happens: The shadow of what must...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Watching dramas or comedies in the cities where they were shot is a fairly common experience. But it's not often one views a film about a revolution just blocks from where the uprising happened.
That surreal situation has been playing out over the...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 9:57 PM
The police shooting of an unarmed teenager in a St. Louis suburb over the weekend triggered angry demonstrations Sunday morning and vandalism and looting Sunday night, local media reported.
A few thousand demonstrators had gathered for a candlelight...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 7:42 AM
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...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 11:07 AM
New Jersey's largest police department will be placed under federal oversight for repeatedly violating residents' civil rights, using excessive force and failing to discipline officers for a wide range of misconduct, the Justice Department announced...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 2:50 PM
JERUSALEM Israel and Hamas agreed Sunday on a new 72-hour ceasefire to halt hostilities in the Gaza Strip while Egyptian-mediated talks proceed on a long-term truce.
A senior Israeli official said Israel agreed to hold fire from midnight Sunday and would...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 12:20 PM
Israel has arrested six Jewish suspects in the abduction and killing of a Palestinian teenager whose death sparked violent protests in Jerusalem and Israeli Arab towns, a security source said on Sunday.
With tensions high along the Gaza border, Israel...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 3:00 AM
"Run for cover, everybody; get the hell out of here, on the double!" the leader of the commando unit shouted over his shoulder to the men behind him, his voice echoing eerily in the pitch-black basement. "It is a booby-trap. Watch your step for more wires...