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Little Is Known About Ferguson Police Officer Who Shot Michael Brown

By Jeremy Kohler, David Hunn, and Robert Patrick, St. Louis Post-Dispatch ST. LOUIS — Twelve days after he shot and killed an unarmed teen, the Ferguson police officer behind the gun remains an enigma. While state and federal prosecutors investigate whether crimes were committed in the Aug. 9 killing of Mike Brown, and hundreds march […]

August 21, 2014

Missouri Burning: Why Ferguson’s Inferno Is No Surprise

The past week’s unfolding tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri, with its militarized and overwhelmingly white police force confronting angry and hopeless African-Americans, is not a story unique to that place or moment. Many cities and towns in this country confront the same problems of poverty, alienation, and inequality as metropolitan St. Louis — or even worse. […]

August 19, 2014

Michael Brown Shooting In Ferguson Has A Global Audience

By Julie Makinen, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — Amnesty International has sent monitors to the scene. Palestinians are tweeting advice on how to cope with tear gas. Tibetan monks have showed up to offer prayers. Russian officials, Iran’s official news agency, and China’s state-run media are offering lectures on human rights abuses. What started as […]

August 18, 2014

Prosecutor Says Probe Of Fatal Missouri Police Shooting Needs To Take Its Course

St. Louis Post-Dispatch FERGUSON, Mo. — Law enforcement officials on Wednesday asked for patience to allow the investigation into the shooting of Michael Brown to take its course as tension over the Missouri teenager’s death continued for a fifth straight day. St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch said his office will take as much […]

August 14, 2014

FBI Will Also Investigate Fatal Police Shooting Of St. Louis Teen

By Matt Pearce and Maya Srikrishnan, Los Angeles Times FERGUSON, Mo. — Hundreds of protesters converged outside the Ferguson Police Department in Missouri on Monday, chanting “Hands up! Don’t shoot!” with their arms in the air after a night of violence when a vigil for an unarmed black teenager who was fatally shot by police […]

August 11, 2014