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  • Missouri racial unrest mounts; U.S. leaders call for calm

    Missouri racial unrest mounts; U.S. leaders call for calm
    U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday called for calm and a change in police tactics in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, which has been rocked by racially charged clashes and riots after a white officer killed an unarmed black teenager 10 days ago. The violence...
  • St. Louis city police shoot and kill suspect miles from Ferguson

    St. Louis city police shoot and kill suspect miles from Ferguson
    St. Louis city police shot and killed a knife-wielding man who allegedly charged at two officers on Tuesday just miles from the scene of a controversial police shooting in the suburb of Ferguson, Mo., that has sparked civil unrest. At a news conference,...
  • Police Military Gear Calls For Caution

    Police Military Gear Calls For Caution
    Accepting surplus military equipment provided free by the U.S. Department of Defense is certainly cost-effective for local police departments. But great care must be taken that this equipment is used properly and sparingly, and only by those who are...
  • Ferguson Repeats Mistakes Of Detroit's Riot Response

    How do you quell a riot? Missouri officials and commentators across America have asked that question many times in the wake of the violence plaguing Ferguson, Mo., which began after police killed an unarmed black teenager. The answer is in an...
  • Ferguson streets turn tense around midnight

    Ferguson streets turn tense around midnight
    After a night of virtual calm on Ferguson streets, the protests turned tense shortly before midnight Tuesday when someone threw a bottle and police swarmed to make arrests.  The night appeared on the verge of spinning out of control when some protesters...
  • Chicagoan arrested in Ferguson: Shooting 'worth getting angry about'

    Chicagoan arrested in Ferguson: Shooting 'worth getting angry about'
    Charlie Coffeen was one of four Chicagoans arrested Monday in Ferguson, Mo., a little more than a week after a police officer there shot and killed an unarmed teenager and sparked sometimes violent protests.  A 26-year-old musician from Logan Square,...
  • Police move against protestors as calm dissolves in Ferguson

    Police move against protestors as calm dissolves in Ferguson
    FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Police in riot gear ordered demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, to disperse late on Tuesday, then charged into the crowd to make arrests as relative calm dissolved during an 11th night of protests over the fatal shooting of a...
  • Holder visits Ferguson as grand jury hearings begin

    U.S. Atty. General Eric H. Holder Jr. visited Ferguson on Wednesday, meeting with students, community leaders and federal investigators as the St. Louis County prosecutor opened grand jury hearings in the fatal police shooting of unarmed 18-year-old...
  • Consequences in Ferguson, Mo.

    We in America have always fought to preserve freedom and the rights granted under our Constitution. The Constitution grants the right of assembly, demonstration and protest. We are have been inundated with the news of rioting, looting and arson in...
  • Rioting requires police response [Letter]

    Rioting requires police response [Letter]
    As an Army officer in the late 1960s, I was trained in riot control, responding to the race riots in Washington, D.C. after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and just before my departure to Vietnam. I have a simple solution. You see the use of...
  • Police becoming more hesitant to use guns

    Your question ends with "and the subsequent protests and riots reveal about America?" The question should have ended with "subsequent protests, riots and looting reveal about blacks?" Historically, what race is always responsible for rioting and...