| Oct 6, 2014
| 12:28 PM
As Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests continued overnight into Monday, demonstrators in this city’s financial district of Admiralty showed solidarity through oil paintings and sculpture while engaging in salon-style debates against the...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Romana Williams was out patrolling this week with a thumb-size video camera clipped to the collar of her white T-shirt. As the short, gray-haired woman approached the memorials for Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old shot by a local police officer, a...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 5:21 AM
On a small hill overlooking an area of Ferguson where rioters ravaged stores Sunday night, a crowd of youths stared down police and reveled in the confrontation late Monday.
Little could be seen of what lay at the bottom of the hill, where bright police...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 6:50 PM
Did riots break out in Ferguson, Mo., because the police overdressed?
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon seemed to think so and he may be right. During four nights of rioting, the governor told a room full of reporters, the suburban St. Louis town "looked a little...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 5:31 PM
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.
In short, the most critical...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 4:21 PM
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.
| Apr 8, 2014
ISLA VISTA, Calif. — The scene Monday on Del Playa Drive was a curious, uniquely Isla Vista mix: part laid-back beach vibe, part riot aftermath.
Beach towels fluttered over cliffside balconies as UC Santa Barbara students enjoyed spring weather....
| Aug 22, 2014
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...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 7:47 PM
The colorful skyscrapers and massive luxury shops glistening along both sides of Hong Kong's harbor offer architectural proof of the economic boom that hit this city after Britain handed the former colony back to China in 1997.
To many of the pro-...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 3:42 AM
Denouncing Beijing-backed dignitaries and continuing their street demonstrations, democracy protesters overshadowed ceremonies in Hong Kong on Wednesday marking the 65th anniversary of the founding of Communist China.
“Step down!” a group of...